Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by flame13th » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:01 pm

Hibiki's theme is suitable for the series; Shonen Yo. (Hibiki likes to say that when meeting with Asumu) I like Blade Elements song.
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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Yuusha » Sun May 18, 2008 10:29 pm

Hibiki's first opening "Kagayaki" is one of my favortie for any Toku ever as it fits the overall tone of the show, right down to the changing of instruments depending on which Rider is the focus of the arc (i.e. if it focuses on Zanki or Todoroki then the key version used is the electric guitar version).

Blade Brave is a great song but the opening sequence made me fee like I was watching a spy show from the 60's. IOf I had to pic my least favorite Rider opening it would be Den-O or possibly Agito (didn't hate Agito's opening that much but it really didn't do anything for me either).

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Vangelus » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:40 am

I enjoyed Blade's first opening more when I realized it kept changing subtley as the series went on. :D

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Kagami » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:34 am

watch hibiki its opening is so ....... generic

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Yuusha » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:50 pm

Bite your tongue sir!

HIBIKI's first opening is great because it really gets over the fact that this, more than any other Rider show before it, is an ensemble piece. That and Kagayaki is one great piece of music.

Now if we're talking the second opening... that one I can gladly forget...

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Post by dancercotillion » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:04 pm

Aw, I like the second opening to Hibiki. The first opening is very samurai epic movie, and the second is a whole lotta chop socky goodness with the feeling of a western.

I've always felt Ibuki was supposed to look like a cowboy...
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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by kamenramen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:37 pm

Blade Brave is a great song, i really enjoyed the opening myself, to be honest though it was the first Japanese show i had ever actually watched, but i quickly fell in love with it (i stumbled across both Kamen Rider and TV Nihon by chance!)

Since then every show i watch from here i find myself comparing to KR Blade, it's my benchmark :D

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by hotaru91 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:56 am

c'mon, Blade's opening are actually quite good!

Round Zero - was fun with the actors/actress doing random stuff in dim light

Elements - THIS kicked more @$$ though, as the opening MV of Elements KEEPS CHANGING as the story moves on. U may be able to notice in the video where different forms of riders in blade keep changing..

this is what i mean by form changing:
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as soon as:
1) blade acquires jack form, ace form blade is replaced by jack form blade
2) garren acquires jack form, ace form garren is replaced by jack form garren
3) chalice acquires wild form, ace form chalice is replaced by wild form blade
4) blade acquires king form, jack form blade is replaced by king form blade


IMO, the changing MV made me WANT 2 watch the Opening instead of fast-forwarding that part like I do for most shows.. =p
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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Enortu » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:20 pm

At first I didn't find the first opening to be all that great, but after a while of watching it, I couldn't get enough of it!
But in the end I still find the second ending to be way more awesome.

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Hears All » Fri May 01, 2009 1:55 pm

I really dont like the Blade theme too, the lyrics are really bad, and the girl singing is really bad, IMO

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by GarTkEZ » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:26 am

Blade Brave was cool - default KR party song LOL until Next Level & Climax Jump came along ^_^

Elements was just....EPIC

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Rankarana » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:03 pm

While the first Blade opening sequence is more than a little silly (starts off well, but the play fighting... eh), the song is so damn catchy. Especially the end of the full version, which is pretty much just Aikawa screaming BURAAAAAAVE BURAAAAAAVE BURAAAAAADE for about half a minute.

When it comes to the actual sequences, I feel the very first version of Break the Chain is great, syncs really well with the song. Next Level is also really good (though I would have preferred to see some of the other Riders) and the earlier versions of the Den-O OP are really well done, especially the bits with all five Ryotarou forms.
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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Trium Shockwave » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:45 pm

I thought Blade's first OP was very subdued and stylish, gave the series more of a grown up feel. The "Elements" OP was also cool, but it was more of a standard tokusatsu opening, not terribly unique. Hibiki's were like Blade's but more so. Its first OP was extremely stylish and unique, while its second one was generic to the point that I couldn't even remember anything about it until I rewatched the series recently. No fault of the song, Fuse Akira's "Hajimete no Kimi he" was great.

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by kokowaks » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:43 am

i would probably say that it could have been done better... the scenes are not spoilerish and very updated but the song seems out of sync or something that i find it somewhat hard to connect with the video...

plus the fact that it reminds children to drink milk often... although not so much as having the whole refrigerator stocked full...

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Re: Kamen Rider Blade....worst opening ever?

Post by Rai Ryuzaki » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:40 pm

Like Blade's second opening Elements

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