Fresh off the unveiling of Kamen Rider Fourze and Wizard Movie Wars Ultimatum yesterday we now have confirmation of it’s writing staff! Returning to write the Fourze portion of the film, set 5 years after the series end with Gentarou as a teacher at Amanogawa, is the series head writer himself Kazuki Nakashima! Of course this would be unsurprising wouldn’t it?
However the big reveal here is that Wizards’ head writer Tsuyoshi Kida will NOT be writing the Wizard portion of the film. Kida is best known for his beautiful work writing the first 29 episodes of Kamen Rider Hibiki before the series had an abrupt shift and for better or worse Kida was replaced with Toshiki Inoue. Many fans had hoped that Kidas’ attachment to Wizard would bring that same flare and originality to the series. So far it has.
However the Wizard portion of Movie Wars Ultimatum will in fact be written by Yoshio Urasawa of such sentais as Gekisou Sentai Carranger and Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger! How does this revelation make you feel about the film? Is this a smart decision on Toei’s part? What can we expect from Urasawa who has never written for Kamen Rider before? Join TokuNations discussion on the subject!
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