Remember Annie from Shaider?
Here, let us refresh your memory:
Annie, played by Naomi Morinaga, was a childhood hero among '80s and '90s kids...and the most probable reason why most of us today have an inexplicable fondness for upskirt videos and AV idols. Thank you, Annie, for fostering an entire generation of panty pervs!
Once rumored to be dead, Morinaga quit acting in 1998 when she got married but is now reported to be making a mini-comeback. What sort? Well, probably not like this:
Instead, Morinaga will reprise her old role as Annie in TOEI's Shaider reboot film, Space Sheriff Shaider: The Next Generation, to be released on November 7, 2014 in Japan. She's back, but she won't be exposing her undies anytime soon.
That responsibility now falls under the new Shaider sidekick, and we're glad to report that she's cute too:
Her name is Mayu Kawamoto, a 20-year-old hottie who will now be taking on the role of Tamy, a.k.a. The Next-Gen Annie.
Mayu's name first bubbled in pop culture when she figured in the Japanese campaign for the videogame Lollipop Chainsaw. She was hired to cosplay as zombie-hunting cheerleader, Juliet Starling: