Samsonator wrote:I've now seen every series (but not all the movies, no Shin, ZO or J yet) from Black to Wizard, as well as thirty-some episodes of the original series from 1971.
I haven't seen ZO or J, but I've seen Shin, and I have to say there's a reason he's not fondly remembered. This movie came out around the same time as Jurassic Park, which as we all know was a landmark in special effects. Despite that, the effects in Shin look positively campy. He is never more than a dude in a rubber suit, even though the actual transformation scenes are pretty graphic. The gore looks laughably fake, the plot is a joke, and the ending is really WTF. The best part is probably Ishinomori Shotaro's cameo early on. It's worth seeing once, but it's a bad movie.
In other news, I've made good headway on Agito. I'm up to episode 40 or thereabouts, and I'd be done by now if I hadn't had a busy work schedule last week. I plan to finish up within the week, at which point I'll have seen all Heisei kamen rider. Then I'll probably start on the original.