Toei Company Ltd., the production company for Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, has secured a deal with former indie tokusatsu group Garage Hero. Toei will be taking on Garage Hero’s former big project Strega.
Strega was planned to be the sequel to Garage Hero’s first feature/webseries Gun Caliber. Gun Caliber originally debuted in 2010. It was funded entirely by Bueno, the owner of Garage Hero. He also was Strega’s producer and film lead.
Garage Hero has announced on its Facebook page that they have sold the rights of Strega to Toei. This will allow Toei to file it under its new copyright Kamen Rider Strega. The show will replace the current airing show on TV Asahi, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, this Fall.
Seiya Hotta, 2015 Junon Super Boy contestant, will be replacing Bueno in the leading role of Kamen Rider Strega.
Shoji Yonemura (Kamen Rider Kabuto, Super Hero Taisen series) will serve as the series’ main writer while Osamu Kaneda is Lead Director. Shinichiro Shirakura is set to produce while Bueno will be brought on as a Supervisor.
Bueno has been known for much of his contempt towards Toei and their handling of the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai franchises. Bueno is positive about the deal, stating, “I talked with Shirakura and we really hit it off. He’s got a solid business plan for not only an entire season but merchandising, movie deal, etc. He’s really opened my eyes to the business of Tokusatsu and I look forward to what Toei and Bandai have got in store for Strega.”
Daisuki Toku wishes Bueno the best in his future projects and congratulations on the deal!
Article Source: Garage Hero Facebook