Kamen Rider Ghost Legendary Rider Souls

Toku Prime

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So the first of these is out and subbed. These straight-to-youtube specials are only shorts with what looks like the same budget as a Televi-kun special, so it's probably not worth giving them their own individual threads, but I thought I'd see what people thought regardless.

First up: "Officer of the strange! Righteous Tire Change!"
 

Photon

Shining~
- ......who is this white creature? There's zero explanation about it......

- Frey and Freyja looks completely different aside from face, I think they even have different height. It's kinda hard seeing that they are actually played by the same person. That actually feels nice.

- Now that I've seen a 720p version of the video, yeah, Frey took 14 Eyecons. Interesting to see that he can just take Boost away like that, but it is strange how Himiko is there as well. Is this supposed to be set after Takeru obtained Himiko? That's way far ahead........

- Hmm, this Heart seems to at least possess the same memory as the Heart in Drive, as he remember about fighting Drive.

- The fight feels too short, even the transformation sound feels rushed. But I like how Takeru unconsciously shouts Shinnosuke's catchphrase. Also, Tridoron cameo :laugh:





If there's one thing I'm REALLY confused about this, it's about the translation O-T picked for Drive Soul's phrase.

Why not "Police, Justice, Tire Change"? Police and Justice rhymes, and is a more exact translation.......based on the tone, it's obvious "seigi-kan" is a separate sentence from the "Tire Koukan" part.
 
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cobabooy

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Normally I would like to see the characters have their original actors return to voice their roles. But this time, I wish they'd made those past villains return as mindless grunts, not as who they were back in their respective series. I don't like how Heart got destroyed so easily though it was nice when he referenced about "the Kamen Riders that he knew"
Anyway, I love Drive Damashii, look forward to see more of Takeru and Makoto saying their preceedors' catchphrases
 

SquidKing

Member
Normally I would like to see the characters have their original actors return to voice their roles. But this time, I wish they'd made those past villains return as mindless grunts, not as who they were back in their respective series. I don't like how Heart got destroyed so easily though it was nice when he referenced about "the Kamen Riders that he knew"
Anyway, I love Drive Damashii, look forward to see more of Takeru and Makoto saying their preceedors' catchphrases

I think the sweet suits and fanservice callbacks are all we have to look forward to in this series.
 

Photon

Shining~
Normally I would like to see the characters have their original actors return to voice their roles. But this time, I wish they'd made those past villains return as mindless grunts, not as who they were back in their respective series. I don't like how Heart got destroyed so easily though it was nice when he referenced about "the Kamen Riders that he knew"

Personally I think these past villains are just copies that possess their original self's memories.

Hence why they got defeated so easily, even though they seem to be the original due to knowing things that only the original would know.

As for how did Frey create such thing, don't ask me :sweat:




Po-lice, Jus-tice? Nobody says that.

Not sure what you meant by that, but......

I'm sure they won't spent much on any of these.

Yeah, don't think they will, even though it would have been nice.
 

Toku Prime

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OverTime just released their sub of the second one. That moment when Freya waves her hand and the first collectable from Double through Gaim appears. Also it seemed like they got the actor who played the Terror Dopant to do the voice, which made his final line about returning to his family seem poignant.
 

Herman the German

Treasure Cards of the Underworld
OverTime just released their sub of the second one. That moment when Freya waves her hand and the first collectable from Double through Gaim appears. Also it seemed like they got the actor who played the Terror Dopant to do the voice, which made his final line about returning to his family seem poignant.

It's my understanding that all the villains returning for these are gonna be voiced by their respective actors.
 

SquidKing

Member
Personally I think these past villains are just copies that possess their original self's memories.

Hence why they got defeated so easily, even though they seem to be the original due to knowing things that only the original would know.

As for how did Frey create such thing, don't ask me :sweat:






Not sure what you meant by that, but......



Yeah, don't think they will, even though it would have been nice.

Police and Justice don't rhyme, that's what I was saying.

I think in general, the cheap specials are actually more fun. I love those stupid Telebi-Kun DVDs.
 

Photon

Shining~
Police and Justice don't rhyme, that's what I was saying.

Chalk it up to different pronunciation between countries, I guess.

Though if you must insist, then I'd say "Righteous, Justice" would be a fitting rhyme.




Anyway

Double special: It's nice seeing Makoto easily resist Terror Field, likely because he already suffered something much worse anyway. My only problem with this special, is how the Driver's voice is even worse than in Drive special, it is almost drowned by the sound effects and BGM. I thought they wanted to promote the Eyecons?

Gaim special: .......the entire special is just a fight. Drive and Double special at least has a bit of talk. Gaim special is literally just the fight. Seriously?????
On the bright side, they did the Driver's voice really well this time. I guess someone in Japan has the same complain as me about the previous two specials, Drive having the Driver's voice being too fast and not loud enough, while Double, like I said, is almost completely drowned by other voices. It doesn't really make any sense to have the voice like that when promoting the Eyecon is the entire point of the specials. Seems like they listened to that complain, hence why Gaim special is really good in terms of the sound effect for the Rider Eyecon.
 
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Photon

Shining~
Fourze special......

I like that they are going back to giving more time for the plot.

Also love the transformation to Fourze Damashii - they actually have Makoto and the Ghost Driver announce "It's Space Time" at exactly the same time :laugh:

Interesting that when Makoto summoned the Rocket Module, they actually put the "Rocket On" announcement, despite the announcement originally coming from the Fourze Driver, not from the Rocket Module itself. And then Makoto proceed to destroy a factory's wall for no reason :sweat: :laugh:








Anyway, I've been thinking - due to what happened in the series, these specials has to happen not only after Ghost gained Himiko, but also after Makoto is no longer being controlled by Alain, and after Makoto apparently gone off on his own to deal with his body's problem in the March 6 episode.

But the appearance of the Legend Rider Damashiis in the crossover episode with Zyuohger on March 27 to promote Kamen Rider #1 movie means the specials has to happen before the crossover episode.

And Ghost has access to Grateful in the crossover episode, but he didn't even thought about using it in these specials, likely because he didn't have it yet. Apparently Makoto will go on his own in March 6 episode, yet he's in the specials.

All that means these specials can only happens between March 13 episode and March 20 episode, after Makoto came back, but before Takeru obtains Grateful.
 

Photon

Shining~
OOO special......



For a moment there I thought they're going to combine it with Wizard special, since White Wizard appeared to fight the heroes at the same time as Kyoryu Greeed. Turns out they still save Wizard Eyecon for the next special.

But the most interesting thing this time, is that they gave us lots of plot progression, at the cost of making the OOO Damashii promotion looks really half-assed.

1. The Medals that came to help Makoto? They not only came out of nowhere despite Freya being nearby, but also, they're either TaJaDor Medals, or all Taka Medals. Which doesn't make any sense since the OOO Damashii is based on TaToBa.
2. Specter in OOO Damashii literally only do some poses THAT EIJI NEVER DID, then go straight to the finisher, without ever being shown activating said finisher. He never actually do much fighting in OOO Damashii.
3. They didn't even have any time to make the Parka Ghost pose like OOO when it is summoned. Also, what's with the random "TaToBa TaToBa TaToBa" sound?

Considering the entire point of the specials, it's interesting that they do that half-assed job, but I guess that bounds to happen if you're trying to make an actual story within 6 minutes promotions like this.

And Freya is still as silent as ever whenever the heroes are around. Really, saying another one or two important things before anything bad happens wouldn't hurt.
 
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