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KR Drive 48 released

Post by takenoko » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:09 pm

Previous episode rating 4.13 / 5 (23 votes)

Yeah, that was a proper crossover. I'm pleased with it, and it actually makes me a bit excited for Ghost.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Yaiba » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:05 pm

Liked this episode. And I'm damn glad this is a proper epilogue and not some alternative universe BS.

And I'd say this is actually a better finale than the last episode. It felt more heart was put into this.
- Glad that Chase didn't come back to life, it'd have cheapen his sacrifice.
- Liked they address that Shinnosuke is depressed because Belt-san is gone.
- Liked that Shinnosuke gets into the First Division, which is the same department where his father had worked.
- Especially liked that Shinnosuke comes to realization what he needs to do as a police, not as a Kamen Rider. Roidmude was gone but there'll be no peace, because evil existed in humanity.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Go-On Macaroni » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:37 am

"Quick guys, we got 3 mins. left , toss in a weirdly-done AMV!"

That said, I liked this one. The case was handled with the right amount of gravitas for once, there weren't any sudden cuts to lame comedy or any of similar junk that the series itself did. I feel odd praising Nobuhiro Mouri (part of me feels he was really restrained in this one) but he did a good job this time.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Lunagel » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:13 am

Um, wow. Actual quality in a crossover episode. Color me extremely surprised.

Aside from Kiriko getting kidnapped AGAIN (where the hell are those ball-shattering boots again?) this was a really excellent episode. We tied up loose ends with Shinnosuke and Kiriko, we had some nice closure on Belt and the Neo Shade, and I really, really like the little eyeball guy. He's snarky and snide and will probably be very fun to translate.

Goodbye Drive, you were a fun and occasionally confusing series, but overall I'll call you a win.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by VerusMaya II » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:01 pm

Takeru's tiny little voice coming from the big muscular Ghost suit, playing off the fast-paced and snarky Yurusen(?) was really cute. The suit looked good in motion, too. I bet phasing in/out of visibility will be Ghost's "fight gimmick."

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Arigomi » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:21 pm

I'm pleasantly surprised at how good this episode turned out. The focus on police investigation brought the show full circle.

It was nice to see a former Kamen Rider coming to terms with living without the belt.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by ViRGE » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:54 pm

Seriously, the final episode and Kiriko gets kidnapped again!? *throws hands in air*

Overall I'm a little burnt out on Ghost simply because they also gave him a short scene in the previous episode. But I appreciate that this is a proper crossover, and that rather than dredge up anything Roidmude, they went right back to the start and focused on the case Shinnouske was working on before the Global Freeze. That was a neat way to tie things up.

As for Ghost: oh boy, there's going to be a puppet? We'll see how the first episode goes, but I may not be back until 2016.:|

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by wisdomcat » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:00 pm

not sure why they called this a "special" episode when it was a proper finale. Anyways I enjoyed this episode it was really good.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by SS39KR25 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:21 pm

:-( wah wah wah I just downloaded the final Kamen Rider Drive show.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Uzur9 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:13 pm

Anyone else notice the error @ 18:30-36 "Casper" holds the wrong Eyecon [03 and not 04]
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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by RyuShinEX » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:46 pm

Uzur9 wrote:Anyone else notice the error @ 18:30-36 "Casper" holds the wrong Eyecon [03 and not 04]
yup. i wonder why they didn't bother to reshoot.

who thought of OOO midway in the episode? :lol:

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overall, drive is a good series. thumbs up!

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by tr0jance » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:48 am

Yes, finally no alternate reality, nor alternate universe. This rider's exist on the same timeline. It's a good thing that Shinnosuke's not a rider anymore, It makes him more human, unlike in Gaim (Kouta became a freaking god...), Nice ending, Nice epilogue as well.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Netto no Zen-Aki » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:05 am

This was a nice series overall. And I was going to say from the preview they showed Chaser and Mach there, so I was thinking either alternate universe or flashback. Lo and behold; flashback. That makes it better. I kind of hope that they have some fun with the idea of a Ghost episode that shows him showing up to Shinnosuke on the verge of death when he's just doing his thing.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Kuchiri » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:46 pm

Other than my usual complaint that most Japanese cop-themed shows use the word Buddy as slang for partner. (Based off of Buddy Cop Movies where the partners are buddies to one and another, used heavily in Bitter Blood which stars Takeru Satoh of Den-O/Kenshin fame. I feel most lines in the show would've fit better with partner. 'He's my partner' 'We're partners' instead of buddy.)

This was a great send off. It faked you out thinking that Shinnoskue was going to transform at the end but decided to advance his character. He finished arc as Kamen Rider it's now time to start anew as an instigator.

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Re: KR Drive 48 released

Post by Catastrophe » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:48 pm

Great episode. Ghost didn't need to be there, but even there he didn't intrude too much and seems like a bro, which gives me hope.

I think the best thing about this is that it gives closure to Shinnosukes character. He forgoes Ghosts 'miracle' and just shoots the guy. Fantastic finish.

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