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Magic Showtime 2018 (マジック・ショータイム2018 Majikku Shōtaimu Nisen-jūhachi) is the seventh episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O. It is the first part of the Kamen Rider Wizard tribute arc. Thus, it features the return of Kosuke Nitoh, portrayed by Tasuku Nagase. It also features the debut of the Wizard and Beast Ridewatches.
Sougo and the others attend a magic show that was rumored to use real magic instead of just sleight-of-hand tricks, powers that Geiz believes is associated with Kamen Rider Wizard and believe it to be the works of an Another Wizard. Just when Geiz attempts to question the magician, Sougo is...
- "According to this book, average high schooler Sougo Tokiwa embarks on a path which leads him to become the demonic king of time, Ohma Zi-O. However, there are those who wish to see the canonical of history altered. Geiz and Tsukuyomi, who hail from the same time as I. Should they befriend my lord, the path of history will diverge. But now, they make contact with a certain magic wielded... Oh, but I suppose these events have yet to come to pass for you..."
At Kujigoji-do in the present, Sougo arrives home from school to witness his uncle repairing a device he has never seen before for a customer, a VCR. Once again, Junichiro comments that he is willing to fix it despite his store being a clock repair shop. Tsukuyomi wonders if any of Junichiro's customers bring in clocks at all for him to fix or just random devices. Geiz notices he hasn't seen a clock come into the shop either. Junichiro tells the youths that he gets at least one clock in his shop every three months or so. He thinks it is because the folks in town gossip that he can fix things and they assume Kujigoji-do is a full on repair shop, but he does not complain too much as it keeps him in business. Sougo is impressed with his uncle's repairing skills, but Junichiro humbly says he cannot fix everything as he once turned down an offer to fix a vase as it was beyond his skill to fix. He commented to the customer that he isn't "Wizard Hayase", a well known stage magician. He tells more about Wizard Hayase to Tsukuyomi when she asks about him, which interests Sougo, wanting to go see one of the magician's performances. Geiz whispers to Sougo that he and Tsukuyomi are not going to have fun, they are not his friends and Sougo is their target. Sougo flips the argument in his favor by reminding Geiz that they are to observe him at all times and so they must go to the magic show to keep an eye on him, handing Geiz his Ridewatches as he heads upstairs to change out of his school uniform before they leave.
At Magic House Kinoshita, Woz appears to greet Sougo when he goes to get drinks. Sougo says hello and tells Woz he is excited to see his first magic show, much to the annoyance of the prophet, who tells Sougo he is concerned how close his future lord is getting to Geiz and Tsukuyomi. Sougo disagrees as they are still unable to trust him fully and are cautious around him. Sougo tells Woz not to worry and promises he will be a good Demon King still. As Sougo leaves, Woz says that is exactly what concerns him.
Sougo hands Tsukuyomi and Geiz their drinks and sits down in his seat, with all three watching Wizard Hayase's magic show. The trio states that Hayase's magic is neither illusions or tricks of the mind, but real magic. Hayase demonstrates by making his hands catch fire, but not burning them, and changing the flames into small flying firebirds that set a bouquet of flows ablaze and break a vase. Hayase then reverses time to restore the vase and the flowers and levitates the flower towards the audience. Geiz becomes suspicious of Hayase, remembering that there was a Kamen Rider who could do real magic, Wizard, suspecting Hayase's skill in magic is the result of the Time Jackers taking Wizard's powers. Tsukuyomi agrees that maybe they should investigate. Ms. Kinoshita thanks everyone for their hard work, especially Hayase, saying her late father would have been proud. Hayase humbly says that all he wants is to keep her theatre in business and make her happy, but he gets shy and mumbles the last part so she cannot hear it. She then tries to tell him something, but Hayase leaves out the back before she can get a word in.
Sougo, Tsukuyomi and Geiz meet with Hayase as he leaves with Sougo asking questions, but Hayase denies that what he did was an illusion and tries to walk away. Geiz on the other hand goes for more rough interrogation tactics, pushing Hayase and changing into his Rider form. This scares Hayase, who becomes Another Wizard to defend himself, saying he didn't do anything wrong. Geiz does not care and prepares to attack some more,but Hayase uses Wizard's Gravity Wizard Ring power to hurl barrels at Geiz to make a quick escape. Geiz uses the Zikan Zax in Yumi mode to try and stop him, but Hayase uses Wizard's Defend Ring power from Land Style to block the oncoming fire. Once the wall breaks, Geiz switches his weapon to Ono Mode and Sougo seemingly assists as Zi-O, but shocks Tsukuyomi by fighting Geiz as he wants him to stop attacking Hayase with the seeming intent of brutally beating him up. This brief bit of quarrel allows Hayase to use Wizard's Liquid Wizard Ring power to make his getaway. Sougo tries to justify his actions by admitting that Hayase was right, he didn't do anything wrong yet and thus there was no reason to attack him. Geiz sees this as naive and weak, as the Another Riders are dangerous by their very nature as anomalies in time. Geiz is going to find Hayase again and make him talk about when and where the stage magician got his powers as Another Rider and runs off. While Tsukuyomi sympathizes with Sougo's kind heart, she also tries to get him to see it from Geiz's perspective. Sougo says in that case he will try to get answers his own way and asks Tsukuyomi for her help.
