Key takeaways from Manga Recommendation – Usagi Drop:
- Usagi Drop is a heartwarming and wholesome family manga that can be read anytime to put your mind at ease.
- The story follows a bachelor named Dakichi, who adopts his grandfather’s illegitimate child Rin and their everyday life.
- The manga has great character development, a cute art style, and is a perfect choice for those looking for a light and feel-good read.
If you saw this week’s anime recommendation, I recommended something rather heavy for this week. Well, to help you digest that, I thought it’d be best to include something light and fluff for the manga recommendation. So here we are with Usagi Drop a simple and sweet family manga that you can pretty much read at any time to put your mind at ease.
So welcome back to another edition of our manga recommendation series. This week we are talking about the cute and wholesome Usagi Drop. A manga I read quite a while ago but still remember it because of how warm and fuzzy it made me feel. So let’s talk about it today.
Usagi Drop is written and illustrated by Unita Yumi. The manga was serialized in the Feel Young magazine from October 2005 to December 2011. It is just 10 volumes or 62 chapters long. It also has an anime adaptation by Production IG that came out in 2011, The anime adaptation is pretty good from what I’ve heard. So you can check that out as well if you want to.
Our MC, a bachelor named Dakichi is visiting his grandfather’s funeral. Among the crowd though, he spots a young girl named Rin. Rin is apparently Dakichi’s grandfather’s illegitimate child. She used to live with him but now, no one is willing to take her in because of the shameful circumstances surrounding her birth. Dakichi could not bring himself to leave her alone and decided to adopt her. The story follows their everyday life.
After that, Usagi Drop is pretty much an episodic SoL-type manga. You know, we see how Dakichi is making adjustments to his lifestyle to make it easy to take care of Rin. How Rin eventually opens up to him. The plot is nothing special but it is really well executed and gives that warm tingly feeling on the inside.
Both Dakichi and Rin receive a decent amount of character development. The manga is about them after all. It is really pleasant to see them form this father-child bond as the story goes on. Rin doesn’t speak much initially but she opens up eventually and even makes some friends over time. Dakichi my man too, basically rearranges his whole life to make accommodations for Rin and he cares for her so much.
The art is pretty simple. It doesn’t really need to be that detailed to get the point of this manga across. But you know, despite being simple, it is very pleasing to look at. Not much else to say here, a simple and cute art style that works pretty well.
Why should you read Usagi Drop?
Quick pointers on why you should check out this manga:
- Wholesome and cute
- Great characters
- Cute art style
That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Usagi Drop is a really wholesome and fun manga; you should definitely give it a try. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!