This article is about a/an series entry (the 25th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
Gaim Title
Kamen Rider Gaim
Number 25
Number of episodes: 47
First episode: Transform! The Orange from the Sky!?
Last episode: Transform! And to the Future
Original airing: October 6, 2013 - September 28, 2014
Production Order
Kamen Rider Wizard
Kamen Rider Drive

Kamen Rider Gaim (仮面ライダー鎧武/ガイム Kamen Raidā Gaimu?, translated as Masked Rider Gaim) is the twenty-fifth entry of the Kamen Rider Series.

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 KyoryugerIcon-crosswiki then Ressha Sentai ToQgerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time programming block.


Trademarks on Kamen Rider Gaim were requested in May 2013, and the show was officially announced on July 25, 2013.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3][4] 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.[3][4][5][6]


In Zawame City (沢芽市 Zawame-shi?), a large company known as the Yggdrasill Corporation transformed the once bustling suburban city into a castle town (城下町 城下町?, jōkamachi). 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.

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.


Kamen RidersEdit

Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Ryugen Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Ryugen Yomi
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Takatora Kureshima
Kamen Rider Gridon Hideyasu Jonouchi
Kamen Rider Kurokage Ryoji Hase Hideyasu Jonouchi
Kamen Rider Bravo Oren Pierre Alfonzo
Kamen Rider Knuckle Zack
Kamen Rider Fifteen Ren Aoi
Kamen Rider Mars Kougane
Kamen Rider Jam
Kamen Rider Kamuro Lapis
Kamen Rider Gaim Yami Kouta Yami Maja
Kamen Rider Idunn Touka Akatsuki
Kamen Rider Savior Kugai Kudo
Kamen Rider Black Baron Shura
Kamen Rider Maja Maja

New Generation RidersEdit

Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin Takatora Kureshima ►◄ Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Duke Ryoma Sengoku
Kamen Rider Sigurd Lock Dealer Sid
Kamen Rider Marika Yoko Minato
Kamen Rider Kurokage Shin Peko
Kamen Rider Tyrant Alfred

Rider TroopsEdit

Kurokage Troopers Yggdrasill HenchmenMecha Kurokages

Beat RidersEdit

Yggdrasill CorporationEdit

Bujin RidersEdit

Bujin Rider Gaim Kamen Rider Bujin Gaim
Bujin Rider Wizard Kamen Rider Bujin Wizard
Bujin Rider Fourze Kamen Rider Bujin Fourze
Bujin Rider OOO Kamen Rider Bujin OOO
Bujin Rid er Double
Kamen Rider Bujin Double
Bujin Rider Decade Kamen Rider Bujin Decade
Bujin Rider Kiva Kamen Rider Bujin Kiva
Bujin Rider Den-O Kamen Rider Bujin Den-O
Bujin Rider Kabuto Kamen Rider Bujin Kabuto
Bujin Rider Hibiki Kamen Rider Bujin Hibiki
Bujin Rider Blade Kamen Rider Bujin Blade
Bujin Rider Faiz Kamen Rider Bujin Faiz
Bujin Rider Ryuki Kamen Rider Bujin Ryuki
Bujin Rider Agito Kamen Rider Bujin Agito
Bujin Rider Kuuga Kamen Rider Bujin Kuuga


Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami
Riderman Joji Yuki
Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin
Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto
Kamen Rider Stronger Shigeru Jo
Skyrider Hiroshi Tsukuba
Kamen Rider Super-1 Kazuya Oki
Kamen Rider ZX Ryo Murasame
Kamen Rider Black Kotaro Minami
Kamen Rider Black RX
Kamen Rider Shin Shin Kazamatsuri
Kamen Rider ZO Masaru Aso
Kamen Rider J Kouji Segawa
Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Godai
Kamen Rider Agito Shouichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider Ryuki Shinji Kido
Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Hibiki Hitoshi Hidaka
Kamen Rider Kabuto Souji Tendou
Kamen Rider Den‑O Momotaros
Kamen Rider Kiva Wataru Kurenai
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rid er Double
Philip/Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider Joker Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider OOO Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari

Other AlliesEdit

Kika ider
Kyoryu Red Daigo KiryuIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 1gou Right SuzukiIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 2gou Haru TokashikiIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 3gou Mio NatsumeIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 4gou Hikari NonomuraIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 5gou Kagura IzumiIcon-crosswiki



  • Major Over Lord Inves
Demushu Demushu
Redyue Redyue
Rosyuo Rosyuo
Lord Baron Kaito Kumon
Tyrant Alfred

Other VillainsEdit

Kamen Rider Kaixa Masato Kusaka
Hakaider Hakaider
  • Mechanical Life Form
Megahex Megahex
ZZZ Megahex
  • Roidmudes
Heart Roidmude Heart
Brain Roidmude Brain
Mashin Chaser Chase


Main article: Kamen Rider Gaim Episodes

The episodes in this Kamen Rider Series installments incorporate the name of a fruit somewhere early on in the series, as well as 2 exclamation points in the title also early on, one for the exclamation, and the other for the other half of the episode title. episode 30 takes place between episode 28 and episode 29, serving as a promotional episode.

