Kabuto Zecter Competition.

Eijispants

Seoul Tokusatsu Addict
Introduction:

Upon the advice of some of the more experienced forum members I decided to post this in here. I'm a fan of running competitions, and organizing projects so when I came across some reduced price Kamen Rider Kabuto Thebee zecters (Korean edition.) yesterday at E-Mart I snatched up two extras to send them to a good home.

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This video explains all;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3dsVMqlcNg

How to Enter:

Just write 500 words (or less) about your favourite Tokusatsu series and/or character. Leave your entry as a comment in this post, and then sit back and wait to see if you're one of the lucky two people recieving a zector in the mail :D The more creative the entry, the better!

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

The Rules:

1) One entry per forum member.
1b) Entries can be edited up until the 1st of October, but no later.
2) Entries should not exceed 500 words.
3) The competition closes on the 1st of October 2010.
4) I'm not liable if the prize goes missing in the mail.
5) English language entries only thank you :D
6) Winners will be announced on the 5th of October.
7) Prizes will be sent on the 10th of October.
8) Batteries are not included - takes 2 triple As.

If anyone has any other queries please feel free to ask here. Lastly, if I was to offer more competitions in the future what types of things would people like as prizes? (I'm thinking capsule toys, magazines etc.)

The Winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I'm happy to announce that due to finding two more Thebee zecters on sale this week I'll be giving this competition 4 prizes!

And the winners are..... *drum roll*

+ Hyperblade312.
+ KazumI.
+ Illy15039.
+ Kenori.

Please PM me within the next 2 weeks with the address you'd like your prize sent to. Thank you everyone!

The Next Competition:

I'll be starting this competition on the 11th. I believe the prize will be an IXA belt, but we'll have to see. The theme will not be writing this time. Fire up your photoshop, people. It's graphics time!
 
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Pantera

Member
I don't know where are you located, but would you be willing to ship a prize to Poland?
And just for "security", we're supposed to post our entries in this thread, right?
EDIT: Also, is the korean version any different in terms of it's sounds etc.?
Another EDIT: never mind that, just found out the korean version should be the same. the previous two questions stand however ;)
 
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Aoiblue

Raxbait: Hip
My entry (went with KR since you're giving a KR toy away XD):

[HIDE]Well, my favorite rider series would have to be Kamen Rider Ryuki. I have probably seen the show about 3-4 times now. Once when it aired, 2nd and 3rd time with the HK subs (Don’t molest the lawyer!) and the TV-Nihon subs (which I had the honor of helping them with at the time). Where to start though? I’ll start with the story, it’s simple, 13 guys are gonna beat the crap outta each other in order to get a “wishâ€. It’s just loads of fun from here. Then you got Kido Shinji, one of my favorite characters of all time. He’s stupid. But he’s good stupid, he wants to stop all the fighting between the riders, and that’s why I like him. There’s also Ren, who is probably the true protagonist of the series, but him along with Shinji, they’re both the protagonists together. They complete each other ♥. I also like how it’s the first series in the Heisei series that actually uses the term “Kamen Riderâ€, we didn’t get that in Kuuga or Agito haha. And Kitaoka was fun too, always interested in money and all. And Asakura, that crazy SOB. If you didn’t like Ryuki, you HAVE to admit that he was just crazy-fun to watch. That guy was always pissed, and loved to fight. Probably one of the main highlight of the series.
Now the highlight of the series, would be the different riders that come along, and really….the fighting. We get a lot of different riders with different personalities, so there’s one that I’m sure everyone liked, and there were quite a few that I liked. And they way they interacted with the each other was fun to watch….which was basically most of the time “I’m gonna kick your ass†XD
But yeah, I thought it was a fun series at least. A lot of people tend to say that the last few episodes weren’t good (which….I can see why), and they hate the ending. But….I’ve always liked, the ending, rather than have everyone die, they're brought everyone back, sad part is no one remembers each other 
But hey, as long as they are alive and well, I was happy. Plus Yui said she didn’t want to live at the expense of others, so Kanzaki did the right thing and resetting it all I believe. Then there was the 13 rider Specials and Movie. The special I liked cause you got to see all 13 riders (of course at the end) and Ryuuranger’s actor from Gosei Sentai Dairanger. I think out of both of the 2 alternative ending, the 2nd one I liked the best. Shinji realizing all he did was reset the war and screaming in public sent chills down my spine. And of course the movie. Great movie, in my opinion. A lot of people prefer that ending then the series, but it’s good. Ryuuga and Femme were nice to watch, and it overall was good, different story and all.
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Never been good with reviews, but gave it a shot.

