[NEW] Heisei Rider Novels Announced!

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20121013-OHT1T00052.htm

The novels will be released four at that time on three different occasions. The first batch covers Kamen Rider Kuuga, Kamen Rider Kabuto, Kamen Rider W and Kamen Rider OOO. Naruhisa Arakawa has worked on over 20 Tokusatsu series for Toei, his recent work was in Akibaranger and Daimajin Kanon, he previously worked on the Kuuga show as a writer and will return to write the novel for Kuuga. Kabuto’s main writer, Shoji Yonemura, who has also worked on plenty of anime and tokusatsu series will write the Kabuto novel. Riku Sanjo will be back to write the W novel. While most novels will be written by their respective main writers, OOO’s novel will not be written by Yasuko Kobayashi, instead it will be written by Nobuhiro Mori, who only wrote 6 episodes for OOO (22-23, 33-36.) Den-O will be written by the producer Shinichiro Shirakura.
Sho Aikawa, the main writer for Kamen Rider Blade, tweeted that he would not be writing the Blade novel. He did receive an offer, but it was eventually cancelled.

The novels will feature the main characters, Yusuke Godai, Souji Tendo, Shotaro Hidari and Phillip and Eiji Hino and Ankh, from their respective series, in new settings that haven’t been told in the TV series. In Kamen Rider W’s novel, a new Rider by the name of Kamen Rider Cyclone will appear.

The first batch of novels will be released November 30 at the price, 650 yen.
- Per front page translation by HJU's own DecaEnd.

I felt the need to have an actual discussion thread regarding these stunning new developments.

Is anyone really stoked to finally get a sequel to Kuuga that's written by Arakawa Naruhisa after almost 13 years? My jaw literally dropped at the sort of possibilities something like this could offer. While the drama version may have certain restraints due to CGI costs, budgets, violence etc, in written form these limits are nothing and we could get some really spectacular stories from these things!

I'm also eagerly anticipating a Agito and Ryuki sequel that will hopefully be written by Inoue and Kobayashi. And maybe a Faiz too, so we can see what really happened after Takumi 'killed' the Orphenoch King. I'm really disappointed that Kobayashi isn't writing a sequel to OOO as I feel like only she could write something for Ankh's revival that'd be really good, but she has Jojo's Bizarre Adventure so...

Plus we'll probably see how Ankh gets revived in the OOO sequel novel as well! I might actually read these books!

Anyways. Feel free to discuss this among yourselves. I for one am incredibly stoked to know what happens to our heroes beyond the television storyline.
 
I think Kobayashi's busy with Go-Busters which is why she's not doing it. Honestly though I don't want to see how Ankh gets revived ever. We know he will be and that's all I need to know.

If we're getting 12 of these in all, clearly something isn't getting a book. My guess would be the recently concluded Fourze or Decade. Probably Decade (unfortunately, I'd love another story exploring another adventure Tsukasa and co had on any world the show hasn't explored yet).
 

DecaEnd

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Might as well throw this in here. This is the order they'll be released in supposedly from the newspaper itself, not the web based version. It's not confirmed though, can't find any official sources.

Ryuki (Toshiki Inoue), Agito (Naohiro Okamura and Toshiki Inoue as editor), Faiz (Toshiki Inoue), Kiva (Kenji Konuta and Toshiki Inoue as editor), Hibiki (Tsuyoshi Kida), Den-O (Shinichiro Shirakura), Blade (Junichi Miyashita) and Decade (Aki Kanehiro and Toshiki Inoue as editor)
 

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
As much as I'd love to have a Fourze sequel rather than a Decade one, I doubt it since we're getting Ultimatum this winter which is a direct sequel to Fourze.

Disappointed that Kobayashi isn't writing any of her series, especially OOO and Ryuki, but Jojo's Bizzare Adventure would definitely take a hit if she took the time to write 3 novels.

Admittedly, I am anticipating what Inoue can do once again with Kamen Rider after a substantial break since Kiva. His flaws may not be so blatantly obvious in a book since he really has no need to write cut corners in order to do what he wants. Then again, he could just flat out use the same old tactics so..
 

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
It is compelling for Faiz to get a sequel, especially with how open ended they left everything.

