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Bunny Drop: Complete Series Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
  • Audio Codec: Japanese LPCM 2.0 Stereo (48kHz/16-bit)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles Color: White
  • Region: A (Region-Locked)
  • Rating: E (Everyone)
  • Discs: 4 (2 x Blu-ray + 2 x DVD)
  • Digital Copies: N/A
  • Run Time: 251 Mins.
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Blu-ray Release Date: August 7, 2012
  • List Price: $29.99

Overall
[Rating:4/5]
The Series
[Rating:4.5/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3.5/5]

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The Series

[Rating:4.5/5]

Bunny Drop is a heartwarming anime series based on a series of manga by Yumi Unita. The story follows Daikichi, a single 30-year-old man who discovers his grandfather has an “illegitimate” 6-year-old daughter, Rin, at his grandfather’s funeral. Spurned by the rest of the family as a shameful child and rejected by her own mystery mother, Rin has nowhere to turn, until Daikichi decides to take her in, reacting emotionally in response to his family’s actions. Over the course of a year, Daikichi and Rin develop a wonderful and loving relationship and Daikichi learns about the sacrifices of single parenthood, even as he begins to get help from Yukari Nitani, the divorced mother of Rin’s best friend, the somewhat wild spirited boy Kouki.

Defined by a warm sense of family, wherever one may find it, and told in a lighthearted, charming style, always with a good sense of humor, Bunny Drop is impossible not to fall in love with. From Daikichi’s growth as a person when he takes in Rin, to the character of Rin herself, a lovable and vulnerable young girl, this is the sort of family-oriented anime that doesn’t come around very often.

The animation style is also quite well done. It is simplistic without being simple, providing the feel of a storybook or watercolor, very much in keeping with the emotional, child-like wonderment of the series on the whole.

Video Quality

[Rating:4.5/5]

Bunny Drop was apparently done on 35mm film, which is becoming increasingly rare these days for anime series which are trending towards full digital production. With that said, this AVC/MPEG-4 1080p transfer of the series looks quite good. The colors of the series aren’t as bold as usual for an anime series, having a more muted, watercolor-like palette. This all come across naturally here, looking organic and true to the storybook style of the animation.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

A Japanese LPCM 2.0 stereo (48kHz/16-bit) audio track is supplied that is clean, has good stereo separation and a strong sense of dynamic range.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:3.5/5]

The four bonus OVA episodes are included in the premium edition as well as the collectable hardcover book that fans and collectors will want to scoop up.

The supplements:

Extras:

  • Ep 2.5: Leafy Aquarium (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 00:04:44)
  • Ep 3.5: Dear Santa (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 00:05:54)
  • Ep. 6.5: Sky’s in Full Bloom (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 00:05:05)
  • Ep 8.5: Path Home (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 00:04:37)
  • Clean Openings
  • Clean Endings
  • Japanese Commercial (1.78:1; 1080p/24)
  • NIS Trailers
  • Book: The collectable hardcover book is filled with character sketches, an episode guide, character bios, an interview with original manga author Yumi Unita, interviews with the anime crew, and more.

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:4/5]

Bunny Drop is one of the sweetest, most enjoyable anime series have had the pleasure of reviewing in a long while. It is a breath of fresh air, a recess from the onslaught of sci-fi, fantasy, and fan service titles that come across my desk. This one is a must for all animation fans, not just fans of anime.

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Overall
[Rating:4/5]
The Series
[Rating:4.5/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3.5/5]

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