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Toei Reveals Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Series Premiering in October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New series will feature video game themes, protagonist fighting game virus infecting people

Toei officially announced on Tuesday that the next installment in its Kamen Rider live-action special effects franchise is titled Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Toei initially filed for the trademark for the series in May.

The series will celebrate the franchise's 45th anniversary. The protagonist's key items include a "Gamer Driver" belt, and a transformation item called a "Rider Gashatt." After transforming, the protagonist will begin at level one (the first of the two images below) and help people who have been infected by the game virus "Bugster." Then, the protagonist will level-up to level two (the second of the two images below) and fight the materialized Bugster.

The series will have visual elements themed after video games, such as gauges seen in fighting games and role-playing games.

The show will premiere on TV Asahi October 2, but the protagonist made an appearance in 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) film, which debuted on Saturday.

Source: Animate Times via Yara-on!, Orends Range (link 2)

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