This article is about a/an series entry (the 13th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
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Kamen Rider Ryuki
Number 13
Number of episodes: 50
First episode: The Secret Story's Birth
Last episode: A New Life
Intro: Alive A life
Original airing: February 3, 2002 - January 19, 2003
Production Order
Kamen Rider Agito
Kamen Rider 555

Kamen Rider Ryuki (仮面ライダー龍騎 Kamen Raidā Ryūki?, translated as Masked Rider Ryuki) is the thirteenth entry of the Kamen Rider Series. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and it was shown on TV Asahi from February 3, 2002 to January 19, 2003.

The catchphrase for the series is "Those who don't fight won't survive!!" (戦わなければ、生き残れない!! Tatakawanakereba, ikinokorenai!!?). In 2009, Ryuki was adapted into the American television series Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, the first adaptation of a Kamen Rider Series in the United States since Saban's Masked Rider in 1996.


All over the city, innocent people are being mysteriously abducted, never to be seen again. During his investigations of these incidents, Shinji Kido – an intern at the online news service ORE Journal – discovers one of the Advent Card decks at an apartment where every reflective surface has been covered by newspaper.

He is soon sucked into the Mirror World, discovering the terrifying truth behind the disappearances: people are literally being pulled through mirrors by the monsters of the Mirror World so that they may feed.

He is about to be killed by a powerful dragon named Dragredder when he is saved by Kamen Rider Knight: Ren Akiyama. Ren seeks to win the Rider War at all costs. He works with a young woman named Yui Kanzaki, who seeks her missing brother: the master of the Rider War, Shiro Kanzaki.

Seeing Ren's strength, Shinji enters the Rider War not for the prize, but so that he may protect innocent people from the threat of the Mirror World, and stop the senseless fighting between the Kamen Riders. With Dragredder as his Contract Monster, he becomes Kamen Rider Ryuki.


Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Ryuki Koichi SakakibaraShinji Kido
Kamen Rider Knight Ren AkiyamaShinji Kido (13 Riders only)
Kamen Rider Scissors Masashi Sudo
Kamen Rider Zolda Shuichi KitaokaGoro Yura
Kamen Rider Raia Yuichi SaitoMiyuki Tezuka
Kamen Rider Gai Jun Shibaura
Kamen Rider Ouja Takeshi Asakura
Kamen Rider Tiger Satoru Tojo
Kamen Rider Imperer Mitsuru Sano
Kamen Rider Odin Kamen Rider Odin
Alternative Hajime Nakamura
Alternative Zero Hideyuki Kagawa

Movie exclusive

Kamen Rider Femme Miho Kirishima
Kamen Rider Ryuga Dark Shinji
Kamen Rider Verde Itsuro Takamizawa


Kanzaki Family

ORE Journal

Mirror Monsters

Rider's Contract Beasts

Dragreder Dragreder
Darkwing Darkwing
Volcancer Volcancer
Magnugiga Magnugiga
EvilDiver EvilDiver
Metalgelas Metalgelas
Venosnaker Venosnaker
Destwilder Destwilder
Gigazelle Gigazelle
Goldphoenix Goldphoenix
Psycorogue Psycorogue
Blancwing Blancwing
Dragblacker Dragblacker
Biogreeza Biogreeza

