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rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by OOOKaiser » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:45 pm

I decided to re-watch Kamen Rider Ryuki since I don't understand why the rider battle has to happen. Plus I'm very confused at some parts. I got hooked on Ryuki again when I saw the Episode Final movie. Plus I can watch it while waiting for the next episode of Fourze to come out :D

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Post by TheLastTatlFan » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:58 pm

Well the Rider battle has to happen because
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it actually doesn't, isn't worth it in any case, and that's the whole point of the story in the end.

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Post by ReversedSentai » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:01 pm

OOOKaiser wrote:I decided to re-watch Kamen Rider Ryuki since I don't understand why the rider battle has to happen. Plus I'm very confused at some parts. I got hooked on Ryuki again when I saw the Episode Final movie. Plus I can watch it while waiting for the next episode of Fourze to come out :D
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The rider battle occurred because Kanzaki Shiro wanted to grant Yui a life after she's supposed to die when she turns 20. Because of that, Shiro created the battle with the 13 Riders and claimed that the winner would be granted their wish, although he was really trying to grant his own wish by choosing the person with the strongest life to give Yui.
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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by OOOKaiser » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:54 am

Okay I'm at the part where Gai gets killed by Ouja. And i'm glad he died heck he was annoying as hell and I can see why too. He got spoiled too much. For Ouja I'm really surprised he'd only became a rider for a few hours and he already killed someone. I can see why Kanzaki chose him as a rider.

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Post by TheLastTatlFan » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:10 pm

Brace yourself for Asakura becoming the best character in the show.

Because that's what he is.

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Post by Therm_Kitty » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:07 pm

Rider needs another awesome Ouja-level villain. Seriously, I half-expected Asakura to show up in Decade, beat up a bunch of AR Riders and take their Kamen Ride/Attack Ride cards for himself. It wouldn't have even been out of character.

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Post by TheLastTatlFan » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Well there was that one scene of him in the Hibiki World arc. Was his one line there done by Takashi Hagino (his actor)? Wikipedia says it was, but the voice didn't quite sound right to me...

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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by OOOKaiser » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:52 pm

I'm finally up to episode 37 and the tone has now become dark. I feel like the characters are dark now there isn't the same comic relief in the characters before. Asakura is still my favorite rider even though he's a murderous psychopath. Even though Asakura is strong as hell I don't think he'll last long with Kamen Rider Odin. In my opinion, Kamen Rider Odin is not a strong rider at all. Take away his teleporting powers and his ass will be wuped. After watching episodes 35-37 I think the show is centered around Ren more than Shinji o.o

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Post by TheLastTatlFan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:53 pm

But the fact of the matter is Odin DOES have that teleporting power. And floors the other Riders by backhanding them.

He's overpowered like that for a reason, though... Can't say more. Keep watching.

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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by OOOKaiser » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:08 pm

finally finished watching Kamen Rider Ryuki. Tbh I disliked that they couldn't fit all the 13 riders at once but.. what I really disliked is... all the freaking riders died. Shinji died because of a fatal wound and Ren died because the fight with Odin was too much for him and the Kitadoka... he died of terminal cancer. Asakura died because he ran toward snipers. In the end everyone got revived. Still a good show though.

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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by Go-On Macaroni » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:44 am

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It's ambiguous whether or not TV!Ren died, they never say whether he's just sleeping from heavy exhaustion or dead. Also Ouja didn't run to snipers, he ran to a group of cops who shot him down.

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Post by TheLastTatlFan » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:20 am

Well the Riders all dying is part of the series' theme, asking the question of "when is it justified to take another person's life?"

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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by OOOKaiser » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:11 pm

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It's ambiguous whether or not TV!Ren died, they never say whether he's just sleeping from heavy exhaustion or dead. Also Ouja didn't run to snipers, he ran to a group of cops who shot him down.
I think those were snipers... and I'm pretty sure you don't sleep from a harsh battle but in my opinion I think Ren died from the battle. It makes sense too with all the riders dead it shows a moral to the show.

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Re: rewatching Kamen Rider Ryuki

Post by Guardian07 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:36 pm

I've always liked Ryuki for asking the question "What makes a true Kamen Rider?" Of all these people who were granted power, who among them truly deserve the title, or does merely having the power qualifies you as a Rider?

Funny story; originally Asakura wasn't meant to survive for as long as he did. The initial plan as that he will last until Knight Survive kick his butt, then he's out. But apparently the production liked him so much that they kept him around, even though they don't actually have much for him to do. As a result later in the series, while he's still cool, he wasn't as great as during his early episodes.
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