photo credit: Lost in Anime
genre: comedy, slice of life, school
episode: 12 episodes, 1 OVA
season: 1 season
Gakuen Babysitters is a manga written and illustrated by Hari Tokeino. The manga is serialized by Hakusensha’s shojō manga magazine Lala since 2009 until now and currently have 20 volumes in total. This manga was adapted into an anime by Brain’s Base and first aired January 7 2018 to March 25 2018 on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11.
The story is about Kashima siblings who lost both of their parents in a car accident. After the lost of their parents, Ryuuchi and his younger brother, Kotarou was adopted by an old woman named Morinomiya Youko who we later found out was a chairman of an elite high school. Ryuuchi attends the high school without worrying about the cost with a condition: To help being a member of the school’s daycare.
Ryuuchi then agreed to take care of the teacher’s children and his younger brother. Along with the daycare’s official employee, Usaida Yoshihito, who is a laid-off person and often sleeps. Some of his friends also stop by and helped him to take care of the children like Hayato Kamitani and Maria Inomata.
Multitude of the slice of life.
There are a total of 6 children including Kotaro. There is Taka Kamitani who is the younger brother of Hayato Kamitani, Kirin Kumatsuka, a twin brothers named Takuma and Kazuma Mamizuka, and Sawatari Midori the youngest.
I really love the anime as well as the manga. So far, this is one of the cutest anime I have ever watched. This anime has some emotional scenes that made me sad. Though in my opinion, the children’s body proportions are a little off. But I think that’s one of the reasons why the anime is cute and lovable. Sadly there is no official statement from the studio to greenlit the season 2. They did not really made the whole volume into an animation, so you can still read and enjoy the full series.