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  • Writer's pictureNayari Vasquez

Gakuen Babysitters: A Wholesome Slice of Life Anime

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

“Gakuen Babysitters,” a shōjo anime based on the manga by Hari Tokeino, boasts the title of one of the best wholesome shows of the decade. It has both a great plot and cute scenes in every episode that are enough to lift the spirits of everyone who watches it. High school student Kashima Ryuuchi and his little brother Kotarou find themselves in a sticky situation after the death of their parents in a tragic plane crash. Morinomiya Youko, the chairman of a local high school whose son and daughter-in-law also died in the plane crash, decides to adopt Kashima and Kotarou. In return, Kashima must volunteer at the on-campus daycare that plays host to the children of the school staff. Kashima and the rest of the babysitters are in for a wild ride as the kids they look over grow up and experience the highs and lows of life under the veil of innocence that only children can embrace. These unforeseen circumstances lend themselves to a host of adorable scenes and the introduction of many lovable characters that makes “Gauken

Babysitters” a spectacular feel-good anime. Throughout the series we have the immense privilege of watching the charming relationship between Kashima and Kotarou unfold as they both deal with the sudden death of their parents. We also see the lovable, and often hilarious, characteristics from the kids of the daycare and their respective family members. From the doting dads to the playful toddlers, this anime will warm the heart of any person who watches it, and it should be at the top of every anime enthusiasts list.

Rating: 5/5

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