Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop


Book - 2010 | 1st Yen Press ed.
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Like a plot out of a soap opera, bachelor Daikichi Kawachi's boringly normal life got a touch of the abnormal when he learned that his late granddad left behind a love child. And further rattling the unexpected skeleton in the closet? The ungainly, unglamorous Daikichi's impulsive decision to take in little Rin! But as the impromptu dad and his charge learn to adapt to both one another and their very new living situation, Daikichi is plagued by thoughts of Rin's mother. Who is she? Why has she been quiet all this time? Hot on the trail after discovering a modem at the old man's computer-less abode, Daikichi plays detective in search for answers. But elementary school enrollment, extracurricular activities, and other parental obligations wait for no man, so when the day of confrontation with the mysterious Masato arrives, will Daikichi be prepared?!
Publisher: New York : Hachette Book Group, 2010.
Edition: 1st Yen Press ed.
ISBN: 9780759531192
Branch Call Number: UNITA
Characteristics: 203 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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SterlingSilverOpal Feb 06, 2018

Bunny Drop (or Usagi Drop in Japanese) is the story of a man coming into fatherhood. His very old grandfather had a very young girl with a young woman. The story opens up with the family trying to decide how to "deal" with the kid. Daikichi Kawachi takes her in and learns how to be a father from the very start.
This is a wonderful manga for the first few issues. However, around book 5 when the book switches from being about Daikichi and more about Rin, the books lose track and become awkward for multiple reasons. Still, I highly suggest reading the first 4 books and following Daikichi as he learns to be the father Rin needs.

Dec 28, 2017

The first four issues of this manga are so charming! It's a delight to see the bond between Daikichi and Rin develop. A special kudos to Daikichi, who makes so many sacrifices to raise Rin. He gives up smoking and going out drinking, muddles through navigating the (totally unfamiliar to him) world of childcare and schooling, and even takes a demotion at work, all so he can give her a good home. In fact, that's one of the things I really, REALLY like about this manga: the majority of father figures are portrayed as admirable and genuinely interested in their children's wellbeing. It's a refreshing change from US literature, which plies the deadbeat/dumb dad trope until I'm well and truly sick of it.

However, in book 5, the focus switches from Daikichi to Rin, and that's when things get just a bit weird for a western audience. (You can check out my thoughts on that in the catalog entry for Bunny Drop 5).

ChristchurchTeens Feb 07, 2017

Bunny Drop (also known as ‘Usagi Drop’), is a series filled with a lot of drama, comedy, and a bit of romance thrown in. It is about a 16 year old girl, Rin, who lives a motherly life unlike other teenage girls. She is adopted by her uncle, Daikichi. So, you could say, he is kind of like an uncle, but mixed in with some father. Rin has a journey to find out who she is and why she’s here. Along her journey, there are always speed bumps for her, but she has great friends with great personalities that she can count on. People who would like to read this book are probably, the ones that are into drama because trust me, it has a lot of drama! And others that like these books might be people who are into the genre - romance! I think what’s special and unique about this is all the intensity and drama. There is also a lot of scenes that can make you laugh, cry, but mostly laugh!! This series, I think is one of a kind.

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Jul 11, 2015

I love this series, can't wait to read the rest. I'm really rooting for Daikichi.

Dec 05, 2013

This was a cute novel! I loved the characters and the plot development! Daikichi and Rin are the best! I would definitely recommend reading this and the next manga in the series!

Jul 13, 2013

Such a cuuuute series! It's under the "Slice of Life" category in the manga genre because it deals with real life scenarios. The relationship between Daikichi and Rin is just adorable! I've picked up so many cultural differences which I would have never gotten even if I lived in Japan. Very interesting - what women have to sacrifice to have a family. Their society isn't very mother friendly. Thank goodness I live in a culture where I can manage to keep a career and have children. But RESPECT to the Japanese moms! It's no wonder why the birth rates in Japan are so low.

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