Kamen Rider 40th Anniversary Film Adds Kikaider
posted on by Gia Manry
At least four additional heroes from the 1970s will make cameos in OOO Den-O All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, the April film which celebrates the Toei movie company's 60th anniversary and the Kamen Rider franchise's 40th anniversary. Kamen Rider creator Shotaro Ishinomori created all four of these additional heroes: 1972's Kikaider (Jinzou Ningen Kikaida), 1973-1974's Kikaider-01, 1973-1974's Inazuman, and 1977's Kaiketsu Zvatt (Kaiketsu Zubat).
This will be the first time that these four heroes have appeared with the heroes of Kamen Rider. Even though he has appeared in anime and videogames since 2000, it is the first live-action appearance of Zvatt in 34 years. This film will also feature all 28 Kamen Rider heroes from every series in the franchise. The film will open on April 1.
Last month, the Japanese film's distributor Toei announced that another 2011 film, Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Daikessen, will feature all 199 heroes/rangers from the 35-year history of Super Sentai, the Toei franchise that inspired the Power Rangers.
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