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Usagi Drop  
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Description
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?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
うさぎドロップ
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
14BiQ-Scans
Dredshi
J-SiS
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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.5-6 (end) by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1581d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1584d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1591d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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

User Reviews
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Forum
5 topics, 83 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1341 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
10
 29% (387 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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5+
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4+
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 3% (38 votes)

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


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Feel Young (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (10 Volumes - Completed)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #560 increased(+133)
Monthly Pos #911 increased(+38)
3 Month Pos #1006 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #1037 decreased(-80)

List Stats
On 2242 reading lists
On 1236 wish lists
On 2735 completed lists
On 198 unfinished lists
On 531 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 753 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1846 days, 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 2270 days, 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 2321 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2516 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes ago

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It was great... until the last 5 chapters   
Rating: N/A
by Verito.S
July 23rd, 2011, 8:08pm
I really liked it, a pure story about a guy who adopted his grandfather daughter from an illicit relationship.

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But the end... man! why?! why the author corrupts such a pure story. What if Kouki ending up with Rin was Cliché? I would have liked that, I'd have liked a lot that kouki's mom ended up with Daikichi too. But it has to be such a sick ending, no matter if they aren't blood related, is still creepy that Daikichi can even think about Rin in a sexual way. :C So it sucked, it was creepy, and it broke a pure story.

I also disliked a lot Rin mom, and even more the fact that Rin was able to talk with her like nothing,
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Interesting and somewhat original   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by poiso
July 23rd, 2011, 2:18pm
A surprisingly deep story for a "josei" manga. None of the usual "young woman" fluff, instead the manga sticks to its guns and plays on and around the important part - its characters. In this regard, it's very readable and probably enjoyable for most adults. I suppose the main theme can be summed up as "doing the right thing, and what it costs you". There is a not-too-subtle change from childhood to teenage years of the heroine, that may also be a bit jarring if you're reading it in one go.

That said, the story holds very well all the way, even though ending did feel a bit like a cop-out. Though I suspect that if I read through the entire thing again, I'd get subtle hints at it - there was always that *something* between the two main characters that just didn't fit the mold of adoptive close relative guardian/daughter relationship. When you don't know how it ends, you assume that it's a part of personality of guardian, but perhaps it could be also attributed to him knowing exactly where he stood - and just how shaky his standing really was.

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The ending is definitely a "feel good" kind though.


In the end, my biggest complaint is the rather bland art, even though it's somewhat fitting, as it exaggerates the clumsiness of the characters - which is a rather important part of the "feel" you get from reading the manga.
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I do really like it, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Lien7346
July 23rd, 2011, 5:55am
I liked this manga much more during the time when Rin was a little girl. But seeing her grow into a young woman was interesting too.

I don't dislike the ending. I actually love reading about that kind of thing in other series. But it wasn't quite what I had wanted for Usagi Drop.
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perversion will screw you over   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lomegil
July 23rd, 2011, 4:34am
I had it at 10 until the last chapters, when it went from a cute slice-of-life story to a cute slice-of-life story catering to one of Japanese's classic fetishes.
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Faux-incest, that is. More specifically, father-daughter relationship.
For what it is, it's probably good, but it wasn't what I was promised when I started reading. The author possibly envisioned this as a dramatic twist, but it came across as cheating, and there's enough of this to go around that no one would need that in their manga.
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Not sure...   
Rating: N/A
by dezin19
July 23rd, 2011, 2:25am
To be honest, I'm not sure what what to think on this. I'm currently watching the anime, and haven't read the manga yet, although it's been on my wish list for ages.
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I don't like the fact Rin and Daikichi end up together. It's creepy. Sleeping with the guy who raised you aka your dad? Really weird. And aren't they aunt and nefew too?
On the other hand I still really like this one. So I guess I'll continue watching the anime but I don't know if I'll ever read the manga. I will forgo rating this until I've watched the complete anime.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2011, 2:27am
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Charming tale with abhorrent end   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by philip72
July 23rd, 2011, 1:52am
I knew when I started reading this that it was Josei, and my previous experiences with Josei warned me "watch out, they're all the moral equivalent of a high class NTR ero doujinshi".

