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Icon-kr.pngThis article is about a film in the Kamen Rider Series.

For the 1992 movie and its corresponding Rider with similar names, see Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue and Kamen Rider Shin.

Shin Kamen Rider (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā) is an upcoming Japanese superhero film based on the 1971 TV series Kamen Rider. Announced as part of the Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary, it is expected to premiere sometime during March of 2023.[1]

Production

Development

The domain name of the official website was registered as a trademark, on March 4, 2021, around one month before the film's official announcement.[2]During the last week before the announcement, the official Kamen Rider website displayed three countdowns, with the third revealing the movie at 8:00 PM (Japan Time), on April 3, 2021, the day of the 50th Anniversary of Kamen Rider.

Anno announced the following week that development of the film had commenced and early script drafts were being written. He chose to announce this on August 14, 2021, which was the birthdate of Takeshi Hongo. On September 22, the official Twitter confirmed that Anno had completed the scripts for the film two days prior.[3]

Pre-production

The film's official Twitter then announced that a press conference regarding the film would be held on September 30th in the afternoon at 3PM.[4]. At the press conference, Sosuke Ikematsu and Minami Hamabe were revealed as two of many core cast members for the film.

On October 10, Hayato Ichimonji’s fictional birthdate, the official Shin Kamen Rider Twitter unveiled another promotional poster which showed that Kamen Rider 2 will be in the upcoming film. Hideaki Anno celebrated the date by teasing images of Rider 2’s Typhoon belt being constructed on Studio Khara’s Twitter page [5] On October 15, the staff began filming on the Toei studio backlot with Hideaki Anno showing off a constructed set to be used for a specific scene that could be adjusted for different angles and shots.[6] On October 20th, the official Twitter teased the film crew shooting a motorcycle action scene on location at an unnamed beach.[7]

Filming

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Post-production

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Plot

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Characters

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Takeshi Hongo[8][9]
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji[10]

Allies

Villains

Music

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Marketing

On August 9th, Hideaki Anno attended a paper lantern festival in Kamakura and contributed with a promotional teaser in the form of lantern artwork featuring his redesign of the Tachibana Racing Club insignia.[11]

On August 19, 2021, Anno declared the day “Bike Day” and teased the construction of the motorcycles with his previously teased Tachibana Racing logo on the front.[12]

During the September 30th press conference for the film, a recreation of the original series' opening sequence was featured.[13][14]

Release

Theatrical

  • The film is scheduled to premiere in theaters in March of 2023.

Home Video

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Cast

Suit Actors

Notes

  • This film is the third installment of Anno's "Shin" series of Tokusatsu films, but the first to be produced without the involvement of Anno's frequent collaborator Shinji Higuchi, who served as co-director of Shin Godzilla, and sole director of Shin UltramanIcon-crosswiki.png.
  • This movie, like both of its 20th anniversary counterparts (Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue and Kamen Rider ZO), has been released after the anniversary year they were announced in.

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