Episode 137 – “Devil/may cry” – 07.03.20

This week on Rider Love, aside from being supremely exhausted by the state of the planet, we’re purely catching up on a month’s worth of news! We discuss the trademark registration for the next series, Kamen Rider Saber, check out the latest batch of Zero-One magazine scans, and find out YOUR hopes and predictions for Saber in Listener Feedback!

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Our latest obsession, Avu-chan from Queen Bee:

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Episode 136 – “Yua Yaiba’s Punch-Out” – 05.29.20

This week on Rider Love, we finally witness Yua casting aside her allegiance to ZAIA  in Zero-One 32 & 33! We also get our first look at Aruto’s next powerup, and discuss the precautions Toei is taking as production resumes.

This podcast was recorded one week before this posting. The protests following the murder of George Floyd had just begun and had certainly not become what they have today. We do not make mention of them in this episode.

We want to make it clear that all of us here at Rider Love fully support these peaceful protests and agree that they are sadly needed to stand up to the blatant discrimination that takes place every day in this country. We mourn the deaths of all those who have fallen victim to racism at the hands of law enforcement officials, and hope that by taking a stand, changes will be made, and that those responsible will be brought to justice.

Please follow this link for more information on what you can do to help.

Stay strong. Be kind. Stay safe.

Black Lives Matter.

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Episode 135 – “Casa de Fritos” – 05.15.20

This week on Rider Love, we’ve hit another milestone! Four years of podcast! Hard to believe. We barrel into the next phase of Zero-One with episodes 30 & 31 with many a tangent as usual! We also discuss the beginning of this unprecedented hiatus for both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.

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Episode 134 – “Peach Accessibility” – 05.01.20

This week on Rider Love, DestinyAmber’s here to help Dan wrap up the last arc of Zero-One with episode 29. The series has some conflicting characters, storylines, and themes, but it’s compelling, and always a lot of fun to talk about! The latest round of magazine scans tease what’s coming up in Zero-One as well as our first look at the sixth Kiramager. And Kamen Rider Kuuga is now streaming on TokuSHOUTsu!

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Episode 133 – “Will of the Ark, Baybee” – 04.17.20

This week on Rider Love, we just continue to take things one day at a time. There are some bright spots in these scary times, including the hopeful and supportive messages sent out by veteran toku actors to both the recently released KiramaRed and children everywhere. We also discuss Zero-One 27 & 28 which contain heroic firefighters, corrupt politicians, and a cliffhanger that’s sure to rock Fuwa’s world!

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Episode 132 – “Reverse Hopperfication” – 04.01.20

This week on Rider Love, we react to the unfortunate news that Rio Komiya (KiramaRed) has tested positive for Coronavirus, as well as the impact that COVID-19 is having on the rest of the cast and Toei production at large. On a related but much lighter note, we share our thoughts on Kiramager so far, and our excitement for the series to come. And don’t worry, we talk about Kamen Rider too. In Zero-One 25 & 26 things get heated as baby boy Jin returns to us and Gai stages a firefighting competition!

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Episode 131 – “Vibes Dude” – 03.25.20

This week on Rider Love, well… we’re here, and that’s something. It’s been a rough few weeks as you all know, but we’re glad to have Kamen Rider to distract us. We check back in with Zero-One 23 & 24 in which ladies lust after robots and Izu teaches us some swears. Not one but TWO new tokusatsu streaming services have come to light. And Dan got a Switch so you know his tongue’s primed and ready!

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Episode 130 – “Powerful Eyebrows” – 02.26.20

This week on Rider Love, Dan takes Faiz to court! Or rather we’re both on the jury for Zero-One 21 & 22 as our Kyuranger husband gets his Phoenix Wright on. We’ve got lots of news to catch up on, including new forms in Spoilers. And in Listener Feedback, you tell us about your dream Kamen Rider/Hello Kitty collabs!

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Episode 129 – “Toku Cultures” – 02.05.20

This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz are joined by DestinyAmber to talk about the important things in life… Kitties, K-Pop, and Kamen Rider! Zero-One 19 & 20 made us a tad uncomfortable with its depiction of a deranged real estate agent, but we got two great new Humagear out of it. There’s a lot of high quality news including streaking toku alumni, awkward collectible abdominals, and even more Hello Kitty collabs. Plus Faiz & Amber share their reactions and excitement for Kiramager! We round things out with Listener Feedback and your theories on Gai Zaia’s youthful secret!!

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Episode 128 – “Baby Diaper White” – 01.26.20

This week on Rider Love, Dan & TokuSwag are basically here to talk about Amber’s favorite Imagin, that fine feathered fella, Sieg! That’s what’s going on in Den-O 23 & 24. But there’s also Super Sentai business afoot, in particular the cast reveal for Mashin Sentai Kiramager!

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