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Even Kamen Rider Drive can't understand modern art.
Written by Riku Sanjo
Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki
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A case involving a Roidmude who only kidnaps woman occurs. At the same time, a Shift Car called Dream Vegas appears at the Special Unit Division. In fact, the Shift Car has been relentlessly tracking down the same Roidmude that officers Shinnosuke and Kiriko of the Special Unit have been investigating.


  • Absentee Actor: Rinna doesn't appear, as she's on a leave.
  • Cliffhanger: The episode ends just as Drive and Mashin Chaser are charging at each other.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Shinnosuke notes that, Kyuu's obsession with ghosts aside, his theory that the supposedly haunted house is connected to the kidnappings is sound. He is proven right.
  • Death by Materialism: Not "death" per se, but Mashin Chaser "resets" 051 when Heart and Brain caught him using his powers to rob banks.
  • Dramatic Drop: Kiriko drops the glass of water that she just picked up when she sees Dream Vegas.
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  • Establishing Character Moment: This episode gives plenty of focus to Kyuu's fascination with the occult.
  • Haunted House: Or rather, a haunted art studio. Though the truth is a little more complicated than that.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The women trapped in the paintings can be freed if the Roidmude that captured them is destroyed. Problem is, there are two of them.
  • The Peeping Tom: After visiting Asaya's studio, Kyuu climbs on a ladder and takes a bunch of photos in hopes of finding ghosts. As noted by Kiriko and Shinnosuke, it makes him look at least suspicious.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Paint Roidmude is truly fascinated with Kiriko's beautiful face... especially when she screams in terror. 084 also shares this sentiment.

The Roidmude Count: 102
The Answer: Roidmudes 010 and 084 did it.

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