The "Historical" Setting of Soul Calibur

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Dec 6, 2018 at 12:10 AM
Posted by HydroJames
An attempt at explaining how the reality of the 1590's led to the fantasy of Soul Calibur.

1592 in general, and early Japanese martial arts: 01:41
Japanese characters: 8:10
Sophitia: 13:19
Voldo: 16:19
Siegfried/Nightmare: 16:19
Cervantes: 21:33

For further reading & watching, I recommend:
Soul Calibur 6: Did TALIM Exist in Philliphines History?
Virtual Colonialism: Japan's "Others" in Soul Calibur
History of Okinawan Karate:
The Bubishi:
Okinawan Karate master kata:
The Greeks Who Pray to Zeus: VICE INTL (Greece)
Soul Calibur Legends footage:

Soul Blade footage from:
Capoeira tournament:
Capoeira street performance:

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