History Trivia / KamenRiderKuuga

21st Apr '17 2:47:52 AM LinTaylor
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* OldShame: Averted. A long-standing rumor claimed that Joe Odagiri resented his time on ''Kuuga'' and even had it taken off of his resumé after he moved on to more serious roles. However, this came about due to a mistranslated interview, and there's far more corroborating evidence to show that he's at least neutral on the role: He kept in touch with his co-stars, gave a speech at Wakana Aoi (the actress who played Yusuke's sister Minori)'s wedding, and was committed to doing TheMovie up until its eventual cancellation. When asked directly about changing his resumé, Odagiri even said "I didn't do that! Don't say such terrible things!". However, it does seem that Odagiri doesn't care for Tokusatsu in general and mostly took the role as a favor to the producer; since that producer was fired following the disastrous production of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'', he has little to no motivation to ever reprise his role.

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* OldShame: Averted. A long-standing rumor claimed that Joe Odagiri resented his time on ''Kuuga'' and even had it taken off of his resumé after he moved on to more serious roles. However, this came about due to a mistranslated interview, interview (what he ''actually'' said was that he didn't want to be {{Typecast}} as a kids' show actor), and there's far more corroborating evidence to show that he's at least neutral on the role: He kept in touch with his co-stars, gave a speech at Wakana Aoi (the actress who played Yusuke's sister Minori)'s wedding, and was committed to doing TheMovie up until its eventual cancellation. When asked directly about changing his resumé, Odagiri even said "I didn't do that! Don't say such terrible things!". However, it does seem that Odagiri doesn't care for Tokusatsu in general and mostly took the role as a favor to the producer; since that producer was fired following the disastrous production of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'', he has little to no motivation to ever reprise his role.
21st Apr '17 2:42:51 AM LinTaylor
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* CastTheExpert: Of a sort. That's the main Kuuga suit actor playing Riku, the few times we see him.

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* CastTheExpert: Of a sort. That's the main Kuuga Riku (the original Kuuga) is played by Kenji Tominaga, Kuuga's suit actor playing Riku, the few times we see him.actor.



* OldShame: Averted. A long-standing rumor claimed that Joe Odagiri resented his time on ''Kuuga'' and even had it taken off of his resumé after he moved on to more serious roles. However, this came about due to a mistranslated interview, and there's far more corroborating evidence to show that he's at least neutral on the role: He kept in touch with his co-stars, gave a speech at Wakana Aoi (the actress who played Yusuke's sister Minori)'s wedding, and was committed to doing TheMovie up until its eventual cancellation. When asked directly about changing his resumé, Odagiri even said "I didn't do that! Don't say such terrible things!". However, it does seem that Odagiri doesn't care for Tokusatsu in general and mostly took the role as a favor to the producer; since that producer was fired following the disastrous production of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'', he has little to no motivation to ever reprise his role.



** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kamenrider/images/a/a7/Kuuga_Ultimate_Concept_Art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122124525 early designs]] for Ultimate Kuuga had a much more regal (and gold) aesthetic.

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** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kamenrider/images/a/a7/Kuuga_Ultimate_Concept_Art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122124525 early designs]] for Ultimate Kuuga had a much more regal (and gold) aesthetic. These would end up influencing the design of Rising Ultimate Form in ''Decade''.
** Creator/MasayaMatsukaze auditioned for the title role, but was ultimately passed over for Joe Odagiri. Considering he's been in multiple Franchise/SuperSentai series, it's easy to imagine that Matsukaze would have been far more willing to reprise his role in later productions than Odagiri.
7th Jan '17 10:54:15 PM flamemario12
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006, making Kuuga the only Heisei series ''without'' a theatrical movie.

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There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006, making Kuuga the only Heisei series ''without'' a theatrical movie.movie.
** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kamenrider/images/a/a7/Kuuga_Ultimate_Concept_Art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122124525 early designs]] for Ultimate Kuuga had a much more regal (and gold) aesthetic.
11th Jul '16 5:12:32 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ShotaroIshinomori died while writing the concepts for this series.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ShotaroIshinomori Creator/ShotaroIshinomori died while writing the concepts for this series.
27th Apr '16 3:18:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Yusuke's teacher [[ActorAllusion was previously a university professor in]] ''KamenRiderBlack''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006, making Kuuga the only Heisei series ''without'' a theatrical movie.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006, making Kuuga the only Heisei series ''without'' a theatrical movie.
1st Sep '15 10:32:36 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* InMemoriam: Before the Heisei Rider era began with Kuuga's premiere, a message says "This project is dedicated to Ishinomori-sensei". Shotaro Ishinomori was the creator of the Kamen Rider series, and Kuuga was an idea he had to revive before his death.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006.

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* InMemoriam: Before the Heisei Rider era began with Kuuga's premiere, a message says states that "This project is dedicated to Ishinomori-sensei". Shotaro Ishinomori was the creator of the Kamen Rider series, and Kuuga was an idea he had to revive before his death.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a [[TheMovie theatrical film]] set after the events of the TV series, but the project languished in {{development hell}} when the writers couldn't come up with a satisfactory way to continue the story and the production was eventually canceled in 2006.2006, making Kuuga the only Heisei series ''without'' a theatrical movie.
3rd Aug '15 9:22:04 PM ZeroWizard
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* CastTheExpert: Of a sort. That's the main Kuuga suit actor playing Riku, the few times we see him.
10th Jul '15 12:53:01 PM DeusDenuo
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** And then subverted: the MPD has always attempted to compensate for Kuuga's DestructiveSavior aspects, and if anything everyone involved begin taking even greater steps to coordinate actions.
13th Jun '15 3:01:56 PM TransFan180
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* ActingForTwo: The same guy plays both Zu-Baduu-Ba's and Go-Badaa-Ba's (both grasshopper Grongi) human forms.
25th Feb '15 9:42:14 AM Mauserhawkefd3435
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* InMemoriam: Before the Heisei Rider era began with Kuuga's premiere, a message says "This project is dedicated to Ishinomori-sensei". Shotaro Ishinomori was the creator of the Kamen Rider series, and Kuuga was an idea he had to revive before his death.
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