kamen rider dragon knight cancelled

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  1. brollicon

    brollicon Well-Known Member

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  2. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    it happens, get over it.
     
  3. Aernaroth

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    It wouldn't be the first time they did something like this with a series that wasn't performing as well as they wanted. Probably won't be the last, either.
     
  4. Takao

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    The show did not do well. Last weekend it had a lead-in of 1.7 million, and only maintained 500,000.
     
  5. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Kids still watch 4kids TV?

    The only good thing that's come out of it so far was "Turtles Forever".
     
  6. iwasherenotyou

    iwasherenotyou Medical Officer

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    If I never heard of it then it's gonna be cancelled. Except for Transformers Animated.
     
  7. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    *looks*
    Man Im sad. I liked what I had seen while I was out with my broken rib.

    and just because I feel someone is gonna say it eventually...

    "ITS ALL DECADE'S FAULT"

    oh well I still have my beloved Kamen rider W.
    -seriusly if you like noir, and comedy that show is for you-
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Won't it come out on dvd anyway? Then you can somewhat get you're money's worth since you hav'nt watched it all.
     
  9. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    Showrunner Steve Wang said that potential DVD distributors were watching the ratings to determine if they wanted to take on the series (LINK). So that's not looking too likely right now :(  It's possible that the Japanese DVDs could have the original English audio, and someone could rip that and torrent it, but that's a lot of ifs...

    I've already talked about this ad nauseum on other forums, but my overall thoughts are, this really really sucks, but it's not completely unexpected. Despite a good effort and some interesting reworking of the Ryuki elements, mistakes were made that made the show look amateurish at times (mostly on the scripting and pacing end of things). It would've been nice to see if they could improve things with a second series, but we'll never know now.

    And since it hasn't been mentioned in this thread, Steve Wang and Henshin Justice are claiming that the final 2 episodes will be streamed on 4Kids' website after episode 38 airs. It's not my preferred way of watching the finale, but I have to concede that they didn't have to do this, and it is a small favor to those of us who've stuck with the show.

    UPDATE: Adness Entertainment released an official statement to the website gaijINside. They say that 4Kids has the option of bringing the show back in the future, but the fact that they're just throwing the finale on the web makes me doubt that. If you ask me, the statement kinda reeks of 4Kids screaming at Adness, "Your fans are threatening us, fix this NOW."
     
  10. dragonlord2200

    dragonlord2200 Master Duelist

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    didnt something like this happen with power rangers? oh wait thats rite rpm screwed us over. im really angry at 4kids for this
    i mean they fuck up anime and now kamen rider
    FUCK THEM
     
  11. Gryph

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    Honestly, I think the biggest issue was the time slot. I don't think Dragon Knight was a Saturday morning tv show. Had it been on in the evening, I think it would have done significantly better. Unfortunately, the only evening slots for kids shows are on Nick, Disney, and Cartoon Network.
     
  12. Aberration

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    I agree that the time slot was a problem. From what I've seen, 11:30 shows generally aren't the best performers for any of the networks, and I think KRDK did somewhat better for the short time it was on at 10:30, even when pitted against RPM.

    Hard to say whether it would've done better on another network. Disney/XD/ABC are out for obvious reasons. Maybe the show could've helped CNReal, or maybe it would've just been pulled down with the rest of those shows. And I have no idea what Nick has in the way of action/adventure, so I can't comment on that. I dunno, does SyFy have a kid/teen block? KRDK is about as good as some of their original stuff...
     
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    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    People...this is CW4Kids. They cancel shows left and right before they ever end.
     
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    dragonlord2200 Master Duelist

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    ok so i saw episode 40 so far
    here are my thoughts and opinions

    - this was a good clipshow
    - i saw the whole maya jtc romance since strikes debut
    - anybody else think that the ending of the episode was open ended?
    - so technically since eubulon cleared the earth riders memories that means chris never met kit and len.

    overall good closure to the series. if 4kids does pick kamen rider up again then that would be awesome to see what else lies behind the mirrors!
     
  16. Kickback

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    What!?

    I am infinitely upset about this. Power Rangers RPM is ending too. I hate TV.
     
  17. brollicon

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    i think 4kids is going out of business themselves. they just aren't bringing over shows people want to watch. also kamen rider really should of been on adultswim at night time.
     
  18. Gryph

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    Na, not that late. More around the time Toonami used to be on.
     
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    I seen it coming, the show was OK, very few moments that got me excited. I wished they would've utilized the monster attacks more.

    Xavaix's plan didn't seem like much of a big deal when you never seen any of the attacks. It was a good shot though...I got to see the cast and crew in person and they loved what they put together so yeah, kind'a sucks.
     
  20. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    I'm not surprised, if they can't even be bothered to finish releasing proper box sets for the 2003 TMNT series what hope does any of 4Kids programs have these days?

    The only thing they've got going for them it seems is Pokemon... But didn't they get rid of that too?
     

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