Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 41 – Reset Game!

Ex-Aid 41

Papa Dan informs Machina Vision CEO Johnny Maxima that he will no longer be providing him with the Gamer Drivers. Johnny Maxima wants to join forces to create a brand new game, but Papa Dan only wants to expand Chronicle internationally. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 40 – Reboot of Destiny!

Ex-Aid 40

Hiiro, Taiga, Kiriya and Kuroto confront Papa Dan after learning of Parado’s death. Emu handed Hyper Muteki to them to use, but with its limited 10 second rule for them, it was of no help. Kuroto, ensuring the Gashat’s safety, retreats leaving the other guys to be forced to dehenshin after a Pause. They also find their Gashats and Driver have been taken by Papa Dan, but he says they can still play Chronicle as Ride Players if they like. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 39 – Goodbye Ore!

Ex-Aid 39

Hiiro checks on his patient Taiga and is very respectful, using honorifics and everything. Nico and Emu come in and comment how it’s very strange to hear. Taiga tells Hiiro to just go back to how they were before. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 38 – Period with Tears

Ex-Aid 38

It’s 7:45pm. Taiga is rushed to the hospital and must undergo emergency surgery. Emu helps with the initial examination in the operating room and the other doctor says Taiga’s condition is so bad, only Kagami-sensei could do this surgery.
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Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 37 – Resolution of the White Knight!

Ex-Aid 37

Hiiro can’t fathom the idea of killing Emu. He’s a doctor, he does not kill people. Papa Dan expected that reaction, which is why he proposes Hiiro instead target Parado. If Parado is eliminated, Emu will be cured of Game Disease thus lose compatibility and the ability to henshin.
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Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 36 – Perfect Invincible Gamer!

Ex-Aid 36

Papa Dan invites everyone to come to Seito District 9 tomorrow at noon to face off against Chronus and win the ultimate power that can save humanity. Prospective Ride Players believe that means the power to resurrect dead people so they all log on to Amazon Japan to order Chronicle with same day shipping. Continue reading

Good Ol' Review: Kamen Rider Ghost RE:BIRTH: Kamen Rider Specter a Convoluted Mess

Ghost Rebirth Specter

LOTS of spoilers, with a warning before they begin

It’s the last hurrah for the Ghost crew and they decided to go out with a proverbial bang. That is, they completely shot up whatever little semblance of cohesion and story the original series had in the first place.

And as I wrote in my Season Wrap-up of Kamen Rider Ghost, the season was directionless and a mish-mash of (many times) unconnected plot points. It was an even bigger disappointment and waste of potential than its predecessor Drive.

But Kamen Rider Ghost RE:BIRTH: Kamen Rider Specter, the V-Cinema and final official release for the season, just takes the confusion and insanity up a notch and maybe to the highest level too.
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