I 5 Samurai

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Circa mille anni prima dell'inizio dell'avventura dei samurai, il mondo era devastato dalle guerre, alimentate dal rancore e dalla smania di potere degli uomini. Questi sentimenti negativi diedero vita ad uno spirito maligno che prese forma in un'armatura, questo spirito si chiamava Arago. Arago iniziò la sua conquista del mondo intero, assoggettando gli umani al suo volere e sterminando chi si ribellava al suo dominio. Un giorno gli si oppose un monaco chiamato Ariel che, dopo uno scontro, ne uscì vincitore e lo eliminò.A causa della incessante cattiveria dell'uomo, Ariel, per evitare che un giorno lo spirito di Arago tornasse per la sua vendetta, decise di scindere la sua armatura in altre nove armature, affidando ad ognuna di esse una virtù come ad esempio saggezza, cortesia, determinazione, altruismo e via dicendo. Ad ogni modo, le armature potevano essere destinate sia per scopi benefici che malefici e gli Spiriti del Male, alleati di Arago, riuscirono, tramite il potere di quattro armature, a risvegliare lo spirito dell'imperatore del male e queste furono affidate a quattro uomini (i demoni del male) da lui corrotti e soggiogati. Le restanti cinque vennero date ai samurai, allievi di Ariel, per combattere il male ed eliminare lo spirito maligno di Arago per sempre.L'anime rispecchia molte caratteristiche della cultura giapponese. Le armature dei samurai rappresentano i cinque elementi (che per la tradizione nipponica sono aria, acqua, fuoco, terra e luce). Oltre a ciò, troviamo inoltre un monile tradizionale e gli spiriti della terra che spesso vengono citati e che sono la trasposizione degli spiriti maligni di varie leggende orientali. Anche le torri e i palazzi che appaiono e che vengono visitati nel corso delle avventure sono luoghi tipicamente tradizionali, riportati o reinterpretati secondo le esigenze della trama. La colonna sonora è molto coinvolgente, in quanto vengono combinate le musiche folkloristiche giapponesi con le sonorità J-Rock tipiche di questa nazione.

Titolo Originale: 鎧伝サムライトルーパー
STAGIONI/EPISODI: 1 Stagioni , 39 episodi, conclusa
Durata episodi: 20 min.
Attori principali: Kiyoyuki YanadaYasunori MatsumotoTomohiro NishimuraDaiki NakamuraKumiko WatanabeNorio Wakamoto, Hiroshi Takemura, Nozomu Sasaki, Takeshi Kusao, Jūrōta Kosugi, Masako Katsuki, Daisuke Gouri
Creata da: Hajime Yatate
Genere: Animazione
Network: Mētele

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Il mondo in pericolo

Arago, l'imperatore del male e il suo esercito di Demoni invadono la città di Tokyo, intrappolandone gli abitanti e stringendola in una morsa di tenebre. Solo cinque valorosi guerrieri dotati di mistiche armature possono difendere la città e salvare il mondo: i Guerrieri Samurai...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-04-1988

1x2 - Demon all'attacco

Demon, il Demone Supremo dell'Impero del Male, è stato inviato sulla Terra per sbarazzarsi dei guerrieri Samurai. Per proteggere Ambra, giovane assistente universitaria, e il piccolo Danny, rimasto solo in città senza i suoi genitori, Ryo e gli altri Samurai usano la tecnica della Forza del Bene, creando così una barriera protettiva impenetrabile con le loro Armature. I Cinque Samurai riescono dopo una durissima lotta a battere Demon, ma Arago interviene...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-05-1988

1x3 - La forza del fuoco

Arago ha disperso i Cinque Samurai in diverse parti del mondo per dividere la loro unione spirituale ed infrangere il loro potere. Ryo si risveglia nella bocca di un vulcano attivo e si trova di fronte nuovamente Demon, desideroso di vendicarsi dell'umiliazione subita. Nel frattempo, Ambra e Danny stanno cercando i Samurai...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-05-1988

1x4 - In cerca degli amici samurai

Ryo, Ambra e Danny stanno cercando gli altri guerrieri Samurai scomparsi a causa del vento del male di Arago; solo se la loro forza sarà unita potranno annientare l'impero dell'oscurità. Ambra suggerisce di recarsi da suo nonno, studioso di mitologia antica che aveva predetto l'avvento dei Cinque Samurai in questa epoca, ma il potere del male ha contaminato il vecchio e Krana, il Demone dei Veleni, li sta aspettando al varco per eliminarli...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-05-1988

1x5 - La caverna dell'Autunno

Nella Caverna dell'Autunno, Ryo ritrova Sami, il Samurai della Luce, ma deve affrontare Krana che lo acceca usando il veleno della lama delle sue Spade Dente di Serpente. Solo il risveglio di Sami e la sua Spada della Luce potranno salvare Ryo il Fuoco da una fine ormai prossima...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-05-1988

1x6 - Il risveglio di Simo

I nostri eroi si dividono per cercare i loro compagni scomparsi: Ryo e Danny sono al Mare dei Vortici, dove giace il corpo di Simo, il Cavaliere Samurai che domina l'elemento dell'Acqua; mentre Sami ed Ambra si dirigono sulla vetta della Montagna Nevosa per cercare Shido. Ryo riesce a risvegliare Simo, ma vengono attaccati da Krana che contamina il Mare dei Vortici con il suo veleno...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-06-1988

1x7 - Il colpo di saetta

Sami ed Ambra sono sulla Montagna Nevosa dove Kratos, il Demone dell'Oscurità, li attende al varco. Shido è rinchiuso in stasi in una roccia impenetrabile, e la spada di Kratos sta lentamente penetrando la pietra per fendere il cuore del Samurai con il potere di controllare la terra. Solo il mitico Colpo di Saetta scagliato dalla Spada di Luce di Sami può infrangere la roccia, ma praticare questo tipo di attacco è molto difficile. Il misterioso Hariel giunge così in aiuto di Sami e gli rivela la tecnica per sferrare il Colpo di Saetta: concentrazione e determinazione...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-06-1988

