Saturday, July 23, 2011
Usagi Drop #1-56 [END] (Final Impressions)
Around the half point in the series, a time-skip then occurs, and the manga begins to shift its focus to Rin's life in high school. It sort of becomes a typical romance story from there, as she deals with her developing feelings for Kouki Nitani, who she had grown up with and was also a major supporting character in the first half. I didn't enjoy the second half as much as the first half, but it still kept my interest as it was still a fun read. Although the characters I had come to love were still there. They had just grown up, or grown old! After having followed Rin's life for so long, it almost felt like a crime to stop too. Still, I can't say I liked the ending much either. I enjoyed the father-daughter dynamic between Daikichi and Rin more than what ended up developing at the series' end. It sort of came out of left base. Nonetheless, I didn't hate it, and it was satisfactory enough for me. There's still an Extra volume coming out for the series and a live action movie, both of which I can't wait to read/see.