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TMNT/Usagi - usagiguy
Usagi had appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' TV series in the '80s/'90s, beginning with an episode aptly titled "Usagi Yojimbo."

He has been making guest appearance in the current animated series, introduced in the 4-part Battle Nexus storyline. Leonardo visits Usagi's world in another story, and many of my secondary characters are introduced. Usagi and Gen the rhino bounty hunter even make it to New York in another episode. Needless to say, these stories are not part of my comic book continuity.

Usagi and Gen will be showing up in the coming season as well. Here are a couple of character designs:

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jcfiala From: jcfiala Date: August 14th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gen look sharp there! Rhino around town. :)
jonnerbloo From: jonnerbloo Date: August 14th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice!
mrtonylee From: mrtonylee Date: August 14th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent news, sir! Always a fan of the Usagi / Turtles team ups...

pyawakit From: pyawakit Date: August 14th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow cant wait to see it!
nathansketches From: nathansketches Date: August 14th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to admit I first found Usagi through the old TMNT stuff. It wasn't until I started hunting for old back issues of "Critters" in the early to mid-nineties that I found your original comics. Now I'm back to trying to hunt down the original TMNT Usagi action figure-- things come full circle.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 14th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I look forward to seeing these episodes. Like many other people, I first discovered UY through the TMNT cartoon. I actually had no idea Miyamoto Usagi had his own comic book until years later! In fact, when I first discovered the UY comic book series (about the beginning of the Dark Horse run), I thought that it was a TMNT spinoff!
ani_bester From: ani_bester Date: August 14th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha. I wonder if that is the reason I've suddenly been struck with a desire to watch Ninja Turtles like I've not been since I was 11.

My subconscious new Usagi was going to be in the new season *L*

I actually got more into TMNT because of Usagi, and I'm always delighted when the cross over.
sockscatt From: sockscatt Date: August 15th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello! I was referenced here by a friend, who said I should show you these.

I'm on an online service called "Second Life", which is a virtual world type place. I'm also part of an online photo community that has several contests to take photographs in this virtual world. A recent contest was at a sim called "The Gion Project" which is "a beautiful scenic SIM that closely reflects the traditional Gion district found in Kyoto, Japan." When I looked around for places to get photos, "Usagi Yojimbo" was a very heavy influence in how I wanted to get photos there.

I don't know if it's permissible to post images, so I will provide links to the images instead. The first is "Usagi", and the other is "Usagi Meditation". the second I was trying to emulate the comic book style with a little post production, the first is presented without alteration.

A quick thank you for many happy moments of my youth.
cynlee From: cynlee Date: August 15th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I am glad to see they didn't mess up Usagi the way the messed up the turtles-- and *someone* told me a spoiler that they heard from you regarding why Gen is so spiffy!

I guess I'm getting old-- it's taken all my reserve to NOT go onto my usual sites and shout it out.

But Gen looks like his tailor works for Hun in the last (good) season.
tokka From: tokka Date: August 16th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)


-->> D4mmit !!

Stan, you and your creations never seize to amaze me in their flexibility in interpretation !! You have no idea how much this just made my day.

and Genosuke simply looks smashing !!

mordicai From: mordicai Date: August 20th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really need to get on that new cartoon.
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