Toei is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Kamen Rider tokusatsu superhero franchise and introduced a brand new characteristic movie. That project 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 to this point involving Anno “rebooting” traditional tokusatsu characters.
The Shin Kamen Rider announcement got here as a part of a particular 50th Anniversary livestream, which aired messages from numerous creators and Anno himself. In his message, Anno said that “50 years ago, nearly every schoolboy was fascinated with Kamen Rider, and I was no exception. 50 years later, I began this film project in the hopes of returning the favor in some small way.”
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 a protracted darkish coat, a purple scarf, a glowing transformation belt, and sporting glowing purple eyes. It’s unclear if this specific 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. Multiple characteristic movies and reboots have additionally been produced. In reality, 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, Super Sentai, and different traditional tokusatsu sequence could be discovered on numerous streaming companies like Shout Factory and Toei Tokusatsu World, however the choice varies. Fans also can play numerous Riders in video games like Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez on the Switch and PS4.