is that it’s already over!
What I’m about to say has nothing to do with the Usagi Drop manga, about which I give no shits, and which I haven’t read: I wish Usagi Drop would’ve been 22 episodes long instead of eleven. I think the plot was truncated by the factors of being based on a manga that it may not necessarily have wanted to follow, and by being only eleven episodes long.
I want to see what becomes of Daikichi’s relationship with Kouki’s mom instead of just ship-baiting by showing us how good they are together. I want some closure in the Rin’s mom situation. And really, I could watch the adventures of Daikichi’s fatherhood and the childhood of Rin for as many episodes as possible.
What Usagi Drop gives us is the tip of an iceburg. It gives us some heartwarming stories that begin a sequence of ideas. It gives us just enough material to imagine how the rest of the story might play out, which is enough to be an entertaining and thoughtful show. But if it followed through and actually told the rest of the story, I think it could’ve been something truly fantastic.
Alas, it’s hardly the first time a great story was truncated by length (much less a great noitaminA show). All in all, I enjoyed Usagi Drop a lot.