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The Movie War Series (MOVIEムービー大戦シリーズ, Mūbī Taisen Shirīzu) is a series of crossover films between two immediate installments of the Kamen Rider franchise, having started with W and Decade. Typically, these movies premiere around mid-December and are treated as Winter Movies.

Individual films since the Generations Series and beyond have discarded the Movie War title, though they continue to follow the traditional crossover format as established by the earlier Movie War films.

Movie War films[]

Multi-Act Format[]

Each film of the series is presented in several acts:

  • The first act is dedicated to the recently finished series and usually serves as an epilogue that follows the story of the characters after the events of their final episodes.
  • The second act is dedicated to the incumbent series and usually serves to tell an additional side-story involving the characters, allowing them to be developed in ways that do not make it on television.
  • The third and final act combines the narratives of both parts where both protagonist Riders team-up to defeat a combination of their respective enemies.

In rarer occasions, the incumbent and previous series switch act placements, and the second act is seamlessly combined with the final act.

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer(s)
W-Decade Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー Wダブル&ディケイド MOVIE大戦2010, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā: Daburu ando Dikeido Mūbī Taisen Nisenjū) December 12, 2009 Ryuta Tasaki Shoji Yonemura
Riku Sanjo
OOO & Double Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー オーズ&アンドダブル feat. フィーチャリングスカル MOVIE大戦CORE, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Ōzu ando Daburu fīcharingu Sukaru: Mūbī Taisen Koa) December 18, 2010 Riku Sanjo
Toshiki Inoue
Megamax Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ&オーズ MOVIE大戦 MEGA MAX, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Fōze ando Ōzu: Mūbī Taisen Mega Makkusu) December 10, 2011 Koichi Sakamoto Yasuko Kobayashi
Kazuki Nakashima
Movie War Ultimatum Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ウィザード&フォーゼ MOVIE大戦アルティメイタム, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Wizādo ando Fōze: Mūbī Taisen Arutimeitamu) December 8, 2012 Kazuki Nakashima
Yoshio Urasawa
Sengoku-movie-battle Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー鎧武&ウィザード 天下分け目の戦国MOVIE大合戦, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gaimu ando Wizādo Tenkawakeme no Sengoku Mūbī Daigassen) December 14, 2013 Ryuta Tasaki Junko Komura
Nobuhiro Mouri
Drive-Gaim Movie War Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダードライブ&鎧武 MOVIE大戦フルスロットル, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Doraibu ando Gaimu Mūbī Taisen Furu Surottoru) December 13, 2014 Takayuki Shibasaki Jin Haganeya
Riku Sanjo
Movie Battle Royale Theatrical Poster Kamen Rider Geats × Revice: Movie Battle Royale (仮面ライダーギーツ×仮面ライダーリバイス MOVIE バトルロワイアル, Kamen Raidā Gītsu × Kamen Raidā Ribaisu Mūbī Batoru Rowaiyaru) December 23, 2022 Hanta Kinoshita
Yuya Takahashi

Full-Length Format[]

Starting in 2015, the one long full-length narrative format was introduced, in which it was followed by the entire Generations Series. Though not split into acts, several narrative elements has carried over such as the incumbent Rider being involved in an additional story while also serving as an epilogue to the recently finished Rider. In recent years, villains were often derived mainly from the incumbent series' while the films' story drew conceptual themes from the predecessor series'.

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer(s)
Chou Movie War Genesis Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie Wars Genesis (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ゴースト&ドライブ 超MOVIE大戦ジェネシス, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gōsuto ando Doraibu Chō Mūbī Taisen Jeneshisu) December 12, 2015 Osamu Kaneda Makoto Hayashi
Pac Man VS Heisei Riders Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ Dr.パックマン対エグゼイド&ゴースト with レジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu: Dokutā Pakkuman tai Eguzeido ando Gōsuto wizu Rejendo Raidā) December 10, 2016 Koichi Sakamoto Minato Takano (supervised by Yuya Takahashi)
News xlarge heiseigenerations 201710 04 Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFINAL ビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru: Birudo ando Eguzeido wizu Rejendo Raidā) December 9, 2017 Kazuya Kamihoriuchi Yuya Takahashi
Shogo Muto
Heisei Generations FOREVER Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFOREVER, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Foebā) December 22, 2018 Kyohei Yamaguchi Kento Shimoyama (supervised by Yasuko Kobayashi)
Reiwa poster 2 Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation (仮面ライダー 令和 ザ・ファースト・ジェネレーション, Kamen Raidā Reiwa Za Fāsuto Jenerēshon) December 21, 2019 Teruaki Sugihara Yuya Takahashi
Beyond Generations Theatrical Poster Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations (仮面ライダー ビヨンド・ジェネレーションズ, Kamen Raidā Beyondo Jenerēshonzu) December 17, 2021 Takayuki Shibasaki Nobuhiro Mouri
Kamen Rider The Winter Movie Gotchard & Geats Official Poster Kamen Rider The Winter Movie: Gotchard & Geats Strongest Chemy★Great Gotcha Operation (仮面ライダー THE WINTER MOVIE ガッチャード&ギーツ 最強ケミー★ガッチャ大作戦, Kamen Raidā Za Uintā Mūbī Gatchādo ando Gītsu Saikyō Kemī ☆ Gatcha Dai Sakusen) December 22, 2023 Kyohei Yamaguchi Hiroki Uchida (supervised by Yuya Takahashi)

Supporting Rider cameo debuts[]

Most Movie War films feature the introduction of a Rider which would debut in the series' second-quarter arc, usually in the form of a cameo appearance. Initially, this would be the series' Secondary Rider, though this role would be given to another major supporting Rider in seasons where the secondary has already debuted earlier on.

Secondary debuts[]

Non-secondary debuts[]

Films without cameos[]

  • Heisei Generations FOREVER
  • Beyond Generations
  • Movie Battle Royale

Notes[]

  • The Movie War series can be considered the Kamen Rider Series' equivalent to the VS. moviesIcon-crosswiki of Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki, which had celebrated its 15th anniversary before the start of the Movie War Series.
  • Most Movie War films feature Legend Rider versions of the Kamen Riders' Collectible Devices. In some cases, the main Riders of each respective seasons will exchange powers; this may also occur in a one-sided manner where only one main Rider adopts the powersets of the other.
  • Yuya Takahashi currently holds the record for having written (or at least supervised over the writing of) five winter-season films.

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