|This article is about a/an character in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.|
Jiro, along with Taiga, were chosen to take the compatibility test to become Kamen Riders, as they had unknowingly discovered a case of the Bugster virus. However, Jiro was only eligible for a support role, a fact which was undisclosed to the doctors. As Taiga was hesitant on becoming a Kamen Rider then, Jiro decided that he would go in Taiga's place of his own accord. As Jiro attempted to transform, disaster struck as the effect of the Proto Gashat caused Jiro to suffer from hemoptysis before collapsing.
Jiro took a while to recuperate in the hospital before being discharged. Later, he found out that the usage of the Proto Gashat had infected him with the Bugster virus. He went down to CR in an attempt to warn Taiga, who was suffering from the same negative effects due to prolonged usage of the Proto Gashat. As he tried to stop Taiga from transforming, his stress finally took its toll as the Bugster virus took over him, causing him to vanish into data.
A victim of the Game Disease, Jiro Maki was acknowledged by Dr. Emu Hojo as he spoke at a televised press conference by the Ministry of Health following the demise of mastermind Masamune Dan, striking a chord with Taiga.
Three years after the end of the Bugster crisis, under the condition of Zombie Chronicle, a new game created by Dan Kuroto through the God Maximum Mighty X Gashat, Jiro was revived as a prize after Taiga successfully defeated a Zombie Gamer.
Behind the Scenes
Jiro Maki is portrayed by Masaki Kaji (加治 将樹 Kaji Masaki).
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid