Usagi Drop “Stirs Our Paternal Instincts” “Best This Season”

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In an age where the role of children in anime is often limited to servicing the needs of fans of “disturbingly sexualised young girls,” single father anime Usagi Drop seems to have triumphantly bucked the trend – fans cannot stop praising it, with many commenting that it has awakened their own paternal instincts.

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The online reaction says it all:

“Usagi Drop is so good.”

“Best anime this season.”

“It has won the season.”

“It’s even better than Tiger & Bunny and Ano Hana.”

“Rin-chan is just too cute!”

“It feels good to watch it before you go to bed.”

“You lot really love Usagi Drop, don’t you? This year we seem to be seeing a lot of realistic drama anime…”

“It really stirs your paternal instincts. It really stirred mine.”

“I kept crying like never before at times. I thought I wasn’t a lolicon, but it seems I am. It really stirred some kind of protective instinct.”

“That’s not lolicon, it’s paternity!”

“This anime will open the eyes of lolicon to their fatherly instincts. It may help correct their thinking.”

“The protagonist tends to invite comparisons to yourself, if you are near that age.”

“This anime really makes you think about your attitude to work and family.”

“It’ll lower the birth rate even further after people see how impossible raising a kid is.”

“It’s OK. Parents and children grow together.”

“When I watch this, I feel something has awakened inside me… orz”

“That’s what we call maternal or paternal love.”

Usagi drop is great, but I think only people in their late twenties and on can appreciate it – young punks in school aren’t going to like it, it’s too bound up with children.”

“I want a daughter.”

“I too want a daughter, although not a wife.”

“Looking at this thread it seems it enjoys a lot of popularity amongst old men and women in their thirties. The way it depicts children as both childish and cute is certainly skilful.”

“I’m a single in male in his thirties. I can’t stand it! It’s awakened my paternal instincts!”

“It’s fun and cute, everyday but heart-warming. A great work I’m happy to have met.”

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