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The "Historical" Setting of Soul Calibur

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:

"A man's life of 50 years under the sky is nothing compared to the age of this world.
Life is but a fleeting dream, an illusion -- Is there anything that lasts forever?"

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