Sakai's USAGI YOJIMBO Optioned For Cartoon Series

Usagi Yojimbo
Credit: Stan Sakai (Dark Horse Comics)

Stan Sakai's long-running Usagi Yojimbo has been optioned by Gaumont Film Company for development as an animated series. The presumptive show would be co-produced by Sakai, Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment, and James Wan's Atomic Monster.

Usagi Yojimbo has been much sought after for many years, and we are honored to work with Stan Sakai to translate his multi-generational stories into the first ever TV series,” said Gaumont's President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan. “Usagi Yojimbo’s blend of history and mythology, clever balance between action and comedy, and real-world touchpoints combined with the supernatural, together with the passionate fan base that Stan has already amassed, makes this an incredibly exciting property to develop with our partners Atomic Monster and Dark Horse Entertainment.”

Usagi appeared as a character in three different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, including one last summer.

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