TMNT Moments That Flew Right Over Our Heads As Kids

TMNT Moments That Flew Right Over Our Heads As Kids

The Turtles had plenty of allies — human, mutant, and robot alike. One of the most memorable, however, was the samurai rabbit Miyamoto Usagi — or as the cartoon referred to him, Usagi Yojimbo. As comics aficionados are no doubt already aware, Usagi is actually the lead of another beloved, long-running black-and-white comic about anthropomorphic animals, titled — you guessed it — Usagi Yojimbo.



The massive thematic overlap — or creative debt, whatever you want to call it — between Usagi Yojimbo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is obvious at first glance. To their credit, the Turtles haven't been shy about embracing the similarities between the two universes; in fact, the characters have had crossovers in nearly every TMNT iteration since the beginning. In the cartoon, Usagi makes an appearance in two episodes — "Usagi Yojimbo" and "Usagi Comes Home" — which features him visiting the Turtles' dimension and getting embroiled in samurai hijinx with Shredder.


















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