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First Omegaverse Anime? Let's Get to Know Tadaima Okaeri

Complete cast of Tadaima Okaeri
Tadaima Okaeri cover

The Omegaverse is a world where biology dictates social roles, with Alphas, Betas, and Omegas each possessing unique traits.

It's a captivating concept that's exploded in popularity, particularly in fanfiction or mangas. This trope is all about heightened senses, pheromones that drive you wild, and even special body parts that come into play during mating!

Then there are heats and ruts, where hormones take over, and everyone's just gotta find a mate. If not, how else are you going to alleviate yourself?

Considering the explicit nature of this trope, it’s pretty understandable why it hasn’t made it to the big screen.

So why is Tadaima Okaeri the exception?

Plot Summary

Tadaima Okaeri - Masaki, Hiromu, and Hikari at a playgroud
Left to Right: Masaki, Hiromu, and Hikari at a playground

Tadaima Okaeri is a slice of life anime set in the Omegaverse.

The story follows Masaki and Hiromu, an alpha-omega couple. These two live in domestic bliss with their beautiful child, Hikari, whom they can barely keep up with at times!

Throughout the anime, we see these two doing the most mundane tasks. Raising their kid, loving one another, and even making friends!

But it's not all sunshine and rainbows. Masaki might doubt his parenting skills, and Hiro could face work stress. But they're not alone! They’ve got supportive neighbors who can offer to watch Hikaru or even friends they can rely on to help them when needed!

If you’re looking for a feel-good anime with green flags all around, this is definitely for you!

What is Omegaverse?

Omegaverse is an alternate universe where everybody has a second gender:

Omegaverse explained in an infographic
First gender: female and male | Second gender: alpha, beta, and omega
  • Alphas (A): The dominant class. Often portrayed as strong, assertive, and with heightened senses. They may have a more "warrior-like" or leadership role in society. During mating cycles (called ruts), they experience strong urges to find a partner.
  • Betas (B): The neutral middle ground. Often seen as well-rounded individuals who don't possess the extremes of Alphas or Omegas. They can hold any position in society and are generally fertile.
  • Omegas (O): The submissive class. They are typically described as fertile, nurturing, and with heightened senses of smell and emotion. Omegas experience heats, where their bodies become receptive to mating, and they may crave physical intimacy.

This social order can get pretty intense. It can often lead to conflicts about their roles.

But the Omegaverse can be super inclusive, too, with all sorts of couples and folks fitting in however they see fit.

And, of course, there's pregnancy! Omegas are usually the ones carrying the babies, and sometimes, they get this intense nesting instinct where they have to build a cozy nest (just like a bird).

The beauty of Omegaverse is that it allows homosexual pairings to have children of their own in another universe.

Some stories play it super angsty, others are all about the fluffy romance, and then you've got stuff like Tadaima Okaeri, which throws a curveball and just shows a normal family doing their thing – with a dash of Omegaverse thrown in for good measure.

What Makes Tadaima Okaeri Stand Out in the Omegaverse

Tadaima Okaeri - Masaki, Hiromu, and Hikari bathing together
Masaki, Hiromu, and Hikari in a bathtub
Most omegaverse stories tend to be pretty dramatic. The main reason for this? Pheromones.

Omegas and Alphas naturally have pheromones to help them find an ideal mate. However, this can drive an omega or alpha to go by instinct instead of logic. And when it does happen, things can get pretty messy and sad.

But this isn’t the only conflict that many Omegaverse stories run down to the ground. There’s also this whole thing about societal expectations.

Case in point (if you know, you know):

Love is an Illusion couple Dojin and Hyesung
Love is an Illusion cover

Alphas are expected to be successful and marry an omega with good genes. They’re not allowed to love betas or other alphas. Why waste dominant genes like that? You’d be a failure if you do.

However, Omegas have it even harder in the Omegaverse. When they get into heat, they tend to attract other people besides their chosen mates. They are also discriminated against and mistreated due to their second gender.

TLDR: A lot of Omegaverse stories are pretty depressing, which is ironic, considering this was created in order for the LGBTQ+ to have children.

That's why Tadaima Okaeri is such a breath of fresh air – it ditches the drama and shows a normal family doing their thing.

There are no dramatic heats, forbidden love, or societal clashes. It’s just a really adorable story about a couple raising their kid together!

Why You Should Watch Tadaima Okaeri

If you've reached this point and haven't been convinced yet - man, are you one tough nut! But maybe this will help convince you:

Tadaima Okaeri - Baby Hikaru smiling
Hikaru smiling

Or this:

Tadaima Okaeri couple Masaki and Hiromu showing affection
Masaki holding Hiromu's face

If you're looking for a feel-good anime with relatable characters and a healthy dose of heartwarming moments, Tadaima Okaeri is definitely worth checking out.

It's especially perfect for fans of slice-of-life stories or anyone who enjoys seeing a positive portrayal of an LGBTQ+ family.

However, if you're craving a more action-packed or drama-filled Omegaverse experience, this might not be the one for you. But hey, there's something for everyone in the anime world, right?

Do you know what else is for everyone? The Otaku Community. That's right - we have a community where you can share your love for anime!

It's free, and every anime lover is welcome to join. So hop on now!

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