1x8 - Il demone dell'illusione

Ormai manca un solo Samurai all'appello, ma la ricerca di Kimo il Cielo potrebbe rivelarsi molto più difficile del previsto: l'ultimo Samurai è infatti stato spedito da Arago nello spazio attorno alla Terra. Intanto Rasta, il Demone dell'Illusione, cerca di mettere i Samurai l'uno contro l'altro servendosi delle sue capacità illusorie, in modo da eliminarli prima che possano scoprire la verità su Kimo...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-06-1988

1x9 - Kimo in pericolo

Per salvare Kimo che si trova disperso nello spazio, Ryo e Shido decidono di introdursi furtivamente nel Palazzo di Arago, ma non giungono a destinazione poiché l'Imperatore del Male ha evocato gli Spiriti Malvagi della Terra affinché creino per lui la Bomba del Male. La Bomba viene lanciata nello spazio per esplodere insieme al corpo di Kimo di Cielo, impedendo in tal modo ai Samurai di riunire il potere delle loro cinque armature. Durante l'ennesimo scontro con Demon, Ryo resta intrappolato nella Bomba del Male e vola in direzione dello spazio...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-07-1988

1x10 - Finalmente uniti

Ryo è nello spazio all'interno della Bomba del Male in procinto di esplodere, ma con uno sforzo estremo compie un ultimo tentativo per salvarsi. Kimo si risveglia e salva lui e Ryo da morte sicura, ritornando sulla Terra grazie al potere della sua armatura; subito dopo però i due vengono attaccati da Demon, in preda al delirio di vendetta. Quando però sta per eliminare Ryo, Demon esita a dare il colpo di grazia all'avversario e Kimo ne approfitta per colpirlo con la sua freccia, rivelando la sua vera natura: Demon è un essere umano, e non una creatura del male come tutti pensavano; il suo cuore adesso si sta irrimediabilmente allontanando dal male, ed Arago lo richiama a palazzo, preoccupato degli ultimi accadimenti...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-07-1988

1x11 - Nel palazzo di Arago

I Cinque Samurai si sono riuniti e tentano l'attacco al Palazzo di Arago per liberare la città dall'invasione delle forze del male. Rasta chiede ad Arago il permesso di accogliere degnamente i Samurai: vengono aperti i cancelli del palazzo per farvi entrare gli Spiriti del Male. Con la presenza degli Spiriti il potere delle Armature è bloccato, e i Samurai non riescono ad indossarle per combattere...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-07-1988

1x12 - Combattimento al buio

I Guerrieri del Male hanno colto di sorpresa i Samurai, penetrati nella zona della città controllata dal malefico potere di Arago, e sono riusciti a dividerli nuovamente per indebolire la forza della loro squadra. Sami si ritrova nella metropolitana a proteggere Ambra e Danny e affronta Kratos, la cui Spada dell'Oscurità è in grado di assorbire la luce che Sami utilizza per sferrare il suo Colpo di Saetta...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-07-1988

1x13 - L'armatura

Shido viene trasportato nella dimensione illusoria di Rasta dove la voce di Arago gli svela il segreto dell'Armatura dei Cavalieri Samurai: esse appartengono alle forze del male! Più i giovani guerrieri umani le utilizzano, e più si caricano di odio e malvagità, spingendo chi le indossa a causare soltanto morte e distruzione. Questo significa che le armature dei cinque Samurai e dei quattro Demoni hanno la stessa natura e presto non ci sarà più nessuno a difendere la pace e la giustizia sulla Terra. Il cuore di Shido è pervaso da forti dubbi, ed Arago è riuscito a sciogliere la sua determinazione in battaglia; il malefico obiettivo è stato raggiunto...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-07-1988

1x14 - L'attacco del demone supremo

Demon viene ipnotizzato e controllato dagli Spiriti del Male di Arago ed inviato a combattere nuovamente contro i Samurai che si sono riuniti in un luna park. Il cuore di Shido è ancora tormentato dai dubbi instillati in lui da Rasta sulla vera natura della sua Armatura, e senza determinazione non riesce ad indossarla. Alla fine, vedendo gli amici in difficoltà, riprende coraggio ed affronta Demon con rinnovato vigore, sconfiggendolo. La natura di Demon è benigna e si sta allontanando dal male; Ariel, apparso sulla scena del combattimento, impedisce ad Arago di riprendersi il suo Demone Supremo...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-08-1988

1x15 - Scontro tra Arago e Ariel

Finalmente Ariel si rivela ai Cinque Samurai come loro guida spirituale nella battaglia contro l'impero delle tenebre, e cerca di convincere Demon della natura benigna della sua armatura. Le armature dei Samurai e dei Demoni, in un'epoca lontanissima, facevano infatti parte di un'unica entità e possono votarsi al bene o al male a seconda della virtù di chi le indossa; Arago è interessato solo ad impadronirsi del potere delle armature, e Demon capisce di essere stato schiavo del male, e che ad Arago non importa nulla della sua vita. Rasta, Kratos e Krana lo rapiscono e lo riportano nel Palazzo delle Tenebre, mentre Ariel sacrifica la vita per creare un ponte di luce che permetta ai Samurai di entrare nel regno di Arago e sconfiggerlo...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-08-1988

1x16 - Irruzione a palazzo

I Cinque Samurai riescono finalmente a raggiungere il castello del loro nemico, Arago. Dopo aver attraversato il cancello principale, si trovano di fronte molti soldati e sono costretti ad indossare le loro armature. Dopo aver distrutto le guardie, i Cinque Samurai entrano nell'area frontale del castello di Arago, ma cadono in una trappola e vengono di nuovo separati...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-08-1988

1x17 - La vendetta di Arago

I samurai lanciano un assalto a tutto campo contro lo stesso Arago. La verità dietro le loro armature viene rivelata mentre il potere di Arago aumenta in modo incredibile...

