THIS WEEK: Sven and Van delve into the 2014 film, Kikaider: REBOOT. Salt stocks have never been higher as their cups boil over. Our podcasters are fooled by goatees, Sven's childhood comes back in the strangest way; Ishinomori villain motives are brought up and then summarily ignored; an infamous Kickstarter kerfuffle gets dredged up; our hosts' friendship is based on being smad on behalf of robots, and it's not just the movie which ends up unravelling at its seams.
* Kikaider: REBOOT (2014)
* Cast & crew
* The conscience circuit & facial recognition
* Komyoji & Gill / Light & Wily
* Mitsuko's interpretation
* The vertical slice movie scene
* Kikaider's 2014 redesign
* Budget-busting Metal Gear
* Gill's convictions
* Mega Man X
* Nanocrystal displays
* Jiro's character: then and now
* Old man tastes
* Daisuke Ban's cameo role
* Kickstarter nonstarters
* Gill's transformation and motives
* On love and compassion
* Kikaider's will to fight/the conscience circuit scene
* Final thoughts and feelings
* “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
* The Collectors - "Go Go Kikaider"
NEXT WEEK: V3 finally hears from his rider senpais.