UnKamen RX 204 – Die Hard: With a Snake

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As we near being caught up with Kamen Rider Build, your humble(?) hosts are champing at the bit as the strangeness increases and the intensity ramps up, up, UP!

And also, we somehow neglected to make an extended “Welcome to the Black Parade” reference in the show.  That’s going to be rectified right now:

WHEN I WAS
A YOUNG BOY
MY FATHER
HE TOOK ME TO THE CITY
TO SEE PANDORA’S BOX

HE SAID SON

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Aaaaaaaaanyway, in this episode, we touch upon:

  • How best to build a community.
  • This whole thing is not unlike a weird D&D experience Sono once had.
  • Aleph is surprised that the suit-villain isn’t actually dead, which is silly when you think about it.
  • Why Katsuragi Shinobu was doomed to be a failure of a Kamen Rider.
  • Evolt’s actually a pretty competent supervillain.
  • How great it is every time Sento and Katsuragi have a talk.
  • Is Sento wearing one of Micchy’s shirts?  You know, from Gaim?
  • New Suit Roundup!!!

All this and much more on this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 45 – Hope’s Scientist
Episode Writer:
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director:
Yamaguchi Kyohei

Episode 46 – An Oath to Be The One
Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director:
Kamihoruichi Kazuya

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As Mentioned:

Through the Fire and the Flames” – Dragonforce

Presentation” clip from Megamind

Mister Miracle 3&4 (by Jack “the King” Kirby), a discussion.

Die Hard

The Raid: Redemption

Dredd


New Suit Roundup:

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Evolt Evolved
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Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard

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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

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Laser Knees 71 – When Life Gives You Lymon…


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Life’s manager (artist’s rendering). Burn his house down with lemons.

We’re getting around the halfway point of our (somehow) much-beloved LuPat and meeting a mid-series gang of medium bads while we start digging deeper into the lives of our heroes, for better and worse as well as introducing an unlikely alliance across our warring factions!

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And besides that, your humble(?) hosts also touch on:

  • The importance of working for personal fulfillment
  • Komura Junko’s development as a showrunner
  • Missed opportunities
  • Unfortunate familial narratives
  • Frightful implications in monster designs
  • Tasty food
  • Sick burns that somehow didn’t make it into the show
  • No, but seriously, we aren’t gonna talk about how Ushibaroc definitely just microwaved a slab of beef to give to his friends as haute cuisine?
  • MICROWAVED, tho.
  • MI
  • CRO
  • WAVED
  • Noel starts to really grow on us
  • Komura Junko writes Kairi like he’s a D&D character and it’s great

All this and more on this episode of Laser Knees!


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Thief Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 23 – Status Gold
Episode Writer:
Komura Junko
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya

Episode 24 – A Promise to Return Alive
Episode Writer:
Komura Junko
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro

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How gross is it, really, though?

 


The Lupin Collection:

The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey

Escape” by Journey


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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

UnKamen 203 – Crown Him Dragon, Queen of Mars

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On this episode of the UnKamenCast, the buildup to the doubtless-massive finale of Kamen Rider Build continues and your humble hosts are gathering together across the Atlantic to try and find some kind of calm in the raging storm.

And while we wait to see if Kamen Rider Build will blow us away or just leave us cold, we get talking about:

  • Whether or not Build or any 2010s-era Kamen Rider will ever actually be allowed to end.
  • What’s even up with Katsuragi Shinobu?
  • The careful dance of humanizing the bad guy
  • The complicated lineage of Martian royalty
  • The lone tragic hero vs. the hero who helps others become better
  • A cool new monster suit!
  • How about that ending, huh?

All this and more on this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!

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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 43 – The Other Build
Episode Writer:
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director
Shibasaki Takayuki

Episode 44 – The End of Evolt
Episode Writer:
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director:
Yamaguchi Kyohei


As Mentioned:

KittCat

Eartha Kitt Catwoman

The Catwoman from the 1960s Batman series Aleph forgot was Lee Meriwether.

Look up more stuff about Eartha Kitt, by the way.  She lived a fascinating life as an actor, musician, and political activist.  She’s freaking amazing.


No but seriously, this henshin line is a MESS.

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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

 

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Laser Knees 70 – Laser Knees 2: Laser Knees Harder

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We’ve finally got our extra hero/sixth (or rather seventh) ranger and here’s where we start to get to know him and your humble hosts–once we got over the explosion of excitement that is that Noel’s robot has lasers on its knees–set in to have some thoughts about him at one another and at you.

This week’s topics of conversation include:

  • What it is to build trust
  • The chain of custody for the new VS Vehicle
  • The new guy is capable of error; that’s nice!
  • More Sakuya. Sigh.
  • Noel’s “undercover” jacket
  • Gauche being excited at the prospect of terrorizing humans

All this and more on this episode of Laser Knees!


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Thief Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 21 – Friend or Foe? On Board or Not?
Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki

Episode 22 – Love Comes Naturally With Life
Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya

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As Mentioned:

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The Lupin Collection: As mentioned in the show, we’re also going to be talking about the music the various pieces of the Lupin Collection are named after.  As there’s been a lot of episodes, we’re not going to link to all of them, but instead, here are some selections.


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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

UnKamen RX 202 – Six Degrees of Katsuragi Takumi


 

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Well hey there, UnKamenCast and TOH Network listeners!  Been a while, hasn’t it?

After a long, unplanned hiatus for reasons a bit beyond the control of your humble (and apologetic) hosts, releasing episodes got held up for a bit there, didn’t it?

But we’re back!  So prepare for a veritable plethora of TOH! Network podcasts pouring directly into your feed over the next few days as we empty out the backlog and get you all the Toei Tokusatsu commentary you can handle!

And to get ourselves started off right, we’re picking up where we left off with our coverage of Kamen Rider Build where we get into:

  • Discomfort and frustration at Papa Katsuragi being a thing, even though he’s pretty cool here
  • Some mutual shrugging at Evolt’s performance of human emotions
  • Pleased confusion about Gentoku’s new direction
  • Similarly-pleased confusion about some of the twists introduced in these episodes
  • Continued adoration of the Sento/Katsuragi divide

All this and more on this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 41 – The Truth Behind Best Matches
Episode Writer:
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director:
Morota Satoshi

Episode 42 – Legacy of Doubt
Episode Writer:
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director:
Shibasaki Takayuki


As Mentioned:

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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono


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