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This article is about a/an recurring trend in the Kamen Rider Series.
There have been summer movies since the beginning of the Kamen Rider Series, but it did not become a tradition until Kamen Rider Agito. Every Kamen Rider show has since had its own movie, premiering in the summer, double-billed with the summer movie of the Super Sentai show it is currently airing alongside. A common theme with all the movies is that they feature an evil Kamen Rider. The only exception to this is the summer movies for Decade, OOO, and Fourze. However, the Kamen Rider Decade and OOO movies each featured a Movie-exclusive form, while the Kamen Rider Fourze movie featured the Space Ironmen Kyodain, which are similar to Kamen Riders.

Due to the change broadcast schedule of Kamen Rider shows brought about by the shortened episode count of Kamen Rider Decade, summer movies now premiere during the final weeks of said show and only around a month before the arrival of the new series. Thus, starting with Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, the Rider of the upcoming show makes his "early-bird cameo". Super Sentai would copy this formula with their team up moviesIcon-crosswiki starting with Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger: GinmakuBang!!Icon-crosswiki. This tradition ended with Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land, as Gaim was introduced in a special epilogue two-parter for Kamen Rider Wizard. However, the tradition has since been revived by Kamen Rider Ghost making a cameo appearance in Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.

Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World was the first summer movie to be accompanied by a series of Net Movies, which has remained with all future summer movies until the tradition was forgone by Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup!.

Trends

List of Summer Movies

Occasional

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer(s)
Kamen Rider vs. Ambassador Hell Kamen Rider vs. Ambassador Hell (仮面ライダーVS地獄大使 Kamen Raidā tai Jigoku Taishi) July 16, 1972 Minoru Yamada Masaru Igami
KR3 VS Destron Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Mutants (仮面ライダーV3対デストロン怪人 Kamen Raidā Bui Suri tai Desutoron Kaijin) July 18, 1973 Minoru Yamada Masaru Igami
Five Riders vs King Dark Five Riders vs. King Dark (五人ライダー対キングダーク Gonin Raidā tai Kingu Dāku) July 25, 1974 Itaru Orita Masaru Igami
Hose of evil Black 88 movie poster Kamen Rider Black: Terrifying! The Phantom House of Devil Pass (仮面ライダーBLACK 恐怖!悪魔峠の怪人館 Kamen Raidā Burakku Kyōfu! Akumatōge no Kaijinkan) July 9, 1988 Takeshi Ogasawara Kyōko Sagiyama

