Originally announced as the “Black Sun Henshin Belt,” the CSM Century King Sun Driver from Kamen Rider Black Sun was revealed on October 27, 2022.
The Complete Selection Modification Century King Sun Driver from Kamen Rider Black Sun has officially been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Narikiri World event. The driver costs ¥44,000 (tax included) and preorders are open until January 24, 2023. The scheduled release is in March of 2023.
The in-person reveal featured actor Hidetoshi Nishijima, who portrays Kotaro Minami (Kamen Rider Black Sun). Nishijima used the driver to demonstrate the transformation sequence to the audience.
The CSM Century King Sun Driver is the first fully automatic CSM device. During the transformation sequence, the belt’s inner ring spins closed and four pieces along the outside of the belt are drawn towards the center, locking in. Then the center of the belt glows red and a gauge to the left of the inner ring rotates counter clockwise.
Each driver is hand painted and is equipped with 16 LEDs that activate during the transformation sequence. A pair of motion sensors along the top of the driver work to start the transformation sequence.
Additionally, there are two modes for the driver activated by the voiceline button and the BGM button. The voiceline button includes lines recorded by Nishijima and the BGM button has sounds to go along with the transformation sequence, battles and finishing moves.
The driver also has sounds for Kotaro’s Black Migratory Locust Kaijin form.
Premium Bandai also announced the Display Pedestal Century King Sun Driver Edition alongside the driver. The pedestal features the Century King logo on top and comes with adjustment parts to support the driver.
The end of the reveal trailer for the CSM Century King Sun Driver teased the release of a Century King Moon Driver.
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Source: Premium Bandai