It’s the end of Series 5…and possibly R5 Central for all of 2010?! To take things out, Mike salvages what is left of this much-delayed episode by tag-teaming with Paul “Igadevil” Sullivan to have a free-form discussion about Kikaider The Animation–is it truly as controversial as the fans made it out to be, is it even worth the trouble? We’ll try to figure it out here!
-Continuity: The discussion with Paul was recorded on September 20th, 2009 with hopes of getting the show out by November. This of course, did not happen as the other reviews proved to be troublesome to finalize. The final mix of this episode took place January 4-6th, 2010. And yes, I know we went all over the map with this discussion. Hopefully, you still enjoyed it!
-To reassure you all, THE SHOW IS NOT ENDING, NOR HAS ANYTHING BAD HAPPENED TO ME PERSONALLY. I’m taking a break to sort out all manner of terrible, wonderful things. Stand by for all possible action in the meantime.
-I’ll be salvaging material from the intended 009-1 and Skull Man reviews for Otaku USA’s website. In the interim, here’s my take on Mechanical Violator Hakaider, the other controversial Kikaider adaptation.
Will this still happen? Stay tuned to the R5 Central Twitter to find out!
-Clip from Toei’s English Trailer for Mechanical Violator Hakaider
-Select Tracks from Kikaider The Animation Original Soundtrack
-”Song of Hakaider” and “Our Kikaider (Instrumental)” – Shunsuke Kikuchi
-”Himitsu Piano” – KC Saito
Places to Go
-Generation Kikaida: The wonderful company putting out the live-action series and more
-Igadevil.com: Paul’s infamous Kamen Rider page and home to his blog filled with reviews and information galore
-Henshin Hall of Fame’s Kikaider Page(Beware of loud-blasting MIDI files)
-Manga-To-Anime Comparison of Kikaider The Animation via Sony’s Official Site
-Buy the full Kikaider The Animation DVD set via Amazon.com