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Anime: Ronin Warriors
At least these are good loose cannons.

Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, a 39-episode Shōnen anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around a group of young men who don transforming mystical armors. Sunrise designed the show to capitalise on the success of THE show about young men who don mystical armors — but with Sengoku flavor! The series found its way to the US in 1995 as Ronin Warriors, where it meshed well during the post-Power Rangers wave. The American dub remains one of the least Macekred Anime-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (with the exception of the name changes).

In the first episode, the show's primary villain — Master Talpa, supreme lord of the demonic Underworld, who spends most of the First Arc as a floating demonic mask (with an inexplicable-yet-menacing Welsh accent in the American dub) — enters the mortal world and brings along a horde of demonic henchmen to help him take over Tokyo. Only a handful of people escape the flood of Talpa's henchmen into the city, notably Yuli (a young boy whose parents end up captured during Talpa's invasion) and Mia Koji (a young student-teacher and researcher of ancient Japanese legends and antiquities).

Also witness to this event: five athletic young heroes in colorful armor, one of whom (Ryo) had wandered into the city with an enormous white tiger by his side minutes before Talpa's arrival. When Mia and Yuli find themselves threatened by soldiers of Talpa's Dynasty, Ryo and the other heroes step in to rescue them. Sensing a threat to his rule, Talpa casts the young heroes to the four winds with his supernatural powers — which leaves Mia and Yuli left with nothing to do but find and reunite the Ronin Warriors so they can prevent The End of the World as We Know It. The young warriors have more than just Talpa and his low-level goons to worry about, though: he also has four powerful warlords in his employ, who each have their own armor and the power to unleash unspeakable horrors upon the world. (Of course, the heroes have Yuli on their side, so things pretty much even out.)

After the warriors reunite, they venture into Talpa's demonic stronghold and discover the full extent of their powers — as well as the origins of their armors and the secret they share with the Dynasty Warlords and Talpa himself: long before Talpa came to conquer Tokyo in modern times, a mystic known as The Ancient One defeated Talpa in battle. Though the mystic sent Talpa's soul to the underworld, the demonic armor he wore remained in the mortal world. To prevent Talpa from returning to the mortal realm, The Ancient One melted down Talpa's armor and remade it into nine separate armors. Five of these armors found their way to the Ronin Warriors, while the other four found their way to Talpa's Warlords. Even after discovering the truth, the Warriors press on into battle, and Ryo eventually defeats Talpa after the power of all five Ronin Warriors combine to give Ryo a new, far more powerful suit of armor.

Following Talpa's defeat, several new foes show up to challenge Ryo and his newfound Inferno armor while Ryo learns how to control its immeasurable power, but these villains end up as little more than a distraction from the true threat: Talpa (who still lives on in the Underworld) and his corrupted servant Lady Kayura (the last member of the line of Ancients and a force more powerful than even the Inferno Armor). Rather than wait for Talpa to invade the mortal world again, the Warriors venture into the underworld to put a stop to Talpa's schemes once and for all.

Following the end of the series, Sunrise continued the story with the follow-up OV As "Gaiden", "Kikoutei Densetsu" ("The Legend of the Solar Armor"), and "Message", each of which feature their own distinct storyline and villains.

With its cheesy-yet-enjoyable dub, lack of content cuts, and wide exposure due to syndication (and Toonami), Ronin Warriors helped pave the way for the mid-to-late 1990s anime boom to come. After fan demand became too loud to ignore, Bandai released the entire show on special double-sided DVDs: one side of the disc contained episodes of Ronin Warriors, while the other contained subtitled and uncut episodes of the original Yoroiden Samurai Troopers. After finishing the series release, Bandai released the OVAs (with a dub to boot), then eventually released both the series and the OVAs together in a huge collector's set. The individual DVD releases also had a special "flip" cover: one side has a Ronin Warriors version of the cover, while the other side had the Yoroiden Samurai Troopers version. While both sides shared similar layouts, the back-cover text and the logos stayed in line with each specific version of the show (right down to episode titles and character names). These releases have since fallen out of print. The OVA and the original japanese version of the TV series were rescued by Discotek Media, though they still have issues to sort out before they can release the english version.


