Fourze (form and logo) REVEALED!: Holy crap, that wasn’t fan art!

Here he is folks! This is Kamen Rider Fourze:

And here is the logo:

Between the new logo and his asymmetrical appearance, it looks like there might be some truth to the “Rider Switch” rumors. And it also looks the th pic that came out yesterday might be real too:

So then, his name is romanized as “Fourze” and he apparently uses four different functions running at the same time. I guess that their just gonna keep running with the trend seen in W and OOO (W had two halves, OOO had three parts, and now Fourze has four parts). Even the belt kind of looks like a mix between the OOODriver and WDriver I hope that they stop with this at least after five, because anything past that would just be confusing.

Anyway, it looks like the forms are divided over the head, left and right arms, and the legs (together). Here in his primary form, he has a rocket (red, 1) for a head, his legs are a screw (blue2), his right wrist is a drill (yellow, 3) and his left wrist has some kind of turbo function (dark green or black, 4).

That’s it for now. If I run into anything else about it, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Image leaked: Is this really Fouze?

So this image has “leaked” onto the internet, although this might just be fanart. Anyway, a lot of rumors about Fouze have been floating around that say that he looks kind of like this.

A number of tweets have come up confirming that they did some filming at a university, and that Fouze is a high school student. And we also get some interesting info from this tweet as well:

“My first impression was ‘Explosive Ninja Rocketman’ (left) and white ‘Skyzel’ (right). His arms and legs are like rockets. It’s mainly white, with some yellow lines. There’s definitely a space suit motif in there.”

“The design is really simplistic. There’s a ‘2’ on the left and right side of the belt buckle. His head is shaped like a bamboo shoot, it has a simple look and has the usual bug Rider eyes.”

And it looks like his bike has that same yellow on white pattern, with the number “40” on the front. And it looks like Watanabe Shu (OOO/Hino Eiji) was at the filming, handing something over to someone dressed like a high school student, possibly the FouzeDriver or the OOO Switches reported on earlier.

So we’re starting to get a real feel about what Fouze, or maybe Fourze, but just remeber that everything here is still just a rumor, and only some parts of it have been confirmed. We will ge more info on Fouze as we get closer to the official announcement for the series, but until then, I’ll try to report on any substantial rumors that float by, and on anything else that I happen to come across.

-M.C., the very-sad-because-there-aren’t-any-new-episodes-today Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fouze Rumors: He has bamboo shoots sticking out of his head?! Seriously, Toei.

This new rumor comes from Twitter, where a guy clains that he saw filming for a new Kamen Rider. The tweet is as follows:

“Saw something being filmed by the river today.
Seems like it’s a Rider”
“It was a new Rider being filmed.”
“A Rider with white bamboo shoots on his head”

White bamboo shoots? Okay, someone check that.

Also another person claimed to have seen someone in a green and silver suit with a bug helmet riding a modified bike through Yamanashi. And two other people tweeted that there will be Kamen Rider filming in a certain university this Sunday.

And, in a bit of confirmed news, they will be discontinuing the use of Kamen Rider OOO Ganbaride Medals. Instead they will be replaced with Fouze’s item, whatever that turns out to be. Although someone noticed that there were two actions mentioned called “Active”. Not sure what that means, but that’s whats up right now.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fouze Actor Confirmed!: So it is you,Takahashi Ryuki.

It’s been confirmed that the actor portraying Kamen Rider Fouze will be Ryuki Takahashi. It was confirmed by Kamen Rider OOO cast member Taito Hashimoto, who plays Kazari. While I can’t direct you to his original blog post about it (his blog can only be viewed with Japanese mobile phones), I do have this excerpt from his blog:

“As expected, a hero has to be cool!
Kamen Rider is really cool!
It’s really said that it’s ending soon!!!
I want to do more!!!
The next Rider is…

Takahashi!
I’m happy for him, but I’m jealous too. lol
If I had to choose one of those feelings, I’d be more on jealous side. lol
But I’m really looking forward to this!”

According to current rumors, Takahashi will play a high school student whose Rider System uses “Rider Switches” to change into Fouze and change different parts of his body into forms emulating Past Riders, and he is a member of the Occult club investigating the urban legend of the “Kamen Rider”. While these are still just rumors, I’m sure we’ll start to learn more about Takahashi’s character and the series itself as we get closer to September.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

More Fouze Rumors: Will Ichigo and Nigo be in it?

