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Posted 8/15/11

Captaininvictus
When saying something it helps to not be completely talking out your ass. Yotsuba, Beelzebub, My Girl Sahara Mizu are just three other examples of Single Dad Manga.
I dunno about the others but beelzebub is a pretty poor example of a single dad manga. Yeah, Oga's taking care of him but it's so far on the back burner that it's barely noticeable.

I can't believe the manga would take a twist like that. I couldn't imagine after years of taking care of a little girl like she was my own then somehow turning it into an actual relationship. Besides, at that point he'd be like 45 by the time she's of consenting age and out of school.
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If you haven't read Yotsuba yet, you probably should. It's one of the best series out there, it's one of the most relaxing manga you can read. As far as Beelzebub is concerned, I had just heard that it involved single dad shenanigans, I have yet to read it but plan to.

Also, you posted inside the quote. :V
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i am surprised anyone found the ending surprising, they had alot of foreshadowing leading up to that. i wouldn't say it corrupts or cheapens the story. it isn't what anyone would call a normal development but its a end result of who rin is as a person. Its important to remember she never considers him her 'father' as she herself says "Daikichi is Daikichi". Its not like they did this in a perverted way or anything, they even had Rin battle with her developing feelings for Daikichi. They even went as far as to have Daikichi *reject* her. I can't say i am pleased with the final couple chapters, but i can't say i didn't see it coming. I can say that it was executed in a mature and developed fashion its execution was not out of place in the story or anything, its just not what i would have liked to seen for the story. But that is the way the author wanted the story to play out. We as readers may not always 'get' or like how a story develops.


I can't believe the manga would take a twist like that. I couldn't imagine after years of taking care of a little girl like she was my own then somehow turning it into an actual relationship. Besides, at that point he'd be like 45 by the time she's of consenting age and out of school.
He will be / was 40 when she turns / turned 18, not sure how to say that Its important to remember He is not the one that initiates this relationship and he rejects the idea. But in the end all he cares for is Her happiness. To the point he dismisses his own feelings to except hers.
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There's a whole slew of reasons why it is wrong(some of which I went into), and the last seven chapters were EXTREMELY ham-fisted. Daikichi knew basically the entire series she wasn't blood related, yet this only comes out in the second to last chapter, no doubt to appease the executives who probably wouldn't want their very successful mainstream manga series promoting blood-related incest.

Just because an author makes a horrible storyline decision, does not mean the fanbase has to eat that shit up. And you seem to be the sort that I was referring to in my post, the kind who believes every blush is an act of attraction. If you go by that, then yes, the entire series has been a setup. But that's a retarded way to think, since this isn't a harem or MOEH show.
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Posted 8/15/11

Captaininvictus wrote:

There's a whole slew of reasons why it is wrong(some of which I went into), and the last seven chapters were EXTREMELY ham-fisted. Daikichi knew basically the entire series she wasn't blood related, yet this only comes out in the second to last chapter, no doubt to appease the executives who probably wouldn't want their very successful mainstream manga series promoting blood-related incest.

Just because an author makes a horrible storyline decision, does not mean the fanbase has to eat that shit up. And you seem to be the sort that I was referring to in my post, the kind who believes every blush is an act of attraction. If you go by that, then yes, the entire series has been a setup. But that's a retarded way to think, since this isn't a harem or MOEH show.


Don't get me wrong Captaininvictus. i agree that the last few chapters where not as i would have liked. I don't agree with the ending, i was rather disappointed in it myself. It seemed like the 'easy' way out to me. As far as the Blood relation goes. i never for a moment believed that they where blood related the entire premise of that is stupid, i expected a 'twist' in that department from the first word go. i mean come on.... really. Its also rather persumptious of you to think i saw any part of that in a perverted light. I read the entire manga after being introduced to it via the anime. In other words i only just recently started and finished it. I read the entire manga series in just over 3 days, i have NOT reread it, i likely never will reread it, i have no desire to not knowing how it ends. My opinion on Rins behavior and the story direction are not taken from a perverted light but rather a logical one. I am a IT specialist by trade i tend to think things throu logically rather then emotionally, Series like this offer a nice contrast to my regular life. But when i look back on things i see logical connections, So looking back after that rather unusual ending i see stuff like, Rins comments about Daikichi scent. I see her mothers history, and her affection for grandfather. My Girlfriend seems to agree with you thou so i may be in the wrong here or at least i won't dispute the points with her! She actually tossed her tablet when koki figured out that Rin had feelings for Daikichi. I said it was expected she said it was shit so ... Ya
it doesn't change the fact that pretty much everyone is in agreement the last few chapters where .... unexpected and not the way the fans would have liked to see the series end. I think it was the easy way out for the author. i would have liked to seen more .. more anything from the story. As a Man i couldn't ever relate to how Daikichi accepted the situation.
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Posted 8/15/11

