Samurai Pizza Cats was originally made in Japan by Tatsunoko Pro. as "Kyattou Ninden Teyandee" (キャッ党忍伝てやんでえ). 54 episodes aired from 1 February 1990 to 12 February 1991 on TV Tokyo.

52 series was dubbed into English and introduced to the western audience by Saban as Samurai Pizza Cats. The two untranslated episodes (10 and 51) were clip shows that did little to further the series' plot.[1]

Due to censorship, only 40 episodes aired in the USA.[2] Show aired from 3 September 1990 to 13 November 1990 in syndication.

Episode list

SPC ep. KNT ep. Samurai Pizza Cats title / Original Title Translated to English[1]
Original Japanese title[4]
Original Airdate[5] US Airdate[3]
1 Stop Dragon My Cat Around!
"Himitsu ninjatai Nyankii shutshudou!" (秘密忍者隊ニャンキー出動!)
1 February 1990 3 September 1990
Speedy is serving a pizza to Lucille but then Guido pops up and steals the Pizza to deliver it for Lucille himself. As they continue to reach their destination, they continuously steal the pizza from each other. When Speedy gives it to Lucille, Guido says that Lucille and he are in love, and they two get into a brawl. Lucille stops them by blowing them up. Meanwhile, Bad Bird sends out a giant robotic dragon and it wreaks havoc on Little Tokyo. Speedy and Guido notices Ninja Crows inside the Dragon and they decide to defeat this machine before it demolishes every structure in the city.
2 If You Knew Sushi Like I Know Sushi
"Machijuu osushi da! Panikku da!" (街中おスシだ!パニックだ!)
8 February 1990 4 September 1990
Lucille's brother, Wally, is captured by the Ninja Crows and hypnotyzed for being the driver of the giant Sushi making robot.
3 Underground, Underwater, Undercooked
"Hore hore ana hore motto hore!" (ホレホレ穴掘れもっと掘れ!)
15 February 1990 5 September 1990
Bad Bird found a document which says that gold is hidden beneath the Little Tokyo castle. With the help of Ninja Crows he manages to hijack the train with the Lucille being one of the passangers. They are ordered to dig to find the gold.

Meanwhile, Pizza Cats realized that Lucille haven`t returned to home yet. Speedy suggested that she was abroad that hijacked train. Pizza Cats went to the tunnel to find her.

