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This article is about a/an character in Kamen Rider Drive.

Akira Hayase (早瀬 明 Hayase Akira) is a former policeman and the friend of Shinnosuke Tomari.

Character History

Six months prior to the series, during the "Global Freeze" incident, Type ZERO Episode 0: Countdown to Global Freeze Hayase and his partner, Shinnosuke were apprehending some criminals. Hayase was cornered in between a flammable generator and one of the two criminals. Panicking, Shinnosuke pulled out his gun and tried to aim at the criminal, but due to the Slowdown effect, he accidentally shot the generator, causing it to explode and in the process, causing some pipes to collapse. As Shinnosuke tried to save Hayase from the falling pipes, the Slowdown effect happened once again, causing the young policeman to be unable to save Hayase from being crushed, leading Shinnosuke thus lost his motivation as a police officer, and was transferred to a Special Investigation Unit. Why Did My Time Stop?

During the six months, he stayed at the hospital during his convalescence period, with Shinnosuke visiting once in a while, eventually spurring Shinnosuke to forget the events of that fateful night, for his own sake. What is a Kamen Rider? Later on, it was revealed that Hayase had heard of Kiriko from Shinnosuke, but they have never met. When they finally meet, Hayase deduced that they'd been kept apart to prevent Kiriko from learning things Shinnosuke didn't want her to know, but he nonetheless tries, much to Shinnosuke's annoyance. What is the Secret That Dwells in the Heart?

He eventually learns of his former partner's identity as a Kamen Rider, due to Shinnosuke defending him from the Sword Roidmude. Why Has a New Battle Started?

While partially recovered from his injuries, Hayase later joins forces with Shinnosuke, Go, Chase and the Special Investigation Unit to battle the remaining Roidmudes and Gold Drive. He revealed that he had gathered a team from the Special Vehicles Divison to prepare a back-up Drive Pit in case the current one was destroyed. What is a Roidmude's Last Dream?

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Akira Hayase was portrayed by late Yukihiro Takiguchi (滝口 幸広 Takiguchi Yukihiro).

Appearances

Icon-drive Kamen Rider Drive
Kamen Riders
TV Series: Shinnosuke Tomari - Go Shijima - Chase - Tenjuro Banno - Kamen Rider Mach (Production Model) (Jun Honganji)
Movie/Special/Stageshow-exclusive: Zoruku Tojo - Kyoichiro Kuroi - Kamen Rider 4 - Paradox Roidmude - Heart - Brain
Special Investigation Unit
Shinnosuke Tomari - Kiriko Shijima - Krim Steinbelt - Jun Honganji - Genpachiro Otta - Rinna Sawagami - Kyu Saijo

Unofficial Members: Roidmude 072 - Go Shijima - Chase - Mitsuhide Nira (defected)

Other allies
Akira Hayase - Harley Hendrickson - Kyoichiro Kuroi - Eisuke Tomari - Eiji Tomari - Ninningers - Ryu Terui - Takumi Inui - Yuto Sakurai - Sakuya Tachibana - Kamen Rider Blade - Kamen Rider Chalice - Kamen Rider Leangle
Roidmudes
Creator: Tenjuro Banno

Generals: Heart - Brain - Chase (defected) - Medic - Freeze - Krim Steinbelt (copy) - Roidmude 005 - Roidmude 006 - Tornado - Paradox


Minor Advanced Roidmudes: Reaper Legion - Iron Roidmude - Paint Roidmude - Crush Roidmude - Scooper Roidmude - Volt Roidmude - Gunman Roidmude - Voice Roidmude - Judge Roidmude - Shoot Roidmude - Shocker Buruburu - Angel Roidmude


Fusion Evolution State: Sword Roidmude - Seeker Roidmude - Open Roidmude - Cook Roidmude - Thief Roidmude


Unofficial: Mitsuhide Nira - Sigma Circular

Other villains
Zoruku Tojo - Imitation Drive - Kibaoni Army Corps - Shocker - Neo Shade - Ganma (Da Vinci Gamma)
Mu:Leader of Mu
Executive :Shocker Leader III
Kamen Riders :Kamen Rider Dark Kiva - Kamen Rider Poseidon - Kamen Rider Wiseman - Kamen Rider Duke - Kamen Rider Dark Ghost - Kamen Rider Another Para-DX
Monsters :Cancer Zodiarts - Gremlin - Demushu - Gamma Superior - Graphite
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