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Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to Launch Spinoff in June

posted on 2011-04-08 03:00 EDT
Yumi Unita ends main manga on Friday; TV anime, live-action film this summer

Yumi Unita, the creator of the Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop) manga, revealed on Friday that she will launch a Bunny Drop spinoff manga in the July issue of Shodensha's Feel Young women's magazine in June. The main Bunny Drop manga just ended in Feel Young on Friday.

In the beginning of the main Bunny 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 Bunny Drop manga began in 2006, and the eighth compiled book volume shipped last October. Yen Press published the third manga volume in North America last month, and the title was nominated for this year's Eisner Awards. Production I.G is producing a television anime version of the manga for Fuji TV's late-night timeslot Noitamina in July.

A live-action film version will then open in Japan on August 20 with director Sabu, lead actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City, Gantz), and lead actress Mana Ashida.

Source: Comic Natalie


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