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Usagi Drop Review

September 21, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Anime

Usagi Drop is an interesting anime in that it has no action, no magic, no mechas, no schoolgirls, no butlers, no cute critters as mascots, and so much more. Seemingly devoid of the elements that many people associate with anime, it has somehow become a hit with the general anime fan. The plot is summarized by MyAnimeList below:

While attending his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is surprised to discover that his grandfather had an illegitimate child with an unknown mother! The rest of his family, fearing the obligation and embarrassment, want nothing to do with the silent little girl, Rin. Sensing her imminent abandonment and outraged by his complacent family members, Daikichi decides to adopt her himself! …yet he may have underestimated the difficulty of balancing his work, family, and love life with his role as her guardian.

So what is it about a 30-year-old man and 6-year-old girl that makes the series so enjoyable? My take on it is that it’s just super happy, and who doesn’t like feeling happy? Take, for example, the first episode where the family was trying to decide on what to do with Rin. With no one wanting to take her in, it seemed inevitable that she would be abandoned at an orphanage or in a foster home. This is when Daikichi steps up to the plate and comes to the rescue by taking Rin in, and I’m sure everyone watching was glad that Rin wasn’t left to the wild.

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Summer 2011 Anime Round-up

July 18, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Anime

After a couple of weeks, I’ve finally managed to watch at least the first episode (most of the second as well) of all of the new anime airing this summer. The ones I did not watch are either continuations of a previous season, OVAs, or movies.

I must say that I was impressed with the line-up of titles this time around compared to the last couple of years, but as always, there’s only enough time to watch a few select series. Below you will find my initial thoughts on each one and whether I will be following it or not.

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