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Shinji Tatsumi
Shinji Tatsumi34
Kamen Rider Ryuki
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Decade
Motif: Red Japanese Dragon
Medieval Knight
Rider Type: Hero
Homeworld: Earth (World of Ryuki)
First Appearance: Battle Trial: Ryuki World
Last Appearance: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010
Number of Episode
Appearances:
2 (Decade)
1(Movie)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Momosuke Mizutani
AR Ryuki
For the original Kamen Rider Ryuki, see Shinji Kido.

Shinji Tatsumi (辰巳 シンジ Tatsumi Shinji) is the resident Kamen Rider of the World of Ryuki in Kamen Rider Decade.

Shinji Tatsumi

Shinji Tatsumi is a young man who worked for the Atashi Journal as its photographer alongside its top writer Ren Haguro until he left the Journal three years ago without explaining himself. Since then Shinji was distraught and felt betrayed as a result. However, when his editor Reiko Momoi is mysteriously murdered, Shinji finds Ren present at the scene. Soon after, Shinji is chosen to become Kamen Rider Ryuki, though is reluctant to join the Kamen Rider Trial that would judge the fate of the suspected murderer: Natsumi Hikari.

Biography

As the trial begins, Shinji crosses paths with Yusuke Onodera and Tsukasa Kadoya, who represents Natsumi as her defense attorney. After telling them what the official sources say behind Reiko's death and admitting he feels that Natsumi's innocent, Shinji accompanies Tsukasa and Yuusuke to the crime scene to meet Kamata who confirms Ren's appearance at the Journal around Reiko's death. While Kamata and Tsukasa enter the Mirror World to fight, Shinji confronts Ren to demand what he was doing at the Atashi Journal. Once in the Mirror World, Shinji challenges Ren as he believes that Ren is the true murderer and has framed Natsumi. However, their fight is interrupted once Decade appears and challenges Knight with Ryuki watching their fight with contempt for Knight. Shinji later uses the Time Vent card Ren had acquired to reverse the flow of time, saving Reiko Momoi from murder and exposing Kamata as the murderer. Along with Decade, Shinji fights Abyss, revealing that Kamata is actually the Paradoxa Undead.

He later appears in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 alongside the other Riders of the Nine Worlds to help in reviving Tsukasa and helps him battle Super Shocker, assuming Ryuki Survive with the help of Decade's K-Touch and later into his Ryuki Dragredder form with the All Rider Final Form Ride Card to fight the Super Crisis Fortress.

Later appearances

Movie War 2010 currently remains the last appearance of Shinji Tatsumi. The Ryuki that appears in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders and Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen is the original Ryuki, Shinji Kido.

Forms

Just like the original Ryuki, he is a "balanced" Rider with equally powerful melee and long-range fighting capabilities. His Contact Monster, Dragreder (ドラグレッダー Doragureddā), provides his appearance and Final Vent Dragon Rider Kick (ドラゴンライダーキック Doragon Raidā Kikku). Kamen Rider Decade's Final Form Ride allows Ryuki to change into Ryuki Dragreder (リュウキドラグレッダー Ryūki Doragureddā). This automatically equips Ryuki with Guard Vent and Sword Vent. While the first transformation required Decade's assistance, Ryuki eventually was able to transform at will into this form.

When in Survive Form, his Final Attack Ride with Decade is not the Dragon Firestorm, but an unnamed Rider Slash. This Ryuki also has no need of Drag Reder to use his Drag-Visor Zwei's shooting functions.

Ryuki
KRR-Ryuki

Kamen Rider Ryuki

  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Punching Power: 10t (AP: 200)
  • Kicking Power: 20t (AP: 400)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 35m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 72km/h
  • Sight and Hearing: 15km radiu

This is Ryuki's standard form that he had throughout most of the series, obtained once he forms his contract with Dragredder. A "balanced" Rider with equally powerful melee and far-range fighting capabilities, he uses the Drag Visor gauntlet on his left forearm to use Advent Cards.

Advent Cards
Ryuki's card reader, the Drag Visor (mounted on his left forearm) resembles the head of Dragredder. It transformed from Blank Form's Ride Visor after the contract was made with Dragredder.


