Original "Kamen Rider" TV Series Gets Japanese Bluray Release

98 episode tokusatsu show will be released across 4 boxed sets

 

The original 1971 tokusatsu television series created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, Kamen Rider, is coming to Japanese home video with a deluxe release of 4 Bluray boxed sets. The 1st set will be released on December 09, 2015, and the 4th set will be released on June 08, 2016, to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the television broadcast.

 

 

The release collects all 98 episodes of the Kamen Rider TV series run, with the 1st 26 episodes being included on the 1st Bluray boxed set. The release carries a premium price tag, though. The boxed sets 1 - 3 cost 34,560 yen ($278.24 US) including tax, while the 4th boxed sets costs 27,000 yen ($217.37 US) including tax.

 

Talk about a Rider Kick right to the wallet. Paying Shocker to transform you into a motorcycle-riding cyborg vigilante may actually be cheaper.

 

Sources:

Animeanime.jp

The Tokusatsu Network

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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