The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting

Alt title: Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari

TV (12 eps)
4.032 out of 5 from 3,433 votes
Rank #812

WHO’S YOUR NANNY? Kirishima Tooru is the right-hand man of the Sakuragi crime family. For him, the job is a perfect excuse to let his violent instincts run wild, earning him the nickname “the Demon of Sakuragi”. It seems like nothing will stand in the way of his vicious nature. But then one day, he receives an assignment like never before from the boss—babysitting his daughter! This is the heartwarming (or is it bloodcurdling?) story of a little girl and her yakuza caretaker!

Source: Kaiten Books

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After nearly destroying a peace treaty, the feared Demon of the Sakuragi Clan, Kirishima, is given his most difficult task: babysitting the boss's daughter.  This is without a doubt one of the most wholesome of anime I have seen besides Spy x Family. The story starts off slow with its introduction to the characters and how Kirishima goes about the day taking care of Yaeka with little progression. However, what makes the show great is Kirishima's relationship with Yaeka. He is the big brother that she never had. You can tell that Kirishima sees a lot of himself in Yaeka with the little snippets of his backstory to where we see that he was living alone with his mother.  Really their interactions are just so heartwarming, especially because in most shows where you have a person forced to babysit a youngster, they do it begrudgingly. But here, I completely buy that Kirishima cares a great deal about Yaeka such as by trying to keep her from knowing that he had pulverized two criminals who were contemplating kidnapping the child. He was also the one who helped convince Yaeka to visit her comatose mother and to tell her to keep fighting.  The animation is nothing special but it works with the show's atmosphere.  The show is actually really funny mostly because of comedic sociopathy: poor Sugihara is often the one on the receiving end of Kirishima's wrath or he is screwed over in other ways. Besides episode 4 where the episode dips heavily into WTF territory, I have found the humor hitting more often than not.  But, like I had alluded to with the mother, there is a hint of pure emotion in the show. You grow to love the characters and feel sorrow for them. I'm sure that Yaeka's situation with her mother would be a trigger for anyone who had a mother or father who had some health issue and that they felt powerless to do anything to help them.  Overall, a great "feel-good show." 

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