Chibi Devi's get their power from whatever suit they happen to be wearing. AWESOME! So when Sawada and Shin went to the daycare party there were 2 other devil babies dressed up in cute outfits. One was was, I assume, a penguin so they breathed ICE and the other...! Was dressed as LUM so it conducted electricity! Mao had on his dragon suit so he was able to do his fire thing that we saw in the first 2 episodes.
Nothing much happened in the rest of the episode except the principal telling the mothers that when they need help their baby devils will protect them as long as they are wearing an outfit where they can imagine what power they should be using. To demonstrate this he made the babies scared that he was going to harm their mothers and ended up getting shockingly iced many times! I hope that it works for any outfit on any baby. So say Mao was wearing the Lum outfit then his power would change to electricity. I wish I could wear a dragon suit and breath fire! Why oh why wasn't I born as a demon baby?!
The Lum shout out was enough for this episode to be truly awesome. Urusei Yatsura is an alright anime but Lum is just pure love. And of course the potential promise of other babies hanging around more often with their superpower abilities is great. The new discovery of the suit powers is great and I hope to see the babies having more fun with them in future episodes! These suits (if not already) need to be sold for mothers to dress their babies as these adorable little animals. Deep down I kinda wish I could fit into them too, because yes, if I had a dragon suit I'd wear it everyday.
So, little baby Mao's first day at daycare without Sawada around was a pretty boring episode. They showed Sawada dropping Mao off in front where a kind lady took Mao in for her. He started to cry and carry on of course. What baby wants to be separated from his Mama? The kind lady urged Sawada to go ahead to school because it is normal for baby demons to have a fit when they are first dropped off at daycare.
Sawada goes on with great hesitation. She's really getting into this baby stuff after all and what kind of Mama would she be if she just walks away without a care in the world when she hears her baby crying up a storm. She wanders back once more just to be sure that Mao is ok but finally goes to school. The episode then cuts to her coming to pick him up and it looks like that lady just stood outside with Mao all day. It would have been nice to see him interacting at the daycare but I guess they'll leave that for another episode (6 hopefully).
Once home Mao is very upset with Sawada still for leaving him alone all day. He starts to pout and be quite rude to poor Sawada. Just when she started to give into despair (she does this a lot...), Shin knocks at the door to see how things are going. If it's only going to be for a month he supposes he could be Mao's Papa like Kyou suggested. Shin magically makes everything better by making Mao jealous that he was laying his head on Sawada's lap. Mao crawls over and quickly pushes Shin's head away from his dear Mama. Super cute.
The principal suddenly appears out of no where and invites them to a welcome party for the next day. All the other parents will be there so that means all the other DEMON BABIES will be there too! I can't wait for episode 6!
So the mystery man turns out to be a daycare owner (The Chibi Devi Nursery School to be exact...) that wishes to offer Sawada a place to keep little baby Mao. He explains that Mao is a devil and of course he gets some strange looks from Sawada and Shin. They demand to know more but the dude doesn't really explain anything and just tells Sawada that he'll be taking care of Mao from now on. THANKS RANDOM DUDE I JUST MEET!
Sawada thinks about being separated from Mao for a minute, looks a little sad, but realizes that it is the best thing to do for Mao and says goodbye. She of course completely misunderstood the mystery man and he makes it clear that he will only look after little Mao during the day. He explains that whoever finds a demon baby first instantly becomes their parent... I so don't get this but ok...
She doesn't understand how she can even take care of a baby and Shin completely agrees. After all she can barely take care of herself... Not to mention she's only... 14!
Thinking about how Mao will become an orphan if she doesn't take care of him convinces her to keep up with it. Baby Mao is really cute of course so how can she say no to his adorable little face. The good thing is that the mystery man can try and find a new parent in the meantime but it will take a whole month. Sawada is still questioning her ability to take care of Mao but if it is only going to be for a month she might be able to manage!
They return to Sawada's apartment and Kyou greets them. His anime is finished now and he has time to deal with the Mao issue. Or at least listen about it. He jokes that if Sawada is going to be the Mama of Mao that Shin should be the Papa. Shin of course hates this idea and starts his usual screaming and carrying on but before he can really let Kyou have it, Kyou runs off again to watch yet another anime! lol... I would too... Who wants to deal with this baby business when you are a kid?
