Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kamen Rider Fourze Soars in Space!

Switch On! 3, 2, 1, Transform! (said to be what the belt will say... or maybe his henshin phrase)

Days ago, we saw a couple of concept arts for Kamen Rider Fourze along with its official logo and just recently, the very first set of scans for this new hero has surfaced online! The scans also confirms that Kamen Rider OOO will last for only 48 episodes.

The identity of Kamen Rider Fourze is Gentaro Kisaragi (said to be played by Sota Fukushi not the previously reported Ryuki Takahashi), an Amanokawa Academy second year, section B high school student and basing it on his hairdo, he is a delinquent or better known in Japan as a Yankee. He will fight monsters who were created by a mysterious space energy, thus there are instances that he will fight them in space, thus confirming the "astronaut/space" motif.

Fourze has four switches in his Fourze Driver which he uses to change his weapons (and as seen in one scan, uses his literal Rocket Punch!) and is said to gain an addition of eight switches as the series progressed... which will be compatible with the Ganbaride game of course. Fourze has a total of four weapons slots, which is basically similar to the buttons of the Playstation, namely: Circle, Square, Cross and Triangle. Rocket Switch is Switch 1 that uses the Circle slot.

The third switch from the left should be the main "Henshin Switch," it is originally black, but the Fourze suit will appears on it after transformation. We assume that the text, "Switch On! 3, 2, 1, Henshin!" is the transformation sound. Asides from his belt, the name of his Rider Machine is Machine Masshigura, the word "masshigura" means "full speed."

Kamen Rider Fourze will make his debut in the upcoming Kamen Rider OOO: WONDERFUL Shogun and 21 Core Medals film in which he will fight the ancient alchemist named, Gara alongside with OOO. His Rider Kick will be a drill by activating Switch 3, which is for Drill.

UPDATE: Also, here is the rumored summary of the first episode which continues the numbered naming episode scheme. But before that, here is the cast rumors from Yobuko. Asides from the semi-confirmed Sota Fukushi as Gentaro Kisaragi, Ryuki Takahashi will play as Kengo Kensei, Fumika Shimizu as Yuuki Joujima/Joushima, Rikako Sakata as Miwa and two characters with unknown actors named JK (Jake) and Tomoko Yazawa.

Episode 1: Him→Me→Switch→Transform
Gentaro Kisaragi, a student in Amanogawa Academy High School's 2B, is suddenly attacked by his teacher who was covered in mysterious space energy.
He seems to be in an absolute pinch. But out of nowhere, the transfer student Kengo Kasei hands him some switches and a mysterious belt.

Kamen Rider Fourze premiere this September 4th.

Source: 4chan's /m/, 算吧@Tokumaru of HJU (link 2), alternate-zer0 of HJU, DecaEnd of HJU (link 2, link 3), KamenRiderUNDERGROUND of HJU, LukaMillfy of HJU, NeonZ of HJU (link 2), Netarider, Solari of HJU, Yaraon! via Anime News Network

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