Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max
|Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max|
|Japanese||仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ&オーズ MOVIE大戦MEGA MAX|
|Hepburn||Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Fōze Ando Ōzu Mūbī Taisen Mega Makkusu|
|Directed by||Koichi Sakamoto|
|Edited by||Hiroshi Sunaga|
|Distributed by||Toei Co. Ltd|
|Box office||US$18.9 million|
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ&オーズ MOVIE大戦MEGA MAX Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Fōze Ando Ōzu Mūbī Taisen Mega Makkusu) is a 2011 film in the Kamen Rider Series that was directed by Koichi Sakamoto. It features the casts of Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider OOO and opened in Japanese theaters on December 10, 2011.
Movie War Mega Max also features the first seven Kamen Riders (Kamen Rider 1, 2, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon, and Stronger) to commemorate the franchise's 40th anniversary, as well as the return of Kamen Rider Double. Unlike previous Movie War films, which were divided into 3 segments, Movie War Mega Max is divided into 5 parts. Like previous Movie War films, the secondary Kamen Rider of Kamen Rider Fourze, Kamen Rider Meteor, makes his debut in the film.
- 1 Story
- 2 Cast
- 3 Theme songs
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The first part of the film is called Beginning: Fight! Legendary Seven Riders (幕開け 戦え! 伝説の七人ライダー Makuake Tatakae! Densetsu no Shichinin Raidā) and focuses on the Seven Legendary Kamen Riders. The second part is Kamen Rider OOO's portion called Kamen Rider OOO: Ankh's Resurrection, the Medals of the Future, and the Leading Hope (仮面ライダーオーズ アンク復活と未来のメダルとつながる希望 Kamen Raidā Ōzu Anku Fukkatsu to Mirai no Medaru to Tsunagaru Kibou), where the cast of OOO' battle a mysterious Kamen Rider from 40 years in the future. The third part is called Futo, the Conspiracy Advances: Gallant! Kamen Rider Joker (風都 暗躍する陰謀 颯爽! 仮面ライダージョーカー Fūto Anyaku suru Inbō Sassō! Kamen Raidā Jōkā) where Shotaro Hidari discovers Foundation X's activities in Futo and investigates their plans while the original seven Kamen Riders fall into a trap. The fourth part is Kamen Rider Fourze's portion called Kamen Rider Fourze: Nadeshi-Ko Ad-Vent (仮面ライダーフォーゼ 撫・子・降・臨 Kamen Raidā Fōze Nadeshi Ko Kō Rin), where the Kamen Rider Club encounters a mysterious girl Gentaro Kisaragi immediately falls head over heels in love with her. However, they not only have to protect her from the Horocopes, but also deal with Foundation X and their new creations: the Super Evolved Lifeform Mutamits (超進化生命ミュータミット Chō Shinka Seimei Myūtamitto).
The fifth and final part of the film is Movie War Mega Max: Gather! Warriors of Glory (MOVIE大戦MEGA MAX 集結せよ! 栄光の戦士たち Mūbi Taisen Mega Makkusu Shūketsuseyo! Eikō no Senshi-tachi). Foundation X's Lem Kannagi reveals that he plans to use the SOLU harvested from the meteorites that have been striking the Earth and combine it with the powers of the Zodiarts Switches and the Core Medals in order to eliminate the Kamen Riders so he can conquer all of humanity, betraying Foundation X in the process. When his plan comes to light, Gentaro Kisaragi and Eiji Hino team up with Shotaro Hidari, Philip, and the legendary seven Kamen Riders to take on Foundation X to save the world.
Beginning: Fight! Legendary Seven Riders
Meteorites fall from space all over the world, carrying a mysterious substance called SOLU. As Kamen Riders 1, 2, V3, and Riderman battle Dustards and Waste Yummy in Europe, Kamen Riders X and Amazon fend off Masquerade Dopants in Chile. In the Middle East, holding off all three grunt types, Kamen Rider Stronger fails to stop Foundation X from retrieving the SOLU. In Japan, Foundation X agent Lem Kannagi reports his progress to Chancellor Kiima and proceeds in the next phase of his plan.
