TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL (TOEI YouTube Channel)
TO RELEASE KAMEN RIDER SERIES
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!!
Million thanks to over millions of the TOKUSATSU fans from around the world, the subscribers of TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL have exceeded 143,000 since its launch on April 6th, 2020 (as of December 23th) and still growing rapidly.
We are now pleased to announce that TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL will be releasing selected episodes from all of the KAMEN RIDER (a.k.a. MASKED RIDER) series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the origin since 1971 together with the fans from around the world. The uploads of the program will start from January 16, 2021 along with various events related to the anniversary.
Enjoy the episodes and celebrate KAMEN RIDER’s 50th anniversary together on any device, any time, and any day! HEN-SHIN!!
Releasing timing: Every Saturday and/or Sunday
Releasing Schedule: To be announced
※Basically, we will upload 1 and/or 2 episodes per series with English subtitles.
※Please note that viewings may be restricted in some areas, depending on the programs.
※The channel is not available in Japan.
おかげさまで、TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICALは、２０２０年４月の立ち上げより、全世界登録者数１４３,０００人を突破！今なお勢い増して、登録者数を伸ばし続けています。
このたび、ファンの皆様とともに１９７１年のはじまりから５０周年にあたる「仮面ライダー」記念の年を祝し、TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICALでは、仮面ライダー全シリーズから厳選したエピソードを世界にリリースいたします。エピソードのアップロードは今回の記念に連動した様々なイベントなどを交えながら、２０２１年１月１６日より開始いたします。
■What is KAMEN RIDER?
“KAMEN RIDER” (a.k.a. MASKED RIDER) is a live action TV show that started from “MASKED RIDER (the first)”, debuted on television on April 3, 1971, and continues to the lately, now on the air in Japan, “KAMEN RIDER SABER”(2020-2021). The franchise has been No.1 kid’s live action TV series for 50 years and it is not too much to say that almost all boys in Japan are raised with watching “KAMEN RIDER”.
■What is TOKUSATSU?
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.