Friday, March 8, 2013

bunny drop, volumes 5-7

bunny drop, vol. 5
bunny drop, vol. 6
bunny drop, vol. 7
yumi unita
graphic novel/manga/drama
yen press
published 2012

Ten years have flown by since that fateful day when Daikichi first met Rin at his grandfather's funeral. While Daikichi may be still much the same-though perhaps a bit balder and a few pounds heavier-the wise-beyond-her-years Rin has blossomed into a smart, capable, and well-adjusted teenager. But as the trials and tribulations of high school and adolescence descend in full force upon the pair's cozy household, confusion plagues Rin as her relationship with her childhood friend Kouki begins to change into something different. Will Daikichi, who put his own love life on hold to take care of Rin, actually be able to provide her with the guidance she needs?!

I've got to say that when I started reading volume five I was incredibly disappointed that Rin was already in high school!  I didn't understand why we had to fast forward so far!  Now, after reading all up to volume seven I kind of get it.  There's a bit more to write about when it comes to teenagers.  Not to mention Rin-chan realizing she wants to know who her mother is!

The series shifts to focus more on Rin's relationship with Kouki than how Daikichi deals with being an instant parent.  Rin is the same as a teenager that she was as a little girl.  Serious, but cute and sweet.  Studious and worried about how raising her has effected Daikichi.

We also get a glimpse of what happened between Nitani-san and Daikichi, but again, everything has shifted to Rin's point of view so we don't get into much depth.

So yeah, I get why she skipped to a teenage Rin, but I really wish maybe it hadn't happened so fast.  Maybe we could have gone from elementary school to middle school and see Kouki in his rebellious stage as it was happening instead of in flashbacks. 

But I'm not going to complain.  I still love the series!

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