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Film: Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai
Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Wars feat. Super Sentai is the third installment of the Super Hero Taisen movie franchise, following Kamen Rider X Super Sentai Super Hero Taisen and Kamen Rider Super Sentai Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z. It is set to be released on March 29th, 2014. This will be the first movie heavily leaning towards the Kamen Riders over Super Sentai, rather than focusing on them entirely.

NOTE: Toei is allowing the fans to vote for whether Heisei or Showa wins, much like the multiple endings of the 13 Riders special for Ryuki. Voting is here. Remember that Heisei is on the left side while Showa is on the right. This will also determine the movie's end song will be: either "Mission Complete" by the Kamen Rider GIRLS or "Dragon Road 2014" (a remix of Kamen Rider ZX's movie theme) by Akira Kushida and the Kamen Rider GIRLS.

Tropes featured in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Wars feat. Super Sentai:

  • Back from the Dead: Masato Kusaka, AKA Kamen Rider Kaixa.
    • And of course, pretty much all the monsters in the revived Badan Empire as well as its leader, Ambassador Darkness.
    • Back for the Dead: Sadly, it seems that all Kusaka might be returning for is to die again.
  • Big Bad: Ambassador Darkness of the Badan Empire.
  • Bigger Bad: The Generalissimo of Badan, the incarnation of the original Great Leader in Kamen Rider ZX.
  • Continuity Nod: In the final episode of Wizard, Tsukasa informed Haruto that they will meet again someday, and sure enough, here they do.
  • Combining Mecha: If this is any indication, To Q-Oh will combine with Den-Liner.
  • Demoted to Extra: Super Sentai for sure. It was well known there would be a big showdown 15 Heisei Riders on 15 Showa Riders and various cast appearing from both sides, but the only confirmation that any Sentai would appear in this movie was the title itself until Tokkyuger and Kyoryuger were confirmed at the end of January. Even in the trailer aired with the Super Hero Time on January 26th, while the title appears on-screen, the narrator only reads Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen.'
    • On top of that, the only Kyoryuger to actually appear in the movie is Daigo/Kyoryu Red.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Inverted. There was an hour long special teaming up the Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger with Kamen Rider Gaim that acted as a Prequel to the film. It aired one day after the movie premiered.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: Gaim's Rider #1 Arms..
  • Fake Shemp: With such a heavy emphasis on the original 15 plus the Heisei Riders before Decade, this is unfortunately going to be a thing. Sadly, this will have to happen by default to Riderman and Stronger due to the passing of their actors.
    • While true for the Showa riders, this might be quite averted for the Heisei riders, since Kaixa of all people has been confirmed to return while not being a Fake Shemp. Most thankfully avoided for Takeshi Hongo, aka Rider-1).
    • We now know that X will be returning on the Showa side, hopefully, he will be the first of many.
    • Back on the Heisei side, Ryuki's back!
    • ZX for the Showa side is back! Curiously, his actor (Shun Sugata) is also serving as Fake Shemp for his enemy, Ambassador Darkness of the Badan Empire.
    • Take this with a grain of salt, but the Kamen Rider Wiki lists Shu Watanabe in the cast. Not confirmed, but Eiji may be coming back.
    • Another rumored return is that our favorite time traveling Toku hero is coming back!
  • Insistent Terminology: Despite technically being made in the Heisei Era, Shin, ZO and J are clearly labeled as Showa riders.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: If rumors are to believe, one of the fallen Riders? Daiki Kaito, Kamen Rider Diend. After five years, his little actions have caught up to him. At least for a little while.
  • Legion of Doom: In a surprise move, it's not Shocker or Dai-Shocker or whatever Shocker, but the Badan Empire, a group that only had one real appearance outside of Kamen Rider Spirits.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: We got a third (fourth?) Rider War on our hands and the Super Sentai are caught in the middle.
    • Even better, the fans get to vote to determine who will win the battle.
  • Milestone Celebration: Here we go:
    • 40 years for Kamen Rider X
    • 35 years for Skyrider
    • 30 years for Kamen Rider ZX
    • 25 years since Kamen Rider Black RX ended.
    • 20 years for Kamen Rider J
    • 15 years for Kamen Rider Kuuga
    • 10 years since Kamen Rider Faiz ended.
    • and 5 years for Kamen Rider Double. WHEW!
    • It also seems to celebrate how there are now an equal amount of primary Showa and Heisei riders, as seen with Kamen Rider Fifteen.
  • Multiple Endings: Much like the 13 Riders special for Ryuki, Toei is holding a poll where you can vote for the Heisei or Showa riders, with an appropriate ending for both.
  • Mythology Gag: Kamen Rider Joker (Shoutaro's solo form from Double) was heavily based on Kamen Rider Black, and Renn Kiriyama (Shoutaro's actor) is a huge fan of Black. In the trailer, Joker can be seen fighting off both Black and Black RX.
  • Nobody Calls Me Chicken: The first preview trailer comes out and Hongo pretty much says that he doesn't recognize the Heisei Riders as real Riders.
  • Original Generation: The new Rider, Kamen Rider Fifteen
  • Power Copying: Well, since Decade has been confirmed, this will be likely. Then there's Kamen Rider Fifteen, who has more of the Rider-based Lockseeds from the Gaim/Wizard crossover, with two new ones for Gaim and Decade confirmed.
    • Beyond that, while Fifteen uses a Heisei Rider Lockseed to copy everyone from Kuuga through Gaim, Gaim gets his hands on a Showa Lockseed and uses it to assume Rider #1 Arms.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: One of the biggest fears about the movie is that the Heisei Riders, with their multiple forms and Super Modes, would make their fight with the Showa Riders a Curb-Stomp Battle. If the newest trailer is of any indication, the Showa might be old, but they can still put their juniors in their place.
  • Rearrange the Song: If the Showa Riders win, then "Dragon Road", the theme for Kamen Rider ZX, will be remixed.
  • Unexpected Character: Well, everyone figured Decade would be returning, but Kaixa?
    • Soon after, the appearance of Faiz himself was revealed.
    • Now we have our first known Showa reprisal with the sighting of Kamen Rider X actor Ryo Hayami on set.
    • People would expect Takeshi Hongo, the first Kamen Rider to show up in some form, but who would have guessed that FREAKIN' Hiroshi Fujioka would be showing up in person to voice and play him again?
    • Ryuki has been confirmed! Though admittedly this is less of a surprise as he's already came back vocally in the video games Super Climax Heroes and Battride War. But still, this will be the first on-screen appearance of Shinji since the finale of Ryuki in January 2003!
    • There's also ZX, the Paul McGann of Kamen Rider. While this is less surprising given the major role of the Badan Empire, this is only his second on-screen appearance ever.
    • A new character this time, Kamen Rider Fifteen. While common in Summer Movies and Movie War, a spring film having a Kamen Rider of its own isn't something which usually happens, especially after Super Hero Taisen started.
    • Three words, Generalissimo of Badan.

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