My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Publisher: Yen Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Manga, Slice of Life, Family
Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?!
This manga is simply adorable.
Daikichi’s grandfather died, leaving a six-year-old girl behind. Who will take care of her now? Daikichi sure isn’t ready to become a father.
Yet he still takes Rin under his wing, providing her with everything a little girl would need.
Daikichi and Rin’s interactions are the best things about this volume. We slowly become acquainted with Daikichi and Rin – their personalities as well as their quirks.
Watching Daikichi trying to adapt to his new role is quite entertaining. He makes mistakes, but so does every parent.
He also makes sacrifices for Rin. It isn’t easy to go from a slightly reclusive single-man to a slightly less reclusive single-man who is now supposed to be a father figure.
I think I’m going to love this Rin. She’s quiet but sociable and very intelligent. I believe we will see her grow in the next volumes—I just can’t wait!
I’m very curious about Rin’s mom. Who is she? Why did she abandon Rin? When will she be back? I like how no one in this manga has it all figured out yet—definitely not Daikichi!—because it makes me all the more interested in seeing how the story continues.
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