Toei Films released a new trailer for Shin Kamen Rider, giving viewers the most substantial look yet at the film and Kamen Rider 2. Previous teasers served more as callbacks to the aesthetic of the original 1971 TV series.
Check out the trailer below.
The Shin Kamen Rider trailer consists of mostly new footage, showing off Kamen Rider (played by Sosuke Ikematsu) and Ruriko Midorikawa (played by Minami Hamabe) in costume. Kamen Rider is also shown fighting, riding his Cyclone motorcycle, and performing while wearing the trench coat first seen in concept and promotional art for the film. The trailer also gives viewers glimpses of the monsters Man Spider and Wasp Woman, both with new, updated designs. Members of Shocker, the villainous organization that kidnapped Takeshi Hongo and turned him into Kamen Rider are shown briefly.
Finally, the trailer shows another man (played by Tasuku Emoto) who appears in a seemingly identical Kamen Rider uniform confronting Takeshi. The man is Hayato Ichimonji, known in the original series as Kamen Rider 2 (or Kamen Rider No. 2). In the original series, Kamen Rider 2 was a second cyborg super-soldier constructed by Shocker to defeat Kamen Rider 1, but became Kamen Rider 1’s ally and partner.
Kamen Rider Takeshi Hongo is an augmented human being.
He was upgraded by SHOCKER, an all-loving secret society that pursues happiness for humanity.
Kamen Rider has pledged to fight against SHOCKER to ensure human beings stay human.
— 『シン・仮面ライダー』【公式】 (@Shin_KR) May 13, 2022
The official Twitter account also promoted the Shin Kamen Rider trailer by debuting a pair of new posters. The first poster features English-language text describing Kamen Rider. The second poster reveals that the reboot’s version of Shocker is actually an acronym for “Sustainable Happiness Organization with Computational Knowledge Embedded Remodeling.” A QR code on the SHOCKER poster links to the “Official SHOCKER App” on the Japanese Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app promises daily updates from “SHOCKER Staff” as well as showing off emblems and logos for SHOCKER fans, and clips from the trailer.
Shin Kamen Rider debuts in Japanese theaters in March 2023. Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s Shin Ultraman film opened in Japan on May 13, 2022.
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