https://anidex.info/torrent/67505The End of the Beginning of the End's Prequel
>Ex-Aid is over in 2 episodesGonna miss it.
That day, CR received a grim reminder...
>>15774868>Titans were just a bunch of bargain bin UltramansFuck that show.
I'm sure people will complain about it but I'm relieved that Nico wasn't the one to end everything like I thought they were going to do. She hasn't sacrificed anything like the other riders have and hasn't earned it, even throughout Chronicle she was just carried by Taiga & co the entire time.Bit disappointed that Taiga didn't keep using Chronicle and just went back to BBS though.
This is going to get some mileage.
>>15774897>>15774893>>15774854Damn it. Why can't I get the subtitles to work?
I see Taiga continues his undisputed reign as best boy
>>15774890It's still pretty bs imo, she was the rider player after all and collected the trophies. It felt kinda cheap that Taiga could just use the gashat for the first time and basically steal the spotlight.
>>15774910I guess you could say the soundtrack is, godly
>>15774919>It's still pretty bs imoGo back to tumblr.
>Taiga gets a form that can put him on par with the others>even has an in-story justification for being able to use it (as opposed to Hiiro who kept getting heart attacks from Taddle Fantasy but can use Taddle Legacy just fine somehow)>goes back to his Level 50 anywayOh come on.Good episode aside from that minor complaint though. Pretty sad to see this cast go honestly.
While I was mixed on the last few episodes that one was really good, I really like Ex-aids cast. They aren't complex but have really good moments that i feels like the show has actually built up to >>15774890I still would have liked to see her get it but Taiga getting it also worked well. I'm more disappointing they didn't go full on with the relationship, but it is blatant enough anyway.
>>15774933>>15774932Ex-Aid isn't really perfect, or even great, but where it really succeeds is with its cast. They're all immensely likable and compelling Taiga a best
>>15774932He was struggling to use it, he was panting and sparking a lot so after being beat once (twice that day) it makes sense he couldn't handle it. More silly that this time the power of doctors let them win >>15774937>or even greatI'd say it is great, my only real issue is a weaker latter half that still has amazing episodes in it
>>15774932The gashat probably got blown to bits. We don't even see it land anywhere.
>>15774929What's tumblr, anon?
Why do people like Ex-Aid It's not as if though I hate Ex-Aid, there's just legitimately nothing interesting that it can offer me.I just can't sit down and watch 45 episodes of extremely formulaic and objectively bad voice acting and writing with little to no hook besides "hey im watching Ex-Aid this is neat i am so patrician". I'm not enough of a masochist to subject myself to that and I don't care enough about the opinions of others online to try and gain their approval by pretending that I think Ex-Aid in any way actually better than Ghost or Wizard
>>15775006I don't know either. Honestly the pacing has been very bad and kneejerky and many thing feel either rushed or happening for the sake of the plot. And we started with a cast of assholes that became okay as the show went on, in comparison Ghost had a cast of great likable characters that got great as the show went on. Fights scenes are just meh, not bad but not really great and they hide that with an overuse of special effects.
>Why shitposter need to ruin our thread?
>>15775044Cause humanity made Kamen rider ghost
As much as i hate how Masamune won't die for "padding", i like how that means most main cast have a go at beating him>Emu beat him because he promised to do so in front of him>Hiiro beat him for how Masamune keep using him to indulge his sadism>Parado beat him for how he toys with bugster lives including himself>Taiga beat him for numerous murder attempt at him and Nico
So for a kitbash, GemChronos/ChronosDeus is pretty cool looking.
>>15775060Probably because they made a new coattail for him that isn't reused Wizard coattail
>Dat double critical crewsaid>That double finisher into pointblank finisher comboHoly shit
>>15775021>replying to copypasta
>>15774890>I'm sure people will complain about it but I'm relieved that Nico wasn't the one to end everything like I thought they were going to do.You didn't really think a female side character that wasn't a planned rider would finish the last boss did you? At most they would've given her a technical victory, but the actual one was always gonna be Emu.>>15775077He was probably shitposting too what with pacing being the first thing he talked about.
>>15775098>You didn't really think a female side character that wasn't a planned rider would finish the last boss did you?Hell they've already forgotten that Poppy can transform into a Level X rider herself.
I'd call it a shitty generic JRPG final boss... but that's quite literally what it isEven the crappy CG adds to the effect
>>15775098>He was probably shitposting too what with pacing being the first thing he talked about.Ex-aid does have very fast and erratic pacing.
