This is an archive of my Kamen Rider Ryuki live watch thread, from Twitter. I think this was my first time making this type of thread to try to collect my thoughts on a TV show a little better. You can tell how inexperienced I was at this point when it comes to tokusatsu tropes with how strongly I criticize certain story beats related to female characters. Oh I was so silly and green back then. I bet if I watched Ryuki now those things wouldn't even phase me.

This archive is collected from two different Twitter threads in different accounts, plus a mini-extra thread of a certain friend's reactions from my DMs, shared with permission. I've marked where one thread ends the other begins in the table. There's 20 entries per page to make it easier on the visitor's browser and data. This was one of the shows I marathoned to be able to keep up with Zi-O without spoiling myself any finales or big story elements. It ended up being one of my favorite seasons and Shinji one of my favorite riders as well. Enjoy my tears and my laughs and my boizurabu brain vomit.

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Wed Apr 03 04:35:47 +0000 2019 While the OP plays I want to take a moment to call myself out for always spewing venom about how sexist this franchise is and not giving credit where credit is due. Ryuki has actually not been that horrible about its fem charas, Reiko-san's endeavors have been good and fun.
Wed Apr 03 04:35:47 +0000 2019 Probs haven't said much bc she still gets used as standard fem asset from time to time, but still! Her involvement throughout the series has been at times more engaging than Yui's. And even Yui, though stuck in the role of source of conflict, HAS been running around doing stuff.
Wed Apr 03 04:35:47 +0000 2019 Hoping I don't regret making these tweets in the six episodes I have left lol oh and also something something Kamen Rider Femme, by now I realize she's probably a movie character which I should have expected but I'm still disappointed.
Wed Apr 03 04:38:27 +0000 2019 I'm so glad this look is back. Goth gf.

Wed Apr 03 04:40:56 +0000 2019 "I wish I was smarter." Shinji you are fine the way you are, please never get smarter
Wed Apr 03 04:49:05 +0000 2019 This scene was not in any way gay but it's good closeness content so who cares 🤷‍♂️

Wed Apr 03 04:55:44 +0000 2019 Oh yeah I forgot to post this. Shiro hanging out in his childhood home staring at himself in the mirror while caressing Yui's drawing of them holding hands. Not creepy at all, just a normal niisan activity.

Wed Apr 03 05:07:06 +0000 2019 Takashi Hagino gives Takeshi a really erotic voice not gonna lie. Eroi voice, eroi snake movements, naps a lot and lounges around all cat-like. Yeah, okay, I guess Ouja is sexy, I admit it.
Wed Apr 03 07:12:33 +0000 2019 Tiger just can't let go

Wed Apr 03 07:12:34 +0000 2019
Wed Apr 03 07:56:08 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 46 SPOILERS) uuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I feel like someone noticed they only had four episodes left and REALLY needed to wrap the battle royale aspect up lol. I do like Satoru's demise as it was directly related to his character arc but idk how to feel about Takeshi.
Wed Apr 03 07:56:09 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 46 SPOILERS) I can at least say I don't like how anticlimatic Takeshi's d*ath is compared to Satoru's heroic one. I think both charas are irredeemable, so how come the latter gets to have some sort of redemption? If I was supposed to pity him I completely missed that point
Wed Apr 03 07:56:09 +0000 2019 Anyway another great close up appeared. Love this show's helmet designs.

Wed Apr 03 21:52:38 +0000 2019 Shinji small...

Wed Apr 03 22:07:25 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 47 SPOILERS) Oh he' not d*ad lol ok OK!!! I was gonna be mad if that was the end for him.
Wed Apr 03 22:14:52 +0000 2019 My collection of episode 47 screenshots that make it look like a gay indie movie

Wed Apr 03 22:52:02 +0000 2019 The show is trying to be intense but I can only focus on Shinji's height 😔 kawaii

Wed Apr 03 23:26:51 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 48 SPOILERS) Hm don't like that Yui's final effort is self-sacrifice but I do like that Shiro thinks he's being a good niisan by taking away her agency. Ren agreed with Shiro, which is pretty consistent with his characterization, while Shinji wants to respect Yui's choice.

Wed Apr 03 23:26:51 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 48 SPOILERS) It'd be easy to call Shinji weak willed or a flip-flopper, so many times I've seen him go "I really think this or that after all". But he doesn't make these statements lightly, he's spent the entire show struggling to find an answer to the rider fight.
Wed Apr 03 23:26:51 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 48 SPOILERS) He's faced charas whose wills seem immovable, and every time he's shaken to the core by these opposing perspectives. Shinji looks small in front of the other riders who are willing to k*ll or d*e for their beliefs, but he keeps on questioning their situation.
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