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Recap / Kamen Rider Drive Episode 0 Countdown To Global Freeze

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Written by Keiichi Hasegawa
Directed by Nobuhiro Suzumura

A Bonus Episode revolving around the 16 hours before the Global Freeze, telling the stories of what happened to Shinnosuke Tomari, Kiriko Shijima, and Mr. Belt before that incident. The special also sheds some light on the mysterious Kamen Rider Proto-Drive.

This episode was given as a special DVD to the first million movie-goers upon purchasing tickets for Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle.

  • Dreaming of Things to Come: While on a stake-out, Shinnosuke dreamed how there where large explosions and hundreds of victims but he couldn't do anything because he couldn't move his body. Which, as we know, all come to pass at the end.
  • Episode 0: The Beginning: As indicated by the title.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The title is pretty much what happened before the Global Freeze, and we all know the fates of the people involved in it, including Proto-Drive.
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  • Jack the Ripoff: The Copycat Pirate, a crook Shinnosuke goes after. He's later attacked by a Roidmude and saved by Proto-Drive.
  • Mythology Gag: Neo-Shade is one to Shade, from the parody short Kamen Rider G.
  • One Degree of Separation: As it turns out, both Kiriko and Shinnosuke were caught up in the same incident that preceded the Global Freeze. When Shinnosuke and his partner were running to the scene of a bomb threat, Kiriko was there directing the people who were running away. The camera actually stops the moment that Shinnosuke runs past her.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: The leading Roidmudes, making hard to tell what their unevolved forms look like. It's also not shown which number Heart has.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: Neo-Shade, a terrorist organization Shinnosuke and his partner were pursuing before the Global Freeze.
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  • The Unreveal: We don't actually learn who Proto-Drive is.

The Roidmude Count: 108

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