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Kamen Rider Brain 02 Released!

Post by takenoko » Tue May 07, 2019 1:43 am

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Alright followup for the first episode. It's amusing and it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Kind of a weird comedy/drama sandwich where the action gets fun and silly again after the professor dies. But it's a short, probably best not to overthink it.

Heart and Medic! I've always loved Medic's costume.

Surprise cameo by Go! I like how Super Dave Osborne here is now suddenly a programmer. And a real shit one at that, considering he's trying to bring Chase back and is only at 4%. Also, next to a bunch of lines of code is also a weird orb thing that's not explained? Hacking for Hollywood.

And luna pointed this out, but she didn't make the thread in time:
Project NEO CORE-DRIVIARS for KAMEN RIDER.

Actual foreshadowing or just a red herring, Toei?!

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Re: Kamen Rider Brain 02 Released!

Post by TypicalStandUser » Tue May 07, 2019 2:33 am

A nice ending. KR Brain is chaotic stupid and I love it.

Go better return for Zi-O.

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Re: Kamen Rider Brain 02 Released!

Post by Lunagel » Tue May 07, 2019 10:54 am

The million dollar question: Did they intentionally spell it DRIVIAR or did some intern not pass his English exams? Regardless, TOEI WE DON'T CARE ANYMORE, LET DRIVE DIE

Still enjoyable but I liked last week's better (twice the work this week *sob*) although man I really didn't think they'd get Heart, Medic, *and* Go as well.

lol on Ghost calling out the sunglasslasher repaint

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Post by takenoko » Tue May 07, 2019 11:01 am

But... but... Zi-O Drive arc.

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Post by Lunagel » Wed May 08, 2019 10:24 am

Also, need to address a point/mistake in the previous episode. When Mu talks to Brain, it says they were searching for a man with "an intelligence (知能) of 600". "What?!" thinks Lunagel. "That's a really weird thing to say. I'll bet they meant IQ, which is 知能指数. Must be some sort of shortening." and then she forgot all about it.

This episode: Brain says "But they were searching for someone with an intelligence quotient (知能指数) of 600!" Professor says "Oh, you mean IQ? Yeah, that's not it, it was referring to gigabytes." "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" thinks Lunagel.

So yeah, this is what happens without precogniscent translators. If there's a blu-ray release, will fix.

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Post by takenoko » Wed May 08, 2019 12:35 pm

I don't think that's a mistake Luna, that's a deliberate reference to Hongou Takeshi having a 600 IQ brain. And the whole point of the joke is that Brain the character, not you the translator, thought it was 600 IQ, only to be corrected by Crystal Peppler.

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Post by Catastrophe » Wed May 08, 2019 12:53 pm

This continues to be ridiculous and I love every aspect of it. It fits Brains character perfectly.

Loved both the repainted Ghost weapon for Brain to go with the glasses theme and the joke about it. This is why Sanjou is great.

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Re: Kamen Rider Brain 02 Released!

Post by Mandalori » Thu May 09, 2019 1:45 am

Another interesting thing is that all the Riders are duplicated somehow. By that, I mean either the power is used by 2 different peoples (like Wiseman, Duke because of the Lemon Energy LockSeed, Dark Kiva) or the one using it is a duplication of another character (like Black Paradox or Poseidon).

Also, the Kamen Rider Great Leader is the same from the Ex-AidxKyuranger crossover, with the same voice actor if I'm not wrong, so it's another returning actor.

By the way, is it a two-parter or a three-parter? I read somewhere it was only 2, but the ending seems to imply there might be a third.

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Post by Lunagel » Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am

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Re: Kamen Rider Brain 02 Released!

Post by ViRGE » Thu May 09, 2019 3:26 am

Well that was enjoyable. It didn't overstay its welcome, and I definitely wasn't expecting any more Drive characters to show up, so that was a neat surprise.

Poor Japanese Tony Stark; every time you show up, you get killed in the end.:(

And eyecatches. I've missed those.
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Tue May 07, 2019 1:43 am
And luna pointed this out, but she didn't make the thread in time:
Project NEO CORE-DRIVIARS for KAMEN RIDER.

Actual foreshadowing or just a red herring, Toei?!
My money is on foreshadowing. There wouldn't have been any reason to end this special like that unless they were planning something. Maybe in conjunction with the Drive episodes of Zi-O?

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