(うさぎドロップ, Usagi Doroppu
?) is a Japanese josei
manga series by Yumi Unita. It was serialized in the monthly magazine Feel Young
from October 2005 to April 2011 and the chapters were collected into eight wide-ban
volumes as of October 2010[update] by Shodensha. The series has been licensed in English by Yen Press with three volumes released as of March 2011. The series is set to be adapted into an anime TV series by Production I.G set to begin airing on July 8, 2011. A live-action film was also made and is set to premier in Japan on August 20, 2011. A spin-off series by Unita will begin serialization in the July 2011 issue of Feel Young
. The plot follows thirty-year old Daikichi as he becomes the guardian of Rin, the illegitimate six-year old daughter of his grandfather.
When thirty-year-old Daikichi returns home for his grandfather's funeral he learns about the existence of Rin, his grandfather's illegitimate six-year-old daughter by an unknown mother. The girl is an embarrassment to all his relatives and is treated as an outcast. Annoyed by their attitude, Daikichi decides to take care of Rin himself, even though he is single and has no experience raising a child. As Rin becomes part of his life, Daikichi experiences the hardship of a single parent. He is befriended by the mother of Kouki Nitani, a single mother, who gives him advice on raising Rin. After a year has passed, Daikichi acknowledges his sacrifices for Rin has been worth it. Ten years later, Rin is a high-school student and tries to figure out how to deal with her feelings for Kouki, and her decision for a career.
was written and illustrated by Yumi Unita. The untitled chapters were serialized by Shodensha in the monthly josei
between October 2005 and April 2011. Part one, which is collected in the first four volumes, concluded in the April 2008 issue, with part two (which skips ahead ten years) beginning thereafter. The chapters were collected in eight wide-ban
volumes as of October 2010[update], with a ninth volume scheduled for July 8, 2011.
The series has been licensed in English by Yen Press and in French by Delcourt.
In June 2010, production on a live-action film adaption of the manga was announced. The film is being directed by Sabu and is expected to be released in theaters on August 20, 2011.