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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!) is the Summer Movie of Kamen Rider Gaim. It was released in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2014, double-billed with the filmIcon-crosswiki for Ressha Sentai ToQgerIcon-crosswiki.

The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 7, 2014.

Synopsis

Gaim is taken into a new version of Zawame, where soccer teams aim to win the All Rider Cup. The reward: The Golden Fruit. Along with the City restored and the immense soccer popularity, he sees many things different from his world, such as Hase and especially Yuya still alive in this world. Though questioning why this is happening, there is a secret about the world. A strange man named Kougane starts sending locusts to other armored riders, consuming them, leaving their Lockseeds intact in order to revive his Golden Lockseed, which in turn transforms him into Armored Rider Mars. Along with a strange youth named Lapis who seems to be in relation of the new world, will the Beat Riders be able to stop him?

Plot

Gaim fights off a pack of Inves in the now Helheim flora-invaded Zawame City alone. There, he runs into a boy who asks him about soccer. Kouta, demonstrating the goal of Soccer and how it's a way of demonstrating your strength while allowing the losing side to improve and having the chance to also wins enlightens the boy. The boy then creates his own ideal world - a "dream" world that is a separate dimension from the original Zawame, focusing on the sport of Soccer.

As the boy teleports from place to place, Kouta is lured into a destroyed stadium. But upon further inspection, he hears chants of what appears to be a crowd and upon entering, he sees spectators everywhere. Kouta is informed of the situation from Mai about the All Rider Cup and Kouta changes into uniform. Defeating Team Baron, Team Gaim wins, moving one step closer to the All Rider Cup as well as what is rumored to be the power to grant any wish, the Golden Fruit. Peko, upset that Team Baron is lost is bitten by a dark grasshopper that landed on his back.

Kouta realizes that this world is not the Zawame he is familar with as Hase, Sid, Takatora, and Yuya are alive and well. He also realizes that the word Inves and Helheim are unknown meanings in this world. Kouta also runs into the young boy from earlier who reveals that his name is Lapis. However, when Kouta tries to ask more questions, Lapis disappears in thin air. Mitsuzane discovers that his brother is alive and has a wife, causing Mitsuzane to remember the discrepancies in front of him with memories of his time in the original world. This memory conflict causes him to go undercover to discover the truth.

At Team Baron's loft, Peko, who envied both Kaito and Zack, starts to ramble about wanting the Golden Fruit before transforming into Kurokage Shin with a Genesis Driver to attack Zack. Kaito intervenes, but Peko is mysteriously enveloped in what appears to be Helheim vines and is reduced to nothing with his Matsubokkuri Energy Armor Part retracting back into the Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed. Kaito spotted Lapis watching and disappears. Elsewhere, a rusted Lockseed recovers its golden color.

Meanwhile at Charmant, Hase starts to attack Jonouchi, wanting more power and transforms into Kurokage attacking even Oren. However, the same Helheim vines envelops Hase and he too is reduced to nothing with his Matsubokkuri Armor Part retracting back into his Lockseed. Kouta, appearing at Charmant realizes that Lapis was watching from afar. Catching up to Lapis with Kaito and Zack, Zack blames Lapis for Peko's death and attacks Lapis, but is also enveloped in Helheim vines before being reduced to nothing as well. His Kurumi Armor Part retracts back into the Kurumi Lockseed afterwards. Kaito calls out Lapis, but is unable to find him.

Elsewhere, Oren calls out one of the Armored Riders who he believes is behind the disappearances of his allies and rivals. At the Yggdrasill Corporation, Sid is attacked by Takatora, who realizes that the former has been plotting to betray him. The two fight on top of an elevator shaft with Zangetsu Shin knocking Sigurd off the platform with Sid being enveloped in Helheim vines before being reduced to nothing. His Cherry Energy Armor Part retracts back into the Cherry Energy Lockseed. Mitsuzane finds a recording left by Ryoma Sengoku who had been attempting to experiment on an artifact that he found. 

