Cool, Ban Daisuke will be in it...Kikaider Reboot Film's First Visuals Revealed
In addition, Daisuke Ban, who starred as the protagonist Jiro in the original series, will join the film's cast.
Jingi Irie (Risō no Musuko, Take Five) will replace Jiro in the new film and Aimi Satsukawa (Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru; True Love) will play Dr. Komyoji's daughter Mitsuko. Other cast members will include Kazushige Nagashima, Hirotarō Honda, and Ryūji Harada.
The film's story will take place in a future where the "Ark Project" uses robots to solve problems that the Japanese government can't solve with human power alone. When robot engineering expert Nobuhiko Komyoji dies, his rivals steal his plans and start causing chaos until a conscious robot Jiro (Kikaider), created by Komyoji, appears as the hero.