Kamen Rider Ghost, Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger Shows Get Films in August
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Toei opened a website on Friday to announce that the Kamen Rider Ghost and Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Animal Sentai Zyuohger) television series are both getting films that will screen together in theaters starting on August 6. The films are tentatively titled Gekijōban Kamen Rider Ghost (Kamen Rider Ghost the Movie) and Gekijōban Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Animal Sentai Zyuohger The Movie).
Toei also began streaming a teaser video for both films on Friday.
Those who pre-order tickets to the films will get one of two palm-sized moving figures of Kamen Rider Ghost or Zyuohger Eagle (pictured below). A "premium pre-order ticket" will also go on sale in July.
The films' official website lists an extra credit for "© Marvel characters Inc."
Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger is the 40th Super Sentai special effects series, and it premiered in Japan on February 14. The protagonists are one human zoologist, Yamato Kazakiri, and four "Zyouhmans" — animal-faced beings from the alternate world "Zyouhland." The cast includes: Masaki Nakao as Yamato Kazakiri/Zyuohger Eagle, Miki Yanagi as Sera/Zyuohger Shark, Shōhei Nanba as Leo/Zyuohger Lion, Tsurugi Watanabe as Tusk/Zyuohger Elephant, and Haruka Tateishi as Amu/Zyuohger Tiger.
Kamen Rider Ghost is the latest installment in the long-running Kamen Rider special effects series, and it celebrates the 45th anniversary of the franchise. The series premiered on TV Asahi last October. Shun Nishime plays the protagonist Takeru Tenkūji. In the story, Takeru momentarily loses his life at the hands of a Ganma, who are mysterious beings from another world. However, thanks to the strange power of a hermit (played by Naoto Takenaka), Takeru is brought back to life and given the power of a Kamen Rider and becomes Kamen Rider Ghost. In order to completely come back to life, Takeru must seek out the "Eyecons" of the "15 Great Men."