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.

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Episode 42: The Following Events Are Canon

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THIS WEEK: Doktor John Darksou– uh, Doktor G graces fellow non-doctors, Sven Michel and Van Ong, with his presence in Kamen Rider V3. In addition to that, we debate the possible intervention of moral guardians; the convoluted timeline that is Toei’s shared properties; maybe our real weaknesses were the friends we made along the way; Sven gets mad about Battlemech loadouts; overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer, and remember: the following podcast you are about to listen to is canon.

The puzzle channel Van mentions is FLEB on youtube. Check out the Xbox Puzzle video when you have a minute, it’s pretty cool stuff.

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Episode 41: Brain Functions Unclear

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THIS WEEK: With Alexa down due to a case of chronic demon possession, it falls to Sven and Van to cover the end of Android Kikaider (1972). As promised, the show ends with a bang… but is it enough? Frustrations begin to mount; Sven’s an absolute donut; minds are boggled and senses befuddled; the finale gets explosive; forty-some episodes later and that goddamned flute gets what’s coming to it; anime is still a mistake; and the hardest part truly was getting the brain out!

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Episode 40: We’re Not Getting A Cut From This

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THIS WEEK: The crew continue on Kamen Rider V3‘s nonsense road, as they enjoy the twists the show puts on the formula… while lampooning the skeezy romantic tropes on display. In addition, Little Mac dies valiantly; Alexa talks kids’ fashion; Red Lamp Power is the Kaio-Ken; we have perhaps confused certain algorithms due to one too many wrestling jokes; we are deeply concerned about the ongoing actions of the Rider Scouts, and you should BUY SUZUKI BIKES.

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Episode 39: Too Much High Power, Man

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THIS WEEK: After some judicious fast-forwarding, we’re leading up to the finale of Android Kikaider. This week, the gang tackles the introduction to Jiro’s iconic rival, Hakaider! In addition, we discuss what we like (and dislike) about Kikaider so far; DARK needs money; we deal with miscommunications abound; we discuss insanity pleas, property law, and Star Trek: The Next Generation; Alexa completely annihilates our outro; and Kikaider just has TOO MUCH HIGH POWER, MAN.

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Episode 38: The House That V3 Built

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THIS WEEK: “Henshin… V3!” With the original series behind them, the crew looks forward to tackling the house built upon Showa Rider’s foundations in Kamen Rider V3! In addition, Great Leader’s death stuck for all of five minutes; Sven is stupefied by Hongo’s fashion choices; we gush over every single monster suit for once; the real Tachibana would never pass up an opportunity to die; we have to explain an old joke; safety has never been LESS guaranteed, and since the day Machinegun-Snake manifested in our houses, we have not known peace.

If you’re interested in Kamen Rider V3, you can purchase the full DVD boxset from Generation Kikaida!

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Episode 37: I Would Rather Have Nothing

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THIS WEEK: Alexa straight-up abandons Sven and Van to their fate: Continuing their coverage of Kikaider as they face to reality and realize the show has nosedived. In addition, Van’s brain is melting; Komyoji’s cryptidness has only gotten worse; Hanpei is trying, possibly; there’s pockets fulla monkey’s paws; the last episode in this stretch is really really gross; frustrations with romantic dynamics reach a fever pitch, and Sven would rather have nothing.

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