With the end of Zi-O and the beginning of Zero-One, the Neo-Heisei era of Kamen Rider is now over. Not only this, but it fits perfectly into the last decade, meaning I have an excuse to take a look back at the last ten years of Kamen Rider, and assign arbitrary awards instead of moaning about how bad they were.
Geiz and Tsukuyomi decide to shadow Sougo even while he’s at school, which means all three of them are sucked into a mystery around an unbeatable game. Sougo decides the only person with the skills to complete the game is the mysterious gamer know as ‘M’…
There’s no better way to avoid the drama of 2016 than by watching drama. And hey, it was a decent year for foreign J-drama fans. Here’s what I watched this year.
Kiriya Kujou, a coroner, reveals himself as the last of the four holders of the Gamer Driver. He attempts to retrieve a ‘sample’ the Bugster virus, but is foiled by the mysterious dark Rider known as Genm. Genm is capable of achieving a level 3 transformation and Emu is going to have to match that if he has any hope of defeating him.
Emu tries to help a boy with a fear of doctors, but he’s hindered in his efforts by the sudden appearance of Taiga Hanaya, a former employee of CR who has now taken up the mantle of Kamen Rider Snipe.
Emu is surprised to find that CR already has a Kamen Rider onboard, namely the Director’s son Hiiro Kagami. A brilliant but cold and unfeeling surgeon, he takes to the field as Kamen Rider Brave.
Emu Hojo is both a trainee doctor and also a lover of video games. These two sides to his life come together in an unexpected way one day when he discovers the existence of a deadly virus threatening humanity, known as the Bugster. Now he’ll have to battle the viruses’ monstrous manifestations as the gaming doctor, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid!
Actually, it’s about Medics in Games Journalism.