In this episode of Rider Jump, Ammit is joined by Cannibal Sarracenian to discuss the symbolism in Kamen Rider and the divide between Japanese and Western heroes. Before the topic, there is a short interview with Mr. Sarracenian, for those of you who aren’t as familiar with him as you’d like to be.
Below is an excerpt from Sarracenian’s long post that sparked Ammit’s interest in discussing the use of symbolism in Kamen Rider, in particular as it regards SHOCKER’s true identity.
So okay, we all know Shocker right? That strange, neo-nazi/shadow government/religious cult/military junta/all around bad guy led by this bizarre red KKK demon?
Yeah, what is up with them, right?
Well because I have too much free time, here’s my two cents.
(And for the sake of keeping things simple, let’s ignore the proposed idea in Masked Rider EVE Gaia novel nobody read of Great Leader being a imperialist space parasite, because A. Its unimportant and forgotten B. Its a super boring idea thus should be ignored by princible.)
So, before we get into Shocker, we have to consider three things first. Which is Cyborg 009’s Black Ghost, the original manga of Kamen Rider, Great Leader himself…
Sarracenian ponders Urobuchi’s true intention for Kamen Rider Gaim and compares it to BLACK.
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