NHK has announced that Kamen Rider ZI-O’s So Okuno and Tokusatsu GaGaGa’s Fuka Koshiba will star in the upcoming tokusatsu drama 超速パラヒーロー ガンディーン (Super Speed Parahero Gandeen). The theme of the series is coming para-sports and tokusatsu.
Okuno portrays a 17-year-old high school student Morimiya Taishi, whose first name means “ambition,” with dreams of becoming a wheelchair track and field athlete. Fukai Kyo (Koshiba) is a former track and field athlete that now serves as his coach. Along with his father, who is an employee of a local factory, and his childhood friend, they are eager to begin training.
One day, a handsome alien named Guu arrives on eath. He claims he escaped a genocide from one of Earth’s twin stars. Following Guu was a giant monster who attacked the protagonist’s house. Guu hands the protagonist a special transformation item, which envelops him, turning his entire body with a special wheelchair armor.
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The show will air on June 26, July 3, and July 10 and last for three episodes.
The first two episodes are written by Manabe Yukiko and the third is written by Hirotoshi Kobayashi (Ultraman Taiga). Directing is Takanori Tsujimoto (Ultraman Z). Manga artist and character designer Shinji Nishikawa, who worked on the Godzilla series, is working on the character design.
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