Yoroiden Samurai Troopers

Ronin Warriors

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Alternative Titles

English: Ronin Warriors
Synonyms: Armor Legend Samurai Troopers, Samurai Warriors
Japanese: 鎧伝サムライトルーパー


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 30, 1988 to Mar 4, 1989
Premiered: Spring 1988
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 79227,922 users)
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Ranked: #34122
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Popularity: #4314
Members: 16,406
Favorites: 139

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Thousands of years ago, the evil emperor Talpa attempted to conquer the Earth. Defeated, he was banished to the Nether Realm and his armor was divided into 9 separate suits. Now, he has returned to conquer Earth, having reclaimed 4 of the suits. The other 5 are in the possesion of those who are the only hope of stopping him: The Ronin Warriors.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ikeda, Masashi
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Chiba, Kouichi
Sound Director
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

#1: "Stardust Ice (スターダストアイズ)" by Mariko Uranishi (浦西真理子)
#2: "Samurai Heart (サムライハート)" by Hiroko Moriguchi

Ending Theme

#1: "Faraway" by Mariko Uranishi (eps 1-19)
#2: "Be Free" by Hiroko Moriguchi (eps 20-39)

Jul 26, 2008
grendelity (All reviews)
Honestly: Ronin Warriors is kind of an awful series. The story is rambling and at times nonsensical [especially the English adaptation], which consistently wonky art and animation. The sound tends to be ridiculous [evil theme music precedes every villian ever] and totally period-80s. The characters are maybe the best out of all of the series' points, with mulleted teenage boys and ridiculous villians that are dopey and endearing. The voice-acting has a few gems: in Japanese, Takeshi Kusao voices the main character, Ryo, and Nozomu Sasaki voices Shin; in English there's Matt Hill as Ryo and Scott McNeil as the warlord Kale. However, the English read more
Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
Welcome to one of the original modern day cult classics of anime. The licensors originally intended to keep its true title, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, but because of Saban Entertainment’s two big name titles at the time: Super Human Samurai Cyber Squad and VR Troopers having the names in their titles, they feared a law suit. I know it’s stupid, but this is America we’re talking about. But I think Ronin Warriors is also an appropriate title for our cast of characters. Despite the title and name changes, as well as some other ones in context to the story, it maintains a substantial amount of faithfulness read more
Sep 19, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Since I have lately focused on largely forgotten anime that actually did air on American TV, I decided I really had to do Yoroiden Samurai Troopers AKA Ronin Warriors. This show aired on Toonami in the afternoon alongside DBZ, Gundam Wing, and Sailor Moon. What made this one stick out is that it is several years older than most of the anime from Toonami and really has that vintage 1980s look and feel to it. Although it certainly has some flaws, it is a cheesy fun experience that still commands a cult following in 2014. Actually, it was recently announced that this series is going read more
Mar 21, 2019
WdaCdaShdaDid (All reviews)
This series will always hold a special place in my heart as a thing I deeply love, even though it is truly terrible in so many ways. DOOM -copyright the Japanese sub, which is truly a treasure- It was, I think, the second anime I watched, and the first one I ever fell in love with, and the first I ever owned.

The plot is... largely bad, and it's so obviously built to pad time that it's somewhat laughable. We'll ignore the plot holes large enough to fill the Grand Canyon. After all, that's what the show did. Characters are so dense they could probably stop read more

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