Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

V. 1

Paperback - 2010
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Returning to his family's estate for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-something bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a much younger lover! Needless to say, the rest of the family is shocked and embarrassed by this turn of events, and not one of them wants anything to do with the little girl, who refuses to say a word. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to adopt her! But is living with an overgrown teenager who can barely take care of himself the key to making Rin come out of her shell?
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st Yen Press ed.
ISBN: 9780759531222
0759531226
Characteristics: 196 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm.

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Redheaded_Reader
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.

Reviewed by Bernadine

https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/hillmorton-high-hunters-gatherers-book-reviews/

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010006351
Jul 11, 2015

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

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Legomyeggo33
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!

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aboyter
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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