KR Build 01 released

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KR Build 01 released

Post by takenoko » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:39 pm

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Alt title - Because kids love math and physics

Final Ex-Aid poll rating: 4.11 / 5 (28 votes)

It was alright. The exposition and the dumb jokes seem par for the course in modern Kamen Rider, but I was actually pretty into the relationship between the protagonist and the deuteragonist. I hope Build's the first openly gay main Rider.

Toei is basically shit for worldbuilding. Unless you're Urubuchi Gen, you probably should keep that stuff to a minimum. What saves Toei's Rider series from that is good characters and good relationships. It was lacking in Ghost and Ex-Aid, but I'm hoping for something good here.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by Lunagel » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:08 am

Well, the setup is needlessly complicated and the advisor dude was more "fucking creeper" than the "funny pervert" they were going for.

I mean, I didn't hate it, but not all too impressed either.

Before someone mentions it, yes, we're going off the official stuff for Furu Bottles because a) furu means "to shake" and b) those bottles aren't exactly full.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by TypicalStandUser » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:49 am

Decent beginning. Though I want to complain about the belt: if it's similar to a 3D printer, why a lever instead of a button??

I expect more drama out of you, Nagase-kun. And if you do perform well, maybe there's another chance for Toei to bring it back.
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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by takenoko » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:03 pm

Yeah, what fun sexual harassment we've put into this kid's show. No wonder Japanese kids are so perverted.

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Post by takenoko » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:14 pm

Ugh, I'm not really liking the characterization of Build so far. I know every year it's only natural to compare things to previous series, but Toei sure is retreading some old stuff with this series. Build is stylish for sure, but he's basically W with a dumber, more annoying protagonist. Shoutarou was far from perfect, but his flaws emphasized that he was only human. Build, Ex-Aid, and Ghost just seem silly and incompetent for the sake of cheap laughs. Why tell us Build is a great physicist and make him such an annoying dork? I don't get it.

I don't understand why they wasted time or money filming the henshin lesson. He's by himself so he doesn't interact with anyone. There's no humor, and he doesn't fight any monsters so we don't get to see him use any of his finishers. On top of that, the whole thing looks cheaply shot. He's all blurry and disappears into the brownness of the background.

The beginning episodes are already henshin porn, so it's not like you're seeing anything new or learning anything secret from the video. I honestly don't think people should waste their time watching this.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by OOOKaiser » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:08 am

I thought the episode started off strong but as for the main character I just can't get into his personality. And what's with the hair? I hope they don't do that every single episode cause that would annoy me.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by VerusMaya II » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:07 am

Upon our release just now, I'm re-watching. I've already noticed a couple issues. I'm sorry! Please forgive us.
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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by takenoko » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:07 am

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by KemonoSoldierSunstar » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:19 am

Another year, another rider that TV-Nihon can complain about.

Just another day in paradise.

Me, I happen to like the feel of the first episode. Though it... reminds me of something and I can't put my finger on it.

I do enjoy that the protagonist seems to be more confident than the last four though. We can only get so much uncertainty out of our protagonists. Definitely looking forward to more of Ryuga.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by takenoko » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:34 am

Well, let's hope the show turns out to be good so no complaints are needed.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by VerusMaya II » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:40 am

Alright now that I've finished my re-watch...

I like it! I'm excited for Build. I like the world-building they've set up, although I'm not so optimistic enough to think they'll have the time or skill to address any of it. (Sidebar: Seito and Hokuto are capitalism [economy] and socialism [social welfare] respectively, so what the heck is Touto's "pacifism"? So far it looks like strict military-government control...) It definitely helps that Build's design is easy on the eyes! So smooth and minimalist.

I hate to sit here and fall prey to their fujobait but, Sento and Ryuuga are pretty gay already. As much as I would also love for them to have a more open and honest relationship compared to similar guy relations in previous Riders, I'm not gonna hold my breath. Although I do wonder at a world where we let a sexually harassing comment in a child's TV show, but can't show the flip side of a respectful partnership between any two people of any gender. OH WELL.

The ep sort of starts in media res here. Sento has already established Build enough that he's moved on to working on power-ups for it, and rumors are spread enough that the government knows of him. Also apparently somehow the cafe master is also a hacker who can get into GPS satellites, and is complicit in Sento's vigilantism? A very talented family, it seems. Seems as though Sento has been there for a year already, judging by the rent payment scene.

