My Home Hero is a story about parents who are willing to do anything in order to protect their children, even if that meant crossing several boundaries. Amongst many shows, this one is pretty messed up when it comes to the actions the main characters take. It makes you question whether they are doing the right thing or not and pretty often you start to feel for the adversaries they face. It’s a brutal world and people are mostly forced to do something drastic in order to survive. Whether it be a yakuza or a normal family man, everyone does their best and worst to survive and protect their own.
The Theme of Parenting
This should be pretty obvious that one of the main aspects of this story is parenting. As the story goes on, we see the effects of good parenting and bad parenting. Normal folks try to live quietly and very often have to abide by the cruel way of the world. Which in turn can affect a child’s view of their parents and their future. Sometimes, parents have to stick out even if they might get hurt in the process and do what’s best overall. We see the bad outcome in Kyouichi Majima and Nobuto Matori’s characters.
Nobuto went astray in an early stage of life and his father Yoshitatsu Matori was too at a loss to do anything. Yoshitatsu then resorted to a shady path that secured his status in society but in turn, he failed to keep his son straight. He spoiled his son to the point where he lost the capacity to see the real world and was forgiving no matter what atrocity he was committing. Thus it led both of them to ruin after their encounter with the main character Tetsuo Tosu.
Kyouichi Majima is the most interesting character who was pretty spot-on about Tetsuo Tosu. He somehow managed to crack open Tetsuo and figure out the farce he was running. He is the only one who took Tetsuo seriously and worked hard to expose him. But Tetsuo outsmarted everyone including Kyouichi. The interesting part is as the duo passed time together, they started to get close, understand each other and their circumstances. There’s a moment where Kyouichi cooks for Tetsuo and they even have a heart-to-heart talk. They are both polar opposites but both of them were thrust into this cruel world and they both want to get out of this life.
The Psychology of Tetsuo Tosu
Tetsuo Tosu is your ordinary family man, works as a salaryman, and is obsessed with mystery novels. He always has a knack for thinking quickly and resolving issues at hand. His obsession with mystery led him to find out that his daughter is in danger. He acted drastically to ensure his daughter’s safety but that endangered his whole family. But Tetsuo starts to evolve and adapt to the situations he’s thrown into as if a survival mechanism got triggered. But it’s not what conflicts with Tetsuo’s psyche. His guilty conscience kicks in from time to time and he gets lost in thoughts whether he is doing the right thing or not. He acted on impulse but was there a way around it? He committed something he shouldn’t have and it started to bleed into him. That door is now open and now he won’t hesitate to do it again if he has to. I’m no psychologist so I can’t really analyze but there is more to it in Tetsuo’s psychology. Then there’s his wife, who in my opinion is probably the most insane one as she’s able to manipulate pretty much everyone and she never even hesitated to assist Tetsuo when he explained everything. As Kyouichi has put it, Tetsuo is the worst.
The anime has finished airing and there’s a total of 12 episodes with 23 minutes of average runtime. If you need more info, follow this link. It’s kind of underrated considering how it keeps getting good over time. The animation is average but they did a good job setting up the suspense and maintaining the overall pacing. It wrapped up the initial part of the story pretty well and it has good OSTs, including the Opening & Ending songs. It’s definitely worth the time spent and I would watch if season 2 ever comes out. Although, I recommend checking out the manga.
Thank you for reading. ~♡~