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Father and Son is a shonen manga written and drawn by Uchiko. The series was first published in 2013 and is currently still being made.

Welcome to the bumpy, yet easygoing slice-of-life comedy of a certain father and son. The unpredictable and wild son, Shou. And the former gangster, hands-on father who looks out for him, You-san. Follow the lively father and son pair, as their everyday life is sure to eventful. Won’t you take a peek at this slice-of-life, slapstick but easygoing father and son comedy?


Father and Son provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Shou is usually the distributor of these. He takes the first part of someone's name and adds "-san" or "-chan". For example, he calls his father "You-san" and his neighbor Muroto "Mu-san".
  • Batter Up!: Youichi owns a metal baseball bat, which is implied to have been used during his gangster days. He once gave it to Shou to play baseball with his friends and he brought it to a sushi bar under the assumption his son was kidnapped.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Youichi is normally nice, but he'll fly into a fit of rage if anything sets him off.
  • Blinding Bangs: Youichi and Shou's neighbor, Muroto, has dark hair covering his eyes. He only does it because people say that his eyes are sinister.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Instead of addressing Youichi as his father, Shou calls him "You-san".
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  • Curtains Match the Windows: Youichi and Shou both have brown hair and eyes as seen on the manga covers.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Youichi used to be a gangster before he settled down and became a teacher.
  • Good Parents: Youichi cares about his son very much. He makes sure that he's safe from dangerous objects, has clean clothes to wear, and that someone is there to pick him up from nursery school. He almost went into Papa Wolf mode when he thought Shou was being held hostage.
  • House Husband: Since his wife is away, Youichi has to take on a lot of housework.
  • Innocently Insensitive: There are times where Shou doesn't realize that he unintentionally offends the adult characters. For example, when his mother came to pick him up from daycare, he asked her who she was and she was apparently so devastated that she disappeared.
  • Missing Mom: Shou's mother's absence is one of the major focal points of the story. Because she isn't there to help take care of Shou, Youichi has learned how to cook, clean, and do laundry. Not to mention him juggling the responsibilities of being a parent while managing his job as a teacher.
  • No Sense of Direction: Mami is infamous for getting lost. In one chapter, she called her own cell phone and asked "Where am I?". Later, it's revealed that her brother also has a bad habit of getting lost.
  • Overprotective Dad: Aki, one of Shou's classmates, has one. He gave her a cell phone, which had a GPS on it he used to follow her around. His behavior freaked her out so much that she soaked the phone in water so that he would leave her alone.
  • Papa Wolf: When Youichi gets a phone call from his brother-in-law, he brings his bat to the restaurant, thinking that his son had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom.
  • Reality Ensues: One chapter ends with Aki's father, who follows her around to "keep her safe", being questioned by a police officer for spying on little kids.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: A few cases.
    • Shou is noted to looking exactly like his father when he was little. When he and Youichi are in Bungo's cake shop, there are a few pictures, which show Youichi as a kid.
    • Ta-san, one of Shou's classmates, has two older brothers who look just like him. Shou, who hadn't met them until he went to their apartment, nearly freaked out over the sight.
    • Mami's younger brother, Shinya, looks just like her, but with shorter hair.
  • Wild Child: Shou is rambunctious, destructive, and mischievous, much to his father's dismay.

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