Cyborg Kuro-chan (partially found Malaysian English dub of anime series; early 2000s)
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.
The dub originally aired on Animax Asia in the early 2000s and all 65 episodes were rumored to have been dubbed and aired on the channel in the past.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. It is known that the episodes were sold on VCD format on various websites in the early to late 2000s.The user who uploaded it, Multi3463, says in the description to episode 3 that the episodes came from a website by the name of "Speedy Video Malaysia", which no longer carries the series in any form whatsoever.
Another site, ZoomMovie, used to sell the english language VCDs. Their collection, which includes the first 14 episodes on 7 discs, was listed on September 5th, 2002, thus confirming the existence of episodes 1, 2, 13, and 14.
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.
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Youtube user who has episodes 3-12 uploaded:
References[edit | edit source]
- Cyborg Kuro-chan surviving episodes on Youtube. Retrieved April 23, 2015.