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.


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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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Rider Jump: She-Ra

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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.


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Rider Jump 20 – Opening Countdown!

At the start of the new year, the Toei tokusatsu shows are on break, but we at the ToH(!!!) network aren’t!

In this episode, your friendly(?) hosts decide to steal from a couple other podcasts (such as HARK!) to rank the opening themes of the post-2000 Kamen Rider and Super Sentai in this, the Opening Countdown!

In this episode:

  • We’re just wingin’ it.  Seriously, there’s a frightful lack of preparation.
  • Sono and Aleph butt heads over the #1 spots
  • Aleph can’t believe how Surprise Drive ranks.
  • Sono can’t believe what an experience the Timeranger theme is.
  • Psychic Lover: great band name or GREATEST band name?
  • Favored tokusatsu-related aggro reaction gifs.

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Our shows are on break, but between school and holidays and finals, we’ve missed a few episodes, so we thought we’d try not to leave a gap for as long as we’re able with a possibly shorter episode that we’ve threatened a few times and see about ranking some opening themes.

Themes under consideration (scroll to the bottom for the final rankings):

Super Sentai:

  • Timeranger (2000–2001) – JIKŪ ~Mirai Sentai Timeranger~
  • Gaoranger (2001–2002) – Gaoranger Hoero!!
  • Hurricaneger (2002–2003) – Hurricaneger Sanjō!
  • Abaranger (2003–2004) – We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~
  • Dekaranger (2004–2005) – Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Magiranger (2005–2006) – Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • Boukenger (2006–2007) – GoGo Sentai Boukenger
  • Gekiranger (2007–2008) – Juken Sentai Gekiranger
  • Go-onger (2008–2009) – Engine Sentai Go-onger
  • Shinkenger (2009–2010) – Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
  • Goseiger (2010–2011) – Tensou Sentai Goseiger
  • Gokaiger (2011–2012) – Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
  • Go-Busters (2012–2013) – Busters Ready Go!
  • Go-Busters (2012–2013) – Moving Moving Buster Ship
  • Kyoryuger (2013–2014) – VAMOLA! Kyoryuger
  • ToQger (2014–2015) – Ressha Sentai ToQger
  • Ninninger (2015–2016) – Saa Ike! Ninninger!
  • Zyuohger (2016–2017) – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
  • Kyuranger (2017–2018) – Lucky Star

Kamen Rider

  • Kuuga (2000-2001) – Kamen Rider Kuuga!
  • Agito (2001-2002) – Kamen Rider AGITO
  • Ryuki (2002-2003) – Alive a Life
  • 555 (2003-2004) – Justφ’s
  • Blade (2004-2005) – Round ZERO ~ Blade Brave
  • Blade (2004-2005) – Elements
  • Hibiki (2005-2006) – Kagayaki [Instrumental]
  • Hibiki (2005-2006) – Hajimari no Kimi e
  • Kabuto (2006-2007) – NEXT LEVEL
  • Den-O (2007-2008) – Climax Jump
  • Kiva (2008-2009) – Break the Chain
  • Decade (2009) – Journey Through the Decade
  • W (2009–2010) – W-B-X ~W-Boiled Extreme~
  • OOO (2010–2011) – Anything Goes
  • Fourze (2011–2012) – Switch On!
  • Wizard (2012–2013) – Life is SHOW TIME!
  • Gaim (2013–2014) – Just Live More
  • Drive (2014–2015) – Surprise Drive
  • Ghost (2015–2016) – Warera Omou, Yue ni Warera Ari
  • Ex-Aid (2016–2017) – EXCITE
  • Build (2017-2018) – BE THE ONE

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Kamen Rider 1 Featuring Kamen Rider Ghost – Rider Jump 19

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Aleph, Cannibal Sarracenian,  and Igadevil got together and had a LONG conversation about a bunch of the Kamen Rider 1 movie featuring Ghost and friends.

