Writers’ qualm: How Black Condor nearly didn’t make it into the Legend War.

Original Post: http://www.jefusion.com/2011/09/black-condor-didnt-appear-in-legend-war.html

Well, it looks like if it had been solely up to Go-Kaiger head writer Arakawa Naruhisa, then Black Condor of Jetman wouldn’t have appeared in the Legend War. Here’s a translation of text found on the Go-Kaiger main site:

The main writer for Gokaiger, Mr. Arakawa. The first ever Sentai series he wrote for was Jetman. during development stage, the one thing he went against to the very end was having Black Condor fight in the Legend War.

Utsumiya said, “I can’t understand why you can have AbareKiller & Dragon Ranger in it but not Black Condor” (for those who knew nothing about the older series, AbareKiller & Dragon Ranger were both dead near the end of their respective shows)

Arakawa replied, “I can’t understand why you can’t understand that”

The argument turned into a brawl… almost but not there yet, at the end of the heated argument Utsumiya insisted to have him participate in the war, & now there seems to be some understanding.

Wow, these writers are so obsessed with Jetman. Credit to UkiyaSeed of Jefusion and Orends:Range (and a couple of other site) for finding this, and to Windmaster Hiroaki who translated the page for Jefusion.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Club NES videogame: No, Fourze can’t travel through time. He just happened to start the newest branch of the club

Talk about retro…

Look at what GekiDan over at Jefusion managed to dig up:

Video Game Ephemera’s latest feature spotlights a Bandai press pamphlet from the 1989 Summer Consumer  Electronics Show revealing, a NES Kamen Rider game entitled “Kamen Rider Club: Gekitotsu Shockerland.”

According to the site, it is a scrapped localization  for the popular Kamen Rider series. “Ride with Mask Riders on their deadly mission into the nuclear-active Shockerland to beat down and destroy its ruthless leader.”

Here’s a video of the gamplay:

Well, what do you think of the game? You could play as either Ichigo, Nigo, or V3, and it looks decievingly simple (though a little too influenced by the Super Mario franchise). Would you have bought this game in 1989? Or, if you happened to live in Japan back then, did you buy it in 1988? (It came out in Japan in 1988, and released everywhere else in 1989).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

OOO crew starts filming for MEGAMAX: Getting the gang back together!

Well, it looks like filming for the next Rider Wars movie Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider OOO & Fourze Movie Wars MEGAMAX has begun, and we have a collection of blog posts and cast pics to prove it!

Here, we can see Arisue Mayuko (Erika Satonaka) taking a short break from filming. Confirmation that filming had begun came from her, Watanabe Shu (Eiji/OOO), Takada Riho (Hina), and Miura Ryosuke (Shingo/Ankh). And while neither Iwanaga Hiroaki (Date Akira/First Kamen Rider Birth) or Kimijima Asaya (Gotou/Second Kamen Rider Birth) have posted anything themselves, they have started filming as well (and they’re both pictured below):

Oh no, Gotou stole Date’s beard! And he’s cleverly adding it to his face piece by piece!

I guess it was time for their daily ice cream.I wonder what Ankh would think…

Well, since he seems to be getting his hair done in the Ankh style, I may yet het an answer! He posted this picture of himself on his blog. and given the hair and make-up (and ignoring the grey shirt with the shiny bowtie), it looks like Ankh is due to make a return in the movie!

While we still don’t know anything about the movie yet, at least these pics are cool.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin