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    KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES On Blu-ray September 20, 2022

    Available for the First Time in North America,  Bring Home This Highly Anticipated 7-Disc Blu-ray Collection
    Source: Shout! Factory press release
    Special Thanks to Tom Chen

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd.

    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 (仮面ライダークウガ, Kamen Raidā Kūga) 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. EnterYusuke 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 themurderousGrongi 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.

     

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