The evil versions of Shotaro Ishinomori’s AKUMAIZER 3 that are appearing in this winter’s KAMEN RIDER FOURZE X WIZARD: MOVIE WARS ULTIMATUM have been revealed! But get this, they also hold a clue to a possible plot twist! Find out what’s got me freaking out after the jump
Now, in a dramatic first for anything, theyâ€™re actually utilizing the SIC figure redesigns of Zabitan, Evil, and Gabura for their appearance in ULTIMATUM. According to the plot, they arrive from the Underworld to revive past monsters defeated by our heroes.
I’m looking forward to seeing their arsenal updated via Sakamoto Madness. But I must confess that up until now, I was kind of bummed that some of my favorite heroes of the 70’s were being reduced to villains again. And then something hit me as I was looking at the names.
Our former heroes, Zabitan, Evil, and Gabura are now Zatan, Eel, and Gaara. Catch what I’m catching? They’re missing their B’s.
Considering how the last time we had a blatant hint, it turned out to be exactly how we’d imagined?Â I think we’ll be getting an appearance by Akumaizer’s sequel series, CHOJIN BIBYUN.
For the unaware, CHOJIN BIBYUNÂ revolved around three humans who are infused with the souls of our heroes to transform into Bibyun (Zabitan), Zushin (Evil), and Bashan (Gabura). Also, the late Shigeru Araki played the titular lead.
But will Bibyun really show up as part of one last epic nostalgia troll by Fourze scribe Kazuki Nakashima? After all, it’s too conspicuous of a thing with the name change to NOT be a hint. Or will it just one big tease to break my heart? (Because be honest, most of you out there never heard of them until today.) I rather do hope I’m right, after all Bibyun also has some SIC versions. Until then, hope!