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Please that. Like Yoko but with a more fleshed out backstory and motive.
She's present from the start and has been advertised from the getgo. She's going to do more by dint of that.
...or, she gets killed after the first thirteen episodes like Hase.
Or she continually loses fights and needs to be save.
Or she barely does anything despite being a rider, just like poor Onodera.
....I may have gotten too cynical with this. I admit the fact that she's even advertised from the beginning says good things. I just hope they fully commit to it.
Tempted to actually check Tsukuyomi vs Alia and see who got more in-suit time. Welp, hope she gets to do something in Geiz's V-Cinema
The Oma Zi-O fight was kind of cool but that actor doesn't really do scary well.
Ultimate opinion of the series; eh. There were certainly elements of it I liked but I think overall my opinion is pretty low.
She's already featured in Next Time so that's already above the call of duty.
Kamen Rider ZI-O NEXT TIME: Geiz Majesty Teaser Trailer
Kamen Rider Zero-One Episode 01 Preview
Seiji Takaiwa Thanks His Fans For All Their Support
So, my first hypothesis was right. Remember, ladies: if someone offers you the chance to become a Rider, you know what to say.
Damn, come to think of it, being a female Rider probably kills faster than drugs...
And hi, sponsors! Welcome back! I missed my Zero-One cameo, though.
In the end, for a Milestone Celebration, Zi-O was a much improved Decade - hell, even Decade himself was better here than in his own series. Proper Legend Rider appearances, with even Takeru Sato returning, ma boi KaGAAAAAAmi showing up, that badass fight with Agito... On the other hand, the Poor Communication Kills and Timey-Wimey Ball aspects of the series undermined it a bit.
But I also happen to have some personal connection to it, having even learned a stuff or two about being a Japanese Rider fan from it due to some Real Life experiences. It's tied to a very important year of my life, so seeing it end feels a little strange right now. In any case, it may not have been my favorite Rider series, but it's been a nice ride nonetheless.
The whole feels like less than the sum of its parts. Many tributes were good, but the main plot felt underdeveloped, if I am honest.
Kamen Rider Zero-One - Enter The New Era's Heroes Of Justice!
Kamen Rider Zero-One x Kamen Rider Zi-O Premium Baton Touch Event (RAW)
Kamen Rider Zero-One - Episode 01 Preview Scans
Personal feelings. Zi-O as a series feels okay when you look at it like Decade 2. And the tributes were okay, especially Blade and Agito. And the first two-thirds of the Ryuki special. The Den-O parts were a great nostalgia trip too considering I love Den-O, even though it's mostly Momotaros.
But, outside of that, the main plot feels lackluster and the characters don't really feel that compelling. Like a lot of the plot is padded out by tributes and such that the main plot itself feels like half a season by itself. I wanted a bit more out of it than "don't let Sougo become Oma-Zi-O."
And this doesn't leave much room to develop the characters, especially the Time Jackers themselves. They didn't leave much an impression on me outside the whole "find new king but basically used by Swartz."
As far as Toei is concerned, it's better than DCD but worse than Gokai as far as crossovers are concerned.
I might be asking much for something like Gaim, W, or Drive in terms of quality but I expected more from Zi-O other than tribute show. So here's hoping Zero-One ends up better cause it's not a huge hurdle. Oh and also the V-Cinema cause I really hope Tsukuyomi does more than last longer than Alia enough to backstab Swartz.
Kamen Rider Zero-One Episode 01 Title & Summary
Here's the Opening Theme for Zero-One, "REAL×EYEZ";
Kamen Rider Zero-One Episode 01 (RAW)
Kamen Rider Zero-One Transformation Course Episode 01
EDIT: Wait, is it okay to share these now? In some areas it was already the 1st of September, but I wanted to wait until it was around a proper time (It's September 1st for me right now), but now I'm worried if this counts as leaking the Episode early for some people.
Edited by WolfThunder on Sep 1st 2019 at 12:09:48 PM
The episode aired at 8PM EST and was available legally on Youtube soon after it ended. Posting that is literally the opposite of leaking the episode early.
Is it in english subs anywhere?
Seen a couple screenshots with subs, but the usual sources haven't spoken up.
I assumed it will take a day or two.
How quick the subs come up tends to vary when a new series starts. It usually takes a while before it's up the same day it airs, then for a while it starts taking longer again, and then it eventually stabilizes until he next series starts.
There are already subs out, yes. If you love Kamen RIDER and you have the TIME it should be easy to find SUBS out there.
Edited by Chariot on Sep 1st 2019 at 9:45:47 AM
I mean, I haven't even taken Kamen Rider out to dinner yet or anything. I don't know if I should be saying I love it.
Edited by HandsomeRob on Sep 1st 2019 at 9:44:33 AM
first ep was pretty good.
I've tried dining at his bar once, but they wouldn't let me. :(
This is gonna end up at some point with the satellite going all Sky Net on the droids, isn't it.
I'm adoring Izu a bit if because she plays the Tsukkomi to Aruto's badly attempted Boke well enough. Also adorable. Can't say much about Isamu and Yua yet but next episode should clear that up.
I'm actually digging the villains this round because I'm getting some serious Enter vibes out of Horobi (headband guy) and Jin (hooded guy) is such a gleeful psychopath. Not to mention I'm liking how their base is seen from above (I adore the excess water). So here's hoping they're developed a whole lot better than Heure and Ora cause that's not a huge hurdle to cross.
Not too bad Toei. You did a nice first episode and the action scenes are a lot better but goddamn your CG still needs work.
Edited by terumokou on Sep 2nd 2019 at 8:42:55 AM
I really like the relationship between Izu and Aruto. I already come up with some alternate scenarios the two could go in;
Mostly in the show itself, I at least hope Aruto's presence influences Izu to become more emotional later down the line. Yeah it's cliche, but I love that type of character dynamic.
Fuwa is pretty vicious. I feel sorry for Yua if he always shoots her down like that.
Aruto really showed what he's made of in his first episode and fight. Overall a pretty good start, leaving the obvious questions to be answered in the future.
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