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Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love (劇場版 仮面ライダーカブト GOD SPEED LOVE Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Kabuto Goddo Supido Rabu) is a Japanese superhero film that serves as the Summer Movie adaptation of Kamen Rider Kabuto, double-billed with GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest PreciousIcon-crosswiki.png. The release was a box-office success and ranked 4th place on opening week. [1]. The film takes place in an alternate timeline sevens years after an horrific meteor strike has evaporated all of Earth's oceans, plunging the planet into chaos. In an effort to restore their planet, ZECT is unaware that their actions may cost them their planet.

Synopsis

In 1999, an enormous meteor crashed onto Earth carrying extraterrestrial creatures known as Worm within it. These creatures took on the identities of real humans and then killed them. In order to counter this new threat, ZECT was formed, who in turn created the Masked Rider System to combat the Worms. The battles lasts over seven years, depleting Earth's resources and turning it into a barren wasteland. By present time, power struggles in ZECT have caused a new group, known as Neo-ZECT, to be created by Hidenori Oda. Daisuke Kazama and Shura Hokuto are also part of Neo-ZECT.

With three groups in existence (Neo-ZECT, ZECT and the Worms), Soji Tendo has decided to sell his power to either Neo-ZECT or ZECT, but his intentions are unclear. At the same time, ZECT has obtained intelligence about a large comet orbiting the vicinity of space. By building the Jacob's Ladder space station, they plan to capture this meteor and spread its water throughout Earth, replenishing the Earth’s oceans. The space station includes a function that works in conjunction with the Rider System's Clock Up function. Tendo joins Neo-ZECT after telling ZECT that he attempts to disband it from the inside and manipulates ZECT and Neo-ZECT against each other. When Neo-ZECT's plan to take over the space station is initiated, both groups’ true colors come to light. Tendo proceeds to enter the space station for his true motive on helping both sides was to foil ZECT's secret plan. Meanwhile, Daisuke has been killed at the hands of Shura who has betrayed Neo-ZECT. Oda attempts to fight off this trap, and he is able to kill Yaguruma. Chasing after Shura however, he meets ZECT's legendary Rider, Caucasus, and is defeated in a matter of seconds. Kagami has also decided to marry Hiyori and they hope to build a future together. Kagami is then chosen to activate the space station's Clock Up function and must leave, but he promises Hiyori he will come back.

Tendo has arrived on Jacob's Ladder first however, and he attempts to foil ZECT's hidden motive. After fighting Ketaros, they both fall off the space station due to the Clock Up function pulling through another meteor infested with Worms. Kabuto is able to survive thanks to the Kabuto Extender, but Ketaros dies upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. Tendo and Kagami receive news however, that Hiyori is on the point of dying due to the exposure to the meteor dust years ago and it is then that Tendo reveals he is Hiyori's brother. Holding the wedding ceremony in a hospital, Hiyori dies soon afterwards. At this point, Shura tells Tendo that ZECT has betrayed them and is allied with the Worms. ZECT plans to let the meteor crash onto Earth so that the Worms will conquer humanity. However, it seems that Caucasus and the leaders of ZECT are the only ones who know of this plan and attempted to silence her for overhearing their plans. Shura then dies from the wounds inflicted on her as Tendo and Kagami take it on as their mission to save humanity from this disaster.

Making it to the space shuttle in time, they meet Caucasus, who explains to them that the meteor is the medium to transfer Worms. The missiles within the shuttle will be used to destroy weak humans. Humanity will be taken over by the Worms because Caucasus believes he will protect and fight for the strongest and most beautiful, the belief of the rose. The majority of the battle is in Caucasus' favor; however when Caucasus activates Maximum Rider Power and prepares to kill Tendo with a Rider Kick, Kagami steps in the way and protects Tendo. Tendo is then able to use this time to steal the Hyper Zecter from Caucasus, forcing him into an ejection chamber and launching him into space. Tendo then puts Kagami back in an escape pod and sends him on his way back to Earth. However, Caucasus, while in the void of space, latches on to Kagami's escape pod and punches a hole into the window, killing Kagami. At the same time, Tendo becomes Hyper Kabuto and through the use of Hyper Clock Up, he reverses time to save Kagami and destroy Caucasus, blowing him up along with the missiles in the space shuttle.

