Ryukendo (found English dub of tokusatsu series; 2007)
Japanese DVD cover.
Date found: Apr '18
Found by: natural_hype & CertifiedMono
Ryukendo, also known as Madan Senki Ryukendo and Magic Bullet Chronicles Ryukendo is a Japanese tokusatsu television show by Takara and We've Inc. It ran for 50 episodes on TV Aichi between January 8 - December 31, 2006. The series can also be considered a predecessor to the Tomica Hero franchise, as the Ryukendo cast reprise their roles for the Tomica Hero Rescue Force film.
The series follows the Madan Warriors, a group of super-powered warriors with the ability to summon an animal spirit (or JuuOh), battling and preventing the evil forces of the demon army Jamanga from draining the citizens of Akebono City's Minus Energy to complete their sinister goals.
An English dub of the series was produced in Hong Kong for MediaLink and featured Emily Woo Zeller. The series aired in a number of South East Asian markets. The first known run was in Singapore on Kids Central, which started on September 1, 2007.[Notes 1] In the Philippines, it allegedly ran on Cartoon Network during the Toonami block. The most recent broadcast came from Malaysia, where Ryukendo aired on Disney XD from November 26, 2012.
Singaporean Lost Media Wiki user natural_hype purchased a previously unheard of VCD release of the series and uploaded the entire dub onto YouTube in April 2018. He was assisted by fellow member CertifiedMono who helped encode the web release.
- The listing linked is for the third episode of the series. The debut date has been estimated by tracking back to the start of the season as the channel premiered the series at the rate of one episode per week.