Are Kamen Rider Movie Timelines Connected?

After running for more than 50 years, Kamen Rider is not only a series that airs on television. They made several breakthroughs by releasing Kamen Rider in other mediums such as comics, films, and most recently animation (Fuuto Tantei).

Talking about films, Ishimori Productions as the production house for this series first released Kamen Rider in film format in Kamen Rider: Stay in the World in 1989. Where Black RX, which was a series that aired at that time, also featured previous riders until The first Kamen Rider (Ichigo).

This time, Dafunda will present a special discussion about the timelines in the Kamen Rider films. Is the timeline related to the series or not.

Originally Only what if Just

Kamen Rider Faiz: Paradise Lost |  Ishimori Productions
Kamen Rider Faiz: Paradise Lost | Ishimori Productions

When Kamen Rider went into a hiatus in the 90s, Ishimori Production and TOEI Company began to focus on films because the Kamen Rider trend at that time was bad. A total of 3 films have been released in the period 1992 to 1994.

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since returning to television in the 2000s, Kamen Rider has consistently made one series and one movie every year, starting with Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 and still continuing to this day.

Until now, the timelines in each Kamen Rider film are very diverse. In the era of Kamen Rider Agito to Kabuto, the timeline used in the film’s setting takes the premise what if and other worlds that are not related to the events in the series.

Canon, But Sometimes It Won’t Be Mentioned Again In The Next Episode

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Kamen
Rider: Heisei Generations Forever | TOEI Company

However, since Kamen Rider Den-O, the film trend for Kamen Rider slowly began to change. Most take the timeline in the story and provide a prologue episode whose events will continue in the movie.

The prologue episode can be used as a filler episode whose existence is not considered in the next episode. Or on the contrary, the events that occur in the film are slightly mentioned in one of the episodes as happened in the Kamen Rider Build series.

So it can be said, some Kamen Rider films that are lifted from the series are referred to as canon. And the rest, as in the Kabuto era and below, can be said to be ‘what if’ or alternate universes.

Unfortunately, this is always a debate among fans. Especially in the Kamen Rider film which takes a ambiguous timeline. As often happens in the film Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed ‚Äč‚ÄčLove, which aired in the summer of 2006 ago.

id="h-tren-baru-summer-winter-movie-dan-v-cinema">New Trends: Summer & Winter Movies And V-Cinema

V-Cinema Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z |  TOEI Company
V-Cinema Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z | TOEI Company

In some cases, the Rider series may have more than one film or other adaptations. Like Kamen Rider Ryuki, which got its film adaptation, then it still has two special episodes that air on television.

Today, there is also a Summer Movie & Winter Movie trend. Winter Movie is a crossover project for the Kamen Rider series that is currently airing with the previous Rider series. Meanwhile, Summer Movie is a solo film from the currently airing Rider series.

Then there’s V-Cinema (spin-off roughly). Usually, V-Cinema will focus on side characters and the timeline of the film will be taken after the series ends. And the release can be shown in theaters or only in DVD format only.


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That’s all from us about discussing the relationship between films (movies) and series in the Kamen Rider franchise. Hopefully you can understand the explanation that we present.

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