Zodiart Switches Coming soon: Dibs on Capricorn!

Wish upon a star? Jiminy Cricket does not approve.

The Astro Switches might be fun, but would you like to wish upon the stars and become a Zodiart? Well now you can! Bandai will release the Kamen Rider Fourze Zodiarts Switch on March 19th, 2012!

The Switch, which let’s people change into Zodiarts in the show, weigh 300 grams and will be show size. It has several self-contained sounds, including the transformation sound, the “Last One” sound, and it can list of the name of the 20 currently known Zodiarts, which includes the 12 Zodiac Zodiarts.

Well, they haven’t done a release like this since W, I wonder how well it will sell with fans. Anyway, pricing hasn’t been set yet, but preorders are available at various online retailers, so go find out whose got ’em!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Kamen Rider Fourze Rumors: Riding an Apollo Rocket across the Zodiac, and other strange things from the 70’s.

So far, we’ve seen two new states, a new Rider, and a lot more about Fourze over the last couple of days. And now we have some new rumors involving more new states, and the Zodiart hierarchy. Time to take off!:

  • Switch 40 is Apollo Switch, hence Kamen Rider Fourze Apollo States as Final Form.
  • The strongest Zodiarts is Leo, then it’s Virgo, Libra, Aries, Taurus,  Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, then weakest is  Pisces. Sasori is not mentioned, maybe because he’s the first one to  disappear?
  • The Headmaster a.k.a Red-eyed man is the Pyxis Zodiarts. (It’s a southern-facing constellation that’s shaped like the point of a compass)
  • Fourze Double Rocket States will first appear in Movie Wars MEGAMAX. Unconfirmed if it will show up in the TV series like W FangJoker and OOO SaGoZo (TaJaDoru) did before.
  • Kamen Rider Meteor’s Meteor Galaxy is a fingerprint reader.

Betcha that the Apollo State involves even more Rockets. 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Scans Galore!: Fourze Fire State, MEGAMAX News, Go-Kaiger and Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan major reveals!

Whoa, where did all of these come from? A major number of scans have surfaced, revealing quite a lot about upcoming episodes and movies for Go-Kaiger and Fourze. This includes a look at Fourze’s Fire State, some reveals for the MEGAMAX movie (including another new Rider!), the official reveal of Kanzen Go-KaiOh, and our first look at the upcoming movie Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan. This… is that information overload they warned you about.

First up, we have a look at Fourze’s Fire State:

The Kamen Rider Fourze Fire State will debut in episode 9, “Awakening of the Witch”. It’s unlocked with the #20 Fire Switch, and he gains both a new form and a new Module, the Hi-Hack Gun.

The Hi-Hack Gun has two modes: the first mode shoots out flames, and the second mode emits a strong fluid capable of extinguishing flames. His finisher with the Hi-Hack Gun is called “Rider Exploding Shot”.

And along with the reveal of the Fire State, 3 new Astro Switches have also been introduced. They are #17 Flash, #18 Shield, and #19 Gatling. All three are shown in the picture above, along with three new Zodiarts (two of which are the fully revealed Leo and Virgo Zodiarts).

Next up, we have new info on the upcoming movie Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze and OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX, which also reveals a new movie Rider, Kamen Rider Aqua!:

Epic three-way henshin is EPIC.

Anyway, that’s the complete roster of Riders for the movie, which includes Nadeshiko and this new Rider. They’ve all teamed-up to take on a new breed of evil!

And this image features the Fourze’s and Nadeshiko’s team-up, using a Double Rocket Rider Punch against the Virgo Zodiart. And on the right, every evil group and or/ organization from the last three series seems to be meeting up with each other, I guess in a team effort to take out all the Riders (hence W fighting a Hounds Zodiart in the bottom-right corner).

And here’s a three-page pull-out featuring this new Rider, Kamen Rider Aqua. According to the scan, Aqua is also Minato Miharu, and also from the future. Essentially, Aqua and Poseidon are different versions of each other, one good, one evil. And Aqua’s personal vehicle is a jet ski called the “Aqua Miraider”.

And we have one last scan for Fourze, which was almost missed!:

In this pic, which talks about Fourze starting off the New Year, has two very interesting components to it. Namely, the two shadowed figures on the left side. One appears to be Fourze with TWO Rockets, possibly in a new yet-to-be-announced State, and the other could possibly be the next Rider for the series (after Nadeshiko). Exciting stuff, no?

Anyway, that’s everything for Fourze, now onto Go-Kaiger!

