Monpochi wrote:Kinda OT: Mind to share places to DL some animu? (p.s. is this like some sort of a forbidden question here in the forums?) I've been eye-ing on some series' that I see here and over the net and my old source is sort of unreliable now. Pls Halp?
Gojira wrote:I think I finally "get" Usagi Drop now. I wasn't sure what to think of it at first because it's definitely slice-of-life and the kind of things you usually want to happen in an anime just don't happen very often on this show. That can spell boredom for a lot of people. But now I realize that the story, the characters, and the setting are all speaking to an entirely different set of values from other anime. It's not about relationships anymore, it's all parenting. The value of a character in this show, no matter what they can do otherwise, is in how good of a parent they are. The kids and what they do - be it cute or annoying or dumb - don't really matter, as long as they're alive and growing, and in many ways they end up representing an extension of their parents. Or in the main character's case, he sees aspects of himself in someone else's child.
The thing that's most interesting about it is that there's just no anime like it that I know of. The closest comparison I can think of is Clannad: After Story, but even that was a lot more about Touma riding the wave of his relationship as far as it would take him and was portrayed in more epic fashion. Usagi Drop isn't nearly as dramatic, though when something bad happens (even a minor thing) it can seem that way because the main character takes his role very seriously.
Anyway if you're looking for something different to watch and aren't looking for a complex plot, it's good.
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