Cyborg Kuro-chan (partially found Malaysian English dub of anime series; early 2000s)


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Cyborg Kuro-chan (Malaysian English dub)
A still from the anime.
A still from the anime.
Status Partially Found

Cyborg Kuro-chan was an anime series, lasting from October 2nd, 1999, to January 6th, 2001, on TV Tokyo in Japan. It was about a housecat named Kuro, who was kidnapped and turned into a cyborg by an evil scientist, named Dr. Go, for his plans of world domination.

An English dub of the series was made, presumably in Malaysia, but only episodes 3-12 are currently available to watch online.[1] The dub originally aired on Animax Asia in 2004, all 65 episodes were dubbed.[2] The dub itself is highly rare, and the credits sequence is still in its unaltered, all Japanese language form, with no sign of the dub's voice actors, or the dubbing company itself. The first 14 episodes were released as VCDs by "Speedy Video Malaysia" which were sold on various websites in the early to late 2000s.

While episodes 3-12 are the only full episodes available online, there does exist a clip of of the series' 2nd episode, which can be seen in the video below. The 1st and 2nd episodes do exist, but only on the mentioned VCDs, and not online. Any at all beyond episode 14 are still a mystery.

Links

Youtube user who has episodes 3-12 uploaded:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Multi3463/videos

An short scene from the Vietnam dub of Kuro, which used an audio clip from the English dub:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5w1qdq

Episodes

1. Powerful Cyborg Cat is Born Kuro cat is fed by an old couple (Grand-ba & Grand-ma), Kuro take care of home very well and house breaking is never happened. Dr. Goal wants to transform Kuro to a powerful robot cat, which an fully under his control. When Kuro found himself been transformed and able to speak, he refused to follow Dr. Goal's instruction and rushed back to get marry with his lover Puhrry. At the same time, Micoon is created by Dr. Goal to catch Kuro.

2. Robot Cats Micoon promised to catch Kuro and wanted to proof that he is the strongest cyborg cat in the world. Micoon has set a trap to kidnap Kuro's Grand-ba & Grand-ma. Kuro has no choice but to take part in the competition. Of course, robot cats are not a threat to Kuro but Micoon, the final antagonist.

3. Inferno Highway Micoon possess powerful weapon after the transformation, he can transmute himself into everything he wants. They immediately kidnap the old couple again. A errible racing and battling started between Micoon and Kuro at the Highway. Finally, Micoon was in flunked . In fact, Kuro does win in ruin.

4. Robot Giant Sam & Little Sam In order to beat Kuro, Dr. Goal invented Giant Sam and Little Sam. However Dr. Goal has locked himself into the Giant Sam and the boom was activated accidentally. Micoon managed to delay the explosion of the activated boom for 24 hours, but he failed to safe Dr. Goal from danger. Finally, under the cooperation between Micoon and Kuro, the robot crisis has been resolved.

5. Micoon's Puppy Love Micoon is found in gloomy recently. Micoon told Kuro that he was safe by a female dog named Lily and has fallen in love with Lily. Since it is considered as Micoon's first love, Kuro decided to help Micoon. Everything goes smoothly under Kuro's plans till Dr. Goal has invented a Machine Dog for Micoon, which caused problems to them at last.

6. Abduction A high stranger appeared in Kuro's house one day and informed Kuro that Micoon had been kidnapped at Atlanta. Coincidentally, Gran-ba and Grand-ma are going to Atlanta for honeymoon. Kuro sheltered himself in luggage to protect Gran-ba and Grand-ma. They met the high stranger which was under the control if an alien. Kuro managed to safe Micoon and destroyed the alien.

7. The Biggest Ghost - Buster Graming History Romeo felt bored and decided to use Dr. Goal, Grand-ba and Grand-ma's life as a threat to force Kuro and Micoon to game with him. In order to complete the game, Kuro and Micoon must press the button within 2 hours.

8. Icon Competation Between Kuro and Micoon Kuro decided to join the tracking tour with Suzuki and schoolboys. Kuro has never known that he will meet Micoon. In the bus, Micoon seem to be an icon and popular to all schoolboys. Kuro felt jealous about this.