And right away, we get our first loolk at Kanzen Go-KaiOh!

And it looks like Zangyack will be stepping up their game as well. This is the Great Waltz, Zangyack’s “Mightiest Warship”, given to Walz Gil be his father, Emperor Ackdos Gil. It will premiere in Ep.37.

Luckily, the Go-Kaigers will have this to fight it with! A combination of Go-KaiOh and Go-JyuJin (with Engine Machalcon), they’re able to create this combination using their own Grand Power(!), “the power to take hold of their dreams”. But will it be enough to defeat this new weapon?!

And it looks like Joe and Barizog’s final battle is coming soon. Will Joe find a way to save his friend and former teacher Sid? Or will he have to destroy him?

And in this scan, we have both our first look at the Emperor Ackdos Gil, and our first look at Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan. So what plans will the Emperor have for our favorite pirates? And why is the only bit of promotional material for the upcoming movie just an old picture of Gavan with his Laser Blade? O?O

And in this final scan, we see the official announcement for a new Telebi-Kun Go-Kaiger DVD special! In this new special, Marvelous and Gai fuse together, and have to fight, changing into all of the previous Red Senshi, leading up to the appearance of Go-KaiRed Gold Mode! No release date for the special has been anounced yet.

And there’s all of the scans. Sorry this is so late, unfortunately I have to be a full-time college student, and certain assignments will end up taking priority over blog-related stuff. Hate to have to leave you guys out in the cold, but that’s just how it has to be. Don’t worry though, more poss are coming soon, so keep checking back in!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze Episodes and MEGAMAX Updates: Witches, Stalkers, Legends, and Evil Organizations. And all of that before Noon.

We’ve got a lot of BIG updates for both Fourze and for the Movie Wars MEGAMAX. There’s so much news here that I’m not sure if we can really fit it all into a single post. But darn it all, we’re gonna try!

First, we have a bunch of new pics from the upcoming movie:

Next, we have a super-long synopsis of the movie from JEFusion:

Unlike the previous Movie Wars, this one is not split up in three parts that have separate plots. Instead, it’s split up in 5 parts. Starting with a Prologue → OOO → Bridge → Fourze and it’s all connected at the end of the MEGAMAX part. The Seven Legendary Riders appeared to stop Foundation X.

The previous Riders exists as urban legends in Fourze’s story, but in actuality they do exist. As they used to fight against evil in the shadows. The enemy this time uses inventions based around Gaia Memories, Core Medals and Switches in order to start a special plan.

Fourze’s setting is at the school festival. As Gentaro is writing a report on the urban legends called Kamen Rider, a group of star dust soldiers called Dustard, a play on the words “star dust.”

Also appearing in the movie is Kamen Rider Nadeshiko, the mysterious female high school student who could also be called “Female Fourze”. Her head resembles a jifuu cat and her belt is tilted. She uses a Double Rocket Punch alongside Fourze!

Kamen Rider OOO’s part is set after the final episode. Eiji has been traveling around the world, but the Foundation tells him to come back. A meteorite crashes and causes a distortion in time. This distortion brings along a man by the name of Miharu Minato.

He uses a mysterious belt along with 3 mysterious Medals and transforms into Kamen Rider Poseidon! The Ride Vender troops are defeated by this new Rider and he aims for Birth and OOO! He’s a complete mystery, but he seems to be somehow connected to Kougami.

The dead Ankh appears! How did he return?! Date, Hina, Goto, Kougami and Satonaka all appear too.

My only question: How the heck will they be able to tie all of that together, even with five parts to the movie?

Next up, we have some Fourze episode info, and it looks like the focus on the next two episodes will be around Nozoma Tomoko, the mysterious and somewhat creepy goth girl we keep running into. And does Yuki have a stalker? Read below to see:

Episode 9: Awakening of the Witch
Gentaro tries to be friends with Tomoko, but she says she doesn’t need one. Furthermore, Tomoko, Ritsuko (3rd year student) and 2 others use magic to revenge themselves on those who despise themselves. A Zodiarts is also behind this…

Episode 10: N/A – 11/06
Even Tomoko transformed into the Zodiarts after Ritsuko. To save her, Gentaro takes her to the moon.

Ritsuko will be played by Kajiwara Hikari, who previously played Amane on Kamen Rider Blade. As part of this witch cult, both Ritsuko and Tomoko will change into the Ara Zodiart, which has pyrokinetic powers, and is almost too hot for Fourze to handle (literally). Will Fourze use his new Fire State to fight fire with fire?

