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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 (1279d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1282d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1289d 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 (1301 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)

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Monthly Pos #764 increased(+58)
3 Month Pos #827 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #766 increased(+22)

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 451 days, 10 hours, 27 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1543 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 1967 days, 16 hours, 32 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 2019 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2214 days, 4 hours, 11 minutes ago

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it's interesting   
Rating: N/A
by deldelight8
September 21st, 2012, 1:39am
i chugged through the rest from where the anime stops and the ending was a twist. you subtly get hinted at what's going to happen so you have your suspicions, so it definitely doesn't come outta nowhere.

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i personally think the way the mangaka portrayed rin's feelings to develop in to love for daikichi was understandable. the way things turned out kinda just make it seem like it was something that would just happen, especially after the obviously frustrating mess between nitani liking rin but messing up, and daikichi liking his mom, since it'd be weird either way that worked out. so this happening as a result is kind of oddly normal in a super not normal way (not normal being how they have a parent child relationship). i think if you read the manga without bias or any thought of how typically this is taboo, you can kind of just let things mesh and see how strangely naturally the mangaka makes the development kinda just work.
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My brain needs bleach!!!!!!!   
Rating: N/A
by lorienlupin
September 19th, 2012, 4:44pm
Oh my God what is wrong with this mangaka. This manga was so cute... so uplifting... and then and then whatever sick twisted things live inside this mangaka's brain took over and Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I won't go into details, both because of spoilers and because YOU CAN'T UN-KNOW IT!!!!!! Just don't read it; or even better read half of it, as soon as a teenage girl appears on the cover you pretend there isn't any more chapters.
I'm never reading anything from this mangaka ever again.
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Disturbing ending nevertheless...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Msag
August 18th, 2012, 2:32pm
This really is a great manga. I'm not gonna discuss the first half of this series (which everybody should DEFINITELY read/watch). Yes its heartwarming. Yes Rin is the most adorable thing ever. Yes you're rooting for Daikichi every step of the way. But given all the hype about the ending, I'll just say this. Whatever was your first guess as regards the ending, the guess you made off the top of your head thinking "it could be this eh but its only the worst case scenario I'm sure the mangaka didn't go THAT far" is...

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TRUE! Or at least in my case it was... Rin and Daikichi DO get married. Ugh... but as mind-blowingly disturbing this is, I'll first state the positives and emphasise that, before the ending, the time skip half of the manga is not a complete train wreck!

1. Everybodys characters are believable grown up. Rin is mature and smart as expected, Reina sweet and a bit on the thoughtless side, Kouki (although his character design took a bit of getting used to at first) is also believable. Daikichi coud definitely have used more screen time but the parts where he shows up are the highlights of the chapter imo (plus, his involvement in Kouki's life serves to show how much of a surrogate father he becomes to Kouki too).
2. Yes, another "high-school" manga *groan*... BUT it surprisingly didnt hold the endless Festival-Christmas-Valentines Day madness as shoujo mangas normally thrive on. Instead, the kids actually spend most of their time studying! Lol, can it be more realistic? :P
3. The way the romances for Daikichi/Kouki's mom and Rin/Kouki was dealt with. I think its safe to say that everybody was rooting for both these pairings (the former more than the latter maybe; Kouki's feelings for Rin felt more like puppy love to me). I was really sad when both pairings decided they couldn't be together, but I felt it was dealt with in a very mature way. Daikichi and Kouki's mom agreed to put their kids before themselves, reminding one that in reality all romances hardly ever get their happy endings, and in Rin/Kouki's case, it serves to show their strong trust in each other when they manage to easily fall back into their sibling-like relationship, and that for them its always friendship first, love second.
4. More on Masako and whats happened with her recently which proves really interesting.
5. Despite the *cringe* feelings that Rin starts to develop for Daikichi, I really empathised for her. Definitely confused, torn with herself, had not the ending been executed as poorly as it was I might have forgave her her state of affairs considering she realized the implications of it fully and didn't even want Daikichi to find out in the first place.

