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Useless observations I just wanted to note. 
28th-Jan-2007 09:22 pm

Hallo, hallo ~♪  <-- (shamelessly lifted from Yuuki Sato's blog.) 

What do Ultraman Mebius and Kamen Rider Kabuto have in common besides both being tokusatsu shows from the year 2006?

1.  Each show has a not quite human character named Tsurugi.

Hunter Knight Tsurugi in Mebius and Tsurugi Kamishiro in Kabuto.

2.  Each show has a character named Kazama and the name actually has some relevancy to the character in question.

Marina Kazama in Mebius and Daisuke Kazama in Kabuto.

3.  Each show has a female character named Misaki.

Yuki Misaki in Mebius and Yuzuki Misaki in Kabuto.

4.  The actor of the alter ego for the title character in each show portrayed a different character who looked like himself.
(Okay, that sounds really confusing.  Let's see if I can't reword it better someday.)

Shunji Igarashi as Mirai Hibino and Hiroto Ban in Mebius

Hiro Mizushima as Souji Tendou and Souji Kusakabe in Kabuto.

5.  Both the actors from #4 were in the same internet drama called Hatsukare, which is based on a shoujo manga of the same name.  They both played the hero's friends I believe, but they were never in the same scenes though.  :(

6. Each show has Kohei Murakami (Masato Kusaka in Kamen Rider 555) as a guest star in (at least) one episode.

Hiroshi Isana (GUYS Ocean member) in Mebius 38

Uemura (IT President) in Kabuto 3

(I totally missed his brief appearance here until I've seen a few posts pointing it out.  So I went back and rewatched that part to confirm.  That's him all right, although I can barely recognize him with that nerd look.)

7.  This is reaching, but each show has a tenimyu actor in it at one point or another (see my previous post).

Ryunosuke Kawai as Jun Suzaki in Mebius 28
(So he's a one shot deal, thus not really comparable, but I was just too desperate.)

Kazuki Kato as Daisuke Kazama in Kabuto 11-18, 25-28, 39, 40, 49
(So he's more of a semi-regular, thus not really comparable, but I was just too desperate.)

Bonus: This is very reaching, but the name "Daisuke" is somehow in both series.  It is the actor's name in Mebius, and the character's name in Kabuto.

Arata Kagami
4th-Apr-2007 03:07 am (UTC)
That is incredibly interesting...
...aren't they co-starring in a drama this month with Kanno Miho?
4th-Apr-2007 09:19 am (UTC)
Yup. I'm really looking forward to Watashitachi no Kyoukasho, which I think translates to something along the line of Our Textbooks. This school drama seems to start airing on 12 April. (Since I'm such a fan, I'll watch anything with Igarashi-san and Mizushima-san in it. :)

D-Addicts Wiki Page (originally posted by chayuki on my Hatsukare entry):

If you don't mind, may I ask how you found my journal?
4th-Apr-2007 11:01 am (UTC)
It was either on a Kamen Rider community, Drama Community, or Attack All Around community...I honestly don't remember =P
4th-Apr-2007 11:26 am (UTC)
I probably posted a comment once or twice on kamenrider so that was possible. But actually I have another theory, which I apparently posted almost at the same time you did.

Sorry for the spam. But I'm just so happy that someone finally commented on this entry. :)
4th-Apr-2007 11:02 am (UTC)
Oh, never mind. I see that you are a friend of chayuki also. (I felt somewhat silly posting all the links in my previous comment, since you probably already know of them. Not to mention that our names are right next to each other on her profile. ^^;)
4th-Apr-2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Go Go Alphabetization Power ^_^
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