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Usagi Drop on Anime on Demand This Week

posted on 2011-07-03 07:10 EDT
AoD will stream anime of Yumi Unita's manga about bachelor raising 6 year-old girl.

Anime on Demand announced on twitter that it will begin screening the series Usagi Drop this week.

In the story, 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi (Hiroshi Tsuchida) discovers a little girl named Rin (Ayu Matsuura) in his grandfather's garden while at his grandfather's funeral. Rin is the unwanted 6-year-old 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, by Yumi Unita, began in 2006. The title was nominated for this year's Eisner Awards. A live-action film version will 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.

The anime will premiere in Fuji TV's Noitamina block on Thursday, July 7 at 24:25 (effectively Friday, July 8 at 12:45 a.m.)


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