KR Zi-O 34 released

It's pronounced Ji Oh. AKA Kamen Rider Double Decade
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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by BreadToku » Fri May 10, 2019 7:15 pm

This arc might not have been as solid as the previous two, but I thought it was perfectly serviceable. I feel like they did the best they could given that bringing in the original title character wasn't an option. Obviously I never would have asked to see Kiriya again, but if they had to bring him in, then I think this was a fine-enough plot that both calls back to and enhances his role from the show. Also I thought all of Woz's shenanigans in these last two episodes were pretty funny too.

That said, now I'm going to write my own version of this tribute in my head, one from an ideal world that would have brought back all the Hibiki riders.
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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Snarkwing » Fri May 10, 2019 10:05 pm

At least the Decade arc for Hibiki was written as an Apology from the guys who had No control over how bad post-staff change Hibiki Got as their work was regularly sabotaged and forcibly rewritten. There was a feeling of respect and completing the arc that was shamefully derailed past Hibiki's 30th episode. Yeah, Hibiki turning into a monster was a understandable thing to dislike, but it felt like they actually TRIED to give fans of it something better. As a result, it's arguably the best Decade arc, with the music battle at the end I've never heard anyone complain about.

This...This is just worshiping the crappy creator's pet of the producer that everyone with a brain hated because he screwed up Everyone else's story to glorify his own, which was plain-as-day transparent in how heavily that was done.

Honestly, it's an Apt metaphor for Zi-O as well, as the series has the same failings as Kiriya's entire role and impact that screwed up Hibiki. Him ever claiming Hibiki's name was the single thing that should never have been allowed to happen ever. As others have observed, since the character roles are very similar to some seen in my Hero Academia, it'd be like if All Might passed over Izuku to give 'One For All' to Bakugo, it just would not and SHOULD NOT happen.

Even if none of the main cast people liked (bar Todoroki's actor) wanted anything more to do with this producer, it's just shameful this is the way Shirakura chose to Retaliate, even if he has a reputation for being spiteful and wrecking the projects of those he dislikes as it is.

Suffice it to say, the Hibiki Fans who lasted this long are pissed and are dropping the show now from what I've seen on Social media. Contrary to Takenoko's statement (Unless, was that written to refer to Zi-O in people not caring?), people did actually care about Hibiki as it did have higher viewership than Blade, it just didn't sell enough due to it not being designed as a toyetic show to cover it's production costs and couldn't easily fit in new ones, thus leading to the staff change that pissed off the cast and fans like to pretend the content made after it didn't happen.
oh look, the viewership ratings for this and the last episode were 2.4% and 2.2% respectively. Apparently people figured this was coming considering Kiriya as a character has never been forgiven. It's almost as if everything the show is doing is kind of predictable. Which is just made worse when you remember that These episodes aired around Golden week, which historically has episodes run at that time get ratings boosts, not losses.

I feel like they're going to regret this come the Teased-to-be-coming Den-O arc, as they already used Yuichi Nakamura's cameo time.

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Mandalori » Sat May 11, 2019 5:05 am

Come to think about it, the last time time travel was involved to get Rider Watches was the Ghost arc.

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Catastrophe » Sat May 11, 2019 5:15 am

And the quality of the tribute arcs improves greatly when they don't do the poorly thought out time travel mechanics.

Who would have thought?

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Kamen Rider Blade » Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 am

Catastrophe wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:13 pm
While not as good as the Agito arc, at least it was better than the first arc of tribute episodes.

Still doesn't top the Decade Hibiki arc, but mostly because that crab battle song attack was fantastic.

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Kamen Rider Blade » Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 am

CheetahLynx wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Highlight of the episode for me:

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I agree, what the heck were they doing shaking around like that in such a goofy manner =D

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Kurow » Sat May 11, 2019 11:09 am

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It is an absolute travesty, TRAVESTY I SAY, that the birthday episode wasn't given to OOO. Get cake man back just for the one line please!
Yes, sadly OOO was used early on the show... they also failed to make the cross over of the century between IWAE and Onore Dikeido!

Anyway this episode was really "meh" for me because I never watched Hibiki and for me this guys is Zeronos and nothing more.

I was hoping for "a great man" in the next arc but "he" is back and he is always a badass!... this is going to be good!
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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by CheetahLynx » Sat May 11, 2019 11:59 am

Kamen Rider Blade wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 am
I agree, what the heck were they doing shaking around like that in such a goofy manner =D
My guess is Geiz REALLY likes the Trinity standby tune and Woz is like "Oh yeah I get to do the rejoice thing 8) "
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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by ViRGE » Sat May 11, 2019 9:01 pm

CheetahLynx wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 11:59 am
Kamen Rider Blade wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 am
I agree, what the heck were they doing shaking around like that in such a goofy manner =D
My guess is Geiz REALLY likes the Trinity standby tune and Woz is like "Oh yeah I get to do the rejoice thing 8) "
It was clearly an impromptu dance-off. They were trying to channel their inner Quill. :lol:

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by CheetahLynx » Sun May 12, 2019 12:47 am

ViRGE wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:01 pm
It was clearly an impromptu dance-off. They were trying to channel their inner Quill. :lol:
"Dance-off bro!" :lol: :lol:
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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Yuusha » Sun May 12, 2019 7:34 am

I guess KR Prodction team will enver use Hosokawa again for Hibki and that makes me sad. I almost cried after Totroki made the comment about Hinaka-kun

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by resop2 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:35 pm

Yuusha wrote:
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I almost cried after Totroki made the comment about Hinaka-kun
Same.

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by takenoko » Sun May 12, 2019 4:35 pm

I actually totally missed that when watching the video raw. So when I heard the line doing the translation I was like "oh wow".

For people who don't get the context, Hinata was portrayed by Kanbe Miyuki who unfortunately died at the young age of 24. It's really too bad since she had so much potential as an actress.

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Re: KR Zi-O 34 released

Post by Dengar » Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 pm

Kamen Rider Blade wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 am
CheetahLynx wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Highlight of the episode for me:

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I agree, what the heck were they doing shaking around like that in such a goofy manner =D
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