Movie Wars MEGAMAX Mega-Post: Whose #1? They’re #1!

Well, definitely putting this off for way too long. Here’s everything MEGAMAX from the past week!

First things first, Kamen Rider X Kamen Rider Movie Wars MEGAMAX debuted last weekend at #1 at the Japanese Box Office! The movie premiered on 301 screens, attracting 333,133 viewers that earned the film an initial ¥378,422,200! It beat Real Steel, the boxing mecha movie starring Hugh Jackman which was tipped to be a hit in Japan. Big props to them.

And here’s a short “making-of” special, which features cast interviews and a few behind-the-scenes shot:

And next up, one lucky 4chan anon was able to sit in on the movie, and he posted a fairly long summary there, so we’ll just use a shorter one written by UkiyaSeed:

The movie kicks off with meteorites bombarding the planet. The Kamen Rider Club sees this and has no idea what is going on. In various parts of the world, teams from the Foundation X organization organize to start collecting mercury-like samples from the various meteors; but every time they do, a Showa Rider is there to stop them.
The Double Riders, Riderman, V3, X, Amazon, and Stronger show up in various parts of the world, though they only manage to stop them some of the time; Stronger’s target gets away, for example. Two notable rocks fall; one outside Fuuto, and one outside Eiji’s city, in the water.

The Kougami Foundation sends scientists to investigate, but as they do so, a massive black hole appears over the harbor, and a strange new Rider shows up; this is Kamen Rider Poseidon. He fights everyone, ignores bullets and as he’s walking away, Cakeboss, on a damaged TV screen, wishes him HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Gotou is summoned to Cakeboss’ office. He receives a briefing from Cakeboss; basically, he’s been designing more Core Medals, since all of OOO’s broke, and he’s… well, Cakeboss. Desire and all that. The thing is, the Rider that showed up has 3 of the medals Cakeboss was in the process of designing. They haven’t been finished yet. Weird.

Cut to Satonaka picking up Hina, and the two discussing the situation. Hina says that Eiji’s been traveling the world, looking for ways to fix Ankh I think was said; but before they can discuss further, they’re interrupted by a horde of Broken Yummys. Apparently that faggot from the black hole has been making them. Satonaka kicks a heck of it, stopping the car and going all Waif Fu on them. Thing is, even with her kickass kung fu, she can’t hold off the whole horde, and soon they start to menace Hina, surrounding her…
And then suddenly, Eiji appears out of nowhere, and he apparently learned Kung Fu from Terui, because he tears the heck out of these dudes. The BBEG decides now’s a good time to show up, Poseidon appearing with his spear and making explosions that make actors fly around.
Thankfully, suddenly, Date appears, on a motorcycle, jumping off to ram the Rider with it (It get slashed in half, btw). Satonaka tosses him Proto-Birth and, wouldn’t you guess it, Poseidon hands him his butt. Thankfully, Gotou to the rescue! Then Gotou AND Date get their butts kicked, and Proto Birth is actually destroyed utterly by a spear to the belt. It moves to go finish off Gotou…

And suddenly, Eiji backstabs it, shoving his right hand into the Poseidon’s back. It screams, and Eiji pulls out 3 Core Medals (TaToBa, of course), and says, “Now, Eiji!” But wait, isn’t that Eiji?! No, instead, on his hand… is Ankh!
Ankh!Eiji tosses the medals back, to… a real Eiji, who plants his stick+Tomorrow’s Undies into the earth, catches the medals, and transforms!
OOO and the Poseidon got to TOWN on each other, Ankh and Eiji swapping out combos of medals to harry and harass the guy. I believe Beetle+Tiger+Condor, Shark+Gorilla+Cheetah, and others are used, and Eiji uses all three medals in each set before Poseidon retreats.
Of course, Hina is very shocked. Eiji mentions that it’s kinda creepy for Ankh to look like him, Ankh shoots back that it FEELS creepy to look like Eiji, and changes back into the Ankh we all know and love.

Everyone returns to Cous Coussier, except for Date and Gotou who go to the Hospital. Apparently Eiji saw Ankh at a Japanese airport, and the two grouped up to head back. Eiji squeezes his pocket for a second, before Chiyoko gives Ankh some ice candy. Ankh acts like a faggot, they argue, and Hina interrupts the two and tells them to play nice. In this scene, Eiji also realizes he forgot Tomorrow’s Undies.
The slapstick is interrupted by… more half Yummies. Chiyoko evacuates the customers, while Eiji and Ankh smack the heck out of the Half yummies and smashes up Cous Coussier to do it.

They chase them out to find Poseidon outside. I neglected to mention the Evil Rider had a human form; he transforms from it into the Poseidon. Eiji notices something about his earlier fight, and decides to try what Hina did earlier to talk him down. Ankh calls him stupid, but tries to save Eiji anyways when he tries approaching Poseidon untransformed, peacefully. They both get their butts kicked, and Poseidon is about to kill Eiji when he stops, and regains control of himself, turning back into a human.
At a warehouse, Poseidon’s human form, Miharu explains. He’s from the future. In the future, Kougami 40 years from now gave him a Rider Belt to fight baddies, but while he was doing so, at some point, a wormhole opened from the past, and tons of Cell Medals and Core Medals were forced onto him, turning him into a Greeed.

