Killing Our Darlings- Drive 45-46 -RX! 116

Today we’re putting Kamen Rider Drive to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:

45 What Does is a Roimude’s Final Dream?

AND

46 Why Do They Have To Fight?

Q1- Was Kiriko involved enough in these episodes?

Q2- How did Chase’s death work for you?

Q3- How did Medics death work for you?

Q4- How does Gou destroying Banno in the Gold Drive Driver feel to you? Was it appropriate? Too vengeful? Was it a Just act?

Q5- How did you like Chaser Mach on an emotional level? On an aesthetic level?

Q6- Did the events of these episodes change Gou and/or your perception of him?

Q7- What did you think about Hayase’s return?

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Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show

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-Gen, Honganji, Kyu and Rinna think that Riders as well as Heart and Brain, until the are saved by the Riders from enforcers who attacked them in The Pit.

-Gou saved them all by using DeadHeat’s finisher to hit them all…?

-Chase tries to help up Gou who seems to be injured, but denies it and the three of them destroy the enforcers, but Rinna reports to them that The Pit was destroyed.

-In The Pit, Kyu brings everyone the bad news that Banno is set up in the Special Defense HQ with a force field and the ground spikes from the opening credits. Mr. Belt says that they’ll need to modify Tridoron to get through, but Shinnosuke frets because the Pit is wrecked.

-Honganji takes everyone to the emergency back up Pit which HAYASE helped put together.

-Gou smirks at Chase’s observation that true friendship must be what drove Hayase to work so hard to help Shinnosuke despite his injuries.

-Shinnosuke calls Kiriko and tells her to stay out of the fray and struggles to tell her how he cares for her as a person.

-Gou comes in and mocks him, then reacts when Shinnosuke gives him a rebuttal tap. Before Shinnosuke can probe further, one of the Backup Pit crew calls him to take a look at Tridoron.

-Chase interrupts Gou’s unheard pleas to Shinnosuke to take care of Kiriko because he’ll likely die fighting Banno while injured this way. Chase has confirmed the injury and asks to take Gou’s place in the fight, so that he isn’t putting himself at undue risk. Gou refuses saying if he asked the same of Chase, he would fight anyway, so that is what he will do.

-The SCU plans to have the Riders enter the building while Gen and Rinna cut off it’s power to allow them to pass the force field… which Tridoron was being modified to do anyway?

-They drive to the Promised Land and burst through the spires coming up from the ground to stop them until they finally make their way into the building, at which point they hit an energy field and are knocked from their transformations.

-Banno reveals his master plan is to basically Apotheosize himself by turning all humanity into data so he can control them as he does Roimudes.

-Gou laughs at Banno’s plan, saying he thought it’d be more mad scientist-y… which it is. Anyway. Banno says Gou is his most disappointing creation, even though he said he had been much more useful than Kiriko a few episodes back and throws a gold energy bolt at him which Heart and Medic catch before it can hit him in thanks for Gou saving them.

-Heart tells Banno he wants to destroy the Sigma Circular to get back at him which flusters Banno. He calls them science fair projects and then rambles about his divine providence.

-Heart and Medic join the Riders in fighting Banno and the enforcers. Gout tells Heart that if he really wants to thank him, they should let him destroy Banno. Heart agrees and leaves to destroy the Sigma Circular with Medic and Drive. Chase stays with Gou to fight Banno.

-Drive, Heart and Medic are stopped by the Sigma force field and attacked by three enforcers

-Kamen Rider Chaser takes out three enforcers by himself while Gou’s injuries slow him down enough to give Banno an advantage. Banno Kicks him through the floor into a parking garage and Chase runs over to help Gou.

-Banno beats Chase and destroys his Driver. He then picks up the Signal Axe and insults Gou some more as he positions them so that he can kill Gou. Gou silently begs Kiriko’s forgiveness and accepts death.

-Chase transforms with the Brake Gunner and takes the hit to save Gou. Chase takes the opportunity to get in another shot at close range, but is fatally wounded. He gives Gou his Singal Bike and Driver’s license, mementos of his friendships that he wouldn’t want to be destroyed with him in his explosive death.

-Chase charges Banno and refuses to let go of him until he blows up.

