Twilight may have ruined vampires but at least it made vampires one of the most romantic creatures that fiction has ever written. Now back to Touhou, as I have said before, is a game that has the "Fantasy Kitchen Sink" trope all it's way and that is also another or must be the primary reason why am I such a fanboy at.
It is not a bastardization of Ryuki my friend, rather it is a glorified Ryuki by giving back the spirit of Kamen Rider to each and every Kamen Riders present there. Seriously speaking, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight brought back the "Train to become more powerful" stuff that Ryuki didn't do. The purpose of the questions is to serve as a guide to how Kamen Riders should've acted based upon the spirit of KR's doing. The only acceptable Good VS Evil Kamen Rider was Kamen Rider Black's Black Sun VS Shadowmoon for it is more justified but Ryuki failed to do it by adding nonsense and no purpose at all other than promoting the merchandising of the show.
Let me ask this question now, are all of the Kamen Riders of Ryuki really deserving to earn the title of "Kamen Rider" basing upon their own actions in the show? Can they be called "Riders" if the majority owns no bike? Can we consider a "Battle Royale" an act of Kamen Rider? Rest assured, we already know the obvious answer.
Wrong there, the truth here is that KRDK is NOT produced by 4kids, RATHER it is produced by a joint action of Adness, Ishinomori Productions and the Toei Company LTD. 4kids was just allowed to air it.
Well, I am definitely a Touhou fan but not a hikkomori. Well, judging from what's going on with Touhou, I think he may be or just putting various stuffs together just for fun. Sure the game is danmaku of cute girls whether humans (Sanae for example) or fairies (Cirno f.e.) or youkais (Yukari f.e.) or even vampires (Remilia f.e.) and a whole lot more but I think this was meant for putting some more of it's awesomeness.
Watch the entire show yourself for you will find DK more awesome than what you perceived. The pacing is just cool with episodes 5 & up and the plot itself is generic but became the pavement for the big "Old School Formula" that Kamen Rider has missed for a very long time. The transformation of both human and machine for example and the comeback of a terrible villain with the "Fight for Justice" line for all of the original Kamen Riders plus 3 Earth Riders present there.
Because it is true! Wing and Dragon Knight really had a lot of similarities with the 1go and 2go tandem. WK plays as 1go of the series as well as double playing as Stronger for Siren is like the Kamen Rider X while double playing as Electro Wave Tackle while DK plays 2go. Eubulon clearly played Riderman by origin, he was a scientist who went against his general's orders right? Speaking of which, KRDKs overall performance was just on time to those who actually considered the values of Kamen Rider is.
What really made Kabuto as such was that they had more budget and time in planning but KRDK sadly fell with just half budget as compared to that of any Power Ranger episodes which in turn may or may not be any cheaper than a Japanese Kamen Rider episode. This is why DK got that stuff but then Dragon Knight really brought back the spirit of Kamen Rider in reality.
But it doesn't apply to otakus here in the Philippines. Take note, a super high level otaku can stay home or go with his "barkada" or friends and enjoy things outside the "otakuness" of his as if he's a normal guy in places of recreation or job with skills. Look at some of the stars of anime and tokusatsu, some of them knows how to sing, dance, even cook foods and so on and so forth. I am not an idiot since I do know how to do things in and out of being an otaku, rest assured I am perfectly sane but just got deeply hooked somehow into Japanese stuffs.
Touhou characters may or may not be intended for it but then due to the "Self Fanservice" and "Flanderization" that occur within the fandom... then the fanservice came up.
Dragon Knight's suit work was fine and that the action really was superb with those. As for the plot, it may have been generic however it was so Showa inspired and that from the beginning to end, it was a great feast of "feast of Old Schoolness". The biggest feat that DK have is the return of the "SKR Formula" in some ways.
-The rebellious scientist (Eubulon) is somehow a reflection of Riderman.
-Wing Kamen and Dragon Knight are like the Ichigou and Nigou of the show.
