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"Eiji... I'm no longer the hand that you need to reach out to."
―Ankh's last words to Eiji[src]

Ankh (アンク, Anku) is the anti-hero ally to Eiji Hino and the bird Greeed who possessed the body of Shingo Izumi to save the latter's life. However when he fully regains his full form, he briefly became OOO's enemy until shortly before the final battle and became unable to kill Eiji due to the bond they had established since. After being attacked by Maki, his Taka Medal was split in half, but his consciousness otherwise remained intact.

Character History


In The Kamen Rider OOO novel, when Ankh was first created, he resided within his 10 Core Medals not as the Greeed known as Ankh, but as the King of Birds. At that point Ankh felt free and was able to see the beauty in this world, he loved the vast blue sky more than anything. But as the 10th Core Medal was taken away, Ankh spawned from the Core Medals with his sense smell, vision and taste becoming distorted. He was unable to see the world in the same way he previously did and left with a feeling of being incomplete. He and the other Greeeds became the embodiment of greed. The King witnesses the birth of the Greeeds and says “Happy Birthday!” as he takes their Core Medals.

What sets Ankh apart and leads him to his betrayal to the other Greeeds begins when he meets a blind girl. This girl dreams of being able to a beautiful scenery accompanied with bluebirds. Ankh seems to be able to connect to the blind girl. They eventually become friends through their mutual desire to see the world in a beautiful perspective, even though Ankh hates humans. Ankh goes on to tell the girl that he’s actually a bird. The girl believes him and asks “Mr. Bird, what color are you?” Ankh responds with “I’m red…” leaving her rather disappointed as he’s not blue. Eventually Ankh tells her that he can help her see, and creates the Condor Yummy through her desire to see. The Condor Yummy attacks random people gouges their eyes out and gives them to the girl. She opens her eyes and sees corpses with their eyes gouged out, causing her to go insane. She no longer has the desire to see again, and the Condor Yummy disintegrates into Cell Medals. Shortly before she dies, the girl asks Ankh to once again become the King of Birds in order to protect the weak. Ankh feels bad for not being able to save her, in a similar way to Eiji and the girl he couldn’t save during the war.

Ankh joins up with the other Greeeds and agrees to take down the King together in order to retrieve their Core Medals. The King is insanely strong and controls a large portion of Europe. He uses the combos very efficiently, with Gatakiriba he clones himself and destroys neighboring countries and their armies. He uses Tajadol’s flight as his advantage and burns down villages that try and oppose him. With Latorartar’s speed, he infiltrates enemy camp and strikes quickly. He uses Sagohzo and Shauta to cause earthquakes and tsunamis to take down the Spanish Armada. The Greeeds manage to get their Core Medals back too, but even when they are in their full form they can’t take on the King. In order to defeat him, they resort to using Yummies created from the King’s greed. Uva, Kazari and Mezool creates the CockroachLion and Whale Yummies, they are almost as strong as a full form Greeed because of the King’s strong greed. But none of this is enough as Ankh reveals that he was working with the King all along, but the King betrays Ankh. When the First OOO attempted to absorb the power of all the Core Medals, the King was turned into a stone coffin sealing the Greeed, including Ankh (who transformed into an arm) containing the Core Medal with his consciousness while the rest of his body was mummified and preserved in Europe. Right before Ankh is sealed, he imagines and sees the blind girl, flying together and looking down on the beautiful world.


In present times, he unseals himself and the other Greeed completely, while stealing some of the others' Core Medals in the process to get an advantage over them. However, he loses one of his Taka Medals when Eiji Hino takes it by accident. He originally intends to force Eiji to return his medal, but when the Kamakiri Yummy attacks when trying to retrieve other Core Medals he has stolen from his fellow Greeed, Eiji saves him. To return the favor, while intending to make Eiji a pawn in his scheme, Ankh saves the human by giving him some of the Core Medals he has and enabling him to transform into Kamen Rider OOO.

After the Yummy is destroyed, Ankh takes the body of the detective Shingo Izumi, who was mortally wounded in the attack, causing Shingo's hair to spike up with a dull blonde color. As Ankh explains, he intends to use Shingo's body as his temporary vessel, thus keeping Shingo barely alive, so he could move about unnoticed while feeding on as many Cell Medals as he can to regain his complete form. However, when Eiji proves far more strong willed than he thought, Ankh is forced into promising him to give Eiji the OOO Driver so he could save lives rather than just to gather Cell Medals for Ankh.

