Kindergarten and commute troubles~
~Last season, Friday seemed to be the fantastic day all my favorite shows would appear, but this season has surely changed that to Thursday with Mawaru Penguindrum and Usagi Drop dropping their quirky and cute anchors on the time slot. Not that I’m complaining; as long as I get my weekly dose of Rin-cuteness, I’m game for any day for this lovely show to air.
After taking in Rin, Daikichi needs to buy her all sorts of necessities, starting with clothes. They enter a department store and as Rin picks out what she likes, Daikichi realizes that tomorrow is Monday and she needs to be in a Kindergarten! Getting home from the department store, he calls Haruko, asking how to register for Kindergarten. She tells him that they won’t accept her instantly and that he would have to put her in a temporary Kindergarten. With a little internet searching, he finds one close enough but there’s no doubt that it’ll double his commute.
The next morning, the two start their long trek to the Kindergarten, going from subway to running just to make it in time. They finally arrive and Daikichi quickly drops off Rin to get to work. Seeing her sad look however, he goes back to her and makes a pinky promise to come back for her as fast as he can after work.
Throughout the day, the two are shown going about their day; Daikichi working hard at his job while Rin has her fun at the Kindergarten, each waiting for the end of the day. Daikichi finally finds the opportunity to leave work, but suddenly gets a call that forces him to stay more until the Kindergarten actually calls him. When he arrives, Rin is happy, but quickly changes her expression and gives Daikichi a box filled with paper Burdock (a thistle, I had to google it). Keeping to the pinky promise song, ‘I’ll eat 1,000 needles’, he grabs the paper and pretends to eat it.
The next few days, Daikichi manages to repeat the routine with his work being affected a bit in the process. However, he continues on diligently, having a little fun with Rin in the process.
Late one night, he flips through Rin’s Maternal Health Record book, which Daikichi was given when he decided to take her home after his grandfather’s funeral. He had went through it previously on the train home, but now as he goes through it once more, he wonders if her mother, Masako, really is the evil villain that the family makes her out to be~.
The absolute cuteness that is Rin and Daikichi~
Pink and blue contrast~
End thoughts: Excuse me while I go cry tears of pure sugar. These two are just so cute together! I’ll admit I’ve gotten teary-eyed a few times in this episode. It’s just so…agh, what other words are there other than cute, sweet, and adorable?! I also have to admit watching Daikichi buy clothes for Rin and seeing Rin going to Kindergarten has me feeling a bit nostalgic to when I was that age. They’ve done a great job so far portraying a typical kid’s experiences and actions, with Rin’s and Daikichi’s characters adding their own little zest to these experiences.
My mother still does this to me….
After last week’s solemn atmosphere, I’m happy we got to see Rin being livelier and acting like the kid that she is this time around. That beginning scene with her asking for a green leaf, her jumping on the futon and comforter, her waking up Daikichi every morning; she is just the pure epitome of cuteness. I don’t know about anyone else, but I found it comforting to see that Reina and Rin are a bit like friends, even though Reina is annoying as hell and I would like to smack her upside the head for being a rude kid. Last episode when she was telling Daikichi that she was boring, I thought she would become her enemy of some sort, but now, I can totally envision them being odd friends when they’re older.
As for Daikichi, he’s pretty hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing at his expression when he realized about having to find Rin a Kindergarten. Yet, he’s also sweet and I love that he also thinks of her feelings, from both this episode and last episode. While his family just saw her as a nuisance, an object that needed to be removed, all he thought of was how she was dealing with all this herself. When he saw that worried look on her face before he left the Kindergarten, he managed to think maybe she was afraid that he would leave her and never come back, and so he made that pinky promise with her to lessen her worry. While Daikichi may have taken in Rin a bit spontaneously, he’s certainly trying his hardest to take care of Rin and give her all that she needs. I find myself a bit anxious to see what these two will go through next~.
Preview: Seems like Usagi Drop has opted out previews in exchange for some cute last minute scenes. Let’s enjoy the extra sweetness~ Until next week then~!