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うさぎドロップ 1 (Bunny Drop #1)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  3,531 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews

Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and also embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi dec

Published May 19th 2006 by 祥伝社 (first published May 1st 2006)
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Jan 01, 2012 Lina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bunny Drop is one the most adorable manga series I've read in a long time. I'd first gotten into the series through the anime, but once I discovered there was a manga, well I had to check it out.

Bunny Drop tells the story if Daikichi, a 30-year-old bachelor, who upon arriving home for his grandfather's funeral, discovers that his grandfather left behind a 5-year-old love daughter named Rin (grandpa was 79 when he died). Rin is very introvert and shy, not speaking much and only interacts with Da
Aug 16, 2016 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

This was cute and I enjoyed it. But, I have heard of the ending for this series so I'm still debating whether or not I want to continue reading this series.

But this first volume was definitely cute and sweet and I would recommend it.
Apr 08, 2015 Nerdie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, manga
One of the cutest manga I've ever read. Can't wait to read more! ^_^
Nov 20, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First 4 volumes: 4 1/2 stars
Entire series: 1 1/2 stars

Let me tell you why as a warning to any who go into this series without previous knowledge.

The first 4 volumes of this manga are deep and tackle a lot of issues overlooked in Japanese society and how one man takes them head on for his new adoptive daughter. He tackles being a single father, how to juggle the long hours of the normal Japanese businessman with a stay-at-home dad job. He also quits smoking and deals with the the acceptance issu
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Oct 28, 2010 Chibineko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came across this today in my travels & decided what the heck- it sounded pretty cute. A manga full of grins later, I'm glad that I took the time to read this volume. It has to be one of the cuter ones I've seen lately that isn't on the cutesy side.

Daikichi is a 30 year old bachelor that has been going about his life as always until the day his grandfather dies. He goes to show his respects, only to discover that his grandfather had a life he'd never suspected. His grandfather had a mysteri
Apr 27, 2016 Aoi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The child maketh the father.

Cute and thoughtful piece on single fatherhood and the rigid salary-man culture of corporate Japan.
This was really good, it touched on sensitive issues very well. Rin is so cute! It’s an odd situation but that’s never played up, Daikichi never shames Rin for who she is or how she came to be. I didn’t particularly like the drawing style, but the graphic novel overall was just plain good.
Sep 23, 2011 Candiss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
{I've been reading through the manga series "Bunny Drop", beginning with Bunny Drop, Volume 1. I've been through the first 2 volumes so far, and as it's a continuing story, I'm just going to treat it as a whole.}

The story centers on a Daikichi, a 30-year-old man whose grandfather has just died. At the funeral, he discovers that his grandfather, a widower, kept secrets from his family. The grandfather has been having a relationship with a younger woman (whom we never meet, or at least have not me
Sean O'Hara
Dec 27, 2011 Sean O'Hara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, slice-o-life, josei
Daikichi is a 30 year old bachelor grinding away at life as a salaryman. When he returns home for his grandpa's funeral, he discovers that he has a six year old aunt that no one in the family knew about. Turns out the old guy was a real horn-dog.

The women in the family are mortified at this revelation; the men pretend to be mortified while high-fiving each other when the women aren't around. But the two groups have one thing in common -- neither of them want anything to do with the girl, Rin. Th
S. J.
Aug 18, 2013 S. J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manga lovers, mostly females, people interested in manga, fans of real life manga
Recommended to S. by: Library
I almost didn't pick this up from the library because this was so far and away from anything I ever read. But something made me give it a try and I'm very glad I did.

The story is simple but brilliant in its execution. Daikichi is a thirty year old single business man who returns home for his grandfather's funeral only to find his family squabbling over what to do with the old man's six year old daughter. They do not know who the mother is and Rin isn't speaking to anyone while they argue in fron
Jul 26, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, family_drama, josei
I am so in love with this new manga out of Yen Press. So sweet and endearing. In the basic story, 30-year old office worker Daikichi goes home for his grandfather's funeral and is surprised to find out (along with the other family members)that grandpa had a love child in his twilight years. Nobody knows what to do with the odd and strangely quiet 6-year old, Rin, and nobody seems to want to take her in. Daikichi is horrified by his family's lack of sensitivity toward the little girl, and he deci ...more
Mar 25, 2010 Korynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
It's a simple premise - a single man finds himself raising a child, but unlike shojo versions of this theme, this book is realistic. Our protagonist is not unbelievably handsome, or going to school, he is a working man who deals with raising a child in a realistic manner. It also begins with a mystery: when Daikichi's grandfather dies, the family discovers Rin, the little girl in question, who, it turns out, is grandfather's late-in-life child, but the mother is unknown. So without Grandfather t ...more
Aug 21, 2015 Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels, adult
Just finished volume 10. It was a bittersweet volume, since it was mostly flash backs to when they were younger, but overall I really enjoyed this series. It was sweet and funny with great characters. And at ten volumes it's a quick read compared to other series. The pacing may be slow for some but I still really enjoyed it!


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I love this kind of art and story. Where a single man has to take care of a child and everything changes in his daily life. It is still odd to think of Rin's mother in a relationship with such an old man (a 50 years difference more or less?), but it is nice to read how Daikichi comes to grow up trying to be a parent, without being corny or too fast.

And it does help that I have the movie in my PC to watch it, with the sweetest actress girl as Rin.

