Synopsis: Gen and Stray Dog are hunting for Lord Higashi's stolen swords. Usagi helps the duo fend off several bands of ronin; each time one particular ronin survives and runs away, then returns with reinforcements. Finally they reach Lord Higashi, only to learn the swords the bandits had were fakes; Kitsune stole the swords, gave the fakes to the ronin then sold the real swords back so she could collect the reward.
Post by thwhtguardian on Aug 8, 2020 16:29:09 GMT -5
This was a delightful one and done adventure that reunited our favorite rabbit ronin with his old friends Gen and Stray Dog. I've always loved these three together and it's been a long while since we last saw them so it made for a refreshing read, even if the plot was a little simplistic and the twist at the end was a lot of fun; giving us a brief glimpse of yet another old friend who's just trying to make her way in the world.
I really loved how progressively haggard our heroes looked as they encountered the bandit gang again and again while trying to return the stolen swords. The repetition itself was a fun visual gag, but to see them actually suffer consequences from repeated battles was even better.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
Post by wildfire2099 on Nov 13, 2020 20:17:29 GMT -5
After the serious, sad two parter, this one was practically comic relief. It kinda felt like a Looney Tunes cartoon to me, which is not a bad thing. Poor Gen got a bit of the shaft here, though...usually he gets at least a BIT redeemed in the end. LOVED the ending, even if having all of Usagi's friends in one place like that when he's wandering randomly feels a bit like the world is shrinking.
Just what was needed after these last few darker stories. Some good old fashioned fun with the three amigo's. By now I expect to find Gen taking the brunt of the joke so it was quite entertaining watching Usagi made the fool as well. Kitsune proves once more how truly sneaky she is in getting what she can to get by. And Gen needs to be on his own without Stray Dog as his partner since it seems their teaming is profitable enough for his putting on the extra pounds. Being alone makes for a poorer and leaner Ronin!
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!