This is the real deal folks. Kamen Rider and other tokusatsu programming is headed to the U.S. OFFICIALLY. 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.
From Yasuhiko Nakashima of Toei’s International Sales Division:
“Because of the current interest in ‘Cool Japan’ we saw an opportunity to show off our tokusatsu hero shows. In the future we’d like even provide the series almost as they air in Japan.”