The series is divided into five story arcs titled Sagas ( Hen?), much like a manga/anime series.

  • Beat Riders Saga (ビートライダーズ編 Bīto Raidāzu-hen?): Childhood (Episodes 1-11)
  • Yggdrasill Saga (ユグドラシル編 Yugudorashiru-hen?): Adulthood (Episodes 12-19)
  • Helheim Saga (ヘルヘイム編 Heruheimu-hen?): All of the Riders preparing for the assault of the Inves invasion (Episodes 20-23)
  • Over Lord Saga (オーバーロード編 Ōbaārōdo-hen?): The Riders and Over Lord Inves engaging in an all-out war (Episodes 24-32)
  • Forbidden Fruit Saga (禁断の果実編 Kindan no Kajitsu-hen?): Everyone duking it out for the Forbidden Fruit (Episodes 33-47)
  1. Transform! The Orange from the Sky!? (変身!空からオレンジ!? Henshin! Sora kara Orenji!??)
  2. Certain Kill! Pine Kick! (必殺!パインキック! Hissatsu! Pain Kikku!?)
  3. Shock! The Rival's Banana Transformation!? (衝撃!ライバルがバナナ変身!? Shōgeki! Raibaru ga Banana Henshin!??)
  4. Birth! The Third Rider is Grapes! (誕生!3人目のぶどうライダー! Tanjō! Sanninme no Budō Raidā!?)
  5. Revival! Ichigo Arms of Friendship! (復活!友情のイチゴアームズ! Fukkatsu! Yūjō no Ichigo Āmuzu!?)
  6. Durian Rider, Go to War! (ドリアンライダー、参戦! Dorian Raidā, Sansen!?)
  7. Great Ball Watermelon, Big Bang! (大玉スイカ、ビッグバン! Ōdama Suika, Biggu Ban!?)
  8. Baron's New Power, Mango! (バロンの新しき力、マンゴー! Baron no Atarashiki Chikara, Mangō!?)
  9. The Monster Inves Capture Battle! (怪物インベス捕獲大作戦! Kaibutsu Inbesu Hokaku Daisakusen!?)
  10. Rider Great Assembly! Revealing the Mystery of the Forest! (ライダー大集結!森の謎を暴け! Raidā Daishūketsu! Mori no Nazo o Abake!?)
  11. The Truth Behind the Christmas Game (クリスマスゲームの真実 Kurisumasu Gēmu no Shinjitsu?)
  12. New Generation of Riders Appear! (新世代ライダー登場! Shin Sedai Raidā Tōjō!?)
  13. Gaim and Baron, Tag of Friendship! (鎧武、バロンの友情タッグ! Gaimu, Baron no Yūjō Taggu!?)
  14. The Secret of Helheim's Fruits (ヘルヘイムの果実の秘密 Heruheimu no Kajitsu no Himitsu?)
  15. The Man Who Developed the Belts (ベルトを開発した男 Beruto o Kaihatsu shita Otoko?)
  16. The New Arms! Jimber Lemon is Born! (新アームズ!ジンバーレモン誕生! Shin Āmuzu! Jinbā Remon Tanjō!?)
  17. The Peach Rider, Marika, Descends! (桃のライダー、マリカ光臨! Momo no Raidā, Marika Kōrin!?)
  18. Farewell, Beat Riders (さらばビートライダーズ Saraba, Bīto Raidāzu?)
  19. The Gifted Secret Weapon (贈られた秘密兵器 Okurareta Himitsu Heiki?)
  20. The Invasion Begins with the End of the World (世界のおわり はじまる侵略 Sekai no Owari Hajimaru Shinryaku?)
  21. Yggdrasill's Secret (ユグドラシルの秘密 Yugudorashiru no Himitsu?)
  22. The Truth of One-Seventh (7分の1の真実 Nana-bun-no-Ichi no Shinjitsu?)
  23. Now Depart for the Front Line! Kachidoki Arms! (いざ出陣!カチドキアームズ! Iza Shutsujin! Kachidoki Āmuzu!?)
  24. The New Formidable Enemy: Over Lord (新たな強敵オーバーロード Aratana Kyōteki Ōbārōdo?)
  25. Gridon and Bravo, the Strongest Tag (グリドン・ブラーボ最強タッグ Guridon Burābo Saikyō Taggu?)
  26. Baron's Genesis Transformation! (バロンのゲネシス変身! Baron no Geneshisu Henshin!?)
  27. When You Know the Truth... (真実を知る時 Shinjitsu wo Shiru Toki?)
  28. The Betrayal of Zangetsu (裏切りの斬月 Uragiri no Zangetsu?)
  29. The Over Lord King (オーバーロードの王 Ōbārōdo no Ō?)
  30. The Red and Blue Kikaider (赤と青のキカイダー Aka to Ao no Kikaidā?)
  31. Whereabouts of the Forbidden Fruit (禁断の果実のゆくえ Kindan no Kajitsu no Yukue?)
  32. The Strongest Power! Kiwami Arms (最強の力!極アームズ Saikyō no Chikara! Kiwami Āmuzu?)
  33. Beat Riders' Great Gathering (ビートライダーズ大結集 Bīto Raidāzu Dai Kesshū?)
  34. The King's Power and the Queen's Resurrection (王の力と王妃復活 Ō no Chikara to Ōhi Fukkatsu?)
  35. Mitchy's Ark (ミッチの箱舟 Mitchi no Hakobune?)
  36. Brothers' End! Zangetsu vs. Zangetsu Shin! (兄弟の決着!斬月VS斬月・真! Kyōdai no Ketchaku! Zangetsu Tai Zangetsu Shin?)
  37. Baron's Soccer Showdown Summer Camp! (バロン・サッカー対決 夏の陣! Baron Sakkā Taiketsu Natsu no Jin!?)
  38. The Return of the Professor (プロフェッサーの帰還 Purofessā no Kikan?)
  39. The Do-or-Die Tower Break-In Strategy! (決死のタワー突入作戦! Kesshi no Tawā Totsunyū Sakusen!?)
  40. Awakening the Over Lord (オーバーロードへの目覚め Ōbārōdo e no Mezame?)
  41. Clash! The Over Lord King (激突!オーバーロードの王 Gekitotsu! Ōbārōdo no Ō?)
  42. Mitsuzane! The Final Transformation! (光実!最後の変身! Mitsuzane! Saigo no Henshin!?)
  43. Baron's Ultimate Transformation (バロン 究極の変身 Baron Kyukyoku no Henshin?)
  44. Two People Aiming At the Future (二人の目指す未来は Futari no Mezasu Mirai Wa?)
  45. The Fated Two's Final Battle! (運命の二人 最終バトル! Unmei no Futari Saishū Batoru!?)
  46. Fate's Victor (運命の勝者 Unmei no Shōsha?)
  47. Transform! And to the Future (変身!そして未来へ Henshin! Soshite Mirai e?)


