Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Such a fruit

How did you find Gaim?

***** Golden Fruit
69
71%
**** Fruit Basket
15
15%
*** Delicious Fruit
8
8%
** Rotten Fruit
3
3%
* Fruit of the Underworld
2
2%
 
Total votes: 97

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by godstriker8 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:25 pm

The best heisei show absolutely. Wizard was a slog, and this was a breath of fresh air. While the synopsis had me apprehensive, I was gripped from episode 1.

It has everything you'd want:
Engaging story and characters
Colorful and varied riders and attacks
Fun belt voice that isn't grating
Awesome music that's even sung by the riders

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Post by Greenstalker » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:25 am

A low 4 for me it would be a high 3 if not for the story changing drastically along the way. MC didn't grew on me until the very end and it was not enough for me to give it a 4 if the support cast was not good too.

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Post by Knight of L-sama » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:37 pm

Five, five, five, oh glorious five. It was everything I hoped for from an Urobutchi series :twisted: (okay, almost all. Come on Gen, where's the yuri?!). He even took the fruit idea which I initially found very off-putting and made it work. Not only work but work well. I have at most one complaint and that is I would have liked to have seen more of Youko/Malika, but that's it.

Or course the shift away from the Monster of the Fortnight format was part of what made it stand out so much and I wish that Drive hadn't gone back to it.
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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by KamenRiderKaibo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:32 am

I believe anyone who really watched all the (or maybe most of the) Heisei Kamen Rider series will understand how great is KR Gaim series. Unlike those 2-episodes-per-arc series, Gaim is one of the KR masterpiece which actually have a solid plot. We also see character development not only for the main character, but also the supporting characters. I don't see why this series didn't get 5/5.
Well, except for the movies, Gaim is seriously one of the must-watch Kamen Rider series.

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Post by wisdomcat » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:02 pm

I'm very surprised that someone gave this a 2. Did they just watch the first twelve episodes and gave up on it?

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Post by MVZ-800 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:09 pm

wisdomcat wrote:I'm very surprised that someone gave this a 2. Did they just watch the first twelve episodes and gave up on it?
Apparently, some did. Which is a shame, they missed out big time.

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Post by Zangetsu » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:37 pm

Of course its 5* considered why I got my username :)

In all seriousness, Gaim had many things which earned them the 5 stars. The solid dark plot, arms design, music and acting were all great.

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by wisdomcat » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:15 am

KamenRiderKaibo wrote:I believe anyone who really watched all the (or maybe most of the) Heisei Kamen Rider series will understand how great is KR Gaim series. Unlike those 2-episodes-per-arc series, Gaim is one of the KR masterpiece which actually have a solid plot. We also see character development not only for the main character, but also the supporting characters. I don't see why this series didn't get 5/5.
Well, except for the movies, Gaim is seriously one of the must-watch Kamen Rider series.
There is nothing wrong with 2 episode arcs but some shows can't do it right like Wizard.

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by KamenRiderKaibo » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:33 am

wisdomcat wrote:
KamenRiderKaibo wrote:I believe anyone who really watched all the (or maybe most of the) Heisei Kamen Rider series will understand how great is KR Gaim series. Unlike those 2-episodes-per-arc series, Gaim is one of the KR masterpiece which actually have a solid plot. We also see character development not only for the main character, but also the supporting characters. I don't see why this series didn't get 5/5.
Well, except for the movies, Gaim is seriously one of the must-watch Kamen Rider series.
There is nothing wrong with 2 episode arcs but some shows can't do it right like Wizard.
But we've seen enough examples that 2-episodes-arc usually resulted in hurried ending for each arc. And when the writers ran out of ideas, they put in fillers. IMO you need continuous plot to properly develop the whole story, not building the plots through pieces of random arcs.

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by mholden020 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:02 am

I had to sit for a few days afte finishing Gaim before posting here. I finally decided on a 4 out of 5, but it needs to be 4* because it just barely missed out.

Overall, I liked the story. There were a few bits and pieces that I could have done without, but it was interesting to see the writers drop the MOTW and step out of the comfort zone. The suits looked great, the actors were fantastic, and it was the first time in a long time that I could picture the characters in the suits. Plus, I loved the "HA HAA" for Jimber and constantly thought "Batta!" whenever someone said Takatora's name.

Where Gaim lost points for me was during the final saga. The first half of that saga, probably up to episode 40, seemed like complete filler and they were stalling. There was huge story buildup for 30 or so episodes, then it was like everyone needed a nap after fighting so hard.

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Post by Catastrophe » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:55 pm

If he had died due to using that evil lockseed, that would've been fine.

Glad they saved Hawk Tiger though.

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Post by BIGH1001 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:31 am

Funnily enough, i actually tried this show and dropped it after 6 episodes. Fast foward a couple months, i try the show again. And mother of god this was amazing. easily one of the best plotlines with some of the best character development you will ever see. 5/5. There would have to be a show of the gods to top this. Hell, it even has the best final form song.

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by RiderJustice » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:03 am

Well I enjoyed it, but has some flaws.

Pros :
Colourful design
Interesting antagonist/protagonist
Nice jingles with the Henshin sequence

Cons :
What they said above about Micchi
Not KAMEN RIDER but ARMORED RIDER (the fuck?)
You really got to get into the story to fully appreciate it (dance battle concept was awful)
The white costume of the protagonist (and his "first man" one) is pretty ridiculous

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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by DaVinci030 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:41 am

RiderJustice wrote:Not KAMEN RIDER but ARMORED RIDER (the fuck?)
In the storyline, it's Armored Rider. But Toei always keeps the name Kamen Rider Gaim as part of the series.
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Re: Ratings Poll: Kamen Rider Gaim

Post by RiderJustice » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:10 am

DaVinci030 wrote:
RiderJustice wrote:Not KAMEN RIDER but ARMORED RIDER (the fuck?)
In the storyline, it's Armored Rider. But Toei always keeps the name Kamen Rider Gaim as part of the series.
Of course they did. Would have been odd from Toei to break the streak by giving the title "Armored Rider Gaim". Just why wouldn't they call Kamen in the series ? Easier...

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