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 tower block murder mysteries, successful scam artists or giant monsters beating the stuffing out of each other, you’re in luck because J-drama has it all. Here’s a look at what I watched this year.
Zigg explains how Zi-O became lost in time.
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.
Sougo mindlessly carries out the orders of a tyrant, before coming to his senses….somehow. Afterwards, he decides to crack down on the biggest threat facing our society – rampant street dancing. Oh and God is here I suppose.
Kuroto Dan, CEO of the Dan Corporation, announces his intent to secede from Japan and form his own sovereign nation. Intrigued by the possibility of learning from a brutal, egotistical overlord in person, Sougo decides to emigrate.
Geiz travels back to 2012, hoping to acquire the Wizard Ridewatches from the mysterious figure he bumped into. Sougo stays in the present to try to hunt down Another Wizard.
Sougo and Geiz, once again at odds with each other, investigate reports of a small-time theatre that appears to be hosting an actual real magician.
Teaming up with Takumi and Kusaka, Sougo and his crew attempt to uncover the truth behind the mysterious Fourze/Faiz Another Rider, and his connection to Amanogawa student Karin Yamabuki. Also, Geiz makes a truly explosive phone call.
The crew investigate at series of mysterious disappearances at nearby Amanogawa High School, believing them to be linked to the activities of the Time Jackers. They haven’t reckoned with the interference of a rogue Rider from times past however…
Geiz and Tsukuyomi decide to shadow Sougo even while he’s at school, which means all three of them are sucked into a mystery around an unbeatable game. Sougo decides the only person with the skills to complete the game is the mysterious gamer know as ‘M’…
Another Build returns, forcing Geiz to fight a rearguard while Zi-O attempts to find the solution from Sentou and Banjou.
Sougo Tokiwa is an 18 year old high school student who is convinced he’s born to be a King. It turns out he’s right, as time travellers from the year 2068 arrive and tell him he’s destined to become history’s greatest tyrant. Now it’s up to Sougo to decide whether he’s going to fall to villainy or embrace the heroic legacy of his 19 Heisei predecessors, as he takes the throne as Kamen Rider Zi-O!