Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core

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Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core
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Promotional poster for Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core
Japanese 仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー オーズ&ダブル feat.スカル MOVIE大戦CORE
Hepburn Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Ōzu ando Daburu fīcharingu Sukaru: Mūbī Taisen Koa
Directed by Ryuta Tasaki
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Narrated by
Music by
Production
company
Distributed by Toei Co. Ltd
Release dates
  • December 18, 2010 (2010-12-18)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー オーズ&ダブル feat.スカル MOVIE大戦CORE Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Ōzu ando Daburu fīcharingu Sukaru: Mūbī Taisen Koa?) is a 2010 film in the Kamen Rider Series, featuring the casts and characters of Kamen Rider W and Kamen Rider OOO. Originally announced in a teaser at the end of the film Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate, film was released in Japan on December 18, 2010.[1] The catchphrase for the movie is "Kamen Riders, to the inner core of the Earth." (仮面ライダー、地球の中心「核」(コア)へ。 Kamen Raidā, chikyū no chūshin koa e?).[2] Actor Taro Yamamoto guest stars in the film as the former partner of Sokichi Narumi, Koji Kikkawa reprising his role as the character.[3] Both Kikkawa and Maki Ohguro are tied to a theme song (and music video) for the film, recording the song "HEART∞BREAKER" under the band name "DaiKichi" (DaiKichi~大吉~?).[4] This movie is didn't fit the continuity while W take place after the final episode until Eiji used Tajadol Combo again. The character of Kamen Rider Birth made its debut in the films.[5]

Movie War Core opened at number 1 in Japanese box offices in its first weekend, unseating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 from its two week position.[6]

Story[edit]

Like Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010, Movie War Core is split into three parts. The Kamen Rider W portion of the film, written by Riku Sanjo, is titled Kamen Rider Skull: Message for Double (仮面ライダースカル メッセージforダブル Kamen Raidā Sukaru: Messēji fō Daburu?). The story, taking place after the series epilogue, features Akiko Narumi preparing for her wedding before considering canceling it when the Futo Kamen Riders are distracted by the Pteranodon Yummy (プテラノドンヤミー Puteranodon Yamī?) who has somehow acquired the Memory Memory. The Pteranodon Yummy uses these powers to reveal to Akiko how her father and Shotaro's mentor, Sokichi Narumi, became Kamen Rider Skull with Shroud's aid.[7] along with his fight against the Spider Dopant (スパイダー・ドーパント Supaidā Dōpanto?) and Eren Komori who transforms into the Bat Dopant (バット・ドーパント Batto Dōpanto?). Both Dopants are an homage to the first two inhumanoids (Spider Man (蜘蛛男 Kumo Otoko?) and Bat Man (蝙蝠男 Kōmori Otoko?)) from the original Kamen Rider television series.[8]

The Kamen Rider OOO portion of the film, written by Toshiki Inoue, is titled Kamen Rider OOO: Nobunaga's Desire (仮面ライダーオーズ ノブナガの欲望 Kamen Raidā Ōzu Nobunaga no Yokubō?). The Kougami Foundation has discovered the mummified remains of Oda Nobunaga and have created a Cell Medal-based homonculus of the man with his memories. Dubbed Nobunaga (ノブナガ?), he runs from the Kougami Foundation and into Eiji Hino's care. However, Nobunaga attempts to resume his conquest of Japan while targeting the descendants of those responsible for his down fall. But when forced into becoming a mindless Greeed, Eiji must stop Nobunaga before it is too late.[7]

In the final portion of the film entitled Movie War Core (MOVIE大戦CORE Mūbī Taisen Koa?), is convergence of the two films that brings the casts and characters of W and OOO to fight the evil energy-based giant Kamen Rider Core.[7]

Skull: Message for Double[edit]

Confronting a mysterious enemy, the male Pteranodon Yummy, Kamen Rider Double receives aid from Ryu Terui, who is forced to fight as himself due to his bride-to-be Akiko Narumi confiscating his Accel Memory and Accel Driver. No soon did the Pteranodon Yummy fly off then Akiko arrives and is infuriated that the Kamen Riders were too occupied to go attend her wedding to the point of breaking into tears and threatening to call her wedding to Ryu off. However, Akiko is more upset that her father is not able to attend the wedding and demands to know why he even became a Kamen Rider in the first place. This attracts the Pteranodon Yummy as uses the Memory Memory on her to get her the answer to her question.

