Shout! Factory TV’s channel TokuSHOUTsu announced on Twitter on Friday that it will stream all 50 episodes of the Kamen Rider Ryuki tokusatsu (live-action special-effects) television series on its website and Twitch channel on Monday. The series will launch from 12am PT.
The 2002 series is the third in the long-running franchise to be aired in the Heisei era. It is particularly beloved among Kamen Rider fans for its grittier themes and for its parallels to the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series. TokuSHOUTsu announced that it had obtained the license for the series in April. It describes the story as follows:
“Mirror World” exists symmetrically beyond an invisible mirror in space, and an exact copy of our human world, where only monsters can dwell. Evil monsters frequently cross the mirror and attack our world.
Only Kamen Riders who make a contract with a specific monster and obtain special power from the monster can enter “Mirror World” and fight against evil monsters with the help of “Advent Card.”
Shinji Kido, a journalist, contacts with Dragon, and becomes Kamen Rider Ryuki. He fights a fierce battle with evil monsters.
Many Kamen Riders appear one after another, and fight to satisfy their own aims. However, only one Kamen Rider can outlive others. Thus, it is their fate to keep fighting to the last man.
TokuSHOUTsu also confirmed on Twitter that the series will stream on Tubi in December.
Shout! Factory launched the TokuSHOUTsu linear streaming channel dedicated to tokusatsu titles in March 2020 through Pluto TV.
Source: TokuSHOUTsu Twitter account