This is hard to admit, especially after decades of tokusatsu watching. Movies, television, specials, the works. Kamen Rider has always had a distinction from Ultraman, Super Sentai, Godzilla, and Gamera in which there was a range of quality. You could never predict what the score would end up being because every series had things going for and against it, usually limited to one or two entries. I've been vocal about the entries I've disliked as I have the ones I enjoyed. And now we have Build. I didn't start watching this until June because Ex-Aid left a very bad taste in my mouth. It wasn't quite as bad as some other entries I could name, but Build? Build is a game changer and I dare say to a transcendent extent. It took me a while to accept it, but not only is Kamen Rider Build the worst entry in the franchise, it's also the worst tokusatsu I have ever witnessed in its entirety. Worse than Kabuto or The Next or that awful Kamen Rider Specter epilogue movie. Worse than Half Human. Worse than Dogora. Worse than Daimajin Kanon. Worse than Bio Planet WoO. Worse than Reigo or Raiga. Worse than Shougeki Gouraigan. Worse than Megaranger or Gokaiger. Worse than Godzilla Resurgance or the Kiryu movies. Worse than Gamera vs. Viras or Jiger. Worse than Gappa. Worse than Kujira Gami. I'm stunned at this and it took me a while to piece together why it was so atrocious, but after a lot of thought it became apparent that Build had the vast majority of problems other heisei rider entries had. -An ultra super serious tone clashing with cartoony humor (W and Gaim) -Lacking monsters of the week (Gaim) -Tertiary riders that do very little after they become good (Ghost) -Constant distractions from the plot (Ryuki, Faiz, Blade, and Kabuto) -Doppleganger of the main hero becomes a red herring (Kabuto) -Constant drastic costume changes to the point where base form is never used (Ex-Aid) -Unnecessary duo riders that do nothing (Kabuto) -Trying to shove in unnecessary politics (Faiz and Gaim) -Questionable camera work trying to hard to be artsy (Kuuga and Agito) -Random tonal shifts (Hibiki and Den-O) -Drastic focus on the main villain where everything else takes a back seat (Ex-Aid) -Little build up to anything (Faiz, Hibiki, and Den-O) -Base form somehow has a chance against the main villain when it should never (W and Ex-Aid) -Useless female side character only there for humor (many entries, but W did this the worst) -Lackluster final battle (Hibiki and Decade) -Forced drama that served nothing (Ryuki and Blade) -Putting in multiverse theory without much exploration into the idea (Decade) -Atrocious music (Kabuto and Ghost) -Slow pacing (half the heisei series) What makes this worse than the movies is that movies rarely exceed two hours. By the end I had nothing positive to say about this, it somehow accomplished doing literally everything wrong much like Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero. I'm almost impressed. From the moment I pressed play for the first episode all the way to the final moments of the last episode there was only noise. Awful, atrocious, abominable, a genuine disaster for an entire genre. Here's to Kamen Rider Zi-O, please redeem the franchise like how Gundam Build Divers saved Gundam from Iron Blooded Orphans.