Kamen Rider the Next released

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Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by takenoko » Tue May 06, 2008 4:25 am

Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_The_Next

I've read some harsh criticisms about this movie, but when I watched it myself, I went "ooh" at the action and "aah" at the very heroic characters and finished it with an overall satisfied feeling.

The obvious complaint that I think everyone will agree on is that the movie dabbles a bit too much into The Ring, which I agree with. This aspect of the film was distracting at best, fortunately it was not the main portion of the film and did not detract from the rest of the story or action.

The story wasn't quite as compelling as The First's, but I felt that the strength of the characters made up for it. Kikuma (played by the girl who was Amane in the Blade movie) is a spunky and cute girl. She starts off hard edged, but you see that she's motivated by her concern for her friend, and she puts Hongo down at first, but in the end she's the only one at her school who just sees him as a person and not some kind of overpowered monster.

I also liked Chiharu (Hitomi from Hibiki) and her ability to play three different girls going through all sorts of situations. Fun stuff, good for her.

And of course the Riders, there's something Kabutoesque about the Riders in the movie. These are menly men, they're heroic and they fight and suffer for their beliefs. It's fitting that Drake's actor does the part of V3. Every time they do something special on screen, you get a believable sense that these are super powered beings.

But it's not just power that makes these characters so fun to watch. All the characters carry a certain tragic aspect that you see them struggle with, this sort of heroic personality is something that carries over from The First
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We see Hongo fighting for his beliefs and getting mocked by his students and beaten by the Shockers for it.

Ichimonji is dying, yet he instead of relaxing in his harem he chooses to use his last bit of strength to help his friend Hongo

I kind of liked Chiharu's death scene. After becoming a monster, she asks her brother to kill her. Seeing Kikuma crying and seeing V3 put on his mask to hide his emotions was just impressive. In a way, the price of his power is the death of his little sister.

None of these characters asked for the Shocker to come in and change their lives, and yet they were still able to choose how they reacted to these tragedies. V3 chose to fight for his little sister's wish.

Rider 2 chose death over returning to the Shockers.

And Hongo continues living his life while being hunted.


I also thought the main villain in The Next was kind of cool. There's just something kind of insane about the guy that makes him credible as a madman and a threat. Also cool moves with the swords and the tongue

The costumes were all very cool. And to state the obvious the action was just insanely good. It was nice to see the relatively reserved use of CGI while focusing on real old school stunts. There's also something about the bike fighting that we really don't see in current Rider shows. It just made me giddy to see them flex their powers, puts one in the mood to run through a wall or do something unbelievable.

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Rider-JuN » Tue May 06, 2008 5:18 am

Im new here, so first of all
Thank you very much to the guys at TV-Nihon!!!
I just got the dvd and well couldnt understand it very well with my limited knowledge of the Japanese Langauge.

Now I can enjoy the movie again and understand it fully.

You guys rocks!

If anybody is interested to see how the dvd looks like and what contents comes with it, just click on the following link
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/redir ... t#lastpost
Theres some pretty cool wallpapers included.

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Zero » Tue May 06, 2008 7:11 am

Fisrt of all

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

I liked The First so much so I couldn't wait for V3.

I've been waiting for so long to wiew this movie. As soon as I see, I'll post my opinion.

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by alamorules » Tue May 06, 2008 7:15 am

I was wainting to this movie for a very long time. I'm glad it's going to be just 2 hours to dowload...

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Ninja_Commander » Tue May 06, 2008 7:34 am

Who knows how long we have been waiting to see this movie, I know I have, and now I'm glad to see it done and now downloading. I've heard alot of things about The Next but I'm gonna see it just because it cool. Plus I've wanted to know more about the first Kamen Riders.

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Dororo » Tue May 06, 2008 8:02 am

So far, I've really enjoyed it. But I tend to agree about some of the Ring aspects.

Overall I felt it made for a great filler sequel to set up a third film similiar to the gene combis that the series after V3 started using.
So I look hopeful to another film. My only real complaint is 01's helmet. Why did they have to do away with the blue and give him a more uniform green similiar to 02? Ah well. Just a minor complaint.
Makes me wonder what a Goranger adaption might do though for badguys, if they are setting a third film up using this Ring like side story in this.

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by alsa » Tue May 06, 2008 8:58 am

what does the extended version means. does it has additional scene

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by ben dover » Tue May 06, 2008 9:27 am

just wanna say thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you very much for subbing this awesome movie!! =D

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by takenoko » Tue May 06, 2008 9:37 am

alsa wrote:what does the extended version means. does it has additional scene
I guess so...? I never saw the original so I have no basis to compare

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Kiva » Tue May 06, 2008 10:22 am

Thanks for subbing this movie!
Always wanted to see it.
Thanks TV-Nihon!
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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by Raida|23 » Tue May 06, 2008 11:50 am

Gonna watch it now, so tomorrow i'll post something.
Great action, eh? Here's hopin is not the only thing worthy in the movie...
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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by thepan » Tue May 06, 2008 12:17 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!

direct download please!!!!!!!!!

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by ben dover » Tue May 06, 2008 1:01 pm

just a quick question why was the movie "Kamen Rider The First" license?

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Re: Kamen Rider the Next released

Post by takenoko » Tue May 06, 2008 1:07 pm

ben dover wrote:just a quick question why was the movie "Kamen Rider The First" license?
Because
Ninja_Commander wrote:I've heard alot of things about The Next but I'm gonna see it just because it cool. Plus I've wanted to know more about the first Kamen Riders.
It's certainly a movie that's better to watch subbed than raw

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