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Anime Profile: Samurai Pizza Cats

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Title
Samurai Pizza Cats Kyatto Ninden Teyande(キャッ党忍伝てやんでえ) Samurai Pizza Cats
Released
40 TV episodes(52 were dubbed) 54 TV episodes
Dates
1991(Dubbing), Sept 9, 1996(broadcast) Feb 1, 1990–Feb 5, 1991
Company
Sabban Tatsunoko/Sotsu Agency/SHAFT/Studio Nue/Studio Taji/TV Tokyo
Creator
  Goh Mihara
Director
  Various(Katsumi Kosuga, Kunitoshi Okajima, Mineo Fuji, Shingo Kaneko, Shinji Takagi)
Genre
Comedy Comedy
Characters
-- listed below -- -- listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Samurai Pizza Cats

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Bad Bird Karamaru Lucille Omitsu
Bat Cat Mietoru Meowzma O'Toole Gotton
Big Al Wankoh Polly Esther Pururon Nyan
Big Cheese Kon no Kami Princess Violet Usa-hime
Emperor Fred Shogun Tokugawa Speedy Cerviche Yattaro
Francine Otama Spritz T. Cat Nekkei
General Catton Rikinoshin Madonna Deedee
Geri Atrich Gennaraisai Michael The Sundance Kid
Guido Anchovy Sukashi Prince Cosmo
Guru Lou Reikai Nosuke    

Anime Description: Samurai Pizza Cats

An action comedy of the Super Deformed variety (think big heads on little bodies), Kyatto Ninden Teyande is the story of a land that looks a lot like old time Japan (only with lots of mechanical contraptions and the like) peopled by humanoid animals (some of them are just plain strange). This already-strange land is protected by a band of samurai cats who operate under the guise of a pizza house (that happens to have a giant revolver on the roof).

The action is intense but tripped up to make the whole business funny rather than serious. Despite all that goes on, no one dies in this series (they just get hurt a lot) and enemies get sent flying all the time. It's part of what makes an SD action series so hilarious.

When Saban acquired the rights to the series and turned it into the Samurai Pizza Cats, they proceeded to do a little creative editing (particuarly with the smarty-mouthed narrator and by turning the main antagonist from a fox into a rat) to make an already-wacky series even crazier.

Note: Although the series was Dubbed in 1991, it never broadcasted on American television until 1996.

Anime Description: Samurai Pizza Cats

The Pizza Cats are a trio of humanoid cats who every episode has to fight one of their arch-enemy's (Big Cheese) robots. Every episode usualy starts in a parlor called the Pizza Cat, and whenever something bad is going on, they go down ovens and get super armor and get shot out of a big cannon. Of course, they win, but the show is extremely funny and totally cool.

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