Synopses & Reviews
The bunny's back! Originally printed in the long out-of-print #1 through 4, this volume features Usagi's origins as a wandering rabbit warrior in feudal Japan, and introduces many members of the cast of characters. Brimming with exciting swordfights, authentic locales and costumes, drama and humor, this is some of Stan Sakai's finest work. If you're unfamiliar with this multiple Harvey and Eisner winning comic for all ages, then what rock have you been living under?! Get your history lesson right here.
"One of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found." ComicsAlliance
"I've just finished the fourth trade and the fifth is sitting next to me... If you're like me, throw away your preconceptions about anthropomorphic comics and get on board. As a fan of samurai fiction (to the point of having a tattoo) and comics, I can't recommend Stan Sakai's beautifully drawn, note-perfect reinvention of the genre highly enough." Stan Lee
"These bittersweet adventure stories offer entertaining reading, especially for young Asian-Americans who feel excluded from mainstream juvenile literature." Los Angeles Times
"I don't think I'm exaggerating at all when I say that Stan Sakai is arguably the greatest living comic book creator in the world, and is a thirty-year masterpiece that has a consistency and craftsmanship that other comics only touch when they're at their peak." Chris Sims
A perennial bestseller for 20 years, with each volume in multiple printings, we are pleased to have all seven volumes of the all-ages classic Usagi Yojimbo now available with the recent reprints of Vols. 1 and 2. A cross between Disney and Akira Kurosawa movies, with a lot of Lone Wolf& Cub thrown in, Usagi is the story of a wandering rabbit warrior in feudal Japan. A family favorite for 20 years.
This volume features Usagi's origins as a wandering rabbit warrior in feudal Japan, and introduces many members of the supporting cast.
About the Author
Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American and multiple Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist, creator of the popular and long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic book. (Usagi Yojimbo is a recurring "guest star" in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle universe.) Born in Japan, he grew up in Hawaii and lives in Pasadena, CA.