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BUNNY DROP by Yumi Unita

Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?!
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BUNNY DROP Volume 1
by Yumi Unita

March 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3122-2 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?!

BUNNY DROP Volume 2
by Yumi Unita

September 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3119-2 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Like a plot out of a soap opera, bachelor Daikichi Kawachi’s boringly normal life got a touch of the abnormal when he learned that his late granddad left behind a love child. And further rattling the unexpected skeleton in the closet? The ungainly, unglamorous Daikichi’s impulsive decision to take in little Rin! But as the impromptu dad and his charge learn to adapt to both one another and their very new living situation, Daikichi is plagued by thoughts of Rin’s mother. Who is she? Why has she been quiet all this time? Hot on the trail after discovering a modem at the old man’s computer-less abode, Daikichi plays detective in search for answers. But elementary school enrollment, extracurricular activities, and other parental obligations wait for no man, so when the day of confrontation with the mysterious Masato arrives, will Daikichi be prepared?!

BUNNY DROP Volume 3
by Yumi Unita

March 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3120-8 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

As an impromptu dad to Rin, his late grandfather’s illegitimate child, Daikichi Kawachi has experienced his share of firsts while caring for his little aunt (?). Now it’s Daikichi’s turn to battle the initial wave of separation anxiety as Rin leaves the nest…for her first day of elementary school! Rin’s elementary school isn’t the only place with new faces, either. Daikichi’s office is also inundated with first-timers, some of whom have their eyes on their gangly new coworker! And while father and daughter are experiencing (coping with?) all these firsts left and right, the first anniversary of Gramps’s death also sneaks up on the pair… as does the first anniversary of their paths crossing…

BUNNY DROP Volume 4
by Yumi Unita

September 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3121-5 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Having lived with his adopted daughter, Rin, for over a year now, Daikichi still considers the female mind to be far beyond his grasp! So when his cousin Haruko shows up on his doorstep with her daughter, Reina, in tow and claims to have “run away,” Daikichi is faced with navigating the twists and turns of the female psyche to get to the bottom of Haruko’s situation. And ultimately, through the perspectives of both Haruko and the other parents he meets through Rin’s school, Daikichi gradually begins to comprehend the many meanings of parenthood…

BUNNY DROP Volume 5
by Yumi Unita

March 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-21033-1 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Ten years have flown by since that fateful day when Daikichi first met Rin at his grandfather’s funeral. While Daikichi may be still much the same—though perhaps a bit balder and a few pounds heavier—the wise-beyond-her-years Rin has blossomed into a smart, capable, and well-adjusted teenager. But as the trials and tribulations of high school and adolescence descend in full force upon the pair’s cozy household, confusion plagues Rin as her relationship with her childhood friend Kouki begins to change into something different. Will Daikichi, who put his own love life on hold to take care of Rin, actually be able to provide her with the guidance she needs?!

BUNNY DROP Volume 6
by Yumi Unita

August 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-21719-4 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

As Daikichi continues to juggle work with raising a teenager, Rin struggles with the relationship between her and Kouki, her childhood friend. The last ten years have brought about a variety of changes to their friendship—some subtle, some not so. Kouki may always have been head over heels for Rin, but the choices he’s made in the past seem to have put a wedge between them. And when a scorned ex sets her sights anew on Rin as the object of her rage, the tricks up this girl’s sleeve threaten to nip Kouki’s potential romance with Rin in the bud for good. As Rin’s sixteenth birthday approaches, will there be cause for celebration? Or will Daikichi have a crisis of the heart on his hands?!

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BUNNY DROP Volume 7
by Yumi Unita

November 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-21720-0 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

As Rin experiences the ups and downs of being a teenager, she begins to ponder what it means to be family. In her exploration of that question, she takes it upon herself to track down Masako, her birth mother. Masako, now engaged and pregnant, is about to start a new family of her own. But with Masako’s feelings of guilt over her treatment of Rin, she can’t bring herself to tell Daikichi of the recent developments in her life. So when Rin and Masako end up meeting face-to-face as a result of Rin’s legwork, will the mother-daughter relationship that’s been all but nonexistent till now end in fireworks?

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BUNNY DROP Volume 8
by Yumi Unita

April 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-21722-4 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Reconnecting with her biological mother and her new family has put Rin at peace with her unfortunate beginnings. Now, becoming a big sister is cause for happiness for the levelheaded young woman. But despite this closure, all is not roses. The world around her seems obsessed with romance—Kouki still vies for Rin’s affection, Reina jumps between relationships, a classmate shows his interest in Rin herself. Yet for Rin, love isn’t turning out quite the way it’s supposed to. Trapped between her head and her heart, will Rin be able to sort out her feelings before someone else picks up on them to disastrous effect?

BUNNY DROP Volume 9
by Yumi Unita

August 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-25277-5 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 224 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Rin and Daikichi have weathered many storms together, but Rin’s realization that she sees Daikichi—the man who has raised her as a father—in a romantic light, may cast their little family adrift for good. Now, Rin must make a choice, one that will forever change the life she has come to know…

BUNNY DROP Volume 10
by Yumi Unita

Coming April 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-40080-0 | $14.00 ($16.00) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

As Rin and Daikichi embark on a new kind of life together, this collection of vignettes takes a trip down memory lane: Snapshots of Daikichi’s chaotic life immediately after taking in Rin, his evolution from bachelor to parent, and his growing understanding of his duties not only to Rin, but also to his parents. Kouki’s childhood with Rin, his time as a young delinquent, and the story behind his scar. Masako’s struggles with the decision to give up her child, and her fateful meeting with her future husband. Like looking through an old photo album, these unique stories of the unlikely pair of Rin and Daikichi and their friends and family are colored into exquisite detail in this final volume of Bunny Drop!

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