Kamen Rider Nadeshiko Joins an Exclusive Club of Lady Riders
I hate JK and the fact that he’s joined the Kamen Rider club annoys the shit out of me. I’m not even going to bother with a review of the second half of his two-episode arc. Yes, we got to see Electric Boogaloo Fourze Mode, but who cares. The big Rider news is that a new lady Rider is joining the ranks. Kamen Rider Nadeshiko will make her debut in the big stonking Kamen Rider movie, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax.
As awesome as this is, unfortunately, it means we’ll only get to see her once or maybe twice if they do another Fourze flick. My biggest complaint with Rider over the years is the lack of female Riders in series proper. We had Tackle way back in the day with Kamen Rider Stronger who appeared throughout Stronger. The only other female Riders who have had regular series appearances were the two who were Femme, I mean Siren, in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. A few ladies wore the Kaixa gear for an episode before horribly dying, there was a female Oni who had two episodes, I think two of the ladies in Kiva wore Ixa for an episode or two, there was a female Oni in two episodes of Decade, Kamen Rider Larc was a lady movie Rider who also showed up in Decade. Femme and Kivala were movie only Riders. Which brings us to Nadeshiko. That’s not a lot of lady Riders especially when you compare them to the number of ladies on Super Sentai teams.
Now maybe Fourze will surprise us and bring in a secondary female Rider. I think it’d be great if Yuki or even Miu got to wear a belt. Or maybe Nadeshiko will make an appearance later in the series. I long for the day when a female Rider will headline a series. That would be rad.