The Studio Khara Animation Study announced that Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shin Godzilla) is writing and directing the movie Shin Kamen Rider, a movie Live-Action that will be released in Japan in March 2023. The news was given as part of the Special event for the fiftieth anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise.
Hideaki Anno commented: "Five decades ago, almost all elementary school children were captivated by the Kamen Rider Natural Size hero. I was not the exception. I launched this project with the desire to give a little reason for the great gifts I received from the television programs five decades ago, in the form of a film five decades later. "
Anno pointed out that the project was launched with the first planning memoranda six years ago. However, the production schedule was modified due to the pandemic of COVID-19, so the opening date was delayed about two years later than previously planned. Meanwhile, Toei presented a commemorative video of the fifty-anniversary of Kamen Rider edited by Anno.
About Kamen Rider
The franchise began in 1971 with the Kamen Rider television series, which followed the University Student Takeshi Fungus and his quest to defeat the Shocker organization that seeks to conquer the world. Its popularity has grown; The original series generated sequelae of film and television and launched the second Kaiju Boom (also known as Henshin Boom) on Japanese television at the beginning of the 1970s, impacting the genres of superhero and action and adventures in Japan. The means of this franchise generally present a motorcycle superhero with an outfit similar to an insect that fights against supervillanos, often known as Kaijin.
Source: Comic Natalie
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