YMMV / Kamen Rider Hibiki

  • Awesome Music: For a series that has weaponized sound and musical instruments, it is to be expected to have a lot. Kagayaki, the 1º opening, takes the cake.
  • Broken Base: The second half of the series. The general consensus seems to be that those who liked the mold-breaking approach of the first half disliked the second, but those who preferred the franchise's more traditional style prefers the second half over the first.
  • Game-Breaker: Hibiki Soukou/Armed Hibiki.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Unfortunately, this series didn't gained time enough to become a favorite.
  • The Scrappy: Kyosuke Kiriya, who was so despised that when his actor was cast in Kamen Rider Den-O, the Scrappydom passed to his new character before he had even made his debut!
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Shuki, the third female Kamen Rider recognised by canon after Femme and L'arc, and the third to be killed off after an all-too-brief stint.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: What many fans thought of the show following the Retool.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Oddly, Hibiki is this not to it's direct predecessor, Kamen Rider Blade, but rather, Hibiki itself. This is mainly due to the Retool - the first half of the series is very different from a traditional Kamen Rider series, whereas the second half is more akin to a normal one. While the first half does have people who dislike it because of how different it is, it's seen as the stronger of the two just because of how different it is.