Rider Jump 25 – Reiwa: The First Generation

The last bit of non-show hashtag content before the hiatus ends is Your Humble(-ish) Hosts taking a look at the freaking sick Kamen Rider crossover film that is Zero-One x Zi-O – Reiwa: The First Generation!

In this episode of Rider Jump: Aleph laments a cameo that didn’t happen, Sono enjoys a cameo that DID happen, and we both continue to lament how difficult we found getting into Zi-O.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:45:16|


As Mentioned:

“What up, it’s me capitalism” comic
Taka’s Hibiki video
The Producer spreadsheet

Special thanks to AngleMeister for answering our questions about Zeronos’ cow motif!


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Rider Jump 24 – Sonic and Sonic Ephemera

Time for another hyper rush of hashtag content from your favorite commentators because Aleph didn’t get these things put up on time so now we GOTTA GO FAST and get them all out to you!

To that end, we’re starting out with by making good on an old threat and taking a silly mid-pandemic look at the awe and mystery that is the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and Your Humble Hosts’ histories with the weird and winding franchise.


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Rider Jump 23 – Rider Suit Rankings, Part 2

It’s part two of our massive ranking of the Heisei era (plus Zero-One) Kamen Rider suits.  We’re kind of surprised it went this long, but we probably shouldn’t be as we are big old nerds.

If you want to see the lists without listening or just to have them for reference, they’ll be located at the bottom of this post.

Once more, because everything is awful at the moment and, more importantly, because Black lives matter, visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate and check out this list of bail funds for protesters unjustly arrested while the police riot if you want to help make things just a little less awful out there in the world.


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Gaim Kiwami/Armor comparison

Dava Newman’s Biosuit (via Nasa.gov) (Possible Fourze-inspiring space suit concept)


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Rider Suit Rankings, Part 2
Main Rider Final Forms, Honorable Mentions, and Main Rider Base Forms

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Rider Jump 22 – Rider Suit Rankings, Part 1

There’s no new episodes so Your Humble(?) Hosts are just sort of messing around a little with that most nerdy (and internet-friendly) of pasttimes: ranking things!

Join us as we take a trip through aesthetics and get comfortably real about what kinds of suits we like looking at with our eyes.

If you want to see the lists without listening or just to have them for reference, they’ll be located at the bottom of this post.

As an aside, because everything is awful at the moment and, more importantly, because Black lives matter, visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate and check out this list of bail funds for protesters unjustly arrested while the police riot if you want to help make things just a little less awful out there in the world.

And if you side with the police over the protesters, Your Humble Hosts cordially invite you to unsubscribe.


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Rider Suit Rankings, Part 1
Extra, Tertiary, and Secondary Riders

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Laser Knees 115 – Burning Bridges

It’s our last episode of Laser Knees before the Covid-induced hiatus hits and, unsurprisingly, your favorite (we’re just going to assume, don’t bother correcting us) hosts have some observations to make.

In this episode, Sono appreciates some playful tweaking of the rules, Aleph takes issue with some common “wisdom” about kids who are jerks, and everyone’s not into the idea that other people willfully misinterpreting your statements of consent are your fault.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:39:30|


Machine Sentai Kiramager

Episode 09 – The Karuta Path of My Youth
Episode 10 – The Girl Who Chases Shiguru

Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


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UnKamenCast RX 245 – Yua, Get Your Gun

It’s another exciting episode of the UnKamenCast R!X! and your hosts are once more taking a look at some episodes of Kamen Rider Zero-One.  Hopefully they won’t be so bad we want to turn in our notice of resignation (spoiler: THEY ARE NOT BAD AT ALL and are, in fact, quite good!).  So, in this action-packed(?) episode: Sono is relieved Fuwa doesn’t hog the spotlight, Aleph opines on the nature of ‘rule through fear’, and Yua gives Gai her notice of resignation.

All this and more on the UnKamenCast R!X!


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:36:10|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 33 – Is Having a Dream That Important?
Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuta

Episode 34 – This is Horobi’s Way of Life
Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


As Mentioned:

There’s a hiatus going on Super Hero Time, so… We’ll be doing some other stuff in the coming weeks.


