January 6, 2010
As part of the 25th anniversary of Stan Sakai’s favourite character, Usagi Yojimbo, Dark Horse are bringing it to life in a form of a plush. If you do not know of Usagi Yojimbo, it is a long-running comic set in seventeenth-century Japan, with anthropomorphic animals replacing humans. It features the lovable rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi, who wanders the land as a shugyosha (student warrior on a pilgrimage), occasionally selling his services as a yojimbo (bodyguard). Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most celebrated ongoing comics, adored by critics and fans of all ages for the last twenty-five years. The 14 inch tall Usagi Yojimbo ronin-rabbit plush will be released on May the 5th, 2010 at only US$24.99. Keep your eyes peeled.