would you recommend faiz

Eiji Hino

Someday...once more
i am quite the science fiction afaciendo. from what i understand of KR Faiz, the series is hard score sci-fi, like blade runner or 2001. is this assumption logaical? if so, is the series recommendable?
 

musashi03

HEROW
Almost all KR shows are Sci-Fi, so no problems there. But if you're big fan of techie stuff, then you'll love 555.
 

Eiji Hino

Someday...once more
in regards to heisi riders, to me, they're more fantasy based. kuuga and blade for examples. showa riders, are straight forward scifi imao.
 

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
I wouldn't say Faiz is Blade Runner-esque, but its definitely the most Sci-Fi of Heisei.

I'd recommend it. It's quite the show to watch if you can handle it.
 

Eiji Hino

Someday...once more
i've seen two episodes of abaranger, which aired at the same time as faiz. i saw episode 1 and the christmas episode and its seems pretty deep in terms of scifi, what with a parallel universe of robot dinosaurs and all. i'd like the see the two shows consequetively, is abaranger worth it?
 
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RaiDK

Supaidaman!
It's a perfectly fine watch. There's plenty going on as far as the story goes; and the secondary Rider is as close to an anti-hero as you'd find. That being said he's also the hugest bastard in any Rider Series ever so the stuff be pulls probably WILL make you want to hurt someone at some point.

Overall it's pretty grim tone wise - it's a little more complex than good vs evil, good wins with justice and Rider kicks.

Oh, and expect poor communication kills. Lots of them.
 
I recently finished Faiz, and i can say it is my favorite series and Takumi is my favorite Rider. It beats out Double for me(this coming from a self-proclaimed Ishinomori fanboy).
Sometimes a comical and calm slice-of-life, sometimes horror, a mystery playing throughout. Its a story of a monster clinging to his humanity, people who try to desperately throw it away, and a passing by Kamen Rider 6 years before Decade did it.
The series implements fantastic cimetography, fore shadowing, and drama.
Be warned this series isn't afraid of killing its cast, which only adds to the suspense(for me anyway)

I must warn you, Faiz's ending isn't on par with the series. Without giving spoilers, one could asume the writers planned on a sequal that didn't happen.
(It turns my stomach on account I LOVED what happened before, if a show like Kiva had that ending i wouldn't mind that much imo)


Oh, and expect poor communication kills. Lots of them.
Yeah, that Kaixa is a real bastard:redface2:
 
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Medivh

Member
Faiz has strong tech. and I suppose that does translate into a Sci-fi vibe. You could say it's a worthy choice, but when I think of Sci-fi, I think of everyone having that kind of tech. Not just the heroes or villains. Dekaranger does a better job of being Sci-fi to me.

Should you still watch? I'd like to say so. Yes, I'll admit the story has more holes than your average 20s-era gangster victim, and as I've said before what story it does have isn't very memorable. Really what people love is the characters. and since the series is the only place we can find them, well...you get the idea.

*shrugs* look into it if it's peaked your interest. W is also worthwhile for a bit of sci-fi. You may find sparse pickings though. Both now and in the near future. It seems like right now, all the things that we as a society thought were going to be high-tech/sci-fi are coming to pass. And I don't know if we've yet imagined the next generation of datapads, phasers, unlisted walls, and the like yet. Games like Mass Effect and Halo are making good headway, but I'm not sure that they've produced anything quite as iconic as what we had in the past.
 

RaiDK

Supaidaman!
Yeah I was going to say, Faiz wasn't exactly that complex in terms of story so I can't remember that many holes offhand...

I'm going to assume you've seen Kabuto, but if you haven't then that easily wins the award for most sci-fi Rider series.

Black might also fall under that category? I've been really enjoying that recently, especially for the hardcore 80s feel it has. (Just watched the ep where Battle Hopper got smashed up by the Rhino mutant, wow this series is fantastic)
 

Galaxian

Lurker
I would recommend 555 over Kabuto.

555 has a solid story, overall likable characters, some good action scenes, and a few twists here and there that you won't see coming. The only real mishap that the series has is the ending, which if feels a bit rush, but the ride there is excellent.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I think a lot of the "faiz was best" comes from it being most peoples first full subbed Kamen Rider series they watched.
 
I think a lot of the "faiz was best" comes from it being most peoples first full subbed Kamen Rider series they watched.
I watched the series from Kabuto to today before i watched Faiz. It is my favorite but it is NOT the best. I have a feeling that Kuuga or Agito might be better(No Agito spoilers please)
 

Red Tyranno Ranger

Tyrannosaurus!
I think a lot of the "faiz was best" comes from it being most peoples first full subbed Kamen Rider series they watched.
Funnily enough that's the way I am about Kiva I never enjoyed a Kamen Rider or Toku as much as I did Kiva...save for perhaps Ryuki (and I mostly liked it for the suit designs and that it had a female Rider though it had an interesting concept for a super hero show) and Jetman.
 

Lynxara

Nice post!!
I'm going to assume you've seen Kabuto, but if you haven't then that easily wins the award for most sci-fi Rider series.
I never felt Kabuto was very sci-fi, despite its trappings. While the Rider suits are presented as technology, the story isn't really about where the tech came from or the consequences of it existing. There's no big questions about society or humanity, either.

Black might also fall under that category?
I'd consider Black more of an urban fantasy story with a horror influence. The themes are all very much the ideas about family and finding one's place in society that fantasy typically deals in.
 

Ryuutaros

"Training."
Eh...

I admit I didn't really like it. However there were some parts that was interesting. But as a whole I saw it as a series full of belt snatching, people being a A-hole to others and yeah...
 
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