Kamen Rider Ex-Aid‘s broadcast on June 4th, 2017 marked Episode 34. The unexpected person to appear became a hot topic among viewers.
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid is the 18th series within the Heisei Kamen Riders. It uses “Games” as a motif. The hero, Hojo Emu (Hiroko Iijima), is a resident working at Seito University Hospital. He is a genious gamer who transforms into Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to defeat the virus “Bugsters” generated from video games.
In the story, Poppy Pipopapo (Ruka Matsuda) also fights along, while being a Bugster herself. Betrayals, battles with enemies and allies are all combined, leading to confusion.
Episode 34 “Rebirth Fulfilled!”, featured a battle with the first CEO of Gemn Corp., Masamune Dan (Hiroyuki Takami). He wanted to rule over both Kamen Riders and Busters. Ex-Aid was going to pursue him but a mysterious Kamen Rider appeard. Masamune introduces him as “my left arm, Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo.” In the rain, Emu murmurs “Kiriya-san?”
Emu is referring to Kiriya Kujo (Hayato Onozuka). Actually, during the 12th episode, which broadcasted last year on Christmas, December 25, 2016, Kamen Rider Lazer was defeated and eliminated. The audience was shocked by his early death in the series. SNS shared several comments, such as “Huh… did you seriously die?” and “This is the year-end broadcast…”
That’s why fans are surprised at Kiriya’s revival. “Lazer Turbo? Is it really Kiriya-san?” “Revived and an enemy!” “My child was rejoicing, and I’m happy.” The excited comments overflowed online.
After the end of episode 12, the official Toei Twitter itself became a topic to speak about. Fans were sad about Kiriya’s death, but also wondered if he would be revived. But on the official Toei website, details about the 36th episode “Totally Invincible Gamer!” were revealed.
Onozuka Hayato Comments on the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid 36th Episode Summary:
“Everyone! It’s Kiriya Kujo!
Everyone who watches Kamen Rider Ex-Aid… I’m back!
My revival was fulfilled as part of a wish.
It was a pleasure to fight. It was unexpected to be on the enemy’s side.
In this episode, I am beaten in the sea. In my last scene, I was hit by rain.
Actually, I shot those two scenes on the same day. I fell into the sea in the morning, and I was beaten by pouring down rain at night. I thought, I’m looking forward to that scene of rain! It’s different!
Please take care as we take a week off and watch the next week.
There is an unexpected development awaiting… (laugh)”