TOKU Announces the U.S. Premiere of The Shaolin Warriors and The Rascals
West Palm Beach, FL – June 30, 2017 – TOKU, the only 24/7 live and on demand television network dedicated to eye-catching anime, popular live-action titles and cult classics from Asia dubbed into English, announced the U.S. premiere of the highly-anticipated Chinese wuxia series, The Shaolin Warriors, as well as the adrenaline-packed Thai film, The Rascals.
Starting July 12, 2017, every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST, TOKU will feature The Shaolin Warriors, a critically-acclaimed Chinese production set in the Ming Dynasty during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor. This 34-episode action series follow the story of a group of Shaolin monks who have sworn to protect China from the wokou (Japanese pirates) and fight against all threats and invaders. Starring Sammo Hung and Cui Lin, The Shaolin Warriors is a Shenzhen Media Group production directed by Raymond Lee Wai Man. TOKU will now air all 45-minute episodes subtitled in English. The final episode is scheduled to premiere on February 21, 2018.
In addition, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10 p.m. EST, TOKU will feature for the first time in the U.S., The Rascals, a gripping action film from Thailand that promises to capture the viewer’s attention from beginning to end. School violence led to the murder of two innocent bystanders. Soon after, those responsible are sent to a detention camp for students with behavior problems. Now, they are forced to succumb to strict rules and go through a behavior modification program. Starring Thanagorn Posayanon and Louis Scott, The Rascals is a Phranakorn Film production directed by Viroj Thongsiew.
“We are thrilled to be the first to air The Shaolin Warriors and The Rascals in the U.S. TOKU is well-known for its large variety of high-quality entertainment, and these titles are not the exception,” stated Jesús Piñango, Director of TV Content Strategy at Olympusat. “TOKU continues to strengthen its programming lineup by offering exciting premieres that viewers might not be able find anywhere else.”
TOKU is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available on Amazon Prime, Armstrong, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, Claro TV, Comcast Xfinity, Hotwire Communications and MCTV.
For more information on TOKU’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit tokuhd.com.
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