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Laser Knees 114 – That New Machine

It’s time to brave the dark depths and horror of these quarantimes to fight the terror!  And to do that, an old friend’s popped back up to take the reins from ToH all-star Narahisu Arakawa to… mixed emotions.  So join your incandescent interlocutors for another wild ride toward the heart of the fun with Mashin Sentai Kiramager!

In this episode of Laser Knees: a reminder that stress is a LITERAL AND NON-FIGURATIVE killer, Aleph appreciates some toy design, and Sono has Some Thoughts about the works of one Riku Sanjou.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:10:43|


Machine Sentai Kiramager

Episode 07 – Training for You
Episode 08 – The Lightning Speed Express

Episode Writer: Riku Sanjou
Episode Director: Takemoto Noboru


As Mentioned:

Heat Miser/Snow Miser song.  Gotta love Rankin/Bass.


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UnKamenCast RX 244 – Electric Sheep

Before we get going, favored independent toy retailer Kotetsu Toys is being sorely affected by (intelligent, necessary) Covid-19 countermeasures.  We know it’s a rough time for everyone right now, but if you can spare some scratch to help a member of the fandom who’s always a joy to shop with, there’s a donation page here.

Kotetsu Toys

It’s a new chapter for those kooky kids (and also an adult with a bizarre fixation on looking young, which… yikes) in Zero-One and your humble-ish hosts are back to do their thing while continually hoping that Amatsu Gai does, in fact, get kicked by a horse and die.

But while that doesn’t happen (in this episode), some good things DO occur and we’re both eager to get into it.  So, in this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!: Gai acts like money can fix his horrible personality, Aleph ponders the way the show asserts personhood, and Sono is very happy to see a new character throw DOWN.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:39:46|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 31 – Take off Toward Your Dream!
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki

Episode 32 – My Pride on the Runway of Dreams
Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuta


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Laser Knees 113 – The Gunner’s Shovel’s Dream

We’re back with another episode of Laser Knees, taking a look at the newest Super Sentai series, Kiramager!  Our crazy diamonds have been shining up a storm with new toys and unfortunate implications and your incandescent interlocutors are here to see what, if anything, can be polished!

In this episode of Laser Knees, Aleph is uncomfortable with a competent lady being literally infantilized, Sono ponders reactions to intrateam violence, and everyone’s really worried about Mio Kudo’s head.

So shine on!


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:14:10|


Machine Sentai Kiramager

Episode 05 – Shovellow Coming Through!
Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director:
Watanabe Katsuya

Episode 06 – My Friend Turned Five
Episode Writer:
Shita Ayumi
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya


As Mentioned:

Sono’s Etsy store!

Dad of Light (Netflix)

Mio Kudo tweets


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UnKamenCast RX 243 – What is a Tool?

Oh, what a fun episode we have for you all this time ’round!  Philosophy, kamentary, and trying to square with the pro-wrestling logic Zero-One works on with the touches of realism it sprinkles throughout.

Though, honestly, that’s basically How Your Humble Hosts Do at this point.

In this action-packed(?) episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!: A sticking point is resolved, Aleph opines about Zero-One‘s skill at tonal balance, and Sono has some questions about how the ZaiaSpec is helpful.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:41:43|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 29 – Our Dreams Won’t Be Broken
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya 
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki

Episode 30 – After All, I am the President and a Kamen Rider
Episode Writer:
Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director:
Shibasaki Takayuki


As Mentioned:

Perennial UnKamenCast nemesis Takahito Omori confirms Naki has no gender (and, thus, may be spared on the Day of Reckoning).

Extra: Takayuki Yagani (Onari from Kamen Rider Ghost) came out as nonbinary!

Fear Factory – “Industrial Discipline
“Whatever soul was left has been erased/Only a machine remains”
(CW: from a concept album about people being systematically dehumanized and enslaved via systemic and systematic violence. Discretion is advised.)

Jenny Nicholson: Where’s Buzzy?


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Laser Knees 112 (not 242, oops!) – The Happiest Days of Their Lives

Well, things are going strange for our heroes and also for the actual real world.  This episode was recorded around the time where Rio Komiya had been in (then thankfully out) of the hospital with Covid19, so once more:  We’re happy he’s okay and also happy that Toei shut down filming while he was recovering.

That’s a right proper thing to do and it’s good when it gets done.

