Episode 43: Unravelling At The Seams

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THIS WEEK: Sven and Van delve into the 2014 film, Kikaider: REBOOT. Salt stocks have never been higher as their cups boil over. Our podcasters are fooled by goatees, Sven’s childhood comes back in the strangest way; Ishinomori villain motives are brought up and then summarily ignored; an infamous Kickstarter kerfuffle gets dredged up; our hosts’ friendship is based on being smad on behalf of robots, and it’s not just the movie which ends up unravelling at its seams.


  • Kikaider: REBOOT (2014)
  • Cast & crew
  • Bijinder/Mari
  • The conscience circuit & facial recognition
  • Komyoji & Gill / Light & Wily
  • Mitsuko’s interpretation
  • The vertical slice movie scene
  • Kikaider’s 2014 redesign
  • Budget-busting Metal Gear
  • Gill’s convictions
  • Mega Man X
  • Nanocrystal displays
  • Jiro’s character: then and now
  • Old man tastes
  • Daisuke Ban’s cameo role
  • Kickstarter nonstarters
  • Gill’s transformation and motives
  • On love and compassion
  • Kikaider’s will to fight/the conscience circuit scene
  • Final thoughts and feelings


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • The Collectors – “Go Go Kikaider”

NEXT WEEK: V3 finally hears from his rider senpais.

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