It is wonderful to expand the Usagi universe by collaborating with so many talented people. In France, Arsène Lupin, directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Omar Sy for Netflix, and the action thriller Operations Totems, for Amazon Prime Video and in the UK, Tin Star, starring Tim Roth, in its 3rd season for Sky and Amazon Prime.

Deadline reported that Sakai will also serve as an executive producer for the series, along with Aquaman director James Wan. The acclaimed comic series has received a number of awards over the last three decades, including Parents’ Choice Award, an American Library Association Award, and the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Award. 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! (Header photo: Stan Sakai) Usagi Yojimbo, creator Stan Sakai‘s iconic sword-wielding rabbit, is coming to the small screen.Variety reports that Netflix and Gaumont Animation are teaming to create a CGI animated series based on the character. Available in one week slots. comment. Netflix and Gaumont announce new comedy-action CGI animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles based on the globally successful 35-year-old comic book, Usagi Yojimbo, from award-winning creator Stan Sakai. RELATED: IDW Will Publish New Usagi Yojimbo Series, Full-Color Collections, "It is a pleasure working with Gaumont and Netflix. Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with no … According to the report, Yuichi will be joined by a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket, and a faithful pet lizard as he seeks to become a great warrior and fight strange monsters and beings from other dimensions.

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Surprise! This is a first for Usagi Yojimbo. Mumbai-based animation studio 88 Pictures, whose previous credits include Trollhunters, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, and Fast & Furious Spy Racers has been appointed to tackle the CGI animation. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont U.S.: “All of us at Gaumont were honored when Stan trusted us to develop his iconic property into an animated series. Ben Jones (Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, Iron Giant) is Supervising Producer while Khang Le (Big Hero 6, Little Big Awesome) will serve as Art Director on the series. The film library encompasses over 1400 titles from prestigious directors such as Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard, and more recently, Toledano and Nakache for The Intouchables, the highest-grossing French-language movie to date with over $450 million in revenue to date. Sakai initially teased the animated series almost exactly one year ago, in a tweet saying he had met with Gaumont about the project: We had another meeting with Gaumont last week and we are delighted and could not be happier or more enthused as to how the project is developing!

The series takes place in the far future, set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references.

Netflix will soon adapt comic creator Stan Sakai's long-running Usagi Yojimbo, which will be re-named Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles for a new animated series. Usagi Yojimbo Series In The Works At Netflix.

He's been a fan of comics since the 90's, when his older brother introduced him to the medium. He also worked with Stan Lee, lettering the Spider-Man Sunday newspaper strips for 25 years. 1 Takes an Academic Approach to Monsters, Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 2 Throws the Crew Into a Chilling Future, How a Supernatural Prop Malfunction Ruined Filming Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Emotional Final Scene, HBO's Lovecraft Country Unveils a Mind-Bending Time Loop, The Boys: Why Black Noir Actor Is Happy About His Character's Kryptonite, The Mandalorian: HasLab's Vintage Collection Razor Crest Adds Carbonite Block Stretch Goal, The Haunting of Bly Manor: T'Nia Miller Reveals Hannah's Mysterious Message, Butcher’s Weakness Isn’t Family, It’s [SPOILER] - and It May DESTROY The Boys, Lord of the Rings: Despite Rumors, There's NO Way the Series Will Go Full Game of Thrones With Nudity, Riverdale: Skeet Ulrich Commemorates His Final Day With a Dramatic Photo, Avatar: The Legend of Abioye Fanfiction Imagines the Next Avatar in a Brand-New Nation, GLOW Stars Confronted Netflix About Show's Diversity Issues Ahead of Cancellation, The Boys Just Secured the One Weapon That Could Defeat Homelander. I thank my wonderful fans, friends and family for their support and encouragement over the last 35+ years.”. Usagi Yojimbo has been one of the most successful small press comics since it launched in 1984. It follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai.

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