Finally. It feels great to see a more family-centric anime this time around. This show had me from the moment it started with that watercolor-like and textured opening. The overall feel of the show was there and I knew I was in for a treat.
2 minutes in and the show immediately introduces us to the main characters, Daikichi and Rin. Daikichi attends his grandfather’s wake and meets Rin. At first, he mistakes for someone else’s daughter. It turns out the young girl is Rin, his grandfather’s illegitimate child and Daikichi’s aunt. Having no one willing to look after Rin, Daikichi takes her in.
Usagi Drop’s level headed approach to the topics at hand is admirable. Daikichi and Rin are kindred spirits drawn to each other, almost as if they have an unspoken understanding between one another. Most of the touching scenes are handled very carefully, but they still manage to pack a lot of emotion into it. To me, this is a trait of a good drama. It’s also very easy on the eyes, the show likes to play around with soft shades but not to the point that it looks too washed out.
I don’t think I have a lot of say about Usagi Drop right now other than so far it shows that this may be a top contender for this season’s best show.