Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno is supplying cyborg biker hero Kamen Rider the “Shin” (that means “new”) therapy, just as he did with Godzilla and Ultraman with 2016’s Shin Godzilla and the still-unreleased Shin Ultraman. On Thursday, Anno and movie studio Toei Corporation provided a glimpse of Shin Kamen Rider, a new film coming in 2023 which is both equally a reboot and dripping with Kamen Rider nostalgia.
Which is obvious in the initial advertising movie for Shin Kamen Rider, which is a trustworthy recreation of the Tv show’s 1971 opening sequence. (There’s also a 2nd, just about identical teaser trailer.) The new Kamen Rider, played by Sosuke Ikematsu (Shoplifters, Midnight Diner), rides via the desert on his Cyclone motorcycle, and at the stop, a mysterious, acrobatic agent of Shocker regarded as Gentleman Spider seems. The teaser is set to the classic opening concept “Let’s Go!! Rider Kick.”
Confirmed to show up together with Ikematsu in Shin Kamen Rider is actor Minami Hamabe, who will enjoy Kamen Rider/Takeshi Hongo’s longtime ally Ruriko Midorikawa. Hamabe starred in the 2017 film Let Me Take in Your Pancreas and performed a youthful Mia Fey in Takashi Miike’s 2012 film based on Phoenix Wright: Ace Lawyer.
Here’s a nearer glimpse at the two prospects in costume:
Shin Kamen Rider does not have a launch date, but is envisioned in early 2023.
Anno is creating and directing Shin Kamen Rider. He also prepared and wrote Shin Ultraman, which was directed by Shinji Higuchi, who also served as co-director with Anno on Shin Godzilla.
The Kamen Rider franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this calendar year. The residence commenced with a television series in 1971, and has because spawned sequel collection, videos, manga, and a strong, multibillion dollar toy and merchandise line. Manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori produced Kamen Rider, and is nicely regarded for his other creations, the manga series Cyborg 009 and tokusatsu superhero collection Super Sentai, which was later adapted as Power Rangers.