Rider Break! is the official podcast of igadevil.com. Your host Paul "Igadevil" Sullivan shares his thoughts on all things Kamen Rider, the long-running live-action Japanese super hero series.
Rider Break! Episode 25: The Last Ride
For the 45th time, Rider Break! returns as Hiroshi Fujioka returns as Takeshi Hongō, who returns after 45 years (maybe?) in the 45th Anniversary movie Kamen Rider 1, as Kamen Rider returns to the big screen and Rider Break! returns as well. Hongō returns to Japan, meeting faces old and new. Shocker once again looms large, but is now split in two. Despite a beefy new appearance and an updated version of the Cyclone, something is wrong with our hero, and with each breath and battle, the end draws near... Is this Rider 1's greatest adventure? Is it Hongo's final day? Is this Rider Break's last episode? There's only one way to find out! In This Episode: • Rider Break! (like somebody in this movie, it turns out) is immortal! • Once again Craig of The Repacked Podcast joined in to help as I (very badly) recap the movie, and hey, this time we're actually getting it out on time! • Oh yeah and RIDER SPOILERS! Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: Excerpt from "Let's Go!! Rider Kick -2016 movie ver.-". Get it on Amazon Japan! A BGM track from the V3 PS1 game. • As before, Skype recorder was used for most of this, hence the slight drop in audio quality. I wanted to get this one out as soon as possible. This time, I succeeded! • This episode (which really is 25) marks a transitional phase of sorts for Rider Break!, though it's not going to be immediately obvious here. Wait until next episode (hopefully coming... well, sooner than usual! There may just be a little Q&A involved!) • Okay, real talk time. As much as I bag on Novashocker's plan for comedic effect, I have only seen the movie once, so it's possible I missed the justification for everything (like why they show up at the beginning to confront actual Shocker in full force yet can still operate as a real company, or what legal loophole they're using to get away with blackmailing everybody face-to-face and not just getting sued/arrested.) On the other hand, I forgot to mention it at the time, but the way Ghost and Specter are able to locate their base? It's noticed to be the only building with any electric power left and where a huge energy beam is projecting from (this was from the dialogue) so I'm starting to think the rest of Shocker didn't exactly mind losing those guys. • Yeah yeah yeah I'll do something about Drive in the background (this will make no sense if you're reading this any time after 2016). Timestamps: 00:00 - Speaker-destroying sound time. Less than a minute in - a badly edited-in appearance from late-afternoon Igadevil. 22:45 - (most) Spoilers for the movie begin! 02:09:25 - The (I believe) longest episode of Rider Break! thus far comes to an end! • Thanks for listening! Get The Episode Download here Rider Break! on iTunes Or listen here:
Rider Break! Episode 24: Tragical History Tour (Part 3)
Rider 3 confronts his destiny, Drive confronts mind-controlled damn near everyone, and Igadevil confronts trying to keep his food down in the sense-shattering conclusion to the Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 review. After that, Craig and I talk about our hypothetical team-up movies that will probably never happen. Then again, I once thought a movie with Kamen Rider 3 would never happen, so who knows? Also, Rider Break bids a farewell to Masayuki Izumi, Kamen Rider Faiz's own Yuki Kiba/Horse Orphenoch. In This Episode: • Rider Break! is back as promised. A little close to my self-imposed deadline, but at least we don't get bought out by Saban now. PS I am Warrior Leader! • Things start off on a somber note as I share a few thoughts about the recent passing of Masayuki Izumi, who sadly passed away last month. I'm going to miss him, and I hope I did a good enough job establishing that. • Part 3 (of 3) the second part of the spoiler-filled review/recap of Kamen Rider x Super Sentai Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 where I told Craig of The Repacked Podcast all about the movie, but months ago so like half of what I say is out-of-date and probably incorrect. Fun times! Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: Excerpt from "Who's That Guy" the movie's theme song by Mitsuhiro Oikawa. Get it on Amazon Japan! • I often joke about how illness-prone I can be, but I'm not kidding about having a stomach flu or virus literally the weekend I sat down to finish editing this. I spent most of today with my stomach going nuclear and the worst headache of my life. Still, a promise is a promise! Now time to go fall into a ditch and pass out. • As before, Skype recorder was used for most of this, hence the slight drop in audio quality. I wanted to get this one out as soon as possible. As you can tell, I failed. • Part 3 is out, which means that the next episode, will, at last, be... wait, there's another movie out now? Well, I'll figure something out. Q&A is still happening! Timestamps: 00:00 - Watch those speakers! 02:27- My thoughts on Masayuki Izumi's passing 15:30 - Back into the review, which picks up right where Part 2 ended. 01:12:34 - Where the plot summary ends, final thoughts and team-up movie discussion begins! 01:41:06 - Another episode in the can! • Thanks for listening! Get The Episode Download here Rider Break! on iTunes Or listen here:
