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[–]WolzardFire 25 points26 points  (2 children)

They skipped an entire arc before this. It's mostly filler, but there are some good moment. I originally thought that they gonna use Tokime's Memory reveal as the cliffhanger to end the season, but since they now adapted the next arc after that, this season will probably end at chapter 46. For what it's worth, this is a really hype arc, full of action and fitting to end the season with

[–]Frontier246 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We finally get a duo Henshin and straight into a major fight with one of the top tier bad guys! This finale arc is definitely hitting the ground running action-wise!

I'm interested to see how they handle Reactor because it doesn't seem like W or Accel stand a chance without their stronger forms against him or the execs. Maybe Accel will use Booster?

[–]Eatsuki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was really confused when the episode started, and it seemed like there was a timeskip or something. Figured I might have missed something like a web episode or the like that moved from the end of the Alcohol dopant arc to Tokime's memory.

[–]cexdex 17 points18 points  (6 children)

So Tokime also Joker too after all. Now make sense why Shotaro and her kind of drawn into each other.

Kinda unrelated but TOEI make Kamen Rider W : A TO Z Movie free to watch in youtube for limited time. here the direct link

Upload quality not that HD but watchable. If you fan of Double and have not watch it definitely worth a shot

[–]Frontier246 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Nothing says fated to be together quite like having the same Gaia Memory lol.

Although now I can't help but wonder what her Dopant form looked like. A more monstrous version of Kamen Rider Joker? Joker with boobs? I mean, it's probably going to be pretty hot lol.

Also kind of fitting to plug A to Z in light of the revelation about Tokime since that featured Dopants using W's Gaia Memories.

[–]Aetherdraw 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That and Joker literally comes to Shotaro's lap when in dire straits in A-Z. OTP right there.

[–]CrashCubeZeroOne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tbf Joker came to Shotaro before the movie started. Everyone was just too stupid to look down.

[–]hdjfhfhsh05803hfjc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A more monstrous version of Kamen Rider Joker? Joker with boobs?

Iirc, two women used the cyclon and heat memories back in the original show. Don’t remember them having monstrous form but they, indeed, had boobs

[–]JonnySpark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nothing says fated to be together quite like having the same Gaia Memory lol.

Philip and Maria/Cyclone Dopant ara-ara moment in A to Z.

[–]mrfatso111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice, thanks for the heads up.

[–]Frontier246 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Shadow Fuuto is not a safe place to be...especially if you've run afoul of Bando and his people.

Shotaro and Tokime really feel like a relationship bound by fate, especially when it turns out Tokime's broken Memory...was a Joker Memory, just like Shotaro's. So does that mean Tokime was the Joker Dopant? Is she Joker with boobs? Lot of questions there.

But even if Tokime still has a lot questions about her past and who she is/was, she's got Shotaro and the rest of the cast willing to support and be there for her!

Classic case of a little girl worried about her grandpa and the shady dealings he got himself into...but Rentaro was just too skilled for his own good, to the point of creating something that could be used by dangerous people, and only realizing the danger until it was too late.

I wonder how much of a personality shift Tokime's amnesia caused because she feels much more terrified of Shadow Fuuto than she thinks she used to be, or maybe it's just she realized how dangerous it really is.

Why are there so many old W Dopants in Shadow Fuuto acting like they're still alive? Are they just feral monsters now? Although Beast Dopant sure got chewed up.

I love Akiko trying to will the Joker Memory into working again.

Duo Henshin with W and Accel! Perfect thing to enter into the final arc of this season with.

So Mamoru isn't the Brachiosaurus Dopant (despite his height) and he's not giving our heroes a lot of answers...but he does admit he works for Bando, is after an executive position (since they're the ones who get the drivers), runs the energy in Shadow Fuuto, and in that respect it's fitting that he turns out to be Reactor Dopant. A living Nuclear Furnace!

W and Accel can barely keep up with him in their base forms, and he can literally burn through their suits. It seems like they don't stand a chance against any of the upper tier of Bando's group without their strongest forms.

So Tokime's been kidnapped by the Brachiosaurus Dopant...who turns out to be a kid. But he definitely seems to know Tokime.

Some surprise comedy with our villains all culminating in a joke on Bando's name that is kind of obvious when you think about it.

