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Space Usagi: Yokai Hunter

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Fans of legendary swordsman and wanderer Usagi Yojimbo have enjoyed countless tales told of his exciting adventures—tales told over hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. Someone in the far future enjoys another classic adventure featuring the rabbit ronin, and Stan Sakai’s Space Usagi universe returns with a unique, new story.

The fan-favorite Space Usagi series returns in this special, full-color one-shot issue!

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26 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    The narrative of this comic is dynamic and thanks to that naive art but with such honest and direct body language, they make this reading a roller coaster of action and samurai myths. Apart from that the colors provide additional dynamism.

  • 90


    The action from the first-half of the issue is fast and furious culminating with Usagi’s faceoff with Jei before a twist revealing the entire story is being read by one of Usagi’s descendants in the far future working both provide a classic tale and create a bridge for the new series of adventures in the far future for Usagi’s descendants. Plus, how adorable is that variant cover from Agnes Garbowska!

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    I had my first taste of Stan Sakai’s seminal rabbit ronin character with last month’s Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #1 and it was practically a religious experience. I feel spoiled to get another issue so soon, and this time with a better understanding and feel for the world of Usagi. This was such a fun read and the yokai angle was perfect for it being so close to Halloween. Sakai’s effortless ability to craft compelling stories along with endearing visual is unmatched in today’s comic book world and we should soak in his brilliance for as long as we can.

  • 80

    Our hero Usagi has to run the gauntlet of different Yokai spirits in order to rescue a kidnapped daughter of charcoal makers. Each spirit is distinct and different from its brethren. It really shows off the Usagi’s determination and relentlessness when it comes to completing a mission that many wouldn’t undertake. There’s a curious ending that I’m looking forward to seeing played out.

  • 80

    Pastrami Nation

    “Usagi Yojimbo: Space Usagi – Yokai Hunter” is an exceptionally enjoyable one-shot, true to the spirit of its title. It strikes a delightful balance of fun and light-heartedness, a characteristic that defines the series. For those yet to delve into the world of “Usagi Yojimbo,” Dark Horse Comics delivers a true gem with this release.

  • 68

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Space Usagi: Yokai Hunter #1 offers a visually stunning experience, thanks to Stan Sakai’s masterful artwork and Emi Fujii’s exceptional coloring, which maintains the classic Usagi Yojimbo aesthetic. However, the storytelling may leave fans wanting more, as it predominantly focuses on the original Usagi Miyamoto and lacks the depth and impact one might expect from the Space Usagi universe. While it’s always a pleasure to revisit the world of Usagi Yojimbo, this one-shot might not be the spacefaring adventure fans were hoping for. Nevertheless, for those who cherish Stan Sakai’s artistic prowess and the enduring appeal of Usagi Yojimbo, it still holds some value as a nostalgic trip into this beloved universe.

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