Episode 58 – “Reginald J. Pac” – 12.26.17

This week, Dan & Faiz are recovering from our Christmas festivities. There was some general toku-actor-cast-in-stuff news ALONG WITH an exciting surprise Build casting!

We finally made it around to the Ex-Aid/Ghost/Drive/Wizard/Gaim movie featuring Pac-Man from over a year ago! You can listen to us try to remember things and get reacquainted with all of our friends, and meet a couple new ones.

As for Feedback, we’ll get your thoughts on the discontinuation of the Super Hero Taisen movies. Get yourself some gravy and settle in.

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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 39 – “Kiriya Costume Changeeeeee” – 06.27.17

It’s Hayato Isomura Week as we celebrate his birthday and CONTINUE to rejoice in Kiriya’s return to Ex-Aid! There are scans for Ex-Aid, teasers (and rumors) for Build, and a sequel to W?! Hopefully we’ll know more on that next week. Ex-Aid 36 debuts a beautiful golden-boy final form as we question Kiriya’s TRUE motives. And we FINALLY close out a series proper with Ghost 50 and the mysterious emo child. Then we climb a mountain of feedback about your favorite Kamen Rider final forms!

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Episode 37 – “Kamen Rider Bob Ross” – 06.14.17

Rumor Season continues! Faiz and Dan have learned a few more (POSSIBLE) tidbits about the next series, Kamen Rider Build, as well as some more glimpses of the Summer Ex-Aid movie. You knew we’d be excited about the return of our dear departed bike in Ex-Aid 35, and we’re so so very close to finishing up Ghost with 45 & 46Before all that, talk a little about about Faiz’s E3-obsessed week, as well as Dan’s recent viewing of the Heisei Generations movie, and (far too briefly) Graphite’s bod! And in Listener Feedback, we’ll discover what other shows YOU would use to describe your favorite Kamen Rider series!

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