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Crunchyroll Adds “Kyatto Ninden Teyandee”


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Earlier today, Crunchyroll revealed that they added Kyatto Ninden Teyandee to their digital platform for members in the United States and Canada. The series is available in its entirety for Premium subscribers. Free members are able to watch the first 27 episodes of the show, with the remaining 27 being added next week.

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee is an original series from Tatsunoko Productions. The series, which premiered in the winter 1990 broadcast season, was helmed by Kunitoshi Okajima (Master of Mosquiton ’99). The team of Noritaka Suzuki (Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie) and Yoshio Kabashima (Folktales from Japan) provided character designs, while Mayori Sekijima (Saber Marionette J, Skip Beat!) and Satoru Akahori (Maze: The Mega-Burst Space Creator, Saber Marionette J Creator) took charge of series composition.

Saban released an English adaptation in the west under the title Samurai Pizza Cats. The show aired on North American TV in 1991.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Join Yattaro, Skashee, and Pururun at Pizza Cats, the most popular place in Edoropolis. On the surface, they’re a trio of goofball delivery cats, but their actual identity is as a Secret Ninja Trio, the Nyankees! Led by Lord Wanko, the Nyankees are tasked with keeping the scheming Lord Korn and his evil Crow Ninjas, Gennari and Karamaru, from staging a coup against the dimwitted Shogun Yetyet.

Will Korn succeed – either in politics or as a cross-dressing geisha? Does Yattaro stand a chance of winning the heart of missile girl Onmitsu? Can Pururun become the lady of her dreams? And will anybody ever figure out a way to keep Princess Usa under control before she sentences the entire city to live on the Prison Island? Who are these so-called rescue members lurking in the suburbs, how does Nekomata get away with living on Wanko’s tab, what’s Otama doing in charge of the restaurant, and why hasn’t the Narrator appeared to explain things yet, anyways?

Needless to say, all these questions will be answered and more as hilarity and hijinks ensue in this wacky action classic!

Originally broadcast in 1991 and created by legendary studio Tatsunoko Productions (Gatchaman, Speed Racer), Legendary Ninja Cats would become famous around the world in its dubbed form, Samurai Pizza Cats. This boxset presents the show in its original, uncut edition for the first time outside Japan, featuring the original Japanese audio with English subtitles on all 54 episodes.

Source: Crunchyroll

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