Before anyone asks, no – this isn’t technically news. We’ve known about Miyamoto Usagi’s introduction to the series for a while now, but we didn’t know exactly when he would make an appearance. Thankfully, we can finally provide fans with the information they’ve been waiting to hear. Starting on July 23rd, the latest batch of episodes will include everyone’s favorite rabbit ronin. After years of rumors and speculation, Nickelodeon has finally given in to requests from shellheads around the world and brought Stan Sakai’s creation back to the universe of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
During these episodes, the turtles will be transported to another dimension where they will meet with Miyamoto Usagi. If the toy line being produced by Playmates is any indication, we can expect our heroes in a half shell to don the gear of real Samurai warriors at some point during this epic crossover event. Unfortunately, there aren’t many other plot details, so it’s difficult to say exactly what we can expect from the next few episodes. That being said, this promo for the event reveals several additional details!
According to some sources, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Kubo and the Two Strings) will be playing at least one role in this crossover, but we’re not quite sure where he fits into the story. Sadly, we have yet to learn who will be playing the role of Miyamoto Usagi, but I’m sure we’ll discover that information in the next few weeks. Until then, at least we know what the rabbit ronin will look like in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m certainly excited to see what comes of this awesome Usagi Yojimbo crossover. Something tells me that they’re going to knock it out of the park!
UPDATE: We have been informed by a very reputable source that John Boyega will not be playing the role of Miyamoto Usagi. Nyambi Nyambi will offer his voice to one of the characters later in this season, but he will not be involved with this story arc. As of yet, we are unsure why IMDb has Boyega listed as the voice of Usagi Yojimbo, but according to our source, this simply isn’t the case. We’re sorry for any confusion that may have come from this mistake.