The first day performance of the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Special Event was held on May 3, 2017 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa Banquet Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
“Bugster Night” was the theme of the first night. The main cast of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid appeared:
- Hiroki Iijima (Emu Hojo/Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)
- Toshiki Seto (Hiiro Kagami/Kamen Rider Brave)
- Ruka Matsuda (Asuna Karino/Poppi Pipopapo)
- Ukyo Matsumoto (Taiga Hanaya/Kamen Rider Snipe)
- Tetsuya Iwanaga (Dan Kuroto/Kamen Rider Genm)
- Shouma Kai (Parad/Kamen Rider Para-DX)
- Hayato Onozuka (Kiriya Kujo/Kamen Rider Lazer)
- Shouma Machii (Graphite)
- Shinya Kote (Ren Amagasaki)
First, a special show entitled “Kamen Rider Ex-Aid vs. Kamen Sentai GoRider” took place. The five members of GoRider were deceived by Shocker Corps. When Kamen Rider Poppy and Ex-Aid Level XX appeared, the audience cheered. While Bravo and Snipe are fighting, they challenged each other to cooperative games, stating “I am reluctant to help but cannot yet defeat him.” and “I will land a hand, but only for now.”
Graphite and Ren Amagasaki made an appearance in the middle of the show for “Bugster Night” only. Amagasaki looked at the audience and said “I love you. All over the world, you know, the love is rising.” Graphite, who has been overlooked many times, said “Let’s move on to another guy.” Yet Amagasaki countered with “I love you all over the world, Graphite.” And he and the audience laughed.
As the night grew late, the cast rose to the stage, showing off their individual character style.
Emu: “Let’s get excited with no continues!”
Taiga: “You are my patient. Don’t leave me.”
Kuroto: “You guys are the best guinea pigs! Ah~”
Parad: “Enjoy the taste of the game.”
When Kiriya appeared saying, “Bugster Night! We’re in high spirits!” to great cheers and applause to the audience.
A cast talk was held after the special performance. Hayato Onozuka discussed his death scene, which was broadcast on on December 25, 2017. “I think that such death scenes are memorable forver.” After filming the scene, his nail cracked on the asphalt of the shooting scene. He rushed to the hospital as soon as he discovered the injury.
Onozuka then asked if there would be anyone resurrected soon. Iwanaga appealed to the staff “Please give me a job for Golden Week!”
After the resurrection, Graphite discussed the 28th episode. “Because I have the memories of Brave’s girlfriend.” He talked to the director about how he was meant to remember Saki. The only memory was they they went on a date.” Onozuka asked “Do you have memories of a kiss?” Graphite said “I don’t because Hiiro is shy.” though he say Seto (Hiiro’s actor) as a player.
Shinya Kote spoke about his role as Ren Amagasaki. He said he was a strong character. Iwagana said “He can do it.” and continued to say that Kuroto’s real rival was the boy from the commercials, Kamen Rider Gumi.
In the middle of episode 27, Kote went with Iijima, Seto, and Matsumoto to the hot springs facility after filming. They drank coffee with milk. “Three beautiful bodies. It was awesome! But I was the only one five-heads tall!”
One person stood and showed off their transformation pose. A great cheer was heard when Kiriya posed, completed a high kick, and said “I finally became a humanoid.” Poppy (Ruka Matsuda) said “Popapipentalti… Exit” Matsumoto and Seto continued to play rivals. Graphite said “Come up to my level.” and Amagasaki called out “Come out my lovely girls!”. Iijima reproduced Ex-Aid transformation sounds in his own voice.
Finally, regarding Seto in the future, he said “In relation to Graphite, there is another big event remaining. Not to mention his sweetheart lover.” Iijima said “The secret of Parad and me is an important key event. I will be paying attention as it happens.”
When leaving, the group stood in a row, posed, and shouted “Bugster Night Extreme!”
The Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Special Event will continue on May 4th for “Kamen Rider Night”. The main cast will re-appear along with Nico Saiba, played by Reina Kurosaki.
The special event will be released on DVD on September 13. The product listing is available on Amazon Japan.
Article Sources: Natalie