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  • [Summer 2019] If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Discussion Thread

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    うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。

    A show about an adventurer adopting a cute demon girl and not exactly finding it easy to be a father, not when he realizes something's amiss about his daughter.

    Airs: Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Studio: Maho Film

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    Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father.

    Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent.

    But why was she out in the forest to begin with, and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    She's a demon in disguise.

    So it begins with Dale finding Latina, and while she is a demon, the mortal enemies of humans, Dale just couldn't stand around and let her wither away. So he takes her in, and he's keeping her demon identity a secret with those ribbons and making her his daughter. Dale has quite a lot to learn about being a father, but he's certainly up for the task seeing that Latina has established an affection for him, all while she's becoming popular with the locals ignorant of her true identity. Very nice way to start things off here as Latina is so cute.

    As usual, trial rules apply, though with this being one of my most anticipated shows of the season that it shouldn't take long to lock it in. The novel is great, but I have some reservations seeing that that it's by a studio that only started up a year ago and this is their first animation project as the lead dog. But nevertheless, Latina figures to be someone I look forward to watching every week.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Friends with a demon girl.

      Latina has become quite popular around town already as she's doing amazing work at the tavern for a girl her age, all while she's starting to make friends starting with Chloe after she tamed those bullies, and then the bullies themselves when she heals one of them with her magic. Latina sure is smart and is capable of handling adult tasks, but she's not exactly street smart seeing that the whole skirmish with the bullies all started because she was so amazed by rainbow magician that she didn't stick with Kenneth as she was just told to do so. But in the end all is well and this show continues to be cute and heartwarming seeing Latina growing up and experiencing new things.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
      Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
      Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        14 days without Latina makes Dale too weak.

        And now, an episode focused on Dale as he goes and starts doing what the title of this show says, although he is looking to defeat more than just a demon lord as other humans are fair game for him. Of course when his daughter is this cute, that would make somebody want to go far and beyond for her sake, though leaving her with Kenneth for two weeks is pushing it quite a bit. Then again, he does not really need to do anything extravagant as indicated in the end, she is much more interested in his affection more than any gift he could possibly give her, and that should the first thing he ought to realize seeing that they are father and daughter after all.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
        Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Human, demon, it makes no difference.

          Latina begins school where she's making friends with everybody ignorant of what she really is, and that psycho teacher stirs up a lot of trouble after seeing a piece of her horn. While it's understandable that she harbors a strong hatred towards demons seeing that they killed her family, her job is to teach, and she failed at that by lashing out at her. That leads her to breaking her horn out of despair after learning that demons live twice as long as humans and being rushed to the hospital. Dale is quite the man there standing up for Latina and getting that teacher fired as someone with that kind of mindset is unfit for the job, and I'm amazed that she was hired in the first place. And it's nice to see Latina's friends standing up for her seeing that her character far exceeds anything of that BS about being a demon. Nevertheless, Dale's commitment to Latina's well-being is so admirable, and it's good to see that he's letting Latina know that he will be with her until he dies.
          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
          Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
          Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Episode 5

            Not going to be left out in the cold.

            Latina's antics just continue to be cute there, from her birthday present to Dale to helping Jilvester get his money back that he left at the pub. But she might want to learn some common sense and defensive magic seeing that there are quite a number of bad people out there who are looking to kidnap demons and traffick them like those two thugs. It's a good thing Jil was still around and noticed right away that Latina was in trouble. Nevertheless, Dale should be with Latina more and leveling up in a blizzard isn't exactly the thing he should be doing. Anyway, things worked out well in the end once again, but it's only a matter of time before things get really serious and where being a demon leads to a really tough situation.
            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
            Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
            Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Episode 6

              Making the journey together.

              It was bound to happen sooner or later, and here it is with Latina going out on an adventure with Dale as he needs to make a trip back home to get his coat fixed up. To make that happen, Latina needed some equipment as she bought a knife from Rudy's father, and Dale got her a cloak to enhance her magical power. And it's thanks to Helmine that she helped pick the right one as Latina is so cute in it. So off they go, and it's a great thing Dale bought Latina along seeing that Dale realizes just how terrible his cooking skills are, and her magic allowed him to fight those monsters that smell bad. Pretty nice to see those two getting closer than ever with this journey.
              MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
              Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
              Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 7

                Demons in arms and armlets.

