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Kamen Rider Ryuki (live-action TV)

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Alternative title:
Kamen Rider Dragon
Masked Rider Ryuki
الدراج المقنع (Arabic)
仮面ライダー龍騎 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Shinji Kido is a carefree, inexperienced reporter for the ORE Journal, becomes Kamen Rider Ryuki in order to protect people from the monsters living inside the Mirror World and stop the senseless war among Riders that Shiro Kanzaki has started. Each Rider (except for Shinji), was lured into the Rider's battle with the promised of having his wish come true if he is the last one standing. Among the chaos Shinji somewhat befriend Ren Akiyama (Kamen Rider Knight) and Kanzaki's sister Yui.
Running time: 22 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 50
Episode titles: We have 51
Vintage: 2002-02-03 to 2003-01-19
Opening Theme:
"Alive a Life" by Rica Matsumoto
Ending Theme:
"Inori" by Ayano Sugiyama (ep 50)
"Inori" by Ayano Tsugiyama (ep 50) 
#01: "Hatenaki Inochi" by Hiroshi Kitadani 
#02: "Hateshinai Honō no Naka e" by Keiko Terada 
#03: "Revolution" by Hiroshi Kitadani 
#04: "Lonely Soldier" by Satoshi Matsuda 
Insert song:
"Hatenaki Inochi" (果てなき希望) by Hiroshi Kitadani (eps 1-17,19-33)
"Hateshinai Honō no Naka e" (果てしない炎の中へ) by Rider Chips featuring Keiko Terada (ep 18)
"Lonely Soldier" by Satoshi Matsuda (ep 38)
"Revolution" by Hiroshi Kitadani (eps 34-37,39-49)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
Kamen Rider Ryuki marked a major departure from majority of the Kamen Rider franchise's traditions created by the late Shotaro Ishinomori. Instead of having the monster of the week, the series had numerous Kamen Riders fighting each other for supremacy (much like the Immortals in Highlander). And unlike the other KR titles (with the exception of Shin Kamen Rider), motorcycles had absolutely no important role in this series.
Production-wise, Ryuki marked the beginning of Toei's partnership with music giant Avex, Inc. The series also started the trend of not having ending credits and placing the ending theme in the final fight scene of each episode.
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Kamen Rider Ryuki - The Complete Series (Sub.Blu-ray) 2023-02-07 (from $31.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryūta Tasaki
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi
Toshiki Inoue (14 episodes
eps 7-10, 15-16, 24-25, 29-30, 41-44

Yasuko Kobayashi (36 episodes
eps 1-6, 11-14, 17-23, 26-28, 31-40, 45-50

Episode Director:
Hidenori Ishida (17 episodes
eps 3-4, 9-10, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 35-36, 43-44, 48-50

Nobuhiro Suzumura (ep 28)
Ryūta Tasaki (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 7-8, 13-14, 41-42

Takao Nagaishi (15 episodes
eps 5-6, 11-12, 17-18, 24-25, 31-32, 37-38, 45-47

Takemitsu Sato (6 episodes
eps 19-20, 26-27, 33-34

Original creator: Shōtarō Ishinomori
Character Design: Tamotsu Shinohara
Chiharu Nakasone (TV Asahi; eps 13-50)
Kazuo Tsuburai (TV Asahi; eps 1-12)
Naomi Takebe (Toei)
Shinichiro Shirakura (Toei)

