Toei is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Kamen Rider tokusatsu superhero franchise and introduced a brand new characteristic movie. That venture is Shin Kamen Rider, which will probably be directed and written by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator and Shin Godzilla co–director Hideaki Anno. Alongside Shin Ultraman, this would be the third movie so far involving Anno “rebooting” basic tokusatsu characters.
The Shin Kamen Rider announcement got here as a part of a particular 50th Anniversary livestream, which aired messages from varied creators and Anno himself. In his message, Anno acknowledged that “50 years in the past, almost each schoolboy was fascinated with Kamen Rider, and I used to be no exception. 50 years later, I started this movie venture within the hopes of returning the favor in some small method.”
There was additionally a teaser trailer that includes music from the unique Kamen Rider present, adopted by key artwork for Shin Kamen Rider and a launch window of March 2023:
The artwork exhibits a stylized illustration of Kamen Rider carrying an extended darkish coat, a pink scarf, a glowing transformation belt, and sporting glowing pink eyes. It’s unclear if this explicit Rider is supposed to be a brand new model of the unique Kamen Rider 1 or a completely new Rider.
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori in 1971, Kamen Rider is one in every of Japan’s most iconic and enduring hero franchises. New Kamen Rider exhibits have aired nearly yearly since then, every new sequence including a brand new solid, setting, and idea to the increasing multiverse. A number of characteristic movies and reboots have additionally been produced. Actually, this isn’t even the primary Kamen Rider movie with Shin within the title: 1992’s Kamen Rider Shin posited a extra grownup, horror-style tackle the hero.
Shin Kamen Rider is predicted in March of 2023. Kamen Rider, Tremendous Sentai, and different basic tokusatsu sequence may be discovered on varied streaming providers like Shout Manufacturing unit and Toei Tokusatsu World, however the choice varies. Followers may play varied Riders in video games like Kamen Rider: Reminiscence of Heroez on the Change and PS4.