The series will have a sci-fi tone and is based on the comics by Stan Sakai , who is also involved in the animated adaptation.
These days Netflix has given us several surprises for its animation premieres, and has finally revealed when ‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’ will arrive on the streaming platform .
Of samurais in space
When it was announced that there would be a series based on ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ , many of us threw the house out the window because it was about time for a god-like adaptation of the Sakai comics. Of course, Netflix did not take long to clarify that the series will be set in the future and starring Yuichi, a descendant of Miyamoto Usagi who leads a band of unusual heroes.
Since the project was confirmed, we have definitely had little news about the production, but we have already been able to see several images of what the series will look like, its cast in the original version, and yes, a premiere date.
Netflix has confirmed the release of ‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’ for April 28 . Candie and Doug Langdale are the showrunners, writers and executive producers of the series, in the latter position alongside Stan Sakai himself.
Previously, the Langdales have developed ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ and ‘Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown’, so judging by this trajectory and the final style of the animation, it is very possible that in the end the series will pull towards a more childish target instead of an adult tone. The series will also have a science fiction tone , combining elements of the genre with those of feudal Japan that characterize the original comics.
‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’ centers on Yuichi , a teenager who embarks on an epic quest to become a true samurai. Along the way he will have to face all kinds of enemies, from moles from the depths to monsters from another dimension.
The cast of the animated series includes Darren Barnet as Yuichi, Shelby Rabara as the thief Kitsune, Aleks Le as the bounty hunter Gen, and Mallory Low as the ninja Chizu.