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Usagi Drop Expects Release in August

July 13, 2011

Well, Yumi Unita’s manga Usagi Drop has received the live-action treatment starring  Kenichi Matsuyama and Ashida Mana. Remember what I mention last summer? It is scheduled to be released in theaters August 20, 2011. To refresh your memories, the plot is that Daikichi (Kenichi) is a thirty year old who becomes the guardian of Rin (Mana), the illegitimate six year old daughter of his grandfather. Karina is also starring in Usagi Drop, I am assuming she is playing Daikichi’s love interest.

Aside from the live action movie, Production I.G has started running their anime adaption of the manga on Fuji TV which started July 8. So fans have both the anime and the movie to look forward to! For those interested in watching the anime, Cruchyroll has licensed the anime. Now I need to go read the manga and watch this anime!

Before I forget, here is the trailer for the movie, which is not subbed:

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Kenichi Matsuyama to star in Usagi Drop

August 8, 2010

This upcoming movie, Usagi Drop (Rabbit Drop), is a live-action adaption Yumi Unita‘s manga series of the same name. The movie will center around Daikichi (Matsuyama Kenichi) who learns that his deceased grandfather has an illegitimate daughter with an unknown mother. The daughter’s name is Rin (Ashida Mana) and she is only six years old. Everybody in Daikichi’s family looks at the girl as an embarrassment and wants no part of her. Daikichi, annoyed by his family’s attitude, decides to raise Rin by himself. Even though Daikichi himself has no experience raising a child and is still single …will play as the lead role and will have to raise a child in the movie.

Gosh, Mana is such a cutie and a great child actress. I’m in episode 3 of Mother and she has totally captured my heart. Kenichi is an actor on my watch list, I’ve only seen him in Death Note (though I never did finish it), 1 Litre of Tears, and Sexy Voice and Robo (didn’t finish that either). I’m looking forward to seeing these two in a movie together, I believe Usagi Drop is slated to come out next year. Speaking of next year, Kenichi will have two other movies out next year, GANTZ and My Back Pages.

SOURCE: AsianMediaWiki, Tokyohive