Doc Jon wrote:Cool, thanks for the recommendations.
I didn't watch Kuuga (first of the Heisei). I think I was reacting to the new generation. I watched maybe the first 3 and decided I wasn't that interested. I should go back and watch it... Watching Decade (though it is a different version of Godai) I came to like him. This introduced multiple forms to the Heisei era, which they use a lot. In the Showa era it was common for a rider to get an upgrade, but this went way beyond that.
The first Hesei series I sorta liked was Agito (the second series). It has one of my favorite designs for a (sorta) rider, Another Agito. This series introduced to the Heisei series, the concept of multiple riders in a series.
Never got into Ryuuki. Didn't like the adversarial nature of the show and none of the characters were likable (to me).
Faiz (555) was pretty okay, as were Blade (had a card gimmick like Ryuuki) and Kabuto.(lightning speed was a gimmick here).
Never got into Hibiki (musical instrument and demon theme). Also did not like Den-O that much (though I think Cat does) but kind of liked some of the movies after initially being totally confused by the stories. Also never got into Kiva, which had a horror theme, but it seems Cat and Addison liked it.
I rather enjoyed Decade for the most part. This was the world hopping series that connected the different heisei (and a couple of showa) series. I don't think Cat liked it much. I did NOT like how the series resolved itself though. Confusing and kind of dumb. Did think the visiting of other worlds was an interesting hook though.
After hating on W in the first episode, I grew to really like this series. I think it's my favorite from this era. It's sort of a Firestorm rider, where two people combine to be Kamen Rider W (W sounding like how the Japanese pronounce "double").
OOO was pretty interesting too. I did not like the main character much, but did like the secondary rider and the story. It was interesting.
So far I am liking Fourze a lot. Yes it is kind of dumb. But it is exuberant and fun. Story has some interesting potential too. Like that they incorporate the older riders (both Showa and Heisei) as urban legends.