Samurai Pizza Cats, known as in Japan, is an anime series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Sotsu Agency. The series was aired from February 1, 1990 to February 12, 1991, totaling up to 54 episodes.
The anime was introduced to western audiences in 1991 by Saban. The stars of the show are three anthropomorphic cat who protect the city of Little Tokyo from crime while making a living running a pizzeria.
In both the Japanese and English versions, the plot of most episodes follows a villain of the week formula with a strong continuity in the form of two part episodes and references to previous episodes.
In the Japanese version, the series takes place in an area called "Edoropolis" (Based on the "Edo period" and the city of Metropolis), which is populated by "animaloids" (animal androids). In the English dub, the setting of the show is “Little Tokyo”, a city that is an amalgamation of Japanese culture (a spectrum its feudal system with contemporary 1991 culture) populated by cybernetic anthropomorphic animals.
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