Buddy Daddies premieres January 2023

Buddy Daddies

P.A. Works has announced their latest original TV anime Buddy Daddies, the series tells the “family story of two killers and a little girl”. Frankly it looks derivative of SPY x FAMILY, but as the isekai genre has shown, an insatiable appetite for a genre can sustain a few imitators.

Not much is known about the series except two killers are taking care of a young girl, the why is unknown. This is a common problem with original TV anime since there’s no manga to get a rundown or early opinion off of. This doesn’t mean the series will be bad however, Lycoris Recoil had a similar problem and it was one of the big hits of the Summer 2022 season.

You can check out the new teaser trailer for the series here.

Are the killers rivals? Lovers? Just allies? We really don’t have a lot to go off of here; the character design does inspire some confidence. The young daughter has a more grounded appearance than Anya’s pink hair and… horn things, and there’s a contrast between the two men in Buddy Daddies. We’ve got the straight-laced Rei who’ll likely play more of a straight-man role to the affable Kazuki.




A basement-dwelling ogre, Brandon's a fan of indie games and slice of life anime. Has too many games and not enough time.

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