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Usagi Drop  
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From Yen Press:

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?!

Note: Was adapted into a live-action movie in 2011.


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Associated Names
うさぎドロップ 番外編
토끼 드롭스
A Funny Father
Bunny Drop
Rabbit Drop
Un drôle de père (French)
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 (1181d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1184d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1191d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1288 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 3rd 2015, 5:17pm 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 #539 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #770 decreased(-50)
3 Month Pos #760 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #805 decreased(-3)

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 353 days, 18 hours, 56 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1446 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 1870 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 1921 days, 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2116 days, 12 hours, 40 minutes ago

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good, but then ruined   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by moonfaerie24
June 1st, 2011, 11:00am
I really liked this manga, even the time skip aspect I was ok with, but the ending just ruined it for me. Granted I haven't read the last three volumes, and I'm sure there's development there which gets this manga to it's conclusion, but after finding out where it all ends up I can't say that I want to keep reading.
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I originally thought this was one of those rare manga where an adopted child is really thought of as the new parent's child and they keep their relationship as that of family. I was wrong. The child ends up with her guardian in the end, which I've been ok with in other stories, but I just don't feel this one should have ended up that way. They really had a parent/child relationship and I liked how it developed that way, having them end up together just doesn't seem to fit with the amount of realism in the first half of the story, especially since there were perfectly good people for them to end up with besides each other.

I'm just disappointed that it went in the direction it did after setting itself up so differently in the first 6 volumes

My Girl by Sahara Mizu is like everything good about this manga with none of what ruined it. It's everything I was hoping this manga would have been. You should check it out if, like me, you initially liked this series but the ending ruined it for you.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2012, 10:28am
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Highly Disappointed   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jptranslator_girl
May 10th, 2011, 8:30am
It just seems like this series is going from a good, solid, well-thought-out slice of life to a semi-complicated shoujo. I don't really recommend anything beyond volume 4, but to each his own.

The way that it ended was just...

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Even though the fact that Daikichi pulls a Woody Allen at the end freaks me completely the hell out...I'm actually much more dissatisfied with the fact that he accepted Rin's feelings and starts a romantic relationship with her out of some kind of sense of obligation. That's actually kind of crappy.

So in that sense, the ending wasn't all that great. Again, the first four volumes are f****** phenomenal. After those volumes... meh...

This series really disappointed me.

... Last updated on July 16th, 2013, 1:36pm
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Good read and good ending plus response to critics   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ranga
April 22nd, 2011, 6:46pm
I highly reccomend this manga, the relationship between Daikichi and Rin is quite adorable, and their interactions are quite realistic. While I liked the story more before the timeskip, I understand that it was neccesary for how the author wanted the story to end, and I in all honesty think that the timeskip was done well. I disagree with people who say that the quality of the plot took a dramatic downturn, because while it is true that the direction of the story and tone of the plot do change quite drastically, this is something that the author felt that they needed to do, and I feel that it was executed well. The manga finished its run in Japan this april, so I already know how the story ends, and I must say, I am quite pleased with how everything turned out.

Major spolier warning-

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Rin soon confesses that she has always had feelings for Daikichi and while Daikichi freaks out for a bit, after Rin graduates from high school, and it becomes apparent that she is adament about staying with Daikichi and taking care of him for the rest of his life, they end up getting married. This is also why I see the need for the time-skip, as it would have been too abrupt and not a little bit akward if the manga went from the pre-time skip phase to an ending with Rin confessing and them getting married with no lead-up.

As I said before, I am quite pleased with how things turned out. While some readers might feel that this development came out of the blue, and that Rin should have gotten together with her childhood friend, I feel that the only one who ever truly cared about Rin and loved her no matter what was Daikichi, and that he is a better match for Rin that anybody else. He took her in when no one else would, and raised and cared for her, even though he knew that it would make his life much more difficult.

Rin's friend(I forget his name at the moment- Kouki or something) also felt very one-dimensonal in his love for Rin, and didn't quite seem like he fit. There is also the most important factor, the fact that person Rin loved was in fact Daikichi and no one else, that made them a good match.

For people complaining about the age difference, while it is admittedly quite large, around 22 years, I don't really think it makes that much o f adifference if they really care about eachother.

And of course, to the inevitable droves of people who will soon be squealing about incest(i'm looking at you bimbosilly and others), its not like they are brother and sister or actually father and daughter. She's his grandfathers daughter with a different mother than his own grandmother, which makes her only 1/8 related blood-wise. Honestly I wouldn't really care if they were brother and sister; I've never had a problem with incest appearing in manga or any other work of fiction, or in reality for that matter either, as long as both parties consent. If they love each other, why should it matter to anyone? And don't even get started on "birth defects" and all of that. But that is a whole different topic.

I think over all the ending was quite sweet and probably the best ending that honestly could have occured.

Overall a very good read, I give it a 10/10.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2011, 7:15pm
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ending craps it   
Rating: N/A
by BimboSilly
April 17th, 2011, 4:21pm starts off nice and even the teenager episode is good but just dropped it after knowing the ending...
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I sincerely dislike this trait of Japanese fiction- you can't grow a child and marry it. Its creepy and gives no respect to a parent-child relationship at all -its disgusting on many levels
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Rating: N/A
by calstine
April 13th, 2011, 8:01am
I am a person who is thoroughly sick of high-school-kid love affairs. Usagi Drop gave no indication of being such a story, and I expected it to be a more mature, less funny version of one of my favourite manga; Yotsubato!. This quite piqued my interest, and I read the first 2 volumes with the utmost enthusiasm. Admittedly, it was stupid of me to not check the mangaka's favoured genres (which, on later inspection, turned out to be slice-of-life + romance) - something I usually do. But after reading a couple of comments on the series and noticing the 'time skip' category tag, I went ahead to the 5th volume - and was sorely disappointed to find my worst fears confirmed.

It would have been perfectly fine, of course, if the story had gone on to portray Daikichi's attempts to communicate with, and understand, his rapidly maturing adoptive daughter as she desires his company less and less. I would happily have accepted an intelligent take on learning to let go of your children and how he copes with Rin's quest to discover more about her real parents. Maybe those topics are brought up later on, but the fifth volume bored me too much. I am not fond enough of Rin to continue following her through the trials of her late teen years and her entanglements with her future boyfriend(?)

Therefore, despite having a very promising start, this title is destined to languish in my unfinished list.

... Last updated on April 19th, 2011, 12:32am
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Chapters 1-24: Cute Jousei. Chapter 25 on: bad school shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by fuzetsuscans
February 18th, 2011, 2:34pm
The first part of the series is completely different from the later part. It starts out as a man raising an adopted little girl, and the man is interesting. But then there's a time-skip in chapter 25 and you no longer see hardly anything about that man--instead the story starts following the daughter once she's 17, as she has love triangles with characters I have no interest in. I never cared for that boy, and I was very sad that you no longer see hardly anything about her father.

Basically the beginning is fine to read, but the timeskip was a disjointed transition, and I can't recommend reading the story past the timeskip. In other words, understand that the "real" ending to this story is chapter 24 and what follows is a totally different story.
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The beginning was good...   
Rating: N/A
by kanvas
September 26th, 2010, 7:56pm
This manga is one of the mangas that started off really well then kinda run out of steam later on. It was one of my favorite one. But then the story takes a rather sharp turn and the nice feeling in the story is mostly gone. Now it's like a weird shoujo that is just average. Maybe the publisher forced the author to change to try to improve rating or something else? In any case it was a pity that it couldn't just continue like it was before.

Recommend the first 2 volumes only.
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Picked up volume 1 at Barnes & Noble...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hobbitelf518
September 5th, 2010, 1:04pm
and I'm loving it! For a family/slice-of-life manga, I think it's going at a great pace. Through simplistic and clean art, we are immersed in the budding relationship between an "overgrown teen" of a man and his shy, young "aunt" of a child. The manga has some funny moments and leaves you feeling content. Recommended for those who enjoy a peaceful read.

... Last updated on September 5th, 2010, 9:48pm
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Very profound, not for average people to read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nhanqt
August 5th, 2010, 10:04pm
A very profound manga! Though the characters are simple, the whole story contains very deep insight into what real life is about. Forget about stupid dramas for stupid people who may brag about themselves "living life to the fullest", this is a serious story about serious people who seriously try to get through serious lives with serious love and seriously "live life to the fullest."
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Really, really good...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
April 13th, 2010, 1:09am
This thing is full of great themes (self discovery, responsibility, commitment, family, friendship and more), and has a believable setting and characters that make reading it feel ... necessary. Like I just *have* to know what's going to happen, both because I'm interested and feel for the characters, and because it seems like the lessons learned as regular, everyday life goes on in the story are actually applicable to real life, and worth reading about. This is a strong title inevery aspect, and I'm thoroughly enjoying reading it.
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