9. Legend of the Hill Behind the School Kuro, Micoon, Dr. Goal, Romeo and kids are decided to visit Mr. Suzuki. In the house of Suzuki, they found a map that inherited by Suzuki's family and believed it was a rich place with full of jewelry. All guys believe in the legend.

10. Traps They have well equipped and begin their journey for treasure hunting. The first problem arose when they faced with a dangerous and broken hang bridge. They finally found the place with traps and snares. Could they overcome it?

11. The Genius Kuro found another creature whose look alike him appeared on the TV and hijacked a battle-ship. It was unbelievable as a genius kid planned this. In order to correct him, Kuro has done the best to stop him, even though incurred serious injury. The kid finally felt touching of Kuro's sincerity.

12. Monster Micoon Monster has the power to occupy human body. Micoon has offered himself to be the victim to exchange Dr. Goal's body hurt by monster. Monster Micoon has a battle with Kuro, with the assistance of Dr. Goal and Kuro, Monster has been beaten and kept into a capsule ware.

13. Battle in Prison Genius kid has discovered a lonely lion in the zoo and decided to get it free to the forest. Although with the assistance of Kuro and Micoon, the lonely lion had finally been killed. Dr. Goal had transformed it into a robot lion and stay forever with the genius kid.

14. The Genius's Experiment Dr. Goal agreed to be the master for genius kid. The problem arose when the rat has been escaped from the experiment and rats are everywhere in the city, which caused terrors.

Gallery

References

  1. Cyborg Kuro-chan surviving episodes on Youtube. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20040224003037/http://www.animax-asia.com/schedule/default.asp?fx=go&day=24

Comments


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Lukedavidson

13 months ago
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I heard from a person who saw that dube that episodes 1-65 were dubbed and released on Animax. I also remember seeing some of the VCDs on sale ages ago, one of which contained episodes 1-14. I guess the first 14 episodes were the only ones to be released on VCD.
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PannenkoekenNL

8 months ago
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Did someone download the episodes that were on YouTube?
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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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I've downloaded episodes 9,11 and 12 before they were sadly blocked. You can still find episodes 12 on Dailymotion.
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PannenkoekenNL

7 months ago
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Could you upload them?
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Lukedavidson

1 months ago
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When I've finished doing the HD versions I'll upload them to MEGA & hopefully Dailymotion.
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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Is there a reason as to why the episode summaries are written poorly? Is it a joke from the show or no?
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Kobochat

7 months ago
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It's tagged as needing work for a reason
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PannenkoekenNL

7 months ago
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The summaries are the official summaries from the VCD...
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Anonymous user #3

7 months ago
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If they are the official summaries of the episodes, I would suggest to change some of the wording in the sentences because some of them are confusing like for example The Genius's summary "Kuro found another creature whose look alike him appeared on the TV and hi-jacked a battle-ship." should change to "Kuro found another creature whose look alike appeared on TV and hi-jacked a battle-ship" so it can be easier to understand and remove the bad grammar and have better punctuation.
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Lukedavidson

5 months ago
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Her official name is Pooly. The "r" in her name in the VCD description must have been translation error.
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Lukedavidson

5 months ago
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So I have managed to save some of the dub but most of it has been blocked by the copyright holders of the anime. Episodes 9,11 and 12 have been save and the 2nd half of 4,5,6,7 and 10 have been saved. I plan on dubbing the audio over the higher quality Japanese versions. When I do that I'll share them.
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PannenkoekenNL

5 months ago
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Nice1
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Echofox

3 months ago
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I wonder if there's another English dub. The Italian company Mondo TV lists the show as Cat Stuff: Cyber Kurochan on their website: http://www.m...t-stuff.html
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Lukedavidson

1 months ago
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I guess that page is for if any companies want to buy the rights to it to make a dub, but I'm not sure.
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Lukedavidson

2 months ago
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I have managed to create HD versions of episodes 9-11. When I go back to college I'll upload these episodes to Dailymotion.
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PannenkoekenNL

2 months ago
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Could you upload them to MEGA too?
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Lukedavidson

1 months ago
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Episode 12 is now on MEGA. https://mega...lYQFKWVp22os
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PannenkoekenNL

1 months ago
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Thanks!
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Halcyon

2 days ago
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Everything from the YT link is deleted. In the other hand, i can confirm the complete latin american version of this can be found with little to no effort on the web.
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