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Things Mentioned:
Kamen Rider episode 4

Inoue

Kamen Rider as an authority figure in Drive and maybe even the original Kamen Rider

What a swell fellow Hiroshi Fujioka is

Some Super Hero Taisen movies

Kamen Rider as Benevolent Divine Being


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Drive X Ghost| Gaim – Kaito – Urobutcher + Ethics = Better Gaim – Rider Jump 17

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This is Rider Jump 17. That MASSIVE Rider Jump 15, helmed by Cannibal Sarracenian, is going to be re-recorded at some point ~In THE FUTURE!!!~.

Anyway, Sono and Aleph got together and had a fun conversation about a bunch of the Drive X Ghost Movie War and some other stuff.

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Funding
Drive/Ghost
Crossovers and how they’re best left to the side.
Gokaiger
Gaim’s problems/Kamen Rider Taisen
KR Movies


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Stuffing – Rider Jump 16

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No, this isn’t an error, this is Rider Jump 16, NOT 15. I (Ammit) have yet to finish editing our MASSIVE Rider Jump 15, helmed by Cannibal Sarracenian, which I am stubbornly going to document as an ongoing failure of mine to get this thing done in a timely manner by calling it episode 15 whenever I happen to finish it. Anyway, Sono and Aleph got together and had a fun conversation about a bunch of Rider and Sentai stuff including suit designs and subbing wars.

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Unsupervised Again – Rider Jump 14

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When Ammit is away the Sono and Aleph will play. Sonon and Aleph have a good old-fashioned LONG episode as they go off and discuss various Super Sentai and Kamen Rider shows including, you guessed it: Boukenger; Drive; Gaim and Kuuga.

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Spirit Animals Unite! – Rider Jump 13

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It’s time for a wildly unspiritualistic ride through the Savannah of the soul as we discuss:

Zyuohger 07 It’s A G-G-G-Ghost!

Ghost 24 Appearance! The Mysterious Warrior!

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Check out Rob’s comic: Star Bright, it’s Ammit approved!


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The First and Greatest – Rider Jump 12

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Join Aleph, Cannibal Sarracenian, Igadevil and Tod as they discuss some of their favorite episodes and details in the original Kamen Rider as well as the Kamen Rider manga.

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Igadevil mentioned this VIDEO about Japan’s political climate and Rider’s intersection with politics.


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Hiroshi Fujioka: International Treasure – Rider Jump 11

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Hiroshi Fuijoka is a treasure. Thanks in part to his charisma and athleticism, we have Kamen Rider as an on-going money making endeavor for Toei and Bandai. I don’t know if Ishimori Productions gets a cut, but fans of the Kamen Rider franchise have been benefiting from his work for decades. Even in the Western Toei Tokusatsu fandom, where there is a fair amount of turn over as the years go on, every modern era Rider owes a lot to what Hiroshi Fujioka helped start 45 years ago. And viewers have benifited from the continuation of Kamen Rider even if they only get to enjoy a year or two of shows that work for them.

In honor of the legacy of Riders to come after him and in anticipation for the Kamen Rider 1 movie coming out in the spring and staring Hiroshi Fujioka as Takeshi Hongo we decided to watch the Rider 1 trailer and have a little talk about it

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If you have yet to see it, treat yourself to the trailer RAW and subbed.


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The Force Is Weak – Rider Jump 10

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We talk about Star Wars VII: The Force Awaken and Concrete Revolutio and it is a lot of fun.

We mention:

The Women

and Ultraman and the Hugo Award

and much else.


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Rider Love- Rider Jump 9

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Aleph, Ammit and Sono discuss why they love Kamen Rider so much and what it means to them. They get a voice message from Jason and a Tumblr submission from MMAnalysis.

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Loose Ends- Rider Jump 8

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SO, I made a mistake last week. I neglected to include input from one of our listeners. They let me know of my faux pas on Tumblr and I made some changes to how things are run on this side of the microphone so that it won’t happen again. This Rider Jump is being made to feature the unKamenCrew’s reactions and thoughts on Jason’s input and get them out there as soon as possible. In order to deal with the issue in the place it happened I will append this to the end of next week’s unKamenCast-RX!

Jason. I am sorry for overlooking your e-mail. Thanks for sending in your thoughts and please continue to do so.

