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Usagi Drop


Alternative Titles

English: Bunny Drop
Japanese: うさぎドロップ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.581 (scored by 91,613 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #220
Members: 164,804
Favorites: 3,159
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Ranked #70Popularity #220Members 164,804
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

Daikichi Kawachi is a 30-year-old bachelor working a respectable job but otherwise wandering aimlessly through life. When his grandfather suddenly passes away, he returns to the family home to pay his respects. Upon arriving at the house, he meets a mysterious young girl named Rin who, to Daikichi’s astonishment, is his grandfather's illegitimate daughter!

The shy and unapproachable girl is deemed an embarrassment to the family, and finds herself ostracized by her father's relatives, all of them refusing to take care of her in the wake of his death. Daikichi, angered by their coldness towards Rin, announces that he will take her in—despite the fact that he is a young, single man with no prior childcare experience.

Usagi Drop is the story of Daikichi's journey through fatherhood as he raises Rin with his gentle and affectionate nature, as well as an exploration of the warmth and interdependence that are at the heart of a happy, close-knit family.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaga, Rin
Kaga, Rin
Main
Matsuura, Ayu
Japanese
Matsuura, Ayu
Kawachi, Daikichi
Kawachi, Daikichi
Main
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Japanese
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Nitani, Kouki
Nitani, Kouki
Supporting
Sakai, Noa
Japanese
Sakai, Noa
Nitani, Yukari
Nitani, Yukari
Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka

Staff

Kamei, Kanta
Kamei, Kanta
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kishimoto, Taku
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Bellflower Girl
Rindou no Onna no Ko (りんどうの女の子)
Jul 8, 2011
2 Pinky Promise
Yubikiri Genman (ゆび切りげんまん)
Jul 15, 2011
3 Daikichi's Decision
Daikichi no Kimeta Koto (ダイキチの決めたこと)
Jul 22, 2011
4 Letter
Tegami (てがみ)
Jul 29, 2011
5 Daikichi Should Stay Daikichi
Daikichi wa Daikichi de Ii (ダイキチはダイキチでいい)
Aug 5, 2011

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"High High High" by Kasarinchu



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Sep 28, 2011
Raising a child isn't easy, and every parent or guardian knows just how taxing all of the daily tasks can be, the sacrifices that need to be made in terms of work and social life, and the almost constant stream of considerations and worries. The truth is that looking after children is one of the biggest causes of stress and grey hairs (or hair loss), amongst adults, but given that the majority of people in the world are (or will be), parents, it's a little odd that such a major topic is still a rarity in anime.

The again, who wants to watch a show about read more
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spohken
Sep 15, 2011
“Daikichi… Daikichi, wake up.”

“…mmhhh… Yes.”

I’m happy. Why? Well, because this show did so much right that it’s tough not to be. Usagi Drop stayed true to the essence of the manga (before the timeskip) and didn’t stray far, if at all, from the original story progression. It captured splendidly the little nuances of an abnormal parent-child reality.

Our lives are full of insignificancies. Waking up irritable and half alert, washing your teeth, brushing your face, fumbling to find your valuables, grocery shopping without a list. The shit we wade through daily but clean up and forget soon after. These are experiences almost all can relate read more
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B-HO_BHO
Mar 2, 2015

To be Frank, I was skeptical about committing to watching Usagi Drop having read all the manga. Adaptations are great and all, but boy oh boy the source material (original writing) for this almost led me to drop this entirely.

Now, I can safely say I'm glad to have watched this amazing experience.

So how do I describe and score Usagi Drop? Well, this happens to be one of those shows where numbers just won't do, and an in-depth analysis is actually quite frankly overkill. I can talk all I want about what it's about; the premise, the execution, pacing, but none of this will read more
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foxnewsnetwork
Jul 22, 2011
I have watched every single slice-of-life anime since 2005 and Usagi Drop still manages to easily stand out. A good amount of slice of life shows focus on pumping high school girls full of moe and or filling their daily lives with excessive drama and irrationally difficult people. Usagi Drop, however, portrays itself in stark contrast; unforced, un-contrived, and totally natural, the show manages to make its characters and events truly heartwarming without having to resort to overcoming some out-of-place difficulty or killing off characters.

Now more than half-way into the season at episode 6, all the characters have managed to display a definite depth of read more
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