Captaininvictus wrote:

If you haven't read Yotsuba yet, you probably should. It's one of the best series out there, it's one of the most relaxing manga you can read. As far as Beelzebub is concerned, I had just heard that it involved single dad shenanigans, I have yet to read it but plan to.

Also, you posted inside the quote. :V


lol, derp. Still getting used to forums. not really familiar with commands and such
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Posted 8/16/11
this is probabaly the weirdest manga ending i have ever read
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Posted 9/15/11
Just read the ending to this manga..... Ruined everything I liked about the anime.... WTF happened at the end!!!

What happened to my feel good anime with childish innocence and life lessons taught to adults by children!!!!

DON'T READ THE MANGA AND STAY AWAY FROM THE ANIME IF IT GOES INTO A TIME SKIP!
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Posted 9/20/11
i thought this was a cute manga and then the end totally ruined it for me. i was happy with ther father daughter relationship, and they had to go and ruin it *sighs* oh well
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Posted 11/20/11

Mingo852 wrote:

Okay so the ending to Usagi Drop in the manga is that Rin comes to realize she has feelings for Daikichi. She also learns that she actually isnt Granpa's daughter and that she has no blood relation to him. Daikichi teels her to wait till she graduates high school.. And in the very last chapter she tells him she wants to bear his child. The ending was a little too much for me because throught the whole manga they're building Daikichi as the father character then they completly throw that out of the window like it never existed.


i was good and cute romantic ending...
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Honestly, i cant express how much disappointment i have toward the ending of this great series. However, i feel there is no need for outrageous "WTF" comments about it. It was the author decision and the authors right to end it how she wanted to and i respect that. But, with all that said, i still have to strongly disagree with the ending, for it was clearly a poor decision.
In my opinion, the second half totally undermined the whole base that the first part developed. I think the anime did a correct job in portraying the story in favor of the general public, where Daikichi is the father figure, and leaving it at that. I have absolutely no clue why it would progress in a love between Daikichi and Rin when the entire first half of the series was spent developing the theme of "raising a child as a single parent". I do not see the actions as realistic in any bit whatsoever; however, nor do i see it as perverted or as incest. Honestly, i felt that Daikichi would have developed a relationship with Kouki's mom and, likewise, with Rin and Kouki. Although slightly awkward as well, these sets of relationships would have fit more nicely with the fact that Rin is not blood related to Daikichi (Kouki and Rin's relationship is therefore not considered "incest"). I'm not sure if the scenes played out the same way in the manga, but, in the anime, it seemed to frame Yukari (Kouki's mom) and Daikichi standing together quite often (as though they were a couple). In addition, the anime also framed many moments as though Daikichi and Yukari were developing as a family, such as the time when Rin had the stomach flu.
But at the end of the day, there is nothing i can do but forget the huge mistake that i feel the ending was. All that i, or those who agree with me, can do now is pretend the story ended at part one and progressed as we would have liked it to. Imagination saved the day on this one!
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Posted 1/12/12
Ending was little bit weird but duznt kill me I like it kind of I mean I know people with crazy age gaps and they got togethr for love so if that's what rin wants I see no problem with it and not like daikich is some pervt who forced his love on her she went to him.I would be waaaaaaay more upset if it was him going after her u know
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Posted 1/15/12
I havent read the ending, but from what I hear, Rin chases after Daikichi... its still a little creepy that he I guess returns her affection, but not as creepy as it would be if he was chasing her. It's like reverse-pedophelia. lol
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Posted 1/21/12
well this saves me a lot of time reading it
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Posted 1/23/12
What made it slightly odd...was that he actually told her he saw her as his daughter, and that no matter what she would be his child. This was after she confessed to him too o_O but since I just read the ending first I'm reserving judgement until I read it from beginning. I think reading it from the beginning will put me in the right mindset.

I normally read the ending to stuff first and it didn't scare me away so that's a good sign.
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