4 The Great Golden Cluck
"Nayami o kaiketsu? Kaado de tiin!" (悩みを解決?カードでチーン!)
22 February 1990 6 September 1990
A huge golden statue which grants wishes, for a fee, is used by the bad guys as a Trojan Horse to get into a rich man's house.
5 Singing Samurai Sensai-tion!
"Aidoru tanjou? Geinoukai no amai wana" (アイドル誕生?芸能界の甘いワナ)
8 March 1990 10 September 1990
Polly Ester and Lucille become a hit in Little Tokyo as the singing group The Pointless Sisters. Little do they know that they are really a front for bad guys attempt of hypnotize the population.
6 Let the Cellar Beware
"Tanken! Otenba hime no yuuenchi" (探検!オテンバ姫の遊園地)
1 March 1990 7 September 1990
Princess Vi enlists Speedy to help search for a ghost in the palace
7 The Nuclear Potato
"Maji!? Karamaru ga hiirou ni naru hi?" (マジ!?カラ丸がヒーローになる日?)
15 March 1990 11 September 1990
Little Tokyo becomes a dump for toxic potato peelings, in exchange the rich get richer. Meanwhile, the Big Cheese tries to steal a Nuclear Potato that is on the ship.
8 Kind of a Drag
"Kowaai? Koon-no-kami no hi-mi-tsu" (こわーい?コーン守のヒ・ミ・ツ)
22 March 1990 12 September 1990
Guido meets a pretty girl, but Big Cheese has sent the Ninja Crows after her.
9 Double Trouble for Princess Vi
"Hime wa uki-uki! Minna hara-hara!" (姫はウキウキ!みんなハラハラ!)
29 March 1990 13 September 1990
Princess Vi puts on a disguise and sneaks out of the palace to attend the festival as a commoner. Pizza Cats are sent to protect her
10  Teyandee! This is Nyankii
"Teyandee! Kore ga Nyankii dee" (てやんでえ!これがニャンキーでえ)
3 April 1990 -
A "clip show" with scenes from the first 9 episodes.
11 Hot and Kold Kitties
"Ijimerarekko no papa wa tensai kagakusha!?" (いじめられっ子のパパは天才科学者!?)
10 April 1990 14 September 1990
Speedy helps a kid search for his father, the inventor Prof. Ohm, who claimed to have invented something to increase the power of any kind of energy. The Big Cheese is holding him hostage to get him to apply his invention to their weather machine.
12 Candid Kitties
"Chin puree kou puree! Nyankii no jakuten!" (珍プレー好プレー!ニャンキーの弱点!)
17 April 1990 17 September 1990
The Bad Guys gather in a movie theater to watch their past mistakes and look for the Pizza Cats' weakness.
13 The Pizza Cats Are Only Human (Part 1)
"Nyankii haiboku? Yami no yonninshuu arawaru!" (ニャンキー敗北?ヤミの四忍衆あらわる!)
24 April 1990 1 October 1990
After discovering the Pizza Cats are solar powered the Big Cheese has a satellite launched that will block out the sun. The Pizza Cats try to stop the launch but come up against the Rude Noise.
14 The Pizza Cats Are Only Human (Part 2)
"Gyakuten! Nyankii sora wo tobu" (逆転!ニャンキー空を飛ぶ)
1 May 1990 18 September 1990
The Pizza Cats turn to Guru Lou in hopes that he can help them to defeat the Rude Noise.
15 Those Transformin' Felines
"Onegai! Koon-nokami wa ninki ga hoshii" (お願い!コーン守は人気がほしい)
8 May 1990 20 September 1990
The Pizza Cats have been getting a big reputation in Little Tokyo. The Big Cheese, now jealous, decides to build his reputation by sending a robot out to attack, but make the Big Cheese look like the hero instead of the Cats.
16 The Case of the Bogus Billionaire
"Ussou! Shougunsama wa nisemono?" (ウッソー!将軍さまはニセモノ!?)
15 May 1990 21 September 1990
The Big Cheese gets a picture of a potato farmer who looks mysteriously like Emperor Fred. Al Dente then sends the Pizzaca Cats to find the nanny that raised the Emperor, in hopes that she can identify the true Emperor. However, Big Cheese knows of the plan and sends the Ninja Crows and the Rude Noise to get her first.
17 Big Cheese's IQ Corral
"Doko da? Kieta daisensei" (ドコだ?消えた大先生)
22 May 1990 24 September 1990
The Big Cheese is having scientists kidnapped to be forced to work on his secret weapon. Now the Ninja Crows are after Guru Lou.
18 Field of Screwballs
"Miatte miatte yakyuu de shoubu" (見合って見合って野球で勝負)
29 May 1990 25 September 1990
The Bad Guys use a mind controlling robot on a popular baseball player Princess Vi has a crush on. To impress her, they challange the Pizza Cats to a baseball game.
19 Speedy's Double Time Trick
"W (daburu) deeto wa kiken ga ippai!" (Wデートは危険がイッパイ!)
5 June 1990 26 September 1990
Speedy makes a date with Lucille but he forgets that he also made a date with Polly to run some low level missions. He decides to zip back and forth between his engagements . Between dates he uncovers the Big Cheese's plan to attack Little Tokyo with a giant Hot Tub robot.
20 Samurai Charm School
"Eh!? Pururun no ojousama sengen" (エッ!?プルルンのお嬢様宣言)
12 June 1990 27 September 1990
Polly decides she needs to be less temperamental so she goes to a model school, which is really a front for the Big Cheese's plan hire some women warriors.
21 Drummin' Up Trouble with a Big Bad Beat
"Ponpoko tanuki de oosawagi!" (ポンポコタヌキで大騒ぎ!)
19 June 1990 28 September 1990
Big Cheese builds a robot that can bang out a hypnotic drum beat, thus enslaving the town.
22 Pizza Bird Delivers
"Karasu ga piza motte tokkyubin?" (カラスがピザ持って特急便?)
26 June 1990 1 October 1990
The Big Cheese is short on cash and can no longer afford to pay his minions. As a result the Ninja Crows have to go find day jobs. Bad Bird takes a job at the Pizza Cat pizzeria. For the first time in his life Bad Bird knows real job satisfaction and is torn between his duty to live up to the evil legacy of his father and his desire to seek his own path to personal happiness. The episode foreshadows events to come in the series finale and Bad Bird and Speedy form a bond of friendship.
23 Big Cheese Shows His Filmy Substance
