This is a translation of Kamen Rider Fourze Novel ~Ama High Graduation~ (小説 仮面ライダーフォーゼ ～天・高・卒・業～), originally published March 1, 2014 as a tie-in novel for the tokusatsu television show Kamen Rider Fourze.
You can buy the novel in digital and physical format here.
What is this novel anyway?
This is a tie-in novel for Kamen Rider Fourze with a short story that takes place after the events of the main series, centering primarily around Sarina Sonoda and Gentarou.
Do I need to have seen the series to understand the novel?
The story takes place after the TV series, so you ideally should be familiar with that at the very least. Some references are made to the theatrical movies, including crossovers.
What’s with the style guide (romanization, terminology translations, etc.)?
Normally, my style guide policy is to mostly follow what I feel the audience is most familiar with and likely to recognize, but tokusatsu is a lawless place where there’s no real consensus, so I decided to just do everything as if it were from scratch. Please don’t take it as a dig at any of the existing translations, it’s just me wanting to work from as fresh of a perspective as possible. I apologize if there ends up being any confusion.
Content warnings: blood, suicidal ideation
- Character introductions
- Chapter 1: Three Days Before Graduation
- Chapter 2: Two Days Before Graduation
- Chapter 3: The Day Before Graduation
- Chapter 4: The Day of Graduation
Born in 1971, in Saitama Prefecture. Scorpio. A producer for live-action TV series and movies.
Worked with the “Giant Monster Alliance” tokusatsu circle while attending Waseda University, and afterwards joined Toei Co., Ltd. After serving as an assistant producer for historical dramas and other affairs at their Kyoto studio, he achieved his dream of becoming a producer for Toei tokusatsu. He has produced many shows including Woman of the Crime Lab, Kamen Rider Fourze, Kamen Rider W, Beast Fist Sentai Gekiranger, Magical Sentai Magiranger, and Investigative Sentai Dekaranger.