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For the A.R. World version, see Junichi Kaito.
"So... Become mine. Grand power. In order to revive you, I sacrifice a human life!"
―Junichi's proclamation[src]

Junichi Shimura (志村 純一 Shimura Jun'ichi) was Kamen Rider Glaive (仮面ライダーグレイブ Kamen Raidā Gureibu, Masked Rider Glaive), a character from the film Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace and the true identity of Albino Joker (アルビノジョーカー Arubino Jōkā), the main antagonist of the film.


New Generation

In this special, time passes, and Junichi Shimura eventually joins BOARD, which is now operated by Sakuya Tachibana. He takes up the role of Kamen Rider Glaive, being the new Blade. He is armed with the Glaive Rouzer, a modified version of the Blay Rouzer. He appears hidden in the bushes when Natsumi Miwa is persecuted by Peacock Undead.

Kamen Rider Glaive appears watching to Natsumi Miwa and Shin Magaki is chased by Peacock Undead, he was walking while waiting for the perfect time to help them.

Junichi gives the Rouzer card to Shin and Natsumi

Natsumi and Shin continue running from the Undead. Natsumi finds a steel pipe and tries to get Shin to cover her escape, claiming that men are supposed to protect women. This fails and the Undead continues chasing them until an explosion destroys it. The mysterious figure approaches them, no longer hiding and throws them both Change Kerberos Rouse Cards. He returns back to his human form.

"Can't escape your destiny, but it is the will of the cards that become Kamen Riders"
―Junichi Shimura meeting Natsumi and Shin[src]

Junichi offers them both to be Kamen Riders. He also explains that the incident with the Undead ended once, but the power of the Kamen Riders is needed again. Natsumi and Shin refuse and give back the cards. Junichi says to himself that they will return and that it is their fate is to become Riders. Behind Junichi is Kazuma Kenzaki, who becomes a garbageman.

Missing Ace

In the movie, like Hajime Aikawa, he is a Joker-class Undead with a white and pink color scheme, as opposed to Aikawa's black and green colors - thus the Albino Joker name. When the previous fight ended with Kenzaki sealing Hajime, he rose out of the shadows. The first step in his plan was to release all of the Undead again by forcefully taking the Rouse Cards from Kei Karasuma. When all the Undead are sealed, he kills his own subordinates and disguises himself as Shin to fool the other riders, but Shiori figures out Shimura's plan and he is exposed. His plan is to obtain the power of Jashin 14 using the Vanity Card, his main target is Amane Kurihara because it's revealed that her father entered the location of Jashin 14, so only one of his blood can be sacrificed. During the fight with the Albiroachi, Kenzaki tells Mutsuki to unseal Hajime, which he does. With Hajime released, he goes out and protects Amane, taking her to safety. Shimura catches up with them and Hajime transforms into the Black Joker to fight Shimura; unfortunately, still exhausted after being unsealed, Shimura defeats him. In some magazines, there are shots of the Albino Joker wielding a red scythe at the location of this scene; however, this weapon was never seen in the movie. Although Black Joker is the most powerful of all possible Jokers, the Black Joker is extremely exhausted and therefore is defeated.

He then uses the Category King cards to create the Vanity Card and seals Amane in it. He then goes on to revive Jashin 14 by inserting it into an ancient tablet, fusing with the beast to obtain its power. He then appears to the Riders in his new form and attempts to kill them. Hajime concocts a plan to free Amane and stop Shimura: to trade places with Amane. Hajime tells Kenzaki to destroy the tablet. Kenzaki hesitates knowing he'll kill Hajime, but Hajime convinces him and destroys it, weakening Shimura. Kenzaki then changes into King Form and uses his Royal Straightflash attack to split Jashin, thus Shimura dies in the explosion that insured from the monster's death.

Kamen Rider Decade

Rider War

Kamen Rider Glaive appears with other Kamen Riders commanded by Wataru Kurenai, but all are murdered by Decade in episode 1 of Kamen Rider Decade in the dream of Natsumi Hikari and then conclude the dream with Decade as the only Rider in the Rider War Rider War

The Destroyer of Worlds

All the Riders killed by Decade.

