「五平餅とだいぼうけん」 (Gohei Mochi to Daibouken)
“Gohei Mochi and A Big Adventure”
And here I thought the show would start to get a little stale following relatively the same formula week after week.
Dad Mode 2.0
Something I’ve really wanted from Amaama since its first episode was some genuine father-daughter moments between Kouhei and Tsumugi. Seeing how we were all kids at one point or another, I’m sure we all remember just how difficult it was dealing with our parents. From getting scolded for being stupid to receiving some straight up corporal punishment for really big screw ups, we all have our own individual experiences that we learned to draw from as we grew up. And seeing how I’m at an age where it wouldn’t be impossible to be a father, it’s quite something being able to see things on the other side when I see parents and their kids. And when it comes to Amaama and Kouhei, I’ve been feeling that something big betwee him and Tsumugi has been long overdue. Life is never as pretty as we want it to be and honestly it’s moments like this week’s that open up opportunities to create a solid foundation for someone to grow up on.
Getting an opportunity to see Kouhei truly express some solid emotion and scold Tsumugi for doing something awfully irresponsible had the perfect bittersweet feel that I’ve been searching for. Seeing how it’s never easy to scold someone else, especially if it’s your one and only daughter, I’m glad that Kouhei got to completely unleash when the situation called for it. Being in public be damned, it was awesome seeing him be a true dad. While I was hoping we’d get to see some of the follow up this isn’t really a show for things like that so I’ll just happily accept the outcome with the pair making up and having a nice cry together.
Whenever I think this show is about to start losing steam, I’m constantly getting surprised by something or another. Whether that’s adorable Tsumugi moments or Kouhei turning into a serious parent for even just a little, I’m glad that the show runners haven’t run out of things to keep us on our toes. As always, I’ll catch you guys next week when things hopefully don’t take such a drastic turn on us. See you!
P.S. I thought it was sweet that the little shit from a few weeks ago seems to have made up with Tsumugi. Good on you kid!
P.P.S I didn’t mean for this post to be so serious too. When I first started watching, I thought I’d be talking about how adorable it was getting to see the world through Tsumugi’s eyes. Then I saw Kouhei wake up and literally start panicking.