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-08-1988

1x18 - La prova di Ryo

Arago è diventato enorme e molto potente e Ryo lo affronta da solo. Ambra e Danny cercano la fonte del potere di Arago, mentre Ryo lotta per trovare la soluzione ad un destino crudele.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-09-1988

1x19 - Lo scontro finale

Mentre Ryo viene assorbito da Arago, Ariel rivela le origini dell'imperatore del male e l'ultima verità che c'è dietro le armature. Ryo deve combattere, armato di giustizia ... e non è solo!

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-09-1988

1x20 - Un nuovo nemico

Ryo is attacked and killed by Talpa, but is relieved when he wakes up and realizes that it was just a nightmare. He watches as Cye and Kento practice their moves while they rest at a house on a lakeside. Meanwhile, Sage and Rowen visit the city where everything has returned to normal with no one but them remembering what happened during Talpa's reign of terror. Despite the peace, the Ronin Warriors worry about threats from other parts of the Dynasty than just the now-dead Talpa and about Ryo's new armor. At the gates to the Nether World, a new threat, Saranbo appears, announcing his intention to destroy the world and steal the Ronin armors for himself to become invincible. Ryo finds Mia researching his armor and she explains that her grandfather was aware of the armors special powers and that the white armor he had summoned is called the Inferno armor. However, she is worried about Ryo as it takes a lot out of him to use and she believes he should rest. Ryo feels fine after sleeping a lot and and believes he is okay now. After having stopped to get a drink, a gate to the Nether World appears in front of Rowen and Sage and Saranbo arrives to attack them. Saranbo proves to be more than a match for them and demands to know which of them holds the Inferno armor and leaves after blasting them and discovering that neither holds it. They inform Cye, Kento and Mia about this but don't tell Ryo as he is still exhausted from his fight with Talpa and needs more time to recover. Deciding to keep it from Ryo and protect him, they lure Saranbo into a trap, but he is unscathed by even the combined power of Arrow Shockwave and Thunder Bolt Cut and easily defeats them. Upon learning that none of them possess the armor, he goes in search of Ryo leaving the others captured. Saranbo finds Ryo and tells him he has captured his friends and demands he find them. Ryo and White Blaze head out in search of the others and upon finding them, come under attack by Saranbo. Ryo loses until the Inferno Armor forms around him and he blasts Saranbo with Flare Up Now, apparently destroying him. However, Saranbo survives and is pleased to learn that he was right that Ryo is the wielder of the Inferno armor. After the battle, Mia arrives to find Ryo who returns to his normal Wildfire armor and collapses.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-09-1988

1x21 - L'armatura bianca

Saranbo meets with the Dynasty soldiers to plan his next move in gaining the Inferno armor. Realizing that Ryo is weak and not using the full power of the armor, Saranbo decides to use this to his advantage. At Mia's house as everyone else relaxes, Ryo is worried about the threat he knows is not over and eventually leaves, breaking the good mood. Mia follows Ryo and tries to comfort him, knowing he blames himself for his friends getting hurt, but it fails and he sends her away shortly before he is attacked by Dynasty soldiers. Ryo defeats the soldiers and Saranbo sends an image to confront him, telling him to gather his friends for a battle with him. Still feeling guilty over the others getting hurt last time, Ryo heads out to confront Saranbo alone at a pier but he passes Ully on the way and Ully goes to Mia's house and lets the others know what he saw and they realize what it means. At the pier, Ryo summons his armor and confronts Saranbo alone. Saranbo easily beats Ryo and starts draining him of his armor, but White Blaze saves him. However, Saranbo quickly defeats White Blaze, but the attack allows Ryo to get up and fire Flare Up Now at Saranbo who returns with Wave of Destruction. Saranbo's attack overpowers Ryo's and Ryo is blasted into the water. White Blaze cries out for help and Ully, looking for Ryo with the others, hears him. However, they come under attack from Dynasty soldiers. Meanwhile, Saranbo uses the Dark Flame to try to incinerate Ryo, but the other Ronin armors protect him from the flame at the expense of hurting their wearers. The other Ronins send their armors to Ryo, destroying the Dynasty soldiers and Ryo forms the Inferno and destroys Saranbo with Flare Up Now. However, he collapses afterwards and his swords are damaged, unable to take being used with the Inferno.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-10-1988

