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10:00 PM on 08.11.2014

What?! Kamen Rider Summonride contains a Skylander-like system

Oh my. I never expected to see the day that the Kamen Rider franchise would receive a game that'd be similar to Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Nintendo's Amiibo toys. Then again, both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai have their...

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6:00 PM on 08.06.2014

S.H. Figuarts Gaim Pine Arms and Baron Mango Arms give off a nice tropical vibe

I probably don't say this around here too much, but I'm a huge fan of pineapples and mangoes. Actually, my passion for the latter is bigger than the former, as I find ananas to be great on certain occasions. That said, I woul...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 39 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 39
by Salvador GRodiles

Man. Time sure flies when you’re watching the world end. One moment, we're listening to a bunch of characters spouting out random lines about their ideals and what not. Then things break out into an all-out Fruity Warfare before you get to let out your first breath. At least that’s how I felt during Gaim’s most recent episode-- unless if I accidentally mistook one the show’s previews for an entire chapter.

Hopefully, I watched the right video; otherwise, I might’ve accidentally eaten at the wrong all-you-can-eat fruit buffet.

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Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II photo
Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II
by Salvador GRodiles

Back when Kamen Rider Battride War was first announced, many toku fans were excited over the fact that they were getting a Dynasty Warriors-like game that featured their favorite Heisei Riders from Kamen Rider Kuuga through Wizard (Gaim didn't exist back then). At the time, Namco Bandai seemed like they had a good tokusatsu video game on their hands. However, the company made a slight error when they commissioned Eighting (Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Kamen Rider Climax Hero series) to develop the game instead of Omega Force (the Dynasty Warriors series).

While Eighting's known for creating many interesting fighting games and multiplayer brawler titles, the team rarely tackles the hack ‘n’ slash genre. Due to Eighting's inexperience in this department, the first Battride War game felt like an underwhelming title. Even though the team managed to almost get each Rider’s fighting style right, the game’s small character and boss roster prevented Battride War from reaching its true Form. Thankfully, the title had a few fun aspects for Kamen Rider fans, which gave players hope that Eighting could learn from their mistakes when they complete Battride War's next installment.

Since the development team have updated a few of game’s key elements, Kamen Rider Battride War II might be the Rider Musou-like adventure that we’ve been waiting for.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 38 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 38
by Salvador GRodiles

It’s time to go back to Kamen Rider Gaim’s main story, and things are about to get fierce again. Is there no more hope for our heroes to triumph over evil? Well, I guess there’s one option that Gaim’s main cast could use to win, but it’s not going to be pretty one.

While Kouta and the gang’ll get to achieve their main objective, they’ll have to deal with an inevitable betrayal before they get the chance to do their victory dance.

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10:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Check out Kamen Rider Drive's gadgets and four-wheeled vehicle

Man. What's with all of these heroes getting cars all of the sudden? First it was Ghost Rider, and now 2015's new Rider, Kamen Rider Drive, is following this trend. Are motorcycles going out of style? Whatever the case may be...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 37 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 37
by Salvador GRodiles

Are you looking for a more exciting soccer match than the World Cup?  If so, then you’re in luck, my friend. It turns out Kamen Rider Gaim is taking a break from their main story to deliver the All Rider Cup, a soccer tournament where the fruit-based Riders are fighting to win the Golden Apple. Unlike your normal soccer game, you can look forward to special feats that professional players wish they could do.

From the looks of it, this episode’s meant to introduce us to the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaim movie’s setting, so we can rest assure that the main story remains unaffected.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 36 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 36
by Salvador GRodiles

Holy moly! Did Kamen Rider Gaim just do what I think it did?

Since the show's plot has developed in a depressing way recently, I think we can all agree that there's no hope for anyone in this series. In fact, there’s no way in hell that Gaim will receive a happy ending, because we all know that Urobutchi doesn’t roll that way.

Whether it’s a bad or bittersweet ending, I’m certain that Gaim’s resolution will surprise and shock us when the curtains close. Hopefully, we won’t be too stressed out by the time the show’s story gets resolved.

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8:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Gundams, Riders, and Ultra Warriors join forces in Super Hero Generation

It's been a year since Bandai Namco's released a Compatible Hero game, as Heroes VS came out in 2013. Lo and behold, the team's ready to have the heroes from the Kamen Rider, Gundam, and Ultra series reunite in a new adv...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 35 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 35
by Salvador GRodiles

Wow. It’s surprising to see that things are getting even worse in Zawame City. Just when you think that the current crisis will be resolved, another calamity jumps in to remind viewers that the world’s in grave danger. With the Overlord Inves’ leader now taking action, Kouta is in need of a serious plan; otherwise, he’ll be walking into minefield right about now.

If the end of the world wasn’t bad enough, our main hero’s about to learn about a big secret that’ll change his opinion towards a certain person. Let’s just say that Gaim is on the path towards making people suffer once more. At this rate, I doubt that things are going to be happy in Butcher Land any time soon.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 34 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 34
by Salvador GRodiles

Gaim has returned from its one week break, and the show doesn’t pull any punches with the state that the main cast is in. With many lives placed at stake, the Butcher (a.k.a. Urobuchi) continues to place Kouta and the gang in a more dangerous situation.

Since Redue’s actions might lead to Zawame City's destruction, the only option for survival is for everyone to fight for their life. It's too bad that's Micchy’s turned into a bigger meanie head, because his intelligence could've been useful in this situation. Oh well. At least we have an intriguing story that uncovers the Green Overlord's plan to obtain the Fruit of Knowledge.

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4:30 PM on 06.17.2014

Watch Part 2 of Kamen Rider Girls' Kamen Rider Battride War II playthrough

It's been three weeks since we last saw the Kamen Rider Girls play Kamen Rider Battride War II. Now the idol group is back to try out Kamen Rider Kiva, Den-O, Gaim, and Wizard. Unlike Bandai Namco's last video...

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