Trivia / Ronin Warriors

  • Anime First: The two-volume manga that followed was an adaption of the TV series and aimed at a younger male audience. The one-volume manga Shin Yoroiden-Samurai Troopers published afterward was based on the TV series but disregarded the events of the OVAs.
  • Executive Meddling: Playmates Toys, the American manufacturer for Ronin Warriors figures, insisted the show make up a new character for the Inferno armor version of Ryo, thinking the target audience would be confused by the existence of two Ryo figures. This resulted in the dub-only character of Hariel.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: This show has twice averted this trope. Many fans didn't believe Ronin Warriors would ever be released on DVD, but Bandai managed to release Ronin Warriors, Samurai Troopers, and the OVAs (with their own dub) on DVD in the early 2000s. Bandai opted not to keep the license alive following a full-series box set release, but Discotek Media picked it up in 2014—though their license remains limited to Samurai Troopers until legal issues surrounding the Ronin Warriors dub can be worked out, and their release of Samurai Troopers remains limited to DVD.
  • No Export for You: Good luck finding the manga.
    • Althought the pages are not in English, the manga can be found here with summaries in English.
  • The Other Darrin: An extreme yet brief example occurs in the American dub. According to several sources, the entire primary cast had head colds when recording the first couple of episodes, so the studio had to use temporary replacements. As a result, viewers heard a rather obvious Vocal Evolution between episodes 1 (the primary cast), 2 (the replacements), and 3 (the primary cast).
    • Bandai's dub of the OVA series replaces a few of the characters' VAs.