Kamen Rider Gaim and Drive Ride On

Kamen Rider Gaim and Drive Ride On

Scified2014-05-25 13:17:26https://www.scified.com/sites_pics/1531038911600684.jpg
Scified
3,114 Reads0 CommentsAdd A Comment

The Kamen Rider franchise continues its annual iteration of series and movies. As Kamen Rider Gaim comes to a close the obligatory movie's trailer has been unveiled: Kamen Rider Gaim: The Great Soccer Playoffs! The Golden Fruit Cup!

What's so interesting to me about this particular film is the inclusion of renowned kabuki actor Ainosuke Kataoka VI. Tokusatsu has always felt like an extension of kabuki theatre traits: The stylistic, flashy costume designs and creatures standing in for powerful armor/beasts, the consciously built stage world representing its own form of reality, much like tokusatsu miniatures...etc... Because toku comes from a lineage of kabuki theatre, it makes Kataoka's addition all the more appropriate.

He comes from a family line of kabuki performers and has been a long time fan of Kamen Rider. In The Great Soccer Playoffs! The Golden Fruit Cup! Kataoka plays Kougane, an evil god-like, armored rider named Kamen Rider Malus. Cast for his theatrical talent, and the divine beings he's played on stage, Kataoka will incorporate kabuki inspired moves to his transformation.

“I tried studying previous transformations, but mine will be different from the other Riders in Kamen Rider Gaim. Kamen Rider Malus will have a rather slow transformation with Kabuki influences.” On the franchise, Kataoka continues, “I believe all boys have thought at one point that they wanted to transform. Since I did grow up with Kamen Rider, I was very happy when I received this offer. While I’m basically playing an evil god, I think playing the villain is actually fun. At the same time, I hope the children that watch Kabuki with their families will say ‘It’s the Kamen Rider guy!’ when they see me on stage.”

It's nice that Kataoka is enthusiastic about both the part and being recognized for it while on stage. No doubt he'll bring a sense of class to Kamen Rider's latest film.

In addition to this summer's Kamen Rider Gaim film, which will open next to current Super Sentai's Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Movie – Galaxy Line SOS, the franchise will reach its newest iteration: Kamen Rider Drive. No word on a release date yet as the information was leaked early.

Enjoy the trailer for both Kamen Rider Gaim: The Great Soccer Playoffs! The Golden Fruit Cup! and Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Movie – Galaxy Line SOS:

 

Follow GMAN on Twitter @GMANonScified

Thanks to Tokunation and Toku Network for the translations.

Treat Yourself to Sci-Fi Swag!

We've partnered with the folks at TeePublic to give fans the opportunity to support one another and express their interests by owning customized, unique merchandise based on their favorite science fiction franchises! Designs are created by fans and a portion of proceeds from each sale go to supporting the artists and their work! Check out the entire store and see if anything gets your attention!

Alien tank top
Godzilla Hoodie
Jurassic World 3 T-Shirt
Predator hoodies
Written by G. H. (Gman)Published on 2014-05-25 13:17:26
Related Scified Tokusatsu Articles
0 Fan responses to Kamen Rider Gaim and Drive Ride On
Add A Reply

Sign in to add a comment!

Visitor Comments
Sci-Fi Movies All Fandoms
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Jurassic Park / World Jurassic Park Fandom
Marvel & DC Marvel & DC Fandom
Star Wars Star Wars Fandom
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
Chris
Chris
43% To Next Rank
Atman
Svanya
Svanya
86% To Next Rank
2K
Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula
78% To Next Rank
Conversationalist
ErlikosaurusIsCool420
ErlikosaurusIsCool420
57% To Next Rank
Initiate
Gabriel Salomon
Gabriel Salomon
34% To Next Rank
Initiate
Latest Activity

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2022 Scified.com

Brilliantly

SAFE!

2022
Sign in with your E-Mail


Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Alien Alien-Covenant.com
Godzilla Godzilla-Movies.com
Jurassic World JurassicWorld3.net
Aliens vs. Predator AliensVersusPredator.net
Predator Predator4-Movie.com
Latest Activity
Forums
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies