SuperHero Month / TokusatsuRIDER: Kamen Rider OOO

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The Facts are These:

In the past homunculi called Greeed who fed on other’s desires. Who roamed until they were sealed away, now 800 hundred years later the Greeed have been freed. Meet Eiji Hino a man without a place to call home, he comes across the Greeed a disembodied hand named Ankh offers Eiji a belt and three coins to fight the Greeed. With them he becomes Kamen Rider OOO’s to defeat the Greeed.

Discoveries:

It was during this show I truly understood how different Kamen Rider was from Super Sentai/ Power Rangers. Kamen Rider is more serious driven and Power Rangers/ Super Sentai is more for the kids showing them teamwork. Kamen Rider OOO’s is especially good with how serious it is. Of course there are going to be goofy moments, but we see a serious show with one man struggling to find a home and overcome his traumatic past. The ending arc where Eiji has to overcome the problems with using the sixth set of coins, which chose him because of his lack of desire. OOO’s is pronounced Oz which has the prnounciation of Ozu meaning “Multiple Kings.” The O’s line up to make the infinity symbol with an extra circle, to mean he is “Over Infinity.”

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Behind the Scenes:

The series’ head writer was Yasuko Kobayashi who was the head writer on such other Kamen Riders series as Kamen Rider Den-O and Kamen Rider Agito. Ryuta Tasaki was the Head director of this series as well as the Head director of Yasuko Kobayashi’s Kamen Rider Den-O and Kamen Rider Agito. It succeeded Kamen Rider W and it preceded Kamen Rider Fourze. Kamen Rider OOO’s is the rider with the most transformation in the whole franchise with a total of 129 not including the Kangaroo, Panda and the Orange set of Core Medals. The opening song for Kamen Rider OOO’s is “Anything Goes” By Maki Ohguro. Here it is for you to listen…

 

 

A Brief View of the World:

In the world of Kamen Rider OOO’s the world was once filled with creatures called Greeed and the were ruled by the Unnamed king who orchestrated the Greeed’s creation to attain godhood through becoming the first OOO’s. The power was to great for him and he turned into a stone coffin and where the Greeed were sealed inside. The mojority of the story takes place in modern day Japan being attack the Yummy`s creature made by the Greeed using the desire of the citizens.

Enjoyment:

Overall I enjoyed this series greatly, it was fun and interesting to watch. I really enjoyed the Kamen Rider series through this. Kamen Rider W Started when it nearly over, but with OOO’s I watched it from when it aired to when it ended. It is a great series and I would recommend other to watch it.

Rewatchability:

Like with all other Kamen Rider series you should only rewatch it if you really enjoy the show if not it is a large time sink.

Rating:

7/10

Recommendations:

Kamen Rider Kabuto – An interesting Kamen Rider series.

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Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger – For a cool Super Sentai series that reminds me of the old Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Toei Company, Yasuko Kobayashi, and Ryuta Tasaki.

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