The much anticipated Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles animated series based on comic creator Stan Sakai‘s iconic sword-wielding rabbit premieres on Netflix at the end of this month. Today Netflix debuted the first Usagi Chronicles trailer. Check it out below!
As previously announced, Samurai Rabbit will follow Yuichi Usagi (voiced by Darren Barnet), a descendant of Miyamoto Usagi, in the far future. Joining Yuichi are a ragtag team of misfit heroes including the street performer and thief fox Kitsune (Shelby Rabara), the rhino bounty hunter Gen (Aleks Le), and the cat kunoichi Chizu (Mallory Low). Also along for the journey is Spot, Yuichi’s pet tokage, dinosaur-like lizards featured in the original comics.
Although the series focuses on Usagi’s descendant, While this CG animated series will focus on his descendant, as revealed in the [email protected] panel Miyamoti Usagi will be appear in sequences rendered in 2D.
Here’s how Netflix describes the animated series:
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles follows the teenage rabbit, Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. But he isn’t alone! 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!
This isn’t the first time Miyamoto Usagi has been featured in animation, having first appeared in various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons over the past three decades. However, this is the first time the character is headlining his own series.
Ten episodes are scheduled for the first season.
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles premieres on Thursday, April 28 on Netflix.