Though Shin Kamen Rider could be the headline challenge in Toei’s ongoing celebration of the franchise’s 50th anniversary, two extra initiatives are additionally within the offing. The first is a brand new TV collection referred to as Kamen Rider Black Sun, a “reboot” of Kamen Rider Black. Also introduced was an animated adaptation of Fuuto PI, the manga collection that served as a sequel to 2009’s Kamen Rider W.

Kamen Rider Black was one of the crucial widespread collection within the franchise, particularly among the many Showa-era (1926-1989) productions. First aired in 1987, the collection starred stepbrothers Kohtaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki, who’re kidnapped by the evil Gorgom cult. The brothers are subjected to cyborg surgical procedure to show them into future “Century Kings,” destined to battle for supremacy and turn out to be “Creation King.” Kohtaro manages to flee earlier than the cult completes its brainwashing, and takes on the mantle of Kamen Rider Black to defeat the cult and save his stepbrother.

Kamen Rider Black Sun takes its title from “Black Sun,” the cult’s code title for Kohtaro (Nobuhiko was code-named “Shadow Moon”). The collection will likely be directed by Kazuya Shiraishi, who directed the movies The Blood of Wolves and The Devil’s Path, amongst others. Shiraishi additionally directed episodes of Netflix collection Hibana: Spark. According to the official site and press launch, the collection will likely be a “new interpretation of a story steeped in the pathos of the hero’s harsh fate” and be crafted to enchantment to adults.

Fuuto PI

Fans of animated productions may also sit up for Fuuto PI, an anime collection primarily based on the Fuuto Detective manga. Written by Riku Sanjou and illustrated by Masaki Satou, Fuuto Detective continues the story of Kamen Rider W and stars Philip and Shotaro, the 2 protagonists of the collection. Shotaro is a detective and Philip his associate. The pair can insert sure USB flash drives referred to as “Gaia Memories” right into a particular belt, combining to type the two-toned hero Kamen Rider W. Together they examine threats and fight monsters in Fuuto City. The manga provides a brand new thriller from the enigmatic magnificence Tokime.

To construct pleasure for the bulletins, the Toei Tokusatsu World Official Youtube Channel uploaded the primary episodes of Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider W, with English subtitles.

Check out the primary episode of Kamen Rider Black:

And Kamen Rider W:

Funimation also announced that Fuuto PI will likely be streamed on the platform when it begins its broadcast run. However, no particulars as to the precise launch date of the collection got.  Kamen Rider Black Sun is scheduled for launch in Spring 2022.