600th Post Reached! Kuuga… the first KR series of the Heisei Era. I think it’s a pretty straightforward good-vs-evil series so while it is easy to watch, some will probably find it boring due to its simple plot ^^;. I won’t go into much details/spoilers just in case some of you are planning on watching it eventually. The main protagonist and only Rider (yes, the above image is all the same person), Godai Yusuke, is your gentle, happy-go-lucky, god-bless-his-soul fellow who lives to protect everyone’s smile from the nasty and evil Grongi. Wow. Really though… the kaijin (“monsters”) in this series are pretty cruel in killing people; blowing up school girls, crushing people against a wall with a truck, running people down with a motorcycle, setting people on fire while they’re still alive… pretty violent compared to what you see nowadays ^^;. I usually dislike such clean characters like Godai but I love how he endorses himself and stick his “Kuuga” mark on just about everything- on his bike, t-shirt, belt buckle, apron… you name it. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone taking so much joy and happiness in being a Rider xD.
I must say though… while very enjoyable overall, I felt like all the amazing/rising stuff were cut really, really short; the upgraded forms barely have any screen time. The most disappointing part was the last battle… It was a very brutal (the bloodiest I’ve seen in KR so far) and manly battle but it was SOOOO SHORT! TWO MINUTES! The epilogue took up an ENTIRE EPISODE!
I’ve been looking forward to seeing Ultimate Kuuga all this time, hoping to see some ULTIMATE RIDER KICK that can destroy the world, or some other ultimate pwnage… but instead, it only got like 30 seconds of screen time throwing a few punch and kicks before the fight became the predecessor to Simon vs. Anti-Spiral’s fist fight.
This was rather amazing :D
Yes, Godai is a caring, gentle, and warmhearted person… just don’t piss him off.
Anyhow, despite my minor disappointments, everything else (pacing, storyline, fight, special effects) was pretty well done and organized… I really do like this series a lot ^^. It’s worth at least looking into if you are not interested. ^_^b
Note to someone: I was going to make this a post about Linkin Park but decided to write about KR instead :)