Kamen Rider Ryuki

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Name: Kamen Rider Ryuki, 仮面ライダー龍騎, Kamen Raidā Ryūki', Masked Rider Ryuki
Abbreviation(s): Ryuki, KR Ryuki
Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori, Yasuko Kobayashi, Shinichiro Shirakura
Date(s): February 3, 2002-January 19, 2003
Medium: Television, Manga, Novel
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Fandom Wiki
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Kamen Rider Ryuki is a tokusatsu superhero television series. The original airing consisted of a total of 50 episodes, and was then followed by: a movie, 3 specials (consisting of 5 episodes and an alternate ending to one special), 2 stage shows, 4 manga, a novel, and 2 series of "S.I.C. Hero Sagas". The original series ran from February 3rd 2002 to January 19th 2003, however, the most recent supplementary media was released in April 2019.


Local journalist intern, Shinji Kido, discovers a mysterious card deck while investigating an apartment linked with a recent disappearance. He is sucked into the Mirror World, a world inside mirrors, filled with monsters. By forming a contract with a dragon, Shinji is offered safety for as long as he can keep the dragon fed. He soon meets other riders, only to learn they've been brought into a battle royale, feeding monsters and each other to their contracted beasts.

Whoever wins the battle royale, will receive a wish.

All who fail to kill will be eaten.

And Shinji desperately does not want to fight.

Rider Time: Kamen Rider Ryuki

From March until April 2019, a Kamen Rider Zi-O spin-off was released on Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club, known as Rider Time: Kamen Rider Ryuki. The spin-off is primarily focused on the returning Ryuki cast; Shinji Kido, Ren Akiyama, Goro Yura, Miyuki Tezuka, Jun Shibaura, Takeshi Asakura, and Shinji's mirrorworld counterpart, Ryuga. The special was made up of three episodes in total.

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The second episode was released on April 7th 2019 and caused quite a stir in the fandom. In this episode, Miyuki Tezuka and Jun Shibaura, two characters who had barely spoken to each other in the original show, had sex.

Fan Response

With breathless amazement, as the reports from the first viewers in Japan ran around the world, we turned to each other and said "Did you hear? The rumours- it's real. It's real! They bummed in Rider!"
They Bummed in Rider
help tezuka was like kamen rider gai and i had to google him because i guess i subconsciously erased shibaura jun from my memory
tajador on Twitter
yeah star wars is one of the biggest things in the world but did you hear they bummed in rider
superchickendx on Twitter
i knew they bummed in rider time ryuki but uhhhhhhhh the whole thing is like insanely homoerotic in every direction. thank god
kaixanized on Twitter
sorry jun/tezuka is such a fucking stupid and galaxy brained ship that the fact it's canon somehow is making me have a downward spiral to try and figure it out like an ancient cursed puzzle cube
gulpereels on Twitter
my fucking emotional journey of learning that 1) there's explicitly undeniably gay content in rider time ryuki 2) it's written by inoue 3) it's tezuka/jun?????? mr inoue your shipping wall must be amazing to gaze upon 4) they're evil
yuribeef on Twitter
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In 2021, Kamen Rider Ryuki placed 6th on a Japanese poll run by NHK for the most popular Kamen Rider series. In the poll for favourite Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Ouja placed the highest of the Ryuki riders at number 27, followed by Kamen Rider Knight at 35, and Kamen Rider Ryuki. In the music rankings, Alive A Life placed 13th.[1]



Example Fanworks



Zines and Doujins

  • They Bummed in Rider - An 18-page fanzine featuring fics and art celebrating the first anniversary of Rider Time Ryuki.

Fan Sites and Shrines


  1. ^ NHK Kamen Rider Poll Results by Kevin N, Nov. 6th 2021 (Accessed Jun. 14th 2022)