Kamen Rider Decade, Destroyer of Worlds
It appears that our journey through the decade has just begun. I watched the raw of the Kamen Rider Decade finale and although the limits of my Japanese allows me to understand food items and curses, I think I got the gist of the show. As I predicted, this wasn’t a proper ending. We really will have to wait until the second Decade movie to find out just what the fuck is going on. I know some of you like to wait until the fansubs are out so I’ll put the rest of this behind the cut.
Alrighty, where to begin. No Narutaki this episode, but it seems that everything he’s been saying about Decade all this time is actually true. Even though Tsukasa and crew defeated Super Apollo Geist, the alternate reality Heisei Riders all disappeared except for Yusuke Onodera, the alternate Kuuga. Original reality Wataru tells Tsukasa he failed just before he henshins into Kiva and stands along side what I’m assuming are the original reality versions of the Heisei Riders. To be fair, it’s not like Wataru really gave Tsukasa clear instructions. Go save the nine worlds before they come together, right now, over me. Seeing as how alternate reality Yusuke survived the worlds merging, I’m guessing Tsukasa was supposed to gather all the alternate reality riders to come along with him to defeat Dai Shocker, but we won’t find out until December when the movie drops. GRRRRRR!
Finally glad to see Kivala do something other that squeek. From the trailer, it looks like she’ll henshin into a new Rider that we’ve yet to see. Maybe she bites Natsumi to transform her into the new Rider. We need some more female Riders. I’m kind of tired of Kamen Rider women being doormats. I like that she bit Yusuke to unleash Ultimate Kuuga. Sucks that we have to wait to see him kick ultimate ass. December can’t come fast enough!
Also, fuck Kaito! I’m sure they’ll pull some kind of bait and switch where Kaito doesn’t really shoot Tsukasa in the fucking face, but I’m sick of him already. Just when I kind of think he’s going to do the right thing, he pulls the “well shit, Tsukasa’s getting his ass kicked, I might as well jump in” ultimate dick move. I really hope it turns out to be a dirty tease and he really redeems himself in the movie. Otherwise, I’m totally done with Kaito.
From the trailer, it appears there will be another Tsukasa. The game has hinted that there is a Dark Decade. If that’s really the case, it could open up a whole new shit can of worms.
Overall, I thought it was a decent episode. Lots of great action. I love that Yusuke never looses hope and is able to convince kid Wataru and Asumu to help Tsukasa, even though it’s ultimately futile for the two kids. Super Apollo Geist was an awesome big bag for the series. I don’t think it worked well as a series finale. But it wasn’t really meant to. I’m really disappointed that I have to wait until December to see how it all ends, but I’m glad the ending will be feature length. There’s no way they could have tied up all the loose ends in one episode.
The journey through the decade continues and I’m ready for more. I hope Duberu will be a good filler until then.