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ITV’s Thunderbirds to Go in Japan

Thunderbird-2The new Thunderbirds series has been picked up by Tohokushinsha, which will sell it in Japan.

Tokyo-based producer and distributor Tohokushinsha has taken Japanese rights to boy-skewed action series Thunderbirds Are Go, which recently launched on ITV and CiTV in the UK.

The CGI and puppet series is produced by ITV Studios, Pukeko Pictures and  Weta Workshop. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is distributing and struck the Tohokushinsha deal.

Steve Green, executive VP Kids for ITV Studios GE said: “Tohokushinsha has been a fantastic ambassador for the Thunderbirds brand since 1966 when it introduced the original Thunderbirds series to the Japanese market.

“Almost five decades on, we’re delighted to be extending our relationship with Tohokushinsha to bring this groundbreaking series to the legions of loyal Japanese Thunderbirds fans and new entrants.”