>>15775113>Emu is gonna battle Chou Gamedeus in the finale>Emu also fights another one but with a different color scheme on True ending
>>15775113Oh my God! It's the bad guy from Kamen Rider Blade: A Game of Shadows!
>>15775098>>15775110Just be glad they even got to avoid the female hero sidekick/rider curse, I never actually thought that would happen.
>>15775113Someone please make a better version of this
Now that I think about it, this might have been the first time in the entire show we heard both of a gashat's jingles outside of Mighty Brothers.
I'm mixed on the Nico and Taiga thing. While I never expected her to become Chronus it is bullshit she earned the right (sort of) to use it after clearing the game. The only person doing any actual game playing in the video game themed show. But the show had to do something with Taiga's use of the proto Gashats because otherwise him using them at one point had no purpose other than giving him an excuse to use Lvl50 more earlier.
Even a fusion of Gamedeus and Cronus is still not enough to defeat Muteki.
So, how's Masamune as the final boss for Ex-Aid? Some of my friends don't like him because of his constant fails. Even Banno has some contingency plans before.
>>15775186He's okay but overstays his welcome. I'm in the camp that wishes that Dan would have rused everyone again and become the final boss, though.
>>15775186At least he got new form now
>>15775186He's Kuroto lite.
How could this possible when Kiriya isn't there? Half serious questing considering he saved everyone's asses just last week,
>>15775208Because Kiriya was most likely never intended to be revived.
>>15775208Kiriya is busy being a turkeyhead
Oh shit! We Helheim now!
>>15775208If you want to be technical, he never said "you're facing *all* of the ultimate team"
DESU imo idt nico deserved 2b cronus...
So next week is the end of the story, but the week after is the epilogue/next Rider cameo episode like they've been doing the past couple of years?
I have to say Emu's looking rider as fuck in those movie previews. Intern's really come a long way.
>>15774887When you're slowly dying and they let the man who killed twice out of jailAGAIN!
>>15774910Damn, Iwanaga really his loves his role as Dan
When will we ever get the grand 7 Riders henshin
>Taiga got the all riders combined power upDid he deserve it?>>15775208They're talking about Kiriya, Poppy, Nico and even Parrad and Dan to an extent.Doctor Sentai GoGamer
Nicofags continue to be cancer, but this moment was fantastic. I really hope Build's cast is good.
>>15775021I'm very heartened by this recommendation for Ghost, I want to watch it next.
>Masamune is the final boss>Had three forms like a traditional final boss tooPerfect
>>15775357I don't think Poppy transforms with the rest
>>15775200>tfw KR Poppy is the only non-Riderplayer Rider in Ex-Aid in-show to have one form/no upgrades and only transformed 6 times in-show.
>>15775208You don't call a coroner to save people, dude.
>>15775361I'm not sure if this was what he should've gotten but I do think they needed to do something with the fact that he's been doing this since the beginning and was visibily effected by the Gashats. It was always sorta weird how this issue kept being brought up while Hiiro arbitrarily stopped suffering drawbacks from high-level Gashats when it suited the plot.Really hope he still has it for his V-Cinema if/when he gets one.
>>15775156There was no way Nico would have been able to handle all of the bugster infections at once. It was a rigged battle form the start.
>>15774890She should've turned into Chronicle, gotten pushed back and beaten out of the form and then Taiga shows up to also go into Chronicle and seals the deal. Emu & Hiiro coming in to intervene bothered me more, wasn't even necessary since Masamune has another form after that one anyway that everyone can team up against.
>>15775394Even then, Nico would have still lose
>>15775396Yeah but the whole point of the episode is that you don't do this kind of shit alone, that's why Emu and Hiiro come to intervene
>>15775410They didn't really do it together either since Masamune wasn't really defeated though.
>>15775412I mean they didn't know that Masamune is going to transform into an FF reject final boss
>>15775417Of course, but ChronoTaiga & Nico taking Masamune's 2nd Phase down only for him to turn into the Blade movie's antagonist right afterwards doesn't really mess with the sentiment that they can't do it alone.
>>15775378We have two female Riders who will make it to the end of both the show and the movie alive.
I love how even when knocked out, Muteki remained transformed
>>15775382>You don't call a coroner to save people, dude.You do in Burgerland. They can legally forcibly institutionalize those deemed a threat to themselves.
>>15775451There's only one female rider in Ex-Aid, and she's not even an actual human female.
>>15775468Does Nico not count?
