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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 (1077d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1080d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1087d 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: 8.2 / 10.0 (1271 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)
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Monthly Pos #776 increased(+81)
3 Month Pos #917 decreased(-72)
6 Month Pos #801 decreased(-63)

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 249 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1342 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 1766 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 1817 days, 11 hours, 36 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2012 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes ago

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Decent story, but second portion does kind of destroy it.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by innocent-malice
July 11th, 2012, 1:22pm
I thought the mushy child rearing portion was adorable, and started reading for that. Then the second part of the story came where Rin was in high school, I could live with that except the story got really slow and it was honestly kind of awkward. Its like the mangaka was destroying everything that was set up. and then the ending:

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The ending is capable of being justified on Rins part, thats fine and dandy. But Daikichis decision made no sense. It was basically an "well Im single anyway, doesnt matter that I consider myself her father." No, if you have that mindset about someone it should not change. Also, I usually dont bring science into manga but considering people are citing woody allens rather...special case here: Psychologically this doesnt work. They have done studies proving that living with someone raises contempt. This is one way nature keeps us from inbreeding.

As for the art: It was simplistic but didnt distract from the story.
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Nasty Shock   
Rating: N/A
by Yo!
July 9th, 2012, 10:31pm
Okay, I was happily reading Usagi Drop till chapter 10 and thought I'd check out the manga updates and the reviews....BIG MISTAKE!
I dropped the series after I found out...What you reviewers are saying is just ...HARD to digest.
Till what I'v read, it was pleasant and cute, but yyyyyyy author?! Whyyyyyconfused!!!
I'm so sorry It turned out this way but didn't regret reading the first ten chapters.
For those who don't mind this sort of age gap/dad-daughter(not literally) thingy, I guess it's recommended o_O
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I read it. I like it. I read it again (no counting). I guess that makes me retarded :\   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jackalan
July 6th, 2012, 1:28pm
I saw my friend's reaction to the manga and did not expect till today that many people were offended by its ending.

Points taken are:
1. Rush ending
2. Very little chance of Daikichi returning the feelings for Rin (well, it's almost obvious in the manga anyway)
Besides those I didn't see major problems that causing others to throw their rating and comments completely off. However, I somewhat understood their feelings cause when I felt uneasy about something, I just did not like to have anything related to it.

But I've somewhat predicted this turn-out since the first two volumes. I didn't know why, only tingling nips kept poking myself inside of that Rin was developing some sort of feelings for Daikichi. It was later became ambiguous as Kouki was going for it (I did enjoy the Kouki's drama, at least there were some tensions haha). Then I thought, oh, maybe I was wrong. However, at the end, who knew, it was in exact of my forecast.
I meant I didn't mind if Rin was to end up with Kouki. The relationship between those two are very amusing and pleasant. Nevertheless, my honest first choice had got to be Daikichi and Rin.

Well, call me weird, retard, stupid #^#@*!# head or anything you like. I SIMPLY DON'T MIND AT ALL! I've got great deals out of Usagi Drop and I won't let anything or anybody ruin it in me. It's not so often for me to discover some worth-reading and satisfying works. Usagi Drop was deep, deep inside my bones.

So if you really seriously don't like non-related guardian - child relationship. Don't take this up. Don't even try.
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Was a fantastic story, until....   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Fyrekat42
June 14th, 2012, 11:10pm
...Rin decided she was in love with Daikichi. Then the whole plot becomes narrow, unrealistic and rushed. Not to mention boring. There is zero romance between the two. While Rin goes through the motions of working out her feelings, Daikichi really just seems to give in. The story spends a great deal of time developing the pair's awkward and backward parent-child relationship, only to turn around and dump it into a marriage?

I have no objection to the age gap or the ending itself, just the way it was handled. It really ruined the whole manga for me. I'd loved the way the story was developed, and had more expectations from the author. I'm giving it a five because I loved the first 2/3 of the story, but won't likely ever read it again, nor recommend it to anybody simply because the ending is so disappointing.

... Last updated on June 15th, 2012, 5:49am
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age gap not really the problem   
Rating: N/A
by xdeLiiRiOus
May 9th, 2012, 5:26pm
personally i have no problems with age gaps but my main problem with this manga is the lack of development of romantic feelings between the two. I mean it felt just very out of the blue to me. Like there was really no development between them. I read the end before i pnicked this up so i kept an extra eye out any possible developments and was surprised to have found none.

Have any of you read Nocturne? it has the same sort of set up but the "romantic" feelings between the two is much more prominent.

for me, the manga ended at 33 or 34 (can't remember) haha cause kouki is such a drama queen..

... Last updated on May 9th, 2012, 8:58pm
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Adorable beginning but the ending was lacking a bit   
Rating: N/A
by fuyuppe
May 3rd, 2012, 3:15pm
Interesting plot. Very heartwarming at the beginning of the story. I have mix feeling about the ending as well, but I agree with Meatbunz. All in all its worth reading.

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The ending was a surprise. Many might find it disgusting but if the two people who are involved aren't complaining what right do we have to say that they are wrong. They are happy and aren't really causing anyone else harm. They really aren't even blood related. I mean people have problems with the same sex marriage as well just because it doesn't follow their morals, brief, or religion. As long as they aren't harming anyone else I can't see the problem. I have more of a problem when its come to those polygamy religion that forces the 16 year old girl into sexual activity for so called "spirit sense." Really now.

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The one problem I did have with the ending was when in the world did the two main characters started having romantic feelings for each other. I would have thought there be a little more development other than oh by the way I love you not as a father and then the father figure saying oh ok. It wasn't so much that they got together that bother me but how and why. Poof,it just happened? Felt like maybe the author was told ok you have to finish the story up by this date so hurry up. I wished the author had done a little more romantic development between the two character before jumping from fatherly love to romantic love between the two. It would have been more believable to me then.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2012, 3:16pm
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I was better-off only watching the anime   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by micxj
April 11th, 2012, 10:52am
I first watched the anime before reading the manga. I really loved the plot. It gave me a very warm homey feeling. I'm really soft when it comes to topics about family and stuff. It made me think about all the sacrifices my parents made...

After watching the anime, I continued reading vol5 til the end... and honestly, I was better-off only watching the anime. It's still a good manga... but the ending of a story is a very important factor. The ending was rather a very rare circumstance...far beyond the norms. I honestly was not comfortable with the ending. I would like to think that Rin only had a "father complex" of some sort... but that was not the case.

However I would still give it an 8. As I've said, (for the most part) I enjoyed the manga and I loved the anime.

... Last updated on April 12th, 2012, 12:17pm
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My thoughts   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Saons
March 30th, 2012, 11:51pm
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I suppose this is a rather controversial manga.
The ending is really what throws people off, and it's easy to see why. For the most part, I really enjoyed this story and I liked what they addressed in both parties, one as the "guardian" and the other as a "child", suddenly becoming something more than platonic. I thought that the viewpoint of Rin as she dealt with her emotions was really well done, but not so much on Daikichi's part. It's just so out of character, that's my real issue. I'd have preferred it if he had rejected her, more to suit his character than the relationship.
What's good in this manga is good, though. It is well written and though not the best paced, is still fabulously done for such a story.

This does happen in real life, by the way. Just look at Woody Allen!
"In 1991, when the relationship started, Allen was 56 and Previn was 21. Asked whether their age difference was conducive to "a healthy, equal relationship," Allen said equality is not necessarily a requirement in a relationship and said, "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to those things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that."
(And that's a 35 year difference; still married by the way!)
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The Ending   
Rating: N/A
by Meatbunz
March 29th, 2012, 4:17am
My thoughts on the ending

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Honestly I love how the author gives such a controversial ending. From reaction to it, we can clearly see that many people in our society love imposing their own moral code onto others without regard to the 2 consenting people's feelings. They are 2 consenting adults, but to the outside world they are seen as disgusting creatures because they've broken the traditional moral code and are characterized to be "disgusting".

I don't mind that people like linking incestuous actions to characterized the people as "disgusting" like how people link murderers to be characterized as a "bad person", since it is hard to believe people in real life would have other circumstances outside the realm of fiction. Just remember even in real life, not everything is black and white, there is grey too.
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The ending....   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by xox-l-emo-n-xox
March 25th, 2012, 5:55pm
The manga overall is okay, I mean, depending on your own ideals, you may or may not be disgusted at the ending.

The overall manga, before the ending was absolutely amazing, the character development was great and the over all story line was fairly well put together (despite the weird time warp thing, which threw me off a bit -__-).

Now, for most people. the problem would be the ending. In my opinion I agree with Dearest88, that since it was a work of fiction, the ending is fine.
The ending also does have some logic to it, as
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She saw never really did refer to him as a father but as simply Daikichi, so she might have saw him in another way. But the fact that he could try to see her as anything but his daughter weirded me out. But once again, this is fiction... anything can happen.

There are a lot of bad ratings for this just because of the ending, but since I saw it as fiction, i enjoyed the story, even if the ending is odd, it's not a terrible ending.

so give it a shot, it's a very good read! smile And if you've already read the spoliers and don't like the ending, then read to vol. 4 (as Kagemamoru sugested ) biggrin

... Last updated on March 25th, 2012, 5:58pm
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