Yoroiden Samurai Troopers OVA DVD Release Date Announced!

YST OVA Collection

According to Discotek Media’s facebook page, the “11 episode OVA DVD Collection” is scheduled to be released on February 24th 2015. There is no word on the TV series set. The TV series release has been delayed. Pre-orders for the OVA set is not yet available, and details on the cost of the collection is not mentioned.

Discotek Media confirmed the OVA DVD Collection will have the Japanese version with English subtitles and the English dub.

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Yoroiden Samurai Troopers getting a re-release!

YST complete collection YST OVA Collection

News is out that Discotek Media has secured the rights to Yoroiden Samurai Troopers.

The TV series will be released as a collection, but only the Japanese version will be available at this time. Via their Facebook page, “This will be the original version only. If and when we release Ronin Warriors, it will be a separate collection. There are some issues that need to be cleared on the dub.

The OVAs will also be released as a collection and it will be both subtitled and dubbed. Again via their Facebook page, “This set will have the English dub and the Japanese with English subtitles.

Expected release date is February 2015.

The announcement doesn’t say, but I assume it’ll be DVD only. If there are any further details about their release, I’ll let you know. I will also let you know when pre-orders are available.

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Ronin Warriors Complete Collection box set rant

Note: Original rant about Complete Collection set (release date September 28, 2004) has been condensed down. (It was originally a 2 part rant on my old website.)

Ronin Warriors Complete Collection

First of all, it’s not really a box. It’s a slip cover with 4 sides. It goes over the DVD set. Second, they changed the DVDs to slim cases. Anyone who bought the DVD volumes separately have no hopes of purchasing a box to house their collection in now.

I was also surprised at what seemed like the lack of effort to put a quality box set together. Just to give you fans an idea, here are some pictures of the Japanese box sets.

TV Series Box Cover Art:
YST TV Series Box

OVA Series Box Cover Art:
YST OVA box cover art

Closer Looks:
YST DVD box covers
YST DVD box covers

Included with the set(s):
YST DVD Box set extra goodies.

Now those are quality box sets! Why couldn’t we have that?!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad a box set is finally out. I know a few people who have been waiting for it. It will probably create more fans of the series. I just wish it was done differently, more like the Japanese version.