KR Saber 06 released

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Episode 4's ratings: 4.32 /5 stars (19 votes)
Last Week's rating: 3.88 /5 stars (17 votes)

Fan Sub-title: Green ninja doesn't even have toy cms yet, calm down with the new rider intros

I don't feel like I can generate an opinion. Did we have 3+ storylines going on this time? It's too busy and I don't think we're spending enough time with any particular group

When did Rintarou+Mei become a thing? Mei looked nice this time, but was otherwise completely superfluous. Rintarou seems like he has a neat little substory going on, but the gravity of it feels completely at odd with the oddball green guy who was introduced

2/5 stars it's a mess, and the green guy seems annoying
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*yawn*

Green dude has one setting and it is "annoyingly loud". Can't manage to muster any interest in him.

I think it's getting close to the time when we admit that bringing on the Ghost guy was indeed a bad idea.
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There was really only 2 storylines going on here. Touma, Kento, Ren, and Daishinji dealing with remnants from last week and trying to fix Touma's sealed sword. Meanwhile, Mei and Rintarou are chasing after Zoous after running into him last week as well.

Ren being the annoying little brother type seems right to me, he definitely looks the part. It's actually kinda cute how Touma manages him, even getting his own poking fun jab in. I expect he'll be kicked down and realize his strength is a sham, and have to build himself back up honestly. His dual swords combining into a giant shuriken is really cool... And his finishing move being a scroll instead of a traditional book!

I'm weak for the hero's power being taken away, one of my favorite tropes. But it's nice to see instead of trying to fight without his powers, or angst about it, Touma goes straight to researching and learning.

Rintarou gets wrecked and mocked, and then decides to do some training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber I guess.

Starting to see less full-screen CG transformations and more instant in-action ones. Knew that'd be the case... Not sure why people are so jumpy about this season, assuming the worst. I've been enjoying it well enough so far - every ep is getting better compared to the last. Not the cleanest or most coherent Rider, but it's doing well enough.
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Nope, I’m done. I wasn’t feeling it after last week’s episode, but this week was a total dumpster fire. The characters are obnoxious, the weapon jingles are exhausting, and the story seems to be taking the approach of throwing everyone and everything at the wall (with little to no explanation) and hoping something sticks. I think the only thing I like about this series is the opening theme song. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword - it’s just a pity the writer(s) didn’t use theirs to create a decent story.

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Given the nature of their merchandise and how hard their debuts drive home their one big personality trait/gimmick, Buster and Kenzan feel by far the most expendable characters to me, or at the very least have the highest chance of just getting shuffled off to the side later on. I'd say it's a given, but Zi-O and Zero One both proved that sometimes even the most sensible of narrative decisions don't always play out in these shows that can never take a break.

Anyhow, Ren comes across really unnatural in his battle-loving attitude, which is sadly not new for characters on this show! I assume the obvious route for the character is that he'll be forcibly humbled eventually. I liked Kenzan's fight with Desast though! It felt like the thing that got the most fanfare in this episode, which felt weird because Kenzan's first transformation didn't do the usual big fancy CG background effect. ...Also weird is that Espada's Lamp Hedgehog form, his Ikazuchi Volume 2 form, didn't even get it's entire speech played... or did anything other than the finisher.

That weirdness aside (and now to even more weirdness), the rest is just set-up for the next episode. Touma will be heading off towards who-knows-where to get his power back, and Rintarou's is off to get revenge for his master again. I'm not expecting a lot out of either of these plot threads, since I get the feeling they'll both be resolved within one or two episodes, but eeeeeh, should be fun?

As of this point in this show, I've kinda settled for Saber just being kind of brainless action and effects first and foremost. I thought the same for Zi-O for a while too, so not saying this can't change, but I'm down to just treat this show as a twenty-minute popcorn break every week for now.
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I want to punch that Green Rider in the face.
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PHurricane wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:13 am
Nope, I’m done. I wasn’t feeling it after last week’s episode, but this week was a total dumpster fire. The characters are obnoxious, the weapon jingles are exhausting, and the story seems to be taking the approach of throwing everyone and everything at the wall (with little to no explanation) and hoping something sticks. I think the only thing I like about this series is the opening theme song. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword - it’s just a pity the writer(s) didn’t use theirs to create a decent story.

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i really admit that i had lots of concerns and pre conceptions about saber from same guy who wrote ghost, right now i dont started to watch series and on youtube i just saw some stupid finishers like crazy fairy exploding on enemy, paper pigs and something from blue rider. i really dont liked nothing so far but at least i try read other people comments here to try develop some courage to watch saber but as you wrote...see you in 2021, kamen rider.
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Awww. I get that the story and characters are a mess right now, but I'm hoping things will calm down after the Christmas series arc
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Because I've been deleting these as I finish watching them rather than archiving them, I can't go back and check, but didn't Blades see the Medigo guy transform and fight the other monster in some alleyway in town and now their out in the countryside somewhere? The between episode continuity the last two episodes has been strange.

I have to agree with the sentiments of others that there seems to be a bit much going on this episode. Blades current thing seems tacked on compared to what else is going on. Ninja dude is annoying AF.
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I haven't watched the episode, I just need context for the front page picture. Is that Abs-Busting Taro standing alongside the Babymetal Tinkerbell?
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Gosh... what a messy scritp! They had another character introduced without having any real introduction! And we finally get to see the hairy guy being important in the plot, but again... no introduction to that guy!
The sword get's stuck in the belt and they simply realize that they have to go somewhere to do something! WTF was that??? No explanation or reason for any single important plot point! And, of course, we have the blue guy deciding to avenge his master. The trope is good, but with so much happening at the same time, and with an extraordinary over-speeded pace to the story, we don't even have time to be emotionally attached to that situation.

Characters popping up left and right without no introduction at all! Plot lines out of nowhere, with also no introduction, built action or explanation. The pace is at light speed right now, and we're just at episode 6!!!
My gosh... how I miss Zero-One!
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Actually, if they're aiming for a very busy Kamen Rider plot from start to finish, I'm okay with it.

It's actually a fresh approach if you think about it.
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What? Being absolutely incoherent by design?
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Catastrophe wrote:
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What? Being absolutely incoherent by design?
It's messy okay but I won't proceed to call it incoherent because it's not.
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Too much happening at once compared to other episodes.

Not a fan of the green guy. I get he's like a kid who thinks strength is justice but god damn I can't help but feel annoyed by him. Not exactly sure what makes him so fascinated with Kento but I don't expect too much. Seems clear he'll end up being humbled by the end but ehh. His suit, ehh. Oh yeah and Kento used two books but who cares.

Touma's blade is stuck so lets go to somewhere else to fix it. K. So we get to know a little more about the blacksmith so there's some interest.

So Rintaro's beef with the no sleeves guy is he killed his master. I do find it neat how it kinda shows that the two are the animal men of their groups so they can have some sense of rivalry, but that can't stop me from feeling like I should care more but thanks to everything else, I can't.

2/5 god what the hell happened to pacing. I know it's messy since we're in the first quarter of the show but even by that standards, this feels like it's going all over the place. At least it's not overusing the CG henshin sequences so that's why my score is a little higher
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