Anno Hidekai, known for “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” and “Shin Godzilla”, will be in charge and be writing for the realistic movie titled “Shin Kamen Rider”.
It is scheduled to be released on Mar. 2023 as “Kamen Rider” 25th anniversary project. A special announcement was made, and comments from Anno himself and Onodera Shou, the CEO of Ishimori Production, have arrived.
“Shin Kamen Rider” was announced during the “Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary Project Announcement Interview” held at Apr. 3, 2021.
The staff, cast, and story have not been released yet, but the special announcement was made toward the release on Mar. 2023.
Anno-san commented, “I look forward to producing entertainment that can be enjoyed by anyone, including those who do not know the series, by studying the work which makes children’s dream true, the work that brings back adults’ dreams since they were young, and the epoch-making work that Ishinomori Shoutarou-sensei and Toei Ikuta Studio made.
Onodera Shou, the CEO of Ishimori Production and the second son of the author of “Kamen Rider” series Ishinomori Shoutarou, commented that ‘”Shin Kamen Rider” is the latest but also an original of the series. The two characteristics combine in this 50th anniversary. That means that my father would be happy. I look forward to the producer’s work”.
“Shin Kamen Rider” will be released on March 2023.
【Direction and Script Writing by Anno Hideaki】
Most of the boys 50 years ago were charmed by the actual-size hero, Kamen Rider. I was one of them. I started this project so that I can give something back for the happiness provided by the series 50 years ago in the form of a movie.
This project was aimed to produce a work which grants adult’s dream since their childhood,
the work which depicts the childhood dreams left in the adult’s mind,
and the epoch-making world replaced by Ishinomori Shoutarou-sensei and Toei Ikuta Studio, in the form of entertainment that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production schedule was postponed for 2 years, but please look forward to it.
【Onodera Shou, the CEO of Ishimori Production】
The history of Kamen Rider is the history of innovation. My father, Ishinomori Shoutarou, always said, “any type of Kamen Rider can exist”. Kamen Riders have now saved human freedom for 50 years. At the same time, my father worked hard to bring back the origin of Kamen Rider, including “Shin” and “Black”.
“Shin Kamen Rider” by the director Anno is not only the latest form but also the origin of the series. These two factors will be mixed once again in the 50th anniversary.
I believe my father is glad to hear that. I look forward to the director’s work.
(C) Ishimori Production, Toei