One day, he receives an email from three girls, Jun Gotou, Nozomi Momijidani, and Sora Kaneshiro, who were raised together like sisters since childhood and have just entered fifth grade, requesting a meetup. It turns out the girls want to form a band together, and they ask for Kyou's help.
Here comes the three angels (天使の3P! / Tenshi no Surī Pīsu!) is a light novel series written by Sagu Aoyama and illustrated by Tinkle. ASCII Media Works have published eight volumes since 2012 under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation titled Tenshi no 3P! no 3P!!, illustrated by Omiya, is published by Dengeki Moeoh since 2013. Another manga adaptation, illustrated by Yuzu Mizutani, is published by Dengeki G's Comic since 2014. An anime adaptation by Project No. 9 has been announced for Summer 2017.
This series provides examples of:
- Affectionate Nickname:
- Jun - Jun-tan
- Nozomi - Zomi
- Sora - Kuu
- Alternate Character Reading: Kyou's given name can also be read as "hibiki", one of the kun'yomi readings of the kanji. His penpal Kiriyume actually addresses him as Hibiki.
- Beach Episode: Episode 7 has the protagonists and parents drive to a beach, with the expected shenanigans.
- But Not Too Foreign: It turns out Nozomi has a White English Mother and a Japanese Father, but unlike most recent Anime examples her resultant appearance nor ethnic mix is not commented upon at all, with her heritage only brought up to serve as a plot point for her grandfather wishing to reconcile/reconnect with his long lost grandchild.
- Central Theme: Classified as a "loli & pop symphony" story.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Kurumi really doesn't like all the girls hanging around her big brother, and tends to force him to tend to her in compensation for any time he spends with the others.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Toriumi in particular, but possibly her "little sisters" as well. She'd been met with a lot of awkwardness and pity in elementary school, so when she transferred school partway through her first year of junior high, she adjusted her cloths to look like a delinquent, hid her status as an orphan, and generally created a mean character that no one would want to approach, accepting the lack of any social interactions as a fair price for not suffering the constant unwanted pity. The same may be happening with the three kids. At the very least they are extremely uncomfortable with classmates, who seem awkward with them.
- Hikikomori: Kyou, due to a traumatizing past.
- Meaningful Name: Kyou is Japanese for "echo" or "sound".
- Mistaken for Pedophile: As with Ro-Kyu-Bu!, this is a definite and understandable fear. Guy who shuts himself up in his room and doesn't really know anyone that well except his sister suddenly finds out that he'd arranged to meet a group of little girls alone in a park. Hardly surprising he'd start to listen for police sirens. And stands to reason that throughout his work helping the girls he'd continue to walk on eggshells.
- Potty Dance: Jun does a hands-free (and eventually a pants grabbing) version of this in Episode 5.
- Potty Emergency: Jun has one in Episode 5, but she make sit thanks to a piggyback ride from Kyou.
- Rock Trio: Jun is the guitarist (Fender Duo-Sonic), Nozomi is the bassist (Höfner 500/1), and Sora is the drummer (Gretsch bop kit).
- Shrinking Violet: Jun Gotou, who is known to be a crybaby.
John Lennon = Jun (Kind-hearted dreamer Guitarist)
- The Guitar that Jun uses and the Bass used by Nozomi closely resembles the ones used respectively by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, featured in the early black-and-white era performances of The Beatles, as seen in "The Beatles 1+" Music Videos Collection.
- The name of the orphanage "Little Wing" is the title of a beloved Jimi Hendrix epic guitar solo.
- Much like the Hokago Teatime band of K-On!, Lien De Famile so far also bears a rough Gender Flipped analogy to The Beatles,
- Skipping School: Kyou constantly skipped school at the beginning of the series. He eventually starts attending class again when he sees that he needs to be a better role model for the band.
- Tsundere: Several actually:
- Sakura is a "Harsh" type, albeit milder than many. She hates the pity people give her, so she creates a hard, dismissive shell that she only lets down around those she trusts and cares about.
- Nozomi tends to be like this with everyone, swapping rapidly between arrogance, standoffish defensiveness and bits of friendly openness.
- Koume, AKA "Kiriyume" was treated like a god for much of her life, so she doesn't really know how to get along with people normally; she maintains a general attitude that's both high and mighty and bitterly prickly, though she gradually struggles to break down the barriers she'd built and accept those around her.
- Kurumi is a "Mild" type. Toward most people she is extremely sweet and friendly, but with her dear big brother she's always prickly. She is reluctant to openly show concern or pride or support toward him, but she literally demands attention. She even forces him to bathe with her, though she'll chew him out if he even looks in her general direction while doing so.