Renowned Japanese stand-up comic Itsuji Itao will be trading in the microphone for a sword as he joins the highly anticipated Kamen Rider cross-over movie, Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai.

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The 50-year-old comedian will be playing Ren Aoi, a mysterious Kamen Rider created by the Badan Empire to destroy all Kamen Riders. He will henshin into Kamen Rider Fifteen when he uses his Legend Rider Lockseed.

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Itao won’t be a stranger to Kamen Rider however as he previously played Spider, one of the villains defeated by Kamen Rider 1 in the 2005 movie, Kamen Rider the First. Spider was considered the very first opponent Kamen Rider 1 in the original 1971 series. This movie however will be Itao’s first time transforming into a Kamen Rider.

He will be joining an all-star cast of Kamen Riders which will include the original Kamen Rider himself, Hiroshi Fujioka who will Henshin into Kamen Rider 1 after 38 years. The movie will feature 30 Kamen Riders from the Showa Era (1926-1989) and the Heisei Era (1989-present) including the newest Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Gaim.

The movie is scheduled to show in Japan on March 29, 2014.

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Source: Niconico News

 

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