1x22 - Una nuova spada per l'armatura bianca

Lord Saber Stryke appears with his tiger Black Blaze, glad that his old enemy has been defeated by Ryo with the Inferno armor and he decides to go after Ryo to get the armor. Ully plays with White Blaze, pretending to be a Ronin Warrior and goes to Mia's where the others are gathered examining Ryo's damaged swords. Mia explains that the swords couldn't handle the intensity of the Inferno armor and continuing to use it as Ryo did could result in it failing him. Ryo is upset that he can't trust his own swords and Ully suggests finding him a new one, causing Mia to come up with the idea that maybe there is another sword meant to work with the Inferno armor which she looks through her grandfather's data for. Mia finds a special pair of swords meant for the original wearer of the Inferno armor called the Soul Swords of Fervor or the Soul Swords which legend states is hidden at the base of a volcano and protected by a special divine power. Black Blaze appears and he and White Blaze fight. Eventually Black Blaze disappears, but not before the Warriors realize he's from the Nether World and become even more determined to get the Swords of Fervor. However, Lord Saber Stryke is nearby and is determined to get the Inferno armor and reveals he possesses the Swords of Fervor which he won't give up easily. The Warriors, Mia, Ully and White Blaze travel to the location the Swords are supposed to be and find them in an energy triangle which the Warriors dissipate with their armors power. However, when Ryo gets the swords, he realizes that they are fakes and Lord Saber Stryke appears, revealing to them that he possesses the real swords and challenging them to a fight for the swords. The Warriors prove no match for Lord Saber Stryke so Ryo forms the Inferno. Lord Saber Stryke reveals that his old enemy is Talpa who he indicates is still alive and that he wishes for the Inferno armor to defeat him. Ryo launches Flare Up Now at Lord Saber Stryke, but his swords shatter and Lord Saber Stryke goes to kill him. However, White Blaze jumps in and takes the blow for Ryo and honoring White Blaze's courage, Lord Saber Stryke leaves, but promises a rematch. White Blaze collapses from his wounds and the Warriors, Ully and Mia rush to his side.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-10-1988

1x23 - Fiamma Bianca è in pericolo

Lord Saber Stryke locates the still-alive Talpa and does battle with him, but proves unable to defeat him and is knocked into a chasm which Black Blaze jumps after him into. Meanwhile, Ryo, Mia and Ully try to help White Blaze recover from his serious injuries while the other Ronins decide to try to take on Lord Saber Stryke on their own, not sure they can trust Ryo in the fight. When Rowen suggests this to Ryo, he runs off followed by Ully and examines his broken swords, brooding over their destruction. Ully tries to cheer him up, but is interrupted by the arrival of Black Blaze with the Swords of Fervor and Lord Saber Stryke. Lord Saber Stryke challenges Ryo to a fair fight with the Inferno armor for the Soul Swords, but Ryo refuses and Lord Saber Stryke leaves. That night, White Blaze hears Black Blaze roaring and goes after him. The two tigers battle and though White Blaze is mortally wounded, he manages to steal one of the Soul Swords and gives it to Ryo when he arrives, having woken up and found White Blaze gone. With the one Soul Sword in each of their possessions, Ryo agrees to a fight between him and Lord Saber Stryke and tells the other Ronins to stay out of it. Even with the Soul Sword, Ryo is no match for Lord Saber Stryke until he forms the Inferno. At the same time Lord Saber Stryke attacks him, Ryo uses the attack Rage of Inferno on him. Ryo emerges victorious with both Soul Swords while Lord Saber Stryke is mortally wounded. Both Lord Saber Stryke and White Blaze die, but as his last act, Lord Saber Stryke orders Black Blaze to follow Ryo's orders as his new master and Black Blaze merges with White Blaze, bringing him back to life.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-10-1988

1x24 - Un inviato dell'impero del male

A Dynasty warrior arrives on Earth, landing in a volcano named Mount Aso. The volcano erupts at his arrival, but the warlord uses black ice to calm it. At the same time, Ully, Mia, White Blaze and Ryo visit another volcano in an attempt to fix the Swords of Wildfire. The power of the volcano successfully repairs the swords and the group heads back home, but Ryo senses the nearby presence of the warrior, though he dismisses it. On the ride home, Ully encourages Mia to race White Blaze who seems to be back to normal after being restored by Black Blaze, the power of whom he now carries inside. At home, the Warriors see a news report about the eruption of Mount Aso and the ice that now covers it and decide to investigate. On the road, the warrior appears and Ryo engages in a battle with him, but proves to be no match for him. The warrior proves to be more than a match for all of the Warriors together and nearly kills Ryo before White Blaze knocks him away, knocking off his cloak. The warrior introduces himself as Sun Devil and explains that he was sent by his master to test their armors limits, but refuses to identify that master. Sun Devil splits into five copies which easily overpower the Warriors, but White Blaze attacks the one fighting Ryo and transforms into Black Blaze who has become a part of him ever since he saved White Blaze. At the insistence of the others, Ryo forms the Inferno Armor even though it will drain their power. Sun Devil explains he just wanted to see the power of the Inferno and freezes the Ronins in black ice, but Ryo breaks free and destroys Sun Devil with Rage of Inferno and the Soul Swords. A gateway to the Nether Realm appears and Sun Devil's master speaks to the Ronins through it, revealing himself to be the still-alive Talpa who is determined to have the Ronin armor return to him.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-11-1988

1x25 - Simo contro Simo

Wanting to redeem himself for his past failures, Sekhmet approaches Talpa with a plan to defeat the Warriors and get their armor. He creates an evil clone of Cye with the same armor, but red and more powerful. This clone will be powerful enough to defeat the Warriors. Talpa is worried that they will be defeated again because of their reliance on the art of fighting battles, but Sekhmet is confident that he has accounted for that problem. Meanwhile, Ryo worries about being able to control the intense power created by the combination of the Soul Swords and the Armor of Inferno while everyone else worries about it as well as the fact that the Dynasty nearly overpowered them with its evil. That night, Ryo dreams that he tests his strength by using Flare Up Now to cut a massive boulder in half which works, but the Ancient One's spirit appears to tell him that strength alone isn't enough to defeat Talpa and the forces of evil, he must also fight the battle with his heart. He then appears in the dreams of all the other Warriors to give them advice and the next day, Kento believes that they need to find their center to find the balance the Ancient One was talking about and they take off to do so. Cye travels to the ocean, but is attacked by Dynasty soldiers. After defeating them, he comes face to face with his evil clone, Red Torrent and proves to be no match for him, forced to take the battle out of the water due to Red Torrent possessing Sekhmet's poison which starts affecting the ocean and being overpowered by Red Torrent's Super Wave Smasher when they fire at each other. The Ancient One's spirit appears again and tells Cye to ignore the turmoil and strength of his foe and find the peace in the battle. Cye realizes this is like how a whale let a powerful current carry him. The Ancient One tells him not to fight, but to swim into the stream of its nature and Cye clears his mind and searches for a solution. Red Torrent shoots his poisonous Super Wave Smasher and Cye decides to absorb the attack and use his armor to purify the water. The effort works and Cye, his power strengthened, blasts Red Torrent with his own Super Wave Smasher, destroying Red Torrent. However, a wave of poison emerges from Red Torrent's remains and Cye's attempt to stop it fails and he is overwhelmed by the attack and passes out. Sekhmet reveals himself and captures Cye, taking him through a gate to the Nether World.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-11-1988