In the special version of episode 31, Kamen Rider Glaive is seen as one of the many Kamen Riders who fought in the Rider War against Decade and were all destroyed. They were presumably restored after the destruction (and subsequent revival) of Decade at the end of the Rider War and the worlds were restored. The Destroyer of Worlds

Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates

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During the events of Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates, Kamen Rider Diend Complete Form summons Glaive alongside seven other Movie Riders using the Attack Ride Card Gekijouban to defeat Kamen Rider G Den-O.  Here, Glaive uses Gravity Slash, possibly in order to better go along with the other Riders' ranged finishing moves.

Type HIGH SPEED! The True Power! Type High Speed is Born!

Kamen Rider Glaive in Tevile-Kun

Kamen Rider Rider Glaive make an appearance with other Riders and kaijin monsters when Shinnosuke and Kiriko discover the knock-off versions of the Televi-Kun, an abandoned warehouse after they meet Roidmude 027

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider battle Ganbaride

Kamen Rider Glaive card

Kamen Rider Glaive is a playable character with the other Heisei and Showa Kamen Riders in Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride.

Kamen Rider Riderbout

Kamen Rider Glaive , Albino Joker and Jashin-14 appears as a playable character with the other Heisei and Showa kamen Riders in Kamen Rider Riderbout.

Kamen Rider: Battride War series

Kamen Rider: Battride War

Blade confronts Albino Joker.

Albino Joker appears as a Boss in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War, fighting against Kamen Rider Blade.

Kamen Rider: Battride War II

Albino Joker

Albino Joker appears as a Boss in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War II, fighting against Kamen Rider Blade and Joker Undead.

Kamen Rider Battle Rush

Kamen Rider Glaive appears as a playable and support character in the video game Kamen Rider Battle Rush using Gravity Slash.

Masked Rider Expansion

Kamen Rider Glaive Masked Rider Expansion card

Kamen Rider Glaive appears as a playable character in this trading card game with other Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Heisei-Era , Showa-Era,super sentai,Metal Heroes and other Heroes.

Kamen Rider Buttobasoul

Kamen Rider Glaive Medal

Kamen Rider Glaive is a playable character in Kamen Rider Buttobasoul.

Powers and Abilities

  • Biological Immortality: As an Undead, Junichi Shimura can survive from any physical injuries, no matter how grave they may be.
  • Human Disguise: Since Junichi Shimura is an Undead, he can shift himself from his human to Undead form, making him similar to Royal Club Undeads.
  • Albiroachi: He can generate his own army of Darkroachi, the Albiroachi without the help of the Sealing Slab.


  • Amane Kurihara: Albino Joker as Jashin-14 is invincible but as seen in the movie. When Hajime changes places with Amane, it causes his power to go down, making vulnerable to the attacks of BOARD Riders.



Kamen Rider Glaive

"Open Up!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 203 cm.[1]
  • Rider Weight: 100 kg.[1]

Rider Senses:

  • Hearing: 5 km.[2]

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 300 AP[1] (3 t.)
  • Kicking Power: 500 AP[1] (5 t.)
  • Resistance: 120 t.[2]
  • Maximum Jump Height: 35 m.[1]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5 sec.[1]

Special Attacks:

  • Gravity Slash: 3500 AP[1] (35 t.)

Shimura transforms into Glaive using the original Change Kerberos Rouse Card created by Hiroshi Tennoji in conjunction with the Glaive Buckle, which utilizes the Leangle Buckle's Open Up system. He is equipped with the Glaive Rouzer. By scanning the Mighty Gravity Rouse Card in the Glaive Rouzer, Glaive can perform the Gravity Slash finishing attack.

Appearances: New Generation, Missing Ace, Decade Episodes 1, 7 (Flashback), 31 (Special Version only) , Treasure de End Pirates, Type HIGH SPEED! (Image).

Albino Joker

Albino Joker


  • Height: 219 cm.[3]
  • Weight: 116 kg.[3]

The Albino Joker (アルビノジョーカー Arubino Jōkā) is Shimura's true form. A second Joker that rose to power after Hajime was sealed in the movie, he strives to create the Vanity Card using the power of all four Category King Rouse Cards. One of the most fearsome powers of the Albino Joker is that, even without having won the Battle Fight, (although he may technically have, considering Hajime was sealed away), he is able to generate an army of Albiroachi without the help of the Sealing Slab.

Unlike his counterpart Black Joker, Albino Joker has a lot of abilities, making him the most powerful Undead.

