Upon the death of his grandfather, Daikichi Kawachi returns to his hometown. At the family gathering he meets a little girl who he had never seen before, Rin Kaga. As it turns out Rin is, supposedly, the illegitimate daughter of Daikichi’s grandfather. As the rest of the family falls into a petty argument over who takes Rin, Daikichi decides that Rin deserves better and takes Rin under his wing. Daikichi, who is single and 30-years old, now has the life of an innocent six year old on his hands. Usagi Drop is the tale of Daikishi, as he learn the joys of parenthood— albeit awkward at first, and Rin, as she learns to love and be a normal girl.
Usagi Drop was a candidate for the 2011 Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia Category.