Friday March 27, 2009 at 10:31 am by Rojas
You probably know that fans refer to Ryo-Ohki of Tenchi Muyo as a cabbit, due to its shared characteristics of a cat and rabbit. What you may not know is that people have believed cabbits to be real. And no, I'm not talking about some crazed fangirl of Tenchi talking to her plushies. In 1845, Joseph Train wrote An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man, and in the essay Train stated that Manx cats were the product of breeding between cats and rabbits. Also in 1977, the term was used to describe a feline specimen found in New Mexico. But with today’s knowledge of genetics, we know that it is genetically impossible for cats and rabbits to produce a hybrid offspring. But with all the other crazy genetic developments, who knows what scientists can artificially produce. I mean, who wouldn't want a cabbit running or hopping around the house. It's better than that creepy catdog thing with no anus that has its own cartoon.
But is Ryo-Ohki actually part cat and part rabbit? The people behind Tenchi Muyo, certainly make references to it, if in a round-about way. In the first volume of the Ryo-Ohki OVA, there’s a scene where Sasami is walking through a carrot patch, followed by Ryo-Ohki in her cabbit form. Sasami calls out “kitty” and Ryo-Ohki causes her ears to bunch up like a cat’s and meows like one, and then Sasami calls out “bunny” and Ryo-Ohki extends her ears out like a rabbit. This scene is the penultimate cutest scene of Ryo-Ohki in the Tenchi Muyo universe.
What other animal hybrids do you think would make a cuter creature?
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