He is referring, of course, to the wormhole in Episode 49 of OOO; those Cell Medals had to go someplace.
Ankh laughs at this kid for being a loser, Eiji slapsticks, Hina is about to Slapstick, but since her slapstick involves a heavy crate to Ankh’s head, Eiji stops her.
They camp out for the night, and as Ankh is sleeping, Miharu, re-possessed by the Medals in him, approaches Ankh to rob him. Ankh opens his eyes when he’s about to get attacked, and says, “Eiji, now.”
Eiji grapples him, and Hina turns him into OOO Sagohzo Combo. Ankh and Eiji have a plan; While Miharu is restrained, Ankh proceeds to start tearing Core Medals out of him. After the second batch, the Greeed growing inside Mizuno decides it’s had enough of it, and separates from Miharu, taking its special Medals and retreating.
The next morning, Eiji’s ready to head off, saying goodbye to Hina, who, as a parting present, gives him… a pair of underwear.
Emboldened, Eiji is about to leave, but Miharu asks, as a Rider to Rider; how is Eiji so strong? And Miharu, so weak, he can’t even imagine being as strong as Eiji is, ready to risk it all, etc etc. Eiji replies “Well, my grandfather said that the most important thing is that you have TOMORROW’S underwear.”
Amidst Miharu’s confusion, Eiji explains; it’s about preparing for tomorrow; working towards a tomorrow. A tomorrow where everyone has butts to wear underwear with, butts that haven’t been kicked by Evil’s nasty foot. Or some kind of nice analogy. Eiji gives Miharu Tomorrow’s Undies, and walks off with Ankh.

Ankh and Eiji encounter Poseidon at a harbor and talks about desire. OOO is out to stop Poseidon and starts fighting him. OOO Tajadol Combo fights Poseidon until he retreats into the water. Eiji is tossed with the OOO Shauta Medals and jumps after him. And yes, “Shout Out” begins to play.
The two do battle underwater for a bit, but Poseidon decides that the high ground on TOP of the water is better than trying to fight OOO Shauta in the water. Eiji is forced out by some attack, and this is when Satonaka, Date, and Gotou show up as backup. Satonaka fights an army of half-yummies, Date and Gotou attacks Poseidon with their jetskis. Date and Gotou get pawned, however.

However, another backup arrives; Miharu, with a change of heart! He transforms into Kamen Rider Aqua, on his own special jetski he uses to attack Poseidon, smashing it repeatedly and dancing circles around it.
Anyways, Poseidon is forced on land and was defeated by a Double Rider Kick made by Kamen Rider OOO Tajadol Combo and Kamen Rider Aqua! After Poseidon’s defeat, the group is relaxing, having won the day. Mizuno says goodbye to Hina and Eiji, and that he’ll do his best in the future, etc etc. Ankh smiles, and Miharu leaves.
When Hina turns around to talk to Eiji, however, Ankh is gone. Hina’s confused, then saddened; where did he go? Eiji shows Hina the broken Core Medals, and says that back in the Cafe, he knew; the Broken Hawk Core Medal that was Ankh’s was still broken. Ankh, it seems, had come from the Future, except willingly, to help Eiji.
Hina is almost VERY saddened, but then Eiji points out; this means that, in the end, Eiji succeeded in saving Ankh and bringing him back. After all, he’s there in the future, right? Together, they CAN and WILL save him, so there’s hope that their close frenemy will return.
This special, touching moment is interrupted by a surprise attack. As Eiji and Hina are struggling to pick themselves up from the explosion, the BBEG from the Foundation X approaches, laughs, picks up Poseidon’s Medals from the ground, gloats and leaves.

Meanwhile in Futo, Shotaro is chasing a Foundation X van and a truck, harassing them with his bike. He eventually pulls in front of them, forcing both to skid and stop. He gets off, telling them they drive dangerously. They get out, carrying some kind of case filled with that stuff they’ve been sampling from around the globe. Several of them turn into Masquerade Dopants, and two self-yummy, cranking out a couple of Yummies too.
Shotaro tells Philip it’s time to roll… but Philip is busy… looking up… something. On one hand, he’s prolly investigating Foundation X, but he says something about Aomori while smiling, so he could just be looking something stupid. Shotaro pulls up his Lost Driver and transformed into Kamen Rider Joker!

The case with the meteor stuff breaks, and pours down a sewer drain. Shotaro’s annoyed, and wonder where it went. Meanwhile, the Showa Riders find Foundation X’s hideout, and bust in, confronting the BBEG. The BBEG taunts them, then activates his own trap; electromagnets, screwing with all of the Showa Riders, trapping them.
Meanwhile in Amanogawa High, IT’S CULTURE FESTIVAL TIME! Kisaragi’s walkin’ around when he’s stopped by a very poorly disguised Ohsugi being a fortune teller. He predicts about a girlfriend in the future, which interestes Gen… but then he puts up pictures of himself and that one pretty teacher (Who never shows up in the movie). Gen calls him a wierd old man, they yell at each other, then Yuki shows up and tells Gen he’s mega late.

Mega late… for the Kamen Rider Club presentation! They’re raising awareness of Kamen Riders by wearing silly cardboard costumes of the Seven in the movie. They go through the presentation, getting laughed at, but have to stop midway because JK is missing. They find JK in a classroom who finds the presentation boring. The group quibbles a bit, but they hear something going on outside and go out.
A girl is scene falling from the sky! Gen runs out and catches her, and is suddenly enamored by how pretty she is. But she’s unconscious, so she goes to the Nurse’s room. Why is the Nurse’s room open on a Cultural Festival day? Who knows, Kengo’s prolly got Keys.

A peek at her wallet indicates her name is Nadeshiko Misaki. She wakes up, and again, Gentaro is striken by how friggin cute she is. Throughout the majority of the movie, she really only says what other people say, and is very quiet and observant. Keep that in mind.
Suddenly, Dustards appear! Cue another out-of-suit fight scene (These happen alot this movie), where Gentaro fights through the entire school, untransformed, as the KR Club chases students off. Gentaro eventually gets to an isolated location with his girlie, and transforms.

