History Main / MoonRabbit

13th Apr '17 11:02:37 AM narm00
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* Records containing references to the moon rabbit dates all the way back in texts found during the Warring States period of Ancient China, which talks of a rabbit in the moon pounding herbs for the immortals. This makes the legend at least OlderThanFeudalism.

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* Records containing references to the moon rabbit dates date all the way back in texts found during the Warring States period of Ancient China, which talks of a rabbit in the moon pounding herbs for the immortals. This makes the legend at least OlderThanFeudalism.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen Udongein Inaba, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population. ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' introduces another moon rabbits named Seiran and Ringo respectively, both of them whom are former colleagues of Reisen in the same corps.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen Udongein Inaba, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population. ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' introduces another additional moon rabbits named Seiran and Ringo respectively, both of them whom are former colleagues of Reisen in the same corps.corps, and who follow in her footsteps by staying on Earth after the story's done.
21st Mar '17 7:51:53 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' books, the messenger of the moon goddess came to earth in the form of a hare to speak with [[PlantPerson the Green Mouse]].
20th Jan '17 3:53:36 PM GracieLizzy
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* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, is a phonetic pun on the "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''") though the kanji differs slightly. Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.

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* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, is a phonetic pun on the term "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''") though the kanji differs slightly. Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
20th Jan '17 3:49:27 PM GracieLizzy
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* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, means "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''"). Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.

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* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, means is a phonetic pun on the "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''").usagi''") though the kanji differs slightly. Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
27th Nov '16 4:28:12 PM wootzits
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* In ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' Count D tries to explain to Chris why technology can be a burden by using the Moon Rabbit as an example, saying that humans "killed" the Moon Rabbit, the Moon Princess, and all the other mythological creatures by landing on the moon and showing none of them are real. Chris then cheerily replies "That's not true! They were all hiding!" which is appropriate [[spoiler: considering Count D's shop is full of "mythical" creatures masquerading as pets]]. Seeing Chris' faith helps Count D gain more faith in Humanity in general [[spoiler: which is good as Count D himself is actually monitoring mankind to see if/when they will be ready to join the rest of the animal world in harmony]] and very appropriate considering one version of the Moon Rabbit has the rabbit pounding medicine to heal Humanity's wickedness and "wounds".
* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, means "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''"). Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
* In ''DragonBall'', after defeating the anthropomorphic rabbit Monster Carrot, Goku sends him to the moon where he's forced to pound treats for children. It also became FridgeHorror when Kame Sennin ''blew up'' the moon just a few chapters later. That poor anthropomorphic bunny didn't even know what hit him. Someone eventually thought of that and wrote him into one of the games. He apparently escaped just in time.
* Amae Koromo of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' was designed to resemble a rabbit (blame the bunny ears headband). Her powers are at its strongest when the moon is full and her FinishingMove is the "Haitei Raoyue", which means "To pull out the moon from the seabed".
** Incidentally, "Haitei Raoyue" is what it's called when the last tile on the wall is the winning tile. It's used colloquially to mean pulling off the impossible.

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* In ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' Count D tries to explain to Chris why technology can be a burden by using the ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'': The episode "The Moon Rabbit as an example, saying that humans "killed" the Moon Rabbit, the Moon Princess, and all the other mythological creatures by landing on the moon and showing none of them are real. Chris then cheerily replies "That's not true! They were all hiding!" which is appropriate [[spoiler: considering Count D's shop is full of "mythical" creatures masquerading as pets]]. Seeing Chris' faith helps Count D gain more faith in Humanity in general [[spoiler: which is good as Count D himself is actually monitoring mankind to see if/when they will be ready to join the rest of the animal world in harmony]] and very appropriate considering one version of the Moon Rabbit Goddess" has the rabbit pounding medicine to heal Humanity's wickedness and "wounds".
* The main
eponymous character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, means "Rabbit of take the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''"). Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like form of a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
* In ''DragonBall'', after defeating the anthropomorphic
cute rabbit Monster Carrot, Goku sends him to the moon where he's forced to pound treats for children. It also became FridgeHorror when Kame Sennin ''blew up'' the moon just a few chapters later. That poor anthropomorphic bunny didn't even know what hit him. Someone eventually thought of that and wrote him into one of the games. He apparently escaped just in time.
* Amae Koromo of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' was designed to resemble a rabbit (blame the bunny ears headband). Her powers are at its strongest when the moon is full and her FinishingMove is the "Haitei Raoyue", which means "To pull out the moon from the seabed".
** Incidentally, "Haitei Raoyue" is what it's called when the last tile on the wall is the winning tile. It's used colloquially to mean pulling off the impossible.
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* The ending song of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', "Dango Daikazoku," is about a family of dumplings/rice cakes, and mentions bunnies waving to them from the moon.



