Since I lacked any motivation yesterday because hardly anyone commented or read my last 12 days post, I decided to merge Day 11 and 12 into one post. For that, I’m putting a spotlight on two shows in this final 12 days of Anime, Papa Kikinasai and Chuunibyou. (Image Source)
Day 11 – Papa Kikinasai
Before I started watching, I thought this show was going to be one of those fanservice shows involving young girls. However, it became a rather good show with some drama mixed in as Yuuta faces difficulties after taking in the three girls and decide to raise them after their relatives wanted to split them up. While there were many heartwarming moments during the course of this show, there is one scene in particular that I found quite memorable.
Believe it or not, Hina is probably one of the most adorable daughters out of the three because she resembles Hibiki from The Idolmaster, but her cheerful personality. She eventually gets depressed when Miu and Sora reveals that their mother and father died in Episode 11, which builds up the drama to this heartwarming moment. What made this moment special in my opinion is having Raika pretending to be his wife while inviting the townspeople who enjoys Hina’s presence to see a daycare musical recital. This allowed her to get over her depression rather quickly and perform for everyone. This basically strengthens Yuuta’s ability to raise them in his relatives’ eyes, which is a good thing as the girls have already grown close to him. With them moving back to their own house, I wonder where things will go from there.
Day 12 – Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai
While I had a few unreserved feelings about Chuunibyou for the over the top drama, especially when Yuuta made Sanae cry, I still enjoyed it. Rikka’s antics were rather enjoyable along with the other girls’. In particular, there is one girl that I grew fond of throughout the show. This girl is Shinka Nibutani.
While most viewers shunned Shinka initially as she came off rather mean in the beginning, she eventually redeems herself. Besides the antics between her and Sanae is her playing Cupid with Yuuta and Rikka. If you noticed already, she is showing some aspects of her 8th Grade Syndrome as “Mori Summer” (which she wants to get rid of so badly) when she start giving some love advice to Rikka and have her reenact them to Yuuta. I think the work paid off after Yuuta saves Rikka and hugs her while she cries. That moment is probably the most heartwarming and touching moment from the whole show.
From this and the festival, she begins to accept her 8th grade syndrome as a unique part of her rather than something bad, Because of that, she became one of my favorite characters for this reason alone and her rather dynamic personality.
This finally concludes the 12 Days of Anime. If you want to read the other entries I made during the past 12 days, feel free to do so below.
- Day 1 – Amagami
- Day 2 – Milky Holmes 2
- Day 3 – Stopping SOPA
- Day 4 – Natsuiro Kiseki
- Day 5 – Fate Zero
- Day 6 – Aniblog Tourney
- Day 7 – Little Busters JC Staff Controversy
- Day 8 – Dog Days 2
- Day 9 – Tari Tari
- Day 10- Hyouka
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Shinka definitely grew on me as the series went on. Started when she helped Rikka out with her feelings for Yuuta, and even moreso when she comforted Dekomori.
Also, your initial impression of Papakiki’s premise reminds me of my initial impressions of OreImo a couple of years ago. 😛
Believe it or not, I doubt myself before actually jumping into and turn out actually enjoying it. But yes, I did enjoy Oreimouto although some people found Kirino quite annoying. Still, have yet to watch Boku wa Tomodachi since I planned on watching for awhile, but haven’t gotten around. With a 2nd season coming, maybe I marathon through it for the sake of it.