But, unrelated to the ongoing horror that is the global pandemic:

On this episode of Laser Knees, Garza is just the WORST, Aleph makes a plea for recognizing the interconnected and interdependent nature of the world, and Sono totally understands what this Arakawa Blue is going Arakawa through.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:39:48|


Machine Sentai Kiramager

Episode 03 – The Vice Guy! No Advice Needed!
Episode 04 – Princess of Nowhere

Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Koichi Sakamoto


As Mentioned:

Trypticon

Eric from the ’80s D&D cartoon


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UnKamenCast RX 242 – 31 Flavors of Evil

Things are falling apart in the world of Zero-One and things out here in the real world ain’t so great, either (though we didn’t quite know that at the time of recording).  So, while the world is going mad all around us, let’s hunker down and consider the fantastical problems of fake people and hopefully get something from their struggles we can take with us into reality.

Oh, wait, I’m sorry.  I’m being informed that one of the episodes under consideration necessarily has us touching on some uncomfortable real-world stuff.

No way to sugarcoat it, but one of these episodes touches on some areas of antiblackness that neither of your humble hosts are equipped to discuss with any real, lived experience but we do at least try to frame our discomfort while trying to stay in our lane but also trying to talk about the uncomfortable things that happen when you mix the concept of near-human nonhumans with actual real social/racial politics which affect real actual people who really actually exist.  If that’s not your thing…

Yeah, we totally get that.

But also in this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, Gai is selling weapons, Aleph appreciates some fansubbing excellence, and Sono has concerns about some plot points that’re brewing.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:44:19|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 27 – I Will Not Give Up On Their Lives
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya

Episode 28 – Rapping 2 Change the World
Episode Writer:
Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki


As Mentioned:

Apple-FBI fight

OK KO: Let’s Not Be Skeletons (a very thinly-veiled discussion of gun control)

One tumblr post on X-Men as bad metaphors for marginalization: Panels for People

A much-memed bit from Community: I can excuse racism…


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Laser Knees 111 – Shine On, You Crazy Diamonds!

It’s that time again, and just in time, too!

Dark clouds hover on the horizon, threatening to drown out all of our joy!

And into that looming horror comes: Kiramager!

In this episode of Laser Knees, your tolerably-humble hosts enthuse passionately about the first three(!) episodes of the newest Super Sentai series, one which brings back ToH Network Hall of Fame shoo-in Naruhisa Arakawa!

So, in this episode of tokucommentary, Arakawa receives a lot of praise (get used to that one), Aleph is surprised at the casting of the pink, and Sono can relate to our artistic young red!


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:55:19|


Machine Sentai Kiramager

Episode 00 – Episode Zero
Episode Writer:
Naruhisa Arakawa & Shita Ayumi
Episode Director:
Yamaguchi Kyohei

Episode 01 – The Machines are Born!
Episode 02 – Proof of Leadership

Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


As Mentioned:

Flash” by Queen

Yugande from Megaranger

The All Blacks Rugby Team in Japan


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UnKamenCast RX 241 – Jin’s Wallet Chain Phase

Ah, yes, a new episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!

What strange observations will be made this time?  Only one way to find out, Dear Listener.  But by way of preview, here are three things from this episode!

  • Aleph offers a mea culpa for the previous episode
  • Sono laments a missed opportunity for equal-opportunity humor
  • Our Heroes discuss what being a Kamen Rider means to them… with some notable exceptions.

|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:28:27|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 25 – I Will Save the Humagears
Episode 26 – We Are the Flaming Fire Brigade

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya


As Mentioned:

The built-in answers to “The Trolley Problem” in self-driving cars:
Global preferences for who to save in self-driving car crashes revealed” via The Verge
Link directly to the study in question (but there’s a paywall, sorry!)


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Laser Knees 110 – Vaya con dinos

In which we sadly bid a fond, fond farewell to those long-lived heroes of the RyuSoul tribes.

Not to get too ahead of ourselves, in this episode of Laser Knees we get to talk about the way this Sentai series ends and welcome Super Sentai back into apparent viability.  Aleph has praise for the craft of the thing, Sono is gonna miss these kooky kids, and Tatsuya Kishida remains terribly handsome.


https://archive.org/download/lk110vayacondinos/lk110vayacondinos_vbr.m3u

|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:27:48|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 47 – Between Joy and Despair
Episode 48 – The Will of the Earth

Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya


As Mentioned:

Agent Smith’s “perfect human world” speech from The Matrix

The mentioned episode of MoonSpeak, ToH network’s Sailor Moon show!


