News Usagi Drop/Bunny Drop Anime's Opening Sequence Posted
posted on 2011-06-24 07:15 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for Kanta Kamei and Production I.G's television anime adaptation of Yumi Unita's Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop) manga is streaming the anime's opening animation sequence between Friday, June 24 and July 15. The website also revealed that Gekidan Inu Curry (Maria Holic, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is producing the ending animation sequence. 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.)
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 began in 2006, and the eighth compiled book volume shipped last October. Yen Press published the third manga volume in North America in March, and 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.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]
Image © 2011 Yumi Unita/Shodensha/Anime Usagi Drop Production Commitee