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Uneasiness (不安 Fuan) is the twenty-third episode of Kamen Rider Kuuga. This episode gives a glimpse of Kuuga's Rising power on Titan Form.
Yusuke and Sakurako worry about Kuuga's increasing power and the Rider's increased pain as the last "Me" Gurongi makes her move at promotion.
Jonan University Archaeology Lab, 9:27 a.m.
Sakurako deciphers something startling.
Bunkyo Ward: Pole Pole, 9:48 a.m.
Nana apologizes to Tamasaburo for taking several days off due to the death of her drama teacher.
Yusuke arrives at the research lab and finds only Jean present, who tells him that Sakurako was probably out on a date. Yusuke asks about her deciphering, specifically about a part mentioning the warrior’s shocking sensation.
In Bunkyo Ward, 9:58 a.m.
Sakurako is seen walking under a bridge
Metro PD Joint Task Force Office, 10:02 a.m.
One of the leaders says that their motivation is very likely a game like ULF 31 said and that Unidentified Lifeform #3’s actions may have to do with the game.
Nagano Prefecture: Vicinity of Kurogatake, 10:14 a.m.
Zu-Goma-Gu begins chanting in front of an artifact. As he does, the ground around it boils, and the earth around it shifts, unearthing a small artifact, which he then takes.
In Bunkyo Ward, 10:35 a.m.
Yusuke calls Sakurako using a payphone but receives an error when he tries to reach her. Ichijo then calls him over the scanner, and they plan to meet up at the fountain park to talk.
Kanto Medical University Hospital, 10:42 a.m.
Tsubaki pours tea for Sakurako, who came to talk to him about Yusuke, who told her that he has recently started to feel shocks throughout his body whenever he transforms. Tsubaki says that Yusuke told him about it as well and that he believed that it would make himself stronger. They both suspect that the Amadam is the cause, but Sakurako worries that if he uses up all his energy while he fights, he might actually die. Tsubaki tells her that there have been no changes to the Amadam, so he will likely be okay.
Japan Railways Sobu Line: Ochanomizu Station, 10:56 a.m.
Sakurako receives a plastic bag containing a lighter and then boards the subway. Me-Garima-Ba then boards the same car as she does.
Chiyoda Ward: Fountain Park, 11:04 a.m.
Ichijo asks Yusuke if he knew how many people that the Unidentified Lifeforms had killed, and he replies with the number 1,389. Ichijo tells him that the deaths aren’t his fault, and in order to prevent further deaths, they have to attack their roots and that there is probably a hint for doing so based on ULF 03’s movements. Yusuke guesses that ULF 00 is their leader, and Ichijo thinks that ULF 00 could be the woman with the rose tattoo, which would mean that the video was of her Grongi form. They can’t confirm anything, but Ichijo figures that she is, at the very least, high-ranking, and is also getting Enokida and her team to find new ways to track the Unidentified Lifeforms. Ichijo then asks about the prickly feeling Yusuke has recently been feeling when he transforms, and Yusuke replies that he doesn’t think that the feeling is a bad one, but may consult Tsubaki about them later. After Yusuke drives off, Ichijo gets a call from Sakurako.
Ra-Baruba-De tells Me-Garima-Ba that she is the last Me as Go-Bada-Ba arrives and announces that the final round of the Gegeru will soon begin, with just the Go players. She insists that she will become a Go, and Ra-Baruba-De tells her that to become one, she must kill 288 Linto in 18 hours. She declares that she will play the game like a Go and then marches off.
Chiba: National Research Institute of Police Science, 11:28 a.m.
The police acknowledge ULF 04 as an ally and have set up a hotline for tips regarding the Unidentified Lifeforms.
Kanto Medical University Hospital, 11:44 a.m.
As Tsubaki examines Yusuke’s arm, he mentions that Sakurako visited him and asked him about the shocks he felt and that she seemed restless and anxious, which Yusuke comments is rare for her. Tsubaki then jokes that the shocks originated from the defibrillator that he used to try and awaken Yusuke.
Chuo Ward: Harumi, 0:08 p.m.
Me-Garima-Ba begins killing by slicing a couple walking past her and tells them to not look back. As they turn around, the pair collapses.
In Chiyoda Ward, 0:17 p.m.
Ichijo and Sakurako get lunch together, and Sakurako asks him about how long Yusuke will need to fight for. When he asks about her deciphering, she tells him that it just seems to turn up more puzzles and that she has a bad feeling about Yusuke battling. Ichijo says that he understands his feeling since the police sometimes use intuition to pick out suspects. She then apologizes for bothering him, but he says that the police are working harder so that they do not need to rely on Yusuke. He then gets a call from Sugita, who tells him that ULF 36, has begun killing. He then passes the information to Yusuke.
Minato Ward: Roppongi, 1:08 p.m.
Me-Garima-Ba kills several more civilians as Ra-Dorudo-Gu watches. Go-Buuro-Gu then arrives and asks him when the semifinal Gegeru will begin. He replies that when Zu-Goma-Gu arrives, it will immediately begin.
Yusuke then finds Unidentified Lifeform 36 and transforms. Unidentified Lifeform 36 then transforms as well. Partway through the fight, Yusuke turns into Titan Form, grabs part of Unidentified Lifeform 36’s scythe, and transforms it into the Titan Sword.
Sakurako discovers a phrase that reads ‘when the holy spring dries up, the fearsome warrior descends like a thunderbolt, and the sun will be swallowed by darkness.’
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- Kuuga - Mighty Form, Titan Form
- This episode aired alongside Mirai Sentai Timeranger episode 21, Case File 21: Sion's Style.
- Viewership: 7.2%
- With a rating of 7.2%, this was the lowest-rated episode of Kuuga, 2.5% below the series average.
- At the 3 minute mark of the episode, as Jean and Yusuke talk, "Sister Golden Hair" by American rock band America is playing on the radio
- This episode's closing screen, as with episode, 20, 21, and 22, shows an electrical distortion, indicating Kuuga's growing Rising power.
- On Shout! Factory TV's website, this episode has been accidentally replaced with the "Stella: Live in Boston" comedy special instead.
- The DVD Release of Kamen Rider Kuuga Volume 6 features episodes 21-24.
- The Blu-ray Release of Kamen Rider Kuuga Volume 2 features episodes 17-33.