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When Did You Get Into It?

In the first third
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In the second third
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42%
In the last third
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8%
 
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How Long Did It Take You?

Post by TheLastTatlFan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:02 pm

So I'm on episode thirty eight, and the other day I decided to browse the Blade threads. What I've found is that, when you guys aren't debating over which of his male friends Kenzaki secretly wants to bone, the general consensus of this series is that it's really great, one of the best/most beloved KR series' of all time.

Which seemed odd to me, because I only started actually getting into it at episode thirty two (And yes, I am determined to watch every series, no matter how bad they get). I didn't dislike it beforehand, but it never really grabbed me the way Ryuki, W or even Decade did either. But at that point it felt like it was putting real effort into getting me to empathize with Kenzaki and Hajime, and for the moment, I can dig it.

So what I'd like to know is, at what point did you get into the series? Was it a specific moment? Was it from the very beginning? Did it never really happen and the series was just alright for you?

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by ReversedSentai » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:21 pm

Meh, to be honest, I never really got in Blade for some reason. I felt that there was a lack of character development, but then again, this was before when Kamen Rider began to add humor into the series alongside Sentai.
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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by takenoko » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:48 pm

Probably around 13 episodes or so in. I really liked the Garren comeback around that time, then they got into Jack form which I really liked as well. Overall the character dynamics are pretty good and constantly growing throughout the series.

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Post by Go-On Macaroni » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:04 pm

Personally? Episode 22 when
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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by Icingdeth » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:58 pm

First apologies for reviving an old thread and second I haven't finished Blade yet even though I have tried on at least 4 different occasions. I never seem to make it past episode 10 before I get fed up with the terrible characters and just stop. Anyway I'm about to try to watch it again, we'll see how far I get this time.

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by takenoko » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:18 am

You need to get past episode 10 to get to the good parts.

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by xiiliea » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:32 am

It was hell trying to differentiate between Kenzaki, Koutarou and Hajime at first because they all looked so alike. It was my first Kamen Rider I watched too, so I was too used to easy recognition by clothes color from Sentai.

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Post by takenoko » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:15 am

Don't mind xilliea, she has Prosopagnosia also known as "face blindness".

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by xiiliea » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:42 am

takenoko wrote:Don't mind xilliea, she has Prosopagnosia also known as "face blindness".
Lol, maybe I do :P In Boukenger I had a hard time recognising Black and Blue too, I only remembered them by clothes color.

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Post by takenoko » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:50 am

Wow, black and blue bouken ranger look hecka different. /me checks xiiliea's eyes

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Post by VerusMaya II » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:24 am

xiiliea wrote:It was hell trying to differentiate between Kenzaki, Koutarou and Hajime at first because they all looked so alike. It was my first Kamen Rider I watched too, so I was too used to easy recognition by clothes color from Sentai.
Holy shit did I write this post in my sleep? I had the same issue!
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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by Icingdeth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:58 am

I have no trouble telling the characters apart partly because I just don't like them. I mean Koutaro and how much milk he drinks is a little disturbing, Kenzaki is kind of a wimp that doesn't really know what he is doing, and I wont even start on Hajime and Tachibana. Keep in mind this is just my observations as far as around episode 10.

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by Catastrophe » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:05 pm

I think if you ask anyone, the answer is the 2nd third.

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Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Post by Kuchiri » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:24 pm

I'm someone in anyone and if 2nd third means Episode 9/10 then yes that is when I got into the series.

I was disappointed in Ryuki, took a month from binging Rider series I missed. (I watched two episodes of Fourze, loved it. Decided to start from the beginning of the completed series. while keeping up with Fourze) I watched maybe an episode a day of Blade, not really getting into it. Then something happened and within a few days I went from episode 10-final. Loved it. Second favorite series.

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