Author Taro Obika is an obsessed single father who loves his daughter so much, he decides to go to the same college. Nicknamed Gataro, he was widowed when his wife died of an illness and has raised his only child Sakura all on his own.
Things are about to change drastically as Sakura prepares to enter a coeducational university after going to an all-girls school all her life. Worried sick, Gataro enrolls not only in the same school, but also in the same department, and the madness begins!
Unable to control his anxiety, he sticks his nose in her every business, from classes to extracurricular activities, parties, dating events, cultural festivals, part-time jobs, and everything else college kids do. But as the 40-year-old middle-aged dad gets involved in the youthful pursuits of Sakura and her colleagues, he finds himself enjoying life even more than them.
"Back to School Daddy" is about a father and a daughter whose bond strengthens after they wind up becoming schoolmates. In this time of nuclear families, witness unconventional parenting as Gataro assumes the role of father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, friend, and even classmate. Theirs is a heartwarming family love that is sure to put a smile on your face.