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Synonyms: Balancing Toy
Japanese: やじろべえ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 2010 to Dec 1, 2011
Genres: DramaDrama, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Yamakawa, Aiji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 7.451 (scored by 23082,308 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28902
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Popularity: #1936
Members: 6,393
Favorites: 50


Focusing on the dynamics of a daughter and her stepfather, both works provide the readers a broader view of life in line with their circumstances: the passing away of the mother. These two exemplify that kinship isn't needed to have a bond as strong as that connected with blood. 
reportRecommended by Ana
They are from the same artist so they both have the same weird and really cool drawing style. Also they both are quite different from your typical shoujo and they both have a similar overall feeling to them.  
reportRecommended by KimikoKosh
Both gorgeous and relatively tasteful takes on the age gap subject with a charming main pairing and a vibrant supporting cast. Yajirobee I can more confidently recommend as Ameagari still has time to get gross with things, but both are sober and evocative, reaching out beyond their central conceit. Each also takes itself and its subject much more seriously than the standard shoujo fare (ok Ameagari isn't exactly shoujo but its pulling me in like one anyway!!) 
reportRecommended by fanghail
Both are shoujo manga that involve a heroine living together with a family who is not related to her. 
reportRecommended by buunny
Coming of age stories that include subtle, ambiguous love triangles between friends. 
reportRecommended by buunny
Both manga deal with unusual relationship between a young man and a child that became father and daughter out of certain circumstances. While Usagi Drop starts when Usagi is very young, Yajirobee shows the realtionship when Haru is graduating into high school. They both have this warm feeling and not very dramatic way of telling the story.  
reportRecommended by LadyVampire666
Both have an older guy helping to raise a little girl. Possible hints of future romance. Great art and pacing.  
reportRecommended by Orulyon
These manga are about a young girl living with an older guy by themselves, the main characters in each manga are also similar in the way that their family relationships are dysfunctional and/or estranged. 
reportRecommended by rpc2ne5
Both are relationship stories which deals with the dynamic relationship between a father and his teenage stepdaughter, years after the wife/mother passed away. 
reportRecommended by dreamingsamurai