1x26 - Una luce nell'oscurita'

The Ancient One's spirit tells Sage to rely on mind, skill and spirit and not just the strength of his armor to overcome evil, saying that harnessing those three things will allow him to attain an even greater strength. In order to do so, Sage returns to the caves at the Catasota Gulch Pinnacles where the Armor of Halo was created and the source of its power. At the Pinnacles, Sage saves a deer from a pack of wolves who run away when he starts glowing. The deer and its herd, also fearing Sage, run away from him. Meanwhile, Talpa summons Cale and sends him to go after Sage to try to turn him to the side of evil, believing that once the Ronin Warriors see their true power, they will switch sides. Cale approaches Sage and explains that the wolves and the deer ran from him because they sensed the evil of his armor and fear it. Cale claims that the armors purpose is to bring destruction to the world and attacks. Cale battles Sage, trying to convince him of the armors evil power and for Sage to turn to evil, telling him that the armor makes him continually fight and destroy. Fearing this might be true, Sage powers down his armor and runs, hiding in a waterfall and meditating. In order to show Sage how cold and dark the heart of a Dynasty warlord is, Cale covers everything, including all living creatures in ice and snow, freezing Sage in the waterfall and tries to convince him to help destroy the world. In an attempt to drive Sage to evil, Cale revives and controls five deer and makes them attack Sage, trying to force him to kill them and drive him further from good, but when it fails, Cale kills them again. Sage summons his armor to fight Cale again, understanding that while his strength may come from the Dynasty, he still controls it with his mind. Sage unleashes the Thunder Bolt Cut, defeating Cale, but blasting off the top of the caves. Cale tells Sage he has now become a Dynasty warrior before collapsing and not wanting to give into the evil in the armor, Sage separates it from him and cuts it in half with his sword. However, his sword channels the power of his own spirit and repairs the armor and realizing that this is not an evil power, Sage regains faith in his mind, skill and spirit to overcome evil. This causes life to be restored to the land. However, this leaves Sage vulnerable and Talpa opens a gate to the Nether Realm and captures Sage and the Armor of Halo.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-11-1988

1x27 - La grande sfida

In the Nether Realm, Dais is given his mission of capturing Kento. Dais is granted his request of the assistance of the twin Sand Strikers. As Kento enters a construction site, Dais and the Sand Strikers attack. Kento is victorious, and heads out to the moutains, where the fight continues. By tapping into the source of his power, Kento is able to focus in on the Sand Strikers and destroy them. But when Dais tells Kento that Sage and Cye have been captured, Kento willingly accompanies Dais into the Nether Realm.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-11-1988

1x28 - Lady Kayura

Rowen stands in the ocean, meditating. The fires an Arrow Shock Wave into the clouds. Shortly after, a girl's laughter comes from the sky. Flower petals fly around Rowen, and he is struck by a bolt of energy. He awakes in the clouds in the presence of Lady Kayura. When Kayura tells Rowen that Kento, Sage, and Cye are being held by the Dynasty, Rowen angrily shoots an arrow at her, and Kayura lets Rowen plummet. At the last second, Rowen's armor creates a protective bubble which carries him safely to the ground. Nearby, a man with long red hair dressed in the Ancient's clothes watches. In Mt. Fuji, Ryo stands in the lava, Kayura watching him from above. Kayura taunts Ryo, and Ryo jumps up to confront her. Rowen arrives, telling Ryo that Kento, Sage, and Cye have been captured. When Ryo asks Kayura about this, Kayura summons the weapons of Sage and Cye, and vanishes. Once home, Ryo and Rowen argue against each other, yet both seem to be arguing for the same side. Kayura appears outside and presents to Rowen and Ryo an image of Kento, Sage, and Cye being drained by the nether spirits. Kayura tells the two to give up, but they refuse. Kayura battles Ryo and Rowen, and eventually beats them. She opens a doorway, and as she prepares to take the two into the Nether Realm, the red-haired ancient appears and throws his staff near Ryo and Rowen. The energy from the staff, Ryo, and Rowen merge, and the Inferno armor is formed around Ryo. Ryo destroys the gate, and Kayura escapes.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-12-1988

1x29 - Un viaggio pericoloso

Near a shrine, the red-haired Ancient, now obviously Anubis, mediates. Kayura appears, and the two battle. As Anubis blocks every one of Kayura's blows, he tells her that his mission is to carry on the legacy of the Ancient. Kayura, thinking Anubis hasn't had time to discover his full power, summons a Star Sword Scream sure-kill at Anubis. Anubis, more powerful than Kayura suspects, blocks the attack and vanishes. At home, Ryo and Rowen again argue, ultimately deciding to lure Talpa's forces out of their element. In the Nether Realm, Kayura tells Talpa of Anubis' power. Kayura is again sent after Ryo and Rowen. In our world, Ryo and Rowen catch sight of Anubis, who they think is the Ancient. Anubis reveals himself to the shock of Ryo and Rowen, and explain that the Ancient chose him to carry on in his place. Anubis tells them that he does not yet have the power to send them into the Nether Realm, and that they would have to wait for Talpa's move. Ryo and Rowen accept his friendship, and Anubis leaves. Ryo, Rowen, Mia, Yuli, and White Blaze leave for the city, and are attacked by Kayura. White Blaze transforms into Black Blaze, and a battle begins. As Kayura powers up her Star Sword Scream, Anubis uses his staff to redirect Kayura's energy into creating an energy pillar into the Nether Realm. Ryo, Rowen, and Black Blaze are taken into Talpa's dimension, and Kayura, pissed off, returns home.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-12-1988