Eventually, Ankh reveals his reasons for wanting the Core Medals is so he can evolve into a stronger being. However, after reabsorbing his two Core Medals and only able to project a single rainbow-hued wing from his shoulder, Ankh's inability to regenerate attracts Eiji's concern. The mystery deepens when a being resembling Ankh's left forearm appears and creates two Oumu Yummy in an attempt to take his counterpart's Core Medals, eventually forced to regenerate into a near-complete being to support Kazari and Maki while attempting to absorb Ankh and become whole.

After his counterpart has been destroyed, Ankh retakes Shingo's body as his remaining Core Medals cannot maintain his new body. Having regained his full powers as a Greeed, taking back his Taka Medal from Eiji, Ankh offers to help Maki in gaining the Purple Core Medals in return of becoming the vessel for all the other Core Medals. Reviving Uva, Ankh then joins forces with the other Greeed and rallies them against Eiji. However, while he seemingly betrayed Eiji and the others, things eventually started to change. He even asks Hina to let him keep Shingo as his body after all he's experienced as a human being. Later on as Ankh goes to fight against Eiji, all the while talking with him about how he is disgusted by Eiji's lack of desire, Eiji finally realizes his desire to protect others by gaining strength. Eiji then thanks Ankh which causes a disturbance in Ankh. Just as things seem to change slightly for the better, Maki appears on a cliff, and adds another Purple Core to Eiji, making him unstable and forcing him to assume the purple-eyed Tatoba form. Ankh then fights against Eiji once more, but when Maki adds another Core, this forces him to fight seriously against Eiji, now as the Eiji Greeed, in his newly-regained complete form. He then told Eiji that he shouldn't go berserk if wants to achieve his desire while also defeating him. After the fight, Maki tells Ankh that he won't choose him to be the vessel for all the Core Medals, due to becoming too human, causing Ankh and him to fight with Maki damaging Ankh's Taka Medal which holds his conscious. Maki then takes Ankh's Medals by force, while leaving him with one set of Core Medals. However, the Taka Medal that contains his consciousness is severely cracked, but surprisingly had an epiphany and felt satisfied for the first time. Hina finds him but Ankh tells her not to mention about his shattered Core Medal to Eiji.

Ankh soon makes his way back to Eiji, (jokingly) asking for the year's worth of ice candy that they had as part of the deal. After Uva is turned by Maki into a Core Sarcophagus Uncontrollable, Ankh assumes his complete Greeed form and assists Eiji in fighting the horde of Kuzu Yummy. The two soon turn their attention to the Kyouryu Greeed, leaving the Kuzu Yummy to Birth and Birth·Proto Type. After a brief confrontation, Eiji attempts to finish off Maki with a massive Cell Medal-fueled slash from the Medagabryu. With this failing, Ankh gives him the Medals necessary for him to assume the Tajadol Combo, including the cracked Taka Medal containing his consciousness. Realizing Ankh is sacrificing himself, Eiji transforms.

As the battle continues, Ankh continues fighting with Eiji in spirit, lending his power to both a punch from the Tajaspiner, periodic shielding of Eiji from Maki's attacks, countering Maki's final fireball so that Eiji's final Giga Scan can hit home. As Maki dies and is sucked into the black hole formed on his chest, the Taka Medal housing Ankh's consciousness flies out of the OOO Driver and splits in half. As Eiji begins falling to earth, Ankh, in his forearm form, wakes him with a few slaps to the face, and tells Eiji he got what he wanted. Eiji asks protests, saying if he wanted life, then why is he letting himself die. He tells Eiji that thanks to him and the others "a pile of Medals like me can 'die'...I don't think I could ever find anything more satisfying", thus finding the thing he craved for so much, in death. Ankh also tells Eiji, as he begins to fly away, that he is no longer the hand Eiji should reach for. With that, Ankh fades away, leaving behind one half of his Taka Medal. The other half ended up with Hina, assuming the form of Ankh's possession of Shingo and smiling at her sweetly before dropping into the sand. Keeping both halves with him, Eiji vows to somehow restore his friend, traveling the world to find a way to do so, while unaware that a spectral Ankh arm is following him in these travels.

