Shin Kamen Rider is set to be the next big chapter in Hideaki Anno’s expanding Shin world. It has received its first official poster as well as the first synopsis for the next movie!
Toei honors the 50th anniversary of the hugely successful and long-running Kamen Rider tokusatsu series by branching out in a whole new way.
Kamen Rider is getting a Shin update. Much like how Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis revived Evangelion Godzilla and Ultraman with new interpretations for a new age. Fans were finally able to see more of what lies ahead to celebrate the debut of Shin Ultraman in theaters across Japan.
Shin Kamen Rider released a poster and story synopsis
The Shin Kamen Rider movie gets a new teaser and first poster, giving a big taste of the movie itself. This confirms that this is a new interpretation of the classic hero.
The brief synopsis of the story is as follows:
“Takeshi Hongo, the Kamen Rider, is superhuman. SHOCKER, an all-loving secret organization dedicated to humanity’s pleasure, improved it. Kamen Rider is dedicated to fighting SHOCKER to keep people human.”
Check out the new poster and Shocker logo below the jump:
The SHOCKER poster reveals what SHOCKER stands for. SHOCKER apparently stands for Sustainable Happiness Organization with Computational Knowledge Embedded Remodeling.
Shin Kamen Rider release date, staff and more
Shin Kamen Rider is set to be released in Japanese theaters in March 2023. No worldwide distribution plans have been announced at this time.
Hideaki Anno, creator of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, is writing, producing and directing the film, also crediting Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the original franchise.
The film’s new crew members include Neon Genesis Evangelion mechanical designer Ikuto Yamashita (who was revealed to be the designer of the new Cyclone motorcycle) and illustrators Mahiro Maeda and Yutaka Izubuchi, both of whom previously worked with Anno.
In addition, Katsuro Onoue has joined the project as assistant director, Ikki Todoroki as assistant director, Isao Tsuge as costume designer, and Taku Iwasaki, composer of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, will produce the soundtrack.
Tasuku Emoto, Shinya Tsukamoto, Toru Tezuka and Suzuki Matsuo join previously announced protagonists Sousuke Ikematsu as Takeshi Hongo (who transforms into the eponymous Kamen Rider) and Minami Hamabe as Ruriko Midorikawa in roles yet to be confirmed.
What are your thoughts? How do you think Shin Kamen Rider looks so far? And what do you think each of the Shin universe projects look like in general? What would you like to see in this fresh take on the legendary tokusatsu hero? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!