Ronin Warriors contains examples of the following tropes:

  • The Abridged Series: A fairly recent addition, actually, and still not beyond its first episode as of...two years in. First part of the first and only episode is right here.'
    • Also, Sage's Mental Notes can be found on Youtube. Not quite an Abridged Series, but very funny.
    • There's also dutchmcgee101's Alternate Ronin Warriors, also on Youtube. Also not quite an abridged series in the strictest sense, but it's worth a look.
  • Accent Adaptation: Rowen, who is from Osaka, is given a New York dialect in the TV series; by the time the first OVA comes out, he has a new voice actor who drops the dialect all together. Cye has a British-English accent to emphasize on his polite nature. Talpa has a Welsh accent just for the hell of it.
    • Per the Rowen bit: remember that several years passed between the original dubbing of Ronin Warriors and Bandai's dubbing of the OV As.
  • Air-Vent Passageway
  • Alien Sky: Talpa/Arago's castle looms in the sky over Tokyo, surrounded by greenish Ominous Clouds. Those clouds seem to follow the antagonists wherever they go.
  • All There in the Manual: In-depth background information on the characters and the armors can be found in Japanese publications and official novels written by script writers for the TV series. While general information about the characters can be found on the Internet, good luck finding translations of the novels that feature actual stories about the warriors' home lives.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The heroic Ronins form the Inferno armor on Ryo by lending him the energy of their elemental armors. This usually causes them to transform back to the less powerful "underarmor" forms. Less powerful because each of the warriors has shown some kind of superhuman ability while in that state.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Shades of this the Warlord Sekhmet/Naaza, though the show never draws attention to it. Not only is Sekhmet the name of a goddess, but his "snake-like" physical traits include large eyes with pink-shadowed lids. A lot of his taunts towards the heroes tend to be a bit suggestive.
    Sekhmet: Feel my venom, biting into your flesh!
    • The English dub may have noticed this and given his character a deep, manly voice to counteract it.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: The Jewel of Life/Heart of the Ancients.
  • Anime Accent Absence: The few foreign characters who appear don't seem to have any trouble understanding or communicating with the Ronin Warriors.
    • Mia (or Nasuti in this case), who was born and raised in France, also speaks without any noticeable accent.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The transformation sequences use a stock phrase, "Armor of X! TAO Y!!" where X is the name of the character's armor and Y is their virtue. That "Tao Y" part was invented for the dub, and it's odd in a few ways.
    • The "Tao" part is actually Chinese. The Japanese equivalent of Tao, pronounced Do, is seen in the word Kendo. This could be plain ol' carelessness, but considering that the staff went to the effort to give Tao the revised "dao" pronunciation, it seems unlikely.
    • The "Y" part uses the character's original Japanese virtues even though the dub switches their English equivalents around.
    • Actually not. Rowen says "Tao Inochi" and Sage "Tao Chi" — "Lifeforce" and "Wisdom" respectively.
  • Back from the Dead: White Blaze twice: once in the TV series and a second time in the second OVA.
    • Nadia in the second OVA.
  • Baseball Episode: Occurs in one of the two closing credits of the TV series, and the same scenes are recycled in the end of episode 39.
  • Battle Aura: The nine armors tend to give their wearers this in tense situations.
  • Better Manhandle the Murder Weapon
  • Big Eater: Kento.
  • Bishonen: Sage, absolutely.
  • Bizarrchitecture: One of the hallways in the Netherworld transforms into Escher's famous room.
  • Blade Run
  • Body Horror: Just check out the manga. The citizens Arago kidnapped had it easier in the anime.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Rowan. Justified since his armor magically generates an infinite supply of arrows.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Lady Kayura. After the necklace that caused the brainwashing was damaged by Ryo, Talpa resorted to other means.
    • Mukala qualifies for this since he was manipulated and eventually possessed by the Black Armor of Inferno.
  • By the Power of Grayskull! / Calling Your Attacks: The series makes extensive use of Stock Footage for transformations and signature attacks, so
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys
  • Catapult Nightmare: Ryo does this a couple of times.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Seen during the armoring up sequences.
