We are now at the tenth episode and Wizard is still impressive and is keeping my attention. I like how Kizaki is now more involved and I wish for more. Him being involved reminds me of how the cops in Agito acted. Kizaki actually reminds me of Houjou because of how he acts, but I can tell Kizaki will have more redeemable qualities. We can already tell he cares for people because of his past relation with Naoki and his father. He is now more strict and cold and I bet there is a good reason for that. He even knows about Phantoms and I think he could know Gargoyle. With episode ten giving some hints on the secondary rider I won't be surprised if he could Beast.
At first people were thinking that the green stone could be for Haruto since there is Hurricane Dragon Styles. It has been revealed in magazines, but I know this stone is for the upcoming rider, beast. Even though he is fully yellow and the ring shows a yellow case, the eyes are green. There is also the fact that Wajima wonders where the stone came from so it could be a completely different type. One more thing is that Kizaki sees Haruto being a Phantom so why would he want him to get a new power? It is the tenth episode and having hints on an upcoming rider does seem early, but this could the rumors that Wizard will have more riders in the actual series.
Now onto Naoki, the Gate. Out of the past Gates he is my favorite so far. He is a boy who can see past lies and suspects something is going on. This is also regarding his father's death so of course he won't be stopping anytime soon. He is even a pretty clever boy and some may say he is just jumping to conclusions, but blaming Kizaki for the death of his father is understandable. First he didn't say Kizaki killed him, but he is the reason why. Kizaki has shown that he runs away and leaves the work to others. There is another fact that he is keeping everything a secret and he put Naoki in Akita. I am sure that Kizaki didn't flee, but I bet he still blames himself. Kizaki probably found out about Gates from the father and he could have fallen into despair and became a Phantom. Knowing that the father was a Gate he thought Naoki was one as well and wanted to make sure he was safe. I bet I am somewhere close. Either way the first part of the arc shows good traits of Kizaki and Naoki.
Onto the action and we got some really good parts here. First was the fight when Gargoyle used his rock ability for an offensive attack. I was surprised that he did something like that in the first fight. I was expecting that he just kept his defensive stand so he can attack at the right times. He got Wizard stuck with his rock body so Haruto switched to Land Styles. We can see that Land Styles gives Wizard a strength boost as he could lift the rock beast. Big got used twice with the usual hand attack and then with the sword. I am very happy to see other spells being used with the sword as Big is impressive. Swords are great and making them bigger is even better! Dragon Styles gives Wizard tons of possibilities for attacks and I wonder what he can do with the gun form? Overall there wasn't much action with the second fight being fast and the Phantom getting his completely out down. The camera work is still on the good side and gave us tons of new angles to look at as Wizard flows around the battlefield.
Next Time: Kizaki enters the ring!