Potential Leads- These are things to keep an eye on, as they may develop into something more interesting or central to the narrative in time

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Other Notes-Things that stick out, but aren’t really important to the narrative

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Best Line?

 Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show

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-Gen is ridiculously nervous about his first official mission with Rinna, but she salvages the scene by adorably, if stupidly, grabbing his finger so they can simultaneously come down on the ENTER key, cutting the power to the FORCE FIELD in the building that was protecting the Sigma Circular.

-Banno mocks Chase’s sacrifice, saying that the efforts of fools are always wasted.

– Gou praises Chase for his kindness and says that he can’t imagine anything more thoughtless or twisted as Banno’s mind and he henshins again to avenge Chase.

-Kiriko is running in the rain, but pauses a moment, recalling the day of the Global Freeze, she is apprehensive that they are on the precipice of a second Global Freeze.

-Banno knocks Mach down. As Gou is falling he recalls his interactions with Chase and curses his foolishness for not allowing him to be a friend to Chase. He calls Banno to face him as the man who was once his father is walking away to let him die.

-Gou gives a rousing speech to Banno about how he could never forgive him for all he has done, especially for killing his friend. Gou asks for Chase to fight with him and uses Signal Bike Chaser to access a newish form, Chaser Mach.

-Chaser Mach makes Mack faster than Banno and Chase’s/Machine Chaser Shift Cars (Spider, Bat, Cobra) even protect Mach from a devastating blow dealt b Banno.

-Gou yells at Banno to give “us” back “our” weapons, referring to Chase still being with him. Mach turns the fight around and when Banno has had enough the do a Rider kick showdown, in which Kamen Rider Chaser materializes and Banno is destroyed.

-Kiriko finds Gou just after his transformation breaks and is elated to see that he beat Gold Drive, but she sense something is wrong with Gou. He tells her that Chase is dead and laments that he “couldn’t… have known” Chase would die and should have told him he was his friend.

-Drive, Medic and Heart destroy the enforcers. Medic tries to heal them but can’t. She and Heart remark on the fact that this is Banno’s fault and they regret not being able to do more and, but are grateful for Brain’s sacrifice.

-Heart tells Shinnosuke that once Banno’s scheme is dealt with, the will have to settle the score with humanity. Shinnosuke tries to rebutt but is cut off by a call from Kiriko. She tells him of  Chase’s heroic death and implores him to stop the Sigma Circular. Shinnosuke tells Heart and Medic what happened and their grief and parting words are interrupted by a Density Shift wave emanating from Banno’s device.

-The Density Shift from Sigma is so powerful it affects the Shijima siblings despite the fact that they are wearing their Core Driviar accessories. Evil Belt Dad who it seems was only mostly dead laughs at his success and tells his children that Sigma will inherit his will and continue his machinations.

-There is an awkward cut to Gen and Rinna suffering the effects of Density Shift, then right to shinnosuke transforming.

-Medic is somehow no longer able to deal with the Density Shift and tells Heart to go with Drive to stop Sigma.

^Is this a case of woman as incompetent?

-Banno is excited about continuing his life by transferring his data, but gets nervous when Gou looks over him with the Signal Axe and readies it to destroy Banno. Kiriko watches this all in her frozen state until Gou gives her DeadHeat and the Mach Signal Bike. He tells her to go help Shinnosuke.

-Heart and Shinnosuke get to Sigma too late and she/it is ready to start the Global Freeze and the conversion of all people into data. They try to fight Sigma, but it is too fast and shoots lasers.

-Mr. Belt says they don’t have enough power and Shinnosuke’s big idea is to just do simultaneous finishers at Sigma to see if that works.

-Sigma stops them, stabbing Heart in his external heart with one of those Black RX homage spires and then she does Constrict on both of them and throws them down. Shinnosuke’s transformation breaks and Sigma declares it has eliminated the threats.

-Medic crawls into the room and as Sigma is gathering power for a finishing blow, Medic cries out that Shinnosuke has to get up. She desperately cries that she doesn’t care what happens to her and her body disintegrates, but she appears in front of Shinnosuke as the Angel she was on the night of the Global Freeze. She heals him with the last of her strength and says she understands what Brain must have felt. She tells Shinnosuke she has FAITH in him and Mr. Heart to not let her sacrifice be in vain. She dies and they cry out in pain.