Btw, nice video, you have a nice voice :thumbs:
 

Eijispants

Seoul Tokusatsu Addict
I don't know where are you located, but would you be willing to ship a prize to Poland?
And just for "security", we're supposed to post our entries in this thread, right?
EDIT: Also, is the korean version any different in terms of it's sounds etc.?
Another EDIT: never mind that, just found out the korean version should be the same. the previous two questions stand however ;)

I'll ship to anywhere :D

Yes, that's right please post them as comments in this thread.

I just checked and it says 'Cast off, change wasp' and 'Rider sting' in English. I'm not sure if this is different to the Japanese version as I don't have one to compare, but it doesn't have any Korean sound-effects added.
 

bestkept

Member
okay i'll give this one a shot..:)

My favorite toku series is no other than Kamen Rider Kabuto...It is my first Kamen Rider Series since KR Black which I watched when I was a kid...I got into Kabuto (mid 2006) by seeing our IT guy in the office watching something on youtube...I asked him "what are you watching?" then he said "kamen rider kabuto"...I replied "what is that? something like masked rider black?" he answered "yup...but a new one"...

I told him how good the suit are...compared to Black's which was like rubber..and Kabuto's was like shiny metal or something...then I got to my PC and watched the first episode subbed...It was a instant hit on me...I like the story..I like the fight scenes and I liked Tendou(many here on HJU don't..hehe..)..why I liked Tendou? because I saw confidence in him..he never lost faith in himself and always delivers..when he quote's his grandma he reminds me of myself (I mean he is obviously close to his grandma that's why he quotes her and me too I am close to my grandma)..I like they way he cares for his sisters which I see myself...

Many here on HJU says Kabuto has lots of plot holes...yes it does and I agree...but to me, Kabuto is has a simple story and the plot holes could not ruin the main course of the story which is "defending the earth from aliens who want to invade us but eventually the system used to defend the aliens came from the aliens themselves"...

I have seen Kabuto like 5 times I think...4 times subbed by TV Nihon and 1 time on cartoon network..I have the whole series here on my pc so I can watch it anytime I want..maybe the 6th time I would watch it is when it gets dubbed here in the Philippines...:laugh:

hopefully I get the Zecter...:thumbs:
 

KamenRiderZheneraru

What is love? Baby don't hurt me
i'll try my best on this one. here goes...

My favorite Rider series is Kamen Rider Kabuto. There are a lot of reasons why I like Kabuto, but the best reason there could be is because everything revolved around a certain guy named Tendou Souji. I mean, the focus is on Tendou in a very large part of the story. The show, in my own opinion, was created uniquely. The elements of the show were almost perfectly laid out such as the concept of science fiction.

Another thing I like about Kabuto is that the main character (that is, Tendou), does not get all the glory. Some say that Gattack's owner, Kagami Arata, should be the main character of Kabuto, and I agree. Yet Kagami had his fair share of the show and I appreciate what Kabuto's writer did with Tendou's and Kagami's characters.

Though I like the show, there is still the concept of plothole creation. Some say that the number of plotholes in Kabuto is large, yet I don't care about that. Yes, there are plotholes, yet the main points of the show are laid out perfectly, such as Tendou's desire to protect his sister Hiyori. Also, some say that Daisuke and Tsurugi were semi-useless and the Hopper brothers were very useless. I admit, they were a bit useless but the story wouldn't be complete without them.

To sum it all up, I like Kabuto because it gave me the story and characters I've always liked to see in a Rider show.

hopefully i'll win... :sweat:
 

Pantera

Member
Okay, firstly, thanks for the answers.
Secondly, everyone seems to be going with Kabuto, kind of expected since it's TheBee Zecter, but still funny to me :)

So, I'm pretty much going with Kabuto here as well BUT on a slightly different topic.

