Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

When I heard that Japan's newest superhero show was based on fruit, I scoffed. How silly! And then I saw their outfits. That changed everything.

Above, you can see the transformation (変身 or "henshin") for the latest Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Gaimu. Somebody sure had fun thinking this one up!

Of course, Kamen Rider is a long-running superhero series with motorcycles and cool costumes. It's aimed at little Japanese kids, and my four-year old is very excited about this!

And as my four-year old points out, it features Kamen Riders with costumes based on...

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

Melons and grapes...

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

Bananas...

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

And an orange. His "henshin belt" even shows a blade cutting an orange.

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

Look closely at the design, and you can see all these beautiful touches — how they've actually incorporated fruit motifs with samurai amour.

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity
Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity
Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity
Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity
Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity
Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

And in the next episode, "King Pineapple" will appear.

Japan's Newest Superheroes Are Fruity

Incredible.

新しい仮面ライダーが どう見てもふざけてる件 [2ch] 次回予告すら謎の仮面ライダー鎧武 [@HI0Z] 「仮面ライダー鎧武」面白すぎワロタ [まんはったん]


Comments

    As far as I'm aware, the belt doesn't cut a fruit per say, but a lock seed that represents the fruit.

    I haven't had a chance to watch any yet as I need to watch through all of Wizard, but I have hopes for Gaim.

    Sadly, it does seem the shows are becoming more and more child friendly as they go on, but it is a show aimed at children to start with.

    In the defense of this show, in regards to the whole fruit thing, it's been a long running series, as pointed out in the article, it's not overly easy thinking up new, workable material. Also I think a bit of proper information on this show wouldn't have hurt.

    Quoted from Wikipedia

    "In the world of Kamen Rider Gaim, because of a large company known as the Yggdrasill Corporation setting up shop in the once bustling city of Zawame (沢芽市 Zawame-shi?), it now feels like everyone is living in a jōkamachi (城下町?, castle town). To escape this feeling, young people throughout the city have formed dance crews to bring joy back into their lives. Also popular is a game that uses Lockseeds that contain small animals known as Inves that are said to come from another dimension. However, as this game becomes more and more popular, it seems to be causing tears in reality to an actual alternate dimension from which monsters are invading the Earth. Kota Kazuraba, who gives up time in his dance crew to start a job to help out his sister, uses a special Lockseed in his Sengoku Driver belt to transform into Kamen Rider Gaim to battle these monsters, but he must also contend with other rival Kamen Riders, transforming a fight against monsters from another dimension into a Kamen Rider warring states period."

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