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NIS America Licenses Usagi Drop

by Florete
Apr 28, 2012 11:02 AM | 44 Comments
According to their official press release, NIS America has licensed Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop).

NIS America will release the 11-episode series in their premium package on DVD and Blu-ray on August 7. The four special episodes will be included.

Source: Press Release (ANN)

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MyNameSucks said:
Very cool. I'm picking up the manga slowly, but from what I have I am thoroughly enjoying it thus far. Haven't seen the anime, so I'm looking forward to seeing this, though I'm not a fan of the Premium Editions. (Crossing my fingers for a standard edition.)


I know this comment was a long time ago, but....how'd you like the second half?!

Lol I liked it, but it seems to be a fun topic.

May 8, 2013 2:15 PM by Nyanks

. announced today that Bunny Drop Complete Series Premium Edition will release in North America this August.

May 7, 2013 7:30 PM by lingoes

Good news.

May 6, 2013 10:07 PM by Entravity

When I saw this series I loved it and thought "finally a series that I can show my mum that these 'japanese cartoons' I watch all day can be enjoyed by you as well"

But there's no dub and no UK release :( :( :( :(

Seems watching anime will stay a hobby my parents can't understand...

May 6, 2013 1:23 PM by Varyn

Great news, and now a step closer to a UK release.

May 1, 2012 8:43 AM by 09890

Nice. :)

May 1, 2012 4:26 AM by Cl0udy

This news make my day. I've been waiting a long time for this to include Usagi Drop DVD to my collection.

Apr 29, 2012 8:15 AM by Seto_Akari

Very cool. I'm picking up the manga slowly, but from what I have I am thoroughly enjoying it thus far. Haven't seen the anime, so I'm looking forward to seeing this, though I'm not a fan of the Premium Editions. (Crossing my fingers for a standard edition.)

Apr 29, 2012 8:10 AM by MyNameSucks

mitch3315 said:
I always assumed that since this had already been licensed and released in Australia, America had it too.. You learn something new everyday.


Thats what i thought too. But it seems Siren Visual have a few other titles as well that arnt licensed anywhere else.

Apr 29, 2012 2:09 AM by The_Steward

Definitely a must-buy...

Apr 29, 2012 12:28 AM by DeviantMugen

Fuck yeah NISA. Again.

Apr 28, 2012 11:37 PM by Centent

Hoppy said:
Watupfoo said:
Hoppy said:
SergioSource said:
phoenixalia said:
its unfortunate that animes like usagi drop and chihayafuru don' sell great in Japan. :(

That's for 2 reasons:
1 - Time slots.
2 - No pantsu or tsundere.


Denpa got a S2 and had none of the above just a little under 6000 copies sold overall + merchandising.


by Denpa you mean Denpa onna to seishun otoko?omg, is it getting a second season?!?!


Yep


No its not, It hasent been announced at all :| if it has i'd like to see proof on ANN. Because I looked and have seen nothing.

Apr 28, 2012 11:05 PM by ariamachi

These people should get Kimi to Boku.

Apr 28, 2012 10:50 PM by Roloko

I always assumed that since this had already been licensed and released in Australia, America had it too.. You learn something new everyday.

Apr 28, 2012 8:56 PM by mitch3315

Take all of my money that I don't have!

Apr 28, 2012 8:55 PM by Mormegil

NIS keeps licensing great titles. I'm very happy to hear about this one.

Apr 28, 2012 3:59 PM by EarthStar

NISA continues to listen to fans. FUNi should try that.

Apr 28, 2012 2:33 PM by Midvalley

Hardcover Art Book!?

Must resist....

Apr 28, 2012 1:56 PM by HawthorneKitty

jmal said:
Hoppy said:
Not all of them sell though.

And not all shows with a male protagonist or a weak female lead sell. Because... not all shows sell. Only about 30-40% of non-children's anime average 5k or more anyway.


That's very strange, I never remembered seeing that news anywhere else and it's really old now too. I wonder if the director jumped the gun a bit, or rather if the translator did. I think the only part referring to a sequel is "二期はあともうちょっとですね" which I thought would be translated as a more tentative "Wait a bit for news about a second season" sort of reply (in response to the initial tweet indicating anticipation for a sequel), not necessarily a definite "Yeah we're definitely doing a second season"-kinda answer.

Well if they are doing it, there will be a more official announcement at some point, and even then it wouldn't be coming any time soon with how backed up Shaft is.

Edit: also worth noting that same news story interpreted Hidan no Aria's "oh god please buy more BDs" comment as "great news, sequel probably coming!" so I'm taking their interpretations with a grain of salt.


Well it did say it wouldn't be coming out for some time, the fact you mentioned SHAFTs heavy workload proves that.

Apr 28, 2012 1:49 PM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
jmal said:
Hoppy said:
It wouldn't have helped, most of the Japanese BD buying audience are male and with few exceptions wouldn't bother with Josei especially ones that have a strong female main. Japan is far different from the west where we are grateful for a strong female protagonist.

? Plenty of otaku shows have strong female protagonists or female leads.


Not all of them sell though.

and for the Denpa Onna S2 remark

http://mon0r.com/2011/07/second-season-confirmed-denpa-onna-to-seishun-otoko/


Uhh... thats some article from July last year. If that was true, we woulda heard about it on legit sites by now.

Apr 28, 2012 1:33 PM by RyanSaotome

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