2012 Film Unites 200 Super Sentai/Rangers & 40 Kamen Riders

posted on by Egan Loo
Next spring's Super Hero Taisen is 1st film to bring them all together

Next spring, the tentatively titled Super Hero Taisen (Super Hero War) film will assemble about 200 heroes — from every team in the live-action special-effects Super Sentai franchise — and about 40 Kamen Riders from the four-decade-long Kamen Rider franchise. This will be the first time that so many Super Sentai members and so many Kamen Riders have co-starred in the same film. Director Osamu Kaneda will begin shooting the film in late December, and Toei will release the film during the Golden Week holidays next year.

There have been about 200 Super Sentai heroes from the original 1975-1977 Himitsu Sentai Goranger to next year's Tokumei Sentai Gobusters. (The various Super Sentai projects are the source material for the Power Rangers franchise internationally.) Likewise, there have been about 40 Kamen Riders from the first Kamen Rider series in 1971 to the ongoing Kamen Rider Fourze series.

This past summer, the Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199-Hero Daikessen (pictured above) united all 199 Super Sentai heroes to date. Similarly, April's OOO Den-O All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders (pictured left) united all the Kamen Riders to date with other live-action heroes.

Sources: Sports Nippon, Sports Hochi

Update: More information added. The cast will include Kamen Rider Decade (Masahiro Inoue), Gokai Red (Ryōta Ozawa), Momotaros (from Kamen Rider Den-O), Naomi (Rina Akiyama), and Station Master (Kenjirō Ishimaru).

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