Let’s Watch Wednesdays approaches the end of everything with Kamen Rider Den-O!
The key to the past, present, & 2 futures lies with Airi Nogami, or more accurately, her unborn child! The child of Airi & Yuuto is the key to the Junction in time. Forgotten by time itself this child is too protected for even Kai to reach. Instead he’ll rampage an army of Imagin through time, even hijacking Den-Liner! One by one the Den-Liner crew will make their last stand as the battle for everything that will ever be comes to it’s conclusion! Tune in next week for the finale of the Kamen Rider Den-O TV Series!
Den-O Trivia #17
On the topic of actors again this week, let’s talk about our main hero Den-O/Ryutaro Nogami. The young Takeru Satoh made his debut in toku as the titular rider and played Den-O over the course of the entire 49 episode series as well as the first 3 movies. And although many tokusatsu alums tend to stick to their genre or return to it later, Satoh has done neither.
To this day Kamen Rider Den-O is Takeru Satoh’s only tokusatsu credit. After leaving the franchise in 2008 and having a string of jobs in the interim Satoh made an explosive debut again as another hero, this time ripped from the pages of manga. In 2012 he emerged as the titular hero in the first film of the Ruroni Kenshin live action trilogy! Satoh reprised this role for both sequels as well; The Great Kyoto Fire, & The End of A Legend.
she and her child!
A brief union of heroes,
It's Kamen Riders Zeronos and, Zeronos?!
Kai rampages through time!
Den-Liner is his!
A traitor on the Den-Liner,
And Kintaros' final Stand!
So Let's Watch Den-O 46-48!
Next week it's the final episode! Den-O 49, Climax Deka, & Final Countdown!
Man, I don't know if it's bad translation or bad scripting, but I honestly still have no idea what Airi is jabbering about on the Denliner near the end. I mean, I more or less know what's happening, but man, is it ever explained badly.
This episode also really demonstrates how incredibly nonthreatening Kai is as a villain. I just cannot take this guy seriously when he's acting like he's stoned half the damn time.
I think it's Kai's unhinged personality that at least makes him feel threatening to me. Now granted I still don't think he's a great villain. Frankly I find non-costumed or non-kaijin villains to be pretty awful. But I don't think he's entirely terrible.
I just saw 46, and I really don't understand what the f**k just happened.
We're getting into the big part of Den-O that never really worked for me: the explanation of exactly what's going on. Obviously, there's still one big plot reveal to go, but all the stuff with Airi and Sakurai here never really made sense. How did they know about Kai and the Imagin? Where did Sakurai get the Zeroliner from? How did they know about singularity points? I like this show, but the ending is full of plot holes that are big enough to drive a train through.
That said, Kintaros and Urataros's final stands are good dramatic moments and I really like their big final battles.
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