It’s clear to me that Toei thinks I spend too much money on pants.
AZM Ally David Caceres sends word that Super Hero Taisen will premier during the 2012 Golden Week celebration (April 29-May 5) which will feature every single Kamen Rider and Sentai Ranger ever created. That’s over 40 Riders and over 200 Rangers all in one pants exploding movie.
No word on plot details, but we have confirmation that Masahiro Inoue will reprise his role as Kamen Rider Decade’s Tsukasa Kadoya. This is a good way to bridge the Sentai and Rider universe’s as Decade teamed up with the Shinkengers to defeat a Gedoushu who had stolen the Diend driver. Tsukasa opened the path between those worlds. Of course, continuity doesn’t count for shit in Rider or Sentai films, but it’s nice to think that they’ve established a portal in a previous series. And honestly, I want to see Decade get used as more than just a background Rider. I kinda feel he’s been terribly underused in the current string of All Rider films. I really hate that Den-O gets more screen time than him.
While I’m finding it hard to stay conscious with all the blood currently rushing to my loins, the fact that we’ve got over 240 costumed heroes to see means that unless this movie is five hours long, some of my favorites will not be getting much screen time. Kuuga is arguably one of the most powerful Riders ever. His Ultimate form could destroy the entire world with a finishing move. But I fear he will be just one of those background Riders that gets to punch one or two baddies before the camera pans away. I also fear that as a secondary Rider, Accel will get less time than Rider Man who is also a secondary Rider but seems to get a lot of attention because he’s Showa Era.
Still, I cannot deny that I will be very sad that I won’t be in Japan during Golden Week to witness the awesomeness in a theater. I’ll have to wait for it to drop on DVD so that the fansubbers can grab it. Seriously, this is tokusatsu fan’s wet dream!!!
From: Alafista and Henshin Justice