Traditional

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer(s)
Agito G4 Movie Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 (劇場版 仮面ライダーアギト PROJECT G4 Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Agito Purojekuto Jī Fō) September 22, 2001 Ryuta Tasaki Toshiki Inoue
RyukiEpisodeFinal Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final (劇場版 仮面ライダー龍騎 EPISODE FINAL Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Ryūki Episōdo Fainaru) August 17, 2002 Ryuta Tasaki Toshiki Inoue
Kamen Rider 555 Paradise Lost poster Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost (劇場版 仮面ライダー555 パラダイス・ロスト Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Faizu: Paradaisu Rosuto) August 16, 2003 Ryuta Tasaki Toshiki Inoue
Blade Movie The Missing Ace Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace (劇場版 仮面ライダー剣 MISSING ACE Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Bureido Misshingu Ēsu) Theatrical:
September 11, 2004
DVD:
May 21, 2005
Hidenori Ishida
Katsuya Watanabe
Toshiki Inoue
Kamen Rider Hibiki an the 7 War Oni Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Fighting Demons (劇場版 仮面ライダー響鬼と7人の戦鬼 Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Hibiki to Shichinin no Senki) Theatrical:
September 3, 2005
DVD:
May 29, 2006
Tarō Sakamoto Toshiki Inoue
Kamen rider Kabuto G.S.L Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love (劇場版 仮面ライダーカブト GOD SPEED LOVE Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Kabuto Goddo Supido Rabu) August 5, 2006 Hidenori Ishida Shōji Yonemura
Coverkamenriderdonobornsq6 Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! (劇場版 仮面ライダー電王 俺、誕生! Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Den'ō Ore, Tanjō!) August 5, 2006 Takao Nagaishi Yasuko Kobayashi
Kiva Movie Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World (劇場版 仮面ライダーキバ 魔界城の王 Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Kiba Makaijō no Ō) August 5, 2006 Ryuta Tasaki Shōji Yonemura
All Rider VS Dai-Shocker DVD Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker (劇場版 仮面ライダーディケイド オールライダー対大ショッカー Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Dikeido: Ōru Raidā tai Daishokkā) August 5, 2006 Osamu Kaneda Shōji Yonemura
Kamen Rider W Forever A to Z The Gaia Memories of Fate Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) FOREVER AtoZ/運命のガイアメモリ Kamen Raidā Daburu Fōebā: Ē tu Zetto/Unmei no Gaia Memori) August 7, 2010 Koichi Sakamoto Riku Sanjo
OOO-Wonderful Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals (劇場版 仮面ライダーオーズ WONDERFUL 将軍と21のコアメダル Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Ōzu Wandafuru: Shōgun to Nijū-ichi no Koa Medaru) Theatrical:
August 6, 2011
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 21, 2012
Takayuki Shibasaki Yasuko Kobayashi
Fourze-uchuu-kita Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here! (仮面ライダーフォーゼ THE MOVIE みんなで宇宙キターッ! Kamen Raidā Fōze Za Mūbī Min'nade Uchū Kitā!) Theatrical:
August 4, 2012
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 21, 2013
Koichi Sakamoto Kazuki Nakashima
KR Wizard MagicLand Poster Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land (劇場版 仮面ライダーウィザード in Magic Land(マジックランド) Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Wizādo In Majikku Rando) Theatrical:
August 3, 2013
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 10, 2014
Shojiro Nakazawa Junko Komura
Gaim Movie Version Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! (劇場版 仮面ライダー鎧武(ガイム) サッカー大決戦! 黄金の果実争奪杯(カップ)! Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Gaimu Sakkā Daisakusen! Ōgon no Kajitsu Sōdatsu Kappu!) Theatrical:
July 19, 2014
DVD/Blu-Ray:
November 7, 2014
Osamu Kaneda Jin Haganeya
18918 10153030957653983 132543290021393031 n Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future (劇場版 仮面ライダードライブ サプライズ・フューチャー Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Doraibu: Sapuraizu Fyūchā) Theatrical:
August 8th, 2015
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 6, 2016
Takayuki Shibasaki Riku Sanjo
Ghost Movie Poster Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment (劇場版 仮面ライダーゴースト: 100の眼魂とゴースト運命の瞬間 Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Gōsuto: Hyaku no Eyecon to Gōsuto Unmei no Toki) Theatrical:
August 6, 2016
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 18, 2017
Satoshi Morota Takuro Fukuda
Ex-Aid True Ending Poster Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending (劇場版 仮面ライダーエグゼイド: トゥルーエンディング Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Eguzeido: Turū Endingu) Theatrical:
August 5, 2017
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 10, 2018
Shojiro Nakazawa Yuya Takahashi
Kamen Rider Build The Movie Be The One Kamen Rider Build: Be The One (劇場版 仮面ライダービルド: ビー・ザ・ワン Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Birudo: Bī Za Wan) Theatrical:
August 4, 2018
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 9, 2019
Kazuya Kamihoriuchi Shogo Muto
Zi-O Over Quarter Poster Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer (劇場版 仮面ライダージオウ Over Quartzer(オーヴァー クォーツァー) Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Jiō Ōvā Kwōtsā) Theatrical:
July 26, 2019
DVD/Blu-Ray:
January 8, 2020
Ryuta Tasaki Kento Shimoyama

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