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At my local Animethon today.
Got a dude here dressed up as Dangerous Zombie.
Awesome. I found a girl cosplaying as Ankh at a big event here last month. Turns out she was one of the people running the tokusatsu stand.
Second day of the convention.
Same dude is now dressed up as Kabuto himself.
Kamen Rider Zero-One - New Stunt Suit Actor To Replace Seiji Takaiwa Revealed
Not surprising, he's been going for decades. Guy had a great run
Be interesting to see how the new guy acts within the suit considering he's following the footsteps of Mr. Kamen Rider himself.
There will be a lot of work to make sure that every (I assume) Main Rider feels different, with their own mannerisms and the like.
So, latest Zi-O episode Well, things went to hell.
Edited by Blueace on Aug 11th 2019 at 7:13:59 AM
That seems like an understatement.
You know, Tsukasa's role in this series is pretty big. I guess as the last Milestone Rider, it makes sense, but he's practically a Zi-O character himself at this point.
Then again, Space and Time are pretty strongly associated. Hence the reason why he seems kinda connected to Den-O as well.
Also, what's with that 2058!Swartz suddenly getting older? Did he replace his past self or something?
Looked at the Over Quartzer movie page. It finally happened! They final brought back Best Rider Kamen Rider G!!! Maybe next year we'll finally get Hikonin Kamen Akibarider.
Just realized this just now but Nawata (who's gonna be Zero-One's suit actor) was Genm's suit actor so he should be fine as far as emoting the character's mannerism in the suit. Moreso considering this is Genm we're talking about.
I'm actually surprised Toei never went and do a No Budget Kamen Rider parody. Though a theoretical Akibarider would definitely need to distance itself from Akibaranger to stand out.
Edited by terumokou on Aug 13th 2019 at 2:53:15 AM
HOLY SHIT, really?! That's awesome!
Also I looked it up myself, and it looks like Yusuke Godai from the 2015 Manga Adaptation of "Kuuga" is here too.
Who the hell did they get to play that dude?
And it seems this was the best they could do in terms of getting Kuuga proper back.
No idea. And apparently according to the page, both Kuugas are in.
Hell, there's even Kamen Norider, a previously-unauthorized-then-bought-by-Toei-in-2013 parody from 1988-1990 by comedy duo Tunnels.
Wonder how the Kuuga 2015 manga is. I've pretty much said my misgivings about Inoue in general but he can do okay to great when it happens. And this one peaked my curiosity. G is a surprising one too considering that our sommelier Rider was a throwback to Showa Rider-ism, a brief cameo by DCD and Kabuto stuff. And the fact he only showed up like once.
Also, going through the wiki, apparently Chris Peppler (Belt-san/Krim Steinbelt), through his grandmother, is actually a descendant of Akechi Mitsuhide. So him showing up in Over Quartzer makes it much more interesting since Nobunaga shows up too. Though now I'm picturing Chris Peppler trying to assassinate a retired figure skater.
47 stuff. Yeah, hell breaks loose. Tsukasa/Kaito shines though I really wished Toei did a bit more with Tsukasa's death and Another Zi-O II watch breaking, and Swartz is still a freaking bastard.
Eri Akiyama Cosplayed As Her Character From Kamen Rider Hibiki In This Year's Comiket Event
Zero One's opening is called REAL x EYEZ. It will be performed by Takanori Nishikawa AKA TM Revolution in collaboration with J, the bassist of Luna Sea.
There have been speculations in the japanese fandom that the singer of the op will be Takanori, judging from the snippets of the op song from the trailers. I didn't believe it at first, turns out they're right.
Overall, the Kuuga manga has some interesting concept and even tries to humanize the Gurongi. To the point where Me-Garima-Ba, the mantis Gurongi, doesn't want to kill human and fell in love with manga!Yusuke. Sadly, the execution and mediocre art really hampers the overall quality. Not helping is Inoue's tendency to go SUPER DARK AND EDGY, which shows up a lot in this manga. The characters are unrecognizable when compared to the original TV series. I've stopped following after Agito appears, so I don't know whether the quality has gone up now or not. But looking at Amazon JP's user review, looks like it still leave a lot to be desired.
You're better off following Futo Tantei, W's manga sequel. It's written by the original screenwriter, Riku Sanjo. So the dialogue, story, worldview, are consistent with the original. Its a runaway success in Japan, with high sales, good reviews, and rather high placement in quite a few of Japan's "best manga of the year" list.
Edited by jun_kagami on Aug 17th 2019 at 6:52:53 PM
Really? I gave it a shot and didn't grabbed me. I actually preferred the Kuuga manga, though, I stopped because no one was translating it lol, but I liked what I had read up 'til that point
Well, it depends how much you like Kamen Rider W. It's one of my favorite series, so maybe I'm a little bias. But as the series progress and the main villain starts moving, the plot got more and more awesome, especially with all the callbacks to the original series and the manga clearing some of the plot hole of the original series, such as the one involving Skull's death. Seeing how the supporting cast of W is doing right now is also another bonus. Kuuga start of well, but got tiring eventually. I'm not really a fan of Grimdark for the sake of being grimdark like Manga!Kuuga. I'm a big fan of the original Kuuga and for me the manga just don't live up to the original. Manga!Yusuke just isn't as charismatic as the original.
Edited by jun_kagami on Aug 17th 2019 at 7:23:59 PM
'Kay, gonna give it another shot! I also like W, and was also excited about the manga, but the first chapters didn't grabbed me. I also -oddly enough- found it unnecessarily grimdark compared to the show, but I didn't really thought of that from the Kuuga manga since I've always found Kuuga to be pretty violent. Comparing it to the Black manga, I found what I read from Kuuga tame.
Edited by Akirakan on Aug 17th 2019 at 5:26:21 AM
the Futo Tantei manga is serialized in the Big Comic Spirits, the same SEINEN magazine where Naoki Urasawa serialized many of his manga. So yeah, the case are definitely darker than the one in the tv Series and is aimed at adults, especially those who were watching the original series as a child. But in general it's faithful to the original's aesthetics. Even Phillip's dialogue sounded like how he was in the original series. Riku Sanjo is a manga writer before writing W, so there's no problem with pacing, either. Take note though, the scanlation is only at chapter 9 and honestly, it's after the first case where it starts becoming really awesome.
And it's not like this is the first time W has has gone darker and more violent. The W Returns Accel and Eternal V-Cinemas was also more violent and darker than the TV series.
Edited by jun_kagami on Aug 17th 2019 at 7:54:48 PM
Judging by the stuff coming out for the final ep next week it seems like Zi-O will have a downer ending. Sougo becomes Oma and Tsukuyomi turns evil. Looks like Tsukasa will destroy Sougo's world.
I tried getting into W but couldn't to be honest.
If it really is a downer ending then I expect we'll get sequel movies similar to how Ex-Aid got the Another Ending trilogy.
Oh damn, there's a ninth out? I assumed whoever was doing Futo Tantei basically stopped at 8.
Or maybe it was 8, I kinda forgot, actually. The raw is currently at 60. Honestly the manga is currently in my top 2 most anticipated weekly manga. Sadly, thanks to Sanjo-Sensei being busy with other projects, the series often takes quite a few hiatus. That's why, despite running in a weekly magazine, it usually only released 2-3 tankobons per year.
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