As a 40th anniversary TV series Kamen Rider Fourze is a good series. Fresh look, theme, and story. I could say that using high school life as theme is a bold move. I thought, “how will you add some villains on school? they’re dropped from sky?”. Fortunately, they done it in elegant way. Zodiart itself is my favorite villain, more than Yummy or Dopant.
Here bulleted list of my thought for this series, What’s good:
- Although the Base State design is kinda hard to accept, Fourze’s goofy acts brought fresh humor. Utilizing 40 Astro Switches, I could expect something new on the battle scene for almost every coming episode.
- Lot of theme songs and they all are good.
- Kamen Rider Meteor. Sure he’s the most badass second rider ever, comparable to Accel. Meteor brought himself deep story with him. The design is good, asymmetric.
- Awesome States. I really like design of Fourze’s Elec, Fire, Magnet, and Cosmic States. Meteor Storm too.
- Talking about design, don’t forget the Horoscopes aka Commanders. My favorites are Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Libra, and Aries.
- The reference to Show Riders. Kamen Rider club’s members are resembling 7 legend Riders. You can spot them on Megamax movie and 7 episodes of Kamen Rider Quiz.
- You may see the last battle scene as something odd, but this is a good way to still put Gamou as powerful villain leader character yet owns little kindness left in his heart. I mean he’s a school chairman. Made him acted like a beast rampaging around wasn’t good idea. The series told us a mean of forgiving.
- One thing that I can’t accept form the story is, no uproar form AHGS students even after several Zodiart rampage. They sure run and scream when see one, but still they come back to the school tomorrow like nothing happened. Did Gamou hypnotize them all? O.O On last episode we see that some teachers know about Gentarou-tachi’s fight, yet nothing.
- Fourze Fire State has no theme song >:( “Endless Play” is originally solely the theme song for Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Fourze – we see no MV for it with Fourze Fire State dacing around right?
- Rushing story for Aries, Aquarius, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces, and Gemini arks. Seriously I think it’s a waste to only show up a Horoscope for only two episodes. Sure, they also showed up later by Tatsugami but those are just some trivial for battle make up.
And finally, the final score from me *jreng*….. : 8.5 / 10 Stars!