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Usagi Drop  
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Description
Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of a man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won't this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi's love life?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
うさぎドロップ
うさぎドロップ 番外編
Bunny Drop
Rabbit Drop
Usagi Drop: Bangai-hen
Usagi Drop: Bangaihen

Groups Scanlating
/a/ Collective Scanlation
14BiQ-Scans
Dredshi
J-SiS
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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.5-6 (end) by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1309d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1312d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1319d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 24

User Reviews
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Forum
5 topics, 83 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1311 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 30th 2016, 2:22pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Feel Young (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (10 Volumes - Completed)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #511 increased(+93)
Monthly Pos #797 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #826 decreased(-36)
6 Month Pos #832 decreased(-48)

List Stats
On 2238 reading lists
On 1221 wish lists
On 2659 completed lists
On 190 unfinished lists
On 516 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 481 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1574 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 1997 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 2049 days, 4 hours, 16 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2244 days, 7 hours, 49 minutes ago

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Great Read.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by redeldur
September 9th, 2016, 2:51pm
I guess many of you reviewers have somehow been mislead or had delusions going into this manga. Personally, I think
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Rin's electra complex was realized fairly on and it made a lot of sense for her to develop one. I'd say the onus falls onto Daikichi to reject it as a phase, but, him being Daikichi and wanting to please Rin, gave in. I prefer it this way over Kouki though. That guy was annoying as hell.

Anyways, my biggest issue is with people saying that it's "wrong" or "immoral" and scoring it low just because of that. Yeah, you know what? It's supposed to be. I feel like they glossed over that for sure but Daikichi definitely is still having some internal conflict about the whole thing. Really, there is nothing wrong with writing a story like this, just as there is nothing wrong with writing stories like Lolita and Oedipus Rex. They are stories about humans- that's all there is to it. These were never perfect beings, and they were never meant to be.


This manga deals with family. You may be thinking of just daughter and father, but it's actually raising more questions about what family is than just that. A sweet story with wavering execution at times.

Oh, and by the way, Yumi Anita has said before that she intended it to be like this(the ending) from the beginning. If you are angry and feel that you have been blindsided by the ending, I am sorry, but, you should have realized and bowed out while you could.
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Very good read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HaCkY
August 30th, 2016, 8:18am
This manga raised many good questions such as: What is a family, what is love, what is bond, what is role, what is life. And the mangaka deliver it pretty well but the 2nd half is a little bit rush. I think it could be better if its longer but overall I like this manga a lot. But it seems like everyone have a problem with the 2nd half and the ending of the series. When I first read this manga I already know that the ending is possible. As the story goes there're many hints that show up until to the ending. If you taking into account of the characters feelings, how they act, how they think, what is their habit, what is their reaction to the question, why they refuse/accept their own feelings, why they make that decision, etc. The ending, the conclusion is, it's make sense, very logical and clear as how and why it happened. It's a very good ending.

If you like a manga that go in depth about relationship/connection/bond/interaction between people, how people think and the like, you probably like this manga and I definitely recommend this manga. But if you are the kind of people that can't deal when people with different/same gender, age, role, that kind of things getting into relationship, always expect something to go your way, mentally weak, or/and narrow-minded, then don't read this manga it's not suit you at all but if you're open-minded person then go for it.

Don't be stupid. "I'm not into guys" is a common line in BL, isn't it? "I'm not into guys. I'm in to you!" (Who happen to be a guy) - Genshiken Nidaime
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A beautiful beginning to end horribly.   
Rating: N/A
by oathrestored
June 28th, 2016, 3:13pm
I was in child development class in college when I started reading this manga. The milestones Rin as a child was just something I can relate through my books in class about children and their developmental minds. If it was solemly about Rin and Daikichi growing up together, I can say to strongly recommend this manga after many years.
If the middle of the manga series did not went to that route of having Rin's growing adulthood, I would have said this manga was very fresh. I sincerely regret recommending this manga to my peers in college, after what happened in the ending and reminder of the horrible trend of training brides!
Look up Woody Allen, this is all I thought after reading close to the ending of the manga.

