|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Ryuki.|
|Granting a Wish|
|Kamen Rider Ryuki, Episode 49|
|Air date January 12, 2003|
|Written by Yasuko Kobayashi|
|Directed by Hidenori Ishida|
The Final 3 Days
A New Life
- Yui fades away. Shiro tells Ren & Shinji that there is still time to save Yui and to continue fighting
- Shinji tells both Reiko and the Chief about being a Kamen Rider
- Kitaoka begins to succumb to his illness
- The Blue-Bugs enter the Normal World and start attacking people
- After being stabbed in the back by a Blue-Bug, Shinji dies.
Shinji & Ren who have activated their Final Vents charge at Odin with their Contract Monster Motorcycles but Odin easily jumps over them and attacks them.
Yui continues to remember her childhood. She is drawing a picture when she suddenly faints and falls off of a chair she was sitting on. A young Shiro quickly runs to her aid and tells Yui to wake up. She sees the young girl in the mirror reminding her that she will disappear. Yui, who is by this point is panic-stricken, lets out a high-pitched scream which alerts Ren, Shinji & Odin. Shinji takes the opportunity and charges at Odin and holds him down to stop him from moving. Ren activates his Normal Final Vent and destroys Odin. Ren and Shinji get into the Room where Yui has smashed the Mirror in the Room with a Chair. She collapses crying and tells the two that the real her died when she was young.
She flashbacks to when she was young again. Shiro tries to get their parents to help but they shut the door and won't help. The Yui from Mirror World asks Shiro if she can come over to their side. He agrees, but she tells him that there is a condition that she will disappear on her 20th birthday. He still agrees and she comes across and into Yui's Body, causing all the glass in the house to explode and for flames to explode into the Room. Yui wakes up and begins to cry. Shiro promises to protect her.Out of the flashback, Shiro enters the room and admits that Yui is a Mirror World Human and a Reflection created by Yui and himself. He tries to tell her that she has been alive the whole time but Yui flies into a panicked-rage at the fact that she never really-existed. She begins to fade and pushes away the three that try to save her. Shiro promises to save her and to give her a new life at the conclusion of the Rider Battle but she refuses. She tells him that enough is enough. Yui tells Shiro that if they were able to draw again, that they should draw a world where everyone is smiling (Including Shiro), and not a world full of monsters. As she and Shiro hold out their hands, Yui fades away completely.
Shiro drops his head in defeat but quickly reminds himself and the other two that there is still two days left to save Yui. He tells them to continue fighting to which Shinji asks him whether he really understands how Yui feels. He says that Yui wants to stop the fighting for him and that she doesn't wish for the fight. Shiro however, yells at Shinji telling him to fight before leaving.
Ren walks off saying that the battle continues much to the frustration of Shinji.
Shinji leaves Mirror World and runs into Reiko who asks him about being a Kamen Rider. Meanwhile, Multiple Blue-Bugs land in the Water in Mirror World. Shinji comes clean about everything to the Chief Editor. He shows the Chief his deck.
At Kitaoka's, Kitaoka drops his deck in front of Goro and tells him that he has been thinking about quitting being a Rider but he tells him that it is not because of his illness and rather that he is just tired of it. He admits that he may not gain eternal life but he has lived a pretty fine life anyway. He asks Goro what he thinks to which he replies that he is happy as long as Kitaoka is happy. To celebrate his retirement as a Rider, he decides to ask Reiko out on a date. Just as he is about to call her however, he drops the phone on the table, a sign that he is getting weaker.
Shinji admits to being a Rider the whole time but that he can't find an answer even now, with Yui-Chan disappearing. Chief tells him that it's okay that he couldn't find an answer and it doesn't matter if he didn't know what was right, as long as he remembered himself when making the decision and believed that it was right. He continues on to say that if Shinji didn't have the just heart that he has, they wouldn't be talking and no one would listen to Shinji.
Reiko, Shimada & Megumi all come back in and Reiko gets a call from Kitaoka offering to take her out for dinner at a restaurant. She tries to decline to which he then offers her a lunch date. She tries to decline that also but Megumi and Shimada talk her into accepting the date. Shinji asks Shimada what is wrong with Kitaoka and she tells him. Shinji finally realises that the reason Kitaoka became a Rider was so that he could continue living.
