Uchi no Musume Review Episode 1


An Exceptionally Long Title For An Exceptionally Cute Demon


If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 1

Let’s get that mouthful of a name out of the way and safely establish that I’m never going to write it in full again. Hence forth this is Uchi no Musume or If It’s For my Daughter. There’s a limit to even my willingness to type and that name is too long for common sense.

Yep, you two definitely need a better title.

Anyway, with that out of the way, I’m actually pleased to say that the first anime I selected at random from the many new anime out for Summer turned out to be fairly pleasant viewing. It wasn’t exceptional by any stretch of the imagination but it was a nice, relaxing bit of viewing with a cute kid character that I actually found relatively adorable.

I really liked that the two characters are struggling with a language barrier. Admittedly, she’s learning pretty fast, but it just adds an extra level of cute to their interactions.

Uchi no Musume starts off with Dale, a pretty stock standard fantasy, nice guy adventurer character doing his thing when he encounters a demon child wandering about the forest. Learning soon after, through broken communication with a language barrier between him and the girl, that her father/guardian/something is dead, Dale takes her back to his home city and then proceeds to dote on the little darling as to the owners of the tavern where Dale lives.

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It is a simple enough set up and the potential for tension as you have a human raising a demon child who for reasons unknown was alone in a forest means that despite the cute and relaxed tone and the slice of life label, there’s a possibility of this one keeping my interest (or it may choose to just focus on being cute which if they succeed as they did in this episode I’ll take it anyway).

Happy Family!

Visually it is pretty average. The fantasy world being set up is fairly generic. The opening and ending songs are both cute but nothing special. This one isn’t a must watch but I’m thinking it will be a nice mid-range anime to relax to this season and so far it is a keeper for me.

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Images from: Uchi no Musume no Tame Naraba, Ore Wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru Kamo Shirenai. Dir. T Yanase. Maho Film. 2019.

9 thoughts on “Uchi no Musume Review Episode 1

  1. This was honestly my most anticipated show coming out this season, it’s one of my favorite Light Novel series, and i just love it overall. It’s so nice to see a well-fleshed-out fantasy setting that doesn’t rely on Isekai tropes, and Latina’s cuteness sure does help to push that bar a bit higher.

    I don’t know if the show is scheduled for a 12 or a 24 episode run, but depending on the pacing and how far they decide to take it… the series isn’t all just gumdrops and sugarplums (not to spoil anything, of course.)

    1. That’s actually welcome news because after watching episode 2 I was worried we were going to end up drowning in gumdrop and sugarplums. I was hoping the story would expand a bit beyond just cute new daughter because while that works for a while I’ll probable get over it sooner rather than later.

  2. Your point with Sweetness and Lightning is particularly true if you focus mainly upon Kohei and his daughter Tsumugi. But once you begin to consider Kotori–why is she so fixated upon Kohei? what circumstances might lead her to quietly insert herself into his small family?–there’s suddenly a little more meat offsetting all that sugar. A beautiful tribute to familial love and inclusion, sure, but one that prompted unsettling questions. . .

  3. This looks adorable! … Then again ,that’s what I said when I heard about Senko-san, and watching that just creeped me out to be honest.

  4. I was so excited to see this become an anime! While their creation of an ad hoc family mirrors the anime version of Usagi Drop thus far, I’m really getting more of a joyful Sweetness and Lightning vibe right now. Not that I’ll complain about either, as both series are favorites of mine. . .this is just a pure joy to watch(!) and is my early favorite of the season.

    1. I didn’t mind Usagi Drop but ended up dropping Sweetness and Lightning because it was just too sweet. That’s my main concern with this one that there won’t be anything outside of the sweetness. But I’m kind of hopeful so far as this first episode was definitely fun to watch.

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