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UnKamenCast RX 240 – Let Chiharu Smooch a Robot!

Not only are we catching up with the end of RyuSoulger, we’re also posting some Zero-One.  How the heck about that, right?!

So, in this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, your “humble” hosts bathe in Gai getting dunked upon, Sono appreciates how relatively adult Chiharu is being about all this, and Aleph compares Fuwa’s situation with the concept of manufactured consent.


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Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 23 – I’m in Love With Your Intelligence
Episode 24 – It’s Our Turn Now

Episode Writer: Takano Minato
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi


As Mentioned:

Comparing Kakegurui’s animated and live-action incarnations

Writer Minato Takano’s IMDB page


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Laser Knees 109 – Return of the Grongi Magician!

Yes, your favorite(?) tokusatsu nerds are back!

Fighting the virus to put out some long-overdue thinks about the last stretch of RyuSoulGer!

In this episode, Kureon steps on someone’s dramatic moment, Aleph ponders directoral competition, and Sono wants to know why we aren’t talking about Master Black doing some serial killer mess.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 59:47|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 45 – Get That Heart Back
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Sakamoto Koichi

Episode 46 – The Noble DinoKnights
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya


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UnKamenCast RX 239 – Not a Swarm of Bugs; A Swarm of Features!

Once more, it’s time for your favorite Trial of Heroes judges to bring an episode to order!  As Gai the Zaiaman’s plotty plotting advances, we meet a strange new wrinkle in the story of Zero-One and things are just getting more and more intense!  In this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, Aleph ponders the nature of evil Rider forms, Sono’s got some thoughts on the repetition in the plot skeletons in this stretch of Zero-One, and the Metal Cluster devours like some eldritch void.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:56:58|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 21 – I Object to This Trial! 
Episode 22 – He Didn’t Do It Despite Everything

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki


As Mentioned:

President Hotwings objects!

Had a hard time finding articles about Project Runway as a way to get a grip on fashion as a language, sorry.

But skill-and-style-based reality competitions are interesting ways to learn about a craft you don’t know much about yet, and a fun way to understand a little more about the world at large.


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Laser Knees 108 – OTO SMASH!

Sometimes, you get scared.  And these episodes of Ryusoulger show us that the key to getting past that fear is MARK DACASCOS (who, incidentally, was almost the first Red Ranger in the original pitch for Power Rangers)!  More info in the as-mentioned below!

And if YOU need help being distracted from whatever you’re afraid of (the world is a nightmare at the moment, we don’t think less of you even a little), Your Humble-ish Hosts are here to distract you with some Sentai thinks!  In this episode of Laser Knees, Sono examines the use of costuming to show character progression, Aleph appreciates that Koichi Sakamoto is good at directing scenes where friends fight back-to-back, and–well–OTO SMASH.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:21:47|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 43 – Mother of Druidons
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki

Episode 44 – Bonds Tested
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Sakamoto Koichi


As Mentioned:

Romi Park could totally face-act.

Great Witch Grandiene from GoGoV, Aleph’s personal favorite lady villain.

Mark Dacascos


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UnKamenCast RX 238 – The Smile is On the House

Once more, it’s time for Your Humble(ish) Hosts to break out critical debugging tools and take a look at the dense thematic material that’s present here in Kamen Rider Zero-One!

In this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!, a real estate ace causes some property damage, Aleph once more laments our choice not to be sweary sorts, and Sono’s got some structure thinks.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:50:07|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 19 – She is a House Selling Humagear 
Episode 20 – This is 1000% the Best House

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Ishida Hidenori


As Mentioned:

Stochastic Terrorism/”Lone Wolves” via Wikipedia

Those charms we mentioned!
via @aloadofhupla & @tacopocalyptic


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Laser Knees 107 – Curtains.

Besides the big plot stuff, these episodes of Ryusoulger also feature Rikako Sakata, aka Miu from your hosts’ much-beloved Kamen Rider Fourze!

Uchu kitaa!

Which is a heck of a way to start some episode discussions that are gonna turn into kind of a bummer, if we’re being honest.

