Usagi Drop

Alt titles: Bunny Drop

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Aishiteruze Baby

Aishiteruze Baby

Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...

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Soerd Soerd says...

both of these are about guys who end up taking care of children, and although usagi drop just came out it looks like it will have a lot of the same cuteness.

animelover1477 animelover1477 says...

both have peple that take in a child which are both shy it seems. AB has better animation but bunny drops just started so we will see

Estuko Estuko says...

These two anime are for the ones who like to smile at pure sweetness, cry as they are moved to their cores and be warmed by wonderful emotions. The possibility of taking care of a child who has nowhere to turn for help, to raise and nurture it yet be entirely unprepared and uninformed for the actual work and hardship this entails is something we would most likely all want to do as humans, but would proboably shy away from should the occation arise. These two shows are about the two most unprepared men who by heart alone overcomes the impossibilities thrust in their faces! Love one, love the other!

abunai abunai says...

A man alone, taking care of a child suddenly thrust upon him by circumstances. The theme is moving and full of potential for pathos. As much alike as Aishiteruze Baby and Usagi Drop are, they are nevertheless very different in one respect: The protagonist of Usagi Drop is a grown man, making an essential sacrifice of his life's path to take care of a child, whereas Kippei from Aishiteruze Baby is a somewhat more carefree high-schooler, whose major sacrifice constitutes having to give up his playboy ways. Even so, these are two stories about a grown man learning the value of his life through the obligation of being in loco parentis to a young girl. The two stories share a lot in emotional impact and underlying moral lessons. If you enjoy one, you are sure to enjoy the other.

usagi05 usagi05 says...

Both anime were heart-warming, touching and lovely anime. Cuteness, pureness and innocentness of children will totally lighten your spirits.

straydog straydog says...

in both anime a young(ish) man begins to take care of a small girl that nobody else could be bothered to take care of. Ai B is a bit shoujo-y than Drop, but they are both endearing shows that will make you D'awww during nearly every episode

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

Each deal with guys that never thought they would have to fill the role of parent for a young girl that has been put in life changing predicament. Both girls come from mothers that for whatever reason cannot support their children and are in some type of emotional state. Each takes slice of life moments with a dash of drama to keep the story interesting.

Archaeon Archaeon says...

One has a mature, good natured, hard working, responsible adult as the parent, the other has a teenaged playboy.

Aishiteruze Baby is a nice show, but in all honesty Usagi Drop is by far and away the better series (especially if you've ever had to raise kids).

coffeebreath coffeebreath says...

These anime are very very similar its almost too obvious to rec them. Unprepared male characters suddenly become surrogate fathers to young girls whose mothers are not fit to care for them. Character development is central in both. Usagi Drop is a josei version of the shoujo Aishiteruze Baby and this can be felt in the script, however, Aishiteruze Baby has equally mature themes, if not more so, on offer. Both generally blend slice-of-life and drama with great character interaction. Both have good supporting characters too, though animation and music is surpassed in Usagi Drop! That said, character design alone is lovely in both.

Daikichi's development in Usagi Drop is more interesting than Kippei's probably due to the age gap but Yuzuyu in AB is more of a realistic child character than UG's Rin. So it's worth checking both out because although they are similar the child-parent relationship on offer is unique in both.

Airotia Airotia says...

Both anime are about a male who has to take care of a girl. In each, the girl is roughly the same age. The main difference lies in the leading male characters — in Aishiteruze Baby, the leading character is a high schooler playboy. In Usagi Drop, the main character is a 30 year-old salesman in a department store.

Aishiteruze Baby focuses more on romance (not loli romance, there is another female there) and is much more dramatic; Usagi Drop is much more toned down and is more realistic. Both are good, depending on whehter you want slow-paced or faster-paced.

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

Both stories focus on a guy who takes on fostering a small child. In both stories you get a guy who has to learn to change his entire life style. In both stories you get a very very cute child who says very cute things. In both stories you get a very emotional heart warming story about love, family, and friendship.

snivets snivets says...

Both are about young men learning how to take care of a relative's child. Kippei and Daikichi aren't really sure what they're getting into at first, but they both learn to find joy and fulfillment in being a caretaker.

zetazach zetazach says...

