Ronin Warriors: Message (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Message
鎧伝サムライトルーパー MESSAGE (Japanese)
Themes: samurai, sentai
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: When Touma discovers a 300-year-old book, which chronicles the adventures of the troopers, he also meets the mysterious spirit Suzunagi. When Touma goes missing, the other troopers meet to discuss the book that Touma sent to Ryou. Going their separate ways, they set out to find out who this Suzunagi is and why she is so interested in the troopers and their armors.
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Seen in part or in whole by 48 users, rank: #5739 (of 8384)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.643 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9496, rank: #4461 (of 8480)
Weighted mean: 6.559 (Good−), rank: #4664 (of 8480) (seen all: 6.56)
Bayesian estimate: 6.993 (Good), rank: #2827 (of 6386)
Number of episodes: 5
Episode titles: We have 5
Vintage: 1991-03-21 to 1991-08-23
Ending Theme:
"Tsukamaeteite" by Kaori Honma
Insert song:
"Hoshi no Lullaby" by Kaori Honma (ep 5)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers - The Complete OVA Series (DVD) 2015-02-24 (from $26.21)
    Ronin Warriors - Message (DVD) 2003-06-03
    Ronin Warriors - Message (DVD) 2004-04-13
    Ronin Warriors - Complete Collection (DVD) 2004-09-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masashi Ikeda
Script: Masashi Ikeda (eps 1-5)
Screenplay: Masashi Ikeda
Masashi Ikeda (eps 1-5)
Episode Director: Osamu Sekita (eps 1-5)
Music: Osamu Totsuka
Original creator: Hajime Yatate
Character Design: Norio Shioyama
Art Director: Mitsuharu Miyamae
Animation Director: Norio Shioyama
Sound Director: Koichi Chiba
Director of Photography: Kazunobu Okeda
Shinichiro Kobayashi (Sunrise)
Yasuhisa Kazama (CBS Sony Group)

Color setting: Kayoko Nishi
In-Between Animation:
Hatsue Nakayama (ep 4)
Hiromi Funatsu (eps 4-5)
Katsuji Kobayashi (eps 4-5)
Keiichi Watanabe (ep 1)
Ken Sakuma (eps 1-3)
Kumiko Kasuga (ep 5)
Takuya Suzuki (eps 1-3)
Tatsuya Suzuki (eps 1-3)
Yasuo Ishii (eps 1-3)
Yoshikazu Samura (eps 1-2)
In-Between Check: Koichiro Kiyoshima
Key Animation:
Kumiko Kasuga (eps 1-5)
Manami Hattori (eps 1-5)
Masahiro Yamane (eps 2-5)
Miki Ukai (eps 1-5)
Ryuichi Makino (ep 2)
Takuya Satō (ep 1)
Yoroi Design: Hideo Okamoto
Daiki Nakamura as Date Seiji
Hiroshi Takemura as Hashiba Touma
Nozomu Sasaki as Mouri Shin
Takeshi Kusao as Sanada Ryou
Tomohiro Nishimura as Shuu Rei Fuan

Kaori Kusakabe as Nasuti Yagyuu
Kumiko Watanabe as Yamano Jun
Mitsuki Yayoi as Suzunagi
Norio Wakamoto as Kaosu (ep 1)

Gara Takashima as Suzunagi's mother (ep 5)
Hiroshi Hamanaka as Man B (ep 5)
Koichi Chiba as Ushering voice (ep 5)
Manabu Itō as Man A (ep 5)
Masashi Ebara as Speech director (ep 2)
Ryuuichi Shouji as Man C (ep 5)

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Sunrise
Backgrounds: Baku Production
Distributor: Aniplex
Finish Animation:
Studio Tomcat
Photography: Asahi Production
English cast
English staff
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Producer: Miho Kinoshita

Chief Producer: Charles McCarter
DVD Menu Design: Victor De Anda
Engineering Assistant: John Duncan
Production Coordination: Kirsten Thorarinson
Recording engineer: Jason Cushing
Script Adaptation: Mike Bridges
Subtitle Script: Kevin McKeown
Voice Direction: Rob Bakewell
Andrew Francis as Kento Lei Fan
Matt Hill as Ryo Sanada
Matt Smith as Sage Date
Michael Donovan as Cye Mouri
Ward Perry as Rowan Hashiba

Chantal Strand as Suzunagi (Young)
Ellen Kennedy as Suzunagi

David Kaye as Ancient One (ep 1)
Lisa Ann Beley as Suzunagi's Mother (ep 5)
Maggie Blue O'Hara as Mia Koji (ep 5)
Trevor Devall as
Fight Announcement (ep 5)
Show Promoter (ep 4)
UN Rep (ep 5)
Ward Perry as
Actor (ep 2)
Shogunate Official (ep 4)
UN Rep (ep 5)
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
DVD Authoring: Ascent Media DVD
Internet Streaming:
Pluto TV
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
Discotek Media (2014)
Recording Studio: Westwood Studios

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