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  • Acting for Two:
    • Ryosuke Miura, of course, plays both Ankh and Shingo Izumi. Both characters are only active for a very brief period in #42 after Ankh absorbs Lost Ankh and regains his full Greeed body.
    • Marie Kai plays both Chiyoko and Dr. Maki's sister Hitomi in flashbacks.
    • Sayako plays two Identical Strangers in Movie Wars Core, the ballerina Yoshino and Nobunaga's wife Nōhime, which explains why Nobunaga wanted to have her as a consort. Although he chose to cripple her when she said no, he had a change of heart and healed her.
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    • Like Ankh, The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals' Big Bad Gara possesses an ordinary woman, meaning we get her actres Miki Sakai playing both roles.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • In the Shogun and Core Medals movie, we see a guy carrying a guitar who takes up the Perky Female Minion's offer and get a samurai hairdo. The actor in question? Mitsuru Karahashi, who played the guitar as Naoya Kaido and played a (fallen) samurai, Juuzo.
    • One of the Net Movies for that movie has Gamel of all people get a Bishōnen makeover. Not so random if you know he was in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon before this.
  • Dawson Casting: Or something like it. In Let's Go Kamen Riders, Isao Sasaki plays the "Man in White," who is the adult version of Naoki, separated from the Riders in the 1970s and eventually too important to history to go back and retrieve. However, since he was born in 1942, Sasaki was in his thirties in the year 10-ish-looking Naoki was stranded in.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune:
    • All seven major Combos have their own songs (also played as closing credits music), all of which are sung by Shu Watanabe, the man playing Eiji. He makes it a duet with Ryosuke Miura (Ankh) for Time Judged All (TaJaDoru), and with Akira Kushida (the OOO Driver!) for Power to Tearer (PuToTyra).
    • Hiroaki Iwanaga and Asaya Kimijima (Date and Goto, respectively) perform another duet for the Kamen Rider Birth theme, Reverse/Re:birth.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Ryosuke Miura (who plays Ankh) had his hair dyed and styled to play the role. His more "normal" hairstyle as Shingo Izumi is a wig.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Japan has gone back to the tried and true method of Goroawase Number nicknames, giving Shintaro Goto the name "5103" (5=Go, 10=Tou, 3=San).
    • Some English-speaking fans call Goto "Cakebitch". Also "Broto", in reference to a fansub group using this as a "translation" for the times when Date addresses him as "Goto-chan".
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    • Kougami is known as the "Cakeboss."
    • Barney for the Dinosaur Greeed.
    • "Lefty" for Ankh (Lost).
    • Because of the dinosaur themed Pu-To-Tyra combo, OOO has become called "Kamen Rider Abaranger" or "Kamen Rider Zyuranger".
  • Hey, It's That Place!: Toku fans will probably recognize a lot of locations from other shows.
  • Image Source: Comedic Underwear Exposure
  • Meaningful Release Date: By accident, due to the 2011 Earthquake. Episode 28, the 1000th episode of Kamen Rider in total, broadcast on April 3, 2011, forty years to the day since Kamen Rider first aired.
  • Milestone Celebration: #27 and #28 celebrate the 999th and 1000th episode in the Kamen Rider franchise, respectively. For bonus points, #28 ended up being broadcast on the exact date the original Kamen Rider first premiered (though this was actually due to broadcast delays after the March 2011 earthquake).
  • Name's the Same:
  • Prop Recycling:
    • The Homage to past Kamen Rider in #28 involves a Zerg Rush of past Mooks, including the Leo Soldiers, modified Zectroopers that actually appeared in Den-O before.
    • The Dinosaur Yummy costumes from Movie War Core are re-used as Dr. Maki's first Yummies in #32.
  • Throw It In!: Eiji and Ankh's imfamous playing with toy animals at the end of one of the net movies.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A V-Cinema was planned to be released after the show's conclusion but it was cancelled as the staff was funneled over to the production of Tokumei Sentai Go Busters.
    • Ankh was originally going to be the final villain of the season, but due to the chemistry of Eiji's and Ankh's actors, they decided to scrap it.
  • The Wiki Rule: Covered as part of Kamen Rider Wiki, and as an individual series on the Kamen Rider OOO Wiki.
  • Word of God: The Kougami Foundation is based on Smart Brain as Smart Brain was the most realistic company seen in Kamen Rider with Satonaka being a toned-down version of Smart Lady. Now, show of hands: who wants to see Kougami be used to make the Rose Yummy or Horse Yummy?

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