Tag: Kamen Rider

Watch: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT Revisited

Watch: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT Revisited

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2008 saw the return of Kamen Rider to American television after over a decade of absence. The Japanese action hero franchise survived its ups and downs with the previous English-language adaptation in the form of 1995's divisive Masked Rider only to face a new challenge when Adness Entertainment picked up the brand rights for their own take. The American Kamen Rider Dragon Knight would adapt the visuals from the original Kamen Rider Ryuki, but it would have a tough time finding a big audience on the now-defunct CW4Kids television block. But, for a passionate few, it represented the possibilities for a beloved franchise to branch out toward wider appeal someday soon. Some of us are still waiting for the time when Kamen Rider may be recognized as easily as the likes of the Avengers, ...
Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

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"If Kamen Rider were available, which series would you want to see first?" This is the question posed to the Twitter audience last week, in a poll provided for fans of the live-action special effects genre by TV and streaming service TOKU. The Olympusat Inc. venture has been providing tokusatsu aficionados with an array of action-packed events, such as Tsuburaya Productions' popular giant hero franchise, Ultraman, as well as Gridman, and many other esoteric action, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror pieces from across Asia. This is the first time we've heard that TOKU could be putting out feelers for the Kamen Rider franchise. The long-running brand, about a transforming hero facing new monstrous enemies in weekly battles, has spawned dozens of annual series since its debut in 1971, reach...
KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Poster Unveiled

KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Poster Unveiled

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The Kamen Rider franchise is getting even more generational with the latest in their series of movies based on the ongoing action hero franchise, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. And here's the poster to prove it. As previously mentioned, they keep trying to end this Heisei Era, but something's always standing in the way. A gaggle of heroes from recent (and not-so-recent) years in the Rider saga are returning for one last (lol) battle to save the world from evil. A new poster has been unveiled, to give you a taste of the combat to come. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER hits theaters December 22, 2018.   You might also like: This New POWER RANGERS Cereal Wants in Your Mouth Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Faiz, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O Ride Watches, Faiz Phone...
Super Hero Synopses | Rival Royalty

Super Hero Synopses | Rival Royalty

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where our Lord and toku savior has risen! Yes, we're blending seasons again on Kamen Rider Zi-O, as even though this is the double episode tribute for previous series Kamen Rider OOO, Dan Kuroto from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid has returned to life again like some kind of Dangerous Zombie. Why is he appearing here and not back in episodes for his own series? Well, Bandai have just begun running a promotional campaign where Japanese shoppers can obtain a free Genm Ride Watch when they purchase other Kamen Rider merchandise, such as the Zi-O toys related to OOO that are also released this weekend! It's almost as if this is all some sort of extended toy commercial or something... Will Dan Kuroto chew all of the scenery? Will Eiji get the opportunity to ...
Super Hero Synopses | Pass The Mayo

Super Hero Synopses | Pass The Mayo

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where mayonnaise is the perfect condiment to put on dried squid. This double episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O is dedicated to Kamen Rider Wizard. It's also the first time we get to see a returning secondary Rider not accompanied by the Rider being paid tribute to. As this is Zi-O, it's perhaps appropriate that they do this with a Rider themed after the king of the jungle, Nitou Kosuke a.k.a. Kamen Rider Beast. Nitou doesn't get ensnared too deeply into the plot but it's very nice to see him and they manage to pack in a whole bunch of his quirks and one more transformation. Did you enjoy seeing all three Time Jackers acting together on one plan? What do you think happened between Woz and Geiz in their past? Which other secondary Riders would you like ...
Super Hero Synopses | Open Your Eyes

Super Hero Synopses | Open Your Eyes

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where creepy smiles are a specialty! Technically this is still a Kamen Rider Fourze story, but this week is all about the Kamen Rider Faiz guys. It seems the changes to the timeline have made them buddies now, but it wouldn't be those two characters if they weren't at each other's throats anyway. In a brief dive into some deeper trivia, it turns out that the 'shooting star' mention was a Faiz reference all along rather than a simple name-check for the Fourze character, Kamen Rider Meteor. Do the giant shoulder phones on the Faiz armour get good reception? Did you enjoy the blending of two different legend Riders into a single story? Could Takumi and Masato return later in the series? Please do share your thoughts with us in our forum or over on ...
Super Hero Synopses | Uchu… Kitaaa!!!

Super Hero Synopses | Uchu… Kitaaa!!!

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where friendship will take on the universe and things are always settled man-to-man! This week, Kamen Rider Zi-O attempts to up the ante (or perhaps just cover for a lack of returning actors) with a double tribute. As such, our time traveling trio have to infiltrate a certain high school to investigate the cause of multiple missing person cases. It seems that a number of young ladies are attracting the attention of the franchise's most infamous psychopath. But before we can confront him we must check in with the Kamen Rider Club. *thumps myself twice in the chest before pointing forwards* Given who is after the victims, is it possible that they're secretly Orphanochs? Did you feel the absence of Sota Fukushi (Gentaro) or did you think that the e...
Super Hero Synopses | Game Clear!

Super Hero Synopses | Game Clear!

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where it's the moment you've all being waiting for: The grand return of 'Captain Ghost'! Yes, it's very random, but then again the spectral pirate ship from Kamen Rider Ghost originally existed just to combine with the titular Rider's bike in order to become a giant iguana, so "random" seems pretty par for the course really. This week's episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O continues the show's tribute (?) to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Emu's attention is divided between trying to help two people, and it falls to Sougo to take one of them off his hands, and in the process save them both. Did you enjoy this blast to the past? What was your favorite Ex-Aid reference? Which Rider Armour do you prefer so far? Come and tell us in our forum or over on our Facebook pa...
Watch: KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS Season 2 Now Streaming

Watch: KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS Season 2 Now Streaming

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It's that time again. Those lethal mutations with a talent for dismemberment are back for another season, now available in this official streaming release. It's the second chapter of Kamen Rider Amazons. (Or Amazon Riders, if you're feeling international). The reimagined series, loosely based on the classic 1974 title Kamen Rider Amazon, garnered enough success to sweep their fans up with another thirteen episodes of monster-fighting action. Courtesy of the streaming entertainment platform appropriately named Amazon Prime, Season 2 is now available in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. This is the love story between Chihiro, a boy raised by an Amazon, and Iyu, a girl brought back to life with the help of Amazons. It's far more than a mere, heart-warming "boy ...
Super Hero Synopses | Game Start!

Super Hero Synopses | Game Start!

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where it's time to blow the dust out of the cartridge and load the saved game! With Geiz and Tsukuyomi following in half-hearted disguises, Sougo attempts to find the legendary 'genius gamer' "M" and seek his extreme aid. His search leads him to a hospital where you might remember the doctors having some experience at dealing with game sickness, but with the creation of a new Another Rider time has been changed and they are now unable to help their patients, so it falls to our leads to foil the latest Time Jacker scheme. As we move into our second story, do you think the show is finding its groove? What did you think of the Another Ex-Aid costume? Will the Emu Hojo of this altered timeline prove to be friend or foe? Type your name into our high s...