Tokusatsu shows like Kamen Rider will be making their way to America for the very first time.
On March 16, it was formally announced on IGN’s website that “TokuSHOUTsu” will soon be available to tokusatsu fans across America. This will be the first time series like Kamen Rider will be debuting in the US.
Through the combined efforts of Pluto!TV and Shout! FactoryTV, fans can expect to have the ability to watch many tokusatsu shows beginning at Midnight PT on March 17. The show will be available through the “Tech & Geek” section of Pluto TV (Channel 681). The channel will feature content that is a mixture of original content along with airings of shows like Kamen Rider Season 1, Ultraman Leo, and Super Sentai. Original content will include podcasts, a weekly talk show called Let’s Talk Toku hosted by Squall Charlson, and live events.
While keeping the authenticity of the archived footage, new subtitles and English translations have been added to the episodes. The channel already announced its first guest to be featured in its original content, Dr. Jason Narvy. Narvy is ultimately remembered as Eugene “Skull” Skullovitch, one half of the iconic bully duo from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
“Kamen Rider is the number one kids’ program in Japan, and is still beloved after all these years,” said Shin-ichiro Shirakura, producer of Kamen Rider. “We are so excited that the show will finally be available for all of our fans in North America.”
You can find TokuSHOUTsu on all platforms that support Pluto TV, including Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV. Fans are encouraged to follow TokuSHOUTsu on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts for upcoming news and information.