Wild Monsters

Fake Agito Fake Agito


Main article: Kamen Rider Ryuki Episodes
  1. The Secret Story's Birth (誕生秘話 Tanjō Hiwa?)
  2. Giant Spider Counterattack (巨大クモ逆襲 Kyodai Kumo Gyakushū?)
  3. School Ghost Story (学校の怪談 Gakkō no Kaidan?)
  4. School Ghost Story 2 (学校の怪談2 Gakkō no Kaidan Tsū?)
  5. The Monster's Antique Store (骨董屋の怪人 Kottōya no Kaijin?)
  6. The Mysterious Rider (謎のライダー Nazo no Raidā?)
  7. A New Species is Born? (新種誕生? Shinshu Tanjō??)
  8. The Fourth, Zolda (4人目ゾルダ Yoninme Zoruda?)
  9. Shinji's Arrested!? (真司が逮捕!? Shinji ga Taiho!??)
  10. Knight's Crisis (ナイトの危機 Naito no Kiki?)
  11. The Mysterious Empty Train (謎の無人電車 Nazo no Mujin Densha?)
  12. Ren Akiyama's Lover (秋山蓮の恋人 Akiyama Ren no Koibito?)
  13. That Man, Zolda (その男ゾルダ Sono Otoko Zoruda?)
  14. Revival Day (復活の日 Fukkatsu no Hi?)
  15. Iron Mask Legend (鉄仮面伝説 Tekkamen Densetsu?)
  16. Card of Destiny (運命のカード Unmei no Kādo?)
  17. The Grieving Knight (嘆きのナイト Nageki no Naito?)
  18. Jailbreak Rider (脱獄ライダー Datsugoku Raidā?)
  19. Rider Gathering (ライダー集結 Raidā Shūketsu?)
  20. The Traitorous Ren (裏切りの蓮 Uragiri no Ren?)
  21. Yui's Past (優衣の過去 Yui no Kako?)
  22. Raia's Revenge (ライアの復讐 Raia no Fukushū?)
  23. Changing Destiny (変わる運命 Kawaru Unmei?)
  24. Ouja's Secret (王蛇の秘密 Ōja no Himitsu?)
  25. Combining Ouja (合体する王蛇 Gattai Suru Ōja?)
  26. Zolda's Assault (ゾルダの攻撃 Zoruda no Kōgeki?)
  27. The 13th Rider (13号ライダー Jūsangō Raidā?)
  28. Time Vent (タイムベント Taimu Bento?)
  29. Marriage Interview Battle (見合い合戦 Miai Gassen?)
  30. Zolda's Lover (ゾルダの恋人 Zoruda no Koibito?)
  31. The Girl and Ouja (少女と王蛇 Shōjo to Ōja?)
  32. Secret Data Gathering (秘密の取材 Himitsu no Shuzai?)
  33. The Mirror's Magic (鏡のマジック Kagami no Majikku?)
  34. Friendship's Battle (友情のバトル Yūjō no Batoru?)
  35. Enter Tiger (タイガ登場 Taiga Tōjō?)
  36. The Battle Ends (戦いは終わる Tatakai wa Owaru?)
  37. Sleep is Awakening (眠りが覚めて Nemuri ga Samete?)
  38. Targeted Yui (狙われた優衣 Nerawareta Yui?)
  39. A Dangerous Sign (危険のサイン Kiken no Sain?)
  40. Memories of an Older Brother and Younger Sister (兄と妹の記憶 Ani to Imōto no Kioku?)
  41. Imperer (インペラー Inperā?)
  42. Room 401 (401号室 Yonhyakuichigōshitsu?)
  43. The Hero Fights (英雄は戦う Eiyū wa Tatakau?)
  44. Glassy Happiness (ガラスの幸福 Garasu no Kōfuku?)
  45. The Twentieth Birthday (20歳の誕生日 Hatachi no Tanjōbi?)
  46. Tiger's a Hero (タイガは英雄 Taiga wa Eiyū?)
  47. Determination of Battle (戦いの決断 Tatakai no Ketsudan?)
  48. The Final 3 Days (最後の3日間 Saigo no Mikkakan?)
  49. Granting a Wish (叶えたい願い Kanaetai Negai?)
  50. A New Life (新しい命 Atarashii Inochi?)


  1. Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final (劇場版 仮面ライダー龍騎 EPISODE FINAL Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Ryūki Episōdo Fainaru?)


