Snow and Obsession
If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 5
The weather is turning cold but Dale is still completely obsessed with his new role taking care of Latina. His mood bounces up, down and all over the shop in Uchi no Musume this week, a fact which is looked upon by the other customers as a new form of entertainment. A particularly amusing moment is when he promises Latina he’ll go quickly kill the magic monsters so he can be home sooner. The intention is kind of sweet and yet given Dale’s occupation that is all kinds of creepy.
Latina, is naturally as adorable as always and made a decent recovery from her trauma last week. Not a complete recovery as will be noted later in the episode as she hesitates to defend herself as she mulls over Dale’s advice about only using offensive magic when her own life is in danger, but at the very least she’s smiling again and happily helping out in the tavern. For a small amount of pay it might be noted.
We end up with two main conflicts in this episode. The first is Latina attempting to prepare a gift for Dale, with amusing results as he freaks out about her being over at her friend’s house and the like but tries to stay out of the way of Latina’s happiness. It is a fairly endearing moment for a character that I’d like to say is just too over the top (he seriously needs to chill). However, his genuine joy and pride at the gift she gives him is one of those saccharine moments that hits just the right mark and to be perfectly honest I’d happily watch the show for just those moments.
The other conflict though is a little more serious with two men targeting Latina because she’s a demon. Fortunately, Dale isn’t the only one looking out for the young demon and the situation is resolved with very little harm done (though being chased by two men in the street has to be traumatic for anyone). Through this we learn a bit more about the rocky relationships humans have with some of the other species and it seems likely that Latina being a demon is going to continue to cause some friction.
All and all though, this episode is delightful and seeing Latina’s joy at the snowfall reminded me of my first time in the snow which was only a couple of years ago. As Dale points out, to him growing up it was a nuisance and considered only a danger and a hindrance, whereas to Latina it was a source of wonder.
While I’d personally like Dale to be a little less over the top, Uchi no Musume is by and large a charming viewing experience so far and one that I’m thoroughly enjoying.
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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.