The Good, the Bad and the Wacky- Part 5 [END]-Riderology Kamen Rider OOO -RX! 059

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Subject: Kamen Rider OOO Q4 Episodes 39-48.

Hosts: Grimmhelm, Mewzard, Ammit, and Professor What

It’s time for us to judge all the show that Kobayashi and crew could muster and throw at us. It isn’t that we don’t appreciate the effort taken to produce a gargantuan show like this, week after week, after week, but that doesn’t mean we won’t call out its flaws and failings. Join us for the mostly positive but appropriately critical final analysis of that power animal, alchemical power using Shaman Rider OOO!

Below is an excerpt from the notes used to make this episode.

OOO 39- A Nightmare, a Security Camera, and Ankh’s Counterattack

Ankh awakens from a nightmare about a semi-Greed Eiji and kid-Ankh stealing his Medals from him, there is also a dead looking Shingo. He wonders if it is Shingo’s fault and warns Eiji to control his Cores. Shimoda Gonzou, a neighborhood Watchman who is going all big brother asks Eiji to remove himself and Ankh from the neighborhood to maintain it’s sanctity. Kid-Ankh sees his overbearing antics and hosts a Yummy from him, in hopes to become complete.

Sataonaka and Gouto are now officially partners in fighting the Greeed and they butt heads a bit: he’s ever vigilant and she’s always waiting for break time. They go to help Eiji and Ankh, but Satonaka takes a long time and shows up in gothic-lolita garb.

Kid-Ankh now is sure of his identity and is eager to absorb his arm. In a plot twist, Gonzou’s wife is the Yummy host and her desire is to rule over people.

Also, Eiji stops Ankh from reattaching to Shingo after the Yummy disappears because Hina had asked him about it after Ankh had been a really huge jerk about possessing Shingo and respecting Hina’s wishes about Ankh playing her brother for his birthday party.

[Comments]

– I officially love Kougami’s antics, playing piano, making cakes and singing happy birthday

– Why is Satonaka so lazy?

Constant food coma :3

– I’m glad Mezul isn’t in kid form, when they’re talking about her liking Maki

– Ankh really is an ingrate and a jerk, or at least that’s his persona. I hate it either way.

– Why not let Chiyoko know about being OOO and the truth about Ankh?

That always seemed off to me. I don’t see how letting somebody who is both a landlord and a close friend in on a weird secret like that could be detrimental to a relationship or a plot.

– Gouto is so awesome as the militia-Birth, I love it. The little Medal holder on his wrist! The bike back pack folding the Medals! I love it all!!!

– Why the F is Satonaka fighting in fetishistic Loli-faire?! She does a decent support job, but am I supposed to be jerking off to this?

Birth as an operational unit of the Foundation is just brilliant, but Satonaka’s inclusion seems to weaken it for her laziness and her attire.

OOO 40- Control, a Birthday Party, and a Vanishing Ankh

Ankh repossesses Shingo after Eiji hesitates to let him. Later in Eiji’s room, Hina says she is starting to change her thoughts and feelings regarding Ankh and Shingo. Eiji tells her that he would have to get rid of Ankh if she stops being ok with the current situation. The Yummy has tagged a bunch of cops with feathers creating a police state for Mrs. Shimoda to rule over so she can revel in their freedom inhibiting activities. Chiyoko gets kicked out of her restaurant and they have a birthday party for Ankh down by the river after he half heartedly tries to strangle Hina. It seems things have changed between Ankh, Eiji and Hina.

Gouto bribes Satonaka to be more prompt and she shows up mid fight to help the Riders finally defeat the Yummy. Which was kid-Ankh’s plan all along! He waited for Ankh to return to Cous Cousier relaxed after their victory and he absorbs him taking many Cores and freeing Shingo fully of the possession. Kid-Ankh regenerates his right arm and wing, but his face remains incomplete.

[Comments]

– Ankh is an awful person

– Why does Hina put up with Ankh’s crap?

Ankh may not have his personality, but he has Shingo’s face – that’s enough to sway Hina over. It’s effectively emotional abuse and trauma.

– Dude pulled out an ASP on Chiyoko? WOW, not ok! You go Chiyoko! She would have made Captain america proud! Why is Mrs. Shimoda such a dirty fascist?

– I like the lame attempt to make the Candroids cooler and more marketable by slapping a few together to make a holo-cam and projector. PLEASE! That little scene was so unnecessary.

– I hope this means we don’t get fetish combat wear Satonaka anymore.

– Wow, that kid-Ankh is sharp.