  1. Kamen Rider Ryuki Special: 13 Riders (仮面ライダー龍騎スペシャル 13RIDERS Kamen Raidā Ryūki Supesharu Sātīn Raidāzu?)
  2. Kamen Rider Ryuki: Ryuki vs Kamen Rider Agito (仮面ライダー龍騎 龍騎vs仮面ライダーアギト Kamen Raidā Ryūki: Ryūki Buiesu Kamen Raidā Agito?)


Suit actors


Opening theme
Ending theme


Main article: Kamen Rider Ryuki (novel)

Kamen Rider Ryuki (Novel) (小説 仮面ライダー龍騎 Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Ryūki?)is a novel based on Kamen Rider Ryuki, part of the Heisei Kamen Rider Novels, was released on January 31st along with Kamen Rider Agito. It was written by Toshiki Inoue.

Video game

Main article: Kamen Rider Ryuki (video game)

A video game based on the series, developed by Digifloyd and published by Bandai, was released in Japan during 2002 for the PlayStation. It is a basic fighting game where all thirteen Riders are playable with all the forms seen in the show, movie and specials (with the exception of the Alternatives and Ouja's Blank Form, seen in EPISODE FINAL). Four of the Contract Monsters (Volcancer, Metalgelas, Destwilder and Gigazelle), the two Zebraskulls (Iron and Bronze) and Megazelle are also playable.

S.I.C. Hero Saga

Ryuki had two separate S.I.C. Hero Saga side stories published in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine. The first was titled Kamen Rider Ryuki: Advent Calendar (仮面ライダー龍騎 -アドベントカレンダー- Kamen Raidā Ryūki: Adobento Karendā?) and featured original characters Kamen Rider Ouja Survive (仮面ライダー王蛇サバイブ Kamen Raidā Ōja Sabaibu?) and his Mirror Monster the Genosurviver (ジェノサバイバー Jenosabaibā?). The second S.I.C. Hero Saga story Kamen Rider Ryuki: World of If (仮面ライダー龍騎 -IFの世界- Kamen Raidā Ryūki: IF no Sekai?) is an alternate telling that features Ouja Survive from Advent Calendar and also introduces Kamen Rider Ryuga Survive (仮面ライダーリュウガサバイブ Kamen Raidā Ryūga Sabaibu?). Advent Calendar ran from August to December 2004 and World of If ran from June to August 2005.

Advent Calendar chapter titles
  1. Advent 4 (待降節・4 Taikōsetsu 4?)
  2. Advent 3 (待降節・3 Taikōsetsu 3?)
  3. Advent 2 (待降節・2 Taikōsetsu 2?)
  4. Advent 1 (待降節・1 Taikōsetsu 1?)
  5. Nightmare Before (ナイトメア・ビフォア Naitomea Bifoa?)
World of If chapter titles
  1. Ryuga (リュウガ Ryūga?)
  2. Alternative (オルタナティブ Orutanatibu?)
  3. Odin (オーディン Ōdin?)

International broadcasts

In addition to the Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight adaptation, Ryuki has been broadcast in its original form in many languages and nations. It was dubbed into Korean as Masked Rider Dragon (Template:Lang Gamyeon Raideo Deuraegeon) in South Korea in 2004, Filipino in the Philippines as Masked Rider Ryuki on ABS-CBN 2, Malay on NTV7, and in Indonesian on RCTI and Indosiar. It is also the first ever Kamen Rider Series to be dubbed in Arabic after its run on Space Toon.


  • The first series that uses cards in battle, which would later be seen in Kamen Rider Blade and Kamen Rider Decade.
  • The first series that used a device to activate & announce a Rider's arsenal/final attacks. This would become a trademark concept of every Kamen Rider Series after Ryuki, with the exception of Hibiki.
  • The first Kamen Rider series to having most of the battles take place in an alternate world (Mirror World).
  • The third Kamen Rider series after W and 555 to be re-mastered in Blu-Ray format. The first of the Ryuki Blu-Ray box sets was released on July 11, followed by second batch on September 12 and third batch on November 7.

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