>>15775468Rideplayers are riders anon. Magazines confirmed it. Website confirmed it.
>>15775471>>15775472She's a RidePlayer, not a Kamen Rider.
>>15775474I bet you think Riotroopers aren't riders too, or Another Agito.
>>15775472>>15775474Well, whatever! We have one kinda sorta female who's not really a human but looks like one Rider who will make it to the end of the series and movie alive then!
>>15775059I like how everyone does something meaningful here, usually it's just the main rider.
>>15775477So far Toei hasn't acknowledged Rideplayers as Riders. They're absent in every Ex-Aid material that includes Kamen Riders.
>>15775495that's because they're not the focus, rideplayer nico is even absent in the moviebut every material that do mention the rideplayer, like the wbesite and that magazine scan, mentions them as ridersagain, this is the same case of AAgito, Riotroopers, and even Shadow Moon back then.
>>15774893>>15775143>>15775155so how come Emu doesn't know this factor is it because Mighty doesn't really have this (would make sense, SMB never had a special bowser form) and it's more of an RPG thing
>>15775512>tfw Emu is a TENSAI GAMER! but only plays platformers and fighting games
>>15775121>le pacing meme XD
>>15775378It's a step-up from getting death as a prize.>>15775525So, he's the protag of I Wanna Be The Guy?
>>15775512I can't exactly blame the guy.>fought evil guy that shares the party's special powers and moves the plot(Cronus)>fought the summoned "Final" Boss(Gamedeus)>fought the fused form of evil plot guy and Final Boss(Gamedeus Cronus)some RPGs end right here, but then Masamune had to be a dick and go>SURPRISE GIANT FINAL BOSS, BITCHES
How come Emu couldn't access the KRC stage? Taiga was able to do so because he had the bugster virus for so long, but Emu had it for even longer.
>>15775555You see: When the second battle is a scripted one (Stalling for a power up, reducing the boss HP, getting a killsteal from evil asshole) it doesn't truly count as one of phases, it can count for the first or the last, but never the second
>>15775321As far as I can tell it translates to "TO BE HONEST in my opinion I don't think nico deserved to be cronus"
>>15775574Taiga was the first Kamen Rider though so I guess that counts for something?
>>15775595Emu must still have a higher concentration of the bugster virus though, since he's the only one who can use Hyper Muteki.
>>15775574Probably due to potency. Emu probably could have gone in if Parad was inside him, since that activates his full infection, unlike Taiga, who's body is just straight fucked-up.
>>15775574Because he didn't beat the game
>>15774919She cheated through out the entire game. The riders would do all the dirty work and she'd just take the last shot OR just be given the Gashat trophies for free.
>>15775604Neither did Taiga.
>>15775621He was running around with Nico trying to clear it. Should count for something.
>>15775599aren't his gashats linked to his own self though?
>>15775613I didn't expect her to get transform into Cronus nor did I think she would do the final hit on Masamune. But it just felt really cheap the way they wrote it.
>>15775621They explained what enabled him to use Chronos, it's the same reason Masamune can.
>nico says henshin>doesn't transformI'M FUCKING REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEING over here man.
>>15775677Yes, because the bugster virus built up in them for so long. The same should go for Emu.
>>15775688He doesn't have a built-up antibody. Using Parad to use Hyper Muteki isn't the same thing.
>>15775688Parad wasn't exactly in his body all that time. In fact, it seemed like his infection didn't actually start up again until he transformed.
>>15775688If Emu's infection never went out to be it's own thing with a protagonist-fetish then yeah maybe. You saw how easily he was being possessed by Pallad before, he has little to no resistance to it.
>>15775378Just wait for her v-cinema!
>>15775525there are other genres?
>>15775697Actually, you're right. Masamune's virus was never extracted, so it would have far more progression than Emu's. Makes me wonder if Masamune's Bugster would be another Parado or something.
>>15775733>the say she said haaaaai todaycute as fuck
>>15775733>Hiro gets a turn with her first>then Taiga>then Kiriya>then Dan the Man Himself™ (incest)>then when she's all broken, Emu can't hold back and she gets all flustered about it>"E-Emu? Why?">Hiro standing aside asks why the hell he's so special to her>after Emu's finished, Game Clear pops up
>>15775764Nah, Masamune's Bugster is an evil bastard who keeps making constant ass pulls and sees everything in terms of business. Sadly his humanity vanished long ago, he just never realized it.