The girl is QUITE interested in this. After Gentaro smacks a few dudes around, she suddenly ALSO pulls out a belt; it looks much like Gen’s, except with only 2 slots; right and left arm. The switches are Rocket and Radar. She transforms as well, and fights alongside him. Very girly fighting, but very well done. Gen is also hypnotized by her brilliant skills.
The fight goes outside, and suddenly, a higher tier Zodiart appears! The higher tier Zodiart is the Virgo Zodiarts. Gentaro fights it, and gets whapped around. Elec is used but doesn’t stop it, even with a Limit Break. He uses Rocket at some point, and Nadeshiko thinks that’s a great idea, whipping out rocket as well.
The two proceed to Double Rocker Punch her. They stop, the club talks about the new girl and Gentaro’s sudden attraction to her (They talk from a bit away, Miu thinks it’s cute and snubs Shun when he tries to capitalize on the mood), but before they can decide what to do about it, Nadeshiko drags Gen off.

Gen takes Nadeshiko on a date. They go eating (She literally slurps up some meat buns), they go on a Ferris Wheel, and when she says she wants to go higher, he takes her to a building roof. She tries to shake his hand once or twice during this, but Gen, confused by his new feelings, shys away from it each time.
Since she wants to go higher still, he takes her to the Rabbit Hutch. Anyways, in the Rabbit Hutch, the two go into space. This time, they actually get a accidental hug, and they lean into kis- bonk. Lol spacesuits. Nadeshiko decides this is in the way for some reason, and removes her helmet. Gentaro goes “Oh, okay, sure,” and is about halfway through removing his helmet when he goes “waitasecond”
One analysis later, and Kengo confirms; Nadeshiko isn’t human, she’s some of that space muck, mimicking what it sees. Gen doesn’t want to hear about it, and it sucks even more when Nadeshiko repeats it (Cause she does that). He runs off to sulk.
Yuki and Nozoma go to cheer Gentaro up by a riverside. Rather, Yuki tries to, sitting down and talking to him, while Nozoma stands around being creepy i.e. herself. She tells him more or less to do what he feels is right, and he decides, after her cute little pep talk.
Meanwhile, Kengo is about to hand Nadeshiko, in a bottle, to Foundation X, when Gen shows up, Yuki and Nozoma following, and yoinks the bottle, talking about how she’s real to him, etc etc, even while Kengo’s trying to convince him out of it. Eventually, his love inspires Nadeshiko to hop out of the bottle and they handshake.

Foundation X, however, has had enough of it. They take Nadeshiko by force, shoving her in a van and kicking it out of everyone but Shun and Gentaro. Gen LEAPS ON THE VAN, forces his way inside, and gets into a fistfight inside of it, not stopping until a Foundation X baddy kicks him through the van doors, knocking the doors OFF the van in the process, and Gentaro onto the street.
Suddenly, Kengo shows up, on the Fourze bike! He says that even though she’s not human, he understands, go kick their butts. Gentaro thanks him, gets on that bike, and chases the Van down, forcing it off the road because he’s freakin’ Kamen Rider.
One of the Foundation X baddies had enough of this. He transforms into Sadonas. Gentaro and Shun tag team it, managing to free Nadeshiko, who transforms as well; Gentaro and Nadeshiko Double Rocket Rider Kick Sadonas!

The BBEG apparently has super sucking powers and pulls Nadeshiko into a chokehold, stabbing her with a needle that drains her into a bottle, all while she screams for Gentaro.
Gentaro is despairing now, even as the dragon comes back for round two and the BBEG makes his escape. The rest of the Kamen Rider Club does its best to fight off the Dragon; Yuki, Miu, and Nozoma toss the Foodroids, Shun attacks in the Power Dizer, and Kengo attacks wiht the bike, but it creams ALL of them. Even JK tries to help and gets stomped.
Gentaro is finally inspired by his friends, for one last stand. He rises, and, with EVERYONE counting down, transforms. Fire States, and he goes to TOWN on that dragon, eventually owning it with a limit break.
The group recuperates, Kengo finding a large Rocket switch on the ground; Number S-1, Super One dropped by Nadeshiko when she was captured. Before the group can catch their breath, however, suddenly, on a Ride Vendor, Eiji arrives. Gen’s eager to help him; after all, Kamen Riders help each other, right?
One last thing on Fourze: At some point during that half of the movie, I forget when exactly, the Chairman meets the BBEG. He’s selling switches, but the BBEG wants ASTRO switches, not ZODIART switches. There’s some threat swapping, and then the scene ends after one of the Chairmen’s Zodiarts appears.

Fourze, W, and OOO meet up in a parking lot. After introductions, and some Gentaro/Shotaro joking (Philip says they’re both ‘taros’, Shotaro gets pissed that it’s said they’re similar, Gentaro does his whole frendship thing, they stare off and eventually Shou goes “HAHA I LIKE YOU! YOU GOT SPUNK!”), Shotaro explains for the people who didn’t see Kamen Rider W what’s Foundation X’s deal. They agree to work together, since after all, they’re Riders, right? Then Foundation X arrives.
The four higher ups accompanying the BBEG transform into four Zodiarts that Gen’s beaten before (First four, specifically) and Shotaro and Philip transform to fight them. Gentaro and OOO follow suit in one of the most badass transformation scenes I’ve ever seen (Humorously, when Gentaro shouts 宇宙キターーーーーー!, Shoutarou is startled, asking Gen what’s wrong and Gen acts like everything is normal).

Shotaro promises to hold off the Foundation X members, (After all, he says back to Eiji, Riders help each other, right?), and Eiji and Fourze run off to stop the BBEG, Gentaro thanking “Senpai.” They also smash through two freakin’ Apache Choppers.
There’s a fight scene where W beats the SNOT out of the four Zodiarts, using CJ/HM/LT and a second half later where he uses Xtreme. W-B-X plays in the background. Glorious.
Fourze and OOO reach the BBEG, who is getting on a giant freakin’ space plane. The BBEG regards them with annoyance and sics the mooks on them. They proceed to get dogpiled by 50+ mooks from the three shows.

