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KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 18 is Keeping it in the Family

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 18 is Keeping it in the Family

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The battle to save Touto from the fires of war continue on Kamen Rider Build, as genius amnesiac Kiryuu Sento finds he's not the only bug-eyed super-dude without memories running around these days. Last time, Kamen Rider Kiva's Takeda Touhei debuted as the new mystery soldier from neighboring territory Hokuto, leading the charge (in his own lethargic, unmotivated way) into Touto to retrieve the Martian Pandora Box, and the Full Bottles needed to access its immense, unknowable power. Now, he and his three dopey subordinates are ready to butt heads with Sento and Ryuuga to prove their mettle. But first, another recap, as narrated by Sento, though this time we find our sarcastic hero in a surprisingly low-key mood. Recent events have taken the wind out of his sails, but a sudden intrusio...
The Stars Align: UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER & KAMEN RIDER BUILD Come to HeroVision

The Stars Align: UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER & KAMEN RIDER BUILD Come to HeroVision

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It's been a wonderful season for tokusatsu. From the colorful, high-flying adventure of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger to the intense, take-no-prisoners action of Kamen Rider Build, the world of special effects television has rarely been so exciting. And, as we inch closer to the tearful farewell to the spacey super-team of Kyuranger and ramp up toward the introduction of their successors in the upcoming Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, here's a small picture gallery to celebrate the era of these Toei Company heroes. This brief sampling comes courtesy of HeroVision, the tokusatsu-themed publication featuring high-quality images of the stars and assorted memorabilia from their fantastical series, as well as original interviews and commentary from the people who bring the...
Wake Up! KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 17 Shows Us Who’s Boss

Wake Up! KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 17 Shows Us Who’s Boss

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It's funny. I started out reviewing Kamen Rider Build under the assumption that, at some point, it would be less necessary to discuss each episode of the series on an individual basis. Like with most entries into the Kamen Rider franchise (to say nothing of its counterparts in Super Sentai), I expected that we'd eventually reach a point where installments would feel less substantial and thus, waiting a while between reviews would make perfect sense. Nope! Kamen Rider Build has consistently flipped the script on our expectations, bringing new and exciting twists on its narrative week after week, leaving very little room for its fans to lose interest as we barrel through toward the finish line. Before the show's brief hiatus, we were left on a cliffhanger that spelled potential doom for...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 4

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 4

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Kamen Rider Build's fourth entrance into the SODO toy line is probably its least exciting yet, though still not bad. Set 4 decides to drop the potential RabbitTank Sparkling figure (bumping it to set 5) in favor of Build's bike....... Yay? This leave us with only 2 new Build forms: KaizokuRessha and OctopusLight. In fairness, none of these figures are bad, in fact KaizokuRessha is the most complicated to sticker so far, but the lack of a third form or Rider does leave the wave feeling a bit light for your money. Overall, despite it being Build's weakest wave, it's still miles away from being bad, by any means. All the figures here are solid and the bike, while not personally for me, is very good and show-accurate and looks great when ridden on by Kamen Riders Build or Cross-Z. This line ...
Game Walkthrough: KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

Game Walkthrough: KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

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Welcome to Game Day here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. And to kick things off as we ring in a brand new year of justice, we've fired up the ole Playstation 4 to rock out Kamen Rider Climax Fighters, the hotly-anticipated video game based on the Kamen Rider television series. Including all the monster-fighting title heroes from Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Ghost, Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Gaim, and many others across the long-running Kamen Rider tokuscape, this game comes to us with an official English-language edition, making it of particular interest to many of us in the western fan community. Let's continue on from Part One, with a Game Walkthrough, coming at us from friends of justice, Total Justice Gaming. https://youtu.be/Vm4sxTvzKjw https://youtu.be...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

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Never underestimate toy company Bandai's ability to turn a mundane inanimate object into an uber-powerful super-weapon. You'll lose every bet you make against them. And so, we continue our hike through the tense valley of story that is the Kamen Rider Build television series. In what has got to be the most well-written opening act of any incarnation in the Kamen Rider franchise, we're treated to a funny, surprising, character-driven yet action-packed experience that punches you in the gut seconds after it uplifts. This is a master-class in how to produce special effects TV, and somehow, we're still just getting started. Last time, our smartypants hero Kiryuu Sento had some truth bombs dropped on his head as the villainous Blood Stalk was finally unmasked, and his identity has sent the...
#1 Box Office: KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FINAL Wins Big in Movie Theaters

#1 Box Office: KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FINAL Wins Big in Movie Theaters

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Kamen Rider tops the Japanese box office again, with this final phase of the Heisei Era putting a cap on the current chapter of their long-running superhero franchise. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders came in at #1 on the charts last week, surpassing the success of last year's annual winter crossover event, proving the lone masked heroes (when brought together so as not to be quite so lone anymore) still have what it takes to capture an audience. As previously mentioned, the film gathers the title heroes from several past incarnations of the long and storied Rider saga, returning a number of lead stars (and multiple supporting actors) to our screens for one last hurrah (for now). Among them were Fukushi Sato as Gentaro aka high school student...
Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

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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. https://www.youtub...
Kamen Rider City Wars – Don’t Fail This City

Kamen Rider City Wars – Don’t Fail This City

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

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Five episodes into reviewing this marvelous TV show, and I'm wondering if Kamen Rider Build will even have episodes that don't contribute to the overall plot in some way. So far, every episode has majorly factored into the ongoing expansion of Build's world and the characters within, showing no signs of stopping. Let's dive into the events of Episode 5 and count up our title hero's list of fashion crimes. As if the awesomeness of Build's dueling recaps couldn't get any better, we now have the cafe owner Soichi getting in on the narration game, opting for a slightly longer summation of recent events. My first thought is that, yeah, they actually kind of need this. There are some Kamen Rider shows where the recap feels almost like a waste, because they're not actually reviewing anything...