-The transformation of both man and machine into Kamen Rider and Rider bikes.
-The return of a diabolical villain that really gives terror to all that comes near him.
-The 8-Rider (add Eubulon) infiltration of the enemy's base is like the old school New Kamen Rider: 8 Riders VS Galaxy King Movie. And so much more.
Well, certainly I am thinking properly but is just that I am really an otaku with a level 7 out of 10 (7 only since I admit that I do not have any attendance to cosplays and have a lot of Anime, Manga, Tokusatsu, Vocaloid and J-Game items currently in my possessions' list). Although the art sucks as compared to the fanarts, nonetheless, Touhou's characters really gave a big appeal to the otaku fandom.
I do see what they are talking about. DK, rest assured really was not well planned as it should've been for the budget and time constraints that it have during the production. I admit that Dragon Knight had some actors that didn't act well but there are some who actually pulled it off. Take G. Xaviax for example.
Well, I've got to admit. I am one of those open minded people who also thinks properly. Whosoever said that "Let's be open-minded, but not so open minded that our brains fall out" has wisdom.
In terms of soundtracks, TRUE! Very true that KRDK sucks because it lacked local and/or Japanese band support... Only when defspiral came did Dragon Knight's opening beats that of Ryuki's. Seriously, Dive into the Mirror>>>>>>>>>Alive a Life BIG TIME! Although, not to put Ryuki down for I do believe and accept that Ryuki had one of the best innovations that Kamen Rider ever had... Only to be ruined by the "Battle Royale" system included.
Aw man! That sucks real time! TvTropes is fun IMHO, it's where "wiki-ing" around gets a comical treatment. I have to say, there are those lovers and there are those haters of Touhou. The lovers are those open-minded otakus while the haters are those who are not open-minded. Seriously, Touhou deserved better than what it is today.
KRDK didn't actually ruin Ryuki, it just gave Ryuki a justification of how each Rider should do his job while making sure that all Riders are found in one show instead of having multiple stories just to fill in the blanks. Well, I am somehow prepared to their assault though, I won't hold back against those who claimed that DK ruined Ryuki.
Actually, Touhou is awesome even with it's own BGMs and that is why Touhou gained a lot of fan circles and making countless remixes of the very soundtracks it has.
Check TvTrope's Touhou page of the Crowning Moments of Awesome and see what I mean.
Kamen Rider Dragon Knight otherwise is a show that brought back the old spirit to the stage that Double came to succeed it. I mean, DK had just justified the losses of the KR spirit of Ryuki's Riders by introducing the Original twelve as the chief protectors and that they are all allies by origin which makes a big reference to the OLD Kamen Rider shows that all Riders VS 1 Evil Organization (man, etc).
That's because IT IS NEEDED to have fanarts in order to make Touhou a lot better. Seriously, the first time I played Touhou, I was like "What the heck? I came here to enjoy the characters and their abilities but then the former is not as cool as the latter? SHAME!" and so, I went in an all out "search and download" mode for those hard to miss characters.
Well for the Ryuki VS DK stuffs, I have to say that while it is true that we're back with the generic stuffs for American stuffs and the same "CONQUER THE EARTH" stuffs all over again... It does NOT remove the winning formula of Kamen Rider that has been the key to it's own success.
Well, I understand your point since I found you not one of them. I mean, you're neutral and that way, I can say that you are trustworthy.
To add to that response, ZUN himself made the absolute Moe Anthropomorphism of youkais of the Japanese youkai pantheon, and even the Vampire Princess of the Scarlet Devil Mansion as well as the Alien Princess of the Moon as well as her Eintei allies. The gameplay of Touhou is just like playing Gunbird and Raiden games, only that it has danmaku or bullet hell added. The game itself is challenging for me and I myself am still finding a way for me to succeed at least one of the many official games it has and we Touhou fans aren't retarded or whatever, it is just that Touhou is awesome and that we otakus who love it can't get enough.
