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Kamen Rider Den-O was the seventeenth installment of the Kamen Rider Series, a joint production between Toei Company, TV Asahi, and the late Shotaro Ishinomori's production company Ishimori Productions. Its first film, Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! opened in Japanese theaters on August 4, 2007. In its opening weekend, the movie came in 4th place and was the highest selling Japanese production of the week.
Later in 2007, Toei had announced that they were in production for a V-Cinema release for Den-O coupled with Kamen Rider Kiva, but this was later changed to be a direct, albeit limited, theatrical release entitled Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka . In its opening weekend, April 12, 2008, Climax Deka took the top spot at the Japanese box offices, unseating the Japanese release of Cloverfield. In the end, it grossed 730 million yen, over double the normal revenue for a Kamen Rider film.
Later in 2008, another press release from Toei announced that there was to be a third film for Den-O entitled, Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown. Having a third film was the first for any of the Heisei Kamen Rider television series, a fact that Takeru Satoh, who had played the lead role of Ryotaro Nogami in the television series, attributes to its comedic timing.
Initially, a press release from Toei Company released on January 29, 2009, announced that there would be a fourth film for Den-O. The film was scheduled to be released in April 2009. On February 9, 2009, Toei revealed that this film was to be the first in the Cho Den-O Series. and that the film would feature the cast and characters of I'm Born!, Final Countdown, Kiva, and Kamen Rider Decade.
List of Cho Den-O Series
The first film in the Cho Den-O Series is titled Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations The Movie: The Onigashima Warship released on May 1, 2009. The film features the return of the Tarōs, Deneb, and Sieg, along with New Den-O from Final Countdown, Jiro, Ramon, and Riki of Kiva, and Tsukasa and Natsumi of Decade. The film also introduces Akina Minami portraying a bushi woman named Toki. The movie also marks the debut of Kamen Rider Cho Den-O final form, also called Super Climax Form, which appears as a variation of Den-O's Climax Form incorporating Wing Form's mask as wings.
Originally posted as a rumor on Futaba Channel as a single film titled Owari Kamen Rider Den-O The Movie Last Stop: The Climax is Eternal, the April issue of either Televi Magazine or Televi-kun mentioned Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho Den-O Trilogy. The series of three films, each focusing on a separate Kamen Rider, were released from late May to mid June 2010.
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