Aishiteruze Baby and Usagi Drop because both Kippei and Daikichi both take in a young girl. They both made hard decisions and sacrifices for the well-being of the child. While Usagi Drop has a more independent and a more serious mood to it than Aishteruze Baby, both of them show the fun, hardships, and development between the two.

Soccerlove180 Soccerlove180 says...

If you like this anime you might like Usagi Drop because they have very similar plot and character growth. They both have a very moving storyline.

SEGHE SEGHE says...

Simliar narrative :)

they both have good narratives. ad are shown in a slice of life genre which people can relate to.

Wolf Children

Wolf Children

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a fairy-tale like love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children—older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame. At first the family quietly lives in city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the wolf man suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

As you might guess, both Ookami Kodomo and Usagi Drop tell a beautiful story about a parent raising a child (or children, in Ookami Kodomo) alone. While they are both heartwarming tales, the characters indeed have tough obstacles to overcome as raising children is no easy task, especially when the parent is on their own. Great character development, attractive animation, and very loving moments are included in these two anime. If you liked one, you should definitely check out the other. 

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Usagi Drop and Wolf Children both chronicle the life of, er, slightly unconventional families, and some of the troubles that come from this. Both are heartwarming and absolutely adorable.

Xplayer Xplayer says...

Both anime are coming of age stories for both the parents and the children in unusual home situations. Both feature strong lead characters and relatively simple animation styles. Despite the unusual circumstances in both anime, they hold a surpringly down to earth view of life and the challenges that come with it.

jshin0220 jshin0220 says...

Heart warming animes about the love you can receive from raising children. Great tear jerkers, i wasn't crying a storm or anything, but i couldn't stop my eyes from watering up. The children are a bit strange in a way too for both animes. Wolf children, as the title says, contain children from a wolf man. For Usagi Drop, Rin is Daikichi's "aunt". i said "aunt" for a reason, and the only way to find out is to read the manga. Enjoy!

x0xJessChux0x x0xJessChux0x says...

They are both light hearted and cute :3 <3 

umm anoo i dont know what else to write >///< 

IchiRukiloove1 IchiRukiloove1 says...

Both slice of life and coming of age anime. Both movies are about a single parent who struggles to raise the child/children. Wolf Children has elements of fantasy to it, it's about half wolf and half human children, other than that it's all real. Wolf Children has much more romance in it, and Usagi Drop has little here and there. Both focus on family, the importance of family, and how sometimes life in a family can be hard. Both are very emotional and it will lead you to tears. Both are very satisfying because they are very realistic, also really engaging. Watch both, and you will never regret it. 

Anudevil13 Anudevil13 says...

Both slice of life and coming of age anime. Both movies are about a single parent who struggles to raise the child/children. Wolf Children has elements of fantasy to it, it's about half wolf and half human children, other than that it's all real.  And UD has normal human child raising.

Both anime are lovable, heavy tearjerkers and shows love/struggle of parents rasing their child.

Highly recommended if you liked one

lyllyean lyllyean says...

Both are slice of life anime and wil make you cry sooner or later. Both are very capticating anime and will drag you in the story immediatly. They will give you a rollercoaster of feelings, plus they are both also stories about family. All of this together, I would also recommend these anime of you're a fan of slice of life and/or shoujo.

ShinyUmbreon ShinyUmbreon says...

They're both about a single parent trying to give their children a happy life even if it means that the parents have to struggle to do so. The art and storylines are amazing yet simple.

Ailly Ailly says...

Both deal with the hardships of raising children. Although there is quite some drama, Usagi Drop and Wolf Children also like to highlight the joys and fun that can be had in life. They're simple and heartwarming stories that won't fail to brighten up your day.

Barakamon

Barakamon

The slice-of-life comedy centers around the ikemen (handsome) 23-year-old calligrapher Seishuu Handa, who moves to the remote Gotou Islands off the western coast of Kyushu. Seishuu grew up in the city, and the manga chronicles Seishuu's interactions with the people of the island, who drive tractors on public roads and don't enter through his front door when they visit. On top of that, Seishuu's house becomes a hangout for the island's children.

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Bradalee Bradalee says...

