New promotional merchandise images have given us a first look at the next Rider to join Kamen Rider Zero-One.
The new Rider name is Kamen Rider Thouser, a gold & silver Rider who wields the ThousandJacker, a sword that channels Key energy for his special final attacks. Kamen Rider Thouser will have a new model Driver named Zaia ThousanDriver. The new Driver is compatible with Progrise Keys and a newer Key model called Zetsumerize Keys. Kamen Rider Thouser uses 2 unique Keys to transform- the Amazing Caucasus Progrise Key & the Awakening Alcino Zetsumerise Key.
Kamen Rider Zero-One previously announced Riders includes, Zero-One (Fumiya Takahashi), Vulcan (Ryutaro Okada), Valkyrie (Yua Yaiba), Horobi (Shuya Sunagawa), and Jin (Daisuke Nakagawa). Kamen Rider Thouser actor to be announced soon.
Kamen Rider Zero-One premiered on September 1, with “I am the President and a Kamen Rider (Ore ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā) episode. Zero-One is the first Kamen Rider series starting in the Reiwa Era of Japan, under Emperor Naruhito. The Tokusatsu show is the 30th series in the Kamen Rider franchise. Kamen Rider Zero-One replaced Kamen Rider Zi-O which ended on Sunday.
The series opening theme song is by singer T.M. Revolution and bassist J from rock band Luna Sea will. Kamen Rider Zero-One’s opening is titled “REAL×EYEZ” and pronounced the same as “Realize”.
Japan has entered a new era. Hiden Intelligence, the leading company in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has developed a way to utilize these A.Is in human form, known as HumaGear. They’re no different from humans and have become a staple in both public and private life. However a terrorist organization known as “MetsubouJinrai.NET” has hacked into several of these HumaGears and turned them against society for the sake of eliminating humanity. In an effort to combat this, the government has established the Artificial Intelligence Military Squad, or A.I.M.S., to destroy these sabotaged HumaGears. Meanwhile, a failed stage comedian named Aruto Hiden has suddenly been appointed the chairman of Hiden Intelligence after his grandfather’s death. Although he was initially uninterested, he witnessed firsthand of the terrorist attacks by “MetsubouJinrai.NET” and decided to fight as Kamen Rider Zero-One for the sake of keeping up appearances as chairman. From here on out, an explosive war has been ignited between Aruto, MetsubouJinrai.NET, and A.I.M.S.