OOO and Fourze proceed to Dynasty warriors the heck out of theme. Every OOO Combo is used, every Fourze switch is used. And I mean EVERY fourze switch. Everything except for I think Smoke, Flash and Parachute.
You haven’t seen awesome til Gen kicks a dude with Gatling’s leg, then shoots other dudes with the leg while it’s planted in the first bad guy’s chest. Or uses Magic Hand and Hopping to clear entire waves. Or until Tatoba Kick nukes an entire horde of minions.
OOO manages to catch a break, and Aqua returns, giving Gentaro three medals; TaToBa, with golden inlays, however. They’re from the future. Meanwhile, Gentaro finds three medals and 4 switches; one for each rider that was captured.

As OOO and Fourze reunite, a line up of bad guys appear; Terror, Smilodon, Clay Doll, Red Nasca, the Four Greeeds appear. Thankfully, Fourze comes with switches and medals. He gives the medals to OOO, and they both use them with a Scanning Charge/Limit Break. This in turn CREATES the riders; they were sealed in the Switches/Medals!
The Showa Riders thank the two, and say they’ll stay to hold off these punks while Eiji and Gen go after the BBEGs. A few thanks later and Fourze is Rocket+Drill LIMIT BREAKing after the rocket ship, OOO screaming in terror and holding onto Fourze’s hand for dear life.

They smash their way in, where the BBEG reveals his weapon; a belt, with 3 slots for the future medals, and a switch slot for… Nadeshiko. Gen, understandably, is pissed, and the two riders do battle with the BBEG, who STOMPS them.
The BBEG opens a side door, throwing Fourze out, and starts kicking the crap out of OOO. Cut to Fourze, about to fall to his death, when Shun saves him, catching him in the Power Dizer and swinging him about until the momentum dies. Using the Power Dizer, Shun launches Gentaro back after the spaceplane, which is beginning to leave the atmosphere.

Back inside the ship, OOO has had enough of this. Eiji uses the future medals, transforming into OOO Super Tatoba Combo! It’s actually much cooler in motion, and Eiji tears the hell out of the BBEG with it. “What is that?!” “The medals of the future!”
Fourze manages to claw his way back onto the ship, him and OOO giving each other one last peptalk on a fin before the two make their way to the top of the space plane. By now, it’s left the atmosphere. Fourze changes to SUPER ROCKET, and the final battle begins.

At some point, the Showa Riders and Aqua all get Rider Kicks (Or a Big Slice). They’re actually really cool, they modernized the effects really well while keeping them oldschoolcool.
There’s a fight, Fourze getting blasted by UNLIMITED COSMIC ENERGY… but the blast that should blow his stuff back into the atmosphere instead is stopped, Nadeshiko’s returning feelings to Gen saving him from damage. Gentaro drops a spinning rocket attack into the BBEG, smashing his sword apart.

With a last LIMIT BREAK and SCANNING CHARGE, the two unleash their final attacks, Eiji’s SEIYA and Gen’s battle cry resounding above the earth, their kicks blowing the heck out of the stunned BBEG. The ship begins to fall to earth, and the credits start to roll; but there’s still threads to wrap up.
Gentaro and Nadeshiko talk, in that psuedo-newtype space kinda thing. Nadeshiko’s grateful and very happy that she met Gen, thank you, etc etc. Gen moves to give her a hug or a handshake I forget, but then the screen pans down as she leans in way too close for a handshake.
In reality, Gentaro and Eiji fall, popping Tajadol and Parachute as they return to earth. Scene cuts go to Gotou and Date and Chiyoko at Cous. Chiyoko takes her ruined shop rather well; it’s always a new beginning, for her, and she quickly rounds the two men up into fixing the place up for the new theme.

Eiji and Hina reminisce. Their earlier conversation is somewhat repeated; they can, they will, save Ankh. It’s already been proven, and their future is protected by a fellow Kamen Rider. A happy ending, and they’ll continue to work for a future they both want, with their friend, Ankh.
Goddamn, how hard was it for me to write that with a straight face? But Ankh really is a bro, I guess; who the hell would go through a wormhole just to help you out, you know? Regardless, Eiji and Hina end the movie happy.
Gentaro is at a train station with the rest of the Kamen Rider Club when he sees a girl that looks JUST like Nadeshiko. I guess that makes sense; she musta copied her. He can’t help but watch her while she walks right by him; and ignores him.
For a moment, Gentaro simply looks down, overwhelmed in his own, quiet little way. And then he sees the whole Kamen Rider Club, as a group, do his double-chest-bump and point motion, to him, smiling… and he smiles back, returning the gesture.

I guess having your heart broken is as much a part of the Spirit of Youth as throwing crap in the river, huh, Gentaro? And thus the movie ends. Oh, there’s a little snippet of Meteor, and him doing some stuff… that is fighting some Foundation X members!
His alternate powers seem to be planet based, and on his wrist. He had a switch on his wrist he used to cover his hand with freakin’ SATURN. Like, a saturn replica with razor rings. Don’t know what they do, but it looked pretty cool. He untransformed and said some confrontational stuff about Fourze/the KRC.

Believe it or not, this is shorter than the original. And remeber, not my summary, someone else’s language here.

Anyway, it is appropriate that this massive spoiler ends with Meteor, because we have some news on him as well. It turns out that the “mysterious transfer student” in the movie IS Kamen Rider Meteor, and he is played by Yoshizawa Ryo, this guy:

Yay, we were right the first time!

