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Writer, Sho Aikawa, explains as to why Kamen Rider Decade made his return to this Sunday mornings Super Hero Time segment this week on episode 52 of Kamen Rider Wizard.

Directly from his twitter

It all started with a near impossible request that goes like “Can’t we at least invite back one senior Rider?” but the producer claimed that “If it’s not the original Kuuga or Fourze, it’s meaningless.” it concluded with “Or it could be Decade.” and so, we put so much effort into the schedule and budget. Hence, this is what will happen next week.

The likelihood of Joe Odagiri ever considering coming back to Rider is next to impossible, while AU version Ryouta Murai is busy with a television drama at the moment.

The finale of Wizard is this coming Sunday.



    • Auvers

      It makes sense because he was the previous series. Also Blade and Faiz ended so conclusivley unless you mean AU Faiz (who was interested in AU Faiz?) and Blade I guess was the same actor in Decade but it wouldn’t make much sense.

        • Auvers

          i don’t remember him doing anything worthy of talking about but okay (I haven’t seen decade since 09 so I really have nothing to say to that). I liked 555 Takumi (when he was actually acting like his normal self, I.E. stand offish jerk). After a few episodes he just slips being “nobody” and he only bounces out of it for occasional comedic interactions with others, but that’s Inoue writing for you. Also I don’t get how the (replacement) head writer for one series writing these two episodes would make that make sense, unless Kenzaki’s actor has some kind of friendship with aikawa and would call in a favor but I’ve never heard this at all.

          • Owain Dark

            My affection for AU Faiz mostly comes from comparing him to the Faiz from the show. I did not like anybody on that show (As far as the characters go. I’m sure the actors are all nice people,) and I hated Takumi in particular because of that aforementioned standoffish jerk attitude. He spent most of the show acting like he’d rather sit and mope than save people (although he still saved people anyway because otherwise there’d be no show). That puts him at approximately my least-favorite Rider of all time, a title he’s not likely to ever lose. Decade!Takumi was committed to the whole Rider gig, which is an automatic improvement in my book.

            And Kenzaki makes sense purely because of the writer connection. Though I’ve heard his actor would be willing to reprise his role for bus fare and a sandwich (Hyperbole, obviously) because of how big of a Rider fan he is

          • Auvers

            I think the characters were the most likable things about Faiz. For comedy moments and overall chemistry between them. Too bad inoue didn’t just concept them and be dragged back the insane asylum he came from.

  • Let’s see how many original rider’s actors are possible to be invited back:

    Kuuga – Impossible
    Agito – Possible
    Ryuki – Possible
    555 – Possible
    Blade – Possible
    Hibiki – Impossible
    Kabuto – Impossible
    Den-O – Impossible
    Kiva – Not likely
    Decade – Apparently, it’s possible
    W – Possible
    OOO – Possible
    Fourze – Not likely

    When I put “impossible”, that’s because the actors have become so famous that it’s impossible for a Toku show to bring them back. The only exception is Hibiki’s Shigeki Hosokawa. Given the drama surrounding the Hibiki between he and the studio, I doubt he will be willing to come back.

    As for the “not likely”, they are those rising stars that their management companies wouldn’t want them to go back to Toku.

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