On this episode of Laser Knees: Our Heroes look amazing in black suits, Aleph appreciates the nerdiness of a fourth wall, and Sono’s ready to fight a movie director or two.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:11:07|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 41 – The Lost Sacred Sword
Episode Writer:
Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director:
Taka Hiroya

Episode 42 – The Deciding Battle’s Stage
Episode Writer: Shita Ayumi
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


As Mentioned:

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s the Life of Brian (a bit sweary, and the original film plays on Christian religious imagery in an irreverent way, so viewer discretion is advised)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Eric Idle on the Graham Norton show, which is still sweary but less religious-y.

Romeos and Juliets” from NieR:Automata (spoiler warning)

Frank Sinatra – “My Way

Immortal Keanu Reeves


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UnKamenCast RX 237 – “Aren’t you tired of being nice?”

In these episodes of Zero-One, Amatsu Gai Zaiaman continues his plan of corporate domination beginning with the venerable art of ikebana!  And at the same time Your Humble-Adjacent Hosts have some thoughts about how he and his chosen flower-arranger goes about it.

So in this episode of The UnKamenCast R!X!: Sono wonders just how much the ZaiaSpec and HumaGears are really in competition, Mr. Toei didn’t plan for a toy to be popular, and Aleph ponders the nature of societal privilege.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:50:17|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 17 – No, I am the President and a Kamen Rider
Episode 18 – This is My Way of Living

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujirou


As Mentioned:

Aren’t you tired of being nice?” via KnowYourMeme (arguably NSFW, contains strong language)

A good comic by Egophiliac about this current bit of Zero-One


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Laser Knees 106 – Bamba (Still) Gets Down

It was Christmastime when we found out two things about Bamba; one we knew and one we didn’t.  The first is that Bamba gets down (no surprise, really), but the most important is that Bamba also REALLY loves Christmas.  And that’s awesome.

So in this episode of Laser Knees, Your Humble(ish) Hosts have a laugh about that before everyone makes like the opening for Kingdom Hearts III and face their fears.  Also in this episode, Aleph posits further proof of Kureon’s immortality, Sono realizes how much she adores Wyzul, and Your Humble Hosts are definitely rooting for the ultimate power couple that is Bamba and Sailor Venus (but an adult).


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:32:57|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 39 – Stolen Holy Night
Episode Writer:
Taka Hiroya
Episode Director:
Sakamoto Koichi

Episode 40 – Nightmare in the Fog
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Taka Hiroya


As Mentioned:


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UnKamenCast RX 236 – “I AM the satellite!”

Ah, the end of an arc.  A time of transformation and transition from one story beat to another.  Who will be our main villain?  How will we know?  What is going to happen?!

Your guess is as good as ours.  We don’t keep up with the preview material, but we’re quite excited to see what happens next.

In this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!Gai from Zaia takes the stage, Sono makes a bold prediction, and Aleph ponders a comparison between the world in which Zero-One premiered and the world which gave us Kuuga.


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Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 15 – Each One’s End
Episode Writer:
Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director:
Morota Satoshi

Episode 16 – This is the Dawn of Zaia
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


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Iron Man 3: “I AM the Mandarin!

Shigenori Takadera’s twitter: @taka_69s


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Laser Knees 105 – Vile and Vicious Slander

It’s time to return to some more of those awesome dinosaur soul’d soldiers on this episode of Laser Knees!

In this episode: Sono enjoys seeing Kureon get to cut loose, Aleph wonders if a director is losing their touch, and our beautiful boy Tyramigo is slandered!


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 37 – The Ultimate Tag Team is Born!
Episode Writer:
Kaneko Kaori
Episode Director:
Kashiwagi Hiroki

Episode 38 – The Temple in the Sky
Episode Writer: Taka Hiroya
Episode Director: Kochi Sakamoto


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Thanks, Ken Penders” on Tumblr

The “I Can Only Imagine” SonicxOC zine Sono’s in!


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UnKamenCast RX 235 – It’s Space Time!

Sadly, it’s not a Fourze crossover special (Oh, if only), but these episodes of Kamen Rider Zero-One go beyond our atmosphere to wonder:  What if droping a motorcycle from orbit is a really wasteful and bad idea?

Really makes you think, huh?

In this episode of The UnKamenCast R!X!stuff gets intense!  Sono admits she might have misjudged a character, Aleph ponders the nature of individual identity in a group setting, and some familiar orange coveralls make a welcome return to Kamen Rider!


