Michiko to Hatchin, Usagi Drop Recommendations
Illegitimate children and unsuspecting adults come together to make a half working family. I'm done with a little more than half of Michiko to Hatchin and a couple episodes of Usagi Drop, but these two definitely have some strong resonance with each other.
At its heart, these two Josei stories are about the relationships between each series' respective main character pairs. We have two orphaned kids, Hatchin and Rin, find comfort, joy, and--undoubtedly--quite a bit of mishaps in their odd relationship they share with their future guardians, the gutsy Michiko and milder Daikichi.
That being said, however, prepare for a dramatic split in other areas. Michiko to
Both Michiko to Hatchin and Usagi Drop are centered around issues of child rearing and child abandonment. Both Rin (Drop) and Hana (M2H) struggle with feelings of lonliness and abandonment. Both series have images of abcentee biological parents and orphans. Both Michiko (M2H) and Daikichi (Drop) have to make a lot of adjustments for their adopted children, so both series carry heavy coming-of-age and responsibility themes. Usagi Drop is more light hearted and concentrated real world (slice-of-life) while Michiko to Hatchin is more action packed and focuses more on adventure, both series have beautiful art and story lines. Both are a must see for anyone