  1. 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?)
  2. Heisei Rider vs. Showa 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 feat. Sūpā Sentai?)
  3. Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! (劇場版 仮面ライダー鎧武(ガイム) サッカー大決戦! 黄金の果実争奪杯(カップ)! Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Gaimu Sakkā Daisakusen! Ōgon No Kajitsu Sōdatsu Kappu!?)
  4. 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?)
  5. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden (仮面ライダー鎧武(ガイム)外伝 Kamen Raidā Gaimu Gaiden?)
    1. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Zangetsu (仮面ライダー斬月 [ザンゲツ] Kamen Raidā Zangetsu?)
    2. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Baron (仮面ライダーバロン Kamen Raidā Baron?)
    3. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Duke (仮面ライダーデューク Kamen Raidā Dyūku?)
    4. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Knuckle (仮面ライダーナックル Kamen Raidā Nakkuru?)


  1. Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs. Kamen Rider Gaim Spring Vacation Combining Special (烈車戦隊トッキュウジャーVS仮面ライダー鎧武春休み合体スペシャル Ressha Sentai Tokkyūjā Tai Kamen Raidā Gaimu Haruyasumi Gattai Supesharu?)
  2. Kamen Rider Gaim Hyper Battle DVD: 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~?)

Stage shows

  1. Kamen Rider Gaim: Final Stage (仮面ライダー鎧武(ガイム)ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Gaimu Fainaru Sutēji?)


Recurring/guest castEdit

Suit actorsEdit


Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "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
  • "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


  • This is the first Kamen Rider series to fully utilize the "A Rider can use other Riders' powers" more freely than Kamen Rider Decade. While Decade has to be acknowledged by the Riders themselves to use their powers, Gaim Riders need the lockseed and appropriate driver, if not already in their possession.
  • This installment celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Heisei Rider Series.
  • This is the first Kamen Rider series since Kamen Rider Kiva whose title is not an English word nor based on an English word.
  • While the Gaim Riders' motif is fruit, it is not the first series to have a Rider with a fruit motif. The first one is Kamen Rider Den-O, with the peach-themed Sword Form.
  • This Kamen Rider series does not intend to strictly follow the two-episode story arc structure that has been part of the Kamen Rider franchise since Den-O.
  • Most of the Riders' Transformation segments are similar to the Riders from Den-O.
    • Coincidentally, the voice for one of the Drivers and the Narrator are former Imagin voice actors from Den-O.
  • With a total of 20 Riders plus the Kurokage Troopers, Gaim not only has more Riders than any Neo-Heisei series, but has beat Ryuki (which had a total of 13 Riders, along with the 2 Alternatives), Kabuto(which had 11 Riders, not counting ZECTroopers), and Hibiki (which had 19 Riders, however it had more if you count the novel and S.I.C. saga) which makes Gaim the series with the most Riders seen on screen with 21 Riders.
    • Interestingly before episode 32, this series is more focused on Kamen Riders battling each other than Kamen Rider Ryuki.
      • Later since episode 32, the series' story becomes something similar to Kamen Rider Hibiki, and Ryuki's USA adaption Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, where most of All Riders are gathered in form of an alliance, with one/another Rider(s) on a villain sides.


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