Rider Time Kamen Rider Shinobi Net Series Reveals Video, Visual, Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app revealed additional cast, a visual, and a promotional video on Sunday for Rider Time Kamen Rider Shinobi, a spinoff series of the Kamen Rider franchise's latest installment Kamen Rider Zi-O. (Note: the video is region-locked to Japan.)
The newly announced cast members are:
Takuma Zaiki as Isamichi Konjō/Kamen Rider Hattari
Masashi Ebara as dark shinobi of Niji no Hebi (voice role)
Nobuo Kyō as Master Gamano
The show will star Hideya Tawada as Rentarō Kagura//Kamen Rider Shinobi, who is a Rider from the year 2022 in the Kamen Rider Zi-O series.
Takayuki Shibasaki is directing the show, and Kaori Kaneko is writing the scripts.
The three-episode net series will stream only within the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app, and it will premiere on March 31. One new episode will debut each week.
The spinoff series is the second "premium drama" in a collaborative project between Video Pass and Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club (with the first being two spinoff works of Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger). The video above labels Rider Time Shinobi as a "Kamen RIder Zi-O Spinoff Part 1." Toei will announce the second spinoff work, to stream on Video Pass, on January 23 at the "Chō Eiyū Matsuri" (Super Hero Festival) event.
The new Kamen Rider Zi-O series premiered on September 2 and is based on a time-traveling theme (the series' "Zi-O" 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.