Welcome to Soul of the Seasons

Welcome to Soul of the Seasons, a Ronin Warriors / Yoroiden Samurai Troopers website. This site is dedicated to the four Dark Warlords aka Mashou, and Kayura.

Line art of the 4 Warlords/Mashou in armor holding their helmets.

Please note I am a fan of both the original Japanese version (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) and the American dub (Ronin Warriors) of this anime series. Therefore I use both versions of character names on this site. These are displayed in the order of: English dub name / Japanese version name.

Note: The English dub of the series changed the names of most of the characters. The most important and confusing are these two name changes:

1. Shuten’s name was changed to Anubis in the English dub.
2. Anubisu’s name was changed to Cale in the English dub.

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Another recreated piece of music from the TV series

Christopher Watts has shared with me another piece of fanart, and music he’s recreated from the TV series. This piece of music starts with Rajura talking, doing his surekill attack, and then the music starts. You will recognize this piece from when Dais/Rajura is attacking the Ronins/Troopers. Christopher has given the title the tentative track name of “Oooh What A Tangled Web Gen Masho Rajura Weaves.” Give it a listen here. I think he did a great job.

Here is the fanart he made to go with this latest track:

Dais/Rajura in his armor without his helmet on. He is hanging upside down with a spider web behind him. His helmet is floating by itself on the left side of the image.
Dais/Rajura fanart made by Christopher Watts.

And remember he has a channel on YouTube called Wizzattz Productions as well. Christopher may be uploading his tracks and fanart there as well.

Once again thank you Christopher for submitting your work! If anyone wishes to email him, he is available at wizzattz at gmail dot com.

A fan recreated a piece of music from the series

Hello everyone.

I received the following submission from Christopher Watts.

“I am a huge fan of Yoroiden Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors, especially of the music… There is a track that usually plays when the Troopers/Warriors are backed into a corner or at their wits end against the Dark Warlords/Mashous or whoever the bad guy is at the moment, but for some reason it isn’t available on any of the soundtracks, but I love this piece of music. It’s not perfect, but I tried to recreate it as best as I could.”

Christopher has given the track the tentative name of “The Troopers Are In Danger/The Mashous Are Closing In”. The track is available on mega.nz. Have a listen. I think he did an awesome job.

Christopher has a channel on YouTube called Wizzattz Productions where he uploads his 2Pac remixes, if any of you are interested in checking that out.

He also submitted this great piece of fanart that he drew of Anubis/Shuten Douji to go along with the music he sent.

Anubis/Shuten Douji in his armor. He is not wearing his helmet and is holding his weapon in both hands. The helmet itself is draw to the left of Anubis/Shuten's image.
This fanart was drawn by Christopher Watts

He also went on to say, “I do have another YST/RW remake track that I have been trying to perfect… It’s the track that’s played when Rajura/Dais first appeared to fight against Ryo and Shin/Cye, attacked all the Troopers/Warriors inside the gate after the wind dropped them all to the ground and when Kenbukyo/Lord Saber Strike was talking to Ryo on the second episode he appeared in right after the commercial break. (You might recognize what track I’m talking about. It has bongos and kongas playing in it. I’m sampling that portion to really capture that sound) I’m also working on an drawing of Rajura to go along with the remade track.”

I hope everyone enjoys these fantastic submissions from Christopher. If you wish to email him, he is available at wizzattz at gmail dot com.

Thank you Christopher for submitting your work!

Personally, I’m constantly blown away by various fans of the series. From people translating books to various discussions of the series, fanfiction, fanart, music, and more, your love for this series really shows.

YST Albums on Spotify & Amazon Music (US)

This news was brought to my attention by Talisman on the Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers Discord server.

Image of Yoroiden Samurai Troopers albums on Spotify.

Above is a screenshot taken earlier today of all of the Yoroiden Samurai Troopers albums available on Spotify (US).

From left to right on that screenshot, the albums are:

  • Gun Rou Hen
  • Ka1
  • Best Friends
  • Kimi Wo Nemurasenai
  • Sei Ran Hen
  • I Jin Hen
  • Fu2
  • Cho3
  • The Legend of Emperor Kikou4
  • Getsu5

1 – Ka > The correct title for this album is Hana.
2 – Fu > The correct title for this album is Kaze.
3 – Cho > The title of this album is Tori.
4 – Kikoutei Densetsu (Legend of the Inferno Armor)
5 – Getsu > Should be titled Tsuki.

EDIT / UPDATE: These same albums are also on Amazon Music (US). (And with the same errors in album titles as above.)
For some reason “Getsu” (aka Tsuki) doesn’t show up when you select the checkbox for Albums, but it is there.

The Best Friend album gives us the only all Mashou song ever done, Kamen no shita no namida (Tears beneath the mask), along with Kayura’s image song Sayonara no Dameishi.
The Mashou voice actors and Kayura’s voice actor also sing in the Best Friends song, along with the voice actors for the Troopers, Nasuti, and Jun

It’s great to see these albums finally on online streaming. Hopefully some more albums will go up, like the karaoke and audio drama albums.

Samurai Troopers / Ronin Warriors Blu-ray available for pre-order

https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/1442558157998288897

Discotek posted on their twitter account yesterday that the Samurai Troopers Ronin Warriors Blu-ray is now available for pre-order. They linked to RightStuf’s listing of it.

As previously announced, the Blu-ray will include the dub which has been re-synced to the animation for this release. It will have the TV series and all 3 OVAs.

The Blu-ray is region coded as A.
Release date is set for December 28, 2021.

Retail price: $79.95
Sale price on RightStuf: $51.97

If any other places online start pre-orders, I will update this post with links to them.