Tuesday, February 5, 2013

bunny drop, vol. 1

bunny drop, vol. 1
yumi unita
graphic novel/manga/drama
yen press
published 2010

Returning to his family's estate for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-something bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a much younger lover! Needless to say, the rest of the family is shocked and embarrassed by this turn of events, and not one of them wants anything to do with the little girl, who refuses to say a word. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to adopt her! But is living with an overgrown teenager who can barely take care of himself the key to making Rin come out of her shell?

There's a bit of mystery to this story right off the bat.  Rin doesn't know her mother, yet there is no sign of a child living at his grandfather's house.  Daikichi is looking for clues as to where and who Rin's mother is, but instead of finding answers he just uncovers more questions.

He doesn't seem like the 'overgrown teenager' that the description would have you believe.  He's like a brand new parent.  Not quite ready, determined to make it work and trying the best he can.  It's fun to watch his thought process and see how quickly Rin comes to trust and love Daikichi.

It took a bit for me to get used to the manga style, but once I did it felt quite natural!

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