* In ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', ShowWithinAShow ''Starranger'' has Hell's Bunny, a new villain character based on this concept. Megumi is able to play the part of her perfectly.
* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the moon god Tsukito has a pet rabbit.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Kaguya, one of the antagonists of the series. She's the bunny-eared Empress of the Moon who wears a PlayboyBunny outfit and has an army of anthropomorphic rabbits as her subjects.
* The opening for ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has Hazuki playfully dodging a pair of rabbits with mortars. Good luck understanding the rest of the opening.
* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' references this in the final preliminary of the 20th Choujin Olympics; the competitors must fly to the moon and bring back a rabbit as proof. The titular IdiotHero laughs at this until told that the rabbits are not only stuffed toys, but were planted there ahead of time.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' had an episode discussing moon rabbits and visit a future amusement park on the Moon to find them.



* The ending song of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', "Dango Daikazoku," is about a family of dumplings/rice cakes, and mentions bunnies waving to them from the moon.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' had an episode discussing moon rabbits and visit a future amusement park on the Moon to find them.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', after defeating the anthropomorphic rabbit Monster Carrot, Goku sends him to the moon where he's forced to pound treats for children. It also became FridgeHorror when Kame Sennin ''blew up'' the moon just a few chapters later. That poor anthropomorphic bunny didn't even know what hit him. Someone eventually thought of that and wrote him into one of the games. He apparently escaped just in time.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'': the Jewelpet of moonstone is a rabbit named Luna.
* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the moon god Tsukito has a pet rabbit.
* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' references this in the final preliminary of the 20th Choujin Olympics; the competitors must fly to the moon and bring back a rabbit as proof. The titular IdiotHero laughs at this until told that the rabbits are not only stuffed toys, but were planted there ahead of time.



* Kurousagi of ''LightNovel/ProblemChildrenAreComingFromAnotherWorldArentThey'' is a moon rabbit, complete with the ability to [[spoiler:teleport a group of people to the moon]].
* ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'': The episode "The Moon Goddess" has the eponymous character take the form of a cute rabbit girl.
* Kaguya Otsutsuki of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' was based on this legend. She is a HumanAlien named after the Moon Princess from ''The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter'' Japanese folktale, has horns that resemble rabbit ears, was worshiped as the Rabbit Goddess, [[spoiler:was sealed in the moon, and has a OneWingedAngel form that has a rabbit for a head]].



* In ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', ShowWithinAShow ''Starranger'' has Hell's Bunny, a new villain character based on this concept. Megumi is able to play the part of her perfectly.
* Kaguya Otsutsuki of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' was based on this legend. She is a HumanAlien named after the Moon Princess from ''The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter'' Japanese folktale, has horns that resemble rabbit ears, was worshiped as the Rabbit Goddess, [[spoiler:was sealed in the moon, and has a OneWingedAngel form that has a rabbit for a head]].
* In ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' Count D tries to explain to Chris why technology can be a burden by using the Moon Rabbit as an example, saying that humans "killed" the Moon Rabbit, the Moon Princess, and all the other mythological creatures by landing on the moon and showing none of them are real. Chris then cheerily replies "That's not true! They were all hiding!" which is appropriate [[spoiler:considering Count D's shop is full of "mythical" creatures masquerading as pets]]. Seeing Chris' faith helps Count D gain more faith in Humanity in general [[spoiler:which is good as Count D himself is actually monitoring mankind to see if/when they will be ready to join the rest of the animal world in harmony]] and very appropriate considering one version of the Moon Rabbit has the rabbit pounding medicine to heal Humanity's wickedness and "wounds".
* Kurousagi of ''LightNovel/ProblemChildrenAreComingFromAnotherWorldArentThey'' is a moon rabbit, complete with the ability to [[spoiler:teleport a group of people to the moon]].
* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an obvious nod to this legend. Her real name, Tsukino Usagi, means "Rabbit of the Moon" if split into words ("''tsuki no usagi''"). Her hair, as well as Chibiusa's, is intended to look like a rabbit's ears, and Chibiusa is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
* Amae Koromo of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' was designed to resemble a rabbit (blame the bunny ears headband). Her powers are at its strongest when the moon is full and her FinishingMove is the "Haitei Raoyue", which means "To pull out the moon from the seabed".
** Incidentally, "Haitei Raoyue" is what it's called when the last tile on the wall is the winning tile. It's used colloquially to mean pulling off the impossible.
* The opening for ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has Hazuki playfully dodging a pair of rabbits with mortars. Good luck understanding the rest of the opening.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Kaguya, one of the antagonists of the series. She's the bunny-eared Empress of the Moon who wears a PlayboyBunny outfit and has an army of anthropomorphic rabbits as her subjects.



* TheGrimReaper/God of the Underworld in ''WatershipDown'' is called the Black Rabbit of Inle, and Inle is the rabbits' word for moon. It is unsure if he actually ''lives'' there, as opposed to just being associated with it.
** Likely the latter as rabbits in ''WatershipDown'' believe the sun to be God and the giver of all life, and in one folktale, El-ahrairah visits the Black Rabbit and doesn't go to the moon to find his home.