And in looks like in the next few episodes, Yuki will get a stalker, that also happens to be a Switcher. So who is this stalker, and what are they after?

And she also has a run-in with the mysterious Red-Eyed Man, whose real name is Gabou Mitsuaki, the principal of Amanogawa High. Why did he call Yuki into his office? Does he know that she’s connected to Fourze?

And as a final bit of pure speculation, KamenRiderKira of HJU pointed out that Class 2B’s Homeroom Teacher, Sonada Sarina’s name can be rearranged to form the words “Sasori nanonada”, which generally translates as “is a scorpion”. Does this mean that the seemingly kind and innocent Ms. Sonada is really the mysterious and malevolent Scorpio Zodiart? Who knows, we’ll just have to see how the story plays out.

And that should be it for Fourze-related news for the time being. If anything else pops up, well you know the rest. 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Ep.7 Preview: The King of Amanogawa High is about to be dethroned.

Alright, we have the preview for Ep.7 of Kamen Rider Fourze, entitled “His Highness, King Jerk” (ouch), which centers around the “King” of Amanogawa High, Shun Daimonji. Let’s take a look:

So will this stuck-up jerk finally be humbled, or will it take a Zodiart eating his face off to realize who the monster really is? Also, Gentaro and the others are actually in remedial classes?! Man, fighting bad guys can be distracting, but you’d think they would have worked out problems with their shcedule by now.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Episode Summaries:Unicorns, Parties, and remedial classes. :(

The next string of episode summaries for Kamen Rider Fourze is up, and this time we get to see Fourze get down and boogey, and then get placed into supplemental classes for falling grades. That’s always a bit of a downer. Anyway, read on!:

Episode 5: N/A – 10/02
Screenplay: Nakashima Kazuki, Director: Ishida Idori
Gentaro has been invited to the karaoke party room in JK Night Event. Unfortunately, the Unicorn Zodiarts appeared and JK has been targeted.

Episode 6:  N/A – 10/09
To catch the movements, Kengo suspected JK’s classmate is the switcher, a Zodiarts Switch user. Meanwhile, Gentaro lost one of his switch..

Episode 7:  N/A – 10/16
Screenplay: Riku Sanjo, Director: Shibazaki Takayuki
Gentaro, Yuki and Kengo, considered as problem students,  had to attend a holiday special lessons (or Hell Lessons) . Shun Daimonji and Tomoko Nozama also appeared in the classroom.

Episode 8:  N/A – 10/23
Before Fourze about to defeated a Hound Zodiarts, Scorpio Zodairts appeared defending him, in a two-on-one battle against Fourze.. Gentaro who have sneak away the lessons to fight the Zodiarts, will be sentenced for punishment at the ground maintenance.

So, it looks like the club’s expanding, and Gentaro’s on course to make more friends. And we have the return of the mysterious Scorpio Zodiart. What will Fourze do against him in this second round?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze News, Rumors, and Episode Summaries: Classes start this Sunday!

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

Go-Kaiger and Fourze scans: Setting sail and taking off!

Alright, so we’re firmly in new magazine scans time, and for the month of September, that means news about upcoming Go-Kaiger episodes, and new pics from Kamen Rider Fourze! Let’s jump to it!:

Starting with the Go-Kaiger scans:

Here’s a pic of GoJyuGo-KaiOh, the full, shared Grand Power from Abaranger. As you can see, it utilizes the arm swap gimmick frequently used in Abaranger, giving Go-KaiOh Go-JyuJin’s drilling power. There’s a second pic below.

And here’s something from the Jetman tribute episode, with some kind of red knight as their main enemy, and Wakamatsu Toshihide returning as Yuuki Gai/Black Condor.

This scan seems to be mostly about Basco, but what’s that on the bottom-left corner? Hmm…

Anyway, that’s it for Go-Kaiger, now let’s move onto Fourze!

Look at all the Astro Switches! The FourzeDriver must be like an iPhone and a Swiss Army knife rolled into one. 😛

And here are some Zodiarts, lined up next to an overview of the students in the high school. I wonder if any of them could be a Zodiart?

And that’s what I’ve found of Fourze so far.

And that should wrap up this post for now. If I find anthing else, I’ll be sure to let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Confirmed Episode Summaries!

How’s that for awesome fanart?

Next month is the start of Kamen Rider Fourze, and after months of speculation and rumors, we’re finally starting to get an idea of what the series will be like, and now we have confirmed episode summaries from the first two episodes of Kamen Rider Fourze, courtesy of Otona Fami (from Freesia of HJU):

Episode 1, Blue – Spring – Strange – Body. The episode title pattern seems to be consisting of 4 kanji characters written separately. Together, they do form a sentence. In this case, “Youth Transformation”

Gentaro is transferred into a new school and is put in Yuuki and Kengo’s class. The first thing he says is to become friends with everyone.

While the leader of the American Football club is suddenly attacked by the Orion Zodiart. Kengo, who is too weak to fight, decides to make a gamble and gives Gentaro the Fourze Driver along with some Astro Switches.

Episode 2, Eaves – Space – Upper – Class. Put it together and you get, “Space, First Class”

While fighting the Orion Zodiart, Gentaro tries to come up with various strategies to fight with. He finds out that he has to turn off the Zodiart Switch to defeat a Zodiart. 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.

Not a bad entrance for a new Rider, can’t wait to see for myself!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Info and Pics

 

We are just weeks away from premiere of Kamen Rider Fourze, and everything you can think of about him has been coming out of the woodworks, including pics, info, and eve some confirmations of older rumors about Fourze. Prepare to takeoff!

Let’s start off with this!:

No, this isn’t old stock footage. This is from the upcoming series, and in many ways confirms two myths about the show: 1) That past Riders would appear heavily in this and future series, and 2) that the show would center around rumors of a “Kamen Rider urban legend”. What better way to start off a legend than with a legend!

Alright, now back to Fourze! As you know, Fourze has a series of “States” that he can transform into, and we have the stats on his Base State. Let’s see how he stacks up:

  • Height: 200cm
  • Weight: 95kg
  • Punch strength: 2.1t
  • Kick strength: 6.3t
  • Jump power: 20m in one jump
  • Speed:  100m in 6.2s
  • Special Attack: Rocket Drill Kick (Stratosphere Kick): 15t

Not bad rookie.

Alright, Fourze’s bike, as we know it, is called Machine Masshigler, but that’s just what Gentaro(Fourze) calls it. It’s official designation is “ORB-40F”. It runs on hydrogen, so it doesn’t release any CO2 into the atmosphere. Gotta like an environmentally-conscious Rider.

As you know, fourze’s power comes from the “Astro Switches”, which control his base states, the modules that he equips himself with, and the idiotic Foodroids that he uses. The Astro Switches themselves are powered by a mysterious “Cosmic Energy”, nothing is know about the energy other than that it comes from space. And we have some info on the first five confirmed Modules, or weapons, that he can equip himself with:

  • Fourze’s Module 1, the Rocket Module:
    A rocket is equipped on his right arm. By enabling the Exhaust Thruster, Fourze can add up another 4 t to his punches.
  • Fourze’s Module 2, the Launcher Module:
    He can shoot 5 missiles from his right leg.
  • Fourze’s Module 3, the Drill Module:
    It’s equipped on his left leg. It’s spins around 200 rpm.
  • Fourze’s Module 4, the Radar Module:
    By using this module, Fourze can give his Launcher Module homing missiles. He’s also able to reflect certain waves.
  • Fourze’s Module 5, the Magic Hand Module:
    The Magic Hand is equipped on his right hand, which gives him an extra 10 m reach. The end of the Magic Hand is called the “End Effect Pliers” which can lift up any object up to 6 t.

Of course, the Astro Switches aren’t the only things that are powered by the Cosmic Energy. So are the Zodiarts, Fourze’s main enemy. The Zodiarts use their own Zodiart Switches, and if a person had one of these Zodiart Switches, they would become a Zodiart. And yes, I know the whole gimmick-powered monster thing is cliché at this point, but what can you do? Anyway, the first two Zodiarts that Fourze is going up against are the Orion and Scorpio Zodiarts.

Here’s what we know storywise: Utahosi Kengo (far right) was given the FourzeDriver and 40 Astro Switches by his dying father, whose wish was for Kengo to fight the Zodiarts with it’s power. The only problem, though, is that Kengo’s body is very weak, and therefore cannot fight. He eventually ends up giving the belt to Gentaro (far left) after they meet. The heroine in this story, Joujima Yuki (in the middle next to Fourze), is Kengo’s classmate, and Gentaro’s childhood friend. She calls herself a “space nerd” and “Japan’s happiest schoolgirl”.

Here’s more random pics:

And here’s a handful of toy pics:

Hey, check that out. You can get the SP BuraKaWani Medal set, and it comes with Astro Switch 5, Magic Hand Module. Well played, Bandai. Well played.

Alright, that’s it for Fourze stuff at the moment. If anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin