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.
Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew (and Iro) will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This time we’re aiming for the top.
There was a lot of bad anime this year, and Japanese drama does a pretty good job of filling the spare time you get when you drop all of those awful magical school harem shows. Here’s what I watched this year.
A phantom thief is on the loose, stealing money from corrupt government officials. Takeru figures out this modern-day Robin Hood is his ticket to the next Heroic Icon, but the Ganma are way ahead of him. Meanwhile, Akari discovers a method to make ghosts visible to the human eye.
In order to gather the 14 remaining Heroic Eyecons, Takeru needs to find relics associated with the spirit, as well as a living person inspired by their deeds. Luckily, such a person presents himself immediately — a kooky inventor trying to channel the ghost of Thomas Edison.
Takeru Tenkuuji is the son of a famous ghost hunter who’s unsure if ghosts really exist or not. One day though, mysterious monsters known as Ganma appear and murder him, dooming him to spend the rest of his existence as a spirit. His only chance to regain his life is to gather the 15 Eyecons, containing the powers of long-dead souls. To do this he’ll battle the Ganma as the haunting hero, Kamen Rider Ghost!