"Super Hero Taisen" Literally Brings Together an Army of Rangers and Riders

Over 200 tokusatsu heroes, including 40 Kamen Riders, team up for 2012 film

One superhero on his or her own is pretty cool, a simple team-up between two heroes even more so.  But when you get a whole team of different superheroes working together?  Maybe it's time to put those world-conquering plans on hold.

 

Not to be outdone by the excitement for The Avengers, Japan's superheroes will also get their own huge crossover in 2012 in the tentatively-titled Super Hero Taisen.  The film's creators aren't settling for just a few big faces meeting up and stomping some bad guys, either: 200 super sentai (the myriad teams making up the international Power Rangers franchise) and all 40 incarnations of Kamen Rider will feature, with Kamen Rider Decade and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger taking the lead.

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This means the return of the five original-in-the-US Power Rangers (Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger), the Turbo (Gekisou Sentai CarRanger) and Zeo (Chouriki Sentai Ou-Ranger) Rangers, and more!  No confirmation yet of Rurouni Kenshin's Takeru Sato (Kamen Rider Den-O), but producer Shirakura stated "We want to show things you can't see in the regular shows.  This was pretty close to impossible but I'd like to make it the norm for our spring films.  Rider is science, sentai is magic."

 

Super Hero Taisen is set for a May 2012 release.  I don't think my brain could have handled something like this as a kid, so I'm glad it's coming out now.  What about you?  Any tokusatsu/super sentai fans ready to get their minds absolutely blown?

 

 

 

via ANN, JEFusion

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