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Usagi Drop  
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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?!


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Associated Names
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

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.5-6 (end) by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans over 4 years ago
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies over 4 years ago
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

5 topics, 83 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1355 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
 29% (390 votes)
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 24% (321 votes)
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 5% (71 votes)
 3% (47 votes)
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 3% (41 votes)

Last Updated
May 31st 2017, 6:09am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Feel Young (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (10 Volumes - Completed)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #457 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #737 increased(+179)
3 Month Pos #1022 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #1009 increased(+73)
Year Pos #1074 decreased(-63)

List Stats
On 2276 reading lists
On 1265 wish lists
On 2802 completed lists
On 208 unfinished lists
On 537 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion over 2 years ago
Extra chapter? over 5 years ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April over 6 years ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! over 7 years ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit over 7 years ago

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Very realistic.   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by NightSwan
March 26th, 2009, 2:22pm
I like this one a lot.
Family manga attract me a lot for some reason~
The art isn't very good, but it grows on you. (didn't touch this manga at first because of it, but it indeed grew on me).
Daikichi is ugly, but nice and sometimes charming. Especially with his care for Rin.
Despite the art overall, Rin is drawn in a very cute manner, and makes the cutest expressions! "3

Chapter 14 (so far the furthest released) was really good, and felt so nice and real...
Made me all *kya kya* ....

If you like slice of life family manga, or just want to try it out, you should give this one a try.
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I seem to give out a lot of 10s...   
Rating: N/A
by Foolworm
February 20th, 2009, 12:30am
Never mind, they're all deserving of it.

Usagi Drop is one of those slow, quaint titles that latch on quickly. Essentially, it is a slice of life story revolving around the main character and his aunt (who is young enough to be his niece). Initially, the story is a quiet chronicle of the mismatched duo as they make their way through life, and the guy's quest to find out more about the scamp he has taken on.

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Enter a 10 year time skip, and things become slightly different, although no more frenetic - the pace is as slow and sedate as ever. The story settles into another groove: the bonding process is complete, and the series shifts into an introspective mode, as the young scamp is now a lady in the making, and her life is gradually becoming independent of her guardian's. At the same time, the guy, once contented, also feels a deeper need to settle down and find a partner.

At least, that's what I think. The series has a long way yet to go. Don't be put off by the quaint art - the charm of the series is something that would be a shame to miss over something so trivial.
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Worth it.   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
January 15th, 2009, 7:43pm
Usagi Drop is one of my favorite familial stories. It takes a little girl with a memorable personality, and shoves her together with a somewhat inept, but good-hearted single parent, as is the cliche in the genre. What makes Usagi Drop so interesting is the writing- the author approaches the situation in interesting ways with unique little bits of humor and drama thrown in. Of course, the height is reading about Rin and her antics, but all of the characters that have been thus introduced are compelling on some level. People who like slice of life will enjoy this, anyone just looking for a lot of melodrama should probably continue searching though.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
November 29th, 2008, 11:19am
i must say this title is very interesting!!! i just love the way this guy is struggling with his new life with a kid when be4 he was a does have lots of potential...the pace is laid back but every chapter is interesting...i love it!

if u like slice of life u definitely should not miss this...more oriented toward older female but older male as well
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Very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
September 23rd, 2008, 3:35pm
Its rare that I'll look at a series and be willing to grade it perfectly. This however is one of those stories. Its simply too good to pass up. With humor and seriousness, its hard not to like all the characters, even the idiotic Daiki, who though his heart is right, still struggles doing whats best.
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cute & fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mrs_choco
June 22nd, 2008, 12:07pm
A cute and fun series for both male and female audience. It does have common grounds with Aishiteruze Baby and Akachan to Boku (Baby & Me), but is rendered differently. A must-read among the heart whelming stories.
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very fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lys
May 17th, 2008, 6:29am
This manga is josei because it was published in a magazine aimed at an older female audience. So the protagonist being male or female doesn't make a difference. As I think about it, women reading this would perhaps already be familiar with the situations one encounters in raising a child, so seeing Daikichi's attempts and sometimes failures would take on an extra amount of humour due to this familiarity.

Anyway... this is a really adorable and funny series that I think male and female readers could enjoy. Being told from the guy's perspective does make it rather unique and give it a fun, unexpected tone. The artwork is loose and sketchy but it has a nice style. And Rin has a lot of spunk. It's so fun to watch her throughout this series!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moritana
May 17th, 2008, 1:35am
its speaking more to the male audience. the whole series is from the guy's pov of a cluless gyuy who suddenly has to care for a child. i say its more seinen than anything else.
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No reason for guys not to like it too.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pnyxtr
April 27th, 2008, 3:17am
Well, those of us who aren't kids anymore, anyway. It is cute, sure, just not the kind of flowery cute you'll find in the more horrible realms of shoujo.

And, get the books if you can. Not exactly super cheap, but excellent quality.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2008, 3:17am
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Its heart warming   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Helmes
February 16th, 2008, 1:59am
When i read the first chapter the first thing i thought of is Aishiteruze Baby, only more mature and with less romance as a male reader i can appreciate this time of work as well it something different to read rather then all the other mindless rubbish out there nowadays. if your looking for a heart warming piece don't look any further this one is for keeps.
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