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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Akari » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:58 am

I stated it in my follow-up post. I said I was "vague" about my question. So now I know what you think and its close to what I think, that Kenzaki just drives off to the other side of the world or something at the end. I never intented it to be, "What did he turn into?" because I knew that, I was wondering something else and I apologize since I SHOULD have been more specific.
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by ShuGO » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:50 am

Hi. I've ended watching Blade this weekend. The last episode was so sad for me. Some of you guys said that don't understand why they have to fall apart and why Kenzaki was the only one to live alone, but I think that is a good ending. If it was a happy ending, you'll never remember it. After watching it you'll follow asking yourself a lot of questions about it and you won't forget it easily. Althoug I still want to know what will happend with Kenzaki from now and on. The same question came to my mind with Kamen Rider 555.

Have you seen that no one of the Kamen Rider's main cast get other main role after the series?

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by spincutEdge6272 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:14 pm

The ending in Blade was actually the reason I became a Kamen Rider fan in the first place. Seriously. I was one of those "Sentai lover/KR hater" folks until I happened to watch the ending on TV one day and it intrigued me so much that I started following the series and eventually branched out to the whole franchise.

The ending was definitely bittersweet, but it was an understandable ending based on the whole situation at the end. However, it still left me wanting more, since there were a good number of questions still left unanswered by the end.

ShuGO wrote:Have you seen that no one of the Kamen Rider's main cast get other main role after the series?
Yeah! Morimoto Ryoji (Hajime) appears in the yet-to-be-released Movie Edition: Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka, but that's a minor role as a detective. Amano Hironari (Tachibana) also appeared in Sh15uya, I think, but not a main role either.
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Saejima Kouga » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:26 pm

Nah. He was just the vessel for Peace in a couple eps.
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by takenoko » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:32 pm

spincutEdge6272 wrote:
ShuGO wrote:Have you seen that no one of the Kamen Rider's main cast get other main role after the series?
Yeah! Morimoto Ryoji (Hajime) appears in the yet-to-be-released Movie Edition: Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka, but that's a minor role as a detective. Amano Hironari (Tachibana) also appeared in Sh15uya, I think, but not a main role either.
Kenzaki and Kotarou were in the movie Master of Thunder. Young Amane played Niko's friend Mu in Sexy Voice and Robo. I've seen pictures of Mutsuki from what I presume are screenshots of some jdrama. I thought Hajime's actor left acting to pursue a music career, same with Tachibana's actor.

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Skinwalker » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:51 am

I thought <Tachibana> also played
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the tattoo artist villain guy (guy in the zeppelin)? Or was that the third TheBee or something?

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Saejima Kouga » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:19 am

The tattoo guy came from Hibiki I thought. Tachibana was in like eps 2 and 3 or something. I know it was before 6, and he was in only for 2 eps as a host for Peace.
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by guile_bio » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:29 pm

takenoko wrote:Kenzaki and Kotarou were in the movie Master of Thunder. Young Amane played Niko's friend Mu in Sexy Voice and Robo. I've seen pictures of Mutsuki from what I presume are screenshots of some jdrama. I thought Hajime's actor left acting to pursue a music career, same with Tachibana's actor.
Hes(Tachibana) only released 2 albums, I don't think its gonna progress anymore, since it was in 05, and its 08 now. Haven't heard anything on him since then.

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Vangelus » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:14 pm

Just thought I'd add my very late thoughts on Blade's ending, since it was a pivotal toku moment for me:

After Ryuki and Faiz, I had somewhat expected Blade's ending to leave me unsated and a little sad. However, the fullness of it, and the way it locked up the plot so tightly, all based on the sacrifice of one man...I really loved it. To this day, Blade's ending is one of my favourite TV series endings ever (not just in the toku genre).

Blade had a very, very rocky start. But damn if it didn't follow through once it got on track. And it all led to a moment that I was -certain- the movie had spoiled...and then I was proven wrong. I did not ever, EVER expect Hajime to survive the series. And the way they did it + Kenzaki sacrificed his humanity were both done not hamfistedly or rushed, but in a way that was driven entirely by the characters themselves.

I dunno, rambly now. :D But I'm still waiting for a Kamen Rider series to end as utterly satisfyingly for me as Blade did. The final episode arc remains one of my favourite set of toku episodes ever made. It was just so...complete.

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by jacie_015 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:14 am

This series is the first ever something that makes me cry :(
I never thought of the ending...
All of my guesses are wrong....
Also, dramatic ending...
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I CRY!!!
Want more for Blade!!!
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by Niebeer » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:20 am

Definitely an amazing ending. The show hooked me right at the start. My first Kamen Rider <3

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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by PHurricane » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:34 am

From my limited experience with Kamen Rider, I was beginning to fear that the writers stopped caring about the project around the time there were 15 episodes left. Blade completely blew that out of the water. This series had the most satisfying conclusion of any tokusatsu series I've watched (so far!).

No, it wasn't a stereotypical happy ending where the world is saved and everyone joins hands and sings as they ride off into the sunset. However, it was the perfect ending for this series. Even though there was a part of me that would have liked to see all of the characters get that ridiculously happy ending, the rational part of me realized that to do so would have cheapened everything the characters had been put through to that point. The story had drilled home the point that a sacrifice was going to have to be made. Being the true hero that he was, Kenzaki lived up to his promise to protect everyone in the world, fight fate, and shoulder the necessary sacrifice.

Even though I had already figured out what Kenzaki's goal was, it was the execution of that final episode (particularly the showdown between Kenzaki and Hajime after Kenzaki becomes an Undead) that made it so epic. The green blood dripping down, the Blade buckle falling away to reveal the Joker belt, Kenzaki's sad smile...it was perfect.

The biggest surprise in the final episode for me was Tachibana's return. The first few seconds I felt like his abrupt return cheapened the impact of his sacrifice two episodes earlier, but it felt like it made more sense as the episode progressed. (It doesn't hurt that I'm partially in denial about harboring a crush on Hironari Amano.)

Great casting, great plot, great development, great series. Sorry Kiva, looks like I've got a new favorite.

As a general note, I'm very amused that the Kamen Riders usually turn out to be the very thing that they're fighting.
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Re: How do you Feel about the ending?

Post by takenoko » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:29 pm

>The biggest surprise in the final episode for me was Tachibana's return

It was supposed to make people who were questioning whether it would end like the movie. Since up to that point, people were using Tachibana's death as an argument that the movie was alternate universe

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