Episode 88 – “The Puppy Boy” – 10.19.18

This week on Rider Love, it’s all about Takumi Inui as we discuss Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 6, finally get to a big reveal in 555 episodes 33 & 34, address the franchise’s western fanbase, and take a peek at some upcoming armor forms and actor cameos coming to Zi-O!

Also, we can announce that we’re official podcast partners of the Tokusatsu Network! This is fully explained at the beginning of this week’s podcast.

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Obligatory Monsta X plug:

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Episode 87 – “Principal Tachibana” – 10.06.18

TokuSwag returns to give her first impressions of Kamen Rider Zi-O, and it’s a busy week, because we’ve got BOTH Fourze and Faiz to contend with! But FIRST, we get to those all important Q2 toy scans on the Spoiler Train, which reveal many exciting new suits and weapons! Some we appreciate, and some… could use a little work.

Zi-O episode 5 really ramps up the Rider nostalgia as we journey back to 2011 with our Fourze pals. We get just the briefest of 555 teasers, which prompts us to theorize about how things will wrap up in episode 6. Needless to say we were pretty wrong, but it’s always fun to speculate.

And most importantly, we get to hear which actors and characters YOU would like to see return for a Zi-O cameo in Listener Feedback. So many good shout-outs, but there are definitely a few very popular choices!

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Episode 86 – “A (not so) Gorgeous Man” – 09.28.18

The Zi-O magazine scans are lookin’ pretty hot this week! Lots of spooky Another Riders, spicy Forms, and surprising cameos in store!

Zi-O episode 4 has us a bit… confused. Maybe the .5’s can clear it up for us. And 555 episodes 31 & 32 introduce us to a very dashing Orph of the week. He wears a suit, and may or may not be a gorgeous man. You decide!

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Episode 85 – “Mischievous on Main” – 09.21.18

Faiz is back again, so we finally get to hear HER thoughts on these beginning stages of Zi-O. And there’s lots of fashion and delicacies to analyze for like… 30 minutes. Forgive us.

Zi-O episode 3 takes us back a couple years to reunite with some pretty rad doctors/gamers. 555 episodes 29 & 30 continue to frustrate us with how terrible Kusaka is. At least we get some horsey love out of it!

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Episode 84 – “Slutty Arm Cutouts” – 09.12.18

It’s becoming a tradition, as DestinyAmber joins Dan to ring in a new series with Kamen Rider Zi-O! We’ve got a fair bit of news to get through as well, including the shocking revelation of Japan’s favorite Heisei Rider series. :-O

There’s so much to talk about with Zi-O episodes 1 & 2. New characters, suits, and more confusing plot that you can shake a Flintstone’s Push-Up at. Oh and we briefly throw 1.5 & 2.5 in there as well.

As always, we need to find out what you thought in Listener Feedback. And boy oh boy, did you deliver.

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Episode 83 – “Evil Shrimp Man” – 08.31.18

It’s true what they say, all good things must come to an end. This week, that means Kamen Rider Build. T_T It’s time to say farewell to Sento, Banjo, Misora, and all of our pals. But Zi-O is also in full gear already, so we’ll give just the briefest of initial reactions, plus lots of spoilery news.

Build 49 rounds off the series beautifully, and leaves us with so many questions about the future of this world!

It wouldn’t be a finale podcast without you’re say. We’ve held the first ever annual Rider Love Awards, where we’ll present some lovely purple trophies to the characters of Build based on your votes! And we had a lot of Listener Feedback based around this final episode and the series as a whole.

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Episode 82 – “Cover Those Nips” – 08.24.18

Fresh back Power Morphicon, Destiny Amber joins Dan & Faiz to let them know about all the fun they missed out on! From Ranger reveals to cosplay to meet-ups, it sounds like it was a blast. A few more Zi-O details have surfaced, and it’s hard to believe we’re only a week away!

Build 48 continues the grief train, but we’ll cheer Gentoku on with the rest of the population. And 555 28 really kicks this into high gear! We finally meet Kitazaki after two million years. About time!

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Episode 81 – “Y’All Got Any Boys?” – 08.17.18

Build (and this podcast) return from a week off to a rather depressing episode of Kamen Rider! But don’t worry, there’s still plenty to be excited about and lift our spirits. First, we announce the Rider Love Awards! Then we do a quick look back at our first impressions of the Build cast when they were announced a year ago, followed by our first look of the Kamen Rider Zi-O cast, characters, and trailer!

Build 47… was a rough one, but it was a beautiful acted AND directed episode. 555 27 on the other hand, had some evil jerks, but also a hot guy, so yay!

And in Listener Feedback, we get YOUR first impressions of the Zi-O cast reveal.

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Rider Love Awards!

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Introducing the first annual Rider Love Awards!

This year, in addition to asking your final thoughts on Kamen Rider Build when that comes around, we’d love it if you could submit your votes in a few quick categories (including favorite characters, forms, and some other fun and silly things). We’ll announce the winners of these categories on our Build finale podcast.

Voting will end in two weeks, on Wednesday, August 29.

So please, if you’d be so kind, head on over and VOTE for your favorites!

Also FYI, because of schedules (and Build taking a week off) we did not record a podcast last week, but will be back again this Saturday to suffer through Build 47 with you. 

Episode 80 – “My Bisexual Heart” – 08.03.18

Dan & Faiz are joined by CoolDownNow, longtime contributor, and first-time guest! The Kamen Rider Zi-O news and driver sound bites continue to roll in, and you bet your ass we spend our time on it, along with every other bit of news that dropped this week.

Build 46 sure knows how to play with the emotions. There are fake dead buddies, SO many men that should kiss, and ominous foreshadowing for our greasy potato pal.

And the Build talk continues in Listener Feedback as we ask how YOU’D like to see the series end!

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