This week on Rider Love, Kamen Rider Zero-One has breathed its last, so we’re prepared to send it out with a bang! The series ran into quite a few roadblocks this year. Did they manage to stick the landing? We debate that and more in our discussion of episodes 44 & 45. Then it’s time for the annual Rider Love Awards ceremony, in which we celebrate the best aspects of the series based on votes from YOU. And finally, we learn your thoughts on Zero-One as a whole in Listener Feedback!Continue reading “Episode 143 – “It Sure Did End” – 09.03.20”
This week on Rider Love, it’s our penultimate Zero-One podcast covering episodes 41, 42, & 43! Things take a turn, and there are a few tough moments in this batch, but it’s balanced by some very powerful performances. We’ll also check out some more recent cast reveals for Kamen Rider Saber, and discover that the Japanese remake of ‘24’ has some faces we recognize!
Dreamcatcher’s powerful comeback:Continue reading “Episode 142 – “Brains Are Awesome” – 08.26.20”
This week on Rider Love, we’re oh so very close to that Zero-One finale! We’re trucking on with episodes 39 & 40, in which Izu rips our hearts out by having a feeling, and Aruto gets himself a shiny new cheat cartridge. Then in Listener Feedback, we’ll get YOUR hopes and predictions for the end of the series!
Wonho’s heartbreaking solo debut:
This week on Rider Love, we dive back into Episode Discussion with Zero-One episodes 36, 37, & 38. We meet the big bad of the series, and collectively lose our minds over that Thouser “redemption arc.” Also, this week’s News revealed the unexpected and adorably wholesome Kamen Rider Pretty Den-O!
This week on Rider Love, you’ll get our very quick instant reactions to the official reveal of Kamen Rider Saber! We’ll be breaking it all down in excruciating detail NEXT week once we’ve got our thoughts together. For now though, we begin the “push to wrap up Zero-One on time” by discussing episodes 34 & 35, then a brief detour through the many hiatus recap episodes, and wrap things up with 35.5!
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.
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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.
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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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!
Obligatory Monsta X plug:
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!