Survive
KRDK-dragon knight survivemode

Ryuki Survive

"Survive!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 193cm
  • Weight: 95kg
  • Punching Power: 15t (AP: 300)
  • Kicking Power: 25t (AP: 500)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 45m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 80km/h
  • Sight and Hearing: 20km radius

Kamen Rider Ryuki Survive (仮面ライダー龍騎サバイブ Kamen Raidā Ryūki Sabaibu) is Ryuki's ultimate form, assumed by using the power of Survive Rekka, though he only accessed it through Tsukasa's use of the K-Touch in The Final Chapter. In this form, Ryuki's Rider Visor transforms into a gun-like weapon called the Drag Visor-Zwei , which can assume Drag Blade mode with the sword opening from the visor like a pocket knife with a blade measuring 1.2m in length.

Advent Cards
Ryuki Survive's card reader is a Drag Visor-Zwei which resembled a blaster with a dragon's head on the front. "Zwei" means "two" in German, which is used to refer to his visor being in its second form.

  • Advent (AP: 7000): Summons Dragranzer.
  • Sword Vent (AP: 3000): Activates Drag Visor-Zwei's sword mode. The sword opens like a pocket knife from Drag Visor-Zwei and extend; blade measures 1.2m in length.
  • Shoot Vent (AP: 4000): Summons Dragranzer for a fire-breathing attack called "Meteor Bullet."
  • Guard Vent (AP: 4000): Dragranzer coils around Ryuki as a protective barricade called the "Fire Wall." It was used to repel Ohja's Metalgelas-based Final Vent Heavy Pressure.
  • Strange Vent: A generic card that could be used by any of the 13 Riders. Once activated, it changed itself into one of the Advent Cards of the 13 Riders in a random manner. In the TV series, it had become the Trick Vent card of Kamen Rider Knight in one occasion and the Steal Vent card of Kamen Rider Odin in another. In the case of Ryuki, it seemed to follow a pattern: it consistently copied the next Advent Card that would be used by the opposing Rider. The actual effect is that it chooses a random vent and activates it. This vent can do nothing, summon, trick, or whatever else it picks. In the OOO, Den-o, and all riders net movie, Ryuki (not in survive form) use this card to change poker cards into randomly cards.
  • Final Vent (AP: 9000): Ryuki executes the "Dragon Firestorm" attack where Dragranzer turns into a motorcycle and shoots fireballs at the target before ramming it.


Ryuki Dragreder
KRD-RyukiDragreder

Ryuki Dragreder

"Final Form Ride: R-R-Ryuki!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Kamen Rider Decade's Final Form Ride allows Ryuki to change into Ryuki Dragreder (リュウキドラグレッダー Ryūki Doragureddā). This automatically equips Ryuki with Guard Vent and Sword Vent. While the first transformation required Decade's assistance, Ryuki eventually was able to transform at will into this form. Ryuki can also shoot fireballs from his mouth in this form.

Equipment

  • Advent Deck - Advent Card holders, also used as a key to transformation. As long as Shinji holds one, he can detects presents of other Riders and Mirror Monsters inside the Mirror World, as well as surviving without dying when return to real world
  • V-Buckle - Transformation belt materialised from a mirror reflection.
  • Advent Cards - Trading cards that supply the user powers, weapons and Mirror Monsters (if they catch any).

Weapons

  • Ryuki
    • Drag Visor - Gauntlet-like Visor for Ryuki to summon the Advent Cards' powers to him and other Riders if he used theirs.
    • Drag Saber - Sword modeled after Dragreder's Drag Tail.
    • Drag Claw - Gauntlet/Arm cannon modeled after Dragreder's Drag Jaw.
    • Drag Shield - A pair of shields modeled after Dragreder's lower abdomen. Can also act as shoulder armours.
  • Ryuki Survive
    • Drag Visor-Zwei - Improved version of Drag Visor that enables Ryuki to evolve into Ryuki Survive. Can act as both gun and sword.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Shinji Tatsumi is portrayed by Momosuke Mizutani (水谷 百輔 Mizutani Momosuke). As Kamen Rider Ryuki, his suit actor is Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun).

Etymology

  • "Tatsu" is the Kun'yomi method of how to pronounce Dragon ( ryū).

Notes

See also

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