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Top 5 Anime Rabbits To Celebrate Over Easter

The Easter Bunny may bring with it renewed life, joy and, more importantly, chocolate eggs, but its not the only popular rabbit around. This Easter Weekend, we're celebrating our Top 5 rabbits from popular anime titles!

1. Totoro from My Neighbour Totoro

Totoro is a forest spirit with whom Mei and Satsuki befriend upon relocating to a new house. Though not exactly a rabbit, one theory suggests that Totoro was created based on a mixture of a number of different animals including tanukis (the Japanese version of raccoons), cats and owls.

Take a look at Totoro’s interesting characterisation in My Neighbour Totoro. If this Studio Ghibli creation piques your interest, you can also delve further into the world of My Neighbour Totoro with this artbook.

2. King Kazma from Summer Wars

King Kazma is an anthropomorphic rabbit, who exists as an avatar in the virtual reality world known as OZ. This cyber bunny is the creation of Kazuma Ikezawa, a young protagonist in Mamoru Hosuda’s Summer Wars.

Renowned for his proficiency in martial arts, King Kazma is the undefeated champion and is considered to be one of OZ’s strongest avatars to ever exist.

3. Carrot from One Piece

One Piece‘s Carrot is a rabbit mink in the Warrior Beast Tribe, a member of the Inuarashi Musketeer Squad, and a ruler’s aide.

Carrot’s charming characteristics include her penchant for gnawing on things, including poor Luffy, her almost borderline obsession for carrots and her love for chocolate, which no doubt includes those of the Easter egg variety.

4. Momoji Sohma from Fruits Basket

A supporting character in the popular anime series, Fruits Basket, Momoji Sohma is part of the Sohma family and is cursed with the spirit of the rabbit from the Chinese Zodiac.

Though mostly depicted as a young boy, he’s much older than he appears. Despite his cute and cheerful nature, Momoji hides a heartbreaking and sad past.

Love animals? Well Momoji isn’t the only one who turns into a Zodiac animal. The entire Sohma clan has been cursed! Find out more in the first season of Fruits Basket.

5. Rumi Usagiyama a.k.a Rabbit Hero: Mirko from My Hero Academia

Rumi Usagiyama is the Number 5 Pro Hero in My Hero Academia and goes by the alias Rabbit Hero: Mirko (or just Mirko for short). Her quirk gives her the abilities of a rabbit including incredible leg strength, which allows her to jump and kick with extreme force, as well as excellent hearing.

Though predominantly resembling a human, she does possess long, white rabbit ears and a white tail, giving her a ‘bunny girl’ look. But don’t let her docile appearance fool you. Rumi thrives on adrenaline, lives for the thrill and embraces life-threatening situations with a wide grin.

 

These are just some of the well known rabbits that exist within the world of anime. So, this Easter Weekend, kick back with some anime, celebrate your favourite fictional rabbits and enjoy those sweet, scrumptions Easter chocolate!

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