Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hanukah and good tidings to you and whatever deity, belief, mindset, waifus and/or eldritch abomination you celebrate during this holiday season (I’m looking at you, Dungeons & Dragons cultists). This time of year is not just an opportunity for everybody to give that old commercialism itch a good scratch – it is also a time of goodwill and good feelings. And what better way to experience this than within the presence of your loved ones?
Even the holiday spirit can give new meaning to ritualistic sacrifice. Don’t ask me how, but it can.
Even your own lowly ManagHermit was able to pull himself out of the realm of parchment and ink to spend the holidays with the family. Regaling stories, trading jokes, sharing gifts, trying to convert the young ones from educational TV to comic books – just your usual, heartwarming family gathering. Family is the theme of today’s manga selection as we check out the life of the Honda family in the manga Yoningurashi!
It seems like just yesterday that Usagi Drop's first episode had aired. They grow up so fast don't they? Actually the movie has been in production since last year with filming having started last July. The movie is based on the same manga by Yumi Unita that the anime is based on.
The story follows Daikichi a thirty-something-year-old salaryman who learns that his recently deceased grandfather had an illegitimate child with an unknown woman. Before he had died he had been taking care of her. The girl, who's named Rin is only six years old and viewed as an embarrassment by the entire family. Daikichi takes it upon himself to look after her despite not knowing anything about children and still being single.
The film is set to star Kenichi Matsuyama as Daikichi. Kenichi is quite famous as it is for his previous roles in GANTZ (Masaru Kato) and Death Note (L).
If you haven't started watching the series yet I'd highly recommend it. It's both heartwarming and hilarious. Those of you who have been watching the anime, what's your take on the film? Would you watch it? Leave us a comment below or hit us up on twitter or facebook.
Editor's Note: Thanks for the pro tip Exile.
Three of our staff members previously stated in another article a little over a week ago on what we would watch out of this Summer 2011 season. Up there's the same list of anime provided by Nelson and hosted up at Chartfag's den. As such, we watched the first episode of mostly everything we put on our to-watch lists and here's how we feel about each and every single one of them (with additional other anime from this new season because we just felt like watching extra):