Feb 03, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of this manga is actually pretty sad. You root for the main characters to succeed. Starts off with the funeral of the grandfather, find out a little girl is living with him, turns out she's his daughter. The mother of the girl, no one knows who she is. Now every other adult doesn't want to take responsibility for the little girl, Rin. The main guy, Daikichi is 30, single and employed full time at a job that gives him crazy hours. He didn't know what to do, but he felt like the rest ...more
My first Manga, but I wonder if this is representative of the genre...the main character, Daikichi, is 30 years old, a professional on the fast track in a tough business. I thought most Manga characters were teens. The other main character is his...aunt, Rin, five or six years old. Seems as if Grandpa was a randy old goat and fathered little Rin at an advanced age.

Imagine the family's shock to find little Rin, silent, shocked, alone, when they come for Gramps' funeral. Everyone has a reason why
Chisom A
Mar 06, 2015 Chisom A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book and how the main character takes the child in because no one wanted to care for her. I love watching him experience new things that he never would have if he didn't take the child, Rin in. It's just so funny how he tries to solve it sometime! This book is basically about a 30 year old bachelor becoming a dad. It's also really sad! The poor little girl doesn't even know who her mom is! In the story, the new dad's grandpa is Rin's dad. So basically, he adopted his aunt. Even thoug ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Beh, questo mi ha sorpreso in positivo. L'avevo preso, incuriosita dall'anteprima/i> e alla fine mi sono decisa a metterci le manine sopra. Ed è stata una ventata di arie fresca.

Sono di umore paludoso di mio, quindi leggere un qualsiasi shojo - come sto facendo con Elettroshock Daisy, Vol. 01 - avrebbe significato una sfilza di stelline basse. Invece qui non si parla di amori impossibili o storie di scuola.

I protagonisti principali sono Daikichi, impiegato trentenne, e Rin, orfana di sei ann
Jun 27, 2014 Emi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-manga
It took me forever to pick up Usagi Drop. I've been hearing about how good it is pretty much since it came out. And yet, I never felt like I wanted to read it. I started it yesterday out of pure desperation (I've read almost all the good manga available in languages I know by now and the remaining ones have such high level kanji that I spend more time looking things up in my electronic dictionary than actually reading).

I have nothing I can point out in this manga. I thought it over and over agai
Mar 27, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hear many things about this series, mostly about what happens in the later half of the manga. However, I only read so far the first volume and even though I been spoil with some things that might change my judgement on this series. But, from reading this volume only I really adored this manga. I have unconsciously been wanting this type of manga for the longest time, it wasn't until I read it I noticed that fact. It's about this guy taking care of this young girl when nobody else in the family ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I read the whole series and liked it right up until the end. A cute story about family and relationships. I did NOT like the way the series ended.
Feb 12, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, reviewed
Daikichi's grandfather leaves behind an illegitimate child when he dies and the family argues over who will get stuck with her. Angry over everyone treating the girl like an inconvenience, Daikichi declares he'll take her... and then realizes he knows nothing about kids and his work schedule doesn't really work with most daycare hours.

The story never gets really dark, even with issues like death and abandonment, and doesn't take a comical approach to things like buying underwear or bed wetting,
Dec 27, 2014 Charlie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly just started reading this because I'm interested in seeing the film adaptation (the kid who portrays Rin is an amazing actress), but the manga is actually really good so far. I was starting to think I don't like manga, since there can be some really messed-up content sometimes, but maybe I'm okay with "slice of life" type stuff. It was cool finding a work which thoughtfully explores non-nuclear family dynamics, and I appreciate how respectful, supportive, and non-hierarchical Daikichi's ...more
Feb 10, 2012 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tablet, manga
The first volumes of this series are really interesting - a look at the difficulties facing single parents in Japan. However, if you do read this I firmly suggest you stop after the time skip. The ending is beyond disappointing - it's just plain terrible.
Aug 05, 2016 Shawna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Bunny Drop, I had no idea what this manga was about before I picked it up from the library. This series starts off with the death of Daikichi's grandfather and his family discovering that Grandfather had a love child! After some nasty remarks from his family, Daikichi takes in Rin as his daughter. I love the dynamics between the two.

I'll admit that I'm a sucker for Older guys taking in kids and becoming a father figure to them. I like that the feelings are true and that they really do build a tr
Dec 04, 2015 Jacoba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Library Journal recommends this title for women who have never read manga. As a woman who has never read manga before, I highly agree.

After arriving home for his grandfather's funeral, Daikichi learns that his grandfather has fathered a love child. No one in the family wants to take responsibility for her and her mother is no where to be found. So, 30 year old, workaholic, never had a girlfriend Daikichi brings her home with him.

A patron recommended this to me and I am so glad she did. I was kin
Noran Miss Pumkin
best manga very--human drama with plot line. drawn very well. Highly recommended to those looking for a daily life drama manga!
Mar 25, 2010 Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
reviewing on my blog, Fujoshi Librarian
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Japanese Name (宇仁田ゆみ)

Yumi Unita was born in Mie Prefecture on May 10th, 1972. In 1998, she debuted with "VOICE" in Hakusensha's Young Animal. Since then, she has worked in many genres, having her works featured in seinen, josei, and shounen magazines.
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Other Books in the Series

Bunny Drop (9 books)
  • Bunny Drop, Vol. 2
  • Bunny Drop, Vol. 3
  • Bunny Drop, Vol. 4
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