1x30 - La trappola di Arago

Mia and Yuli jump all over Anubis for causing Ryo and Rowen to disappear, but Anubis explains himself. Inside, Anubis tells Mia and Yuli about his life before Talpa recruited him. Anubis senses danger, and Dais' presence is revealed. Anubis effortlessly knocks Dais out, sending his helmet flying off. Anubis tries to convince Dais that Talpa is merely using him for the power of his armor, and that Talpa's promises of power and riches have all been lies. Dais listens to everything Anubis has to say, and then leaves. In the Nether Realm, Ryo, Rowen, and Black Blaze find themselves in a stunningly beautiful landscape, complete with flowers and sparkling streams. After travelling through a gate, Ryo and Rowen are greeted by the nether spirits, who merge into a single giant face. The priest tells them to enjoy the beauty of the land, and not to fight the tranquility they have found. Ryo and Rowen dismiss the priest's offering of peace, and move further. Meanwhile, Talpa taunts the three captured Ronin Warriors. After telling them that resisting him creates more energy for him to use, he siphons their energy and from it forms a large sword, which will be used to combat the remaining two Ronins. Before passing out, Sage calls out to Ryo. Hearing Sage's distant call, Ryo realizes his friends are alive, and he and Rowen are determined to free them. Elsewhere, Kayura presents Dara, a resident demon under the employ of Talpa, with the sword. Kayura returns to her chamber in Talpa's castle, and her armor disperses. After a second or two of nudity, Kayura is dressed in a kimono. She reports to Talpa that she has done as he requested. Outside, Dara and a very large army of demon soldiers surround Ryo, Rowen, and Black Blaze. As the three attempt to fight against the swarm of opponents, Kayura's chestplate glows, and she sees a vision of Ryo.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-12-1988

1x31 - L'armatura dell'imperatore Brilliant

Ryo, Rowen, and Black Blaze fight back against the army in vain. Kento, Sage, and Cye, now overcome with desperation, call out for Ryo. In Talpa's castle, the three Dark Warlords itch for battle. Talpa calls upon his sorceror Badamon, who tells them what he has learned about the Inferno armor, and that the Dark Warlords will soon have their purpose. Outside, Dara uses the power of his sword against Ryo and Rowen, causing pain in the three captured Ronins with each use. Knowing they need the power of Inferno, Rowen rides away on a horse, leaving Ryo clueless. Ryo continues the battle with Dara as Rowen launches an arrow into the chamber where Kento, Sage, and Cye are being held. The three realize Rowen is nearby, and send the power of their armor through the new hole in their prison. Ryo defeats Dara with the Inferno armor and sets out toward the castle on White Blaze. He finds Rowen captured by Demon Soldiers. Ryo frees Rowen, and they set out for the castle. Meanwhile, Badamon summons magic to use against the Ronin Warriors.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-12-1988

1x32 - Il piano di Oroki

Badamon, using the energy of the Nether Spirits, probes into the secret of the Inferno armor and discovers that the Ancient's staff was able to form the Inferno armor without all of the armors present. Meanwhile, Ryo and Rowen are lost in the maze of the castle walls, trying to avoid the Demon Soldiers. Badamon tells Talpa and Lady Kayura that the Dark Warlords' armors can be combined with the Wildfire and Strata armors to form the Inferno armor. They plan to contaminate the Inferno armor using the energies of the Nether Spirits during such a combination. Meanwhile, the Dark Warlords discuss how they have been used by Talpa. Elsewhere, Ryo and Rowen run across Kayura. The Dark Warlords come up behind the two Ronin Warriors, trapping them. As Kayura releases a magic dust into the air, all but Kayura are knocked unconscious, their armors glowing. The powers of Rowen, Cale, Sekhmet, and Dais merge with Ryo's, forming the Inferno armor. Nether Spirits possess Ryo in hopes of tainting the White Armor. Surprisingly, Kayura is confronted by the three Dark Warlords, their forehead virtues glowing. Kayura wards them off, but Ryo finds the strength to exorcise the Nether Spirits and launch a Rage of Inferno at Kayura. The blast misses, penetrating the barrier between the Nether Realm and Earth. Talpa is pleased, as this signifies the weakening of the barrier.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-01-1989

1x33 - Alla ricerca del tesoro

On Earth, Mia, Yuli, and Anubis notice the blast and its effects on the barrier between the worlds. Meanwhile, Ryo, Rowen, and White Blaze rest in a cave. Rowen tells Ryo that the Dark Warlords are potential allies, and describes their forehead virtues. Meanwhile, Badamon has the three Dark Warlords taken to be reprogrammed. On Earth, Anubis waits impatiently as Mia tries to solve the puzzles left by the Ancient. Demon Soldiers attack, and Anubis makes short work of them. Mia tells Anubis that she has discovered that the third element necessary to defeat Talpa, the Jewel of Life, located, coincidentally, at Jewel Lake. Badamon dispatches Gashura and a small team of Demon Soldiers to stop them from retrieving the artifact. When they arrive at Jewel Lake, Anubis parts the waters, allowing them to walk along the lake bottom, where a secret temple is located. After Anubis uses the Ancient's staff like a key to let them enter, they descend into the temple. They pass through a corridor lined with ancient suits of armor. After the three pass by, the suits' eyes glow blue. In the center of the temple, Mia, Yuli, and Anubis discover the Jewel of Life, but are quickly attacked by Gashura and the Demon Soldiers. Gashura takes Mia and Yuli hostage, and Anubis is outnumbered. They are rescued as the suits of armor come to life and dispose of the Demon Soldiers. Anubis impales Gashura with the end of his staff, and the armored spirits kneel to him. A voice tells them the spirits had agreed to be bound to the temple to protect the Jewel of Life. Having done well, the spirits are set free by Anubis. Once outside, Anubis gives the Jewel of Life to Mia and Yuli.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-01-1989

