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I love Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. I felt the final arc was rushed due to the episode count, but I love the suits,story, characters, video game theme and you can not deny that the villains were some of the best Kamen Rider has ever seen.
However, what we have here is a epilogue set after the events of the main series. Gamedeus is back? Hurricane Ninja? Another pandemic? What has happerend to our heroes?
1.Spoilers(and I'm talking series, not just the film this time) are abounding folkes.
2.I am watching TV-Nihon subs.
That's it. Kamen Rider doesn't really get not safe for work, so let's jump into my first Toku review.
This is my review of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending.
We begin with a look at Johnny Maxima, CEO of Machina Inc, and Kagenari Nagumo, or Kamen Rider Fuuma, looking for a test player to play their game for them. Let's talk Johnny Maxima for a bit. Maxima was shown in the last few episodes of Ex-Aid, as his company agreed to distribute Kamen Rider Chronicle worldwide(The game was only shown to distributed in Japan), if he got a game driver. However Masumane Dan had his own plans and had to stop the Riders. Of course, he was defeated, and Johnny was left hanging until now.
Metal Gear jokes aside, Fuuma goes to the Hospital, where Emu is looking after a patent named Madoka, who is the test patent for the game Fuuma's game, Hurricane Ninja. Ex-Aid, Brave, Poppy and Snipe fight Fuuma and Greyfoxes, but all except Emu(Ex-Aid) are knocked out thanks to the ninja stars inserted. Poppy and Kirya(when he goes to the world) retain themselves due them being Bugsters, but Hiiro(why is his name not just Hiro) Taiga and Nico are now a part of the world. As such, Emu now has to go into that World thanks to Mighty Creator VRX and Kuroto D- I mean Neo Kuro- I mean God Kuroto Dan! Man, I can't keep up with this guy.
Anyways, I like the Mighty Creator VRX suit. I really like the white, and the Chronos style and Voice really make this sound powerful. After Emu helps everyone escape the world, we move into the Gamedeus plot, where we found out that it was Johnny Machima along. He is even called Gamedeus Machina(Obvious Joke). After Madoka is given surgery(she is termally ill), Emu Defeats GameDeus, and to say this next part is not relevent, would be an understatement. Bulid shows up after Emu is called out to fight a sudden Bugster breakout, only for Bulid to gather his "supplement". More on that, when I get to Heisei Generations Final.
The story is pretty basic, but it helps that the main rider films are only about an hour long, So the plot doesn't really drag on. However, this comes at a cost. Characters are given no development(which I don't mind since the series did tie up all the arcs well in my honest opinion), but I do like how Emu is given a lot of the focus, since he's not getting another movie to end off his character. Ex-Aid's fight is over.
Speaking of Fights, HOT DAMN the action was good. I loved the Ninja fights, and Fuuma VS Mighty Creator.
Overall, I enjoyed this film. While it wasn't the best Kamen Rider Summer film, everything it did do it did well(Besides the Bulid Cameo). And I will say this right now, if you are looking for somewhere to start, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid is a great place to start.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if it's not too much trouble for you and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid(C) Toei