Go-Kaiger show and Vs. Gavan movie Super Post: It’s going to be Legend…wait for it…

…Dary! Surprisingly, not a lot of big news for Go-Kaiger from this past week, but there’s still some interesting news for the movie Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan, and we have new episode summaries for the next two episodes. It’s Don Dogoier the Legendary Hero vs. Damaras, the Strongest Man in Space!

First, here’s the episode summaries for this last episode and the next two (keep in mind that these came out yesterday before anyone saw the episode):

Episode 42: The Strongest Man in Space – 12/11 script: Naruhisa Arakawa / director: Hiroyuki Kato Doc dreads facing enemies and hates fighting. Luka is flabbergasted that he thinks the Zangyack might change their ways. In this fight the enemy targets Doc first. But, instead of facing them, he turns and runs away. Joe bluntly calls him pathetic.

Every time Doc fights now he gets less manly and more uncool. Ahim finds an old magazine with an article about the legendary hero Don Dogoier, looking heroic and brave. He looks just like Doc, so she suspects that they are the same person.

Episode 43: Becoming the Legendary Hero – 12/18 script: Naruhisa Arakawa / director: Hiroyuki Kato Damaras, the strongest man in space, combines forces with Basco and attacks Marvelous and his crew. They don’t see Doc but kidnap the others. Afterward, Doc finally stands up and pursues the enemy.

Episode 44: N/A (12/25) script: Junko Koumura / director: Taro Sakamoto Gai brings a Christmas tree onto the Galleon. The others don’t know about Christmas, so they think the dazzling ornaments are strange. After they learn about Christmas from a picture book, they decide to have a party on the Galleon.

Gai and Luka go out shopping for the party. While they’re out, they meet a group of children decorating for Christmas, including young Sayo. But then the Zangyack appear….

Everybody gets a Christmas episode! And other rumors have the Kakuranger tribute episode after these, which includes the return of Ninjaman!

Anyway, onto movie news!

First, we have this pic from the wrap-up party for the Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan filming:

Here’s the full Go-Kaiger crew, along with Hosogai Kei who plays Basco da Jorokia, and Ohba Kenji, who reprised all three of his famous toku roles in the movie. The movie comes out January 21st with Blu-Ray/DVD release on March 21st (wow, only a two month turn around; unusual, but wholeheartedly welcomed!).

And we now know what the theme song for the movie will be! And it is (drumroll please)…

…”JUMP!” by Kushida Akira and Matsubara Tsuyoshi! Just like the movie is a crossover between the Super Sentai and Metal Heroes series, the song is a collaboration between Kushida, who sung the Gavan theme song, and Matsubara, who sung the Go-Kaiger theme song. “JUMP!” will be released January 25th.

And that’s everything related to Go-Kaiger, for now. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Movie Wars MEGAMAX filming updates: Wrap ups, voice overs, and some new pics.

NO! Not ironic hipster glasses! Oh, the humanity!

Getting past that, it’s time for some MEGAMAX updates!

According to a recent post on Watanabe Shu(Hino Eiji/Kamen Rider OOO)’s personal blog, it looks like he finished filming his scenes for the OOO part of the movie around October 9th. And in a later post that came out Friday, October 15th, Watanabe confirmed that he, along with Iwanaga Hiroaki (Gotou Shintaro/Kamen Rider Birth), Kimijima Asaya (Date Akira/Prototype Birth), and Miura Ryosuke (Ankh), had finished their ADR recordings for the movie. And in a separate blog post, Takada Riho also mentioned doing some ADR recording for the movie. I wonder why?

And this newest set of movie pics confirms the return of Kougami to the movie. And if I may say so, SUBARASHI!

Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider OOO & Fourze Movie Wars MEGAMAX premieres December 10th.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider OOO filming wraps up: Eiji and Ankh would like to say, thanks.

Well, a couple of days ago, UkiyaSeed of Orends: Range posted a whole bunch of cast pics from the last days of filming for Kamen Rider OOO. And recently, both Watanabe Shu and Miura Ryosuke posted there own series wrap ups on their respective blogs.

Both Watanabe Shu and Miura Ryosuke wrapped up their filming on the 29th of last month (June), according to Arisue Mayuko (Erica Satonaka). Well, here’s what Shu had to say:

Yesterday, at about 2:30AM, I, Shu Watanabe who plays Eiji Hino, finished with all filming for Kamen Rider OOO.

It went by in the blink of an eye.

When I first met everyone, the director said, “It goes by in the blink of an eye.” I always thought of what I’d do for a year. While I was thinking of that, the end creeped up on me.

Time flows so quickly. It flows 100 times faster when you’re having fun.

When I was little I dreamed of becoming a Kamen Rider. Kamen Rider OOO has given me a lot of strength. This will get kind of long, so….

To Hiroaki Iwanaga (Akira Date): We talked so much about what it means to be a man. Our actual ages might be so far apart but mentally we’re the same age. ;) At first I mistook you for an EXILE member, you’re so burly. You always cheered us up on the set with your terrible jokes. :P I feel like I’ve gained an older brother, it makes me happy.

To Asaya Kimijima (Shintaro Goto): Since you didn’t talk to me at first, and you were so cool, I thought for a while you might have hated me. ;) But actually you’re just a shy, warm-hearted guy! Sharp, refined Kimiji cheered me up so many times when I was down, it was very nice of you to take care of me like that. So give me some clothes, please. lol

To Riho Takada (Hina Izumi): When I first met you you were 15, but you’re so much more mature than me who’s older. Thanks for laughing at my boring gags on the set. :) As the heroine to the end, playing strong Hina, you really have a strong heart.

