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Blade of Toshubi is a Furry comic following the story of the rogue Ninja mouse Toshubi whose family has been killed by the feline army.

Although sadly with the last comic update being back in 2014 for April Fools and no updates about the creator's whereabouts it's safe to say that the webcomic is now an Orphaned Series.

Blade of Toshubi provides examples of:

  • All Just a Dream: The 2008 Halloween Cameo Caper is explicitly shown to be a dream that Toh had.
  • After the End: At first it seems to be a webcomic that takes place in a fantastical and feudal world with Funny Animals but later on it's revealed to take place in a Post-Apocalyptic Earth.
  • Animal Is the New Man: The webcomic is set on a future Earth where a nano-virus was used in World War IV to rid the Earth's surface of humans — the virus is also believed to have caused the mutation of animals to a sentient, humanoid form. The reader finds out that not all humans died when World War IV changed the world — there are four arks of humans in orbit waiting for the nano-virus to reach safe levels to return.
  • Anti-Hero: Toshubi is a merciless assassin and isn't a very nice guy usually, but he does some soft spots.
  • April Fools' Day: Has a few April Fools gag strips. Although sadly the last page of the webcomic is an April Fools Day gag strip from 2014.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: It's mentioned on her cast page that Lamika is as bad as she due to all the torture and abuse she endured from Toh.
  • Big Bad: Advisor Toh and the Feline Emperor are the primary antagonists of the series.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Toh is shown to be into bondage and he's also one of the viler characters.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Jessica and Eri become friends after Jessica beats Eri, (With a little help.) in a fight.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Lamika is shown to be interested in both genders but is also one of the main antagonist.
  • Disabled Love Interest: Mesi, the one-legged, tongue-less girl Raool meets and also falls in love with.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Empire doesn't take kindly to villages housing fugitives, even if the village didn't even know. So they are more than happy to send soldiers to raze a village just for having one fugitive in it's midst.
  • The Dragon: Advisor Toh serves the Emperor dutifully and loves all the benefits he reaps fromit. In turn Lamika is also this for Advisor Toh.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Advisor Toh is clearly the real power behind the Empire and is more of an active antagonist than the Emperor.
  • The Empire: The Feline Empire, natch. They are based on Feudal Japan's empire but is shown to be more ruthless.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Masato decides to defect from the Empire after seeing firsthand just how brutal they are.
  • Hulk Speak: Kanoda speaks in a very simple way as somewhat befitting his large yet dumb stature.
  • Human Popsicle: Every human on the Arks. They're waiting for the Nanovirus to die off in 300 years, which translates to "two years awake-time".
  • I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: The Toshubi World Map shows an island in the center of the remaining landmass, which is shattered into micro-continents, labeled "Disease Island".
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Betsy knows this trope and manages to use it effectively against Hogan.
  • Inevitable Waterfall: When Toshubi tries to flee from the Feline Palace Guards by diving into a river, he hits an underwater rock hard and much to his chagrin finds out that the river he just dived in has one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Toshubi is a bit of a jerk, very focused on his quest of vengeance and usually looks out for himself and those close to him. But underneath that unpleasant characteristics is a family man who is willing to do the right thing if pushed enough.
  • Ki Manipulation: Kazuo's training with the Meowlin allow him to channel his Ki into physical attacks.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Toshubi becomes this towards Jessica, considering what happened to his previous family and Betsy it's easy to understand why.
  • Made a Slave the survivors from the attack on the village who weren't slain murdered outright, are kept as prisoners and used as slaves.
  • Metaphorically True: Jessica firmly believes that the noises she heard her mother and Toshubi made in the kitchen were the sounds of them "wrestling" and nothing more.
  • Only Six Faces: The webcomic is guilty of this, with most if not all of the Funny Animal characters being very similar-looking in terms of faces.
  • Roof Hopping: Naturally due to being a Ninja, Toshubi engages in this.
  • Ruins of the Modern Age: The Test of Stealth requires one to evade giant worms that have taken over an abandoned missile silo, and one pinup shows Toshubi the ruins of a pre-war city.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Jessica's mother, Betsy is killed by Reiko and thus reignites Toshubi's quest for venganeance.
  • Sex Slave: Villagers deemed to be suitable for "entertainment" are turned into these. One of the worst fates however is becoming one of Toh's "Playthings". Subverted with Masato, he bought Eri from Doc to protect her, and has just gone AWOL to get her away from Kohi's "soldiers".
  • Sexual Karma: Toh's a sadist who is also into erotic roleplay. Toshubi and Betsy merely engage in some light frottage. Also: Raool and Mesi have one hell of a one-night-stand (missionary start to finish).
  • Shameful Strip: After Jessica beats Eri in a winner-takes-all, first-blood duel.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Signed Up for the Dental: Masato the Rookie joined the Feline Army to get medicine for his sick sister.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: The Feline Emperor, is usually kept as a silhoute unlike his underling Advisor Toh.
  • Starfish Language: Each race`s language consists of a single word, the onomatopoeia of the sound the animal they`re based on makes.
  • Stripperific: Reiko, she doesn't exactly wear the most modest kunoichi outfit.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Jessica is shown to be a sweet kid, but she can be quite cold if she's not in a good mood.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Betsy, (Jessica's mother.) begs her daughter to accept Toshubi as a guardian.
  • Un-Cancelled: After laying dormant for a year and a half, it was given a new strip and went back to regular updates. However things went back to being cancelled after not getting an update back in 2014.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jessica calls out Reiko for using her...shall we say, "feminine charms'' to manipulate Toshubi into letting her join.
  • Winged Humanoid: Tatiana and her folk. Lampshaded:
    "...I think you are merely jealous of my beautiful wings."