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ToTheNines
08-07-2017, 08:21 AM
Tough call for me, gonna have to think about it before I vote.

MikeandRaph87
08-07-2017, 08:30 AM
You forgot Usagi Yojimbo and Usagi Cone Home from thev1987 cation. That is a large number became aware of him.

I chose Big Brawl, but I will always be fond of the 1987 take. I only wish there was a resolution to the character.

GoldMutant
08-07-2017, 08:45 AM
You forgot Usagi Yojimbo and Usagi Cone Home from thev1987 cation. That is a large number became aware of him

It's there, between Rabbit Stew (Mirage) and Shades of Green (Usagi Yojimbo comics).

I'll have to think myself on it, the Usagi appearances are some of my favorites in TMNT. Very difficult to pick a personal favorite.

CyberCubed
08-07-2017, 11:42 AM
I don't know, I really enjoyed the Battle Nexus arc but it really wasn't an Usagi arc, it's more like he guest starred in this huge tournament featuring a whole bunch of characters and also tied into two villains like Draco and Ultimate Ninja.

The Usagi ep from Season 3 of 4kids where Leonardo went to his world is probably my pick then, because it was the most Usagi centered of all his 4kids appearances, and it was in his home world unlike the Season 4 ep where he came to New York.

Nick's Usagi crossover was great, but mainly the first and last episode. The middle by Brandon Auman wasn't as good, but the last episode was fantastic.

The recent IDW crossover was really good too. Nothing particularly special but a nice crossover that tied into Japanese mythology and had some nice action scenes in a typical Usagi story.

I like the Fred Wolf eps merely out of nostalgia, and I did like how he helped Obento-san against the giant green dragon and the ending in the fireworks factory, plus Usagi freeing the rabbit "slaves" in the restaurant.


Hard pick, but I guess I'd go with something Stan Sakai did himself since it was the "real" Usagi written by the man himself, and not a cartoon spinoff version like the other 3. So either the IDW crossover or the original Mirage ones.

MsMarvelDuckie
08-07-2017, 01:33 PM
I haven't read the Mirage or IDW tales yet and have not yet seen the Nick crossover so I can't really judge yet. Of the ones I've seen I would probably go with either The Real World or The Big Brawl.

DestronMirage22
08-07-2017, 10:36 PM
I really like Shades of Green.
Three whole issues of Usagi teaming up with the TMNT, drawn by Stan, and having more interactions between the characters than almost any of the other crossovers? It's almost no contest. :lol:

MrPliggins
08-08-2017, 05:54 AM
Yea Shades of Green was my pick, although I liked them all. Tough choice. I haven't seen/read the new stuff yet (Nick and IDW), but it sounds good.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
08-08-2017, 10:28 AM
Why was he never sent back to his own Earth in the original series?

Shark_Blade
08-08-2017, 03:59 PM
I really like Shades of Green.
Three whole issues of Usagi teaming up with the TMNT, drawn by Stan, and having more interactions between the characters than almost any of the other crossovers? It's almost no contest. :lol:

Because Stan is actually a great storyteller who have an eye on delicate details.

Despite that I still pick Nick Usagi because he's finally in CGI and it was wonderful to see him in full 3D animated form.

ToTheNines
08-08-2017, 06:42 PM
Why was he never sent back to his own Earth in the original series?

We've all lamented the lack of a third Usagi episode a million times, but it is frustrating that between the sheer number of episodes between seasons 3&4 that they couldn't fit one more in. So many turds that I'd trade in a heartbeat for an Usagi conclusion. His toy allegedly sold over 2 million units the year it came out.

Even gave us that dumbass madeup rabbit character for the Easter episode.

CyberCubed
08-08-2017, 07:00 PM
I think you're forgetting the rights for Usagi was probably only for a 2 ep deal (the episode was essentially a 2-parter), and that's it. If Usagi were to be in more episodes they'd probably have to make another deal with Stan Sakai.

ToTheNines
08-08-2017, 07:09 PM
"I think you're forgetting something that I'm totally assuming and have no evidence of".

CyberCubed
08-08-2017, 09:01 PM
Well it makes sense. He's a crossover character and they probably got the rights to use him for an hour episode, split into two episodes. And...that was it.

It's also obvious because PL said he stopped following the original cartoon after the first few seasons, so if he lost interest in it he obviously didn't go to Stan Sakai and ask him for another crossover. Without PL we would have never gotten that first Usagi crossover.

funatic
08-08-2017, 11:52 PM
I voted for The Real World as it felt the most immersive in Usagi's world, introducing a lot of the extended secondary characters I never imagined we'd see in animated form.

snake
08-09-2017, 12:58 AM
Ughhhhhhh. This is hard, because I enjoy all of them (haven't read IDW yet) and I can't pick a single favorite. Shades of Green and the Nick arc come out on top. The Real World/Battle Nexus is nice too.

eskater
08-09-2017, 11:25 AM
Ughhhhhhh. This is hard, because I enjoy all of them (haven't read IDW yet) and I can't pick a single favorite. Shades of Green and the Nick arc come out on top. The Real World/Battle Nexus is nice too.

My gut feeling wants to go with Real World/Battle Nexus but I'd have to think more on this one.

funatic
08-09-2017, 11:59 AM
Battle Nexus is probably my actual favorite, but merely feels like usagi is guest starring in a turtles tale rather than a proper crossover.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
08-09-2017, 03:46 PM
We've all lamented the lack of a third Usagi episode a million times, but it is frustrating that between the sheer number of episodes between seasons 3&4 that they couldn't fit one more in. So many turds that I'd trade in a heartbeat for an Usagi conclusion. His toy allegedly sold over 2 million units the year it came out.

Even gave us that dumbass madeup rabbit character for the Easter episode.

Then he should've been sent back onscreen at the end of the second episode (instead of assumed offscreen).

FredWolfLeonardo
08-09-2017, 04:20 PM
Then he should've been sent back onscreen at the end of the second episode (instead of assumed offscreen).

He said he's gonna enjoy staying on earth at the end of Usagi Come Home. I always assumed he just always stayed in the turtles dimension and was happy with that.

CyberCubed
08-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Eh, I assume Usagi just went back to his own world off-screen in the original toon shortly after that ep ended. I never thought he stayed on Earth.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
08-09-2017, 05:24 PM
He said he's gonna enjoy staying on earth at the end of Usagi Come Home. I always assumed he just always stayed in the turtles dimension and was happy with that.

If so, he probably stayed with Obento.

CyberCubed
08-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Usagi went back to his home planet.

snake
08-09-2017, 06:29 PM
Usagi became content with his new home and continued to live there.

pferreira
08-10-2017, 08:49 AM
I think you're forgetting the rights for Usagi was probably only for a 2 ep deal (the episode was essentially a 2-parter), and that's it. If Usagi were to be in more episodes they'd probably have to make another deal with Stan Sakai.I think this seems the most plausible reason.

ZacksSoUgly
08-20-2017, 10:58 AM
Voted for the current Nick version of the crossover.

I loved the Usagi arc. Seeing Usagi animated in this style and handling business was totally rad, and seeing the Turtles in samurai armor is something I've always appreciated. Kintaro was a punk brat for 98% of the arc, "Osoroshi no Tabi" could've been better, but everything else was pretty great in my opinion.

BubblyShell22
08-20-2017, 04:16 PM
Voted for the Nick crossover though I did enjoy The Big Brawl, Real World, and Samurai Tourist too.