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6 October 2013

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Final episode date
28 September 2014

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TokusatsuSuperhero fiction

Written by
Gen UrobuchiToriko NanajoGan SunaakuNobuhiro MouriJin HaganeyaNorimitsu Kaiho

Directed by
Ryuta TasakiTakayuki ShibasakiSatoshi MorotaShojiro NakazawaHidenori IshidaOsamu KanedaKyohei Yamaguchi

Gaku SanoYutaka KobayashiMahiro TakasugiYuumi ShidaYuki Kubota

Ryuta Tasaki, Takayuki Shibasaki, Satoshi Morota

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Kamen Rider Gaim (仮面ライダー鎧武/ガイム, Kamen Raidā Gaimu) is a Japanese television series, a tokusatsu drama that is in the Kamen Rider Series; it is the 15th series during its Heisei run and 24th overall. The series, written by Gen Urobuchi, directed by Ryuta Tasaki and produced by Naomi Takebe, began airing on TV Asahi from October 6, 2013, replacing Kamen Rider Wizard in its initial timeslot and joining Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger then Ressha Sentai ToQger in the Super Hero Time programming block, until Gaim concluded on September 28, 2014.


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In Zawame City (沢芽市, Zawame-shi), a large company known as the Yggdrasill Corporation transformed the once bustling suburban city into a jōkamachi (城下町?, castle town). To escape the resulting feeling of oppression, many of the youth in Zawame formed dance crews called Beat Riders to bring joy back into peoples' lives. Also rising in popularity is the Inves Game, a simulator that uses strange devices known as Lockseeds to summon monsters known as Inves. Kouta Kazuraba, a member of the dance group Team Gaim, tries to find his place in the world while torn between his loyalty to his teammates and his sister Akira's insistence that he starts acting like an adult and find a proper job. When Team Gaim's captain disappears after informing Kouta of a strange belt he found, Kouta discovers that the Lockseeds and Inves are from an alternate dimension known as Helheim Forest. Encountering a mysterious girl resembling his Team Gaim teammate and close friend Mai Takatsukasa, Kouta uses a Sengoku Driver belt and the orange Lockseed to become a samurai-armored warrior that is later named Armored Rider Gaim. In time, including Team Baron's leader Kaito Kumon as Armored Rider Baron and Kouta's Team Gaim teammate Mitsuzane Kureshima as Ryugen, other Armored Riders appear to amass social power throughout Zawame: Team Raid Wild's Ryoji Hase as Kurokage, Team Invitto's Hideyasu Jonouchi as Gridon, and the perfectionist ex-soldier Oren Pierre Alfonzo as Bravo. Unbeknownst to the Armored Riders, the Yggdrasill Corporation monitors them and the Inves Games while the head of its R&D division, Mitsuzane's older brother Takatora, is the enigmatic white Armored Rider Zangetsu who is protecting a dark secret hidden within Helheim Forest.

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Eventually, when Kouta confronts Takatora as he becomes a New Generation Armored Rider alongside the Armored Rider development scientist Ryoma Sengoku as Duke, his aide Yoko Minato as Marika, and the Lockseed Dealer Sid as Sigurd, he learns the horrible truth of Helheim Forest: that it was home to a once prosperous civilization that was eradicated by the strange plants growing throughout it, as anyone who consumed the fruit of these plants is turned into an Inves. Finding an ally in DJ Sagara, a pirate radio DJ who knows more than he is letting on such as the intelligent Over Lord Inves, Kouta finds himself in the middle of a Sengoku period-like brawl among various factions for the right to possess the power of Helheim Forest–the proverbial forbidden fruit itself–and the fate of life on Earth as he knows it. But while adamant to obtain the Golden Fruit to save the world, Kouta's goal involves him having a predestined confrontation with Kaito who desires the fruit's power to shatter the status quo of the world.

The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle

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Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー 鎧武&ウィザード 天下分け目の戦国MOVIE大合戦, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gaimu Ando Wizādo Tenkawakeme no Sengoku Mūbī Daigassen), released on December 14, 2013, is the annual entry of the "Movie Wars" film series, featuring a crossover between the cast and characters from Kamen Rider Gaim and Kamen Rider Wizard. A short teaser of the film was first shown during the screening of Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land, with a later teaser shown after the finale of Wizard announcing the release date.

