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* ShoutOut:
** There has been a [[Series/KamenRiderGaim fruit-based tokusatsu series]].
** The Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Pink color combination is the most common color scheme in ''Franchise/SuperSentai''.
** Akagi An's name is a reference to ''Akage no Anne'', the Japanese title of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables''. It may also be a double reference to [[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger Nobuo Akagi]], another Arakawa-penned tokusatsu fan.
** The OpeningNarration added in Episode 5 is a reference to the iconic narration from the original ''Series/KamenRider'' (seen at the top of its Trope page).
** The Next Episode previews tend to begin with a reference to Toku shows:
*** Episode 1 has Ann paraphrase Series/KamenRiderStronger's InTheNameOfTheMoon speech.
*** Episode 2's preview seems to reference ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' ("the unluckiest person in Japan" gaining the power to transform into a hero).
*** Episode 4's spoofs ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''[='s=] OpeningNarration ("A.H.C.: Action Heroine Cheer Fruits. Five high school girls who fight with cool, yet burning, hearts...").
** Episode 3: "[[Series/DaimajinKanon Dai Himajin Kanon]]"
*** The "Galactic Policewoman Kappy" sequence begins with a parody of Creator/ToeiCompany's famous "[[Anime/DragonBallZ waves and rocks]]" title card. The show itself is a pastiche of the ''[[Series/MetalHeroes Space Sheriff]]'' franchise and ''Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain'', complete with music that sounds a lot like ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan''[='s=] theme song. Kappy's civilian form strongly resembles [[Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger Natsuki Mamiya/Bouken Yellow]].
*** In Kanon's flashback, she realizes that she accidentally got Ann fired by by quoting [[Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger Yamato Kazakiri/Zyuoh Eagle]]'s CatchPhrase "You better not underestimate this planet!"; this is followed by a parody of ''Zyuohger''[='s=] opening and TransformationSequence, except that instead of a Ranger, the main character transforms into a purple [[Anime/KemonoFriends Serval]].
*** Ann uses another ''Zyuohger'' CatchPhrase ("Instincts Awakened!") during episode 2's hero show.
*** When the girls are trying to design a {{Mook}} for their show, the costume sketches include [[Series/KamenRider Shocker Combatmen]], [[Series/KamenRiderSuper1 Dogma Fighters]], and [[Film/KamenRiderZX Combatroids]]; they eventually choose a design that resembles the rarely-seen female Shocker Combatmen.
*** During the sequence where Kanon looks Kajidaio up on Twitter, one of the Twitter users has the ''Film/Terminator2'' poster as their avatar.
** The IdolSinger group Akasaka 66 is based on Music/AKB48.
** Ann's horrendous singing might be a nod to Jimmy Nakata, the DreadfulMusician from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', since their off-key caterwauling has similar effects (causing severe physical pain and even earthquakes). Unlike Jimmy though, Ann fully realizes she's terrible.
** Episode 5 shows that there are even Kamidaio-branded fish sausages, something that should sound familiar to both ''Super Sentai'' and ''Kamen Rider'' fans.
*** In that same scene, Ann name-drops Armadillong, one of [[Series/KamenRider Shocker's]] MonstersOfTheWeek.
** The characters on the local hero ranking homepage look like [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Cure White and Black]].
** Episode 6:
*** Hatsuri refers to Misaki as "[[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Lady Gozen]]".
*** During her second "test" show, her transformation pose resembles the original Series/KamenRider's.
*** During the show at the end of the episode, the full five-member Hina-Nectars team does the Franchise/SuperSentai-standard pose with colored smoke explosions.
*** Misaki thinks to herself that now that there are nine of them, they can be the city's saviors. Nine saviors? [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Sounds familiar...]]
*** The hero listings from episode 6 include references to ''Kamen Rider Hibiki'', ''Youkai Ningen Bem'', ''Series/DenjinZaboga'', ''Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo'', ''Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack'', and ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''.
** Mikan's mental narration at the start of Episode 7 begins with "[[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Together the five of us are Hina-Nectar]]".
** Episode 8:
*** The girls watch a segment from another Local Heroine show that's a pastiche of the legend of Momotaro and ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': the red heroine's sword attack looks identical to Den-O's Extreme Slash (and is [[CallingYourAttacks called]] with "My finishing move!"), while the blue and yellow heroines wield a rod and ax respectively, with the blue heroine's staff being identical to Urataros' personal weapon. Just to drive the point home, the show's name is "''Sanjou! Momohime''" ("Arrival! Peach Princess"), which is derived from Momotaros' CatchPhrase "''Ore, sanjou!''" ("I have arrived!").
*** Ann uses [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger Takaharu Igasaki/Akaninger]]'s CatchPhrase: "I'm getting fired uuuuuup!"
*** Genki's suggested intro has the Hina-Nectars flying onto the stage with wings on their costumes like the [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Jetmen]].
*** When Genki gets strict, Ann imagines her as "that super-famous Spartan commander", whose outfit strongly resembles the MAC uniforms from ''Series/UltramanLeo'', in reference to Commander Moroboshi. Strangely enough, the costume's helmet looks like Series/KamenRiderAmazon.
*** A rare non-{{Toku}} reference: Ann briefly assumes some of the [[Anime/DragonBallZ Ginyu Force]]'s poses to dodge the ashtrays Genki throws at her.
*** The examples given when Genki discusses suit actors giving characters distinctive [[CharacterTics gestures or poses]] are Series/KamenRiderHibiki and [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ohja]] (albeit [[{{Pixelation}} pixelated]]).
*** During rehearsals, Genki straight-up does [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]'s FingerTenting pose, complete with ScaryShinyGlasses.
*** Genki's description of [[TheVamp sexy Toku villainesses]] is accompanied by images of characters resembling [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Mele]], [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Mezool]], and [[Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger Shizuka of the Wind]].
*** Ann mentions "[[Series/SpaceIronmenKyodain space ironmen]]" when the girls talk about the bond between the Aoyama sisters.
** Episode 10
*** At the start of the episode, when Mana is being greedy, images of the [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Taka, Tora, and Batta Core Medals]] fly out of her eye, complete with the familiar "ding!" sound effect.
*** Mikan drops the phrase "Pandora's Box" during a conversation, which could be seen as a nod to ''Series/KamenRiderBuild''.
*** Kamidaioh's actress Mako Kamisu admits that at the start of her career she copied ideas from ''[[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Choudendou Linearman]]''.
*** It's mentioned that there's a new Kamidaioh show coming up called ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Kamidaioh RX]]''.
*** When the popularity rankings are shown in the latter half of the episode, the #28 team is named "[[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Sasakura Taisen]]".
*** Kanon says "We won't run! We won't lose! We won't cry!", quoting the lyrics to ''Series/GouGouSentaiBoukenger''[='s=] opening theme.
** In Episode 11, Hatsuri [[CulturalCrossReference mentions]] the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]].
*** When Ann gets pumped up, she says that her "belt turbine" is fired up and imitates [[Series/KamenRider Takeshi Hongo]]'s original transformation pose, complete with unzipping her jacket.
** In Episode 12, when Misaki reads the note the other girls wrote her for her birthday, her mental image of Ann is wearing a red scarf, one of the Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s' biggest trademarks. She also ends her sentences with "-Zet!" like Ichiro Mizuki.

