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swanginghustla5  asked:

Can you name all of the movie Kamen riders? Like they only appear in movie and rarely the show

Sure!  I can give it a shot!

There is Kamen Rider G4 from the Kamen Rider Agito movie!

Kamen Rider Femme from the Kamen Rider Ryuki movie

Kamen Riders Psyga and Orga from the Kamen Rider 555 Movie:

Kamen Riders Glaive, Larc and Lance from the Kamen Rider Blade movie:

Kamen Riders Kabuki, Touki, Kirameki, Nishiki and Habataki from the Kamen Rider Hibiki movie:

Kamen Riders Hercus, Ketaros and Caucasus from the Kamen Rider Kabuto movie:

Kamen Riders Gaoh, Yuuki and G Den-O from the Kamen Rider Den-O movies:

Kamen Riders Rey and Arc from the Kamen Rider Kiva movie:

Kamen Rider Kivala from the Kamen Rider Decade movie:

Kamen Riders Skull and Eternal from the Kamen Rider W movies:

Kamen Rider Poseidon and Kamen Rider Aqua from Kamen Rider OOOs’ movie:

Kamen Rider Nadeshiko from the Kamen Rider Fourze movies:

Kamen Rider Sorcerer from the Kamen Rider Wizard movie:

Kamen Riders Bujin Gaim, Fifteen and Mars from the Kamen Rider Gaim movies:

Kamen Riders Dark Drive and 3 from the Kamen Rider Drive movies:

Kamen Rider Dark Ghost from the Kamen Rider Ghost movie:

Kamen Rider Fuuma from the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid movie:

I feel like I am missing some and I am also leaving out any Kamen Riders who did not appear (or have a major role) in a theatrical film.  That leaves out Kamen Rider 4 who was made for a spin-off straight to video release.  I am also leaving out movie only forms for established Riders (which is why Kamen Sentai Gorider is not on this list). 

Thanks for the question!

the-last-alicorn  asked:

Well, Ex-Aid: True Ending looks amazing, and it's showing a new ninja Rider called Kamen Rider Fuma, and he looks pretty awesome! And since, for better or for worse, Movie Exclusive Riders have been a tradition ever since Agito, I might as well ask: What are your Top 5 Best and Top Five Worst Movie Riders?

Good question!  Movie exclusive Riders are always frustrating to me.  They are either amazing and I want more of them but they only get that one appearance or I just want them to go away so I can get back to characters I actually give a care about.  So, that makes this list pretty fitting for those Riders who only exist on the big screen to either get their day in the sun or return to the end credits where they belong.

Let’s start positive!  These are my top 5 favorite Movie-Only Kamen Riders!

5) Kamen Rider Eternal from Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate

Katsumi Daido is a dead man walking, literally.  He was returned from the dead by his mother as the first of a group of super soldiers called the Necro-Over.  As such, he leads a group of similar revived mercenaries known as NEVER.  They once worked for Foundation X but rebelled and stole the T2 Gaia Memories.  Katsumi uses the Eternal Memory to become Kamen Rider Eternal and can also use all of the other Gaia Memories thanks to his bandoleers that function as slots for them.

4) Kamen Rider Kabuki from Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki

This is one of five movie only Riders to appear in this film but he’s the most memorable. He at first appears to be a hero, joining with the other Seven Oni recruited to save a young woman from being sacrificed but it turns out he’s working for the monsters, as he wants to become one of them.  Shifty, treacherous and a trickster of sorts, I just love his outift!

3) Kamen Rider Psyga from Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost

Our second evil Rider is one of the enforcers working for Smart Brain. His real name is Leo and he is one of the most powerful of the Riders, using a new Gear that is ‘perfect’ and can only be used by the elite Orphenochs. He is cocky, egotistical and has a superior attitude.  He also has a jetpack so he can back u that attitude. Oh and he speaks perfect English!

2) Kamen Rider 3 from  Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

Hey, who’s that guy? That’s Kyoichiro Kuroi a.k.a. Kamen Rider 3, Shocker’s most perfect Rider in the altered timeline where he was completed and defeated Kamen Riders 1 & 2, allowing his evil Masters to take over the world. He has a fantastic design somewhat reminsicent (Thanks to his gold scarf) of Shocker Rider but he has his own motives and eventually, at the cost of his own existence, ends up becoming a hero of Justice.

1) Kamen Rider Femme from Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final

Out first Rider to start out as anything better than a villain on this list, Miho Kirishima is a shadier figure than most riders. She’s a con artist using her looks and wits to lure in rich men and then rob them.  She secretly wants to win the Rider War to bring her dead sister back to life and also wants to kill the man who took her life, Asakura a.k.a. Kamen Rider Ouja. She also has the distinction of being the first official female Kamen Rider!

And now for something a little less positive…

Now, some of these are characters I am ok with but I don’t like how they were used in the story or how they interacted with the established characters. Also, this is entirely my own opinion and I know there will be at least one entry on this bottom five that people will disagree with me about.

Let’s get started.

5) Kamen Rider Nadeshiko from Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max

Let me start by saying I have no problem with this character in theory and I do find her cute however, I am fundamentally opposed to the idea of Gentarou having a girlfriend. He even stated in the series proper at one point that he is only interested in people as friends. He seems oblivious to romantic gestures and suddenly, in this movie, he’s interested in this new girl. It doesn’t really help that she’s actually sentient space slime capable of copying just about anything, even his powers.

