The Kamen Rider thread

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Dek, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Because we have a Super Sentai discussion going on, we must have a Kamen Rider thread...

    For those who do not know, Kamen Rider was one of the tokusatsu shows (in other words, live-action shows that take advantage of special effects) that aired in 1971, that being four years before Himitsu Sentai Goranger (the first Super Sentai series. Long story short, what Japan calls Super Sentai, we call Power Rangers).

    Anyways, the franchise has been going on for 17 years. Each year, like Super Sentai, introduces a new series (we're currently at Den-O) with new everything: characters, story, etc.

    So now the question is...

    Who here, besides me, enjoys Kamen Rider?
  2. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I do. You must have missed the hidden message in my GekiRanger thread. :3 Although, my first Kamen Rider was Hibiki, but I didn't care much for it (I don't even know if I made it past the first episode). I really started watching with Kabuto which was really awesome. It had more Riders than a traditional Sentai series has rangers. Even DekaRanger only had ten rangers while MagiRanger had 8. I'm enjoying Den-O very much right now. I kinda hate that the movie was tied in so closely with the series because I won't get to see it until after Den-O is over. =( I also feel as if I have watched at least half the movie already, since it's only a half hour feature.
  3. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Oh, I saw the message. Don't worry.

    Technically speaking, Den-O is the first KR series that I've been watching. Hopefully, I'll try to grab Kabuto and The First (as well as the original) sometime soon (maybe even Phi or Blade).
  4. EricDent

    EricDent New Member

    I am really surprised that Masked Rider (AKA Kamen Rider) never really caught on in the USA.
  5. Dek

    Dek New Member

    After Saban butchered RX, you really can't blame directors (and the creator) for saying "No!" to Americanized versions of different shows...

    Fortunately, there will be another Kamen Rider show coming to America, titled Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (Americanized version of Kamen Rider Ryuki)

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