OOO: Ankh's Resurrection, the Medals of the Future, and the Leading Hope
One of meteorites causes a time hole to open in Japan as a bloodthirsty Kamen Rider from 40 years in the future emerges to fight this era's Kamen Riders. As Kousei Kougami informs Shintaro Gotou of the event, giving him the Birth Driver while revealing to have been researching the means to recreate the Core Medals, Erika Satonaka informs Hina Izumi as they make their way to the airport to meet Eiji Hino. However, the ladies are attacked by Waste Yummy with Satonaka attempting to fight them off with the Birth Buster before Eiji arrives to save Hina in the nick of time. However, the mysterious Kamen Rider appears and knocks him out as Akira Date arrives and becomes Kamen Rider Birth Proto Type to fight the enemy Kamen Rider before Shintaro arrives and joins the fight as Kamen Rider Birth. The two Kamen Rider Births are easily overpowered with Date's Birth Driver damaged beyond repair. However, "Eiji", revealed to be the Greeed Ankh, manages to rip out some of the Core Medals from inside the Kamen Rider as the real Eiji arrives, becoming Kamen Rider OOO and assumes the Random Combos Gatatoradol and Gatagoritar to weaken the enemy. But upon realizing something is off, Kamen Rider OOO hesitates as the enemy Kamen Rider escapes.
Soon after, Ankh resumes his usual form, with Date and Shintaro hospitalized, the gang go to the Cous Coussier where the Greeed refuses to explain the circumstance of his return while Eiji reveals that the Kamen Rider may not be acting of his free will due to the Core Medals inside him. But suddenly, several Waste Yummy burst into the Cous Coussier and Eiji and Ankh hold the homunculi off while Hina and Chiyoko Shiraishi get everyone else to safety. Once done, the two encounter the mysterious Kamen Rider. Though Ankh tells him it is a lost cause, Eiji refuses not give up reaching the Kamen Rider and almost dies if it were not for the youth behind the Kamen Rider managing to restrain himself. As Eiji learns that his name is Michal Minato, the youth reveals himself to be the Kamen Rider for 40 years in the future. However, his fear of water made him unable to use the Kamen Rider Aqua system he was granted and he instead uses a Core Medal system created by Kougami to become Kamen Rider Poseidon. Unfortunately, the Core Medals and remains of Kiyoto Maki emerge from a manifested black hole and enter Michal's body, giving Kamen Rider Poseidon a will of his own.
Waiting Kamen Rider Poseidon out, Ankh attempts to rip the Core Medals out from the Kamen Rider before the entity leaves Michal's body and decides to fight the Kamen Riders in another time period. Kougami warns Eiji that he does not stand a chance, but he does not believe Kougami, and gives Michal a pair of boxers and tells him to do what he can today in order to see tomorrow. Arriving at the location of the time hole just as Kamen Rider Poseidon is about to leave, as Ankh holds some Waste Yummy off, Eiji becomes Kamen Rider OOO to fight Kamen Rider Poseidon with Date, Shintaro, and Satonaka providing back up. Managing to face his phobia of water, Michal joins the fight as Kamen Rider Aqua to face Poseidon on the water before taking their battle to the land. Assuming Tajador Combo, Kamen Riders OOO and Aqua combine their signature attacks to destroy Kamen Rider Poseidon. After Kamen Rider Aqua leaves, Ankh is nowhere to be seen as Eiji reveals to Hina that Ankh actually came from the future, giving him hope that he will somehow revive their friend. However, the two are caught off guard by an explosion as Kannagi retrieves Poseidon's Core Medals.
Futo, The Conspiracy Advances: Gallant! Kamen Rider Joker
In Futo, Shotaro Hidari chases after a Foundation X convoy before managing to stop it. As Philip is preoccupied, Shotaro decides to become Kamen Rider Joker to destroy the Kamakiri and Kabuto Yummy. By then, Kannagi and his two aides arrive to a secret airport to enter their spacecraft the Exodus and install Kamen Rider Poseidon's Core Medals into a Driver before the Seven Riders arrive. After disposing of the interlopers, Kannagi states that only the SOLU is needed. However, Kamen Rider Joker's interference causes the SOLU sample to leak into the sewer.
