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by Mxylv
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 05 released
Replies: 40
Views: 3712

Re: KR Zero-One 05 released

Kind of an interesting reversal of episode 3's premise--Aruto tries to go against the concept of more humagears, also going against the company's best interests (which has kinda happened in prior episodes, but from what I can tell his announcements haven't had any negative effect on the business' po...
by Mxylv
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 28 released
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Ryusoulger 28 released

So Ryuusoulger but with a little Alien ? This show can be oddly dark, though maybe it rubbed me the wrong way, since it wasn't even fun by this point (and that's coming from someone who usually likes darker episodes). It feels like this should have been a victory for both the series and Koh as a cha...
by Mxylv
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Ultraman
Topic: Upcoming Ultraman NA Releases from Mill Creek!
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: Upcoming Ultraman NA Releases from Mill Creek!

Thankfully, these ones are going to be on Blu-ray rather than streaming (while I was able to see the ones Crunchyroll was streaming, though, CR always seemed depressingly like a monopoly to me). Not sure the disks will be region free, but to my knowledge a bunch of blu-ray players will have an unloc...
by Mxylv
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 04 released
Replies: 49
Views: 4799

Re: KR Zero-One 04 released

Good grief, this show has been incredibly good so far. Part of me's worried that they'll run out of story elements at this rate, but there's a good chance that they haven't actually told us anything about the "real" story yet, so I'm willing to not worry about that for now. The episode goes head-on ...
by Mxylv
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 27 released
Replies: 22
Views: 2041

Re: Ryusoulger 27 released

This was... kind of an awkward episode? It feels like I should have enjoyed it, but it seemed pretty mediocre. Similar to something I'd said on a previous episode, one may have all the right ingredients for a good story, but one still has to mix them together and cook them right. Part of this episod...
by Mxylv
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 03 released
Replies: 37
Views: 4579

Re: KR Zero-One 03 released

I have to agree that the OP seemed to lean a bit too much on the potentially spoilery slide; I don't especially mind its giving away more riders, but it almost feels like some of the shots from the OP are taken straight from the final act, even though that may not be filmed for over a month. As for ...
by Mxylv
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 26 released
Replies: 18
Views: 3302

Re: Ryusoulger 26 released

Gosh, this was so much better than the last few episodes have been. I'm gonna start with the episode's main problem to get it out of the way: As others have noted, the show really needs to show things like Koh's coldheartedness earlier instead of explaining it only when they need to. Koh's anger iss...
by Mxylv
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 02 released
Replies: 57
Views: 5042

Re: KR Zero-One 02 released

This was really well done. Fuwa himself seems a bit more one-dimensional than the first episode implied, but his backstory combined with Hiden having legitimate issues with corruption and coverups gave him a little more nuance. The Mamoru subplot was kinda nice, but I could've used a couple of episo...
by Mxylv
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 01 released
Replies: 71
Views: 9679

Re: KR Zero-One 01 released

I actually really enjoyed this episode. We got a nice amount of worldbuilding, a fair blend of comedic and serious points, and quite a bit of potential, both for the overarching story and for exploring some interesting themes. I was initially a bit concerned about the main character being a comedian...
by Mxylv
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: Worst Heisei Riders
Replies: 43
Views: 6695

Re: Worst Heisei Riders

There's a subtext in Ghost which begs for a real deep dive, but the format of Kamen Rider just couldn't go there, and it's sad to have wasted a real thinkpiece concept. What are spirits? Is life worth hanging onto, and how far should one go in that pursuit? I mean, the show literally had a Buddhist...
by Mxylv
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 24 released
Replies: 23
Views: 2167

Re: Ryusoulger 24 released

As far as the main plot went, I felt it was a little formulaic (at first Canalo can't do something, then he can after a training sequence), though the misunderstanding was quite an entertaining one in retrospect. Unfortunately, this didn't do what I felt a character-focused episode should do; it nei...
by Mxylv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 23 Released!
Replies: 21
Views: 2480

Re: Ryusoulger 23 Released!

If I wanted to pick out one good thing about the episode, it would be that they resolved the issues I had with the duplication episode (around 6 minutes in). Looks like these are the real Ryuusoulgers after all. Well, this episode tossed out a couple of storytelling rules. The story isn't completely...
by Mxylv
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 22 released
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Ryusoulger 22 released

In a way, this felt like everything I wanted the last episode to be, so that's an easy win for me. There's more drama (appropriate for the premise), a more teacher-y Master Pink, and a somewhat deeper take on Creon and his original master. If one views it as a Red- and Pink-focused episode without t...
by Mxylv
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 21 released
Replies: 16
Views: 2595

Re: Ryusoulger 21 released

This was the first time in a while that I've felt like Ryuusoulger could still end up as a pretty good show. Something in the execution's still lacking for me, though--Master Pink acts seems more like a slightly older RyuusoulPink than a wise character for the majority of the episode, adding onto he...
by Mxylv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 20 released
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Ryusoulger 20 released

That was a pretty solid episode, even if there were a couple of issues keeping it from greatness. I think these issues tend more towards the directing side rather than the scripting one, since it seemed to take the break-the-character-to-find-their-core approach with the challenge to Towa not sheddi...

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