UnKamenCast RX 226 – The Absurdity Express

Content Advisory: Given some of the themes these episodes of Zi-O touch on, the discussion gets a little heavy with regard to discussions of self-harm, blame, depression, and death.  As ever, we strive not to be leering or explicit about it, but it bears mentioning beforehand.

Byun byun, motherfrickers!

All the numbers on the digital clockface are the same, so open the door to absurdity with the return of the Den-Liner, the train which travels through time!  Is its next stop the past or the future?  Neither!  It’s the eternal present of the podcast format here on the UnKamenCast R!X!  In this episode, Momotaros continues to be the best (and the worst), Aleph feels some Yasuko Kobayashi energy, and Sono appreciates the skill with which this episode mirrors the core of Den-O, even if it never relates it back to the original.


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Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 39 – DenLiner Crash
Episode 40 – Grand Climax

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki


As Mentioned:

Chappie

“King Crimson” from Jojo

Simple and Clean (PlanitB mix)” by Utada Hikaru

The Qixi Festival @ wikipedia (Vega, Altaïr, and Deneb)

Yuuto Sakurai’s wearing two hats: image0


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Laser Knees 93 – Rise Up, Comrade Kureon!

In an unexpected continuation of our recognitions of various things rising, it’s time for Laser Knees to gives some love to the proletariat!  In this episode, Sono ponders a life beneath the waves, Aleph gets grossed right the heck out, and Kureon embodies the proletariat’s need to organize in the face of capital which exploits their labor while failing to repay that exploitation with basic respect and dignity.

Also, the Great New Character Find of 2019: Prime Minister Reiko Kano.

If you play the drinking game where you take a drink when the hosts of Laser Knees reveal their political leanings in off-hand or direct ways, we advise you not to play this time ’round.  It might well kill you.


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 13 – The Prime Minister is from the Ryusoul Tribe?! 
Episode 14 – The Golden Knight

Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya


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UnKamenCast RX 225 – New Hopper Bros. U

CLOCK UP!

Welcome back to the UnKamenCast R!X!, your hosts are dragged to a new Hell when they follow Tokiwa Sougo into the mouth of weirdness, aka the world of Kamen Rider Kabuto.  In this episode, the Hopper Brothers return (kinda), Aleph has some thoughts about integrated Riderverses, and Sono appreciates Woz’s artistic ambitions.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:44:36|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 37 – Next Level Kabuto
Episode 38 – The One Chosen By Kabuto

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


As Mentioned:

Kagami taking his shirt off to God Bless America from Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love

Won’t Be Home” – Rhett Miller


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Laser Knees 92 – Rise of the Dad Joke Robo!

In this episode of Laser Knees, your beloved hosts are utterly charmed by the giant burning dimetrodon.  Looking at the episode, the audience-identification character has some interesting sartorial choices, DimeVolcano is a chill fella, Sono is tired of Melto being mistreated, and Aleph’s cold heart warms to his adult human son, Tyramigo.


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 11 – The Burning Quizmaster
Episode 12 – The Burning Mirage

Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


As Mentioned:

 


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UnKamenCast RX 224 – Hell for the Queen

In this contentious episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, we’re looking at Zi-O’s tribute to Kamen Rider Kiva and… things go a bit awry.  Sougo falls in love with a hardcore murder-lady, Aleph acknowledges holes and limitations in his critical faculties, and Sono is both mad and disappointed.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:45:40|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 35 – First Love, Wake Up!
Episode 36 – First Love, Finally!

Episode Writer: Toshiki Inoue
Episode Director: Tamura Naoki


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Laser Knees 91 – Return of the Body Horror Turducken

In this episode of Laser Knees, it’s time for the RyuSoulgers to get weird for a hot second!  Aleph appreciates some poetic storytelling, Sono enjoys noticing different cultural concepts around who can be a Minusaur, and PINK STRONG.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:25:41|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 9 – The Suspicious Treasure Chest
Episode Writer: Shimo Ayumi

Episode 10 – The Unstoppable Counter
Episode Writer: Kaneko Kaori

Episode Director: Kashiwagi Hiroki


As Mentioned:

Pacha from Emperor’s New Groove @ KnowYourMeme: “When Asuna hits Wyzul just right…”

Megatron’s Master Plan (part 2)

Takeshi Miike’s The Great Yokai War


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UnKamenCast RX! 223 – Parti Oni

In this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, your humble-adjacent hosts follow Tokiwa Sougo and company as they revisit that strangest entry in a strange chunk of Heisei Rider, Kamen Rider Hibiki!

In this episode, Woz remembers his calling, Aleph appreciates some narrative needle-threading, and Sono gives some love to Kiriya Kyousuke.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:28:36|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 33 – Rejoice! Resound! Reverberate!
Episode 34 – The Heisei Oni & the Reiwa Oni

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi


As Mentioned:

Final Attack Ride Hibiki from Kamen Rider Decade

Kamen Rider Shuki @ RiderWiki

Shonen Yo (the ending theme to Kamen Rider Hibiki, which rules)

Daimajin Kanon


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