1x34 - Ryo è in pericolo

Home, Mia inspects the jewel, and puts it around Yuli's neck. Outside, Anubis sees Talpa's castle floating above the city, and knows there is not much time left. Talpa's armies continue destroying the city as Talpa watches happily. Badamon tells Talpa that Ryo and Rowen remain free, yet they may be tricked into assisting Talpa's plans. Meanwhile, Rowen, Ryo, and White Blaze are again in the maze, and are cornered by Demon Soldiers. While attempting to climb the walls, they sink into them and are taken elsewhere. Kayura taunts Kento, Sage, and Cye in their chamber, and leaves to meet Ryo and Rowen, while the Nether Spirits continue to drain their powers. On Earth, Anubis is frustrated, and asks the Ancient for help. The staff and the Jewel of Life glow, and Anubis realizes what he must do. Ryo, Rowen, and White Blaze try to find their way out of the dungeon when they come across Kayura. After a short battle, Ryo is tricked into releasing a Flare Up Now. Kayura jumps aside, and a nearby temple begins absorbing the energy. Ryo, finding he can't stop releasing energy, is saved by Rowen. White Blaze takes the weak Ryo away, and the battle between Rowen and Kayura is taken into the sky. On Earth, Anubis uses the staff and the jewel to transport him, Mia, and Yuli to the Nether Realm. White Blaze has taken Ryo to a boat, and Rowen floats down to join them. Kayura arrives and prepares to take them captive, but is foiled by Anubis. Kayura watches in defeat as the boat sets out for deeper waters.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-01-1989

1x35 - I guerrieri dell'armatura

Ryo and Rowen ask why Mia and Yuli are in the Dark Realm, and Anubis tells them they are vital in the battle against Talpa, and that they wouldn't be much safer on Earth. Ryo and Rowen leave to confront Kayura, while Demon Soldiers appear on the boat. As the two Ronin Warriors battle Kayura, and the Ancient and White Blaze battle Demon Soldiers, Talpa watches on. Badamon informs him that the Dark Warlords are nearly finished, as the Nether Spirits brainwash the three. White Blaze, armed with the blade of a scythe, and Anubis defeat the Demon Soldiers, while Rowen is snatched by Demon Soldiers. Underground, the three other Ronin Warriors are in stasis on a rock in a pool of water. Above ground, Anubis joins the battle and sends Ryo after Rowen. Kayura discovers that Anubis has improved since their last encounter. Mia, Yuli, and White Blaze, going after Ryo, discover that the Jewel of Life can destroy Demon Soldiers. In the castle, Badamon warns that once the Dark Warlords' virtues manifest, they cannot be relied upon. Talpa does not appear concerned. In the battle between Anubis and Kayura, Anubis defeats Kayura. As he attempts to deliver the finishing blow with his staff, it begins glowing and stops inches from her head. Elsewhere, Rowen is dropped into a cavern, and is beckoned to the location of the three frozen Ronin Warriors. He throws three arrows at the barriers surrounding his comrades and passes out. Meanwhile, Ryo finds himself confronted by the three Dark Warlords. After Ryo is hit with each of the Dark Warlords' sure-kill moves, Yuli runs up, the Jewel of Life glowing. The Dark Warlords retract in agony as the jewel activates. Kayura arrives, and the unconscious Dark Warlords are teleported away. As Kayura attacks, the water behind Ryo bubbles, and the four Ronin Warriors emerge from gysers.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-02-1989

1x36 - Il segreto di Kayura

All five Ronin Warriors face Kayura in the lake-filled cavern. Kayura laughs, and Kento delivers an easily blocked attack. The Dark Warlords, having recovered, arrive. The Ronin Warriors and the Dark Warlords pair off: Cye versus Cale, Ryo versus Sekhmet, and Kento versus Dais. Trap doors open, and the three fall, leaving Sage and Rowen to defend Mia and Yuli from Kayura. Sage attacks Kayura, nicking her chest plate. Mia and Yuli are surrounded by Demon Soldiers, and Yuli, acting cocky, fails at activating the Jewel of Life. The three separated Ronin Warriors each fight a Dark Warlord. Above, Anubis races to help the Ronin Warriors, still confused because the staff would not strike Kayura. He realizes that she has a link to the staff, and that she does not serve Talpa willingly. Anubis figures the chest plate is the key to keeping her under Talpa's spell. As the staff begins to glow, Anubis senses the Ronins are nearby, and he rescues Ryo from a chamber of Sekhmet's venom. Next, Ryo and Anubis save Kento from Dais. At first, Kento is hostile toward Anubis, but Ryo assures him he is on their side. The three go on to save Cye, who is not particularly shocked that Anubis is has turned good. All four arrive at the cavern, where Sage and Rowen are still fighting Kayura. Kento, Rowen, Sage, and Cye release their energy to Ryo, who calls upon the Inferno armor and attacks Kayura. Her chest plate is broken, and she collapses. In a frail, innocent voice, she asks where she is and who she is. Anubis stops Ryo from killing her, as the Jewel of Life reacts strongly. Before Anubis can restore her memory, she is dragged off by Talpa and Badamon.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-02-1989

