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Japanese original video (オリジナルビデオ, originaru bideo), also known as V-Cinema (Vシネマ, Bui Shinema) in the West, is the direct-to-video industry that appeared in Japan in the 1980s. When the medium in question is animated, the term original video animation is applied. Unlike the West, Japanese films are often released direct-to-video by choice of the director and producer, as it allows them the creative freedom afforded by the less stringent censorship of the format over theatrical releases.

Toei did not begin distributing films they produced nor was the practice commonplace until the start of the Heisei-era, starting with the film Crime Hunter in 1989. The practice was not seen with the release of the standalone Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue film in 1992, as it was distributed by Bandai under their "EMOTION" label, not by Toei.

The practice of traditional V-Cinema releases did not begin in Kamen Rider until Kamen Rider W Returns, and returned once again with Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden to which each series succeeding Kamen Rider Gaim since consistently released at least one V-Cinema film during its post-year period.

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Starting with the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending series, Toei launched the V-Cinext project to allow films to be theatrically screened before releasing on home-video, removing the "direct-to-video" format. More recent films have come bundled with toy versions of the movie-exclusive items used in the film as well as a CD containing the full version of the film's accompanying ending theme song. Furthermore, these releases have received a digital online release approximately a month after their original theatrical release.

As with all films since its conception, each film typically focuses on a particular (group of) Rider(s) in a side/epilogue story set within the continuity of their respective television series.

V-Cinema Titles[]

Precursors[]

Poster Title Release Date(s) Director Writer(s)
Shin Kamen Rider Prologue DVD Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue (真・仮面ライダー 序章プロローグ, Shin Kamen Raidā: Purorōgu, "True Masked Rider Prologue") February 20, 1992 Makoto Tsuji Jun'ichi Miyashita, Jo Onodera
Ultraman vs Kamen Rider Cover Ultraman vs. Kamen RiderIcon-crosswiki (ウルトラマンVS仮面ライダー, Urutoraman Tai Kamen Raidā) July 21, 1993 Hiroshi Butsuda N/A

Post Series[]

