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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Sun Mar 24 01:17:59 +0000 2019 You can say that again 😊

Sun Mar 24 01:40:18 +0000 2019 me..........

Sun Mar 24 01:51:31 +0000 2019 worm confrontation

Sun Mar 24 02:25:06 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 20 SPOILERS) DOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Dragreder protected Shinji. That's cute, cute! I know it's probably because of their contract but still, I want to believe in the possibility of bonding between rider and pokemon T_T
Sun Mar 24 02:29:39 +0000 2019 sweet jesus

Sun Mar 24 02:53:07 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 20 SPOILERS) HMMMMMM. Gai was k*lled but nobody bothered to destroy Metalgelas, so now it seems to be running around the city looking for Takeshi to take revenge, attacking people who look like him... What does that mean! What is Metalgelas feeling?
Sun Mar 24 02:53:07 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 20 SPOILERS) Can contract monsters be sad? Upset? Do they care for their riders beyond mere symbiotic survival? Is Metalgelas angry because it lost its contract? What's in it for monsters anyway? What do THEY get if their rider is the last one standing?
Sun Mar 24 03:05:01 +0000 2019 Miyuki when he tries to use his fortune reading abilities to peek into the depth of female Kamen Rider characters:

Mon Mar 25 04:04:31 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 21 SPOILERS) Stop being mean to Shinji

Mon Mar 25 04:22:39 +0000 2019 "As a journalist, you have to remember... There's only one set of facts, but plenty of justifications."
Mon Mar 25 04:22:40 +0000 2019 Ren's reliving of his trauma softened him a whole lot and like... I KNOW I'm gonna cry over him and his relationship with Shinji, I can feel it in my bones.
Mon Mar 25 04:22:40 +0000 2019 I like that Ren turned rather melancholic instead of generic fake-anger-to-drive-people-away. He distanced himself from the people he's come to care about quietly, slipped away from their domesticity. But he definitely still cares a whole lot about Shinji, look at his face here.

Mon Mar 25 04:27:26 +0000 2019 New dude is so freaking weird. Just seconds before Shinji arrived he was demanding Ren called Shinji over to beat him up (bc he loves fighting or whatevs) but he still has the sense to let them have their private little gay talk before he starts throwing punches. How nice of him.

Mon Mar 25 04:33:38 +0000 2019 (RYUKI 21 SPOILERS) Ren asked Takeshi to k*ll Shinji and now that he's getting his wish fulfilled he's getting mad, lol you can't live without this dumbass who were you trying to fool?
Mon Mar 25 04:54:15 +0000 2019 I have not really been mentioning it but there is of course a lot of effort put into environments in this show. Mirrors and reflective surfaces are present in every episode, which is sometimes pushed further by the use of interesting photography.

Mon Mar 25 04:58:45 +0000 2019 JFC just kiss already

Mon Mar 25 05:24:00 +0000 2019 I REALLY want Yui and Ren's relationship to be expanded upon... I want to know how they came across each other, what lies Ren told her to cover up the real reason he's a rider. My expectations for fem chara arcs in KR are extremely low so I don't hope for much, but... pls 😔
Mon Mar 25 06:03:32 +0000 2019 The difference between Ex-Aid and Ryuki when it comes to having riders fight each other is that Ryuki's plot is "riders HAVE to fight each other until one remains". Ex-Aid is about doctor riders and for a while for some reason only one of them actually cares about being a doctor.
Mon Mar 25 06:03:33 +0000 2019 Even then, Ryuki's riders don't fight each other on sight or constantly harass each other about fighting like Ex-Aid's riders do. Even the most antagonistic of characters in Ryuki show some level of restrain about fighting, even those with urgent reasons to win the battle royale.
Mon Mar 25 06:03:33 +0000 2019 At the point of Ex-Aid I'm at they've (sorta) stopped senselessly fighting each other, but it took the show long enough for me to be permanently pissed off about this lol Then again Ex-Aid's riders are all gamers so is it really that out of character for them to be so hostile? 🤔
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