Takeru Satoh Reprises Role from Kamen Rider Den-O in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film

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Film opened in Japan on Saturday

Toei revealed on Saturday that actor Takeru Satoh (live-action Ajin, Rurouni Kenshin, Bakuman.) reprised his role as Ryotaro Nogami from the 2007-2008 Kamen Rider Den-O series in the Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER film. The film opened in Japan on Saturday.

As with previous films in the series, this new film crosses over the previous Kamen Rider show with the current show. This year, the film crosses over Kamen Rider Build with the ongoing Kamen Rider Zi-O, but also features 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 film features two new "Another Riders." Shunsuke Daito is playing a new Time Jacker villain named Tiido and Kenichi Takitoh is voicing a new Imagin character.

The film's theme song is "Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Medley." Daisuke Asakura arranged the song, which features remixes of all 20 opening theme songs for the 20 Heisei-era Kamen Rider series.

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.

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Source: Press release

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