Kamen Rider 2015-2016 New/Rumours Thread : Kamen Rider Ghost

Yoona

Member
The "boo, I want a manly looking actor to play the protagonist!" that we have every single year gets so tiring, especially when we've had that circlejerk in the past about actors everyone immediately changed their mind on the moment they saw them in action (remember how furious people were at how "girly" Suda Masaki looked? And how that anger immediately died off after the first episode of W?).
 

KamenRiderBiblio

Micchy Did Nothing Wrong
The "boo, I want a manly looking actor to play the protagonist!" that we have every single year gets so tiring, especially when we've had that circlejerk in the past about actors everyone immediately changed their mind on the moment they saw them in action (remember how furious people were at how "girly" Suda Masaki looked? And how that anger immediately died off after the first episode of W?).

Yup. Now we hate Suda because he's an ass.
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
The "boo, I want a manly looking actor to play the protagonist!" that we have every single year gets so tiring, especially when we've had that circlejerk in the past about actors everyone immediately changed their mind on the moment they saw them in action (remember how furious people were at how "girly" Suda Masaki looked? And how that anger immediately died off after the first episode of W?).

Just a year ago people were saying how great it was that Takeuchi has short hair and wasn't "pretty" like the actors of Kouta and Haruto ... Now Takeuchi's too pretty, too?

(They were also saying how great it was that a lot of Drive's supporting cast is older men instead of those awful ikemen in Gaim - then the casting of Heart, Brain, Chase, and Gou was announced. Hahahahahahahahahaha)
 

Yoona

Member
Just a year ago people were saying how great it was that Takeuchi has short hair and wasn't "pretty" like the actors of Kouta and Haruto ... Now Takeuchi's too pretty, too?

(They were also saying how great it was that a lot of Drive's supporting cast is older men instead of those awful ikemen in Gaim - then the casting of Heart, Brain, Chase, and Gou was announced. Hahahahahahahahahaha)

We never really see anyone complaining that Kamen Rider's female cast is too young (within reason of course, I'm sure everyone here would raise an eyebrow if they were to cast, say, a preteen). Interesting, that. Men aged 19 - 25 are "too young" but women aged 19 - 25 are just fine? What's the logic here?
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
We never really see anyone complaining that Kamen Rider's female cast is too young (within reason of course, I'm sure everyone here would raise an eyebrow if they were to cast, say, a preteen). Interesting, that. Men aged 19 - 25 are "too young" but women aged 19 - 25 are just fine? What's the logic here?

Yeah, from W onwards all the female leads have been played by 15 to 18-year-old girls (with the exception of Kiriko, who's an experienced police officer and couldn't plausibly be cast as a teenager) and no one seems to have a problem with that?
 

Photon

Shining~
Just a year ago people were saying how great it was that Takeuchi has short hair and wasn't "pretty" like the actors of Kouta and Haruto ... Now Takeuchi's too pretty, too?

Funnily enough, we just had an episode where Shinnosuke is in casual clothing, and he's clearly manly, in terms of looks.

We never really see anyone complaining that Kamen Rider's female cast is too young (within reason of course, I'm sure everyone here would raise an eyebrow if they were to cast, say, a preteen).

Well it still depends on the character she is playing. Even if they cast a preteen, if said preteen plays the role of a little sister, I'm sure no one would raise an eyebrow.

Speaking of which, we don't have any Heisei rider yet who has a preteen little sister xD
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
Well it still depends on the character she is playing. Even if they cast a preteen, if said preteen plays the role of a little sister, I'm sure no one would raise an eyebrow.

Speaking of which, we don't have any Heisei rider yet who has a preteen little sister xD

Juka in Kabuto wasn't a teenager yet ...

Even if the hero had a pre-teen sister they still wouldn't make her the leading lady. The main female character has to be "marketable" just like the guys, meaning she's got to be at least in her mid-teens so she can be packaged and sold as an idol to adult viewers. Even when Den-O had to replace Hana with Kohana, the writing just shifted focus so that Airi became the most important female character instead.
 

