Usagi Drop – First Impressions

It has been a while since I last read the manga for Usagi Drop, but the anime does seem to do it justice.

A 30-year old single guy (Daikichi) decides to take care of his deceased grandfather’s illegitimate child (Rin) since no one else in his family wanted to do it. We get to see daily life at its finest as he struggles to balance work and family while learning to take care of her.

The animation is a bit rough at times, but I think it fits with the general style and atmosphere of the series. The voice actor for Rin also does an excellent job at bringing the character to life with all the funny sounds that she makes to go along with Rin’s weird expressions.

Raising a child is not as easy as one might think, and Usagi Drop portrays both the hardships and rewards very well.

Rating: Very Good

5 Comments to “Usagi Drop – First Impressions”

  1. Fabrice says:

    Uwah, Rin is just too adorable with her first meeting with Daikichi, running away. <3
    Her existence just makes my heart melt; I love all her faces – the sleepy one, confused one and even the sad one. Daikichi is my hero for taking her in.

    Riena was so lulzannoying like a kid though.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Yeah, it was sad to see all the relatives hating on Rin even though they didn’t know her. Glad to see them change later on though.

    Riena is like your stereotypical annoying brat.

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  2. Seinime says:

    Just picked this up, and man, is it good.

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    Reltair Reply:

    That it is. 🙂

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  3. Ryan says:

    Usagi Drop was by far one of the most enjoyable anime I’ve seen this year. A lot of tgihns that happened in it I was quite familiar with either in my own childhood (the tree part) or my fatherhood (quite a few tgihns). It was also nice to learn the differences in culture of child rearing in Japan, such as what they do with their teeth when they lose them. The eleven episodes were a masterpiece and though I would like to see more, I’m worried because of the manga situation. I was going to read the manga until I heard it nosedives, but I’d rather stick only to the anime adaption that I’ve grown to love.

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