TOKU Brings Ultraman Cosmos to America for the First Time

Yesterday, Olympusat Inc.’s television channel TOKU announced that it will broadcast Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultraman Cosmos. The 65-episode series will premiere on TOKU on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm est; with a nightly broadcast from Monday through Friday. This will lead the series to conclude on Monday, July 20th. In addition, the series will take the 7:00 pm time-slot from Ultraman Gaia. Below is a teaser clip of Ultraman Cosmos:

 

TOKU’s description for Ultraman Cosmos:

The series follows the adventures of Ultraman Cosmos, a powerful giant warrior from an unknown galaxy. Committed to protect humanity from all terrestrial and alien threats, Ultraman Cosmos fights against the evil Chaos Header, a powerful virus that either infects monsters or replicates more violent and aggressive versions of them.

 

Ultraman Cosmos is the 16th show and the longest running series to date for the Ultra series. The series also served as the 35th Anniversary for the Ultra series. The series originally premiered on July 7, 2001 and ran until September 28, 2002. However, there were some bumps in the road during its broadcast as lead actor, Taiyo Sugiura was questioned in an assault and extortion case that was later dropped. To make up for lost time episodes were cut from the TV broadcast, but later released on home-video.

 

Source: Scifi Japan, ANN

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