Shout! Factory today at Anime Expo and via press release has announced the next Kamen Rider series to receive a North American, English subtitled release on Blu-Ray and it is none other than the fan-favorite series of Kamen Rider Kuuga.
Kamen Rider was one of the first series to be officially translated for streaming on the Tokushoutsu service. The series will now be made available for North American audiences on Blu-Ray with a release date of September 20th, 2022.
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Check out the press release below.
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KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPELTE SERIES
Available for the First Time in North America,
Bring Home This Highly Anticipated 7-Disc Blu-ray™ Collection
OWN IT ON BLU-RAY ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
In continued celebration of the landmark series’ 50th anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd., is proud to present a special Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES on national home entertainment shelves in September 20, 2022. Available for the first time in North America, this long-awaited 7-Disc Blu-ray set contains all 49 action-packed episodes from the original Japanese master and features separate subtitle tracks (Japanese only subtitle track and Japanese + Grongi language translation). KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES is a must-have for loyal fans and pop-culture collectors. Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Fans who order KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES from Shout! Factory will also receive a poster, while supplies last.
Originally premiering in 1971, the long-running Japanese television series Kamen Rider follows the exploits of a masked, motorcycle-riding hero who fights the forces of evil. The number one kids’ program in Japan for almost 50 years, Kamen Rider has proved to be beloved through multiple series iterations and generations of fans and Riders.
KAMEN RIDER KUUGA | Synopsis
KAMEN RIDER KUUGA premiered in Japan in 2000 and was the first installment in the franchise’s televised run in the Heisei Era.
When a group of archaeologists uncovers the tomb of a legendary warrior, they unearth Kuuga’s belt, accidentally releasing an ancient race of monsters called the Grongi, bent on destroying humanity. Enter Yusuke Godai, a modern-day guy-next-door, who learns he is telepathically linked to the mysterious stone belt. With its power, he transforms into the legendary warrior known as Kuuga, humanity’s only defense against the murderous Grongi monsters.
About TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
TOEI COMPANY, LTD. has enjoyed support from a diverse fan base since its founding in 1951 and striven to provide various entertainment through the production of movies, TV shows, animation, and other home entertainment products, with diversified applications of these contents. TOEI also produces these contents at both production studios in Tokyo and Kyoto together with post-production facility, TOEI DIGITAL CENTER in Tokyo. With its affiliate, TOEI ANIMATION OIZUMI STUDIO, TOEI engages in the development of character-based businesses and events. Also, T-JOY CO., LTD., cinema complex operator by TOEI, continues to distribute a lot of movies for theatrical release to meet the diversification of movie entertainment. For more information, please visit to the webpage of TOEI COMPANY, LTD(https://www.toei.co.jp/en/company/index.html).
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, LAIKA Studios, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson), ALF, and the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.