I haven't watched Kabuto (yet), only some clips here and there. And from the clips I must say one thing: the suit designs (especially Rider Forms) are GORGEOUS! The bug theme is executed amazingly. With that said, I will move to the meritum, which is why I love Kamen Rider TheBee's (coincidence? ;) ) design.

HENSHIN

Let's start with the Masked Form. Bulky as all of them, but still manages to be quite "slick" if you will. What makes me like it is it's emotivness and fitting with the rider's theme (unlike Kabuto's for example). Look at the hexagons on it's chest piece and the visor - does it remind you of anything? Well... IT'S A HIVE! What could be more fitting? It even evokes Masked Form's defensive purpose, bees gather to protect the hive, now our walking hive Kamen Rider is here to protect (himself perhaps, but still) :)

CAST OFF

CHANGE - WASP

But it's the Rider Form that really get's me going. After blasting the heavier pieces of the armor off, we see that Kamen Rider TheBee lives up to his name. Striped chest piece, reminiscent of a wasps abdomen, warning the foe "I'm dangerous!", symmetrical design fit for the brawler that TheBee is, the Zecter now with the sting protrouding forward from the wrist, stripes again on the helmet and those eyes, those eyes! Together with the helmets sculpt and and the antennas, the eyes give TheBee's face that badass, angry, "I will kick/sting your ass into oblivion!" look. The only face that could compete with that is Sasword's Rider From face with eyes actually being pincers of the scorpion on his head, but still, TheBee has both Masked and Rider Forms executed very well and so I like him more.

On a side note, there was a "You know you watch too much Kamen Rider when..." thread when I first ventured to the HJU forums long ago, and one of the things mentioned there was dreaming about being a Rider.
Well, I have actually dreamt of being TheBee. I locked the Zecter on the brace, said "henshin" and heard that deep "HENSHIN" in response and got covered in armor - Masked Form's helmet actually gives quite a cramped view :D I then flipped the wings, said "cast off" and turned the Zecter, only to hear "CAST OFF" and feel lighter because of the armor disconnecting and blasting off. When I got my view back (and it was much wider and brighter now) I heard "CHANGE - WASP"! I guess I was a tad too excited by then, because I unfortunatly woke up before I managed to go into Clock Up or use the Rider Sting :D

So here's my love for TheBee, I'll keep my fingers crossed :)
 

Den-Awesome

Member
You know what.... why not :)
what's the worse thing that can happen right? :redface2:

I haven't seen them all but one of my favorite series and the series that got me into kamen rider is KAMEN RIDER DECADE. (ONORE DEKAIDO!!!:sweat:)

You might be thinking, WHAT?, REALLY DECADE?, yes, really, Decade. I find this series very interesting because cmon, who doesn't like a series based on team ups with previous riders? I know there are a lot of plot holes but I tend to ignore them and just enjoy the show. The rider of this show is also very different from the rest, first of all, Decade is pink, oh im sorry magenta and he uses cards to transform, execute special attacks and to perform one of the coolest rider kicks EVARR! But, what makes Decade interesting is that he is able to transform to the 9 previous heisei riders and that makes him MEGA AWWSOME! :sweat:

The story and plot of this series is pretty unique. Decade has to basically go and help the other 9 riders. Along the way, Kuuga decides to go and travel with him but he doesn't really do much and he's not as useful and reliable as the original Kuuga, you know, Yuusuke Godai. I can go on forever (well, not forever but, you get what I mean right?) about the story but you can just watch the series and find out yourself :). Trust me, its more fun watching the series compared to reading this ummmm, review? competition entry? free thebee zecter? :sly:

For me, Decade is one of the best seasons of kamen rider. Interesting plot, Unique rider and GOD AWWSOME TOYS :p. The DECADRIVER is my first DX belt and when I first got it, damn, I nearly died. But, getting the cards for it is a bitc... , I mean female dog. So yea, there we go, my opinion on my favorite series (well, one of them) in less than 500 words. Thank you for reading? :)
 

Kenori

Member
Honestly what can I really say about Faiz.

Faiz was a series I enjoyed immensely before I even had time to sit down and watch it. When I first started watching Kamen Rider, it was only with small random clips on Youtube, mostly of the transformations and the finishing moves, and they were always awesome. One that caught my eye more than any of the others though was the weird guy carrying around the cellphone. Kamen Rider Faiz had the coolest premise in my opinion.