No it isn't. KRDK is way better than Ryuki in Showa standards. You see, puttin in the spirit of the original Kamen Rider well in Ryuki's lawless multitude of Riders just makes it better. KRDK is a billion times better than SMR because of how serious and how things became nearly all functional in just a 40-episode show.
As for Touhou, I will continue with this one;
Look at ZUN's art:
compare it with this one:
See, that one rocked better than the original and even some fanarts *go to pixiv.net to see* tend to be a LOT BETTER than his. I think I somehow agree, his art is bad but not the worst for the otaku circle's taste.
To add, check this one alone:
Touhou has a plot but it is just that Touhou really was meant to become a "Fantasy Kitchen Sink" and indeed it is! Afterall, Touhou is just a game with many things got mixed altogether while keeping it's awesomeness together... Even though I haven't played a lot of its games but somehow, Touhou is a class of its own.
ZUN himself created the absolute Moe Anthropomorphism (-obligatory troper's move for this-) out of the many Youkais of the Japanese Youkai pantheon. Oh! Add the alien princess and her allies for more of what I mean.
No it isn't! KRDK is awesome, even though the show was cancelled still it had the revival of how Kamen Rider of Heisei should've been and not just some sort of game of plotholes and pointless arguments that derails the story a lot. Cue in Ryuki for example, a LOT of pointless fighting came in and what's worse, the number of dick Riders who are just there to amplify the merchandising. KRDK justified Ryuki's plot and characters by introducing the Showa plot and spirit within Heisei storyline.
As for Touhou, I admit... ZUN really had a bad art and if only he hired somebody else to redo his designs to the appeal of the otaku community, then I would give Touhou more boost. I mean, check the difference between the art of the 2D shooter Touhou against the 2D fighting Touhou. BIG DIFFERENCE! *points to my avatar*
What? They can't be serious, can they? Dragon Knight is the best thing ever that came to Kamen Rider long after the Showa Era and the Kuuga-Agito and Blade times of the Heisei. Good gracious! The story of it is so Showa and reminds current Riders to go back to the old times where Kamen Riders fought for peace and justice instead of personal goals and selfish motives. Speaking about Heisei Kamen Rider, I strongly recommend that you watch Kuuga, Agito, Blade and Double (Dragon Knight's successor) for the story.
Touhou back then, it was severly mocked by me because of it's "Deus Ex Machina" factor of each of the characters present in MUGEN but then... Thanks be to NND, I love Touhou a lot, even if it IS the most difficult 2D shooter game ever made in existence.
I see what you mean, I may somehow be selective myself in favor of Showa but then I also have seen that there are those Heisei Era Kamen Rider shows that are worth watching. Examples of those are: Kuuga, Agito and Blade. You may add Dragon Knight in the place of Ryuki since I do have seen Dragon Knight more heroic than Ryuki IMHO. Now back to Touhou, the start of my "fanboy" mode of it dates back when I found Nico Nico Douga Medley on Youtube and that automatically pave a way to like Touhou.
Cue in "Marisa Stole the Precious Thing" and then that drove me 24/7 in search of the specific anime but was left with no other truth than a game created by 1 person.
Good thing that there is Musou Kakyou fanime that was created by Maikaze and Sound Holic's Hoshi no Kioku. The former had a better background animation while the latter had a better character designs IMHO.
Well, I witnessed that one since I kept on posting Touhousatsu pics (Touhou and Tokusatsu fusion) on the Toku lol thread and I got a response that goes with "I do not find those pics that he posted to be funny, especially with those retarded anime girls (cuts the post here)". Yeah, I really found my unique combo of Touhou and Toku and since I find them funny in some instances, I tend to post them right away. Anyways, I really enjoy both at the same time.
Oh I see. Anyways, I really don't like rude people for that expresses their own lack of civil discipline. I mean, ideally, this world should've been a place of peacefulness but then... Rude people stirs up the flames of war and so, this makes a chaos within the world.