Post Reply Rin's Dad (possible spoilers)
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Posted 8/5/11 , edited 8/5/11
Note: I haven't read the manga, so this is pure guessing, however I mention a few things from the latest episode.

I don't believe that Daikichi's grandfather is really Rin's father, for a couple reasons:

- The age: he'd be about 72-73 when Rin was conceived. While there's definitely stories of older fathers out there, he must be shooting lots of blanks at that age
- The mother's age: After the last episode, while we don't have an exact age for Rin's mom, she looks like she's in her late 20s at the latest, which means she was in her early 20s when Rin was conceived. I can't see how a man old enough to be her great grandfather would be able to get into her pants, unless ALOT of alcohol was involved.
- From what little we've seen about the grandfather, I just can't see Rin's mom being his type; she seems like a total bitch while he seemed to be a kindly old man.

What I believe happened:

Rin's mom probably got knocked up by her boyfriend at the time, who split before/after finding out she was pregnant. Since she was the grandfather's maid at the time, she probably talked about the pregnancy to him while over at his place, mentioning how she didn't want the child, and how it would ruin her life and dreams of becoming a manga artist.

Instead of the unborn child ending up in an orphanage or worse, the grandad decided to make up a story with the mother that he was actually the father, and told her he'd raise the child himself, while she could continue to visit it while cleaning for him. The rest of the story we've seen.

So, what's everyone else think?
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21 / F / Colorado
Posted 8/6/11 , edited 8/6/11
I've read the manga so i can tell you if you want.
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33 / M
Posted 8/11/11 , edited 8/11/11
I have spoilered the answer regardless of what it is just in case anyone doesn't want to know whether he is or isn't the father.

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32 / F / NYC/DC Metro Area
Posted 9/1/11 , edited 9/1/11
I was thinking the same thing,. Because she has blonde hair , they keep saying that dakishi looks like his grandfather who has black hair and the mom does too. I figured that out when i saw the first episode.
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47 / M / Ottawa
Posted 2/24/12 , edited 2/24/12
Given that many anime adaptations choose to stray from the original story, knowing how it happened in the manga doesn't necessarily tell us anything. And to be honest, from what I've heard of the manga, I'd be disappointed if they follow that storyline.
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