Oren and Jonouchi rallies around his private militia against Takatora and the Kurokage Troopers resulting in a battle that destroys Zawame City. Kaito also enters the battle and Gridon is killed by Zangetsu Shin. Bravo, Zangetsu Shin, and Baron all activate their Driver finishers with Takatora and Oren dying while Yoko Minato saves Kaito and throws his Banana Lockseed onto the ground to give the illusion to the culprit that Kaito had fallen. Lapis, watching from afar is confronted by Mitsuzane, however Sagara appears before them explaining what is happening and how Kouta is in danger.

Kouta, at the outskirts of where Zawame City was unaffected, is confronted by Yuya, who asks why Kouta isn't yearning for the Golden Fruit like the other Armored Riders. Mai follows Kouta, but Kouta stops Mai from going to Yuya's side by revealing that Yuya isn't really Yuya. Kouta reveals that he found it weird how he was Gaim in this world if Yuya was always the original intended user for Kouta's Sengoku Driver. Yuya stated that Kouta was the best choice. Kouta asks Yuya why does he have a Lockseed if the Lockseed's purpose is to be used alongside a Driver. Yuya then says he needs it to protect himself from Inves. Kouta, now confirming his theory tells Mai that this man isn't Yuya. Yuya turns into Kougane and calls himself the "God of the New Generation" using the Golden Ringo Lockseed to transform into Armored Rider Mars before attacking Kouta. Mai flees with Kouta and Kougane fighting inside the destroyed Zawame. Kouta finds the Lockseeds of Takatora, Oren, Jonouchi, and Kaito, swapping between Banana Arms, Donguri Arms, and Durian Arms against Mars. However, Gaim gains the upper advantage on Kougane with Jimber Lemon Arms causing Kougane to use Yuya's appearance to lower Kouta's guard. Kouta is enveloped by the Helheim vines with Kougane being angered that Kouta wasn't fully consumed.

Mai runs around the wreckage of the now destroyed Zawame to find Kouta. She becomes relieved when she sees him, but Mitsuzane tells Mai that Kouta has already fallen. Transforming into Ryugen against Gaim Yami, he is easily defeated. Mai notices Lapis and the two are confronted by Gaim Yami. However, Yoko Minato and Kaito appear to join the fight, but the two are easily defeated by both Kouta and Kougane. Lapis reveals to Mai that his real name is Shamubishe and he is what they call an "Over Lord". Lapis enters Kouta's mind revealing to him that they're not so different, that they had the same goals while showing him his memories of Demushu, Redyue, and Rosyuo. Lapis reveals to Kouta that he's not in Zawame, but rather a world that he created that is like a dream - it's not connected to Zawame and that the Helheim threat is still real and active. Gaim breaks free of his brainwashing and confronts Mars telling him that "there is no real gold in you". Kougane is overpowered by Gaim Kachidoki Arms and transfers all the Armored RIders into a desolate wasteland.

Lapis, encouraged by Kouta's strength and his will to never give up, conjured a horse for him to use. Gaim transforms into Kiwami Arms. Mars and Gaim clash with Kouta managing to defeat Mars in his Flame Horse form, reviving the Riders that he considered his allies (Sid and Ryoma were never considered his allies or friends). Lapis is then given a Silver Ringo Lockseed by Sagara and the remaining Armored Riders transform into their respective forms. Kougane is then finally destroyed by a Rider Kick from Gaim.

Lapis expresses his gratitude towards Kouta and tells him he can finally “rest”, and then he disappears. Kouta suddenly finds himself right back where he started in the the half destroyed Zawame. He says goodbye to Lapis and promises to do whatever it takes to save his own world too. Deep in the Helheim forest, the wind blows to reveal Kamuro’s spear and Lapis’ bracelet, rusting, appearing as if they've been there for a long period of time. Along with those items, a soccer ball stays idle near them.

Continuity and Placement

The film's placement of the TV series is set right after Kouta hears out Ryoma Sengoku's method of entering the Yggdrasill Tower through a back entrance. The present Kouta is transported to the Soccer World where Mitsuzane's tragic memory of defeating Takatora exists, allows him to partially realize that the current world he is in is fake.

