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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijNnSj8bWxY
Virtual Colonialism: Japan's "Others" in Soul Calibur www.academia.edu/31355327/Virtual_Colonialism_-_Japans_Others_in_SoulCalibur.pdf
History of Okinawan Karate: https://web.archive.org/web/20090302085743/http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/001/001/index.html
The Bubishi: https://archive.org/details/pdfy-ABzkEeVdSnKJn970
Okinawan Karate master kata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2cLXDNXY70
The Greeks Who Pray to Zeus: VICE INTL (Greece) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBpNu4_TP9w
Soul Calibur Legends footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtbJs1ncNHA

Soul Blade footage from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ017AWlywY
Capoeira tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cNpz72uAI
Capoeira street performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx-yJnJmnmo

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