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Postby lhb412 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:07 pm

The channel, formerly the Funimation Channel, starts showing Ultraman Max next month:

http://tokusatsunetwork.com/2017/01/tok ... ext-month/

The banner on the twitter page says the show premiers February 27, 7 pm est.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Specium Ray » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:18 pm

I can't remember if the subs on this series are up to snuff, some of the ultra series on Crunchyroll need clean up.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:25 am

Anime News Network says it'll be English dubbed?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... ub/.111973
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:52 am

1. I didn't even know Funimation had a channel.

2. Comcast doesn't carry this channel.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:04 pm

I hope someone who does have access to this channel can clue us into just what language this thing is being presented in.

I wonder if Tsuburaya thinks that their shows have to have English dubs to be released in the US? I don't think that's the case, as plenty of stuff is brought here subbed only. I mean, if they really want to get kids to watch them I understand doing it for their newest shows, but if they think they could do it for the entire back catalog I question that.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Specium Ray » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:22 pm

lhb412 wrote:I hope someone who does have access to this channel can clue us into just what language this thing is being presented in.

I wonder if Tsuburaya thinks that their shows have to have English dubs to be released in the US? I don't think that's the case, as plenty of stuff is brought here subbed only. I mean, if they really want to get kids to watch them I understand doing it for their newest shows, but if they think they could do it for the entire back catalog I question that.


I'm just now listening to another podcast with William Winckler (will post about that in a minute), and he reiterates that Tsubaraya wants dubs because the primary audience is kids and kids don't read subs. Kids probably don't watch TOKU either, but there you go.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:22 pm

Ultraman Max English dubbed commercial!

http://astoundingbeyondbelief.tumblr.co ... dub-that-i
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Specium Ray » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:36 pm

Well it's not Malaysian at least. Not much to go on but sounded ok to me.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Rody » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:19 am

I'm hoping an English dub heralds an upcoming home video release.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:30 am

^ I hope so, too.

Hey, it apparently premiered today!
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:14 am

Now officially posted on Toku's Youtube:

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Apparently it airs Monday through Friday at 7pm ET and we still have no idea where this dub came from.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Specium Ray » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:12 pm

I'm almost certain it's Winckler, hearing Max sounds like the actor he used for the movies.
Of course, if even one whole episode of this dub couldbe been uploaded, we would know! Hearing that it airs daily is good, if they burn through episodes quickly, these might show up on streaming a little sooner.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:13 pm

You know, every week or so I check to see if someone on Youtube or twitter has posted some clip of this dubbed version. Nothing. Zip. Zilch, Nada.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Specium Ray » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:50 am

lhb412 wrote:You know, every week or so I check to see if someone on Youtube or twitter has posted some clip of this dubbed version. Nothing. Zip. Zilch, Nada.

Oh man, I've been checking twice a day. They finally found a way to stop piracy; put it on a channel no one can get.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby Baltan II » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:27 am

That feels like the same thing that happened when Heisei Ultraman series were airing subbed on some local station in California I think it was. Never saw a single thing come out of it, despite the shows airing to completion as far as I recall reading!
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:36 am

^ Ironically, according to August Ragone and early US anime fans it was people recording VHS and beta cassettes of programming off of Japanese language channels at major cities with large Japanese American populations that started anime and tokusatsu fandom in the US.
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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby mbozzo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:35 pm

Maybe Syfy could have shown Ultraman Max, as well as the other Ultraman series in America, dubbed in English. :idea:
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Re: Ultraman shows on TOKU

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:49 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-b ... es/.113716

Now they're gonna show Ultraman 80, English subbed. Two episodes every weekday.

I'm sure the old Italian grandmother who is the only person in America who gets Toku will love it.

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Heeeeeey: this Toku puff piece takes some Power Rangers movie promo material and spins it off into a commercial for Max and 80 and we see a bit more of Max's dub!

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Re: Ultraman Max on TOKU

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:35 am

Baltan II wrote:That feels like the same thing that happened when Heisei Ultraman series were airing subbed on some local station in California I think it was. Never saw a single thing come out of it, despite the shows airing to completion as far as I recall reading!


Yeah there was a station in Los Angeles that aired Tiga & Dyna subtitled in the late 90's. We had already received Tiga subbed on DVD thanks to Funimation, but never Dyna. I tried for years to track down anyone who saw or recorded these, to no avail. I refuse to believe that NO fan in the Los Angeles area made copies of these broadcasts...but it is a great mystery I would like to solve one day.
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Re: Ultraman shows on TOKU

Postby Baltan II » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:56 pm

I was actually referring to something more recent, like within the past 10 years. I can kinda sorta understand how an airing of Tiga and Dyna in the 90s goes unnoticed, but not in the 21st century!
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