Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles premiered on Netflix in late April 2022, based on the Stan Sakai comic book series Usagi Yojimbo. We now know that the series will return for a second season, and even better, the next batch will arrive in September 2022.
The animated series was first ordered in 2020 by Netflix Animation, Atomic Monster Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment, Gaumont Animation, and 88 Pictures. The first season’s ten episodes centred on Yuichi, a bunny youngster who had to link up with his loyal pals to defend the city of Neo Edo.
The series appeared in the kids’ top 10s in the majority of the world’s regions, according to top 10 data. It had a total of 19 days on the top 10 lists for children in the US before falling out. It was broadcast for 16 days in the UK. The Bahamas, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Denmark are among the top contenders for the championship. In the end, audience reviews were conflicting; it presently has a 57 percent RottenTomatoes rating and a 6.6 on IMDb.
Many were quick to point out that the series isn’t as tightly related to the comics as some would’ve wanted, but others believed that it held its own. One critic in particular made the statement that the series is amazing as an innovative exploration of Sakai’s world. For those who don’t know, the series is set in the future and has a different protagonist while the comics take place in the past.
We have assurance that the show will indeed return a few months after its initial airing, although there are little specifics at this time regarding what a second season will entail.
These second round of episodes were presumably included in an initial upfront order given the nature of Netflix’s animation and previous renewals (confirmation of this below).
Darren Barnet, Aleks Le, Shelby Rabara, and Mallory Low are all back as voice actors for the project, which is still being co-created by Doug Langdale and Candie Kelty Langdale.
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on September 1st, 2022.