This article is about a/an series entry (the 24th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
Red alert WARNING: This series contains scenes of blood, graphic violence, occasional alcohol drinking, body horror, murder and scary images. Viewer discretion is advised!
For the series' main character, Gaim, see Kouta Kazuraba.

Kamen Rider Gaim (仮面ライダー鎧武[ガイム] Kamen Raidā Gaimu) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series, it is the fifteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-fourth series overall. Toei registered the copyright and trademark of the series, which started on October 6, 2013, joining Zyuden Sentai KyoryugerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up three weeks after the finale of Kamen Rider Wizard. After Kyoryuger concluded on February 9, 2014, Kamen Rider Gaim was joined in the Super Hero Time lineup with Ressha Sentai ToQgerIcon-crosswiki. After the finale of Kamen Rider Gaim, Kamen Rider Drive joined ToQger on the Super Hero Time block. The catchphrase for the series are "It's a Rider Warring (Sengoku) era." (ライダー戦国時代。 Raidā Sengoku Jidai) and "How would you use your power?" (キミはこの力どう使う? Kimi wa kono chikara dō tsukau).

The average ratings of the series was 5.2%.[1]


Because of the large company, Yggdrasill Corporation setting up shop in the once bustling city of Zawame (沢芽市 Zawame-shi); the community started to become more like a jōkamachi (城下町 castle town). To escape the feeling of being under castle authority, dance crews were formed by young people to bring joy back to the public. Along with this is a popular game that uses the mysterious Lockseeds that contain mysterious monsters called Inves that are said to come from another dimension.

As the game becomes more popular, tears in reality begin to open that bring the Inves from their home dimension to Earth. Kouta Kazuraba, a young man who recently quit his dance crew Team Gaim (to help his sister Akira Kazuraba), finds a special Lockseed and the Sengoku Driver to become an Armored Rider, named Armored Rider Gaim. He must fight the sudden appearance of the Inves, but also against other the armored-Kamen Riders known as Armored Riders, effectively becoming a Sengoku period-like conflict for only one victor to prove themselves that they have the right to possess the power of the Helheim Forest, the proverbial forbidden fruit. 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 Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kouta Kazuraba (Potential)
Yuya Sumii (dream)
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Kaito Kumon (Potential)
Kamen Rider Ryugen Mitsuzane Kureshima
Mitsuzane Kureshima (Potential)
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Takatora Kureshima
Takatora Kureshima (Potential)
Kamen Rider Gridon Hideyasu Jonouchi
Hideyasu Jonouchi (Potential)
Kamen Rider Kurokage Ryoji HaseHideyasu Jonouchi
Kurokage Troopers
Kamen Rider Bravo Oren Pierre Alfonzo
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin Takatora Kureshima ►◄ Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Duke Ryoma Sengoku
Kamen Rider Sigurd Sid
Kamen Rider Marika Yoko Minato
Kamen Rider Knuckle Zack
Kamen Rider Mars Kougane
Kamen Rider Jam


Kamen Rider Fifteen Ren Aoi
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon (Soccer World)
Mecha Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin Takatora Kureshima (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Gridon Hideyasu Jonouchi (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Kurokage Ryoji Hase (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Bravo Oren Pierre Alfonzo (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Duke Ryoma Sengoku (Soccer World)
Mecha Ryoma Sengoku
Kamen Rider Sigurd Sid (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Marika Yoko Minato (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Knuckle Zack (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Kurokage Shin Peko (Soccer World)
Kamen Rider Kamuro Lapis
Kamen Rider Kurokage Mecha KurokagesNeo Baron henchmen
Kamen Rider Idunn Touka Akatsuki
Kamen Rider Tyrant Alfred
Kamen Rider Saver Kugai Kudo
Kamen Rider Black Baron Shura
Kamen Rider Bujin Gaim Bujin Gaim
Kamen Rider Bujin Wizard Bujin Wizard
Kamen Rider Bujin Fourze Bujin Fourze
Kamen Rider Bujin OOO
Bujin OOO
Kamen Rider Bujin Double
Bujin Double
Kamen Rider Bujin Decade Bujin Decade
Kamen Rider Bujin Kiva Bujin Kiva
Kamen Rider Bujin Den-O Bujin Den-O
Kamen Rider Bujin Kabuto Bujin Kabuto
Kamen Rider Bujin Hibiki Bujin Hibiki
Kamen Rider Bujin Blade Bujin Blade
Kamen Rider Bujin Faiz Bujin Faiz
Kamen Rider Bujin Ryuki Bujin Ryuki
Kamen Rider Bujin Agito Bujin Agito
Kamen Rider Bujin Kuuga Bujin Kuuga


Kamen Rider Gaim Yami Maja
Kamen Rider Maja
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Masahito Shizumiya
Kamen Rider Proto Gaim Aym
Kamen Rider Proto Baron Glasya
Kamen Rider Proto Gridon Foras
Kamen Rider Proto Bravo Yukimura Belial Granstein
Kamen Rider Proto Ryugen Kagemasa Shizumiya

S.I.C. Hero Saga-exclusive

Kamen Rider Knuckle Knuckle Troopers

Beat Riders

Yggdrasill Corporation


Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin
Kamen Rider ZX Ryo Murasame
Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Kaixa Masato Kusaka
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rider 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 Beast Kosuke Nitoh
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari
Kamen Rider Ghost Takeru Tenkuji
Kamen Rider Ex‑Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Build
Sento Kiryu
Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Geiz
Geiz Myokoin

