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Usagi Drop

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
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.601 (scored by 68462 users)
Ranked: #652
Popularity: #200
Members: 119,619
Favorites: 2,058
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Usagi Drop
Side story: Usagi Drop Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kaga, Rin
Kaga, Rin
Main
Matsuura, Ayu
Japanese
Matsuura, Ayu
Kawachi, Daikichi
Kawachi, Daikichi
Main
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Japanese
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Sayaka
Sayaka
Supporting
Iino, Mayu
Japanese
Iino, Mayu
Mi-chan
Mi-chan
Supporting
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Hirakawa, Daisuke

Staff

Kamei, Kanta
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition
Kasarinchu
Theme Song Performance



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Mar 2, 2015
B-HO_BHO
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 since it might lead to some people to never read more
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Sep 28, 2011
Archaeon
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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Dec 20, 2014
Stevebt123
Story:

There really isn't that much to say about Usagi Drop. It fits the genre of Jousei/Slice of Life to the dot. It's a feel-good story about a man learning how to live his life through the daughter that he is raising. There isn't anything profound in the story but it definitely is something that tweak your heart-strings and put a smile on your face. 7/10

Art:

The art-style of Usagi Drop is something that follows the original art-style from the manga faithfully and the only thing that can be said about it is that its unique. Its a style of art different to the trends of modern read more
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Sep 15, 2011
spohken
“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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Recommendations

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!
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 slice-of-life feeling.

The main characters in both series also has similar personalities and although they struggle at first with taking care of children, they learn more along the way about kids and themselves. It's a discovery of parenting and presented well in a realistic way.
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 you my word that if you love one show, you will definitely - without a doubt - love the other as well.
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.
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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.
Both deal with a plucky young girl finding her way in world that is new to her -- a new country in Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, and a new family in Usagi Drop. Though contextually quite different, their shared slice-of-life approach and fondness for warm and fuzzy feelings (for the characters and viewers both!) ensure they have a similar pleasant and charming feel throughout.

Opening Theme

"Sweet Drops" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"High High High" by Kasarinchu

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