The beginning half I give it a 10/10, the middle to ending a 0/10, so a 5 is fair to place.
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Good manga, first half was better   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by plotrobert
April 24th, 2016, 7:59pm
So cards on the table, I don't think the ending is that bad. It's not the greatest sure but I have to say that it's one of the more memorable endings I've head at least. Like many say here in the reviews, the first half on the manga is the best and most well-focused part. Things get kinda choppy in the second half, mostly because that's when the romance really starts to kick in as well.

I still like this series, warts and all. But I can completely understand how the final few chapters could ruin it for others.
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Doesn't deseve harsh critism   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
April 16th, 2016, 10:48pm
It start great but after time skip it kinda fall through it is not as bad as other said though, the author do tried their best to fix it but the stupid time skip make it hard to fix.

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Also there's a problem with Kouki mon rejecting Daikichi because she think she is old women which is weird since both of them are at same age, and then later throw many other strange reason just so Kouki Mom and Daikichi wont get together this make thing even worse the natural manga feel not so natural anymore


The ending is mixed feeling it is not as bad as other said, I still think that this manga have the feeling of the innocence and laid back. It may different from some other people, well mostly to people who can get offended to fantasy story, makes me wonder why they read in the 1st place anyway.

Usagi Drop is great manga, if you began to dislike it you can't always just Drop it smile , but for me I like it from the beginning till the end, despite the bad transition between child to teen, and the unconventional ending.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2016, 10:50pm
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Just an honest opinion   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by greenblossoms82
March 22nd, 2016, 10:12am
This is my honest opinion: Usagi Drop started off marvelously but then lost its luster in the second half and never managed to get it back.

I won't get into the big reveal because that was the least of my complaints about this series. It wasn't really even one of my complaints to begin with (considering how much I liked Hana to Akuma when I was a kid). Also, it's pointless to comment on other people's level of comfort with the way this series ended. Disliking it for whatever your reasons are does not necessarily make you narrow-minded nor do your reasons for liking it make you strange or crazy. Big reveal: opinions vary.

Anyway, my main gripe is as a someone commented earlier: the decline of the overall presentation. While I agree with cecropiamoth that the author did implement transgressive into this work, I also feel that using it as a plot device greatly contributed to the series' decrease in quality. The things that made the story what it was and made it so presentable suffered greatly for it in the second half. What do I mean by this? The series' steep decline from josei to shoujo and all that it encompasses for one thing (not a shoujo fan at all anymore); all the Kouki/Rin angst in the second half was annoying and gave off this sense of generic shallowness that I was SO not used getting from Usagi Drop. As another reviewer said, it unfortunately kind of went the soap opera route and made it almost painful to finish. The second blunder was the story's change in focus. Everything about the second half is used as a launching pad for Rin's "situation." Whereas the first half of the series builds upon character development, interactions and dynamics, the second half just throws all of that build up out of the dang window in order to make way for a cop-out time skip, some silly teenage angst and a poorly packaged epiphany. Things went from Daichi and Rin + their supporting cast to Rin, Rin, Rin, Rin and more Rin--that's it. The shift in story telling perspective was so major that it was literally like reading another series, or maybe like reading the same series in some sort of altaverse. My third gripe is that the time skip just left things all disjointed and lead to quite a few lazy explanations and gloss-overs. I have many other gripes, but those three are the most volatile, so...

The second half is very disappointing and just comes off as the mangaka having tried too hard to justify the Rin's resolve--which really didn't even need justification in the first place, so wtf?--and, in my OPINION, ended up falling flat when it was all said and done. It was like the artist just didn't even give a hoot about quality any more. If the transition from the first half to the second half didn't seem so much to me like some other artist came up with the storyboards then Usagi Drop would have been an absolute 10 for me.

In the end, Usagi Drop's second half serves as nothing more to me than a poignant reminder of loss of the earnestness and solidarity of the preceding half of this series that made it effing stellar. It has nothing to do with narrow-mindedness or Puritan feelings, I can guarantee it. The second half of this series was just not very well-executed. At all.

