Poll: What do you think of Saber?

The pen is mightier than the sword!

What is your relationship with Saber?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:15 pm

I look forward to watching it every week
24
45%
I watch it hoping it will get better
15
28%
I don't have a strong opinion on it
4
8%
I watch it but don't enjoy it
4
8%
I've basically quit watching it at this point
6
11%
 
Total votes: 53
User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 31339
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by takenoko »

It feels like not many people are enjoying this series, and I don't really want to work on a show if no one's watching it. I haven't dropped a series before, but I'm highly considering it for Saber
Hero99
Number 6
Number 6
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Favorite series: OOO
2nd Favorite Series: Zero-One
Favorite Band: Veltpunch
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: ISFP Composer

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Hero99 »

This season is pretty dumb, but I look forward to see what happens every episode. It's probably the first rider series that keeps me hooked because I want to see if it gets better or worse, it's genuinely fun to watch!
Cl0ckwrx
Complacent masses
Complacent masses
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:05 am

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Cl0ckwrx »

Sure the show has its downsides what show doesn't. But I'm personalyl enjoying it and I feel it'll pick up down the road. I think the big downside was the start new character each ep it felt like. SURE gaim had a large cast but we met them either in sets, with gaps between it wasnt' new character that we are supposed to care about every single ep. Maybe once they get done introducing the large cast the story might start to roll out properly.
User avatar
BreadToku
Gabu
Posts: 297
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 6:20 am

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by BreadToku »

It's fine. It's just an alright show overall for me.

Honestly, if you yourself are not enjoying the act of translating it, I think that's a bigger reason to reconsider allocating your time to doing so? This is suppose to be a passion hobby of sorts after all, so I'd hate to think you're just gritting your teeth for over a year just for other people to see.
Image
User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 31339
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by takenoko »

Image

Are you guys serious???
User avatar
fartboy
Adventure
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:26 pm
Favorite series: ToQger
2nd Favorite Series: Gokaiger
Dreamy: Robert Baldwin
Alignment: Neutral

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by fartboy »

Doneski.
Twilights_Bard
It's not even funny
It's not even funny
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:35 pm

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Twilights_Bard »

It's a hot mess, I'm not going to lie or pretend it's not, the pacing seems to be going really fast, I'm not sure what to think....but I honestly am hoping that it gets better, or that there's SOME sort of pay-off for this. Call me crazy (Because I am), but I'm just interested in seeing where they're going with it.
KRMonkey
Go Go!
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:25 pm
Quote: ...dynamic chop!
Type: INFP Healer

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by KRMonkey »

I don't post about the show here, but I'm enjoying it. By contrast, I dropped Kiramager due to lack of interest. There are things that annoy me about Sabre, but most of them are the same things that have been annoying me about everything from Ghost onward, and it's doing a few things that have perked my interest.

I'm sorry to hear you're hating it, though, and I appreciate that you've been translating it!
Catastrophe
ZECT
ZECT
Posts: 5230
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:47 pm
Favorite series: Kyoryuger
2nd Favorite Series: W
Quote: "When I first started, I knew everything about nothing and have progressed in the subsequent two decades, realising that now I know practically nothing about everything"

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Catastrophe »

takenoko wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:59 pm Image

Are you guys serious???
I never used to pay attention to the weekly polls until Saber. There are definitely more voters then unique posters in any given reply thread. Even in this one, there are people I've never seen before haha.
Raziel-Faustus
Complacent masses
Complacent masses
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Favorite series: kamen rider ooo
2nd Favorite Series: kamen rider kiva
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: eurobeat
Quote: What is today but yesterdays tomorrow

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Raziel-Faustus »

while i can understand the logic of if not many people are enjoying perhaps drop it at least for me while i find the pacing to be really fast there are moments and characters i do like and when watching it i do remember watching drives first half thinking similar thoughts so perhaps the show can do a drive esq turn around pun intended
User avatar
Comatose
Gabu
Posts: 323
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:52 pm
Favorite series: Ryuki
2nd Favorite Series: Blade
Dreamy: Maya
Alignment: Chaotic Good
My boom: Henshin devices
Location: New Jersey

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Comatose »

It's been a long time since I've participated in anything on the forum, I've really just been casually coming around and popping my head in here and there, but I felt I should voice my opinion.

I'm liking Saber. I do think it's moving too quickly compared to other shows and that might put people off. Like others have posted, I'm hoping there's a payoff to all of it. There is one thing that I am not a fan of and that is the transformation effects. The long drawn out ones with the full CGI effects behind the riders with the book and the pages turning and all that. Sure it fits the theme but it's too "Sentai" for me. Not saying it's a bad thing but I've always felt that rider shows, though meant for kids, were less flashy than that. If I'm making sense. I prefer the shorter effect versions like when Espada went against Calibur.

And now I'm going to retreat back into my hole....
Image
User avatar
ponkan
Team Gaim
Team Gaim
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:52 pm
Favorite series: Shinken, Blade, Gaim
2nd Favorite Series: Time, Akiba, GARO
Dreamy: Time Pink!
Favorite Actor?: Setsuko Hara
Favorite Band: The Beatles
Alignment: Neutral
Quote: "Don't smoke too much, drink too much, eat too much or work too much. We're all on the road to the grave -- but there's no need to be in the passing lane. " - Robert Orben
Type: ISTJ Inspector
Location: Philippines

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by ponkan »

I stopped watching Saber at 08. The plot and pacing is an absolute abomination and it came from the same writer who gave us the equally terrible Ghost. I've been watching KR on TVN for 9 years now and I simply gave up on getting something good or better on this because it's definitely going nowhere. the recent KRs has really lost it's touch after Drive and I'm tired of hoping. The only post drive KR that i've finished is Zero-One, nothing more. At least Kiramager is awesome so far.
Image
"My heart goes GABU GABU!"
User avatar
Layton13
Infinity
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:22 am
Favorite series: Kamen Rider W
2nd Favorite Series: Kamen Rider OOO
Quote: It's showtime!

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Layton13 »

Silent majority can be quite surprising at times. I'm also enjoying it a lot and honestly, more than Zero-One, even if that show is technically better. It connects with me a lot more than the later on a lot of elements.
User avatar
Phoenix512
Rising to the Top
Rising to the Top
Posts: 6700
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:29 pm

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Phoenix512 »

The thing we have to think about when discussing Saber is the massive effect of COVID had on it. I just noticed the severe lack of interactions with the rest of the world that the main cast has. There was the boy in episode 1 but beyond that (I'm not counting Buster's kid), there isn't a focus of normal people. I generally think parts of the city disappearing when a MOTW attacks was purely design to limit any potential of one off normal people that has been a staple for tokusatsu. Saber is the most insular KR series I ever watched. Usually series get insular with its cast towards the end but by episode 5, Saber has completely isolated itself from the rest of the outside world.

I feel Toei is using COVID to completely justify their lack of effort which is sad.
Image
Grunfox
I am the new #2
I am the new #2
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:21 am
Favorite series: Kamen Rider 555
2nd Favorite Series: Kamen Rider Build
Favorite Band: JAM Project
Alignment: Chaotic Good
My boom: Kamen Rider Saber
Quote: "I don't have a dream. But, you know, I can protect dreams."

Re: Poll: What do you think of Saber?

Post by Grunfox »

Please don't drop Saber. It's honestly the one thing I look forward to every week.
Post Reply

Return to “Kamen Rider Saber”