KAMEN RIDER RYUKI LIVE WATCH ARCHIVE

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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Mon Mar 18 06:52:48 +0000 2019 Shinji got himself a sugar daddy. Maybe he has two brain cells.

Mon Mar 18 19:50:43 +0000 2019 I wonder why I found Shinji so annoying the first time I tried Ryuki lol because he refused to fight riders? I find that endearing now. It's okay for a protagonist not to want to use violence against others! Even if he got himself in a situation where violence seems inevitable.
Mon Mar 18 19:58:34 +0000 2019 Is that a frida shirt? Cool. This is the actress for the smart lady btw. I don't think I like the idea of repeating actors especially in a franchise that often brings seasons together in crossovers but she's cute so whatever

Mon Mar 18 20:03:22 +0000 2019 Or maybe I'm just really bad at reading cursive, either way she has a cute aesthetic going on.

Mon Mar 18 20:05:48 +0000 2019 oh my god

Mon Mar 18 20:08:55 +0000 2019 no context ryuki screenshots

Mon Mar 18 20:16:33 +0000 2019 Aaaaah he said kawaii kouhai here... Shinji is the kawaiiest kouhai I agree

Mon Mar 18 20:27:46 +0000 2019 I fd up my thread lol rip that one tweet
Mon Mar 18 20:29:53 +0000 2019 no context ryuki screenshots

Mon Mar 18 20:33:40 +0000 2019 Shinji: gets arrested for a crime he did not commit
Ren:

Mon Mar 18 20:39:22 +0000 2019 🤔

Mon Mar 18 20:40:07 +0000 2019 Ren's cheekbones are fascinating
Mon Mar 18 20:49:07 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 9 SPOILERS) oops deleted tweet. Anyway in some incredible display of observational skills Suichi sees Shinji rub his arm once and immediately figures out he's Kamen Rider Ryuki. I'm so used to charas in this franchise being stupid, this is refreshing even if unbelievable.
Mon Mar 18 21:03:01 +0000 2019 There are moments when I honestly like Suichi but then he goes and opens his mouth around fem charas. I get it he's a yuppie with no morals, sexism is par of the course. Problem is that to begin with this franchise ends up leaning towards sexist tropes no matter the chara.

Mon Mar 18 21:03:02 +0000 2019 I can't help but think that the writers thought they were creating a "sleek badass", a "charismatic asshole" or whatever else, instead of the clown he makes himself to be when he acts this way.
Mon Mar 18 21:03:02 +0000 2019 Not saying he's being painted as being in the right, just that it's ok or even cool to be like this, especially when Shinji followed him around previously, saw the things he does to others, and his conclusion was "I don't dislike you". Then again Shinji has one brain cell so 🤷‍♂️
Mon Mar 18 21:09:43 +0000 2019 Clearly I need show watching partners that force me to sit through an episode without pausing, finishing 9 took me forever bc I would not shut up lol
Mon Mar 18 21:33:18 +0000 2019 The "saving grace" of KR's sexist traditions is that, at least so far I've seen, the heroine doesn't often become the protagonist's love interest, if he gets a proper love interest at all. Ren has d*ad gf, Shinji's too dumb to het, so Yui is safe for now. Plus she's broconzoned.
Mon Mar 18 21:33:18 +0000 2019 Even if she remains a supportive character instead of an active player, at least I don't have to endure hetshti between hero and heroine on top of everything else. Unfortunately it doesn't mean she won't get a stalker or that there won't be a tacked in gf by the end of the show.
Mon Mar 18 21:33:18 +0000 2019 Then again I started with Kamen Rider "Kiryu Sento said gay rights" Build which kept the m/f bonds exceptionally platonic, my perception of this issue is probably way too positive. To counter my argument, Drive somehow ended up being unfortunately het despite all the homo vibes.
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