A trip to my local Japanese grocery store today resulted in me spending far too much money on these wonderful cans of Kamen Rider goodness! They are called Kamen Cider (a word play on “Kamen Rider”…”Rider”…”Cider”…get it?), and it’s a carbonated beverage that tastes very much like Ramune. Though only just over half of them are pictured here, there were several different cans available: The original Kamen Rider (pictured on the left), Kamen Rider V3 (1st from the left), Kamen Rider Black (2nd from the left), Original Kamen Rider Sakurajima Ver., Kamen Rider ZX (1st from the right), Bee Woman, Hell Ambassador, Shocker (on the right) and a special Gold can.
As you can see I selected my favorites and didn’t bother with all of them. I feel like I got the best ones though! Though I’ve hardly seen all of the various Kamen Rider shows out there, I’m still a very big fan of the franchise despite the fact that I’m not a 10 year old Japanese boy (though perhaps I am at heart).
All cans feature a couple of photos from their respective Kamen Rider series on the back, as well as little blurbs and factoids. And perhaps best of all, it features the phrase “tatakae Cider!” (“Cider, fight!”) on the back as well.