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Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン リアル タイム Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zerowan Riarutaimu) is a Japanese superhero film that serves as the Winter Film adaptation of Kamen Rider Zero-One, double billed with Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin. In the film, Aruto and his friends fight to defend their home from the villainous S, who launches a worldwide terrorist attack in an attempt to bring forth a new "paradise".

Production

On March 8, 2020, Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Movie was announced to premiere double-billed alongside Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The MovieIcon-crosswiki.png on July 23, 2020. However as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the filming of Superhero Time, both films were ultimately postponed.

After the airing of the final episode that featured a short appearance from Kamen Rider Eden, it was announced the film was to premiere in the following winter with Eden appearing as the main antagonist. This would detach the Zero-One film's double-billing with Kiramager's film as the latter was pushed into the following spring of 2021. On September 12, 2020, Toei revealed a movie-exclusive form for Zero-One to appear in the film. The October issue of Televi-kun revealed production images and some plot details for the film.

Later in October, Kamen Rider Saber: The Movie was announced to premiere double-billed with Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Movie, in lieu of a Movie War crossover, as well as additional cast members for both films. In November, the film's official title was revealed to be Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME, promoted alongside Saber's film in the marketing campaign titled Kamen Rider Splendid Double-Feature (仮面ライダー 超豪華2本立て Kamen Raidā Chōgōkai ni-hondate).

Ticket pre-sales began on November 8, 2020, with online purchases including digital downloads of episodes of both Zero-One's anime and Saber's anime. Both films premiered side-to-side in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.

Synopsis

"If God created this world in 6 days, then I'll destroy it in 60 minutes, and create a paradise." Suddenly, a mysterious man named S/Kamen Rider Eden, accompanied by thousands of believers, appears. Meanwhile, several large-scale terrorist attacks take place worldwide simultaneously. As people one after another fall and the world is in turmoil, Aruto Hiden stands up to stop S while Isamu Fuwa, Yua Yaiba, Gai Amatsu, Jin, and Horobi struggle to learn the truth. What does S, who shows incredible strength, mean to the paradise he is trying to create?

Continuity and Placement

Plot

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Characters

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Zero-One Aruto Hiden
Kamen Rider Zero-Two Aruto HidenIzu
Kamen Rider Vulcan Isamu Fuwa
Kamen Rider Valkyrie Yua Yaiba
Kamen Rider Jin Jin
Kamen Rider Horobi Horobi
Kamen Rider Thouser Gai Amatsu

Allies

Hiden Intelligence

Humagears

A.I.M.S.

ZAIA Enterprise

Others

Villains

Syncnet

Kamen Rider Eden Rihito Isshiki
Kamen Rider Abaddon Bell[4]
Kamen Rider Lucifer
Kamen Rider Abaddon Moore[4]
Kamen Rider Abaddon Lugo[4]
Kamen Rider Abaddon Buga[4]
Kamen Rider Abaddon Various

Cast[5][6]

Guest Cast

Suit Actors[7]

Forms and Collectibles Used

Progrisekeys

  • Keys Used:
    • Zero-One
      • Rising Hopper, MetalCluster Hopper, Hellrise[10], Realizing Hopper[11]
    • Zero-Two
      • Zero-Two
    • Vulcan
      • Shooting Wolf, Punching Kong, Rampage Gatling[12]
    • Valkyrie
      • Rushing Cheetah, Lightning Hornet
    • Jin
      • Burning Falcon
    • Horobi
      • Sting Scorpion
    • Abaddon
  • Forms Used:
    • Zero-One
      • Rising Hopper, MetalCluster Hopper, Hellrising Hopper, Realizing Hopper
    • Vulcan
      • Shooting Wolf, Punching Kong, RampageVulcan
    • Valkyrie
      • Rushing Cheetah, Lightning Hornet
    • Jin
      • Burning Falcon
    • Horobi
      • Sting Scorpion

Zetsumerisekeys

  • Key Used:
    • Thouser
      • Awaking Arsino
    • Eden
    • Lucifer
      • Eden

Music

The film's theme song is A.I. ∴ All Imagination, performed by J and Takanori Nishikawa.[13]

Release

Theatrical

Home Video

  • The film will be released in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats on April 21, 2021.
  • The Deluxe Edition includes additional features such as a storyboard book as well as a CD including all music used in the film.

International Releases

  • This film double billed with the Saber movie will be distributed and released in Hong Kong by Neofilms HK on April 15, 2021 with Japanese audio and Chinese Subtitles, along with a Cantonese dub.
  • This film double billed with the Saber movie will be distributed and released by Muse Communications on April 16, 2021 with Japanese audio and Chinese Subtitles, along with a Taiwanese Mandarin dub.


Notes

  • This is the first Winter Film to not serve as a crossover with the current season, but rather a double-billed film releasing alongside the aforementioned season's theatrical movie.
    • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Zero-One's summer movie was pushed to December as a result, as well being double-billed with Saber's winter movie instead, with Kiramager's Summer Film being pushed to February 2021. This leaves a potential crossover between Saber and Zero-One in an undetermined state.
  • Because the film aired after the end of the Zero-One series and during the run of the Saber series, the film does not include a cameo appearance for Saber. The post-credit scene however did in fact feature a cameo from the Zenkaigers. [Citation needed]
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the production of the series, and ultimately pushing the film's original July premiere date to December, many script changes were made.
    • Both Zero-Two and Ark-One were originally scripted to make their debut appearances in REAL×TIME and appear in the series afterwards, as per the original plans to place the film's continuity before the final episode. However with the pandemic forcing production to revise the film into an epilogue instead, both Zero-Two and Ark-One had to debut in the series first. [16][17].
      • Had this happened it would have been the first film since Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love where the titular Rider's final form would appear in the film first before the series.
      • Ultimately, Azu was written so that her role would parallel what would have been Ark-One in the movie.[18]
    • Due to the film's screenplay being completed before the the final episode, Ikazuchi and Naki's roles were minimized to accommodate for the newly rebuilt Izu as well as Horobi's character development following his redemption. [19] [20]
  • Due to Hideaki Ito's own desire to appear in Kamen Rider at some capacity, he was cast into the film before the scripting of the film was completed. According to Toei, this would have happened regardless of the delay.[21]

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