Recently, the Tokyo Metropolitan Festival “Midnight Festival Level 99” was held for the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid True Ending movie. Cast members from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid were in attendance, including Hiroki Iijima, Toshiki Seto, Ukyo Matsumoto, Tetsuya Iwanaga, Ruka Matsuda, Hayato Onozuka, and Reina Kurosaki.
At the event, the audience cheered when it was announced that Sota Fukushi and more would appear as “Legend Riders” in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final, which is coming to theaters on December 9, 2017.
Iijima was asked how he felt when he would be acting alongside such legends stated “I was really surprised, but I couldn’t lose to my Seniors. It was really energetic work.”
Seto stated “Fukushi, who is also a Senior in the office (Ken-On), was a gift but I felt I would get along with him. Matsumoto stated “It was great, but I wanted to work on Ex-Aid, so we worked hard together.”
When asked about memorable episodes, Iijima said “Because there were a lot of scenes in the rain, it became a symbol of Ex-Aid. There were good scenes, but it was hard.” He confessed, “I’m human and the water was cold.” And the audience laughed.
Seto said “The tensions rised with each episode. Because I got to transform, I thought that each time was precious.” Matsumoto commented, “I’ll always remember when I became the great Cronus.”
Matsuda commented on her role as Poppy Pipopapo, “There is plenty to Poppy, like going CM narration, singing a song and dancing.” She lowered her head and said “It was a big deal to be able to transform from the opposite side. I thought I would just watch the others fight from the side, but I was delighted to be able to participate in battle. Transforming was impressive, as well.”
Kurosaki, who was another heroine in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, said “Maybe people thought I’d have a special makeover pose, or different suit as the Ride Player.” I thought, “I’m just happy to be able to transform.”
Article Sources: ModelPress