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* ActorAllusion: In Episode 6, [[Creator/MaoIchimichi Misaki]] thinks to herself that [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger her nine-person team can become saviors]].


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* CastingGag: Misaki is played by Creator/MaoIchimichi, who's been a part of two different Franchise/SuperSentai teams (Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger and Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger).
** The [[ItMakesSenseInContext red train that gives Roko advice]] is played by Creator/MasakiTerasoma affecting a KansaiRegionalDialect. [[Series/KamenRiderDenO It's enough to make you cry]].


* {{Irony}}: Ann beat Kanon only because [[spoiler:the latter got her fired by by unknowingly quoting a Tokusatsu show. This happens ''twice''.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Ann beat Kanon only because [[spoiler:the latter got her fired up by by unknowingly quoting a Tokusatsu show. This happens ''twice''.]]


** There has been a [[KamenRiderGaim fruit-based tokusatsu series]].

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** There has been a [[KamenRiderGaim [[Series/KamenRiderGaim fruit-based tokusatsu series]].


*** The "Galactic Policewoman Kappy" sequence begins with a parody of Creator/ToeiCompany's famous "[[Anime/DragonBallZ waves and rocks]]" title card. The show itself is a pastiche of the ''[[MetalHeroes Space Sheriff]]'' franchise and ''Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain'', complete with music that sounds a lot like ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan''[='s=] theme song. Kappy's civilian form strongly resembles [[Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger Natsuki Mamiya/Bouken Yellow]].

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*** The "Galactic Policewoman Kappy" sequence begins with a parody of Creator/ToeiCompany's famous "[[Anime/DragonBallZ waves and rocks]]" title card. The show itself is a pastiche of the ''[[MetalHeroes ''[[Series/MetalHeroes Space Sheriff]]'' franchise and ''Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain'', complete with music that sounds a lot like ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan''[='s=] theme song. Kappy's civilian form strongly resembles [[Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger Natsuki Mamiya/Bouken Yellow]].


