Kamen Rider

KR Drive 18 released

Look at that Type Wild. Look at all them details.

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KR Drive 16 + CM + Junctions 1-3 released

In case you were on vacation last week, there's no Toqger this week!

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Boukenger guests in Drive

Thought these were cute. Bouken poses and a pose with Director Morota (who directed 13 episodes of Boukenger along with the movie)

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Kamen Rider Gaim Soccer Movie & 3 Music Videos released

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Also, thanks to DaVinci030 and DevGryphon for working on the music videos: Your Song, Raise Up Your Flag Live and Never Surrender Live!

Drive 12 released

Just a reminder that Drive and Toqger don't air this week.

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Drive Episode 0 released

Back in time~

Edit: Thanks to ProtomanV89 and Lunagel for providing the raws.

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Ryuki OP and first battle karaoke released

Just wanted to show how the final results will look from the Blu-ray. Just for full disclosure, Ryuki is a series that was upscaled to Blu-ray and wasn't filmed in HD originally. You may wonder what that means.

That means if you look real closely, you might see that the footage doesn't look as good as say Kabuto will when we release it from Blu-ray next month (since from Hibiki onwards, Kamen Rider was all filmed in HD). So there's a little artifacting in the blue and there's not as much detail in Ren's face as there should be. But it's still going to be a better quality release than from our DVD source.

When released on DVD, they took the original footage (not sure what resolution it was) and compressed it down to 720x480, then that's resized to 16:9 ratio so it's widescreen. Our original releases were what, 704x396 using the xvid codec, I think?

What Toei did was they took their original footage and upscaled it so that it's 1920x1080. Don't get me wrong, this isn't like taking the DVD footage and resizing it to 1920x1080. You can't create details out of nothing and that would look really bad. They took their footage (which was likely higher resolution than DVD) and professional upscaled it. So it's not going to look as good as if it originally were HD, but it looks fine in motion.

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