According to new roles, Yosizawa will play Ryuusei (Japanese for Meteor), a transfer student to Amanogawa High, who will make his debut in Ep.17, which should be the first episode of the new year!

Anyway, that should be it for MEGAMAX news for now. If anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you know!

SEEYA! UCHU KITAAAAAAAAAAAA!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan Leaked Images: What kind of jail is this?

Check out the newest leaked scans from the Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan movie. This one, leaked earlier today, shows scenes of a space prison full of former Sentai Villains!

According to these scans, and a couple of rumors, the prisoner list includes: Shizuka of the Wind (Boukenger), the three Pollution Ministers — Kegaleshia, Kitaneidas and Yogostein (Go-onger), Yatsudenwani (Abaranger), Gekkou (Boukenger), Bae (Gekiranger), and Jealoushitto (Gokaiger).  And notice that the three Ministers all have white cloths on their head, indicating that they’re ghosts. And they aren’t the only ghosts, because supposedly Walz Gil is also suppose to be locked up with Jealoushitto. One guy supposedly came across them filming a scene where Jealoushitto and Walz Gil were in a fist fight, and the Gobusters showed up to hunt down the ghostly Prince.

This is quite the shock to see, because everyone in there either reformed or changed sides, so why have they been locked up? Well, it turns out that the prison is in Makuu Space, and that Gavan was tricked into locking them up with the Go-Kaigers by movie villain Makuu Prison Chief Ashrada! (pictured in the scans below) Will Gavan be able to see through the deception in time to correct his mistake? Apparently not, at least that’s what the scans below show:

I must see this henshin sequence, NOW!

Suddenly, the line-up is much shinier!

Andm on top of Gavan appearance, we get to see BattleKenya and DenjiBlue fighting alongside. Nothing quite like teaming up with yourself AND yourself. 😛

And we do have a little more info on Gavan Bootleg. It’s a robot warrior created from the combined technologies of the Space Police and the Zangyack, who can mimic all of Gavan’s abilities, and can drag people into Makuu Space.

Of course, no robotic copy could ever replace the original. 😉

And this is Makuu Prison Chief Ashrada, who tricked Gavan into arresting the Go-Kaigers, and who inherited the blood of the fallen space mafia Makuu leader Don Horror. In the movie, he activates his own blood in order to expand Makuu space and conquer the Earth by engulfing it!

And here, we see Gavan after he’s captured Marvelous, working on what he thinks are orders from the Space Police Chief Uibaru, only to realize afterwards that Uibaru is really Ashrada! But when he tries to free the Go-Kaigers, he gets captured and locked up by Gavan Bootleg!! How will they all get free and stop Ashrada before he engulfs the Earth in Makuu space?

Expect epic fight sequences and action from Gavan.

Here, we se Retsuo Ichijoji after he’s rescued a young Marvelous. A small heart-warming scene, I’m sure.

Here, we see Retsuo trapped in Makuu prison by the bootlegged robot. Will Marvelous and the crew be abel to free him, and themselves, in time to stop Ashrada’s plans?!

And it looks like Elder, the older of the Sneak Brothers that was batted out into some distant horizon, has returned for revenge! And he brought along his younger sister, Sister! And it looks like they’re trying to tangle with BattleKenya, which might be a big mistake.

Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger Vs. Uchu Keiji Gavan premieres January 21st, 2012.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Scans: Engine Machalcon and Go-KaiGalleon Buster in Action!

It’s that time again. New magazine scans are making there way around, and with them a new set rumors and spoilers to go around. This time, we have new scans of the Go-KaiGalleon Buster, and we have some real pics of the Go-Onger Grand Power, Engine Machalcon. Let’s get to it!

Here’s the Go-KaiGalleon Buster. Hakase created it using the Ohranger‘s Grand Power, modeling it after the Galleon.

The Buster’s finisher is called “Rising Strike”, and is activated by inserting five metallic Go-Kaiger RangerKeys (don’t ask me why it’s specifically metallic keys). And as you can see, the others are supporting Go-KaiRed as he blows away the poor schmuck in the top-left corner.

Next we have Engine Machalcon, the 13th Engine and Go-Onger‘s Grand Power. According to this, Machalcon is somehow the son of Speedor and BearV (yeah, I don’t even want to think about how that would be possible).

Using the Go-Onger RangerKeys, Machalcon can combine with Go-KaiOh to form Go-OnGo-KaiOh, a formation similar to GaoGo-KaiOh. It will debut in the Go-Onger tribute episode.

Speaking if which, we have a couple of rumors about that episode and other future episodes, which you can check out here:

  • Two Gaiark survivors appear. Barbaric Preservation Chief Chirakashizkey and 2nd Pollution President Babatchean. The Go-Onger tribute will last for two episodes.
  • Following that is the Kanzen GokaiOh episode. It was mentioned that it  will appear in a two-parter. It is not sure if it will appear on its own  story arc or in the Go-Onger 2-parter.
  • Emperor Ackdos Gil sends a tide turning weapon to his son. Walz Gil heads to the front lines to test it.
  • After being pushed into the corner by the Zangyack, the Gokaiger use their own great power to form Kanzen GokaiOh.
  • Waltz Gil is killed in this battle; Barizorg is defeated by Joe and dies; and, Damaras takes Waltz Gil’s corpse.

Wow, if even half of that’s true that would almost completely change the direction of the show. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it really happens.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Magazine Spoilers: Tenkasei! Mahha Zenkai!

