Trust me. It does get syrupy at some parts, but the character development is there and because of that, OOC things they do seem perfectly in-character. And the baking. Oh, my, the baking. Can be serious and even gets dark at a couple of points, but is mostly downright hilarious.
Cute and WAFFy, with scenes alternating between dark and serious to over-the-top funny. It's got L and Light playing "mom and dad" to the Whammy's orphans and contains several misadventures involving pervy genius kids, ghosts, and baking.