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Fuji TV's Noitamina to Air Usagi Drop, No. 6 in July

posted on 2011-01-07 06:08 EST
Bunny Drop manga already inspired live-action film with Death Note's Matsuyama

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.

The manga has been running in Shodensha's Feel Young women's magazine since 2005, and Yen Press will publish the third manga volume in North America in March.

Update: More background information added.

Image © Yumi Unita/Shodensha/Anime Usagi Drop Production Commitee


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