By Scott C.
Now listen up, Kamen Rider fans! Nerdist, Team Kamen Rider, and Shout! Factory TV have a powerful digital treat for you this July 11th: a panel and the U.S. and Canadian premiere screening of 2018’s Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER.
As part of Nerdist House 2020’s programming schedule (with dates not yet announced), this July should be thrilling and fun for every Kamen Rider fan everywhere. More details and announcements about Nerdist House itself, as well as this special Kamen Rider event, will be shared sometime soon. FoCC Blog will be sure to keep fans updated! (Update 7/6: The Kamen Rider panel time is 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT. The guests are Team Kamen Rider’s David Clarke, Steve Schultz, Ken Pham, and Anthony Aguirre; Tokunation’s TokuChris, Tokusatsu Network’s Nicole Amber, and TokuSHOUTsu’s Ari Schonfeld. The screening of FOREVER begins right after at 5 p.m. PT. Nerdist House 2020 officially begins on July 11th at 10 a.m PT.)
Already shared online are the panel and movie viewing options. Fans should bookmark Nerdist’s YouTube Channel, as well as Geek & Sundry’s YouTube and Twitch channels to watch the Kamen Rider panel. The film itself, however, will only be viewable on the Nerdist and Geek & Sundry YouTube channels. The panel will be hosted by Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson.
Kamen Rider (which means Masked Rider) is a superhero Japanese series that was created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, and began in 1971. The show saw several television and theatrical sequels, thanks to its huge popularity. The overall theme of the franchise ideals with armored superheroes fighting pesky supervillains.
Team Kamen Rider will also be hosting a digital event called “Heisei Week,” which will be live-streaming each day to showcase each Kamen Rider character in FOREVER; the dates for that digital event are July 6-11.
Don’t forget that Shout! Factory TV and Pluto TV have the free 24/7 streaming channel called TokuSHOUTsu, which streams all things Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Ultraman, and many more. The channel will also have the FOREVER film on August 1. Overall, as a fan of Power Rangers, which uses Japan’s Super Sentai footage, as well as being familiar with the Kamen Rider series itself, I can’t wait to check out this Kamen Rider movie, the panel, and everything else airing this July.
Are you excited about this special digital event Kamen Rider fans? If so, do let us know when visiting the FoCC forum.