  • He can shoot energy beams from his hand.
  • He can assume his own human disguise, similar to the Royal Club Undead.
  • He can unseal Undead and force them to loyally serve him as in the movie, all Undead try to help Albino Joker hunt Amane rather than go rogue and fight among themselves.
  • He can generate his own army of Darkroachi, the Albiroachi without the help of the Sealing Slab.

This form is exclusive to Missing Ace.


Albino Joker controlling Jashin-14


  • Height: 50 m.[3]
  • Weight: 204 t.[3]

After using the Vanity Card to seal Amane into the slab as a sacrifice, the Albino Joker is granted control over Jashin-14, an ancient creature that is nigh-indestructible. He is easily able to swat away attacks by all four of the Riders, even with Garren and Blade using their Jack Forms. However, after Hajime replaces Amane as the sacrifice then makes Blade destroy him, this form is severely weakened, and the Riders are able to attack him at last, until both Jashin and the Albino Joker are destroyed by Blade's Royal Straightflash.

This form is exclusive to Missing Ace.



Rouse Cards

Albino Joker

Albino Joker card the sealed form of the Albino Joker Undead.

  • Effect name: JOKER
  • Card name: Albino Joker (アルビノジョーカー Arubinojōkā)


Giant Jashin 14 (巨大邪神14 Kyodai Jashin Fōtīn, lit. "Giant Evil God 14") card Used to Summon Jashin 14 (included in the Rouse Card Collection Set, not seen used in the series)

  • Effect name: n/a
  • Card name: Fourteen (フォーティーン Fōtīn)

Rider Card

Kamen Ride: Glaive

"Kamen Ride: Glaive"
―Diendriver summoning announcement[src]

Glaive as summoned by Diend Complete Form.

Behind the scenes


Junichi Shimura is portrayed by Yuuki Kuroda (黒田 勇樹 Kuroda Yūki),who previously portrayed HiroshiIcon-crosswiki.png in Kousoku Sentai TurborangerIcon-crosswiki.png and later played a similar character Junichi Kaito in Kamen Rider Decade. As Kamen Rider Glaive and Albino Joker, his suit actor was Naoki Nagase (永瀬尚希 Nagase Naoki),In Kamen Rider Glaives appearance in Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates, his suit actor was Toshihiro Ogura (おぐら としひろ Ogura Toshihiro).


  • Kamen Rider Glaive name comes from the middle French glaive, and east from the old French glaive, from the Latin gladius ("sword")

Concept Art


  • His name, "glaive", refers to the modern French term for the gladius, the Roman short sword, as his arsenal is based on Blade's.
  • Glaive's use of the Glaive Rouzer makes him analogous to Blade, whereas Natsumi Miwa is analogous to Garren and Lance is analogous to Leangle.
  • Albino Joker is a negative color swap of Joker and bodies are opposite.
    • In some playing card decks, there are two Jokers, one Black, and the other one Red. In this case, Hajime would represent the suits of Spades and Clover (Black Joker) while Junichi would represent the suits of Hearts and Diamonds (Red Joker); note the color of Hajime's body and Junichi's visor in their Undead forms.
      • Since Red Jokers usually outrank Black Jokers, this would be fitting for Junichi being the most powerful Undead.
  • Unusually for an Undead, instead of being sealed into a card, the Albino Joker met his demise by being destroyed alongside Jashin 14.
  • While the original three Ace Riders in Missing Ace all died, the A.R. World Ace Riders from the World of Diend manage to survive the events of the two-parter in Kamen Rider Decade.
  • Junichi Shimura is the only Ace Rider that is not human.
  • Ace Riders is the first movie trio Riders in the Heisei Era, followed by Kabutech Riders from Kamen Rider Kabuto. This is subsequently followed by the Dark Necrom riders from Kamen Rider Ghost and Quartzer from Kamen Rider Zi-O.
  • Out of all Original Riders that returned in Decade, he's one of the so many already deceased Movie Riders to make a return in Decade.
  • According by Natsumi Miwa, Junichi's zodiac sign is Sagittarius and his Blood type is 0.
  • Kamen Rider Double in the (rigth side) and Kamen Rider OOO , the Gaia Memories and Core medals that both uses are the same color to the three Ace Riders.
    • Double (right side) uses the Gaia memories Cyclone Heat and Luna.
    • OOO in his Tatoba Combo uses the medals Taka, Tora and Batta.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Shogakukan. (2005). Masked Rider Blade: Complete Works. p. 98-99. ISBN 978-4091051035.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kamen Rider Official Data/Perfect File.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Shogakukan. (2005). Masked Rider Blade: Complete Works. p. 106. ISBN 978-4091051035.

