Tilt Your Head And Say ‘Aww’
If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 2
This one is definitely going for the super cutesy and doing everything possible to present Latina as the most adorable demon daughter ever. For the most part they are even succeeding even if it is a rather heavy handed attempt at ‘aw’ inducing moments.
For Dale, Kenneth and Rita (the two who run the tavern) there’s a real sense that this is a honeymoon period for taking in a child. Dale in particular is a little besotted by his cute acquisition and it is difficult to tell if he is treating her as a daughter or a particularly clever pet at times. His concern for her wellbeing is genuine even if a little over the top and his fear when he goes missing is one I’m sure most parents could relate to.
What really kind of over does it is Latina herself who seems far too aware for a child her age. While she’s been through a lot, her ongoing consistent efforts at being helpful and obedient are a little too on the nose and while plenty of young children might like to be helpful at times they also get bored and distracted.
I did really like that the crisis this episode was a very human one that any parent with a child might go through and had nothing to do with Latina being a demon with a broken horn. I’m sure we’ll get some development on that but at the moment the trials of a new parent-child relationship are more than enough drama to fuel the story and it is nice that Uchi no Musume seems to be taking the time to establish this relationship.
Overall, this one may end up being a little too saccharine for my liking but at the moment I’m still finding it pretty cute.
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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 2”
As a man who was a daddy of a little girl and then a little boy a while back, this is hitting all the right notes. There is nothing like the voice of a young child to get the endorphins going. And little boys are just as much fun. At that age, the world is still magical. It is something they lose all too soon.
When I was a teenager, I didn’t have a little sister but there were distant relatives who had a little girl and I was infatuated with her. My adopted sister had a boy and a girl but due to a family rift, I didn’t get to see them until they were much older.
My biological sister adopted a 7-year-old girl so now I have a new niece and she is the apple of my eye. She was abused but her issues are working out. Get them into a decent environment and kids are resilient. Last time I visited I played dollies with her. Going to visit her again in Aug and am bringing “career” Barbies, robot technologist Barbie and astronaut Barbie.
Dale could play it as a big brother or daddy. At this point the roles are identical. Maybe Latina is precocious because she is a devil? They don’t have to have the same development cycle as a human.
I’m not really into kids – actively avoid being around young children. Anime children usually rub me the wrong way as well. Still, this one is so far been pretty adorable.
This has been that warm loving cup of hot chocolate that we need these days. Adorable as all heck.
Oh yes, watching this is like sipping on a cup of nice and warm chocolate.
Every season needs some diabetes. Honestly, I’m just glad it’s not as pandering and weirdly incesty as the other Isekai show this season.
This one isn’t isekai though, just fantasy. Which is odd given the majority of these sorts of stories are isekai, but no one travelling to another world here.
Oh dang, isekai has ruined my perception of normal fantasy.
This show is so light I had to stop my PC monitor from floating off my desk when watching it! 😛
It is just a little bit like that. I’m not minding it so far but I know my tolerance of cute and sweet is pretty low so we’ll see how long it manages to keep me interested if it maintains this tone.