Poster Title Release Date(s) Director Writer(s)
Accel Returns Kamen Rider W Returns: Kamen Rider Accel (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) RETURNSリターンズ 仮面ライダーアクセル, Kamen Raidā Daburu Ritānzu: Kamen Raidā Akuseru) April 21, 2011 Koichi Sakamoto Keiichi Hasegawa
EternalBDCover Kamen Rider W Returns: Kamen Rider Eternal (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) RETURNSリターンズ 仮面ライダーエターナル, Kamen Raidā Daburu Ritānzu: Kamen Raidā Etānaru) July 21, 2011 Riku Sanjo
Gaim Gaiden Cover Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Zangetsu/Kamen Rider Baron (鎧武/ガイム外伝 仮面ライダー斬月/仮面ライダーバロン, Gaimu Gaiden: Kamen Raidā Zangetsu/Kamen Raidā Baron) April 22, 2015 Osamu Kaneda Jin Haganeya (Zangetsu),
Nobuhiro Mouri (Baron)
Gaim Gaiden 2 Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Duke/Kamen Rider Knuckle (鎧武/ガイム外伝 仮面ライダーデューク/仮面ライダーナックル, Gaimu Gaiden: Kamen Raidā Dyūku/Kamen Raidā Nakkuru) November 11, 2015 Jin Haganeya (Duke),
Nobuhiro Mouri (Knuckle)
Drive Saga Cover Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser (ドライブサーガ 仮面ライダーチェイサー, Doraibu Sāga: Kamen Raidā Cheisā) April 20, 2016 Hidenori Ishida Riku Sanjo
Drive Saga 2 New Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Mach/Kamen Rider Heart (ドライブサーガ 仮面ライダーマッハ/仮面ライダーハート, Doraibu Sāga: Kamen Raidā Hāto/Kamen Raidā Mahha) November 16, 2016 Riku Sanjo (Heart),
Keiichi Hasegawa (Mach)
Ghost v cinima specter Ghost RE:BIRTH: Kamen Rider Specter (ゴーストRE:BIRTH 仮面ライダースペクター, Gōsuto Ribāsu: Kamen Raidā Supekutā) April 19, 2017 Kazuya Kamihoriuchi Takuro Fukuda
Brave and Snipe Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy Another Ending: Kamen Rider Brave & Snipe (仮面ライダーエグゼイド トリロジー アナザー・エンディング 仮面ライダーブレイブ&スナイプ, Kamen Raidā Eguzeido Torirojī Anazā Endingu: Kamen Raidā Bureibu Ando Sunaipu) Theatrical:
February 3, 2018
DVD/Blu-Ray:
March 28, 2018
Nobuhiro Suzumura Yuya Takahashi
ParaDX with Poppy Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy Another Ending: Kamen Rider Para-DX with Poppy (仮面ライダーエグゼイド トリロジー アナザー・エンディング 仮面ライダーパラドクスwithポッピー, Kamen Raidā Eguzeido Torirojī Anazā Endingu: Kamen Raidā Paradokusu Uizu Poppī) Theatrical:
February 17, 2018
DVD/Blu-Ray:
April 11, 2018
Genm vs Lazer Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy Another Ending: Kamen Rider Genm vs. Lazer (仮面ライダーエグゼイド トリロジー アナザー・エンディング 仮面ライダーゲンムVSレーザー, Kamen Raidā Eguzeido Torirojī Anazā Endingu: Kamen Raidā Genmu Tai Rēzā) Theatrical:
March 3, 2018
DVD/Blu-Ray:
April 25, 2018
Build NEW WORLD Cross-Z Theatrical Poster Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z (ビルド NEW WORLD 仮面ライダークローズ, Birudo Nyū Warudo: Kamen Raidā Kurōzu) Theatrical:
January 25, 2019
DVD/Blu-Ray:
April 24, 2019
Kyohei Yamaguchi Shogo Muto
Grease V-Cinema Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Grease (ビルド NEW WORLD 仮面ライダーグリス, Birudo Nyū Warudo: Kamen Raidā Gurisu) Theatrical:
September 6, 2019
DVD/Blu-Ray:
November 27, 2019
Shojiro Nakazawa
Zi-ONextTimeGeizMajesty Kamen Rider Zi-O NEXT TIME: Geiz, Majesty (仮面ライダージオウ NEXT TIME ゲイツ、マジェスティ, Kamen Raidā Jiō Nekusuto Taimu: Geitsu, Majesuti) Theatrical:
February 28, 2020
DVD/Blu-Ray:
April 22, 2020
Satoshi Morota Nobuhiro Mouri
Zero-One Others MetsubouJinrai poster Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダー滅亡迅雷, Zerowan Azāzu: Kamen Raidā Metsuboujinrai) Theatrical:
March 26, 2021
DVD/Blu-Ray:
July 14, 2021
Masaya Kakehi Yuya Takahashi
Zero-One Others Vulcan & Valkyrie Theatrical Poster Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider Vulcan & Valkyrie (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダーバルカン&バルキリー, Zerowan Azāzu: Kamen Raidā Barukan Ando Barukirī) Theatrical:
August 27, 2021
DVD/Blu-Ray:
November 10, 2021
Saber Trio of Deep Sin Theatrical Poster Kamen Rider Saber: Trio of Deep Sin (仮面ライダーセイバー 深罪の三重奏トリオ, Kamen Raidā Seibā: Shinzai no Torio) Theatrical:
January 28, 2022
DVD/Blu-Ray:
May 11, 2022
Kazuya Kamihoriuchi Takuro Fukuda
Revice Forward Final Poster Revice Forward: Kamen Rider Live & Evil & Demons (リバイスForward 仮面ライダーライブ&エビル&デモンズ, Ribaisu Fōwarudo: Kamen Raidā Raibu Ando Ebiru Ando Demonzu) Theatrical:
February 10, 2023
DVD/Blu-Ray:
May 10, 2023
Koichi Sakamoto Nobuhiro Mouri
Jyamato Awaking Main Poster Kamen Rider Geats: Jyamato Awaking (仮面ライダーギーツ ジャマト・アウェイキング, Kamen Raidā Gītsu: Jamato Aweikingu) Theatrical:
March 8, 2024
DVD/Blu-Ray:
July 24, 2024
Yuya Takahashi

Anniversary[]

Poster Title Release Date(s) Director Writer(s)
KamenRiderOOO10thFinalPosterClear Kamen Rider OOO 10th: Core Medal of Resurrection (仮面ライダーOOO(オーズ) 10th 復活のコアメダル, Kamen Raidā Ōzu Jusshūnen: Fukkatsu no Koa Medaru) Theatrical:
March 12, 2022
DVD/Blu-Ray:
August 24, 2022
Ryuta Tasaki Nobuhiro Mouri
Paradise Regained Main Poster Kamen Rider 555 20th: Paradise Regained (仮面ライダー555 20th パラダイス・リゲインド, Kamen Raidā Faizu Nijusshūnen: Paradaisu Rigeindo) Theatrical
February 2, 2024
DVD/Blu-Ray
May 29, 2024 (Special Edition)
September 13, 2024 (Complete Edition)
Toshiki Inoue

Notes[]

  • to be added

See Also[]

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