I Wasn’t Ready For UchiMusume Plot Twist
Hello everyone, and welcome to our shelter 🙂 Today I’m going to talk about the cute, slice of life Anime coming out during the Summer Season 2019, UchiMusume. However, contrary to the other first impressions, I will have a space dedicated to spoilers since it completely changes my point of view of this Anime. Nevertheless, until that last part – and I’ll make sure you know when I’m getting into spoiling territory – I’ll just give my honest opinion of the first three episodes.
By the way, the original name of the show is “Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai.” and in English, you can find it by the name of “If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord.” I think I don’t need to explain why I’m going for the alternative name UchiMusume.
Latina – The Soul Of The Show
UchiMusume starts with Dale, a strong and popular adventurer finishing a quest inside of a forest. There, he finds a lost demon girl with a broken horn who he decides to adopt. From there, the Anime takes a slice of life route which basically tells the daily life of this cute girl living in the city’s tavern together with Dale.
To be honest, there is not much about the Anime that really surprised me. The animation is pretty bland and, although I know a slice of life does not usually have much action, the story really went for a slow pace. Truth to be told, there was not much happening during these three episodes. Basically, the show is just about how cute, hardworking, and smart Latina is.
However, I have to say Latina is the star of the show and she is the cutest you could get. Being her trying to speak Japanese instead of the Demon language, or trying to help out in the tavern, she is always able to melt my heart. Clearly, that’s the point of the Anime since she also gets a better animation and drawing compared to the rest.
Nevertheless, I found myself zoning out here and there and closing my eyes for a second during the second and third episode. Of course, I’m not the hugest fan of Animes which only sell cuteness without much more to add to the show. Therefore, I know that some of you may love this kind of concept, and for those, I advise you to read the spoiler part because it will change sooner or later.
From Feared Adventurer To Loving and Annoying Father
I can bypass the below-average animation and the slow pace of UchiMusume since it’s not really a big deal if you like the genre. However, I just can’t bypass Dale. To be honest, he is a contender for the most annoying character I’ve ever met so far, yeah even taking into account Excalibur from Soul Eater.
I understand Dale is the character used for the running gags of the show and makes laugh here and there. Still, the guy just ends up being over the top and way too annoying. First, he is always screaming. Second, his way towards Latina is way too much. Honestly, he screams her name so much that I feel annoyed every time I hear Latina. But, I do think that the voice actor is doing an excellent job since I believe that was the objective from the beginning.
Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how much his personality changes between his father role and adventurer. As a father, he is just a helicopter dad that melts every time his daughter gives a step. As an adventurer, though, he is one of the most feared guys out there and, with reason. Not only he has a sinister aura around him, but he also has the power to kill a group of demons by himself.
It’s time for spoilers now! So, if you don’t want to know what is going to happen, stop reading 😛
Although I was able to get enough information to give my first impressions on UchiMusume, I felt I didn’t have enough information about the story. Moreover, since I don’t care enough about this Anime to continue watching it, I decided to go read some spoilers in the good, old Reddit. Well, I was completely shocked!
Basically, it seems that, further into the story, when Latina has around 15, they both have sex. Yeah, you read that right! Moreover, it seems that they even get married later in the story.
The romance between huge age gaps is not something new in the Anime industry, so I’m not even going there. What I’m entirely shocked is how a character like Dale, which assumes the role of Latina’s father, ends up going to bed with her. It’s not like they met each other and had different ages. No, we are talking about someone who has seen a girl growing from a child to adulthood, take the role as her father and then having sex with her and marrying her.
I’m not sure what is going to happen. Moreover, I’m also not sure if there is any possible plot twist that would make any of this make sense. I’m an active apologist that fantastical worlds should follow their own rules even if it includes stuff that real-life society does not accept. However, this is way too much for me. I mean, only with three episodes I found myself liking Latina a lot. So, I can’t even imagine what must have felt to fans which followed her growth just to see the writer making her wed with, basically, her father.