But then I watched the series.

The characters are the kind of people you'd meet walking down the street. Their interactions with each other are so perfectly HUMAN. Theres very little over the top melodrama, and it all comes off as very REAL. That series illicited the very first of only a few times I've cried over something in a Tokusatsu. I won't spoil the moment, but it needs to be seen if you haven't. Its the culmination of an entire year's worth of plot development. Its fantastic.

Yeah sure the suit design is fantastic, the action is great, the weapons and toys and whatnot are cool, and the special effects are pretty good for their time, but in the end when it comes to Faiz, its not the costume or the monsters or the attacks that I remember the most, its the raw emotion the characters have. Its those shocking twists and turns that you dont see coming but make sense when they do.

And a lot of people complain about the ending, but I disagree. The ending to Faiz pretty much sums up the whole series: That life goes on.
 

DangerDang

Pony, please.
I'll take a crack at it.

Kamen Rider W

[hide]This is probably the only show I could do this with. Maybe Decade if this is popular enough. Anyway, on to the review...
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Kamen Rider W/Double. Is it the perfect tokusatsu show? No, but it’s a damn good one, and I’d argue one of the best, old or new, with the ranks of DaiRanger, Liveman, and Agito.
I will say it’s the perfect Rider show. Does that make it the best Rider show? I haven’t seen BLACK and haven’t finished Kuuga, so we’ll just have to see. But for now, it’s my favorite Rider series of all time – and also one of the best television shows in general.

And for very good reason. Double is a show that wasn’t afraid to take chances and rip at your heartstrings, whether it was to cry or to feel good about how the characters interact. As you’ll learn quickly, each character is an important part of either their arc or the story at large.

You really do grow attached to the characters and when the emotional moments happen, they happen for a reason, not for the sake of inserting emotion. To give you the gist of the show, it’s about a detective and his partner, and together they create a team that rivals the best of friendships.

Is it a realistic show? No…but Transformers is not a realistic movie. So if you come into this thinking that stuff is gonna blow up and you can turn off your brain then yeah you’re pretty ignorant. This show will make you think, for better or…well, just better.

Double also has a lot of great comedy moments that usually never seem forced or overbearing, something a lot of Japanese shows lack. It’s smart comedy, and not there because it’s shoehorned in. It does have a bit of slapstick, but it’s smart slapstick - again, not found in 99% of anime.

Double’s strongest points are its themes of friendship and family, and most importantly, its narrative strength. The characters that need to grow develop so well that you feel sad to let them go. The writing was top-notch for what it was and more, and the plot points are developed so well that you don’t care whether or not it was obvious what was coming next.
At the end of it all, you feel good. You feel great, even. You never feel cheated or feel like you wasted your time, because it really is a show worth all the time you invest into it.

There hasn’t been a tokusatsu show like this for a long time, but the writers managed to make a show consistent, entertaining, and fantastic.
Shoutarou and Philip will protect Fuuto for as long as they have to. And that is truly what it means to be hard-boiled. Oh, and the last three episodes? Absolutely amazing. Those are what Rider is all about.[/hide]

Edit: Yes, that is less than 500 words.
 
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I'm liking everyone's entries so far.

[hide] Sonozaki Raito, better known as Phillip, is the protagonist of the tragedy known as “Kamen Rider Double.” Initially, I thought Phillip, in hairclips and long outfits, was a girl. My mom was shocked to realize that he’s a boy.

Phillip had had a great childhood with a loving family. It didn’t last long when he died and came back with magical abilities. It must have been traumatizing for Phillip to witness his father scarring his mother’s face and her leaving afterward because of him. Since then, Phillip had his memory erased to be isolated and exploited by his greedy father. Then came Narumi Sokichi, who risked his life so Phillip may have freedom with a new name. Phillip repaid Sokichi’s kindness by joining detective, Shotaro Hidari, in a new start to fight crimes and protect Fuuto’s citizens as Kamen Rider Double.

Phillip’s ability to access the Gaia Library for world information may be useful, but it’s his respectful nature that is priceless. Despite his boss, Akiko, may be annoying, Phillip still calls her with a friendly, “Ak-Chan.” In episode two, he forgave Shotaro easily for punching him. Phillip is selfless in that he has no need for pride or recognition, as long as he fulfills others’ needs.

