UnKamen RX 206 – Build: Reconstructed

Oh, what a long, strange trip it’s been.

From a good-hearted amnesiac to the ultimate darkness and on into a new world.

In this, our final episode of our Kamen Rider Build coverage, we touch upon:

  • Gentoku doesn’t go to jail, but he does go out like a champ.
  • Broken helmet?  We love broken helmets!
  • One easy trip to get Aleph to weep extra-hard at a character’s death.
  • That good, good Grant Morrison biz.
  • The excellent catharsis of fighting a person in a suit instead of a CGI mess.
  • The PERFECT MATCH.

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

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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 48 – To a World of Love and Peace

Episode 49 – The World Build Created

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo

Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki

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As Mentioned:

The Two Banjous:

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That good good Grant Morrison biz.

Dale Cooper’s “Seeing the world without fear” speech

Trigun: “Love and Peace!” supercut

Trigun: Wolfwood’s death


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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

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UnKamen RX 205 – Only Human

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In this episode, your favorite hosts confront the horrific and implacable fact of death and how to write one that’s more than just a character being dead.

Sorry to start out so heavy, y’all, but this is a heavy episode to talk about and it’s the specter that hangs over pretty much everything.  Suffice to say, though, that we quite enjoyed the episode we discuss here.


 

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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 47 – Sub-Zero Flame
Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya

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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

 

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UnKamen RX 204 – Die Hard: With a Snake

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

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

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

HE SAID SON

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Aaaaaaaaanyway, in this episode, we touch upon:

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

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


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Kamen Rider Build

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

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

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As Mentioned:

Through the Fire and the Flames” – Dragonforce

Presentation” clip from Megamind

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

Die Hard

The Raid: Redemption

Dredd


New Suit Roundup:

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Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard

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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

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UnKamen 203 – Crown Him Dragon, Queen of Mars

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

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

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

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

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Kamen Rider Build

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

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


As Mentioned:

KittCat

Eartha Kitt Catwoman

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

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


No but seriously, this henshin line is a MESS.

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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

 

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UnKamen RX 202 – Six Degrees of Katsuragi Takumi


 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Kamen Rider Build

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

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


As Mentioned:

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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono


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UnKamen RX 201 – Kamen Rider Pride

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We’ve got our final form, we’ve hit episode 40, and we’ve introduced the newest (and maybe final?) plot wrinkle.  Stuffs only getting more intense on Kamen Rider Build and your humble hosts have Some Things to Say.

  • Aleph expounds on the themes of destruction and refinement embodied in the hero and villain.
  • Sono examines the nature of what has been ‘lost’ to make the Lost Bottles.
  • Editing concerns.
  • Fashion Icon/Disaster Gentoku Himuro.
  • Shrugging off death.
  • Mutou Shogo is good at ensemble casts.  He should do a Sentai sometime.
  • What we’re calling “The Gentoku Model of Transgressive Heroes”.
  • Seiji Taikawa K I L L I N G  I T with his suit acting choices.
  • Excellence in translation.
  • Evolt’s suits.
  • New Costume Corner.

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

 


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 39The Unstoppable Genius
Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei

Episode 40Revolution of the Apocalypse
Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi

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As Mentioned:

Dark City:
Official Trailer
Analysis by Renegade Cut

Jeff Goldblum as Isurugi, y/y?

Jeff Isurugi


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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono


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UnKamen-RX 200(!!!!!!!) – All Around Me Are Familiar Faces

 

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It’s been many years now and we’ve now reached the two-hundredth installment of the internet’s own UnKamenCast R!X!.  It’s been a long, winding trip through an eternal cycle of birth, death, and metamorphosis, one transformation after another.  A mad chimera of commentary, changing in scope and form and format.

And as we continue our headlong, pedal-to-the-metal (kamen) ride toward places unknown, we offer thanks to you, Dear Listener, just for being here.

That said, for all we were sorely tempted to take an episode to just talk about the milestone we hit, we also had some Kamen Rider Build to talk about!  So in this episode, we touch on:

  • Utsumi and how much fun that’s looking like it’s going to be for us.
  • The Nanba-side cast’s less-than-engaging endings.
  • How intensely satisfying it is to see Katsuragi’s actor for the scenes about The Devil’s Scientist.
  • The relative morality of taking pleasure in the death of a fictional person.
  • “Nepotism.”
  • The horror of having even the barest knowledge about astrological events.

All this and more on this, the 200th episode of the UnKamenCast R!X!


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 37 – The Ultimate Phase
Episode Writer: 
Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuta

Episode 38 – Mad World
Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Kyohei Yamaguchi


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As Mentioned:

Aleph was a child of the ’80s, so:


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