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 127 – “Nasty Capitalism Man” – 01.15.20

This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz catch up on the news of the week, including those Sento/Banjo engagement rings *wink wink*, the full release of the Zero-One theme song, and “favorite toku series of the decade” poll!. We then break down Zero-One 17 & 18 (the beginning of the Dark Kitchen arc) where we grow ever more unsure of Gai, but get to enjoy some beautiful flower arrangements!

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Episode 126 – “I Have a Type” – 12.29.19

This week on Rider Love, Dan & TokuSwag kick off 2020 a couple weeks late, because as you can hear, Dan was sick! We’ve both recently seen Star Wars, so that’s on our minds, as well as some more reveals for Kiramager. We wrap up the Metsuboyz Arc in Zero-One 16, and make a couple more Imagins into furries in Den-O 22. Then in Listener Feedback, we’ll check out what’s on your tokusatsu watchlists for the coming year!

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Episode 125 – “Fruit in Your Stocking” – 12.23.19

This week on Rider Love, we’re in the Christmas spirit! DestinyAmber helps Dan open up multiple gifts Toei dropped down our chimney, including a first look at Mashin Sentai Kiramager! We get some festive holiday death in Zero-One episode 15, and dive deep into Amber’s thought on the series so far. Then in Den-O 21 we begin to see a little more of Yuto’s nuance. And finally, we have YOU all assign Kamen Riders to help Santa make his yearly delivery in Listener Feedback!

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