Phillip has never shown hatred towards his family members despite of attempts to kill his friends, or kidnap him. Rather, he even addresses them in honorific form after regaining his memories. He admired radio star Wakana, not knowing that she’s his sister. Yet, he didn’t feel grossed out when he learned the truth, but simply referred to her as “Onee-san.” Phillip can access all the knowledge in the world, but he rather be able to access the goodness in people’s hearts. His wish to save his family during the last arcs, clearly reflects that. With so much unfortunate events happening to Phillip, he had never asked once “why me,” but instead faced his problems head on.

Although I knew he would return, Phillip’s disappearance was the first time I tear up in Tokusatsu. I’ve spent the week pondering of his return in the final episode. I even dreamed about him and I transforming into Double. Hearing that “Yeah, Shotaro” after suddenly appearing in the last episode made my heart swelled up with joy.

Without much experience, young actor, Masaki Suda, has portrayed Phillip splendidly. How do you even act so cool or badass looking like that? Even though Phillip may be just data, he strives to live to the fullest while protecting his friends and family. He showed money and power are nothing compared to true love. Phillip represents mankind’s innocence and potential. We should all look to him as a role model - just not in his fashion sense.
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And regarding about future prizes, I think anything Tokusatsu is good as long as it gets the community hyped up.
 
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CycloneExtreme533

Time for the countdown.
Hmm let me that a shot at this.

My favorite Kamen Rider and series is Kamen Rider Double. Why? It is because of the concepts and the action scenes that were incorporated into the show/movies. Okay lets start off by explaining what I felt liked about Kamen Rider Double. He was the first Kamen Rider to do a double combination using two different people really made him stick out well. The two characters that form double, Hidari Shotaro and Philip did a great job playing their roles. The double henshin sequence was also amazing to see. However this also hindered him at times. Because he was two separate entities when either of them were busy or holding their ground they were not able to form Kamen Rider. His suit designs were also well made especially with the unique look to each side of his suit. Also his belt concept was genius by using gaia memories it quickly made Kamen Rider Double my most favorite.

Now let me explain what I liked about the show. The main characters were also well developed and there were a lot of twists and turns in the plot which kept me in my interest of the show. Although there were only a few riders I felt as though it was a good choice to keep it limited so that it could support character development to them. Also the many forms also played a key role to help support it. Those forms helped Kamen Rider double create a wide variety of different combos and stunning final moves to send the villains packing.

Kamen Rider Double's movie also did its job to help support the show. In the Kamen Rider Double Decade Movie Taisen: Begins Night it explained the background story of the main supporting characters leading up the first episode of the series. They do this by showing how Philip and Shotaro first met together and how they formed Kamen Rider Double for the first time. At the end of the day the show really did a great job in its run but its lasting impact really did make it awesome even as it reached its end.
 
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Eijispants

Seoul Tokusatsu Addict
I'm liking everyone's entries so far.

[hide] Sonozaki Raito, better known as Phillip, is the protagonist of the tragedy known as “Kamen Rider Double.†Initially, I thought Phillip, in hairclips and long outfits, was a Korean girl. My mom was shocked to realize that he’s a boy.

Phillip had had a great childhood with a loving family. It didn’t last long when he died and came back with magical abilities. It must have been traumatizing for Phillip to witness his father scarring his mother’s face and her leaving afterwards because of him. Since then, Phillip had his memory erased to be isolated and exploited by his greedy father. Then came Narumi Sokichi, who risked his life so Phillip may have freedom with a new name. Phillip repaid Sokichi’s kindness by joining detective, Shotaro Hidari, in a new start to fight crimes and protect Fuuto’s citizens as Kamen Rider Double.

Phillip’s ability to access the Gaia Library for world information may be useful, but it’s his respectful nature that is priceless. Despite his boss, Akiko, may be annoying, Phillip still calls her with a friendly, “Ak-Chan.†In episode two, he forgave Shotaro easily for punching him. Phillip is selfless in that he has no need for pride or recognition, as long as he fulfills others’ needs.

