News Toei Reveals Kamen Rider Build, Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Films
posted on 2018-02-24 21:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei revealed the Gekijōban Kamen Rider Build (temporary title) and Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en film films on Sunday with a teaser video. The films will open together on August 4.
Toei also revealed a teaser poster for the films. The tagline on the Kamen Rider Build film part of the poster reads, "Now, why don't we begin the final experiment," and tagline on the Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger film part of the poster reads, "I absolutely cannot surrender this magnificent victory."
Those who pre-order tickets to the film starting on June 16 will receive either a "Kamen Rider Build & Crows" figurine or a "Lupin Red VS Patren #1" figurine.
The Kamen Rider Build series premiered on September 3. In the series, protagonist Sento Kiryū (Kamen Rider Build) is a genius physicist, and he uses the "Build Driver" belt to transform by combining "Full Bottle" ingredients from animals or machines. If the ingredients turn out to be the "best match," the Sento can use his special moves. In the show's story, "Pandora's Box" was found on Mars. Since then, massive walls called "Sky Walls" appeared and divided Japan into three regions now called Tōto, Saito, and Hokuto. In Tōto, unidentified creatures known as "Smash" begin appearing, causing a crisis in the region.
The Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (Phantom Thief Sentai Lupinranger VS Police Sentai Patranger) television series premiered on February 11. The show is the 42nd in the live-action Super Sentai series since 1975, and it is the franchise's first television series to feature two rival sentai teams from the start.
The three-member Lupinranger team fights as "Robin Hoods" to restore an important person lost in the past. The Patranger team fights for justice and an ideal future as a paramilitary unit in the International Special Police Organization. The three-way battle between Lupinranger, Patranger, and the crime syndicate Gangler revolves around the "Lupin Collection" — treasures, left behind by the legendary thief character Arsene Lupin, that can bring about humanity's prosperity or extinction.