It’s back to the usual helping of Kamen Rider stuff ^^. After finishing 555, I jumped into Agito without knowing a single thing about it. I’m halfway through now and quite enjoying it. It feels like a series that is back to the basics (well, it IS the second Heisei series following Kuuga) in (very good) storytelling, and fighting actions.However, Agito is the first to feature more than one Kamen Rider and robocop (seriously…). Monster violence is quite brutal compared to the other series I’ve seen so far (555, Kabuto, Den-O, Kiva, Decade, W) as they have some pretty messed up way of killing people such as embedding them into trees, concrete, or just simply dropping them from sky high. I really like the fighting so far in this series; when someone gets hit, there aren’t sparks flying everywhere. There aren’t any special effects for attacks… even the Rider Kick is just a simple jump kick that causes the monster to explode. Best of all, there aren’t a crapload of those silly toy-like weapon toys that later KR series are stuffed with. Heck, there isn’t even any witty catchphrases! Just good old punches and kicks, with the occasional sword/lance wielding. This is bound to go down as one of my favorite KR series ^^.
Well… I watched the OP before actually starting on the series and thought “wow…KRs racing around Twin Ring Motegi. This is gonna be awesome!”… but no races so far =(
Simple, effective, cool and badass. That’s how a Rider Kick should be!
One last incentive to watch Agito- Rina Akiyama. Too bad you don’t see her like that in Agito (not to mention she was jail bait during that time…) but… she’s cute =)
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