A grown man finds himself unexpectedly in the constant company of a cute young girl who makes his life both more fun, and more hectic, as well as instigating moments of genuine introspection about his life. The interactions between these two central character in each show is top notch, with Usagi Drop perhaps being more dramatic and serious in tone to the more comedic nature of Barakamons couple, but the pairings definitely overlap in all areas plenty of the time. 

If you're looking for a sickeningly cute or funny show, or one which deals with child/adult relationships then you could do a lot, lot worse than give either of these shows a whirl. 

Akikoshikata Akikoshikata says...

If you enjoyed watching a man learn to interact with children, then you might also like Barakamon. Despite different storylines and circumstances they do show the fun side of being around children as well as the frustration of setting a good example as an adult. Both stories tend towards the layed back and comedic but also have a good plot and story progression.

Starletka Starletka says...

Both series revolve around a relationship of an adult man and a small girl. The atmospheres and the style of drawing are quite similar. While Usagi Drop is serious, Barakamon is a comedy.

rivers rivers says...

it has a bit of the same atmosphere, however barakamon focusses a tad more on caligraphy and the overall interactions with the islanders and usagi drop focusses more on the relationship bbetween daikichi and rin and how it feels to be a parent

both are really good anime though and they give off a really great vibe, they also both have really nice animation (quite different from each other but still)

if you like one you definitely like the other 

Alpasar Alpasar says...

It has the same atmosphere, the only difference is that barakamon is comedy, instead of usagi drop which has drama. Both of them are nice, just give them a chance and you will not regret it ;)

kenikki kenikki says...

Both anime mainly revolve around a man acting as a guardian/father-figure to a young girl and how they change each others lives.

They're both very funny, and very, very heartwarming. Barakamon leans more towards the funnier aspects while Usagi Drop is more sweet and heartwarming. Either way, they are both excellent.

If you like one of them, you NEED to see the other.

b4ckstr33t b4ckstr33t says...

Both have an older male learning to deal with and interact with children. While usagi drop is about learning to put someone else before yourself, barakamon is about interacting with multiple children and allowing them to help you grow as a person. 

AniG AniG says...

Both are Slice-of-Life that talks about the relationship between an adult man and a young girl, Usagi Drop have a sad beginning and more heartwarming feeling, Barakmon is more silly and funnier, and both of them will make you happy inside.

Omae Umasou da na Movie

Omae Umasou da na Movie

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

If you like Usagi Drop or You Are Umasou then you might like the other because they're both about someone who has to take care of an adopted child and about the hardships in rasing that child.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Hands down the two cutest anime I have ever seen.

Umasou and Usagi Drop are about adult males who suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves the caregiver of the two cutest children in the entire (animated) world. One of them is a dinosaur. The other is not. Anyway. ADORABLE!

Joyous Joyous says...

Usagi Drop and Umasou both feature cute and loveable characters. They also bring up big emotional scenes that might just bring a lump to your throat.

The biggest difference is in action, where Umasou takes much more initiative as it is about dinosaurs.

sonyanyan sonyanyan says...

you can't resist from crying happy tears from watching cute children being raised by adult males who pretend to be stern and all-knowing, and seeing how they slowly start to melt and show the kind and soft part of their character under pressure of their lovable wards. 

Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!

Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!

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creatortony creatortony says...

I think that Usagi and Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai are basically the same story just the main character who is taking care of the one who has lost their parent is 19 and is going to college and is not taking care of one but three children. Because of the age difference from the Daikichi to Yuuta opens up a lot more problems for Yuuta and it gives a more of a comedy role than a serious one of Usagi. At any rate the animes are almost mirror images of themselves if not for the age difference of the main character and the comedy rather than the seriousness. 

tgg tgg says...

The two have the same basic premise, though Usagi Drop lacks the buffering comedy element that Papa no Iukoto has. So, if you liked Usagi Drop but it came on a bit strong, Papa no Iukoto will be right for you, while if you liked Papa no Iukoto but the comedy felt out of place, then Usagi Drop is right up your alley.

zetazach zetazach says...

Both Papakiki and Usagi Drop are about a young man taking in a young girl/ young girls and overcoming the endeavors that come with it. While Papakiki has a more upbeat comedic taste, Usagi Drop has a more calm and mature flavor.

Seancoco Seancoco says...

Similar stories, done in a different style, If you liked one chances are you will like the other.