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

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
I think people assume most Riders are teenagers now but no, they're not, not really. With the exception of Gentaro (whose show is set in a high school and it's plot-relevant), and Philip (who's half of the main Rider, but Shotaro is the main POV character) all other Riders from Decade onwards have been adults. Even out of the roster of supporting Riders, the only teenagers are Meteor, Ryugen, and Mach (who's 18-19, so only just still a teenager)
 

Solari

New Member
Toei really wants to keep the cast underwraps for the moment huh...

It's hard to tell age based on just a voice though.
I would assume the minimum age of the lead actor to be at least around 18 (due to laws that prohibit under-18s from overworking. W had two lead actors so it was ok I guess?)
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
Toei really wants to keep the cast underwraps for the moment huh...

It's hard to tell age based on just a voice though.
I would assume the minimum age of the lead actor to be at least around 18 (due to laws that prohibit under-18s from overworking. W had two lead actors so it was ok I guess?)

Philip was still one of the two main heroes in W and just as prominent as Shotaro, but Masaki Suda was 16 when filming. Sentai is known for putting the actors through a harsh schedule and yet a lot of them are under 18. In theory the lead actor could be younger
 

Solari

New Member
At least two reviews of Surprise Future I've read have mentioned that the Ghost Driver
sounds somewhat like Wizard's.

Ghost's appearance in the movie
He appears from a mysterious space. He glows/has an aura.
He changes form, "Ghost Change", into Newton soul, defeats an enemy and then disappears
 
I think people assume most Riders are teenagers now but no, they're not, not really. With the exception of Gentaro (whose show is set in a high school and it's plot-relevant), and Philip (who's half of the main Rider, but Shotaro is the main POV character) all other Riders from Decade onwards have been adults. Even out of the roster of supporting Riders, the only teenagers are Meteor, Ryugen, and Mach (who's 18-19, so only just still a teenager)

I... didn't say that? Were you replying to my comment? I just said the thematic idea of ghost, that he will learn to accept the feelings of great men, suggested to me that he would be a teenager... I know the ages of the kamen riders...
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
Where's that from? Was it played on radio or what?

Rude, Takeru. Interrupting your predecessor before he's even off the air. Kids these days, no respect, etc.

I... didn't say that? Were you replying to my comment? I just said the thematic idea of ghost, that he will learn to accept the feelings of great men, suggested to me that he would be a teenager... I know the ages of the kamen riders...

No, I wasn't replying to you. I was going on a tangent in anticipation of the complaints that always come up at casting time whenever a young teenage actor is rumoured. And lest anyone still be peeved, just to remind you that this was one of the other JUNON finalists last year: http://contents.oricon.co.jp/upimg/news/20141124/2044957_201411240717064001416799030a.jpg Bet Nishime looks good to you now, doesn't he
 

Black Fang

Active Member
At least two reviews of Surprise Future I've read have mentioned that the Ghost Driver
sounds somewhat like Wizard's.

Oh that's just great :shakefist

Ghost's appearance in the movie
He appears from a mysterious space. He glows/has an aura.
He changes form, "Ghost Change", into Newton soul, defeats an enemy and then disappears

In other words, Toei still hasn't learned how to integrate heroes well in the year off they took from these cameos.
 

Gold Samurai

New Member
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Tendou Soujiro

Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto
I'm enjoying the Ghost designs so far but the amount of bulk in the upper body in all of his forms is really off-putting to me. Maybe I'm just too used to the slim designs in Drive. Even Type Wild had puny arms.
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
The Rider form is going to look especially jarring if our hero is really being played by a small skinny kid like Nishime
 

SentaiRiderFan

MV Maker
I'm starting to worry that those suits will be so bulky that they become hard to work with (I assume Toei learned their lesson with Kiva, but still).
 

elenaslakov

One of the Lord's Angels
http://kamenriderghost.tumblr.com/post/126198995380/the-first-minute-is-shinnosuke-talking-about-who

I managed to find a recording of the Kamen Rider Drive & Ghost phone call promotion that just started today. After comparing Ghost's voice with this video of Shun Nishime, it sounds like he'll be playing Takeru aka Ghost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjYdgW9pXvg

I think you maybe right despite the fact that apparently he's in competition right now. According to the Kamen Rider Ghost tumblr, Ryouta Kobayashi and a former Kamen Rider Series cast member are also rumored to be Kamen Rider Ghost. Will not reveal who that person is unless that person is officially Ghost. Anyway, I believe that Shun Nishime is the most likely candidate for Kamen Rider Ghost and if selected than this will be the 3rd year in a row where the Kamen Rider Series will have a winner from the JUNON Boy contest and he's the most recent winner.
 

Tendou Soujiro

Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto
I'm starting to worry that those suits will be so bulky that they become hard to work with (I assume Toei learned their lesson with Kiva, but still).

That's my main concern. The recent Riders we've gotten have had really distinct fighting styles and it would be such a shame if that stopped.
 

Solari

New Member
I think the jackets make the suit look more bulky than it actually is, although there does seem to be some thick armour underneath...
 
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I think the jackets make the suit look more bulky than it actually is, although there does seem to be some thick armour underneath...

There's a weird clear panel thing on his chest a la Kiwami arms, but I get the feeling that the design makes it look heavier than it really is. I think once we see it moving, it'll look a lot more swooshy, for lack of a better term. I'm wondering if they're gonna drop the hoods on the other forms. Musashi looks distinctly attached to the helmet, but I wonder about the others.
 
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