Kamen Rider Amazons Talkback

scikaiju

science experiment gone wrong
An interesting first episode. Thought the idea of all the creatures are basically labeled as "Amazons", right down to the, granted more high tech looking, arm band, gives the series a unique hook. While we got a bit more of a look at the person who's the more primal I guess you could say of the two riders I do wish we learned a little more about the the other Rider, outside of he's listening into the "exterminators" comm signal, raises chickens and eats raw eggs. Also kind of wish we learned a little more about the organizations hunting down the "bugs", like how they have one seemingly in control of himself. But it's still the first episode and they're obviously doing some world building in these early episodes so hopefully we'll learn more as it goes along.


Now a question for you guys., as far as the talk back is concerned, Do you think we should keep it in one thread or do it by episode.
 

SquidKing

Member
I think one thread is good. It's not going to be that long.

I love the look of this series. Rider always has great cinematography, but it uses cheap digital film stock, if that's a thing (probably, that's limited post-processing). The action was incredibly well choreographer, the suits all moved wonderfully and the suit acting was generally quite great. The acting was much better than I expected, the mystery is fully there in a way Ghost never managed, and the story seems terrifically interesting (though a little small). I'm totally blown away by this series. Even the CGI looked great!

The only complaint i have at all is in the kaijin suits and their interaction. They were better, but they were still a bit like normal KR monsters, which took away the threat a little. Overall, 9.5/10 for the first episode.
 

Undrave

CRETINS! ALL OF THEM!
This felt very early Heisei in tone. Lots of mystery, lots of intrigue and shadowy organisation and lots of ponderous silence. Still interesting and I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
This felt very early Heisei in tone. Lots of mystery, lots of intrigue and shadowy organisation and lots of ponderous silence. Still interesting and I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
It's definitely early Heisei...........the fact that Shirakura is the head producer again WITHOUT being bounded by the "children demographic limitations," this guy is letting loose everything he has wanted to do in the Kamen Rider tv series along with Kobayashi as the head writer.

Besides his disaster of crossover movies and events, Shirakura is at his best when he is NOT bounded by creating material strictly for the children demographic unfortunately.
 
It's definitely early Heisei...........the fact that Shirakura is the head producer again WITHOUT being bounded by the "children demographic limitations," this guy is letting loose everything he has wanted to do in the Kamen Rider tv series along with Kobayashi as the head writer.

Besides his disaster of crossover movies and events, Shirakura is at his best when he is NOT bounded by creating material strictly for the children demographic unfortunately.
Yeah, like Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next...
 

Undrave

CRETINS! ALL OF THEM!
Yeah, like Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next...
The First wasn't bad... if you forget that terrible romantic subplot, but that's the demand of ANOTHER demographic: young single female who go to movies alone...it's a big demographic for movie theatres in Japan.
 

Khaiden

Heroes are forever
Indeed, it had a very early Heisei feel to it. I am glad this kind of tone has been continued after only 3 movies of it. Seriously hoping this is a catalyst for more series of this kind in the future. Not necessarily talking about "darker" tones or anything, but just other series running while the main Sunday morning show is also running.
Personally, I'm hoping for a sequel of Shin starring his son. After all, the movie is called "Prologue", and it would give a whole new meaning to it. Plus, his son would currently be in his 20's, which is a standard for many Riders.

Apart from that, I am still not sure how to take this series. It's exciting and something I had wanted to see for a while, but other than the pun, I don't see why it had to be Amazon. Igadevil on Twitter mentioned something about UltraSeven X revealing its connection to the original only until the end. Since I haven't seen it, I can't say anything about it, but we'll have to wait and see. There's still 11 40-minute (!) episodes left.
 

Toku Prime

Well-Known Member
So what is this? Is this a sequel to the original series? Why Amazon? Is this a movie?
It is a 13 episode series comissioned by Amazon Japan exclusively for their Prime video streaming service (and to answer the obvious follow-up question, there's been no sign yet that Amazon are considering making this available for Prime subscribers in other countries). Each episode is around 45 minutes long and they are releasing one per week. Kobayashi is back as the head writer for this series. It is being produced by Shinichiro Shirakura, who previously worked on nine of the first ten Heisei Rider series (the one he skipped was Kiva). It seems to be aimed more at an older audience (ala Garo) instead of at the kids watching Ghost every Sunday morning.

The setup of the first episode is completely different to the scenario of the original Amazon and there wasn't anything in the pre-release materials or the first episode that indicates there's a connection with the original show (or any other Rider) besides a few homages.
 

Zensrive

New Member
I like this series. It's a cross between early heisei and Garo tones.
And I like that the henshin is outright non-nonsense explosion of power, unlike the shiny henshins used by modern KR.
Also Omega Amazon's first appeareance is very Black-like: monstrous form first, and then KR from later.
 

ferosaki

Extreme Perfect Complete Ultimate !
The ED Song does sound like the early heisei musics..i kinda love it by listening more to it

Thank god amazon saves this section, coz from ghost we've got no **** of music from the start until today..
 

scikaiju

science experiment gone wrong
Watched the second episode. Glad some questions were answere, but there are a few more, like were Jin two belts that apparently help control the amazon cells, at least i think that's what they're for. I also liked we got a little more on Jin, how he was pretty much a hunter before all this happened to him. I thought the extermination team had some good bits, I appreciate how their leader reminded them that they didn't sign up to save the world, they wanted the money and if they don't kill their friend they don't eat. Although you could tell he was conflicted too you rarely see that in these types of shows. Speaking of kills holy crap those were violent. Outside of no one punching the snobby business suit guy in the face, not really a nit pick outside of me really wanting somebody to punch him, I say it was a good episode.
 

Wing Saber

Active Member
Finally got around watching the two ep. of Amazons. The Nozama Pharmacy reminds me of Zect, to where they try to cover up the existence of the Amazons. So far Jin is still in control of himself in Rider form, while Haruka hasn't mastered his yet.
 
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