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Hiro Mizushima Not Asked Back for Heisei Generations FOREVER

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Hiro Mizushima Not Asked Back for Heisei Generations FOREVER

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The star of Kamen Rider Kabuto reveals he was not asked to be in the movie.


Hiro Mizushima replied to a comment on an Instagram post asking why he did not appear in the recently released Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, the final movie in the Heisei series of Kamen Rider movies.

The actor replied, saying he’s gotten the question many times and wanted to clear up any potential misunderstanding. Mizushima says he was never contacted about appearing in the movie.

The actor says he sees Tendou Souji, his character in the 2006 Kamen Rider series, as the “starting point” for his career. He does not consider the role his “black history” (black history is a term used in Japanese referring to a period of time one would rather forget). Mizushima goes on to say he appreciated working with the producers, directors, and the rest of the staff on the show. Mizushima went up on to wish the movie great success.

It was also recently revealed that Kamen Rider Den-O star Takeru Satoh appeared in the movie, making his return to the franchise for the first time in ten years.

Source: Hiro Mizushima via Instagram

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Shaheer

    December 25, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Aside from Joe Odagiri, He is the only actor not reprise the role even though the character had appeared in all post-Kabuto series. I guess it depends on whom Toei can approach.

  2. Alistair Schneider

    December 26, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Such a missed opportunity! Mizushima was so great as Tendou. His character was SO arrogant, yet lovable at the same time, which takes some skill and charisma to pull off as well as he did!

    Perhaps Toei was adding up salaries and had to be selective in which characters were most necessary to the plot of the movie. It’s a shame though.

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