Kamen Rider ACCEL
KAMEN RIDER ACCEL aka Ryu Terui (played by Minehiro Kinomoto)
Quick Info: A Superintendent appointed to the Futo Police Department’s Paranormal Crime Investigation Division, Ryu originally becomes the red Kamen Rider Accel to find the Dopant that murdered his entire family. Upon arrival, he develops a hatred for the city of Futo, seeing it as a gathering place of all kinds of scum. In order to transform into Accel, Ryu inserts the Accel Memory into the Accel Driver, both of which were given to him by a mysterious woman called Shroud. Accel’s standard Maximum Drive is a Rider Kick called Accel Glanzer, during which Accel charges up until his body is engulfed in orange flames and then executes a jumping spinning heel kick which releases energy in the form of tread marks.
Kamen Rider ACCEL’s various forms: BOOSTER, primary and TRIAL
Kamen Rider Accel: BIKE FORM is a motorcycle-like form accessed by removing the Accel Driver buckle from the belt when the Face Flasher lights up. When transformed, Bike Form allows Accel to reach speeds of 920 km/h. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher, a super-powered dash through the target, is accessed after the Engine Memory is inserted in the Accel Driver and Accel switches to Bike Form
Kamen Rider Accel: TRIAL FORM is the powered up blue colored form of Kamen Rider Accel accessed through the Trial Memory. It is much faster than Accel’s normal form but its armor and overall power is weaker as a result. It makes up for its weakness by being able to punch and kick much faster, as well as increasing his overall movement speed to a great degree. This form’s Maximum Drive is a Rider Kick callaed Machine Gun Spike, during which Accel attacks with a series of multiple kicks that leave a series of energy treadmarks in the form of a T. The power of this Maximum Drive is only limited by how many kicks Accel Trial can perform within the 10 second time limit. When Accel Trial combines the Engine Maximum Drive with the Trial Maximum Drive, he can perform the Machine Gun Slasher, during which he uses the Engine Blade to repeatedly slash the enemy instead of kicking.If either attack fails, Accel reverts to human form.
Kamen Rider Accel: BOOSTER FORM is the powered up yellow colored form of Kamen Rider Accel. This form uses the wind power of Futo channeled through the Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter, increasing Accel’s power three-fold. Accel Booster has more armoring than Accel Trial and also has three times as much thermal energy output.
Weapons and Equipment: Accel possesses his own set of refined Gaia Memories which he inserts into the Accel Driver. Aside from the previously mentioned Accel and Trial Memories, Accel also has access to a Engine Memory which houses the different powers of Accel’s primary weapon, a huge sword called Engine Blade.
Kamen Rider W
In the ecologically-minded city of Futo, the Sonozaki Family, members of an organization called MUSEUM, sells mysterious devices called Gaia Memories. Interested parties use these devices to transform into monsters called Dopants, committing crimes with the police force powerless to stop them. However, the Gaia Memories carry a dangerous toxin that not only causes their users to go insane, it also drives them to a point where they could die from the life-threatening devices.
KAMEN RIDER DOUBLE aka Shotaro Hidari and Philip
(played by Renn Kiriyama and Masaki Suda)
Quick Info: After the death of his boss, the self-proclaimed hardboiled (actually half-boiled) detective Shotaro Hidari works with the mysterious Philip to investigate crimes involving Dopants. Though amnesiac, Philip has access to the metaphysical Gaia Library and its Infinite Archive. Inserting their own Gaia Memories into the Double Driver, Shotaro and Philip are able to transform and combine (Shotaro’s body and Philip’s soul) into Kamen Rider Double.
KAMEN RIDER ACCEL aka Ryu Terui (played by Minehiro Kinomoto)
Quick Info: A Superintendent appointed to the Futo Police Department’s Paranormal Crime Investigation Division, Ryu originally becomes the red Kamen Rider Accel to find the Dopant that murdered his entire family. Upon arrival, he develops a hatred for the city of Futo, seeing it as a gathering place of all kinds of scum. In order to transform into Accel, Ryu inserts the Accel Memory into the Accel Driver, both of which were given to him by a mysterious woman called Shroud.
AKIKO NARUMI (played by Hikaru Yamamoto)
Quick Info: Shotaro’s boss and landlord at the Narumi Detective Agency. Because of her young appearance and attitude, Shotaro refers to her as a “Middleschool Girl” and sees her as a threat to his public image. She keeps him in line by by slapping him with a green sandal. She has come to Futo from Osaka to continue in her father’s place, initially unaware that her father had died.
Kamen Rider Double: CYCLONEJOKER is Double’s primary form, colored green and black and is accessed through the Cyclone and Joker Memories. In this form, Double’s kicks are powered by the wind, increasing the damage and adding cutting potential. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is a Rider Kick called Joker Extreme, during which a tiny controlled tornado lifts Kamen Rider Double into the air before Double’s body splits down the middle as the halves reach their target in a drop kick fashion.
