Aishiteruze Baby / Love You Baby / 愛してるぜ ベイベ★★
Aishiteruze Baby (愛してるぜ ベイベ★★) is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Animax, broadcast in Japan on Animax from April to October 2004. Katakura Kippei is in every way a high school playboy. Spending his days flirting with any female he can see, responsibility is the last thing on his mind. Life takes an unexpected turn for him as one day he returns home to find himself with the fulltime task of caring for his 5-year-old cousin. Kippei’s aunt Miyako had disappeared, appearing to have abandoned his cousin, Yuzuyu. With Kippei’s lack of responsibility and knowledge of childcare and Yuzuyu’s injured heart with the disappearance of her mother, their time together is in for a bumpy ride.
The story starts right away and right away and right away you get caught by the cuteness of the plot(and the cuteness of yuzuyu chan). Like many other anime’s, every episode of this anime will feature a story that will throw the main character, Kippie, into a situation where he will have to expand himself. These situations are things that could/would occur in real life and really reaches out to the watcher. What makes the story line great, however, is that unlike many “good story line” anime’s, each episode illustrates masterfully the development of the characters and their relationships. Nothing is gone to waste in the story and you never get the feeling that some episodes are stand alone. The episode don’t feel like they are just reusing the formula for previous episodes. Personally, I really got drawn into the story line and just couldn’t stop watching and seeing how things would unravel, how the characters will develope and eventually how the story would end.
Last Modified: Feb 23, 2016
Opening Theme: “Sunny Side Up” by Yo Hitoto
Ending Theme: “Nennensaisai (Every Year, Every Age)” by Yo Hitoto
[Jul 21, 2004] Aishiteruze Baby Original Soundtrack (include theme song)