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Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_W_01

Sakaen is terrorizing Fuuto. Where's Rescue Fire? Wait... that's not Sakaen and I'm not watching Rescue Fire. Oh right. This is a story of the half and half Kamen Rider known as Double.

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The opening sequence reminds of Ghost in the Shell with the chant music when Double first henshin along with the massive amount of destruction. The OP kinda of grows on you.

I like the style of the series as it's really a modern look of old detective stories with the detective, the book-smart assistant, and the nearly useless female role. Namiko is just annoying to me. Phillip is a bit interesting and seems to have an ability to move his consciousness into data. I'm not sure about Shoutarou yet but seems to have some brains to be a detective. The villains might be interesting with the family aspect that they seem to have. Dopants are seem to be like drug users in a way.

As for Double, I like it and its ability to switch forms on the fly. Luna's ability was kinda cool and the split Rider Kick didn't really bother me compared to some of the other people. I think Double is off to a good start.
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It'll probably take me awhile to get used to this Rider. Er... Well, you get the idea.

Of course, considering Shoutaro's a detective here, I'm going to be pulling the CSI Effect trope at least a couple times ("There's no blood on the fork!"). :D

And echoing how Ghost in the Shell-esqe at the beginning, and how Phillip goes into that database - for lack of better term - to do research. I almost expected him to be pulling avatars of files just like in GITS: Stand Alone Complex. XD

Akiko certainly is kinda annoying at first, so it'll be interesting to see how she'll develop as the series progress.

A family-run business that screws the people when they're the financial center. Go fig.
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Oooh, I see potential in this.
Awight, Phillip is crazy.
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Hardo Boiledo no Sekai.
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Gotta love that voice on the DoubleDriver.
And so they don't have to exactly be in the same place to Henshin, since Phillip just has to "Data Ghost" over.

It's interesting that the bad guys are humans who use Gaia Memory's. So far we have seen "Magma", "Taboo" and we saw the "Injury" one.
Plus that one girl, the one in the limo with the odd hair, reminded me alot of Yuu Takahashi.
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I have to say the prologue was actually kind of wicked. The way Double appeared out of the burning fire with his cape fluttering, reminded me of The Skull Man prologue and how the Skull Man had his scarf flying in the air as well.

So Philip's a library of information? Cool. He reads from the blank book in his hand? Weird.

Double's transformation, sure takes a while. But I like the fact that they call out their finisher move like the Showa Riders.

They sure are spending a lot on the CGI in just the first episode. I hope they know how to balance their budget for this round and not have the same problem as Kivaraa...
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I had a minor librarygasm watching this episode.

I'm liking the way this started out. It's not quite the Showa feel some people were hoping for, but I enjoyed the premise and characters so far.

Did anyone notice the actress for Lunagel/Rin in this episode? XD
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zeta_gundam wrote:They sure are spending a lot on the CGI in just the first episode. I hope they know how to balance their budget for this round and not have the same problem as Kivaraa...
No, I'm pretty sure Kamen Rider ran out of money
Lunagel wrote:Did anyone notice the actress for Lunagel/Rin in this episode? XD
Hmmm, now why would you point something like that out?
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Lunagel wrote:Did anyone notice the actress for Lunagel/Rin in this episode? XD
I knew I recognized that actress! I just didn't remember where from. ^^""

I think that the GaiaMemory is a pretty cool concept. If only I could find my own flash drive...
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I was pretty hooked from the beginning. The concept still seems impractical to me, but seeing it in action impressed me.

Akiko is very cute. It's good to see Lunagel again. Luna!

It kind of seems like the suit actor didn't get enough Den-O Climax form action. Or maybe they just like challenging him.
"This year, you're going to play four guys in one body."
"This year, you're going to hang upside down and fight like a bat."
"This year, your right and left sides will do two things at the same time."

Speaking of Luna, how is the moon related to flexy mr fantastic arms and legs? At least with Joker, I assume that means its his wild card form. I'm a little surprised that the scarf is only on the Cyclone half. Makes sense though

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takenoko wrote:"This year, you're going to play four guys in one body."
"This year, you're going to hang upside down and fight like a bat."
"This year, your right and left sides will do two things at the same time."
And next year, you're fired. XD
takenoko wrote:Speaking of Luna, how is the moon related to flexy mr fantastic arms and legs? At least with Joker, I assume that means its his wild card form. I'm a little surprised that the scarf is only on the Cyclone half. Makes sense though
Well, an element called "Rubber" wouldn't make sense :P Maybe "Solar" might have been better cause light bends?

Speaking of GaiaMemories, it makes me wonder if Double would then be able to use the other GaiaMemories we see around? Like Magma for example?
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Light bends?

And why would solar make any more sense than luna? It's the same damn thing! The light reflected or as you say "bends" off the moon and that's what moonlight is

Time to go back to school for a refresher on high school physics
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takenoko wrote:Light bends?

And why would solar make any more sense than luna? It's the same damn thing! The light reflected or as you say "bends" off the moon and that's what moonlight is

Time to go back to school for a refresher on high school physics
What I meant was that it gets refracted/reflected (some DO term it as light bending).
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Isn't there supposed to be a big hush hush on episodes that haven't been subbed yet?

Or am I just missing an update?

EDIT: (narrows eyes) Touche Internets. Touche.
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Ah, W....
...can functional Gaia Memory Sticks be far behind?
(I'm hoping for 16-gigs)
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he sure has a weird kick...or kicks!? :)
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