Geiz is running though the city and searches for Hayase on a rooftop, only for Sworz to freeze time. He greets the young Rider, eager to meet one of the people interfering with his plans and using telekinesis to push Geiz from his spot and have him hover in the air. Sworz asks for Geiz to stay out of the way of the Time Jackers and won't take no for an answer, restarting time and sending Geiz plummeting towards the street, only to be rescued by Woz. Sworz is surprised, wondering if Geiz is "working with him" and vowing to return to eliminate Geiz another time. Geiz wonders why Woz saved him, to which the prophet simply states he is doing a favor for someone and insists that the impulsive youth reconcile with Sougo as his future master values Geiz as a companion. This riles up Geiz, who wants to fight Woz for assuming he is friends with someone he only views as the killer of those he loved. Geiz then attacks him but Woz uses the ability to fly to evade him and outmatches the hotheaded youth in combat, before perching on the rooftop above Geiz. Geiz shouts he will never be Sougo's friend and Woz is crazy to think otherwise and leaves. Woz smiles, sarcastically saying that is such a pity.
Hayase frantically runs back to his apartment, locking the doors and windows and closing the drapes and goes to wipe the sweat form his brow. Ora appears and startles him, telling Hayase she is a Time Jacker. Recognizing that and asking if she knows Heure, Hayase begs Ora to help him as "two people with powers like him" are after him. Ora explains they are Zi-O and Geiz and all Hayase has to do is avoid them. Ora then shocks Hayase by proclaiming that someday he will be a king, but he needs a "deeper wound" to accomplish that. The doorbell rings and Nagayama, Hayase's co-worker, drops by to talk to him. Paranoid, Hayase tells Nagayama they can talk somewhere else.
At Magic House Kinoshita, Sougo is talking with Kaori about Hayase, who tells him that Hayase used to be just a stage hand until six years ago on December 25, 2012 when he showed her he could do magic tricks. Kaori also reveals that was the day she was proposed to, much to the surprise of Sougo and Tsukuyomi.
Hayase tells Nagayama he cannot perform for a while and won't explain why. Nagayama says that is good timing, as he plans on getting married to Kaori and they both want to close the Magic House down as she no longer wants to operate the business. Hayase is in disbelief and upset.
Kaori tells Sougo she inherited the theater from her father when he died, who asked on his deathbed to try something new with the place. However, the property became a financial money pit as attendance kept slipping. On Christmas Day 2012, Hayase pleaded to her not to shut down the theater and showed her a magic trick. Thanks to his hard work, the theater became profitable again and they are grateful. Nagayama says they think Hayase should go bigger and better given his talent, he isn't achieving his full potential by working at a small time venue and could make more money by performing on tour. Kaori finally accepted Nagayama's proposal after six years of waiting and they will finally live happy together. Hayase angrily shouts that he sacrificed everything for Kaori to keep her theater open and changes into Another Wizard to chase down Nagayama. Ora watches these events from a distance, happy that the "wound" opened up more for Hayase to rampage.
Nagayama flees from Another Wizard, but he uses Wizard's Connect Wizard Ring power to grab Nagayama's neck to grab him and then burns him with a fireball which knocks him down a flight of stairs into a field of grass. Nagayama screams for help, which Geiz hears and comes to his aid. He comments that Hayase is just the kind of man he thought he was, drunk on power and willing to harm others. Hayase shouts that the power given to him is rightfully his. Before Geiz can transform, he notices someone is behind him, who tries to hide behind a tree and has two Ridewatches on his person. The mysterious observer flees upon being spotted and Geiz is forced to let him go as Another Wizard is preventing him from chasing after the fleeing bystander and changes into Kamen Rider Geiz to engage him.
