Today on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi Yojimbo is featured. This tickles me beyond all feathers! Not only is he the main character, the story is done in a VERY Kurosawa style, AND written by Stan Sakai the creator of Usagi. I’ve always enjoyed the Usagi stories in the comics, and whenever he was brought into any incarnation of the TMNT, but this one is very special. It’s on Google Play right now. Check it out for yourself.
The ending is incredible ✌😉
Apart from a few of the more sensationalistic moments of the film, and the trope of a caucasian male inheriting the “power” of the Ninja, this is a pretty good film. It modernizes traditional training, endurance training. It has Mako, what else could you ask for 😉
There wasn’t any training in any of the Ryuha on screen, but they captured the essence of the Shinobi in a small way. I grew up as a Ninja fan, heck it was my gateway into the martial world in the mid 80’s. I won’t bore you with the names and detail, but it was a fun ride. In 2010, I finally found a teacher of the Bujinkan’s (武神館) 9 schools. Long story short, after 25 years of training, I finally found my home in Budo Taijutsu. Three years later, I had my Shodan license, and I still know very little.
Watch the movie and enjoy!
This is a wonderful documentary on the full history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a great, and informative, watch. You can’t beat the rental price of $2.99 either. I was onboard the TMNT train back in 84, when I discovered the 2nd printing of issue number one at my favorite comic book shop, Comics & Comix, in Citrus Heights, California.
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