Following the likes of One Piece and Fist of the North Star, Kamen Rider is the latest Japanese pop culture franchise to be featured in a crowd brawler game. Kamen Rider: Battride Wars will feature Rider heroes from 2000's Kuuga to the latest, Wizard, battling hordes of baddies. The buzz is that the classic Showa era Riders will be offered as DLC add-ons. Get a look after the jump.
When Heroes Vs. hits PSP in Japan on February 7, it's bringing along a slew of crossover throwdowns from the worlds of Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Gundam. The latest batch of clips from Namco Bandai showcase a variety of those brawls, so watch as heroes and villains alike throw down in the videos after the jump.
Ahead of the game's February 7th release, Namco Bandai has posted the opening cinematics for Heroes’ Vs., a Spike Chunsoft developed digital card game for the PSP featuring characters/mech from Gundam, Kamen Rider and Ultraman. Get a look after the jump.
A week after Skyfall usurped Evangelion 3.0 at the top of the Japanese box office, Bond has been beaten by the latest Kamen Rider flick. For the weekend of December 8th/9th, Eva fell to #4 behind Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War ULTIMATUM, Skyfall, and the live-action adaptation of shoujo manga Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu. More after the jump.
Namco Bandai has posted a new trailer of Heroes Vs., the February PSP game featuring 18 character paths based on the Gundam, Ultraman and Kamen Rider franchises. Get a look after the jump.
The folks behind Kamen Rider are constantly tring to cover all the bases in marketing the franchise. Lots of modular toys for the kids. Handsome lead actors to get their moms to watch. And now, Kamen Rider Girls for the idol fans. More after the jump.
Toei’s tokusatsu (special effects) heroes have been going through a real renaissance of late and now the upcoming movie Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum will up the ante by offering viewers a crossover between not only Wizard and Fourze, but a host of older heroes brought out of the mists of time as well! Click the jump for rubber monster mayhem!
“Life is SHOW TIME” is the opening theme song of Kamen Rider Wizard, the latest incarnation of the insanely popular super hero franchise. It is sung by Kiryuuin Sho, front man of Visual kei “air” band Golden Bomber, who has pulled out all the stops for the promotional video. And no matter if you’re a Visual kei fan, or a rubber monster freak, something here is very likely to press your “WTF” button. Watch the full PV after the jump!
Taking a break from all those anime previews jostling attention on the eve of Comiket, live-action tokusatsu makes its presence felt with the first trailer for Kamen Rider Wizard. Nearly the victim of a human sacrifice, heroic Haruto Sohma takes the war to the evil Phantoms on September 2nd. Get a look after the jump.
Following the conclusion of Kamen Rider Fourze, the venerable tokusatsu series goes someplace dark for its 23rd entry. Set to premiere September 2nd, Kamen Rider Wizard takes Junon fashion magazine contest winner Shunya Shiraishi and casts him into a world of Type-Moon like magic and Berserk like human sacrifice. Get a look after the jump.
Who better to provide home security than classic tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider? In a new commercial for pre-fab home builder/renter Daiwa House's security features, Juri Ueno (star of the live-action Nodame Cantabile adaptation) enlists the help of the Rider pantheon to protect her dwelling. Get a look after the jump.
Maybe a bit Harry Potter. Maybe a bit Type-Moon in a Fate/Zero vein. What's sure about the twenty-third Kamen Rider tokusatsu series is that Wizard will be a bit less campy than its Fourze predecessor. This week, Junon fashion magazine contest winner Shunya Shiraishi was officially introduced as hero Haruto Sohma. Get a look after the jump.
As air conditioning units begin to fire up for summer and as continuing nuclear concerns make power generation a hot button concern, Sakuraenergy will be showcasing their products next week at a "Mirai no Tsubasa" (The Wing of Future) exhibition. Headlining this will be the SE150 model wind power generator, featuring the profile of Kamen Rider 1. Get a look after the jump.
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.