-Sigma attacks him, but Shinnosuke transforms into Type Tridoron and is saved from the deadly blast.

Potential Leads- These are things to keep an eye on, as they may develop into something more interesting or central to the narrative in time

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Other Notes-Things that stick out, but aren’t really important to the narrative

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Best Line?

NEXT| 47 Who Will You Entrust the Future to, My Friend?


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Lovers By Fiat- Drive 43-44 -RX! 115

Today we’re putting Kamen Rider Drive to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:

43 When Will the Second Global Freeze Take Place?

AND

44 Who Loved Heart the Most?

Q1-Where did the love come from between Kiriko and Shinnosuke? Are you buying it?

Q2-Would you love Chase? Did his little heartbreak monologue/soliloquy work, is it problematicly edging towards man-pain?

Q3-How
does the pairing of the Brain-Heart-Medic triangle with the
Chase-Kiriko-Shinnosuke triangle affect the story at this point? Is it a
good parallel? Is it pointless?

Q4-How did Brain’s plan work for you?

Q5-Did
the tone shifts in these episodes undermine the serious developments?
i.e. the Police Drivers, Banno’s master plan, Brain’s death

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-Roimude
066 is gunned down by the Special Response Force who uses Rinna’s
Blinky machine to avoid the Slow Down and special ammunition to destroy
it’s body, if not core.

-The Special Defense Center is almost
ready for the SCU to set up in. TALL MAN tells Honganji that it has
taken this long because Makage kept it from being funded.

-TALL
MAN asks that the blinky gizmo, the Density Shift Neutralizer be made
smaller, which Rinna is already planning. He has another request: he
wants Honganji to investigate the surveillance equipment found on 066
and figure out what the Roimude’s are up to.

-Gen shares the
contents of the folder Honganji received from TALL MAN and they discuss
the possibility of a terrorist attack or another Global Freeze.

-Shinnosuke
and Chase are talking about, or rather not talking about the fact that
Shinnosuke has feelings for Kiriko. He finally accepts it when Kiriko
comes to the cafeteria to get them to you know, work and so he can do
his job.

-Heart laments the death of 066 and maniacal Banno
attempts to console him by saying they must act now and accomplish the
TRUE Global Freeze so that the 22 remaining Roimude do not become
extinct.

-Banno uses Medic’s parroting to ensure Heart that this is all for him, for his goal of subjugating humanity to the Roimude.

-One
of Medic’s enforcers tells Banno of Brain’s location and he begins to
beat it because its reconnaissance took too long. Heart protects his
fellow Roimude and silently cries out to Brain to stay away as Banno
continue to beat him and mock his love for his fellow android.

-Medic
and three enforcers find and attack Brain. He fights them and slips
some of his Neurotoxin, perhaps, into her and tells her to come to her
senses.

-The three Riders find the fighting Roimude and take out 3
inforcers. Medic and Brain escape and his parting words make it clear
he is running from Banno.

-Banno and Medic both mentioned a Promised Land.

-Banno
recaps the information from the Riders and suggests that because ethe
Globabl Freeze affected about one quarter of the globe, when all 4
Promised Number Roimude are together, all time on the entire planet
could stop.

-The Promised Land being the place where the Promised
Number MUST…? I guess gather to launch their TUE Global Freeze is a
perverse twist or not depending on your point of view of how the actual
Promised Land is supposed to be the place from where the Messiah (IRL)
will spread his peaceful, world fixing dominion over the Earth. [Well
played Drive creatives, well played]

-Rinna is so fucking BOSS to make anti-Banno weapons, AND it forces the pacing to slow down. That’s cool.

-EFFING Gou is such an ass!

-Chase us so precious, though. I love him so much.

-Brain
desperately works to save Medic and stumbles onto his past. We get to
see Kineta Mitsuharu who worked for the CIA at the time of the Global
Freeze. Brain slapped him and synced with something in him before he
evolved.

-Kineta Mitsuharu is a genius programmer who was deputy
director of the CIA at 24. Brain laments that he was just copying
Mitsuharu and 004-Krim mocks him along with Banno who, together, have
found him.

