Dale is a well-known and highly skilled adventurer despite being so young. One day, he's on a quest and goes deep into the woods and finds a little devil girl named Latina, who is just skin and bones. Latina is branded with the mark of a sinner, but Dale decides he can't just leave Latina there and decides to become her guardian. Thinking to himself, "Latina is too cute, I don't want to work," he ends up doting over her before he even realizes it.
The Young Man and the Little Girl Meet
The Little Girl Begins Her New Life
The Young Man Heads Out
The Little Girl and the "Incident."
The Little Girl Is Fascinated by the Snow.
The Young Girl Leaves on a Journey.
The Young Girl Visits a Port Town.
The Young Man Arrives at His Home Village.
The Young Man Attends His Brother's Wedding with the Young Girl.
Young Girl Returns to Kreuz
The Young Girl and the Kitty Paradise
The Young Girl's Wish
This is a must watch. It's slow pace, relax feel, and it being a true slice of life is like taking a mini-vacation each episode. The bad thing is, Dale who is basically the girls adopted dad. You can tell the girl is wanting to get with him in a romantic way when she grows up. Also, I'm not sure how well this will be with back to back episodes. I watched it as it was coming out. I believe it might get a bit boring if you marathon it.
SPOILERS This anime is a great example of something that had a lot of potential but dropped off very quickly. The first two episodes of this show were really refreshing. They showed a bond between a daughter and father that had to overcome cultural differences. Watching Latina grow over the first two episodes felt rewarding, and i wanted to see more of her. However, this feeling almost immediately fell off as by episode 3 Latina was basically fluent in English cause ya know two days to learn a fucking language. If that wasn't bad enough the animation quality felt like it dropped by a large maragin from the first episode. Maybe i am being picky but it saw it a lot more in later episodes. Lifeless backgrounds, sloppy facial movements, boring magic, i felt the series declining. If it wasnt for a friend i probably would have dropped it. Moving on from animation, Dale. OH BOY OH BOY DALEEEEEEE. This annoying little shit would not shutup period. He was exteremly perdictable after 1 episode, and i found myself counting the minutes till the episode would end so his boring 1 dimensional personality was off my screen. The music wasnt bad, so i dont really have much to say about that. Last but not least, plot. What the fuck was even the point? Now i have seen a good amount of slice of lifes but this was just no. Rather than seeing cute girls or a cute bond it was just some random adventurer try to pamper his adopted daughter. Boring and repetitive. Hopefully the studio will produce something with better animation next time. Not blaming them for this shit show or the manga its pulled from.
Wanna know what's awesome about getting old? It's actually a whole plethora of things. You don't have to keep up with what's 'hip' and 'trendy' (that's for people who get you Your coffe ... unless You made some wrong turns in life) or try very hard to make You look more successful than You really are. Sure, You get fatter, balder and much, MUCH more cynical but ... you know ... you get Your own apartment and independence and ... and ... and a VERY pretty apartment that you furnish yourself alright? Having said that - this anime is a perfect guilty pleasure of older people. First - the story. There is none. A bland, forgettable Hero takes care of his newly found stepdaughter. Either You get it or You don't. Second: the animation. This is one of those bland-and-forgettable fantasy worlds that are based on some generic game so ... it's not perfect. Having said that the daughter character is adorable, so I'll give it 9 out of 10. Third: the sound. The sound is ok. I can't really say anything more about ... again. Try to be more distinctive Anime! Music design is one of the more important parts of any visual media !! Fourth: the characters. The characters and the relationships between them are the strong points of the series. They're horrible and forgettable - at first glance. The whole point of the series though is to show the audience how and why people change when they have children in their care. When You judge the show and the characters based on this premise it's pretty great. I mean ... the characters are so boring ... but how they react to our stepdaughter is sooo adorable ... and relatable. Our main protagonist especially has a distinctive arc - if You can count attitude towards childcare as a character progression. Verdict If You're nearing or over you 30-ties - try out this show. It won't change Your world, but it sure as hell will put a smile on Your face.
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