Fourze: Nadeshi-Ko Ad-Vent
At Amanogawa High School, they are hosting a cultural festival where Gentaro Kisaragi gets his fortune told by Mr. Chuta Ohsugi before the Kamen Rider Club, consisting of Gentaro and his friends space nerd Yuki Jojima, budding scientist Kengo Utahoshi, football team captain Shun Daimonji, cheerleader Miu Kazashiro, and goth Tomoko Nozama, begins its dedication to the past Kamen Riders. However, other than social butterfly JK being a no show, a mysterious girl falls from the sky as Gentaro saves her and they take her to the hospital. The Kamen Rider Club learns her name to be Nadeshiko Misaki from Subaruboshi High School before the group is attacked by Dustards. Realizing that the Dustards are after her, Gentaro protects Nadeshiko from them before he transforms into Kamen Rider Fourze to fight just as Nadeshiko suddenly transforms into Kamen Rider Nadeshiko, much to Fourze and the others' shock, to help take out the Dustards. Soon after, the Virgo Zodiarts arrives to demand Nadeshiko Misaki from Kamen Rider Fourze as he assumes Elek States to fight the Horoscopes. Deciding to change back into Base States, Kamen Riders Fourze and Nadeshiko execute a Double Rider Rocket Punch to force the Virgo Zodiarts to fall back. After, the Kamen Rider Club learns that Gentaro is in love with Nadeshiko. Spiriting Gentaro off before she can answer Kengo's questions of where she obtained her Kamen Rider system from, Nadeshiko starts to become more vocal as she and Gentaro become closer before he takes her to the Rabbit Hatch. When Nadeshiko takes off her space helmet to kiss him, Gentaro realizes that she is not human.
Kengo reveals that she is one of the Seeds Of Life from the Universe, or "SOLU", an alien lifeform that mimics what it sees. Though Kengo explains that a SOLU is unable to be truly conscious, Gentaro refuses to accept it as he runs off. After Yuki manages to cheer him up, Gentaro refuses to let Nadeshiko go as he takes the container holding her from Foundation X posing as college scientists. Touched by Gentaro's feelings for her as she emerges from the container, Nadeshiko hugs him out of gratitude before Foundation X decides to take Nadeshiko by force as Kamen Rider Fourze chases after them on the Massigler before forced to fight Katal as he mutates into the Mutamit Suddendath. After Shun uses the Powerdizer to help in the fight, Nadeshiko becomes Kamen Rider Nadeshiko to fight Foundation X's Masquerade Dopants before joining Kamen Rider Fourze in defeating Suddendath. After Kamen Rider Fourze accepts that she is not real but he still loves her, Nadeshiko is captured by Kannagi who converts her into the SOLU Switch much to Gentaro's horror. After defeating Gentaro, Kannagi leaves the boy at Suddendath's mercy as the rest of the Kamen Rider Club holds the Mutamit off. Touched by his friends' actions, Gentaro transforms into Kamen Rider Fourze, again, and assumes Fire States before finding Nadeshiko's Rocket Switch Super-1, using it to become Kamen Rider Fourze Rocket States to destroy Suddendath. Soon after, the Kamen Rider Club meets Eiji as he asks for Gentaro's help in defeating Foundation X.
Movie War Mega Max: Gather! Warriors of Glory
Meeting up with Shotaro and Philip, Gentaro introduces himself as he and Shotaro hit it off before he explains the nature of Foundation X with its agent Kannagi having betrayed the organization to take over the world. However, Kannagi sends his remaining aide Solaris to finish the Kamen Riders off by becoming the Unicorn Zodiarts while her followers become the Orion, Chameleon, and Hound Zodiarts. To return the favor to Eiji for before, Shotaro and Philip become Kamen Rider Double to hold off the Foundation X Zodiarts as Eiji and Gentaro assume their Kamen Rider forms to reach Kannagi. Amused at the Kamen Riders' intent to stop him, Kannagi puts them at the mercy of an army of Dustards, Waste Yummy, and Masquerade Dopants. As Kamen Rider OOO assumes his various Combos to take out some of the grunts, Kamen Rider Fourze uses his Astroswitch combinations to wipe out the rest before the Exodus begins takeoff. As Kamen Rider OOO is overpowered by replicas of the Greeed and the Museum Dopants, Kamen Rider Fourze reveals he has found four Kamen Rider themed Astroswitches and three Kamen Rider themed Core Medals. When the two Riders use the items, they are revealed to be the Seven Legendary Kamen Riders and are able to return to their normal forms. They tell the two Kamen Riders to stop Kannagi while they hold off the monster replicas as Kamen Rider Aqua arrives to give Kamen Rider OOO a new set of Core Medals from the future.