-Mr. Belt tells Shinnosuke that he doesn’t see Kiriko
as actually being attracted to Brain romantically and thanks him for
opening up to him.

-Apparently Banno had made 004 to be his personal servant, but the data was corrupted and Banno’s revival reawakened him?

-Banno
and 004 try to capture Brain, but Shinnosuke takes them on without
transforming until the Rinna-coated Shift Cars and gear which surprises
Banno when he can’t snag the gear and has to fight Type Tridoron.

-Heart
jumps in front of Banno because he has to or else Banno will do
something to Medic. Heart says something about their inevitable battle
and Kiriko gets hurt by some debris from Heart deflecting the Trailer
Canon.

Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show

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-Mach
and Chaser save Drive and Kiriko form death at the hands of Banno and
004. Shinnosuke uses Mad Doctor on Kiriko and the villains explain that
Brain has probably been retrieved already so they are done playing with
Riders.

-Brain accesses Medic’s programming and is shocked by
Banno’s modifications. He turns to flee when she finds him just after
the discovery but pauses and surrenders.

-Kiiriko is on the mend.
Gou and Chase happen upon Shinnosuke agonizing over gifting Kiriko
flowers and other stuff while she recovers. He is embarrassed, dumps all
the stuff on Chase and tries to convince Gou they MUST focus on
stopping Global Freeze 2.0.

-Gou chides him to be more assertive.

-And
we turn to another show, a better show about saving the world from a
one genius scientists earnest efforts to use her tech to help protect
her fellow humans, alongside her bosses who are doing all they can to
protect and serve the public.

-Returning to form we get the debut
of Kamen Rider Jun and Honganji gets carried off while Otta leaves to
discern the location of the Promised Land and Rinna leaves to tweak the
Police Drivers.

-WTF is this show anymore?! Chase asks Kiriko about her feeling for Shinnosuke and she freaks out like he did about her.

-Chase
accepts that they have feeling for each other and decides he’ll take
the heartbreak as a step towards humanity and shape his destiny as
fighting to save the world still loving Kiriko.

-Heart is furious
when Brain returns willingly to Banno. Brain grovels, Banno brings out
the Sigma Circular which was developed by 004 to keep them from harm
when accomplishing the Global Freeze 2.0 and they march toward the
Promised Land.

-Brain tosses aside his hanky and steels himself to act like a runthless machine once more.

-Shinnosuke
tells Mr. Belt, he is “done thinking about” his feelings for Kiriko for
now as they have SERIOUS work to do. Mr. Belt says that’s good, but
he’d like to see them together.

-Rinna and Kyu are staying up all
night to get as many Police Drivers completed as possible, as well as
help Kamen Rider Jun be able to move!

-Banno and the others start
the process of the second Global Freeze, even as Heart is uncertain that
things will go well for them after humanity is dealt with.

-The three Riders attack and are slowed down by the mass of Roimudes assembled with the Promised Number.

-Mr.
Belt takes over to fight his doppelganger and the Riders fight a bit,
but not before the Promised Number stop filling the Sigma Circular with
power.

-Banno intended to use Medic and the Sigma Circular
together to remove her healing ability and leave him alone able to
affect the Globabl Freeze whenever he wished. The 004 copy of Krim’s
intellect was able to construct the device and his own lack of empathy
allowed for his near invulnerability to be attained.

-Brain uses
the “implant place in Medic earlier to pull the Sigma Circular’s beam
onto himself, saving Medic from Banno’s control and killing himself in
the process.

-Medic and Heart share a few bitter-sweet moments with Brian before he disintegrates.

-Banno laughs manically at the suffering.

-Gou is shocked that he feels bad for Heart, Medic and Brain and unleashes his anger on their brethren working for Banno.

-Shinnosuke takes the wheel again and the three Riders destroy a half dozen or so Roimudes.

-Heart stands up and declares that he will kill Banno himself, so Shinnosuke should butt out.

-004
comes out of the water and declares that the Promised Land is elsewhere
and that this lovely lakeside spot was merely a ritual ground to infuse
Banno with power.

-Banno was the Mr. X who tipped them off to
find the ritual spot so he could trap them there in a Electro Magnetic
Field so 004 could use self-destruct to kill them all.


