Kamen Rider Gaim, The Fruit Rider!

001As the press conference has been held, Japanese media is flooding with Kamen Rider Gaim news. His name is officially romanized as Gaim!

005Kamen Rider Gaimu will feature multiple Riders, right off the bat. From left to right, Kamen Rider Griton, Ryugen, Gaim, Baron and Zangetsu.

The Riders share the same type of belt, the Sengoku Driver and use various Lock Seeds in order to transform. The different Lock Seeds are based upon fruits. As Gaim is using the Orange Lock Seed, he can access the Orange Arms. While Baron uses the Banana Lock Seed, Baron can transform into Banana Arms. With the Lock Seeds, the Riders can perform different Arms Changes.

Kamen Rider Gaim is a story about an urban city which has rising with economic support from huge corporations, in particular Yggdrasil Corporation. While youth feel locked up and try to express themselves through dancing! These teenagers have been given Lock Seeds that allow them to summon small creatures called Inbes. With these creatures, they hold underground fights. However, these things caused a gate to parallel universe to open, causing humanity’s greatest crisis!
Different Riders belong to different teams, making this show truly a Kamen Rider based on the warring states!

Kamen Rider Gaim’s human identity is Kota Kazuraba played by Gaku Sano. He’s used to be Team Gaim’s second best dancer. But decided that he had to get a job for his only living relative, his sister’s sake. While he’s a very nice guy and tries to help everyone in trouble, he always manages to make it worse. He came across the Sengoku Driver by accident. The more he fights, the more he wonders what his reason to fight is. His catchphrase is “Passing through the audience, On Stage!”

009Kamen Rider Baron, also known as Kaito Kumon played by Yutaka Kobayashi. Kaito is the leader of Team Baron, Team Gaim’s biggest rivals. He came from a poor family and grew up with a “dog eat dog world” type of mentality. This mentality is deeply rooted in his lifestyle. He sees society as some sort of persecutor, thus rejecting society. Kamen Rider Baron is based on western armors and uses the Banana Arms. His catchphrase is “Knight Of Spear”

010Kamen Rider Ryugen, transformed by Mitsuzane Kureshima, played by Mahiro Takasugi. Another member of Team Gaim, Kota treats him as his little brother. Although he keeps this as a secret, he’s actually the son of Yggdrasil Corporation’s CEO. He attends to an elite high school and already has his future planned out by the family, which he absolutely hates. He strives to find his own destiny. While he respects Kouta a lot, he’s also very jealous of him. Ryugen is based on Chinese armors.

011Mai Takatsukasa, played by Yuumi Shida. She’s a pro dancer and Kota’s childhood friend. She’s always competing with Kota in just about everything and has to pick up Team Gaim’s slack after. Despite all this, she truly treasures her friends.
012Takatora Kureshima, played by Yuuki Kubota. He’s actually Mitsuzane’s older brother and Kamen Rider Zangetsu. He’s currently working for the family company, Yggdrasil. He’s realist that will get his job done, in any way possible. Despite that, he loves his family and spoils his brother. His catchphrase is “Authorized by divine providence!”

Kota’s sister, Akira Kazubara, works for a sister company to Yggdrasil. She does her best to support him.

Kamen Rider Gaim is written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica). Directed by Ryuta Tasaki and Takayuki Shibasaki, with Motoi Sasaki and Naomi Takebe as the producers. Kamen Rider Gaim will premiere October 6!

  • TaintedSeraph

    “While Ryugen uses the Banana Lock Seed, Ryugen can transform into Banana Arms.” Shouldn’t that be Baron, not Ryugen?

  • Anon

    “Authorized by divine providence”?

    You idiot Yuuki-san, did you know that you’ve just copied roll-calls from Shinkenger?

  • Shadox

    So the next kamen rider is about an underground war between…………warring dancing groups composed of the city’s youth…………who fight using fruit pokemon………………that allow them to turn into fruit ninja based super heroes…………..to stop a corporation based on norse mythology…………………and a portal to an alternate dimension………………

  • Haya

    This is gonna have a ton of Rider Vs Rider.