Movie War Mega Max

Ankh (With Eiji's Appearance)

In Movie War Mega Max, an Ankh from the future appears at the airport Eiji is returning home in shortly before the fight with Kamen Rider Poseidon. Eiji finds this strange, as the Taka Medal is still cracked, but he'll tell him how he returned later. They hear of Kamen Rider Poseidon, and formulate a plan. He assumes Eiji's form, and begins fighting Poseidon's Kuzu Yummy. However, once he got close enough to Poseidon, after Poseidon takes down both of the Birth Twins, he plunges his arm into the Rider's back, and changes his voice back into his own to let everyone know he's back. Then, putting two together, he figures out that Poseidon's Medals came from the black hole created when Maki died. He rips some Core Medals out of Poseidon, barely dodging the Rider's attack, and leaps onto a nearby construction platform. The real Eiji arrives, and Ankh tosses him the Taka, Tora, and Batta Medals, allowing Eiji to become OOO again. However back at the Cous Coussier, Eiji says that during the fight, he sensed the pain, but Ankh just shrugs it off, glad to have more Medals again. It's short lived, as the Cous Coussier is ambushed by Kuzu Yummies. Chiyoko tells Eiji and Ankh not to hold back, and they fight.

They follow the Kuzu Yummies back to their creator, Poseidon. He transforms, but Eiji refuses to transform, as he remembers what it was like being under the influence of a set of out-of-control Medals. Though it nearly gets Eiji killed, Michal Minato eventually overpowers Poseidon. When Michal explains his story, Ankh laughs at the irony of Kamen Rider Aqua being afraid of water, Eiji and Hina throwing things at him for not being more sensitive. He then, again proving his crude nature, agrees when Michal says the Poseidon Medals possessed him because he was weak. Eiji hits him with a sweater, and Hina tries to hit him with a metal barrel, but Eiji says that is too far. They sleep in the motorcycle yard they've camped in, and Poseidon resurfaces, but Ankh and Eiji had predicted that. They make a plan to get a hold of the Poseidon-possessed Michal before he can transform, and they manage to recover more of the lost Core Medals, enough so that OOO has a full set of each Combo. However, Poseidon forms his own body, but when he tries to kill Eiji, Michal, and Hina, Ankh protects them all with a fireball counter. The next day, he and Eiji go to fight Poseidon. As they take on a squad of Kuzu Yummies, Ankh still refuses to answer how he returned. Eiji then asks if the fight with Poseidon will be their last. Ankh simply say that if he wants to know he'd better live, Eiji responding that Ankh should too. Ankh continues supplying Medals and fighting Kuzu Yummies as OOO fights Poseidon, even supplying a set of his own once Aqua arrives so that the finishing blow can be struck. After Poseidon is defeated, Eiji knowingly asks Ankh if he'll be leaving too. Ankh simply smiles, then vanishes into the time anomaly. Hina is confused, but Eiji holds the broken Taka Medal of the present, now having no doubt that he will be able to revive Ankh.

Heisei Generations Final

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"Be nice and hand over today's ice pop.[2]"
―Ankh to Eiji in Heisei Generations Final[src]

Like his fellow Greeed, Ankh's Core Medals and body were remade by the Foundation X's Kaisei Mogami to attack the Riders. He battled an untransformed Eiji, Emu Hojo and Ryuga Banjo before falling out of the building they were in. Eiji leaped after him after he noticed the Medal pieces that housed Ankh's consciousness glowing near it. The Medal pieces entered the body, and Ankh was revived.[3]

However, this revival was only temporary, as the fake Core Medals faded away. Ankh still lingered for a while to get his ice cream from Eiji, before turning back into the Medal pieces.

Appearances in other media

OOO-era Movies

These movies, which were shown during the run of OOO, take place within a version of the TV series' timeline. However, there are some contradictions between story elements, making reconciliation with the show's continuity difficult.

Movie War Core

to be added

See Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W feat. Skull: Movie War Core#Continuity and Placement for how this movie relates to the continuity of the OOO TV series.

