「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.

Looking Ahead

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.


  1. Great post! I love the show even when most of the time its just cotton candy. Seeing Kohei unleash on Tsumugi was pretty awesome because I felt a few things, as someone who was raised by a single parent I can empathize with Kouhei ‘Nice Guy Dad’ persona that suddenly blew up not only from the fear of Tsumugi missing but also the hopelessness of being a single parent.

    Although Tsumugi’s mum didn’t show up in this episode I felt that she was ever present, from when Tsumugi was worried about her dad till Kohei yelling at Tsumugi and even when Tsumugi grabbed Kotori chan’s hand *heart clench*. I felt my heart break a bit at that point and kinda healed by the end.

    1. I was pissed off on that piece of trash bike rider that scolded tsumugi like that….he should’ve watch himself instead…..I wonder if he’s got karma’d by a police car somehow

    2. I dunno. Some bike riders I’ve met are.. how can I put it politely.. not the nicest people out there.

      But then you have the majority who are kind and super excited to just get an opportunity to talk about their babies (their bikes).

      Who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  2. Sure is convenient that Kouhei waited until Sunday to get sick, lol. Still it was a very interesting and nerve-wracking episode. I actually didn’t think the episode was going to be that serious at first with how playful Tsumugi’s journey to the restaurant was, but that snap-back to the real world as Kouhei woke up was very warranted and appropriate. Kouhei might need to re-evaluate the locks on the front door of the apartment if Tsumugi can circumvent them with nothing but a footstool. XD

    1. It would be dangerous if she couldn’t get out in case of a fire. Instead, he should have told her what to do in case he was sick, hurt, or otherwise incapacitated and she needed help. For instance having a list of phone numbers of friends/family she can phone to come over. What kinds of things she should say on the phone, etc.

      It’s also important to always have a food available in the house that your kids can make or otherwise access themselves. Like cereal, snack bars, etc.

  3. That was a good EP Oh my the Shark Song was so cool !

    I give a lot of credit the solid staff behind this ! I am using fron my thoughts elsewhere ! The VA’s are really solid

    Mitsutaka HIROTA Series Composition / he ‘s got the general audience thing down pat plus another big anime !

    Time Travel Girl (TV)
    Yowamushi Pedal (TV) : Script (11 episodes)
    Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road (TV 2) : Script (6 episodes)
    Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike (movie)

    Tsugumi / VA Rina Endo is only 11

    Kōhei / VA Yuichi Nakamura has quite the resume / a few recent

    World Trigger Yūichi Jin
    Durarara!! Kyōhei Kadota
    Seraph of the End Guren Ichinose
    Dimension W Loser

    Kotori / VA Saori Hayami has quite the sheet too! A few

    Snow White with the Red Hair Shirayuki
    Sound! Euphonium Haruka Ogasawara
    One-Punch Man Blizzard Of Hell
    Seraph of the End Shinoa Hīragi
    My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yukino Yukinoshita

  4. I loved how at the very end when Kouhei chose to wake up Tsumugi that she was initially surprised when he hugged her, but that quickly transitioned to a big smile. So adorable.

  5. As irresponsible as it was for Tsumugi to go out on her own, Kouhei should’ve really asked someone to look after her. Or get some help for himself for that matter. Fully understand Tsumugi’s tantrum when she was actually trying to get help.

  6. “I can only bring you back to close to your house. Can you go the rest of the way on your own? Sure!”
    This is not OK. If you are a teenager who has accepted responsibility for the safety of a preschooler then you don’t leave her until she is in the care of an adult guardian. Plus the best way to make people think that some illicit romance is going on is to act like it is.


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