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Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!
This series is similar in premise to Usagi Drop, only dabbling into more conventional territory with its moe character types, fan service, and occasions of perverted humor to pander to diehard otaku crowds. It has its moments of effective drama such as Yuta's occasional spats with his family over raising his three nieces, but its tiresome cliches make it not rise to the level of Usagi Drop with offering genuine heartwarming moments and fleshing out its characters. Unless the moe archetypes catch your interest, this series is mostly skippable.
Last updated Tuesday, December 18 2018. Created Tuesday, December 18 2018.
Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!
(Two episodes watched):|
"Don't get 'Loli', please"! Those were the words that I spoke to myself as episode one came to an end, right after Yuuta walks in on his near-naked niece in the bathroom (did it occur to him to knock on the door, when one of the girls was missing?). I said that because up until this sorry stunt took place the show had seemed to be going fairly well and had caught my attention. The series begins with a feeble attempt to frame Yuta for a scandalous act, apparently to press-gang him into joining the 'Sightseeing Club' (what exactly does this club do? Nobody asks or explains). I liked Raika, the girl who is a very poor actor, and was frustrated when the attention shifted away from her and Yuuta to his sister and her children. I didn't know where the story was going (i.e, it didn't seem prepackaged and predictable), and was interested and wanted to find out. Then the three girls came along. I began to worry that this show would devolve into cheap lolicon fare, but the synopsis above implies that Yuuta's real interest is in Raika, which was a relief. Only time would tell if Papakiki is good or not.
Episode two packs a major surprise. But one of the reasons why it was so surprising was because the degree of quality and sophistication which Papakiki had shown up until this point gave every reason to believe that it shouldn't try to get serious. Everything about the series cried out 'ordinary', and avoiding lolicon perversion seemed about the most we could hope for, yet suddenly it is being played to us as a deep, meaningful show. But this is a show where apparently playing a videogame is enough to turn one sister from hating Yuuta to falling in love with him--when the characters have personalities that shallow, trying to aim high is not such a good idea. As a result, I had deep misgivings about Papakiki, thought about them, and ultimately abandoned the show altogether. Basically, episode two had none of the good stuff that number one had.
Last updated Thursday, March 08 2012. Created Saturday, February 04 2012.
|Official Website (japanese)||http://www.papakiki.com/|
|Starchild Website for this anime||http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/papakiki/|