TOKU to Air Ultraman 80 With English Subtitles
Olympusat, Inc.’s television channel TOKU announced that it will air the original Ultraman 80 series beginning on March 27. TOKU confirmed with ANN that the series will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The Screener website lists that the show will air two new episodes every Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT.
The live-action show, produced by Tsuburaya Productions and directed by Koichi Takano, originally aired in Japan from 1980 to 1981, and ran for 50 episodes.
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the entire Ultraman 80 series and describes it as follows:
Takeshi Yamato, a twenty-two year old young man lives a double life. During the day time, he is a rookie but popular science teacher at a junior high school in Tokyo. But after school and on Sundays he works as a member of the elite UGM (Utility Government Members), an earth defense organization which tackles difficult situations such as alien invasion and attacks from monsters.
When the situation gets out of control, Takeshi transforms into a 50 meter tall mighty warrior, Ultraman 80 and knocks down the most terrifying monster to save the day.
Prior to Ultraman 80, TOKU aired an English dub version of Ultraman Max in the same time slot. Ultraman Max a aired in Japan from 2005 to 2006.