Following the Futo Detectives web anime, the official website for the Kamen Rider franchise’s 50th-anniversary project announced its second phase, Kamen Rider BLACK SUN, a reboot of the eighth Kamen Rider TV series in 1987-1988, Kamen Rider BLACK.
Kazuya Shiraishi, known for his suspense/violence films, such as The Devil’s Path (2013) and The Blood of Wolves (2018), is attached to direct. He says, “I am shuddering at this outrageous project, a reboot of Kamen Rider BLACK. I will put all of my talents into it so that it will not be crushed by the weight of 50 years of Kamen Rider history. I will do my best to make sure that the sad story of the two, Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki, will leave a new mark on the history of Japanese heroes. Please look forward to it!”
The title logo written on the visual reminiscent of a black sun was written by Souun Takeda, an internationally renowned calligrapher.
Kamen Rider BLACK SUN is set to premiere in the spring of 2022.
名匠 #白石和彌 監督 のもと
『仮面ライダー BLACK SUN』
— 仮面ライダー公式 (@HKR20_official) April 3, 2021
Source: Kamen Rider Web
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