Movie Wars MEGAMAX Updates: Teen Pop-Star Riders!

Over the last few days, we’ve been getting a lot of rumors about the upcoming movie Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX, but since I haaven’t beena able to keep up with them, I’m just going to put the latest ones in one medium-sized post (I’d say big, but it really isn’t).

First, let’s start off with OOO. As you can see here from these new pics, we finally have a chance to see (among other things) the person behind the Kamen Rider Poseidon mask, Minato Miharu, played by D2’s Arai Atsushi, and yes, he’s the on with the blue streak in his hair with the blue jacket (he’s just a pair of white-rimmed glasses awat from being possessed by Urataros). Not much was revealed about this portion of the movie that hasn’t already been revealed, so we’ll move onto the next one.

It looks like the actress playing Misaki Nedashiko/Kamen Rider Nadeshiko will be Mano Erina of Hello! Project. Her first appearance in the movie will be a scene where she’s seen falling from the sky, with Gentaro just managing to catch her. Who she is ans how she managed to obtain her own Fourze System will be the two main driving points of this part of the movie.

Nadeshiko’s RiderKick will be a reference to Homare Sawa’s heel kick that won the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals, and she herself is named after a soccer team of the same name, as was confirmed by director Tsukada Hideaki.

And finally, we have the first preview of the movie, featuring the two main Riders, the two new Riders, and some returning Riders, such as Ichigo, Nigo, Stronger, and W!:

That’s quite the All-Star line-up for the final part of the movie! Can’t wait to see it… three months after the premiere. Oh, the agonizing wait!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Seven Legendary Riders in Movie War MEGAMAX: Showa Rider KITAAAAA!!!!

Yesterday, we got news of two brand new Riders that will appear in Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX. Today, we have news of a few old Riders appearing in the movie, as well as more info on Nadeshiko and Poseidon.

While the focus of the story will be on Fourze and OOO, it has been confirmed that seven Rider from the past will also be appearing in the movie. Namely, the Seven Legendary Kamen Riders Ichigo, Nigo, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon, and Stronger. No word on where they’ll appear in the movie or what role they’ll play in the story.

For Fourze’s part of the movie, the plot will mainly surround a love story between Gentaro and Misaki Nadeshiko, a hish chool girl whose able to transform into Kamen Rider Nadeshiko. She want to fight alongside Fourze, but who exactly is she?…

For OOO’s part, they encounter a mysterious young man named Miharu, who is able to transform into Kamen Rider Poseidon. Like OOO, Poseidon uses three Core Medals, the Shark, Whale, and Wolffish Medals. And from the look of this scan, I’d say that he’s OOO first evil Rider.

Well, at the very least, we’re looking at a movie with the total of 13 Riders (minimum), with what will probably be a very big ending. And yet, no one outside of Japan will be able to see it until next year. Nothing worse that delayed awesomeness.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: We have a a bit more detailed background on the two parts of the movie, as well as on the two new Riders.

Fourze’s part of the movie will be the story of Gentaro’s first love. And who is this lady that managed to steal his heart? Why it’s Misaki Nadeshiko, a.k.a. Kamen Rider Nadeshiko. The main focus of the story will be on Nadeshiko’s identity, and on what happens with Gentaro’s first love (some people just went “Aww”, other just said “bleh”).

More detailed images of the suit show the changes that went in to stylize the suit for a more female appearance. The suit has a sailor-style collar connected to solar ribbons, a belt similar to the FourzeDriver, but it only has the two arm slots (so far for Rocket and Radar Switches), they seem to have swapped out the orange in the Fourze outfit for blue, and it’s rather form-fitting, which is an entirely different discussion. And her version of the FourzeDriver doesn’t seem to have the big lever on the side, so how will she henshin or perform a Limit Break? Hopefully, it won’t be some “magigirl”-style transformation, otherwise I’ll have to have a few words with Koichi-san.

And for the OOO part, the story seems to center around the arrival of this new Rider, Kamen Rider Poseidon. A mysterious young man named Miharu changes into Poseidon and challenges Eiji to a duel. Since Eiji has no way of transforming, since all of the original Core Medals were destroyed, Date steps in as Proto-Birth to fight him, but then the picture above happens…

Poseidon is very similarly modelled after OOO, he has a modified version of the OOODriver with three aquatic-themed Core Medals, his head, torso and legs matching the corresponding colors, and with the designs from the Medals on his chest. The designs on the Core Medals are of a Shark, Whale, and Bering Wolffish. This is solely my opinion, but he does remind me in many ways of a Maori warrior, between the theme of the Medals, the look of the designs on the Medals, and the odd-looking staff.

But his appearance begs many questions. How does he have these unique Core Medals? How does he have ANY Core Medals? And how will Eiji be able to defeat him if he can’t become OOO?

Kamen Rider Fourze Scans and Climax Heroes Announcement: Still hasn’t left the Launch Pad, but has already taken off!

Well, like the title says, we haven’t seen much of anything involving Fourze, but he’s already all over the place! Here, we have some scans from upcoming episodes of Kamen Rider Fourze, and an official announcement for his first videogame, Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze. Well, someone’s been busy!

First, here are the latest scans, taken from Figure-Oh magazine:

For those of you expecting some form of context for these pics, I don’t have any.

Onto the videogame announcement!

After the success of last year’s title, Namco Bandai has announced a new title for it’s Climax Heroes game. The new installment, released for Kamen Rider’s 40th Anniversary, will be called Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze, and will star the titular Rider himself.

In addition to last year’s roster, which included a majority of the Heisei Riders, this latest installment will include new characters, namely Kamen Riders Ichigo, Nigo, V3, Amazon, Black and Black RX. Also included is Shadowmoon as one of the bosses in story mode. Gotta show the Showa Riders a little love every now and then.

New features have also been announced for this latest installment, the first revealed being a new 2-on-2 VS Stage. More to be revealed as we approach the release date.

Speaking of which, the game will be released on the PSP, sometime this winter.         (price TBA)

Well, that’s it for Fourze news right now, if anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you know.

-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