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In the sixteenth Heisei era Kamen Rider series, which is also the twenty-fifth installment of Kamen Rider franchise, Shinnosuke Tomari, a young detective in Special Investigation Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department fights against the Roidmudes, a race of robots fighting humanity for supremacy lead by Heart and Brain. With the help of his partner/scientist mentor/Transformation belt Krim Steinbelt, Shinnosuke becomes Kamen Rider Drive, A man made hero with the powers of automobiles. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 48
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2014 - Sep 27, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 991 users)
  • Ranked: #2153
  • Popularity: #4945
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Flan_Chair
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 29, 2018
48 of 48 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Kamen Rider Drive was a great series that had cool suit designs, a unique transformation device AND rider machine, and an energy-filled theme song. Tomari Shinnosuke and Mr. Belt were highly likeable and reflective of the series as a whole- sometimes light hearted and comedic, at other times dead-serious and intense. Likewise, Kiriko, Go and Chase, especially Chase, were all excellent characters with dark, but interesting, backstories.

What also struck me about this series were the Roidmude, particularly the main trio- initially appearing to be cruel killing machines, their backstories painted them as being sympathetic and nuanced- androids made to feel pain and suffering, yet treated as objects to be abused and disposed of by their owner. Thus, they were some of the better Kamen Rider antagonists that I've seen.

My main complaint with the series is that, approximately until the reveal of Chase's identity, the series seems to trundle along in a monster-of-the-week type way and seemed fairly uninteresting, to the point where I dropped it for about two months before tentatively starting it again. The first 15 or so episodes required a bit of patience to get through. That being said, the story really shifts into top gear after this, so don't be discouraged.

All that's left to say; "Nice Drive!"

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Draken Sano Shipper
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Feb 9, 2020
48 of 48 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10
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So, I think to fully enjoy these characters, you need to watch the spin offs especially the Chase one, if nothing else.

As for Drive and it's characters, here's what I think.

Drive had some fantastic characters and ideas especially the writing was strong and the antagonists were so well fleshed out when they become anti heroes or just victims of the main antagonists manipulative ways, everyone from Heart, to Brain, to Medic, I felt for them all. But while still a great show, I felt it lacking in some regions - first off Chase. Let's face it Chase was supposed to be the guy everyone was supposed to root for, through his interaction with Kamen Riders and the team sure, but the set up was for Gou right? So, their relationship shouldn't have felt so lacking.

What I mean is, we only see them interacting as Kamen Riders, and barely at all in actual life. I know that Gou was shown as being tsundere and supposed to be stoic but they could still have had actual meaningful conversations like they did those two or three times. Because of this their bromance felt incomplete. When the relationship between Heart and Brain, Heart and Shin Heart Chase was done so well. Even Shin and Gou was better than Gou and Chase. And the thing is its not like there was a lot going on plot wise in the beginning and Chase was introduced pretty early anyway.

The other minor gripe is the beginning part not being as interesting as the second part. Basically this was the time they could have used to develop Chase and Gou and both these problems could have been solved easily.
And okay I love Ryoma he's really done a good job but characters wise I just LOVE Heart Chase, and Gou!!!

But the thing about Drive and the reason I'm rating it high, despite those issues is because much like Build and W, Drive characters are the type that wont leave you alone. You keep wanting to go back. So this one and the spin offs have great re watch value for me.

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  • Drama: Kamen Rider Drive
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 48
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2014 - Sep 27, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 991 users)
  • Ranked: #2153
  • Popularity: #4945
  • Watchers: 2,247

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