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|Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!|
|A movie for Kamen Rider Den-O|
|Release date August 4, 2007|
|Written by Yasuko Kobayashi|
|Directed by Takao Nagaishi|
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Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! (劇場版 仮面ライダー電王 俺、誕生！ Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Den'ō Ore, Tanjō!?) is the theatrical film adaptation of the Kamen Rider TV series directed by Takao Nagaishi and written by Yasuko Kobayashi. The movie takes place between episodes 27 and 28 of the series, featuring the Den-Liner and its passengers travel as far back as the Edo period of Japan.
The film is produced by Ishimori Productions and Toei, the producers of all the previous television series and films of Kamen Rider. Following the tradition of all Heisei Kamen Rider movies, it is a double bill with 2007's Super Sentai movie, Juken Sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! Hong Kong Decisive Battle, both of which premiered on August 4, 2007. The film's title is translated into English as both Masked Rider Den-O The Movie: I'm Born! and I'll be born! on the initial collector's pack DVD release.
During its first week at the theaters, the movie came in 4th place and was the highest selling Japanese production of the week.
As shown in episode 27, Ryotaro pursues the Molech Imagin to May 8, 2000. Though Den-O Sword Form destroys the Molech Imagin, the Imagin fulfilled his mission as the Den-Liner ends up hijacked by the rest of the Imagin led by a rogue Kamen Rider named Kamen Rider Gaoh. After stealing Owner's Master Pass and trapping Urataros and Kintaros, Gaoh forces the Den-Liner to travel back in time via "God's Line" to the Edo Period of Japan so he can retrieve the legendary God's Train, the Gaoh-Liner.
Trapped in 2000, Ryotaro and Hana encounter Ryotaro's younger self at age 10 as well as their old friend, the Imagin Sieg. In order to prevent confusion between the two incarnations of Ryotaro, they call the younger one "Kotaro". By the time Yuto finds them, Ryotaro has lost his memory of everything related to Den-O. As a result, Momotaros cannot possess him, forcing him to take Kotaro as a host instead. However, Sieg's special talents allow him to still possess Ryotaro, offering his aid when the gang uses the Zero-Liner to pursue Gaoh, with Kotaro joining them.
After being sent into the Mesozoic period by Gaoh, the gang arrived in the Edo Era and got Senhime's aid in sneaking into the camp of Yukimura Sanada who is aiding Gaoh. Though the reunited Tarōs defeat Sanada's ninjas, Gaoh succeeds in obtaining the Gaoh-Liner and travels forward to December 26, 1988, the day Ryotaro was born, to make an example out of Ryotaro. Ryotaro and Momotaros are forced to fight him and his band on his own until Yuto arrives with the past Ryotaros he borrowed for the "Climax Scene".
After the long battle, the Den-Os and Zeronos emerge victorious as Gaoh is destroyed by Sword Form. On the return trip back to his own time, the Den-Liner comes across Ryotaro's old house as Ryotaro finally gets to see the face of his parents for the first and last time. Sieg and Kotaro also return to their respective timelines as well, resuming their places in history. When Ryotaro returns to the present, he finds a drawing of his parents in the picture frame where the original photo once was.
Characters from the TV series
- Ryotaro Nogami/Kamen Rider Den-O (野上 良太郎／仮面ライダー電王 Nogami Ryōtarō/Kamen Raidā Den'ō?)
- Hana (ハナ?)
- Naomi (ナオミ?)
- Owner (オーナー Ōnā?): - In the trailer, he reveals the existence of God's Line, a railway in time that allows travelers with a Master Pass to venture on it to go to any time period.
- Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos (桜井 侑斗／仮面ライダーゼロノス Sakurai Yūto/Kamen Raidā Zeronosu?)
- Gaoh/Kamen Rider Gaoh (牙王／仮面ライダー牙王（ガオウ） Gaō/Kamen Raidā Gaō?): - He is a king of bandits from the Warring States era and leads a troop of Imagin with which he plans on using to take over the Den-Liner. On his journey, he also obtains Yukimura's help in unearthing the Gaoh-Liner. His main goal is to take over all of time and space.
- Senhime (千姫?): - A Japanese historical figure, the daughter of shogun Tokugawa Hidetada.
- Sanada Yukimura (真田 幸村?) - A Japanese historical figure, a samurai and son of the Sengoku period Daimyo Sanada Masayuki. Yukimura is an unwilling aid to Gaoh in unearthing the Gaoh-Liner with the aid of his Ninja Corps.
- Sasuke (佐助?): - Yukimura's subordinate, sent after Ryotaro on Yukimura's orders from Gaoh.
- Saizō (才蔵?): - Yukimura's subordinate, he escorts Senhime to Toyotomi Hideyori's place.
- Kotaro/Kamen Rider Mini Den-O (小太郎／仮面ライダーミニ電王 Kotarō/Kamen Raidā Mini Den'ō?): - Ryotaro's younger self at age 10 that joins the Den-Liner group in fighting Gaoh and his Imagin underlings. The Tarōs can possess him due to their contracts with Ryotaro which extend into the past. Momotaros does so and allows Kotaro to become Mini Den-O Sword Form.
- Shinichi Nogami (野上 真一 Nogami Shin'ichi?): - The father of Airi and Ryotaro. 33 years old.
- Kayoko Nogami (野上 加世子 Nogami Kayoko?): - The mother of Airi and Ryotaro. 31 years old.
- Ryotaro Nogami (野上 良太郎 Nogami Ryōtarō?): Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健 Satō Takeru?)
- Hana (ハナ Hana?): Yuriko Shiratori (白鳥 百合子 Shiratori Yuriko?)
- Naomi (ナオミ Naomi?): Rina Akiyama (秋山 莉奈 Akiyama Rina?)