The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and niece to the mayor of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the city and save the town hall from demolition. After an amateur stage show put on by two of her classmates goes viral on the Internet, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.

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The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, High schooler Mikan Kise takes her little sister to see Kamidaioh, the current #1 Action Heroine, only to find out that the performance has been cancelled. In order to placate her sister, Mikan swears to bring her Kamidaioh, and ends up putting on an amateur show with the help of her Tokusatsu-loving classmate Ann Akagi. Their show draws the notice of StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and Shirogane, the niece to the mayor of Hinano- is Hinano's mayor, who tasked Misaki with creating a strategy that could revitalise revitalize the city and save the town hall from demolition. After an amateur stage demolition -- and Ann and Mikan's show put on by two of gives her classmates goes viral on the Internet, Misaki is inspired to create her idea of creating Hinano's very own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. team. The show follows the efforts of the "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Ann refers to Kanon as "Muramura-chan" (derived from her surname Shimura); since "muramura" is a colloquialism for "horny", Kanon repeatedly says "Stop calling me that!".



* GeniusCripple: Genki Aoyama, the show's SFX expert. She can walk with a cane but most often uses a motorized wheelchair.

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* GeniusCripple: Genki Aoyama, who single-handedly manages the show's SFX expert.and audio (until pyrotechnics expert Hatsuri joins). She can walk with a cane but most often uses a motorized wheelchair.



* ScrewedByTheLawyers (InUniverse): For the first couple of episodes the girls just do their own amateur Kamidaio shows, but once they draw enough attention and actually start selling merchandise, Kamidaio's lawyers serve them with a Cease and Desist order. Misaki doesn't seem too surprised (she's mostly just glad it didn't progress to a full-fledged lawsuit), and this serves as the impetus for them to invent their own IP, Hina-Nectars.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers (InUniverse): For the first couple of episodes the girls just do their own amateur Kamidaio shows, but once they draw enough attention and actually start selling merchandise, Kamidaio's lawyers serve them with a Cease and Desist order. Misaki doesn't seem too surprised (she's mostly just glad it didn't progress to a full-fledged lawsuit), and this serves as the impetus for them to invent their own IP, Hina-Nectars. Later in the series the girls get to meet Kamidaioh's actress, who apologizes for the whole thing and admits that [[NotSoDifferent she made the same mistakes when she was starting out]].

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Hinano is a fictional town, but it's said to be the sister city of Cuernavaca, Mexico; in real life, Cuernavaca's sister city is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctaki,_Chiba Ōtaki]]


** The Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Pink color combination is the most common color scheme in SuperSentai.

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** The Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Pink color combination is the most common color scheme in SuperSentai.''Franchise/SuperSentai''.



* SixthRanger: Naturally, as a SuperSentai-inspired series; in this case it's Mikan as Athena Platinum. [[spoiler:Roko and Kanon's unnamed Hina-Nectars can be seen as Seventh and Eight Rangers as well.]]

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* SixthRanger: Naturally, as a SuperSentai-inspired ''Franchise/SuperSentai''-inspired series; in this case it's Mikan as Athena Platinum. [[spoiler:Roko and Kanon's unnamed Hina-Nectars can be seen as Seventh and Eight Rangers as well.]]


'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime that riffs off the "local hero" and "yuru-chara" (crude character) booms in Japan: where mascot characters and heroes (of ''extremely'' variable quality) are created to represent or promote various districts, government organisations and public awareness campaigns. Despite (or more accurately, because of) their [[GoofySuit charmingly low-budget aesthetic]], local heroes and yuru-chara have become ''massive'' economic powerhouses in Japan and shift billions of yen worth of merchandise annually. In the setting of ''Cheer Fruits'', "Action Heroines" are performers and stunt-women who produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows to promote their local districts, and compete against each other in the national popularity rankings.

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'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime that riffs off the "local hero" and "yuru-chara" (crude character) booms in Japan: where mascot characters and heroes (of ''extremely'' variable quality) are created to represent or promote various districts, local districts and businesses, government organisations organisations, and public awareness campaigns. Despite (or more accurately, because of) their [[GoofySuit charmingly low-budget aesthetic]], local heroes and yuru-chara have become ''massive'' economic powerhouses in Japan and shift billions of yen worth of merchandise annually. In the setting of ''Cheer Fruits'', "Action Heroines" are performers and stunt-women who produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows to promote their local districts, and compete against each other in the national popularity rankings.


The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and niece to the mayor of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the city and save the town hall from demolition. After watching an amateur show put on by two of her classmates, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.

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The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and niece to the mayor of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the city and save the town hall from demolition. After watching an amateur stage show put on by two of her classmates, classmates goes viral on the Internet, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.


