TokuSHOUTsu made today a day to celebrate for more than just this author today, as November 1st is the day that fan favorite seriesKamen Rider Ryukifinally is released in the west! In addition, pre-orders were opened for the upcoming Kamen Rider Zero-One series, a first of it’s kind release for the franchise.
Kamen Rider Ryukiwas a natural fit for the next release on the platform. Western audiences have previously been exposed to the show when Adness Entertainment adapted the into Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, which won a Daytime Emmy during it’s run. The story involves a battle royale between Kamen Riders, which our protagonist finds himself unwittingly entering. Ryuki must utilize the powers of his Contract Monster, Dragredder, and team up with other Riders to survive. However, hanging around their heads is the one rule about the Rider War; there can only be one Kamen Rider.
Kamen Rider Ryuki is available on demand from ShoutFactoryTV.
Additionally, long awaited details for the Blu-Ray release ofKamen Rider Zero-Oneare finally available. Tentatively releasing January 25th, the set will contain eight blu-ray discs, and feature the entire tv series, the film Real x Time, and several special episodes, filmed during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early pre-orders directly from SHOUT! Factory get a bonus 18×24 poster featuring the artwork from the cover of the disc case.
Pre-Orders are open now at Shout!Factory and several other retailers. As a bonus, Shout! has confirmed that the series, and it’s film, will be coming to streaming in January as well. This marks the first physical release of a Kamen Rider series, direct from Japan, sinceKamen Rider V3’slegendary release by Generation Kikaida.
-TokuSHOUTsu, to me, probably