Kamen Rider OOO Special CD Box Set Revealed: Why did I get all of those other albums?

Well, OOO may be over (for now, at least) but at least we still have this new, soon to be released, CD Box set of his greatest hits! And now we know what’s going to be on this special set. Here’s what going to be on featured in this special CD-Box set (from CDJapan via Jefusion):

Special CD box set release from tokusatsu series “Kamen Rider OOO” featuring 6 Music CDs and 1 DVD. CD features its theme “Anything Goes!,” seven OOO combo songs, theme of Birth, movie BGM & theme, and more! DVD features music clips of “Anything Goes!,” “Time judged all,” “Reverse / Re: birth,” and more. Comes with an special booklet.

Disc 1: Vocal songs + Medley + Instrumentals for Anything Goes!, Reverse/Re:birth and the Samba

Disc 2: Remixes/Solo versions/Time judged all dialogue ver & remaining instrumentals, new = Regret nothing 〜Tighten Up〜 SKA arrange ver. instrumental. This list has Ride on Right time’s remix as “Ride on Right time HIPHOP arrange ver.” but the one we already have is called “Ride on Right time MIXTURE Arrange”. They’re probably the same song.

Disc 3: TV OST 1
Disc 4: TV OST 2
Disc 5: Movie War Core OST (Minus KRW Part)
Disc 6: 21 Cores OST

DVD: PV for Anything Goes!, Reverse/Re:birth, Let’s Hold Hands Samba, Time judged all regular ver. new = Time judged all Eiji edition & Time judged all Ankh edition

So, the biggest songs from the eniter season, all in one special box set? And for only ¥8000? That sounds like a good deal to me. If it sounds like a good deal to you, then go out and preorder it now, and I say preorder because it won’t be out until September 29th. If you can’t wait til the end of the month to get it, then order it now!

-M.C., the Quantum Pitchman

Movie Wars 2011: Ankh Returns?!!

The finale to Kamen Rider OOO was quite amazing. The only part of it that most people didn’t like was Ankh’s death at the end of the final fight scene. And his death has left many to ask what they plan on doing for the next Movie Wars now that Ankh was gone and the Core Medals were destroyed. Well, it looks like Ankh might just make a return in the next Movie Wars!

Did you mean?

Speculation came after he posted this pic of himself with the Ankh haristyle on his personal blog. While the associated post talked about thanking people for watching the show, some have wondered whether this was a sign that Ankh would be making a return.

I’m not sure about that, but it does turn out that they had planned on killing of Ankh from the very beginning! In an interview with Hyper Hobby magazine, producer Takebe Naomi, with Watanabe Shu, discussed how they had planned to get rid of Ankh from the very beginning, how they had planned on sealing him away at first, and how they never even discussed the possibility of bringing him back!

They also talked about Eiji’s background a little bit, how he is a politician’s son who uses his mother’s maiden name to avoid being recognized, and how he has an older politician brother (even Shu didn’t know that).

Shu wanted to get into more action stuff himself in the show, but they were never able to add anything like that to the show, Takebe agreed to discuss doing that with him and the production staff for the next Movie Wars. Maybe they’ll talk about reviving Ankh while they’re at it.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Theme Song Announcement and Preview: One mystery of the comsos, solved!

During a press conference Friday, it was announced that the opening theme to Kamen Rider Fourze, entitled “SWITCH ON!”, will be sung by none other than J-pop star Anna Tsuchiya! I don’t even know who she is but I’m still super excited!!!

The theme song will be released Octocber 26th. But for those of you who can wait to hear it, here’s a thirty second preview:

Well, they’re pick was definitely a good one!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze FourzeDriver vid: How many switches can you count?

The FourzeDriver has already been released in Japan, and there are a number of videos up from Japanese reviewers. Here’s one from a reviewer that I happened to be subcribed to:

So, what can we learn from this video? First, we learn that the Astro Switches themselves don’t make any sounds, I think I read somewhere that they use a set if internal switches (so… many… switches) to tell the FourzeDriver which one is plugged in. So with this, you only need to worry about replacement batteries for the Driver itself. Second, we see that the Driver actually does a lot of things, makes a lot of noises, flashes a lot of lights. You can see all the extra steps they took to beef up the interactivity with the new belt. And finally, we’ve now learned that the power build-ups in Fourze are referred to as “Red Break!’s”, like “Scanning Charge!” in OOO or “Maximum Drive!” in W. How’s that for an exclusive look?

Well anyway, that’s it for Fourze news at the moment, if anything else pops up (which I’m assuming will happen very soon because Fourze will have started by the time this post is published), I’ll be sure to let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

henshinhead End of August/Beginning of September Update: Fourze’s not the only one with classes to attend this fall.

Hey everyone! It’s the start of a new month, that means it time for my monthly blog report. Admittedly I didn’t do one for July/August, mostly because of the at-times overwhelming amount of neews that’s out there, and I got swept up in everything Fourze (btw, Fourze premieres today in Japan, less than an hour away when I started this post). So this time, I’m making sure to put in some of my own stuff this month, even if it’s just this post. I’ll try to make more of my own stuff, but like the title says, I’ve already started fall classes, and I will be a full time student this semester, which unfortunately means that I will have a lot less time to work on the blog. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have special plans for the blog, just keep coming back to find out what those plans are.

Speaking of which, I would just like to say thank you to everyone that’s visited the site over the last month. There certainly has been a lot of you, especially last week. Well over 5500 people visited the site last week, with two days where over 950 people showed up. Over the whole of last month, there were 19,744 visits to the blog (nearly 5000 more than July), and I certainly don’t see those numbers slowing down too much anytime soon. Admittedly the weekly numbers dropped a bit, but that’s stsrting to go back up. The daily average, however, was definitely up from July, putting last month’s average at 637 people a day. And for all of that, I would just like to say, domo arrigato gozaimasu! That’s thank you very much x1000. And I honestly mean that, even if I don’t include some cheesy fan-art thank you pic in this post. Those can be so hard to find. 😛

And finally, I would just like to say two thing: 1) I exist on Google in every country! And 2) I’ll be looking forward to the new SHT line-up, with Go-Kaiger and Fourze. Be sure to check back for all things toku.

Your Friends,

M.C., the Quantum Twin and HEN~SHIN~HEAD!

P.S., Expect to see HenshinHead around more often. He’s finally going to take time out from his busy schedule to tell us about his exploits in the Tokuverse!

[ADEMDUM] (H.H.): Stop making promises for me!

[ADEMDUM] (M.C.): Too late! 😛