|This article is about a/an ranger in Mirai Sentai Timeranger.|
- "Six years have passed. But...it still ends the same way."
- ―Ryuya's final words before his death[src]
Captain Ryuya (リュウヤ隊長 Ryūya Taichō) is the commanding officer of the Time Protection Department in the year 3000, and the true main antagonist of the series. A descendant of Tatsuya Asami, he was the first TimeRed (タイムレッド Taimu Reddo) of the future, and was also the original TimeFire (タイムファイヤー Taimu Faiyā) before changing history.
Ryuya, the original pilot of the V-Rex, saw two futures six years ago: one where Gien's battle with the V-Rex destroys a third of the 21st Century during its fight with NeoCrisis, and one in which Gien's death by the G-Zord led to the total annihilation of the 31st Century. In both futures, however, Ryuya as TimeFire died as a result of wounds sustained from NeoCrisis.
To prevent his demise, Ryuya set up the V-Rex's disappearance to ensure that someone from the past would become TimeFire in his place.
Later in the series, he travels to the year 2000 to take over the role of TimeRed, but returns the changer to Tatsuya soon after. Showing no care for the past, Ryuya insists that Yuri and the others return to the future, as the Lambda 2000 was going to cause the Earth in the past to cease to exist. However, once they return, he attempts to wipe their memories of the 2000-2001, telling the Timerangers how their actions in the past have changed their futures for the better, but is met with resistance.
However, he was fatally wounded by Ayase in the resulting struggle with the fatal wound being caused when they wrestled over a revolver and it going off and shooting Ryuya in the stomach. He collapsed into his back and reveals that not only was he the true mastermind behind Don Dolnero's escape into the past, everything leading to the Timerangers being formed and Gien's insanity reaching its peak were also planned to ensure that the "better" of the two futures he saw would occur. He also reveals that the Timerangers were supposed to die in the first giant battle, and the aid he sent saved their lives many times over.
Unfortunately, his actions only served to change the way he died. Before he died, Ryuya questions if he should be blamed for what he did since he was doing what the Timerangers were already doing, which was to create a better future before lamenting that he died anyway just six years late and dying in Ayase's arms.
Appearances in other media
Super Hero Taisen Otsu
The five Timerangers appear in Super Hero Worries 6 ~Space Sheriff Sharivan's Story~, part of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Otsu: Heroo! Answers, a series of Net Movies released accompanying the movie Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z.
They arrive from the future as the surviving Sentai after the "King of Terror" (Black Cross King) destroyed the world in July 1999. Appearing before the bored and lonely King of Terror who summoned them, the Timerangers rewound time to when the King of Terror arrived on Earth.
As the Timerangers arrived from the future, the TimeRed seen here is assumed to be Captain Ryuya rather than Tatsuya Asami. Though either way, the net movie is out of continuity.
Captain Ryuya Asami can be seen as either misguided or selfish seeing as he wanted to prevent his own death but also supposedly save the future. He does however not care for the Timerangers, wanting them to die to fulfil his ultimate goal.
Time Protection Bureau Mecha
- Chrono Changer
- V Commander
- Assault Vector
- DV Defender
Appearances: Episodes 43 & 44
Behind the scenes
Captain Ryuya Asami is portrayed by Masaru Nagai (永井 大 Nagai Masaru) (Credited as "永井 マサル"), who also portrayed Tatsuya Asami. Nagai would later go on to portray Master Black in Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger. As TimeRed, his suit actor was Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji).
In Super Hero Taisen Otsu, TimeRed was voiced by an unidentified voice actor.
- Captain Ryuya is the only main villain in the history of Super Sentai to have started the series as an ally.
- Mirai Sentai Timeranger
- Alex - Power Rangers counterpart in Time Force. See comparison page.
- Ransik - Power Rangers counterpart in Time Force. See comparison page. (in concept of being the primary villain)
- Captain Logan - Power Rangers counterpart in Time Force. See comparison page.
- Naoto Takizawa - his replacement as TimeFire
- Tatsuya Asami - his replacement as TimeRed
- Eric Myers - as the original TimeFire counterpart