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Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles (new Netflix cartoon based on Usagi Yojimbo comic-book).

July 19, 2020 | By | Reply More

Netflix are developing a new animated series, Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles, based on the 35-year-old comic book, Usagi Yojimbo. Are they going furry? Oh yes!

The series takes place in the far future, set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references.

It follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. He leads a ragtag team of misfit heroes – including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard – as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from another dimension, all in the pursuit to become the best samurai Usagi.

The series is produced in partnership with Stan Sakai, the creator of the comic-book series who will serve as Executive Producer, along with Gaumont (Executive Producers Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Sidonie Dumas and Christophe Riandee), Dark Horse Entertainment (Executive Producers Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Chris Tongue), and Atomic Monster (Executive Producers James Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett).

Candie and Doug Langdale (Maya and the Three, The Book of Life, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Niko and the Sword of Light, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) are attached as executive producers and showrunners. Ben Jones (Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, Iron Giant) is Supervising Producer while Khang Le (Big Hero 6, Little Big Awesome) will serve as Art Director on the series.

Stan Sakai, told SFcrowsnest, “It is a pleasure working with Gaumont and Netflix. I am involved in each step of the production and am enthusiastic with the direction we are going into. It is wonderful to expand the Usagi universe by collaborating with so many talented people. I am working with an awesome team and I’m looking forward to finally seeing an Usagi series on the screen! I thank my wonderful fans, friends and family for their support and encouragement over the last 35+ years.”

Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles (new Netflix cartoon based on Usagi Yojimbo comic-book).

Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles (new Netflix cartoon based on Usagi Yojimbo comic-book).

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