But Usagi Drop was very different; It had a strong, practical, eminently admirable protagonist, and his sweet little adopted daughter. The daily adventures of father and daughter were utterly charming and warmed the heart. I would have rated it an 11 if I could.

Then came the finale... I felt like a child molester while reading it, utterly repulsive and... well... grotesque. You'd have to be a monstrous pervert of the tenth magnitude to enjoy it and think
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"it's ok 'cause they're not blood related".
I'd rate the end a -1 if I could.

As for the minority who say "the ending's a refreshing change from the usual cliche"; I'd like to ask, what cliche?
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Not having sex with your young daughter is a cliche now? Amazing.


So I've changed my rating to a 5, splitting the difference between +11 for most of it, and -1 for the conclusion.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2011, 2:09am
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I like it, and a warning   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Hypernova
July 23rd, 2011, 1:23am
Let me warned you that while parts of a lot of reviews of this series does not qualified as spoiler, I think most people can guess just by reading the non-spoiler part of the reviews what will happen, mine included. So let me warn if I you happen to read this first.

Personally, I like the story through and through, from the beginning to the end. I respect and understand why many people have problems with it, but I stand by my opinion. Yes, it could be another type of ending, but this one is also reasonable. I don't think it's sudden either. The author actually spend time to show the development, but if you marathon through the series in one go, you probably feel it is sudden.

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Also, I think Daikichi's respone to the fact that Rin like him is the most reasonable one that I can think of. He gives his objective opinion why he don't really like that, from the parent point of view. When pushed, he still hold his ground and tell her to wait and see for another two years. It shows that he takes her feeling seriously, but also not forget the fact that she is young. It might just be a short time thing. Still, after two years, Rin proved herself that she is serious, and her feeling lasted. You have to remember that there is another two years time skip at the last chapter. They both wait and think about it for quite a long time before actually change their relationship.


Unlike others, I actually think that the ending is not cliché.
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Actually, ending up with Kouki would be cliché in my opinion because that is what I thought almost the whole time up until after the development of why Rin stop liking Kouki (but still care about him like a brother).


In the end, I highly recommended Usagi Drop. The whole story of course. Sometime there is a story that you like but you just prefer another type of ending. This maybe one for many people. Example of that for me is Toradora! Even then, I don't think you should stop (or suggest others to stop) reading in the middle and miss another good part of the story just because you don't like the ending. On the other hand, if you're like me, who like both the journey and the end, you'll be reading this over and over. Go experience the whole ride, and reach your own conclusion with the whole picture. Happy reading.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2011, 1:29am
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It could be better ...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by topboy
July 23rd, 2011, 12:12am
... If only It end the story before time skip. I know it will end up like this since mid-april (read spoil from jcafe24) still I wait and read it english translation for chapter 56 just a few minutes ago. Tell u the truth , i don't like this ending at all.

I just found out that this manga have sequel (or spin-off) named Usagi Drop: Bangaihen. Hope that story don't lead the same way as original usagi drop.
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Don't get the fuss   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spikoy
July 22nd, 2011, 11:24pm
I for one liked the ending. Highly refreshing from the usual cliche, I can see where Rin is coming from too. Plus I've a feeling that the mangaka planned this from the start, after all it is a very rare sort of conclusion considering how taboo sensitive Japanese society is. To see it in this highly popular and well-planned slice of life shows that the mangaka DID put in a lot of thought before making this conclusion.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2011, 11:29pm
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Another one bites the dust   
Rating: N/A
by xMrxDespairx
July 22nd, 2011, 2:20pm
I think the general opinion was this was a good serious gone bad like most other titles then tend to hit it big (this was sort of in the middle.) Chalk up another person who wasn't a fan of the ending.
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