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Also, everyone get ready for for the first unKamenFight– Round 1! Sono X Ammit: The Museum museum Sanjou Set Use Kerfuffle!


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Burger Jump- Rider Jump 7

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We’re not JUST talking about food this week as the title may suggest, but the show does start with Tater Salad and end with banana burgers. Again, there is some serious discussion in the middle of all that about fans creating on a thing they love. Are fan creators good or bad? Does it depend? What can fan creators do to ensure that they are making a derivative work the original creator would enjoy or be proud of? Is that the point?

We want to hear from you in the comment. We don’t know everything, so please share your thoughts with us on this topic. What do you think about fans working on properties they hold dear?


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Two Shows with the Same Recordings- Rider Jump 6

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Check out the Sho Aikawa interview from Tokusatsu Network mentioned in this episode.


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Cob-Ooh-Toe! – Rider Jump 5

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Dubbing the Path to Heaven

Today we’re covering a little bit of a general discussion on a few episodes of the Indonesian dub of Masked Rider Kabuto. It leads to us talking about G  Gundam and Gundam in general.

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This outline’s our discussion spared by Kabuto

  • Police Brutality? The worm lady apprehension in episode 3?
  • Clandestine Organisations with Lots of Power and How EVIL they are i.e. ZECT Lady to Kagami: We’ll kill the guy if he doesn’t cooperate.
  • Kagami (or Yuri Aso and Megumi Aso… or V3) is Shijima Gou done well
  • Tendou as Kenshin Himura- Not wanting to mess up his tofu and clowning his way through breaking a woman out of jail!
  • Dubbing thou art silly!- do you have a hard time taking the dub voices totally seriously? Who is the best and worst in these three episodes?
  • Self-Righteous Hypocrite or Person of Good Taste?– Is there a problem with me for disliking certain over the top, way too into themselves Riders, but so far REALLY enjoying Tendou who IS that to the Nth degree?
  • The Sun is a massive tool: Thoughts on the cast themselves and/or thoughts on how they were dubbed? (ties into earlier question)
  • The distance of text: Would you react to some of the cornier bits differently if you were reading them as opposed to hearing someone say them?
  • Overall thoughts on the episodes themselves?  Would these first three eps be enough to get you in?
  • Do you watch many dubs/personal opinions thereupon?
  • Paramilitary pay sucks: A member of an elite military organization needs a second job?  Ouch.
  • Tendou respects the eff outta food.  Seriously, don’t smoke after eating around him.  He will wreck your mess.  And in front of children?  Oooooh, you have messed up.
  • A touch of horror: The Worm’s whole deal as body-snatchers leaving their secretion-y lairs behind. Scary or cornball?  YOU DECIDE!
  • Narrator Powers Activate!: I love/hate how the narrator pops in to explain Clock Up

For some more information on Kamen Rider generally and WHERE to find that last movie or show you haven’t yet been able to find, check out this Kamen Rider Guide mentioned a few times in the episode.

If the above gets broken, here’s a link for it.


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Fangazon Rocks! – Rider Jump 4

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Fangazon Rocks and a Wide Array of Topics

The 5 segments found herein were cut from the recording sessions for -RX! episodes 99 and 100 and touches on lady villains in Kamen Rider, the ages of phase two Hesei Riders and how they effect the shows and their reception, Zyuranger DVDs, super pose-able dolls, Urobuchi’s anime, the truth about Magical Girls and the deconstructions thereof, the excess of Riders with blue and yellow suits and custom S.H. Figuarts.

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Drive 21-22 Tangent 1: You Don’t Know Narumi

-People often characterize Soukichi Narumi incorrectly and should look at Message to Double from W X OOO: Movie War Core to change that.

-Lady Villains. Rose Gronghi FTW.

-Kuuga and a few other shows had huge worlds full of narrative gaps that allow viewers to enjoy the spaces in between episodes instead of being bothered by them in certain shows, like Drive.

-The age trends in Hesei and Hesei Phase 2 or why did some peole have a problem with Gentarou being so young.

-Hibiki and a few other Riders are really into having a focus on training, discipline and commitment to being a Rider that Drive lacks.

