Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film Reveals Stills
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Toei revealed two stills from the Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER film on Saturday. The images show Sōgo Tokiwa transformed into Kamen Rider Zi-O and wearing the Kuuga Armor and W Armor, which allow him to use the power of past Kamen Riders.
The film will open on December 22. As with previous films in the series, this new film will crossover the previous Kamen Rider show with the current show. This year, the film will crossover Kamen Rider Build with the ongoing Kamen Rider Zi-O, but will have all 20 Heisei-era Kamen Rider protagonists. An earlier video teased that a "generation is ending," highlighting the fact that Japan will enter a new era on May 1, 2019 when Emperor Akihito abdicates.
The new Kamen Rider Zi-O series premiered on September 2 and is based on a time-traveling theme (the series' "Zi-0" title alludes to jiō, literally "lord of time"), with the titular hero wearing the RideWatch and ZikuDriver items that allow him to transform. The new Kamen Rider Zi-O's power allows him to wear the suits of all the Heisei-era Kamen Riders and gain their power.
The story centers around a boy born in the year 2000, who has dreams of him becoming a king. In the fall of 2018, the boy meets a girl who appears before him in a time machine. The girl explains that she comes from the future year of 2068, a hopeless future where a demon king rules and people suffer. The girl further explains to the boy that his destiny will be to become "Zi-O," the same demon king that will rule over the world.
The Kamen Rider Zi-O character also appears in the Kamen Rider Build: Be the One film, which opened in Japan on August 4.
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER is part of a series of Kamen Rider crossover films that open yearly. Last year's film, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider, opened on December 9.
Source: Press release