"Gekitotsu! Eiga no shuuyaku dareda?" (激突!映画の主役はだれだ?)
3 July 1990 2 October 1990
Princess Vi wants to make a movie so the Big Cheese, Guido and Speedy run an obstacle course which will determine the male lead.
24 Son of Big Cheese
"Rereh? Koon-nokami ni kodomo!?" (れれっ?コーン守に子供!?)
10 July 1990 3 October 1990
A child becomes attached to the Big Cheese, so Princess Vi orders him to open a diaper cleaning service. The kid and the cleaning causes delays with his latest giant robot, the Samurai Stamper.
25 Gender Bender Butterflies!
"Kawaii? Yattarou onna ni naru" (かわいい?ヤッ太郎女になる)
17 July 1990 Not aired
Francine's date with a deer name Bucky is ruined when the Bad Guys release a swarm of butterflies that can make people act like the opposite gender.
26 Cold and Crabby in Little Tokyo
"Daibouken! Zekkouchou wo sagase" (大冒険!ゼッコー鳥をさがせ)
24 July 1990 8 October 1990
Emperor Fred comes down with a bad cold. Big Al Dente summons the Pizza Cats to go to Mount Coochie to bring back the CooCoo bird which will restore Emperor Fred's insanity and cure his cold. But the Big Cheese also has a cold and he sends Bad Bird to get the CooCoo bird first.
27 The Terror of Prisoner Island
"Yada! Oiratachi ga shimanagashi?" (ヤダ!オイラ達が島流し?)
31 July 1990 9 October 1990
There is a flaw in the palace. The Pizza Cats are sent to find the architech, who has been banished to an island by Princess Vi, but the Ninja Crows are after him too.
28 Pizza Cat Performance Review
"Heh? Nyankii ga kaisan?!" (ヘッ?ニャンキーが解散?!)
7 August 1990 Not aired
Big Al isn't satisfied with the Pizza Cats' work, so he sends them to the suburbs, while the Rescue Team Cats take over the main shop.
29 Destructo Robots at Popular Prices
"Bareta?! Nyankii no shoutai" (バレた!?ニャンキーの正体)
14 August 1990 10 October 1990
The Rude Noise spy on the Pizza Cats to try and find a way to beat them.
30 No Talent Guido
"Aidoru densetsu? Sukashii no shutsudou" (アイドル伝説?スカシー出動)
21 August 1990 11 October 1990
Guido feels left out when Polly, Lucille, and even Speedy become music stars. But now it's up to him to save the city from Big Cheese's singing.
31 All You Need is Love
"Tsuraize Karamaru! Ninja no koi" (つらいぜカラ丸!忍者の恋)
28 August 1990 Not aired
Big Cheese decides to marry his way up, so the Bad Guys make a cupid robot to make Princess Vi fall in love with him. But things don't go as planned.
32 Polly's Magical Flute
"Pururun no fue wa otogibanashi?!" (プルルンの笛はおとぎ話?!)
4 September 1990 Not aired
Big Cheese discovers a legend about a flute that can be used to find a treasure, so he collects all the flutes in the city, including Polly's.
33 Close Encounters of the Pig Kind
"Fushisgi?! Hoshi kara kita otomodachi!" (ふしぎ?!星から来たお友だち!)
11 September 1990 16 October 1990
Speedy befriends a pig from space. But this pig's appetite is out of control.
34 Big Cheese's High Definition TV
"Hissatsu sakusen! Tsuyoi zo Karakara ichizoku" (必勝作戦!強いぞカラカラ一族)
18 September 1990 Not aired
After reviewing their previous encounters with the Pizza Cats the Big Cheese decides to combine the features from previous robots into one.
35 Pizza Delivery of Doom!
"Sagase! Mizu-umi ni kieta Nekkii" (さがせ!湖に消えたネッキー)
25 September 1990 18 October 1990
Spritz disappears while making a delivery to a lakeside village, where mysterious creatures have been frightening the locals.
36 Youth Is for Exploding
"Moyase seishun! Mata deta daisensei" (もやせ青春!また出た大先生)
2 October 1990 19 October 1990
The city is in terrorized by a group of exploding robot teens. And to make things worse, Guru Lou is testing his new formula.
37 Bad Bird Uncaged (Part 1)
"Masaka?! Yattarou yuuhi ni shisu" (まさか?!ヤッ太郎夕日に死す)
9 October 1990 22 October 1990
Bad Bird is back with powerful new weapons, and challenges Speedy to a battle. Can Speedy defeat him?
38 Bad Bird Uncaged (Part 2)
"Taose Karamaru! Namida, namida no daifukkatsu" (たおせカラ丸!涙, 涙の大復活)
16 October 1990 23 October 1990
Speedy goes to Guru Lou to learn the secret of the Pizza Cats' power.
39 A Mission in Manhattan
"Haroo! Yattarou kaigai he tobu" (ハロー!ヤッ太郎海外へ飛ぶ)
23 October 1990 Not aired
The Pizza Cats travel to meet the New York Pizza Cats. The Big Cheese also goes to New York for a crime conference.
40 Unidentified Flying Oddballs
"UFO? Nyankii tai uchuujin" (UFO!?ニャンキー対宇宙人)
30 October 1990 25 October 1990
A flying saucer appears, and kidnaps Princess Vi. The Pizza Cats have to rescue her.
41 Princess Vi's Hippy-Dippy Mom
"Tonderu! Kaette kita hahaue" (とんでる!帰ってきた母上)
6 November 1990 26 October 1990
Princess Vi's mother returns, and gives Vi a jem that the Big Cheese needs for his latest robot.
42 A Wet and Wild Weekend!
"Tairansen de ii yu dana!?" (大乱戦でいい湯だな!?)
13 November 1990 29 October 1990
The Pizza Cats go to a spa to protect Emperor Fred and Princess Vi, but Big Cheese and the Ninja Crows are there too, trying to get some rest and relaxation.
43 Kung Fu Kitty Contest
"Zen-in shutsugou! Tenka no daishiai" (全員集合!天下一の大試合)
20 November 1990 Not aired
Princess Vi holds a martial arts fighting contest to see who is the top fighter in the city. The Pizza Cats, Lucille, Bad Bird and one of Big Cheese's robots are among the entrants into battle.
44 Gone with the Ginzu
"Pinchi! Nusumareta Masamasa" (ピンチ!盗まれたマサマサ)
27 November 1990 Not aired
The bad guys steal the Speedy`s magical Ginzu Sword and make a copy of it.
45 A Little Bit 'O Luck
"Gakuh! Mijime na Koon-nokami" (ガクッ!みじめなコーン守)
4 December 1990 Not aired
Jerry and Bad Bird builds a robot that brings luck. It was supposed to be delivered to Big Cheese, but was lost to Speedy

