Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei series?

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Best Heisei Rider?

Kuuga
0
No votes
Agito
4
9%
Ryuki
1
2%
Faiz
2
5%
Blade
7
16%
Hibiki
1
2%
Kabuto
3
7%
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0
No votes
Kiva
1
2%
Decade
2
5%
W
9
21%
OOO
1
2%
Fourze
1
2%
Wizard
0
No votes
Gaim
11
26%
 
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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by Dengar » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:49 pm

Neo-Heisei is just a fan term. I don't really think there's any reason to act all butthurt over the term. Who cares that the people who came up with it don't know anything about Japanese?

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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by Joicerojo » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:21 am

To me I've always loved Den-O, but I haven't seen earlier heisei, since I watched from kabuto up to now, I loved OOO also, however, I voted for W because overall it was the best in terms of plot and acting the ending was good and well balanced.

As for Gaim I still haven't come to terms with that I like the series but often I think What is urobotchi thinking? and that doubt makes me think that since it is incomplete I cannot pass judgment yet
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Post by squashy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:52 am

Ryuki FOREVAH!!!! Agito is darn sweet too, so is Blade. Of course, who can forget Double?

But Gaim is really good so far.
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Post by Pharaun » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Gaim has done several things that I really like, but none of the characters have really grabbed me in a way that makes me want to care about them. As of right now it's not even in my top half for favorite Hesei shows, obviously this could, and most likely will, change. I like that they have a ton of riders in the series, but that means that many get little to no development and makes it harder to care about them individually.

As for favorite shows it's a toss up between Agito/pre change Hibiki for Heisei and W/Wizard for Neo-Heisei.

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Post by MissTokuLover » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:57 pm

for me, the best is still W/Double; best writing, best characters, best acting!

But I'm really enjoying Gaim right now, whether I think it's the best Heisei season only time will tell, since the season is not finished yet, there's still alot of episodes to get through...there's still the possibility that it could all go downhill later on...but I will say that it's definitely shaping up to be 1 of the most interesting seasons in Heisei era.

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Post by Kamen Rider Raven » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:27 am

I haven't seen everything in the Heisei era, so I really can't comment.

Neo era....I'm gonna have to go with W for now. Gaim looks good so far, but it's too early to tell.

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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by Philip Aldraine » Fri May 30, 2014 1:05 pm

Lunagel wrote:Can I just say I hate the term Neo-Heisei? It's not like Decade marked a real turning point in KR, that would be Den-O. What's the point of arbitrarily assigning the term to everything Decade and after if it doesn't actually denote anything?

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Gaim's pretty cool.

I agree with you Lunagel. I referred Decade-Gaim as being Heisei instead of Neo-Heisei.

Gaim's looking pretty awesome now.
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Post by dancercotillion » Fri May 30, 2014 2:34 pm

People are going to look really stupid when Naruhito becomes Emperor and is given the regal name of Neo-Heisei.
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Post by Kogashi » Fri May 30, 2014 2:42 pm

But when that happened, that's when the Neo-Heisei era will begin. Not all the way back to Decade or W. Whenever New Heisei emperor takes over.
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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by Dengar » Sat May 31, 2014 1:38 am

It's just a fan term to differentiate between pre-decade and post-decade. v_v

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Post by Lunagel » Sat May 31, 2014 2:01 am

Sounds like pre-decade and post-decade are already pretty good terms honestly. No need to be rude to the Emperor by insinuating it's his fault for not dying recently so we can have a new series name.

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Post by Dengar » Sat May 31, 2014 2:44 am

I don't think anyone's asking you to use it.

Oh, note that I'm not a fan of using the term for myself. I just don't particuarly mind other people using it. It's not like they actually mean any harm by it. The "Neo" in "Neo-Heisei" doesn't actually refer to the emperor, it refers to the riders. It's "the new rider era during the heisei era".

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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by KamenRiderRival » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:00 pm

I never understood the whole Neo-Heisei period thing, but then again my Kamen Rider knowledge is limited. I've not seen a great deal beyond Neo-Heisei other than Kiva and Den-O (and I guess technically Decade).

As for Gaim, its definitely going to end up high on my list of favourite Kamen Rider seasons. Granted I've only finished two seasons, but what I've seen of the others makes me think Gaim is going to be a firm favourite. Not 100% sure yet if it bets OOOs in my mind yet, since I think OOOs handled the use of the Gimmick better, bar GattaKiriBa, (Have we seen Kiwi Arms or Mango Arms in a while? NO! Baron's belt change didn't help) and the cast is smaller therefore there's time to connect to all the characters - in Gaim people like Guridon and Bravo are often pushed aside, only appearing to mess things up or do something funny.

It certainly beats Den-O in my mind though (the only other series I've watched to completion). I love the Imagins and Ryoutarou and all that, but I thought the series had quite a jarring shift between the comedy aspects and the serious aspects of the serious. Granted, Gaim has this too sometimes, but I get the sense Gaim knows it's being jarring and makes fun of that for further effect. Also the story in Gaim is a lot more coherent than what happened to Den-O during the latter stages.

As for the Rider Shows I've started but not finished: Gaim will probably beat Kiva since I'm having trouble with the timeline splitting story thing they've got going on, Decade definitely as I prefer the characters in Gaim and I'm not really confused with all the Heisei Riders I've yet to see, W is a tough one... I don't think Gaim will beat it so far but it'll come down to the wire, It'll probably beat Fourze because although it's a fun and silly romp (at least that what I've seen so far) it's a bit too in-yer-face sometimes, It will beat Wizard as I've watched 3 or 4 episodes and I really don't like it very much - I'll have to drag myself through them and hope the secondary rider can save it for me...
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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by ShadeHedgehog » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:20 pm

Really? I'm the only one who voted Fourze? =P

But so far Gaim is pretty damn good, it definitely is in my top 5 now, but it's gonna have to do a bit more to make it my favorite.

So far for me it's:
1. Fourze
2. W
3. Blade
4. Den-O
5. Gaim

Honestly though I do love Gaim and it really is amazing plot-wise, but in the first 20 episodes of it I wasn't looking foward to the next ep as much as the other 4.
And I'm not bagging on the Gaim's plot, it's amazing, just not as... I guess fun(?) as the others to me.

But we're pretty much halfway done with Gaim, so it's still got a good 25 episodes or so to make my jaw drop in awe (more so than it already has I mean)
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Re: Gaim shaping up to be the best Heisei & Neo Heisei serie

Post by [kuronogantzryu] » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:15 am

In my humble opinion, Hibiki's first half will always be the best Heisei series that I've watched so far. As for Neo Heisei, I certainly got into Gaim a hell of a lot quicker than I did W so, yes: Gaim is looking like the best Neo Heisei series so far.

I hope it continues to stay that way.
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