To Mayuko Arisue (Erika Satonaka): Somehow or other you could say we worked together 3 or 4 times before Kamen Rider OOO. Since you’re the only other cast member the same age as nervous little me, you became a reassuring friend. You never stopped talking, how many times did you tell me the same stories? lol They’re all good memories, though.

To Yusuke Yamada (Uva): Like me, your jokes kept failing too. ;) When we were at the final audition, you were my partner, and I thought your voice was pretty loud. lol When you would sometimes show us your serious side you were pretty cool.

To Taito Hashimoto (Kazari): You’re good at dancing and singing so at first you were overwhelming. Sorry for stealing your silver wig that one time. :) Your Kansai dialect was cool.

To Hiroyuki Matsumoto (Gamel): You were the most talkative Greeed. Gamel was gone for a while, but I was glad when he came back. I got lonely when I couldn’t hear Gamel’s voice during ADR but it was good that I got to hear him again.

To Honoka Miki (Mezool): We were only on the set together once or twice, but whether you were showing your K-pop dance moves or just being silly, seeing you always smiling was lovely.

To Hikari Tobita (lost Ankh): Since you loved OOO so much and came from the sticks, we became fast friends, didn’t we? When you wrapped and started crying I thought I would too. You were like a cute little brother to me.

To Marie Kai (Chiyoko Shiraishi): From the very beginning, you were so cheerful and always listened to me with great interest. I can’t tell the difference between you and Chiyoko, such a beautiful character always got OOO so excited. You played an older sister and you really became like an older sister to me.

To Yu Kamio (Kiyoto Maki): When we first met I said you were older than my dad. lol I still remember the time Iwa [Iwanaga] and I took you on and you beat us black and blue. As one would expect from SP! ;)When I get old enough to go drinking let’s go sometime!

To Takashi Ukaji (Kousei Kougami): When I first met you I was way too surprised. It was fun listening to your old stories. You taught me a lot about acting and life, I have a great respect for you.

To Ryosuke Miura (Ankh/Shingo Izumi): We first met at rehearsal, right? We didn’t get along at first but when I asked what food is good for a guy living on his own you told me about easy-to-make spaghetti. :) That was our first conversation. Our two personalities are so different, I’m the passionate type and you’re the shy type. At first our wavelengths didn’t meet, and we sometimes used to fight. Do you remember our Ueno and Shinjuku dates? We went out with Eiji and Ankh hair, competing to see who would get found out first. It was always Ankh first. lol When you would leave some food after your lunch I’d always finish it for you. :) In the last year, how much have you taught me, I wonder? How much have we talked? How much have we been together? I really wanted to be together more. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to you. When I was confused you were right there. On days you weren’t around, I couldn’t really get into the filming. I really needed my partner Ryon! I can’t tell you face-to-face but I’m truly grateful to you from the bottom of my heart. Finally, thanks for supporting me for a whole year.

You’re all my friends that I made through OOO. This was thanks to the other cast, the directors, staff, fans, and everyone else.

From now we’re going to walk our seperate paths, but if you’re ever lost come back to OOO! Believe a bright tomorrow will come….

Thank you, everyone.

And here’s what Miura Ryosuke had to say:

It’s a bit late, but I have an announcment to make.  The other day, in the night when I came back from the Kyoto event to Tokyo, when the last of the ADR for Kamen Rider OOO finished, the role of Ankh/Shingo Izumi also finished.  The night of the 29th was when filming finished but I couldn’t let it be finished for me until the ADR was done.

I took a slow, deep breath.

That day, I drank some sake at home.  Watching the episode that aired on Sunday, I looked back over the last year once more.

A lot of things happened.  Well, that’s a year for you.  Everyone could say a lot of things happened over the last year, and it was the same for me.

Regrettable things, painful things, times when I’d come home and cry without even turning on the lights, so many things…

I spent more time with the OOO members than with my friends or family.  When I had a problem I eventually couldn’t resolve by myself, they were all there for me.  Therefore, I put everything I had into the filming until the very end.

Of course, I could never count the fun and happy times.

To the staff, all the cast, and everyone who loves OOO and has supported us, thank you very much.

I have been able to completely finish this task without injury.

The show is still airing…. Please watch OOO to the finale.

And finally, to Shu Watanabe who played Eiji Hino:

First of all, thank you for your hard work over the past year.  I could always feel your love and enthusiasm for this show and cast.

Wanting to become a Kamen Rider, you entered this world we call show business and left your parents and home in Akita while you were still just a teenager, chasing your dream.  For that I truly respect you now.

Do you remember when we first met?  You were so passionate, and broke down the walls of my heart without permission and left them like that.  :)

At first I hated your innocence.  But really, I was jealous.  Making friends with anyone quickly, being so sweet, always smiling, making yakimochi, sleeping, eating, yet always smilng.  I was jealous…. I could never say it, your personality is so different from mine.

When we fought, when we were very close, when our relationship was strained.  And now, my darling Shu… ;)

In fun times and difficult times, in painful times, when it was cold and when it was hot, when I was nervous or in pain, when we were getting our makeup done, at breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner or when we slept, you were right there by my side….

Are you my lover?  :P

My pal.  Thanks.

It was good that you were OOO’s Eiji.

Truly, thank you very much.

To Kamen Rider OOO and our having met, cheers.

–Ryosuke Miura

Touching words. You can really see how close, how connected people can get in such a short amount of time.

And speaking on behalf of all Kamen Rider fans that visit this blog, I would like to say thank you to the cast and staff of Kamen Rider OOO for making such a truly excellent series. Bravo, and SUBARASHI!

Special thanks to nerefir of HJU for translating the original blog posts, and to UkiyaSeed of Orends:Range for these wrap-ups to light.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin