|Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight
A Kamen Rider Adaptation done right.
||December 13, 2008 – December 18, 2009
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight is the American adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki. It was produced by Adness Entertainment, and aired on The CW's programming block The CW4Kids.
Why It Rocks
- Very dark plot, which is great for a Tokusatsu show.
- Unlike most Tokusatsu shows, it was picked up by the CW, instead of Disney, Nickelodeon, or Hasbro.
- General Xaviax is a very intimidating main antagonist.
- Very good theme song.
- Amazing fight scenes with the Kamen Rider vs Kamen Rider sequences that Power Rangers should have more of it.
- Badass suits like the original ones.
- It's a major and massive improvement over its predecessor (Saban's Masked Rider)
- Thanks to Japan's success of this adaptation, Toei will now choose "Kamen Rider" as an official English namesake for future Kamen Rider seasons over "Masked Rider" due to the abomination above.
- Some of the jokes can get annoying every once in a while.
- Maya's Aunt Grace, who appeared in either five or seven of the first 10 episodes.
- It never aired in European countries.
- This was the last American adaptation of Kamen Rider since there hasn't been a new adaptation in a long time.
- It didn't get to team up with Power Rangers RPM due to Haim Saban not being involved with this adaptation and also because it didn't air on ABC Kids.