“The heavens call… The earth cries out… The crowds roar… All calling on me to strike back against evil! Now listen up, villains! I am the warrior of justice, The Kamen Rider Stronger!” -Shigeru Jō (Kamen Rider Stronger)
Today I would like to honor Shigeru Araki, the brilliant actor who portrayed Shigeru Jō, aka Kamen Rider Stronger. Shigeru Araki died of pneumonia at the age of 63 yesterday, on April 14th 2012 at 5:02pm. In my eyes, and many others, he was a hero of justice, someone to look up to. Shortly before his passing on the 13th his heart stopped, and his family was recalling happy memories of the past. His wife said, “My dear, you were so cool as a Kamen Rider.” Suddenly, Shigeru miraculously started breathing again, and fought for his life until his passing the next day. Shigeru fought until the very end, finding the strength within himself. As an ally of justice, he refused to die, and fought a valiant battle.
Thank you for becoming a hero, an ally of justice, and fighting for us both in fiction and reality. Thank you for inspiring us to stand up for what is right. Thank you for being brave. I promise I will become stronger for you and everyone else around me.
The Medley Of Riders Past (On Piano) performed by kuroto2000 Download: here From Kamen Rider Ichigo to Kamen Rider Stronger - Let’s Go Rider Kick - Tatakae! Kamen Rider V3 - Set Up! Kamen Rider X - Amazon Rider Kokoniari - Kamen Rider Stronger no uta
After the death of their mentor, the human Stronger joins the group responsible for their death, Black Satan, in order to use their own technology against them. Allowing Black Satan to turn them into a cyborg, they break free and become Kamen Rider Stronger and fight to destroy them and avenge their mentor.
The next post would be Stronger’s sidekick, Electro-Wave Human Tackle, but due to fourth-wall-breaking reasons, she is ineligible to be a Kamen Rider. Turns out she is the head of the department at Toei that deems someone worthy of being a Kamen Rider, so she isn’t allowed to be one herself.