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I like the way the Anime ends, not quite sure I like the Manga's ending. I mean I really like them as father and daughter, and couldn't quite accept the Manga's ending, but nevertheless I still love Usagi Drop
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Posted 8/20/12 , edited 8/20/12
OMG this ending is so messed up! I was hoping Rin would end up with Kouki her childhood friend! What was the author thinking?

I'm not against age gap but the guy raised the girl like his own daughter and for them to end up together in just weird.
Posted 8/21/12
Hey the ending was fun but hey Daikichi is cool !!! But i wanted and i think olmost evey one like that Daikichi would be married with thet child hood friend mom.
Sorry i forgot her name.
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I feared this ending possibly coming on from issue one because that is honestly the taboo of manga/anime. Throwing in a shocker for shock value is only the MOST common thing to do in any given plot design in today's dramas. But when the story developed in the first half, I thought we were safely in a zone where the father-daughter dynamic was set-up as a central plot device. You can say what you want about the story at the end, but in removing that device, the story was convoluted and it's value as an aesthetic and artistic work was taken down dramatically.

I was so happy all the way to the end of the first half to find an anime that DIDN'T follow the before-stated taboo; instead it was honest in its approach to the slice-of-life drama that it presented within the unique family-friendly dynamic that it offered. THAT was what made it unique. As far as I'm concerned, the problem with the ending wasn't that it was too "different" or "just plain wrong" in the plot twist. It's that the author sold out completely for that ending and in doing so threw away what otherwise was a unique and beautiful story about something that was very dear to me personally.

Anyone that says that their love was a real thing and can support it doesn't have a realistic mindset of how family dynamics work. If that ending happened in real life, it would be cause for psychological evaluation of Rin for developing an obvious electra complex which is unhealthy to mental stability under EVERY clinical study ever done on the topic. And Daichi's character just does an unreal 360 in his acceptance of the proposal. The justification that he'll "do anything to make her happy" is ludacris in this context; she said she didn't want to take is name in part one and he got over it, he could have said no to her and she would have done the same-- which already draws another fallacy in the consistency of the character traits they possess.

There's no excuse for the ending. It's just not realistic at all, and the realism it started with is what locked us all into following it. It's a tragedy, truly... I walk away totally disheartened over the whole ordeal of the time that I invested into it.
Posted 9/27/12
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Posted 11/22/12
Anyone know what happens in the extra volume?
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Posted 11/23/12

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.



Well, after reading this, I'm definitely a lot more curious about the manga now. I'd been curious about how it all ended and this sums it up nicely.
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I have no respect for mangaka who have subverted the "screw the reader" plot twist ending into a cheap gimmick. Especially when there was evidently such a talent present to create what was/could have been a wonderful story.
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Posted 5/6/13
Just realized the mangaka was a woman... and it's a josei manga
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Posted 5/7/13 , edited 5/7/13
the mangaka based Rin's mom on herself.. . .didn't she??


pretty dumb ending. . . but might the whole "not actually grandpa's child" part might explain why Rin is blonde (right?)
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fatalaid wrote:

I feared this ending possibly coming on from issue one because that is honestly the taboo of manga/anime. Throwing in a shocker for shock value is only the MOST common thing to do in any given plot design in today's dramas. But when the story developed in the first half, I thought we were safely in a zone where the father-daughter dynamic was set-up as a central plot device. You can say what you want about the story at the end, but in removing that device, the story was convoluted and it's value as an aesthetic and artistic work was taken down dramatically.

I was so happy all the way to the end of the first half to find an anime that DIDN'T follow the before-stated taboo; instead it was honest in its approach to the slice-of-life drama that it presented within the unique family-friendly dynamic that it offered. THAT was what made it unique. As far as I'm concerned, the problem with the ending wasn't that it was too "different" or "just plain wrong" in the plot twist. It's that the author sold out completely for that ending and in doing so threw away what otherwise was a unique and beautiful story about something that was very dear to me personally.