Tendo then uses the Hyper Zecter's Hyper Clock Up to send the second meteor back in time and force it to crash into the first meteor. The result is a small fragment that only hits Shibuya, minimizing the damage and erasing the future in which the Earth's oceans are dried up. However, the shockwave caused by the two meteors crashing hits Tendo and sends him flying backwards towards Earth. Afterwards, Tendo lands in Shibuya and finds himself in the same situation he was in seven years ago. This time however, he gives his belt to the younger Tendo who is then able to save Hiyori. With the disastrous future erased, Tendo disappears as his youngest self grows up and lives a better life in the new timeline.

Continuity and Placement

This film in itself is an alternate-universe of the main Kabuto universe; however its impact does appear to affect the main universe in its climax, where the meteor sent to strike Earth in this world instead is sent seven years in the past and leads to it becoming the meteor that destroys Shibuya in the prologue of the main universe; therefore, this film, despite having elements that include the first appearance of Hyper Kabuto, technically occurs prior to the series with the explanation of the Shibuya meteor. However many elements in this film do not match with aspects that are revealed later in the main universe, primarily regarding Hiyori Kusakabe, her relation to Soji Tendo and what really happened not just on the day of the meteor strike but some time before the meteor due to a different nature to the Worms on Earth in the main universe.

Characters

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Kabuto
Soji Tendo
Kamen Rider Gatack
Arata Kagami
Kamen Rider TheBee
So Yaguruma
Kamen Rider Drake
Daisuke Kazuma
Kamen Rider Sasword
Tsurugi Kamishiro
Kamen Rider Caucasus
Issei Kurosaki
Kamen Rider Hercus
Hidenari Oda
Kamen Rider Ketaros
Tetsuki Yamato

Allies

ZECT

ZECTrooper ZECTroopers

Neo-ZECT

Neo Trooper Neotroopers (Multiple Users)

Worms

Cast

Suit actors

Zecters Used

Songs

Theme song

Differences from the TV series

  • The meteorite that strikes the Earth in 1999 is much larger than the meteorite from the TV series and destroys all the oceans and cities, not just Shibuya.
  • The meteorite carries a species of Worm that appear to be similar to the "Natives" of the TV series, which is likely and sensible if we would consider the movie as a prequel to the series.
  • Yaguruma is TheBee in the movie and the Shadow ZECT Troopers don't appear at all; his squad composes of normal ZECT Troopers.
  • Kageyama, Tsurugi, Jiyya and Gon do not appear. Juka makes a short appearance near the end of the movie. The opening summary features a brief battle involving Sasword, but Tsurugi is never seen.
  • Kagami and Hiyori are now married, but Hiyori dies after contracting a disease given to her by the dust from the meteor seven years ago.
  • In 1999, Tendo receives his belt from his older self, while in the series, it was given to him by a Native.

Notes

  • This movie features the first appearance of Kabuto's Hyper Form, which would debut on the series a week later in episode 28 and an in-series transformation in episode 34.
    • This is the last summer film having the final form debut before the series.
  • When Kabuto becomes Hyper Form in this movie, the armor started to expose before he could use "Hyper Clock Up".
  • This is the first summer film to be not written by Toshiki Inoue.

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References

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Spring Movies
Standalone Movies
Showa: Kamen Rider vs. Shocker - Eight Riders vs. Galaxy King - Kamen Rider Super-1: The Movie - Kamen Rider Black: Hurry to Onigashima
Heisei: Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka - Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship - Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho Den-O Trilogy - OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders - Kamen Rider 1 - Kamen Rider Amazons: The Last Judgement
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TV Series Universe
Kamen Rider vs. Ambassador Hell - Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Mutants - Five Riders vs. King Dark - Kamen Rider Black: Terrifying! The Phantom House of Devil Pass - Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 - Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! - Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker - Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate - Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here! - Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land - Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! - Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future - Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment - Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending - Kamen Rider Build: Be The One - Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME - Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin
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Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final - Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost - Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace - Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki - Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love - Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World - Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals - Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer
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