Kamen Rider Double: HEATJOKER is a red and black colored half change accessed through the Heat and Joker Memories. In this form, Double can throw flaming punches by means of the Heat Memory’s powers. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is a Rider Punch called Joker Grenade, during which Kamen Rider Double somersaults in mid-air, then HeatJoker’s body splits down the middle during descent as the halves each hit the target with elementally energized hooks.
Kamen Rider Double: LUNAJOKER is a gold and black colored half change accessed through the Luna and Joker Memories. In this form, Double has the ability to stretch his right limbs by means of the Luna Memory’s powers. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is a Rider Chop called Joker Strange, during which LunaJoker splits down the middle, the Luna half makes four copies of itself, and all five Luna halves execute rapid-fire karate chops on the target, and then the Joker half strikes the target with an energy powered chop.
Kamen Rider Double: HEATMETAL is the second form used by Double, colored red and silver and is accessed through the Heat and Metal Memories. In this form, the damage from the Metal Shaft is increased by fire. A common tactic used by Double is to turn around while changing to this form, using the Metal Shaft on his back to block enemy attacks. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Metal Branding, during which one or both ends of the Metal Shaft ignites on fire while Double delivers a final blow to the opponent.
Kamen Rider Double: CYCLONEMETAL is a green and silver colored half change accessed through the Cyclone and Metal Memories. In this form, Double can wield the Metal Shaft by means of the Metal Memory’s powers. When swung, the Metal Shaft creates blades of wind by means of the Cyclone Memory. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Metal Twister, during which Double spins around while swinging the Metal Shaft covered in an aura of wind.
Kamen Rider Double: LUNAMETAL is a gold and silver colored half change accessed through the Luna and Metal Memories. In this form, Double can wield the Metal Shaft by means of the Metal Memory’s powers, using the Luna Memory’s abilities to use it like a whip. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Metal Illusion, during which Double spins the Metal Shaft around to create golden rings that float around Double, before unleashing them upon the target all at once.
Kamen Rider Double: LUNATRIGGER is the third form used by Double, colored gold and blue and is accessed through the Luna and Trigger Memories. In this form, Kamen Rider Double’s Trigger Magnum is able to fire gold and blue bolts that can curve and track targets. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Trigger Full Burst, during which Double fires multiple charged homing shots at the enemy.
Kamen Rider Double: CYCLONETRIGGER is a green and blue colored half change accessed through the the Cyclone and Trigger Memories. In this form, Double wields the Trigger Magnum by means of the Trigger Memory’s powers and is able to shoot out high compressed air by means of the Cyclone Memory’s powers. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Trigger Aerobuster, during which Double fires multiple shots of pressurized air at the enemy.
Kamen Rider Double: HEATTRIGGER is a red and blue colored half change accessed through the Heat and Trigger Memories. In this form, Double wields the Trigger Magnum by means of the Trigger Memory’s powers and shoots fire blasts by means of the Heat Memory’s powers. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is called Trigger Explosion, during which Double fires a single constant discharge that completely melts the enemy.
Kamen Rider Double: FANGJOKER is a white and black form that Kamen Rider Double uses and is accessed through Fang and Joker Memories. As the Fang Memory was designed for Philip, his and Shotaro’s roles as Double are reversed in FangJoker, with Shotaro’s consciousness transferred into Philip’s body for the transformation. However, the transformation is extremely taxing on Philip’s body and they cannot stay in the FangJoker form for too long. By activating the Fang Memory’s horn, FangJoker is able to summon a bladed weapon that forms on various portions of his body. This form’s Maximum Drive finisher is a flying roundhouse Rider Kick called Fang Streiser, during which a projection of the Fang Memory’s head is shown “biting” the opponent when Double comes in contact.
Kamen Rider Double: CYCLONECYCLONE is the green (Decade) Final Form Ride that Philip can control independently. In this form, another Cyclone Memory for the Body Side is produced and gains the power over wind. CycloneCyclone also gains a second Windy Stabilizer scarf.
Kamen Rider Double: JOKERJOKER is the black (Decade) Final Form Ride that Shotaro can control independently. In this form, another Joker Memory for the Soul Side is produced and gains the power of agility and strength. Shotaro later is able to transform into a similar Rider called Kamen Rider JOKER by using the T2 Joker Memory and the Lost Driver.
Weapons and Equipment: Double uses a variety of refined Gaia Memories, inserted into the Double Driver which is able to access two at a time. Philip’s right-half Gaia Memories called Soul Memories determine the elemental power of Double, while Shotaro’s left-half Memories called Body Memories determine the type of attack or weaponry that Double uses. Aside from the previously mentioned Cyclone, Joker, Heat, Metal, Luna, Trigger and Fang Memories, Double also has access to a Prism Memory which serves as storage for other Gaia Memory powers and weapons like the Metal Shaft, Trigger Magnum and Prism Bicker Sword and Shield. Double’s Rider machine is called the HardBoilder, which like him is also able to change forms by swapping out its back half.
Kamen Rider DEN-O: All Forms
By swiping a Rider Pass across the SetTouch in his belt, Kamen Rider Den-O is able to pass through four basic forms, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Each of the forms is based on a specific mythological hero along with motifs relating to the respective legends.
