Usagi Drop is a manga adaptation by Yumi Unita.
Usagi Drop is a strange one. Its an age old story of a man unexpectedly adopting a young child and having to learn how to be a father. At the death of his grandfather, Daikichi ends up looking after his grandfather illegitimate child when none of his relatives will do so. Treating her like a chore, and making him feel disgusted by them so he takes the job himself instead of letting her go into care. Sparking a very cute anime about a man bringing up a young girl and all the troubles that brings. Rin is a mature girl who understands the things around her a little too well, and Daikichi is just doing his best to be a good father.
Abandonment. Rin’s mother didn’t want her. She gave her up to work in her dream job. Not that it seems to make her happy. Rin hates her mother, and we do see flashes of her mother life as the anime goes on. Her mother cares but she is a very awkward person. It does ring up some issues though. Japan is very bad when it comes to women working. 39% of women RETURN to work after giving birth. Most become housekeepers. To achieve a dream and become pregnant? What would most women do? Its a harsh thought but a true one. And an issue we see several times in this anime.
All in all, this anime is very much a real life anime. It doesn’t pretend to be want its not. It simply a story about Daikichi’s life having taken in this child. So Silver.