  • The Chosen Many: In episode 31, Badamon informs the three Dark Warlords about the Legend of the White Inferno Armor and how Hariel, the first Ronin Warrior, was able to summon its powers. This was only because of Executive Meddling that this character was even added and thus implicating that there were other Ronin Warriors in the past. In the original Japanese version, however, there were no other warriors to have worn the armors.
  • Code Name: The four Warlords have these. You didn't think those were their real names, did you?
    • The Ronins could also be considered to have these as sometimes they are simply referred to as their armor name.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The five Ronin armors are all bright, primary colors. The Warlord's armors tend towards darker colors.
  • Combined Energy Attack: The heroes combine their powers to form the White Inferno armor.
  • Convection Schmonvection: The shows twists this around so much. When the heroes are split up, Ryo is found in an active volcano. His power is fire based, so the lava makes his mystic armor stronger, but it gives off heat. When Anubis throws two unarmored characters into the volcano, Ryo dives after them but realizes that his armor's heat will kill them if he grabs them, but the fact they're in a volcano doesn't bother him.
    • Well, it was a bit of a tough choice: let them fry in the volcano or fry them himself. In the end, Ryo loses the armor in order to save them.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: In the first episode, the Warriors have trouble with a single Dynasty Mook. Later in the series, they're massacring armies of them. To be fair, occasional (unsuccessful) attempts to subvert this trope occured.
    • The first episode itself could be a subversion, as that particular mook was using Anubis's weapon.
    • It was also explicitly stated that the more the Warriors fight, the stronger they become. That may very well have been their first battle (with the Dynasty, at least).
    • In the original Japanese version, Ryo states that the fight was the first time using his Finishing Move.
    • Teamwork also comes into play later on in the show; the Ronin spend the bulk of the first episode in a pissing contest with each other.
  • Costume Porn: This show loves showing off the completely kickass armors the heroes trot around in. Specifically, it shows photos of them posing. Que the Fangirl Squees.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Kento.
  • Dark Action Girl: Lady Kayura.
  • The Dark Side: The armors of both the Ronin Warriors and the Dark Warlords can be used for either good or evil depending on the will of the user; if evil thoughts cloud one's mind, they can be turned to working for Talpa. (The dub script had several Shout-Out lines to Star Wars in recognition of this.)
    • This is due to the armors' origins: they were all made from Talpa's armor after he was first defeated by The Ancient.
  • Deadly Dodging
  • Demonic Possession: This happened to Mia's grandfather and Kayura after her necklace was broken.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: The nine armors, which were all made from Talpa's armor after The Ancient defeated him. Inverted, as they actually do something.
  • Elemental Powers: The five Ronin armors are based directly on classical elements: Fire, Earth, Light/Lightning, Air/Void, and Water. The Warlord armors are based on the seasons as well as creatures: Spring/Ogre(Oni), Summer/Spider, Autumn/Serpent, Winter/Wolf.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: The Armor Of Inferno.
  • The Empire: The Evil Dynasty
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Tokyo becomes a ghost metropolis in the first episode and most locales are bereft of muggles.
  • Epic Fail: Episode 6: Sage tries to break open the boulder Kento is trapped in with his sword, but bounces off. Episode 11: The heroes attempt to transform, but nothing happens because the area had a Power Nullifier.
    • Episode 16: Ryo and the other Ronins storm Talpa's palace, complete with Theme Music Power-Up. He then proceeds to execute his signature attack on the castle in order to force Talpa out. Then the music stops and the attack bounces right back in their face. Quite entertaining to watch.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Literally. This proves to be Talpa's final undoing.
    • Specifically, it forces him to hold the Idiot Ball when it comes to the human characters Mia and Yuli. Talpa just can't see them as anything other than weak, inconsequential children even after they've saved the Ronins several times and acquired an artifact which can destroy his power. If he had just thrown the bulk of his forces at Mia and Yuli (or brainwashed a human assassin to take them out on the sly if he didn't want to confront the heroes directly,) he would have had no problem taking over the world.
  • Evil Feels Good
  • Evil Is Dumb: Anubis becomes more powerful after his Heel-Face Turn, with only a possessed Kayura and Talpa himself being legitimate threats to him. It's justified, though, as he's the strongest of the four Warlords, and becomes even more powerful after he takes on the powers of The Ancient.