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Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 13My Job Is The President’s Secretary
Episode Writer: Riku Sanjou
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki

Episode 14 – We Are the Astronaut Brothers
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi


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Laser Knees 104 – Time, Trials, and Towa, Too!

In this episode of Laser Knees, Our Heroes enter a short path of trials!

And while they begin their journey to self-discovery and improvement, Your “Humble” Hosts make a podcast about it!  In this episode of Laser Knees, Sono appreciates the core drama of an episode, Aleph admits a sad lack of understanding of the deeper mechanics of fighting games, and Kureon gives his monster A SPEAR!


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 35 – Earth’s Greatest Decisive Battle
Episode Writer:
Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director:
Katou Hiroyuki

Episode 36 – The High-Speed Bodyguard
Episode Writer: Shita Ayumi
Episode Director: Kashiwagi Hiroki


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Suit Actor Naoko Kamio

Voice Actor Ryoko Shiraishi


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UnKamenCast RX 234 – Assassin Ascendant

There are a lot of things that could be said about these episodes of Kamen Rider Zero-One, and we will do our best to say many of them, but mostly it’s worth mentioning that the Assassin Complete suit is just the coolest thing in a show which has had a fair few really cool things in it.

So, besides that, this episode of The UnKamenCast R!X! includes: The voice of Mufasa dropping some good wisdom on a robot, Sono ponders how wide-spread Aruto’s status as Zero-One is, and Aleph puts a few more pins in a conspiracy board.


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Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 11 – Don’t Stop the Camera, Stop Him!
Episode Writer:
Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director:
Nakazawa Shoujiro

Episode 12 – The Ace Detective Has Arrived
Episode Writer: Riku Sanjou
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki


As Mentioned:

Iron Man 3

“My job here is done” meme


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LaserKnees 103 – How INCREDIBLY Dare.

Aw.  Well.  Crap.

Pardon the language, y’all, but Your Humble Hosts are a suffering from a punch in the gut this time ’round and hope it’ll make for some interesting listening.

In this episode of Laser Knees, Aleph thinks the eponymous space dragon is actually really adorable, Sono has some suppositions to offer on the nature of the Druidons, and Mr. Toei revels in the mean, mean, mean trick he played on all of us.


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 33 – A New Threat
Episode Writer:
Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director:
Kamihoruichi Kazuya

Episode 34 – The Vile Space Dragon Appears
Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


As Mentioned:

Romi Park

The “presentation!” scene from Megamind


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UnKamenCast RX 233 – “Hey, Zaia? Don’t Build a Gundam.”

In this episode of the UnKamenCast R!X! we continue our Zero-One coverage with a surprisingly startstruck couple episodes.  In this episode: Oowada Shinya appears as himself, Sono digs into the AIMS team, and Aleph wonders if we got a setup to a punchline later on.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:25:05|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 09 – Leave That Life To Me
Episode Writer:
Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director:
Yamaguchi Kyohei

Episode 10 – I am the Actor Oowada Shinya
Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


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Laser Knees 102 – Beyond the Black Rainbow

In this episode of Laser Knees, Your Humble Hosts get a little emotional.  And why?  Because a LOT happens in these episodes of Ryusoulger.  Among those things are an attack by a creepy-cute pumpkin monster, Aleph takes a moment to examine some possible angles of unexamined sexism, and Sono appreciates Bamba and Nada.


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 31 – A Melody From the Sky
Episode Writer:
Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director:
Sakamoto Koichi

Episode 32 – When the Rains of Hate Fade
Episode Writer:
Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director:
Kamihoruichi Kazuya


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Laser Knees 101 – #CalledIt

In this episode of Laser Knees, we’re covering a couple episodes of Ryusoulger and these are some fun ones!  In this episode, we get some returning Toei tokusatsu actors, Aleph continues to wish Koichi Sakamoto could be trusted not to be horny on main, and Sono 100% called it (see episode 100).


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DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 29 – Canalo’s Wedding
Episode Writer:
Taka Hiroya
Episode Director:
Koichi Sakamoto

Episode 30 – Overcoming Higher Specs
Episode Writer: Shita Ayumi
Episode Director: Koichi Sakamoto


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UnKamenCast RX! 232 – GTK (Great Teacher Kobe)

Sometimes things get away from us so updates go a little slower, but we’ve got a bunch of them coming so STRAP IN for another #contentsplosion from us at the ToH! network!

