Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! ~ Review
“Being a father when you’re not is seriously hard work!”
The most fun times of one’s life is when you’re an adolescent. A perfect example is when you’re a university/college student. When you’re a university/college student, you have a lot of things to attend to (I know that feel); friends, family, studies, club activities… but the one thing that most university students don’t attend to is their… children??
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai (or simply PapaKiki) revolves around university student Segawa Yuuta, who was looked after his sister Yuri, but decided to part ways and live alone when Yuri got married. With him came the three children of the father that Yuri got married to. Unable to leave them be, Yuuta decides to look after the three children (pictured above from left to right: Hina, Miu and Sora) like his own children. Little does Yuuta know that being a university student and a father at the same time is extremely hard work, and he soon learns the many hardships between the two priorities.
The anime uses elements of harem, romantic comedy and slice of life to bring out the best of the three main heroines.
The anime contains 12 episodes (+ 1 OVA and 1 Special) and aired during the Winter 2012 Anime Season (January 2012 – March 2012). The anime is based off a light novel series of the same name written by Matsu Tomohiro and illustrated Nakajima Yuka. The series is animated by feel. Studios, who brought us such anime series as the Da Capo series, KissxSis and Outbreak Company.
The series contains a couple of known voice actors and actresses including Hatano Wataru who voices Segawa Yuuta (and is also known as the voices of Ayase Yuuto from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu and Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail), Kiyamura Eri who voices Miu (and is also known as the voices of Yui from Angel Beats! and Araragi Karen from the Monogatari series) and Horie Yui who voices Oda Raika (and is also known as the voices of Hanekawa Tsubasa from the Monogatari series and Naoe Riki from Little Busters!).
If you read my “Top 10 Cutest Anime Heroines of All Time”, then you would be aware that a character from this series, Hina, is at the umber 1 place. At I’m not going to lie… but I think Hina is the character that makes this series. Although the other characters that make an appearance in this anime are all adorable in their own right, I think Hina is the number 1 character in this series (it might just be me, I don’t know…). Either way, this series is a lighthearted (dramatic at times) slice of life that is sure to get a laugh out of you at some point or another. If you like those kinds of layed-back series, then I recommend giving this anime a go. You never know, you might end up being a Hina fan as well!
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 3/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 6.5/10