I’m going to miss my weekly dose of Rin-chan ;_;
11 episodes passed by a flash, but I’m actually relieved it’s only 11 episodes. God knows what would the show be like if they showed the ending of the manga… well, let’s not talk about that here shall we?
I’m quite satisfied with the adaptation of Rin-chan to the anime medium and Production I.G. certainly did not disappoint at bringing the manga to life. It really emphasized nicely the feelings of sacrifice by parents and the wonderful feeling of parenthood through Daikichi’s interaction with Rin as he takes care of her. It’s still quite an idealized vision of it (if you have a brother 12 years younger, I’m sure you’ll know…) but I’ll be damned if I don’t feel like giving this parenthood thing a try if it ever happens to me after watching this show.
Probably one stroke of genius of the show is getting a real child to do Rin’s voice, that gave it a feeling of authenticity to her character. Not sure if that will lead on to good things later for her (the seiyuu), but for now, Ayu Matsuura’s voice is immortalized as Rin’s for me. I’d probably hear it when reading the manga again too lol.
Usagi Drop is one of the best shows of the season, no doubt about that here and a very proper inclusion to the noitaminA stable. Not surprisingly though, wishing for a sequel isn’t one of the top things I want for this show. This show is perfect as it is… and it should be left that way, hopefully.