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|WARNING: This episode contains scenes of graphic violence and blood. Viewer discretion is advised!|
Preparation (臨戦 Rinsen) is the seventeenth episode of Kamen Rider Kuuga.
A recap of the war between Kuuga and the Gurongi in the midst of Yusuke facing a powerful opponent.
Toshima District-Ikebukuro, 3:07 p.m.
Ra-Baruba-De is seen sitting on a bench as she notices a newspaper article claiming that Unidentified Lifeform #24 was defeated. Me-Gadora-Da looks at it, and comments that he must be Unidentified Lifeform #25, and holds out his hand to her, which contains one of her rose petals. He then follows her, and transforms in an alley, promising to kill 72 people in 6 hours. She gives him the bracelet, and unlocks his belt.
Toshima District-Ikebukuro, 4:34 p.m.
As he rides, Yusuke gets a report from Ichijo of Unidentified Lifeform #25’s appearance. As he arrives, he sees several dead police officers, and Unidentified Lifeform #25 killing another officer.
A narrator then goes over the events that happened thus far.
Toshima District-Ikebukuro, 5:57 p.m.
Yusuke and Unidentified Lifeform #25 continue to fight.
The narrator continues their recap.
Toshima District-Ikebukuro, 6:55 p.m.
Yusuke manages to land the finishing blow on Unidentified Lifeform #25. Ichijo arrives, and Yusuke apologizes for breaking the Trychaser.
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- Kuuga - Mighty Form, Dragon Form (recap), Pegasus Form (recap), Titan Form (recap)
- This episode aired alongside Mirai Sentai Timeranger episode 15, Case File 15: Search for the Sniper.
- Viewership: 8.5%
- The DVD Release of Kamen Rider Kuuga Volume 5 features episodes 17-20.
- The Blu-ray Release of Kamen Rider Kuuga Volume 2 features episodes 17-33.