|This article is about a/an special in Kamen Rider Ryuki.|
Kamen Rider Ryuki Special: 13 Riders (仮面ライダー龍騎スペシャル 13 RIDERS Kamen Raidā Ryūki Supesharu Sātīn Raidāzu) was written by Toshiki Inoue and directed by Ryuta Tasaki. It features the debut of the thirteenth Kamen Rider in the continuity of Ryuki: Verde. This special was first broadcast on TV Asahi on September 19, 2002.
It was later released on DVD on July 21, 2003. The DVD also featured information on the characters, an interview with actor Arthur Kuroda, and an "interview" with some of the characters.
This television special is an alternate telling of the Kamen Rider Ryuki story. Shinji Kido's life, working as an employee at ORE Journal, takes a sharp turn after being pulled into the Mirror World by a Mispider. Luckily, he was saved by a Kamen Rider Ryuki, Koichi Sakakibara. However, Sakakibara could no longer go on due to the severity of his injuries and passed his Card Deck to Shinji, allowing him to become the next Ryuki and defeat the monster.
After meeting with Yui Kanzaki and Ren Akiyama (Kamen Rider Knight), Shinji learns about the conditions of the Rider War, as well as of the other Riders participating. Unable to allow such a game of death to exist like his Rider predecessor, Shinji sets out to convince all the Riders to end the senseless fighting and put an end to the War.
His pleas fall upon deaf ears as just about every other Rider (except for the already-defeated Riders Raia and Scissors) sets out to hunt down Shinji and his eventual reluctant ally, Ren. Eventually, Shinji's deck is destroyed and Ren dies, after passing on the deck for Kamen Rider Knight to Shinji.
The special has two different endings which were voted on by the viewers via phone at the time of the initial airing: the voted-for-air ending (in which Shinji faces the surviving Riders on his own) and the alternate ending (a resetting of the Rider War).
Continuity and Placement
- As mentioned by Shiro Kanzaki, this special serves as a prologue.
- It is the "another first episode" of the TV series.
- Main article: 13 Kamen Riders
Kamen Rider Ryuki
|Koichi Sakakibara ► Shinji Kido|
Kamen Rider Knight
|Ren Akiyama ► Shinji Kido|
Kamen Rider Scissors
Kamen Rider Zolda
Kamen Rider Raia
Kamen Rider Gai
Kamen Rider Ouja
Kamen Rider Odin
Kamen Rider Tiger
Kamen Rider Imperer
Kamen Rider Femme
Kamen Rider Ryuga
Kamen Rider Verde
- Main article: Mirror Monsters
- Shiji 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 Kenzaki (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)
- Masahi Sudo (須藤 雅史 Sudō Masashi): Takeshi Kimura (木村 剛 Kimura Takeshi)
- Miyuki Tezuka (手塚 海之 Tezuka Miyuki): Hassei Takano (高野 八誠 Takano Hassei)
- Jun Shibaura (芝浦 淳 Shibaura Jun): Satoshi Ichijo (一條 俊 Ichijō Satoshi)
- Daisuke Okubo (大久保 大介 Ōkubo Daisuke): Kanji Tsuda (津田 寛治 Tsuda Kanji)
- Reiko Momoi (桃井 令子 Reiko Momoi): Sayaka Kuon (久遠 さやか Kuon Sayaka)
- Nanako Shimada (島田 奈々子 Shimada Nanako): Hitomi Kurihara (栗原 瞳 Kurihara Hitomi)
- Kamen Rider Odin (仮面ライダーオーディン Kamen Raidā Ōdin, Voice): Tsuyoshi Koyama (小山 剛志 Koyama Tsuyoshi)
- Itsuro Takamizawa (高見沢 逸郎 Takamizawa Itsurō): Arthur Kuroda (黒田 アーサー Kuroda Āsā)
- Koichi Sakakibara (榊原 耕一 Sakakibara Kōichi): Keiichi Wada (和田 圭市 Wada Keiichi)
- Kamen Rider Femme (仮面ライダーファム Kamen Raidā Famu, Voice): Natsuki Katō (加藤 夏希 Katō Natsuki)
- Guard: Tadayoshi Kato (加藤 忠可 Katō Tadayoshi)
- Butler: Yuichiro Sakamoto (坂本 勇一郎 Sakamoto Yuichirō)
- Maid: Yumi Nakajo (中條 優美 Nakajō Yumi)
- Tailor: Yuki Okamoto (岡本 裕輝 Okamoto Yūki)
- Mispider (ミスパイダー Misupaidā, Voice): Mie Odagi (尾田木 美衣 Odagi Mie)
- Respider (レスパイダー Resupaidā, Voice): Mako Hyōdō (兵藤 まこ Hyōdō Mako)
- Solospider (ソロスパイダー Sorosupaidā, Voice): Katsumi Shiono (塩野 勝美 Shiono Katsumi)
Advent cards used
Ryuki: Survive Rekka, Shoot Vent
Sword Vent, Final Vent
Knight (Kido): Survive Shippu, Knight Survive Final Vent Scissors: Guard Vent(Off-Screen) Zolda: Final Vent Raia: Final Vent (Interrupted by Verde) Gai: Strike Vent Ouja: Sword Vent, Final Vent (×2) Tiger: Final Vent Imperer: Final Vent Verde: Hold Vent, Clear Vent, Copy Vent, Final Vent (×2) Femme: Final Vent Ryuga: Sword Vent, Final Vent Odin: Final Vent
- Closing Screen Advent Card: Back of Advent Cards
- Viewership: 6.5%
- This is the first Kamen Rider Series production which allowed viewers to choose an ending, this would not happen again for over eleven years when Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai allowed its fans to vote via a website as to whether the Heisei Riders or Showa Riders won before the film premiered in theaters.