The Den-O Belt works by drawing in free energy from the surrounding area, allowing it to generate the Den-O suit, which consists of a soft but durable material called Aura Skin and tough armor called Aura Armor. As the name implies, Aura Skin and Armor are attuned to the wearer’s individual aura; because of Ryotaro’s weak will, he can only generate the basic Plat Form. However, possession by Imagin causes the Aura Skin and Armor to reconfigure themselves into a form that matches the Imagin’s will, as well as generating a facemask called Denkamen.
PLAT FORM, Den-O’s most basic form, is a black and white form that is activated when first initiating a transformation using a Rider Pass. If the corresponding color-coded button is selected, then by swiping the Pass once more, a form change will occur. Ryotaro rarely uses this form, as it does not have sufficient armor and pales in comparison to the abilities of the other forms. Only when he does not want the assistance of the Taros or is transitioning into Liner Form, does he use this form. Plat Form is designed and named after a railway platform.
SWORD FORM is Kamen Rider Den-O’s first form, used while Ryotaro is possessed by Momotaros. When in Sword Form, he uses the DenGasher as a standard sword-style weapon. Sword Form is the most balanced of all his forms and most used, possibly because of Momotaros’ prominence among the other Imagin. Every so often, Momotaros will develop a new Hissatsu Attack that he uses to finish off Imagin, and has developed Parts 1, 2, 2-dash, 3, 5, Special Version, and the other-Imagin-assisted Final Version, although parts 2, 3, and 5 are essentially identical. Sword Form also has a triple roundhouse Rider Kick that Momotaros refers to as his “Super Finishing Attack”. The eyes on the Sword Form’s Denkamen resemble two halves of a peach, the fruit associated with the story of Momotaro, the Peach Boy, upon which Sword Form is based.
ROD FORM is Kamen Rider Den-O’s second form, used while Ryotaro is possessed by Urataros. When in Rod Form, the DenGasher is able to transform into a rod-style weapon. Rod Form gains the ability to perform underwater, extra protection, and increased kicking power but suffers a loss of physical powers and jumping height. This form is one of the least used of Den-O’s forms, as Urataros rarely fights. However, when the fight occurs in the proximity of water or if the other Imagin are unable to fight, Urataros will assist with his fishing skills. Rod Form is also only one of two forms that uses a Rider Kick as part of its standard finisher, pinning the enemy with the rod as a harpoon before executing the flying side kick. The Aura Armor and Denkamen resembles a sea turtle, the animal associated with the legend of Urashima Taro, upon which Rod Form is based.
AXE FORM is Kamen Rider Den-O’s third form, used while Ryotaro is possessed by Kintaros. When in Axe Form, the DenGasher is able to transform into an axe for short ranged attacks. Axe Form gains increased punching power and defense but suffers a loss of speed and kicking power. This form is physically the strongest of the Den-O forms, due to Kintaros’s own brute strength. Axe Form’s Aura Armor is golden yellow and the motif is that of an axe, both symbols prevalent in the story of Kintaro, the Golden Boy, upon which Axe Form is based. The Denkamen is also shaped like the Kanji word for “gold”.
GUN FORM is Kamen Rider Den-O’s fourth form, used while Ryotaro is possessed by Ryutaros. When in Gun Form, the DenGasher is able to transform into a gun for short range and long range attacks. Gun Form displays an increase in speed, power, and defense, easily making it the most superior of the four basic forms. However, Gun Form tends to cause more collateral damage than the other forms because its high-powered ammunition and Ryutaros’ low precision. Ryutaros incorporates break-dancing moves into his fighting style in Gun Form, making his movements somewhat unpredictable. The motif of Gun Form is that of a dragon, the creature associated with the story of Tatsu no Ko Taro, the Dragon Boy, upon which Gun Form is based.
WING FORM is Den-O’s fifth form, used while Ryotaro is possessed by Sieg. Den-O Wing Form uses the DenGasher as two separate weapons, a boomerang (Sword and Grip) and a hand-axe (Axe and Gun). In order to access Wing Form, the golden Wing Buckle must be placed over the Terminal Buckle. This form gives Den-O an increase in mobility even greater than what Gun Form could provide. When in Wing Form, the Aura Skin becomes gold and the Denkamen visor becomes swan-like. Den-O also receives wings. These are associated with the bird of the story of Swan Lake, upon which Wing Form is based.
CLIMAX FORM wielding the DenGasherClimax Form is Den-O’s sixth and strongest form in the series and is accessed by entering the code 3-6-9-# into the Climax Cellphone K-Taros and attaching it to the Den-O Belt. Climax Form is basically a stronger version of Sword Form that incorporates the Denkamen of the other three primary Den-O forms onto various parts of the armor. Due to the nature of Climax Form, the Taros need to work as a unit to fight, and their strengths are incorporated into Climax Form. Rod Form’s mask is on the right shoulder with Urataros controlling the right arm, Axe Form’s mask is on the left shoulder with Kintaros controlling the left arm, and Gun Form’s mask is on the chest with Ryutaros control the legs. The three masks can travel along the tracks on Climax Form’s body to align on the leg or arm to enter Kick Mode or Punch Mode and perform “Charge and Up” attacks.