Phillip has never shown hatred towards his family members despite of attempts to kill his friends, or kidnap him. Rather, he even addresses them in honorific form after regaining his memories. He admired radio star Wakana, not knowing that she’s his sister. Yet, he didn’t feel grossed out when he learned the truth, but simply referred to her as “Onee-san.†Phillip can access all the knowledge in the world, but he rather be able to access the goodness in people’s hearts. His wish to save his family during the last arcs, clearly reflects that. With so much unfortunate events happening to Phillip, he had never asked once “why me,†but instead faced his problems head on.

Although I knew he would return, Phillip’s disappearance was the first time I tear up in Tokusatsu. I’ve spent the week pondering of his return in the final episode. I even dreamt about him and I transforming into Double. Hearing that “Yeah, Shotaro†after suddenly appearing in the last episode made my heart swelled up with joy.

Without much experience, young actor, Masuda Saki, has portrayed Phillip splendidly. How do you even act so cool or badass looking like that? Even though Phillip may be just data, he strives to live to the fullest while protecting his friends and family. He showed money and power are nothing compared to true love. Phillip represents mankind’s innocence and potential. We should all look to him as a role model - just not in his fashion sense.
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And regarding about future prizes, I think anything Tokusatsu is good as long as it gets the community hyped up.

I think the next round a prizes will be 2 of thebee zectors. I'll also be throwing in any spare gashapon toys etc that I have.
 

Kaji Motomiya

PARTY HARD
Oh damn...less than 500 words? I think you need to change that...well, leaving 500 as a maximum, you should at least have a minimum that people can't go under. Because...I'm prone to writing more than 500....
 

Eijispants

Seoul Tokusatsu Addict
Oh damn...less than 500 words? I think you need to change that...well, leaving 500 as a maximum, you should at least have a minimum that people can't go under. Because...I'm prone to writing more than 500....

Sorry, I just don't have the time to read more than that. *Points to her full time job.* I think most people understand that submitting 100 words is probably not going to win you anything unless they're amazingly profound.
 

Kaji Motomiya

PARTY HARD
....So what, 250 minimum? 300? Sorry, it's hard being so specific. Though, this does seem interesting to try out...

[hide]At first, Kamen Rider was introduced to me through Saban’s Masked Rider when I was a kid, and God, did I love that abomination when I was a kid…What were the odds that my all time favorite super hero show aside from Power Rangers would find its way back to me nearly 12 years later, when Kamen Rider Kabuto caught my interest. And being so curious about the series, I did research, looking up Wikipedia on the other series before Kabuto: Hibiki, Blade, 555, Ryuki, Agito, Kuuga, and going farther into the Showa Era. But if I had to say, from the 1999/2000 series “Kamen Rider Kuuga” to the most recent “Kamen Rider OOO”, I’d have to say…Kamen Rider Ryuki.

The reason why I’ve grown to love Kamen Rider was because, in Power Rangers, no one, even the civilians and bystanders, never died. Well, except monsters and villains fated for destruction. Therefore, I loved the Kamen Rider series because of its use of involving others in destruction outside of the main cast. People die, that’s what would happen in situations like those, but Power Rangers has to sugarcoat it. Kamen Rider Ryuki was no exception when it came to taking out the lesser-than-side characters.

The monsters existing in the other world across reflections, Mirror Monsters, would kidnap and devour unsuspecting humans, sometimes by the order of the Mirror World’s creator, Kanzaki Shirou. But the monsters, unlike most Kamen Rider series, weren’t the main enemies of the fight. There were thirteen Riders, each with a deck created by Kanzaki Shirou, who were fated to fight and kill each other in a battle known as the Rider War.

So wait…these guys…are human? Not monsters? And they’re fighting and killing each other?...That’s what’s up. I grew up with Power Rangers, spandex-wearing warriors fighting monsters each episode, SOMETIMES against each other, but rarely. In Kamen Rider Ryuki, or Kamen Rider in general (mostly Ryuki) there would ALWAYS be a Rider fighting a Rider, maybe for personal and selfish reasons. But it beat the standard canon species fighting fictional beasts each episode.