2nd Ending Theme: Rider Chips
Insert Song Arrangement:
Akio Kondo ("Lonely Soldier")
Masatoshi Sakashita ("Hatenaki Inochi")
Mikio Sakai ("Revolution")
Rider Chips ("Hateshinai Honō no Naka e")
Insert Song Composition:
Mikio Sakai ("Revolution")
Yo Tsuji ("Hatenaki Inochi", "Lonely Soldier")
Yoshio Nomura ("Hateshinai Honō no Naka e")
Insert Song Lyrics:
Keiko Terada ("Hateshinai Honō no Naka e")
Shinichiro Aoyama (青山 紳一郎; "Hatenaki Inochi")
Yoshihiko Ando ("Hateshinai Honō no Naka e")
Yuko Ebine ("Revolution", "Lonely Soldier")
Insert Song Performance:
Hiroshi Kitadani ("Hatenaki Inochi", "Revolution")
Keiko Terada ("Hateshinai Honō no Naka e")
Satoshi Matsuda ("Lonely Soldier")
Music producer: Takayuki Nagasawa
Story Writer: Toshiki Inoue
Supervision: Akira Onodera (Ishimori Pro)
Theme Song Arrangement:
Kazuya Honda (OP)
Kohei Wada (OP)
Yo Tsuji (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Kohei Wada (OP)
Yo Tsuji (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Yuko Ebine
Theme Song Performance:
Ayano Sugiyama (ED)
Hiroshi Kitadani (Hate na ki Inochi, Revolution) 
Rica Matsumoto (OP)
Satoshi Matsuda (Lonely Soldier) 
Ayano Sugiyama as Yui Kanzaki
Satoshi Matsuda as Ren Akiyama / Kamen Rider Knight
Takamasa Suga as Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki

Hitomi Kurihara as Nanako Shimada
Jun Takatsugi as Satoru Tojo / Kamen Rider Tiger
Kenji Tsuda as Daisuke Okubo
Kenzaburo Kikuchi as Shirou Kanzaki
Ryohei as Shuichi Kitaoka / Kamen Rider Zolda
Sayaka Kuon as Reiko Momoi
Takashi Hagino as Takeshi Asakura / Kamen Rider Ohja
Tomohisa Yuge as Goro Yura
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Kamen Rider Odin

Chisato Morishita as Megumi Asano
Hassei Takano as Miyuki Tezuka / Kamen Rider Raia
Junichi Mizuno as Hajime Nakamura / Alternative Rider
Kazue Fuchiki as Sanako Kanzaki
Mahiru Tsubura as Eri Ogawa
Satoshi Ichijo as Jun Shibaura / Kamen Rider Gai
Satoshi Jinbo as Hideyuki Kagawa / Alternative Rider Zero
Seiji Takaiwa as Kamen Rider Ryuki (suit actor)
Takashi Hyuga as Mitsuru Sano / Kamen Rider Impaler
Takeshi Kimura as Masashi Sudou / Kamen Rider Scissors (eps 5-6)
Tomohisa Yuge as Kamen Rider Zolda (eps 10, 50)
Japanese companies
English companies
English staff
Blu-Ray Producer: Brian Ward (Shout! Factory)
Packaging Design: Andrew Robinson (Shout! Factory)
Trailer: Mike Dent (Shout! Factory release)
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video
ShoutFactory TV (United States and Canada)
Tubi TV (via ShoutFactory TV; United States and Canada)
YouTube (via Toei Tokusatsu World Official)
Licensed by: Shout! Factory (2021)
Production Subsidy: J-LOD (Toei Tokusatsu World Official sub; eps 1-2)
English cast
Arabic staff
Arabic cast
Translation: Ali Nisafi

Montage: Samer Abu Hamad
Preparation: Ammar Shikh Gabr
Production manager: Radwan Hijazi
Proofreading: Ramadan Ayyub
Supervision: Muhammad Hassan Bakr
Theme Recording: Louis Abu Asali‎‏
Theme Song Composed & Arranged: Ibrahim Sulimani
Theme Song Lyrics: Samer Radwan
Theme Song Performance: Rasha Rizk
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Spacetoon
Al Zahra Centre - VENUS (Syria)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Francis Ibanez as Ren Akiyama / Kamen Rider Knight
Grace Cornel as Yui Kanzaki
Vincent Gutierrez as Shinji Kido / Kamen Rider Ryuki

Neil Yu as Takeshi Asakura / Kamen Rider Ohja
Rowena Raganit as Reiko Momoi
Tagalog companies
ABS-CBN (2004)
RPN Network (Solar TV, CW4Kids)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Sato Company (Brazil)
Portuguese cast

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