So, the show finally kickstarted, and I have to say, I love that fight music. I still have an issue with how Aruto is portrayed, namely because it kinda is annoying, you know, guy who is trying his best, and has to fault to Godai's philosophy of "making people smile" cliché. I love Godai when he did it, now anyone else that comes after it seems like it's out of character. I like what they were going for with Jin, and how he ruthlelessly shoots a HumaGear in the head while still laughing, but I find his acting a little forced. He seems to be having too much bad acting going around that people will just call "quirky" when he pulls off these types of scenes. In an essence, I get what they were writing this type of character for, just seems like the actor didn't "fully" get into the energy of the character. It's a bit too early, but I do find the two Riders for A.I.M.S. to be pretty good actors from the first viewing, although Vulcan's entire shtick seems to be the stereotypical "they need to be destroyed because I have a deep burning hatred for them!" secondary Rider that is supposed to be the rival and ideological foil to the main protagonist. The problem is, they always make these secondary Riders embody some sense of stiffness and sometimes engage in stoicism that just comes off a little too much like faux stoicism. That being said though, I like how the HumaGears transition into the Kaijins version of themselves. It's a decent enough concept. Even if I do have my gripes about the Zero-One belt looking like plastic, I like how it operates. Overall, this series seems to start off pretty straight forward, and will most likely try to do the Gaim or Ex-Aid treatment of gradually increasing Riders for a "Rider War" again. Some of it's a breath of fresh air, some of it's like "ah, are we still stuck with this type of mentality and portrayal?" But I'll take this series over Zi-O any day. Looks like my Sundays are going to be a little brighter after a year of tolerating Zi-O.