By Tyler Trosper / September 2nd, 2016
Another year, another Kamen Rider. The new series, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, premieres October 2nd and marks the franchise’s 45th anniversary.
A preview from TV Asahi is now streaming.
The theme for this Kamen Rider series is “doctors x gamers.” The three Riders revealed so far are doctors by day, video game virus destroyers in their spare time. Well, except Kamen Rider Snipe, who is a doctor who lost his license and attacks the other two Riders. The protagonist uses a “Gamer Belt” to fight, leveling up as a way to transform. His first level, the chibi looking suit in the above picture, helps people infected by the “Bugster” virus. Then his second level (pictured below) swoops in and destroys the materialized virus.
Besides the main character, the other two Riders, Kamen Rider Brave and Kamen Rider Snipe, are based on RPGs and shooting games respectively. The title Ex-Aid comes from the words “extreme” and “aid.”
The series is written by Yuuya Takahashi (Laughing Under the Clouds, Lupin the III: Part IV). Shojiro Nakazawa is directing the show. The theme song, “EXCITE,” will be performed by Daichi Miura.
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