Summer season 2019 had its list of great shows and Uchi no Ko is one of them. Possibly one of the cutest shows we’ve seen all year, Uchi no Ko follows a young adventurer who adopts a demon child after finding her in the woods. The series is quite laid-back for the most part and is perfect for easy viewing, so with that in mind, we’re going over our five favourite scenes from Uchi no Ko!
1. Latina Helps at the Restaurant for the First Time – Episode 2
At the restaurant while Rita serves the bar’s other customers, an observant Latina sees her taking used crockery to the back to be washed. Latina finishes her meal and proceeds to take some of the other plates, one by one. It was absolutely adorable watching the very small Latina slowly and carefully carry plates to avoid breaking them; however, it was also a great moment for her as a character because it was an indication of her intelligence and kind, responsible personality.
2. Latina Removes Her Horn – Episode 4
After starting school alongside human children, Latina experiences a traumatic experience at the hands of one of the teachers. The teacher called Latina a monster because she is a demon, heavily discriminating against her in front of all the other students. Distressed, Latina goes home and severely injures herself while trying to use magic to remove her horn. The scene is incredibly dark and stands out even more given the happy-go-lucky vibe of the rest of the show. The incident proved to be a small bit of worldbuilding too!
3. Latina Makes Friends – Episode 2
Soon after Dale adopts Latina, he has to head out to a mission and leaves Latina in the care of Kenneth and Rita. Kenneth has errands to run, so Latina goes into the town with him; however, she gets distracted by a street performance and loses him. Frantic, Latina’s situation seems hopeless, until she runs into some other children who help her. They later become her schoolmates and close friends.
4. Latina Learns to Speak – Episode 2
When Latina is first found in the forest, the only language she speaks is the Demon Tongue. Dale is only able to talk to her in broken Demon Tongue; however, after the first night living with Dale, Latina put her big brain to work and started learning the basics. When she learned to say “it’s okay”, it really felt like everything was going to be okay!
5. RIBBONS AND PONYTAILS – Episode 1
After getting Latina a bath and a change of clothes, Dale’s friend, Rita, decides to have a little bit of fun with Latina’s appearance. She whips out two bright red ribbons and ties Latina’s hair in adorable twin ponytails. This becomes Latina’s normal look throughout the show and it made everything at least ten times cuter!
In many ways, Uchi no Ko is the kind of show that just feels like a warm hug or a mug of coffee in the morning. It is wholesome and perhaps that’s the biggest problem – with so much wholesomeness, it gets difficult trying to pick out the best five scenes. That’s where you come in! Are there other Uchi no Ko scenes you think deserve some extra appreciation? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think!