  • D3m0n3y3z

    So the battles will be, what?! Dancing your enemy to boredom?

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  • sneschalmers666

    Probably best not to think too deeply about this one, it might cause a brain anurism.

  • Mad_Dog_Yayan

    The Urobutcher is going to traumatized lots of kids, I just know it.

  • Anon

    potato naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Bruno

    You guys love to complain. There’s nothing about this KR that’s not interesting. We have Gen Urobochi on writing duties, and he is an amazing writer. Multiple riders, revolution theme, segoku era-based suits. The fruit element should be funny for kids. We need new and intriguing stuff coming from KR, and Toei is giving us exactly that.

  • Blake

    I’m actually looking forward to the highly likely possibility that these dance groups are going to try and take over the large company that controls the city. Warrring states basis after all

  • Maricruz Villalobos Zamora

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica??? Oh shit, the Fruit theme is a distraction! This thing is gonna be evil!

  • Maricruz Villalobos Zamora

    Don’t be deceived. If there’s one thing I know about Madoka is that it pulled apart the whole Magical Girls genre.
    Now what do you think this writer is going to do to Kamen Rider?

  • Kilberto Toysrus Beardface

    why no pineapple form?

  • anonymous

    yu plano hu.. lapa nono tu.. ma banana like a nupi talamu

  • wahyudil

    Using history … I hope not suck like Hibiki

  • http://www.dryedmangoez.com/ DryedMangoez

    So, extra riders, but still no regular female rider?

  • Fire&HeavenProductions27

    this list i saw looks more likey cause we know Balon or Baron is his rival and we did get him first so red and white i defo think is him

    グリトン, バロン, 鎧武, 龍玄, 斬月
    Griton, Balon, Gaimu, Ryugen, Zangetsu

  • Kurow Akutenshi

    Yeah, I hope it doesn’t suck like the second half of Hibiki

  • Sid

    probably ruin it for good..

  • Revorse

    Why not Ryugen? I thought it was him because bananas are yellow. I’ve never seen a purple/green banana.

  • TaintedSeraph

    Ryugen uses the Grape Lock Seed, that’s why. Ryugen is the purple/green Rider while Baron is the red/white one.

  • Revorse

    Oooh. That makes more sense now. I’ve seen different captions on pictures and was confused.

  • gamergeekfather

    The whole fruit thing seems kinda silly, but I like the plot. Also, bringing back multiple riders got my interest. But uh… keep that banana rider away from me… I’m allergic :p

  • Optimistic Prime

    That plot is just… They finally get a Samurai theme, and THIS is what comes out.

  • mysterious_writer

    Let’s wait for the show to start in October 6 and wait for the story unfold. There are some Rider shows that start good but ends in a run down. We can use the saying “Don’t judge the book by it’s cover.” The said writer is just the principal script writer. Maybe Yasuko Kobayashi, Riku Sanjo, Naruhisa Arakawa and the other Toei script writers will lend a hand to make this Rider show a bit interesting and with a twist. Remember, the show will not be shown to national television if the company itself did not approve the concept and the entire story. Maybe they have seen something which us viewers haven’t seen it since it is just the Premiere Event meeting. As a writer myself, I always look how the story will unfold. Yeah, maybe the armor are too kid oriented and commercial oriented. But remember, it is still a Rider series.

  • Maricruz Villalobos Zamora

    Um…. Good point. Still it won’t be silly fruity thing, that’s a distraction

  • Macho Libre

    minions everywhere~

  • BananaMan

    I’ve seen a lot of green banana around here~

  • Dante

    Sounds like a normal Kamen Rider Plot to me.

  • William Ashley

    Maybe that’ll be a mid-season upgrade?

  • Revorse

    I should have said I’ve never seen a green AND purple banana