For Immediate Release
November 10, 2003
Volume 6 of Kikaida DVD Released by Hawaii Company
HONOLULUThe sixth volume of the nine-volume Kikaida DVD series hits store shelves on Tuesday, November 18.
We continue to receive rave reviews from critics and reviewers of anime/tokusatsu [animation/special effects]-based publications, said Joanne Ninomiya, JN Productions owner and president. It never fails to amaze me how Kikaida affected an entire generation of children growing up in Hawaii during the 1970s. Even those viewing the episodes for the first time become hooked on the characters and the story, said Ninomiya.
Volume 6 of the Kikaida DVD will include Episodes 26-through-30 of the original 43-episode series that first aired in Japan from 1972-1973 and in Hawaii on KIKU-TV beginning in 1974. Kikaidas fervent fans will be able to watch the exploits of their favorite super-powered android as he battles yet another wave of DARK Destructoid monsters: Green Mammoth, Violet Turbo, Red Devil Stinger, Green Sponge, and Crimson Squid.
In addition to the action-packed episodes, the disc features Part 3 of a special feature interview with Ban Daisuke (Jiro in the Kikaida series). The Kikaida Fun Activity Pagesanother all-new special featureare interactive coloring activities that allow keiki Kikaida fans to use their remote control to connect the dots and color in some of their favorite Kikaida characters. Other special features on the DVD include cast and crew profiles and DARK Destructoid monster profiles with sound effects.
In addition to boasting digitally remastered picture and sound, the Kikaida DVDs feature bilingual English and Japanese menus. The five episodes are fully subtitled in English; the total running time is two hours and five minutes.
The Kikaida DVD is distributed exclusively by The Mountain Apple Company and is available in Hawaii at Bestsellers, Blockbuster, Borders, Costco, Daiei, Longs, Musicland, Sam Goody, Sam's Club, Shirokiya, Tower, Toys n Joys, Wal-Mart, and through the official Generation Kikaida website (http://www.generationkikaida.com/store).
Classic episodes from the Kikaida series air on Saturday from 7 to 8 pm on KIKU-TV (Oceanic 9/Digital 89, UHF 20, Craig TV 10).