-More on Riders and their ages

-How exactly is Shinnosuke an uber-cop? How does the police infrastructure and hierarchy work in Japan?

Drive 21-22 Tangent 2: Migrating Actors

-Merch! Zyuranger DVDs and big ball jointed dolls

-DR. Gill in the Kikaider Reboot is the same actor who played Gamou form Fourze!

-Toei actors showing up all over the place in different Tokusatsu and dramas is so fun!

-Super Sentai hand-offs

-Everyone gets tired

Drive 23 Pre-Show: Custom Figuarts

-Killer headphones

-Politics

-NOT Mach, but Kamen Rider Chaser brief discussion of scans and his look

-NO MORE blue and yellow Riders, PLEASE!

-Luna X Trigger was awesome though!

-Fang X Trigger

-A smattering of SH Figuarts talk leading to

-Fangazon the Great!

-Kamen Rider Witch by dezet08

-Kamen Rider Kivala

-Gou’s Face

-Sailor Pluto

Drive 23 Urobuchi’s Anime, Magical Girls and Deconstruction

-Urobuchi: boring, incompetent, what is he?

-Madoka

-Magical Girls are already DARK

-90s Sailor Moon got really dark every final leg of each season

-Magical Knight Rayearth

-Smugness about deconstruction

-CLAMP! Tsubasa and XXX-Holic

Drive 23 After Party

-The truth about Macs and PCs, including the shocking fact that Touch Screens make life hard sometimes

-Science VS Art and other difficulties concerning #StudentLife

-Gingaman VS Wildforce

-The confusion that sometimes comes from watching certain shows dubbed, then subbed.

-Ninninger and how do you pronounce “kitsune” (and other words foreign to you) anyhow?

-About W. Watching and re-watching the Sonozaki saga.

-2007 was a gloriously painful year for Rider and Sentai

-Hair cutting comedy


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Bad Timelines and Histories – Rider Jump 3

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Bad Timelines and Poorly Constructed Histories

This topic came out of a question regarding Drive’s timeline from episodes 27 and 28, but Drive Secret Mission-Type SCU-001 How Was the Special Crimes Unit Assembled?

ALSO has these issues it makes things even more complicated as far as Drive’s timeline goes.

I suppose the thesis here is why do so many shows do the long, complex history and start in the middle or some part way through the story, since so many writers seem to have a hard time doing that properly? Specifically I’m referring to W, OOO, Fourze, Wizard, Faiz, Ryuki and Kiva.

Kamen Rider Double/W

W does OK with starting in the middle of things, but it really leaves so much dissatisfaction after finishing the show. I.E. Why no Kamen Rider Bomb? Why not a lead female cast? Things were mostly left very vague.

Kamen Rider OOO

OOO gives us scraps about the past king and the creation of the Greeed. We get flashes of the alchemists and see how Ankh helped the King destroy them in the past. We even get a fuller explanation of what happened with Maki and his sister, but for some reason that treatment wasn’t really given to Eiji’s past and i don’t feel like the Greeed’s issue was ever established well enough either. Sono isolated it as the Greeed were mad they didn’t have senses. I won’t argue with her on that being the fact, but I don’t see how that really explains their motivation. The crew of the Black Pearl doing their raids to reclaim all the gold and break the curse makes sense because they wanted to reclaim mortality and its benefits, chiefly sensory experience, but you can’t miss what you never had. An alien doesn’t miss Christmas because it has never experienced it before and lacks the cultural context to yearn for it. Had the Greed been made as whole creature and then stripped of an essential element that left them intact but desperately yearning for that missing thing, that would make sense and be more comparable to the human experience, but the show’s handling of that aspect left me wanting.

Kamen Rider Fourze

Fourze doesn’t suffer as much from this as much. I can’t think of any real gaps left by  the fact that the story starts years before the series. The Virgo, Utahoshi, Gamou relationship works well. It just took forever to get to the Horoscope’s plan and I don’t that is the fault of the narrative time gap, though it feels silly that it took Gamou all those years to set up the school etc, but maybe it makes sense that he had to line up all those assets to make the school under the Hole, tailored to be a breeding ground for potential.

