this toku group lol
if you’re not watching Gaim you’re missing out on the greatest female Rider we’ve ever had so maybe just watch Gaim.
ETA: although,let’s be real. Mayu’s belt wasn’t “given away”. Multiples of the belt existed. It’s not like Mayu was suddenly unable to Henshin because they gave her belt to a dude or something. Word choice matters! Mayu was a big step forward and paved the way for Youko.
I gotta say something because people seem to be skipping on one of the requirements the girl up there lists.
Dresses normally. I don’t know about you guys, but it’s like fucking February and Yoko wears what outside???
What exactly is your rubric for “dresses normally”? I have friends in my school who wear shorts and short-sleeves every day even though we’ve been dealing with temperatures near -20F for over a month now. They have a higher core body temperature, or the cold just plain doesn’t bother them.
Youko is dressing normally. She’s a professional woman in a professional context. She is wearing the culturally acceptable female equivalent of what Takatora wears. She dresses more professionally than either Sid or Ryouma, never mind, like, Sagara.
And she still kicks a ton of ass in those outfits so like… I really really do not get what you’re getting at here.
"Dresses normally" =/= "covered from shoulders to toes"
Also, fwiw re: “dresses normally,” this is a Japanese setting, and in a lot of Japanese schools, for example, girls would be expected to come to school just wearing their uniforms, without tights or pants or anything like that underneath, just the skirt. Obviously not everywhere does this and it does raise questions about sexism in Japan, which should be examined on their own, but suffice to say that a woman walking around in business attire that included a somewhat short skirt in the middle of February would not be seen as bizarre and unusual the way it would in America.