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How are you liking Drive so far?

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KR Drive 01 released

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Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_Drive_01

Click to reveal log of the staff viewing for the first episode (based on a video with no subtitles):
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[09:06] <Phoenix512> start
[09:07] <Phoenix512> so they aren't attacking just Japan?
[09:07] <Phoenix512> this isn't my KR
[09:07] <PHurricane> I can't wait to find out what the rules are for this time-manipulation
[09:08] <Phoenix512> is this Car Formers but smaller
[09:08] <Phoenix512> *Car Robots
[09:08] <PHurricane> I'm honestly not sure how to react to this
[09:09] <PHurricane> The cars almost feel like a Go-Onger throwback
[09:09] <Phoenix512> if they talk, then it's a Go-Onger throwback
[09:10] <Phoenix512> wow, they actually had a countdown on the sponser eyecatch
[09:10] <PHurricane> Is it Clover Freeze he just said?
[09:10] <Phoenix512> I don't know
[09:11] <Phoenix512> we go back after the episode
[09:11] <PHurricane> Those are some practical shoe boots
[09:11] <Phoenix512> I can't believe she threw her boot at him
[09:11] <Phoenix512> go 7:00 and wait
[09:12] <Slowking> hey guys, what minute are you at?
[09:12] <Slowking> thanks phoenix
[09:12] <Phoenix512> play now
[09:12] <Phoenix512> you missed a throwing shoe and some Car Robot throwbacks
[09:12] <Slowking> this is the second time im watching it :P
[09:13] <Phoenix512> you super dirty raw whore
[09:13] <Slowking> i really like how the driver fits into the car
[09:13] <PHurricane> so, they expect their cars to talk?
[09:13] <Phoenix512> it's Knight Rider
[09:13] <Slowking> what happens if the car gets stolen and the driver is inside?
[09:13] <PHurricane> I'm sure that'll be a plot at some point
[09:14] <Phoenix512> then it's You're Under Arrest the Kamen Rider edition
[09:14] <Slowking> yes hide it, hide it
[09:15] <PHurricane> okay, I don't think he knew the car was sentient before that
[09:15] <Phoenix512> that's a horrible fate
[09:15] <Phoenix512> you die and become red
[09:16] <Slowking> a kinda original idea
[09:16] <Slowking> i like it
[09:16] <PHurricane> ow
[09:16] <Slowking> that must have hurt
[09:16] <Phoenix512> I would imagine Drive would have the ability to resist the time effect
[09:16] <PHurricane> that looked like they borrowed the toqger cannon CGI
[09:17] <Phoenix512> but I guess just having the belt doesn't do it
[09:17] <Slowking> reminds me of kids' toy car ads
[09:17] <PHurricane> I guess they didn't have a lot of options, but the cars really look like plastic toys
[09:18] <Phoenix512> I would imagine there will be a die cast set of all the cars
[09:18] <Slowking> yeah that's my only complaint about the designs so far
[09:18] <Slowking> drive and his car and even belt look really good
[09:18] <Slowking> cars too fake
[09:19] <Phoenix512> is the woman cop an artist who was force to become a cop
[09:20] <PHurricane> He's really calm about a talking belt attaching itself to him
[09:20] <Phoenix512> I think after experiencing time distortions, he can deal with that
[09:21] <Phoenix512> it's 029!
[09:21] <Slowking> lol
[09:21] <Slowking> more cms?!
[09:21] <PHurricane> all of the new candy
[09:21] <Phoenix512> I can't wait for the Gashpbon ad for Drive
[09:21] <Slowking> interesting how they didn't begin from monster 001
[09:21] <Slowking> etc.
[09:21] <PHurricane> no, too early for Christmas cakes!
[09:21] <Phoenix512> where you can win your own Drive race car bed
[09:21] <Slowking> luna should order her cake soon
[09:22] <Phoenix512> I think 001 died in the beginning of the episode
[09:22] <Slowking> yeah i meant it's weird the writers didn't make ep1's monster 001
[09:23] <Phoenix512> just orange?
[09:23] <Slowking> just henshin dammit
[09:24] <PHurricane> woah, she's already in on it?
[09:24] <Slowking> heh nice parallel with the hand in blood
[09:24] <Phoenix512> there's no way she has that many bullets
[09:24] <Slowking> that jump
[09:24] <Slowking> lol
[09:24] <Phoenix512> she's telling you to be a man
[09:24] <Phoenix512> and transform
[09:24] <Slowking> what you dont need her to tell you to henshin
[09:24] <Slowking> lol
[09:24] <Slowking> MAN UP
[09:25] <PHurricane> if she already knew, why didn't she henshin?
[09:25] <Phoenix512> classic KR main character thing that chicks can't be the main KR ever
[09:26] <PHurricane> huh, I liked the suit better without the tire
[09:26] <Slowking> ok i really like the henshin
[09:26] <Slowking> again for a future ep, without his car will he be lacking the tyre?
[09:26] <Phoenix512> no it's Sparkling
[09:27] <PHurricane> why bother having the tire rev if you slide on your leg?
[09:27] <Phoenix512> yeah that was weird
[09:28] <PHurricane> looks like the car is semi-magic as well
[09:28] <Phoenix512> the Roimunid designs are too similar to each other
[09:28] <PHurricane> I wonder if that's what the "R" on the car/belt stands for
[09:28] <Phoenix512> I can't wait how they explain Drive's powers being similar to Roimunid
[09:29] <Phoenix512> yes Kivat
[09:29] <PHurricane> so, the enemies are legitimately floating numbers?
[09:29] <Slowking> the purple tyre looks like a toy :/
[09:29] <Phoenix512> we are trailing on Yu-gi-oh Zexal territory
[09:30] <Phoenix512> and 029 escapes like a bitch
[09:30] <PHurricane> 029 escapes like the number of the day on Sesame Street
[09:31] <PHurricane> That toy is pretty elaborate
[09:31] <Slowking> i hope they don't overdo it with the number of tyres available to him
[09:31] <PHurricane> we saw, what, 4 in the first episode?
[09:32] <Phoenix512> oh yeah they are doing a Skylanders thing for KR
[09:32] <Slowking> yeah 4
[09:32] <PHurricane> wow
[09:32] <Phoenix512> it's Johnny 5
[09:32] <Slowking> lol
[09:32] <Phoenix512> but without arms
[09:33] <Slowking> is that w's secret base area?
[09:33] <Slowking> remodelled?
[09:33] <PHurricane> I should not be laughing this hard at the monster's base form
[09:33] <Phoenix512> and Drive the Kamen Rider
[09:34] <PHurricane> Good grief Right
[09:34] <Slowking> haha
[09:35] <PHurricane> well, that was something
[09:36] <Phoenix512> I was wrong it wasn't 001 destroyed at the end
[09:36] <Phoenix512> *beginning
[09:36] <Slowking> i like it
[09:36] <Phoenix512> actually none of them were destroyed
[09:36] <Slowking> as long as they don't spam new tyres every 1-2 weeks
[09:37] <Slowking> then the show will be able to focus on what's important
[09:37] <PHurricane> I'll probably be okay as long as I stop laughing at the plastic cars constantly beeping and the terrifying floating numbers
[09:37] <Phoenix512> Gaim kinda of spam Lockseeds at the beginning
[09:38] <Phoenix512> the one guy will probably be "I told you this will be like W!"
[09:39] <PHurricane> It's Rider...if you look hard enough, you can find similarities with every prior series
[09:39] <Slowking> in theory it has things in common
[09:39] <Slowking> but I got a completely different feeling than what I got from W
[09:39] <Phoenix512> it's a not bad start
[09:39] <Slowking> so there's that
[09:39] <Slowking> good start and i'm looking forward to next week's ep
[09:40] <Phoenix512> I would like to know completely what's going on though
[09:40] <PHurricane> I have a feeling a lot of the explanation will come once the translations are up, so yeah, good start
[09:40] <PHurricane> Next week looks like it will establish the villain side of things
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Re: KR Drive 01 released