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* TheGrimReaper/God of the Underworld in ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' is called the Black Rabbit of Inle, and Inle is the rabbits' word for moon. It is unsure if he actually ''lives'' there, as opposed to just being associated with it.
** Likely the latter as rabbits in ''WatershipDown'' ''Watership Down'' believe the sun to be God and the giver of all life, and in one folktale, El-ahrairah visits the Black Rabbit and doesn't go to the moon to find his home.



* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, one of the members of Organization XIII, Saïx, whose attribute is moon, has a [[JokeItem Joke Weapon]] based off of the myth: a claymore with a rocket-ship and moon design that "expands" into a blade shaped like a rabbit head when he [[TheBerserker gets angry]].
* Lunamon, introduced in ''[[DigimonWorldDawnDusk Digimon World: Dusk]]'', is a rabbit-like Digimon with moon designs on her body and powers related to darkness and the moon. Her final form is Dianamon, named for the Roman goddess of the moon (a.k.a. Artemis to the Greeks).

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', one of the members of Organization XIII, Saïx, whose attribute is moon, has a [[JokeItem Joke Weapon]] based off of the myth: a claymore with a rocket-ship and moon design that "expands" into a blade shaped like a rabbit head when he [[TheBerserker gets angry]].
* Lunamon, introduced in ''[[DigimonWorldDawnDusk ''[[VideoGame/DigimonWorldDawnDusk Digimon World: Dusk]]'', is a rabbit-like Digimon with moon designs on her body and powers related to darkness and the moon. Her final form is Dianamon, named for the Roman goddess of the moon (a.k.a. Artemis to the Greeks).



* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Umbreon is based upon the legends of the moon rabbit. Its evolutionary relative, Sylveon, also has rabbit-like features and learns moon based moves.
* A bizarre variation in the already insane shooter ''[[Videogame/DeaeTonosamaAppareIchiban Deae Tonosama - Appare Ichiban]]'': alien moon rabbits... on Mars.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Umbreon is based upon the legends of the moon rabbit. Its evolutionary relative, Sylveon, also has rabbit-like features and learns moon based moves.
* A bizarre variation in the already insane shooter ''[[Videogame/DeaeTonosamaAppareIchiban Deae Tonosama - Appare Ichiban]]'': ''Videogame/DeaeTonosamaAppareIchiban'': alien moon rabbits... on Mars.
18th Oct '16 11:56:36 PM Strafe2409
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen Udongein Inaba, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population. ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' introduces another moon rabbits named Seiran and Ringo respectively, both of them whom are former colleagues of Lunar Defense Corps.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen Udongein Inaba, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population. ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' introduces another moon rabbits named Seiran and Ringo respectively, both of them whom are former colleagues of Lunar Defense Corps.Reisen in the same corps.
18th Oct '16 11:56:04 PM Strafe2409
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen, Reisen Udongein Inaba, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population.population. ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' introduces another moon rabbits named Seiran and Ringo respectively, both of them whom are former colleagues of Lunar Defense Corps.
26th Jun '16 4:28:44 PM Midna
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* The [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Game Boy Advance installment of ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' features a minigame, "Bunny Hop", involving a rabbit hopping on sea animals so it can jump to the moon. At the end of the minigame, it successfully makes it to the moon, which shows a picture of a rabbit with a candle when it makes contact.

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* The [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Game Boy Advance installment of ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' features a minigame, "Bunny Hop", involving a rabbit hopping on sea animals so it can jump to the moon. At the end of the minigame, it successfully makes it to the moon, which shows a picture of a rabbit with a candle mortar and pestle when it makes contact.contact. This later appeared in ''Rhythm Heaven Megamix'' for the 3DS.



* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Umbreon is based upon the legends of the moon rabbit. It's evolutionary relative, Sylveon, also has rabbit-like features and learns moon based moves.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Umbreon is based upon the legends of the moon rabbit. It's Its evolutionary relative, Sylveon, also has rabbit-like features and learns moon based moves.
14th Jun '16 4:54:29 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e]], and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' depicts moon rabbits as a LittleBitBeastly race of servitors to the {{Lunarian|s}} people. Most of them are slackers with no love for any Lunarian but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e]], Chang'e,]] and their [[TelepathicSpacemen minor telepathic abilities]] make them notorious for GossipEvolution (they not only believe that Earthlings are aware of the [[FantasticNatureReserve Lunar Capital]]'s existence, but that hundreds of rabbits have died fighting off Earth invaders). The most prominent moon rabbit in the series is Reisen, a runaway from the Lunar Defense Corps who has since [[GoingNative tried to integrate herself into]] Earth's {{youkai}} rabbit population.
14th Jun '16 4:54:10 PM WillKeaton
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* The [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/arcana/665 Soratami]] from the MagicTheGathering ''Kamigawa'' block; they aren't as obviously rabbitish as some of the examples, but you can definitely see it in the ears. Plus, they were directly inspired by the Japanese rabbit/moon legend.

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* The [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/arcana/665 Soratami]] from the MagicTheGathering ''MagicTheGathering'' ''Kamigawa'' block; they aren't as obviously rabbitish as some of the examples, but you can definitely see it in the ears. Plus, they were directly inspired by the Japanese rabbit/moon legend.
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