Heisei Kamen Rider Series 09:
Kamen Rider Kiva (2008-2009).
Another series that I didn’t follow on a weekly basis when it was airing. I guess I was, at the time, had a little case of the Kamen Rider fatigue. It was a phase that I believe was made worst when I got really sick and had to be hospitalized for over a year, so I wasn’t able to keep up with anything much even if I wanted to. To this day, I can’t say that I have watched this show in its entirety because I actually haven’t. I skipped a number of episodes but I watched most of it and both movies, which I liked.
I suppose the premise was cool. What with the titular character, Kurenai Wataru/Kamen Rider Kiva is half human and half Fangire. He’s both and that was the major conflict with his character, he’s too awkward to mingle with other humans but his humanity separates him from the Fangires. This make for a very interesting character development as Wataru slowly learn to socialize with people while accepting his destiny as the Fangire King.
I like the whole Gothic feel and character designs. And Kiva’s default form is badass. Really like the top heavy, broad shoulders look and the massive collar. I can’t say much about his other forms. Let’s just leave it at that.
The two timelines approach to the storytelling was confusing at first but it gets better as you get used to it. I really think I need to give this show another go. Now, if only Tamashii Nations and/or Bandai would just announce and confirm the future release of that Kiva S.H. Figuarts, I might just get the push to rewatch this show sooner than later.
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