Once inside the Exodus, the Kamen Riders face Kannagi as he becomes Super Gingaoh and overpowers Kamen Riders Fourze and OOO before forcing the former outside. However, with the Kamen Rider Club's help, Kamen Rider Fourze uses the Powerdizer to reach the Exodus. As Kamen Riders Double CycloneJokerXtreme and Aqua, along with the seven Kamen Riders defeat the monster replicas, Kamen Rider OOO uses the future Core Medals to become Kamen Rider OOO Super Tatoba Combo to fight Super Gingaoh on equal ground. Joined by Kamen Rider Fourze Rocket States, he and Kamen Rider OOO double team Super Gingaoh before he uses the SOLU Switch's power on them. But with Nadeshiko giving him a power boost, Kamen Riders OOO and Fourze execute the Rider Double Drill Kick to destroy Super Gingaoh just as the Exodus begins to explode. Now a being of pure energy, Nadeshiko departs Earth as the Kamen Riders re-enter the atmosphere. As Eiji resumes his journey with his hope for Ankh's return stronger than ever, Gentaro encounters the real Nadeshiko Misaki just as he goes back to school. After defeating what remains of Kannagi's forces, a mysterious black and blue Kamen Rider wonders if he will find his target at Amanogawa High School.
- Beginning cast
- Kamen Rider 1 (仮面ライダー1号 Kamen Raidā Ichigō, Voice): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu)
- Kamen Rider 2 (仮面ライダー2号 Kamen Raidā Nigō, Voice): Takahiro Fujimoto (藤本 たかひろ Fujimoto Takahiro)
- Kamen Rider V3 (仮面ライダーV3 Kamen Raidā Bui Surī, Voice): Hirofumi Tanaka (田中 大文 Tanaka Hirofumi)
- Riderman (ライダーマン Raidāman, Voice): Takayuki Masuda (増田 隆之 Masuda Takayuki)
- Kamen Rider X (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu, Voice): Isshin Chiba (千葉 一伸 Chiba Isshin)
- Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā Amazon, Voice): Kōji Tobe (戸部 公爾 Tobe Kōji)
- Kamen Rider Stronger (仮面ライダーストロンガー Kamen Raidā Sutorongā, Voice): Hideo Ishikawa (石川 英郎 Ishikawa Hideo)
- Katal (カタル Kataru): Dante Carver (ダンテ・カーヴァー Dante Kāvā)
- Solaris (ソラリス Sorarisu): Sanae Hitomi (人見 早苗 Hitomi Sanae)
- Chancellor Kiima (キイマ総統官 Kiima Sōtōkan): Azusa Watanabe (渡辺 梓 Watanabe Azusa)
- Lem Kannagi (レム・カンナギ Remu Kannagi): Toru Masuoka (益岡 徹 Masuoka Tōru)
- OOO cast
- Eiji Hino (火野 映司 Hino Eiji): Shu Watanabe (渡部 秀 Watanabe Shū)
- Ankh (アンク Anku): Ryosuke Miura (三浦 涼介 Miura Ryōsuke)
- Hina Izumi (泉 比奈 Izumi Hina): Riho Takada (高田 里穂 Takada Riho)
- Shintaro Goto (後藤 慎太郎 Gotō Shintarō): Asaya Kimijima (君嶋 麻耶 Kimijima Asaya)
- Akira Date (伊達 明 Date Akira): Hiroaki Iwanaga (岩永 洋昭 Iwanaga Hiroaki)
- Erika Satonaka (里中 エリカ Satonaka Erika): Mayuko Arisue (有末 麻祐子 Arisue Mayuko)
- Chiyoko Shiraishi (白石 千世子 Shiraishi Chiyoko): Marie Kai (甲斐 まり恵 Kai Marie)
- Michal Minato (湊 ミハル Minato Miharu): Atsushi Arai (荒井 敦史 Arai Atsushi)
- Kousei Kougami (鴻上 光生 Kōgami Kōsei): Takashi Ukaji (宇梶 剛士 Ukaji Takashi)
- Kamen Rider Poseidon (仮面ライダーポセイドン Kamen Raidā Poseidon, Voice): Kenji Hamada (浜田 賢二 Hamada Kenji)
- O Scanner Voice, Poseidon Driver Voice, Gingaoh Driver Voice: Akira Kushida (串田 アキラ Kushida Akira)
- Birth Driver Voice: Jōji Nakata (中田 譲治 Nakata Jōji)
- Futo, The Conspiracy Advances cast
- Shotaro Hidari (左 翔太郎 Hidari Shōtarō): Renn Kiriyama (桐山 漣 Kiriyama Ren)
- Philip (フィリップ Firippu): Masaki Suda (菅田 将暉 Suda Masaki)
- Gaia Memory Voice: Fumihiko Tachiki (立木 文彦 Tachiki Fumihiko)
- Fourze cast
- Gentaro Kisaragi (如月 弦太朗 Kisaragi Gentarō): Sota Fukushi (福士 蒼汰 Fukushi Sōta)
- Kengo Utahoshi (歌星 賢吾 Utahoshi Kengo): Ryuki Takahashi (高橋 龍輝 Takahashi Ryūki)
- Yuki Jojima (城島 ユウキ Jōjima Yūki): Fumika Shimizu (清水 富美加 Shimizu Fumika)
- Miu Kazashiro (風城 美羽 Kazashiro Miu): Rikako Sakata (坂田 梨香子 Sakata Rikako)
- Shun Daimonji (大文字 隼 Daimonji Shun): Justin Tomimori (冨森 ジャスティン Tomimori Jasutin)
- Tomoko Nozama (野座間 友子 Nozama Tomoko): Shiho (志保)
- JK (JK（ジェイク） Jeiku): Shion Tsuchiya (土屋 シオン Tsuchiya Shion)
- Chuta Ohsugi (大杉 忠太 Ōsugi Chūta): Takushi Tanaka (田中 卓志 Tanaka Takushi, of Ungirls)
- Mysterious high school student (謎の高校生 Nazo no kōkōsei): Ryo Yoshizawa (吉沢 亮 Yoshizawa Ryō)
- Nadeshiko Misaki (美咲 撫子 Misaki Nadeshiko): Erina Mano (真野 恵里菜 Mano Erina)
- Mituaki Gamou (我望 光明 Gamō Mitsuaki): Shingo Tsurumi (鶴見 辰吾 Tsurumi Shingo)
- Virgo Zodiarts (ヴァルゴ・ゾディアーツ Varugo Zodiātsu, Voice): Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵 Tanaka Rie)
- Main film theme
- "SAMURAI STRONG STYLE"
- Lyrics: Show Ayanocozey
- Composition & Arrangement: Marty Friedman
- Artist: Show Ayanocozey (綾小路 翔 Ayanokōji Shō) vs. Marty Friedman (マーティ・フリードマン Māti Furīdoman)
- The movie's theme. Show Ayanocozey of Kishidan (a.k.a. DJ OZMA) and former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman recorded the Mega Max theme song "SAMURAI STRONG STYLE". Ayanocozey said that he had been a fan of the Kamen Rider Series when he was younger, having watched Super-1 and Black, and became envious that Koji Kikkawa had himself become involved in the Kamen Rider Series as a musician. To him, the meaning behind the song is the unique heroism that the Japanese idolize, a hero that will give his life to save another, and he plans to style the song in the same way Ichirou Mizuki and Akira Kushida have done for their hero show theme songs. He has also stated his pleasure in collaborating with Friedman, as he was a fan of Megadeth in junior high. Friedman is also pleased with his collaboration with Ayanocozey, having previously worked with him on a Fanta commercial campaign, and states that the song has an ultimate manly feel to it. "SAMURAI STRONG STYLE" was released on December 21, 2011, alongside the film's soundtrack and the television series' soundtrack.
- Insert songs
- "Anything Goes! OOO Special Edit."
- "Shout out"
- Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
- Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
- Artist: Eiji Hino (Shu Watanabe)
- "Shout Out" makes its debut in the film, having never been used in the Kamen Rider OOO broadcast run.
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