|This article is about a/an miniseries in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.|
|WARNING: This special contains scenes of blood. Viewer discretion is advised!|
Kamen Rider Snipe: Episode ZERO (仮面ライダースナイプ エピソードZERO Kamen Raidā Sunaipu Episōdo Zero) is a special Blu-Ray miniseries of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. The first episode was released as part of the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Blu-ray Collection 1 on April 12, 2017.
The miniseries contains four episodes.
- Trigger of Destiny (運命のtrigger Unmei no torigā)
- Comrade Barrel (戦友はbarrel Senyū wa bareru)
- Broken Safety (壊れたsafety Kowareta Sefutī)
- Immortal Reload (不滅のreload Fumetsuno Rirōdo)
Taiga Hanaya, a man who was chosen to become a Kamen Rider before anyone else. Why did he become Kamen Rider Snipe? Why did he lose his doctor's license? What is the reason?
Continuity and Placement
This miniseries act like a prequel to main series events.
- Episode 1 to 3 take place before the TV series.
- Episode 4 takes place just before the event in episode 1 of the TV series, following by the flashbacks throughout the TV series.
- The framing device of the battle scenes featuring Snipe fighting a Zombie Gamer with Bang Bang Tank take place during the events of Kamen Rider Genm vs. Lazer.
|Kamen Rider Snipe||Taiga Hanaya|
|Kamen Rider Protosnipe|
|Kamen Rider Genm||Zombie Gamer|
- Taiga Hanaya (花家 大我 Hanaya Taiga): Ukyo Matsumoto (松本 享恭 Matsumoto Ukyō)
- Zombie Gamer (檀 黎斗 Dan Kuroto): Tetsuya Iwanaga (岩永 徹也 Iwanaga Tetsuya)
- Asuna Karino (仮野 明日那 Karino Asuna): Ruka Matsuda (松田 るか Matsuda Ruka)
- Parado (パラド): Shouma Kai (甲斐 翔真 Kai Shōma)
- Graphite (グラファイト Gurafaito): Shouma Machii (町井 祥真 Machii Shōma)
- Jiro Maki (牧 治郎 Maki Jirō): Masaki Kaji (加治 将樹 Kaji Masaki)
- Saki Momose (百瀬 小姫 Momose Saki): Kana Nakagawa (中川 可菜 Nakagawa Kana)
- Kamen Rider Snipe Level 1: Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧 Fujita Satoshi)
- Kamen Rider Snipe Level 2: Eitoku (永徳)
- Zombie Gamer: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Graphite Bugster: Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
This miniseries reuses EXCITE, the opening theme for the TV series, as its theme song.
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- This miniseries reuses the first opening sequence from the TV series, though some scenes with Ex-Aid have been replaced with Snipe.
- The TV-sized version of EXCITE has also been edited to use the second verse in place of the first verse.
- The "Next time" screen of this mini series has Ex-Aid, Brave and Snipe swap places.
- Each episode title is themed after a part of a gun or something involving guns, fitting Snipe's theme as a first person shooter themed Rider (Ex. Barrel and Trigger).