LINER FORM wielding the DenKamen SwordLiner Form is Den-O’s final form in the series. In order to transform into Liner Form, the Rider Pass must be put in a slot in the back of the blade of the DenKamen Sword. This form, solely controlled by Ryotaro with the Imagin using the DenKamen Sword as a means of communication, is themed around DenLiner in transformation and attack. Ryotaro also utilizes each Imagin’s respective fighting style when their mask is selected on the DenKamen Sword - Kintaros’ strength and defense in KinAx mode, and Ryutaros’ breakdancing techniques in RyuGun mode. Although considerably versatile, Liner Form does not hold any significant strengths over Den-O’s other forms, which sometimes leaves Ryotaro at a disadvantage.
Kamen Rider CHALICE
KAMEN RIDER CHALICE aka Hajime Aikawa (played by Ryouji Morimoto)
Quick Info: A mysterious man who uses the sealed Category Ace of Hearts’ CHANGE Mantis to become CHALICE. He lives at Jacaranda Cafe with the Kurihara family. He is an Undead. He thinks less of humans but will always risk his life to save Haruka Kurihara and her daughter Amane.
Black JOKER UNDEAD is Chalice’s true form, the most powerful of the Undead; the 53rd Existence. Unsealed around the time the others were released, Joker battled the Mantis Undead and assumed his form, taking on the name of Chalice. He later seals the Human Undead who willingly surrenders to him, using the card to assume human form. The result of using both of these cards for most of the time resulted with both the Human Undead’s compassion for life and the Mantis Undead’s fighting spirit collectively suppressing Chalice’s natural impulse as the Joker. However, some of the Undead who knew his true identity made attempts to dispose of him as his victory in the battle royale would mark the end of all life on Earth.
Kamen Rider Chalice: ACE FORM is not similar to the BOARD Riders’ since Chalice is not a Kamen Rider produced by a Rider System. He is in fact the manifestation of the Mantis Undead. The Joker mimics the form, attributes and power of the Mantis Undead by using the ♥A: “Change Mantis” Rouse Card in the Chalice Rouzer embedded in his body. He is basically superior to the BOARD Riders in every respect, making him a lethal adversary to either the Undead or the Humans.
Kamen Rider Chalice: WILD CHALICE is the ultimate form of Chalice, which merges the power of the ♥K: “Evolution Paradoxa” with ♥A: “Change Mantis” to unify the powers of the other Rouse Cards of the Heart Suit. Outside of its combat practicality, Wild Chalice serves an even more vital purpose to Chalice. Thanks to the additional power of ♥, Wild Chalice can suppress the power of the Joker and effectively subdue its influence. To that effect, Wild Chalice becomes an extension of the Joker’s “Trump” effect and can harness the powers of all Rouse Cards in the form of the “Wild Card”.
Weapons and Equipment: Chalice’s primary armament is the Chalice Arrow, a reproduction of the bow and arrow weapon originally used by the Mantis Undead. It proves to be a truly versatile weapon, facilitating many combat functions; the basic projectile “bow” mode which volleys out waves of laser bolts; a “knuckle” mode normally reserved for melee engagement; and the “blade” mode which utilizes the blade-like joints of the Chalice Arrow as lethal weapons. Being a genuine Undead weapon, the Chalice Arrow does not have the AP cache feature to replicate the effects of Rouze Cards. When in Wild form, Chalice gains two kama-like weapons that resemble mantis claws called Wild Slasher. These can be interlocked with the Chalice Arrow to assemble the Wild Rouzer which is able to shoot out a beam of energy at its target. Chalice’s Rider Machine is called the Shadow Chaser
|♥A||Change||Mantis||initiates the transformation into Chalice |
|♥2||Spirit||Human||initiates the transformation into Hajime|
|♥3||Chop||Hammerhead||enhances the striking power of chop|
|♥4||Float||Dragonfly||enables ability of flight|
|♥5||Drill||Shell||enhances leg strength and power behind kicks|
|♥6||Tornado||Hawk||supplements attack with a wind-attribute|
|♥8||Reflect||Moth||enables the user to repel attacks|
|♥10||Shuffle||Centipede||enables user to reuse cards|
|♥J||Fusion||Wolf||once intiates transformation into Wolf undead|
|♥Q||Absorb||Orchid||replenishes Rouzer attack points|
|♥K||Evolution||Paradoxa||should initiate the Wild Chalice transformation|
|?||Wild||?||fusion of all cards in the Heart Deck|
Kamen Rider GARREN
KAMEN RIDER GARREN aka Sakuya Tachibana (played by Kousei Amano)
Quick Info: The first human to use the Rider System. He uses the sealed Category Ace Of Diamonds’ CHANGE Stag to become GARREN. By the start of the Blade series, Tachibana begins to suffer a form of cellular degeneration and thus believed the Rider System to be flawed.
Kamen Rider Garren: ACE FORM is the default transformation of all Rider Systems. Rider System-01 harnesses the DNA of the Stag Undead from the ♦A: “Change Stag” Rouse Card and fuses that DNA with Sakuya Tachibana’s DNA via the Garren Buckle Rider System, transforming him into Kamen Rider Garren. This Rider form has no distinguishing capabilities or attributes apart from any other Rider except its gunslinger-oriented design and its ability to modify its capabilities with Rouse Cards.
Kamen Rider Garren: JACK FORM is a combat extension of the Rider System which harnesses the power of the ♦Jack: “Fusion Peacock” via the Rouse Absorber. Initiating Jack Form transmogrifies the Rider Armor with the attributes and characteristics of the Peacock Undead DNA, as well as enhancing Garren’s combat perimeters. This form imparts a number of enhancements; the first being the enhancement of the Garrenrouzer with a bayonet attachment. This imparts a limited, but much-needed, melee capacity to the otherwise projectile-oriented weapon. The second advancement is the addition of reinforced golden-armor plating which increase resilience to direct-impact damage. But the most drastic modification is the inclusion of wings, which enables flight for the Rider.
Kamen Rider Garren: KING FORM never made an appearance in the series or movie. Theoretically, Garren would initiate this transformation by using the ♦K: “Evolution Giraffa” Rouse Card in conjunction with the ♦Q: “Absorb Serpent” Rouse Card that has been set into the Rouse Absorber.
Weapons and Equipment: Garren’s primary armament is the Garren Rouzer, a hi-tech gun which serves as a weapon for combat and storage unit for Rouse Cards, including Proper Blanks. It has a built-in ‘rousing’ technology, which enables Garren to use the sealed Undead’s power. After activating Jack Form, the Garren Rouzer gains an enhancement in the form of a blade forming on the barrel to let the weapon be used for close-range attacks. Garren’s Rider Machine is called the Red Rhombus.
|♦A||Change||Stag||initiates the Kamen Rider transformation |
|♦2||Bullet||Armadillo||enhances the efficiency of long range-weapons|
|♦3||Upper||Frog||enhances the striking power of uppercuts|
|♦4||Rapid||Pecker||rate of fire of the Garren Rouser|
|♦5||Drop||Whale||enhances leg strength and power behind kicks|
|♦6||Fire||Fly||supplements attack with a fire-attribute|
|♦7||Rock||Tortoise||enhances resilience to physical harm|
|♦8||Scope||Bat||enhances senses for accurate shooting attacks|
|♦9||Gemini||Zebra||creates an optical doppelgänger for attack|
|♦10||Thief||Chameleon||copying an opponent’s form or attack|
|♦J||Fusion||Peacock||initiates the Jack Form transformation|
|♦Q||Absorb||Serpent||initiate the additional transformations|
|♦K||Evolution||Giraffa||should initiate the King Form transformation|
Kamen Rider BLADE
10,000 years ago, 52 Undead were created to fight in a free-for-all battle royale known as the Battle Fight. The 52 Undead represented 52 different species and battled so they can wish for the species they represent to rule the Earth. Humans won and the Undead were sealed. In the present, human archaeologists discover the sealed Undead and sets them free by mistake. Once free, a new Battle Fight begins. A group of humans develop the Rider System in order to fight and re-seal the Undead.
Above: Kamen Riders LEANGLE, GARREN, CHALICE and BLADE. Below: CHALICE, BLADE, LEANGLE, GARREN.
KAMEN RIDER BLADE aka Kazuma Kenzaki (played by Tsubaki Takayuki) Quick Info: A young man chosen by BOARD to use the sealed Category Ace of Spades’ CHANGE Beetle to become Kamen Rider BLADE. At the age of 11, Kenzaki was orphaned when his family died in a freak fire accident. The powerlessness he felt would forever serve as the motivation to try and protect the defenseless.
KAMEN RIDER GARREN aka Sakuya Tachibana (played by Kousei Amano) Quick Info: The first human to use the Rider System. He uses the sealed Category Ace Of Diamonds’ CHANGE Stag to become GARREN. By the start of the series, Tachibana begins to suffer a form of cellular degeneration and thus believed the Rider System to be flawed.
KAMEN RIDER CHALICE aka Hajime Aikawa (played by Ryouji Morimoto) Quick Info: A mysterious man who uses the sealed Category Ace of Hearts’ CHANGE Mantis to become CHALICE. He lives at Jacaranda Cafe with the Kurihara family. He is an Undead. He thinks less of humans but will always risk his life to save Haruka Kurihara and her daughter Amane.
KAMEN RIDER LEANGLE aka Mutsuki Kamijou (played by Takahiro Hōjō) Quick Info: A troubled 17 year old high school kid, he was chosen by the Category Ace of Clubs to use the CHANGE Spider to become LEANGLE. Though reluctant at first, he gains a thirst for power as the Category Ace takes over.
Kamen Rider Blade: ACE FORM is the default transformation of all Rider Systems. Rider System-02 harnesses the DNA of the Beetle Undead from the ♠A: “Change Beetle” Rouse Card and fuses that DNA with Kazuma Kenzaki’s DNA via the BlayBuckle Rider System, transforming him into Kamen Rider Blade. This Rider form has no distinguishing capabilities or attributes apart from the other Riders except its melee-oriented design and its ability to modify its capabilities with Rouse Cards.
