Shin Kamen Rider Releases First Synopsis and Poster

Shin Kamen Rider, the next major entry in Hideaki Anno's growing Shin universe, has debuted its first real poster alongside the first synopsis for the upcoming movie! Toei is now in the midst of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their massively popular and long running Kamen Rider Tokusatsu franchise, and is branching out in a whole new way. Much like how Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno rebooted Godzilla and Ultraman with new takes for a new generation, Kamen Rider is getting a Shin upgrade of its own. To help celebrate the release of Shin Ultraman in theaters across Japan, fans finally got to see more of what's next.

Debuting a new teaser and first poster for Shin Kamen Rider, the poster also includes a notable tease about the film itself that further confirms it's a new take on the original hero. The brief synopsis teasing the story reads as such, "Kamen Rider Takeshi Hongo is an augmented human being. He was upgraded by SHOCKER, an all-loving secret society that pursues happiness for humanity. Kamen Rider has pledged to fight against SHOCKER to ensure human beings stay human." Check out the new poster and hyped up Shocker logo below: 

Shin Kamen Rider is currently scheduled for a release across theaters in Japan in March next year, but has yet to reveal any international release plans as of this writing. Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno is writing, producing, and directing the film with original franchise creator Shotaro Ishinomori credited for the new movie too. The new staff announced for the film includes the likes of Neon Genesis Evangelion mechanical designer Ikuto Yamashita (who was confirmed to be the one who designed the new Cyclone motorcycle), and designers Mahiro Maeda and Yutaka Izubuchi, who have worked with Anno previously. 

Katsuro Onoue has joined the film as associate director, Ikki Todoroki as assistant director, Isao Tsuge as costume designer, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann composer Taku Iwasaki will compose the music. Joining the previously announced leads Sousuke Ikematsu as Takeshi Hongo (who transforms into the titular Kamen Rider) and Minami Hamabe as Ruriko Midorikawa are the likes of Tasuku Emoto, Shinya Tsukamoto, Toru Tezuka, and Suzuki Matsuo in currently unconfirmed roles as of this writing. 

What do you think? How are you liking the look of Shin Kamen Rider so far? How have you liked the looks of each of the Shin universe projects overall? What are you hoping to see in this new take on the famous Tokusatsu hero? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!