As Sougo and Tsukuyomi leave Magic House Kinoshita, Woz greets them both from above and manipulates them into believing that Geiz has gone berserk and is attacking Hayase again without provocation to do so. Sougo and Tsukuyomi rush off to stop Geiz. Geiz and Another Wizard fight in an industrial steel shipping warehouse with Another Wizard using Gravity again to hurl girders at Geiz, who deflects the barrages with his Zikan Zax. Another Wizard then uses Wizard's Flame Ring power to bombard Geiz with fireballs while cackling insanely that he enjoys using his powers like this. Geiz equips the FaizArmor with the Faiz Shot Shot already equipped to punch through Another Wizard's Defend barrier and powers through, finishing off Another Wizard with the Exceed Time Burst and de-powering Hayase back to normal. Geiz, still transformed, begins a brutal interrogation so Hayase will reveal the information of when he got Wizard's powers, tightly squeezing Hayase's left shoulder with his FaizArmor's enhanced strength to force him to talk. Zi-O arrives and holds back Geiz, pleading for him to stop. Geiz says that Hayase was attacking people so he had to stop him, doing what Zi-O doesn't have the guts to do. Zi-O rejects this excuse as this is taking justice too far and he might have really hurt Hayase. Since Zi-O won't listen to him, Geiz decides it is finally time to fight him. Fortunately, Tsukuyomi arrives puts a stop to it before anything happens and the two de-transform. Geiz tells Sougo that no matter how much he protests, this is how he fights as a Rider and reaffirms that they are not friends at all. Tsukuyomi tries to go to them to get them to stop antagonizing one another, but Ora freezes time to halt all three of them. Ora then restarts Hayase's Another Wizard Ridewatch so he can resume his rampage, instructing him to use his hate as the fuel of his magic. Once time restarts, Tsukuyomi tries to shoot Hayase with the Faizphone X but gets hit with the Sleep Wizard Ring power, which puts her in a coma as the boys race to her and try to wake her up.
Woz observes these events from a distance and mocks Sougo's efforts for companionship as a "poor fit", wondering when his master will claim the power of Kamen Rider Wizard for his path to becoming Ohma Zi-O with a wicked smile as he waits in anticipation....
- Sougo Tokiwa (常磐 ソウゴ Tokiwa Sōgo): So Okuno (奥野 壮 Okuno Sō)
- Geiz Myokoin (明光院 ゲイツ Myōkōin Geitsu): Gaku Oshida (押田 岳 Oshida Gaku)
- Tsukuyomi (ツクヨミ): Shieri Ohata (大幡 しえり Ōhata Shieri)
- Woz (ウォズ Wozu): Keisuke Watanabe (渡邊 圭祐 Watanabe Keisuke)
- Heure (ウール Ūru): Rihito Itagaki (板垣 李光人 Itagaki Rihito)
- Ora (オーラ Ōra): Ayaka Konno (紺野 彩夏 Kon'no Ayaka)
- Swartz (スウォルツ Suworutsu): Kentaro Kanesaki (兼崎 健太郎 Kanesaki Kentarō)
- Junichiro Tokiwa (常磐 順一郎 Tokiwa Jun'ichirō): Katsuhisa Namase (生瀬 勝久 Namase Katsuhisa)
- Ziku-Driver, Ridewatch Voices: Rikiya Koyama (小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya)
- Ziku-Driver Voice: Yohei Onishi (大西 洋平 Ōnishi Yōhei)
- Kosuke Nitoh (仁藤 攻介 Nitō Kōsuke): Tasuku Nagase (永瀬 匡 Nagase Tasuku)
- Hayase (早瀬)/Another Wizard (アナザーウィザード Anazā Wizādo): Zuimaro Awashima (粟島 瑞丸 Awashima Zuimaro)
- Nagayama (長山): Yosuke Minokawa (三濃川 陽介 Minokawa Yōsuke)
- Kaori Kinoshita (木ノ下 香織 Kinoshita Kaori): Minase Yashiro (八代 みなせ Yashiro Minase)
- Kamen Rider Zi-O: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
- Kamen Rider Geiz: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Another Wizard: Eitoku (永徳)
Forms and Collectibles Used
- to be added
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger episode 36, Number 36: Shoot the Bomb.
- Viewership: 3.1%
- Closing Screen Ridewatches:
- Kamen Rider: Zi-O & Geiz
- Zi-O: Zi-O
- Geiz: Geiz & Faiz
- Count at episode end
- Watches in Zi-O's possession: Zi-O, Build, Ex-Aid, Fourze, Bike
- Watches in Geiz's possession: Geiz, Ghost, Drive, Cross-Z, Faiz, Bike, Phone
- Watches in Tsukuyomi's possession: Phone
- Footage from the first episode of Kamen Rider Wizard is used as flashback.
- Despite Kosuke Nitoh appearing in this episode, his face was never revealed throughout the episode.
- Like the Fourze arc, Shunya Shiraishi does not return as Haruto Soma.
- This is the first time since the first episode where Zi-O does not assume any Rider Armors.
- TV Asahi's official episode guide for マジック・ショータイム2018
- Heisei 20's official episode guide for マジック・ショータイム2018