Someone on Twitter recently claimed to have seen a Kamen Rider episode being filmed, most likely for Fouze, and that he also saw Kamen Riders Ichigo and Nigo in this scene, he even sent this TwitPic of Ichigo’s motorcycle, the Cyclone. Take a look:

While he didn’t take any other pictures, he did describe that they were in a fight scene where they were fighting a monster “similar to Momotaros but with a different color”.

No one else has confirmed this (for obvious reasons), but if it’s true, or if it’s something even related to Fouze, then it could prove the rumors of the Occult Club investigating the “Kamen Rider” legend. But as always, this is just a rumor, and it could prove to be untrue. The guy took a pic of just the bike, but not of anything else, which I find a little suspect. But we’ll have to wait and see where this goes.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

More Fouze Rumors: “Rider Switch!”, eh, could use some work.

With each passing week, we get closer to the end of OOO and to the start of Fouze. And rumors about this series have been popping up left and right about the 13th Heisei Rider. One of the newest, and maybe biggest of the rumors, is a facet of his Rider System called the “Rider Switch”. That, and the high school background.

To start out, Fouze is a high school student, and the background of the story is at a high school. It revolves around the school’s Occult club, whose three members and culb advisor have been investigating an urban legend about a “Kamen Rider”, and collecting Rider Switches for past Riders. When Fouze arrives, he already has five Fouze switches and four OOO switches. When Fouze has five Rider Switches, he can “metamorphose” into that Rider’s mode. He can access past Rider’s modes.

There are three types of switches, there’s the Rider Switch, which changes his body, the “Arms Switch”, which changes his armaments and weapons, and the “Vehichle Switch” which changes the bike and other support vehicles, which, if true, would be interesting, since they don’t really do anything with the vehicle anymore. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Kamen Rider series without an evil organization trying to collect the Rider Switches too.

For those of you still a little confused by how Fouze’s Rider Switch system is suppose to work, let me put it this way: he’s not suppose to work like Decade, he doesn’t outright change into past riders, it’s more like he uses elements from the past riders, like weapons or attacks, he may even take on a similar appearence. He has a base form, like Den-O’s Plat Form, and he uses the different switches from there.

And I would just like to reitarate that these are just rumors, that they could change at any minute, and that most of it could prove to be untrue. As we get closer to the official announcement, we could have a completely different story. For example, the last rumor post I put up included an sketch that is also rumored to be a new Metal Hero (check previous post). The only thing we know for sure is that he is the next Rider, there is a confirmed actress that will be starring in the series, and that Fouze will appear in the OOO summer movie!

And supposedly, the word “metamorphose” was used specifically to describe how the Rider Switch works. So maybe that has something to do with how his name is either pronounced or romanicized. I don’t know, but I think they’ll just end up going with “40”.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fouze OOO Movie Rumor: “Holy Sh*t, it’s the real Kamen Rider OOO!”

Now that Kamen Rider Fouze has been confirmed as the next Rider, sone rumors have been popping up on the message boards, mostly about Fouze appearing in OOO summer movie, Kamen Rider OOO: WONDERFUL Shogun and 21 Core Medals. Basically, it’s rumored that Fouze will have a cameo in the OOO movie similar to OOO’s cameo in Kamen Rider W FOREVER: A-Z, The Gaia Memory of Fate. It’s also rumored that his name will be Kakeru. In the scene where Fouze supposedly shows up, he goes up to OOO as Kakeru and yells out the quote in the title, “Holy sh*t, it’s the real Kamen Rider OOO!” (I have many doubts about that). He changes, fights with OOO, then at the end his sister calls him and tells him to go home. And he might also have a smartphone-like device that has information on all the past riders, which has been compared to the PokeDex from Pokemon. That’s all we need, a RiderDex. Although that does explain where they keep getting their gimmicks from. Anyway, just remember that these are just rumors, and there is a very good chance that none of it will come true. The only thing I’m sure will happen is that Fouze will make some kind of cameo in this summer movie.

There is also a pic going around now that is supposedly of Fouze, but I’m not including it, mostly because it just looks like fan art to me. Ah, screw it. But don’t get mad at me if he doesn’t look anything like this:

Looks cool, but (once again) this could just be fan art. It really doesn’t look like the typical concept sketch you see leaked when a Rider series is announced.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

YouTube – Kamen Rider Fouze Female Cast Confirmed

YouTube – Kamen Rider Fouze Female Cast Confirmed

via YouTube – Kamen Rider Fouze Female Cast Confirmed.

No, Fouze won’t be female, but this woman will be a female helper.

Kamen Rider News: I’m throwing everything at you at once!

Hey, so it seems that some Rider news has been accumulating, and I haven’t quite kept up with it. So to make up for it, I’m post all Kamen Rider stuff in this one post. Hopefully, I won’t end up overloading the internet in the process.

