Buddy Daddies Season 1 Episode 2 Recap – “The Kiss of Death”

By Nubia Brice
Published: January 13, 2023 (Last updated: January 25, 2024)
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While the episode was still worth the watch for the drama and plot, at times, the overarching gag of bad parenting felt overplayed and unrealistic, taking away from the better parts of the story.

We recap the Crunchyroll anime series Buddy Daddies Season 1 Episode 2, “The Kiss of Death,” which contains spoilers.

Buddy Daddies surprised viewers with Episode 1 with a hilarious yet heartwarming premiere episode that saw two assassins adopt a young girl. The theme of the found family will likely be a major influence as the series continues, surely making for some wild antics and touching moments as it progresses. Kazuki (voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Rei (voiced by Koki Uchiyama), and Miri (voiced by Hina Kino) were easy characters to love, but fans are eager to see how the three will interact now that they’re all living under one roof. Whether this new arrangement turns out to be just what they needed, or a complete disaster remains to be seen in Episode 2 of Buddy Daddies.

Buddy Daddies Season 1 Episode 2 recap

The episode opens with Miri banging on Kazuki’s door, desperately needing to use the bathroom. Confused, he tosses her into the room, not realizing she is too short to reach the toilet seat or the sink. As he helps her, he wonders what he is getting himself into.

As he makes breakfast, Miri asks Kazuki if this is his house, to which he replies he is just “crashing”. Throughout breakfast, Miri finds herself trying to participate but only ends up making things worse. When Rei comes out of his room to see what the commotion is, Kazuki immediately thrusts Miri into his hands, hoping he can distract her. Rei allows Miri to look at his video game collection, which she promptly messes up.

Over breakfast, Kazuki reads the note Miri’s mom sent with her on her search for her father. In her note, she says she resents the man for leaving her and requests he raise their daughter. It turns out he was the head of the human trafficking ring they killed in the last episode. Kazuki and Rei wonder what they should do next, deciding they should send her back to her mother before realizing they don’t know where she lives. When they ask her where she’s from or how she got there, she can only respond with vague, useless answers. The only helpful information she provides is that her mother sings at her job. Kazuki decides to see if his friend Kyutaro can dig up anything, leaving Miri at home alone when Rei insists on going with him.

The first thing Kyutaro does upon seeing the men, is scold them for the scene they made at the Christmas party, saying he can’t always cover for them. Still, he gives them the remainder of their payment and offers them another job, which they promptly accept. However, asking about Miri’s father proves to be more difficult, as Kazuki tries to get information without insulting Kyutaro’s research skills. Even he misses things sometimes, he says and assures he will look into it. As they leave Kyutaro’s coffee shop, a mysterious man walks in. We cannot see his face, but he says he will be in town for a while and requests to be informed about upcoming jobs. He leaves his number on a piece of paper with the name Ogino Ryo written on it.

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Rei and Kazuki return home to find the lights off and the furniture in shambles. They immediately assume someone has broken in, only to find Miri playing hide and seek in the office. Over dinner, Kazuki reads up on their latest target, who is a drug kingpin. He lives in a mansion with top-notch security, which will make getting to him difficult, but they can’t risk making a scene like the last time. Their brainstorming is cut short when Miri insults Kazuki’s cooking and proceeds to run to the hallway to play hide and seek. Then suddenly, the game gives him an idea about how to break into their latest target’s house.

After gathering supplies for their mission, Rei and Kazuki prepare to leave but have no idea what to do with Miri in the meantime. Kazuki attempts to bribe her with snacks, but she cries so loudly that even the neighbors hear, prompting the men to bring her along and leave her in the car.

The plan is for Rei to wait for the target near the surrounding water, while Kazuki flushes him out, pretending to be there to fix the security system. Of course, just when Kazuki is about to enter, Miri honks the horn. She says she has to pee, but he encourages her to hold it while heading to the house to continue the mission.

Ending Explained

While Kazuki plants explosives throughout the target’s mansion, Miri rings the doorbell, asking the henchman who answers if she can use the bathroom. He allows it, and everything is fine until she sees Kazuki in the living room, drawing attention to him. Seeing he isn’t at his post, the henchman begins to chase after Kazuki, who begins chasing after Miri when she runs away to start a game of hide and seek. He finally catches her when she runs into the target’s room, but they are immediately surrounded by security.

Just when things look bleak, the henchmen begin dropping, and we see Rei outside shooting at them from the backyard. Kazuki shields Miri and runs as Rei engages the security in a gunfight. They escape on a speedboat as Kazuki scolds them both for ruining the mission.

Back at home, both men realize they can no longer continue to go on jobs with Miri. Kyutaro calls, telling them they are off the mission while also revealing he found the information on Miri’s father that they were looking for. The episode ends with Ogino taking out the target instead.

This was another fun episode, but at times, the not knowing how to take care of kid gag got a little old. The childcare solution is probably one that could be handled earlier and easier. Still, it’s understandable that the show is making Kazuki and Rei the most clueless parents ever to capitalize on the comedic effect. The idea is still cute, but while the better parts of episode one included Miri, I can’t say the same for this one. Here, the mission and mysteriousness behind the new character were the most compelling things going on.

It’s clear the show is laying the foundation for a bigger story. With that in mind, it may take a few episodes to really find its bearings. While this episode was not bad, it didn’t stand out compared to the previous one. It felt like they used a lot of the same bits, and by the end of the episode, you could easily predict the punchline of most of the funny moments, making some fall flat. Here’s hoping the next episode finds a better balance between the comedy and the drama.

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