Merry Christmas! I should neglect this site less. Anyway, this was Kamen Rider Wizard’s very cute standalone Christmas episode, and it was super sweet.
And Stuff Happened!
This was Phoenix’ second battle with Haruto, and I really hope they don’t let this power go to waste. He’ll get sacrificed at the end and come back a god or something. A very stupid, very wrathful god.
And we’re just a week from meeting the second Rider, as well as from seeing the outcome of that big stupid “wizard” vs. “mage” thing from ages ago. I don’t care about the supplemental materials enough to dump all the Beast info right now, but I’ll mention them if they become relevant in some way as we get to know the guy.
If you’re curious, this thing is Hecatonchire.
Not touching the theology of Christmas episodes. Anyway, they actually went ahead and added the Merry Christmas Ring to the official site. Its description says it can only be used once on Christmas and you can never tell what it will do.
Santa is credited as Bill Fleming (don’t quote me on the spelling; it’s in phonetic Japanese).
Blah blah Japanese politeness blah localization. Although it’s very possible to take offense to a stranger using your first name in English, especially if you’re mad and looking to take offense like Tatsuro here was. Tatsuro cursing a lot was on the table, but this is a kids’ show so I try to keep it PG (though Phoenix slips them through sometimes).