Rider Break! Episode 23: Tragical History Tour (Part 2)
Hey uh, weren't we talking about a movie or something? In This Episode: • Rider Break! took off close to 5 months because my life is a neverending cycle of pain. I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you all soon. Soon. Soooooooon... • Part 2 (of 3) which is actually the first part of the spoiler-filled review/recap of Kamen Rider x Super Sentai Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 where I told Craig of The Repacked Podcast all about the movie, months ago. Confused yet? • This part of the review contains massive spoilers for the film and basically every Kamen Rider thing that has ever happened, including the finale of the original series. Don't worry though, the movie comes out on DVD/Blu-ray tomorrow, so they won't be massive spoilers much longer! Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: "Fight! Kamen Rider V3" with some...alterations. A sample of Rider 3 & Drive's Henshin music from Taisen GP. • As before, Skype recorder was used for most of this, hence the slight drop in audio quality. I wanted to get this one out as soon as possible. As you can tell, I failed. • If Part 3 doesn't come out within a week, it means I have quit being Igadevil and this becomes Saban's Masked Rider Page, the Second-Worst Rider Website On The Internet. Believe Dat! Timestamps: 00:00 - Watch those speakers! 04:30 - Reviewing begins. 01;11;16 - Reviewing takes a coffee break • Thanks for listening! Get The Episode Download here Rider Break! on iTunes Or listen here:
Rider Break! Episode 22: Tragical History Tour (Part 1)
In the first of a probable trilogy of episodes, Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 is discussed by one person who hasn't seen the movie yet, and one who has but can barely remember what he did last week. This part is mostly spoiler-free, and just covers my initial feelings, reactions and stuff you'll have already know unless you were without internet access for the past several months. In This Episode: • Rider Break! has now set a record for how many times a podcast can die and return, approximately eleventy-billion. • I'm once again joined by Craig of The Repacked Podcast (which I'm on a hiatus from at the moment due to work-related stuff, but I will return to!) Craig volunteered to be somebody to bounce off of and keep me focused when going through the film, which really helps, especially when recapping something as long and detailed as this. Next time I'll see if I can't get someone who also saw the film to join in. I do know these guys... Also, I'm always open to having more voices join in on Rider Break! in the future! • As mentioned, this is mostly just the basics, and the real meat/summary of the movie will be in the next two parts (or one part, I'm still not sure how I'll do it, but it will be soon.) Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: "Let's Go!! Rider Kick 2006" by Hiroshi Fujioka (excerpt) Get it on amazon.co.jp The music from the Taisen GP trailer mentioned. • As mentioned, Skype recorder was used for most of this, hence the slight drop in audio quality. I wanted to get this one out as soon as possible (and it's already a couple weeks late!) so pardon the half-boiledness of this production. • Parts 2 (and hypothetical 3) will be coming along soon, and they will be spoiler-filled! And after that... yeah, I do have to do that damned Q & A episode, don't I? Timestamps: 00:00 - Watch those speakers! 16:45 - Around here was where I initially planned to start getting into spoilers for the plot. That doesn't quite happen, though there is some discussion of who appears (and who doesn't appear) in the movie from here on, so listener be aware! 49:23 - End of Part 1 • Thanks for listening! Get The Episode Download here Rider Break! on iTunes Or listen here:
Rider Break! Episode 21: Drive Is Live
You Are The Wheelman. In This Episode: • Rider Break! has another episode in less than 24 hours! A new record! • It's another first-reaction commentary, this time for Kamen Rider Drive episode 1, "Why Did My Time Stop?" • Spoiler Warning because duh. Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: "Let's Go!! Rider Kick 2006" by Hiroshi Fujioka (excerpt) Get it on amazon.co.jp "SURPRISE-DRIVE" TV-size ripped from the episode. CD release forthcoming! • Not much to say that isn't said in the episode! I got up, sat down with my microphone, and recorded my thoughts. I did go back and edit this one later since there were periods of silence while I took things in (that didn't exactly make for great listening) so the timing may be a bit off and there's no commercial breaks (not that there's much to say. The toy ads are great, the fish sausage ad is deceptively cool, and the gummy ad is still drug-fueled. Can't wait to try the monaka snack though.) • And that's it! More Rider Break! (and more other stuff) to come eventually! Timestamps: 00:00 - Watch those speakers! 02:30 - Commentary begins and runs a little longer than the actual episode (minus CM breaks.) • Thanks for listening! Get The Episode Download here Rider Break! on iTunes Or listen here:
