Yoroiden Samurai Troopers

Japanese name: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Yoroiden Samurai Troopers TV Series image
Japanese name: 鎧伝サムライトルーパー
English name: Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers; Ronin Warriors
French name: Samourais de l'éternel
Italian name: I cinque samurai
Dates: April 30, 1988-March 4, 1989
June 26, 1995-August 17, 1995 (United States)
May 2, 1990 (France)
April 1990 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 17:30-18:00 (5:30-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company: Sunrise
Broadcaster: Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN)
Graz Entertainment (syndicator) (United States)
TF1 (France)
Italia 7 (Italy)
Creator(s): Hajime Yatate (Sunrise staff members)
Series Director: Masashi Ikeda (episodes 1-19), Mamoru Hamazu (episodes 20-39)
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Hironori Nakagawa
Planning: Ryousuke Takahashi (series composition)
Writer(s): Junzô Toriumi
Art Director: Tomoaki Okada
Art Design: Ariaki Okada, Naoko Sasaki (color setting)
Character Designer(s): Norio Shioyama, Akihiro Kaneyama, Hideo Okamoto (armour)
Animator(s): Norio Shioyama (chief director, director), Hiroshi Osaka (director), Kise Kazuya (director), Sayaka Yamada (director), Shukuo Murase (director), Mitsuo Shindou (director)
Music: Osamu Totsuka
Sound: Kouichi Chiba (director), Koushi Ui (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, fantasy, alien invasion, transdimensional travel, magic, personality transformation, martial arts
Home Video
United States: DVD (Bandai Entertainment, 9 discs) France: VHS (Manga Distribution, 8 tapes)
Italy: DVD (Yamato Video)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Yoroiden Samurai Troopers go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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