- Owner (オーナー Ōnā?): Kenjirō Ishimaru (石丸 謙二郎 Ishimaru Kenjirō?)
- Airi Nogami (野上 愛理 Nogami Airi?): Wakana Matsumoto (松本 若菜 Matsumoto Wakana?)
- Seigi Ozaki (尾崎 正義 Ozaki Seigi?): Akira Nagata (永田 彬 Nagata Akira?) of Run&Gun
- Issē Miura (三浦 イッセー Miura Issē?): Ryo Ueno (上野 亮 Ueno Ryō?)
- Yuto Sakurai (桜井 侑斗 Sakurai Yūto?): Yuichi Nakamura (中村 優一 Nakamura Yūichi?)
- Gaoh (牙王 Gaō?): Hiroyuki Watanabe (渡辺 裕之 Watanabe Hiroyuki?)
- Senhime (千姫?): Aki Hoshino (星野 亜希 Hoshino Aki?)
- Sanada Yukimura (真田 幸村 Sanada Yukimura?): Tomonori Jinnai (陣内 智則 Jinnai Tomonori?)
- Kotaro (小太郎 Kotarō?): Takuya Mizoguchi (溝口 琢矢 Mizoguchi Takuya?)
- Hiroshi Katō (加藤 浩 Katō Hiroshi?): Minoru Matsumoto (松本 実 Matsumoto Minoru?)
- Shinichi Nogami (野上 真一 Nogami Shin'ichi?): Masashi Sasaki (佐々木 征史 Sasaki Masashi?)
- Kayoko Nogami (野上 加世子 Nogami Kayoko?): Ryoko Matsui (松井 涼子 Matsui Ryōko?)
- Airi Nogami (in 1988) (野上 愛理（1988年） Nogami Airi?): Miyuri Kudō (工藤 美友里 Kudō Miyuri?)
- Sasuke (佐助 Sasuke?): Shingo Kawaguchi (川口 真五 Kawaguchi Shingo?)
- Saizō (才蔵 Saizō?): Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (山口 祥行 Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki?)
- Momotaros (モモタロス Momotarosu?): Toshihiko Seki (関 俊彦 Seki Toshihiko?)
- Urataros (ウラタロス Uratarosu?): Kōji Yusa (遊佐 浩二 Yusa Kōji?)
- Kintaros (キンタロス Kintarosu?): Masaki Terasoma (てらそま まさき Terasoma Masaki?)
- Ryutaros (リュウタロス Ryūtarosu?): Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi?)
- Deneb (デネブ Denebu?): Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū?)
- Sieg (ジーク Jīku?): Shin-ichiro Miki (三木 眞一郎 Miki Shin'ichirō?)
- Molech Imagin (モレクイマジン Moreku Imajin?): Hidenori Tokuyama (徳山 秀典 Tokuyama Hidenori?)
- Cobra Imagin (コブライマジン Kobura Imajin?): Takashi Hagino (萩野 崇 Hagino Takashi?)
- Newt Imagin (ニュートイマジン Nyūto Imajin?): Yasuka Saitoh (齋藤 ヤスカ Saitō Yasuka?)
- Salamander Imagin (サラマンダーイマジン Saramandā Imajin?): Masato Uchiyama (内山 眞人 Uchiyama Masato?)
- Den-O Sword Form/Momotaros, Den-O Wing Form: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji?)
- Den-O Rod Form/Urataros: Eitoku (永徳 Eitoku?)
- Den-O Ax Form/Kintaros: Jirō Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō?)
- Den-O Gun Form/Ryutaros: Toshihiro Ogura (おぐら としひろ Ogura Toshihiro?)
- Kamen Rider Zeronos: Makoto Ito (伊藤 慎 Itō Makoto?)
- Deneb, Kamen Rider Gaoh: Yoshifumi Oshikawa (押川 善文 Oshikawa Yoshifumi?)
- Sieg: Naoki Nagase (永瀬 尚希 Nagase Naoki?)
- Mini Den-O: Yayoi Sano (佐野 弥生 Sano Yayoi?) and Takuya Mizoguchi
- Theme song
- "Yume de Aeta Nara…" (夢で逢えたなら…? If We Met in a Dream…)
- Lyrics, Composition, & Arrangement:
- Artist: 175R
- Insert song
- "Climax Jump HIPHOP ver."
- Composition & Arrangement:
- Other songs
- "Double-Action GAOH form"
- Lyrics: Shōko Fujibayashi
- Composition: LOVE+HATE
- Arrangement: Shūhei Naruse
- Artist: Gaoh (Hiroyuki Watanabe)
This song was not utilized in the theatrical release of the film but was placed on its soundtrack. It was also placed in the Final Cut Version DVD release.
- "Double-Action Wing form"
- Lyrics: Shōko Fujibayashi
- Composition: LOVE+HATE
- Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
- Artist: Ryotaro Nogami & Sieg (Takeru Satoh & Shin-ichiro Miki)
This song was not utilized in the theatrical release but was used in the Final Cut Version. It also plays during Sieg's appearance in the final episode of the TV series.
The movie was initially released on DVD in Japan on January 28, 2008, in a normal edition that came with a bonus disc. On May 21, 2008, a version was released which contains 12 minutes of unreleased footage, the Momotaros's Summer Vacation short, and a special release CD with "Double-Action Wing form" and "Double-Action Wing form Ver." on it.
- This would be the only film appearance of Hana, before actress Yuriko Shiratori leaving the show.
- Den-O's climax fight with Gaoh is featured in Kamen Rider: Battride War II.
- Den-O-Movie.jp - Official website for Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! (Inactive)
- Toei's Blog postings for Den-O: I'm Born!
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