Ranked #66
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: 8.591 (scored by 76929 users)
Ranked: #662
Popularity: #206
Members: 136,104
Favorites: 2,269
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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

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Opening Theme

"Sweet Drops" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"High High High" by Kasarinchu



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Archaeon
Sep 28, 2011 3:00 PM
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 10:04 AM
“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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foxnewsnetwork
Jul 22, 2011 6:25 PM
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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ThatAnimeSnob
Nov 14, 2011 4:03 PM
Before I start let me clarify that I don’t care about slice of life shows. I find them to be the second most simplistic and passable genre, with moeblobs topping them by a few miles for going overboard. In this particular case I sat down to watch it simply because the anime became top ten in almost every site in just a few weeks. I wondered “hey how is this possible; it is just another everyday show”.

I read the description of the story and it doesn’t seem like much. Some guy finds out his grandfather had a kid in an old age and decides to read more
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Recommendations

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: Barakamon
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: 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: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
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. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower

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