Uchi no Musume Review Episode 9

Dale’s Home

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If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 9

I’ve been wondering for awhile what the deal with Dale is; why he doesn’t live in his home village, needed permission to go back to it, why everyone says he has changed so much since meeting Latina and so on. Episode 9 provides the much needed context through conversations between members of the family and finally a flashback slash exposition sequence that fills in any blank spaces in a neat little package. It functionally works and gives us a better picture of Dale but it is also very by the numbers and somewhat less than thrilling.

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So points for characterisation but a small deduction for narrative flow and excitement (and aren’t we all glad I don’t actually score episodes).

I’m also glad the episode made it clear Dale is genuinely overpowered and overpowered enough to actually be a bargaining chip for the village. It makes the ease with which he goes on his adventures seem a little more realistic.

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The other part of this episode focuses very heavily on Latina being cute. And what is cuter than a nearly ten year old demon girl who wears pony-tails with ribbons? The cute demon girl cuddling puppies and magical wolves. Seriously, it is pretty much cuteness overload though I have to say that I felt Dale’s apprehension about the child playing with the carnivores was fairly justified.

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We also get a brief visit with the people back in the city as Latina writes letters to Kenneth and to her friends at school. It narrates and describes a bit about Dale’s village and is a nice opening to the whole episode, though it would have been nice to see Latina penning another letter to them at some point.

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Now that the wedding is done and we’ve filled in some pieces about Dale’s character I am wondering what is next? Do we just turn around and return or is there more to come on this journey. I guess next week will tell us.


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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.

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