Characters

Kamen Riders

Armored Riders

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Gaim Kiwami Arms and the other Armored/New Generation Riders

Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Ryugen Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Gridon Hideyasu Jonouchi
Kamen Rider Kurokage Ryoji Hase
Kamen Rider Bravo Oren Pierre Alfonzo
Kamen Rider Knuckle Zack
Kamen Rider Kamuro Lapis

New Generation Riders

Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin Takatora Kureshima
Kamen Rider Duke Ryoma Sengoku
Kamen Rider Sigurd Lock Dealer Sid
Kamen Rider Marika Yoko Minato
Kamen Rider Kurokage Shin Peko

Rider Troops

Kurokage Troopers Yggdrasill Henchmen

Allies

Over Lords

Demushu Demushu
Redyue Redyue
Rosyuo Rosyuo

Villains

Kamen Rider Mars Kougane
Kamen Rider Gaim Yami Kouta Yami

Cast

Lockseeds

Theme song

Gallery

Reception

As of July 25, 2014, this movie and Ressha Sentai ToQger the Movie: Galaxy Line SOSIcon-crosswiki opened in 309 theaters in Japan and has sold 138,528 tickets. It's estimated that both films earned a total of 1,698,358 yen during the debuted week.[1]

Errors

  • The Orange & Ichigo Lockseeds are seen opened on Gaim's belt.
  • Gaim has Nut Eye before the Donguri Armor Part fallen.
  • Kouta's name is spelt "Kota" on his soccer jersey.
  • When Gaim switches to Banana Arms, the Burn Sight is seen even before the Armor Part attaches onto him.
    • Similarly, when Gaim switches to Donguri Arms, the Nut Eye is seen even before the Armor Part attaches onto him.
  • When Gaim fights Mars in Durian Arms, the Orange and Ichigo Lockseeds were open.
  • Ryugen Kiwi Arms suddenly becomes absent from the fight against Gaim Yami once Baron and Marika interfere. In the next shot where he is seen after Gaim Yami reverts to normal, he has randomly switched to Budou Arms.
  • When Gaim Yami reverts to Gaim, he is in Orange Arms rather than in Jimber Lemon Arms, which was the form he was in before being corrupted.
  • Official publications list Kouta's name as both Kouta and Kota and are interchangeably swapped within series and in official material sources. In the movie, Kouta's name is "Kota" (was also Kota in Episode 5), while his last known name in the television series was "Kouta" (episodes 19 and 28).
    • Association Football shirts usually have the player's surname on the back, not their given name. So it should've actually said Kazuraba instead of Kota.
  • During the final battle, Sid and Ryoma don't appear to aid the Riders for unknown reasons.
    • It could be that both of them have a selfish desire to gain the Golden Fruit, or Kouta didn't manage to get his hands on their Lockseeds, despite that he already had their Lockseeds in the past.
  • During Oren's charge on Yggdrasil Tower, there are soldiers not using any sort of Driver within the Suika Armor Part, despite the fact that it is impossible to use an Armor Part of any kind without the use of a Sengoku or Genesis Driver.
  • Among the Lockseeds picked up by Gaim during his first battle with Mars is the Matsubokkuri Lockseed, which was later passed to Ryoji Hase before the final battle. The Lockseed theoretically should not be in the same place as the other Lockseeds (Banana, Donguri, Durian and Melon Energy) as Hase died in Charmant, and his Lockseed was presumably left there. However, it can be safe to assume that the Matsubokkuri Lockseed picked up by Gaim belonged to one of the Kurokage Troopers.

Sound-mixing oddities

  • When transforming into Durian Arms, both Bravo's guitar riff sound effect and Gaim's "Soiya!" sound effect can be heard.
  • When Kouta put the Kachidoki Lockseed in, the confirmation sound that's heard before "Lock On" is the one used for the Genesis Driver, not the Sengoku Driver.
  • When Kouta set the Orange and Lemon Energy Lockseeds into his Driver, not only was the Sengoku Driver "Lock On" sound heard, but also the one of the Genesis Driver.
  • The Genesis Drivers use a different "Soda" sound effect in this film for no apparent reason. This sound was later used for Duke's Dragon Fruit Energy Lockseed in the next movie.

