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[[caption-width:202:Kirenenko and Putin.]]

Usavich (from ''Usagi'', Japanese for rabbit, and ''-vich'', which is faux Russian) is a short CG-animated comedy that airs on MTV Japan. Briefly, Usavich is about two [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic rabbit]] fugitives. The first is Putin, a carefree and happy-go-lucky rabbit who always follows orders, dances a lot, is very skilled with repairing things, and panics quite often. The second is Kirenenko, an apathetic and ultra-strong rabbit who cares only about reading his shoe catalog or cleaning his shoes, and is oblivious to the fact that he lives in jail.

The first season focuses on prison life. The second season follows their adventures after escaping prison in a run-down car on a precarious mountain road. The third season deals with their stay at a high-rise skyscraper in the city. The fourth season observes Putin's attempts to perfect a robot duplicate of Kirenenko. In the fifth season they are trying to live in a forest while fending off attacks of a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti savage rabbit]].

The comedy could best be described as adolescent. There's a bit of ToiletHumour, a lot of {{Slapstick}} (Kirenenko goes [[BerserkButton berserk]] quite often), and some surreal BlackComedy moments. Its lack of dialogue also makes it very accessible for a casual observer.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: There's very little dialogue or writing in the show; the characters' names and backgrounds are found on the official website and DVD materials.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Kirenenko is a male variant of this.
* BerserkButton: Message to police officers: do not get on Kirenenko's bad side.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Kedamsky, the savage rabbit in season 5.
* ButtMonkey: Comaneci, who's usually eaten by Leningrad (and pooped out) or killed. Also Kanschkov and Putin.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: One sip from anything is enough to make Putin drunk.
* [[DancingBear Dancing Rabbit]]: Putin loves to dance kozachok in his bed. Though this trait was seemingly gone after Season 1.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The reason why Putin was in jail in the first place is because he was late for a job due to a hangover. And the judges conclude that he was jailed as a capitalist agent (This show takes place in somewhere similar to Russia.
* DoAnythingRobot: The premise of Season 4. Putin gives Mechanenko several different upgrades to do just about anything. Except he's not very good at it or [[StopHelpingMe he's intrusive to the others about helping]].
* EarsAsHair: Putin has his ears tied in a top-knot.
* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: Zrzolov has one [[spoiler:hidden inside the safe]]. Kirenenko doesn't react to it well.
* TheDitz[=/=]GeniusDitz: Putin. From Season 2 onwards, he is shown to be quite proficient with mechanics, which has saved their lives on more than one occasion. He can also cook.
* TheFaceless: The men operating the doors.
* GagCensor: Comaneci is used as one.
* GigglingVillain
* HairRaisingHare: Kirenenko, when roused.
* KillerRabbit
* LethalChef: Mechanenko.
* LemmingCops: Boris and Koptsev.
* MagicalDefibrillator: Through electrical discharge, [[spoiler:Kirenenko gets revived twice. Once from an overdose and the other through Mechanenko after getting [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe split in half]] by a laser.]]
* MagicMushroom: The savage rabbit tries to use them, with varying success. The results may include MushroomSamba, SuperSpeed and [[{{Squick}} mushrooms growing out of his body]].
* MusicalEpisode: Every fifth episode of each season, there is an impromptu percussive performance in the show, often involving Leningrad's ribbits, Putin's gasps, and Kirenenko's punches.
* NighInvulnerability: Kirenenko ''can eat live bombs''.
** Pretty much anything directed at Kirenenko (guillotines, sniper bullets to the head, artillery shells) will just bounce off him.
* PoliceAreUseless: Kirenenko can get whatever he wants in prison if he doesn't like something and frequently beats the crap out of Kanschkov with little to no repercussion from the other guards.
* RobotBuddy: Mechanenko.
* RobotMe: Mechanenko to Kirenenko.
* RecurringRiff: When things go in slow-motion, cue the light instrumental Bach music.
* ShoutOut: The car Putin and Kirenenko travel in has the license plate, [[MobileSuitGundam UC 0079]]
** The same car and the road they are traveling on looks like Lupin's signature car, and specifically the famous chase scene from Castle of Cagliostro
** Kirenenko gets into an underground-boxing match in Episode 34. After both Kirenenko and his opponent get injected with some super-steroid, the crowd goes running and Putin jumps for cover. When he looks up, the opponent is embedded in the ring, but Kirenenko is sitting on a stool, a light shining down on him, in black and white, ala ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''
* TheStoic: Kirenenko
** NotSoStoic: Except when [[UnstoppableRage he's not]].
* {{Transvestite}}: Comaneci the chick. Every other chicken looks just like him, though.
* TrueCompanions: Not Kirenenko and Putin, but Putin and Leringrad. In Season 5, when Leringrad's father (who already eats most of the cast) nearly eats Putin, Leringrad stopped him.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Or at least toward horizon. The seasons end credits.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Comaneci usually gets revived at the end of an episode.
* WidgetSeries
* WorldOfBadass
* WorthlessYellowRocks: The savage rabbit doesn't care about money or gold, he's only after the carrots and soup.
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