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TokuSHOUTsu, the premier channel for tokusatsu fans, today announces a fan submission campaign for an upcoming episode of Let’s Talk Toku, the channel’s original weekly talk show.

Set to air in September 2020, fans are invited to submit videos of themselves for an episode that will highlight and showcase the fan love for the tokusatsu genre, to close out the show’s inaugural season.

Let’s Talk Toku is produced by and for tokusatsu fans and hosted by genre expert Squall Charlson, airing every Friday evening on the TokuSHOUTsu channel on Pluto TV since its premiere earlier this spring.

An original talk show for anyone with an interest in tokusatsu, 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.

Fan-favorite episodes from the show’s first season include “It’s Morphin Time: The Legacy of Saban and Power Rangers” with guest Jason Narvy, “Belts and Changers: The Toys of Tokusatsu” with Team Rider, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” with Matt Frank and “From Super Sentai to Power Rangers and Beyond” with Shamus Kelley.

Let’s Talk Toku airs 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 are also be available on Shout! Factory TV and the TokuSHOUTsu YouTube channel following their weekly premiere on Pluto TV.

Let’s Talk Toku is a tentpole series within the newly launched TokuSHOUTsu lineup of programming, which includes the inaugural season of Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Kuuga, 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.

How to Enter and Rules for Submission:

- :30s max length

- no background music

- shoot landscape if using smartphone

- no logos present on clothing or background

- talk about “why I love toku” or “why I fell in love with toku”

- 2 videos are OK!

- cosplay/helmets/masks are encouraged

- feel free to be creative

- email videos to

- video deadline July 10, 2020

By submitting your video, you are agreeing to allow “Let’s Talk Toku” to use your clip in an upcoming episode.