 

The full notes are fairly exhaustive, but if you’d like an insight into my mind while it digests Rider, you can have it in full.

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The Good, the Bad and the Wacky- Part 4-Riderology Kamen Rider OOO -RX! 056

Logo_AlbumSubject: Kamen Rider OOO Q3 Episodes 29-38 + OOO Wonderful.

Hosts: Grimmhelm, Mewzard, Ammit, and Professor What

Deeper into OOO we go as misgivings start to emerge for Ammit who is still overall positive on the show. Professor What, Mewzard and Grimmhelm have all finished the show and fondly recall their experiences with this stretch of episodes as well as trace lines that connect the beginning and end of OOO that they can perceive thanks to their having already finished it.

Below is an excerpt from the notes used to make this episode.

OOO 34- Best Friends, Manipulations, and Relationships

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Kitamura wants Eiji to be his friend or rely on him. Ankh outs him to Eiji and Hina, but Eiji covers for him and the three guys head off to find Date and Gouto. Eiji taps into the host-Yummy relationship to narrow their search and they find the Kougami employees just after Date tells Gouto that he is ready to be Birth and that he should seize the chance at his next opportunity. Kitamura asks Eiji why he helps Ankh who he must know is manipulating him. Eiji answers that because Ankh is around he has the power to save people and that he is, in fact, using Ankh. Kitamura gets Eiji to Ankh and Maki leaves, not wanting all 10 Medals to be together. Eiji asks for the Dino Medals to lend them their strength and calls forth the set barely controlling his own henshin sequence with them. He still goes berserk and defeats the snow Owl Yumy after Kid-Ankh lands a rider kick and flattens him for a moment. Ankh lures the still enraged Eiji telling him he will be restored no matter what and he needs Eiji for that, even though he cares not for him otherwise.

[Comments]

– after treating Hina like an oppressed housewife, against which she doesn’t buck.

– I enjoy Date’s poor assessment of and guesses at on what animals the bird Yummies are based.

– Date used some last episode too, but how long has he been doing wrestling moves? I like how it matches his personality; brash with some finesse.

-Kita|Mura as in Mirai as in Here Future, as in the future of Kamen Rider is HERE talking about FRIENDSHIP and HIGH SCHOOL!!! This is when they decided on Fourze!

– Bullshit, they’re not friends

OOO 35- Dreams, a Brother, and Birth’s Secret

Hina, who has long dreamt of being a fashion designer wins first place at a fashion show, after which she is approached by one of the judges to work with him in his Parisian studio. She hesitates because of Shingo, who it seems may be re-surfacing as a result of the face-to-face between Ankhs.

Uva seems to be warming up to the idea of absorbing Cores, as he is desperate for more power after meeting kid-Ankh. Uva shows up and steals a Blue Medal and splits along with the Purple dream-crushing Unicorn Yummy after Date falls to the ground clutching his head. It turns out Date has a bullet in his brain– he had kept that from Kougami, who doesn’t mind, now that he knows, He knows it affects him negatively, but the President is fine with him continuing to work as Birth.

Uva guns for OOO’s Medals and sets a group of Psuedo-Yummies upon Eiji, which he destroys with the Dino-Cruncher Gun that the Purple Medals allow him to have as Sugozo.

Date continues to fight the Unicorn, but his injury kicks in and the battle moves away from him, focusing on Eiji, Ankh, Uva and Cazari. The Yummy flees after destroying Hina’s dream. Uva vs Cazali results in Uva getting a few more Mezul and Gamel Cores and Shingo wakes up!

[Comments]

– GORILLA ARMS GIVE YOU rocket punches!!!

– What are you doing to Hina!?

The full notes are fairly exhaustive, but if you’d like an insight into my mind while it digests Rider, you can have it in full.


 

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Happy Birthday Kamen Rider! SPECIAL-Riderology Kamen Rider OOO -RX! 055

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Subject: Kamen Rider OOO Q2 Episodes 27-28 and Den-O, OOO, Let’s Go!

Hosts: Grimmhelm, Ammit, Mewzard, and Professor What.

OOO is celebrating Kamen Rider’s 999th and 1000th episodes with some craziness.

Spoilers: We are less than thrilled.

Unspoilers: We have an interesting discussion about how effective it all was.

No notes for this crazy special.

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The Good, the Bad and the Wacky- Part 2-Riderology Kamen Rider OOO -RX! 043

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Subject: Kamen Rider OOO Q2 Episodes 15-26

Hosts: Grimmhelm, Mewzard and Ammit.

