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Kamen Rider Drive Actor Taiko Katono Added to Toku Alumni Filled Gozen Cast

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Kamen Rider Drive Actor Taiko Katono Added to Toku Alumni Filled Gozen Cast

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Taiko Katono is added to a full cast of past tokusatsu actors for a new Toei production.


It has been announced that Kamen Rider Drive‘s Taiko Katono, known for playing Kamen Rider Chaser/Chase, will be part of a large project by Toei. The project, ran by Toei Movie x St, is a historical piece that will be combining movies and stage plays and is a historical drama piece.

Katono joins a cast that is filled to the brim with other tokusatsu alumni actors of both Super Sentai and Kamen Rider fame:

  • Kouhei Takeda – Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease of Kamen Rider Build
  • Takahisa Maeyama – Sora Takigawa/Gremlin of Kamen Rider Wizard
  • Hiroya Matsumoto – Masato Jin/Beet Buster of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
  • Taira Imata – Genpachiro Otta of Kamen Rider Drive
  • Seiya Motoki – Noel Takao/Lupin-X/Patren X of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
  • Hiroshi Yazaki – Shinji Kikuchi of Kamen Rider Den-O

The plan is for every Gozen performance to be different plotwise, but all remain linked somehow. Past Kamen Rider directors Hidenori Ishida (Kuuga-Gaim)and Nobuhiro Mori (Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle) will be working on the project.

Two different performances have been announced so far by Toei Movie x St.:

Gozen: Sword of Innocent Romance 『GOZEN ‐純恋の剣‐』 – (movie) to be released Summer 2019

Gozen: Sword of Madness 『GOZEN ‐狂乱の剣‐』 – (stage play) to be released Fall 2019

Source: Daisuki Toku

Katie is a cosplayer and tokusatsu fan located in North Carolina. She has been writing for over ten years. She is most commonly associated in the tokusatsu community with the cosplayer/costumer, TheNextDecade. She works full time helping animals at an ER.

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