Well, somebody got an early look at the upcoming issue of Telebikun magazine, and they managed to spread a number of spoilers about upcoming episodes of Go-Kaiger, mostly dealing with the Dairanger and Go-Onger tribute episodes. Check them out below:

  • There’s a picture of the 5 Gokaigers holding up the Go-KaiGalleon Buster on their shoulders and a waist up shot of Basco with text that says, “Basco stole 3 Great Powers from the past warriors.”
  • Sousuke Esumi aka Go-OnRed and Ryō of the Heavenly Fire Star aka Ryu Ranger are mentioned in the magazine. Confirming that their tribute episodes will happen this October.
  • An image of Kanzen GokaiOh is featured in a magazine spread and on the bottom right of the bottom-right is Go-OnRed and GokaiRed who says, “Now that’s one hell of a treasure!”
  • Engine Machalcon is introduced in the remaining area of the spread. There is a small arrow that points to Go-On GokaiOh as well as another pointing to Kanzen GokaiOh.
  • There is a next issue preview that says, “Even more of the awesome past warriors will show up! and then…!!” A silhouette of a monster-looking character is shown in the page which resembles Burajira (Man, that guy just won’t quit).

Along with these new spoilers, Hamura Ei, who played Shoji/TenmaRanger in Dairanger also tweeted yesterday that “very soon, HE will be back!” and that he would explain what that means sometime today. So I would expect an update on this soon.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Movie Wars CORE Director’s Cut Spoilers: Now with more cut scenes!

So, the Dirfector’s Cut version of Kamen Rider OOO x W feat Skull Movie Wars CORE comes out this week (Sept.21), and people have been wondering just what kind of  changes or additions have been made to the movie. Well wonder no more! We have a super-long list of changes that have been made, which includes extended scenes, new scenes, and a reversal in the movie order. Let’s see what the director has done.

NOTE: For this version of the movie, the director has reversed the order in which the movies are presented, therefore the first one shown in this version is the OOO Movie, Kamen Rider OOO: Nobunaga’s Desire. The changes to that are as follows:

  • In the beginning, there are a few extra seconds of Kougami painting on the floor while whispering “ambition”. There’s a shot of Nobunaga’s rusted emblem and a quick flashback to  Warring States era Nobunaga when they find his body underground.
  • Right before they revive Nobunaga, Kougami is shown preparing a “Happy  Birthday” cake, and the machine that brings him back stays on screen for  slightly longer. A brief flash to the aforementioned cake, shown after Nobunaga’s revival, is removed.
  • Eiji is shown delivering newspaper to several locations before meeting Nobunaga, rather than just once.
  • Eiji is actually shown inserting medals in the OOO driver one by one before facing Nobunaga for the first time.
  • There’s an extended cut when Eiji finds the unconscious human Nobunaga. He attempts to wake him up several times.
  • Eiji is shown in the kitchen preparing the food before giving it to Nobunaga. After the underpants scene, Eiji wonders about what Nobunaga is going to do and suggests going to the police.
  • Completely new scene. Eiji is working in another part time job,  carrying some crates with drinks. Nobunaga returns, and Eiji wonders if  he didn’t look for the police. Nobunaga offers to help Eiji. However,  he ends up stumbling and dropping his crate, breaking some drinks. The  owner of the shot complains. Eiji apologizes for him, however, Nobunaga  refuses to apologize, suddenly showing a completely different  personality.
  • There’s an extended shot of everyone reacting in surprise to Nobunaga  buying all of a company’s stocks during the first scene with the  ballerina.
  • Completely new scene. After they start eating with Nobunaga,  Ankh appears, just as an arm. Eiji notices him and asks about what he  had done to the detective. Rather than that, he talks about the monster  that has appeared lately and killed humans, and asks Eiji if he wonders  about his identity. Ankh shows one of the papers with the family emblems  that Nobunaga drops after killing people, and says that the monster has  some relation to the Sengoku era. Afterwards, through a glass, he  points at Nobunaga. Meanwhile, Nobunaga and the dancer have a heated  discussion about Mitsuhide Akechi and her ancestry. Eiji yet again asks  Ankh about the detective. Ankh grabs Eiji by the mouth and says that  he’s returning to his place.
  • When Kougami and Nobunaga are in the car, before the rest of the  conversation, Kougami congratulates him for his nice trick during the  auction. A cut to outside of the car is moved to before they start the  conversation that they had in the original movie.
  • Kougami nods to Satonaka who gives Nobunaga the Birth Driver. Goto is  shown to be there too, and he’s surprised to see it, clearly not liking  what’s going on.
  • Completely New scene. Kougami is shown dropping Nobunaga in his  company and the scene follows Kougami leaving in the limousine. Goto  wonders why Kougami gave the belt to Nobunaga. Kougami tells him to not  worry about anything, it’s all part of an experiment and calls Nobunaga a  “doll”.
  • Completely New scene. During Nobunaga’s battle as Birth against  the Dino Yummy, there’s a sudden cut to Eiji in the Cous Cossier. He  asks Hina if she thinks he’s an useless human. Hina asks about what  happened, and Eiji wonders if Nobunaga will be okay, because he seemed  strange. Meanwhile, on tv, there’s a report about an “Unidentified  Lifeform” attacking. Eiji and Hina turn their attention to that. It  mentions that the police hasn’t answered yet, but there’s someone else  there… the camera then shows Birth fighting.
  • Before Birth uses the Crane arm, Birth throws its gun away and there’s an aerial camera shot.
  • Completely New scene. The news report that the warrior in armor  defeated the Unidentified Life Form and then goes on to show that his  identity is Nobunaga. Eiji and Hina wonder why he transformed.
  • There’s an extended cut when Nobunaga grabs the dancer. He calls her  beautiful and she stands around for a few moments before trying to  escape.
  • OOO vs Nobunaga. There’s a brief extended clip of OOO running around with  the Cheeta legs before the scene returns to the ballerina. There’s a brief clip with Nobunaga’s vision failing while he fails to recognize Eiji right after their second battle.
  • Completely New scene. In a meeting with his company, one of  Nobunaga’s employee talks about a cellphone, but Nobunaga fails to  recognize what it is. The employee takes that to be joke, but then  Nobunaga has another headache + vision failure and leaves.
  • After Nobunaga falls from the stairs, he looks at his own hand, which is turning black and cell medals are falling from it.
  • When the people Eiji helped early in the movie offer to take Eiji to a party, they actually are shown dragging Eiji to it.
  • There’s a big ugly “DIRECTOR’S CUT” with a black bar over part of the “Count the Medals” screen. They also didn’t bother fixing it to remove the Blue medals and include Ankh’s Taka medal there.

