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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 5 years ago
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies over 5 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 (1366 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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 5% (71 votes)
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 3% (43 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 #465 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #821 increased(+96)
3 Month Pos #1028 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #1006 increased(+16)
Year Pos #1043 decreased(-32)

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On 2283 reading lists
On 1269 wish lists
On 2834 completed lists
On 212 unfinished lists
On 541 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 7 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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The author dropped the ball, seriously.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by nyokosenpai
February 24th, 2014, 11:39am
There's nothing more annoying than having to shuffle through reviews on here that are basically nothing more than people grunting and complaining, people taking digs at other people's reviews and opinions of manga. I don't know about anybody else, but I find that pretty annoying and not very helpful, so I'll refrain from commenting on "other people's narrow-mindedness" or how "crazy people are for liking this," etc. That's why they're called opinions, you know? Like I said, it's obnoxious, so I won't do that.

*sigh* Now that I've gotten THAT out of the way, here's what I thought of Usagi Drop:

As many reviewers have already said, I think that the first few volumes were really quite heart-warming, well thought out, competent, flowed well, and were all around great volumes. I felt like I could not only see Daikichi and Rin's day-to-day progress through their situations in life, I could also kind of feel it. From the major step of Daikichi shifting everything over in his life to accommodate Rin to simple steps like trying to figure out how to deal with a loose tooth, things that are a standard part of life, things that many of us have experienced before (time and again), the author did a marvelous job of making a great story out of those common, everyday things. I mean, the author did a really bang up job of establishing the fact that these characters were doing everything in earnest, giving it their all to make life work. You know? And I just COULD NOT get over how WELL DONE these volumes were.

Conversely, I felt that the latter volumes were not much different than your standard soap opera in many aspects--which I won't go into because so many reviewers already have--and they just felt rushed, disjointed and well, pretty darn unbelievable. :/ The entire tone of the series changed completely, and not for the better. Also, the change in relationships was just...I don't even know how or where to get started on those--especially the debacle with the "adults." The second have of this series just came across as messy and half-assed. I don't know about anyone else, but it seemed to me that the author was either told to or was inspired to take Usagi Drop into a new direction at the turn of the series, but she couldn't quite figure out how to make it work. And so...this...this train wreck of a second half is what she ended up with. This series would have been much better off without the time-skip. The fact that this series started out so great, I think, is what really makes the disarray of the second half seem so bad--perhaps even worse than it may actually be.

TBH, I feel really let down here, because the ending (which I don't really like and probably never will, btw) could have made some semblance of sense to me--had the events and story telling from the latter years up to that point not have been so bad.

My disappointment stems with the decline in quality of this series rather than the actual ending, which, again, I don't really like. But who knows? Maybe had the second half not been so bad, my opinion of even the ending might have been different.

... Last updated on February 24th, 2014, 1:24pm
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nekoichan
January 16th, 2014, 2:47am
Like many other who commented before me, I have mixed feelings about this manga. It actually started great and heartwarming, but halfway it suddenly developed an entirely new tone. Honestly I wouldn't have minded if the narrative was well written, but most of the time it wasn't. The latter chapters just felt... unplanned. The romantic relationships also didn't feel believable.
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Oh dear.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ImaginaryWishes
December 19th, 2013, 9:13pm
Let me tell you, before the timeskip, Usagi Drop could have easily made it into my favourites. And many before me have said it but I feel the need to reiterate it...

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The ending. I don't know about everybody else, but I for one didn't read Usagi Drop for the romance. I read it because reading about Daikichi and Rin becoming a family warmed my heart. You have no idea how happy I was to have found a series like this. And sure, maybe I'm being harsh, but it really felt like the author was cheapening her work with the ending.

And anyway, I find it unsettling. I mean, putting aside the extremely problematic age gap and the Westermarck effect, I wouldn't even care about that in a different context. It's the fact that Daikichi genuinely cared for Rin as a daughter. It's one thing if it's one-sided adoration on Rin's part, but Daikichi is supposed to be a responsible adult. How can he be okay with having a child with his child? Because Rin may not be his biological daughter but you're shitting me if you say that Daikichi didn't love her like his own. How sad is that? Seriously. It might not be biologically incest (imho, it would actually be better if it were just that), but it's incest in the mind, at the very least for Daikichi.

But okay, if you ignore the last few volumes, this really is a lovely manga. Despite the problematic ending, I would still recommend everything prior to the timeskip because it really is great up to that point.

... Last updated on December 19th, 2013, 9:26pm
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Hmm Good... then WHAAAT???   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lalalarry
December 18th, 2013, 1:55pm
I really enjoyed the first four books, really cute smile
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Just for clarity, THIS IS NOT INCEST. It is revealed at the end that Dai's grandfather was not rin's father!!! however, i cannot get over the fact that dai still sees rin as a daughter! the mangaka did not address this issue at all! he even admitted himself that he sees rin only as a daughter so i don't know ae...
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Somewhat Impressive!   
Rating: N/A
November 14th, 2013, 3:19pm
That's the only thing I can say without resorting to spoilers, I could actually feel the writer worrying, scratching hair, biting pen and endlessly worried daydreaming trying to think of something to impress the reader.
Since the idea itself is kind of creative, the story line itself wasn't much new to any of the reader, we all had a life after all, and instead of going all the way to make a casual story where the reader could actually correctly predict the story course and appealed by the cuteness of the characters, it's obvious that the author wanted to do something new here and there, prove it yourself by finishing the manga yourself.
The new twists here and there were hard to familiar with, it really felt like it's a different manga every time there was a time skip or a big event. Eventually, it was the best part of the manga and it was worth all the risk involved.
This could have been a bigger manga and I sure would have read it even over the 300+ Chapters if there were any.
I'd respect the author of a manga I liked from the first chapter and I'll responsibly respect the authors opinion and way on ending the story. A perfect score for a perfect story of it's kind.
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what the !@#$@??! ... and this coming from someone who 100% doesn't mind incest pron   
Rating: N/A
by Aadieu
November 11th, 2013, 8:45am
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The timeskip makes it worse... 500 chapters in, it might've even worked somehow (unlikely as it may seem).

BUUUT that annoying weird teenager suddenly appearing in place of our cute lil Rin is friggin sacrilege. Even without all the out-of-character, walk-all-over-the-beginning-cuteness crap EVERY.SINGLE.CHARACTER proceeds to pull. the end, the only half-sympathetic, true-to-form character left is the cuckoo mother's spineless doting sidekick/mangaka assistant/boyfriend. Which is just freaking saaaaaad.
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ONLY watch the anime   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
May 29th, 2013, 12:59am
All the reviewers here are spot on. The first 4 Volumes are good but then it turns in a meandering high school soap opera and fall of a cliff in Volume 8 and undermines the formerly good part while at it.
First half 8/10. Second half 3/10. What was the author thinking ? I suggest My Girl instead.

... Last updated on November 21st, 2014, 11:49am
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jfaerr
May 17th, 2013, 5:54pm
I honestly enjoyed the time skip; though not as much as the childhood days. Overall, this manga was great up to the
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incest ending.

The anime ended at the perfect place in the story, but it would be nice to see a season 2 with an alternate ending from the manga.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2013, 5:55pm
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It's actually a good one, but if you stopped reading it at ch. 24   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by satou123
April 1st, 2013, 8:44am
It's actually a good one, but if you stopped reading it at ch. 24. I couldn't help, but cracked a smile in each chapter.
But, things turned into the worst at ch. 25. Putting aside that my Rin is "ruined", they turned it into really different genre, rushed the story too much, and in the end I just felt like "Huh? Just like that? ".

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1. The nonsense relationship between Daikichi and Kouki's mom. They both loved each other, and they both knew it. If Daikichi never tried to ask her out, then it's understandable, but Daikichi did ask her out, though he's rejected with "I'm too old" as an excuse. And yet, later she remarried with an old man that apparently asked her out several times. Though, till the end she still loved that Daikichi, even though she had married another man. I can't get impression of her as such a good person, and felt that she's just like a b*tch in ntr-Hitozuma eroge. Sorry.

2. Rin's and Kouki's relationship. You're suddenly brought into the scene when Kouki embraced Rin at ch. 25. Suddenly turning from a heartwarming series into some romantic one, isn't a good thing to do. It ruins your image of the manga, and just make you think, "ah, I know it, it must be another manga with the same setting". And yeah, they kinda rushed everything, that after the incident with Akira, Rin stopped loving him at all, after she gave Kouki a kiss with saying "that's for Kouki that I used to like". (C'mon, don't ruin the image of Rin into a b*tch, please. ) Not so long after that, she just moved into Daikichi. Yeah, and in another "suddenly" way. And, till the end there's not even a scene that shows they're kissing. So we don't know, do they even ever have a kiss? Could it she just ever did it with Kouki?. (Oh man, for the sake of justice, they should've drawn that. It's kinda unfair, and just let me think that Rin is already ruined and turned into a b*tch that suited as ntr eroge main heroine in 10 years)

Things might be pretty different if they didn't rush it...

... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 8:49am
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Mixed opinions....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by iamssjvash
March 7th, 2013, 5:07pm
I have quite mixed opinions about this piece.... My primary issue is that after volume 5 I felt like the story lost the pace it had built up.... My distaste for how the story progressed in the final volumes aside, I did not see the purpose behind fast forwarding the story to such an extent only to drop a couple chapters worth of flashbacks into each volume henceforth.... Also considering how the end wrapped up, I would have presumed it to have been less bland.... Regardless, it was a good read and definitely a refreshing change.... Josei this title is indeed however....
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