  • Evil Twin: Red Torrent and The Black Armor of Inferno.
  • Eye Catch: In the original Japanese version, different eyecatches were used for different story arcs.
  • Faceless Goons: Faceless because they're just disembodied spirits in armor, save for Talpa's Four Dark Warlords (who are human).
  • Fighting Down Memory Lane: Basically the whole concept behind the Message OVA.
  • Follow the Leader: Five guys wearing armor? Saint Seiya, anyone?
  • Four Is Death: The Four Dark Warlords.
    • A possible heroic version is the Inferno armor. To use it, Ryo needs to absorb the energies of any four of the other eight mystic armors.
  • Full Potential Upgrade: Ryo eventually needed new swords to go along with the Inferno Armor.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of Kayura's transformation sequences leaves her temporarily (and noticeably) nude. This episode aired in syndication and on Toonami multiple times.
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: All of the armors.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Mostly averted as the Japanese comes in small, managable bites. The TV series dub pronunciation of Ryo (Rye-oh) plays it straight, though.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: When your opponent is an evil spirit in a giant suit of armor, you gotta expect he'll grab one of your party and use him to club the rest of you...
  • Heroic BSOD: Most of our heroes suffer from one at least once, but the most notable case occurs when Dais successfully tricks Kento into thinking his armor is slowly turning him evil (and this was before the Ronin Warriors learn of the armor's origins as part of Talpa's armor. Yuli snaps him out of it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Ancient, and later Anubis.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Anubis, Lady Kayura, and eventually - after Talpa betrays them - all of the Dark Warlords.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: Ryo, Kento, Cye, and Cale.
  • I Have the High Ground: Practically all of the warriors.
  • Image Song
  • Interim Villain: The anime had some shmo take over as #1 Bad Guy for the handful of episodes after Tulpa was defeated and before he came back.
  • Last of Her Kind: Lady Kayura, the last of the Clan of the Ancients.
  • Little Miss Badass: Lady Kayura is physically twelve years old, but only a handful of the cast can fight her and not get stomped into the ground. The final battle could've ended in half the time if the writers didn't abruptly take her out of the plot.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: In 2003 when the DVDs were released in Japan, fans got their hands on posters and limited edition anniversary cards (the latter was only if fans sent in special request cards on time).
  • Limited Wardrobe: When not in their armors, the Ronin are always seen wearing the same civilian clothes. Except for the ending, where the armors transform into monogrammed jackets.
    • Mia and Yuli also tend to always wear the same thing, even if they have access to other clothes.
  • The Load: Yuli and Mia. Mia's case smacks of Real Women Never Wear Dresses as she makes appreciable contributions to the team, but not through combat. And by the end of Message, Yuli manages to start taking his own levels in badass.
  • Losing the Team Spirit: Cye, when he hesitates to help his friends summon the White Armor in Legend of the Inferno Armor. It all goes downhill from there.
  • Mad Scientist: Shikaisen's cohort in the first OVA is simply referred to as "The Mad Scientist."
  • Master of Illusion: Dais. He puts the nin in ninja.
  • Meaningful Name: Many of the character's names were changed, leading to unfortunate subversions, while others were left intact.
    • Subverted:
      • Anubis - Originally Shutendouji, an oni from Japanese folklore. Guess what armor he wears.
      • Cale - Originally Anubis. His association with darkness and wolves paralleled the Egyptian god's association with jackals and the black of decay.
      • Sekhmet - Originally Naaza. Naaza/naga is a Japanese word for serpent and his armor is snake-like.
      • Dais - Originally Rajura, being a Japanese word for a type of spider, and guess what? He wears spider-like armor.
    • Played straight with the last names of the protagonists, who share the last names and are all descended from famous Japanese warriors. Sage Date from Masamune Date, etc.
  • Merchandise-Driven: 2009 and 2011 have revealed brand new Ronin/Trooper action figures.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Big time.
  • Noble Demon: Lord Saber-Stryke
  • Non-Human Sidekick: White Blaze and Black Blaze.
