Father’s Day is coming up later on this month, so I thought I would look at one of my favorite anime featuring an adoptive “dad” in Bunny Drop (Japanese title: Usagi Drop). In this show, the 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi goes to his grandfather’s funeral, and finds out that, somehow, said grandfather had left behind a 6-year-old daughter,… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Bunny Drop
If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
I’m blessed to have Frank, otherwise known as stardf29, write two guest posts for us here on Beneath the Tangles. Frank has been an anime fan for a good while, though has only really been following the deeper world of anime since 2007 and has only very recently entered the anime blogosphere with his blog,… Read More Guest Post – Adopted, Part 1: Bunny Drop and Our Adoption as God’s Children
Usagi Drop Episode 3.5: “To Santa” Usagi Drop is one of my very favorite series, but my last taste of it was the conclusion to the manga, which I found lacking (to put it mildly). So it was refreshing to watch this Christmas episode, a six-minute piece that was part of one of the DVD… Read More The 9th Day of Christmas Anime: Usagi Drop
A year ago…taking my son to the hospital reminded me of Usagi Drop… …and my own surgery at a hospital did as well. A year ago…Angel Beats caused me to think about our way versus God’s… …of how Christians should love one another… …about bullying from a grace-centered perspective… …and about dads. A year ago…I… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
A year ago…I was watching (and loving) Mawaru Penguindrum… …as well as Usagi Drop, about which I wrote one post… …no, two about the fourth episode. A year ago…I was stirring debate when talking Hourou Musuko and homosexuality… …and finding a Christ figure in Eden of the East. A year ago…R86 was sharing some of… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
Right from the first episode, it was clear that Usagi Drop was going to be a special show. The first episode is based around the funeral of Daikichi’s grandfather, with the family attempting to figure out what to do with the old man’s illegitimate child, Rin. After the family reaches the conclusion of putting her… Read More Passion Week, Day 5: Loving You for Who You Are – Daikichi and Rin