Hyper Video Cast Off: Nobody’s Perfect


This is not the Nobody’s Perfect from that Miley Cyrus woman (though I do expect to see some angry fans of Miley Cyrus here saying, “OMG BAIT AND SWITCH!”) but rather, a more manly song. In Japanese. That features a hard-boiled detective. Who turns into a Kamen Rider and uses a gun. While wearing an awesome hat and a scarf.

If that intrigued you, then you’ll be glad you saw this.

Without going into too much detail on the actual storyline of the series this is based on, let me just say this: The guy in the video who sees the Nobody’s Perfect book is actually magically reading and experiencing a past event, where the guy with the hat (Koji Kikkawa, who also sang this song, mind you) is tasked with finding a missing girl.

In natural hard-boiled detective fashion, he finds the girl, gets his ass kicked, and then recovers and counters with a beating of his own.

If you’re wondering why he turns into a costumed crime fighter… well, this is actually a music video based on the 2009-2010 series of Kamen Rider shows in Japan, called Kamen Rider Double (W). The character Koji Kikkawa plays, however, is only a minor role, even if he does become a Kamen Rider as well. In his case, he’s called Kamen Rider Skull.

Anyway, I’ll have a primer on Kamen Rider up on the site next week. Let me know if you’re interested in finding out more about the Kamen Rider franchise, or if you have any particular questions about Japanese costumed warriors. Cheers.