Bloody Bunny is a Thai-American animated series produced by 2Spot Studio. There have been four versions of the series:
- Bloody Bunny (2008) is the first series. Never having been completed, it focuses on the rabbit plush belonging to a human girl who is killed by sentient dolls that are taking over the world, causing the doll to come to life and seek vengeance, accompanied by another doll named Mumu.
- Bloody Bunny: Don't Be My Enemy was produced by Kachidoki Studio around 2012. There is no official English translation, but it can be watched in Korean on YouTube.
- Ayupan x Bloody Bunny is a crossover with the animated idol character "ayupan", the cartoon avatar of Ayumi Hamasaki. This time around, Bloody Bunny is a guardian spirit of humanity sealed away 600 years ago, until ayupan unseals him with her singing— as well as the monsters which had sealed him in the first place. This series ran for five episodes on YouTube starting from February 2014, with all episodes reuploaded to the website in 2015. In addition to 2Spot, it is co-produced by the Japanese Avex Management and Thai animation studio RIFF CG.
- Bloody Bunny: The First Blood, produced with help from Riff Animation Studio and Juthathip Niramonpisan, is the longest and most complete version of the story. This version takes cues from the original 2008 series, but with the catch that Bloody Bunny is controlled by the restless soul of the human girl, and Mumu is the same situation for the girl's sister. Upon awakening in her new body, she sets off on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, hunting down each of the "Dark Bosses" who lead the armies of dolls that rule the world.
A hack-and-slash video game based on the series, Bloody Bunny: The Game, has been released for the Nintendo Switch on March 11th, 2021. It is an adaptation of The First Blood. It was developed by Quantum Peaks and Digital Innovative Design and Technology Center, and published by Digipen Game Studio.
The series as a whole provides examples of:
- Depending on the Writer: Bloody Bunny and Mumu's genders have been switched around a few times. In the original flash short Bloody Bunny (2008), both were genderless as shown in the old site's description here. In Bloody Bunny: Don't Be My Enemy, they were male with Mumu's name being changed to Nitoru. In Ayupan x Bloody Bunny, Bloody Bunny was referred to as a male. In Bloody Bunny: The First Blood, the most recent and final incarnation, they were changed into females with Mumu's name being changed back as well as a more feminine redesign for her.
- Living Toys: Most characters are one of these. In First Blood they're the end result of Soul Jar's that are made from humans. Almost all of them are evil.
Bloody Bunny (2008) provides examples of:
Bloody Bunny: Don't Be My Enemy provides examples of:
Ayupan x Bloody Bunny provides examples of:
- All Part of the Show: The duo's first major fight with the Vampire Lord's minions is considered a bunch of flashy effects for Ayupan's performance. When the Lord proper appears before them in his powered up form, their fight happens just as Ayupan's supposed to perform an encore.
- An Ass-Kicking Christmas: Episode 1 takes place during one of Ayupan's Christmas concerts. At first Bloody Bunny does all the fighting as he tries to prevent Ayupan's concert from being ruined, but the idol joins the fight soon after and uses her singing to support Bunny in battle.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: While the first episode, with the exception of the music, is spoken entirely in Thai, the second episode and on feature the cast speaking in English.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even though the Vampire Lordís a vampire and also the antagonist, he does not drink peopleís blood because he finds it unsanitary.
- Magic Idol Singer: Ayupan serves this role. She's explicitly shown taking self defense classes, but her main power is her singing voice, which also boosts Bunny's performance in battle as well as obstructs villains.
- Meta Origin: Virtually everything can be traced back to Ayupan's magical singing. Bunny activated from just hearing her, while the Vampire Lord was unsealed from the same music.
- Lighter and Softer: While there's still plenty of action to go around, this installment is certainly more lighthearted than the ones that came before and after it.
- Name and Name
Bloody Bunny: The First Blood provides examples of:
- Amusement Park of Doom: Dizzyland, a Bloodier and Gorier version of Disneyland, complete with an Expy of a statue of Walt Disney himself.
- Big Eater:
- Mumu, who hoarded panckes and is seen eating them. Her Big Eater status is further empathized by her kaiju form, which is said to be able to eat through anything on the creator facebook page.
- Kuma, who gets angry when he's hungry. And he's usually always angry.
- Bloodier and Gorier: The most blood and gore the series has ever seen.
- Bondage Is Bad: SM Pony.
- Breath Weapon: Mumu gains one in her monster form in the last episode, after growing giant and drinking from a vat of chemicals.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The fate of Bye-Bye Kitten: Bloody Bunny rips her eye out, stabs her through the hand, smashes her head on the dining table they're at, and finally drags her off to the kitchen's oven to cook her alive. The impact would be somewhat lessened by the fact that, like most of the characters, she's a sentient doll - but she's still full of blood and possibly guts.
- Darker and Edgier: This is a sort of return to form towards the original version, after the somewhat wackier entries of Don't Be My Enemy and Ayupan x.
- Dark Fantasy: This version appears to be set in a world where There Are No Adults. Possessed dolls have taken over the world and torture children to, presumably, place their souls into dolls, like our main character.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Literally SM Pony, who was immediately disregarded entirely by the company after her debut in the series still has quite a few pieces of fanart drawn for her.
- Expy: Bye-Bye Kitten, down to the name, is an obvious reference to Hello Kitty.
- Eye Scream: Bloody Bunny inflicts this as the first part of her brutal takedown of Bye-Bye Kitten, ripping her eye out.
- Fridge Brilliance: How did Kuma know Bloody Bunny and Mumu were on top of the train? He smelled the pancakes, of course!
- Hulking Out: Mumu transforms into a Kaiju-esque black and white version of herself and gains the ability to attack with a Breath Weapon, after drinking from a vat of chemicals in the last episode.
- I'm a Humanitarian: The video game adds minions that eat other minions, as well as a presumably dead child being eaten by a stuffed animal in the first level.
- Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Dark Rabbit is the Evil Counterpart to Bloody Bunny. Well, Bloody Bunny isn't a "good" person, but the idea is still there.
- Ludicrous Gibs: The original fate of the human who would become Bloody Bunny.
- Mooks: The mice dolls with the skull faces are called Minions.
- Obviously Evil: Every Boss except for maybe Bye-Bye Kitten, who's only real hint of evilness at a first glance is her eyelashes, which reach all the way to the back of her head.
- Sequel Hook: After Bloody Bunny blows up Dizzyland, she picks up her sword, which could lead to a sequel happening. Add to the fact that they asked their viewers for potential names of a possible next episode in their community tab.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Bosses themselves seem to be this. Although whoever they are working for is still a mystery.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Due to SM Pony and Bye-Bye Kitten giving Bloody Bunny those scars, Bloody Bunny went on a roaring rampage of revenge killing minions that she deems a threat to personally kill them both.
- Soul Jar: Presumably, every doll including the Bosses have souls in them. You can see a soul pop out of a Minion whenever one is killed.
- The Stinger: After the last battle, we see Bloody Bunny pulling her sword out of pile of rubble.
- Too Dumb to Live: The girl that ultimately became Bloody Bunny went to the doll making factory to rescue her sister, and had to hide in a mountain of stuffed animals: all fine and good. However, she then left her hiding spot in full view of the minions looking for her. No points for guessing what happens.
- Voice Grunting: No one talks in this version, except for making a few grunts and noises.
- WcDonald's: A McDonalds parody can be seen in the front of KITTEN Cafe.