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Japanese Netizens Are Expressing Unhappiness With Kamen Rider Saber After Only 8 Episodes

Disclaimer: The original post is from Excite Japan and does not express the opinion of this website, nor does it represent every viewer of Kamen Rider.

Kamen Rider Saber is currently airing on TV Asahi and is the second work of the Reiwa era. The show debuted on September 6 and the most recent episode, episode 8, broadcast on October 25.

Similar to other shows, the social media team has been posting videos, photos, and other content to excite fans. However, in these posts, Japanese netizens are expressing their negative opinions about the show, even though it’s only eight episodes in.

Kamen Rider Saber is a story about the battle between Riders in a “book” filled with history. The main characters transform into Kamen Riders by using Wonder Rider Books, which have different attributes. With the Sword transformation driver, even more powers will appear. It’s a work that uses multiple form changes with all of the transformation items for almost endless opportunities.

By chapter 8, Kamen Rider Saber has multiple transformation forms available, not counting multiple other Riders composed of allies and enemies. The number of weapons and items is increasing even more before the show is ten episodes in, which has frustrated some viewers.

Some of the posts around social media have included:

  • “Putting out too many Riders is going to cause a Billards (pool) collision accident.”
  • “It’s hard to support the show because you don’t really get to know any characters. The content goes on and on with shallow content. I feel like I’m watching a 30-minute toy commercial.”
  • “Saber is boring, so I’m not going to watch it anymore. it’s still early in the season, but I know that they’re making the pace unusually fast to promote sales.”
  • “It’s not funny or boring, it’s not much of anything. Even though a lot happens in a 30-minute episode, it feels empty.”

Some viewers were even more critical:
“The script for Kamen Rider Saber was written by Takuro Fukuda, who also wrote Kamen Rider Ghost. Ghost is considered the worst work in the entire Heisei Kamen Rider series.”

When news broke of the writer, some were worried about the future of Kamen Rider Saber before it even began. Many were critical before the show debuted, asking if it was correct. For some, their worries were only proved right.

The primary criticism of Kamen Rider Saber is that it’s too packed with Kamen Riders, transformation items, and forms. Many viewers may decide to stop watching the Kamen Rider series unless things change in the future.

It’s important to note that the comments don’t criticize the cast of the show. The cast continues to work hard, even with the current COVID-19 situation as filming continues. The cast of Kamen Rider shows aren’t immune to critical comments about the shows they appear in. In September, Shun Nishime (Takeru Tenkuji/Kamen Rider Ghost) expressed his sadness at how low Kamen Rider Ghost was ranking in an internet poll of “Favorite Heisei Kamen Riders.” The poll ended up ranking Kamen Rider Ghost in the top ten.

Disclaimer: The original post is from Excite Japan and does not express the opinion of this website, nor does it represent every viewer of Kamen Rider.


Article Sources Excite Japan, Kamen Rider Saber Official Instagram

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