|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider OOO.|
|Finale: The Medals of Tomorrow, Underwear, and Arms Held|
|Kamen Rider OOO, Episode 48|
|Air date August 28, 2011|
|Written by Yasuko Kobayashi|
|Directed by Ryuta Tasaki|
The Red Crack, Satisfaction, and Eiji's Vessel
The Medals of Tomorrow, Underwear, and Arms Held (明日のメダルとパンツと掴む腕 Ashita no Medaru to Pantsu to Tsukamu Ude) is the forty-eighth and final episode of Kamen Rider OOO.
Having finally taken the burden to becoming the true OOO, Eiji fights to prevent Doctor Maki from realizing his "perfect end" while working to reach his ultimate desire of being there for others and having others be there for him.
As Shintaro and Date are powerless against the complete Uva, they notice a massive explosion nearby. Emerging from the Kougami Foundation, with the weight of a million Cell Medals inside him, Eiji arrives as Kougami meets with Maki above the battlefield. With the King's Core Medals, three of the tenth Core Medals from each set, Eiji becomes Kamen Rider OOO and easily defeats Uva with both the Medajaribur and the Medagabryu. However, refusing to accept Kougami's ideals, Maki intervenes and installs the other Core Medals into Uva against his will. Kamen Rider OOO attempts to stop Maki, but is powerless, just as Ankh arrives to his aid. Uva attempts to flee with Maki in pursuit as Ankh restores his friendship with Eiji.
However, the purple Core Medals inside Kamen Rider OOO force Eiji to revert while destroying the King's Medals. Later that night, Ankh tells Hina not to tell Eiji that he is dying, but she feels conflicted about his request as well as Eiji's worsening condition. The next day, as Chiyoko finds Kiyo-chan dressed up as Maki in her restaurant, Uva turns into the out of control Medal Vessel that proceeds to create an army of Waste Yummy out of the matter it consumes. Kougami bakes a birthday cake amidst the chaos, while Kamen Riders Birth and Birth Prototype, along with Satonaka deal with the Waste Yummy and Kamen Rider OOO Putotyra Combo and Ankh battle Maki.
When Eiji's risky Ground of Rage attack using the Cell Medals he has absorbed fails to defeat the Kyoryu Greeed, Eiji prepares to assume his Greeed form when Ankh intervenes by throwing him his Core Medals. Realizing that Ankh is sacrificing his final moments to save him, with Ankh now fighting by his side in spirit, Eiji becomes Kamen Rider OOO Tajadol Combo and defeats Maki using a purple Core Medal powered Giga Scan. But this causes a black hole to emerge from within the Kyoryu Greeed, sucking him in along with all the Core Medals before the Medal Vessel explodes.
Falling to his death while unconscious, Eiji is awakened by Ankh as the Greeed sees that Eiji knows he is about to die and bids his goodbyes, leaving only half of the Taka Medal that once contained his consciousness. Shintaro, as Kamen Rider Birth, manages to save Eiji by catching him midair with the Cutter Wings installed. Upon seeing his friends below, Eiji realizes he has achieved his desire to reach others. Soon after, with Hina giving him the other half of Ankh's Taka Medal that she found through a similar manifestation of their fallen friend, Eiji decides to leave Japan and resume his worldly travels.
Sometime later, everyone returns to their previous lives. Shingo and Shintaro return to the police force, and one day as Hina goes to fashion school, they pass by two high school students, one of whom is carrying a strange switch-like device. Akira Date begins work as a relief doctor. Kougami continues to have Erika Satonaka in his employ as he bakes more birthday cakes. One day, everyone visits the Cous Coussier and Chiyoko serves them a cake before revealing an iPad with Eiji on screen somewhere in a desert, using an iPhone to call them with FaceTime and update them on his journeys. Before he leaves to his next destination, a fresh pair of underwear in tow, he looks at the broken Taka Medal and promises to find a way to fix it, unaware of the spectral Ankh following him.
- Medals Used:
- Head - Taka , Ptera
- Arms - Tora, Tricera, Kujaku
- Legs - Batta, Tyranno, Condor
- Combos Used:
- Tatoba Combo, Putotyra Combo, Tajadol Combo
- Eiji Hino (火野 映司 Hino Eiji): Shu Watanabe (渡部 秀 Watanabe Shū)
- Ankh/Shingo Izumi (アンク／泉 信吾 Anku/Izumi Shingo): Ryosuke Miura (三浦 涼介 Miura Ryōsuke)
- Hina Izumi (泉 比奈 Izumi Hina): Riho Takada (高田 里穂 Takada Riho)
- Shintaro Goto (後藤 慎太郎 Gotō Shintarō): Asaya Kimijima (君嶋 麻耶 Kimijima Asaya)
- Erika Satonaka (里中 エリカ Satonaka Erika): Mayuko Arisue (有末 麻祐子 Arisue Mayuko)
- Chiyoko Shiraishi (白石 千世子 Shiraishi Chiyoko): Marie Kai (甲斐 まり恵 Kai Marie)
- Kousei Kougami (鴻上 光生 Kōgami Kōsei): Takashi Ukaji (宇梶 剛士 Ukaji Takashi)
- Kiyoto Maki (真木 清人 Maki Kiyoto): Yu Kamio (神尾 佑 Kamio Yū)
- Akira Date (伊達 明 Date Akira): Hiroaki Iwanaga (岩永 洋昭 Iwanaga Hiroaki)
- Uva (ウヴァ): Yūsuke Yamada (山田 悠介 Yamada Yūsuke)
- Kengo Utahoshi (歌星 賢吾 Utahoshi Kengo): Ryuki Takahashi (高橋 龍輝 Takahashi Ryūki)
- Yuki Jojima (城島 ユウキ Jōjima Yūki): Fumika Shimizu (清水 富美加 Shimizu Fumika)
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger episode 27, A More Than Gokai Change.
- Tajadol Combo returns in this episode since the first appearance of the Purple Core Medals.
- The Cobra, Kame, and Wani Core Medals cameo in this episode when Eiji and Ankh unleash their final attacks on the Kyoryu Greeed.
- It's questionable why Eiji didn't suffer from lack of oxygen or the freezing coldness when he was falling to the ground from the sky, which becomes more complicated when the cracked half of the Taka Medal didn't separate from his hand when Eiji held it without covering it with his fingers.
- During the closing credits, Yuki Jojima and Kengo Utahoshi (main characters from Kamen Rider Fourze which began airing the following week) make a cameo appearance in this episode with Kengo holding an Astro Switch.
- The title of this episode is similar to the first episode of OOO.
- OOO's battle with the Kyoryu Greeed is seen in Kamen Rider: Battride War.
Kamen Rider OOO Volume 12 features episodes 45-48: The Surprise Attack, the Proto Birth, and the Desire of Love, The Eiji Greeed, the Double Births, and Ankh's Desire, The Red Crack, Satisfaction, and Eiji's Vessel and Finale: The Medals of Tomorrow, Underwear, and Arms Held.