RATE THAT KAMEN RIDER DESIGN

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  1. SouthtownKid

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    Just a heads up, but ichigo means strawberry. Ichi Go means number one, which is what you want.

    I rate the original three Riders' designs as 10/10. Absolutely perfect for what they intend to be. I also liked the updates for 1, 2, and V3 in the First and Next movies. Maybe 8/10.

    Everything else, lower. And any Rider who loses the insect motif for something else gets a 0/10.
     
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    Toei's official English spelling is Ichigo.
     
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    V3 (Original): 3/10. The suit itself is alright as far as older toku stuff goes, but I really don’t like the helmet. The texture reminds me of paper red lanterns that fold flat.

    V3 (The Next): 8.5/10. Love how it keeps the sort of unbuttoned jacket look of the original. The color scheme is nice as well.

    Riderman: 0/10 for me. o_O 
     
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    Kamen Rider X
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    Kamen Rider Amazon
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    Kamen Rider Amazon Origin(Amazons Version)
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    Kamen Rider Amazon Omega(Amazons Version)
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    The original V3 definitely began the trend of cheaper-looking fabric suits. It also has a less distinctive helmet design. 5/10.

    The Next V3, however, gets a 9/10. Updates the original while remaining congruous with the previous two. The helmet also looks way better.

    Riderman a lot like V3 just isn't my bag. The exposed face, cheap outfit, and random colours feel especially dated. 4/10

    X is a big improvement over V3 and Riderman. I like the colours and the helmet and chest design. 5/10.

    Amazon is a pretty unique Rider among the originals despite still having the cheaper look of the materials. 5/10.

    Amazon Origins is a fantastic update along the lines of The First/Next, and Amazon Omega is the perfect "refinement" of that original design into a contemporary, modern Rider aesethetic. 8/10 for both.
     
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    V3 - 6/10
    Riderman - 5/10
    X - 7/10
    Amazon - 7/10
    AmazonsOrigin - 7/10
    Amazons Omega - 7/10
     
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    X: Solid 7/10. Nice colors, nice helmet, nice suit.

    Amazon: 4/10. I appreciate it trying to be different but it doesn’t come together well.

    Amazons Origin: 8.5/10. Delightfully reptilian. The metallic green paired with the copper accents look great. Pulls off what the original Amazon tried to do.

    Amazons Omega: 8.49/10. Another solid, modern suit. Much more streamlined than the previous two suits but still maintains that reptilian motif. However, it loses 0.01 points because the yellow chestplate reminds me of a ninja turtle. :p 
     
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    Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha
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    Kamen Rider Stronger
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    Amazon Alpha is like the perfect example of a Rider update and design. IMO it's superior to Omega. 9/10, a genuinely fantastic Rider costume.

    Sigma is similar, and I love the colours, but it does feel a tiny bit less refined. It's also mostly just a repaint of Wild Omega, but still good. 8/10 easy.

    Neo is a mixed bag for me. It's clearly not trying to be an update to any design, and is in fact the techy twist on the Amazon design, but something about it isn't quite right for me. It's good, it just seems like it should be better. 7/10.

    Stronger has always been an oddball even among the variations of Kamen Rider. It's a cheaper suit with a giant, goofy helmet and odd padding. Yet it's kind of adorable in its goofiness and Stronger is a hard guy to dislike. 6/10.
     
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    Amazons Alpha - 8/10
    Amazons Sigma - 7/10
    Amazons Neo - 7/10
    Stronger - 7/10
    Skyrider - 9/10
    Super-1 - 9/10
     
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    And now, for my favorite batch of Showa designs…
    CENTURY KING BLACK SUN
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    Kamen Rider Black RX
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    Kamen Rider Black RX Roborider
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    Kamen Rider Black RX Biorider
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    CENTURY KING SHADOW MOON
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    Shaddap, Shadow Moon is a Rider in my heart.
     
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    Black - 10/10
    Rx - 8/10
    Bio - 6/10
    Robo - 7/10
    Shadow Moon - 10/10

    Shadow Moon is technically a Kamen Rider, he just didn't turn good.
     
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    Alpha: 8.7/10. Colors aside, it is pretty much a direct modernization of the original Amazon, while the rest are reinterpretations.

    Sigma: 7.5/10. It’s pretty similar to the Origins suit, but something about it just doesn’t come together for me.

    Neo: 8/10. Very different from the other Amazons, but still a good suit in its own right.

    Stronger: 3/10. A bit bobbleheaded, and the padding looks like balloons.
    Both Skyrider and Super-1 are solid 8’s, maybe even 8.5’s for me. Nice old-school designs.
    Black: 10/10. Everything I want from a simpler Rider design.

    Black RX: 7.5/10. Not a fan of the turtleneck look.

    Roborider: 9/10.

    Biorider: 7/10. Body just seems flat. Not a lot of depth.

    Shadow Moon: 10/10. So badass.
     
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    Skyrider's okay. It's not as cheap looking and has a unique colour palette, but it doesn't feel like a really distinct or memorable deisgn. 6/10.

    Super-1 is much better. It feels distinct and actually pretty cool. I like the eyes especially. 7/10.

    Now you're speaking my language. Black and Shadowmoon are easily 10/10. It doesn't get better IMO. Even the materials feel less cheap and fit, in Black's case, the more organic aestehtic. The yellow and red lines are classy and add colour without ever distracting from the black, and the helmet is perfect. Shadowmoon is the perfect antithesis to Black, cool and mechanical and classy. Nothing goofy or dated about these designs.

    And you know what? I actually think Black RX is just as good as Black. 10/10 again. The green helps brighten the design without taking away from the dark look, the helmet is badass and feels like an evolution of Black without copying it, and I love the more armoured neck. The whole costume feels classic and clean, and could easily be remade with modern materials and still look fantastic. I don't think it gets enough love compared to the original Black.

    Biorider and Roborider are also good, quality designs, but do feel that little bit more gimmicky. Not as clean or cohesive, but both perfectly evoke their purpose. I think they look great for what they are. 8/10 for them.
     
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    Black-5 out of 5, the 'organic' muscles underneath the black armored part makes him look bug like and I like it. I really prefer the materials used for Blacks suit compared to simple fabrics in earlier Showa suits.

    RX-5 out of 5, it is a design that will never go outdated in my opinion. The helmet is very cool and the neck segment gives RX a unique silhouette, the addition of green I feel also symbolizes that RX is going for a more lighter tone, I also like that he has a wrist communicator.

    Roborider-5out of 5, the mix of yellow and black really does the suit for me. I like the helmet and the body looks like a metal hero.

    Biorider-4 out of 5, a simple suit, the helmet is a little bit weird to me and I think it has too much light colors. I like how this form fights in the show so I still like it.

    Shadow moon-5 out of 5, another great looking suit, all metal with studs and those grasshopper feet is cool. Such a sick villain suit that I also think beats out even recent rider suits easily.
     
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    Shin:

    [​IMG] /10

    I get the horror motif (and for what it is, it works) but it still freaks me the eff out.

    ZO:

    [​IMG] /10

    Was never a fan of the head-to-toe monochromatic palette but the contrasting yellow pinstripes are pretty cool.

    J:

    [​IMG] /10

    Thanks to ZO, there isn't anything distinctive whatsoever about this design in my eyes.
     
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