Speaking of relationships. How do you guys think Riki and Masato became so close?. I know that he and Riki are very close to the other busters as well but the bond between them is something else, it seems even pure than love.
We read in episode Masato that he knows everyone thinks of him as an idiot and that irritates him. Does Masato cares about Riki because he’s the one who understands him, did something happen between them when they first met? Was Riki the first who connected to Masato and Masato was the one who Riki felt was strong?.
(A joke for laughs)
Or maybe something like this happened. In their childhood there was a festival and in the festival there was a muscle contest. It was hosted to test and bring out the ultimate muscle power in the world. It was divided in leagues for all ages, including Masato and Riki’s age (which was something like 12-13 i think). Masato heard about it and got all muscley brain for it. He wanted to participate in it so he ran to the registration booth.
But… there was a problem. You needed a partner to partake in this contest, you needed your ‘muscle bro’.
Now he couldn’t ask Kengo as he was his rival and didn’t wanted to admit that he needed his strength. He asked Kyousuke but he refused saying he was too busy reading manga. He also asked Rin but she kicked him in the face saying ‘Like i would participate in something idiotic like that’.
His only option was now Riki. Riki at first got scared as he thought that ‘He was too weak to be useful for Masato’. But Masato didn’t quit, he said - ‘You just become my muscle buddy Riki and that will be enough strength for me’.
Moved by his touching words Riki agreed and the took part in the muscle contest. Everything was as easy as an picking candy from a baby for them. No one could rival Masato’s power, Riki didn’t even needed to do much.
Until the last round when a strong opponent came. Masato tried his best but still he couldn’t defeat them. Riki was crying by the fallen Masato but Masato didn’t hold any regret. He proudly talked to Riki - ‘It was fun Riki. Thanks for participating with this foolish muscle, you gave me a good last memory. You are my true muscle buddy’.
These words gave Riki the strength he needed. The muscle bond between him and Masato gave him power. Then at that time Masato and the people present withstood the greatest transformation ever. Riki had realized the true essence of Muscle and now he was the ultimate muscle. His new power held no match other than his muscle buddy Masato’s. Riki held out his arm and helped Masato up. They overwhelmed their opponents and won the contest. They were the Best muscle duo on earth now.
But there was a bigger danger for the world. The duo’s power was so strong that it could start an revolution and conquer the earth. Kyousuke saw that danger.
Too prevent the muscle revolution Kyousuke hypnotised Riki and made him forget all about muscle. Riki forgot but the bond between him and Masato still lingered and they became the best buddies as we know them.
Masato still tries to help Riki remember the muscles power and purity so they could start their sensation and become the best muscle duo on earth again. And this is what happens to Riki in the muscle sensation.