Usagi Yojimbo animated TV show in the works


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/06/usagi-yojimbo-animated-tv-show.html


#2

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#3

About Damn Time! :grinning:

Been a fan since I first saw him in Albedo Anthropomorphics!


#4

This—I hope—will be amazing.


#5

I hope it really happens, and I hope even more fervently that they don’t screw the pooch.


#6

About time. Granted I haven’t seen a ton of his stuff, I know he has been plugging long solidly for years. Didn’t he guest on some TMNT shows?


#7

Ooooh, I still have some issues of these.

But, YES! YES!!! YES!!!
Usagi Yojimbo is one of my all time favrote comics. So happy that this is happening!


#8

Same here, and I knew of the creator from his work in the team making Groo the Wanderer. He played as big a part as Mark Evanier and Sergio Argones did in making that cheese-loving mendicant a hit.


#9

The hot story of the day is the highly questionable redesign to which TMNT has been subjected. It is enough to shake one’s confidence in new adaptations.


#10

Stan Sakai FTW! I was into Usagi when it first came out, I even had a sketch from Sakai at one point (I think I had sent him a fan letter, and he sent it to me as a response). I’m pretty sure I lost it… :frowning:


#11

As long as it is not 3D I will be happy. 2D is Usagi & friends’ natural medium. (Think Samurai Jack)

…and if it’s 3D I will just be mildly annoyed.


#12

Holy crap all of those designs are god awful. WHY??? Worse than the Bay movie ones, and I thought that was impossible. WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE THE GOD DAMN WEAPONS???


#13

Want so bad.

Want this not to be bad so much more badly.


#14

Maybe they’re Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.


#15

why do their weapons glow? Are they made of spent uranium rods?


#16

Mixed feelings here.


#17

Luckily UY is unlikely to be ruined like TNMT is being, since Sakai still owns the rights 100%. It’s unlikely he’s given up enough control that they could bastardize his work and not have him pull the plug.


#18

The first time I got to know Usagi Yojimbo was the game on the C64. I didn’t even know there was a comic back then. Anyway, I am interested to see how they will handle the healthy amounts of sexual themes and violence in the TV series. Honestly, I don’t really care to see it, as I don’t expect the medium of animation will add anything to the material, but I’m happy for Sakai that it’s happening.


#19

I so hope that it does the original work justice!


#20

Yes! Now I get to pray real hard that they don’t screw it up!