We’re just days away from the start of the new series, Kamen Rider Fourze! And news and rumors about this new series have been flying around in every direction. Here are a few of the current things floating around today.
First we have some updated episode summaries for the first three episodes. Here’s what the first day at a new school is like for a Kamen Rider:
Episode 1: Youth Transformation
Gentaro is transferred to the Amanogawa High School Year 2 Class B, he wants to make friends to everyone. A message about a bomb is put up on the bulletin board, the queen – Miu, and the football captain have their eyes on everyone.
The Orion Zordiart, a mysterious monster, appears and runs wild in the school and attacks the leader of the American Football Club. Kengo confronts the monster, but is knocked off and is in danger. His classmate rides a giant machine to fight the monster. Kengo decides to gamble and hands Gentaro the switches and he transforms to Kamen Rider Fourze.
Episode 2: Space, First Class
Gentaro has transformed into Kamen Rider Fourze, but the Orion Zodiart has escaped. Kengo tells Gentaro that handing him the Fourze Driver was an ‘urgent measure’, and that using it is only a temporary thing. To let himself to be part of the gang, Gentaro tries to search for him, but he can’t find a single trace since he’s new to the school.
Later, Gentaro is taken to outer space through the magical locker, Rabbit Hatch. Gentaro decides to protect his school and creates the Kamen Rider Club.
Episode 3: N/A
Kengo is adjusting the Astro Switches so they currently cannot be used. At the time, the Queen’s Festival is held at school. Everyone thinks that Miu will be chosen. However, Gentaro offers that if she fails they’ll have to become friends.
While Gentaro searches for an opponent, an invisible monster starts to attack the contestants.
Next up, we have some info on upcoming Astro Switches, No.06-09 to be exact.:
- Chainsaw Switch (Triangle, 8)
Has a powerful engine that can rotate the blade up to 15000 rounds per minute.
- Parachute Switch (Square, 7)
Inside the square box, there are 3 parachutes, Fourze can land safely from the sky.
- Camera Switch (Square, 6)
Has high sensitivity and view far distances, it can also receive data from the environment nearby.
- Hopping (Triangle, 9)
Can significantly increase the jumping height, from 20m to 40m.
And the first Foodroid has officially been revealed. Yay! Anyway, his name is BurgerMeal, and he is a surveilance robot. While in food mode, he maintains the shape of a hamburger. But when activated by the Camera Astro Switch 06, he enters into Lloyd mode (named for the type of robot it resembles) where it can collect data, act as a surveliance device, and take pictures from the air, and send all of it back to the Rabbit Hutch. Not bad, Wall-E Jr.
We also have some info on the Rabbit Hutch, the moon base where the FourzeDriver was created, and how it’s connected to the lockers in the school.
The Rabbit Hutch is part of a greater organization called OSTO (Over Space Technology Organization), a group that so far has only been referenced, and not directly talked about (hopefully it won’t be another Kougami Foundation, you can only use the whole “shadowy organization working for itself and inadvertantly helping the bad guys” thing ever now and then). This is the moon base where Kengo’s father invented the FourzeDriver and the Astro Switches, and where the other tools and weapons Fourze uses were developed. The base is connected to the Kengo’s locker through the power of the Astro Switches (which means they haven’t revealed a more detailed explanation for how it works). Even though the base is on the moon, the base itself has the same gravity as Earth.
Next we have info on the first three elite Zodiarts, and the lizard one on the end. The Zodiart “bosses” that have been revealed are the Virgo, Leo, and Libra Zodiarts. There are going to be 12 boss Zodiarts in all, based on the 12 constellations of Zodiac. One of the upcoming lower rank Zodiarts revealed so far has been the Chameleon Zodiart, which can become invisible or camouflage itself to blend into it’s surroudings. I didn’t know there was a chameleon constellation, did you?
And finally, we have a sneak peak at Fourze’s Electric State, or Elek State as it was begin called during the toy announcements. I know it’s been shaded, but it still looks cool, a little bit better than it did in the illustrations for the “Billy the Rod” Module.
Anyway, that’s it for Fourze stuff right now. Since we are so close, I would expect to see something for it every day leading up to the premiere, and I definitely expect to tidal wave of news and rumors after the premiere. Can’t wait!
-M.C., the Quantum Twin