Title: Usagi Yojimbo
Author: Stan Sakai
Summary: Bunny wandering samurai bodyguard is generally epic, feudal Japan with animal-people.
Gut reaction: Feudal Japan, samurai, animals, episodic
Why: Basically, it’s your typical samurai story – a mysterious and powerful wandering samurai does stuff with morals, has money problems, and beats up bad guys, except Usagi has animals. Usagi Yojimbo means bunny bodyguard, and the titular character is literally a rabbit with armor and a sword. Other than that, it’s an OK if slightly unrealistic period piece.
Who would like this book: Sengoku fans, animal fans, samurai fans. I’ll read until I get bored with it, which probably won’t happen.