Kamen Rider Blade: JACK FORM is a combat extension of the Rider System which harnesses the power of the ♠J: “Fusion Eagle” via the Rouse Absorber. Initiating Jack Form transmogrifies the Rider Armor with the attributes and characteristics of the Eagle Undead DNA, as well as enhancing Blade’s combat perimeters. This form imparts a number of enhancements; the first being the enhancement of the Blayrouzer through a blade extension. The second advancement is the addition of reinforced golden-armor plating which increase resilience to direct-impact damage. But the most drastic modification is the inclusion of wings, which enables flight for the Rider.
Kamen Rider Blade: KING FORM is the ultimate combat extension of the Rider System. Using the Rouse Absorber, this transformation is initiated using the ♠K’s Evolution King in conjunction with the ♠Q’s Absorb Queen. The King Form addresses many issues with Blade’s combat capabilities such as defense. However, with all these improvements, Blade’s King Form suffers from one glaring flaw: Kazuma Kenzaki himself. Initial specifications intended only for Blade to extend its combat capacities with the DNA of the ♠K: “Evolution Caucasus”, but due to Kenzaki’s unusually high fusion coefficiency, the system exceeded perimeters and exploited a disastrous glitch - activating the King Form extension initiates the fusion of not just one, but ALL 13 sealed Undead associated with a particular card-suit. Extended activity in this form will raise the subject’s fusion coefficiency exponentially, ultimately mutating into a Joker-type Undead.
Weapons and Equipment: Blade’s primary armament is the Blay Rouzer, a hi-tech saber which serves as a weapon for combat and storage unit for Rouse Cards, including Proper Blanks. It has a built-in ‘rousing’ technology, which enables Blade to use the sealed Undead’s power. After activating Jack Form, the Blayrouzer gains an enhancement in the form of a blade extension and an expanded AP Cache. In King Form, Blade gains a broadsword weapon called the King Rouzer. His Rider Machine is called the Blue Spader.
|♠A||Change||Beetle||initiates the Kamen Rider transformation|
|♠2||Slash||Lizard||enhances the efficiency of edged-weapons|
|♠3||Beat||Lion||enhances the striking power of hand-blows|
|♠4||Tackle||Boar||enhances the momentum|
|♠5||Kick||Locust||enhances leg strength and power behind kicks|
|♠6||Thunder||Deer||supplements attack with a lightning-attribute|
|♠7||Metal||Trilobite||enhances resilience to physical harm|
|♠8||Magnet||Buffalo||enables manipulation of magnetic polarities|
|♠9||Mach||Jaguar||enhances speed and agility|
|♠10||Time||Scarab||enables manipulation of time|
|♠J||Fusion||Eagle||initiates the Jack Form transformation|
|♠Q||Absorb||Capricorn||initiate the additional transformations|
|♠K||Evolution||Caucasus||initiates the King Form transformation|
Not really a Tokusatsu series per se. Pintados was a live action series produced by Philippines’ GMA Network in 1999. It seems to be a combination of western superhero culture and the Japanese sentai tropes.
After several rich Filipino families become victims of terrible crimes, they agree to set up and fund a foundation to battle the evildoers. Under the command of “Guro”, an unsanctioned agency of the government sets up a clandestine crime fighting unit. Each of the members is them self a victim of a heinous crime. This elite unit taken from all walks of life take a leaf from Filipino warriors of old, and cloak themselves in armor, ethnic war paint and tattoos, taking the name PINTADOS (Painted Ones). Opposing them is the army of the human/reptile hybrid Katana.
DATU aka Daniel Cervantes (played by Michael Flores)
Quick Info: A former Navy SEAL, he joins the Pintados after his father is gunned down by the military’s equivalent of the Mafia. A by-the-book individual, he works undercover as a journalist and begins to fall in love with another reporter investigating the Pintados. As DATU (a tribal leader), he is able to project an “Enerhiyang Alon” (Energy Wave) capable of knocking people out or blasting through immobile objects. A deadly swordsman with his Kris, he is also a master of Jui-Jistu.
DIWATA aka Reewa Zulueta (played by Angelika de la Cruz)
Quick Info: When her mother and sister were kidnapped, she dutifully pays the ransom. In spite of this, the kidnappers still killed them, spurring Reewa to train herself and join the Pintados. DIWATA (fairy) is the team’s second-in-command, after Datu. Skilled in Thai kick boxing and the use of her neutraliser whip, Diwata is also armed with the “Salaming Salamanka” (Magic Mirror), a holographic imager capable of emitting both convincing holograms and holographic forcefields.
TATTO aka Antonio Sto. Domingo (played by Vandolf Quizon)
Quick Info: An orphan, he is adopted by Guro who recognized his high intellect. He trained him to become a member of Pintados, working as their technology and research specialist. At 14, TATTO (tattoo) is the youngest member of the team. In combat, he uses a taser blaster and a titanium yo-yo. However his main power comes from his stealth shield generator called the “Kalasag ng Hunyango” (Chameleon Shield).
