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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kamen Rider Wizard Press Conference

From Rising Sun Tokusatsu:

Red- Flame Style
Blue- Water Style
Green- Hurricane Style
Yellow- Land Style

 Premieres Sunday September 2 at 8:00 a.m.
 Shunya Shiraishi, the new leader actor, plays Souma Haruto aka Kamen Rider Wizard.
 Okunaka Makoto, member of the idol band PASSPO, is the heroine of the series.
 Junki Tozuka plays a character he hopes will show candid emotions on screen.
 Yuko Takayama plays a newbie detective by the name of Daimon Riko.
 The hangout for the series is an antique shop which is run by Shigeru Kajima, played by Hisahiro Ogura.
The Director is Shojiro Nakazawa, head director for Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger along with working on a few episodes of Tokumei Sentai Gobusters. The writer is Kida Tsuyoshi, head writer for the first half of Kamen Rider Hibiki. The producer is Taakaki Utsunomiya, he produced Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.  The vocalist for Golden Bomber, Kiriyuin Shou is doing the opening.

In 2011, Kamen Rider Fourze celebrated the 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider as a franchise. He went into space and appealed to young viewers with the power of friendship. The show incorporating new ideas and topics, even using a school as the setting for the very first time. This time around, the Rider for 2012 is a magician who transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard with the power of his rings to fight the evil “Apparations”. The design takes various concepts into mind such as the face of a ring as well as general mystic themes.
Souma Haruto/Kamen Rider Wizard played by Shunya Shiraishi
Souma Haruto hides his true self under a lighter, easily-amused persona. His favorite food is donuts.
Koyomi played by Okunaka Makoto
Koyomi is a strange but fragile girl with a mysterious past, but is she a human or something else? She’s at the center of the mystery revolving around this series. She also tends to the act as support for the others through her ability to tell the future. Due to her low blood pressure, she seems to always be low on tension.
Shunpei Nara played by Junki Tozuka
A young man who aspires to become a magician and find a great master. Although he wants to be able to help people, he’s usually not able to. Though he can be a bit of a trouble maker at times, he has a cheerful personality.
Daimon Riko played by Yuko Takayama
A rookie detective from the Metropolitan Police Department who becomes associated with those involved in demonic activities.  She finds it suspicious that the police are not actively working against the demons and tries to help the others from the inside.
Shigeru Wajima played by Hisahiro Ogura
He is the creator of the magic rings Haruto uses to become Wizard. Wajima becomes the caretaker for Haruto and Koyomi who have been living together. Haruto helps him by testing out the different rings.

Kamen Rider Wizard fights enemies that are born on the day of a solar eclipse during an ancient ceremony. Haruto and Koyomi survive the solar eclipse, Haruto disguises himself as Kamen Rider Wizard with the transformation tools given to him by a mysterious white magician. Now, embuded with this strange power, it becomes his fate to fight demons.
Beyond the creation of the evil demons, what was the purpose of the ceremony on the day of the solar eclipse? And what does the hero’s future hold now that he has been fated to fight as Wizard?
The story filled with mystery, excitement and interesting characters will unfold in the autumn of 2012 as Kamen Rider Wizard begins.

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