I am the man who will walk the path of heavens, the one who will rule over all.
「Do you think it's cool not to smile? If you go through life like that though, you wouldn't notice. You can't be close to being a Minus like that. Even if things don't go the way you want them to. Even if you lose. Even if you don't win. Even if you look like an idiot. Even if you're walked on. Even if you're kicked. Even if you're sad. Even if you're bitter. Even if you're tired of it all. Even if it hurts. Even if it's hard. Even if you're weak. Even if you aren't right. Even if you're humble. Through all of that, we Minus always laugh.」 - Kumagawa Misogi, Medaka Box.
How can you not love Roxas?
Kamen Rider puntuactions:
Gaim: 9,9/10 Movie: 6,5/10 My first Kamen Rider show, absolutely amazing. Great characters, great protagonist, a bit of a slow start, amazing ending.
OOO: 9/10 Movie: 6,5/10 The one that really got me into Kamen Rider, has some really good characters. My personal favorite ending.
W: 8,8/10 Movie: 7,5/10 At times it was hard-boiled as fuck but there were times when it was too much half-boiled for me. EDIT: REWATCH: Alright, my impressions changed. It's actually a very solid rider series. Has a fantastic two-partner motif and a fantastic main character (really, Shotaro is great). The ending is very good as well and has some of the best scenes out of the entire franchise. Some of its arcs are better than others, but still all of them are entertaining enough to not bore you.
Eternal Movie: 9,5/10. "If my past is going to fade away at least I want a future, so, tell me, what sense does it make that a dead man has higher hopes for the tomorrow than any of you?".
Nearly perfect, Eternal became one of my favorite riders of the franchise thanks to this.
Accel Movie: 8,5/10. Pretty good and had some real GAR moments. Only drag would be a certain female character with a slip.
Ryuki: 8/10 Pacing could be better, slow start, somewhat unlikable main rider. Amazing plot, it's dark and has lots of plot-twists, also, the first rider show that really had evil riders.
Fourze: 10/10 Movie: 10/10 Personal favorite of mine. I love everything about this show, even with the start being a little slow I like all the episodes. Gentarou is still a fucking bloody legend and the secondary rider is my favorite rider ever. Great characters, my favorite cast in KR, great ending, great villains, more like Kamen Rider Feels for me. Could watch it all day and don't get bored with it.
Crossover OOO vs Fourze feat. W: 10/10 (11/10): Saying it in one word: Perfect. This crossover takes all of the good parts about OOO, W and Fourze and leaves the bad ones outside. The individual parts are gorgeous and the crossover part is even more gorgeous. Hands down best crossover movie and best Kamen Rider movie by far.
Blade: 8,5/10 Movie: 8,5/10 Plot a little messy, amazing characters and even a better ending. Nearly perfect, proto-Gaim.
Den-O: 7/10 Movies: 8/10 Don't know why this gets so much love. Even though it's good the reason as to why I was able to finish it was Momotaros, one of the best characters of the franchise.
Drive: 8/10 Even without trying too much new it used some concepts from Gaim, very slow start, from ep 26 onwards is great and very solid. Riku Sanjo is really a good writer.
Faiz: 8,5/10 It's so darks it seems written by Xehanort. Great plot, lots of plot-twists. Somewhat bland characters except for main rider and two more guys, hated the secondary rider (well, he's made to be hated but...).
Wizard: 7/10 Wasn't a good series. Had good ideas and was the first neo-heisei that tried to have a more dark plot but it backfired. Obvious grand plot-twist didn't help neither. Why the 7 then? It had a great villain, my favorite of the franchise. Movie: 5/10 (both the Wizard in Magical Land and Wizard x Gaim). Honestly, without Sora Takigawa/Gremlin Wizard is boring.
Kabuto: 9/10 Very very good series. The plot is pretty good, the characters are funny and you end up growing fond of them, the start is very strong and it's still is...until last arc where it kinda falls a little flat. It's not bad, but it's not as good as previous arcs, other than that, this one is nearly perfect.
Movie: 9/10 Drugs everywhere. Ties very nicely with the series.
Kiva: 9,5/10 Very very good and very underrated. Has a slow start but from ep 20 onwards is fantastic. Has a great cast, my favorite after Fourze's and Gaim's. Has Otoya, one of my fav characters of the franchise and of fiction in general. The story is gorgeous and the feels were real. Loved the ending. My favorite of the heisei-era after Blade's one.
Kuuga: 6,8/10. Had great concepts and thanks to Kuuga those concepts were later developed, later series are in debt with Kuuga. Apart from that the main plot is nearly non-existent (and the best part is in the S.I.C Side stories anyway), the main character is pretty meh and has way too many characters and you can't really grow attached to them. Best part? Ichijou, the policeman who helps Kuuga, a really good character with balls made of steel. Also the realism is very high in this one and it's probably one of the best parts of the series.
Now watching: Agito
Favorite Kamen Rider (series as to date): Fourze
Favorite Kamen Rider (as a character): Sakuta Ryuusei, Kamen Rider Meteor (Fourze)
Favorite Form: Kamen Rider OOO mid-form, TaJaDor
Favorite protagonist: Kouta Kazuraba, Kamen Rider Gaim. Otoya Kurenai, Kamen Rider Kiva.
Favorite villain (without spoilers) Takigawa Sora, Kamen Rider Wizard.
Favorite theme: Time Judged All, Kamen Rider OOO's theme for the midform, TaJaDor.
Super Sentai puntuactions:
Kyoryuger: 7,5/10. VAMOLA MUCHO! First Sentai series I watched. Had some pretty good moments, other ones...not so good. Episode 47 is probably one of the best episodes I've ever saw in any form of media though. Loved the villains, they, along with the sixth ranger, were the best part of the show.
Favorite character: Utsusemimaru, Kyoryu Gold.
Go-Busters: 9,4/10 Busters ready...go! Second Sentai series I watched and it was....so much better than Kyoryuger. Loved the spy motif, the characters and the interaction between them, the villains, the story, the tragic moments...all was well-crafted. Only letdown would be that it has a really slow start and it only begins to kick off around episode 26 or so. But goddammit son it deserves to be watched this show. And the finale of the series is just that...the grand finale, the series goes off with a BANG with a pretty great ending.
Not only did they break a lot of Sentai tropes, they also made a competent villain which ended up getting a lot of character development, becoming, along with the secondary ranger, the best character in the series and setting him apart from most tokusatsu villains.
Favorite character: Enter (main villain), Jin Masato, J Buster.
Shinkenger: 8/10 I heard this one get a lot of praise but it wasn't that great for me tbh. Sure, it was consistent and constant enough but while all the episodes were good they were only good, not great. Well some of them were but not a lot of them.
The villains are ok, the interaction between the main cast members is what makes the series interesting and fun to watch. And I've got to say it has a really good plot-twist along the end arc.
All in all it was a good series which I still recommend without a problem, it just wasn't that great.
Favorite character: Tani Chiaki, Shinken Green. Ikenami Ryuunosuke, Shinken Blue.
Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger: 8,5/10 For having a rather silly concept and designs this was really a depressing history. All in all it was a very plot-heavy show that had nice, albeit a bit slow sometimes, pace during all the series. The character development was gorgeous well-done and it was noted specially on Asuka, Sanjo Yukito and Mikoto Nakadai which were, by far, the most developed characters of this series.
The love story between Asuka and Mahoro was endearing, yet sad and tragic. It had a perfect development and conclusion to it.
What may be a little lackluster are some villains...but that's really all about it that can be labelled as "not as good", otherwise this is a really good season to check out.
Favorite character: Mikoto Nakadai, AbareKiller.
Tensou Sentai Goseiger (7/10): Wasted potential. GoseiKnight is one of the best secondaries in toku but other than him and the main villain the rest of the cast was pretty dull. The main villain was pretty good until they decided to turn him into a retard for no reason.
Favorite chracter: The crusaders for this planet's purity, GoseiKnight!
Ressha Sentai ToQger (9,5/10): Great beyond any beliefs. Had a great cast, one of the best secondaries and the best cast of villains I've ever saw. Plus Zed looks like a love child between Mikoto Nakadai and Enter and I couldn't be more happier. Great ending, great everything, from start to finish.
Favorite character: A tie between Zed, Schwarz and Nijino Akira.
Now watching: Maskman (10/51)
Everybody, it's space time!
Top 5 favorite jap-works ever (constant changing)
1- Little Busters! (Visual Novel)
2- Mushoku Tensei (Web Novel)
3- Kamen Rider Fourze (Tokusatsu)
4- Chrono saga (videogame)
5- Ever17 and Zero Escape works (Visual Novel) - Mawaru Penguindrum (anime)
Top 5 favorite characters from jap-works (constant changing):