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.

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Writing for RANT Gaming

Hey everyone. Just writing a quick post to say that for about a week now I have been hired by the RANT Gaming website (Go check out www.rantgaming.com – get your game on!) Its a video game website that is just getting started up. It has a bunch of cool blog posts you should probably check out that are way better then the ones I make. (especially go check out Vi-an’s she has some really cool stuff written up.) I have never really done anything like it before in my life, it is a little intimidating but I am getting more used to it now that I have made some posts. I am trying to get some more Ideas flowing for what to write. I should have one coming out tonight that has been a monster to work on. (I don’t know if I will ever do a top 10 again.) Also should have something coming out before the end of the week. I can’t speak to if I am any good at it yet as only time will tell. But I am having fun with it and I am trying to make some cool, if not exactly cutting edge talk about video games. At least something that is fun to read.

By the way, Please check out my blog section there! http://www.rantgaming.com/author/wayne-norris/ so far I have a post about how Super Mario World got me into video games and how there should be a true 2D Kamen Rider fighting game.

-Wayne

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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