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Talpa, the demon lord of the Netherworld and ruler of The Dynasty, is bent on conquering the mortal world. Standing against Talpa and his four Dark Warlords are the five Ronin Warriors, each in possession of mystical armor and weapons. They are assisted by Mia Koji, a young student-teacher, and a mysterious warrior-monk known only as The Ancient.

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Manga

Ronin Warriors
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North American cover of the first DVD volume
鎧伝サムライトルーパー
(Yoroiden Samurai Torūpā)
Created by Hajime Yatate

Anime

Ronin Warriors was produced by Graz Entertainment and distributed by Cinar (now WildBrain), and it was recorded by the Vancouver-based Ocean Productions cast. Ronin Warriors first aired on American television during the summer of 1995 and subsequently appeared through syndication, as well as the USA Network (1995), Sci-Fi Channel (1996) and later on Cartoon Network (1999). [1]

The series was released on DVD in 2002, including the original Japanese version with English subtitles on the reverse side of the disc. [2] On September 4, 2014, North American anime licensor Discotek Media announced their license of the original Japanese anime (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers), and planned to release the series on DVD in 2015. [3] Discotek has said that on their Facebook page that they have no plans to release Ronin Warriors until they clear issues with the dub. [4] Discotek has also licensed the OVAs and includes both Japanese and English audio as well as English subtitles. However, by 2021 the issues had been resolved and the series' English dub had a Blu-ray release on December 28, 2021. [5]

Crunchyroll later added the anime series for its streaming. [6] The English dub is legally available on streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, RetroCrush, and Tubi.

The opening and ending sequences and the eyecatches were replaced with new ones, and the Japanese title cards were removed; there were no substantial cuts to the bodies of the episodes and the episodes retained most of the original music.

Three OVA sequels were produced: Gaiden (Side Story), The Legend of the Inferno Armor, and Message. There are numerous novels and audio dramas based on the anime. While all the sequels have been released on DVD, the manga and audio dramas have not been made available in English.

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Video Game

In July 2020, a crossover with Ragnarok Mobile was launched. [15]

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