Netflix will take up animated fantasy series about Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, based on the cult comic book Usagi Yojimbo, released since 1984. It is reported by Deadline.
At the heart of the story is the anthropomorphic wandering rabbit Yuichi, “descendant of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi” (ommaj, understandably, the real-life ronin Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous swordsman in Japanese history) and his “epic quest to become a real warrior.
At the same time, the fighting rabbit leads a motley team of heroes consisting of a cunning ninja, a bounty hunter, a virtuoso pickpocket and a loyal pet lizard. In the process, the group will fight all sorts of temptations – evil moles, terrifyingly tuned bats and monsters from other dimensions – and all for the sake of military glory.
At the same time, the creator of the painted epic was greatly influenced by the corresponding Japanese cinema, mainly the series about Zatoichi and the mega-cult “The Lone Wolf and his cub” (based on the manga of the seventies). As well as the universe of Godzilla, where without it.
Together with Netflix, French studio Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment and Atomic Monster will work on the series.
Executive producer – original author Stan Sakai, the winner of a number of awards. The showrunners are Candy (“Scooby-Doo!”) and Doug Langdale .
Dates of implementation have not yet been announced.