Yeah, no way I could get around NOT posting this: Kamen Rider Vs. Super Sentai Movie Announced! (Last Week…)

Last Sunday, December 4th, we, the members of tokusatsu fandom, recieved what is perhaps some of the greatest news we have yet to recieve. The ultimate fan fantasy crossover movie was announced, between the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai franchises. Tenatively called “Superhero Taisen”, this movie will feature as it’s leads Kamen Rider Decade and Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger.

And along with those two, the movie will also feature all 40 Kamen Riders (up to and through Fourze), and over 200 Sentai Senshi (up to and through Gobuster).

Confirmed cast includes Inoue Masahiro (Kadoya Tsukasa/Decade), Ozawa Ryota (Captain Marvelous/Go-KaiRed), Akiyama Rina (Naomi from Den-O), Ishimaru Kenjiro (Owner/Stationmaster from Den-O), and Momotaros. and the director confirmed for this epic EPIC movie is Kaneda Osamu. Filming begins later this month (December 2011).

Producer Shirakura says, “In the year after the anniversary we’re not going to power down but cross it…. We want to show things you can’t see in the regular shows. This was pretty close to impossible but I’d like to make it the norm for our spring films. Rider is science, sentai is magic.”

Well, I always thought it was sorta the other way around, but really they’re both in this weird pseudo-scientific fantasy area at this point. But the real point I’d like to get at is this:
This is without a doubt the greatest movie announcement EVER, and I can’t wait to see it. Period. I may invent time travel solely to see this movie.

And I’m not the only one who has anything to say about it either, because Inoue Masahiro also talked about this on his blog shortly after the announcement. Here’s what he had to say:

So, recently I was going through my old photos and thinking, “It sure was fun when I was working on Kamen Rider….”  And now, all of a sudden, I get to do it again!   This one is even bigger than last time–it looks like a lot of fun!

The kids don’t talk about Decade much anymore so I was starting to get kind of lonely, lol.  He’s still passing through!

I’m going to have fun but still give it my all.  If only one person sees it or a lot of people see it, I’ll be happy either way!

I can’t write much yet so I’ll stop for now, lol.  It would be great if I could get to do some action again!

The movie is expected to come out March 2012. I may fly to Japan to see it.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Kamen Rider Fourze and Movie Wars MEGAMAX Mega-Post

Hey, a lot of stuff came out last week about Fourze that I just wasn’t able to cover, so now I’m going to try and go over as much of it as I can now. Let’s see what we can cover!

First, a bunch of scans:

New AstroSwitches: #21 Stealh, #22 Hammer, #23 Water (a faucet), #24 Medical (first aid kit), and #25 Pen (a writing brush).

And as far as show news goes from all of this, it looks lik we’ll see the Magnet State soon, and we might see Kamen Rider Meteor appear soon as well. And with them, come new Zodiart enemies.

And as for movie news, I think this newest plot summary could cover it:

Part 1: Beginning A meteor falls down.

The 7 Riders try and prevent Foundation X from taking SOLU. Kannagi manages to get the SOLU.

Part 2: Kamen Rider OOO

40 years into the future, Kamen Rider Poseidon declares he’s  going to become a Kamen Rider Hunter. Miharu received a new belt and  Core Medals from Kougami, found the Core Medals that disappeared at the  final episode, absorbs them and goes crazy, taking the name Poseidon. He  travels back in time through a time drift. Miharu received the Poseidon Driver because he felt he was weak and was afraid of water. Kougami  believed this belt would help him.

Kougami tells the Double Birth to fight him off, they lose. The  Prototype Driver is broken permanently. Then tells Eiji to come back to  Japan, as he’s traveling around the world trying to find the Core  Medals. At the airport, Eiji meets Ankh. They head over to Cous Cousier, Chiyoko welcomes them. Waste Yummies shows up.

Miharu and Poseidon splits apart into two different beings. Seems like  Miharu had some sort of parasitic bond with the Core Medals. Not really  explained why they split, Poseidon rampages even more. Miharu transforms  into Aqua. Eiji gives Miharu a pair of tomorrow’s underwear.

Ankh, takes the form of Eiji, as a strategy. Ankh doesn’t possess Eiji.  Together they manage to grab some Medals and Eiji goes Shauta. Aqua and Tajadoru finishes Poseidon off. Miharu returns to the future, Ankh disappears without anyone knowing. Foundation X shows up and attacks Team OOO. Grabs Poseidon’s Medals and leaves.