And now... to the negatives (in order of negative-ness!):
1. Kouki's mom remarries. WHAT?! After saying that she felt too old for marriage and too taken up with Kouki to even consider it, WHY would she remarry anyway? No sufficient reason is given for it and I feel that its just unfairly put forth by the mangaka to give her character's relationship with Daikichi some sense of closure so he can "move on" to Rin.
2. Kouki actually encourages the relationship between Rin and Daikichi. This was really horrifying to me, especially the line he gives to Daikichi, "Better you than Yunohara (orwhateverhisnameis)". HOW CAN IT BE BETTER THAN THE OTHER GUY?? Daikichi is as much a surrogate father to Kouki as he is to Rin, so this pretty much killed the character of Kouki for me somehow...
3. The ending. Sigh, well the closest I've come to this sort of a relationship in any other manga is in Inuyasha, with Sesshomaru and Rin. Now that I've read the ending to this manga, I can *now* totally understand why some fans of Inuyasha hated the idea of the two becoming romantically involved with each other when Rin grew up (I was all for it :P). But given the quality of execution in Inuyasha, I feel its safe to say that I'd have loved if Takahashi showed them ending up together anyway, and I'll tell you why. Sesshomaru, no matter how kind he becomes towards Rin, never REALLY is the father figure missing in her life the way Daikichi is towards this Rin (lol I just realized I've been talking about 2 Rins all along here, sorry for the confusion ^^;). So yeah, Daikichi, even when its proven that their blood relation doesn't exist (where did that come from all of a sudden? O_o), and despite the fact that I don't have much of a problem with age gaps in relationships (hey if you could stomach the Souichi/Masako relationship way in the beginning, you could stomach this too), is still for all intents and purposes Rin's FATHER! And then Daikichi's response towards Rin... ugh totally killed his character for me too. Where's the resistance? Why this sudden caving in and whats your reason for loving Rin that way now *two years gap be damned*??? People say they should have shown more romantic gestures towards each other like kissing and holding hands to justify their new relationship, but I disagree. Given the talk abt pregnancy in the last chapter, I was disturbed enough about it without adding a kiss or two between the couple.

Sigh, well I hope that was helpful! biggrin If it wasn't I'm sorry, but I actually wrote this review more because I had to get these thoughts outta my system into words more than anything else. If such an ending does happen in real life, and it does fall into the "mature" genre of josei somehow, I respect your opinion. maybe I'd even agree with it if it was executed better and made more believable. Sorry the first half was far more convincing to me than the second.

I can now proceed to move on and pretend that the time skip half of the manga didn't exist...

... Last updated on August 18th, 2012, 4:57pm
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I'm not sure how I should rate this   
Rating: N/A
by Nani0918
July 29th, 2012, 6:45am
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The story started out very good. The plot was heart warming, lots of nice details, lots of appropriate occurrences to capture the readers. I was absolutely in love with the story at the beginning.

Some may say the second part of the story ruins it. I wouldn't agree (not yet). The second gives us a more realistic story as the characters have grown. Lots of us would also want some developments and stories to satisfy our curiosity. If it ends with just that, even if it's a meaningless plot, I'd still love it.

But no, the author has to make it into a romance with a huge age gap. Honestly, the age gap isn't an issue. The issue is the original relationship that the characters have with each other, before the 2nd part & the end. I felt utterly betrayed and horrified by the thought that I'd have romantic feeling to my own father and be married to him, who took care of me since I wet the bed.

I felt so betrayed that I haven't even re-read the story to give it another chance...
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Worth up to ch. 24   
Rating: N/A
by MFM707
July 28th, 2012, 10:09pm
The first part of the manga I love it is cute and lovely, though after chapter 24 there's a time skip of about 10 years, which came out as quite a shock and would have prefer if it didn't happen. The second half is not that bad on itself but it doesn't go up to the expectations that the first half leaves.
My recommendation would be to at least read up to chapter 24, since it does have some kind of closure and it's definitely worth the reading.
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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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