Namco Bandai is offering plenty of reasons to try out your best Rider Kick in the following preview for All Kamen Rider Generation 2. The sequel is set to hit PSP and Nintendo DS in Japan on August 2. Check out some of the gameplay and characters past the break.
The long-running Kamen Rider series seems to be the Rosetta Stone for how Nyarko is configured on the covers of the original Manta Aisora and Koin novels. See the strange connection after the jump.
This April, Toei will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Super Hero Time" TV programming block with Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, a cross-over featuring 40 Kamen Riders and around 200 Rangers. A special series of mystery net shorts will accompany this. Check out Toei's promo for the Who’s the Culprit?! shorts after the jump.
Sponichi Annex posted a photo from the filming of Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: The Great Superhero War showing Riders and Sentai heroes facing off against monsters for the "greatest battle in history." Check it out after the break to get an idea why they think they might have a record!
Namco Bandai's promo for the latest entry in the 20-year-old Hero Soukessen series looks all the way back to the Famicon before introducing the new Great Battle Fullblast for PSP. The game features Ultraman, Ultraman Mebius, Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Decade, Gundam, and Freedom Gundam. Check it out after the jump!
Kamen Rider Fourze celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider tokusatsu series and the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight. If that sounds old fashioned, it might be a bit surprising to learn that the hard-to-get toy item in Japan this holiday season is the ¥6,825 ($87) DX Fourze Driver replica of the hero's transformation belt. More after the jump.
As we close out the year that marked the 40th anniversary of the original Kamen Rider series, Japan is still celebrating the ongoing tokusatsu franchise. While Kamen Rider: the Diner has opened in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, a new Kamen Rider art exhibition has opened in Yokohama. More after the jump.
The official site for a popular Kamen Rider doujin web manga series "Hybrid Insector" revealed on December 8 that Toei (the right holder of the Kamen Rider series) had officially ordered them to stop the series. The creators accepted the Toei's request and announced the permanent cancellation of the manga. More details after the jump.
The headquarters of BANDAI, probably the most successful Japanese toy/plastic model kits company today, is located in Asakusa, Tokyo. They use the first floor of the building as the showroom for their latest products. Check the photo report after the jump!
In addition to Anime Museum, one of the popular exhibition among kids at Toei Kyoto Studio Park is definitely "Super Hero Land" on the second floor of the Padios building. The exhibition displays a huge amount of life-size dolls, robots, and mechas from Toei's popular Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series. And you can also take photos and shake hands with the newest Rider, Kamen Rider Fourze himself! Check the 40 years history after the jump.
Guess who's coming to your house on Christmas this year? Premium Bandai, Bandai's official shopping website, has started taking pre-orders for "Chara Deco Christmas Kamen Rider Fourze", a special Christmas cake featuring the newest Kamen Rider. Fourze himself will directly deliver the Christmas cake to the lucky three kids' houses which selected in a lottery. More details after the jump.
has revealed that upcoming Lost Heroes game will feature super deformed representatives of Ultraman and Kamen Rider in a dungeon crawl RPG. This next entry in Banpresto's multi-genre Compatible Hero series will hit the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2012. Check out a trailer after the jump!
It's been said that Japanese superheroes look like a bunch of guys gallivanting in their underwear. Now, that notion gets painfully literal with a new selection of adult boxer briefs based on Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and the Super Sentai series. Check them out in all their heroic glory after the jump!
You think the party’s over, but it’s ready to begin! Although this has been a day that has seen the birthdays of no less than THREE superstar-level anime characters (Naruto Uzumaki, Gintoki, and Xanxus), incredible though it may seem, it appears we've still got a few more to announce: Mazinger Z and Kamen Rider No.2! More details and krazy kakes after the jump.
Kamen Rider Fourze, hitting Japanese TV on September 3rd, will celebrate both the 40th anniversary of masked motorcyclist tokusatsu series and the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight. And, of interest to anime/manga fans, it will feature monster design from Silent Möbius/Martian Successor Nadesico's and it will be written by Oh! Edo Rocket creator and Gurren Lagann writer Kazuki Nakashima. Check out the latest trailer after the jump.