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Ready to go! Count ZERO! Endlessly evolve, Kamen Rider Agito!!!
When I first started watching Agito, I had heard nothing but good things.

When I finished watching Agito, I had almost nothing to say but good things.

It's awesome.

Agito stars Tsugami Shouichi, an amnesiac whose bumming off some guy in exchange for doing all the housework. He can sense when the unknown, beings who seem to attack one human, and then kill the rest of their family, are attacking people, and turns into Kamen Rider Agito to help them. The story and the tales of the individual tales of the characters are all complex and gripping, and the execution is terrifyingly well done. Really, the first scene where Agito appears and rider kicks an Unknown is all you need to see. (Search it on youtube! DAT ATMOSPHERE) It's filled with a lot of mystery, and all of them are resolved in the end with an incredibly satisfying conclusion.

The characters, like the previous series and many afterwards, are all fantastically well developed. From the well meaning, yet occasionally oblivious Shouichi, the straight-laced, but clumsy cop Hikawa, to the tortured yet determined Ryou, I grew incredibly attached to all of the characters, and was happy with they way their arcs were handled and ended. The supporting cast are also likable, and a bit more complex than you might think from an initial glance.

The initial Agito designs are simple, yet effective, much like Kuuga. The later upgrades are also fantastically conceived, although it could be said that the penultimate form upgrade looks better than the final form upgrade. I disagree, but a lot of people do seem to think this. G3 was a rather bulky design, but that fit, considering he was a technological rider. He wasn't going to be streamlined and incredibly cool looking: he was going to have bulky armor and be built to function. Although I still think he's cool looking. Gills was just a great design, and really played off the organic aspects of the rider well.

The music is also great. The insert themes are all addictive and awesome, and the theme song is so chill.

Kamen Rider Agito, although I was skeptical of it at first, evolves past its predecessor to create what I think is an even better show.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go punch god in the face.
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