Monday, September 13

Kamen Rider OOO - Transforming and Crime Fighting via Medals?

Kamen Rider OOO (pronounced as Kamen Raidā Ōzu) is the next Heisei Kamen Rider series that follows Kamen Rider Double. The 12th Kamen Rider in the Heisei era uses medals (more likely coins) to fight the new face of evil... the Greeeds!

Kamen Rider OOO Kamen rider series for 2010

Kamen Rider OOO Synopsis

Eiji Hino is a man who has no dreams, no job, and no family. When animal-like monsters called Greeed awaken after their 800 year slumber to attack humans and feed off of their desire, a bird-type Greeed called Anku gives Eiji a belt and three Medals to fight the Greeed so he can become the predestined Multi King. This allows Eiji to become Kamen Rider OOO. The mysterious Kougami Foundation approaches him and begins assisting him in his fight against the Greeed, but their true motives are not clear. When Eiji fights for the first time, he starts to realize what it means "to be alive".

Kamen Rider OOO with Kamen Rider WKamen Rider OOO with all of the Heisei Era Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider OOO with Kamen Rider W (left), and Kamen Rider OOO together with the other Heisei Era Kamen Riders

Watch the Kamen Rider OOO Opening Theme here:
"Anything Goes!" by Maki Ohguro

Kamen Rider OOO Ride Vendor

Besides having an upbeat intro music for the series, a Kamen Rider won't be complete without the bike. The Ride Vendor is Kamen Rider OOO's personal bike, which is a modified Honda VT 750 C2B Shadow Black Spirit mass-produced by the Kougami Foundation. The cool thing about it is that it normally looks like an ordinary vending machine, until OOO or any member from the foundation inserts a medal to either transform it to a bike, or release "candroids". Candroids are special support robots that transforms into its original can mode into animal mode (also seen in the opening).

Kamen Rider OOO Ride Vendor

Kamen Rider OOO

Directed by Ryuta Tasaki and Takayuki Shibasaki.
Distributed by Toei Company.
Starring Shu Watanabe, Ryosuke Miura, and Riho Takada.
Original Aired on September 5, 2010

For Tokusatsu and followers of the Kamen rider franchise, what do you think about this new Kamen Rider for 2010-2011, Kamen Rider OOO?