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Bunny Drop/Usagi Drop Manga to End in Japan in April

posted on by Egan Loo
Yen Press publishes manga in N. America; TV anime, live-action film debut this summer

The April issue of Shodensha's Feel Young women's magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Yumi Unita is ending her Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop) manga in the next issue on April 8. In the beginning of the 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 story of the final chapter is set a decade after the first chapter.

The manga began in 2006, and the eighth compiled book volume shipped last August. Yen Press is publishing the third manga volume in North America this month. 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 with director Sabu, lead actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City, Gantz), and lead actress Mana Ashida will then open in Japan on August 20.

[Via Manga News]

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