When Dale meets Latina, his world changes forever! Their endearing relationship is the focus of Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai, and drives the story forward. This story originally came from a series of light novels but when the story was adapted into an anime, a few things had to be lost, even despite this series’ impressive dedication to its source material. Though there were only a few small things lost in its transition to an anime, we still thought they were worth noting! We will also talk about where this anime might be headed in the future, based on where the manga has ended – so be warned, some spoilers from the light novels series will follow!
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In the anime, Latina starts out as a rather young child, but we have already seen a decent amount of growth from her in only eight episodes! There was a bit of a time skip involved, as the episodes took the most impactful or important moments from the early story before moving on to the next stage of her life. In the light novels, there is a bit more time for Dale and Latina simply experiencing everyday life, especially in the beginning. After all, Latina is the focus of the series, and she is at her most adorable when she is a child! While some scenes are taken out for the anime, If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord does manage to keep many elements from Latina’s life while pressing forward in its shorter anime series.
Focus on Side Characters
In the anime series, characters like Rita and Kenneth get more attention than in the light novel. That is not to say that supporting characters were ignored in the light novel or manga series! In all cases, the characters were fleshed out in order to create a more realistic setting for Latina to thrive in. That being said, the anime does allow for other characters to have a bit more of a spotlight on their own and even provides names for some people who had not ever been that involved in the original material. We do like the fact that the anime gives its supporting characters more of a voice, as this makes the setting feel more whole overall.
The Wider World
As Latina and Dale travel to other parts of the world, they see that it is not just Kreuz. Though Latina comes from another part of society already, she doesn’t remember much before the forest she was left in. In both the anime and light novels, Dale and Latina travel around the world to see what it has to offer. With the anime series, once Dale and Latina leave the safety of Kreuz, the world seems a lot bigger than that of the manga or light novel series. Though it is the same journey in the light novels, there is something about watching the scenery roll by in animation that just makes the world seem bigger!
The Nature of Their Relationship
So far, the anime has portrayed Dale and Latina as the doting father and loving child. However, there comes a point in the light novel series when that relationship changes, as Latina becomes old enough to see Dale as something other than a father. While many fans are not excited by the prospect of this change, only time will tell if the anime ever makes it to this part of the series. So far, Latina has shown some interest in Dale in that respect, but because she is so young, no one takes it too seriously. Hopefully, the anime will differ from the light novel ending in this respect!
If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord is an endearing story in both forms. Though the anime differs from the light novel in some respects, the adaptation has remained mostly faithful to its source material. The anime has far less time to captivate its audience, yet it still manages to do so. Whatever way you choose to take in this adorable series, we hope you give it a chance!
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