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See also

Icon-blade.png Kamen Rider Blade
BOARD Rider System Users
Primary: Kazuma Kenzaki - Sakuya Tachibana - Mutsuki Kamijo
Keroberos Riders (Movie exclusive): Junichi Shimura - Natsumi Miwa - Shin Magaki
Gear: Blay Buckle - Garren Buckle - Leangle Buckle - Rouzers - Rouze Cards - Rouze Absorber - Chalice Arrow - Wild Slasher - Glaive Buckle - Lance Buckle - Larc Buckle
Rider Machines: Blue Spader - Red Rhombus - Green Clover - Shadow Chaser
Hiroshi Tennoji - Kei Karasuma - Shiori Hirose - Yoshito Hirose
Jacaranda Cafe
Kotaro Shirai - Haruka Kurihara - Amane Kurihara
The Undead
Joker: Hajime Aikawa - Junichi Shimura - Kazuma Kenzaki (post-series)
The Royal Club:

♠️ Spade: King - Takahara - Yazawa

♦️ Diamond: Kanai - Azumi - Isaka
♥️ Heart: Kamata - Miyuki Yoshinaga - Shinmei
♣️ Club: Noboru Shima - Hikaru Jō - Daichi
Category Ace:

Beetle Undead - Stag Beetle Undead - Spider Undead - Mantis Undead - Kerberos

Category 2-10:

♠️ Spade: Lizard Undead - Lion Undead - Boar Undead - Locust Undead - Deer Undead - Trilobite Undead - Buffalo Undead - Jaguar Undead - Scarab Undead