instead. While trying to get the robot back, they give the Bad Luck robot to the Big Cheese."

46 Samurai Savings Time
"Toki wo kakeru Nyankii" (時をかけるニャンキー!)
11 December 1990 2 November 1990
The Big Cheese builds a robot that can travel through time. His plan is to travel back in time to stop the Pizza Cats from being formed. Unbeknownst to him, the Pizza Cats are on their way to the palace to celebrate the anniversary of their formation. Big Cheese, Bad Bird, and the Cats accidentally get sent back in time with the robot and the Cats try to stop Big Cheese from meeting up with Jerry Atric and the Ninja Crows.
47 Phoney Baloney Cat
"Deta! Nise Nyankii" (出た!にせニャンキー)
18 December 1990 5 November 1990
Big Cheese, Jerry, and Bad Bird dress up like the Pizza Cats to ruin the cats' reputations.
48 The Cheese Who Stole Christmas
"Nyankii santa sora wo yuku" (ニャンキーサンタ空を行く)
25 December 1990 Not aired
Big Cheese is having a bad Christmas, so he dress up like Santa and gives kids masks that won't come off.
49 Emperor Fred Does Hard Time
"Yattarou otsukare shimanagashi" (ヤッ太郎おつかれ島流し)
8 January 1990 7 November 1990
Speedy gives Princess Vi's pizza to Emperor Fred, who ruins it. The Princess has a temper tantrum and banishes both of them.
50 Quake, Rattle, and Roll
"Gennarisai no wahaha daisakusen!" (幻ナリ斎のワハハ大作戦!)
15 January 1991 Not aired
The Ninja Crows build and earthquake creating robot, which terrifies Speedy, and Big Cheese.
51  Frightening! Koon no Kami's Big Research
"Kiih! Koon-nokami no daikenkyuu" (きーっ!コーン守の大研究)
22 January 1991 -
Clip Show
52 The Big Comet Caper (Part 1)
"Koon-nokami shijou saidai no sakusen!" (コーン守史上最大の作戦!)
29 January 1991 9 November 1990
In a last desperate act the Big Cheese diverts a comet towards Little Tokyo and blackmails the city. Can the Pizza Cats stop the Big Cheese before he destroys Little Tokyo...?
53 The Big Comet Caper (Part 2)
"Ashita mo zettai nihonbare!" (明日もぜったい日本晴れ!)
5 February 1991 12 November 1990
Speedy and Bad Bird join forces to save the world from the comet.
54 The Cats Cop Cartoon Careers
"Nyankii wa fumetsu desu!" (ニャンキーは不滅です!)
12 February 1991 Not aired
A look back at some of the character's best moments in the series.


  1. Episode Guide
  2. FAQ
  3. Samurai Pizza Cats on
  4. キャッ党忍伝てやんでえ at Japanese Wikipedia
  5. Zumi Fox's Teyandee page (Japanese)
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