We continue on with Girl-in-Jiraya’s body from last week as the show limps on towards the Summer movie with the finish line in sight and a Gamer Rider waiting in the wings:
To no ones surprise, Princess Alia is not dead, just back in her real body (much to the rejoice of everyone who just recently discovered her actress did nude photoshoots in the past), and that’s it for that this week!
To condense the confusing body swapping down, Mayu is still in her Father’s body, however her Father is in the Ganmiser’s body with the Glitchy God-Beast roaming around in Mayu’s. The team still thinks that the Dad in in his Daughter’s body however, missing very obvious clues to the contrary.
Sinozaki, Jiraya’s (I know that’s not his character’s name, but I can’t remember it so I’ll just use his Ninja name) friend and partner on the force is told about the whole deal and is pretty quick to believe it, haven seen the Ganmiser body last time. This leads to everyone meeting up again at the place Mayu’s mother loved to go to and after getting shot by Takeru, everyone just sort of goes back in to the right body for no real reason.
In ‘I saw it coming a mile away theater’, it turns out that Sinozaki was the Mole on the force feeding info to the criminal he and Jiraya had been chasing…for, again, no real reason. Mayu doesn’t really understand why her dad would want to arrest his best friend, but who needs drama when there is still a Ganmiser to kill?
The monster gets triple teamed by our Rider in a fairly uninteresting fight scene, goes boom and he wrap up boils down to teenage girls be moody, great message.
But in our second Mini-story lead up to the Summer Movie, we see that Sage/Magistrate Edith gave Argos a Ghost Driver as part of some greater plan that is now going off the rails. We also learn that Makoto and Kanon’s “Missing” father is Kamen Rider Zero Specter.
To be blunt it was a poor pay-off for a poor story. Everything was telegraphed way ahead of time with not even a kids’ show level-twist thrown in. As much as I like Jiraya, he couldn’t save this from failing.
Rating: 1 out of 5