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Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai (平成ライダー対昭和ライダー 仮面ライダー大戦 feat.スーパー戦隊, Heisei Raidā Tai Shōwa Raidā Kamen Raidā Taisen Fīcharingu Sūpā Sentai) was released in Japanese theaters on March 29, 2014. It was first hinted at in a trailer after The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle. Many previous series' leading actors will be returning for the film, with Masahiro Inoue of Kamen Rider Decade, Renn Kiriyama of Kamen Rider W, and Kohei Murakami and Kento Handa of Kamen Rider 555, initially confirmed, with a subsequent trailer for the film also showing Shunya Shiraishi from Kamen Rider Wizard. Kento Handa, on his Ustream channel, announced that he had been on set with Ryo Hayami of Kamen Rider X, and Hiroshi Fujioka of the original Kamen Rider was announced as being on the cast. In a recent trailer and magazine, the Sentai teams' Ressha Sentai ToQger and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger were confirmed to be in the movie, Shun Sugata of Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! TV special returns and will also play a new double role as Ambasaddor Darkness, and Itsuji Itao of Kamen Rider The First will play as Ren Aoi, a main antagonist of the film. It has been reported that Ryo Ryusei will return as Daigo Kiryu.

Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup!

Kamen Rider Gaim the Movie: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! (劇場版 仮面ライダー鎧武 サッカー大決戦!黄金の果実争奪杯(カップ)!, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Gaimu Sakkā Daikessen! Ōgon no Kajitsu Sōdatsu Kappu!) was released in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2014, double-billed with the film for Ressha Sentai ToQger. It was a collaboration with the Japanese soccer league J. League and feature cameo appearances by professional soccer players. The film's antagonist Kogane (コウガネ, Kōgane), Kamen Rider Mars (仮面ライダーマルス, Kamen Raidā Marusu), will be portrayed by kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke VI.

Movie War Full Throttle

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダードライブ&鎧武 MOVIE大戦フルスロットル, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Doraibu Ando Gaimu Mūbī Taisen Furu Surottoru) was released in Japanese theaters on December 13, 2014. It will feature a crossover with the then airing Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Drive as well as the epilogue of Gaim's story, reuniting the main cast.

Video game

A PlayStation 3 and Wii U sequel to Kamen Rider: Battride War titled Kamen Rider: Battride War II (仮面ライダー バトライド・ウォーII, Kamen Raidā Batoraido Wō Tsū) was released on June 26, 2014. It featured characters from Gaim as well as characters and scenarios based on the recent Kamen Rider series and films. A limited edition version of the game featuring music from the TV series and films was also released.

Hyper Battle DVD

As with every year, Telebi-kun sells a limited edition "Hyper Battle DVD" (超(ハイパー)バトルDVD, Haipā Batoru Dī Bui Dī) that tells a unique and non-canon story of the members of the cast. For Gaim, the DVD is titled Kamen Rider Gaim: Fresh Orange Arms Is Born! ~You Can Also Seize It! The Power of Fresh~ (仮面ライダー鎧武 フレッシュオレンジアームズ誕生!~君もつかめ!フレッシュの力~, Kamen Raidā Gaimu Furesshu Orenji Āmuzu Tanjō! ~Kimi mo Tsukame! Furesshu no Chikara~). During the events of the DVD, Kouta and Kaito learn their Lockseeds rusted as they and Mai are visited by the mysterious girl who cryptically tells them the best way to restore the Lockseeds is to make them "fresh." From cleaning the Team Gaim garage to Kaito making a fruit tart and then Mai setting up a fashion show, future Mai explains the final step is a fresh smile. Though Kouta succeeds with his Lockseed transformed into a Fresh Orange Lockseed, Kaito is disillusioned and decides to go Hellheim Forest. Found by Kamen Riders Zangetsu and Ryugen, who respectively equip the Mango and Pine Lockseeds, Kaito becomes Kamen Rider Baron Kiwi Arms to call out Kouta as he transforms into the shiny Kamen Rider Gaim Fresh Orange Arms.

