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If our first have a look at Shin Kamen Rider in motion late final 12 months was a loving testomony to Anno’s fascination with the collection—a present he’s been obsessive about alongside Tokusatsu icons like Ultraman since his youth—with a shot-for-shot remake of the unique collection’ opening, then this new trailer is one thing altogether completely different, but nonetheless acquainted in simply how evocative it feels of that basic ‘70s TV vibe. There’s no triumphant theme tune right here blaring “Rider, leap! Rider, kick!” as Hongo races via quarries on his bike—we’re given no dialogue, simply mysterious, unsettling remoted photographs of Hongo out and in of motion as Kamen Rider, his ally Ruriko Midorikawa (Ace Legal professional’s Minami Hamabe), and villainous brokers of Shocker, together with the very first monster Hongo confronted within the present, the Man Spider. There’s even just a few glimpses of the second Kamen Rider, Hayato Ichimonji (performed by Tasuku Emoto), suggesting Shin goes to cowl a number of floor from the unique Kamen Rider in its runtime.
However regardless of the uneasy vibes of the trailer, there may be nonetheless a few of that pleasant retro flare, framed in a contemporary eye. The motion feels very very like basic Kamen Rider within the glimpses we get of it, and the villainous costumes really feel just like the aesthetic of the seventies simply given a recent funds. Anno, it appears for higher or worse, is eager on making one thing that feels as very like the unique Kamen Rider as doable, quite than one thing subversive akin to what we noticed him and Higuchi do with Shin Godzilla (and now Shin Ultraman) too. We’ll have to attend and see if that performs out the extra we get a have a look at the film, however hey: we’re not gonna say that’s a dangerous factor proper now, both.
Shin Kamen Rider will hit Japanese theaters in March 2023.
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