I have loved Power Rangers since I was a kid and started to watch Kamen Rider a couple of years ago. So to start off with TokusatsuRIDER I will talk about my first Kamen Rider show Kamen Rider W.
The Facts are These:
In the Windy city where everything is powered by windmills, the Sonozaki Family sells mysterious USB drives called Gaia Memories that can transform the user into a monster called a Dopant. Shotaro Hidari and the mysterious Phillip use the True Gaia Memories in the Double Driver to merge to become Kamen Rider Double and stop the Dopants and the Sonozaki Family.
I tried to do a weekly post about Ultraman but didn’t have the time. Though I started watching Kamen Rider with Kamen rider W and boy did I start with a great one. Kamen rider is an interesting concepy among kamen rider series, with the main kamen rider actually being two people. That was different a strong and noble Half-boiled detective and a genius merge together to become the hero Kamen Rider Double. Their power is interchangeable and interesting, where they choose between two elements (Fire, metal, luna, joker, cyclone… etc) with the flexibility with their powers they are able to do different things depending on the combination.
Behind the Scenes:
The series was produced by the Toei Company and it’s main writer was Riku Sanjo who has also wrote for Kamen Rider Drive as the main rider, and wrote on Kamen Rider Fourze. The main director for the series was Ryuta Tasaki who has worked on Kamen Rider OOO, Kamen Rider Kiva, Kamen Rider Kabuto and several other Kamen Riders series. The series preceded Kamen Rider Decade and was succeeded by Kamen Rider OOO’s. The series ran for 49 episodes between September 2009 and August 2010. It’s accompanying Super Sentai Series were Samurai Sentai Shinkenger and that was succeeded by Tesou Sentai Goseiger.
A Brief View of the World:
The plot of Kamen Rider W takes place in the city of Futo. in the Kamen Rider universe where masked heroes who fight for justice. The specific enemies of the series use USB Drives called Gaia Memories and that changes them into Dopants, that excessive exposure they can become mindless berserkers. The Gaia memories are produced by the Sonozaki Family and they are used by the heroes of the series as well Kamen Rider Double.
I really enjoyed the series it got me hooked on continuing to watch the Kamen Rider series. It had great action, which is something you can always expect from the Kamen Rider Series and a great story.
The series is rewatchable depending on the amount you like Kamen Rider W. If you enjoy it like me of course you can rewatch the series, because you enjoy it. If you just like to watch Kamen Rider series as they air you probably won’t rewatch it. Kamen Rider series usually always have around 50 episodes so you have to like the show to rewatch it.
8/10 – It is great
Kamen Rider Fourze – If you are not sure about Kamen Rider try this series if you like K-Drama’s.
Kamen Rider Gaim – It is a great series that succeeded my expectations.
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