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Icon-kr.pngThis article is about an anniversary event in the Kamen Rider Series.

Anniversary logo featuring a golden wreath comprised of all the 37 lead Riders' visors, with Kamen Rider Saber's being in the foreground and center of the wreath.


Anniversary logo featuring a pink and cyan wreath comprised of all the 38 lead Riders' visors, with Kamen Rider Revice (team)'s being in the foreground and center of the wreath, replacing Saber's.


The Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary (仮面ライダー誕生50周年, Kamen Raidā Tanjō Gojū Shūnen) will be commemorated in 2021. It sees the broadcast of both Kamen Rider Saber and Kamen Rider Revice, which run concurrent with the Super Sentai 45th AnniversaryIcon-crosswiki.png series Kikai Sentai ZenkaigerIcon-crosswiki.png.

The anniversary was celebrated heavily on social media, in which numerous actors and crew across the franchise, including Hiroshi Fujioka (the original Kamen Rider actor), commemorated on.

As stated by Toei during a press release, this anniversary milestone will be celebrated until 2023, as momentous occasions such as this golden jubilee have a three year long celebration.

Shows and Movies

Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club released several web series that featured several alumni reprisals:

On April 3, 2021, Toei revealed three projects to be produced and released within the next few years:[1]

According to Shinichiro Shirakura at the press release, the three aforementioned Riders: Double, Black, and Ichigo, were chosen because they tie into the origins of Kamen Rider being created from manga.

Episode 29 of Saber aired on April 4, 2021, one day after April 3, the 50th anniversary broadcast of episode 1 of the original Kamen Rider series.

Saber + Zenkaiger: Superhero SenkiIcon-crosswiki.png is a crossover film between Kamen Rider Saber and Kikai Sentai ZenkaigerIcon-crosswiki.png celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the Kamen Rider series and the 45th anniversary of the Super Sentai series. In commemoration of the anniversary, the film features Takeshi Hongo as Kamen Rider Ichigo in a newly remade version of his original costume from the first 13 episodes of his series teaming up with Akaranger. The film also featured an early debut of Kamen Rider Revice ahead of his series premiere in the Fall of 2021.

An untitled Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary film has been confirmed and will release sometime in Winter 2021.[8]

Other Events

TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL, Toei's official English channel for tokusatsu, started to post Kamen Rider Series episodes. The channel already had posted before the trailers for KAMEN RIDER: memory of heroez, the movie Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue, the highlights of Kamen Rider Zero-One: Final Stage and its talk show, as well as a compilation video of all 20 Heisei Series opening theme sequences sans the opening credits.

For three days consecutively, Team Kamen Rider premiered three films on the channel at 5:00pm PST, each celebrating a specific era of the franchise. Each film was made available to stream for 24 hours after the end of each original live premiere.

The mobile RPG game Monster Strike held a collaboration with the Kamen Rider franchise in March of 2021.[9]

Toei Channel released a compilation of 13 Showa films remastered in 4k on April 3, 2021.[10]

Kamen Rider Fourze 10th Anniversary Time! Youthful Reunion, an anniversary project for Kamen Rider Fourze, was launched on September 4th, exactly 10 years since Kamen Rider Fourze first made its premiere back in 2011. It featured:

Products

Bandai had also announced a slate of new toys to release in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.

Every month since January 2021, Tamashii Nations announced new Kamen Rider products, most of which are S.H.Figuarts:[11]

In addition, Bandai released a special 50th Anniversary line of Ganbarizing cards with “revival edition” cards and Anniversary Tag Team cards, the set also features Revi and Vice in their debut to the Ganbarizing arcade game.[12]

Bandai also announced a set of Kamen Rider Tamagotchi and a spin-off variant of the popular Digimon Vital Bracelet with Rider themed data memory cards.[13] [14]Both involve raising a digital Kamen Rider V-pet style to their strongest forms.

Notes

  • It is the first anniversary milestone during the Reiwa Era.
  • The anniversary year also just so happened to be the year of Hiroshi Fujioka’s 75th birthday.

References

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