With the end of Zi-O and the beginning of Zero-One, the Neo-Heisei era of Kamen Rider is now over. Not only this, but it fits perfectly into the last decade, meaning I have an excuse to take a look back at the last ten years of Kamen Rider, and assign arbitrary awards instead of moaning about how bad they were.
Whether you want Sherlock adaptations, mothers becoming politicians or comically-sized handguns, J-drama has it all. Here’s a look at what I watched this year.
Another Build returns, forcing Geiz to fight a rearguard while Zi-O attempts to find the solution from Sentou and Banjou.
The Skywall has come down and with it our journey to the world of Build has come to an end. The crew look back on a year’s worth of dubious science, creepy idol crushes, and of course, love & peace.
It’s the final showdown between Build and Evolt! No, for real this time! Honest! It has to be, it’s the last episode!
Acutely aware that it actually needs to generate some coherent drama, the show starts killing off characters. Fortunately, we don’t care about any of them!
Oh God, who even knows anymore? I guess we’re into a bunch of parallel universe stuff now?
As Evolt prepares a new scheme to conquer Earth, Sentou discovers just how deeply his own father is involved in the legacy of the Rider System.
Jel, Iro, Gee, and Aqua go way overtime as we reluctantly say BYE BYE to the very solid Spring 2018 anime season.
Determined to defeat Evolt and Utsumi once and for all, Katsuragi goes about constructing Build’s ultimate power-up.
Phew, I’ve been gone a while huh? I really hope that nothing too major happened while I was awa….oh. Well, I guess we’ve got a lot to talk about huh?
Team GLORIO USA hands out mid-term grades to all the shows we’re watching, determining if each show is better, worse, or the same since the last time we discussed them. Also, we pay tribute to the classic Pokémon character Nurse Jenny.
As Banjou wrestles with the revelation that he may not be human, Seito makes its newest push for Pandora’s Box while Stark searches for a way to unlock his true powers.
Sentou, Banjou and Kasumi fight their way deeper into Pandora’s tower, while Sawa and Misora uncover some shocking truths about Banjou’s past.
Sentou has the government declare him an outlaw so he can take the fight to Seito directly. Also Misora is an alien now! So is Banjou!! And maybe Soichi too??? Who even knows anymore!
All out war erupts between Seito and Touto as Stark begins to use the power of Pandora’s Box to build a mighty tower.
Sawa reveals she was the mole amongst the good guys (again!) but fortunately Sentou has devised a cunning backup plan.
Our heroic Kamen Riders find out that Seito is putting on another winner-takes all Proxy Battle. Everything comes down to the final round between Build and Rogue.
Our heroes are saved from the rampaging Rogue by Misora’s sudden awakening to mysterious powers, but Gentoku is still determined to get his hands on Pandora’s Box.
With seemingly unlimited power at his disposal, Gentoku leads the invasion of Touto, forcing Build and Grease to team up in an attempt to put him down.