Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno teases his movie Shin Kamen Rider
Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno gives cyborg biker hero Kamen Rider the “Shin” (meaning “new”) treatment, just like he did with Godzilla and Ultraman in 2016 Shin godzilla and the unprecedented Shin Ultraman. On Thursday, Anno and the Toei Company film studio offered a preview of Cavalier Shin Kamen, a new movie coming in 2023 that’s both a reboot and dripping with nostalgia for Kamen Rider.
This is evident in the first promotional video of Cavalier Shin Kamen, which is a faithful recreation of the opening sequence from the 1971 TV show. (There’s also an almost identical second trailer.) The New Kamen Rider, played by Sosuke Ikematsu (Shoplifters, Midnight dinner), crosses the desert on his Cyclone motorcycle, and at the end, a mysterious Shocker acrobatic agent known as Spider Man appears. The teaser is set to the classic opening theme âLet’s Go !! Cavalier Kick.
Confirmed to appear alongside Ikematsu in Cavalier Shin Kamen is actor Minami Hamabe, who will play Ruriko Midorikawa, Kamen Rider / Takeshi Hongo’s longtime ally. Hamabe starred in the 2017 movie Let me eat your pancreas and played a young Mia Fey in Takashi Miike’s 2012 film based on Phoenix Wright: Ace Lawyer.
Here is a closer look at the two protagonists in costume:
Cavalier Shin Kamen does not have a release date, but is expected in early 2023.
Anno writes and directs Cavalier Shin Kamen. He also planned and wrote Shin Ultraman, which was directed by Shinji Higuchi, who also served as a co-director with Anno on Shin godzilla.
The Kamen Rider franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The property started with a TV series in 1971 and has since spawned sequels, movies, manga, and a solid line of multi-billion dollar toys and merchandise. Manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori created Kamen Rider, and is well known for his other designs, the manga series Cyborg 009 and the tokusatsu superhero series Super Sentai, which was later adapted into Power Rangers.