Goodbye Kamen Rider Club
Dang they put on one hell of a finale I must say. There was really one flaw which was Kengo comes back! They pulled a Double on us. It's really a quick one too as Gamou just did it because he felt guilty which is good and all, but it wasn't really needed. With Double and how Phillip came back it was still sad since Wakana, the only remaining family member dies as well. Philip will live on without his family, but he has been living with one as well. This time it was really just thrown in so that people would be happy. I still say that OOO had the best ending out of the three since Anhk still has a chance, but not right now. The other ending scenes were nice as we see Wizard is going to be in this world as well continuing what OOO did. The Ryusei and Tomoko shipping is still very alive and I bet there will be more when Fourze comes back. Then seeing the Rider Club flag waving again with the remaining a new club members was very nice as they will go meet the Presenter. So yea the pulled a quick one on us, but the overall ending is still great which I will get further into detail now.
First was the action and boy they delivered. With Fourze he used all of his States forms, but didn't use other switches along. I think it would have been better if they mixed switches belonging to the set of the form like Hopping and Elek. That part of the fight was still very good though as there was great work with wiring. The fight really went all over the screen, but it's very easy to watch and know what's going on (if only Bay would learn that). Also seeing Gen try the forms was interesting because Fire did nothing since Sagittarius is a fire type which Gen probably didn't know so he still had to adapt and change his plans in the final battle. Magnet was used and he just slammed Sagittarius with it which was awesome as it fast paced unlike the last times that finisher was used. Cosmic was used near the end as we got a Rider Kick from Fourze and dang it was a clash of kicks and looked amazing. There also could have been more different Switch combinations there, but oh well. The best part of the fight was Meteor and Leo. The beginning was simply a beginning as the two go hand to hand. Later Meteor uses the spinning top in an impressive way as it can be used twice when Max Power is used. Then comes his kick on Leo and Leo using his howl. Both of these attacks knock them out of their transformations which was just completely the greatest thing ever in the Ryusei and Tatsugami rivalry. Great work on the placement and showing injuries on both of them. Then back to Gen who soon fought Gamou without Fourze which was odd, but still fun to see Gen still winning. Then the last finisher was the most powerful Rocket Drill Kick this was seen last time against the Scorpio Horoscopes and even though we don't see the enlarging of the rocket and drill the attack was still powerful and impressive. Overall the action in the finale was near perfect and all that was needed was more miscellaneous switches. It was well paced and threw a lot, but still made it easy to follow.
Next is how Gamou is dealt with. I really like that how the team shouldn't hate Gamou. Gamou did take the wrong path, but he was just doing what he wanted to bring humanity closer to a higher evolution. So basically the group shouldn't hate Gamou as a person, but hate what he has done and try to help him before he goes further. It's a much different treatment for a villain compared to many other series and not just including rider series. Another thing that was nice was how Tatsugami and Gamou went too far since they were probably the first two Horoscopes. They have probably got to used to their new bodies so with a Limit Break their bodies couldn't hold anymore. I guess this could explain Gamou's red eyes since he had the red eyes oh wait Emoto had those too so he was probably second. Also how the gang gave him a goodbye was very touching because even though he built the school for his own purpose there are still memories made and they won't forget that. Soon Gamou does one good thing before his death and I can see why. Gamou said his students will meet the Presenter and Kengo is one of his students so he wanted him to live on. There is also the chance he wanted Kengo alive is so he can go to the Presenter since he originally was supposed to go. In the end Gamou was a very different kind of villain who got a different treatment. The team helped him get back to being a good person which really impressed me. Gamou probably made it to my favorite villains.
Now to the heroes and as I said before I love seeing how they don't just fight because of Gamou. They are fighting to save Japan and to save Gamou. It's a really big noble thing and I still mostly see heroes defeat villains and that's it. Sure they were told by Kengo that they shouldn't, but I have a feeling Gen would still forgave Gamou. Remind me of what Kengo said, the scene with his letter was on the same level when Gen got Kengo back to his senses. I mean hearing Kengo's final words to everyone was straight up sad and seeing everyone's broken down faces just added so much. We soon see Kengo saying what is said by thought and he smiles a lot as he talks about his friends. Kengo said things he never did before and especially calling Gen his best friend. The final episodes of Fourze had these really hard hitting scenes as the cast really pull of great performances as we see them completely down. The gang is usually happy and even when sad moments happen they never got like this before. Overall one thing that Fourze will be remembered for are the cast of characters as it really built up a great friendship in the club.
When Gen cries everyone cries
Even though the series did pull a Double on us the finale is still great. First there wasn't really anything obvious that said Kengo was coming back unlike Double and OOO so it was more of a shock this time. I guess I was somewhat expecting it because of what the last two series did. Everything before that was really strong, the drama got me sad and then excited when it got to dynamic moments. Then the action was straight out great with perfect direction. I give the episode an A as I can't wait for the Kamen Rider Club to come back in the next crossover movie.
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