OP: 「Happy Girl」 by 喜多村英梨 (Kitamura Eri)
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「家へおいでよ」 (Uchi e Oideyo)
“Come to My House”
It doesn’t matter if you’re related by blood or not, family must stay together.
With a bombshell of an ending just waiting for us, it’s a little amazing how upbeat most of this week’s episode was. Unlike last week where Hina stole most of the spotlight, this week’s episode had a lot more Miu and Sora. While I still haven’t gotten a clear picture of just how mischievous Miu is, it was fun watching her poke fun at Sora’s crush on Yuuta. Throw in Kitamura Eri’s playful voice and it’s almost like watching a younger, tamer, and more blonde version of Kanade from Mayo Chiki.
But amidst all the fun, Papakiki painted a clear picture of just how important family should be. With flashbacks between Yuri and Yuuta and scenes like this, it’s clear just how important this show believes a family should be. Even though I can’t ask for much since this is only the second episode, I think have a much better idea about what direction we’re headed in. Like I said last week, I started watching in hopes of some heart-melting family moments and this week definitely didn’t disappoint.
With that said, I’m still a little shaken up with how powerful the last scene was. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how much emotion something even as serious as death would pull out from me when a series is only on its second episode. Amazingly, Papakiki managed to reinforce how serious death is by tying it with something it had only briefly mentioned before — Yuuta’s parents death. With a powerful flashback that put Yuuta right in his nieces’ shoes, it gave him the one thing I was looking for, a believable reason for him to adopt them.
While it’ll be a whole week until we get to see my new favorite trio and their new foster parent, the wait is killing me! Seeing how the show is going way past all my expectations within the first two episodes, I can’t wait to see where things go from here. A college student raising three kids in his cramped apartment sounds like a great story but throw in a crazy love interest, a player, and a stereotypical pervert who are all probably going to make his life even harder and you have a great story that should be hilarious. I’m excited.
ED: 「Coloring」 by 堀江由衣 (Horie Yui)
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