An Officer reports over police radio that they have managed to find Asakura and that if he resists arrest, that they will have to shoot to kill. By now, hundreds of Blue-Bugs have amassed in the Mirror World Ocean.
On the Final Day, The Blue-Bugs all appear from the Mirrors and start attacking people. Ren and Shinji quickly go to the center of town to protect the citizens from the Monsters. Shinji tries to help a little girl find her parents as two Bug sneak up behind him. Ren transforms and continues attacking Bugs in Mirror World. The two bugs attack Shinji just as he sees them and turns around, hitting him in the back. He quickly knocks back the monsters and tells the girl to run. In pain, and bleeding from the mouth, he makes his way to a mirror and sees Ren fighting some bugs. He remembers back to what the Chief said, transforms and enter's Mirror World to fight the monsters. Although weak, Shinji manages to use a Final Vent to destroy 3 of the bugs before collapsing in pain. Ren runs to his help while protecting him. Shinji tells Ren that he is alright (although he clearly isn't) and that he just overdid things. They both activate Survive to deal with the continuing onslaught of Bugs. Both of them activate their Final Vents and destroy hundreds of bugs at once with them. Shinji collapses on his motorcycle again soon after.
He is ejected from Mirror World to see the young girl find her mother. Ren also comes out of Mirror World and sees Shinji in the state that he is. Shinji gets up, telling himself that he has finally found his answer except that he feels like he might be finished. He collapses in front of a car and Ren comes to his side. Shinji tells Ren that he has been thinking that despite that, he still couldn't figure anything out... He goes onto say that he just thought after all, he wanted to close Mirror World and stop the fighting, but he is sure that it would cause a lot of grief to others. Despite that, he wanted to stop the fighting whether it was right or not. And as a Rider, he also had his own wish to fulfil at last.
Ren demands that Shinji keep living to fulfil that dream of his and that if he were to die that it would be all over.
Shinji tells Ren that he is right and that he should do what he can. Ren tells Shinji that he should be the one that continues living. Shinji says that he can't believe that Ren would say something like that for him.
Shinji attempts to finish another sentence but dies in Ren's arms.
Ren senses Shiro. Meanwhile, The Police prepare to kill Asakura who notices them. Also, Kitaoka tells Goro that he thinks he needs to properly settle things with Asakura.
Shiro tells Ren that it is time to face Odin as the Final Kamen Rider.
- Shinji Kido (城戸 真司 Kido Shinji): Takamasa Suga (須賀 貴匡 Suga Takamasa)
- Ren Akiyama (秋山 蓮 Akiyama Ren): Satoshi Matsuda (松田 悟志 Matsuda Satoshi)
- Yui Kanzaki (神崎 優衣 Kanzaki Yui): Ayano Sugiyama (杉山 彩乃 Sugiyama Ayano)
- Shiro Kanzaki (神崎 士郎 Kanzaki Shirō): Kenzaburo Kikuchi (菊地 謙三郎 Kikuchi Kenzaburo)
- Shuichi Kitaoka (北岡 秀一 Kitaoka Shūichi): Ryohei (涼平 Ryōhei)
- Goro Yura (由良 吾郎 Yura Gorō): Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久 Yuge Tomohisa)
- Takeshi Asakura (浅倉 威 Asakura Takeshi): Takashi Hagino (萩野 崇 Hagino Takashi)
- Daisuke Okubo (大久保 大介 Ōkubo Daisuke): Kanji Tsuda (津田 寛治 Tsuda Kanji)
- Nanako Shimada (島田 奈々子 Shimada Nanako): Hitomi Kurihara (栗原 瞳 Kurihara Hitomi)
- Megumi Asano (浅野 めぐみ Asano Megumi): Chisato Morishita (森下 千里 Morishita Chisato)
- Excluding the early Riders being rebuilt as Cyborgs, This is the first time where the main rider of a series dies before the end.
- Shiro tells Ren that it is time to Fight Odin, even though it is contradictory to what Odin Said earlier in the Series as Asakura and Kitaoka are still alive.