I finished Kamen Rider Ryuki today. It was, all around, pretty great. I liked a lot of the characters (Kitaoka, mainly) it had great humor when it needed to (episode 29 is the darn greatest thing ever) and a bunch of pretty solid designs. Also that opening theme is going to be stuck in my head for the next 13 years. I do have a few complaints (Ryuga, Femme, and Verde only appearing in specials/movies, an unsatisfactory conclusion to Toujou's character arc, a messy, overlong and probably unnecessary epilogue, the fact that to be honest I still have no idea about how anything works, etc.) but mostly? Fantastic
One thing that really surprised me sometime is how much death there was. There was so much death, guys. Oh man. I wasn't ready for those last two episodes (especially not 49...) and even before that...man. And that's putting aside the probably hundreds of civilian deaths. So much despair.
Also, poor, poor Imperer. He just wanted to be happy! Aaaaaaaaaah that episode killed me.
I still need to watch Episode Final, and then i'll probably be moving onto another Kamen Rider. I'm not sure which, though. Kabuto seems to have cool designs, and apparently W is great. Maybe I'll just go in order? Who knows.
I still need Knight, Scissors, Raia, Verde and Ryuga's figmas.....soooon.....soooooooon all the Riders will be mine.....