MAYUMI aka Maya Feliciano (played by Assunta da Rossi)
Quick Info: Joined the Pintados after her family was killed in a random act of violence, MAYUMI (gentle or ladylike) is skilled in the art of Aikido and the use of nunchukus. She is also armed with “Dilaw na Apoy” (Yellow Flame).
KIDLAT aka Pido Zapata (played by Sherwin Ordoñez)
Quick Info: The last member of the team to be recruited, Kidlat is a rebel kid who constantly questions orders and comes into conflict with others in the team. He is attracted to Diwata, who starts to fall for him in spite of her better judgement. A specialist in street fighting, KIDLAT (lightning) is armed with the “Latigong Kidlat” (Lightning Whip), an electromagnetic pulse blast which can disrupt any electronic or mechanical devices in it’s blast radius.
Left to right, top to bottom: DATU’s Enerhiyang Alon, transformation of Diwata, Tatto and KIDLAT, and pin-ups of MAYUMI, DIWATA and TATTO.
RAJAH aka RJ?? (played by Jeric Raval??)
Quick Info: The group’s sixth ranger ala X-1 Mask of Maskman. RAHA (tribal leader, synonymous to Datu) was actually the first to be trained and recruited by Guro. However, he left before any of the other members joined.
GURO (played by Robert Sena)
Quick Info: The mentor of the group, GURO (teacher) recruited and trained the entire Pintados team. His rival MAESTRO is the master of Pintados arch-nemesis Commander Katana.
MAYOR (played by ???)
Quick Info: He assists the PINTADOS in chores around the base. Mostly for comic relief, he once was accidentally suited in MAYUMI’s battle gear which earned him the monicker MAYORMI.
Kamen Rider BLACK and Black RX
KAMEN RIDER BLACK aka Kotaro Minami (played by Tetsuo Kurata)
Quick Info: Kidnapped and surgically altered by Gorgom to create a new Century King, Kotaro Minami is implanted with the red King Stone and given the name Black Sun. However before the final stages of his surgery is completed, Kotaro is freed by his adopted father who reveals that Gorgom murdered his parents while he was a baby. As Kotaro discovers the effects of the King Stone, he takes the name Kamen Rider BLACK and vows to fight against Gorgom. (see previous post for more information)
KAMEN RIDER BLACK RX aka Kotaro Minami (played by Tetsuo Kurata)
Quick Info: Five years have passed since Kotaro Minami defeated the evil organization Gorgom. An alien race called the Crisis Empire invades Earth, captures Kotaro and jettisons him towards the sun. To make sure he’s dead, the Crisis Empire shoots particle beams at him damaging his King Stone splitting it in two. However, the sun’s intense radiation alters his King Stone as he miraculously survives re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. Upon his rebirth, Kotaro learns he had evolved into Kamen Rider Black RX. As RX, his main weapon is the Revolcane, a sword that comes out from his Sunriser belt. It has a light saber mode that executes the Revolcrash finishing attack, sending unlimited energy to the enemy.
Kamen Rider BLACK with the various forms of Kamen Rider Black RX: BIORIDER, ROBORIDER and RX.
ROBORIDER, also known as the “Prince of Sadness” and “Prince of Flames”, is RX’s armored form manifested through sorrow for the love of humanity. In this form, RX’s armor becomes bulky and more robotic-like, with black and yellow coloring as his insigna becomes R2. Though lacking agility and speed, RoboRider makes it up in not only enhanced strength and defense but also through his Robo Foam skin which allows him to absorb heat energy to utilize. His signature weapon is the Vortech Shooter pistol that is formed from the right side of his body. It can shoot a powerful solar blast that can destroy an enemy in one blow. As it is powered by sunlight, this gun’s range is limitless and never misses the target.
BIORIDER, also known as the “Prince of Anger,” is RX’s highspeed form manifested through rage. In this form, RX’s armor becomes much sleeker, with blue and silver coloring as his insigna changes to R3. Though having a weaker defense, BioRider makes it up with enhanced speed and the ability to transform into gel for escaping traps or attacking enemies while not getting hurt in the process. His weapon is the unbreakable sword Bio Blade, formed from the left side of his body. Like the Revolcane, Bio Blade also has a light saber mode that can slash his enemies in one blow.
Like his predecessor, Black RX also uses 2 Rider Machines. However while Black has two motorbikes, Black RX only has one. His other Rider Machine, a car, earns him the distinction of being the only Rider to have one.
ACROBATTER is the evolved version of Black’s old motorcycle Battle Hopper in response to his transformation to RX. It is now capable of speaking coherent Japanese, and often has conversations with Kotaro. Powered by sunlight, Arcobatter can execute the Acrobatic Burn attack. Whenever RX transforms into any of his two other forms, it does the same: Becoming the high speed Roboizer for RoboRider with two Balkan Gun blasters mounted at its rear and the Mach Jabber for BioRider.
