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Kamen Rider Drive

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Kamen Rider Drive
"Kamen Rider Drrrrive!", Oh wait wrong show.
Genre: Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Police drama
Running Time: 24–25 minutes (per episode)
Country: Japan
Release Date: October 5, 2014 – September 27, 2015
Network(s): TV Asahi
Created by: Toei Company
Starring: Ryoma Takeuchi
Rio Uchida
Taiko Katono
Yu Inaba
Tomoya Warabino
Shota Matsushima
Fumika Baba
Chris Peppler
Masakazu Morita
Episodes: 48
Previous show: Kamen Rider Gaim
Next show: Kamen Rider Ghost

Kamen Rider Drive (仮面ライダードライブ Kamen Raidā Doraibu, Masked Rider Drive) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the sixteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-fifth series overall. The series started on October 5, 2014, joining Ressha Sentai ToQger in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Gaim. Starting on February 22, 2015, Kamen Rider Drive was joined by Shuriken Sentai Ninninger in the Super Hero Time line-up. After the finale of Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Ghost joined Ninninger in the Super Hero Time line-up.

Why It Rocks

  1. The characters are very likable in their own ways, such as Shinnosuke Tomari, Go Shijima, Chase, and Kiriko Shijima.
  2. It's had an amazing theme song.
  3. High quality badass suits designs.
  4. It has a lot of funny moments that don't feel shoved into the plot.
  5. It had great movies such as Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser, Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Heart, and Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Mach.
  6. Heart, Brain, and Medic are likable and interesting villains.
  7. They teamed up with Kamen Rider Gaim.
  8. The finale itself was beyond magnificent.
  9. The deaths in this season were really heartbreaking, sad and brutal (especially Chase's).
  10. Despite Ninninger being a godawful season the crossover was really decent.

Bad Qualities

  1. There are some unlikable characters such as Mitsuhide Nira.
  2. The idea of having a Rider that solves cases was already used in Kamen Rider W, which is a bit uncreative.
    • Also, the idea of a Rider that uses two collectibles to transform was already used in Kamen Rider W, which can be a bit uncreative for some fans.
  3. While it's good, the next season, Kamen Rider Ghost was not good at all.
  4. It had to air alongside the godawful Super Sentai seasons, Ressha Sentai ToQger and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. It even suffered a team-up with Ninninger in 2015.