Right now, we’re having some thoughts at some episodes of Kamen Rider Zero-One and in this episode of the UnKamenCast, everyone appreciates Kobe’s hustle, Sono appreciates how normal (all things being relative) Yua/Valkyrie’s fights are, and Aleph continues to opine about labor politics.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 2:34:48|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 07I’m a Hot-Blooded Humagear Teacher!
Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei

Episode 08The Destruction Starts Now
Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


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Laser Knees 100 – Just Plain Mean

Holy wow!  It’s been 100 episodes of TOH! Network Super Sentai breakdowns!  From Sono and Ammit branching out from the UnKamenCast with Aleph in tow to the present day!  From Zyuohger to Kyuranger to LuPat and here into the mid-section of Ryusoulger, what a wild ride it’s been.  One full of ups, downs, and long diversions into utter nonsense.

Thanks for sticking with us.

In this episode of Laser Knees, Our Heroes meet an adorable punch-robot and perform some heart surgery with some dubious tools while your Humble Hosts look on in quiet (well, y’know; “quiet”) horror.  Highlights include a translation explanation, Sono wonders what kinds of power Kureon holds, and Aleph continues to say nice things about Naruhisa Arakawa.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:15:57|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 27Unrivaled Fist
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Kashiwagi Hiroki

Episode 28The Microscopic Conflict
Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Kashiwagi Hiroki


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UnKamenCast RX 231 – Robot Lucy Liu

It’s time once again for an episode of the UnKamenCast R!X! where your humble hosts take a look at this year’s Kamen Rider, Zero-One!  In this episode, Sono continues to appreciate the HumaGear actors’ abilities, Aleph gets nostalgic for Kamen Rider OOO, and in the show, a man finds incredibly maladaptive ways of dealing with the loss of a loved one.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:51:22|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 05His Passionate Path of Manga
Episode 06I Want to Hear Your Voice

Episode Writer: Kakehi Masaya
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki


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Laser Knees 99 – Familiar Sartorial Choices and Heartbreak

achieved something
Rodimus and Megatron, co-captains of the Lost Light, celebrate the fact that Super Sentai will be back again next year because RyuSoulGer saved it!

The Sentai remain super and the knees still have lasers on, so your humble hosts are back to do some catchup on one of the best Super Sentai in quite some time, RyuSoulGer!

In this episode, we meet the seventh dinoknight, Sono respects Kureon’s artistic integrity, and Aleph takes issue with Sebastian the Crab.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:03:57|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 25 – Kureon Dances
Episode Writer:
Kaneko Kaori
Episode Director:
Watanabe Katsuya

Episode 26 – The Seventh Knight
Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Kashiwagi Hiroki


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UnKamenCast RX 230 – Truth and Kamen Sequences

Once more, your Humble Hosts return to have some more thoughts at Kamen Rider Zero-One, which is turning out to be one of the most thought-provoking Rider series in recent years.

In this episode, we meet the Great Character Find of 2019 in Anna the Tour Guide, Valkyrie finally armors up, Aleph is moved by human-scale heroism, and Sono appreciates the humans pretending to be robots.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 2:01:19|


Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 03 – He Was a Sushi Chef
Episode 04 – The Bus Guide Saw! Anna’s Truth

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


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Laser Knees 98 – The Collectible Soul-Trading Game?!

In this episode of Laser Knees, your favorite a podcast that you definitely probably listen to, the Ryusoulgers do some soul-searching and your Humble Hosts do a little, too!

This time ’round, Sono decries mean-spirited writing, Aleph admires the best adult at the YuGiOh tournament, and we all agree they can’t all be winners.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:09:53|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 23 – The Legendary Ryusoul
Episode Writer:
Shita Ayumi
Episode Director:
Watanabe Katsuya

Episode 24 – The Karate Dojo of Love
Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya


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UnKamen Cast RX 229 – (We Must) Mamoru Mamoru

After some audio difficulties, an intercontinental journey, and an overwhelming sense of antipathy, Aleph and Sono have returned a few episodes past where we were before, skipping over the last few episodes of Zi-O to move from one form of hereditary power to a similar (but slightly different) one as the UnKamenCast R!X! returns to begin our coverage of Kamen Rider Zero-One!

