Usagi Drop

Bunny Drop

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Synonyms: Usagi Drop
Japanese: うさぎドロップ
English: Bunny Drop
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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
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.341 (scored by 245263245,263 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #449
Members: 498,234
Favorites: 5,967

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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 toward 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

Kawachi, Kazumi

Uchiyama, Yumi


Kano, Yui


Hirakawa, Daisuke

Kawachi, Kenji

Itou, Masakazu

Maeda, Haruko

Ueda, Kana


Kamei, Kanta
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Sweet Drops" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"High High High" by Kasarinchu

Episode Videos


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 ...
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 ...
May 29, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Usagi Drop started out as a manga by Unita Yumi. The anime adaptation was handled by Production I.G. It's also the second Josei series I've been asked to review. The other being Nodame Cantabile. Let's take a look at Usagi Drop and see how it compares.

The story follows a man named Daikichi who goes to his grandfather's funeral only to discover that his grandfather had an illegitimate child named Rin. His family treats her like a nuisance, which angers him so he makes a snap decision to take custody of her. You know, like all of those other stories where someone without kids is somehow ...

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Knowing the manga ending ruined how I see this anime as a whole.
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