And I'm really excited for a Hibiki sequel, especially since the ending was crap. With Kida back at the helm, I'm excited for what Hibiki can truly do in a book setting.
 

NeonZ

New Member
Why is Inoue an "editor" for the Decade novel? I really hope it has to do with the previous Heisei Riders too, otherwise he has no place there. Also, who is Aki Kanehiro (鐘弘亜樹?). I can't find anything about him outside of this novel. Maybe some kind of pseudonym?

Anyway, I was looking forward to the Ryuuki book, at least hear something about its story, even though these likely will never be translated, to see if they'd manage to find a way to give it an open ending and let the series now end in a way that would allow the Riders to appear in later stories, but with Inoue at the helm I don't think that'll happen...
 
K

Kamen Rider IXA

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Finally some really interesting-looking Rider-related thing.
 

Painted_Outlaw

The new Tendou Souji
Why is Inoue an "editor" for the Decade novel? I really hope it has to do with the previous Heisei Riders too, otherwise he has no place there. Also, who is Aki Kanehiro (鐘弘亜樹?). I can't find anything about him outside of this novel. Maybe some kind of pseudonym?

Along those lines, I'm just curious on who "Naohiro Okamura" is. Has he or she worked on Agito prior to now?
 

Black Fang

Active Member
If there were English translations of these novels, I would love to get my hands on them. But as that is unlikely, hopefully someone can translate them like with the mangas.
 

The Analyzer

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Apparently, Shou Aikawa was going to be involved with the Blade novel, but that fell through for whatever reason.

I hope if Kobayashi isn't involved directly, she gets a say in whoever gets to write the novels in her place.

Edit: Welp, I should read more closely, the linked news says that!
 
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DecaEnd

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Might as well throw this in here. This is the order they'll be released in supposedly from the newspaper itself, not the web based version. It's not confirmed though, can't find any official sources.

Ryuki (Toshiki Inoue), Agito (Naohiro Okamura and Toshiki Inoue as editor), Faiz (Toshiki Inoue), Kiva (Kenji Konuta and Toshiki Inoue as editor), Hibiki (Tsuyoshi Kida), Den-O (Shinichiro Shirakura), Blade (Junichi Miyashita) and Decade (Aki Kanehiro and Toshiki Inoue as editor)

This is now confirmed. Front page is now updated with the covers for the first four novels. W's novel also has a title now, "The One Who Continues After Z" (Zを継ぐ者)

http://henshinjustice.net/2012/10/13/heisei-rider-as-novels/
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Why is Inoue an "editor" for the Decade novel? I really hope it has to do with the previous Heisei Riders too, otherwise he has no place there. Also, who is Aki Kanehiro (鐘弘亜樹?). I can't find anything about him outside of this novel. Maybe some kind of pseudonym?

If you look over the entire list of names listed as authors and editors for the Heisei Rider novels...........Inoue is mentioned more than once as Editor for some of the novels besides Decade.

So it's more like, Inoue is in-charge for most of the Heisei Rider novels BUT he won't be writing all of them.

Funny that Shirakura is writing the Den-O novel LOL
 

NeonZ

New Member
If you look over the entire list of names listed as authors and editors for the Heisei Rider novels...........Inoue is mentioned more than once as Editor for some of the novels besides Decade.

So it's more like, Inoue is in-charge for most of the Heisei Rider novels BUT he won't be writing all of them.

The other novels where he's in charge as editor are novels where he was the main writer, but are being written by someone else. He only wrote four Decade episodes that completely avoided any main plot, in spite of being supposed to set up the second half of the show.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
The other novels where he's in charge as editor are novels where he was the main writer, but are being written by someone else. He only wrote four Decade episodes that completely avoided any main plot, in spite of being supposed to set up the second half of the show.

I get your point.........if anything, Shirakura should be writing the Decade novel instead of Den-O's.

It's quite clear that the only person that knew the **** that is going on with the plotline of Decade is Shirakura...........neither the writers nor the audience could understand what the **** the vision of the Decade series is EXCEPT Shirakura himself.

So the new person that is in-charge of the Decade novels will be set up for disaster from the start LOL
 

GekiDan

ジェイ・イー・フュージョン
So hopefully, in Decade's novel, we can finally know who Narutaki really is... hopefully...
 

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