>>15775599You won't get anywhere going down that rabbit hole
He even has Genm Corp CEO in his bio.It is really nice to not only have a really likable cast but have actors who enjoyed their role. Shame something will fuck up any of the returning eventually
>>15775574Taiga's the only one who was enough of a madman to shove Chronicle into his Driver.
>>15776650Emu and Taiga won't come back.Emu doesn't actually enjoy his role and Taiga's senpai is Masaki "Fuck being Philip" suda.
>>15775151We've also heard all the jingles from Parado's Dual Gear and Muteki.
>>15776701Don't try and bring /ssg/'s shitposting reactions in here.
>>15775574Or Parado for that matter. He should have been able to handle Chronicle too, right? Then again Kiriya, a Bugster, was just infected with the Gamedeus virus. So who the fuck knows?
>>15776683>>15776701Is the whole "Emu/Hiroki Iijima disliking his role" the new "Ryoma Takeuchi and Joe Odagiri dislike their roles" meme again?
>>15776727Graphite established that Gamedeus is such a nasty virus that even other Bugsters get sick from him.It's not clear why Emu can't use Chronicle other than just not wanting to, but Masamune's immunity seems like it's stronger than Emu's given Masamune was in control of his infection while Emu was easily dominated by Parado.
>>15775574Because he gets too much screentime as the lead.
>>15776742>Masamune was in control of his infectionI mean, he didn't exactly seem like that evil of a dude before he infected himself with the virus. It's possible that he's long gone and his own M personality has basically taken him over. And maybe Gamedeus has now hijacked that Bugster as well, resulting in some kind of game aids clusterfuck inside of Masamune.
>>15776714>>15776734>memekeep being blind
>>15776799Anon, this is the Ex-Aid release thread, not /krg/.
I really wanted Dan to be the True Final Boss, to double cross his dad and the team simultaneously and take the steps to become the biggest threat to humanity. Also the orange chicken head zombie apocalypse was pretty funny
>>15774837Is anyone uploading the subbed episode to stream?
>>15777589>Is anyone uploading the subbed episode to stream?
>>15774933Don't worry about their relationship. Remember, Tomoko and Ryusei didn't hook up officially until after Fourze was over.
>>15774932>Taddle Fantasy but can use Taddle Legacy just fine somehow)Why is this still a thing? Taddle Legacy is the better version. Why would it have the same draw backs as fantasy?
>>15777817>Tomoko and Ryusei didn't hook up officially until after Fourze was over.I don't have evidence to sustain this but I think they hook up shortly after the series ended, that invitation to visit him and confirmation he wasn't dating anyone and tomoko asking was pretty clear something was gonna happen.My headcannon is that they were dating but didn't see each other often.Then again, thats why headcannon.
>Kamen Rider Wizard 53 episodes>Kamen Rider Ghost 50 episodes>Kamen Rider Ex-Aid 45 episodesIt's not fair.
>>15777856Gaim had 47 episodes and two of them were basically advertising the two movies (Gaim's summer film and the Kikaider reboot)
>>15777860Didn't the episode advertising it turn out to be better than the actual Kikaider movie?
>>15775512It probably just didn't occur to him at the timeHe should know about secret final bosses he plays fiatign all the time
>>15777830Because the issue is a higher viral loadFor legacy to have a lower viral load it would have to be a lower level
>>15777942Hiiro doesn't actually have much problem when using Fantasy, he only gets the chest pains when he uses the stupidly overpowered Demon Lord magic in succession. It's kinda like in FF4 where using Darkness drains HP, but the minimal Paladin magic doesn't actively hamper the user.
>>15775186I'm actually perfering this "Game dues piolting his body" phenomenon His actor is great but Game Dues being a constantly evolving virus gives more logic to him not staying down and i find his "desire to constantly fulfill his programming as a final boss being the only thing that can bring him carnal pleasure" to be a much better driving force than "I'll RULE THE WORLD WITH CHRONICLE ...... SOME HOW"Even Dan had better logic to his character in truly being a mad man that wanted to create the most intense vidya ever devised I usally HATE when the final monster takes spotlight from the established character (looking at you Sigma circular) but after how sloppy Chronos was treated Game dues is a breath of fresh air (plus he is using Masamune's actor so it doesn't feel like Chronos was a waste)
>>15775382>>15775208>tfw anon cracked the code>everyone on the CR has to do there duty to beat Game Dues >Poppy has to care for the patients, Taiga has to Zap, Hiro has to slice, Emu has to save the children>only reason Game Dues got up at the end of the episode is because Kiyria didn't walk up and pronounce him dead
>>15778031Maybe if Emu used that little Doctor Mighty XX "medicine" that Dan cooked up after Kiriya kept experimenting with his dead body, they could've stopped Gamedeus Cronus right then and there.