Gaim Gaiden

Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden (仮面ライダー鎧武外伝, Kamen Raidā Gaimu Gaiden, Kamen Rider Gaim Side Story) is a set of two V-Cinema releases that focus on side stories of Takatora Kureshima as Kamen Rider Zangetsu and Kaito Kumon as Kamen Rider Baron. Both releases are named after their primary character. The films feature two new Kamen Riders, Kamen Rider Idun (仮面ライダーイドゥン, Kamen Raidā Idun) and Kamen Rider Tyrant (仮面ライダータイラント, Kamen Raidā Tairanto). The V-Cinemas were released on April 22, 2015.

A second Gaim Gaiden focusing on side stories of Ryoma Sengoku as Kamen Rider Duke and Zack as Kamen Rider Knuckle was released on November 11, 2015. The films feature two new Kamen Riders, Kamen Rider Saver (仮面ライダーセイヴァー, Kamen Raidā Seivā) and Kamen Rider Black Baron (仮面ライダーブラックバロン, Kamen Raidā Burakku Baron).

Production and development

Trademarks on Kamen Rider Gaim were requested in May 2013, and the show was officially announced on July 25, 2013. The series producer, Naomi Takebe, wanted Gaim to return to the style of early Heisei era series, in which multiple Riders are featured. Drawing inspiration from the Sengoku period, Bandai presented the idea of using fruits as a core theme to Takebe, which led to the creation of the Arms Change. Takebe approached Gen Urobuchi, known for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero, to serve as the series main writer, and Ryuta Tasaki, who had previously worked on Kamen Rider Agito and Kamen Rider Ryuki, to direct. In an interview, Urobuchi states that Takebe requested that the series not follow the two-episode structure of recent series, as well as saying that he hopes to create the same kind of excitement he felt from Kamen Rider Black to a new generation. Urobuchi's company Nitroplus also assisted with designs.

The show's lead role went to 2011 Junon Super Boy Contest Grand Prix winner Gaku Sano, portraying Kouta Kazuraba. Sano said that he grew up wishing he could be the character from Kamen Rider Kuuga, and now that he will portray Kamen Rider Gaim he hopes that he will inspire a new generation of boys. Rounding out the main cast are Yutaka Kobayashi as Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Mahiro Takasugi as Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen, Yuumi Shida from idol group Yumemiru Adolescence as the heroine Mai Takatsukasa, and Yuki Kubota as Takatora Kureshima/Kamen Rider Zangetsu.


  • Kouta Kazuraba (葛葉 紘汰, Kazuraba Kōta): Gaku Sano (佐野 岳, Sano Gaku)
  • Kaito Kumon (駆紋 戒斗, Kumon Kaito): Yutaka Kobayashi (小林 豊, Kobayashi Yutaka)
  • Mitsuzane Kureshima (呉島 光実, Kureshima Mitsuzane): Mahiro Takasugi (高杉 真宙, Takasugi Mahiro)
  • Mai Takatsukasa (高司 舞, Takatsukasa Mai), Maiden of Fate (運命の巫女, Unmei no Miko): Yuumi Shida (志田 友美, Shida Yūmi)
  • Takatora Kureshima (呉島 貴虎, Kureshima Takatora): Yuki Kubota (久保田 悠来, Kubota Yūki)
  • Ryoma Sengoku (戦極 凌馬, Sengoku Ryōma): Tsunenori Aoki (青木 玄徳, Aoki Tsunenori)
  • Yoko Minato (湊 耀子, Minato Yōko): Minami Tsukui (佃井 皆美, Tsukui Minami)
  • Chucky (チャッキー, Chakkī): Kanon Tsuyama (津山 香音, Tsuyama Kanon, of Lucky Color's)
  • Rica (リカ, Rika): Miina Yokota (横田 美菜, Yokota Miina, of Lucky Color's)
  • Rat (ラット, Ratto): Ren Ozawa (小澤 廉, Ozawa Ren)
  • Zack (ザック, Zakku): Gaku Matsuda (松田 岳, Matsuda Gaku)
  • Peko (ペコ): Saku Momose (百瀬 朔, Momose Saku)
  • Ryoji Hase (初瀬 亮二, Hase Ryōji): Atsushi Shiramata (白又 敦, Shiramata Atsushi)
  • Hideyasu Jonouchi (城乃内 秀保, Jōnouchi Hideyasu): Ryo Matsuda (松田 凌, Matsuda Ryō)
  • Oren Pierre Alfonzo (凰蓮・ピエール・アルフォンゾ, Ōren Piēru Arufonzo): Metal Yoshida (吉田 メタル, Yoshida Metaru)
  • Akira Kazuraba (葛葉 晶, Kazuraba Akira): Rika Izumi (泉 里香, Izumi Rika)
  • Kiyojiro Bando (阪東 清治郎, Bandō Kiyojirō): Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久, Yuge Tomohisa)
  • Sid (シド, Shido): Kazuki Namioka (波岡 一喜, Namioka Kazuki)
  • DJ Sagara (DJサガラ, Dī Jei Sagara): Tomomitsu Yamaguchi (山口 智充, Yamaguchi Tomomitsu)
  • Dēmushu (デェムシュ, Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和, Sugita Tomokazu)
  • Redyue (レデュエ, Voice): Kenjiro Tsuda (津田 健次郎, Tsuda Kenjirō)
  • Roshuo (ロシュオ, Voice): Jōji Nakata (中田 譲治, Nakata Jōji)
  • Sengoku Driver Equipment Voice: Seiji Hiratoko (平床 政治, Hiratoko Seiji)
  • Genesis Driver Equipment Voice: Shin-ichiro Miki (三木 眞一郎, Miki Shinichirō)
  • Narration: Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠, Ōtsuka Hōchū)
  • Guest cast