This episode we learn that Sawada doesn't actually have negligent parents that are always at work or off doing whatever. They are in fact DEAD! The thought crossed my mind earlier because she is living on her own after all but it never really sunk in till Kyou said it out loud. I find it weird that Sawada's grandmother allows her to live on her own at such a young age but I guess Sawada not wanting to rely on her relatives outweighs any rational thought. Instead we are stuck with the writer trying to make us feel really sorry for her. Which, I suppose I do a little, but she doesn't HAVE to be alone or having such a hard time trying to take care of herself. After all she does seem to rely on her friend Kyou a lot even if he isn't the brightest star in the sky.
Mao continues his journey from the last episode after he escapes from Sawada's apartment complex... SOMEHOW...
Sawada starts to give into despair about loosing little Mao. Shin to the rescue with his bold speech about not giving up snaps her out of it and the hunt continues. After all there's only so much a little girl can be calm and composed about after everything she's been through over the past few days.
Mao's outside adventure continues as the 2 kids search for him. I'm not sure how he could have gone to all these places without a lot of people noticing and grabbing him to keep him out of harm but well I guess we wouldn't have had an episode if things weren't done this way. From book stores to riding a sushi line, Mao seems to be having the time of his life until a he falls onto a cat and ends up being dropped off on a roof. Once there he starts to think about Sawada and how much he misses her. He spots a flower in a tree and instantly remembers it as her because of her flower hairpin. Tree = girl didn't you know?! Unaware that he is on a roof and in great danger of falling if he goes for the flower, he of course does so and ends up taking a tumble.
Thankfully out of no where a strange "masked man" catches Mao in mid air before he hits the ground. Sawada and Shin give a sigh of relief that baby Mao is safe but end up being quite confused over who/what his rescuer is all about.
This mystery man claims to know ALL about little baby Mao and he'll tell them everything if they go with him. The episode ends and I can't help but to think this man wants to kidnap everyone and do really dirty things to them. That won't happen of course but my imagination is silly sometimes. 😛
Chibi Devi continues to be adorable but it is starting to fall prey to some shoujo tendencies that I really can't stand. At the very beginning of the episode we see a glimpse at the real parents of this little demon baby. They wonder if the girl they picked is the right one for the job. Only time shall tell with her apparently. I still don't quite understand why the baby is sent off to live with Sawada honestly. But I guess it's some kind of baby demon training.
Sawada invites over her childhood friend Kyou. He of course is a kind caring fellow but doesn't have much brain room upstairs from what I can tell. He has a buddy named Shin that seems to care about Sawada but doesn't quite know how to show it because he likes to get upset over small things. He's the one that'll steal her heart of course since this is a shoujo. Sawada claims right away that she doesn't like him because of his attitude but I know he'll be the one to help her out the most with her new demon bundle of joy.
Mao doesn't quite like Shin's attitude either since the first thing he does is give him a fire bath because of his screaming and yelling.
The trio sit down just to think things through on who/what little baby Mao is. He's got those adorable ears and tail after all. Who wouldn't wanna give them a poke and pull to see if they are actually attached. By the end of it all they are still stumped at what he is. Shin is very irritated at the whole situation because he just doesn't understand Sawada really doesn't know a thing about this mystery child. Sawada is kind of an air head after all in my opinion. I mean who sees little ears and a tail like that and assumes they are accessories when she saw him naked already?
After Mao freaks out over being prodded by Shin, Kyou suddenly tells everyone that he has to go! His excuse is that he must go home to watch anime. I gave it a chuckle but honestly it was rather silly. I wish they could have thought up a better reason to get rid of his character than that. Love Pudding was the name of his anime by the way. Which totally sounds like some strange hentai title to me. Not a show they would show during prime time TV that's for sure. In all the confusion everyone gets up and leaves little Mao all alone in the room.
Being an adventurous child we all saw it coming when Mao gets up and ventures towards the bedroom door and then through the front door. I'm not sure how he got away without being seen by Sawada and Shin (since they were already outside...) but I'll cough that up to this being an anime and that kind of detail shouldn't be thought about. Where's cute little Mao gonna end up in the next episode?