Blitzivan: Rebirth is a 2020 El Kadsreian kadsresatsu superhero film directed by Evert-Jan Dunnink, from a screenplay by Max Axis, Akira Hisashi, Dominik Vasquez, and Karlijin Winkelman. It is the 6th installment in the Blitzivan film series, but the 21st installment in the franchise.
The film is set to be released theatrically on July 28, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was released as an El TV Player exclusive on the same date that was planned to release theatrically. The film received generally positive reviews and became the most-viewed film on the site in its first week, leading to the film being released in select theaters in September 2020.
- Patrick Cruz as Ray Daichi/Blitzivan
- Okano Seihachi as Blitzivan (suit)
- Paulina Tan as Misumi Daichi
In 2017, after the release of Blitzivan Legacy Force, writer and director Max Axis has stated that he'll take a break from making Blitzivan films in order to write new and original films and leaves the writing charge to Matt Lee wrote all future Blitzivan films after Legacy Force, though Akira Hisashi did co-write some films and Max returned to co-write Blitzivan X Touhou Project 2 with Jun'ya Ohta.
In August of 2019, Silver Bullet Pictures announced that Max Axis and Akira Hisashi would reunite to direct the next film in the Blitzivan film series, and revealed the film's official title Blitzivan: Rebirth. Fans speculated that the film was a reboot in the series, upsetting many fans, but Max quickly responded on social media that, while the film's title does sound like it's a reboot, the film would follow all the events that happened after Legacy Force.
Principal photography began in June 2018 and finished in August 2019.
The film's visual effects will be provided by Fuse Special Effects and Superview, making it the first film in the Blitzivan film series not to have Zecter Media handle the visual effects. Max Axis stated that the film will still have practical effects and in-camera stunts.
Hiroshi Naoyuki is confirmed to return to compose the film's soundtrack, while the Houkish electric duo Tennjo Duo Project was also confirmed to composed most of the insert themes for the film.
In December 2019, it was planned for a July 28 release date. However, the film's theatrical release was delayed two months later due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
On May 16, El TV Kadsre Films announced that the film will be released as an El TV Player exclusive due to the pandemic. They also planned the film to be released in theaters, but no further details were added. On August 22, it was announced that Blitzivan: Rebirth would be showing in select theaters starting in September.