I know about the three-episode rule and all, but on this series I’m still very much undecided.
To be fair, PapaKiki isn’t trying to be a realistic show like Usagi Drop – at least I don’t think it is – so it’s not a totally fair comparison. The scenario as depicted in the latter show was fairly realistic – Daikichi was a responsible adult with a good job, and lived in a house, however humble. The situation here is absurd on the face of it, something that would never be allowed to happen in real life. Still, the show is playing it seriously enough that it can’t have it both ways – some degree of scrutiny has to be paid to the feasibility of events. On that score I thought it did pretty well here at depicting the first day the girls spent with Yuuta, dealing with the awkwardness without overplaying the drama. It did seem for a bit as if the girls were recovering emotionally a bit too quickly, but that was mostly a front, as demonstrated later.