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YMMV: Bunny Drop
  • Broken Base: Towards the ending and the revelation that Rin and Daikichi aren't blood-related and get married. Some took it alright while others took it less than well.
  • Deader Than Disco: The manga's status in the west. The anime is still regarded as very good, though.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: A good chunk of fans insist that the post-timeskip half of the manga never happened.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Daikichi/Kouki's mother. The anime, which cuts away the second half of the series, plays this up, in part because almost nobody liked Daikichi/Rin.
  • Hollywood Homely - Daikichi. There are several references in the manga and anime to him not only being shy and awkward around women but not all that physically attractive either, even though he doesn't look that bad.
  • It Was His Sled: Rin and Daikichi ending up together has been cited as one of the most poorly hidden manga ending spoilers in recent memory.
    • It's not uncommon for the serie to basically be referred to as "That manga where a man raises a little girl then ends up dating her 10 years later".
  • Moe: Rin-chan. So very much
  • Shocking Swerve:
  • Squick: The post-Time Skip ending for some.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Rin and Daikichi end up together with no explanation as to why.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A popular reaction to the time skip Genre Shift.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The timeskip could have been a good way to show a single fathers challenges with raising a pubescent daughter, along with expanding on Rin's bond with Daikichi at a more mature level.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Some claim the ending gives off the vibe that the only true families are those related by blood, therefore Daikichi was never truly Rin's father.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • When Haruko runs away,the end of the episode/chapter has her deciding to just bear her unhappy marriage and relationship with her inlaws. She is not encouraged to fight for her own happiness despite the obstacles as the message of an American show might be. Deconstructed after the Time Skip, when Reina casually mentions that her parents separated at some point, suggesting that it wasn't the right path for Haruko.
    • On a related note, the scene when Daikichi's sister expresses concern about her fiance's desire to start a family immediately runs into some minor Values Dissonance. Daikichi does give her good advice (of the "talk to your husband, it's no use talking to me!" variety), but largely dismisses her concerns, deciding that the "leisure activities" his sister wants to keep are expendable — you have plenty of time to yourself at work, right? While very upbeat on one level, suggesting that spending all of your time at work or with your children in not automatically a huge sacrifice, a more Western audience would probably take her concerns more seriously and agree that someone who wanted to keep a free-wheeling lifestyle isn't yet cut out for motherhood — and it's unfair for her fiance to expect her to get pregnant, give birth, rearrange her lifestyle and cope. Of course, the fact that she's a bit of a Jerkass loses her sympathy points...and why is she marrying this guy if they've already got a massive difference of opinion on such a major issue?
    • Rin and Daikichi's post-timeskip relationship, full-stop. Though judging by some Japanese reviews it was badly received there as well. So, subverted. Proof that you shouldn't always assume an author's views represent those of their society.

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