The 50th Anniversary of the legendary tokusatsu series Kamen Rider is well underway, and the upcoming show already has started to excite. What do we know about the new Rider, his powers, allies, and villains, so far? Read on to find out more before the show premieres on September 5th!
As translated by Tokusatsu Network, the official synopsis is as follows:
Deadmans is an organization that worships demons. Through the use of mysterious Vistamps, monsters called Deadman are born from within humans. Fighting to protect his family from Deadmans’ clutches is Ikki Igarashi. He himself has a contract with Vice, a demon that lives within Ikki’s body. Together, they transform into two Kamen Riders: Ikki as Kamen Rider Revi, and Vice as Kamen Rider Vice. Together, they are Kamen Rider Revice!
The show notably features a first for the series, with Revi and Vice’s powers both coming from the same Belt. While a similar theme has been explored with Kamen Rider W’s two in one Rider, there has never been a two-for-one package such as these Riders.
While we don’t know much about Deadmans at this time, what seems to be the primary antagonists were showed off in the trailer released after the late July press conference for the show.
Per TV Asashi, this is the cast we know so far:
- Ikki Igarashi (五十嵐一輝, Igarashi Ikki): Kentaro Maeda (前田 拳太郎, Maeda Kentaro)
- Vice (バイス, Baisu, Voice): Subaru Kimura (木村 昴, Kimura Subaru)
- Daiji Igarashi (五十嵐大二, Igarashi Daiji): Wataru Hyuga (日向 亘, Hyuga Wata
- Sakura Igarashi (五十嵐さくら, Igarashi Sakura): Ayaka Imoto (本彩花, Imoto Ayaka
- George Karizaki (ジョージ・狩崎, Jōji Karizaki): Noritaka Hamao (濱尾ノリタカ, Hamao Noritaka
- Aguilera (アギレラ, Agirera): Yui Asakura (浅倉 唯, Asakura Yui)
- Olteca (オルテカ, Oruteka): Hayata Seki (関 隼汰, Seki Hayata
- Julio (フリオ, Furio): Kurodo Hachijoin (関 隼汰, Hachi-jō-in Kuroudo)
- Hikaru Ushijima (牛島光, Ushijima Hikaru): Tomoya Oku (奥 智哉, Oku Tomoya)
- Shozo Irabu (伊良部正造, Irabu Shōzō): Yutaka Saigo (西郷 豊, Saigō Yutaka)
- Hiromi Kadota (門田ヒロミ, Kadota Hiromi): Junya Komatsu (小松 準弥, Komatsu Junya
- Yujiro Wakabayashi (若林優次郎, Wakabayashi Yūjirō): Kazuya Tanabe (田邊 和也, Tanabe Kazuya)
- Tasuke Ushijima (牛島太助, Ushijima Tasuke): Toshihiro Yashiba (矢柴 俊博, Yashiba Toshihiro)
- Yukimi Igarashi (五十嵐幸実, Igarashi Yukimi): Kurara Emi (映くらら, Emi Kura-ra))
- Genta Igarashi (五十嵐元太, Igarashi Genta): Shigeyuki Totsugi (戸次 重幸, Totsugi Shigeyuki)
While lead Maeda is rather new to the Industry, co-lead Kimura is no stranger to tokusatsu or acting, with credits in several Tokusatsu, and anime including Jujutsu Kaisen and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
The Belt, Gimmick Items, and Bike
Protagonist Ikki uses the Revice Driver to transform himself, and Vice, into Kamen Rider Revi and Vice. The Vistamps, with powers based on animals, are all tied to previous Riders in some fashion, though not all are immediately clear how. By using the Vistamps with the Belt, Ikki can change forms and powers to fit the changing conditions of battle.
The bike for Revice also breaks new ground, as it is an actual hoverbike! The bike was developed by A.L.I. Technologies.
The vehicle, called the XTURISMO by it’s creators, represents what they believe will “…demonstrate to both children and adults alike the future they had previously only dreamt about will soon no longer be just a fantasy.”
What Else Do We Know?
- Kamen Riders Revi and Vice first appeared on-screen in the Kamen Rider Revice short film, which played before the Superhero Senki film.
- The show’s lead suit actor, and suit actor for Kamen Rider Revi, is Yuya Nawata. He was previously lead suit actor for Kamen Rider Zero-One, the first Reiwa Era Rider.
- Kamen Rider Vice is suit acted by Eitoku, whom was responsible for a majority of the secondary Riders of the second half of the Heisei Era of Rider, commonly referred to as “Neo Heisei”, from 2010 onward.
- The theme song, “liveDevil”, is performed by Da-iCE feat. Subaru Kimura.
You can view the trailer, uploaded by Twitter User KRSentai, here, to see the new Riders and some of the villains in action!
What’s sure to be a unique and exciting season of Kamen Rider begins on September 5th. Be sure to keep up with the show and more tokusatsu news with us here at Film Combat Syndicate!