OOO Wonderful

to be added

See Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals#Continuity and Placement for how this movie relates to the continuity of the OOO TV series.

Video games

Kamen Rider Battride War

Ankh appears as a navigator in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War.

World of OOO

Tsukasa Kadoya takes the role of Ankh in the A.R. World to the point of inheriting his distinctive red hairstyle and clothes. World of OOO

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing

Ankh Greed in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing

Ankh Greed is a playable character in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing alongside with many other Kamen Riders.


Ankh is a dishonest wildcard. As a Greeed he has little regard for humans, seeing them for their flaws, with Eiji being one of the few exceptions. Ankh also believes that he has the right to get whatever he wants and detests having to give something away if there's no benefit for him. He is also at odds with the other Greeed, both because of the history he had with them, as well as stealing their Core Medals. He focuses only on obtaining enough Cell Medals to regain his body and to become complete. He has however been shown to repay debts to people, giving Eiji the means to become OOO, though this mainly because he wanted to use Eiji as a tool in his quest. Though Eiji plays him at times, Ankh prefers working with Eiji over with his fellow Greeed as the human is honest about his motives. He had since underwent a personality change, where he (around the end) can no longer bring himself to harm Eiji or Hina without substantial reasons.

He serves as Eiji's companion and Medal Manager, supplying him with Core Medals stolen from other Greeed. Since possessing a human body, Ankh has been able to experience real emotions and the full effect of the five senses, something a Greeed is normally not capable of unless it possesses all nine of its Core Medals. The most prominent example of this effect is his ability to taste food, resulting in him developing a strong liking for popsicles to the extent of taking them without second thought such as taking them from a cart and making Eiji pay and scaring off children. True to his bird nature, Ankh also shows a preference for high places, frequently shown on trees, resting somewhere high in his quarters shared with Eiji, and jumping out of the window instead of going out through the door. Ankh dislikes eating poultry due to his connection to birds although will do so if forced by Hina.

He is also commonly seen carrying an tablet or an smartphone for gathering information and keeping track of the Core Medals. He is however not above betraying Eiji for his own benefit, whether it be regaining one of his Core Medals or joining the other Greeed to get new power while betraying the Greeed in a well formulated plan. Ankh's faith in this plan is so strong, he is willing to give the other Greeed all their Core Medals back unconditionally, a result of his experiences with human senses, which in turn fueled his growing disgust with his fellow Greeed. He also wanted to have life as he saw all Greeds as non sentient mere piles of Medals that only have desire within them.

In the Net Movie, Ankh was knocked out and his personality was changed.

Imagin Possessions

Yummies created


Ankh (Right Arm)

Ankh's arm

Ankh's appearance throughout the series, this was resulted after his right hand sealed by the King when accessing the power of all Core Medals. Due to this, Ankh needs to possess Shingo Izumi for the most of time. Though he can still separate from his host, but he must return back possessing Shingo otherwise the two would die. When separated, Ankh can fly as a method to travel. Right after his death in the final episode, he was left as a spectral flying arm, tailing Eiji in his adventures until he was revived in the future.

Powers and Abilities
Greeed Powers
As a Greeed, Ankh has superhuman powers and birdlike abilities true to the race he represents, though regressed when in the state of a single arm.
Cell Medal Transmutation
Ankh can turn his body into a mass of Cell Medals, them reforming it back to his original state.
Thanks to his bird-like physiology, he can fly even as a single right arm.
While as a floating right arm, Ankh can possess humans. Those whom under his possession had their hair becoming a dull blond and spiked up. But even separated, Ankh must returned or else, both him and his host would die.
Mental Preservation
Should Ankh had been destroyed, he can still be revived as long as his main Core Medal intact.
O Medal Detection
Ankh can detect any active presences of O Medal-based lifeforms,such as Greeds and Yummies.
Yummy Host Identification
Ankh can identify any person who has spawned a Yummy, allowing him to distinguish them from normal people.
Superhuman Strength
Ankh can lift an average human single handedly even if he is a floating right hand.

