On a day unlike any other, he came, he saw, he died like a hundred times. It's the maniacal Dan Kuroto, the sometimes antiheroic, always antihumble video game supervillain known as Kamen Rider Genm, in his twisted Dangerous Zombie form from the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV series. And here to give us a taste of what we may be coughing up our hard-earned coin for is toy reviewer extraordinaire Vangelus, ready to drop some knowledge bombs down your drainpipe, with no continues.
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At last, his magnificence is upon us. Like a bat out of Faust's evil underground lair, the villainous Night Rogue emerges from the Kamen Rider Build television series, finally getting his shine with this S.H. Figuarts item from toy godsend Bandai Tamashii Nations.
Recently revealed as Himuro Gentoku, the duplicitous son of the Touto Prime Minister, Night Rogue acts as a leading member of the shadow organization Faust, conducting dangerous experiments on human subjects. And, in keeping with classic Kamen Rider tradition, as a key antagonist of the show, his theme is that of the bat.
With a pose that screams "come at me, bro", this bad mamma-jamma is armed with his Steam Blade and Transteam Gun. These weapons combine to form the Steam Rifle. And did I mention the steam?...
The Kamen Rider Build TV series opener gets an english-language remix, in this new cover song from Youtuber mynameissport. Infusing with it all the passion of young genius Kiryu Sento and his fugitive ally Banjou Ryuuga as they battle the shadow organization known as Faust, to protect a divided nation from its deadly intentions. Let's check it out.
Over the past several months, mynameissport has put out a number of translated cover songs from various geek-centered properties, all of the animated variety. Past works include pieces from the Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon Crystal, and MegaMan/Rockman franchises.
"Be The One", originally performed by PANDORA and Beverly, marks the channel's first offering for a live-action special effects drama such as Kamen Rider.
Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed, Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, and Kamen Rider Build.
Ultraman Geed Episode 18: The One Who Inherits Dreams!
After being defeated in single combat by Riku, Belial falls as Fukuide Kei starts to lose his ego. Suddenly, the 3-Headed Kaiju Dada appears and tries to eliminate him! Ultraman Zero will fight to protect the city from the threat of Dada's rampage! Before, Fukuide Kei was always shrouded in an alluring aura of dangerous mystery, but now he isn't as strong as he was before. A woman named Arie tries to ask him several questions, but Kei won't remember a thing. Just when the battle between Zero and Dada reaches it's highest point, Dada suddenly target's Kei!
They're passing out wars like candy these days, aren't they? This time, it's for Kamen Rider City Wars, the new mobile game where you're tasked with building your own city from the ground up, potentially filled with memorable landmarks and totem locations from the decades-spanning Kamen Rider superhero franchise. Heroes and villains from every era are joining the party, from the original Kamen Rider Ichigo to this year's Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Build, and the dozens in-between, all fighting to save their city from costumed evildoers.
This free-to-play smartphone app proved so popular in pre-registration that Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering 250 Hero Stones, Tech Cards, and bonus gasha, but this gift is only available until December 26.
Here's what's happening on the next episode of Kamen Rider Build, Episode 9: The Project Build Trap!
"The secret data entrusted by Katsuragi Takumi revealed the contents of a file known as “PROJECT BUILD”. The full picture of Ktsuragi Takumi was within it, including Katsuragi’s own research data reflecting on the system operations of the Build Driver. But why was Katsuragi, the founder of Faust, creating the Build system? There is an intense conflict developing between Sento and Ryuga, over if Build’s existence can be considered as “justice” or as a “weapon”…"
So far, Kamen Rider Build has been a great series and its toys have been fairly solid. Items like the Build Driver and DX Full Bottle sets being the best the toy line has to offer and the weapons, so far, being mediocre. Nothing egregiously bad but just nothing noteworthy, UNTIL NOW!
The Transteam Gun is the transformation device of Night Rogue and Blood Stark (I won't call him Stalk) and it is the best weapon of the line easily. The gun is a tad small but in fairness it looks small in Gentoku's hands in the show as well so I'll let that slide. The detail is fantastic, the gun fire sounds are satisfying and can be fired as fast or as slow as the user wants. You also get the DX Bat Full Bottle with this set, which can be inserted into the Transteam Gun for transformation into Night Rog...
This has to be some kind of record.
Looking back, I can't recall a single Kamen Rider series that opened so strongly, with such consistent quality across the board, for a period as long as eight straight weeks. There may be some shows that started amazing but petered off a bit, others that steadily arc up from a slower opening, and more still that just kinda ride a wave of generally okay episodes back-to-back-to-back. None in memory can boast what Build can, not once suffering a major dip in quality in such a timeframe. It's still early in the show's run, but that's worth celebrating. Kamen Rider Build is not messing around.
Last we saw, the gruesome twosome Ryuuga and Sento were hot on the trail of a lead that could potentially solve the murder of the man their lives have been ine...
Kamen Rider Build's 5th Best Match is the Flying Monotone! RocketPanda! This form is, unsurprisingly, made from the Rocket Full Bottle and the Panda Full Bottle. Panda is done up in a translucent white plastic and creates a cute image of a panda face. On the other hand, Rocket uses a light, almost sky blue color to differentiate itself from the other blue bottles, Tank and Diamond. It features the image of a rocket ship about to take off, complete with billowing smoke on the bottom, motion lines and some cool perspective work. Ultimately, these are 2 more solid Full Bottles and fans of Build are definitely gonna want them for their collections.
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Well, if there is one thing to complain about with the Kamen Rider Build series so far, it's the toys. More specifically, the role play weapons (and the gimmick line, but we've been over that already). The Drill Crusher was underwhelming but it did come with a Full Bottle making it feel like a decent purchase. Then the Hawkgatlinger abandoned the Full Bottle gimmick and while it wasn't offensively bad it was far from a "must own" toy. Now we have the 4 Koma Ninpoutou aka the Ninja Art-Invoking Four-frame Ninja Sword and its name is the longest thing about it.
The sword itself I think is a cool concept, combining a pen and a sword making a pretty sweet weapon in the show, but as a toy it ends up being more pen than sword. If I haven't made my point clear enough yet, this thing is tiny...