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Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai [Listen to What Your Father Says] Episode 01 – First Impressions Review

I’m really having a hard time understand what I’ve just seen. This post is going to differ completely from my usual format because I literally have no desire to write anything about this show nor did I have any inclination to get shots of the show – the show was composed of a heap of incongruent, empty stereotypes and random plots and I spent most of the episode thinking – “what exactly am I watching here?”

First you think the show is about these three girls and the male lead who is going to be a ‘fatherly’ figure. Then you find out 2 of them are the male leads step nieces ( the flirty 10 year old loli and the lovey-tsundere 14 year old) and one (the epic moe, 3 year old) is the blood related niece. Then we get a really awkward and clumsy character profile in the shape of the fan-service galore female love interest. Then you top it off with the male lead practically perving on the step nieces – one of which spends her time looking at photos of the male lead on her phone. And eurgh, the nauseating overclocked-moe 3 year old’s seiyuu is disgraceful – the character is a lazy way of getting “aww”s and it was unbearable.

If this isn’t a set up for a quasi-incestuous relationship vs voluptuous empty fan service girl vs pseudo incestuous loli – then I don’t know what is. And I certainly have no interest in finding out.

The story is completely garbled, there doesn’t seem to be any semblance of coherence. The parents promptly go missing after going on a plane supposedly (I’m guessing this happens in the next episode as it was in the synopsis but not the opening episode – which is silly), giving him the emotional set up to adopt them (as if the state would let him keep 3 kids) but also the plot device to allow all those wrongly lewd scenes, the majority of us, do not care to see.

The male lead is agonisingly empty and completely devoid of any kind of colourful personality. He just exudes the biggest ecchi stereotype – he’d drool over a melon if it had some oestrogen and mammary glands. Even the most prominent female love interest is, to put it bluntly, like a box of coiled wires – yea its full of different and colourful stuff, but its just a mess. I really don’t know what is going on in this anime.

There is no comedy, there are no touching moments, there is no drama and there doesn’t seem to be anyone I feel even mildly drawn to. So all in all, it sounds like I’ve bashed the show a lot but if I’m honest, I have no idea how to score this. I’ve never been in a position where so much of what I have watched was so neutral and meaningless that I’m not sure whether I just spent 25 minutes or so watching thin air. I definitely wouldn’t give it a favourable score but at the same time, I don’t feel as if it deserves a poor score.

Yes, the production was nice and everything was clean and yes, I was never actually bored once (though, I was confused all the time) however, that isn’t enough to give it any major positive merits. I actually don’t know what to score this however, I’ll doubt I’ll be watching any further… My body was not ready for this. Seeing as this is the only late night Tuesday anime release, I guess I get Tuesdays off. Win.

Likelihood I’ll be watching: Unlikely Likelihood I’ll be blogging: Zero Kelvin