The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and niece to the mayor of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the town. After watching an amateur show put on by two of her classmates, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.

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The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane- and niece to the mayor of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the town.city and save the town hall from demolition. After watching an amateur show put on by two of her classmates, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their production values and scripts, and work towards becoming the most popular Action Heroine unit in Japan.


'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime that riffs off the "local hero" and "yuru-chara" (crude characters) booms in Japan: where mascot characters and heroes (of ''extremely'' variable quality) are created to represent or promote various districts, government organisations and public awareness campaigns. Despite (or more accurately, because of) their [[GoofySuit charmingly low-budget aesthetic]], local heroes and yuru-chara have become ''massive'' economic powerhouses in Japan and shift billions of yen worth of merchandise annually. In the setting of ''Cheer Fruits'', "Action Heroines" are performers and stunt-women who produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows to promote their local districts, and compete against each other in the national popularity rankings.

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'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime that riffs off the "local hero" and "yuru-chara" (crude characters) character) booms in Japan: where mascot characters and heroes (of ''extremely'' variable quality) are created to represent or promote various districts, government organisations and public awareness campaigns. Despite (or more accurately, because of) their [[GoofySuit charmingly low-budget aesthetic]], local heroes and yuru-chara have become ''massive'' economic powerhouses in Japan and shift billions of yen worth of merchandise annually. In the setting of ''Cheer Fruits'', "Action Heroines" are performers and stunt-women who produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows to promote their local districts, and compete against each other in the national popularity rankings.


'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime in which cities throughout Japan have "Action Heroines", teams that produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows in order to promote tourism and compete for a spot in the national popularity rankings.

The city of Hinano has a failing economy, dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, high schooler Mikan Kise finds out that Kamidaioh, the #1 Action Heroine in Japan, had to cancel her visit to Hinano due to the poor state of the city. Since her little sister was heartbroken by this news, Mikan swears to bring the show back herself, and ends up enlisting the help of her classmate Ann Akagi, who's both incredibly athletic and a major Toku fangirl. Their two-person show draws the attention of StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane, who's the niece of Hinano's mayor (and the granddaughter its previous mayor, who passed away recently); wanting to help revitalize the town, she helps Ann and Mikan with their show. As more of their classmates and friends join, they end up becoming Hinano's official Action Heroines and HilarityEnsues.

!Action Heroine Cheer Fruits includes examples of:

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'''''Action Heroine Cheer Fruits''''' is a Summer 2017 Anime that riffs off the "local hero" and "yuru-chara" (crude characters) booms in which cities throughout Japan: where mascot characters and heroes (of ''extremely'' variable quality) are created to represent or promote various districts, government organisations and public awareness campaigns. Despite (or more accurately, because of) their [[GoofySuit charmingly low-budget aesthetic]], local heroes and yuru-chara have become ''massive'' economic powerhouses in Japan have and shift billions of yen worth of merchandise annually. In the setting of ''Cheer Fruits'', "Action Heroines", teams that Heroines" are performers and stunt-women who produce {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows in order to promote tourism their local districts, and compete for a spot against each other in the national popularity rankings.

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The city of Hinano has a failing economy, a dying tourist trade, and is facing the very real possibility of being absorbed by a nearby town. One day, high schooler Mikan Kise finds out that Kamidaioh, the #1 Action Heroine in Japan, had to cancel her visit to Hinano due to the poor state of the city. Since her little sister was heartbroken by this news, Mikan swears to bring the show back herself, and ends up enlisting the help of her classmate Ann Akagi, who's both incredibly athletic and a major Toku fangirl. Their two-person show draws the attention of StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Shirogane, who's the Shirogane- and niece of Hinano's to the mayor (and the granddaughter its previous mayor, who passed away recently); wanting to help revitalize the town, she helps Ann and Mikan of Hinano- is tasked with creating a strategy that could revitalise the town. After watching an amateur show put on by two of her classmates, Misaki is inspired to create her own Action Heroine team that will hopefully become popular enough to save Hinano. The show follows the efforts of "Cheer Fruits" as they recruit more members, find a performance venue, improve their show. As more of their classmates production values and friends join, they end up scripts, and work towards becoming Hinano's official the most popular Action Heroines and HilarityEnsues.

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Heroine unit in Japan.

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** In Episode 12, when Misaki reads the note the other girls wrote her for her birthday, her mental image of Ann is wearing a red scarf, one of the Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s' biggest trademarks.

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** In Episode 12, when Misaki reads the note the other girls wrote her for her birthday, her mental image of Ann is wearing a red scarf, one of the Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s' biggest trademarks. She also ends her sentences with "-Zet!" like Ichiro Mizuki.

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