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KR Gaim 44 released

Post by takenoko » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:23 am

Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Kamen_Rider_Gaim_44

The character clash that's been building throughout the whole series is finally coming to a head. It's only this good because of all the care that's gone into developing Kouta, Kaito, Mai and their relationship.

Also, another hand of applause to good-guy Zack. You know he's going to do something incredibly stupid and risky for himself, because that's just what a good-guy he is. What a solid bro.

I don't understand what the banana foreplay with Kouta was all about. Guess Kaito didn't want to show off his new toy right away.

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Phoenix512 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:12 pm

I swear Kaito absorbed Micchi's obsession with Mai unless he only cares about her as a means to the Golden Fruit.

Nice callback to the beginning of episode 1 and all those people can stop wondering the beginning of the series meant anything.
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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by MadCow » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:10 pm

I feel like Kouta's supposed "death" was such a copout. I mean, we all probably knew he wasn't going to stay dead for the rest of the series, but for him to just get up and heal like it was nothing felt very underwhelming.

I got a feeling Mai will be the one who turns the whole situation around with some decision or ability we haven't seen yet, but it will be Kouta who capitalizes on it and wins the day. Otherwise, as it is now, everything is happening as Sagara had planned.

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Post by TokuCasual » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:21 pm

At this point I don't think there is much Mai can do. She's pretty much the trophy in the battle between Kouta and Kaito.

We already know what both Riders plans to do once they win and obtain the fruit. My intrigue lies with Micchi. Where does he go from here?

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by MVZ-800 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:21 pm

Is it bad that every time I see Oren and Jounouchi go into battle, I expect one of them to die? I have since the Overlords came into it... Oh well, I guess they could be safer now.

Zack however...

Wonder where Mitsuzane is going to go now he basically has no purpose in life?

I think the whole Orange/Banana fight was to hark back to the early days. We never got a proper fight between the two when Kaito first transformed, but this time around we did. I also love how Kaito's human appearance has changed only slightly, he looks maniacal now.

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Post by Kamen Rider Raven » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:42 pm

We've known that Kouta and Kaito would clash for awhile now....but damn I wasn't expecting the stakes to be raised so much. Both of them are basically Overlords with control over Helheim. Kaito though......I'm thinking there's more to his motivations...I seriously think he mostly wants to bring Mai back more than claim the Golden Fruit. And he knows that Kouta isn't going to give it his all unless he truly believes he's a threat.

And Zack.....what are you playing at? Waiting for the right moment? Does he know Kaito has some kind of plan? it's all very intriguing.
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Post by Leonsagara » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:50 pm

Zack had me going there for a moment. I really thought he was changing sides. He's come a long way from the beginning of the series(he was the one that shot Mai's lock seed out of her hand when she was battling with Team Baron for one of Team Gaim's stages with the mini Inves, which incidentally was the trigger that led to Kouta becoming Gaim). I'm guessing that Zack is making calculations and taking action. Obviously there was no way Oren and Jounouchi were going to win, even with Zack's help. He also realized that Kouta was at too much of a disadvantage to beat Kaito at that point, so he interrupted the battle.

Alternatively, he did actually betray Oren and Jounouchi, but changed his mind when Kouta glanced at him.

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Kogashi » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:34 pm

Wait, Kaito is ready to become a demon king bent on destruction of the old, to make way for the new? Like some kind of modern day version of Oda Nobunaga? Man, the present day really IS like the sengoku era.
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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Catastrophe » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:59 am

I hope Zack doesn't die from taking a gamble. It's a shame the drivers for everyone keep getting destroyed as well.

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by kyoichikiller90 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:07 am

MadCow wrote:I feel like Kouta's supposed "death" was such a copout. I mean, we all probably knew he wasn't going to stay dead for the rest of the series, but for him to just get up and heal like it was nothing felt very underwhelming.

I got a feeling Mai will be the one who turns the whole situation around with some decision or ability we haven't seen yet, but it will be Kouta who capitalizes on it and wins the day. Otherwise, as it is now, everything is happening as Sagara had planned.
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Post by gralter3290 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:08 am

this was great cant wait to c the battle for it all
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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Conan_Edogawa » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:27 am

this episode was a heck of a ride. 3 episodes left. where are we gonna go with this?

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Phoenix512 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:25 am

Leonsagara wrote:Zack had me going there for a moment. I really thought he was changing sides. He's come a long way from the beginning of the series(he was the one that shot Mai's lock seed out of her hand when she was battling with Team Baron for one of Team Gaim's stages with the mini Inves, which incidentally was the trigger that led to Kouta becoming Gaim). I'm guessing that Zack is making calculations and taking action. Obviously there was no way Oren and Jounouchi were going to win, even with Zack's help. He also realized that Kouta was at too much of a disadvantage to beat Kaito at that point, so he interrupted the battle.

Alternatively, he did actually betray Oren and Jounouchi, but changed his mind when Kouta glanced at him.
It was Peko who fired the shot but Zack did order the shot though.
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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by Darkwings » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:32 am

Are the missing frames at 21:29 part of the motion blur effect? It's exagerated if compared to the other strikes (and it doesn't follow the action at all).

Anyway, finally at least one guy in the show got that yelling in someone's face doesn't really help to stop a fight.

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Re: KR Gaim 44 released

Post by takenoko » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:42 am

I think that's just part of the super speed effects.

And yeah, it was Peko who used the slingshot. Zack's a real honorable guy. Peko starts off as weak and cowardly, but he had a little arc and his true colors showed when he revealed that he actually does compete in Team Baron for his love of dancing.

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