Eighteen-year-old Dale Reki is a skilled, kind, and respected traveller, acknowledged as one of the leading adventurers in the city of Kreuz. One day while on the hunt for magical beasts, he comes across a sweet devil girl named Latina. She is alone, dressed in rags, and bears the devils' symbol of a criminal: a broken horn. Concerned for her wellbeing, Dale decides to ensure Latina's safety by bringing her to his home, eventually leading to him adopting her. Latina is sweet, innocent and compassionate, charming Dale beyond his expectations. He begins to enjoy the life of parenthood— experiencing the trials that come with raising a child and coping with the heartache he feels whenever his busy lifestyle as an adventurer parts him from her. Although work and life as a new parent become reassuring constants for Dale, the mysteries surrounding the girl remain. Why was Latina alone in the forest, and why does she harbor the symbol of a criminal? At the same time, Latina also begins to learn about the world and herself as she adjusts to her new life with Dale. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
We’ve had a pretty varied crop of excellent father-daughter dramas these past few years, from the heartwarming Sweetness and Lightning to the hilarious Hinamatsuri. If It’s For My Daughter seems to take the interesting route of merging that drama’s appeal with an engaging fantasy universe, as local adventurer Dale ends up adopting the homeless “devil” Latina. Over the course of this episode, we follow Dale and Latina from their first meeting through Dale’s decision to adopt her, encountering a variety of extremely gentle hurdles along the way.
Basically every element of this premiere felt kinda “soft and gentle,” from its saturated art design to its extremely reasonable characters. Not only are Dale and Latina both charming, considerate people, but pretty much every character they come across, from Dale’s landlords to a variety of strangers at the local bar, is cheery and supportive. Those looking for serious conflict or character drama will likely feel unsatisfied, but as an almost slice of life story with an understated familial hook, I found this episode pretty darn charming.
In terms of production values, If It’s For My Daughter feels slightly above-average. The show’s character designs are generic, but the character art is at least consistent, and though there isn’t much fluid animation, Dale and Latina’s world feels attractive and inviting. The direction is similarly so-so, with the show’s few visually driven gags feeling a little clumsily executed, and the shot staging fairly mundane.
On the whole, If It’s For My Daughter lacks the strong characterization, comedy, or visual appeal that elevates the better entries in its subgenre, but still offers a perfectly pleasant introduction to its main cast. I’ve heard some dire things about the ultimate direction of the source material, but have also heard that this production will likely run out of episodes before it gets there, and thus will probably stick to lighthearted father-daughter bonding from start to finish. If you’re up for that, If It’s For My Daughter is an unexceptional but altogether pleasant example of the form. You can also free Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai. anime watch online and free anime download.