Toku Challenge met! And the winner is……………

…….. Ape Sentai MONKEYMAN! That’s right, this guy either had or found all 51 episodes of Bioman that had been dubbed into English by Toei. And if you go to the original post, you’ll find DDL links to all of them. Hopefully they all work. If not, I’m very disappointed MONKEYMAN. Especially now that you’re officially my bestestest friend EVER (one of these days I’m going to trademark the whole EVER™ thing (joke trademarks are funny)). As promised, here is my email address (for MONKEYMAN’s eyes only): (no longer available due to increase in spam). I’d rather not give away anymore personal information here, but if you’d like to contact me, MONKEYMAN, you’re more than welcome to do so. And if not, then that’s cool too. I respect you’re right to privacy. But you gotta admit, it’s not cool to just leave you’re bestestest friend EVER hanging. 😉

Anyway, for those of you who didn’t see the original post, or who wanted to see these dubbed videos themselves, here’s a link: https://henshinhead.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/my-challenge-to-you-bioman-english-dub/ . Just follow it and the download links will be in the comments section. And since I had to put my email address in this post, anyone else who wants to contact me that way could if they wanted. If I see any spam though, I’ll remove the address from the post.

Anyway, for everybody else, expect new posts soon, there just hasn’t been any big news out in the last week that I haven’t already reported on. And I’m working on some of my own stuff right now, so I might just share some of that with you.

And here is a little something for MONKEYMAN as a token of my appreciation:

The barrel says “Saru Sentai Monkiman” which means Ape Sentai MONKEYMAN. Just a little sign of appreciation. You are welcome to use this for stuff if you like.

UPDATE: (5/2/11) Brent from Rangerboard recently posted a link to a thread in the comments section of the original post, related to a report from a 1986 L.A. Times article in which Saban got a green light to start filming on a new series called “Bio-Man”(!). Oh, what could have been. Check it out here: http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=146631 And I just want to add that I haven’t heard from MONKEYMAN, which isn’t cool. If you didn’t get my email (which apparently a bunch of other people of ill-repute have now) you could always drop a comment here somewhere, just saying. I made that picture for you, and all I get are a bunch of links. I’ll be waiting.

Oh, and here’s the link to the original news article: http://articles.latimes.com/1986-08-12/business/fi-18776_1_haim-saban go check it out. It also mentions other shows Saban produced at the time, including cult anime classic Macron I (originally GoShogun).

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My Challenge To You!: Bioman English dub.

Hey everbody, sorry for the week of silence, you’re about to see a bunch of new posts about to come out. For right now though, I want to talk about something very important.

Recently, I watched the first five episodes of Choudenshi Bioman, but these weren’t ordinary episodes. I episodes watched were DUBBED in English. And these weren’t fan dubs, these were the official english language versions of Bioman, released by Toei. Now the person that uploaded these episodes to YouTube said that these episodes were dubbed over as an attempt to bring Super Sentai to the US, but Wikipedia says that these episodes were made for English-speaking countries in Asia, the Phillipines in particular. One says there are only a handful of these dubbed episodes, the other claims that the entire series was dubbed over. And dammit I need to know for sure.

So my challenge to all of you out there is to find out and find as many of these episodes as you can. For anyone that can bring me these episodes, I will hereby delcare you my bestestest friend EVER, I will follow or friend you on whatever you might have (Twitter, YouTube, blog, email, whatever so long as it is something I can follow), I will share my actual name and email with you (no spam), and if I happen to like you enough, who knows, you might even get to contribute to the blog. But that’s only if you can find these episodes! Keep in mind, the last one is only on a maybe status, but crazier things have happened.

If you happen to find these, or know where they can be found, and wish to contact me about it, feel free to leave a comment on this post, or you can contact me on YouTube (because I’m not always so imaginative, my YouTube username is henshinhead), or you can tweet me (that’s @henshinhead).

Now go out and find it! Ganbatte!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin