Kamen Rider 2008 unveiling soon

Kamen Rider 2008

A full unveiling is coming real soon, but here’s the annual New Kamen Rider silhouettes. The horror elements mentioned in the previous rumor report are intact, which I’m excited for. Perhaps we’ll see creepier monsters and creative night time fight sequences!

The suit looks pretty cool to me, a lot better than the initial shots (though it might be a blank form). Looks better than Den-O; looks like an evolved Hibiki suit. More details coming soon, so keep on the lookout!

Kamen Rider 2008

[Via Igadevil and Otakuism]

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HDS: Hyper Detail Superior review

Hyper Detail Superior

Sappii has a new review up for the new High Detail Superior Kamen Rider Den-O figures, which look quite impressive. Sappii notes that HDS is better than the Ultimate Solid series in a way since the figures are in one piece, avoiding spliced body parts with unsightly seams.

What Kamen Rider would you like see for High Detail Superior 2?

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Post frequency and episodes

I’ve been slowing down lately since I don’t have my computer right now. I took a flight and checked my bag, and wouldn’t you know it, they lost it. It’s been 5 days now and not a trace. It’s pretty inconvenient since I had my laptop, external hard drive, clothes, Wacom tablet, Nintendo DS, and my passport in it. Estimated value is over $2000.

I was about to hand Kamen Rider Black episode 36 to Britas, but that’s on the external hard drive. I also had a few DVDs of KRB in the bag as well, so that’s another problem. All my fansubs are on that drive, which is not so good. I have the episodes online, obviously, but the subtitle files are on that drive.

I should have just carried it on. I’m never checking anything again if I can avoid it. What was I thinking…

Wish me luck!

H.G.C.O.R.E. Kamen Rider reviewed by Igadevil

Kamen Rirder THE FIRST HGCORE

Igadevil has reviewed H.G.C.O.R.E. Kamen Rider volumes 1 and 2 on his blog. He has a ton of photos to share, and reviews every single figure – safe to say that it’s the most detailed review in English (maybe the world).

They’re relatively old sets, so you might have a hard time finding it outside of Japan. If you’re looking for them online I suggest eBay (make sure to check the eBay Stores as well), and newer sets can be found at HLJ.

Igadevil’s Kamen Rider BlogH.G.C.O.R.E. Kamen Rider Volume 1 | Volume 2

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Den-O actor diagnosed with collapsed lung, getting better

Sato TakeruKamen Rider Den-O star Sato Takeru supposedly complained of chest pains and was diagnosed with pneumothorax, or collapsed lung. He’s getting better now and was told to rest for ten days.

Pretty scary, especially considering his age. If you feel any discomfort, don’t hesitate to visit your doctor!

Get well soon, Sato-kun!

[Via D’Entertainment Lounge]

Mog Rider Spreads Justice on Nintendo Wii

Mog Rider

Just doing my daily check on The MagicBox (this is where I primarily get my Japanese video game news) and I found the above image. Mask, scarf, large belt…Whoa, it’s Kamen Rider! So, I spent a couple minutes making Mog Rider, coming to a TV near no one! Kind of reminds me of a cooler Rider Man 🙂

Mog Rider 2

This mog character is for a new Nintendo Wii game by Square Enix called Chocobo’s Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu, or Chocobo’s Dungeon: Labyrinth of Memories (unofficial English title). This seems to be the first installment of the Job System into this series so it looks like an interesting release, coming to Japan on December 13th.

Look at more images at The MagicBox

[UPDATE: Read more about the character, seems that he was also in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales as Dueler X (Japanese name was Dungeon Hero X). Very awesome.]

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Girls in Uniform ~ Masked Rider Edition ~

Girls in Uniform ~ Masked Rider Edition ~

Girls in Uniform is a pretty new figure series that’s sold in most convenience stores in Japan. The concept is to take the most beloved tokusatsu girls and make them into anime-style collectible figures. This is the first Kamen Rider themed release, with several out already on the Super Sentai front.

Girls in Uniform ~ Masked Rider Edition ~

For the debut Bandai chose to release 6 + 1 secret figures. You don’t know what’s in the box until you open it, so the “+ 1” is a secret figure that’s not revealed on the box. The characters chosen are: Ozawa Sumiko (Agito), Kirishima Miho (Ryuki), Smart Lady (555), Amami Akira (Hibiki), Hana (Den-O), Naomi (Den-O), and the secret figure is Smart Lady in the mourning outfit from episode 5. Hana and Naomi below, looks nice huh? View more pictures at Charab Life: Part 1 | Part 2

Den-O Girls
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Hyper Hobby December 2007 Issue

Hyper Hobby Dec 2007

New issue of Hyper Hobby available at Hobby Link Japan, has some new information on the upcoming Rider Mask Collection Vol. 4, due January 2008. The masks included seem to be: Xaiza, Gai, G3, Agito, ZX, Skyrider, Amazon,V3 THE NEXT, Den-O Gun Form, Den-O Axe Form,Den-O Rod Form, Den-O Sword Form, Punch Hopper, Kick Hopper. V3 is getting the Souchaku Henshin treatment as well, and the cover reveals new Soul of Soft Vinyl figures for 555 and Charge Up Stronger.

And hey, that’s Kamen Rider Black breaking through the window in the opening video with his Battle Hopper (in the bottom right corner)! From the text it looks like it’s 1 of 4 special edition Rider Chips R trading cards included with the magazine.

And below you can see the adorable Imagin costumes for dogs!

Imagin Dogs
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Kamen Rider Parody: Kamen Zaiber

Kamen Zaiber is an old, Japanese parody of the Kamen Rider series. The camera work, suits, and special effects are all great! A definite must-see for fans.

Kamen Zaiber Opening

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTxWK2jNjQA[/youtube]

Episode 1: Kamen Zaiber tries to save a helpless girl, but is infuriated when everyone constantly calls him “Kamen Rider” instead of “Kamen Zaiber.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LESg1IxxQ0w[/youtube]

Episode 3 (2 doesn’t exist online yet): A fake Kamen Zaiber confuses everyone, while a sister of the girl from episode 1 avenges her sister’s death.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcVZpo7ixwE[/youtube]

Episode 4: Hell Shocker tries to blow up a boat when Kamen Zaiber J, revived and upgraded with a very long name, stops them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eHtJbC7_xQ

Episode 5: The thirsty Kamen Zaiber decides to get a drink from a vending machine and has trouble.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LNhKPTl6q8[/youtube]