Kirishima Toru and Yaeka have become close, and Yaeka sees her babysitter as a role model. Is she calling right?
Kodoani.com – The following has spoilers for Volume 2 of The Yakuza’s Guide to Babys.
The Yakuza’s Guide to Babys looks to be an exciting new comedy series in the Summer 2022 anime season, starring the good-natured bandit Kirishima Toru and his boss, young Sakuragi Yaeka. To help teach Toru humility and responsibility, the boss of the Sakuragi crime family asks Toru to look after Yaeka as her official babysitter.
That simple, pure premise is what kicked off The Yakuza’s Guide to Babys and most importantly, the tycoon’s plans are paying off hugely, even in just two episodes. Yaeka and Toru have trusted and understood each other, and Yaeka sees Toru as a role model. That can be pretty good or very bad.
Is Toru the wrong stepmother for Yaeka?
So far in The Yakuza’s Guide to BabysKirishima Toru was a man of two worlds. On the one hand, he is very enthusiastic about his job as a violent disruptor for the Sakuragi family, and he loves to kick thugs on the street. Toru is clear with it, and in Episode 2, he even defeats an imitator, to the point where his teammate Kei is concerned that Toru might go overboard and kill the troublesome imposter. . In the first episode, Toru becomes frantic with his duty to the mob, acting like a bloodthirsty maniac, which worries both Kei and the boss.
Furthermore, even if Toru is now Yaeka’s babysitter, the guy shows no signs of giving up on his mob ways. He can be compared to Tatsu in the family in The Way of the Househusband, except Toru is still active in the crowd and doesn’t need to be restrained. He has his gentle side, but he’s not quite as redeemed as Tatsu.
Meanwhile, in episode 2, Yaeka explains to Toru that she realizes he’s a really nice, kind and worthy person, which means she sees him as a role model. Yaeka isn’t entirely wrong to think so, given how serious Toru is about babysitting and his sincere father-son relationship with Yaeka. However, even so, Toru knows that if they become best friends, it will become a two-way street where they affect each other equally, and that can be a problem.
Given Toru’s invested interest in Yaeka, he must be deeply worried that Yaeka will see or even imitate his worst side, and the boss will be quite upset about that too. If Yaeka knew Toru, she could imitate, not just her gentle side. Perhaps a small part of Toru wants to separate from Yaeka before any harm can be done and make sure he doesn’t corrupt her mind or ruin her perfect image of herself. He doesn’t want Yaeka to see his monster side.
How can Kirishima Toru solve this problem with Yaeka
No one can blame Toru for being cautious about Yaeka seeing his “demon” face. Toru already feels vulnerable and unfit to be Yaeka’s babysitter, and if Yaeka cried seeing Toru’s worst side, the surprisingly sensitive Toru would be devastated – and most likely, Mr. The owner will make Toru pay dearly for hurting his beloved daughter. However, at the same time, it is unlikely that the boss will cut Toru out as Yaeka’s babysitter, since this whole situation is the boss’s idea and he has an interest in investing in it. There must be another solution.
With the events of Episodes 1 and 2, Toru is doing a great job of keeping his babysitter and bandit’s lives separate, and he may have to keep doing what he’s been doing. For comedy purposes, there may be some close calls when Yaeka almost stumbles across Toru’s mob, but even if Yaeka sees something she shouldn’t, Toru will probably improvise a bit. explanation and defense of Yaeka’s innocence. He might even scale back his tough antics to the benefit of his babysitting life, which actually seems plausible. Toru loves head-tapping kids, but he’s also very much identified with his new role of the Greatest Dad, and his priorities have changed. This will benefit both him and Yaeka.
In the end, it’s likely that even if Yaeka did indeed see Toru’s brutal side, Toru might still be able to salvage the situation and learn from it. Toru can confess “yes, I’m the devil,” but wrap it up as something constructive instead of scary. Toru can use that as an example of the lifestyle he’s trying to give up, and empathize with him as a man trying to be a much better person for Yaeka’s sake. If that happens, and if Toru plays his cards right, little Yaeka will appreciate the lesson for him. Even if Toru is a demon, he’s trying to improve, and that’s the part that Yaeka will care about most. This is about Toru’s future, not his past. And besides, Yaeka is the daughter of a gang boss – certainly the gang lifestyle wins out’