Part 3: Fuuto – The Secret Plot Advances

Shotaro chases after Foundation X (Supposedly a request from Eiji). Foundation X are transporting the SOLU somewhere else. While Phillip is busy researching, Shotaro transforms into Joker. As they fight, the SOLU leaks out from a capsule.

The Legendary Seven Riders are at some airport, fighting Kannagi. Kannagi overpowers them and turns them into Switches and Medals.

Part 4: Kamen Rider Fourze

Nadeshiko falls down from the sky, Gentaro catches her and falls in love.

Foundation X team up with the Zodiarts, Fourze heads out to fight. Kamen Rider Nadeshiko shows up. Sadondas shows up to retrieve Nadeshiko, Nadeshiko turns into the SOLU  Switch. Gentaro starts crying and screaming. Kamen Rider Club+Power  Dizer shows up to fight.

At the very end of part four, Eiji appears and asks for Gentaro’s help.

Part 5: Movie Wars MEGAMAX

A bunch of monsters are standing in front of Shotaro, Phillip, Eiji and Gentaro as they transform together. The three of them chase after Kannagi, they arrive at a warehouse and save the seven Riders. Fight against old monsters ensues. Special attacks are executed in a row, one after another.

Kannagi becomes Super Galaxy King by using Poseidon’s Medals and the SOLU Switch. Fourze takes Nadeshiko’s Rocket Switch and goes into Rocket States. Miharu shows up and gives Eiji the Super Core Medals. The jingle is “Super  Taka! Super Tora! Super Batta! Ta-to-ba, tatobatatoba, SU-PER!”

They fight Super Galaxy King as the medley plays. Report ends here, nothing about the conclusion was included.

Well, that didn’t quite cover all of it. We now know who the newest Foundation X members are:

The members of Foundation X who will appear in the movie are: Rem Kannagi (played by Toru Masuoka), Katal (played by Dante Carver), Solaris (played by Sanae Hitomi) and Chancellor Kiima (played by Azusa Watanabe).

Katal and Solaris are Rem’s subordinates while Chancellor Kiima is his boss. Based on the scan posted above, Katal will transform into Sadondas. It is also to note that Sanae Hitomi previously played Shion, one of the psychic soldiers of W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal and is Kamen Rider Nadeshiko’s suit actress in the film.

Lastly, Azusa Watanabe is best known for role as Miyuki Ozu aka MagiMother from Mahou Sentai Magiranger.

And lastly, we now know the title of the theme song for the MEGAMAX movie:

The song is called “SAMURAI STRONG STYLE”, sung by Show Ayanocozey of Kishidan, a.k.a. DJ OZMA, and arranged by Marty Friedman. The single is slated for release December 21st. Interesting to note that the song, according to reports, is another effort to cheer up the people of Japan after the quake. “SAMURAI” stands for the Japanese people, and “STRONG STYLE” represents their fighting spirit.

And that should officially be everything now. You’re all caught up. Yay.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New Gobuster Cast and General Rumors: Pick a naming convention already!

Looks like we’ve got new rumors for the 36th Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Gobuster, and it features a new cast rumor and new plot point rumors. And this time, we get to see more Foodroids! (Wait, wrong show) Check out the current cast line-up:

The core team will be composed of  RedBuster, Sakurada Hiromu (played by Suzuki Katsuhiro), BlueBuster, Iwasaki Ryuuji (played by Baba Ryouma), and YellowBuster, Usami Youko (played by Arisa Komiya).

And here’s the current set of rumors that have come out:

  • Heroine is a favorite among “maniacs”
  • A former Space Sheriff guides the 3 rangers
  • Enemies are Supernatural Creatures/Ghosts
  • Strong comedy flavoring
  • Transformation Device is the Mission Paneler. Smart Phone type.
  • Robot is a cross between GekiTouja and SirenBuilder
  • The Partner Robos seem to be based on “Favorite Foods”. The first 3 are  meat, fruit, vegetables. The 4th ranger’s robo may be a  dolphin/representing fish.

It’s like all of the rumors from the past couple of months are starting to coalesce. Plus, the Foodroids have been upgrade to full Food mechs! Really, you take that from Fourze?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Tokumei Sentai Gobuster Cast Rumors: Round 1, Olympics!

Hey, the newest set of cast rumors have popped up, and it looks like one of the possible color combinations will be that of the Olympic Rings, a Red-Blue-Yellow-Green-Black color scheme as with Liveman or Go-Onger.

