Shout! Factory Sets Jan. 25 Blu-ray Disc Release of Japanese Anime Favorite ‘Kamen Rider’

Shout! Factory has announced a Jan. 25 release date for Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Complete Series, an eight-disc Blu-ray Disc collection featuring all 46 episodes of the popular Japanese anime TV series.

The collection also includes the movie RealxTime and five special episodes.

“Kamen Rider Zero-One” is the 30th series in the “Kamen Rider” franchise. It premiered in September 2019. The series revolves around technological singularity and artificial intelligence. A company called Hiden Intelligence, which faces threats from a cyber-terrorist group that wants to conquer and then kill the human race through a tech uprising.

The release comes as part of a continuing celebration of the landmark series’ 50th anniversary.

Originally premiering in 1971, the long-running Japanese television series “Kamen Rider” follows the exploits of a masked, motorcycle-riding hero who fights the forces of evil. It’s been the No. 1 kids’ program in Japan for nearly 50 years, according to Shout! Factory.

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