This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz are back (FINALLY) for our first recording of the year. Kamen Rider Zi-O episodes 16 & 17 double up on the new Riders, and 555 44 & 45 cut a young love story short all too soon. We’ve got nearly a month’s worth of news to barrel through, including spin-offs, returning characters, and casting news, not to mention YOUR feedback and theories on who Sougo’s mystery dream gentleman might be!
This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz continue to greatly enjoy Kamen Rider Zi-O with episode 15! (Who would have ever that THAT would happen?) We finally get some movement on the romantic plotline in 555 episodes 42 & 43. (We’ll see how that pans out next week.) And News is jam-packed with surprising movie cameos, Zi-O scans, and some casting that we’re very excited about!
This week on Rider Love, Dan & CoolDownNow welcome Decade, the Destroyer of Worlds himself, to Kamen Rider Zi-O episodes 13 & 14! We also continue our march to the end of 555 with episode 41. And THEN, Dan brings on special guest (and regular co-host) Faiz for a ridiculous edition of holiday-themed Mad Libs!
This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz taste test all of the delicious fruit offered up in Kamen Rider Zi-O episodes 11 & 12, and debate whether lobster ladies give good hugs in 555 episode 37. We also have some highly anticipated magazine scans on the Spoiler Train, and get a bit bit mushy in Listener Feedback.
This week on Rider Love, Dan & Destiny Amber wrap up the OOO arc in Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 10, dive into the week’s news (including the Heisei Generations Forever trailer), relive Amber’s recent trip to Japan, and find out what YOU’RE most thankful for in tokusatsu this year!
This week on Rider Love, Dan & Faiz REALLY dissect Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 9. From Kuroto Dan to Sougo, we’re a little bit… confused where this series is going. We then pick things up with 555 episodes 35 & 36, which were refreshing and exciting by comparison! All that plus a jam packed News section and some MORE winter movie casting!
This week on Rider Love, Dan & TokuSwag welcome back the Mayo Kitty himself, Kamen Rider Beast, in Zi-O episodes 7 & 8. It’s also been a big couple weeks of news, with S.H.Figuarts Kiva finally being announced, all those other Tamashii Nations toy reveals, and a Spoiler Train packed full of winter movie news! Plus we find out which Rider arcs you’d combine for Zi-O in Listener Feedback.
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.
Obligatory Monsta X plug:
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!
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!