Monday, January 14, 2013

Professor O | Of Bunnys And Swords

Greetings and Salutations, fellow comic book adventurers!

Professor O has been eagerly devouring all things comic book, those little gems of the SSJCPL collection, and has managed to stumble on yet another great comic book read. A series that contains two of the professor's favorite things, samurai and cute fluffy bunnys. In this weeks installment, we will be diving into the world of one of the most action packed titles the library has to offer: Usagi Yojimbo, the one and only, samurai rabbit.
This is no fluffy bunny, this rabbit chops heads off!
 Written by the award winning Stan Sakai since 1984, he still continues to write about the samurai rabbit's exploits and adventures to this day. With over 17 Usagi Yojimbo books written, Sakai has created one of the most enduring (and endearing) comic book heroes of all time. Heavily influenced by the Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa, and taking the name of one of the greatest Samurai Warriors in film history, Toshiro Mifune's wandering ronin Yojimbo, this rabbit is both courageous and out to justly punish any wrong doers. Professor O wished he had a friend like that when he is arguing with his colleagues in the scientific community, sometimes those scientists can get a little out of hand.

Swords and cute animals, not the most ideal combination, but one that Stan Sakai has made work for a long time with award winning results. Look into the series, the SSJCPL has many of the books ready for any eager samurai fanatic.Get ready to polish that sword, warrior, Usagi Yojimbo is out to kick some tail!

The resemblance is uncanny.

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