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Usagi Drop

Alternative Titles

English: Bunny Drop
Japanese: うさぎドロップ


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.591 (scored by 81,198 users)
Ranked: #682
Popularity: #215
Members: 144,325
Favorites: 2,591
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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
Matsuura, Ayu
Matsuura, Ayu
Kawachi, Daikichi
Kawachi, Daikichi
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Nitani, Kouki
Nitani, Kouki
Sakai, Noa
Sakai, Noa
Nitani, Yukari
Nitani, Yukari
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka


Kamei, Kanta
Kamei, Kanta
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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Nov 25, 2015
I fell in love with a 6-year old. Please don't call the cops.

A 30 years old man "adopts" a six year old girl out of pity and has to live with the consequences of suddenly becoming a "father". That is technically all there is to it, but it is more than enough to work with. After all, the life of a child is full of events, a lot is changing and on top of that, we have 2 characters who have their lives turned upside down from one day to the next. All this is shown through Daikichis eyes, which is the perspective I can read more
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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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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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Nov 20, 2015
cute,lighthearted and funny.that's how i'll describe usagi drop,a 11 episode 2011 anime made by one of my favorite studios production ig.

a friend of mine recommended it to me saying that it was similar to wolf childrens. i will never be able to thank him enough for introducing this to me.

anyways enough talking about my life and let's jump into the review :


the story is rather simple : a guy named daikichi takes in a girl named rin , the rest of the anime is about daikichi raising rin,it's episodic with some slow plot progression.
it's pretty predictable but enjoyable nonetheless since i recommend you switch read more
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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! 
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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: 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. 
reportRecommended by BreathOfFire3

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