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GP Stands for GOLGOM PLOT!!- Drive GP -RX! 114

Today we’re putting SHOCKER’s time travel, but not-time travel, history alteration Rider/Sentai Crossover that barely features  Ninninger to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:

(Is this the title?) Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider #3

Q1-Does the Kamen Rider #3 design succeed as a Showa era design in form and function? What breaks or sells it for you?

Q2-How did Kuroi and Great Leader’s plan work for you?

Q3-Did you enjoy seeing busload of Riders in this movie?

Q4-Do you see any way for another Rider Taisen movie where Riders fight each other, like here in GP, to work? Did it work this time?

Q5-Was there enough Minami Kotaro, Inui Takumi, Yuuto and Tachibana Sayuki in this movie? Was there too much Kuroi?

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Ammit’s Notes

-Seeing Rider 3 defeat the Double Riders had a surprisingly hefty impact on me. Was it shot particularly well? I wonder if anyone else felt the same, or did it just fall flat for others?

-Rider 3’s design is a thing of beauty and seeing both the Ishinomouri-derived tech within his body activating as well as the manga-Rider 1 belt-side rockets going was really something special.

THE SCU introduction felt a little cheesy…

-How long does green fog take to travel through time and space?

-The subtlety of one of Mach’s Bikes saving Kiriko’s mind from the effects of the green… tie fog… is fun. I almost missed it, but was rewarded for paying attention.

-I apparently really like Ryouma. He is a talented young man and his shift from our Shinnosuke to SHOCKER-nosuke was really fun to watch.

-I appreciate the outfit changes, but his looks less than official…

-OK… so with the turn they made on the SCU being reintroduced as a group that deals with Kamen Riders in the Shocker world as opposed to them dealing with monsters in the normal world of Drive, I like the introduction. This is a good way to start things off.

-Shocker’s Japan is like North Korea.

-OK… so it isn’t North Korea, it’s Nazi Germany… or Nazi Japan… it’s Nazism alright. Shocker is a totalitarian regime that uses Nationalism as their tool to control the population by stratifying society into segments that seek to avoid notice of authorities and those who seek to seize control so that they can do their part to keep their country strong.

-That was sickening to see Black Shogun telling those kids that they’ll be just like Rider 1 if they are good enough and strong enough, especially because they just eat it up.

-Minami Kotaro makes me cry. From the time he shows up on screen at the racetrack to the time he gets taken out, it’s just beautiful.

-Minami Kotaro and the Chief’s death opening Shinnosuke’s eyes is interesting. Also, the implication that Kotaro had been under control for some time is nice and sad. So Shinnosuke just bought into the Nationalism but had his scruples.

A QUESTION

-Is it possible that only being so close to the upper echelons of Shocker’s totalitarian state would afford someone the ability to see the truth behind the lies? I’m not sure. There were some terrified looking people in the crowd during that parade earlier.

-Shinnosuke fights with Gen who becomes CheetahSnail and Kriko jumps off the SCU building to her death after being caught by Black Shogun/Chamellion Guy.

WTF did Kiriko just jump off the building?

-Before CheetahSnail can kill the distraught Shinnosuke, Rider 3 drifts onto the scene and bids him escape

-Kyuoichiriou Kuroi introduces himself to Shinnosuke and tells him that he awakened to Justice just like Riders 1 and 2. He explains that 1 and 2 are still alive and that ehy are still fighting Shocker.

-Kuroi tells Shinnosuke that Riders 1 and 2 are in Rider Town where all the other Riders who want to fight against Shocker are gathering to stand against Shocker.

-Kuroi asks Shinnosuke to go with him to Rider Town, but V3 and Riderman try to stop them. Rider 3 beats them and scoffs. X, Amazon and Stronger join the fight, as does Gou who comes along to beat the 3 Shocker Riders at mach speed.

-Shinnosuke pleads with Rider 3 to stop beating X before he beats him to death.

An unknown Rider guy was watching them from afar.

-““I don’t care about winning” those are the words of a loser.” So says Kuroi.

-More from Kuroi:

“Win, and you represent justice. Lose, and you’re evil.”

“History is written by the victors, after all.”

-Kamen Rider J attacks them in his Jumbo form at night in the forest!!! This is AMAZING!!!!

