Usagi Yojimbo Short

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is the proof of concept short film that Lintika Films created and presented to Stan Sakai to secure the feature-film rights to Usagi Yojimbo:

Usagi, by the way, is Japanese for rabbit, and yojimbo means bodyguard. Yojimbo is also, of course, the famous a 1961 jidaigeki (period drama) film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was based, indirectly, on Dashiell Hammett’s “Red Harvest” and inspired Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars.


  1. Mothersmurfer says:

    I figuratively love Usagi Yojimbo, and I appreciate all the work that went into this short, but… I’m just not a fan of stop-motion animation. I’d prefer the use of modern 3D CGI or even 2D cell-shaded animation with awesomely painted backgrounds.

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