Anyone that says that their love was a real thing and can support it doesn't have a realistic mindset of how family dynamics work. If that ending happened in real life, it would be cause for psychological evaluation of Rin for developing an obvious electra complex which is unhealthy to mental stability under EVERY clinical study ever done on the topic. And Daichi's character just does an unreal 360 in his acceptance of the proposal. The justification that he'll "do anything to make her happy" is ludacris in this context; she said she didn't want to take is name in part one and he got over it, he could have said no to her and she would have done the same-- which already draws another fallacy in the consistency of the character traits they possess.

There's no excuse for the ending. It's just not realistic at all, and the realism it started with is what locked us all into following it. It's a tragedy, truly... I walk away totally disheartened over the whole ordeal of the time that I invested into it.


I'm not quite as disheartened at the ending as you are, but I completely understand where you're coming from.
When I found out about the ending, I facepalmed. I had to go read it for myself, and when I did, I facepalmed even harder.

Stories from Japan seem to enjoy masking their true identities. Anime, novels, and manga that initially look like something nice reveal themselves to be something completely unexpected. School Days and Higurashi are possible examples of this.

I guess that all we can do is keep on the watch: keep on the watch for clues or signs that could hint at a possible 360 degree turn in whatever story we are looking at.
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This was a perfect ending in my book. When I was reading and after the time skip I ended up skipping ahead because I couldn't accept her possibly ending up with Kouki. He was way too much of a jerk-ass to deserve her, if she ended up with him I would of dropped it. Fortunately for me it didn't and it ended pretty well to me. But then I've always liked that taboo relationship type of story in manga/anime.
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fatalaid wrote:

I feared this ending possibly coming on from issue one because that is honestly the taboo of manga/anime. Throwing in a shocker for shock value is only the MOST common thing to do in any given plot design in today's dramas. But when the story developed in the first half, I thought we were safely in a zone where the father-daughter dynamic was set-up as a central plot device. You can say what you want about the story at the end, but in removing that device, the story was convoluted and it's value as an aesthetic and artistic work was taken down dramatically.

I was so happy all the way to the end of the first half to find an anime that DIDN'T follow the before-stated taboo; instead it was honest in its approach to the slice-of-life drama that it presented within the unique family-friendly dynamic that it offered. THAT was what made it unique. As far as I'm concerned, the problem with the ending wasn't that it was too "different" or "just plain wrong" in the plot twist. It's that the author sold out completely for that ending and in doing so threw away what otherwise was a unique and beautiful story about something that was very dear to me personally.

Anyone that says that their love was a real thing and can support it doesn't have a realistic mindset of how family dynamics work. If that ending happened in real life, it would be cause for psychological evaluation of Rin for developing an obvious electra complex which is unhealthy to mental stability under EVERY clinical study ever done on the topic. And Daichi's character just does an unreal 360 in his acceptance of the proposal. The justification that he'll "do anything to make her happy" is ludacris in this context; she said she didn't want to take is name in part one and he got over it, he could have said no to her and she would have done the same-- which already draws another fallacy in the consistency of the character traits they possess.

There's no excuse for the ending. It's just not realistic at all, and the realism it started with is what locked us all into following it. It's a tragedy, truly... I walk away totally disheartened over the whole ordeal of the time that I invested into it.


I don't think that the ending is unrealistic at all, on the contrary I think that an abandoned child, and a lonely old man would do as they did and is not something that hasn't happened in real life either, I think that being who they were it was the most real ending that the manga could have, and I'm not saying is not sick, or that it was true love or so romantic, I'm just saying that reality is just like that sick and sad
Posted 7/8/13
I had a feeling it might turn out like this from the very start. Why do I say that? Because it's a Japanese manga - these things happen often in them.

I don't mind either way.

I would have liked their relationship to be only a father/daughter one.

I'm okay with their relationship being romantic.

In real life, especially in the past for every societies, turn outs like this were common. And well, at least Rin was of legal age before anything happened, unlike many times in the past where the caretaker was basically raising/grooming the little girl to grow up one day to be his wife. Wife-husbandry.

If people don't like this, they don't have to read nor dwell upon the turn outs. Or they can just read the first half of the manga and contend themselves with the anime and the life-action movie.
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