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Taikan Yoho
22 people found this review helpful
Oct 15, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 5.5
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
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It doesn’t go anywhere

So to start with this felt like ‘indentured servitude the series’ or ‘how to have a relationship with no communication’ if I was being kind. The actors are great it really is the story I have an issue with. For a while there it felt like it was going to go somewhere then it just didn’t. They almost had a meaningful conversation but it didn’t seem to really resolve much.
It’s a shame. This could have been really good. Instead it is mediocre.
Weatherman doesn’t seem to be able to express himself at all. Manga artist has the same issue for a lesser degree.
I liked his female manga artist friend and her husband. They were nice additions to it.

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VIP Only
3 people found this review helpful
Jan 22, 2024
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.5
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.5

Plot was spread way too thin

When the best parts of your series are the cameos of other characters from the same universe of stories then you have a problem.
I like the cast and I thought there was a gentle and lovely chemistry between the leads but it was dull. I am all for a slow and sweet story but this was not it. I think it would have suited a shorter run. Maybe 6 eps? But there wasn’t enough here and it was disappointing.
There were elements of the story they could have delved more into and side characters too but instead it felt literally like sitting in the restaurant for half an hour each week for maybe 2 minutes if plot.

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Kamen Rider Build the Movie: Be the One
2 people found this review helpful
Apr 30, 2023
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10
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Best Match confirmed.

For a Kamen Rider series tie in movie this is excellent. It’s also further confirmation, that honestly after episode 31 I am not surprised at anymore, that Banjou and Sento really are a Best Match. I know some will read it as friendship but it’s been clear to me since 31 that there’s a romance here too. Not just a bromance and this film provided more of this.
It was a hard movie to watch at times, Sento being literally brutally beaten physically and emotionally. I’m sure this went over most younger kids heads but for any adults in the audience it was a rough watch.
He picks himself up via his faith and belief in his friends and that Banjou is his most important partner. All in all I really enjoyed it.

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Aug 7, 2022
Completed 0
Overall 3.5
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.5
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Eiji deserved a life with Ankh and Hina. And therapy.

Why make fans wait then years to screw them over like this?
Whilst I agree that Eiji was in character, it is vastly out of character for Ankh, Hina, and Shingo to let Eiji kill himself when they could have prevented it.
Suicide is not the way for someone to find peace at all., it is a symptom, not a solution. And it’s an awful end for Eiji who was traumatised and suffering ptsd when this started, only to finally find someone who understood him and friends who became family.
Then to lose his other half (I don’t ship Ankh and Eiji romantically in the series but their appearances in between and this movie have shifted my opinion) and spend 10 years trying to bring him back… and what? Leave Ankh alive whilst Eiji dies? I hated it. Actually and vehemently hated it. As some Japanese reviewers have said “the lights came up at the end of the film and it was silent. Like there was no hope left.”
Toei, Eiji deserved better. Ankh and Hina deserved better. And your fans did too.

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Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!
1 people found this review helpful
Mar 25, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 1.5
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Let down by one of its two lead actors

So I watched this when I realised that I recognised almost the entire cast from one kamen rider series or another. And I thought the acting was great… with the exception of Kaneda’s actor. He has such emotion in his voice but it never seems to translate to his expressions or physicality and for me it let the show down.

But so did the writing. The second half plot was just… stop the forced separation trope. Please. Seriously. I am sick of ‘but oh noes now we have to be apart for a year.’ No thanks
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Manner of Death
0 people found this review helpful
Mar 25, 2023
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10

This show is amazing.

10/10

I found this show via several weeks of it trending on tumblr and I am so so glad I did. All it took was the trailer and I’d signed up to WeTV to watch it.

The cast is amazing and honestly so is the plot. It’s well written worn care given to the characters - and boy can they act. I appreciated the time given to the characters, and Max and Tul’s chemistry and Tan and Bun is genuinly breathtaking at times.

This is a crime drama thriller with a gay romance and both parts of this are excellently done.

Whenever a new episode aired I dropped everything to watch it. It never disappointed.

Also, this is probably the only show I’ve ever seen in which an inanimate cactus is an important secondary character. I am not joking.

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