I read all 10 volumes and the doujin solely for the sake of completing the series, but I won't be reading it again, and I won't be purchasing the U.S. release--ever.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2016, 12:49pm
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I loved it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
February 27th, 2016, 7:06pm
It's a touching story of a rather introverted single man who takes on the task of being the guardian of an orphan child. There is much that is touching in this manga. The man makes very substantial sacrifices for the benefit of the little girl, and theirs becomes a very moving fill-in-father / daughter relationship.

There is a story shift at the end that I love as well. It is of a kind common in Japanese manga, where they commonly insert something a bit transgressive in the story to add interest. I have heard it said that they feel free to do this because in real life the Japanese are kept on a pretty short leash by social pressure to conform to standards of moral behavior that are all but universal in their cohesive society, and almost everyone conforms.

When manga like this comes over to the USA, however, it lands in a very different kind of society, where there are multiple and very different standards of morality in practice, but looming over them all is the ineradicable strain of Puritanism. Watch reviewers on here go into Puritan tizzies over the ending of this manga. then read it anyway. You'll be surprised at how good it is, and how much sense the ending makes, to the non-Puritan heart.

... Last updated on February 27th, 2016, 7:09pm
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Vol 1 ~ 4 : A+, Vol 5 ~ 10 : D   
Rating: N/A
by lovelyblue
October 19th, 2015, 11:43am
Up until the mid point of the manga's 2nd part this was well on it's way to making it into my favorite manga list too bad the author took the story in another direction for the last part of the manga.

If you want a good, heartwarming father/daughter story read this manga but not beyond vol 4. If you do decide to read beyond that point just know the story you get won't be the same as before

Vol 1 ~ 4 : 8.5 stars
Vol 5 ~10 : 4 stars

Overall Rating: 6.25 stars

... Last updated on October 19th, 2015, 11:44am
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What is a Family?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Localjrw
August 21st, 2015, 8:34pm
This whole story is meant to make you think about "What is a family?"

Like most reviewers I loved the the first part of this series; it was beautiful.

The second part of this series felt a little rushed. It disturbed my preconceived ideas and made me re-think and change my position about what constitutes a family. And once I had done that I really loved the ending - because not all love stories fit inside the narrow minded norm.

... Last updated on August 21st, 2015, 8:35pm
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RIP me   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by aksiane
July 8th, 2015, 8:26pm
so I watched the anime and it was incredibly heartwarming, though it had its minor flaws. ah, how beautiful, a simple, pure story about a new father and daughter. so then, silly me, I decided to read the manga.
and the first thing that greeted me was (whoop de do!) a time skip. I should have stopped right there. rin wasn't even rin anymore. she wasn't the cute child who gets embarrassed when people carry her anymore, just some boring, super mature girl. what is even likable about her now? and the whole thing turned into a shoujo (and a really stupid one at that). not to mention the motivations behind the characters' actions were not plausible and sometimes plain idiotic. you just stop caring about any of the characters after a while. in fact, i implore you to stop caring this instant for your own benefit.
now as if that wasn't bad enough, the author decided to exacerbate the wound my heart was already nursing from grieving for my cute 6 year old rin by pulling through with that ending. why does rin love daikichi as anything but a father? where the heck did that come from? and the theme that was shoved in our face the entire time before this, the one about giving up and sacrificing to take proper care of your children, and knowing that it is totally worth it is RUINED. that theme needed fatherly love. now it is just, raising this child and sacrificing my job is totally worth it because i get to marry her now! derp! and the final joke the author left with us is having some of the last chapters be flashbacks of their father-daughter relationship. OK! i decided to make them husband and wife, time to remind my readers of the happy times they had when they were father and daughter LOL!! this totally makes sense!! they totally love each other as a husband and wife, but here is there father and daughter relationship too!
and thus this manga deserves its 5. Nice premise, initially lovable characters, pretty good execution in the first half, awful execution in the second half -- I would give it the neutral score of 5.5 but honestly, I kind of hated it by the end.

recommendations: just stick with the anime (which covers only the events before that god forsaken time skip), you can also try My Girl by Sahara Mizu, which has a similar premise and heart warming feelings and no terrible timeskips and endings.
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