With themes that include discussion about genocide, murder, implied sex, the villains cashing in on the drug trade, the hero's benefactor recruiting persecuted minorities directly from prison, minion foot soldier creatures that bleed out rather than blow up, the hero being under FBI surveillance, the benefactor using the hero to test equipment and inventions of questionable legality, the hero's crush losing a child to CPS, and the villains cashing in on political corruption to plot a hostile takeover, it's definitely aimed at teens and young adults, rather than little kids. But it still features a main hero modeled after Masked Rider, with a romantic interest modeled after several different Power Rangers.
My point: if Americans can't get a decent Kamen Rider stateside, why not just create an original property that occasionally employs the same tropes?
I don't know why the Riders don't catch on in America. Dragon Knight didn't do very well either, as much as fans love it. Neither the light one, Masked Rider, nor the serious one, Dragon Knight, got watched enough to get a season two.
Well, ToQger and Ninninger got KR team ups too, so we'll see in time if something gets done with that footage. So I'm hoping even more that we get to see the guest Rangers. Aurico, Shane, Chip, and Cam randomly showing up on different occasions? Yes please.
But Samurai is long gone and it never happened.
I dare say that as well. Mostly because I've never seen Ryuki, or any other KR show besides dragon knight, because I can't find any translations of the newer ones anywhere.
Also I saw this youtube commenter who was saying that Adness entertainment was taking Ryuki and turning it into "A stupid kid's show". And I was like, KAMEN RIDER IS A KID'S SHOW YOU DUMBASS. Sometimes I just love it when stupid people say stupid things.