Will Masato ever have fun … or will Mamako spoil everything?
Original Story: Dachima Inaka
Character Design: Iida Pochi.
Translation: Andrew Cunningham
What They Say:
A momentous debut!
When Masato realizes that he and Mamako are flat broke, they set out on an adventure to earn some cash, accompanied by their arrogant Sage, Wise, and sweet Merchant, Porta. Luckily, they find a promising cave for treasure-hunting … but why is Mamako soaking wet?! Whether it’s dungeon crawling, armor shopping, or just finding your way around the world map, not even the simplest of RPG activities can go smoothly when your overpowered Mom comes along for the ride!
Content (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
As this amusing group of adventures become adjusted to this unusual game, they settle into a local inn for a good night’s rest, however the next morning Masato notices something strange has happened – he wakes up in a coffin. Due to the arrangement of sleeping quarters, Mamako and Porta shared a room and he ended up with the tsundere wizard Wise, who in order to keep herself safe – killed him and resurrected same after she woke. All he remembers from the previous evening was having dinner and when they entered the room, this crazy girl must have cast a spell, but didn’t suffer any player killing penalty. Thinking is was no problem since she brought him back, the mage reasons she not rest in soundly thinking he might approach while she was sleeping, so this was the only way to keep herself chaste. Strangely seeing no problem with this arrangement and the obtuse manner of being roused, the hero and sage wash up and head downstairs for a proper breakfast. It is only then do they realize the first thing they need to do to survive this strange world is to go shopping, not for the sundries which Mamako wants, but suitable armor to protect themselves.
However, it is only then while investigating their funds do they notice all they have are Japanese yen, and not the obviously named Mums of this world, and so they are financially broke. Having no other choice, Masato leads the party into the forest to hunt monsters so they can gather their dropped gems and trade them in for real money. But of course, even as he tries to prove himself capable of being a great hero, Mamako leaps in and takes away all of the glory, slaying everything with her one hit kill attacks in order to keep him safe. Even when Wise tries to step in and use her supposedly powerful magic, she finds out her casting time is too long to be of any effect, watching in shame as everything has been destroyed even before she can speak the first syllable of any spell. But as the two powerless adventurers make a pact to get stronger so that they may eventually be of some help, the earth swallows them up and they fall into a sinkhole. After being embarrassingly being rescued once again by the overpowered mother and Porta, the merchant declares she senses some kind of treasure at the bottom of the pit, and while they may not find much, it is worth exploring since they may uncover an interesting tool.
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? continues to be a wonder as writer Inaka-sensei amusingly portrays how some readers may relate to the frustration Masato feels as we watch Mamako caringly smother him, all while unintentionally taking away any glory he may want within this world of pure escapism. While the anime may have changed how paranoid Wise can be in order to keep herself safe, one cannot but smile at the relationship this tsundere develops with our hero. And yet it is the humorous situations which mangaka Meicha-sensei portrays which keep us interested within the series, all resulting in suggestive moments of Mamako showing off as much skin as possible, even if her intentions are pure. It is this hilarity of the video game narrative which motivates readers to continue, watching the child’s behavior grow increasingly frustrated as he tries to teach his newbie mother the basics of the games, all while she innocently makes comically ignorant faults which only make us wish to see what happens next.
Content Grade: A
Art Grade: A
Packaging Grade: A
Text/Translation Grade: A-
Age Rating: Older Teen
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: January 14, 2020