Kamen Rider Ghost, Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger Films' Trailer Previews Dark Ghost Villain
posted on 2016-06-19 03:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the Gekijōban Kamen Rider Ghost: 100 no Eyecon to Ghost Unmei no Shunkan (Kamen Rider Ghost The Movie: 100 Eyecons and the Moment of Ghost's Destiny) and Gekijōban Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger Doki-doki Circus Panic! (Animal Sentai Zyuohger the Movie: Heart-throbbing Circus Panic!) films. The trailer previews the films' theme song "ABAYO" (Farewell) by Kishidan.
Both films are slated to open on August 6.
Gekijōban Kamen Rider Ghost: 100 no Eyecon to Ghost Unmei no Shunkan will feature a new enemy named Kamen Rider Dark Ghost (pictured below). Dark Ghost looks very similar to Kamen Rider Ghost, and its goal is to gather 100 Eyecons and and turn all of humanity into Ghosts. Kamen Rider Dark Ghost is accompanied by three subordinates: Dark Nekrom R (Red), Dark Nekrom B (Blue), and Dark Nekrom Y (Yellow). The three (pictured in bottom image below) have a similar appearance to Kamen Rider Necrom.
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."
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