KR Zero-One 09 released

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by NightdyneMesa » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:50 am

The mecha bits remind of Zi-O so much, are they going to go with this moving forward? I guess that sells toys so maybe it does work.

Izu running that fast was so cute and she's just so reliable. They had that one moment where sparks should be coming out of their faces if it was an anime lol.

Glad to know Fuwa's going to live but now he's going to be really conflicted with how he fights. I hope he finds his new resolve.

Yua seems to have changed and is showing more humanity despite being so cold and calculating earlier. Izu calling her out on it meant that she did change. It was her but it "wasn't", I get that. Looking forward to ep. 9, the actor seems familiar. I think I've seen him in either Hero or Legal High.

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by ViRGE » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 am

That was probably a little weaker than Zero-One's best episodes - if only due to the mecha fight - but I still enjoyed it.

This is going to be a really odd thing to compliment, but I liked how they showed the effects of shutting down the hospital Humagear. It wasn't overdone (the place didn't suddenly burst into panic and start burning down), but it also wasn't underdone (they were suddenly short a bunch of medical personnel). So it helps to reinforce the seriousness of the situation without distracting from the main plot.

I'm less enthused about the mecha fight, as those always feel out of place in KR, and this one is no different. I assume we'll see it half a dozen times and that's it. I will, however, give the crew credit for having the mecha be the bulk of Three beamed in from space. I can safely say I was not expecting that. :shock:

As an aside, I was trying to figure out how Giga was related to the Mammoth key, because the Mammoth Magear was defeated a couple of episodes back. However when Giga is destroyed, we see a brown key flying off in the explosion, which would seem to be the evil Mammoth key. So I guess they were indeed using Mammoth to control Giga?

Meanwhile, on a character note, I find it refreshing that the characters' personalities are being allowed to develop at a faster pace. In most KR series, you'd see characters like Fuwa and Yua essentially double-down on their beliefs in order to drive conflict over the length of the series. Here, while they haven't entirely changed their tune in the span of 9 episodes, they are developing more nuanced worldviews as all of this crazy stuff happens around them. Though I will also note that we're still early in the series, so it remains to be seen if the writers can continue building off of this in a meaningful manner later in the series.

Finally, the show is on break for November 3rd?! What other show or sporting event dares to interrupt Kamen Rider?! :(

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by Lunagel » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:27 am

ViRGE wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 am

Finally, the show is on break for November 3rd?! What other show or sporting event dares to interrupt Kamen Rider?! :(
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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by Kogashi » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:21 am

... Episodes like these I miss the CG in Gaim.
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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by BreadToku » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:18 am

Kogashi wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:21 am
... Episodes like these I miss the CG in Gaim.
Suika Arms surely wasn't that much better.
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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by ViRGE » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:51 am

BreadToku wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:18 am
Kogashi wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:21 am
... Episodes like these I miss the CG in Gaim.
Suika Arms surely wasn't that much better.
It wasn't.

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by Dante ShadowRoadz » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:32 pm

Good episode, surprised they fell onto relying on another CGI heavy fight so soon though, it felt pretty clunky as far as climaxes go. Character development is slow but steady, and at least the characters are thus far sticking to their personalities for how they act and react to everything. I wish I didn't have to keep comparing it Zi-O in the back of my brain, but haven't shaken it thus far. Having a duplicitous female Rider is an interesting choice at least, and we're still left wondering what ZAIA even aims to do in the middle of this mess, they were moving to mass produce Progrise Key weapons long before MetsubouJinrai started moving again and yet they're already pushing past their initial armament production into new larger mass prototypes based just on stolen tech. Smacks heavily of Smart Brain and Yggdrasil behavior.

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by PDA » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:30 am

interesting episode but im not feel right put giant mechas on KR franchise, thats why we have super sentai...

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by Cross » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Um is 01 on break this week? iirc i used to remember seeing post on homepage telling if there's a break for the week, U guys don't do that anymore?

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by takenoko » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:41 pm

Sorry! I was on a little vacation last week, so I'm doing a lot of catchup! Just one of those things that slipped through the cracks.

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Re: KR Zero-One 09 released

Post by Mandalori » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:17 am

Yeah, those happen a lot lately.

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