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Chou Den-O Episode Blue Released

Long before she was a regular on Kamen Rider Wizard, Takayama Yuuko had a role in this Den-O movie. Wow, and here's some trivia. She was Omi Kei on Twin Spica, which also starred Nakamura Yuuichi/Yuuto who was Shu in that TV show.  So there's a connection between the leads of the Episode Red and Blue movies!


It's banned books week



Let's celebrate the freedom to read! Censorship (whether it's because of government, religiious groups, or individual biases) is sort of lame.


Picture taken from this site.


Donut or Do Not?

The popular children superhero show, Kamen Rider Wizard, faced harsh criticism from Japanese parents today when it was found that children obesity rates in Japan have gone up 3000%. Local researchers blame this problem on the show's main characters who subsist on a diet of nothing but doughnuts. The show features a skinny boy in tight jeans, a model in a svelte gray suit, and a child man who never get fat, despite their lack of proper nutritional intake.

We took our crew to a local school yard to ask chubby boy why his diet was exclusively doughnuts. His reply: "Supersize Me was an amusing film, but the premise of a man eating nothing but McDonalds to the point of being detriment of his own health strained the limits of credulity. Lo, what cruel fates that my perchance for ring-shaped baked goods has doomed me to a lifestyle of insulin shots and constant self-regulation."

To get a foreigner's opinion, we asked a man of African descent staying in Japan about his thoughts on the matter. Unfortunately, he only got out a, "Motherfucker bitches," before smashing a car and changing into a panther, disappearing into the night. Unfortunately, no members of the staff speak Ebonics, so no translation of the statement is ready at the time of this publication.

Episode Red 1080p released

What timing, considering Nakamura Yuuichi just retired. Anyway, here's a picture of Matsumoto Wakana (Airi) visiting the Japanese defense force.


Thank goodness it's Friday: Wizard 4 released

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Check out the thread to answer an unrelated poll about what race you are.

Wiki update

Now working to display actor's past roles as invisible text on the wiki.

Try highlighting the space past the red arrow after Nao's name in this link:





Miura Ryosuke's Natsu Da Yo Honey Music Video

If you're a fan of Ankh or Beetle Sazer, maybe check this out.

Kairiki on the forums subbed it. Check it out here: Thread


News about Nakamura Yuuichi (the actor)


News about Nakamura Yuuichi (Zeronos in Den-O, Akio in Wangan Nights, Kiriya from Hibiki):

It looks like he's leaving the entertainment industry. I'm not sure if people knew, but he had taken a leave of absence to recover from some sickness. Apparently he has recovered, but he has decided to pursue something besides acting. Anyway, good luck to that guy. Hope we see him again someday.

Three Sisters who play at Night


I'm pretty terrible at explanations, so I'll just put this out there. It's got Femme and Shizuka from Kiva as two of the three sisters. The guest star is Mano Erina who was Nadeshiko. The writing seems like tripe, but maybe this will be of interest to some people? The game they play is Hunter x Hunter.

Maybe they should make a Kamen Rider Girls team out of these three instead.


Kamen Rider Agito 24 released, at last!

G3-X is one of my favorite Rider suits. It's so awesome.

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Also, don't forget about our image threads. Share 'em if you've got 'em.

Wizard fanart thread

Fourze fanart thread

And there's always the Generic image thread


Let's Think Like an Exec: Why doughnuts?

Executive A: What theme should the food in this year's Rider be?! Last year we did McDonald's foods.

Executive B: It should be related to rings!

Executive C: Rings... circles... O's...


Executive A: No! No! People will think it's like Kamen Rider OOO!

Executive B: How about onion rings? They're called rings already, plus...



...you can wear one like a ring!

Executive A: Too greasy! Plus, do we Japanese executives even know what onion rings are?!

Executive B: Fine, if you don't like my idea, I'll just be over here eating my dougnuts.


Kamen Rider Wizard 3 released

Where can I get me some posters like that?

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KR Wizard 02 released

Looks kind of like a wizard.

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Busters Ready Go~

29 & creditless op released

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Kamen Rider Agito 23 released

Man, Super Climax Heroes is looking amazing. The recent release looks sort of like episode 22 of Agito.

Super Climax HeroesChalice

Look at this, they brought back Agito and Chalice for this game. Crazy! I'm totally supporting this game.

KR Agito 23

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