News Fuji TV's Noitamina to Air Usagi Drop, No. 6 in July
posted on 2011-01-07 06:08 EST
The Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV announced in its Noitamina press conference on Friday that it will premiere the Usagi Drop and No. 6 programs during its late-night timeslot in July. Production I.G is producing the Usagi Drop anime. Yumi Unita's Usagi Drop manga already inspired an upcoming live-action film with award-winning actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City, Gantz).
In the story of the original Usagi Drop manga, 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi comes home from his grandfather's funeral to discover a little girl named Rin in his garden. Rin is the 6-year-old illegitimate daughter of Daikichi's grandfather, and Daikichi decides to take her in when no one in the family accepts the responsibility.
Update: More background information added.
Image © Yumi Unita/Shodensha/Anime Usagi Drop Production Commitee
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