Ranked #70

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: Unknown
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 85,831 users)
Ranked: #702
Popularity: #221
Members: 153,409
Favorites: 2,897
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Synopsis

While attending his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is surprised to discover that his grandfather had an illegitimate child with an unknown mother! The rest of his family, fearing the obligation and embarrassment, want nothing to do with the silent little girl, Rin. Sensing her imminent abandonment and outraged by his complacent family members, Daikichi decides to adopt her himself! ...yet he may have underestimated the difficulty of balancing his work, family, and love life with his role as her guardian.

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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

Opening Theme

"Sweet Drops" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"High High High" by Kasarinchu



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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
SPOILERS: Minimal (I can't ruin the experience. Also, forgive my poor grammar)

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 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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Recommendations

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Both have the adult main character growth led by the children surrounding them. Although Usagi Drop feels more dramatic, while Barakamon is more subtle to send a message to the viewers. Both are excellent slice-of-life anime and with great character development. And the feels. 
reportRecommended by Rootz
Anime: Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
In both series, a single male adult opts to take on the responsibility of looking after a child (children) due to a force of circumstances. Both are warm and atypical anime series. Usagi Drop has a MAL average of 8.65, which should say it all really whilst Papa etc. is let down by its dubious name, which I am sure will detract viewers away from a really lovely show. Both recommended! 
reportRecommended by Xenograft
Anime: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
A heartwarming tale with a lighthearted mood to go with the idea of taking care of children and parenting. That is a major theme in both series.

In both series, there is the idea of growing up. However, it is up to the parent to take care of them and raise the child to become independent.

There is a slice of feeling that goes along with the concept of parenting. After all, raising a kid is not easy and often comes with challenges and struggles. Yet in both series, the characters gets along well together and they take on life itself with that  read more 
reportRecommended by ChrnoTodd
Anime: Aishiteruze Baby★★
Same feel and similar plot.
A young guy takes on the responsibility of raising a young child. In both stories, the male lead finds the child's mother, and even let her see her little girl, but she makes it clear that she does not want the child in her life. The male lead also finds love with someone that becomes somewhat of a mother figure to the girl.
I can go on and on about how similar these two shows are, but instead, I'll just wrap it up by giving  read more 
reportRecommended by 101swoop101
Anime: Clannad: After Story
Though this theme is alot more central to Usagi Drop, the second season of Clannad is very focused around family, and most particularly, parenthood. The protagonists in both shows have to balance their tough working lives with their family lives. The presentation of the two is a little different however, as After Story contains alot more drama in comparison to the slice of life pacing of Usagi Drop.  
reportRecommended by deadleeserious
Anime: Isshuukan Friends.
Both Usagi and Issuukan have a soft and light feel along with a little melancholy. If you watched one and would like something that also revolves around daily life (simple things), and two people coming together and interacting, and light soft feel with a little sad then I would recommend these as being similar. The differences: In Usagi the main girl and guy are very different ages and in a guardianship relationship, The story mostly takes place at home. In Isshuukan the story mostly takes at school and the girl and guy are peers. 
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