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Come Meet the Actors of Kamen Rider this Sunday!

Come meet the actors of Kamen Rider at the Comics and Science Fiction Convention at the Shrine Auditorium in LA! For more information on the convention, please visit http://www.comicbookscifi.com/.

Directors Steve Wang and Mike Wang will host a special presentation at 2:00PM on Sunday, January 11th with the stars of the Kamen Rider show including:

Stephen Lunsford (Kit Taylor/Dragon Knight), Matt Mullins (Len/Wing Knight), Yvonne Arias (Maya), Taylor Emerson (Trent), Jeff Davis (Frank Taylor), Kathy Christopherson (Michelle Walsh), Christopher Babers, and Carrie Reichenbach.

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Posted 9 January, 2009 - 13:55 by JoshB

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"Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" meet-n-greet

I just finished watching the second episode-debut of "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight"- an adaptation of the original 2001 Japanese series "Kamen Rider Ryuuki".

And I must say that many of the complaints that follow Power Rangers around are not present here- excessive battlecries, cheesy special & physical effects, dumbed-down dialogue, and being all-around generally lighthearted. It is a serious series like it's namesake, but it remains to be seen if American kids or teens will accept it. The series has already completed production, so if it gets shot down, one would think that it may become a cult series on DVD.
It has intrigue for the younger audience, and a little personal drama, but it keeps its focus on the story rather than the day-to-day parties and trivial matters of the cast as all other Americanized tokusatsu frequently become. I have not seen "...Ryuuki", but I know about the general parameters, plus I have an understanding of the Kamen Rider franchise in general, so I can attack this new series from two angles- a newcomer, and someone on the outside who at-least knows that the original source materials exist.

I think that, if it is accepted, "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight" will be a good adaptation of the original materials even if it is Americanized.

That being said, I think this might be a good met-n-greet to go to if you're in the area. I think this production company- Adness Entertainment- knows what they're doing, and they're trying their best to avoid pitfalls of the likes of PR and "VR Troopers".
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