|This article is about a/an video game in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.|
DoReMifa Beat is a rhythm game. You move to the rhythm of the game. As revealed in episode 19, Poppy is in fact a playable character in the arcade version.
It was envisioned by Kuroto Dan in 2000. The DoReMiFa Beat Gashat was one of the four enhancement Gashats stolen by Graphite and used on a Collabos Bugster. It was later claimed by Brave allowing him to assume his Level 3 form.
It was stolen by Genm Level X after defeating Brave , but fell back to Brave's possession after Genm's death.
- Collabos Bugster (Ex-Aid Episode 6)
- Kamen Rider Brave
- Kamen Rider Genm (Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing)
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (Level UP Rider Series)
- Kamen Rider Snipe (Level UP Rider Series)
- Main article: Asuna Karino
Poppy Pipopapo is a benevolent Bugster who takes her likeness from the female character of the same name, having been created from the data of DoReMiFa Beat. She assumes the alias of "Asuna Karino" to blend with the human society, which in turn is a wordplay on her side job as "temporary nurse" (仮のナース Kari no nāsu), as pointed out by Hiiro Kagami.
There appears to be an evil Bugster born from the data of DoReMiFa Beat, as shown when there are six remaining Bugsters for the completion of Kamen Rider Chronicle before Gatton's destruction. This is later revealed to be Poppy herself, who is brainwashed into being evil by Ren Amagasaki, serving as Kamen Rider Chronicle's mascot and help navigator for new players. In this state, however, she does not directly realize her actions are harmful.
DoReMiFa Beat Gashat
- "Let's Game! Meccha Game! Muchha Game! Whatcha Name!? I'm Poppy Pipopapo! (Synthesizer Squeals)"
- ―Level 1 Transformation announcement (Poppy Pipopapo version)[src]
Shortly after being fixed by Genm Corp., it is "stolen" by Graphite , and later incorporated into the DoReMiFa Collabos Bugster. Reclaimed by Kamen Rider Brave, it lets him take his Level 3 form. It gives both Bugster and Rider users the ability to use a music note attack: if the enemy can't move like on a dance rhythm game to hit all of the notes properly, they are hit for damage.
An installment of Kamen Rider Information Program: Poppy Pipopapo's Room unveils a toy-exclusive pink version of the Gashat featuring art of Poppy's avatar character. When used by a Rider in Ganbarizing it summons the same Beat Gamer from the regular Gashat.
Proto DoReMiFa Beat Gashat
Like all Proto Gashats (save for Proto Mighty Action X), the Proto DoReMiFa Beat Gashat's color is black and the printed image is colored black and white.
When activated, the Gashat reformats the battlefield into a Game Area. It doesn't seem to spawn any Energy Item containers, but instead summons the Proto Beat Gamer.
This Gashatrophy (ガシャットロフィー Gashattorofī) is the reward for defeating Poppy Pipopapo in Kamen Rider Chronicle. It was given to Emu Hojo from Kuroto Dan for releasing Poppy Pipopapo from her brainwash.
Behind the Scenes
As with the other Rider Gashats, DoReMiFa Beat is voiced by Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ Kageyama Hironobu). The special pink toy-exclusive Poppy Pipopapo Version of the Gashat is instead voiced by Ruka Matsuda (松田るか Matsuda Ruka), who portrays Asuna Karino/Poppy Pipopapo.
- Asuna Karino/Poppy Pipopapo is the mascot of the game.
- Despite this fact, this is the Level 3 Gashat used by Brave and not Ex-Aid.
- The musical themed game being used by a knight themed Rider is likely to be an allusion to games such as "HarmoKnight" or "Final Fantasy Theatrhythm", both featuring knight or knight-like character in a musical themed game.
- The game's cartoonish and cheerful atmosphere is an allusion to music rhythm games such as Pop'n Music or PaRappa the rapper.
- Poppy's arcade cabinet of DoReMiFa Beat in the CR room features a list of songs that reference previous Heisei Riders, examples are: Destroy the World, Lost Memory, GO GO GO, My BF is an Astronaut, Climax High, PAN2'OOO, Winds, Mysteries, and Half-Boiled Eggs, Kiwami no Shogun, Ghost Dancer, and Tofu Ondo ~Grandma's Taste~.
- The arcade game of DoReMiFa Beat itself costs 100 yen per play.
- When the Gashat is used either by the Collabos Bugster or Brave, a slightly remixed instrumental of the show's theme song EXCITE plays as an insert theme.
- DoReMiFa Beat is the first game that created muliple Bugsters, its Collabos Bugster and Poppy Pipopapo.
- In the theme of DoReMiFa Beat, it has a person saying Yeah twice, This is the Beat they ask for, and To the Beat twice.
- The Gashat's name and Level # announcement are references to solfège.