One ending has the Showa Riders winning and other has the Heisei Riders being victorious. However, as to which side’s victory will make the final cut, it will be decided through a fan poll. A first for a Kamen Rider series. The result will be revealed during the premiere.
Producer Shinichiro Shirakura said “So far, numerous “VS” works have been produced. Not one of them have settled the score. We wanted to change that and filmed two endings. We then wanted the fans to choose which one they wanted”.
There have been 15 Heisei Kamen Riders, from Kamen Rider Kuuga to the still airing Kamen Rider Gaim. The Showa Riders, who started the legacy, are composed from “Kamen Rider 1” to “Kamen Rider J”. In this movie, with the number of Riders equaled, the Showa Riders, who fight evil while protecting society, fight against the Heisei Riders, who respect individual opinions and thoughts.
Producer Shirakura also said “There are opinions against having the Riders fight among themselves. Also, many feared that since the way Heisei Riders fight is varied and more evolved, they’d win easily. Having Hiroshi Fujioka returning, that changed completely. Having him appear and transform makes you think Heisei does not stand a chance.” A fierce battle is to be expected.
Having other former Riders besides Fujioka, like Ryo Hayami, “is different from anime. In here you can see the Riders have aged. However, that makes it better”.
Who will win, Heisei or Showa? Voting started today at 8:00 on the movie’s official page. All the theatres showing the movie will have voting booths starting late February. The poll will be closed the day before the premiere, March 28th.
Source: Cinema Today
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