Kamen Rider W started with a weird premise, where 2 guys henshin into 1 rider. In the beginning, I smell yaoi-ness aplenty. I even made this video:
Fast forward, Kamen Rider W is actually a pretty decent show. No yaoi-ness I could see. Even better, it feels really like a detective J-Dorama, with tokusatsu mixed in. I really love the show. Funny and entertaining.
But then guess who showed up. A new Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Accel, Ryu Terui. Not only the design is a stark contrast from W (he looks like a cheap toy design, unlike W’s smooth design), he can transform. Yup, another transformrider, the bad trend started by Decade. ONORE DIKEIDO!!! Really, I just hate this Transformers Riders stuff. It’s just weird (Kuuga’s head being flipped, firing arrow from Kiva’s crotch, etc). Kamen Rider is supposed to be “human,” not Transformers. Well, Kamen Rider Accel can transform into a motorcycle. Well, okay, the transformation isn’t as weird as the other Riders in Decade, but I still think it’s fishy. Well, guess what, in episode 22, Accel gets a new weapon, the Gunner A. It’s a tank, and Accel in his motorcycle form can combine with it. That sounds fine, until you see how they combined. Watch this video I made:
Yeah, you be the judge.
What were the producers and director thinking? That’s just bad design. I mean come on, really? I hope they don’t do that often in future episodes.
Edit: Youtube suspended my account for unknown reason. If there was a TOS violation, usually they simply disabled/deleted the video and gave me a warning. Now, my account just went poof. I’m uploading the video to metacafe.