Kamen Rider Drive’s Taiko Katono Joins Growing Cast of GOZEN
GOZEN is part of Toei’s new project, which has is currently expanding its cast. Currently, several former Super Sentai and Kamen Rider actors have joined.
GOZEN is a historical era drama. It is the first project of “Toei Movie x St” that combines movies and stage plays.
It was most recently announced that Taiko Katono (上遠野太洸), who portrayed Chase /Kamen Rider Chaser in Kamen Rider Drive would also join the cast.
Also joining Gozen is Yumi Wakatsuki (若月佑美), who was a member of the group Nogizaka46.
Some of the additional cast includes:
(Note: Most recent tokusatsu apperances are listed)
- Kouhei Takeda (武田航平) – Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease of Kamen Rider Build
- Takahisa Maeyama (前山剛久) – Sora Takigawa/Gremlin of Kamen Rider Wizard
- Hiroya Matsumoto (松本寛也) – Masato Jin/Beet Buster of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
- Taira Imata (井俣太良) – Genpachiro Otta of Kamen Rider Drive
- Seiya Motoki (元木聖也) – Noel Takao/Lupin-X/Patren X of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
- Hiroshi Yazaki (矢崎広) – Shinji Kikuchi of Kamen Rider Den-O
- Yuki Izawa (井澤勇貴)
Each GOZEN performance is a separate story, but they are all linked in some way. The upcoming film was filmed at the Toei Kyoto site, where many Heisei Kamen Rider series have previously been filmed.
Hidenori Ishida (石田秀範), who has history directing Kamen Rider series, is Directing. Keiko Utsumi (谷慶子) is serving as screenwriter.
Nobuhiro Mōri (毛利亘宏), who wrote Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle, will be directing and writing the script for the stage play.
Toei Movie x St. has announced two different performances:
Gozen: Sword of Innocent Romance 『GOZEN ‐純恋の剣‐』 – the first of the series in movie form to be released Summer 2019
Gozen: Sword of Madness 『GOZEN ‐狂乱の剣‐』 – the second performance in stage play form to be released Fall 2019