Global YouTube Channel【TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL】Starts Monday April 6th, 2020!!



Global YouTube Channel


Starts Monday April 6th, 2020!!






TOEI COMPANY, LTD. (hereafter TOEI) is creating a new YouTube channel for worldwide viewing! (Please note that depending on the show, there may be viewing limitations in certain areas and countries.) It will provide nostalgic TOKUSATSU shows from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Uploads will start on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Daily updates with TOEI TOKUSATSU Hero Series
from the 1960s to the 1990s!
To kick things off, the first two episodes of all 70 shows will be released at once (with English subtitles)!

This official Toei YouTube channel will have a lineup of various shows, including “NATIONAL KID” (1960), Super Sentai Series such as “GORENGER”(1975), Metal Hero Series including “SPACE COP GAVAN”(1982), and robot anime such as “VOLTES V”(1977). We will update daily to share TOEI’s TOKUSATSU with the world. At launch, we will have the first two episodes of all 70 shows available with English subtitles! Further episodes will be available in Japanese for now, but there could be frequent updates. We plan on making a public call for subtitles in any language.

Simply translated, it means SFX, or special effects, but Japan’s “TOKUSATSU” is something different. It is its own genre in Japan, known for a filming technique that makes use of miniatures, costumes, CG, and special effects. One characteristic of the TOEI TOKUSATSU series is the heroes are life-sized. TOEI started making TOKUSATSU in the 1950s, and has since created shows that widely vary in genre and style. Some especially popular series include Kamen Rider (a.k.a. Masked Rider) and Super Sentai, first created in 1971 and 1975 respectively, and they continue to this day. The genre has since seen success outside of Japan as well. The 1992 series “ZYURANGER” was remade in America as “Power Rangers”, which became a hit there, and continues to the present. Nowadays, “TOKUSATSU” is a word that is understood all over the world! The series uploaded to this channel created the foundation of TOEI’s TOKUSATSU culture. From the strange world view of the TOEI Fushigi Comedy Series (TOEI Mysterious Comedy Series), to the heroes of the Metal Hero Series and more, we hope you enjoy the variety of TOKUSATSU culture.

■Original Character: The ninja, CONTENMARU

Did you notice the ninja fox that appears at the start? That is CONTENMARU, the official character that will support our new channel. Tasked with delivering TOEI TOKUSATSU content to the world, he’ll liven up the channel! (In Japan, fox cries are expressed as “con”.)
CONTENMARU’s dream is to study TOEI TOKUSATSU and someday join their ranks as a cool hero. Powered by his favorite food, onigiri (rice balls), he trains hard day after day.

*Currently accepting inquiries about merchandising!

■Releases (First Round)
Monday April 6, 2020:    Episodes 1 and 2 of all 70 shows (with English subtitles)
Monday April 13, 2020:     Episode 3 and 4 of NATIONAL KID (to be updated on Mondays)
Tuesday April 14, 2020:    Episode 3 and 4 of SUKI SUKI MAJO SENSEI (to be updated on Tuesdays)
Wednesday April 15, 2020:    Episode 3 and 4 of ROBOT 8-CHAN (to be updated on Wednesdays)
Thursday April 16, 2020:     Episode 3 and 4 of SPACE COP GAVAN (to be updated on Thursdays)
Friday April 17, 2020:     Episode 3 and 4 of JASPION (to be updated on Fridays)
        Episode 3 and 4 of HARD GUMI (to be updated on Fridays)
Saturday April 18, 2020:     Episode 3 and 4 of MAGICAL GIRL CHUKANA PAIPAI (to be updated on Saturdays)
        Episode 3 and 4 of WINSPECTOR (to be updated on Saturdays)
Sunday April 19, 2020:     Episode 3 and 4 of COMBATTLER V (to be updated on Sundays)
        Episode 3 and 4 of GORENGER (to be updated on Sundays)

■Other shows (Partial List)
From the 60s: CAPTAIN ULTRA, YOKAI BUGEICHO, and more
From the 80s: SPACE COP SHARIVAN and more
From the 90s: POITRINE, CHANZERION, and more
Anime: DALTANIUS, DAIMOS, and more


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