It’s the 50th anniversary of Kamen Rider, so you know it has to be done big. Toei has officially announced two new Kamen Rider projects, in addition to the just-revealed FUUTO PI anime series!
These projects were announced during the special live 50th anniversary event for Kamen Rider, with Toei President Mr. Osamu Tezuka as a speaker, as well as staff from the Kamen Rider series, including fan-favorite producer Mr. Shinichiro Shirakura.
These projects are part of the “grand schedule” developed for this special Kamen Rider anniversary.
First up is Kamen Rider BLACK SUN, a remake of the monumental 1987 series, Kamen Rider BLACK. The live-action series will kick off in Japan in Spring 2022, and will be directed by Kazuya Shiraishi, a “dark hero” of the film industry.
The series is deemed as the next evolution of the Kamen Rider franchise and the latest live-action series. You can check out the series’ beautiful logo, from calligrapher Souun Takeda-sensei, below.
Then there’s Shin Kamen Rider, a special project from Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion).
Shin Godzilla released in 2016, and was distributed in North America by Funimation.
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