>>15777964I think you just made that up because I'm that wasn't the point they were trying to make. Especially since the whole point of Taiga using the dual gear more was because he could handle the stronger dose of it more.
>>15778120It's just what I see. Either using super-powered magic stresses him out quickly, or his body just got used to higher viral loads due to always using Fantasy when he finally got it back. It's not like he has a permanent heart condition, Taiga just says he's not used to it yet.
>>15778120>I think you just made that upHe sure did. Although I like to think he'd simply been using Fantasy for long enough to be ready to handle Legacy. Also keep in mind that the MAX level of the Gamer Driver system is 99. (Ignoring the spring movie for a moment) Masamune had to kitbash and fuck with the hardware of the Gashat to break that limit. For all we know, he used the "power of Cronus" to asspull a Gashat that both hacked through the highest level possible AND put less strain on the user. Basically, pre-Muteki, Kuroto certainly would not have approved of a Gashat so powerful without any drawbacks, but Masamune is a dirty cheater.
So... what was the point of Masamune getting the Proto Gashats back in the reset anyway?
>>15778152Equivalent exchange for the Gamer Drivers he stole, and to stop people from asking why Lazer Turbo doesn't use anything else besides Jet Combat and Shakariki Sports.
>>15775468>and she's not even an actual human femaleWe don't not count Faiz for this kinda bullshit
>>15775481Wait, this means that Nico is the modern equivalent of Tackle, and she got to live! What a time to be alive in.
>>15776789Except crew members, Takaiwa, and other actors point out how easily excited about the show Ijima usually is to be filming the show, usually only outdone by Seto who is a huge fanboy in general.
>>15779297From what other cast members say, Seto is cute and really noisy.
So why didn't Emu try to reprogram Masamune before he merged with Gemdeus?
>>15780105It's not like Masamune himself seemingly had any special ability before Reset.
>>15780105That was literally the first thing they tried, but Hiiro stopped them. Maybe he could have tried it after getting Muteki, but A: I don't know if he can actually take MMX out of the Driver while staying in Muteki because of how Muteki connects, and B: Masamune was aware of Maximum Critical Finish could do to him and would have dodged it. The first time they tried it he had Kuroto holding Masamune in place, but that required getting Kuroto into the Bugvisor, which Masamune had also now seen once and knew to avoid.
>>15780289He pulled it out of the driver and put it in his sword this very episode.
>>15775477Toei doesn't acknowledge Riotroopers as Riders, but they do Another Agito.
>>15779602He is just too cute, I wish he comes on another role sometime in the future.
>>15776789Everyone who has ever worked on Kamen Rider fucking hates their jobs being stuck doing a shitty toy commercial for babies except Renn Kiriyama. It's the objective, obvious truth and only morons would think otherwise.
>>15780437What about Masahiro Inoue?
>>15780437I'm sure Dan at least somewhat enjoys it.
>>15780414So he did, you're right. The fact that Masamune would dodge any effort to reprogram him after the first attempt still applies. He only didn't dodge this episode because he knew his shield could no-sell it.
>>15780433Riotroopers are riders though.Hell they're summons for Diend.
>>15780433Huh? But they do. They were kamen rides for Diend, were in the rider war (unlike Zect Troopers) and stuff like magazines categorize them as Riders.
Do most Kamen Rider actors truly hate their roles that much?
>>15781359Kamen Rider Zombi? Or Kami?
>>15781393it should end in -ki, like all Hibiki riders
>>15781377Yes, every actor is an entitled fuck that only wants to act in oscar worthy movies. There is absolutely no way that some prefer to act in comedies, action or silly things for the fun of it. What do you think anon?
>>15781403I have no idea, some seem to really enjoy their roles
>>15781412That's called acting. They turn it all off when the cameras go off.
so hey, could you guys please
So Taiga could have turned into Cronus at literally any time since KRC was finished?
>>15783199Cronus is probably like Legacy in that it only works when you have RESOLVE.Because why not.
>>15783199Sure, if he wanted to risk dying. He only pulled it off because it was do-or-die and he needed to save his waifu.
>>15783266He did try to fight Graphite without even being transformed. He seemed pretty suicidal already.
>>15775113This isn't the final form. Not humanoid enough
>>15775451There are still a few episodes left