At his grandfather's funeral, 30-year-old bachelor businessman Kawachi Daikichi encounters 6 year old Rin, who is shunned by his immediate family. As he presses his relatives for information, he discovers Rin is the child of his grandfather's mistress, a secret which brought shame on their conservative family. Daikichi doesn't like children, but the cold attitude of his relatives towards her causes Daikichi to reconsider his stance and adopt Rin and raise her as if she were his own daughter. After all, she is blood...and endearingly cute! What kind of clothes to buy her? What to feed her? What to do about nursery school? Daikichi's new life raising a 6-year-old girl is an uninterrupted stream of bewilderment.
Delightful slow-build anime
- Usagi Drop review by PD
Very little happens in this anime series. No fights, heroes, supernatural beings or any action to speak of at all. The series is all about getting to know the characters. We follow them through their daily lives and become part of their newly formed family. The drawing and attention to detail is superb.
The only downside to this was that there are not more episodes to rent. The series left me dying to know what happened next.