Awesome Series: 17. Kamen Rider Kuuga

This is probably the best song in the history of the world. Kamen Rider Kuuga is awesome! I have not really seen any of the TV series and that’s kinda sad but I will track it down one day. I have seen him in Kamen Rider Decade though and he is far and away the best part of that shows main cast. I also think his suit is really awesome aside from Kabuto and Decade I think it is the only 1999-2009 rider suit that I like.

I love Kamen Rider Fourze, it is my favourite Kamen Rider series. It is good to have different foods in your diet though so I kinda hope the next rider series is more like Kuuga or something that might be fun. One guy turning into lots of different colours to confuse western people who have never seen Kaman Rider then see the opening and think that there is more then on main rider. Yup, I wasn’t fooled by that…nope.

What can I say? Kamen Rider Kuuga is a cool guy. Maybe to coolest.

PS: If there ever was a Sentai show with riders as the cast Kuuga would have to be red!

Awesome Theme: 1. Kamen Rider OOO

Transforming the “Daily Awesome Robot theme” into just “Awesome Themes” has opened up the door to post songs from shows that are awesome and have sweet songs. One of the things I wanted to be able to post before was Kamen Rider themes but since there was no giant robots (Power Dyzer not withstanding) I confident post any. Now that has changed!

I really dig Kamen Rider as a genral rule, I just think its cool. Something about a guy in a bug-man costume dispensing justice to those who would do wrong really gets me going. I think that even more then Sentai, Kamen Rider does a better job at using that whole ideal that with just guts, strength and burning passion you can defeat any enemy while yelling out your attack name.

To be honest I have seen none of the Kamen Rider OOO’s series, just what little he showed up in the end of the Kamen Rider W forever movie and his parts in Kamen Rider X Kamen Rider Fourze OOO movie war mega max. (say that 5 times fast) That said, I still really enjoyed his parts in those. I think Eiji is a cool guy, kind of like the level headed middle brother of the 2010+ riders. I was not a big fan of the OOO suit until I saw it in action. I kind of thought the head especially was a little dumb looking.  After seeing some of the combos used (some more then others) it has become one of my favourites. (I think I still like the Fourze suit a bit more though.) The all red forum (TaGaDor?) and the green one (GataKirBa?) really do it for me aesthetically.

The song is also really cool. It hits all the beats I like in my J-popie songs, and that touch of ska drives it over the edge of awesome for me. Something about it is just so fun and exciting. It gives me the same vibe I used to get form listening to certain Asian Kung-Fu Generation songs gave me as a teenager, not really the same style of music but the same fun feeling. I really, really like it.

Kamen Rider Fourze: Review – It gets ya’ in the right place.

Do you like having a good time? Do you like when what you watch is also having a good time? Do you like when your entrainment is silly and knows it but takes its silliness very seriously? Then number one, you are awesome! Number two you should watch Kamen Rider Fourze. Even if you have no idea what a “Kamen Rider” is and are left blank at how to even pronounce “Fourze” (for the record its four – zee. Like four then zero). Still its awesome!

Now, I know what you may be thinking. If you are thinking that heros in spandex suits and motorcycle helmets is dumb. Then you probably are not gonna get over it and you should stop reading now. But if you can have a since of humour about what you watch the please read on.

This is the very basic plot to the show. Kamen Rider Fourze takes place in a very 1980’s American teen movie type high school. With all diffrent types of “clicks”. There’s the jocks, princess, the nerds, etc, etc. The hero of Kamen Rider Fourze is a guy named Gentaro. He has a very bancho like look to him sporting a pompadour hair style. Right away this guy is awesome. Though he looks kinda intimidating. He is really a super nice guy and can you guess his goal? His goal is to literally be friends with everyone in the school! That’s so silly and over the top that it comes right back around to awesome. And this guy he wont take no for an answer. He WILL befriend you! Weather you like it or not.

I dont know how best to describe my feelings about Fourze. I really do enjoy the series its really fun and entertaining Vi-an and I watch as regularly as we can. We are behind on a Couple of the current episodes. I believe we are going on to episode 21. Just so you know where I’m up to when talking about this series. I don’t really feel like spoiling anything in the main story. Though not much I could spoil. Kamen Rider Fourze is mostly full of glorious moments of “YEAH!” and extremity awesome and silly things happening in almost every scene.

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