Host: Squall Charlson

New, original weekly talk show made by and for tokusatsu fans

Fresh off the launch of the TokuSHOUTsu channel on Pluto TV, Shout! Factory TV announces the premiere of TokuSHOUTsu’s first original series, a weekly talk show entitled Let’s Talk Toku on Friday, April 10. Let’s Talk Toku is produced by and for tokusatsu fans and hosted by genre expert Squall Charlson. New episodes will premiere every Friday from April 10 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation to follow at 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT.

Let’s Talk Toku will air on the TokuSHOUTsu channel (Channel 681 in the Tech + Geek section) through Pluto TV, which is available on all leading digital streaming devices and services, including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and more, as well as major smart TVs and game consoles. Episodes of Let’s Talk Toku will also be available on Shout! Factory TV and the TokuSHOUTsu YouTube channel following their premiere on Pluto TV.

Let’s Talk Toku is an original talk show for anyone with an interest in tokusatsu. Hosted by Squall Charlson, and featuring a variety of guest hosts, Let’s Talk Toku gives viewers an inside look into everything toku, including masked superheroes, kaiju monsters, cyborgs, aliens, villains and, of course, the toys. Fans can watch each hour-long episode to find out what makes the genre unique, why it has influenced everything since its inception, and the many ways it still resonates today.

The talker’s initial slate of guests includes genre and community experts Jason Narvy, Team Rider, Nicole Amber, Matt Frank and Shamus Kelley. Episode topics include The Toys of Tokusatsu; Tokusatsu Video Games; King of the Monsters; The Women of Tokusatsu; TV Series Showdown; The Villains of Tokusatsu; and much, much more.

Let’s Talk Toku joins the newly launchedTokuSHOUTsu lineup of programming, which includes the U.S. debut of the inaugural season of Kamen Rider, Ultraman Leo, and several seasons of Super Sentai, the globally popular series that ultimately led to the Power Rangers phenomenon. For all TokuSHOUTsu updates, fans can followsocial media accounts @TokuSHOUTsu on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.