|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.|
|Another Prodigy with No Thank You?|
|Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 2|
|Air date October 9, 2016|
|Written by Yuya Takahashi|
|Directed by Shojiro Nakazawa|
I'm a Kamen Rider!
BANG, That Jerk is Coming!
Another Prodigy with No Thank You? (天才二人は no thank you？ Tensai Futari wa Nō Sankyū?) is the second episode of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. It features the debut of Kamen Rider Brave and the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat, as well as the introduction of Kamen Rider Genm to the series following his appearances in Kamen Rider Ghost and Genm Action Gamer Level 1.
This episode broadcast was accompanied by web broadcast of the second installment of Kamen Rider Information Program: Poppy Pipopapo's Room.
Becoming Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Emu now must serve as both a pediatrician and a member of CR. A gifted surgeon named Hiiro Kagami comes back from the United States and is not only the son of the director, he’s also Kamen Rider Brave. This results in a clash of ethics when it comes to dealing with patients.
At the Ministry of Health, Deputy Director-General Hinata thanks Kuroto Dan for providing the Gamer Drivers. In CR, Director Kagami accepts Emu as a new member of the department, explaining that Asuna/Poppy is a Ministry-assigned helper to the Kamen Riders; Emu is given a special stethoscope to detect the Bugster infection in patients. Hiiro Kagami arrives, dismissing Emu's presence as unnecessary now that he's here; he is an expert surgeon, and the Director's son.
Atop a rooftop, Graphite sprays a mist of the Bugster virus across the city, Parad deciding to "go say hi". The next day, Emu's stethoscope alerts him of a Bugster-infected patient: Rensuke Natori. He and Asuna arrive on scene, but Hiiro shows up and takes over, transforming into Kamen Rider Brave Quest Gamer Level 1 with the Taddle Quest Gashat and forcing the Bugster infection in Rensuke to manifest itself as a bacteriophage Bugster Union. Brave fights it, but when Emu tries to enter the battle as Ex-Aid Action Gamer Level 2, Asuna reverts him to Level 1, explaining that only Level 1 can be used to separate the infection from the patient. The Bugster Union summons an energy projection brick wall and fires a barrage of arrows, and as Brave mocks Emu for not knowing how to fight as a Rider, Emu realizes that Hiiro doesn't know how to game, ignoring the chests with power-ups his Gashat had summoned. Brave defeats the Bugster Union, freeing Rensuke as the Aranbura Bugster forms with a group of Bugster Viruses in brown monk cloaks. Brave is about to Level Up, but a black version of Ex-Aid steps onto the scene, changing from Action Gamer Level 1 to Action Gamer Level 2 and attacking the Riders with the Gashacon Bugvisor, slicing Brave's sword in half and allowing Aranbura to escape. Kiriya Kujo watches from the sidelines.
Back at CR, Asuna explains that to fully cure a patient, not only must the Bugster be separated from them, but it must also be defeated once separate, or else the patient will fade away; she also admits she doesn't know about the black Ex-Aid. Hiiro begins eating cake to replenish his energy, explaining that he holds no concern for the patients he treats, as his only mission is to cure them, not make them happy; Emu detests this mindset and storms out. Talking with Rensuke, Emu hears that he was going to marry his girlfriend Asami Goda, but she'd called it off just before the infection arose; Emu promptly links the onset of the Bugster infection symptoms to his stress level weakening his immune system. Following Asami to a church, Emu learns that she only called off their marriage because she thought he deserved better than her.
Suddenly, the Aranbura Bugster arrives and captures Asami, intending to kill her to further elevate Rensuke's stress and make him fully complete. Emu transforms, but Aranbura says he'll kill Asami if he goes to Level 2. Aranbura uses his magic portals to attack Ex-Aid until Hiiro arrives and promptly transforms into Brave Quest Gamer Level 2, his Taddle Quest Gashat summoning a rusty sword stuck in a stone pillar in the front of the church. Aranbura moves to kill Asami with another spell attack, and both Riders jump into action: Ex-Aid grabs a Speeding-Up Energy Item from a Taddle Quest treasure chest and speeds up to Asami, knocking back the Bugster Viruses, but stops as Aranbura freezes. Brave had taken the opportunity to race up to the front of the church and pull the sword from the pillar, slashing the Bugster from behind; the sword then morphs into the Gashacon Sword. The fight goes outside, Ex-Aid Leveling Up to fight the Bugster Viruses as Brave faces Aranbura with his Sword in Fire Mode until the Bugster heals himself with a spell; Brave switches his weapon to Ice Mode and freezes Aranbura and stops his spellcasting. Ex-Aid hit Aranbura with a Hammer Mode Mighty Critical Finish, but Brave gets the final strike with a Fire Mode Taddle Critical Finish, getting the Taddle Quest Game Clear.
