Uchi no Ko no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru Kamo Shirenai Season 2
An extremely cute and relaxing series with a wonderful atmosphere.
Nowadays it looks like every medium to large sized anime with a fantastic score has a catch to it, be it the plot, the artwork, the characters or something else, you get the point.
This anime has its own catch – its cuteness.
The story is not a intricate plot, but instead a quite straightforward and straight foward idea.
It is mainly piece of life based on a dream world that has demons, adventurers, quests, etc..
So much in the anime (until episode 6), everything happens pretty much exactly the same as in the manga, with small deviations. If the anime follow this routine, the story is nicely translated from manga to anime, and is above average in terms of quality and creativity.
Even if the anime’s stated genres are fantasy and piece of life, in addition, it fits well into the demon, magic, mystery and love (as in love between parent and child).
There are hints and traces of mystery, but they do not lead to enormous plot twists but instead to unknown, intriguing and unexpected backstories.
Summarized, the MC, Dale, a somewhat famous and skilled adventurer, finds, in a forest, a woman which belongs to the demon race. She chooses the cute little girl home and becomes her adoptive dad. As I am pretty sure a lot people have (or will), Dale got attached to the cute demon and starts living life as a caring father.
The artwork in this anime is somewhat above average.
While some scenes appear to lack in expressiveness, most are really adorable. Nevertheless, the occasional numb-feeling and poor scenes left my scoring for this class go lower.
Then again, though some scenes aren’t as great, others are the cutest I’ve seen in years, and I mean it.
The design and drawing of the majority of scenes aren’t too intricate. In actuality, they’re rather easy. But there is no connection between sophistication and quality. Sure, some scenes feel rushed and possibly stiff, but the majority of the time these bads are overwhelmed by the products – cuteness and atmosphere.
The artwork is pretty much average, with a few not-so-nice stiff scenes every now and then; many scenes however are just simply too nice and cute to allow this scoring of the artwork go any lower.
I usually listen to sound in films and anime. However, while watching this anime, something quite unusual happened – I did not really notice the sound. That’s a fantastic thing. Sound is not made to draw your attention, but rather to assist and construct the desired atmosphere.
The music is nicely placed and matches the scenes properly. Normally you know the music is great when it does not stand out too much, and when it does it is because it is good. Other times, when audio stands out it is because it is poor and out of place. In this anime, it is the former. The sound effects are nothing to complain about. I am honestly really happy they are not overused or exaggerated.
The voice acting, however, is a different story. While Latina’s voice (the demon girl) is really nice and really, and I repeat, REALLY great (for real, it is so damn cute), Dale’s voice is sometimes lacking. His voice, sometimes, sounds numb, stiff, hurried and, overall, just plainly bad. Luckily, these occurrences are rare, and Latina’s sweet and beautiful voice is more than sufficient to compensate.
I don’t actually know how to describe my feelings for the characters in this anime, as I’m not used to actually ENJOYING cuteness. Most anime that want to create a character really cute fail, but this one does not. I am honestly amazed. I’m not the sort of person who watches piece of life, and neither am I the sort of person to discover things cute, generally. Heck, I hate kids. However, this anime has did it for me – it was able to make me really enjoy a slice of life anime, it was able to create a personality that I love a good deal and it was able to make me go head over heels over a cute child. Amazing.
But, as with everything in life, there’s a bad(-ish) side to the characters as well – they are not really that well constructed, besides Latina. Dale seems like it’s a very boring backstory, with nothing too interesting besides him being proficient; the other characters do not have a lot of backstory. But, as this is a piece of life, I know that.
It’s wonderful how just 5 episodes of a random anime I have picked up was able to raise my mood and make me desperately need another episode to air.
Considering that I don’t usually watch slice of life, I’m not usually impressed with cuteness and that I am definitely not a kid-loving sort of person, it is really amazing how this anime, in only 5 episodes, managed to amaze me.
It’s an special experience, something I have not seen before, and I am really glad that I have picked it up. It is extremely relaxing, charming and adorable.