Daikichi's grandfather dies, leaving behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and doesn't even like kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter.
If you liked Aishiteruze Baby or Usagi Drop you would like the other because they are both about single young men that are suddenly forced to be a guardian of a very young girl, and both take a while to get used to one another, with many mishaps and quirks along the way.
Both stories are about a young man who suddenly has to take care of a young girl relative of his, who abandoned by her mother & whom no one else in the family wants to take responsibility for.
Air and Aishiteruze Baby are both about people having to take responsibility for a little girl. There are choices made that effect their whole lives and they have to deal with their individual decisions and grow up on their own, even though the situations are different in both series the development of the main male character through everything he has to go through is the same. Both Kunisaki and Kippei (Air and AB respectively) have to go on their own journey to find themselves with the little girls being the vessel for them to do that.
Asu and Kyo are two orphaned sisters; their mother passed away some time ago, while their father abandoned them due to gambling issues. Asu and Kyo now live in a rundown apartment complex. Asu, the younger sister, is responsible for all of the housework while Kyo is in charge of living expenses; and together, the two sisters work hard to live a comfortable and enjoyable life. Looking to one another for support, Asu and Kyo experience the hardships of daily living, but are still able to welcome each day with a smile.
Binbou Shimai Monogatari and Aishiteruze Baby are about taking care of family and being able to take care of each other even in difficult situations. These two series feature real life problems and how each character are able to overcome them.
Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?
The protagonists in Aishiteruze Baby and Fruits Basket both have the happy go lucky feeling about them bringing sunshine wherever they happen to be.Although the message in Fruits Basket takes a little more serious note and Aisiteruze Baby plays on a realistic sense of occurrence, both series deal with the hero trying to protect what matters to him.
Both of these series are about a boy who has to take care of a younger child, as well as deal with his own problems. They are definably similar, so if you like sone, you'll probably enjoy the other!