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I think it's "Global Freeze", least that's what I see everyone going with.

As for my thoughts:
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I think I’m liking this one more than Kivat.
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The show opens on a dreary night, a close person gets murdered, a rider debuts — but, why am I describing W?

The first episode of this show was fairly interesting in that I’m not 100% distinct on how I feel on it. It feels like two very different things (the second half felt markedly different and better than the first half) so, it’s hard to get a solid opinion on it right now. It’s aiming for the better, though.

The episode begins with ShinTo getting taken to meet the rest of the police crew and, my main worry at this point was that between the Go-Onger cars that… well.. uh, appeared and the tone that the promos gave was that it was just gonna be another wacky-funny show ala Wizard or Den-O… which… (ok, let me just say that I have no trouble with toku being goofy; it’s moreso how it’s done. Stuff like CG’ing a character’s face to blow smoke and/or over-exaggerating something isn’t gonna get me to laugh; subtle stuff like the small thumbs-up Kiriko gave or just the faces the belt made were good enough) at the time. I was mostly just worried it’d fall into the former category.



But, the show thankfully got down to business. It wasted no time… well, it wasted no time with form changes (lol) but, it also showed the leads being competent and taking control of the situation. And then, a hook for next week. If the show can find a nice balance between these different vibes, then it’s just one step closer to being a show that I’d gladly praise.And well, that’s simply the best I can ask for it when you get right down to it.

