Travelling With You
If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 6
Latina is leaving?
Oh right, she’s just going on a trip. Breathe a sigh of relief.
This week Uchi no Musume changes things up a bit. We’ve jumped forward a few months by the looks and Latina is well established as a helper in the tavern and with her friends at school. We learn that Rita is pregnant and Dale offers to move himself and Latina out which fortunately Kenneth quashes real quick by pointing out that Dale could go where he liked but Latina was going to stay.
The relationship between Kenneth and Latina continues to be really quite special to see developing and it kind of calls Latina and Dale’s relationship into question. Kenneth is far more the doting father who takes care of the day to day, teaches her life skills and supports her when she wants to go shopping for herself using the money she earned. In that respect, Dale is more like the fun uncle or older brother who has a lot of energy and fun, drops in and maybe teaches a few odds and ends, but is inconsistent.
That feeling is kind of emphasised this week when Dale decides to go to his home town and asks Latina if she’d like to come with or stay with Kenneth and Rita. Naturally Latina chooses to go with Dale, but it feels more like he’s a big-brother character than a father which kind of makes you wonder about the title of the anime really.
Anyway, Latina shopping for her knife was adorable. As was Dale’s shopping for outfit Latina for the trip. These are such simple moments and yet UchiMusume manages to make them feel pretty fun to watch even if it isn’t particularly riveting.
The real payoff for the episode though comes once they leave the city. Now, before I get to my major positive I am going to have to point out the real negative. Normally I’ll deal with perspectives that don’t make a lot of sense or motion that isn’t all that great as long as something isn’t actually painfully ugly to look at, so while Uchi no Musume hasn’t been a visual masterpiece, it previously hasn’t bothered me either.
However, as Latina and Dale leave the city and are walking and talking and we jump views from close up from the front, distant shot from the front and then from the back and so on, I couldn’t help but notice that despite the fact they kept bobbing up and down so theoretically were walking, the wall didn’t get further away from them and the trees never got any closer. It was actually kind of distracting to consider them just kind of bobbing up and down on the spot while they had this fairly serious conversation.
But, once we got into the forest and Latina used her magic to support Dale we had a few minutes of just great story and character work. They return to the grave of Latina’s guardian/father in the forest and set up camp and honestly the whole sequence was just adorable and rewarding to watch. I can’t wait until Latina learns even more magic because she’s going to be awesome.
Anyway, despite the issue with the animation and visuals in that one scene, this anime continues to be pretty fun and adorable to watch. It isn’t a must see by anymeans but it works and I’m finding it cute each week.
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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.