Bunny Drop / Usagi Drop


#1

Bunny Drop / Usagi Drop

Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: adoption, family, iyashikei, parenting, single parents, taking care of a child
Objectionable content: None
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2011-07-07 to 2011-09-15

Plot Summary: 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 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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#2

Usagi Drop BDs/DVDs to Add Mini-Story Extras

posted on 2011-07-20 11:50 EDT
Episodes “2.5, 3.5, 6.5, 8.5” included in home video release


#3

One episode in and I find this story enchanting. Of course I cried and got all emotional too –

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Especially when Daikichi asked Rin if she wanted to come home with him and she went running to him. She must have known that her other relatives wanted nothing to do with her and that is why she withdrew into herself. Children can be very astute. And Rin seemed drawn to Daikichi from the first – probably because as they said he looked very much like his grandfather when he was younger and the fact that he paid attention to her.

I also like the fact that although Rin is technically Daikichi’s aunt, she calls him “Old Man”! Then when she makes him the rice ball, she calls him “Grandpa”! Rin is absolutely adorable and she has the cutest smile! This show looks to be very promising.


#4

This show has encouraged me that, yes I do want kids.


#5

Can’t say the show’s done the same for me, but I have really the first three episodes so far.


#6

Episode 2 –

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It was heartwarming when Rin took Daikichi’s hand and told him it would be dangerous if they didn’t hold hands. The shopping expedition was funny and I think Daikichi finally realizes he got a lot more than he bargained for. Raising a child isn’t all that easy, especially when you’re alone and you have no idea what you’re doing. But Rin seems a bit independent and I have a feeling that she will end up taking care of Daikichi!

But if Rin is six, should she really be in nursery school? She seems like the oldest kid there. Daikichi is beginning to make some sacrifices for her, such as not going out with his friends. Nice that he gives up smoking too. But I think he sees the rewards as well. Now, that bratty Reina needs a real good smack!


#7

Episode 3 –

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Poor Rin. She really hates being left alone and follows Daikichi all over his parent’s house. I’m not sure if she’s just that shy or if it’s because Daikichi’s parents didn’t want him to take care of her in the first place. Maybe she’s afraid that they might make Daikichi give her up. Rin has really bonded to him and Daikichi is getting to be more of a father figure for her.

It was funny when Daikichi’s sister threw an orange at him and hit him square in the face! It was nice too when Daikichi’s mother tried to befriend Rin with “Cat’s Cradle” and I laughed again when she referred to herself as “Aunty” and Daikichi corrected her to say “Grandma” but Rin said she wasn’t old enough. Funny because she called Daikichi “Grandpa” because she thought him old! In the end, the family became more accepting of Rin and Rin likes them enough now to want to visit them again. Funny that Daikichi’s mother liked having Rin around enough to tell her daughter to give her a grandchild and I liked Kazumi’s reaction.

It’s nice that Daikichi is starting to search for Rin’s mother, but I doubt she has any interest in her daughter. She did leave Rin with the child’s father after all and never returned. But it turns out too that Masako might have been a maid in Souichi Kaga’s household and Rin didn’t like her. It sounds like Masako might have resented Rin and took her troubles out on her. It was really a sweet moment when Daikichi promised not to die before her. It’s hard for a six year old to understand about death and it must be scary for Rin, fearing to lose Daikichi or even dying herself. And now Daikichi is changing his job hours for her sake too. He really is turning into a devoted father!


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Episode 4 –

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Rin is in elementary school now. I think Daikichi is struggling with whether or not to contact Masako. He is starting to hate her for abandoning Rin. Just proves how much he’s come to care for Rin.

And what the heck did he do to Rin’s hair!? And Rin even liked it! Too funny. All because she wants to be “cute” but I agree with Daikichi that she is cute the way she is. I am looking forward to Parent’s Day and Rin’s little song and dance.

Rin is already growing up fast and it looks like Daikichi finally made the decision to call Masako. I can’t wait to see what will happen now!


#9

Episode 5 –

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Rin’s mother seems such a child herself and really wants nothing to do with Rin. She does request that Daikichi allow Rin to use his family name though. And after discussing it with his family, Daikichi decides to formally adopt Rin which is really sweet. But his mother doesn’t seem too happy about it. And won’t that confuse relationships even more? :lol:

But by adopting Rin to give her his name, Daikichi has decided that he’s no longer in a temporary situation and does want to keep Rin with him after all, deciding it would be the best thing for her instead of passing her on to someone else. However, Rin refuses his adoption offer, wanting to keep her own name. And that was a very sweet scene.

Rin’s song and dance was really cute and official or not, Daikichi is a true father. But I wonder who did Rin’s hair! It looked too well done for it to have been Daikichi. :lol:


#10

30 year old guy adopting his 6 year old aunt is a bit confusing yes :laugh:

The anime is getting mostly good treatment from the manga. hope it keeps up. this is a very good series, and hope they dont cut it short like many other things for example: Gauken Alice…

Not many decent family life shows that arent stifling to me and this started as a great story to work from if not an unconventional circumstance…


#11

Hmm…according to CR, this show’s published by Fuji Creative Corporation. I guess that means they’re the ones who own the license to the anime. If I remember correctly, didn’t Sentai/Maiden Japan state that they’d be releasing future shows from FCC, which Glass Maiden is part of.

Hmm…very interesting.

Very interesting indeed. :whistle:
Well I hope so at least.


#12

NIS America Licenses Bunny Drop TV Anime

posted on 2012-04-28 12:30 EDT
11-episode series from Production I.G to get BD, DVD release on August 7


#13

Very good news, this will be my my second purchase from the company I think.


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#15

Interesting, I seriously didn’t think this series was that popular. I hope I get mine from Rightstuf. I should since I’ve had it pre-ordered since early May…


#16

Shame I had to cancel mine to get something that was OOP. Oh well I’m sure I’ll be able to get it in some form later on. While the OOP thing doubt I’ll see it for that price again. NISA may be cutting the initial prints down to a set number then decide on printing more or not once they get all the pre-order numbers in.


#17

Dropping the Usagi - Time to Marathon

Posted 2/20/13


#18

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-808017/more-oreimo-usagi-drop-and-anohana

[quote][size=5]Usagi Drop Returns to CrunchyRoll[/size]

But that’s not all, starting on July 1, we’re also bringing back Usagi Drop!!!

It will be just as if it never left the site in the first place :slight_smile:

Synopsis for those unfamiliar with it:
By force of circumstances, a 30-year-old single man with a full-time job suddenly starts raising a 6-year-old girl. While running each other ragged, the two of them gradually grow into a “family”. This is the long-awaited anime version of “Bunny Drop”, the extremely popular and finely crafted comic by Yumi Unita. It’s a heartwarming and entertaining work that naturally depicts child-raising experiences, but also the instantly relatable warmth and noise of being in a family.[/quote]