|Bunny Drop – Review||2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.|
For many, life just goes on as you live by yourself. You can do what ever you want, have a few drinks, and just enjoy your simple happiness. However, there’s that one moment where you end up having a child that you must take responsibility for and end up finding a new form of happiness. That is where Kawachi Daikichi, a 30-year-old salary man found himself doing when he adopted Rin Kaga, a child that his grandfather was taking care of just before he died.
It’s a story that follows Daikichi as he changes his life of living solo to a loving parent. While the story does focus a bit on Rin growing up, it is most on Daikichi coming to terms with parenting and adjusting his old way of life to a new one that involves taking care of Rin. Not many animes offer development of adults but Bunny Drop does and even goes deep with its theme with the other adult cast like the single mother Yukari or Haruko’s troubled marriage.
All of the characters have role to play in this story from Rin’s biological mother, Masako Yoshii, who regrets leaving her child, to Daikichi’s parents where their wisdom of parenting helped guide Daikichi to caring and understanding Rin. When it comes down to it, everyone was at a realistic level which made the drama and messages more meaningful.
Visuals offer up a very water color look at the beginning of a episode to get the audiences interest and then cuts to a pretty basic but simple designs and color palette. This style is similar to I.G’s other series Kimi ni Todoke. This style is more apparent in the OP and ED that shows a very child like imagination.
Music rings with gentle melodies of scenes that fit with scenes of bonding, playfulness, and nostalgia. “SWEET DROPS” by Puffy AmiYumi and “High High High” by Kasarinchu set the tone of the series with their joyfulness and relaxing impact. One of the most noticeable things about the voice acting is that most of the children characters are voice by children and not adult actors which really helps bring life of these child characters with their developing voices.
Bunny Drop is a wonder tale of learning to be a parent and what you can learn from it. The series doesn’t force this message but enlightens it which allows anyone and everyone to understand it. NoitaminA style for slice of life and drama series really does shine here.