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This article is about a/an special in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
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Kamen Rider Brave ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~ (仮面ライダーブレイブ ~Surviveせよ! 復活のビーストライダー·スクワッド~ Kamen Raidā Bureibu ~Sabaibu Seyo! Fukkatsu no Bīsuto Raidā·Sukuwaddo~) is a Toei Tokusatsu Fan ClubIcon-crosswiki-exclusive special of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. A 7-minute preview of this special was uploaded onto Toei's official YouTube channel for Japanese viewers only.

This special marks the return of Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja from Kamen Rider Ryuki, with actor Takashi Hagino returning to reprise his role.

Synopsis

A group of revived beast-themed Riders gather to form the "Beast Rider Squad"... and Kamen Rider Ouja, the worst villain Rider, is leading them! Can Kamen Rider Brave hunt them with his new Gashat, "Night of Safari"? And what is the secret behind this battle?

Plot

to be added

Continuity and Placement

Characters

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Brave Hiiro Kagami

Allies

Others

Villains

Kamen Rider Ouja
Takeshi Asakura
Kamen Rider Tiger
N/A
Kamen Rider Sasword
N/A
Kamen Rider Dark Kiva
N/A
Kamen Rider Beast N/A

Cast

Suit Actors

Form Changes and Collectibles Used

Rider Gashat

Advent Cards

  • Ouja
    • Sword Vent
  • Tiger
    • Strike Vent

Errors

  • to be added

Notes

To the Next Game

Closing Screen (7 minute preview version)

Brave Closing Screen

Closing Screen (full version)

  • Closing Screen:
    • Text Color: Cyan
  • This special features 2 Ryuki Riders, Ouja and Tiger. Interestingly, this year marks the 15th anniversary since the premiere of Kamen Rider Ryuki.
    • While Takashi Hagino previously reprised his role in a voice-only capacity in Kamen Rider Decade, this marks the first in-the-flesh appearance of Takeshi Asakura since the conclusion of Ryuki.
    • Additionally, the special's title contains the word "Survive", an important theme in Ryuki, being the name of its primary Rider Power-Up form and part of the season's tagline, "If you don't fight, you won't survive." Asakura himself even said to Hiiro that "if you don't fight, you will die."
  • First appearance of Foundation X since Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here!, they would subsequently feature in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders.
  • The King Dark that appears here is revealed to be just a hologram used by the Foundation X agent. This is rather pertinent as he was the opponent of Kamen Rider X.
  • Interestingly and ironically, Toshiki Seto (the actor of Hiiro) had said his favorite Kamen Rider is Ouja.[3]
  • Ouja, Sasword, and Dark Kiva had previously appeared together as villains in D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4.
  • The scene where Asakura eats mackerel fish is a reference to Choukou Senshi ChangéríonIcon-crosswiki episode 10 This Isn't Mackerel! (サバじゃねぇ! Saba Ja Nee!), which is a popular meme in Japan.
    • The main hero of this show, Changéríon, was also played by the same actor as Asakura.
  • Ouja using Sasword and Beast as a shield to defend himself from Brave Level 4's attack is a callback to episode 19 of Ryuki, where Ouja uses Kamen Rider Gai as a shield to defend himself from Zolda's Final Vent.
  • There are several references to horror movies in this special:
    • When Mizuki is attacked while taking a shower, the scene is an obvious homage to a scene with the same motif in the film Psycho, however, the way the Rider attacks her is more similar to how Freddy Krueger operates.
    • Additionally, the way Ouja stalks and preys on his victims is similar to the modus operandi of killers from slasher films such as Jason or Leatherface.

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