  • Yuya Sumii (角居 裕也, Sumii Yūya, 1, 14, 40): Hiromi Sakimoto (崎本 大海, Sakimoto Hiromi)
  • Team Pop Up (チームPOP UP, Chīmu Poppu Appu, 18): Kamen Rider Girls (仮面ライダーGIRLS, Kamen Raidā Gāruzu)
  • Jiro (ジロー, Jirō, 30): Jingi Irie (入江 甚儀, Irie Jingi)
  • Lapis (ラピス, Rapisu, 37): Taketo Tanaka (田中 偉登, Tanaka Taketo)
  • Kamen Rider Mars (仮面ライダーマルス, Kamen Raidā Marusu, Voice; 37): Kataoka Ainosuke VI (六代目 片岡 愛之助, Rokudaime Kataoka Ainosuke)
  • Kengo Nakamura (中村 憲剛, Nakamura Kengo, of Kawasaki Frontale; 37)
  • Kosuke Ota (太田 宏介, Ōta Kōsuke, of F.C. Tokyo; 37)
  • Queen (王妃, Ōhi, 41): Hiromi Iwasaki (岩崎 ひろみ, Iwasaki Hiromi)
  • Theme songs

    Opening theme
  • "Just Live More"
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
  • Artist: Gaimu no Kaze (鎧武乃風, Gaimu no Kaze)
  • Ending themes
  • "E-X-A (Exciting×Attitude)"
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition & Arrangement: tatsuo (of everset)
  • Artist: Kamen Rider Girls
  • Episodes: 3, 5, 11
  • "E-X-A (Exciting×Attitude)" is the theme for Kamen Rider Gaim.
  • "Never surrender"
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition & Arrangement: Junichi "IGAO" Igarashi
  • Artist: Team Baron (Kaito Kumon, Zack, & Peco) (Yutaka Kobayashi, Gaku Matsuda, & Saku Momose)
  • Episodes: 8, 26, 37
  • "Never surrender" is the theme for Kamen Rider Baron.
  • "Toki no Hana" (時の華, "Flower of Time")
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition: Naoki Maeda
  • Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
  • Artist: Kamen Rider Girls
  • Episodes: 17, 21, 29
  • "Toki no Hana" is the theme for Kamen Rider Gaim Jimber Lemon Arms.
  • "Raise Up Your Flag"
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition & Arrangement: tatsuo (of everset)
  • Artist: Kouta Kazuraba (Gaku Sano)
  • Episodes: "Spring Break Combined Special", 24, 28, 30, 37
  • "Raise Up Your Flag" is the theme for Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms.
  • "Ranbu Escalation" (乱舞Escalation, "Dancing Escalation")
  • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
  • Artist: Kouta Kazuraba & Kaito Kumon (Gaku Sano & Yutaka Kobayashi)
  • Episodes: 36, 37, 39, 41, 45
  • "Ranbu Escalation" is the theme for Kamen Rider Gaim Kiwami Arms.


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