'Sup, I'm a Rider fan too. I've seen everything from Ryuki to present, and I'm more than halfway through Kuuga right now, planning to watch Agito after this, and then go back and see Kamen Rider '71 and BLACK.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:btw Any word on who will be the next Kamen Rider after Wizard? I think it's a good time to ask since he's reached his Final Form, Infinity Style.
We usually start seeing information about the next rider in mid-late May, since the calendar shift. They've gotta let the kids enjoy the Infinity stuff for a while before they get ready for Neo-Heisei 5th/Heisei 15th anniversary.
Personally I'm hoping for a way better show than Wizard, which has been dragging its feet under the weight of too many toys and not enough plot. I feel sorry for the actors, they're mostly decent but the terrible writing leaves them with nothing to do.
I'll be curious to see if the next rider has some sort of 6 motif, since we've been building up since Decade:
5 fingers (maybe 5 elements? Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Diamond)
Skipping back to Kuuga (sorry, I jump around a lot):
I love this show, holy crap. The CG is crap but I don't turn to Toei for quality CG work. The plotting is amazing and it demonstrates how to effectively use a two-episode formula, a piece of advice many of the more recent shows could take a hint from. You can clearly see that they had more time to plan out this show than others, which makes sense since it was the first Rider show in 11 years, and the planning pays off so well. The story is well-paced, the characters are diverse and likable without being complete exaggerations of what real people are like (*coughWizardcough*), the Grongi are built up slowly and have a legitimate air of mystery about them as opposed to the artificial mystery of enemies like the Phantoms, the Horoscopes, the Greeeds, or the Fangire. At the time of this writing, I'm at episode 30 and Godai has just achieved Rising Mighty Form for the first time. It's cool stuff.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:After OOO ended, I'm pretty surprised he never got a proper Final Form like Double's CycloneJoker Extreme.
I know this is an old post, but it demands to be addressed. OOO's final form is PuToTyra; TaJaDor is just the mid-season upgrade. Physically, Gil is stronger than Ankh, and so are his medals, which is why Ankh had to reason With Eiji to try to revert him back to humanity when he was losing himself.