7 of 11 episodes seen
Of course, the title did confuse me a bit, and it still kind of does. "Usagi Drop? So, Rabbit Drop, then? Wonder what this is about..."
Story: Now, the first episode is what hooked me--an illegitimate six year old child of a now deceased seventy-nine year old man left without a mother and a home? And then there's the main character Daikichi, a single businessman who decides to take in this child to keep her from being left behind again. After reaching episode eight and discovering certain secrets behind little Rin's past, I must admit, the story is quite captivating! I give the story a nine, and can't wait to see how this story will continue to unfold!
Art: ...The art could be a bit better character-wise, BUT... ^_^ They did give us adorable children characters like Rin and Kouki. However, the scenary is well drawn-out and it's different. I'd give the art a seven.
Sound: The voice acting is well done. Voice actors like Kana Ueda, who voiced Haruko, Daikichi's cousin, and Hiroshi Tsuchida who voiced Daikichi were among some of these seiyuus. I was completely surprised to find that Rin's voice actress, Ayu Matsuura is only ten years old voicing a six year old character, which made the work all the more believable! I give the sound a ten!
Character: I'm quite satisfied with Daikichi's character development as well as Rin's back-story as she grows and matures while living with Daikichi. This story is allowing them to both grow together and to become more... open with one another.
Enjoyment: I was quite hooked from the start, and each episode tended to make me go "AWWW" because of the multiple cute-fest moments, as well as watching Rin grow attached... ^_^ And in addition, the story is much better than I had anticipated. I give the enjoyment a nine.
Overall: I rate this a nine, for now until the story unfolds more. If you enjoy stories of "finding a place in the world" or even just interesting tales and secrets, then Usagi Drop is the show for you! read more
7 of 13 episodes seen
WARNING: Do not watch this show if you have a problem with the following--singing and/or music, harems, or BISHOUNENS!
When I first heard about this show, I already had suspected that it was going to be a harem, for I had already watched La Corda d'Oro, which also had a musical theme to it.
However, the only differences... Uta no Prince-Sama Maji Love 1000% doesn't center around magic, and the talent is all real.
Story: I gave the story a nine simply because I've gotten up to episode 7 and only now has a plot began to unfold. Each of the characters have their own separate back-stories, and they all begin to center around their passions for the main heroine Haruka Nanami.
Art: Now, I will use my weakness for bishounens to give the art a nine! And not just the guys! The landscaping art out by the patio, the snow scenes, the rain, and even the academy is absolutely breathtaking, and the characters are all well drawn out... My only real flaw in the art? Haruka's eyes tended to freak me out sometimes. Maybe they colored her eyes a bit too much. Otherwise, I found ways to overlook that.
Sound: A perfect ten for the sake of song! All of the voice acting was flawless, and the singing... TREMENDOUS. I really admire that they picked the right voice to fit each character--some surprises for me including Yuuichi Nakamura as their teacher: cross-dressing Ringo, Kenichi Suzumura as Masato (Which I didn't even recognize until I caught a slight hint of his normal "cocky" voice while he was singing), and even Mamoru Miyano as Tokiya! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Character: A nine! Most of the characters had their own spunk to them, and my overall favorites at this moment are Otoya Ittoki, Masato Hijirikawa, and Tokiya Ichinose (No particular order), simply because their personalities were among some of the most human. My least favorite character? Haruka. She just seems too... plain. I even question how the guys fall for her sometimes. I hope that we get to see more of her true personality during episode 8.
Enjoyment: While there were certain flaws to the story that could be tweaked, and even certain moments that made me go "WHAT WAS THAT?" in an angry tone, I have to say that I overall enjoy this show so far because it's rather... cute.
Overall: I'm torn between a nine and a ten because of the character development, but if it solely came down to the sound and the art, the series would be a ten in my book!
If you like music, breathtaking art, or even just cute guys, then take a look at Uta no Prince-Sama Maji Love 1000%! read more