Kamen Rider Wizard

Wizard’s six-month gap (like W before it and Drive after it) doesn’t seem to have any reason, other than perhaps to show Haruto as a competent fighter from the start? It’s funny too because they kept flashing back to the days shortly after the Sabbat and doing important character things there for Haruto and Koyomi, but why not do them chronologically and then call back to those things? Nitou and the Beast Driver are another area where there is a lot of fertile ground for exploration of how long Phantoms have been around, how the Driver was developed, how Chimera came to be. There are so many unanswered questions there that could have helped fill up the show’s slower times. Also Section Zero. I would have preferred that maybe Section Zero made their own thing if possible, had hired Nitou, or had held on to the Beast Driver from generations past and secreted itself into the Japanese Government to stop the Phantom threat. So many possibilities.

Kamen Rider Faiz

Faiz has some thing with a school and Takumi has a dark past and I believe those two things are connected. I haven’t finished the show (dropped it at episode ten because I had shows to make and my life is busy) but I’ve gleaned that from snippets of discussion online. There’s some lore about how the Orphenocs are created and I get the feeling it’s held until very late in the series.

Kamen Rider Ryuki

Ryuki, which I also haven’t seen is has the whole genesis to the conflict way in the past. As I understand it it is a White Wizard and Koyomi sort of situation and I just don’t understand the utility of leaving something like that unexplained for so long. Although to be fair I don’t know all the details (or any of them) and execution is important. Eden of the East for example has a mysterious puppet master but isn’t frustrating about how it deals with him.

Kamen Rider Kiva

Kiva has its issues outside of the timeline, which isn’t an issue in my opinion, except for the fact that at some point the 1986 story should have stopped or gone past the paralleling of 2008 and let more of the aftermath of things unfold so that things could be more clear about 2008. The stories would have been less related, but I think it would still have been more satisfying. Kiva leaves a lot unanswered too, like how did Wataru actually get the belt, lineages are a little fuzzy. The thing with the Fake Fuessles on IXA doesn’t make sense unless the Blue Sky Part had access to either Dark Kiva or Kiva. Are the Kivats a species? What’s the deal with these other monster clans? There might be more. honestly Kiva made me so happy that I don’t really care about most of those things, but it’d be nice to have the answers folded into the content of the show and not to be found in extra material.


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Symbol Rider – Rider Jump 2

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.

Sarracenians thoughts on Kamen Rider in general.

Sarracenian’s art.


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Of Sentai And Rider Dubs – Rider Jump 1

The unKamenCrew is back with another Rider Jump for your listening pleasure. The topic this episode was supposed to be “Reflections of Kamen Rider in other media and the West,” but quickly turns to discuss: whether or not a Metal Hero is as equally creditable to Ishinomouri as a Super Sentai, the muddled history of what would be Kamen Rider Stronger being the inspiration for Goranger and Sentai snobbery from original Power Ranger fans, the realization that SPD is American Dekaranger and much more.

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Waiting for a potato jelly bar.

Because Ammit promised this for some reason in the intro, this is an insight into the structure for our discussion of Fourze 17-32:

-Was this middle arc a waste? We’re going to discuss this, and we hope you have an opinion too.

-People who think it wasn’t a waste: what about it enriched the story and furthered people’s existing arcs?

Do they particularly like Meteor?

-People who think it was:

what did they want to see?

what was disrupted?

which threads were dropped and never picked up again?

Was there anything to redeem it at all?

-How did the new elements relate to the old (i.e. how do Meteor’s motifs relate to Fourze’s, how does his friendship plot relate to Gentaro’s?

-Why did they introduce a new Tachibana, how does he relate to the older ones, etc etc)

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Aleph’s Wish – Rider Jump 0

This is the first of many special episodes, which allow the unKamenCrew to diverge from strictures, structures and rules to go more in depth on a variety of subjects, mostly in the world of Kamen Rider. This episode Sono and Aleph discuss misgivings, hopes and dashed aspirations through the lens of Gaim, Drive and Wizard. They also get into some Dekaranger discussion and exhort EVERYONE to watch Hibiki.
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