Akiko finds herself in the past, witnessing her father Sokichi Narumi during a case regarding an opera singer named Melissa and a stalker called the "Spider-man." Heading to city hall for Melissa's performance, with a young Shotaro Hidari among the audience, Sokichi meets Melissa's seedy manager Kozo Yaguchi before Melissa's stalker, the Spider Dopant, appears and attacks the police. Sokichi fights the criminal before a Gaia Memory dealer named Eren Komori appears and the two take their leave. Though his partner Seiichiro "Matsu" Matsui suggests to leave it to the cops, Sokichi returns to the detective agency to meet his benefactor Shroud, who reveals that the Museum has begun their master plan and tries to give him the Skull Memory which he turns down. He later meets with Matsu at the library after which Matsu shows him that Yaguchi's previous female talents are among the missing persons.

Finding help in an informant named Stone, Sokichi breaks into the Yaguchi Talent Agency where he finds the missing girls being used as test subjects in Gaia Memory research. Forced to watch Stone get killed by Eren Komori when she becomes the Bat Dopant, Sokichi is unable to escape from her and the Spider Dopant. But Shroud arrives and tosses him the Lost Driver and the Skull Memory, allowing him to become the incomplete Kamen Rider Skull Crystal as he proceeds to defeat several Masquerade Dopants before getting himself into a pinch. Receiving a call from his young daughter Akiko, Sokichi promises her that he will attend her wedding when she grows up. This gives him the drive to fight as he pursues the Dopants. He only finds Yaguchi, who was only supplying the Museum with test subjects before he is killed by a Spider Bomb concealed in his wife. The next day, Sokichi confronts Matsu, knowing that he is the Spider Dopant after recognizing his handwriting at the scene of the crime. Found out, Matsu tries to fend himself from Sokichi before Melissa reveals that Matsu took the Gaia Memory to protect her from Yaguchi before it warped his mind. Furthermore, Matsu has placed a bomb in Melissa so she cannot touch, or be touched by, the one she loves, as the bomb will move towards the one she loves and kills him. The fact she does not love Matsu drives Matsu further into insanity as he assumes his Dopant form and blasts Sokichi and Futo with massive amounts of Spider Bombs. A series of explosions went off soon after in various places in Futo.

Having no choice, Sokichi attempts to chase his ex-partner down. However, the Bat Dopant gets in his way as Sokichi becomes the complete Kamen Rider Skull. He chases after the Spider Dopant while using the SkullGarry to deal with the Bat Dopant controlling an Oil Tanker before taking her down and pinning her to the tanker with the Skull Punisher. Though she begs Kamen Rider Skull for mercy, he leaves her to die in the vehicle's resulting explosion. Catching up to his ex-partner, Kamen Rider Skull counts his own crimes and the Dopant must now follow. Using a Rider Kick, the Spider Memory breaks with Matsu dying in the Memory's side effects. Leaving a heart-broken Melissa without a word, Sokichi takes his leave.

In the present day, Akiko is horrified at the tragedy she saw as the Pteranodon Yummy now has the ideal memory of an intense battle needed to achieve his goal.

OOO: Nobunaga's Desire[edit]

At the Kougami Foundation, Kousei Kougami talks of the most avaricious man in Japan, Oda Nobunaga, whose final resting place was found. With Doctor Maki overseeing the process, Kougami commissions the creation of a Cell Medal homunculus based on Nobunaga himself. After a part-time acting gig at a wedding, Eiji Hino gives away the money he and Hina Izumi earned, much to her dismay. While going on a paper route, Eiji confronts a Greeed-like monster in samurai armor attacking a man he deems a "murderer". Eiji becomes Kamen Rider OOO to fight the monster before he runs off and Eiji finds a barely conscious young man in the chase. Taking him to Cous Cossier, the man introduces himself as Nobunaga and reveals that he has no memory of who he is. Nobunaga soon visits a library and started learning at an astonishing pace. Taking him under his wing, Eiji is amazed at Nobunaga's skill as he fixes a software bug that would take hours in a matter of seconds, subsequently getting a job in the Marshall Software company. Later that night, Ankh confronts the monster as he kills another "killer". The next day, Nobunaga meets Yoshino Akechi, a ballerina, as he gets full control of the company. Eventually, he goes after the Kougami Foundation as Kougami gives his project a present: the Birth Driver. After firing Eiji, the male Pteranodon Yummy arrives for more memories for his Memory Memory, with Nobunaga becoming Kamen Rider Birth to fight him to gain popularity, one of his steps of taking everything under the heaven for himself. However, as he and Hina watch Yoshino perform, Eiji is shocked to find Nobunaga to be the monster he confronted when he sprains the girl's foot in attempt to kill her.

