Kamen Rider Kuuga

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Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by Spectrum » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:08 pm

So I just finished watching Kamen Rider Kuuga today. I remember hearing people talk about how great it is, how it's one of the best Kamen Rider shows ever.

I find myself underwhelmed.

I found the series very boring. No story, no development, no conflict to speak of, no drama, no truly interesting characters, and the fights were monotonous and boring. I found it even worse than Den-O.

In an attempt to appear less bitter and hateful, I will refrain from bashing the series in detail in the opening post, and simply ask a question:

Why do some people love Kuuga? What do you like about it?
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by takenoko » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:25 pm

I liked the characters and the story between them. The enemies were interesting because one wondered what their true motivation was.

Also, since I'd like to do this project someday, I'd like to keep this thread as spoilerfree as possible.

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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by Spectrum » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:32 pm

takenoko wrote:Also, since I'd like to do this project someday, I'd like to keep this thread as spoilerfree as possible.
How about we just stick a big "SPOILER WARNING" in the opening post?
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by Saejima Kouga » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:08 pm

No deal. Cause takenoko may or may not be spoiled by discussion here, but that doesn't definitely mean that others won't be spoiled. Regardless of the "Warning Spoilers". Besides, we have retained a "no spoil" site for...6 years? It's better that way because it keeps a lot of "slip ups" and "oops" posts from happening in other threads.

I've only seen the first four episodes, and the only thing that irritated me was that Kuuga's human self seems absolutely stupid. That and he's not pretty to look at in the least. Not to sound snobby or what have you, but I like my shows to have a good looking cast.
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by Spectrum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:59 am

All right. I'll go elsewhere and whine, then.

EDIT: If anyone cares, I've made a thread at Henshin Justice and whined some more.
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Post by DaikaijuSokogeki! » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:00 pm

I've seen the first five episodes and I find Kamen Rider Kuuga absolutely fantastic.
-The action scenes are so inventive (the first episode's climax is on a helicopter.....A HELICOPTER!) that they put newer shows like Den-O or Kiva (which usually have fights on 5 sets max) to shame.
-The music score is absolutely awesome.
-The characters have good interactions, are well-developed and aren't angsty pretty boys (*cougheverythingfrom555oncough*)
-It actually feels like a Kamen Rider show. Hibiki (which was originally called something else but the evil suits in Toei/Bandai decided that KR name = toy sales), Den-O, and Kiva are all Kamen Rider in-name-only.

I want to finish this show a lot. I truly, truly enjoy it.

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Post by Spectrum » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:08 pm

DaikaijuSokogeki! wrote: -The action scenes are so inventive (the first episode's climax is on a helicopter.....A HELICOPTER!) that they put newer shows like Den-O or Kiva (which usually have fights on 5 sets max) to shame.
Yes, the helicopter scene was pretty cool, I guess.
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by hypgamer » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:43 pm

Kuuga is the first Heisei Kamen Rider and it's the first kamen rider that is not a cyborg.

I found the series quite raw and interesting, rather than the later series of kamen rider which some of them are more like kid's stuff ... Personally I would point out interesting series that comes with good story and good characters are like Kamen Rider Agito and Kamen Rider Kabuto ...
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by GcnMaster » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:50 am

hypgamer wrote: Personally I would point out interesting series that comes with good story and good characters are like Kamen Rider Agito and Kamen Rider Kabuto ...

lolololol

Anyhow, I can't really give any input on Kuuga, but it does look pretty good from clips and such that I've seen. Maybe I'll check it out. =O
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by hypgamer » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:34 pm

GcnMaster wrote:
hypgamer wrote: Personally I would point out interesting series that comes with good story and good characters are like Kamen Rider Agito and Kamen Rider Kabuto ...

lolololol

Anyhow, I can't really give any input on Kuuga, but it does look pretty good from clips and such that I've seen. Maybe I'll check it out. =O
Please do ... it's really a nice series
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by rennkousaka » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:53 am

currently watching this series... and it's kinda good...

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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by darkhawk5 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:32 am

god,it's been ages-i saw it when it originally aired....i did like it though i would need to re-watch some to compare to other riders
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by MythrilDragoon » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:38 pm

Do you guys know where i can get the Kuuga eps english subbed? i found a few but they were all in spanish... :?
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by victorstillwater » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:43 pm

If I remember correctly, Kamen Rider Amazon was the first non-cyborg Kamen Rider. He was experimented on, but not fitted with cyborg enhancements./
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Re: Kamen Rider Kuuga

Post by Spectrum » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:27 pm

MythrilDragoon wrote:Do you guys know where i can get the Kuuga eps english subbed? i found a few but they were all in spanish... :?
please do not advertise subs from other people for series we are working on

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