Netflix and Dark Horse Comics unveiled a trailer for Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the model new CG animated sequence based mostly totally on Stan Sakai‘s Usagi Yojimbo comics. The video reveals that the sequence will premiere on April 28 on Netflix.

Gaumont is producing the sequence, and Mumbai-based 88 Pictures is the CGI animation studio.

Sakai is serving as an authorities producer, along with Candie and Doug Langdale, who’re moreover the showrunners. (*28*) authorities producers embrace Gaumont‘s Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Sidonie Dumas, and (*28*) Riandee, Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Chris Tongue, and Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett. Ben Jones is the supervising producer, and Khang Le is the art work director.

Netflix teased that the sequence takes place inside the far future and follows teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of Usagi Yojimbo’s protagonist Miyamoto Usagi. Yuichi leads a gaggle of heroes along with a bounty hunter, ninja, acrobatic pickpocket, and pet lizard. Their group fights depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from one different dimension.

Stan Sakai, a Japanese-American, has been drawing the Usagi Yojimbo comic sequence for over 35 years. Sakai moreover collaborated with Dark Horse Comics president and founder Mike Richardson and Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike to create the 47 Ronin comic.

Source: Dark Horse Comics‘ Twitter account