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The weak of heart may want to sit down, this is pretty huge news!

This month Toei Japan launches a pay-per-view channel in the US. While the test launch will be aimed at the Japanese native speaking audience, there are possible future plans to add English subtitles if it does well.

Still your racing hearts and go read this lovely article on HJU for more details!

For those of you who doubt this is a real thing: here is the original tv asahi article.

For those of you confused about it being a TV channel or an internet channel, we have confirmation it's part of MyGlobeTV, a internet based TV service that will let you watch the tokusatsu goodness on your TV, laptop AND mobile devices.
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angrysmurf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
that would be great to check the best toku series in good ol U.S. of A
where can i get it ? 
:D (Big Grin) 
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Read the article again, we've said it was part of the MyGlobeTV service and provided links. As of right now, however, they are not providing English subtitles. They will be providing them in a year or so, but if your Japanese comprehension skills are sharp, you COULD get the channel and be ahead of the curve of everyone else, you Japanese sorta fluent person, you.
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Gray-Vizard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
20 bucks a month and no subs cause they are aiming at native japanese living in north america
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Ah yeah, that would make sense. However, English subs will be coming in about a year if all goes well (hopefully the price goes down too.)
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Gray-Vizard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i'll consider it when/if that happens
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SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Well, I still want to support this, and the $20 monthly fee sounds fine, but I just don't think I can splurge for that $100 installation fee.
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SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I was having a great night yesterday, but going to bed with this news yesterday REALLY made my night. =D
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Pay-per-view streaming internet channel.
FAIL.
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
It's not an internet channel: if you read carefully, you would have seen that it would be a pay-per-view cable channel. Either way, if this bombs, no one wins. Not all of us can be lucky and live in California/Hawaii/the Philippines/Malaysia/France in the 80s, where this stuff actually is on TV.

You vote with your money, so if you continue to pirate the shit that they put out, then Toei's more likely to clamp down hard on their franchises and release absolutely nothing.
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
You can't burst ~Tofubeast's bubble because the main damn point she was making in her post WASN'T that it was an internet channel. Here, let me quote her again, in bold and italics so you don't miss it this time around:

Either way, if this bombs, no one wins. Not all of us can be lucky and live in California/Hawaii/the Philippines/Malaysia/France in the 80s, where this stuff actually is on TV. You vote with your money, so if you continue to pirate the shit that they put out, then Toei's more likely to clamp down hard on their franchises and release absolutely nothing.

It's still legal subbed tokusatsu that, presumably, is easily available to the public and probably won't cost an arm and a leg (compared to, say, the few legal subbed show DVDs out there and all dat merch). I fail to see how it's a fail beyond having to pay for it. And why WOULDN'T you want to pay for stuff you like? Paying for stuff you like = people make more of the stuff you like! I can understand not paying for that kind of stuff when A) there's no legal, easy way to access it, B) the sub quality isn't good and C) one doesn't have the money. If you don't want to pay for it and want to stick with fansubs then fine, nobody is stopping you! (Unless Toei decides to finally bring the hammer down on the groups, oops) However, Toei is finally going "Hey, let's give people in the US a way to watch and support our tokusatsu franchises legally!" and you're calling it a fail? Man, it must be a blessing and a curse to be able to tell the future fate of things just by reading initial announcement articles about it instead of, you know, reserving one's judgement for when the thing finally comes out and forming an opinion based on one's own observations. You must be some kinda wizard or a psychic or something! Good for you!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is, in fact, an internet channel. If you read carefully, you would have seen that the very second sentence in the article cited on henshinjustice.com says:

"Toei Japan Channel, a new internet streaming pay channel coming this month, is originally a dedicated offering for the US’s four hundred thousand Japanese residents, but in about a year’s time will begin airing programs with English subtitles."

Note:
"internet streaming pay channel"

Just to make sure this is clear, here's an article written by tokusatsu expert Patrick Macias which was posted on crunchyroll.com one day ago:

The second sentence reads:

"Toei will soon be launching their own internet pay channel in the USA with a particular emphasis on live-action tokusatsu hero shows."

Note:
"internet pay channel"

Sorry to burst your bubble. :-/

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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Also, if you read the article, you would have also noted:

"Read between the lines, and it seems reasonable to expect that the “Toei Channel Japan” will eventually offer streaming simulcasts of the latest Super Sentai and Kamen Rider shows legally with English subs. How this would impact the current state of US tokusatsu fandom (a lot of which revolves around fansub groups and torrent trackers now) could be nothing less than revolutionary."

"Whether Toei also plans to use the US service to eventually roll out its current and past anime series, or to tap its vast catalog of live television programs and movies (Toei studios has been cranking out product since 1950) is unknown now. But a look at the current lineup at the existing Toei Channel in Japan (above) shows a little bit of everything on the menu: from old school '70s anime like Getter Robo, Smile PreCure!, yakuza movies, samurai flicks, and the occasional peek-a-boo gravure video.

 

Even so, if the US “Toei Channel Japan” really was nothing but guys in spandex suits pulverizing rubber monsters 24/7, then sign me up. That’s entertainment!"



Sounds like a positive reaction from Giant Robot Overlord Macias, if you ask me! And hey, it couldn't hurt to get the bits of Getter Robo that haven't been officially brought over to the US of A.

 

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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Hey, I know Patrick Macias. Not personally, but I'm a fan of his work. He's a cool dude.

I ain't even mad. The fact that it's an internet pay to play channel means that I can at least watch it on my computer, as I don't own a tv. We'll see how much it is, but the fact that Toei's even bothering to reach out to countries outside of Japan (instead of taking down every single thing and denying that their shows exist) is a step in the right direction.

Stay frosty.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, I'm happy it's happening and I plan to support it. I just don't think it's as big and as epic an event as people are making it out to be. I will, of course, be watching. (My wallet situation allowing, of course.)
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
IMO if this turns into a situation where we can actually purchase Toei translated dvds and stuff outside of Hawaii (where you can get the stuff Generation Kikaida managed to license) then I'd be pretty happy about it.
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wheatman3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
best thing i heard all day.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's legit then I'm going to look forward to watching that. :D
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
It is legit. Here's the original TV Asahi post: www.asahi.com/culture/update/0…
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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