Okay, I know this is a post about Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, but I’m seriously just biding my time until I can start watching Kamen Rider Build.
Setting aside the main Rider’s design(which, as a reminder, is infinitely superior to Ex-Aid’s), I had a hunch that it would turn out to be pretty interesting. I mean, come on. How often do you get a genius scientist as a lead hero? That’s worth some brownie points right there. At most I’ve only seen a handful of clips and previews, but apparently the story’s about to take a turn into some bold new territory I can’t wait to get the context behind. Also, they’re bringing back a Kamen Rider alumfor a new role, and that’s got me pretty hyped. “Oh! It’s that guy!” I cheered. “Wait, who’s that guy again? Let me check…OH! IT’S THAT GUY!”
I guess if KR has taught me anything, it’s that I should trust my instincts a bit more. It’s optimal to act on solid evidence and knowledge, but there are times when it’s fine to listen to your gut. I say as much, because prior to Ex-Aid’s release I had a hunch that it was going to be good. Lo and behold, I was right. More importantly, I was right in the best way possible. Ex-Aid had the perfect setup for the most impactful, in-depth exploration of its themes in a KR installment yet, so they just needed to pounce on the chance. They did exactly that.
…Well, mostly. But “mostly” is better than “not at all”. So let’s get to it.
LET’S GAME! MECTHA GAME! MUTCHA GAME! WHAT’S YOUR NAME?!
I’M A MAJOR SPOILER(S)!
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