Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop (translated into Bunny Drop) is a 2011 Japanese comedy-drama film based on the manga of the same name by Yumi Unita, directed by Sabu and starring Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Gantz, Kaiji, Norwegian Wood). It made its international debut at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival with good reviews.

Usagi Drop

The film is about Daikichi, an unmarried salaryman with no girlfriend, who ends up living with the six-year-old illegitimate child of his dead grandfather (what?). This girl is called Rin, and Daikichi suddenly declares that he will raise her himself while his relatives discuss arrangements to put her in a foster home.

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  1. Cinema Today began streaming a 75-second dance sequence from the live-action filmadaptation of Yumi Unita’s Usagi Drop which didn’t appear in the original manga. Ken’ichi Matsuyama stars this movie along with Mana Ashida. In the story, 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi (Matsuyama) discovers a little girl named Rin (Ashida) in his grandfather’s garden while at his grandfather’s funeral. Rin is the unwanted 6-year-old child of Daikichi’s grandfather, and Daikichi decides to take her in when no one in the family accepts the responsibility. Directed by Sabu, the film opens this August 20th, meanwhile, its anime adaptation is currently running in Japan.

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