  • Not Quite Dead: Talpa and the Warlords
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Rowan/Touma is said to have an IQ of 250 (and his virtue is originally Wisdom), and yet he tends to make the dumbest remarks and decisions(such as incriminating himself in the 1st OVA).
    Rowan: Lady Kayura... she's a girl!
    • That comment might have been made because of Rowen's surprise that Kayura's a young girl instead of a full-grown lady like her title suggests. Also, that was said the first time he had actually seen her-previously he had only heard her voice and seen her silhouette.
    • Intelligence and common sense are not related in any way.
      • However, wisdom and common sense tend to go hand-in-hand.
      • This could also be a result of Good Bad Translation: it's handled a little more gracefully in the original, where Touma expresses surprise that Shuten and Kayura are human as opposed to the dub's "You're a man!"/"She's a girl!".
  • Official Couple: Mukala and Nadia, though the majority of the North American fandom tend to forget the OVAs exist and focus on shipping the Ronin Warriors with Mia and Kayura, or with each other, or original female characters.
  • Oh, Crap: The reaction of the three Warlords when the redeemed Anubis calls forth his armor again. Fully justified, as he begins to administer pain.
    Anubis: If this is your will, Ancient One, then I shall become the Ogre once again. To arms.
  • Older Than They Look: Depending on how you interpret their physical ages versus how long they've actually been alive, the Warlords and Kayura can both invert this and play it straight — Anubis is physically 17, but has been alive for centuries thanks to Talpa.
  • One-Man Army: Each of the Ronin is capable of laying waste to countless Dynasty soldiers.
  • On the Next: Left out of the English dub and DVDs for the TV series, yet left intact for the OVAs.
  • Painful Transformation: Watch anytime Ryo assumes either of his armors, seems pretty painful to him. The others as well to a lesser extent. but maybe YMMV.
    • Definitely in pain when he's forced to don Inferno by Kayura and the Nether Spirits and it's corrupted in the process.
  • Parental Abandonment: Yuli, briefly, although he gets them back later on. Also, all of the Warriors. They're only 14, people.
  • Passing the Torch: Manga only because by the end of the series, the Ronin Warriors do the Heroic Sacrifice in order to destroy Talpa, but not before Ryo leaves Yuli his Wildfire Armor.
    • In the spinoff manga, Shin Yoroiden-Samurai Troopers there are at least three new warriors with their own suits of armors. But the series was canceled before anything else could be developed.
  • The Power of Friendship
  • Powered Armor: Subverted, since the armors operate on magic rather than technology. However, they do share similar qualities in that they can withstand intense heat, allow breathing underwater and in space, and possibly even fly (Strata).
    • Confirmed in the Tenkuden Drama CD: it details the incident where Touma first used Tenku to fly.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Ryo was the only one who got a powered up armor, doing so by taking the powers of four of the eight remaining armors, usually meaning his friends.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Kento can't summon his Armor of Hardrock after Talpa tells him (falsely) that the armor is inherently evil.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: Hoo boy, do they ever. It's especially bad in the first episode.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Anubis, who dies while performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save Lady Kayura.
    • Well, it could be argued that he'd already redeemed himself by becoming the first of the Dark Warlords to rise up against Talpa, which led him to become the successor to The Ancient.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: In the second episode, Mia and the Ronin Warriors are seen stealing food from subway vending machines.
  • Ronin: Averted. Despite the group's name, there is no indication they are former vassals of a feudal lord.
    • One could argue that the armors themselves are the Ronin, since they were formerly part of Talpa's armor.
      • A Ronin is a 'master-less samurai' (literal meaning is 'wave-tossed man'). While the term does typically refer to a samurai who had a master and then lost him/her, the meaning has become somewhat garbled, in that it could also refer to a samurai who never had a master in the first place. Ronin are also frequently portrayed as being either bodyguards or mercenaries.
      • You could even go so far as to say that the Ancient One is their master, and that our heroes didn't become true Ronin until the Ancient One sacrificed himself to provide passage to Talpa's castle. To justify why they were always called Ronin, the Ancient One had a tendency to do all his work behind-the-scenes, giving them the appearance of being master-less.
