Densha Otoko's Writer joins Kamen Rider Build's staff


This new hero needs a train form

Man. It's been a while since I heard about Densha Otoko/Train Man. My only knowledge about the series is its connection to a likely true story about an otaku hooking up with a girl he saved during a train ride. Thanks to a few people on Japanator, I was interested in checking out the J-Drama and/or its other iterations, such as the manga.

So why am I talking about Densha Otoko? It turns out that the j-drama's Writer, Shogo Muto, is writing Kamen Rider Build. Then we have Ryuta Tasaki (Kamen Rider W and Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger's Director) making a comeback as the program's Director, with his last toku TV series being Drive. Since they brought us a nice amount of good things, the story might be entertaining.

Speaking of plot, Build is set in a world where Tokyo is split into three regions, and people are dealing with creatures called Smash. From the looks of it, these events might be the aftermath of mankind finding a mysterious box on Mars. It's worth noting that this show has a science theme, and our hero is officially the smartest Heisei Rider. On top of that, his ability to change forms is called the "Law of Victory."

If the action team goes all out with the motif, it could result in some solid segments where the main Rider uses actual scientific formulas against his foes. At the moment, my concern with the series is its broadcast date being on Sept. 3, which is a month before Super Hero Time's schedule change. Hopefully, the new airing time won't affect the show's format and quality. For now, I'm interested in seeing if this Build will have a good chemistry with its viewers.

[via Daisuki Toku]

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