My Thoughts On Kamen Rider EX-AID's Final TV Episode And I'm Waiting For Kamen Rider Build
Kamen Rider EX-AID ended with only 45 TV episodes which reminded me of Gavan's 44 episode run. I feel disappointed since the show does have some potential material to explore like the father/son conflict of Masamune Dan with his son Kuroto Dan. There could have been more materials to explore but I felt WTF... why did it end so soon? They could have expanded the super cool Kamen Rider Cronus storyline if they went with the 50 episode format. But I guess Kiddie Show Sunday errr Super Hero Time is already making adjustments hence it had to end. Though I could also talk about a couple of complaints that I have about the show.
For one, Kuroto Dan's death and revival as a Bugster really had me mixed with what the writers did. I may write more about this one since I think this is a case of Kamen Rider injustice. Personally, I thought the father/son conflict should have ended up as a three-way conflict between the the hospital staff, Kamen Rider Gemn and Kamen Rider Cronus. I thought about how Kuroto himself was potentially Kamen Rider's version of Mikoto Nakadai from Abaranger but after he's revived he ends up as a joke character. He could have revived himself as a malevolent virus who's planning to overthrow his own father or plan a coup. He's done a lot of evil so I think the midseason change he had was just weird. Part of me still thinks his "redemption" is probably more developed than Mikoto's redemption in the finale arc of Abaranger. It has me mixed just thinking about this guy.
So the game never ends right? I still have to see the Kamen Rider EX-AID movie which is the "True Ending" even if episode 45 is the finale TV episode to see what happens. It almost reminds me of how Kamen Rider W ended where the Dopant switches were all still around even after the finale. I hope the EX-AID OVA would be a good one. I tend to dislike some OVAs like Dekaranger Ten Years After, the Shinkenger after series special, Hurricanger Ten Years Under though I do like the Gavan vs. Dekaranger movie. Some OVAs can be good and I hope that the EX-AID after-series movie will be a pretty decent one.
Now my latest concerns are built on Kamen Rider Build. Personally, I do like the plot involving the Pandora's Box and Japan getting split into three parts. I can't wait to see how a scientist would do his job as a Kamen Rider. I can't be too sure yet about the characters. It's too early to think whether Shogo Muto will succeed or fail in giving a new Kamen Rider series. I usually prefer new school Kamen Rider over old school ones though I don't think they get better all the time either. It's just that most of the time the new school Kamen Rider produces better content these days.