Here’s some news that will warm the hearts of Japanese sci-fi t.v. fans: Shout! Factory will be bringing the full series run of Johnny Sokko And His Flying Robot to DVD at the end of March. This cult favorite focused on the adventures of a little boy with a giant, flying robot at his command. This four-DVD set will contain all 26 episodes of this series and will also include a booklet with a new essay by Japanese pop culture expert August Ragone.  Read on for all the tantalizing tokusatsu details…

The original giant robot comes to DVD for the First Time!

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot:

The Complete Series

Featuring all 26 episodes, plus a 24-page book

in a SPECIAL 4-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION SET

LANDS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE

OWN IT ON MARCH 26, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

“Robot, attack! Robot, destroy!” These commands launched a thousand sci-fi fantasies for budding fans of the genre, just as they brought Johnny Sokko’s Giant Robot into imminent battle action! Under the voice control of young Johnny Sokko, the massive, flying metal behemoth would bring his fiery breath, laser eyes, finger-launched missiles and, above all, his physical strength into battle with countless menacing monsters bent on destroying the Earth!

This epic fantasy series from Toei Studios aired from 1967 – 1968 and garnered even more fans in after-school reruns throughout the 70s. Collected here for the first time on DVD are all 26 episodes of explosive kaiju battles, nefarious alien takeover plots and mind-blowing heroics from jet-packed Johnny Sokko and his equally airborne friend and protector: giant robot!  This special 4-DVD collector’s edition includes a 24-page book with special essay by August Ragone.

Approx. Running Time: +/- 11 ¼  Hours

Loyal fans and collectors can pre-order this long-awaited collection now at ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com

Pre-order links:

http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Sokko-His-Flying-Robot/dp/B00AJXO3ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359486094&sr=8-1&keywords=johnny+sokko+and+his+flying+robot+the+complete+series

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