OVA DVD Available for Pre-Order!

Websites have started listing the OVA DVD for pre-order. The retail price will be $34.95. I’ll update this list as more information comes in. Current sale prices are as of this blog post and thus may change.

Direct links may or may not work. I’m not sure if the URLs I’m finding are temporary or permanent. If the direct links do not work, go to each retailer’s main page and search for Samurai Troopers.

Official OVA DVD Artwork

Amazon.comDirect link. Current price: $24.47

Barnesandnoble.comDirect link. Current price $24.95

Bestbuy.com appears to have a listing that’s probably for the OVA. Direct link. Current price: $22.99

CDuniverse.comDirect link. Current price $29.09

Deepdiscount.comDirect link. Current price $25.29

Discotek MediaDirect link. Current price $24.95

Fye.comDirect link. Current price $29.98, Member price $26.98

Rakuten.com appears to have a listing for the OVA DVD. Direct link. Current price: $20.43

Rightstufanime.comDirect link. Current price: $20.99
Personally, RightStuf has always been an excellent company to deal with. So they get my business.


Official Artwork for Both the TV Series and OVAs DVD are here!

Today Discotek Media posted the official artwork for both the TV Series Collection and the OVA Collection on their Facebook page. Check them out all their splendor!

Click on the images to see the full size image on my photobucket account. When on photobucket, move your mouse over the image and click the zoom icon to see the full size.

Official YST TV Series Artwork Official OVA DVD Artwork

Discotek Media also once again confirmed that the Complete TV Series will be the Japanese Language version with English subtitles. “We are still working on clearing the Ronin Warriors TV that will be a separate release if cleared.

And don’t worry I will be posting information about pre-ordering these when the information becomes available. That info will be in a future blog post. 🙂

See further updates under RW/YST News category.

Update: More OVA images found on Twitter.

OVA-offical-full OVA-disk-image

Update: 3/30/15 – TV Series artwork (official): Source Twitter 1 and 2

TV Series Discs

TV Series cover

Yoroiden Samurai Troopers TV Series DVD Release Delayed

Discotek Media responded to their release schedule post on Facebook. They have changed the release date for the Yoroiden Samurai Troopers TV series until April. Reasons for the delay are currently unknown.

It is still expected that the TV Series Collection will be the Japanese version of the series only. (Obviously with English subtitles.) There is no further word on any progress with Discotek Media acquiring the license for the Ronin Warriors dub.

See further updates under RW/YST News category.

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.

Some people are already leaving comments on Discotek’s Facebook post asking about the TV series. If you wish to leave a comment for them as well, please remember to be polite and respectful. We want to keep any association between them and this fandom as positive as possible. Thank you.

See further updates under RW/YST News category.

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.

See further updates under RW/YST News category.

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.