Webcomic / Blade Bunny


Blade Bunny is a fantasy/humor OEL Manga webcomic by Eric "Drowemos" Kimball and Erwin Prasetya about Bunny, an assassin-for-hire in a mash up of feudal Japan and ancient China. Hired by Lord Farnalan (when his own personal ninjas failed) to kill the Head Clan of the Asaki Clan.

Things go well at first, until Wolf Fang enters the picture. Then things go down to hell, becoming embroiled in a war with spirits? and the journey to find some kind of... pearl?. It's confusing, mainly because the story is told from her point of view and she tends to fall sleep in the long boring speeches.

She wears a pair of bunny ears and a fluffy tail on the back of her skirt, oh and no underwear. While it could be considered SFW, it's very heavy in blood and doesn't pull punches in the most brutal deaths.

Blade Bunny is also published in tankoubon form by Gashu Group. The first volume was released in February 2013. Unfortunately not long after that, the comic had to go on hiatus because Erwin got a job drawing another series for VIZ Media. Then he got back to Drowemos with more pages and indicated they could start up again in September.

Drowemos is also the creator of Exiern. Not to be confused with Blade Kitten.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Bunny herself.
  • Affably Evil: Bunny, beside her figure and snarkiness, she is pretty much a complete sociopath with no sense of guilt whatsoever. Before Character Development, that is.
  • Anachronism Stew: This is a setting done in a mash up of ancient Japan and China, with: kimonos, ninjas, samurai, daimyos, onis, kamis, 4 Great Gods and the Celestial Bureaucracy. It also posses robots, automatic weapons, laser beams and leg jets.
  • Animated Tattoo: Kyoto has one in the shape of a dragon.
    • Taken to its logical conclusion when she uses it to provide her with wings.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Almost quoted word for word here. Leads to a case of Didn't See That Coming.
  • Dojikko: Either she is the greatest actress in history or she is simply incompetent in any non "Kill everything that moves" situation.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Ao-lung is the only one so far who can shut up Bunny with a simple glare.
    • The Bounty Hunter is pretty much Bunny's nightmare made real.
    • Kyoto's "slip" had made her this for Jin. So far, he trusts Bunny more than her although it could be because Bunny never lied, or treated him with disrespect.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The "what could have been" bonus strips here show what normally would have been Bunny's quick solution to being attacked by a demon wielding Kyoto's powers. In the real strip, however, she's actually let herself get to like Kyoto.
  • Fantastic Slurs; While they mean... well and it's because of the setting, the Bounty Hunter feel annoyed at being called a "demon" He is a multi-agent cognitive architecture, thank you very much.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Kyoto and Bunny had become quite the team after being nearly killed over a dozen times to the point of self- sacrifice.
  • Flawless Victory:
    • Most fights with Bunny ends in No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. It doesn't matter if they are soldiers, ninjas, armies or demons, they all go down fast and hard except against robots. Two times she was barely able to survive and the second time only thanks to the help of Kyoto.
    • The third time she only got away because she confused his internal program. And is following them waiting for her to slip to kill her until his memory is updated.
  • Floating Advice Reminder: After the battle on the bridge Kyoto developed an inner bunny, down to her "unique personality".
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Wolf doesn't let anything stand in the way of his prey. Not even a legendary warrior/oni/spirit? in the middle of a climatic battle of his own.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Played for laughs when Bunny expresses disgust for being stared at by a big gooey dragon's eyeball that is bigger than she is. The dragon then voluntarily shrinks down small enough to punch out.
  • For the Evulz:
    • Bunny kills a man for four good reasons. It was really funny counts twice.
    • Sherri gets called out for killing someone she didn't have to and replies that that's the point of power, you don't have to do anything.
  • Godiva Hair: Here.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The Bounty Hunter. Calm, polite and will not hurt an innocent, but if you are suspected to be an accomplice of his "target" he will end you.
  • Groin Attack: Negotiated.
  • The Gunslinger: A cowboy robot, infinite ammo, bean canon bounty hunter from ancient Japan flavor
  • Hero Antagonist: The Bounty Hunter. Bunny is a remorseless serial killer that is working for the "good guys" on penalty of death after all.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: More of an student/daughter relationship but Ao-lung, dragon of the south wind makes pretty clear what would happen to Bunny if anything happens to Kyoto.
  • Implacable Man: The Bounty Hunter (especially so since he isn't sure Bunny is the Hare, he is tagging along, waiting to see if she is the Hare and kill her if that is the case.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: It may be an act.
  • Insistent Terminology: "IT'S BUNNY!!!"
  • Kimono Fanservice: Kyoto after Bunny's "help". She is either starting to like it or is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Book 12, Page 29:
    Bunny: Nothing personal, cutie, but I have to end this now... with an ax.
    Elite Mook: You mean cut this short?
    Bunny: (beat panel) SHUT UP! (swings the ax)
  • Literal-Minded: Bunny.
    Kyoto: I'm sorry, I can't let you leave.
    Bunny: OK.
  • Logic Bomb: Averted repeatedly.
    Bunny: Calculate this out. Can God make a rock so big he can't move it?
    Wolf: YES.
    Bunny: ... Really?
    • Also:
    Bunny: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    Wolf: 3079 pounds of wood per year.
    • Once more:
    Bunny: This statement is false. What do you think of that?
    Wolf: It's stupid.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity:
    • Bunny can't even work out how to use chopsticks. Until she gets an opening to use them as a weapon.
    • The dream(?) sequence starting thispage confirms that it is in fact all an act, that she is in fact much more intelligent than she lets on, possibly even a genius level intellect.
    • In Book 5, Bunny sees a cute guy and tries to make out with him, only for Kyoto to drag her away. Seven books later, we learn that her real goal was pickpocketing the MacGuffin off of the guy while distracting him with all that talk about making out.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: The Bounty Hunter. Of the southern variety.
  • Oh Crap!: Wolf survived having a building dropped on him.