Netflix announces the release date for Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the animated show inspired by Stan Sakai’s Eisner-winning comic.
Netflix has now announced the release date for Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the animated series, which is inspired by Stan Sakai’s Eisner-winning Dark Horse Comics comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo. The animated project stars Netflix’s Never Have I Ever actor Darren Barnet as the main character, Samurai Yuichi. Voice actors in the cast also include Shelby Rabara, Aleks Le and Mallory Low. Sakai is an executive producer with Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Atomic Monster. Sakai has written, drawn, and lettered Usagi Yojimbo for 37 years, and his character has previously appeared in several Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated shows.
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According to ComicBook.com, Netflix has announced an April 28 release date for the debut of Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles. Candie and Doug Langdale are the showrunners, writers and executive producers of the new series. The prolific writing duo is also writing the upcoming Netflix animated film I, Chihuahua, which stars Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. The pair have also previously written on projects such as The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown. Sakai is also reportedly deeply involved with Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, having been quoted as saying “I approve everything.”
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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. Yuichi 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!
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