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Friday, February 21, 2014

Kikaider REBOOT New Visuals Revealed

Toei's website has just released its latest photos of the new Kikaider and Hakaider's new costume for the upcoming film: Kikaider REBOOT set to premier this May 24, 2014. Kikaider REBOOT, a remake of the 1972 TV show, is directed by Ten Shimoyama and written by Kento Shimoyama. Above is a comparison between the old and new design. The new costume now has a more metallic look with claw hands and more android-like.

Aside from Kikaider, the company also showcased the new design  for Hakaider while retaining its original flavor of the old suit. The new design exhibits a more defined, electricity bolt patterns and adding shoulder armors to the mix.

Here is a photo of the new Kikaider/Jiro played by  Jingi Irie with the original actor, Daisuke Ban. Ban makes an appearance in the movie as the mysterious psychologist Kyujiro Maeno. Joining the cast are Aimi Satsukawa who will play as Dr. Komyoji's daughter Mitsuko. Other cast members will include Kazushige Nagashima, Hirotaro Honda, and Ryuji Harada.

The plot takes place where the "Ark Project" uses robots to solve problems and what Japanese government can't solve with human power alone. Robot engineering expert Nobuhiko Komyoji perishes and his rivals stole his plans. Komyoji's creation, Jiro, awakens and becomes the hero.

Source: Eigapedia


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