I’ve always considered Rangers/Sentai and Riders as the “heros,” as they are human, but are granted an awesome and devastating power. Having “heros” fighting other “heros” throws my past thinking across the room! It's just outside of the norm! There is never one stronger than the other, even if their powers can be, because they are still human, and humans are intelligent enough to know what they are doing, how to do it, and why they would do it. When I watch Kamen Rider Ryuki, these “Kaijin” aren’t the world’s most dangerous species, but humans because of their independence and intelligence. That would make ALL species with strong independence and bright intelligence as dangerous enemy in not just the world, but in the universe.[/hide]
 
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KazumI

A.K.A. NipponHero!
Tokusatsu to me is my life. There is not one hour in my day where I do not have a tokusatsu thought in my head, or visualizing various henshin sequences. Why do I like it so much? Because a hero that can transform to save the world was my ultimate fantasy. Why change into a costume or armor suit when the armor morphs ON TO YOU!? I felt that was one of those brilliant ideas that the non-asian countries ever thought of, hence the popularity it has gained around the globe. I first was introduced to “kamen rider†when I was surfing youtube, and saw a video of kamen rider Faiz, and I was so intrigued about these masked warriors that I would search some more and find dozens of more! It was a dream come true!

My favorite Kamen Rider series was Kamen Rider Decade, the most questionable victory/failure of Toei for introducing Alternate Universe riders, something that took me some getting used to. But then I realized how great of a show it was. Sure I hated the OMG PINK LOLS armor that Decade had at first, but the armor, the plot, the characters, all of them grew on me. I was always nervous to see how the next episode would play out, the one series I would ALWAYS check to see if the subs were out because sadly my Japanese school lessons are not enough ^__^’

I loved the fact that they BROUGHT BACK FRIGGING MINAMI KOTAROU and MADE MY LIFE by having Kamen Rider Black and RX team up to defeat the common enemy. The scene where RX first henshin’s must have been replayed OVER 9000 times in my house, along with the mp3 “Millions of Meâ€. Heck, that was so epic that I actually took the time to practice and learn the BLACK and RX henshin poses...and I can actually do them now! People watch in awe when I do it in the most randomest of places. It’s a breath of fresh air for my friends because the only henshin pose I could do before was Kamen Rider V3’s...and I couldn’t jump 20 feet in the air afterwords so my efforts would have been in vain T^T

Decade also brought the ultimate movie, ALL RIDERS VS DAISHOCKER. The one and only movie I have replayed more than I did Star Wars: Return of the Jedi LOL. The scene where you hear the old school VROOOOM of Ichigo’s motorcycle made my heart stop. When all those kamen riders appeared and did epic poses all at once WHILE FIGHTING I knew I must have died and gone to heaven.

Garagaranda: “Didn’t you guys die?!â€
Ichigo: “As long as riders are needed, we will never die!â€

That quote stuck with me forever. I am currently aspiring to become a police officer to protect the society I live in. Sure I can’t transform into a kamen rider, but even without a mask, my values and beliefs are the same!

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I know it sounds realllllly stupid and cheesy, but it's the truth!:sweat:

P.S : SORRY I DONT KNOW HOW TO HIDE THE TEXT T___T
 

Eijispants

Seoul Tokusatsu Addict
....So what, 250 minimum? 300? Sorry, it's hard being so specific. Though, this does seem interesting to try out...

[hide]At first, Kamen Rider was introduced to me through Saban’s Masked Rider when I was a kid, and God, did I love that abomination when I was a kid…What were the odds that my all time favorite super hero show aside from Power Rangers would find its way back to me nearly 12 years later, when Kamen Rider Kabuto caught my interest. And being so curious about the series, I did research, looking up Wikipedia on the other series before Kabuto: Hibiki, Blade, 555, Ryuki, Agito, Kuuga, and going farther into the Showa Era. But if I had to say, from the 1999/2000 series “Kamen Rider Kuuga†to the most recent “Kamen Rider OOOâ€, I’d have to say…Kamen Rider Ryuki.

The reason why I’ve grown to love Kamen Rider was because, in Power Rangers, no one, even the civilians and bystanders, never died. Well, except monsters and villains fated for destruction. Therefore, I loved the Kamen Rider series because of its use of involving others in destruction outside of the main cast. People die, that’s what would happen in situations like those, but Power Rangers has to sugarcoat it. Kamen Rider Ryuki was no exception when it came to taking out the lesser-than-side characters.

