Apr. 28th, 2016

Toku stuff

Apr. 28th, 2016 02:20 pm
hikarikirameku: (KAT-TUN 3-nin 10th Anniversary)
I meant to do this LAST week, but I was lazy and didn't. Ooops. :P Ah well. With the way the episodes have been, it's been just as well to wait a week anyways. Spoilers are in this one, so tread with caution if you're also watching Kamen Rider Amazons, Zyuohger, or Kamen Rider Ghost.

So, first off, Kamen Rider Amazons. I've watched 1-3 subbed, and 4 unsubbed because I'm waiting for the O-T version. It's been really damn good so far. I've warmed up to Haruka despite the fact that I dislike the more streamlined Rider design (just doesn't seem very Amazon to me). Meanwhile, I'd LIKE to like Jin, but I can't right now cause he's kind of a jerk. We'll see how things go later. Ep. 3 gave me Agito vibes, what with Haruka dealing with the transformation stuff (and his is pretty nasty with how Amazons work in this series). Still, I am a SUCKER for non-human/kaijin Riders, especially the organic ones, so yeah...granted not sure if Omega still counts as an organic Rider with the belt...though he DOES have a wilder, non-belt form too (that looks arguably cooler, but I digress). Anyways, still looking forward to seeing what happens with him. Also really loving Mamoru so far...he is a cinnamon roll for being a mole monster. Granted, I'm not expecting to make it to the end of this series. I saw the original Amazon, and the original mole died. Also, this is a Kobayashi series and that bitch likes to kill everyone you like if she can get away with it (yes, I am still pissed about Ankh, regardless of how much little ghost Ankh following Eiji amuses me, and fuck the entire Ryuki series in general). Anyways, it'd be a pleasant surprise if they actually keep him alive since the whole fanbase is already expecting him to die, but they'll probably kill him off to mirror the original, and because we can't have nice things (especially THIS series, it's pretty dark).

Now, Zyuohger...TBH, I can never seem to get into Sentai as much as I do Kamen Rider, but this season isn't terrible...and from what I heard it's been infinitely better than the last few seasons. Once again the focus is sliding more towards the guys, especially Red (just ONCE it'd be nice if the ladies got some decent character development too, without the guys involved). Still, Yamato is a likable Red, so that's a plus. This episode we finally get a good look at the Eagle Zyuman, or as parts of the fandom have dubbed him "Bird-Kusaka" after the actor's Faiz character (since we still don't know Bird-Kusaka's actual name yet). He's kind of a jerk, which surprised absolutely no one given who his actor is, but he DID save Yamato, so looks like this character isn't a COMPLETE ass and will probably end up as the 6th member in time...I'll be shocked if he doesn't (but we won't know til June when Zyuoh the World debuts, probably). Either way, the show's been a fun romp, and at the very least it's something to watch while I wait for Kamen Rider subs.

...and now, Ghost. Oh MAN...fucking Ghost. We're at ep. 28 now, and shit got GOOD...and kinda sad for Alain. Alain's been getting a shitton of character development recently, since they needed to do the antag -> protag switch. They did it slow and they did it well. Unfortunately the whole thing did kinda end with his dad getting killed in front of him and dying in his arms, and his brother is still trying to kill him too. Luckily he's successfully earned Takeru's trust and made friends, and seeing Takeru go NUTS on those mooks in ep. 27 was pretty badass (tore through those guys like WOAH). Meanwhile, Makoto's back and got his upgrade and we got to see that debut this episode. Deep Specter is so cool (and I love the colors...I love pink, blue, and purple, and not just because they're KAT-TUN colors ;D ). I am so happy I snagged that Eyecon toy, should hopefully get here soon. Makoto finally told Alain to call him "Makoto" instead of "Specter" too, and I squee'd happy squees. So everyone's made friends now! We actually got our first triple-henshin this ep too, but some shit happened that put Takeru out of commission, so only a double-finisher (courtesy of Necrom and Specter). Anyways, it'll be fun to see where things go from here. They'll probably start moving towards Takeru getting his final form, and while I don't think Necrom will get any upgrades, he IS going to be able to start using Ghost's Eyecons from time to time, which'll be fun too. Ah, on a side-note, they did get rid of Cubi, but they didn't kill him off. He made friends with another Ganma, and they're going on a trip together...so I'll miss seeing his shenanigans, but at least I'm happy he wasn't killed (and another MotW was spared to boot!). Plus, maybe he'll pop back up again later, who knows? (Although it'd probably be safer for him if he doesn't ^^; ) Anyways, next week Alain gets a new outfit from the old Takoyaki lady and we laugh at the horrible fashion sense (at least it's a nice shade of green?). I suppose it could look worse though, and I like him in more casual clothes versus the uniform he was wearing anyways.

Anyways, that's all for this week. I'll update this as I feel like it...probably when more cool stuff in the shows happens, lol.

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