The venerable Kamen Rider franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. In addition to new projects such as Shin Kamen Rider, Toei commemorated the occasion with freebies for foreign fans in the form of uploads of various Kamen Rider series. The latest to hit the block is a full-size movie: Kamen Rider Reiwa: the first generation.
Kamen Rider Reiwa isn’t the name of a specific Rider, but it’s the keyword for the movie, which is a crossover between two shows: 2018’s Kamen Rider Zi-O and 2019’s Kamen Rider Zero oneBoth programs were on air at the start of the Japanese Reiwa era, which began in May 2019. In keeping with Toei’s practice of grouping Rider shows by their time (2000s) Kamen Rider Kuuga was the first program of the Heisei era), Zi-O and Zero-One are the “first generation” Kamen Riders of the Reiwa era. And they are together in the movie, which serves as a kind of bridge between the two series.
The Kamen Rider Reiwa: the first generation movie takes place after the end of Kamen Rider Zi-O, and soon in the run-up to Kamen Rider Zero-OneAruto Hiden, the CEO of “HumaGear” Android manufacturer Hiden Intelligence, comes across a strange situation where he is attacked by mysterious HumaGears and an evil clone of his Rider alter ego. Meanwhile, Sougo Tokiwa, who gave up Kamen Rider Zi-O’s cloak after saving time and space, must put the belt back on to solve the mystery of why his teachers have suddenly become murderous androids.
The Kamen Rider English subtitled movie has been uploaded to Toei Tokusatsu World official channel, and we’ve embedded it below:
Unfortunately for those who have not seen it Zi-O or Zero one, at the time of writing, there are no other episodes of their respective series on the channel. However, Shout Factory announced the acquisition from Kamen Rider Zero-One for the “TokuSHOUTsu” brand on April 3, 2021.
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