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Here’s to next week!
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Already liking Drive already. Screw Kivat THIS ONE IS MUCH BETTER THAN A SILLY LOOKING BAT. Plus it has emoticons lol. As for the wheel changing, I'm not sure what to say to that yet. Feels like they just got lazy and decided to change the wheels instead of the forms.
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It was pretty exciting. The effects were rather cool, but the props (mini-cars) looked really toyish (it's like they recycled unused designs from Go-Onger). The story was also really interesting, with a solid plot. I just think some things didn't look quite good though, for example the time-slow effect. They could have put more effort into it than just put the video in slow-mo. Also, the tire looked rather bulky and inconvenient. And I hope that they didn't run out of ideas after episode 1, since they showed so many different modes already.
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Finally saw the episode. It's fun and fast-paced. The action was good. I think the Shift Cars are stupid, but then again, all cheap-looking CGI shit looks bad.

All the characters are pretty amusing aside from the chief, who annoys me a little bit.

One other nitpick, the slowdown effects look EXACTLY like frame drops. That's a bad move to make in a modern video streaming culture.
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Now that I actually understood the dialogue, it was pretty good. I was just wondering if Shinnosuke was Drive six months ago and somehow forgot he was.
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Wait , wait i thought i only needed kill , now i only need drive ????
For god sake Japan stop telling me i only need one thing if i need more.

OK now to the show , liked the storie so far and the characters are quite good ( i bet all my chips japanese Tony Stark made the cars and the belt ) , the enemies look cool and the face on the belt is priceless ... but we reeeeeeeeeally need smaller tires.
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For all people were afraid of a return to the two-episode arc story, this particular episode was pretty self-contained. Plus now we have a way for the hero to destroy a monster but still have it come back, as opposed to Wizard who clearly has been hitting the donuts too hard given his reluctance to run after any of the monsters.

The cars were pretty ridiculously toy-ish and CGI'd but can't fault a kid's show for trying to sell the toys. It's been a while since we've had a sentient belt, I think the last one was Kiva? That's a pretty ridiculous cart Kiriko has to push it around on though.
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Awesome first episode. I really like the fast paced action and the humor. The mini cars are just the right amount of ridiculous. Much better first episode than Gaim's. Hope this strong start carries all the way through.
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Lunagel wrote:For all people were afraid of a return to the two-episode arc story, this particular episode was pretty self-contained. Plus now we have a way for the hero to destroy a monster but still have it come back, as opposed to Wizard who clearly has been hitting the donuts too hard given his reluctance to run after any of the monsters.

The cars were pretty ridiculously toy-ish and CGI'd but can't fault a kid's show for trying to sell the toys. It's been a while since we've had a sentient belt, I think the last one was Kiva? That's a pretty ridiculous cart Kiriko has to push it around on though.
Beast belt was kind of alive but yeah , Kivat was the last one i remember that actually was a living creature ... now to wait for the "fight with the belt" episode :D
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Such an awesome opening is wasted in a episode with such a clumsy direction and bad writing like this one. The little toy cars are just silly, and the Heavyness thing looks more like a awkward lag than e slow motion that they probably intented to do. I do hope that this get better next time. I'm not sure if I can endure a season in which both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai sucks (although ToQger is startign to get better, and another Sentai will start around February anyway).
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I hope Kiriko not Akiko #2. Funny her boot zipper sounds like inves or lock seed cracks
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I've been so pumped to see Drive, first episode was great!

The subtitle effects were gorgeous, completely worth the wait. Thank you so much!

Pros:
-Great action
-That Rider Kick x 10
-Belt-san is very charming
-Kiriko seems competent
-Prologue/concept seems really interesting
-Tire changes are a lot of fun, despite being a bit silly
-Opening song is really catchy

Cons:
-Like Takenoko said, those slow-motion "effects" are incredibly jarring. I had a bit of trouble with Hellheim in Gaim, but this really took me out of it.
-Not really sold on the rest of the police department
-Tone of the episode changed a lot throughout, not really sure what to make of it at the moment

I adore W, so when they announced Drive, along with the concept and the staff I was so excited. After seeing episode 1, that hasn't changed. But I think it's clear that even if it has (many) similar elements, it's already very different. For better or for worse, I'm not really sure yet. Sort of ambivalent on the police concept as of now.

I guess we'll see as it unfolds over the series. But a great start! Was so much fun to watch.
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Haha. OMG! Why Shadow power like Ultraman Ultra Slash? I love the giant shuriken throwing here.

Hey, a lot of dead people here. Don't you guys seem it tone to darker series ?
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