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Toei Reveals Kamen Rider Ghost Series Premiering in October

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Protagonist uses "Eyecons" to borrow powers from souls of past heroes

Toei announced on Thursday that the next installment in its Kamen Rider live-action special effects franchise is titled Kamen Rider Ghost. Toei initially filed for the trademark for the series in April.

Satoshi Morota (Kamen Rider Wizard, Kamen Raider Gaim, Kamen Rider Fourze) will direct the series off of Takurō Fukuda's (Ultraseven X) scripts. Kazuhiro Takahashi will co-produce the series with Motoi Sasaki, Kenta Ando, and Shiori Odaka.

The new series will feature eyes as the transformation key item, called "Eyecons." The protagonist, will use the Eyecons to borrow powers from great heroes of the past, such as Miyamoto Musashi, Isaac Newton, and Thomas Edison. For example, in his "Newton Soul" form, Kamen Rider Ghost can manipulate gravity. When the protagonist uses these powers, his form changes.

The series will premiere on TV Asahi in October.

Kamen Rider Ghost will make his first appearance in the Gekijōban Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future film in his "Newton Soul" form when the film opens in Japan on August 8.

Kamen Rider Drive premiered last October.

[Via Tokusatsu Network (Link 2), Orends Range (Link 2), kamenriderghost.tumblr.com]

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