Notes

  • This is the first summer film (along with ToQger's film) to be released in theaters in the middle of July. The rest of the summer films were released in early August.
  • During the final part of the credits, some of the kanji is in color and forms images of Gaim, Baron, Ryugen, and thier Lockseeds.
  • This movie marks the only time Kouta is seen using Donguri and Durian Arms.
  • Some staff make a name cameo on this movie.
  • Sid, Hase, and Yuya appear in this movie despite their fates from the show because the film takes place in an alternate universe.
    • However, the Yuya that appears in this movie is actually Kougane in a disguise.
  • All of the Gaim Riders from the television series, save for Zangetsu, appear in this movie.
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  • The movie producer Taka Mochizuki's name and the movie director Osamu Kaneda's name are cameo in the list of the soccer players.
  • This is the second Neo-Heisei film that does not introduce the next lead Rider for the upcoming new series, which in this case would have been Kamen Rider Drive.
  • This is the first summer film since Den-O that doesn't feature any Net Movies to promote the film.
  • This movie (as well as episode 37) could be a reference to the 2014 FIFA World Cup that took place while the show was airing.
  • Despite that Ryoma appears in this film, he only appears as a flashback.
  • The Over Lords only appear in this film as flashbacks, despite being major characters in the TV series.
  • The version of Zawame seen at the beginning and at the end of the movie seems to be much more heavily damaged than in the TV series, with the Helheim invasion actually managing to turn the city into a complete wasteland with all its civilians presumably escaped. Also, Gaim is the only Rider to be shown fighting the Inves, with no sign of any of the other Riders or even the Over Lord Inves for that matter. The reason for this is unknown.
  • Mitsuzane retains his memories from the real world and killing his brother, but this is never explained as to why, nor did it have a particular impact on the plot of the film, rather the opposite. He fights with Gaim Yami in an attempt to turn him back to normal, although it could be argued that his reason was to protect Mai, thus combatting with Gaim was only by proxy. It is not revealed to Kouta that Mitsuzane has real world knowledge or focuses on that he is hiding it from him either.
    • Mitsuzane didn't participate in an All Rider Cup nor siding with any Soccer teams (such as Team Gaim and Team Yggdrasill) in Soccer World.
  • Several events in this film reference events that happened in the TV series:
    • Takatora beating Sid for betraying him references episode 28 where Sid, along with Ryoma and Yoko, betrays Takatora.
    • Hase attacking Jonouchi references episode 12, when Jonouchi left Hase to work under Oren after Hase's Sengoku Driver was destroyed.
    • Hase's thirst for power mirrors his TV series counterpart.
    • Oren's attitude towards Takatora in this movie is opposite of that in the TV series.
  • In the film, Ryoma appears to have been killed prior to Lapis altering the world to the Soccer World. However, he remained dead even in the Soccer World.
    • This appears to be circumvented when Kouta defeated Mars the first time, reviving the dead Riders. Although Ryoma himself was not present, he died in the same fashion as the other Riders.
      • However, the world is returned back to normal, Hase and Sid return being dead while Ryoma remains alive.
  • It is unknown how Peko gains the Genesis Driver and Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed.
  • It is also unknown how Lapis managed to obtain a Sengoku Driver, since DJ Sagara only gave him the Silver Ringo Lockseed.
    • Since Sagara appeared as a hologram then, it is unknown how he is able to hold physical objects in his hand, in this case the Silver Ringo Lockseed.
  • Kouta's Lemon Energy Lockseed, along with its dark counterpart also has a different announcement when it is unlocked, similar to when its normal version is charged from the Sonic Arrow.
  • The "Gaim" chanting from when Kouta enters the Soccer World, is reused from Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle.
  • How Gaim Kiwami Arms summons the Arms Weapons is different from the series, as he already holds the weapons the moment it was summoned rather than the weapon being thrown to him.
    • This actually mimics how Gaim Kiwami Arms summons the Arms Weapons by materializing them directly to his hands in episode 37.
  • This movie marks highest amount of Riders standing transformation together as well as shout out "Henshin!" simultaneously, with ten (not including Gaim as he's already transformed).

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References

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