Dit leidt naar de Nederlandse versie.
The Japanese version of the Samurai Pizza Cats
The name of the Japanese version of the Samurai Pizza Cats is Kyatto
Ninden Teyandee. The easiest way to refer to it, to distingish it from
the Pizza Cats, would be to call it Cat Ninden.
A translation is difficult because the title contains a pun.
Like much of this information the following quote is from
The word Kyatto (cat, obviously) is written with the kanji
for surprising group. Ninden is short for
Ninja Densetsu, meaning Ninja Legend, and
Teyandee more or less translates into What the &*^#@ are
you talking about?! and is yelled at one's opponent before battle.
The name of the restaurant, the Pizza Cat is supposed to be pun
on Pizza Hut. The city they defend is called Edoropolis, where Edo
was the old name of Tokyo. The city is a mixure of high and low tech.
You'll notice many houses that look like old style Japanese houses,
but with satellite dishes. The population consists of mechas (robots)
who can grow up and age.
The cats are called the Nyankee, a cross between Yankee
and Nyan, the Japanese word for meow.
The episodes of Cat Ninden have been edited for the English audience.
Quoting Darwin O'Conner:
The most noticeable things were in the scence where Guru Lou first
appears. When he flips though the air he lands grabbing Polly's breasts
and Speedy's dragging him by his foot causes him to trip and flush himself
down the toilet.
According to the information from the Character Guide:
Speedy's name is Yattaro where, Yattaro means
I'll fight you!, and taro is a common male name
- Height: 174 cm (4' 4")
- Weight: 29 kg (66 lbs.)
- Leader of Nyankee, waiter/deliverer for the Pizza Cat.
- Weapons: shurikans and sword, uses a hidden second sword when he
becomes angry and uses his secret weapon, the Cat's Eye Slash.
- Native Edoropolis.
- Has a crush on Mi-chan (Lucille).
Guido's name is Sukashii which means show-off.
Polly's name is Pururon, which is the sound of purring.
Seymour Big Cheese
The Big Cheese, who is a fox, is called Koun-No-Kami.
Kami is a titel for a feudal lord, and a fox is in Japanese legends the
epitome of cleverness and evil.
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