Episode 49 – “Werther’s Originals” – 09.22.17

Faiz dips her toes into the Build water as she and Dan bring you a podcast that goes off the rails, even for us. No huge news stories, but lots of small stuff, so it’s time for a rapid-fire news roundup!

Our appreciation for our new friends deepens in Build 3, and you can never go wrong with tiny orange bird bullets.

It’s Feedback where we really get loopy. I guess your Fullbottle combos just really bring it out in us! There are a few choice phrases we’d love to bring up here… but they’re a bit risqué, so you’ll just have to hear for yourself.

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Episode 48 – “Dragon Feet” – 09.11.17

DestinyAmber helps Dan welcome the “Best Match Boys” in style as we begin the experiment that is Kamen Rider Build! She also tells us of her recent trip to Japan World Heroes, in particular the exciting opportunity to meet one-half of Kamen Rider W himself, Renn Kiriyama!

Gel up your hair, and leave your fly unzipped, because Build episodes 1 & 2 are a crazy ride! We’ve already got our favorites, and there’s so much to speculate about (namely that smoky, leather chap, Night Rogue!)

We end with Feedback, and YOUR opinions of Build’s opening chapters, and we even hear from one particular supreme empress who is absent from this week’s podcast! *bunny emoticon*

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Episode 47 – “Bare Hips” – 09.01.17

Sadly, Dan & Faiz must bid farewell to Ex-Aid… for now. But before that, they also mark the passing of the Korean “tokusatsu” series, Legend Hero, as well as 1974’s Kamen Rider Amazon, which Dan has been watching.

It’s a packed Spoiler Train this week, as have some updates on that Ex-Aid follow-up trilogy coming next year, PLUS someone’s hacked the Build Driver, and we know dozens more best matches. They’re VERY entertaining.

Then it’s time to send Ex-Aid out in style as we break down episodes 44 & 45. There’s action, smiles, and tears. And it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t let YOU in on the Ex-Aid finale celebration in Listener Feedback!

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Episode 46 – “Construction & Congestion” – 08.26.17

Fresh back from her recent trip to Japan, Amber (TokuSwag) is here to regale us with tales of her travels! Unfortunately, she caught a cold upon returning home, Dan’s allergies inexplicably got worse and worse throughout the podcast, and Amber’s landlord thought it was the PERFECT time to rebuild the apartment downstairs, so PLEASE bear with us. 😛

We talk about *possible* future Ex-Aid stories (this news was just being hinted at and had not fully broken at the time of recording), as well as Amber’s anticipation for Kamen Rider Build.

Ex-Aid 43 brings us RIGHT to the edge of the finale, and offers up some heart-wrenching Taiga drama, but also fosters conversation about what could/should have been done with Nico.

And with Ex-Aid coming to an early conclusion, we ask about the ideal length of a Kamen Rider series in Listener Feedback.

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Episode 45 – “Tensai Gekai” – 08.16.17

Dan is joined by longtime listener, Peyton, to discuss her many passions, as well as the endless references in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to the classic Osamu Tezuka creation, Black Jack!

Gamedeus makes an all-too-brief appearance in Ex-Aid 42, as Dan and Kiriya have a little slap-fest of their own.

And in a Listener Feedback section inspired by the recent W manga, we ask which Kamen Rider series YOU’D like to see resurrected in this format!

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Episode 44 – “Maximum Johnny” – 08.09.17

DestinyAmber joins Dan this week to talk the all-important three C’s: Cosplay, Cons, and Cats!

The first chapter of the Kamen Rider W manga has been translated, and we touch very briefly on that (sans spoilers). And Ex-Aid: True Ending is out in Japan! What nuggets of Build/Ex-Aid goodness can we glean from that?

Ex-Aid 41 bids farewell… again… to that gorgeous Bugster of a man, Graphite, and we love up on the perfect double-act of Dan & Kiriya.

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Episode 43 – “Doodle Kick” – 08.02.17

It’s basically Build Bonanza Part 2 as we spend just over an hour dissecting this week’s announcement of the Kamen Rider Build cast, theorize about the contents of the trailer, and gush about this year’s theme song! Rest assured, there is much ogling of the boys.

Ex-Aid 40 contains yet another resurrection, plus a team-up we didn’t expect. 555 episode 12 brings us one step closer to finding Kaixa, who’s sure to be the best character in the show… right?

Then in Feedback, it’s back to Build for YOUR reactions to this week’s press conference. Yay!

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Episode 42 – “Fire Emoji” – 07.25.17

Our excitement for Build continues to uh… build… as Dan & Faiz discover the initial creative staff behind the series as well as a few follow-up toy catalog scans.

Ex-Aid 39 takes a cruel turn as we say goodbye(?) to the floofiest Bugster to ever grace this Earth. And can you believe it?! We’re returning to our roots with Kamen Rider 555 episode 11! It’s been more than a full year, but it feels good to be home. Plus there’s an adorable dog!

Suit actor Seiji Takaiwa is the topic of Listener Feedback, as we find out your feelings on his extended tenure. Bunny!!

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Episode 41 – “Build Bonanza” – 07.18.17

Kamen Rider Build is revealed! This is bound to be our favorite podcast every year. There’s just so much to speculate about! That’s probably why we spend well more than half of the episode talking about it. Forms, suits, weapons, story details. They just dumped so much on us at once!

But in ADDITION to all that, Ex-Aid continues, as we make our way through episodes 37 & 38. There’s redemption, tears, possible new friendships blooming.

Then it’s back to more Build talk in Feedback. You’re just as excited as we are. If you know what an aglet is, do a dance!

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Episode 40 – “Strong Grandpa” – 07.10.17

It’s finally here! Our discussion of the 2016 movie, ‘Kamen Rider Ichigo’! Dan & Faiz have plenty of love to share as our pals, the Ghost crew, team up with the O.G. Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo! They’ll battle the forces of Shocker, and we’ll discover a whole array of comical new kinks we didn’t know we had.

There’s news too! Rider has a new time slot, and what could that possibly mean? Plus, we go over a few last minute rumor morsels before Build is officially revealed, as well as that recently announced manga sequel to W. And we get FAR too excited about a mailman’s birthday. EEE!!!

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