I'm going to get killed for this....
. Because it's an apology series for Hibiki
thinly disguised as a Faiz
remake, only with more pretty boys and product placement and less substance. And yet, despite how bad it story wise with plot-holes the size of Texas, it's suddenly the Naruto
of the Heisei series in that you can't talk Tokusatsu with somebody without it being the first thing that comes up, like that's all Kamen Rider is for some reason when it's anything but.
The only things that saved that series.
1.) Tak Sakaguchi showing up
2.) Tak Sakaguchi beating up Gattack
3.) Tak Sakaguchi beating up Kabuto
4.) Tak Sakaguchi splitting into three and beating up people
5.) Misaki. 'Nuff said
....Yes it was all Tak Sakaguchi-related but still.
is slowly but surely tempting me to put it at second place in my book the more I watch it. The plot isn't so much predictable but it's just overly drawn out. Like you KNOW they could figure out the big mysteries of the show in maybe 6-8 episodes but it doesn't hit them until the halfway point or something. You can only drag out a plot gimmick so long.
Also, some of the character are starting to get on my nerves. ESPECIALLY Mana's brother who for some reason feels it necessary to destroy every single plot device. Lest we not forget the Uber Ass that is Hojo, whose character goes beyond common villain hate and reaches into areas of "I Want To Slug You In The Face With A Mallet" hate....
As for Hibiki
, I'd say that was trash but really, the worst part of it was the second half. Complete character changes, the induction of Kusaka Jr., and the most disappointing ending of the Heisei series to date.