4) Kamen Rider Kivala from Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010

I like this design! That’s the best thing I can say about this movie only Rider. I also like the character who becomes Kamen Rider Kivala.  However, what’s the point?  She’s a pointless addition to a meandering story that seems to come out of nowhere.  Had she been in the actual series, I would have been more ok with it but she was the payoff to a setup I didn’t care about.

3) Kamen Rider Glaive, Kamen Rider Larc and Kamen Rider Lance from Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace

I did not like this movie and I did not like these designs.  They seems too simple after the elegant and complex designs of the Blade TV suits.  They are all equally underwhelming and so they tie for third place.

2) Kamen Rider Sorcerer from Kamen Rider Wizard In Magic Land

I didn’t really care for this movie and I was disappointed that this supposed Sorcerer and evil magic user turned out to just be another Phantom. Also, he came across as a pretty generic ranting villain.

1) These Three from Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love

Kamen Rider Kabuto had some great, original designs and each new Rider was a surprising interesting and unique character. These three are different colored versions of the same suit with slightly different helmets. They are fairly unmemorable and if Toei couldn’t bother to come up with new suits, I can’t be bothered to remember their names. I don’t hate them, I just feel meh about them and that’s worse than hate in many ways. Hate at least elicits passion, these just make me shrug and want to go back to the TV series, which is something a movie should never do.

the-last-alicorn  asked:

(Going forward with the understanding that miniseries like Kamen Rider 4 and Gorider count as movies) What are your favorite Kamen Rider movies? Can be a top ten, top five or general format.

As I am still riding the high from finishing Kamen Sentai Gorider (OMG SO GOOD SO GOOD) I won’t include it because that’s like asking someone what their favorite Star Wars movie is right after they get out of the newest one (for the record it’s still Empire Strikes Back for me though Rogue One is now second). I wonder how much better Gorider will be once I’ve seen the movie it ties into.  I’ve been waiting for a proper Super Hero Taisen that wasn’t just a Kamen Rider movie with a glorified Super Sentai cameo since Super Hero Taisen Z.

Anyway, as to my favorite Kamen Rider movies, I am going to include both Heisei and Showa movies here and that weird in-between period that still gets lumped in with Showa because Shotaro Ishinomori was still alive for them. Let’s get started, shall we?

5. Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost

This is a weird one for me.  I was not a fan of the strange, out of continuity early Heisei Kamen Rider movies.  I felt they went places they shouldn’t or were utterly irrelevant to the TV series that spawned them.  However, I still loved this movie when I first saw it and watch it again every now and then.  This film is basically a worst case scenario for the TV show, where the Orphenochs have conquered the world and humanity is dying off and clustered together in tiny enclaves.  Kamen Rider Faiz has been missing for years and it falls to the dickish Kamen Rider Kaixa to protect the remaining humans. I just really liked the designs for the two new, movie only Riders (Psyga and Orga) and the action was really well done.

4. Kamen Rider Hibiki and the Seven War Oni

Yes, this movie was made post studio meddling that pretty much doomed a promising, if slow, series to a mediocre and unsatisfying conclusion.  However, it’s basically a tokusatsu version of the Seven Samurai!  It’s even set in the Edo period and features 7 different Riders (Oni) banding together to defend a small village against a monstrous force no one person could defeat alone. It also features the amazingly designed Kamen Rider Kabuki.  That alone score it major points in my book!

3. Let’s Go Kamen Riders!

This was the 40th Anniversary movie and one of the crossover films ostensibly between the then current Kamen Rider OOOs and the few seasons past but still popular Kamen Rider Den-O.  It was also the first time they used the now cliched plot of Shocker taking over the world thanks to time manipulation.  It’s also the best time that plotline was ever used in my opinion.  It’s a fun story though and ends with a huge gathering of every Rider up to that point fighting to restore history to its proper course through the power of kicking and punching evil monsters.  It’s a celebration of everything Kamen Rider and for that, I can’t help but love it to death.

2. Kamen Rider vs. Shocker 

This is the very first original Kamen Rider movie (the film before this Go Go Kamen Rider was a movie expansion of episode 13).  This was the first movie of the original series I ever saw, long before I got my hands on the entire first series. It got me so interested in the old Kamen Rider shows made before I was born and before Super Sentai was even a thing.  It was also my introduction to the amazingly evil Dr. Shinigami, one of my all-time favorite Kamen Rider villains.  Here is the trailer:

1. Kamen Rider ZO

This was the first piece of Kamen Rider media I ever got to see in Japanese with English subtitles.  I watched it because I was already a fan of its director, Keita Amemiya thanks to his Zeiram films. What ZO did was quite frankly blow my mind. The suit designs were spectacular, the action tense and brutal and the effects work imaginative and engrossing.  The high point for me has always been the fight with the Spider Kaijin, the use of stop motion animation and just the completely alien design of the spider-thing sticks with me to this day.

This movie turned me from a pretty straight up Super Sentai fan into a broader fan of tokusatsu and tossed me head first into the awesome world of Kamen Rider. It remains my favorite movie in the franchise and not just for nostalgia reasons.  It’s a great first film to show people as it is a one and done tale that combines all of the hallmarks of the franchise in a unique and engaging way.