"Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: The Complete Series" Release Scheduled

Amazon lists Shout! Factory set for March 26th

Long before Pacific Rim, Americans got treated to live-action giant robots via 1969's Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, a localized version of the 1967 tokusatsu show Giant Robo from pioneer Mitsuteru Yokoyama. Home video rights have been a bit shaky since the bankruptcy of Orion, but now, Shout! Factory, who has released localized Japanese pop culture favorites like Transformers and Power Rangers, has a complete set scheduled.


Amazon lists the set for March 26th, The four disc, 675 minute collection sells for $39.97.

Tokusatsu guru August Ragone contributes a booklet chock-full of behind-the-scenes history on the making of the series.



via @Gaijinder

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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