Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ren Osugi and Renji Ishibashi suit up for the next "Kamen Rider" adventure

by Chris MaGee

Two of the hardest working character actors in the Japanese film industry have to be Ren Osugi and Renji Ishibashi. With an astonishing 382 films between them, and films like Takashi Miike's "Audition", "Dead or Alive, and "White Collar Worker Kintaro" in which they starred opposite each other, these two men have officially attained the highest rank of "That's the guy from..." status. Now Don Brown at has pointed the way to a series of shots of both actors starring together in the next Kamen Rider film titled "Kamen Rider Decade The Movie: All Riders vs. Great Shocker" due out in Japanese theatres on August 8th.

The film will feature all 26 Kamen Riders from past TV series and movies battling it out against the evil forces of The Great Shocker, an organization of the evil geniuses and monsters that the Kamen Riders have battled over the past 40 years. For their parts, Ishibashi (above left) will be portraying Eijiro Hikari, the grandfather to the film's heroine Natsumi Hikari, while Osugi appears to be one of the agents of The Great Shocker.

You can see all the pics of Osugi and Ishibashi in character by heading to Oricon, here and for any of you who want to see some crazy explosions and behind-the-scenes action with all 26 Kamen Riders then check out this video from Kyodo News below.

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