Rensuke and Asami's wedding is back on, but Hiiro could care less. Emu tells Director Kagami he's staying on with CR, not wanting patients to be left to Hiiro's cold attitude. Still, Hiiro insists he be the one to cut the apple pie Rensuke had sent them. At Genm Corp., Taiga Hanaya makes a large cash purchase of a Gamer Driver and a Rider Gashat.
- Emu Hojo (宝生 永夢 Hōjō Emu): Hiroki Iijima (飯島 寛騎 Iijima Hiroki)
- Hiiro Kagami (鏡 飛彩 Kagami Hiiro): Toshiki Seto (瀬戸 利樹 Seto Toshiki)
- Taiga Hanaya (花家 大我 Hanaya Taiga): Ukyo Matsumoto (松本 享恭 Matsumoto Ukyō)
- Asuna Karino (仮野 明日那 Karino Asuna): Ruka Matsuda (松田 るか Matsuda Ruka)
- Kuroto Dan (檀 黎斗 Dan Kuroto): Tetsuya Iwanaga (岩永 徹也 Iwanaga Tetsuya)
- Kiriya Kujo (九条 貴利矢 Kujō Kiriya): Hayato Onozuka (小野塚 勇人 Onozuka Hayato)
- Parad (パラド): Shouma Kai (甲斐 翔真 Kai Shōma)
- Haima Kagami (鏡 灰馬 Kagami Haima): Hanamaru Hakata (博多 華丸 Hakata Hanamaru)
- Kyotaro Hinata (日向 恭太郎 Hinata Kyōtarō): Hironobu Nomura (野村 宏伸 Nomura Hironobu)
- Graphite Bugster (グラファイトバグスター Gurafaito Bagusutā, Voice): Shouma Machii (町井 祥真 Machii Shōma)
- Narration: Junichi Suwabe (諏訪部 順一 Suwabe Jun'ichi)
- Rider Gashat (ライダーガシャット Raidā Gashatto, Voice): Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ Kageyama Hironobu)
- Rensuke Natori (名取 蓮介 Natori Rensuke): Mondo Yamagishi (山岸 門人 Yamagishi Mondo)
- Asami Goda (豪田 麻美 Gōda Asami): Natsuko Nagaike (永池 南津子 Nagaike Natsuko)
- Mizuki (みずき): Megumi Mizoguchi (溝口 恵 Mizoguchi Megumi)
- Satsuki (さつき): Mayuna Saburi (佐分利 眞由奈 Saburi Mayuna)
- Aranbura Bugster (アランブラバグスター Aranbura Bagusutā, Voice): Dai Matsumoto (松本 大 Matsumoto Dai)
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Level 1, Kamen Rider Genm Level 1: Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧 Fujita Satoshi)
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Level 2: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
- Kamen Rider Brave Level 1: Jiro Uchikawa (内川 仁朗 Uchikawa Jirō)
- Kamen Rider Brave Level 2: Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun)
- Kamen Rider Genm Level 2: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Graphite Bugster: Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
- Aranbura Bugster: Shigeki Ito (伊藤 茂騎 Itō Shigeki)
- Bugster Virus: Various
- Gashat Used:
- Level Used:
- Energy Items Used:
- After Brave inserts the Taddle Quest Gashat into the Gashacon Sword, the Gashat is not seen in the "Taddle Critical Finish" scene.
- The Taddle Quest Gashat mysteriously returns to Brave's Gamer Driver in the "Game Clear" scene, even thought it wasn't there in the scene right before that.
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger episode 33, Ep. 33: The Grateful Nekodamashi.
- Closing Screen:
- Text Color: Light Blue
- Count at episode end
- This is the first time Ex-Aid reverts from Action Gamer Level 2 to Action Gamer Level 1, or indeed any Rider does.
- The rusty Gashacon Sword is remodeled from Kamen Rider Kuuga's Titan Sword.
- When the Aranbura Bugster casts spells, an orange Magic Portal appears similar to the ones used by Kamen Rider Wizard.
- Brave's original sword breaking is a callback to Ryuki, as when Shinji used his Sword Vent in Blank form, his sword broke after limited use. Another allusion to this is the evolution to a higher form rectifies the problem by giving both Riders new sword weapons.
- Video Game References in this episode:
- The closing screen stating "See you next game" may be a nod to the Metroid series from the phrase "See you next mission" once finishing the game. The latter phrase is first used at the end of Super Metroid followed by an evaluation of the player's item collection rate, and would later be used in subsequent Metroid games like the Prime series.
- Aranbura Bugster's plan to make his host's bride his is a reference to a common trope of villains forcing marriage onto female characters in video games, especially in the Mario franchise.
- The Gashacon Sword being discovered in a stone pedestal or rock is a common trope in RPG and fantasy games where players can find swords of great power such as The Legend of Zelda's Master Sword or The Secret of Mana's Mana Sword. All of the games that use this trope are a reference to Arthurian myth.
- Kamen Rider Brave's transformation to Quest Gamer Level 2 involves him entering through a castle door. This is a reference to dungeon quests often found in RPGs, as players often walk through doors or cavern holes to reach the next room or stage.