Appearances: Kamen Rider OOO Episodes 1-48

Ankh (Complete)

Ankh in Completion

  • Height: 214 cm
  • Weight: 117 kg

This form was what he actually looked like before he was separated from his whole body. He was reunited with his old body but during his first reunion, the other part of his consciousness tried to take over until OOO Putotyra smashed three of his Medals, turning him into a pile of Cell Medals but revived as the original Ankh. While retain the ability to possess hosts, Ankh can initiate human disguises like other Greeeds, taking the form of Shingo Izumi in his possessed state and Eiji briefly, maintaining his Greeed right arm out of habit.

Powers and Abilities
Greeed Powers
As a Greeed, Ankh has superhuman powers and birdlike abilities true to the race he represents.
Mind Reading
Ankh can read the thoughts of his host to search trough their inner desires and create a Yummy based on it.
Yummy Creation
A Greeed himself, Ankh can create Yummies based on his host's desires.
Human Disguise
Ankh can disguise himself as a human while maintaining his right arm, though this was likely out of habit.
Cell Medal Transmutation
Ankh can turn his body into a mass of Cell Medals, them reforming it back to his original state.
Consciousness Separation
Though separated from his body, a part of Ankh's consciousness survived in his hand, while the other half lies in the other body.
Thanks to his bird-like physiology, he can fly even as a single right arm.
From his right arm, Ankh can channel a stream of flames.
Even after restored to his full body, Ankh still had the ability to possess any person he wants.
Mental Preservation
Should Ankh had been destroyed, he can still be revived as long as his main Core Medal intact.
Superhuman Strength
Ankh can lift an average human single handily even if he is a floating right hand.

Appearances: Kamen Rider OOO Episodes 46-48


Ankh Lockseed (アンクロックシード, Anku Rokkushīdo): Allows the user to transform into Ankh Arms. The core image depicts Ankh holding his Core Medals while the lid backside image depicts the broken in half Taka Medal. Baron/Gridon-styled Lockseed.

  • Transformation: Ankh Arms: Happy Birth~day! (アンクアームズ・ハッピーバースデー!, Anku Āmuzu - Happī Bāsudē!)
    • Squash: Orange Ice (オレンジアイス, Orenji Aisu, lit. "Orange Popsicle")
    • Au Lait: Banana Ice (バナナアイス, Banana Aisu, lit. "Banana Popsicle")
    • Sparking: Budou Ice (ブドウアイス, Budō Aisu, lit. "Grape Popsicle")

Behind the scenes


Ankh was voiced and portrayed by Ryosuke Miura (三浦 涼介, Miura Ryōsuke), who also played Shingo Izumi. In Movie War Mega Max, while assuming Eiji Hino's appearance, he was portrayed by Shu Watanabe (渡部 秀, Watanabe Shū).

His suit actors were Eitoku (永徳 as an arm), Natsumi Adachi (足立 夏海, Adachi Natsumi, opening dance), and Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧, Fujita Satoshi, understudy)


"Ankh" comes from the Hindi word for eye (आँख ā̃ṅkh), as in a hawk's eye, one of Ankh's motifs is a hawk and has an eye on his palm, Ankh in his complete Greeed form also has only one eye like Horus,the Egyptian god protector of Pharaohs. This is a reference to the blind girl which he met and his first selfless desire to get a pair of eyes for her to see the world with the help of Condor Yummy though she was traumatized due to Ankh's actions and died of insanity. Similarly, an ankh is a type of Egyptian item that is also a character that reads "Eternal Life". His name was originally planned to be "Ash" (アッシュ, Asshu) from the Japanese word assuru (圧する), meaning "to oppress" or "to dominate", which would fit well into his personality and the Bird Yummy stealing attributes from people after restraining them.

Concept Art

Ankh concept art

Ankh concept art was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi (出渕 裕, Izubuchi Yutaka).


  • Ankh's name was is variably written as "Ankh" and "Unkh" in media released by TV Asahi, Toei Company, and Bandai. "Unkh" is an example of a common error made by the Japanese when romanizing words.
  • It is possible that Ankh is the strongest of all Greeeds as he managed to defeat Eiji even in his Greeed form as well as allowing Eiji the means to become Tajadol Combo which was strong enough to defeat other Greeeds including Maki whereas even the Putotyra Combo failed to do so.
  • In the Tagalog dub, he was voiced by Jak Roberto.



See also

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