Good Ol’ Review: Kamen Rider Ghost RE:BIRTH: Kamen Rider Specter a Convoluted Mess

Ghost Rebirth Specter

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
LOTS of spoilers, with a warning before they begin

It’s the last hurrah for the Ghost crew and they decided to go out with a proverbial bang. That is, they completely shot up whatever little semblance of cohesion and story the original series had in the first place.

And as I wrote in my Season Wrap-up of Kamen Rider Ghost, the season was directionless and a mish-mash of (many times) unconnected plot points. It was an even bigger disappointment and waste of potential than its predecessor Drive.

But Kamen Rider Ghost RE:BIRTH: Kamen Rider Specter, the V-Cinema and final official release for the season, just takes the confusion and insanity up a notch and maybe to the highest level too.
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Good Ol’ Review: Brutal and Mostly Fun Kamen Rider Heisei Generations

Kamen Rider Hesei Generations

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
LOTS of spoilers.

This year’s Kamen Rider Movie War was mostly a fun endeavor with some brutal and bloody battles. But it ends in one of the worst possible ways it could ever end. More on that later.
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Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 50 – Future! Connected Feelings!

Ghost 50

Everything’s peaceful in the two worlds again. The Gang prays in front of Papa Ryu’s grave, happily telling him of Takeru’s resurrection. They all also promise to spread their connecting powers. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 49 – Infinity! The Power of Humanity! and Season Wrap-up

Ghost 49

The newly embodied Ganmaizer breaks through the glass ceiling because it feels humans are so illogically awesome. Everyone follows as the Ganmaizer hops through the monolith Gate and bursts through the temple roof, waking Narita and Shibuya. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 48 – End! The Chain of Sorrow!

Ghost 48

It’s time to jump through the monolith Gate. But everyone wants to go on the little road portal trip. Takeru and Makoto allow Akari, Kanon and Onari to come along but Onari orders Narita and Shibuya to stay behind. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 47 – Conciliation! Everyone’s Resolutions!

Ghost 47

Adel just wrecks Takeru, Alain and Makoto. Alain and Makoto are forced to dehenshin. But Takeru says he wants to save Adel. They have another memory share.

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Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 46 – Duel! Words from the Swordsman!

Ghost 46

Everyone vows to do what they can while Takeru is invisible. Meanwhile, the now-senient Ganmaizer want to evolve. They order cloneMakoto to study how humans convert feelings into power. Because Tenkuuji Takeru is the key to everything! Continue reading