Monday, January 31, 2011

Manga Monday: Do kindergartens have entrance exams too?

Note:  Bunny Drop Volume 2 is, of course, the sequel to Bunny Drop Volume 1.  The review of Bunny Drop Volume 1 is here.Otherwise read on!

More intrigue, more friends and more mascots await in Yumi Unita's Bunny Drop Volume 2.

Thankfully, Daikichi's family is starting to get used to the idea of Rin's existence. Daikichi's mother is becoming especially close to the Rin. It certainly doesn't hurt that Rin calls her grandmother/sister 'aunt' which, of course, plays to her vanity.

We also get to learn more about the mysterious Masako, the woman named in Rin's mother-daughter health book. When Daikichi found that fairly anachronistic modem in Grandfather's home, he knew there must be quite a bit more that he wasn't telling the family, especially since the computer itself was nowhere to be found. And as the story finally starts to come out, we get to know exactly what kind of person this Masako character is, as well as Rin's opinion of her.

That;s not to say that the tone of the series has changed in any real way. Rin's still a sweet, intelligent little girl who gets shy around adults and likes her lop-ear plushie. Instead of looking for daycare, Daikichi now needs to figure out elementary school entrance and socializing with a child in tow.

Fans of Bunny Drop Volume 1 won't be disappointed by this one, nor would fans of Maison Ikkoku, Honey and Clover, or any other slice-of-life series.

Highs: Watching Rin and her 'aunt' try on old clothes and get school supplies together

Lows: Daikichi needs to start socializing with the other people with children more

Verdict: Another sweet slice-of-life manga

Further Reading: Maison Ikkoku Volume 1, Chi's Sweet Home Volume 1


  1. I think Bunny Drop's a cute manga and I find it positive look at single fathers. A lot of them get criticized a lot, though some single moms do have some blame.

    I did a look at the series which you can read at:

    I'm interested to see the series in anime & movie form when both come out this summer.

  2. I'm fascinated as to how that will be put forth in a standard movie format, although I'm sure the anime will be adorable.

    It's is true that men never get the credit they deserve in taking care of children, and since they're not trained as caregivers from a young age, it must be harder for them to adapt to a parenting role.