Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rider Break! Episode 15: Super Hero Telethon

My "live" first reaction to the new footage of Kamen Rider Gaim! And while waiting for that to air, I watched Super Hero Taisen (with commercial interruptions) and pondered the colors of good and evil, the true nature of insanity, and the timeless beauty that dwells within everything.

Also: Shôtarô and Gentarô feel each other up.

In This Episode: 

 Rider Break! is back in less than a month as I woke up for a 6 AM "live" recording of the Kamen Rider Gaim trailer, preceded by Super Hero Taisen, a movie I'm probably much kinder on than most.

 Spoilers that I keep forgetting to mention until it's too late, including Super Hero Taisen (admittedly, it would be hard not to spoil it) its sequel (nothing too major, but I do bring it up) numerous other Rider movies (many of which are my favorites!) and Ryuki (spoiler: somebody dies in Ryuki.)

 Complete incoherence.

Episodes Notes:

 Music used includes:

"Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary" (excerpt) Yup, I'm stretching that far for a joke.
"Let's Go!! Rider Kick 2006" by Hiroshi Fujioka (excerpt) Get it on

 For the third episode in a row, I get sick, though only by the end. It's the rain, man.

 Speaking of the rain, you can hear it in the background for most of the podcast. The sound levels on this episode were also a bit wacky since I had turned the whole table so I could face the TV, and the result is that I think the microphone was closer to me than usual. I need to invest in a good stand next!

 I mention somewhere in there about the Q & A episode. That's coming up next, and I'll probably get to it today or tomorrow depending on how the vocal chords feel. Thanks for waiting!

 Mentioned in this episode (to explain why I keep repeating myself so much):

HJU Radio
The Fwooshcast


00:00 - Watch those speakers!
01:28:00 - If you want to skip all the other nonsense and just get right to where the Kamen Rider Gaim trailer comes on, start here.
01:31:31 - Second-longest episode yet!?

 Thanks for listening!

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  1. Enjoyed your first live show and the stream of conscious thought you had during Super Hero Taisen.

  2. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Quite an entertaining listen, you should do live commentaries more often... or rather start doing them now since this is your first...

    Anyways, commenting on what you said of Shouji Yonomemura, i actually don´t think he is a bad writter, as a matter of fact i believe that he is a talented writer, its just that he has not been very succesful for a variety of reason, mostly the fact that most productions he is involved with seem to be cursed by some form of divine/production meddling.

    I like the way he writes and the concepts he comes up with (like the entire premise of Let´s Go Kamen Rider), but i have yet to see a work of his where he really let his mind go wild and then succesfully develop those ideas. Fun Fact, Shouji Yonomemura was the Main Writer of Smile Precure... the season whose characters were featured in the movie that played right after Super Hero Taisen...

    PD: By the way, are you going to re-upload your Ishinomori week articles? I just recently watched Kikaider/01, and i want to read those (yet) again.