Description: Daikichi Kawachi is a 30-year-old bachelor working a respectable job but otherwise wandering aimlessly through life. When his grandfather suddenly passes away, he returns to the family home to pay his respects. Upon arriving at the house, he meets a mysterious young girl named Rin who, to Daikichi’s astonishment, is his grandfather's illegitimate daughter! The shy and unapproachable girl is deemed an embarrassment to the family, and finds herself ostracized by her father's relatives, all of them refusing to take care of her in the wake of his death. Daikichi, angered by their coldness towards Rin, announces that he will take her in—despite the fact that he is a young, single man with no prior childcare experience. Usagi Drop is the story of Daikichi's journey through fatherhood as he raises Rin with his gentle and affectionate nature, as well as an exploration of the warmth and interdependence that are at the heart of a happy, close-knit family.
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Usagi Drop Episode 1 - The Bellflower Girl
Watch it on Animelon - After hearing that his grandfather, Souichi Kaga, has died, Daikichi Kawachi and his relatives gather at Souichi's home for the funeral. There, he meets a young girl named Rin, who is allegedly Souichi's illegitimate daughter. Following the funeral, the relatives refuse to take in the girl and opt to put her up for adoption. Daikichi, disgusted with their attitudes, decides to take Rin into his care.
Usagi Drop Episode 2 - Pinky Promise
Watch it on Animelon - Nagisa admits to wanting to restart the Drama Club, and Tomoya helps Nagisa to create advertisement posters which they place around school. At school that day, Tomoya meets two other girls: a strange genius named Kotomi Ichinose, and a first-year named Fuko Ibuki. Later that day, Nagisa finds out Tomoya used to play basketball, and invites him to play a game the next day. However, it is later revealed that his father injured Tomoya's arm in a fight; as a result, he is unable to play basketball anymore.
Usagi Drop Episode 3 - Daikichi's Decision
Watch it on Animelon - After the previous night's events, Tomoya goes to see if Nagisa is okay, and finds out that she has been physically weak all her life. While walking back from the bakery, Tomoya helps get a strange electrician out of a jam and he gives Tomoya his card, finding his name to be Yusuke Yoshino; Youhei later reveals that Yusuke is a retired professional musician. After school the next day, Tomoya helps Nagisa get more self-confidence for the Drama Club by acting as a new member of the Club, asking questions.
Usagi Drop Episode 4 - Letter
Watch it on Animelon - Tomoya runs into Fuko again at school, and she tries to invite him to her older sister's upcoming marriage ceremony, but Tomoya is not interested. Tomoya gets Youhei to help reform the Drama Club by bribing him with bread from Nagisa's family bakery. Nagisa tries to get the help of Ryou and Kyou in reforming the Drama Club, and Tomoya even tries to ask Tomoyo and Kotomi if they would like to join; Tomoyo is trying to become student council president, and Kotomi does not give an answer. Tomoya and Nagisa later go see Fuko about the club, and he discovers from Nagisa that Fuko is supposedly unconscious in a hospital.
Usagi Drop Episode 5 - Daikichi Should Stay Daikichi
Watch it on Animelon - In order to help Fuko out, Tomoya and Nagisa take her to stay at Nagisa's house for the time being. Nagisa's family helps with carving more starfish out of wood, and at school ,Tomoya and Nagisa help with passing them out to students. Later, Fuko talks about how she has wanted to attend classes, but has never been able to. Tomoya makes arrangements with Youhei, Kyou, and Ryou to act as classmates in Fuko's very first high school class, and even Sanae comes to act as the teacher.
Usagi Drop Episode 6 - My Tree
Watch it on Animelon - Tomoya and Nagisa invite Fuko's older sister, Kouko, to the Founder's Festival. In the meantime, Fuko hands out more carved starfish to students at the festival, and her fan club helps spread the word about Kouko's wedding, too. Nagisa and Tomoya meet Tomoyo, who is wearing a bear suit to find people who are causing trouble, and manages to knock Youhei out a window for bothering a girl. When Kouko finally comes, she cannot see or hear her sister.
Usagi Drop Episode 7 - Secretly Leaving Home
Watch it on Animelon - Tomoya and Nagisa convince Kouko that Fuko would wish for her to get married despite Fuko's condition. They talk to the school's administration after finding out Kouko would like to get married on the school grounds. Kouko informs them that Fuko's condition has gotten worse, and she may not awaken from her coma, while Youhei shares his observation that some students cannot see Fuko and others are beginning to forget her and the presents she gave them.
Usagi Drop Episode 8 - Grandpa's Precious Thing
Watch it on Animelon - On a hot summer day, Daikichi and Rin go to visit Souichi's grave. There, Daikichi notices that Masako is also present, so he goes to find Masako and tell her that Rin is there, offering a chance to look at her secretly. Afterwards, Daikichi and Rin go to see Souichi's house, now owned by his uncle, where they find the yard has been replaced with gravel. After returning home to celebrate Rin's birthday, they go to a summer festival.
Usagi Drop Episode 10 - Stomach Flu
Watch it on Animelon - After Daikichi goes to an exhibition at Rin's school where he meets some other fathers, he discovers that Rin has a stomach flu. With Rin refusing to eat or drink and her fever rising, Daikichi becomes worried, but Yukari manages to help him out. After Rin recovers from her fever, Daikichi learns that Yukari has come down with a cold.
Usagi Drop Episode 11 - The First Step
Watch it on Animelon - Daikichi helps look after Kouki while Yukari recovers from her cold. Later, Rin practises for a skipping rope contest, with Daikichi joining in so he can lose some weight. After the contest, Daikichi takes Rin to see his parents, where one of Rin's wobbly teeth comes out. Daikichi also talks with his sister, reminding himself of the words of wisdom given to him by Yukari and his adult friends. On the way home, Daikichi reflects on the past year he has spent with Rin.