Yoona

Member
He refuses to return to Rider because it's "too childish". When ironically the only roles he can get are childish anyway considering his looks.

I'm not really into having a flamewar about this of all topics but what I will say is if you find Tomogui or Ushijima the Loan Shark childish I fear for your children.
 

Khaiden

Heroes are forever
Speaking of people who don't look their age, Alice Hirose (Tackle in Movie War 2010) was 14 at the time. On that note, Kyoko Okada (the original Tackle) was 17 at the time, or so I've heard.

Hell, at the age she is right now Alice could even come back as a "female lead" or anothe role for a future Rider series (or even this one).
 

elenaslakov

One of the Lord's Angels
Hey, first off before I say anything, I wanna apologize for what I said and how it was handle. I didn't expect all the negativity and it kind of overwhelmed me to the point where I was almost an emotional wreak.

Anyway, I want to say something though I sure someone may have already mentioned it.
I've looked into the forums lately and two names have come up.

瀬戸利樹 (Toshiki Seto) and 西銘駿 (Jun Nishime)

Jun's name has been mentioned at least two times in the Japanese forums while Toshiki's name has been mentioned frequently. As for which one of them will be in the show, I honestly don't know despite the fact that there's a chance that both may be in the show; but just what character will they play if they're in. There's also a chance that neither are in and someone is that guessing out the show's cast since we only have the production crew. Hopefully we'll find out within the next couple of days and if not, expect everything to be answered when the time comes.

Until then everyone, in my aunt's words "Peace and Hair grease" See you guys around and be sure to follow me on twitter because I'll be using the site more and more soon.
 

Photon

Shining~
It's been a long time since I watched Kabuto so I don't remember the character's age, but the actress was 15 during Kabuto's run.

Wasn't the character she's playing is younger? At least according to KR Wikia, which is sometimes not exactly the most reliable source out there.....
 

TaintedSeraph

Toku Prince
Jun's name has been mentioned at least two times in the Japanese forums while Toshiki's name has been mentioned frequently. As for which one of them will be in the show, I honestly don't know despite the fact that there's a chance that both may be in the show; but just what character will they play if they're in. There's also a chance that neither are in and someone is that guessing out the show's cast since we only have the production crew. Hopefully we'll find out within the next couple of days and if not, expect everything to be answered when the time comes.

Don't worry about it. None of us handled it properly. Anyways, I heard about Toshiki Seto but not Jun Nishime. I wish Toshiki had some sort of social media account. I was hoping to see if he was busy filming anything or if he had stuff coming up that would conflict with filming a series but I couldn't find him on twitter or ameblo.

Doesn't look like Jun has any active social media accounts either. He'd be the second youngest Kamen Rider if he is Ghost.
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
According to TaintedSeraph's news blog, people who saw the movie are reporting that Ghost sounds like a young teenager, so could it be Nishime after all? Him being that age would make sense, with the plot summary saying "Takeru becomes a Rider to save his childhood friend" which is the kind of storyline they usually give to a teen character ...

It's also confirmed that Ghost is just credited as "???" in the movie. Thanks for that, Toei ... :s
 
According to TaintedSeraph's news blog, people who saw the movie are reporting that Ghost sounds like a young teenager, so could it be Nishime after all? Him being that age would make sense, with the plot summary saying "Takeru becomes a Rider to save his childhood friend" which is the kind of storyline they usually give to a teen character ...

It's also confirmed that Ghost is just credited as "???" in the movie. Thanks for that, Toei ... :s

I guess I've sort of assumed for awhile it was a kid, just from the thematic idea of "accepting the feelings of great men", it very much has an air of a pubescent coming-of-age story. I think this'll be interesting because the idea of a young person dying is very tragic, but younger characters in these shows tend to have alot of comedic elements. Hopefully both those things get exploited to good effect.
 
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