Samurai Pizza Cats Finally Getting a Proper Japanese Language Release
Kyatto Ninden Teyandee, after 23 years of being exclusive to Japanese audiences, will at long last be receiving a release over in the United States as Legendary Ninja Cats by distributor Discotek. So why did they not call it Samurai Pizza Cats? Well, at the time the show aired for us bright-eyed little American children, anime subtitles were in a terrible state. Saban, a name you might remember from your VHS copies of Dragon Ball Z and Power Rangers, licensed the series and decided to scrap the entire plot altogether, instead opting for what we now know as a gag dub.
Legendary Ninja Cats seeks to capture the original feel of the cartoon, meaning all those 90’s pop-culture references that made the series feel like a Japanese Steven Spielberg animated production are gone. The DVD set, which will be released on April 30th of this year, will contain all 54 episodes in Japanese language with English subtitles. Those wishing to relive their childhood will be happy to know that Discotek also plans to release the English “dub” later this year as a separate release.
Source: Discotek Media’s Facebook page