Results of ep 1: The government now hates Build, even though Sento is starting his job there. Sento himself didn't seem to react to seeing his new boss, so I dunno if he's just playing it cool or what. I'm a fan of secret identity subplots so I hope they toy with that dynamic a bit.
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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by dannydice64 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:18 am

5/5

Nice start of Build, the story reminds me of Agito (Main Rider is an amnesiac person), Blade (after defeating the monster it will be sealed in the henshin item), Double/W (Rider Design), and Kabuto (Main Rider is a public enemy).

Man! I was expecting about you will release this series next week, but good job :D

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by Gallus Faberge » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:36 am

I liked the episode as well. It made me curious of the Mars mission and the furu bottles.
I like how he has to extract the Smash to gain new forms.

The crank on Build's belt is kinda anticlimactic though. It pulls away any excitement for the transformation sequence. Though i do like the music.

I'm excited for the next episode.

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by Renigami » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:04 am

takenoko wrote:
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first openly gay main Rider.
Honestly, does that change anything? Past riders show no romanticism whatsoever and having someone change colors without even bothering like in previous series really doesn't add "character" in anyway other than joining the writing train for the sake of adding labels... That donut shop owner made no difference in their standing in Wizard honestly through the show's course, so I expect nothing else here if your wish is granted here. Not that I have an issue with that if it is true... but other things.... stand out.... as problems.

That is what exactly this first episode does. It mistakes "scientist" for "inventor" which is far from what scientists actually do - they clarify inquiry through clear stated hypothesis and doing their best to reveal if the hypothesis is workable at a consistent level to then make a scientific law or at best a theory.

Inventors... make things that have a tangible immediate goal - like what Build does. Uses already discovered and clarified laws to then engineer solutions. I again blame "Hollywoodism" for not even making the distinction. Just because you show rote formulas such as the Ideal Gas formula, Hamiltonian mechanics derivation of momentum, and other overlapping formulas out of a student's cheat sheet, doesn't make one an inventor. Inventors see a task that can't be done or a task that can be done more easily (with respect to either or all that is time, energy, or economics) and bridge them - like building a bridge in a sense.

Sento is in my view, well more engineer than lab worker. Because it is very difficult to have things shown where all a researcher does is sit in concepts or sitting awaiting a potential reaction or a result process. And I do mean painstakingly difficult, which is what I have problems with in the depiction of what scientists entail and why research takes ages to come to engineering realizations for applications. Unless Build proves me wrong by careful characterization and background building... I mean how does one get that smart with amnesia? That is a flaw right there. Don't tell me Toei is also trying a second coming of Agito too?

Do not like the quirks that Toei also insists to be "characterization". Show don't tell, but there is something telling about being unnecessarily showy. Because that is time away from the short 20+ minutes you have to convince me of the world and players in the fictional show - my belief is then on a thin tightrope, ready to fall crashing your show with it.

Like that wall that apparently can be pierced by a sword... which means that why not blow up said wall? You have the material science needed to break alien rock, why not demolish the damn wall that caused this divide to begin with?

The insistence of floating formulas and plots for a physics dynamics problem... are they really expecting kids to suddenly smartphone with smartphone's limited peripheral connects to actually learn more? Or are they going to be more "priority" engrossed in this supposed show you are building Toei that ultimately gets Bandai sales because of how you connected with the kids in their drive? A drive, that really I do not see other than a guy helping people out of their drug injections from Kiva's third cousin....

Speaking of world building, for such a pacifist nation, they are sure.... totalitarian. What is up with all the automatic weaponry and armor? And hello reused Ghost uniforms.... got to recoup costs where one can right? That would explain the design of the melee weapon too....

One positive, Kamen RIDER.... and I am glad to see some motorcycle action, that isn't put off or delayed. And the way the first episode emphasized the bike means they may do more with it... or like Kiva just shove it aside....

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Re: KR Build 01 released

Post by Renigami » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:19 am

takenoko wrote:
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Well, let's hope the show turns out to be good so no complaints are needed.
As I said before and noticed this apparently starting with Wizard.... great Rider suit.... but all writing, characters or plot is inverse of that.... Build falls in the "Best Match" Great suit territory..,

Somehow, Ex-Aid stands to be neither or.... an exception.

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