Heartbroken, Eiji becomes Kamen Rider OOO to fight him while Yoshino is confronted by a Greeed known as the Kyouryu Greeed who uses her shoe to create a female Pteranodon Yummy that meddles in the fight before being destroyed by Kamen Rider OOO Gatakiriba Combo. However, Nobunaga begins to suffer a total Cell Medal breakdown to the point of slowly losing his memories. He demands how Eiji can enjoy life without desire, only to find the answer he receives foolish, yet sensible. Nobunaga finds Yoshino at the hospital, using the last of his power to heal her leg. However, Doctor Maki arrives and adds three black Core Medals (Sasori, Ebi, and Kani) into Nobunaga which causes him to assume his complete Greeed-like form as he pleads Eiji to kill him. Having no choice, Kamen Rider OOO battles the Greeed and assumes Sagohzo Combo to end his friend's misery. Nobunaga thanks Eiji for opening his eyes to what truly matters in life as he asks Eiji to give Yoshino his regards before he breaks down into Cell Medals. The three black Core Medals fly off with Eiji in pursuit.

Movie War Core[edit]

Having obtained the most intense Kamen Rider battles in the Memory Memory, the male Pteranodon Yummy is caught off guard when the black Core Medals appear and combine with the Gaia Memory into the giant Kamen Rider Core, much to Akiko's horror as Eiji saves her. As Eiji assures Akiko that her father had his reasons for being a Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Core begins to destroy the area as Kamen Riders OOO and W team up to fight the enemy. However, Kamen Rider Core proves too powerful and the two go underground to destroy the Gaia Memory's source of power to even the odds. Kamen Rider Double CycloneJokerXtreme and Kamen Rider OOO Latorartar Combo manage to outrun Kamen Rider Core and discover a giant crystal near the Earth's core - the source of Kamen Rider Core's power. Back on the surface, Ryu persuades Akiko to allow him to become Kamen Rider Accel to protect her from the Pteranodon Yummy before Shintaro Goto arrives as Kamen Rider Birth and backs up Accel in destroying the Yummy. Back underground, after Ankh shows up, which disturbs Shotaro, the Kamen Riders manage to destroy the crystal which only angers Kamen Rider Core. The two Kamen Riders call him a mockery of what a Kamen Rider truly is. Ankh gives Kamen Rider OOO the Medals required to transform into Tajadol Combo, and the resulting wind from the transformation allows Kamen Rider W to transform into CycloneJokerGoldXtreme. The two Kamen Riders execute a combination Prominence Drop and Golden Xtreme Double Rider Kick that destroys Kamen Rider Core and shatters his core components. With a renewed sense of faith in the Kamen Riders, Akiko and the others hurry to her wedding while Eiji finds himself in Rio de Janeiro where Chiyoko Shiraishi just happens to be on vacation. At the wedding, Akiko discovers that Melissa is attending, and learns that Sokichi asked her to take his place at the wedding as he knew he can never see his own daughter again, while pulling his sleeve up revealing that the Spider Bomb didn't die with the Dopant. With that knowledge in mind, and her father with her in spirit, Akiko's marriage to Ryu goes without any hitch. Some time after, Eiji and Chiyoko return to Japan to show Hina the items they got from their short time in Brazil.

Kamen Rider Core[edit]

Kamen Rider Core (仮面ライダーコア Kamen Raidā Koa?) is the main antagonist in the final portion of the film, the first evil Kamen Rider promoted entirely in CG. Kamen Rider Core is a giant magma-based monster created from the three black Core Medals: Sasori Medal (サソリメダル Sasori Medaru?), the Kani Medal (カニメダル Kani Medaru?), the Ebi Medal (エビメダル Ebi Medaru?), and the Memory Memory (メモリーメモリ Memorī Memori?), a Gaia Memory linked to the planet that enables the viewer to look into the past for strong memories. Because he has the powers of the inner core itself, Kamen Rider Core can burn anything within physical contact or use pyrokinetic powers such as firing a beam from his mouth strong enough to set a city on fire. Kamen Rider Core can also turn his lower half of his body into a motorcycle known as Bike State (バイク形態 Baiku Keitai?).

Cast[edit]

W 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?)
  • Akiko Narumi (鳴海 亜樹子 Narumi Akiko?), Melissa (メリッサ Merissa?): Hikaru Yamamoto (山本 ひかる Yamamoto Hikaru?)[9]
  • Ryu Terui (照井 竜 Terui Ryū?): Minehiro Kinomoto (木ノ本 嶺浩 Kinomoto Minehiro?)
  • Mikio Jinno (刃野 幹夫 Jinno Mikio?): Takeshi Nadagi (なだぎ 武 Nadagi Takeshi?)
  • Shun Makura (真倉 俊 Makura Shun?): Shingo Nakagawa (中川 真吾 Nakagawa Shingo?)
  • Watcherman (ウォッチャマン Wotchaman?): Nasubi (なすび?)
  • Santa-chan (サンタちゃん Santachan?): Zennosuke Fukkin (腹筋 善之介 Fukkin Zennosuke?)
  • Queen (クイーン Kuīn?): Tomomi Itano (板野 友美 Itano Tomomi?, AKB48)
  • Elizabeth (エリザベス Erizabesu?): Tomomi Kasai (河西 智美 Kasai Tomomi?, AKB48)
  • Sokichi Narumi (鳴海 荘吉 Narumi Sōkichi?): Koji Kikkawa (吉川 晃司 Kikkawa Kōji?)
  • Shroud (シュラウド Shuraudo?, Voice): Naoko Kouda (幸田 直子 Kōda Naoko?)
  • Matsu (Seiichiro Matsui) (マツ(松井 誠一郎) Matsu (Matsui Seiichirō)?): Taro Yamamoto (山本 太郎 Yamamoto Tarō?)[9]
  • Sam (Isamu Bito) (サム(尾藤 勇) Samu (Bitō Isamu)?): Kazuyoshi Ozawa (小沢 和義 Ozawa Kazuyoshi?)
  • Stone (ストーン Sutōn?): Shiro Tsubuyaki (つぶやき シロー Tsubuyaki Shirō?)[10][11]
  • Eren Komori (小森 絵蓮 Komori Eren?): Reon Kadena (かでな れおん Kadena Reon?)[9]
  • Kozo Yaguchi (矢口 孝三 Yaguchi Kōzō?): Kenta Satoi (佐戸井 けん太 Satoi Kenta?)
  • Yaguchi's Wife (矢口の妻 Yaguchi no Tsuma?): Wakana Nakano (中野 若菜 Nakano Wakana?)
  • Akiko Narumi (young) (鳴海 亜樹子(幼少期) Narumi Akiko (Yōshōki)?): Saho Ueda (上田 紗帆 Ueda Saho?)
  • Shotaro Hidari (young) (左 翔太郎(幼少期) Hidari Shōtarō (Yōshōki)?): Issei Kakazu (嘉数 一星 Kakazu Issei?)
  • Marina Tsumura (young) (津村 真里奈(幼少期) Tsumura Marina (Yōshōki)?): Emiri Yagi (八木 瑛美莉 Yagi Emiri?)
  • Gaia Memory Voice (ガイアメモリ音声 Gaia Memori Onsei?): Fumihiko Tachiki (立木 文彦 Tachiki Fumihiko?)
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?)
  • Kousei Kougami (鴻上 光生 Kōgami Kōsei?): Takashi Ukaji (宇梶 剛士 Ukaji Takashi?)
  • Shintaro Goto (後藤 慎太郎 Gotō Shintarō?): Asaya Kimijima (君嶋 麻耶 Kimijima Asaya?)
  • Erika Satonaka (里中 エリカ Satonaka Erika?): Mayuko Arisue (有末 麻祐子 Arisue Mayuko?)
  • Kiyoto Maki (真木 清人 Maki Kiyoto?): Yuu Kamio (神尾 佑 Kamio Yū?)
  • Chiyoko Shiraishi (白石 千世子 Shiraishi Chiyoko?): Marie Kai (甲斐 まり恵 Kai Marie?)
  • Kazari (カザリ?): Taito Hashimoto (橋本 汰斗 Hashimoto Taito?)
  • Uva (ウヴァ?, Voice): Yūsuke Yamada (山田 悠介 Yamada Yūsuke?)
  • Gamel (ガメル Gameru?, Voice): Hiroyuki Matsumoto (松本 博之 Matsumoto Hiroyuki?)
  • Mezool (メズール Mezūru?, Voice): Yukana (ゆかな?)
  • Nobunaga (ノブナガ?): Kengo Ohkuchi (大口 兼悟 Ōkuchi Kengo?)[9]
  • Yoshino Akechi (明智 よしの Akechi Yoshino?): Sayako (彩也子?)[9]
  • Pteranodon Yummy (Male) (プテラノドンヤミー(雄) Puteranodon Yamī (Osu)?, Voice): Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (下山 吉光 Shimoyama Yoshimitsu?)
  • Pteranodon Yummy (Female) (プテラノドンヤミー(雌) Puteranodon Yamī (Mesu)?, Voice): Ami Michizoe (道添 愛美 Michizoe Ami?)
  • Armored Warrior Inhumanoid (鎧武者怪人 Yoroi Musha Kaijin?, Voice): Keikō Sakai (酒井 敬幸 Sakai Keikō?)
  • "Kyouryu Greeed" (恐竜グリード Kyōryū Gurīdo?, Voice): Kenji Hamada (浜田 賢二 Hamada Kenji?)[Note 1]
  • O Scanner Voice (オースキャナー音声 Ōsukyanā Onsei?): Akira Kushida (串田 アキラ Kushida Akira?)
  • Birth Driver Voice (バースドライバー音声 Bāsu Doraibā Onsei?): Jōji Nakata (中田 譲治 Nakata Jōji?)
  • The President of Future Soft (フューチャーソフト社長 Fyūchā Sofuto Shachō?): Masayuki Itō (伊藤 正之 Itō Masayuki?)
  • Employee of Future Soft (フューチャーソフト社員 Fyūchā Sofuto Shain?): Teruaki Ogawa (小川 輝晃 Ogawa Teruaki?)
  • Gen-san (源さん?): Kōji Ise (伊勢 浩二 Ise Kōji?)
  • Naomi (直美?): Yuka Motohashi (本橋 由香 Motohashi Yuka?)
  • Commercial Director (CM監督 Shī Emu Kantoku?): Satoshi Morota (諸田 敏 Morota Satoshi?)
Movie War Cast
  • Kamen Rider Core (仮面ライダーコア Kamen Raidā Koa?, Voice): Fumihiko Tachiki (立木 文彦 Tachiki Fumihiko?)[12]

