A brand new trailer for Hideaki Anno’s upcoming film Shin Kamen Rider showcases both drama and action
Just as Shin Ultraman is hitting Japanese theaters this weekend, a brand new trailer has dropped for director Hideaki Anno’s next film, Shin Kamen Rider. Clocking in at just under a minute in length, the new footage showcases a somber Takeshi Hongo (Sosuke Ikematsu) as he tries to hide his signature uniform beneath a black trench coat as a gun-toting Ruriko Midorikawa accompanies him in trying to unravel the mystery of the evil SHOCKER organization. We are also shown a taste of the action to come as the fight with Man Spider is teased, along with glimpses of Wasp Woman and Man Bat. Not to be left out, Hayato Ichimonji (Tasuku Emoto) is seen striking his signature pose and standing off against Hongo beneath a snow-capped Mt. Fuji.
Along with the release of the trailer comes two new posters, with one hinting at the potential motivation behind SHOCKER, which we are told is an acronym that stands for Sustainable Happiness Organization with Computational Knowledge Embedded Remodeling. The other poster showcases Takeshi Hongo as Kamen Rider with his Cyclone motorcycle, and reveals a brief synopsis of the movie:
Kamen Rider Takeshi Hongo is an augmented human being. He was upgraded by SHOCKER, an all-loving secret society that pursues happiness for humanity. Kamen Rider has pledged to fight against SHOCKER to ensure human beings stay human.
The poster also revealed the announcement of three new cast members, Shinya Tsukamoto (Shin Godzilla, Ichi the Killer), Toru Tezuka (Cutie Honey, Japan Sinks), and Suzuki Matsuo (Dragon Quest: Your Story, Kaiji: Final Game) in unspecified roles.
Adapted from the original 1971 series, Shin Kamen Rider is set to be released in March of 2022. You can check out the new teaser in the player below!
Fans interested in watching the original 1971 series can do so at Shout Factory TV (regional restrictions may apply.)
Source: Toei Official YouTube Channel