Recently, it is announced that Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno currently writing and directing a new Kamen Rider feature movie. It is called Shin Kamen Rider, and the movie’s first teasers give us a good look at how Hideaki Anno is bringing the amazing character to life. It is said that Shin Kamen Rider has the best costume in a superhero movie.
Shin Kamen Rider looks to be trying to ape the classic Showa-era series as much as possible, presenting its tone and aesthetic through a modern lens. Hideaki Anno is a loud and proud lifetime fan of the series and even cosplayed as Hongo as a young man. A picture of the director in his own old costume was even used as a new poster advert for it.
The debut teaser gives all the fans the true first close-up looks at numerous details. The mask, the suit, and the bike have all been tastefully updated and also modernized. The music and font are on point. Everything looks fantastic. Part of the cast was also announced on Thursday in Tokyo. Sosuke Ikematsu, who appeared in The Last Samurai and also the award-winning Shoplifters, stars as a bike-riding cyborg protagonist that is none other than Takeshi Hongo. Minami Hamabe, who played Mia Fey in Takashi Miike’s Ace Attorney adaptation, stars as Ruriko Midorikawa.
Here is the closer look at the two leads in costume:
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Shin Kamen Rider is the latest in Hideaki Anno’s Shin trilogy, which are the new reworkings of the classic Japanese characters. He wrote and also co-directed the 2016’s Shin Godzilla and also penned the upcoming Shin Ultraman. Because of the current situation, Shin Kamen Rider is slated to be released in Japan next March. The film’s release was unfortunately pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has also impacted the release of Shin Ultraman.