1x37 - Il ritorno del potere del male

In the deserted outskirts of Talpa's castle, the Ronin Warriors are working out, preparing for the battle ahead. Anubis meditates in a shrine, refusing to go with the Ronin Warriors, as there is still much he must learn of Kayura and the staff. Ryo leaves Mia and Yuli under Anubis' supervision as the Ronins head off for battle. In the castle, Kayura is still in a daze, slowly remembering her childhood. She grew up in a clan led by the Ancient, their material and spiritual leader. Talpa, who desperately needs Kayura, is upset that she has become unreliable. However, Badamon tells Talpa he has a plan. Meanwhile, the Ronin Warriors battle Demon Soldiers, complaining that they shouldn't be wasting their energy on this cannon fodder. In the castle, Kayura remembers her parents were killed by Talpa and Demon Soldiers destroyed their clan. Kayura, as a small girl, was kidnapped by Talpa and turned into his demon priestess. At that time, Badamon uses the power of the Nether Spirits to possess Kayura. Anubis' staff reacts, and Anubis realizes that Kayura is in trouble. Suddenly, the three Dark Warlords attack forcing Anubis, Mia, and Yuli to flee the temple. Anubis faces his former comrades. Meanwhile, the possessed Kayura, with a much deeper and more sinister voice, rides a giant sphere toward the Ronin Warriors. Anubis sees the sphere, and creates a rift in the earth between him and the Dark Warlords, just as the Ancient had done before. Anubis rushes to the aid of the Ronin Warriors too late to help. Even though the Inferno armor's power had destroyed the sphere, the resulting explosion had knocked the Ronin Warriors unconscious. Anubis confronts Kayura, and realizes she is possessed by Badamon. At that moment, the Dark Warlords catch up with Anubis. Suddenly, the Ancient's staff glows and floats from Anubis' hands, transforming into the helmet of Anubis' Ronin armor. Anubis sadly puts the helmet on, suiting him up in the Ogre armor. The helmet disappears, and Anubis launches a Quake with Fear at Kayura.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-02-1989

1x38 - Il risveglio di Kayura

The Ronin Warriors, trapped in stasis fields, watch helplessly as Anubis battles Kayura and the Dark Warlords. Five flying boats manned by Nether Spirits fly overhead, and capture the Ronin Warriors. As the Ronin Warriors are taken to the castle, Anubis tries to explain to the Dark Warlords that Talpa only needs them to inhabit the armors. The Dark Warlords are shaken by Anubis' words, but Kayura encases them in stasis fields and they are drawn into the flying boats. Anubis tries unsuccessfully to free them, and Dais mentally admits that Anubis was right all along. Kayura attacks Anubis, and ultimately overcomes him. Anubis is drawn into a boat and taken into a tower in the castle. Each Ronin Warrior and Dark Warlord sits frozen in a chair in their own chambers. As the Nether Spirits draw energy from the armors, the barrier between the worlds continues to dissolve. Next, Kayura goes after Yuli's Jewel of Life. In his chamber, Anubis painfully lifts his hand and releases his armor, which turns into the staff. The Nether Spirits are dissolved, and Anubis teleports out to face Kayura, again calling upon the Ogre armor. Kayura launches a full-intensity Star Sword Scream at Anubis, but instead of blocking the attack, Anubis leaps into the blast, activating his own attack, Quake with Fear. As Kayura and Badamon are stunned, Anubis sends the Ogre armor to Kayura, successfully driving out Badamon. Anubis collapses into the water below, dead, and the Jewel of Life briefly glows. Kayura, now armed with both the Ogre armor and the Ancient's staff, tells Mia and Yuli to free the Ronin Warriors while she faces Talpa. Yuli finds Ryo, but he and Mia are unable to free him. While Talpa prepares to face Kayura, Demon Soldiers arrive in Ryo's chamber, ready to kill Mia and Yuli. The Jewel of Life glows, freeing the eight wearers of the Ronin armors. However, the two worlds continue to merge, and Talpa must be destroyed in order to stop the process.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-02-1989

1x39 - La vittoria dei samurai!

Ryo is informed of Anubis' death and Kayura's transformations by Mia and Yuli, and rushes off for Talpa's castle. Kayura battles Talpa, and she is joined by the three Dark Warlords. The Ronin Warriors make their way toward the castle, seeing reflections of Earth in the Nether Realm, and vice-versa. Talpa, confronted by the nine wearers of the Ronin armors, summons the spirits of humans to create a bridge between the two worlds. He breathes fire at Kento, who dodges, allowing Ryo to absorb it. Ryo, now stronger, drives Talpa from the castle roof to the moat below. Kayura tells them that Talpa must be destroyed in the human world for the barrier to be restored. Talpa ventures into our world, followed by the Ronin Warriors. In the ensuing battle, Badamon is destroyed. Ryo calls upon the Inferno armor, and is seemingly defeated by Talpa. When Talpa attempts to absorb the Inferno armor, Ryo allows him to take it. However, the goodness taints Talpa, and paralyzes him. As Ryo's voice tells them to hurry and strike while he could still hold Talpa, the four Ronin Warriors tearfully strike out at Talpa, their armor turning to energy to fuel their attacks. The Jewel of Life glows, slicing Talpa apart with a beam of light. Talpa crumbles and dissolves into smoke. Talpa's castle in the sky vanishes. Ryo appears, and the Ronin Warriors are delighted to find him still alive. Kayura, dressed in her kimono again and carrying the Ancient's staff, appears with the three Dark Warlords, telling the Ronin Warriors that she and the Warlords must remain in the Nether Realm to undo the damage Talpa has caused, and to make sure that Talpa never returns. The Ronin Warriors celebrate by playing baseball with the Jewel of Life taking the form of a sphere of light.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-03-1989