For many people, Usagi Yojimbo, the samurai rabbit is a character that appeared in the 1980’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, but Stan Sakai, Usagi’s creator, has been publishing comics about the character since 1984.
If you’ve never heard of Usagi Yojimbo, he’s a teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. In his part are also a series of lovable misfits including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard. Together, they battle monsters from another dimension as they quest towards becoming samurai.
The new animated series will be CGI. Sakai will be executive producing the series along with Dark Horse Entertainment, and James Wan.