Usagi Drop 11

Usagi Drop

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.


  1. Shizuo Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Great final episode!

    Can’t stop laugh when Rin smile without her front teeth, especially when Daikichi take a picture of her *like Walrus*… LOL

  2. AozuAkazu Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Going to miss Rin-chan (and Kouki’s mum to an extent)

    However, on the bright side, it didn’t go onto Rin’s teenage years which I’ve heard a lot of bad things about.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    The teenage and beyond years arc was like a totally different series altogether.

  4. cy Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I hope they dont do a sequel because that would be really hard to swallow if it followed the manga’s story….

  5. sadakups Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Moe anime of the year.

  6. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    I kinda felt they should had ended it with her as a teenager but showing that her relationship with Daikichi is still strong like a father and daughter. Still this was great and one of 2011’s best animes.

  7. Qwerty Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    People always seem to “hear” about the second half of the story. People rarely seem to take the time to actually read the rest of the manga.

    I liked it, sure the last few chapters are a bit hard to swallow for some but the emotional impact of the first half is still there for me at least.

  8. charizardpal Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    To the contrary I read the manga but I still preferred the first half. As someone said, the 2nd half is almost another series altogether. The last few chapters of part two were creative & interesting from an emotional standpoint though…

    …now’s a good time to stop the anime.

  9. ahelo Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    No sequel please! That would be very awkward for anime-only fans.

  10. Benigmatica Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    The best anime show offered by noitamina! BTW, why any one of you are scared of adapting the second half of the manga? No spoilers, but it has to do with angst?

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    Second half = Genji Monogatari ending.

  12. altux Said,

    September 18, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    still want anime’s from a child standpoint though. It’s like the emotion and innocence are cut half if told in an adult point of view. (in this case, Daikichi). Still heartwarming though

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