♦️ Diamond: Armadillo Undead - Frog Undead - Pecker Undead - Whale Undead - Firefly Undead -Tortoise Undead -Bat Undead - Zebra Undead - Chameleon Undead
♥️ Heart: Human Undead - Hammerhead Undead - Dragonfly Undead - Shell Undead - Hawk Undead - Plant Undead - Moth Undead - Camel Undead - Centipede Undead
♣️ Club: Bee Undead - Mole Undead - Rhinoceros Undead - Cobra Undead - Polarbear Undead - Jellyfish Undead - Scorpion Undead - Squid Undead - Tapir Undead
Other: Darkroaches - AlbiRoaches - Titan - Mold Undead - Jashin 14 - Trial B - Trial D - Trial E - Trial F - Trial G
Icon-decade.png Kamen Rider Decade
Kamen Riders
Primary: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito - Natsumi Hikari
A.R. Kamen Riders: Wataru Kurenai - Yusuke Onodera - Wataru - Shinji Tatsumi - Kazuma Kendate - Takumi Ogami - Shouichi Ashikawa - Momotaros - Ryotaro Nogami - Souji - Asumu - Kotaro Minami (Black RX) - Kotaro Minami (Black) - X-Rider (A.R. World) - Daisuke Yamamoto - Kazuma Kenzaki - Joji Yuki - Yuriko Misaki
A.R. Evil Kamen Riders: Chinomanako - Mimihiko - Kuchihiko - Kamen Rider Abyss - Dark Kiva - Ryuga - Orga - Dark Kabuto - Alternative
Other A.R. World Riders: Ren Haguro - Scissors - Zolda - Femme - Verde - Tiger - Imperer - Odin - Raia - Gai - Sakuya Hishigata - Mutsuki Kuroba - Takahiro Furuya - Kotaro Nogami - Arata - Ibuki - Zanki - Todoroki - Akira - Junichi Kaito - Haruka Miwa - Shin Magaki - X - Ixa - Saga
Prime Universe Kamen Riders: Kotaro Nogami - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Sieg
Hikari Studio
Natsumi Hikari - Kiva-la - Eijiro Hikari
Other Allies
Ai Yashiro - Kivat-bat the 3rd - Garulu - Basshaa - Dogga - Reiko Momoi - Ai - Mai - Mi - Yuri Tomoda - Toko Yashiro - Deneb - Teddy - Kohana - Naomi - Owner - Toki - Yu - Grandma - Mayu - Natsumi Hikari - Chinatsu - Hikoma KusakabeIcon-crosswiki.png - KurokoIcon-crosswiki.png - Kurando TaniIcon-crosswiki.png - ShinkengersIcon-crosswiki.png - Masahiko Okamura (A.R. World) - Ritsuko Okamura (A.R. World)
Doctor Death - Ambassador Hell - Apollogeist - Jyumenki Yum Cimil - Shadow Moon - King Dark - General Jark - Bishium - Yuki - Shvarian - Televi Bae-Kun
Worlds of Black & Black RX: Scorpion Imagin - Seamoon Fangire - Mantis Fangire - Rhinoceros Mutant - Ox Orphnoch - Worm Orphnoch - Frilled Lizard Orphnoch - Brachypelma Worm Aurantium - Brachypelma Worm Viridis - Tarantes Worm Purpura
World of Decade: Fiddler Crabking - Crabbat - Doras - Garai - Me-Badjisu-Ba - Zu-Mebio-Da - Me-Ginoga-De - Go-Gadoru-Ba - Leiurus Acutia - Formica Regia - Formica Pedes - Sheerghosts - Raydragoons - Psycorogue - Butterfly Orphnoch - Giraffe Orphnoch - Longhorn Orphnoch - Slug Orphnoch - Wild Boar Orphnoch - Pelican Orphnoch - Stinkbug Orphnoch - Arch Orphnoch - Elephant Undead - Giraffa Undead - Darkroachi - Kappa - Bakeneko - Hitotsumi - Coleoptera Worm Aeneus - Coleoptera Worm Croceus - Coleoptera Worm Argentum - Geophilid Worm - Subst Worm - Cassis Worm Gladius - Albinoleo Imagin - Mole Imagin - Rat Fangire - Sungazer Fangire - Bat Fangire
World of Amazon: Go-Jaraji-Da - Propheta Cruentus - Camponotus Worm Maxilla - Bakeneko - Yobuko
Dai-Shocker Combatmen - Dai-Shocker Scientists - Destron Combatmen
Super Shocker
Narutaki - Bee Woman - Neo Organism
Zanjioh - Jaguarman - Poison Lizard Man - Leechameleon - Zu-Gooma-Gu - Go-Jaraji-Da - Volucris Falco - Solospider - Scorpion Orphnoch - Titan Undead - Kodama - Sectio Worm Acuere - Cobra Imagin - Gecko Imagin - Sungazer Fangire
Super Shocker Combatmen
World of Kuuga: Me-Gyarido-Gi - Ra-Dorudo-Gu - Go-Baberu-Da - Go-Bemiu-Gi - Me-Biran-Gi - Go-Jaaza-Gi - Me-Garima-Ba
World of Agito: Me-Badjisu-Ba - Zu-Mebio-Da - Me-Ginoga-De
The Lords
Taurus Ballista
Formica Regia - Formica Pedes
Mirror Monsters
The Contract Monsters
World of Ryuki: Darkwing - Volcancer - Destwilder - Gigazelle - Abyssodon (Abysshammer - Abysslasher)
World of Negatives: Dragblacker
Wild Mirror Monsters
World of Ryuki: GuldThunder - Zebraskull Bronze - Megazelle - Negazelle - Omegazelle - Magazelle
World of Den-O: Gelnewt
World of Negatives: Raydragoons
Orphnochs / Lucky Clover
Momose - Shukawa - Genda - Shirogane
Butterfly Orphnoch
The Undead
World of Blade: Kamata - Hajime Shijo
Buffalo Undead - Elephant Undead - Capricorn Undead
World of Diend: Fourteen - Bossroach - Darkroachi
World of the Rider War: Deer Undead - Scarab Undead - Lizard Undead
魔化魍 Makamou
Gyuki - Bakegani
Kappa - Bakeneko - Ooari - Tengu - Ubume
Sou Otogiri
Coleoptera Worm Argentum - Geophilid Worm - Subst Worm
The Imagin
Alligator Imagin - New Mole Imagin
The Fangires
Beetle Fangire - Yuki
World of Kiva: Ryo Itoya - Swallowtail Fangire - Lion Fangire
World of the Rider War: Shark Fangire - Silkmoth Fangire - Horsefly Fangire - Warthog Fangire