And currently rumored to be on the considered for the cast are:

  • Red: Hideaki Kabumoto
  • Black: Mayu Tomita
  • Yellow: Kenjirou Nagashima
  • Blue: Maika Miyashita
  • Green: Shun Takei

Who are any of these people? I have no idea. So far it’s been rumored that the team will start off with three members, Red, Yellow and Black, diverging from the standard norm of starting with a Blue senshi. And even more so, it’s rumored that this Black senshi will be female (regardless of whether or not the person pictured above is chosen), making her the first Black senshi in Super Sentai history!

Well, if any of this is true, then we’ll definitely be headed into a period of team make-up experimentation. Of course, this is just a rumor for now, most likely we’ll go through several color schemes and potential casts before we ever get any form of confirmation. But this would still be an interesting direction to take.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Character and Possible Toy News: What the… Foodroids? REALLY?!! Come on, guys.

Well, this pic definitely sums up this post.

First off, we have a new, previously unannounced character on the show. Her name is Shigeno Jun (played by Fujisaki Arisa), and she is another one of Kazashiro Miu’s friends (in other words, she’s one of the cheerleaders). It’s her name that leads me to the next interesting bit of news.

Going over the names of all the characters on the show, it seems that some of them are plays on the names of the Showa era Riders. For example, Shigeno Jun’s family name, written in Japanese, could also be read as “Shigeru”. And when you take away the “no’s” in her name and replace them with “o’s”, you end up with Shigeru Juo, aka Kamen Rider Stronger. Other names include Utahoshi Kengo (an anagram for Hongo Takeshi, aka Kamen Rider Ichigo), Daimonji Hayabusa (a play on Ichimonji Hayato/Kamen Rider Nigo), Kazashiro Miu (Kazami Shiro/Kamen Rider V3), Jomija Yuuki (Yuuki Joji/Riderman), JK (which might stand for Jin Keisuku/ Kamem Rider X) and Nozama (which is just Amazon backwards).

As far as I can tell, Gentaro (Fourze) is the only student with an original name.

And finally, we have some possible toy news from Fourze. First off, it looks like, at least from the scan above that he will be getting seven Astro Switches from the start, assuming that tha’s what the egg-shaped things are suppose to represent. And a possible list of future toy releases has been posted, let’s take a look at this unconfirmed list:

(DecaEnd of HJU)

“Toy listing. Unconfirmed.
August:
Transformation Belt DX Fourze Driver 6500 yen
Astro Switch Set 01 750 yen
Foodroid Series 01 Bagameal 2500 yen
Fourze Module Change Series 01 Base States 2800 yen
Punch Fighter 2300 yen

October:
Electric Module DX Billy the Rod 3800 yen
Astro Switch Set 02 750 yen
Foodroid Series 02 Potachokin 2300 yen
Fourze Module Change Series 02 Electric States 2800 yen

November:
Fire Module DX Hi-Hackgun 3300 yen
Astro Switch Set 03 750 yen
Foodroid Series 03 Furasheki 2300 yen
Fourze Module Change Series 03 Fire States 2800 yen
DX Power Dicer & Machine Masshigler 5800 yen

States are basically forms, Base States is Fourze’s base form.
Foodroid are based on space food.
Pictures will be out soon.

Honestly, I don’t even know how to romanize some of this.

Potachokin, seems to be combining “potato chips” and the word “chokin”, which means bank savings.
Billy the Rod was written as ???????, biriizaroddo, Billy the Kid is written same as that, but just replace roddo with kiddo.
I have no idea about Furasheki, ??????.”

And we’re back. Now just so we’re clear, nothing here has been confirmed yet, but considering how close we are to the premiere, there’s a good chance that most of this is real. Although, I have to ask, Foodroids? Really?! WTF, Toei? Basically, expect twice as much stuff toy-wise for Fourze compared to OOO.

That’s it as far as any Fourze news is concerned. If I find out anything else, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantun, Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Cast and Staff confirmation: Who’s on fourth?

This video has the full cast info, and here’s the staff info:

Staff of Kamen Rider Fourze:
Original: Shotaro Ishinomori
Script: Kazuki Nakajima (Gurren Lagann (TV & Movie), Oh! Edo Rocket, Re: Cutie Honey, Nodame Cantabile: Finale, Chu-Bra!! and Some Shin Chan Movie)
Director: Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider W Forever A to Z Gaia Memories, Ultra Ginga Dentsetsu)
Action Director: Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (Japan Action Enterprise)
Special Effect Director: Butsuda Hiroshi (SFX Institute)
Producer: Kengo Motoi (TV Asahi), Tsukada Hideaki, Kazuhiro Takahashi(Toei)

If I find anything else, I’ll let you know.

Video from Whoppers Producitons.