      • Then later you realize that the original was called Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, and had nothing to do with Ronin in the first or last place. More than likely was thought up as a catchy, short title that got the point of the series across than any deeper meaning.
  • Required Secondary Powers: As powerful as the White Armor is, Ryo's Wildfire swords aren't able to handle that power, requiring Ryo to get the more potent Soul Swords Of Fervor to fight on.
  • Roof Hopping
  • Satanic Archetype: The show presented a ha'sa'tan/Satan equivalent in the form of Arago (Talpa in the American dub), absolute Emperor of the demonic nether-realms, and, in general, literal Adversary of all mortals.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Talpa and the Evil Dynasty, which were sealed by the Ancient over 1000 years ago.
  • Sealed Evil In A Six Pack: When the Big Bad was defeated in ancient times, his armor, the seat of most of his power, was converted into a set of 10 armors, so that if the Big Bad returned, he'd have a hard time getting them back together. Unfortunately, even without the armors, he was still absurdly powerful.
  • Self-Constructed Being: Talpa
  • Sentai
  • Shirtless Scene: Ryo after his nightmares. Also happens to the other four during the final battle.
    • There's also Lady Kayura during one of her transformation sequences.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Averted because the series begins before the Japanese school year officially starts. The OVAs conveniently take place during school vacations.
  • Simple Staff: The Ancient One carries a khakkhara (monk staff), complete with its characteristic rings. However, it wasn't always a staff; back when Talpa first tried to conquer the Earth, it took the form of a sword with the rings around the hilt.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Mia and Kayura are the only two females in the main series.
    • And on opposite sides, no less. That is, until Kayura betrays Talpa.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: Episode 39 of the TV series and episode 2 of Gaiden are quite sparkly.
  • Spirit World: The Nether Realm. Is said to have been peaceful before Talpa took control... sounds familiar.
  • Stock Footage: The series is probably one of the Grand Champions of this.
  • Story Arc
  • Super Mode: The Inferno Armor.
  • Super Strength: All of the fighters have great levels of superhuman strength, though it's stated in official canon sources that Kento is physically the strongest.
    • Then there's Mukala who breaks Ryo's Wildfire arrmor chest plate with his Talk to the Fist tactic.
  • Team Spirit
  • 10-Minute Retirement: After the second OVA, the boys thought they no longer had to be Ronin Warriors because the armors had been destroyed.
  • Totally Radical: Good lord, the English dub. Just see for yourself
  • Transformation Sequence
    • Transformation Is a Free Action because either the enemies are willing to wait and fight a fully armored Ronin to get a better challenge out of the battle, or possibly the actual armoring up sequences only take mere seconds in the real world.
      • And subverted in the third episode: Ryo tries to take the stance to get his full armor back on. Anubis is having none of that.
  • True Companions: The Ronins form this as almost all of them come from various broken homes.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Subverted; while the Ronin and Warlords wear their full armor during battles, they wear smaller, form-fitting "underarmor" the majority of the time.
  • Weapon of Choice: All of the main cast has unique weaponry; katana, yari (spear), kusarigana (sickle-chain), nodachi (two-handed sword), yami (longbow), and many more.
    • Justified in two cases: Shin's family traditionally trained in the yari and bo, and Seiji's family trains owns a kendo dojo. Admittedly, their associated weapons (trident and greatsword) don't quite fit, but the training is there.
  • The Vamp: Lady Kayura, so very much.
  • The Worf Effect: This happened more often once the White Armor showed up. The Saber Stryke arc justified this as Ryo's normal swords were getting progressively damaged from channeling the White Armor's power.
  • Worthy Opponent: Saber Stryke and, to an extent, Anubis.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: This becomes a developing theme throughout the series and especially prominent in the second and third OVAs.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rowan (blue), Naria from the second OVA (blue), Sekhmet (green), and Dais (white).
  • Your Mom: In the heat of battle against Cale, Ryo slings the insult "your mom wears army boots" at Cale.
  • Younger than They Look: Lady Kayura is well developed for a 12 year old.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Mia used the belted dress-shorts and boots version.

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alternative title(s): Yoroiden Samurai Troopers; Ronin Warriors
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