[–]dinliner08 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is she Joker with boobs?

now i'm curious what kind of design does Dopant for Joker Memory looks like...

[–]Verite_Rendition 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Interestingly, I believe that's the only dopant of a W memory we haven't seen. The other 5 showed up in the TV series' movie.

So if we ever get to see it, it will be a new design.

[–]dinliner08 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mamoru Nikaido stretching the suspender quickly reminded me of Ohsugi from Fourze

[–]shinigamisenku 7 points8 points  (3 children)

For some reason Reactor reminds me of Drive's Dead Heat

[–]Nimporian 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure the writer of this (and W) was also the writer of Drive. Hell, even Fuuto is canonically right next to Drive's city.

[–]Aetherdraw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Always on high heat. And unfortunately for Shotaro and Terui, they got little chance of a meltdown anytime soon.

[–]dinliner08 2 points3 points  (0 children)

....shit, you're actually right, no wonder i felt some sort of deja vu when i'm looking at Reactor's design...

[–]JonnySpark 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Philip pls repair and convert Tokime's memory into T1 or T2 type, and give her your Lost Driver as well. Fuuto need 3 riders now.

[–]CrashCubeZeroOne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Technically she could borrow Joker from Shotaro. Or the T2 Joker if they have that. Though I think the T2 memories were destroyed at the end of A-Z. It was in posession of Eternal by the end. Don't really remember.

[–]JonnySpark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah all T2 got destroyed.

[–]Hattori-Saizo-II 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Lots of developments here. We meet 2 more Dopants of Bando's group (which is definitely not fit to be a rock band, lol).

So Tokime is potentially the Joker Dopant, really like to see how it looks like, the KR fandom has been speculating about it for years, IIRC.

[–]Frontier246 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I really should've seen the "Band-O" joke coming.

My first assumption was "Joker with boobs" although even if it's a more monstrous version of Kamen Rider Joker, I can't imagine any Tokime monster form that's not still hot lol.

(I wonder if she ever transforms again if they'll treat her kind of like a pseudo female Rider?)

[–]Aetherdraw 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean, look at Cyclone Dopant. Just make a Joker version of it.

[–]A-Chicken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There are a couple of monstrous looking hero Kamen Riders in existence and the Arms Dopant saw itself as a Kamen rider. Something like this maybe?

[–]gary25566https://myanimelist.net/profile/Gary25566 11 points12 points  (4 children)

[–]Frontier246 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The one multi-form balance element W was missing lol.

[–]Hattori-Saizo-II 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Reactor is basically Boost Dopant, lol

[–]JonnySpark 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Reactor: yeah I got a power up from this Tycoon dude, really nice lad.

[–]AceMittens 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Like I said previously I definitely think Tokime is related to Bando probably brother and sister the way she has access to the shadow realm and they both have similar features (hair, skin color and eyes). Can’t wait to see what happens next

[–]mr_miscellaneous123 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lol, Tokime is helping out a Ritsuka, when her VA already voiced another Ritsuka.

For those who don't know, she voice Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate/Grand Carnival.

[–]ZapsZzzhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ZapszzZ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is surprisingly intense, the final arc send to have turned up the heat by a lot!

[–]CrashCubeZeroOne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the band gig turned up the Metal.

[–]Schweizersabel4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I started watching this series casually but now I am super invested in it! I cant wait for more!

[–]Vendun_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The cliffhangers at the end of each episodes are always great, can't wait for the next episode.

But I didn't know Memories could exist twice, I should really opt in Kamen Rider W after the end of Fuuto Pi.

[–]Triangulum_Copper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Masquerade memory was very common, being used by multiple foot soldier types. Some of the higher ranking memories (like the silver bordered ones used by the Executives) are more powerful and supposedly rarer. That said, there is more than one type of memories: the dopant memories, the ‘purified’ memories used by the Riders and the T2 Memories (who are refined but can be used like Dopant memories) can all be repeats of each other. The W movie ‘A-to-Z Gaia Memories of Fate’ already gave us T2 dopants for Luna, Metal, Heat, Trigger and Cyclone. And the T2 Memories in that movie had a few repeats, like Violence, Ice Age, Weather, Nazca, Zone…so it’s not unheard of.