Netflix's new Samurai Rabbit series has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retro roots

Virgin Radio

28 Apr 2022, 14:24

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New family-adventure animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles comes with a side of nostalgia for adults as it flies the flag for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

With a long history within comic books and based on Stan Sakai’s action fantasy comic Usagi Yojimbo, the 10-episode Netflix offering has retro roots with the character Miyamoto Usagi appearing in 1987, in 2003 and in the 2012 CG-animated series.

The series is based on Yuichi, a 'descendent of Miyamoto Usagi; a legendary anthropomorphised samurai rabbit' from the original series.

Usagi, along with Chizu, Gen and Kitsune, is on a mission to 'clean up the mess he’s made. But the situation is far stranger than they could have imagined'.

Set in the futuristic city of Neo Edo, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles 'follows the story of Yuichi Usagi, a teenage swordsman and distant descendant to the legendary warrior Miyamoto Usagi'.

With the help of a colourful team of warrior pals, Yuichi and his gang will be up against frightening creatures from another dimension in order to save Neo Edo and become a true samurai warrior.

Fans applauded: "Watching it now and it’s really good!!!"

A second added: "So happy this is happening Stan. Can't wait to check it out."

A third praised: "I'm looking forward to it, my kids love reading your comics with me."