Trivia / Samurai Pizza Cats

  • Blooper: In the second episode of the Japanese version, the professor who explains plot points to the audience refers to Koon-no-Kami as Inari-no-Kami. The latter was his name early in the show's development. This line was eventually redubbed with the proper name.
  • Executive Meddling/Protection from Editors: Started in the former, ended in the latter. Satoru Akahori mentions in a 1991 interview that in the show's early stages there was a lot of intervention from Bandai, including forcing them to add things in at the last minute. But by the latter half of the show, everyone, including the network, had essentially given the staff free reign of the series. The increasing level of freedom led to the show getting crazier as it progressed, and the ratings climbed accordingly. Formuliac elements at the beginning of the series were lessened as well, such as reliably-episodic appearances of the Rescue Team and the Supreme Catatonic, in favor of more flexible plot turnouts.
  • Follow the Leader: Accidental one at that. The approach they used for the new scripts worked so well it went to influence later shows (released for the US market) like Crayon Shin-chan, Lupin III (Red Jacket), and even MXC!
  • Missing Episode: Two, actually. Although the episodes in question are Clip Shows.
  • Name's the Same: In August of 2014 Pizza Hut launched a "Pizza Cat" ad campaign in Japan. Both character designer Noritaka Suzuki and Yattarou's voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi amusingly noted that Pizza Hut itself was making the same joke they had made over 20 years earlier.
  • Playing Against Type: Guido's Japanese voice actor Jurota Kosugi is usually known for his deep, masculine voice. Sukashii is a rare instance of him using a much higher, younger-sounding voice.
  • Show Accuracy/Toy Accuracy: The original Supreme Catatonic toy released during the show's run featured a chrome fish gun with blue accents. When said weapon finally made a short appearance in the show's finale, it was given a color scheme that was primarily orange with red and yellow accents. The two new Supreme Catatonic toys released in 2016 opted for the latter, show-accurate colors.
  • What Could Have Been: If it hadn't been for licensing issues, these cool cats would've been in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
    • It was also recently revealed that there were tentative plans for a police-themed Sequel Series called "Kyattou Keisatsu Beranmee".
    • Various preliminary names and titles were printed in magazines prior to the show's debut. Early names for Yattarou included "Bugmaru", "Hypermaru" and "Kagetora", and one early show title was "Mecha Neko Ninpou Chou Bugmaru" (roughly "Mecha Cat Ninjutsu Book Bugmaru").
    • The show could have been translated faithfully note  if they had never lost the scripts.
    • "A Mission in Manhattan" would have featured additional characters, including First Daughter Rabby, who is Princess Vi's New York counterpart. Instead of banishing those who offended her to Prisoner Island, Rabby would banish them to Alaska.
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