Rider Break! Episode 20: When Gaim Ends, Drive Begins
Kamen Rider Drive is just hours away, and Kamen Rider Gaim has had 46 47 weeks (plus a few weekends off for golf, Super Sentai crossovers, etc.) to tell a tale of Armored Riders warring all so that a DJ can make one of them into a space god to save Christmas. Or something. I wasn't really paying much attention, but I did like that Bravo fella. Fortunately this episode I'm joined by Craig & Nikki from The Repacked Podcast to figure all this stuff out! In This Episode: • Rider Break! is back. Hey, it was quicker than last time. There's several episodes being edited right now (Kikaider REBOOT, that Damned Q&A, and yet another one that isn't about Kamen Rider at all!) but very likely the next one will be about Kamen Rider Drive episode 1 anyway. But hey, that's a lot of Rider Breakage on the way! • Yes, actual human contact! Craig makes his return, and our mutual pal Nikki also chimes in as we discuss general thoughts on the most-recently-finished and soon-to-air Kamen Rider series. I still do a lot of the talking (per their choice) but it's always good to get some more voices in the mix. You can hear all three of us talk toys every week over at The Repacked Podcast. Episodes Notes: • Music used includes: "Let's Go!! Rider Kick 2006" by Hiroshi Fujioka (excerpt) Get it on amazon.co.jp "JUST LIVE MORE" by Shōnan no Kaze (TV Size) Get it on amazon.co.jp Sound & music from the Kamen Rider Drive deluxe belt ad • As mentioned, this episode was recorded Thursday, October 2nd. More news, reviews & bits of juicy info have been released since then (such as the title of the next Movie War.) During recording we used the Kamen Rider Drive tumblr which compiled all the scans together nicely, as well as The Tokusatsu Network for information (they've got a great interview with Riku Sanjo that just went up not long after we recorded this.) The Drive toy ad mentioned can be found here (At least as of October 2014.) • We mention HJU Radio here and there; if you want a more comprehensive analysis of Gaim that'll probably be the place to hear it (and probably not from me, because I won't have gotten a chance to rewatch the whole show this time!) This episode's really more of a general thoughts type deal, very free-flowing (which is why we jump around from one show to the other near the end.) • I think there are two points where I started to form an idea, then went off on a tangent and never returned. One is about episode 46, and if that had been the actual ending. What I was going to say was that I'd still probably be okay with it. But for me, if 46 is the "Gaim" ending, episode 47 feels like the "Kamen Rider" ending for the show (if that makes any sense), and it brings 46 up a little more in my book. Now the penultimate chapter is more like the close of Kōta/Kaito/Mai/Sagara's story, with a 'final battle' that is more bittersweet in nature. Whereas 47 wraps up (most) everyone else, and has that Hell Yeah Rider Final Battle in it. They're two parts of a whole to me. The other was Marika/Yoko, who I don't think I really gave a clear answer on (she is probably my favorite character in the show, but a lot of that is down to liking the actress. I think Minami Tsukui could lead a series, she's that good.) What I'm trying to get at is that while her ultimate fate doesn't spoil the whole show (for me; but I understand if it does for you) it is one of the parts I'm having the hardest time figuring out. I'd love to know if Urobuchi or anybody commented on it. • Yes, I know that every non-Rider badass rival villain reminds me of Apollo Geist. That's pretty much down to Apollo Geist being that great and memorable of a character. I like him about as much as I like Doctor Shinigami/Ikadevil, and I like Doctor Shinigami/Ikadevil more than is probably healthy. • My big thanks to Craig for soldiering it out (he was coming off of a
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The Best Kamen Rider Podcast!!!
I love Igadevil and his knowledge of the Kamen Rider Series. I definitely recommend this podcast who are huge fans of the Kamen Rider Series or who love Tokusatsu as a whole. I personally feel to this point in time that Kamen Rider OOO is my top #1 and my personal favorite of the Heisei Era. In regards to the Showa Era, my top #1 is Kamen Rider Black. Keep up the great work Igadevil!!!
If your a fan of kamen rider then you've got to listen to this show! Insightful and a pleasure to hear someone who's truly knowledgeable about the subject matter. Hoping for more episodes soon!!