And now let’s see what they’ve done with the W movie, Kamen Rider Skull: Message for W (conveniently arranged by flashback):

Kamen Rider W: Present

  • Extended shot of W looking at the Yummy and complaining about it before jumping.
  • Extended shot of W vs Yummy. Terui is shown arriving in his bike in the background. Camera then changes to focus on him removing his sword from his bike. There’s a little bit more of W vs Yummy and only afterwards Terui finally arrives.
  • Extended shot of the scene where Akiko runs away. Terui stumbles around and then uses his catchphrase on himself.
  • Two extra shots of Fuuto while Shotaro describes Akiko’s situation. The description is expanded compared to the original one.
  • Shot of Akiko’s back while the expanded explanation continues. Afterwards, she goes and lists everyone (comrades, father, Terui, etc, with the Kamen Rider form of each one flashing on screen)
  • In the original, there was a shot of the river while Akiko remembered her father’s words about staying by her side. In the DC, there’s a quick flashback to the day she talked with her father on the phone that is going to be detailed later in the movie.

Kamen Rider Skull: Past

  • Extended shot of Melissa in her room complaining calling Soukichi to complain about how he’s doing nothing to protect her and it’ll be a big problem.
  • Completely new scene. Soukichi and his partner are actually shown driving by Fuuto in their car. They don’t speak anything to each other, just look at a paper and then it starts raining. There’s also a shot of them leaving the car under heavy rain, while in the original the car was just shown parked outside with lighter rain.
  • Completely new scene. Soukichi and his partner enter into the theater under the rain. Meanwhile, the Bat Dopant woman is standing outside, a man bumps into her, she acts like there was no problem, but right afterwards beats him up and then walks in the direction of the theater.
  • Shot of Soukichi walking through the agency and turning on the lights before going into the Skull room.
  • There’s a longer shot of the architecture expert. Soukichi takes him and his informant wishes him well while they leave. There’s also an extra exterior shot of the Yaguchi Entertainment Company.
  • There’s a new shot of Skull touching the Memory in his driver and his scarf blowing. There’s also a few extra seconds of Shroud dodging Bat’s attacks.
  • The first shot of Skull beating up Masquerades is slightly exchanged before the camera cut.
  • A few extra seconds of Skull vs Spider, just enough for two punches. Afterwards, Bat beating up Shroud.
  • New extended cut of Soukichi escaping running through the Yaguchi agency again.

Kamen Rider W: Present

  • Completely new scene. After the Yummy flies with Akiko, Shotaro and Terui stand up and shout for Akiko. Shotaro then complains about the Yummy and starts thinking about monsters in general. He goes on to remember the events of Begin’s Night, including Soukichi’s death. He decides that he’ll have to protect Akiko, and then Philip corrects him, saying that “we” will. Terui cries that he won’t let it steal his bride.

Kamen Rider Skull: Past

  • Completely new scene. Melissa walks alongside Fuuto’s ocean, singing. Soukichi finds her, tells her that she won’t need to run away now, he already knows the identity of the Spider Man. She actually already knew about his identity. He makes a promise to her to bring him back and then leaves with “Nobody’s Perfect” playing. However, right afterwards, Shroud appears and reveals that Spider Man will die if a memory break is used on him. She wonders if Soukichi will still fight.
  • Extended cut of Soukichi facing Matsu. The punch that drops his glasses doesn’t do so in the Director’s Cut. Soukichi grabs Matsu, but he hits him with his knee. Soukichi then hits him, grabs him again and punches him. Only then the glasses fall and Melissa arrives.
  • When Soukichi seems the spider in Melissa’s hand, there’s a flashback to Yaguchi blowing up.
  • When Matsu mentions the attack on the theater where he used the Spider abilities, there’s new an extended cut where he explains the details before the flashback, and the flashback itself is longer.
  • Flashback after the spider is implanted on Melissa is extended. Matsu is shown shouting about finding Melissa and then runs through the other way. Soukichi now is shown realizing that’s the reasons she avoided him in the present, rather than his voice during the flashback (which is cut in this version).
  • When Matsu touches Melissa’s shoulder and says “look”, now the camera moves away sooner, showing his face while he talks, rather than just his arm like in the original cut.
  • They actually CUT one or two seconds of Melissa running through the corridor before being punched by Spider Man.
  • Spider Man’s face takes the screen and he laughs at Soukichi.
  • New close up of Bat Dopant’s face.
  • After Soukichi says that Matsu sold his soul for a Gaia Memory, there’s a flashback to them together in the past.

Kamen Rider W: Present

  • After Akiko awakens, she wonders about where she is.
  • A black bar with “Director’s Cut” written there covering part of the “Gaia Memories” screen at the end of the W story.

And finally, we have the changes to the final part of this movie, Movie Wars CORE!:

  • The shot of the “Cristo Redentor” was changed to one also showing its surroundings.
  • Very slightly extended shot of Akiko’s face after she hears Melissa’s words. Afterwards, W’s theme continues into the next scene, which is full screen, not running alongside the credits.
  • Scene where Eiji returns is in full screen now, with OOO’s end of story theme from the tv show playing.
  • Movie credits and theme song start playing. They’re just Gaia Memories and medals falling through the screen. No “Making of” footage or anything else, it’s just like the background of the original credit sequence.

