Ask Heisei Riders

No one enjoys my own shitty jokes from this blog more than I do so nitohkousuke and I went to a con rave cosplaying hell hoppers and found true darkness in the fact we couldn’t get decent photographic evidence.

No one is a bigger fan of Kuuga’s design than Godai himself.

Also friendly reminder it’s not Kuuga who upset the trend of mufflers for justice.

It’s April 2nd! Now back to our regularly scheduled bugmen.

It’s April 2nd! Now back to our regularly scheduled bugmen.

I’d say you’ll meet him pretty soon if you follow that ‘lady’.

He put a down payment on the ring.

Kaoru is a very proud mama.

They do now.

THE UNDERPANTS WERE SAFE UNTIL HE SHOWED UP!

O-once he put a brand new pair out on the roof top. They blew away in the wind before I could get them… hopefully they found a caring home.

Everyone who ate the chocolate suffered from digestive upset thanks to tampering from Kusaka, because no one is allowed to have nice things gifts from Mari ‘cept him.

Everyone who ate the chocolate suffered from digestive upset thanks to tampering from Kusaka, because no one is allowed to have nice things gifts from Mari ‘cept him.

lady-bellatrix reblogged this from askdemheiseiriders and added:

Wait, from Ryuuki side, shouldn’t that be Sudou (Scissors)?

So firstly, I realize a while ago there was a Pixiv image going around of Mami, Hase and Scissors together. I’m saying Scissors and not Sudou because he was suited up, and this leads me to think the artist hadn’t actually watched Ryuki and just went with the first rider death as an example. Maybe they did see it, I don’t know and don’t really care. 

Yes, Sudou was the first to go and as such the first reality check of hey, we weren’t kidding, the riders will die. Though that really meant very little when it happened to him and we were not supposed to feel sympathetic for a criminal.  (Friendly reminder that Asakura was not the only pre-series murderer.) 

So while personally I did like Sudou as a starter antagonist, I don’t think it’s really fair to measure him up to the roles Mami and Hase played in the series just because he was the first. If anything, it’s slightly insulting to their importance.

To me, the only one who suited that category was Tezuka. His death hit multiple people, especially the audience and served as motivation for Shinji long into the show. This was also an example of misjudgment leading to his downfall, like Mami not taking her fight with Charlotte seriously or Hase not considering possible consequences before gulping down that fruit.