-Shinnosuke is rescued by the floating space-train tracks of Yuuto Sakurai, Kamen Rider Zeronos.

-Yuuto tells Shinnosuke that Rider 3 doesn’t actually exist in any history, but that on October 2, 1973 Rider 3 killed Riders 1 and 2. Yuuto says that he’ll keep his eyes on Kuroi.

-The shot at the dam where Kuroi fights Chalice to let Yuuto, Gou and Tachibana go through those two doors was really cool… I think. It had to be an edit because there’s no way that could have gotten out of that door so fast, but it seemed really cool.

-Rider 3 coming in and saving Gou and Yuuto was really cool- busting through that wall.

-I enjoy Mach/Gou so much more in this movie than in Drive proper.

-Yuuto seems really cool, too. But darker than I suspected. I can’t believe Kuroi had to stop him from killing Tachibana.

-The chemistry between Gou, Kuroi and Yuuto is really nice.

-Mach V Faiz Accel was super cool. I like them speed effects.

-Takumi tells Gou that Rider 3 is a Shocker Rider, but we see him apparently sacrifice himself to save Yuuto.

-Shinnosuke shows up after the big reveal that Rider 3 is with Shocker and that the whole Rider Town idea is bait to get all the good Riders to get trapped and killed in shocker Town. Shinnosuke does a good job of using Shocker’s and Rider 3’s own words against them to bait them into deciding who lives and dies based on a race.

-ALSO, Kiriko is alive. Gen has her. He says she is too valuable a hostage to let die.

-The production Shocker put into this race is ridiculous and I kind of love it.

-Showing the race tracker was really cool to let us know about where everybody was on the track relative to each other.

-I like how Takumi starts off saying he doesn’t care about the world, but then says if he’s going to be a Rider he has to at least care about children’s smiles. He’s suck a loveable jerk.

-Shinnosuke confronts Kuroi saying he still has a human heart and regrets killing Riders 1 and 2 and that’s why he feels he has to beat all the Kamen riders- it is all he has left. Rider 3 slugs him and says he will win despite Shinnosuke’s insistence that what is done in the present is more important than how it is remembered in the future.

-Kuroi races to the finish line attacking others along the way. The Shocker Youth kids are shocked to see that Drive is saving his enemies even as he works to win the race.

-A lone child in a crowd of spectators call out support for Kamen Rider and is defended form Shocker’s soldiers by the crowd of civilians around him who work together to overpower the agents of the state.

-Shinnosuke narrowly wins the race and talks to Kuroi about how losing earlier helped him learn and beat Kuroi in the race.

-Shocker’s Great Leader captures Rider 3, the strongest and fastest of the Shocker Riders and merges it with his own soul which somehow inhabits the the History Changing Machine, which is a giant Rider looking robot which can apparently change history and which he intends to use to erase the concept of Kamen Rider from history.

-Deneb, along with the former Shocker boys frees Yuuto and Kiriko.

-Riders 1 and 2 come back, using the Great Leader’s revival abilities and free the other Ridees from his mind control and an all Rider vs Shocker fight breaks out. JUMBO Kamen Rider J even fights the Great Leader mecha until the History erasing beam or whatever destroys him and Rider after Rider, until Rider 3 breaks free from the History Changing Machine and agrees to defeat the Great Leader alongside all the Riders even though it will result in his unmaking.

-Asweome Rider X Nemesis bouts breakout everywhere while, Let’s Go rider Kick! plays.

-The Ninningers show up and I check out… at least they’re there to take care of the Shocekr mech

-Why ins’t Mach as cool as this in the show? His fight against the Chameleon guy with yellow boots is so cool, with all the speed effects. We need more of this in DRIVE!!!

-Rider 3’s Rider Punch was awesome!

-Awww. Poor Gou dies. Ok. Whatever.

-At least Black RX was mad about Gou’s death. That’s what a Rider should do.

-It’s funny that Gou stays dead in this timeline from the movie, but then he is back in the show.

-How does this fit back into the show with the Ninninger crossover? It doesn’t really, does it?

-I love the manga ending credits. They do a really decent solid job of emulating Ishinomouri’s hand. The Ninningers probably came of the best, followed by Black and RX and the Double Riders + Rider 3. Who did the end credits art?


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