So what do you think of the changes made here? Is this now a completely different movie, or do you think these changes will have no real effect on the overall film?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Eiji as Kamen Rider Birth: So who hasn’t been Birth yet?

This was taken from the OOO WONDERFUL movie, and as you can see, Eiji temporarily changes into Kamen Rider Birth!

In the movie Kamen Rider OOO THE MOVIE: WONDERFUL, Shogun, and 21 Core Medals, Eiji and the other are separated from each other when part of Tokyo is taken back to the Edo Period after Gara took the Core Medals they had, but Eiji was left with the BirthDriver, though I’m not sure why he had it in the first place.

There’s a lot of huge surprises in this movie, too bad most of us won’t be able to see any of it until about six months from now. 😦

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Eternal Pics and Reveals: Who is Eternal Red Flare?

Okay then, here are some shots from the Kamen Rider W V-Cinema release, Kamen Rider W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal.

And here’s some shots from the scene where Eternal Red Flare shows up. This time around, it’s Kazu, the representative from Foundation X. This is a bit of a spoiler, but, it turns out that Kazu was the one who decided to sponser the Musem and the Gaia Memory project over project NEVER, so in the beginning of the movie, NEVER is violently opposed to Gaia Memory use. Eventually, Katsumi uses the Eternal Memory, along with the other Lost Driver, and you can see the events that led to to what happened in Kamen Rider W FOREVER A-Z: The Gaia Memory of Fate.

You know, they had a few vehichles that were CG, but they weren’t very high quality renderings. It was very apparent that they were CG. And not just this helicopter, but the cargo plane NEVER traveled in as well.

Anyway, here’s the scene:

It de-stabilized because it was a defective prototype, or at least that’s the way it seemed.

SPOILER ALERT FOR THE MOVIE: When Katsumi changes into Eternal the first time, he was able to stabilize and complete the transformation to Eternal Blue Flare because he was so much more compatible with the Eternal Memory.

Alright, I won’t give anymore spoilers at this point. It’s out on Blu-Ray and DVD, and there are still some videos up on YouTube, so go watch it.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider OOO Upcoming Episode Summaries: Is this the mood they really want to end the show on?

So, Ankh was absorbed by Lost Ankh at the end of this most recent episode, leaving Eiji with only the purple core medals to fight with. Will Eiji be force to rely on this uncontrollable power, or did Ankh have one last trick up his sleeve? Read on to find out:

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

Episode 41: Brother and Sister, the Rescue, and Eiji Leaves
Lost Ankh, who finally absorbed Ankh, feels like he’s complete. But then he notices that something is missing. He realizes that he needs something from Hina in order to be complete. Lost Ankh tries to attack Hina, but is stopped by Eiji. Eiji runs away with Hina and realizes that she has a hawk medal. Lost Ankh eventually catches up, Eiji has no other choice than to use the purple Core Medals. While they are fighting, Lost Ankh’s right arm stops moving.

Episode 42: N/A – July 17
After Ankh was absorbed, Shingo regained consciousness. Eiji and Hina don’t want Shingo to be involved in all the fighting, so they leave him at Cous Cousier. Maki confronts Eiji and demands the purple Core Medals. Eiji refuses to hand them over. But then Maki tells Eiji something important.

Episode 43: N/A – July 24
A couple is sitting at a park and a white Yummy is born out of the male. The Yummy eventually grows into the Vulture Yummy. The Vulture Yummy starts to immediately go after his targets.

Episode 44: N/A – July 31
Gotou and Hina are worried about Eiji, who’s slowly growing into a Greeed, so they ask Kougami for help. Kougami takes them to a certain place of his foundation.

Well, this series certainly is full of surprises! So, is Ankh lost for good? Can Eiji be rid of the purple cores before he changes into a Greeed? Do they have enough cores to avoid using the PuToTyrano combo?

Kamen Rider Eternal Pre-Screening Event: “I don’t like boobies!”

Sometime yesterday, or maybe earlier today, there was a pre-screening event for the movie Kamen Rider W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal, and people who supposedly went to the event have reported on what they saw. Here’s the main chunk of it:

Caution! Spoilers Ahead!

  • The most memorable lines, according to one person who went, were “I hate boobies! I hate boobies!” from Kyosui, and “Don’t give me full-length pants!” from Reika.
  • The movie starts with Kamen Rider W fighting the Sweets Dopant. Mina shows up and the “Daido is hero” part starts. It shows how NEVER was formed. The movie swaps back and forth between Mina talking with Shotaro, and Eternal’s story.
  • At the end, Shotaro says “Maybe he was a Kamen Rider after all” and places a flower by Fuuto Tower. While talking to Mina, Phillip brings up the music box and a scene were Daido is throwing it is shown.
  • Jun Kazu is Eternal Red Flare. He uses the Eternal memory, says  something about it being incomplete, reverts back to human form and uses  the Utopia memory. When Kazu is defeated, the other Foundation X members say, “We still need you.”
  • Maria only appeared in the beginning. Reika’s scenes were mostly about how she became a NEVER.
  • The majority of the action scenes were out of suit.
  • A preview of the “Cod-E ~The Code of E~” PV was shown. Takahashi Rin is in it, and the SOPHIA members were dressed up as NEVER members.
  • While Kamen Rider Eternal is fighting the Eyes Dopant, Daido says “This is the worst place possible. All I can think about is hell… Let’s enjoy hell, then.”

So, we’ve got some medium-sized spoilers there, not too much about the movie was given away. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see it sometime soon.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin