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SODO Sundays – June 23rd, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, the end of Zi-O Set 10 and some new Ryusoulger.

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The final figure of July’s Set 10 has revealed! Zi-O’s final form Grand Zi-O is coming to the SODO line. This figure will feature moulded on details for all of the Heisei Rider statues all over the suit but will have stickers in able to make the statues stand out with greater details.

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August will see the release of YUDO Set 2. The first figure from this set has been revealed to be RyusoulGold. He will include his Mosa Changer and Mosa Blade. Also included will be the pieces to give him his BiriBiri Armor.

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The Kamen Rider Cyclone figure, revealed a while back, got a better focus recently.

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As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 20 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 2! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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Premium Bandai announce Kamen Rider Heisei Phase One Ridewatch sets

Following on from the general release of the Phase Two Ridewatches, it has been announced that you must turn to Premium Bandai for the Phase One forms.

In a very brief teaser, the Bandai Blog have announced the plans for a release of six DX Final Form Ridewatches via Premium Bandai. The first set, dubbed Volume 1, will feature Kuuga Ultimate, Agito Shining, and Ryuki Survive while Volume 2 contains the Faiz Blaster, Blade King, and Armed Hibiki forms.

According to the graphic, more details on the release will be made available on January 31st. Stay tuned to Toku Toy Store for more information and preorders.

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Kamen Rider Zi-O: First Trailer and Press Conference Details

It’s that time of the year again, the first press conference for Kamen Rider Zi-O just took place in Japan a few hours ago and with it brought us plenty of news with the cast as well as a trailer giving us a first look at the new Rider series.

First up was the cast. Zi-O showed up on stage and did his pose with his bike the Time Machine before revealing the cast of the show.

From left to right we have :

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Mysterious Prophet Woz, maybe Warz (Keisuke Watanabe) – He appears to Zi-O from the future to tell him predictions about what will be;

Geiz Myoukouin (Gaku Oshida) – Kamen Rider Geiz, a Rider from the future of 2068 who appears in 2018 to defeat Zi-O before he can become the demon king of the future.

Sougo Tokiwa (Sou Okuno) – Kamen Rider Zi-O, destined to become a demon king in the future, he becomes Zi-O and will time travel, interacting with Legend Riders along the way to prevent this dark future.

Tsukoyomi (Shieri Ohata) – A girl who travels to 2018 with Geiz and tries to help Zi-O change the future, rather than defeat him.

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After the cast reveal was the trailer, kicking off with a showcase of the 19 previous Heisei Series from Kuuga to Build. All of their Ridewatches are shown before cutting to reveal the newest Rider, Zi-O.

The main character Sougo Tokiwa is then introduced as he finds a blank Ridewatch on his bike seat.

A mysterious man, Woz, is seen as Zi-O fights a Build themed monster known as Another Build who has “BUILD” written on its chest.

Then, the Rider from the future, Kamen Rider Geiz / Geiz Myoukouin, is shown:

Showing off Tsukoyomi, we also get a look at the inside of the Time Machine.

After some shots of Zi-O and Geiz fighting, we get a brief look at an evil looking Zi-O.

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This leads to the reveals of returning actors and characters for Zi-O first up is Sento Kiryu and Ryuga Banjou, both are returning from Kamen Rider Build and are seen giving Sougo the Build and Cross-Z Ridewatches.

Then, returning from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, it’s Emu Hojo and Hiiro Kagami.

Following this is a montage of many Legend Rider forms, Zi-O’s Ex-Aid and Build forms along with Geiz’s Ghost and Drive forms.

At the end of the trailer, more mystery characters are revealed as they freeze Build, Cross-Z, and Ex-Aid in time.

Finally, is the start of the transformation sequence for Zi-O before revealing the premiere date of September 2nd 2018 at 9am in Japan.

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Shortly after this first trailer came out, Bandai Japan released a YouTube trailer showing a montage of Heisei Riders as well as the transformation sequences of Zi-O and Geiz. We’re also treated to the Build Armor form that debuted in the Kamen Rider Build: Be The One Movie.

While the series trailer is region locked, you can watch that Bandai trailer here:

What do you think of Zi-O so far? What Legend Riders do you want to see return? Leave a comment below!

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Kamen Rider Build: Episode 22 review

The battle for supremacy begins as the Riders representing Touto and Hokuto finally square off!

We begin the episode with Sento and Kazumi standing opposite each other, with a lot of tension between them, on the temporary arena that was set up for their representative match to try to end the war between Touto and Hokuto. We then briefly cut to Touto’s Himuro Taizen then to Hokuto’s Tajimi Yoshiko, who are both hoping their respective Rider will win. We also briefly see Seito’s Mido Masakuni before returning to the arena.

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The referee for the fight announces the victory conditions which are surrender, being unable to continue the fight or forced disengagement of the Rider System, as the camera pans around the arena to show who is present.

After that, we see Sento transform into Kamen Rider Build RabbitTank and Kazumi transform in Kamen Rider Grease while looking at the dog tags of his fallen friend. The referee the declares the fight can begin and we go to the opening credits after the two Riders punch each other.

After the opening credits, we go to Café Nascita in a flashback of the night before, where we see a rather angry Banjou having a go at Sento for his decision to fight in the representative match when Misora gets between them. Sento explains his decision to fight before handing Banjou a banana, calling him a monkey. We also see Sento reach into his pocket after asking Misora for a favour.

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We then return to the fight, where Misora pulls out a FullBottle-looking device. We also see that Build and Grease are currently quite evenly matched when Build switches to RoseCopter, much to the surprise of Kazumi’s team as well as Yoshiko, then he starts to gain the advantage over Grease. Grease then questions how Build got Hokuto’s FullBottles just as Build switches to TigerUFO and starts winning against Grease.

We then cut to Banjou as he starts to take more interest in watching the fight unfold, before going back to the arena briefly to see Grease notice Build is now using Seito’s FullBottles. He realizes it was Blood Stark who gave them to Sento. Blood Stark shouts “Bingo” in confirmation as Yoshiko questions his actions.

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As we return to the action, Build changes form again, this time using WhaleJet to disrupt an attack, then GiraffeCyclone for a Vortech Finish. Grease starts to get angry, which in turn raises his Hazard Level. We cut to a flashback where we see Kazumi volunteer for the process to become a Kamen Rider; he and Blood Stark exchange some dialogue, including to agree to act like Kazumi lost his memories around his friends.

Back at the fight, Grease starts to take back the advantage that Build had gained before another flashback of Kazumi’s team telling him they had volunteered for the experiments that made them into Hard SMASH. We also see Grease training with Blood Stark.

In the arena, Grease starts to subdue Build by using a Scrap Finish. As Blood Stark and Yoshiko watch the fight on television, Yoshiko admits that she’s sent all of Hokuto’s military might towards Touto so she can crush Touto if Grease loses against Build.

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In an attempt to shift the momentum back his way, Build uses RabbitTank Sparkling and the Beetle FullBottle to perform a Vortech Break on Grease, who gets even more worked up. They both perform powerful Rider kicks as Build pulls out the Hazard Trigger.

In our final flashback of the episode, this time involving the weird FullBottle-looking device from earlier, it is revealed that the bottle is a switch that is designed to destroy the Hazard Trigger along with Sento should he go out of control again.

Build changes into RabbitTank Hazard and proceeds with easily beating Grease down. A cut to Nascita shows Sawa telling Banjou that Build has used the Hazard Trigger.

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Build continues to beat down Grease when he starts to go berserk; he changes to HawkGattling Hazard before charging up a Hazard Finish, forcing Grease out of his transformation and winning the representative match for Touto.

We then cut to various people cheering that Build won, including Taizen. We briefly see Yoshiko, who can’t believe Grease lost as we go back to the arena and Misora, who looks concerned at the fact Build hasn’t disengaged his transformation yet.

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Build then walks to towards Kazumi and tries to attack him when, out of nowhere, Cross-Z Charge gets in the way, saving Kazumi. Cross-Z Charge starts fighting Build in order to disengage Build’s transformation but struggles at first as he can’t quite control the Sclash Driver. After Banjou realises he’s the only one able to stop Build, he manages to get control over his power and continues the fight against Build to a point where both Rider’s transformations disengage.

As Sento comes to from going berserk, Banjou explains to him that he won the fight. We then see Kazumi exchange some dialogue with his team then cut to Hokuto where we see Blood Stark stop Yoshiko ordering her army to invade Touto just as some of Seito’s Guardians burst in. Blood Stark then reveals that he was never really trying to help Yoshiko in the first place.

We then see Masakuni order his Guardians to take Yoshiko into custody, which then reveals that this was his plan all along. We see a mysterious purple Kamen Rider walk in dragging a destroyed Hokuto Guardian with him. Blood Stark announces the purple rider Seito’s Kamen Rider as the episode ends.

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What did you think of this week’s episode? Did you guess that Build would win the match? Was you expecting Seito to secretly have a Kamen Rider? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Returning Actors Revealed!

This winter, on December 9th, in Japan the newest “Movie Taisen” film for Kamen Rider will be released. This year is the team-up between Kamen Rider Build and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL. This time last year saw the release of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations which featured the return of Kamen Rider Wizard, Kamen Rider Gaim (with archive voice clips), and Kamen Rider Drive to help out Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Ghost. For the next edition, Toei has decided to bring actors back to reprise roles again, which they revealed today.

The movie reveal was launched in an epic teaser trailer, which you can watch here:

The first of the reveal returning from the last Heisei Generations, as well as his most recent appearance in the Kamen Rider Ghost RE:BIRTH, is Shun Nishime as Takeru Tenkuji/Kamen Rider Ghost. This time Takeru will be sporting some black hair, which is new for his character. Shun was seen on the set in leaked photos a few weeks back so his reveal was not surprising.

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In the first of surprise actor returns, we have Gaku Sano returning as Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim for the first time since Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Baron & Zangetsu back in 2015. It’s great to see Fruit Jesus return for real compared to the recycled voice line Kouta from last year’s Heisei Generations.

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The next surprising actor returning is Sota Fukushi as Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze. This is Sota’s first time playing Gentaro since all the way back in 2013’s Super Hero Taisen Z, but that was only a voice role. It’s great to see him back, including him being a teacher as we have reached the 5 years into the future Gentaro was seen in back in Movie War Ultimatum back in 2012.

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Finally, the final 2 actors returning are both from Kamen Rider OOO. Shu Watanabe is returning as Eiji Hino/Kamen Rider OOO joining him is his partner Ankh with Ryosuke Miura back in that role. Shu has not been seen since 2012’s Movie War Ultimatum and Ryosuke has not been seen since 2011’s Movie War Mega Max. Will we finally get the answer of how Eiji was able to revive Ankh after all these years?

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After the teaser dropped, the actors took to social media to post images and post other comments to talk about their returns to their past roles.

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These reveals put all the post Decade Rider Series except for W, Wizard, and Drive all in one movie. Will these 3 series be included somehow later? Time will tell, but with these reveals so far Heisei Generations FINAL is shaping up to be a very exciting Kamen Rider movie when it releases on December 9th, 2017 in Japanese cinemas.

Are you excited for the returning actors in Heisei Generations FINAL? Which actors would you want to come back? Comment down below!

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Kamen Rider Climax Fighters coming to PS4 in December

During this weekend’s series premiere of Kamen Rider Build, Japanese audiences were treated with a first look at Bandai Namco’s latest video game offering for the PlayStation 4: Kamen Rider Climax Fighters.

Due to release on December 7th in Japan, Kamen Rider Climax Fighters will include playable Riders from throughout Kamen Rider’s history, from both the Heisei and Showa eras, as well as the most recent Riders, Ex-Aid and Build.

The commercial, which features Ex-Aid, Agito, Faiz and Build, has since released online and can be viewed below.

Will you be picking up a copy of the game? Let us know what you think of the Kamen Rider video game releases in the comment section!