Theme song[edit]

  • "HEART∞BREAKER"[4]
    • Lyrics: Maki Ohguro
    • Composition: Koji Kikkawa
    • Arrangement: Hiroaki Sugawara
    • Artist: DaiKichi (Daikichi~大吉~?)
    Daikichi is a musical unit composed of Koji Kikkawa and Maki Ohguro using the first kanji of their surnames. This name is literally translated as "Great Luck". The unit was originally named "Koji Kikkawa × Maki Ohguro" (吉川晃司×大黒摩季 Kikkawa Kōji × Ōguro Maki?).[13] The single is scheduled for release on December 15, 2010.

The film's soundtrack was released on December 15, 2010.[14] The movie's music includes "Got to Keep it Real", "Nobody's Perfect", and a track titled "Finally", sung by series' actress Hikaru Yamamoto as her character Melissa. "Finally" was written & arranged by Shoko Fujibayashi, and composed by Shuhei Naruse, used during the Kamen Rider Skull: Message for Double portion of the film where the character of Melissa performs at a concert. Other versions of "Finally" can be heard during Kamen Rider OOO: Nobunaga's Desire.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hamada's role is credited as "Kyouryu Greeed" (恐竜グリード Kyōryū Gurīdo?) in the film's credits. The name "Giru" (ギル?) is mentioned during the course of the film.

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