The next episode of Kamen Rider Gaim, written by Gen Urobuchi, and directed by Hidenori Ishida (who will be in charge until the finale) with Action Director Hirofumi Ishigaki airs August 10. Hit the jump for more, but be warned, the Spoiler Inves is lurking!
Kamen Rider Gaim Episode 40: “Awakening Towards Over Lord”
Ryoma Sengoku (Kamen Rider Duke) has taken Kouta Kazuraba (Kamen Rider Gaim) below the Yggdrasill Tower through the secret passage. Kouta finds Rat, Rika, his elder sister Akira Kazuraba and many people of the Zawame City lying on a bed attached to an Energy Transfer Dimensional Equipment which is absorbing their energy and sending it to the Dead Queen of Over Lord in the Helhiem Forest. Over Lord Redyue, who had detected that Kouta had entered the Tower, appears before Kouta. Kouta transforms into Kamen Rider Gaim and attacks Redyue. Ryoma also transforms into Kamen Rider Duke.
Kaito Kumon appears to save Kouta by transforming into Kamen Rider Baron but Mitsuzane Kureshima stops him by transforming into Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin. Kamen Rider Gaim Arms Changes into Kiwami Arms. Because of Gaim changing into Kiwami Arms, Redyue asks him “Why are fighting for the Humans of this World? Very soon you won’t be the Human of this World. You are our comrade.” Kouta asks what he means, but Redyue attacks, using Sleeping Gas on Kouta, whom becomes unconscious.
Redyue makes him to Dream to reveal the truth. In his dream, which Redyue refers as the reflection of the New World for Kouta, he finds himself as Byakko Inves in this World. Team Gaim’s Leader Yuya Sumii who had turned into Byakko Inves and was killed by Kouta as Kamen Rider Gaim appears before him. Yuya uses the Orange Lock Seed and Sengoku Driver and transforms into Kamen Rider Gaim. Kouta changes into Byakko Inves and defeats Yuya of the Illusional World.
On the other side of the Helhiem Forest, Over Lord King Roshuo shows the Forbidden Golden Fruit to Mai Takatsukasa. Roshuo reveals the reason why he had given the Fragment of Golden Fruit – Kiwami Lock Seed to Kouta. The reason is that the person who obtains the Golden Fruit will lose his Human self and rule over everything. In other words, he will turn into an Over Lord. Sagara also appears before them. Mai comes to know that Roshuo and Sagara were betraying everyone until now.