Meta-fiction is a funny thing. Things like Getsumen to Heiki Miina or Kujibiki Unbalance start as a show-within-a-show (in this case, in Train Man and Genshiken, respectively) then fans latch onto the idea, producers notice, and it becomes something real. Well, this is happening again, as the henshin hero Action Kamen (“Action Bastard” in the US dub), adored by the title character of Crayon Shin-chan, is getting his own real-world manga series in, funnily enough, the brand new Monthly Action magazine. Since Shin-chan and Kamen Rider have crossed over more than once, I have to wonder if there will be any cross-promotion here as well.
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