THIS WEEK: The Historians Take a Detour to the Kamen Rider Spirits manga; Sven might be pronouncing things wrong on purpose now; Hongo is definitely not handling his depression well, Hayato is a complete shitlord; the Metal Gear comparisons intensify; everyone gets hype over cyborg gore (cybgore); we kinkshame Kenichi Muraeda, and when the era needs it–Kamen Rider will definitely revive.
THIS WEEK: We hope you’ve all had a good holiday season! 003 sure didn’t. We follow the 00 cyborgs on their once-in-a-lifetime round-the-world trip; there are multiple reminders to never do contract work for Black Ghost; the team gets increasingly salty over translation foibles and fight over who gets to punch Ishinomori’s ghost; Black Ghost has a thing about aquatic animals; we are all 007; we dig into Françoise and G.B.’s backstories; and apparently people don’t know how to write Native Americans in the year two thousand and goddamn one.
THIS WEEK: We return to our coverage of Kamen Rider; Shocker has perfected their soap bubble technology; dogs are better than Kamen Rider at fighting crime; Tohru Hiriyama’s influence on the show; the subject we’ve been dancing around comes to a head as Takeshi Hongo fades out from his own show; Great Leader is everyone’s worst micromanaging boss; SEGATA SANSHIRO IS CANON; Toei’s increasingly-grainy recycled footage; I don’t think the showrunners know what electromagnetic waves are; the introduction of Kazuya Taki and Hayato Ichimonji; and Blue Kamen Rider is Fat Pikachu.
THIS WEEK: This show is DEFINITELY SUPER FUN and not at all exploring heavy themes possibly unfit for children; Skull’s TED Talk goes very poorly; no one remembered to animate the baby AGAIN; Sven’s memory of Simpsons’ jokes is literally nonexistent; Alexa would kill a man to live in a spooky gothic mansion in the woods; nothing good happens in churches or orphanages; even for 2001 this show can’t shake its ’60s roots; Alexa has never seen Shark Tank but you’d never know it with her pitch; Sven stops Alexa from ruining one of the best parts of a future episode; and this has got to be the work of an enemy Stand.
We talk about a depiction of suicide in this episode. It runs from 1:48:46 to 1:51:06 for those who need to skip that.