                The journey home continues and after a night stayover at a farming village, it's off to the port town where Latina notices that the performer at a restaurant also has an armlet like her's. As it turns out, Glaros is also a devil herself and just like with Latina, she experienced turmoil in her homeland that led her to living among the humans where she would live a long and happy life with her husband that passed away at a very old age. That armlet is a sign of love between a demon father and her daughter seeing that demon births are quite rare. The reason for the troubles back at home is that the demon race is ruled by a bunch of warlords, and realizing the chaos, that led to Glaros leaving her home. While there's a bunch of ominous stuff in the background, it doesn't look like this show is going to cross that bridge anytime soon as it continues to be a heartwarming story about Dale raising Latina to be a kind and helpful demon.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 8

                  Home again.

                  The last stop on the journey before reaching home is a beastman village where the guys there are hardworking hunter and gatherers. That guy who appeared at the end is Joseph, and he has a cute daughter in Maya, who Latina gets along with quite nicely. And after spending some time there and making new friends, it's onto the destination as it involves eluding soldiers who have set up traps that are way too simple for Dale to fall for. It turns out that the reason why Dale was asked to come home is because his brother Yorck is getting married to Frida, so Latina's uncle is bringing in a new aunt into the family, as opposed a mother as Latina first thought. That was a cute episode there with Latina and Maya made for each other, and once again ominous stuff was being teased, but so far it has been relegated to the side while the focus has been on Latina's world expanding.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                  Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                  Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 9

                    Phantasmic beasts and where to find them.

                    Latina is experiencing more things in life, all while Dale realizes how much his life has changed for the better ever since meeting her. Latina goes out to play with the dogs, and then go out to the woods after grandmother shows her out to a pack of soaring wolves as they generally don't hang around human settlements, but those beasts took up residence there long before the village was established and have since lived in peace. And then the wedding goes off without a hitch, and Dale remembers how unhappy and disillusioned he was when he took on the title of Reki as it meant killing others for the sake of protecting his village. Nevertheless, Dale has been quite happy with his life ever since meeting Latina as he made it his priority to protect her, which is far less taxing than protecting the village. Those wolves sure are cute, and Latina made some great friends.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                    • #11
                      Episode 10

                      On the road back.

                      Now that Dale has done what he came back to Teathrow to do, it's time to head on back. Before that, granny gives Latina a name, one that was never revealed, seeing that she's probably going to be dead by the time Latina grows up. And then it's back to the beast village to play with Maya one more time, and then to the portside town to buy a souvenir for Rita before finally returning home to Kreuz. Good to see them getting together, but I felt that this episode was just trying to get through a dull stretch quickly. In any case, the trip has finished and it's back to business. While it has been teased, it's still remains lighthearted with a lot of serious stuff lurking, and I don't see it turning serious for the rest of the season.
                      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                      Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                      Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Episode 11

                        Cats everywhere.

                        Having returned from the trip, Dale and Latina share their adventures to everybody. And wanting to go see some cats that Dale takes Latina to Shihesu's house as he is an immigrant from overseas bringing the culture from there. One of them is the typical New Year's celebration with kids dressing up in kimonos and taking part in a ritual at a temple as a wish for prosperity. Seeing how much of a great idea it is that Dale has Latina dress up in a kimono. While that's happening, that wolf pup wants to go see Latina so badly. Pretty cute episode that was with Latina playing with the cats, as well as putting on that kimono. One more episode left to go.
                        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                        Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                        Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Episode 12 (Finale)

                          Growing up is hard to do.

                          So it ends appropriately with discussions about the future here as Latina wants nothing more than to grow up. Problem is that Dale isn't ready for that, and exacerbating the problem is the difference in lifespans between humans and demons. Dale isn't exactly thrilled at that prospect, but Helmine came through like a true friend telling him to keep living no matter what. So Rita has a baby, and Dale goes off on a mission for a month leaving Latina behind. Quite a nice way to end this, and while it feels just like any other episode, it definitely is in-line with what this show is all about. It was a very enjoyable show, certainly better than a lot of other fantasies that try to do too much and end up being a mess. Thankfully, that's not the case with this show as while it could have easily centered around the dark undertones, it was kept in check as it just didn't mesh with the main purpose of this show about developing a father-daughter relationship.

                          Overall, this show hits its mark with character development as that was the primary focus of this show, and doing so in a laid-back environment. The show didn't force any dark elements that were nothing more than teases, and that's why this show works the way it is constructed. Then there are the characters themselves and that's the reason for watching this show. On the flipside, this show has issues with the biggest ones being the animation quality and the plot construction as being handled by a no-name studio, the show's animation was far from crisp, all while the show introduces stuff that doesn't get expanded upon later on that I felt should have been. In any case, it's a show where the things to watch for are nicely done to make for a satisfying show to watch.

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                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                          Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                          Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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