RIDRON is a high-speed car created by Kotaro based on the blue prints provided by Prof. Walter who’s from one of the colonies the Crisis Empire set up. Able to reach speeds up to 1500 km, Ridron can travel over and under both land and sea. It is highly intelligent, similar to Acrobatter. It has two mandibles that can extend from the front to do break-ins or for ramming enemies.
Kamen Rider Black: GORGOM
For many years, Gorgom has been ruled by the mysterious Creation King. As Gorgom tradition dictates, a new King must be chosen every fifty millennia. The selection process involves finding several worthy candidates who will be transformed into mutants deemed Century Kings, sentenced to fight for the crown with the survivor becoming the new Creation King.
BLACK SUN aka Kotaro Minami (played by Tetsuo Kurata)
Quick Info: Kidnapped and surgically altered by Gorgom, Kotaro Minami is implanted with the red “Stone of the Sun”. However before the final stages of his surgery is completed, Kotaro is set free by his adopted father who reveals that Gorgom murdered his parents while he was a baby. Kotaro takes the name Kamen Rider BLACK and vows to fight against Gorgom.
SHADOW MOON aka Nobuhiko Akizuki (voiced by Masaki Terasoma)
Quick Info: Captured by Gorgom with his stepbrother Kotaro, Nobuhiko Akizuki is implanted with the green “Stone of the Moon”. Brainwashed and kept in a state of suspended animation, he finally awakens as Shadow Moon with help from the Stones of Land, Heaven and Sea. His main weapon is the Satan Saber, a red blade specifically created for the use of the Century Kings.
High Priest DAROM (played by Hirokazu Shoji & voiced by Shozo Iizuka)
Quick Info: Leader of the Gorgom High Priests, he has a pale ancient face and able to manipulate others by pointing at them. After losing the power of the “Stone of Heaven” within him to revive Shadow Moon, Darom is reborn as Grand Mutant Darom, a trilobite-like creature. In this form, he can discharge laser beams from his fingers and use his feelers like ropes.
High Priest BARAOM (played by Toshimichi Takahashi)
Quick Info: Has a stone-like green face and can discharge deadly laser beams from his robotic hands. He is usually in charge of the deployment of Gorgom’s Mutants. After losing his powers from the “Stone of Sea” within him to revive Shadow Moon, Baraom is reborn as Grand Mutant Baraom, a saber-toothed cat-like creature. In this form, Baraom can wield tusk-shaped weapons along with his natural abilities.
High Priestess BISHIUM (played by Hitomi Yoshii)
Quick Info: Her face is covered with a clear film that is divided between black and white. She has the ability to discharge laser beams from her eyes. After losing her powers from the “Stone of Earth” within her to revive Shadow Moon, Bishium is reborn as Grand Mutant Bishium, a white-haired pterosaur-like creature. In this form, she still has her usual powers and she can spin around to create twisters.
Kensei BILGENIA (played by Jun Yoshida)
Quick Info: Legendary warrior among the Gorgom, Bilgenia was born 30,000 years ago on a day of the solar eclipse like Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki. However, the Creation King did not favor him and therefore did not give him a Kingstone. He was then sealed in a coffin for trying to revolt. The Creation King ordered his release when he reprimanded the High Priests for failing to kill Kamen Rider BLACK.
The BATTLE HOPPER is a living motorcycle created by Gorgom, made specifically for the upcoming Creation Kings Black Sun and Shadow Moon. The Battle Hopper has the ability to heal its own wounds if damaged, and can stand on its own if knocked over. His special move is the Dynamic Smash, a body slam attack that is executed at full speed.
The ROAD SECTOR is a motorcycle created by Yoichi Daimon for Gorgom. A prototype made with the intention of mass production for the use of their mutant soldiers, instead it becomes Kamen Rider Black’s second Rider Machine. It can travel at the speed of 500kph and can reach the maximum speed of 960kph with its 1,515 horsepower engine. It has a special function called the Attack Shield, that shields the rider from harm. In this mode, the Road Sector can perform a ramming maneuver called the Sparkling Attack.
Nebula Mask MACHINEMAN
When talking about Tokus, we should never forget to mention Nebula Mask Machineman. Who? You know, that lame dude who wears “plastic cover” for a cape and whose car is so small he has to drive it lying down on his belly. He’s so lame that his only ally is a talking baseball named “Buknoy, the fighting ball” (Ballboy in Japanese, which is much lamer IMHO).
MACHINEMAN aka Ken Takase/Nikku (played by Osamu Sakuta)
Quick Info: An alien who comes to Earth in order to study the behaviour of human beings for his doctorate. When he discovers the plot of the evil Tentacle Organization to rid Earth of children, Nikku decides to extend his stay and use his advanced technology to protect the children of Earth.
MAKI HAYAMA (played by Kiyomi Tsukada)
Quick Info: A photographer saved by Nikku. She was taking photographs for a report on a building which had been mysteriously demolished. Nikku as Ken Takase develops a relationship with her throughout the series.
This is all the information I can pull. This guy’s so lame that no one has ever bothered to really cover his series. And I refuse to do more googling than what’s necessary. UPDATE: You can find more information on JapanHero.