In this episode, your humble hosts check out the first two episodes of the first Rider of the Reiwa era!  Sono is glad to see dreams defended, Aleph appreciates the series’ approach to AI labor, and multiple HumaGears are subjected to horrors which make your hosts all kinds of uncomfortable.


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Kamen Rider Zero-One

Episode 01 – I’m the President and a Kamen Rider
Episode 02 – Is the AI guy friend or foe?

Episode Writer: Takahashi Yuya
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki


A new year, a new Kamen Rider. This year we see the return of Takahashi Yuya in out lead writing position and… Look, I watched this episode when I was in Japan, and about mid-way through the episode, I said out loud to myself, “Is this by the Ex-Aid guy?” And it sure is. This is no shade on Yuya. These aren’t the same show by any means, but his sense of humor comes through very clearly and I enjoyed Ex-Aid more than enough to be willing to welcome him back to usher in the Reiwa Era.

We also have Sugihara Teruaki in his first go-around as lead director. He directed small chunks of Zyuoger and Kyuranger, as well as a little over a quarter of Lupinranger vs. Patranger, and it’s movie. So he’s been working his way up in Sentai the past few years and made the jump to being a lead over here on Rider. I think his directing style meshes really well with Yuya’s writing so I’m really eager to see what they do together!

This season, we’re also welcoming a new suit actor for our main rider as Takaiwa Seiji’s hanging up the helmet (and, after 20 years of moving in that hot-and-heavy armor, who can blame him?) in the form of Yuya Nawata, most notable as being Kamen Rider GenM (particularly of note ‘cuz he was the Dangerous Zombie suit) and Kamen Rider Geiz in Zi-O.  If you, like me, have enjoyed getting familiar with Seiji’s particular tics as a suit actor, you’ll find a wealth of real differences from his style in Nawata’s performance here.



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Rider Jump: She-Ra

shera-inbow

For the honor of Grayskull!

In preparation for Sono’s forthcoming trip to Japan and some burnt-out feelings about Kamen Rider Zi-O, we’re taking a break from our UnKamenCast-ing to remain hype about Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Spoiler: It’s a lot of fun.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:29:52|


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Laser Knees 97 – Extended Fourze Reference

Dino KITAAAAAAA!

It’s time again for another episode of Laser Knees where the moon powers are made up and the points are physical matter!  In this episode, Sono appreciates Wyzul not being the absolute worst, everyone’s terribly emotional about the return of the dead, and Aleph reminds us about the most powerful force in the universe.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:37:54|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 21 – The DinoKnights of Light & Darkness
Episode 22 – The Lives of the Dead?!

Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


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Laser Knees 96 – Robot Dinosaur Baseball Bat

It’s time for another look at our favorite (or, well, at least our currently-airing) dinosaur-based Super Sentai with your favorite* hosts!

In this episode of Laser Knees, Sono adores magic paper, Aleph is proud of his son, and we all learn that following rules just because they’re rules is not as good as knowing what the rules are meant to do.

*not necessarily, we know

|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:11:48|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 19 – Tyramigo on the Attack
Episode Writer:
Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director:
Kamihoruichi Kazuya

Episode 20 – The Greatest Artist
Episode Writer: Taka Hiroya
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya


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Laser Knees 95 – A Rainbow Connection

NOTE:  Due to some audio difficulties, the audio for episode 94 was lost.  A copy of our notes for the episode may be found here: [GDOCS]

Your Humble-ish Hosts are back with a new episode of Laser Knees’ excellent adequate decent existing commentary on DinoKnight Sentai RyuSoulGer!  In this episode, Aleph hates on a robot (shock! horror!), Sono is excited by telepathy, and it becomes canon that Banba [CENSORED]s.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:45:21|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

Episode 17 – The Captive Warrior
Episode Writer:
Shimo Ayumi
Episode Director:
Nakazawa Shoujiro

Episode 18 – Big Trouble! Can’t Transform!
Episode Writer: Taka Hiroya
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


As Mentioned:

The notes for LK94

Ryusoulger & Scooby-Doo: Same Energy


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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.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:47:20|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 39 – DenLiner Crash
Episode 40 – Grand Climax

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki


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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.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:14:34|


DinoKnight Sentai Ryusoulger

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

Episode Writer: Yamaoka Junpei
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


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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.


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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.


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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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