OOO is getting better and better at this point. Some relationships develop, Ankh and Eiji reach an agreement by episode 16 that they continue to work on throughout the rest of the quarter. Gouto comes around to being a little nicer and Kamen Rider Birth debuts. A lot of intersting things start getting set up in this part of the show and we all really enjoyed talking about it.

We hope our discussion leaves you wanting more!

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Below is an excerpt from the notes used to make this episode.

OOO 15- Medal Combat, Transport, and Potential

Dr. Maki is almost ready with the Birth Driver but wants to see what the true power of the Medals is, what will happen when they are all together. Cazari who is two medals short of a complete resurrection tells Maki he has a plan. Maki tells Kougami he needs 5000 Cell Medals, so he sends Gouto and the remains of the Ridvendor Squadron to escort the Cells plus 1 Red Core. Ankh tells Eiji to to help him steal his Core back, when Eiji refuses Cazali shows his human face and says Hina is in the Medal transport van. Eiji investigates but can’t find Hina, Gouto even says he’d punish anyone who’d kidnap Hina- even Kougami. Eiji and Ankh follow the transport truck until the Greeed stop it. Hina awakens behind a hidden panel in the van, then a messy struggle happens where Ankh and Eiji lose more Cores,the Greeed amd Gouto go on a chase, where he crashes and Cazali takes all of Mezul’s Cores. Ankh and Eiji fight, realizing their stuck with each other and they make a deal to work together amicably. They save Hina with Gouto’s help, but the Greeed escape. At Maki’s lab, Cazari gets Gamel to put Mezul’s Cores into himself and Maki speaks to his doll of having all the Medals in one vessel.

[Comments]

-The big fight was a huge mess and the choreography was either over-ambitious or not grounded enough. Either way, it was a bit of a goofy mess.

-Gouto is really a cool character and I can’t wait to see him become Birth, I know it’s coming soon!

-The Cazari/Maki relationship deepens and so does his plot to move against his fellow Greeed. All this infighting is good and makes a lot of sense.

OOO 16- A Conclusion, A Greeed, and a New Rider

Eiji learns more about the Greeed, including the fact that they are incomplete creatures because they had no will at first, so their creators destroyed one of their Core Medals which gave them an unquenchable desire to become whole (and then Nihilistic, I guess). Gouto goes to arrest Dr. Maki who says he shouldn’t if he wants the power to save the world. Gamel stumbles around looking for Mezul and Uva attacks her to take her single remaining Core. Mezul finds Gamel and tells him to be one with her; she says she loves him and turns into a Medal-beast when Maki let’s out all 5000 Core Medals and throws in Mantis and Grasshopper. Eiji destroys it with Birth’s help and Gatakiriba. Kougami tells Satonaka that he wants the world to be reborn from Desire. Maki exposits aloud that he wants to see the world destroyed. Eiji tells Ankh he won’t let him become a monster, but is unclear on whether or not he’ll help him gather all the Medals. Birth untransforms and is someone who isn’t Gotou.

[Comments]

-The Mezul/Gamel interaction is moving and a little sad, sick as their relationship may be. (Get your mind out of the gutter!)

-The Maki/Kougami dichotomy become crstal clear here as the former says he wants destruction and the later wishes for rebirth, though one wonders if Kougami isn’t aware of the mad Doctor’s desire and is exploiting it to bring about his own.

-Wait, Gouto isn’t Birth?! The show genuinely surprised me here even though I knew it would go this way, more or less.

The full notes are fairly exhaustive, but if you’d like an insight into my mind while it digests Rider, you can have it in full.


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The Good, the Bad and the Wacky- Part 1-Riderology Kamen Rider OOO -RX! 042

Logo_AlbumSubject: Kamen Rider OOO Q1 Episodes 1-14 + Movie War Core

Hosts: Grimmhelm, Mewzard and Ammit, featuring GomessQ!

So, after a long break from Quarterly episodes, the unKamenCrew is back to go in depth on discussions of Medallic monsters, formerly wandering heroes, and happy birthdays. As with W, Ammit is new to the show so, you get to laugh at his ignorance of future events or be thrilled and delighted by the prescience of the perceptions he draws from Kobayashi’s writing. Grimmhelm and Mewzard lovingly sigh over the glory that they now to be OOO and share some deeper insights based on their foreknowledge. One last thing, Ammit says Ankh is a huge jerk.

We hope our discussion leaves you wanting more!

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Bellow is an excerpt from the notes used to make this episode.

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