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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 (1375d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Little Black Butterflies (1378d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Random Fan & Marshmallow Scans (1385d 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 (1322 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 30th 2016, 2:22pm 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 #665 increased(+41)
Monthly Pos #915 increased(+14)
3 Month Pos #940 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #886 decreased(-102)

List Stats
On 2231 reading lists
On 1219 wish lists
On 2686 completed lists
On 193 unfinished lists
On 521 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ending discussion 547 days, 16 hours, 24 minutes ago
Extra chapter? 1640 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April 2063 days, 22 hours, 29 minutes ago
Anime Adaption to Come July 2011!!?! 2115 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Bunny Drop Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit 2310 days, 10 hours, 8 minutes ago

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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.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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Soo good to read, but soo f'd up ending.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SwearDictate
July 19th, 2011, 1:03am
I really enjoyed the story especially the first arc, but the ending gives me goosebumps. Nevertheless I still recommend it, because it is 10/10 in the first 24 chapter, 8/10 till ch. forty-something. 5/10 afterwards.
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Used to like   
Rating: N/A
by newb
July 17th, 2011, 2:25am
I agree with fuzetsucans in that you can stop reading at ch24 and it be a really good story. It was interesting seeing how he reacted in raising a child, from getting a daycare to bedwetting, and was a pleasant read. If u like drama u can even keep reading after the skip and be satisfied (i dont so it was more annoying and shoujo-es). I think this may have been cancled and rushed though due to how it ended

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I think the part that shows this most is the second to last chapter when rin visits her mom. Through out the entire series, all 54 chapters, we were told that her dad was daikichi's grandpa. So its almost incest when she starts liking him. Then all of a sudden, *boom* you were adopted :D....WTF! ARE U SHITTING ME? that's the biggest cop out since ever. So many ways to end this and the author goes out of her fucking way just to have the mains end up together. FUCK THAT! its rushed, theres no feeling in it, and honostly it just feels weird since like 20 pages b4 he was acting like a normal parent. God im so glad i had stopped being connected with the characters at the time skip cause i couldnt imagine how pissed id be if i was still interested in the story and this shit happened.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2011, 2:27am
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