Super Sentai

Designation Name
Kyoryu Red Daigo KiryuIcon-crosswiki
Designation Name
ToQ 1gou RightIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 2gou TokattiIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 3gou MioIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 4gou HikariIcon-crosswiki
ToQ 5gou KaguraIcon-crosswiki



Main article: Inves
  • Major Over Lord Inves
Demushu Demushu
Redyue Redyue
Rosyuo Rosyuo
Tyrant Alfred


(Gill) Hakaider Ryoma SengokuGilbert Kanzaki
Red Hakaider Red Centipede
Blue Hakaider Blue Crocodile
Silver Hakaider Silver Shrimp
Gattaider Gattaider
  • Mechanical Life Form
Megahex Megahex
ZZZ Megahex
  • Roidmudes
Heart Roidmude Heart
Brain Roidmude Brain
Mashin Chaser Chase

Next Genome Institute

Dr. Pac‑Man Michihiko Zaizen
Robol Bugster Soji Kuruse
Doral Bugster Kazushige Ryuzaki
Giril Bugster Ageha Takeda


Fake Zangetsu Shin Suspicious Younger Brother


Main article: Kamen Rider Gaim Episodes

The episodes in this Kamen Rider Series incorporate the name of 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 Zangetsu (仮面ライダー斬月 [ザンゲツ] Kamen Raidā Zangetsu)
    2. Kamen Rider Baron (仮面ライダーバロン Kamen Raidā Baron)
  6. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden 2 (仮面ライダー鎧武(ガイム)外伝 Kamen Raidā Gaimu Gaiden)
    1. Kamen Rider Duke (仮面ライダーデューク Kamen Raidā Dyūku)
    2. 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 SpecialIcon-crosswiki (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: 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~)
  3. Kamen Sentai Gorider (仮面戦隊ゴライダー Kamen Sentai Goraidā)


  1. Kamen Rider Gaim Special Event: Hyakka Ryoran Sengoku Emaki (仮面ライダー鎧武スペシャルイベント 百花繚乱戦国絵巻 Kamen Raidā Gaimu Supesharu Ibento Hyakka Ryoran Sengoku Emaki)
  2. Kamen Rider Gaim: Final Stage (仮面ライダー鎧武ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Gaimu Fainaru Sutēji)
  3. Kamen Rider Zangetsu: -Gaim Gaiden- (舞台 仮面ライダー斬月 -鎧武外伝- Butai Kamen Raidā Zangetsu Gaimu Gaiden)

Other media


  1. Fierce Battle! Ganbarider!! (激闘!ガンバライダー!! Gekitō! Ganbaraidā!!)
  2. Kamen Rider Gaim: Warring States Chaos Chapter (幪面超人鎧武【戰國亂鬥篇】 Mung Min Chiu Yan Hoi Mou Zin Kwok Luen Dau Pin)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

  1. Kikaider Rebirth -Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep- (KIKAIDER REBIRTH『電気羊の夢を見るか?』 Kikaider Rebirth Denki Hitsuji no Yumewo Miru ka?)


  1. Real Riders: Kaito Kumon Gaiden (REAL RIDERS 駆紋戒斗外伝 Riaru Raidāsu Kaito Kumon Gaiden)
  2. Kamen Rider Gaim (novel) (小説 仮面ライダー鎧武 Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Gaimu)
  3. Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: ~Kamen Rider Zangetsu~ (小説 仮面ライダー鎧武外伝 ~仮面ライダー斬月~ Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Gaimu Gaiden ~Kamen Raidā Zangetsu~)


The following video games feature characters from Gaim.


Recurring/guest cast

Suit actors


  • This is the first Kamen Rider series to fully utilize the "A Rider can use other Riders' powers" idea more freely than Kamen Rider Decade. While Decade has to be acknowledged by the Riders themselves to use their powers, Gaim Riders only 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.
  • This is the first series to start a Legend Rider form trend, every series after Gaim would continue this trend (except Drive).
  • This series is the first Heisei entry to not strictly follow the two-episode story arc structure that has been a staple of the Kamen Rider franchise since at least Kuuga.
  • 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.
  • Most of the Riders' transformation segments are similar to the Riders from Den-O, with armor piece(s) separating from/attaching onto a base suit to transform and change forms.
  • 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, 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.
      • After episode 32, the series' story becomes something similar to Kamen Rider Hibiki and Ryuki's USA adaption Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, where most of the Riders are gathered in the form of an alliance, with one or more other Riders acting as or aligned with a villain.
  • Excluding stage show exclusive and A.R. World Riders and counting based on on-screen appearance, Gaim held the record for the most Riders to appear at 24, one more than Hibiki and 9 more than Ryuki.
  • As of Kamen Rider Build, Gaim is the last season to only debut a single form (Orange Arms) for the main Rider in the first episode, all following premieres featuring at least one form change in addition to the main form (Drive had Type Speed and the Flare, Spike, and Shadow Tire Changes, Ghost had Ore and Musashi Damashii, Ex-Aid had Levels 1 and 2, and Build had RabbitTank and HarinezumiTank).


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