The monsters existing in the other world across reflections, Mirror Monsters, would kidnap and devour unsuspecting humans, sometimes by the order of the Mirror World’s creator, Kanzaki Shirou. But the monsters, unlike most Kamen Rider series, weren’t the main enemies of the fight. There were thirteen Riders, each with a deck created by Kanzaki Shirou, who were fated to fight and kill each other in a battle known as the Rider War.

So wait…these guys…are human? Not monsters? And they’re fighting and killing each other?...That’s what’s up. I grew up with Power Rangers, spandex-wearing warriors fighting monsters each episode, SOMETIMES against each other, but rarely. In Kamen Rider Ryuki, or Kamen Rider in general (mostly Ryuki) there would ALWAYS be a Rider fighting a Rider, maybe for personal and selfish reasons. But it beat the standard canon species fighting fictional beasts each episode.

I’ve always considered Rangers/Sentai and Riders as the “heros,†as they are human, but are granted an awesome and devastating power. Having “heros†fighting other “heros†throws my past thinking across the room! It's just outside of the norm! There is never one stronger than the other, even if their powers can be, because they are still human, and humans are intelligent enough to know what they are doing, how to do it, and why they would do it. When I watch Kamen Rider Ryuki, these “Kaijin†aren’t the world’s most dangerous species, but humans because of their independence and intelligence. That would make ALL species with strong independence and bright intelligence as dangerous enemy in not just the world, but in the universe.[/hide]

250 minimum seems fair enough. Thanks for entering.
 

UkiyaSeed

Peek a Boo!
Tokusatsu to me is my life. There is not one hour in my day where I do not have a tokusatsu thought in my head, or visualizing various henshin sequences. Why do I like it so much? Because a hero that can transform to save the world was my ultimate fantasy. Why change into a costume or armor suit when the armor morphs ON TO YOU!? I felt that was one of those brilliant ideas that the non-asian countries ever thought of, hence the popularity it has gained around the globe. I first was introduced to “kamen rider†when I was surfing youtube, and saw a video of kamen rider Faiz, and I was so intrigued about these masked warriors that I would search some more and find dozens of more! It was a dream come true!

My favorite Kamen Rider series was Kamen Rider Decade, the most questionable victory/failure of Toei for introducing Alternate Universe riders, something that took me some getting used to. But then I realized how great of a show it was. Sure I hated the OMG PINK LOLS armor that Decade had at first, but the armor, the plot, the characters, all of them grew on me. I was always nervous to see how the next episode would play out, the one series I would ALWAYS check to see if the subs were out because sadly my Japanese school lessons are not enough ^__^’

I loved the fact that they BROUGHT BACK FRIGGING MINAMI KOTAROU and MADE MY LIFE by having Kamen Rider Black and RX team up to defeat the common enemy. The scene where RX first henshin’s must have been replayed OVER 9000 times in my house, along with the mp3 “Millions of Meâ€. Heck, that was so epic that I actually took the time to practice and learn the BLACK and RX henshin poses...and I can actually do them now! People watch in awe when I do it in the most randomest of places. It’s a breath of fresh air for my friends because the only henshin pose I could do before was Kamen Rider V3’s...and I couldn’t jump 20 feet in the air afterwords so my efforts would have been in vain T^T

Decade also brought the ultimate movie, ALL RIDERS VS DAISHOCKER. The one and only movie I have replayed more than I did Star Wars: Return of the Jedi LOL. The scene where you hear the old school VROOOOM of Ichigo’s motorcycle made my heart stop. When all those kamen riders appeared and did epic poses all at once WHILE FIGHTING I knew I must have died and gone to heaven.

Garagaranda: “Didn’t you guys die?!â€
Ichigo: “As long as riders are needed, we will never die!â€

That quote stuck with me forever. I am currently aspiring to become a police officer to protect the society I live in. Sure I can’t transform into a kamen rider, but even without a mask, my values and beliefs are the same!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
I know it sounds realllllly stupid and cheesy, but it's the truth!:sweat:

P.S : SORRY I DONT KNOW HOW TO HIDE THE TEXT T___T

Dude. I salute you. I seriously need to finish my Shinkenger Special review. XD
 

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