So let’s start with the newest bit, Kamen Rider Fouze really has been confirmed! Toei has officially registered the name for the series, so Fouze will follow OOO as the next rider. And now we wait. Here is the screen cap of the name registration.

Next up is news for Kamen Rider OOO. Filming for the coming OOO summer movie is officially complete. First confirmed on Arusue Mayuko’s blog (she plays Erika Satonaka), filming apparently ended on May 15th, and both Miura Ryosuke (Ankh) and Takada Riho (Hina) confirmed this on their own blogs two days later. Here are some pics from each of their blogs.

The most recent rumors include a guest actor playing an Evil OOO, the back story for the original OOO finally being explained, and ALL of the Greeed appearing in this movie, including one that will be played by another special guest actor. As for in-movie specials, it looks like Eiji will go through all of his combos, including the yet-seen BuraKaWani combo, and Kamen Rider Birth will get some major upgrade. Story-wise, it’s believed that the core medals used to henshin into OOO’s default TaToBa combo will be stolen, probably by the evil OOO, and that the Evil OOO will actually kill Date! But keep in mind that these are rumors, so they might not come true. The movie is set for theatrical release August 6th.

And the final bit of news is for the Kamen Rider W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal movie. Now the last big leak from this movie revealed that in this movie Eternal would have a new, somewhat less powerful form in this movie, called Eternal Red Flare (the form seen in the W movie is now referred to as Eternal Blue Flare), but now it seems that Katsumi Daido was NOT the original Kamen Rider Eternal. According to a recent scan (shown below), the first Eternal was Kazu of Foundation X (who was the Utopia Dopant in the series), at first not seen changing into Eternal, but later henshins into Eternal as the movie goes on. It is believed that he is using either the T1 Eternal Memory, or an unstable prototype T2 Memory which results in the Red Flare appearance. Kazu apparently ends up fighting Daido as Eternal Red Flare, and Daido loses to Kazu. Later on, Daido somehow gets a hold of the Lost Driver, though no further details on whether or not Daido ever actually uses the Driver or changes into Eternal in the movie. There are also rumors about the origins of the other members of NEVER, but I don’t really want to go into any of that right away.

Anyway, that is all of the big Rider news for the time being. As always, if anything pops up, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New Rider CONFIRMED: Next up is… Kamen Rider Fouze!

It’s been confirmed today that Toei registered the trademark of Kamen Rider Fouze, so that officially makes it the next series following Kamen Rider OOO. So now that that’s out of the way, I can finally cover some of the rumors that have come out over the last few weeks.

First, one of the most recent rumors is that the title for the series will be a stylized “40”, similar to Faiz (555 or Φ), W, and OOO (which, for anyone who hasn’t watched the series for whatever reason, is pronounced “Ozu”). So that gives some hint as to it’s proper pronounciation, whether it’s something like “fo-zi” or “fo-u-ze“.  We’ll have to see, mostly to make sure if this is actually true.

The second big rumor that has come out since hearing this news is that the lead actor has already been cast for the series. Currently the person rumored to be Fouze is Takahashi Ryuki, currently a member of the music group D-BOYS, pictured here wearing glasses:

◆D-BOYS】高橋龍輝くん来店!

The above picture was taken at a famous salon by a well known make-up artist, Terada Masayuki. Blog post picture comes from here: http://ameblo.jp/maro-j/entry-10882228686.html

The third big rumor refers to the backgound story and basic premise of the series. The main character of the series is supposedly a high school student, or at least someone high school age, who suffers from amnesia at the beginning of the series. Somehow, he inherited the Rider System that he uses from his father, though not much is known about his father. Some of the earliest rumors point to a possible astronaut theme, with striking similarities to Kamen Rider Super-1, though that might turn out to be a bunch of bologna.

If there is any grain of truth to the rumors that have popped up so far, then it looks like this could be the first super serious Rider series in a while, at least not since Kiva. But keep in mind that these are rumors, so once any official announcements come out, we could have a completely different story. But either way, I’m still really excited about this.

And I’m also excited about the fact that this is my 100th blog post! And it only took seven months to get there! Here’s to another 100 posts, and maybe reaching 10,000 visits before the end of the month! We can do it together folks.

Before I go, here’s the link to the video that confirmed this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6yqfyQun7Y&feature=feedu

And I would also like to say thanks. Without you, I wouldn’t have even gotten this far. So here’s lookin’ at you, kid. Now if only more of you would buy stuff from my shop, then everything would just be super.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin