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Kamen Rider Kurokage

Kamen Rider Kurokage (仮面ライダー黒影 [クロカゲ] Kamen Raidā Kurokage, lit. "Black Shadow") may refer to any of the following characters:


Like the other Armored Riders, Kamen Rider Kurokage's forms are called Arms (アームズ Āmuzu). His Sengoku Driver plays Japanese horagai music and announces "Soiya" (ソイヤ) before every transformation, while his personal Lockseeds are styled with a mix of Japanese words and English words.

By pressing the Sengoku Driver's Cutting Blade down on the Lockseed after transforming from one to three times, Kurokage can activate one of three finishing moves based on his current Arms form: Squash (スカッシュ Sukasshu), Au Lait (オーレ Ōre), or Sparking (スパーキング Supākingu).

Original Kurokage's Ride Wear

Mass Production Ride Wear

The Ride Wear (ライドウェア Raido Uēa) is Kurokage's default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during Kurokage's transformation sequence before the Armor Part attaches or when he changes Arms. However, this form is completely vulnerable to any incoming attacks when shot at directly in the suit rather than at the Arms that is descending down on the Rider.

Kurokage's Ride Wear was easily identifiable through the Rider Indicator (ライダーインジケーター Raidā Injikētā) faceplate on Hase's original Sengoku Driver. The Rider Indicator only identifies what Ride Wear a Sengoku Driver contains for simplicity and can be replaced with extensions such as the Genesis Core or Senyo Joint. However, the Kurokage Troopers' Ride Wear isn't identifiable through the Rider Indicator due to using mass-produced Sengoku Drivers. As a result, their Rider Indicators are blank.

Matsubokkuri Arms

Matsubokkuri Arms

Kurokage Trooper

Mecha Kurokages

"Soiya! Matsubokkuri Arms! Ichigeki in the shadow!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 203 cm
  • Rider Weight: 102 kg

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 6 t
  • Kicking Power: 10.2 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 26 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 6 seconds

Matsubokkuri Arms (マツボックリアームズ Matsubokkuri Āmuzu, lit. Pine Cone Arms) is Kurokage's cone-based armored default form. Accessed through the Matsubokkuri Lockseed, this form bears the Matsu Kabuto (マツカブト lit. "Pine Helmet") helmet with the Comb Eye (コームアイ Kōmu Ai) visor.

While assuming Matsubokkuri Arms, Kurokage dons the Matsubokkuri Armor Part (マツボックリアーマーパート Matsubokkuri Āmā Pāto, lit. "Pinecone Armor Part") and his Arms Weapon is the Kagematsu.

In this form, Kurokage's punching power is on par with that of Gaim in Ichigo Arms, and can kick at the same power as Gaim in all of his Arms. His jump height and running speed are slightly lower than Gaim in Orange Arms.

This Arms' finisher is the Kage Nui Tsuki (影縫い突き lit. "Shadow Sewing Stab"), which has two variations depending on which function Kurokage activates from his Sengoku Driver.

  • Squash: Kurokage jumps and charges with his Kagematsu, forming a giant energy pinecone on the tip to stab the opponent with.
  • Sparking: Kurokage jumps and spins rapidly while diving at his opponent with the Kagematsu.
Used by Ryoji Hase: Episodes 5-7, Sengoku Movie Battle, 10, 11, Golden Fruits Cup!, Final Stage
Used by the Kurokage Troopers: Episodes 12, 14-16, 19, Gaim Gaiden: Zangetsu, 22, 23, 27, 30-32, Golden Fruits Cup!, Gaim Gaiden: Knuckle
Used by Hideyasu Jonouchi: Episode 47
Used by Mecha Kurokages: Movie War Full Throttle

These Arms are normally used by a different Armored Rider.

Suika Arms

"Soiya! Suika Arms! Odama big bang! (Bowling pins falling)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

"Yoroi/Odama/Gyro Mode!"
―Mode change announcement[src]

The Kurokage Troopers in Suika Arms Yoroi Mode

Suika Arms (スイカアームズ Suika Āmuzu, lit. "Watermelon Arms") is the Kurokage Troopers' watermelon-based mecha form. Accessed through the Suika Lockseed, this form bears the Suika Head (スイカヘッド Suika Heddo, lit. "Watermelon Head") helmet with an unspecified visor. This form debuts in episode 30.

While assuming Suika Arms, the Kurokage Troopers don the Suika Armor Part (スイカアーマーパート Suika Āmā Pāto, lit. "Watermelon Armor Part") and their Arms Weapon is the Suika Sojinto. This form can also interchange into three modes.

  • Yoroi Mode (ヨロイモード Yoroi Mōdo, lit. "Armored Mode"): Suika Arms' warrior mode, which equips the Kurokage Troopers with the Suika Sojinto for combat.
  • Odama Mode (大玉モード Ōdama Mōdo, lit. "Big Ball Mode"): Suika Arms' watermelon mode, which encases the Kurokage Troopers' entire bodies to use either for offensive/defensive purposes or as a mode of transportation.
  • Gyro Mode (ジャイロモード Jairo Mōdo): Suika Arms' flight mode, which allows the Kurokage Troopers to fire seed-like bullets from the fingertips.

Suika Arms is the most massive Arms Change, and it shows by having the most monstrous punching and kicking power once in Yoroi Mode. Consequentially, it also has the worst jumping height in all of Rider history, and any Rider can practically outrun it. Though this is rendered moot thanks to Odama Mode and Gyro Mode. Also, after a utilization, the Suika Lockseed's color becomes grey, indicating that its energy is low and needs time to recharge back to its green color before it can be used again.

This form is exclusive to Gaim Episode 30

Donguri Arms

Donguri Arms

"Soiya! Donguri Arms! Never give up!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Donguri Arms (ドングリアームズ Donguri Āmuzu, lit. "Acorn Arms") is Kurokage's acorn-based form. Accessed through the Donguri Lockseed, this form bears the Dome Casque (ドームカスク Dōmu Kasuku) helmet with the Nut Eye (ナットアイ Natto Ai) visor. Donguri Arms is normally used by Kamen Rider Gridon.

While assuming Donguri Arms, Kurokage dons the Donguri Armor Part (ドングリアーマーパート Donguri Āmā Pāto, lit. "Acorn Armor Part") and his Arms Weapon is the Donkachi.

Kurumi Arms

Kurumi Arms

"Soiya! Kurumi Arms! Mr. Knuckle Man!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Kurumi Arms (クルミアームズ Kurumi Āmuzu, lit. "Walnut Arms") is Kurokage's walnut-based form. Accessed through the Kurumi Lockseed, this form bears the Knuck Met (ナックメット Nakku Metto) helmet with the Knuck Eye (ナックアイ Nakku Ai) visor. Kurumi Arms is normally used by Kamen Rider Knuckle.

While assuming Kurumi Arms, Kurokage dons the Kurumi Armor Part (クルミアーマーパート Kurumi Āmā Pāto, lit. "Walnut Armor Part") and his Arms Weapon is the Kurumi Bombers.

The Rider Arms (ライダーアームズ Raidā Āmuzu) are forms based on past Kamen Riders. All of these forms are exclusive to Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing.

Blade Arms

Blade Arms

"Soiya! Blade Arms! Sword of spa~de!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Blade Arms (ブレイドアームズ Bureido Āmuzu) is a Legend Rider Arms based on Kamen Rider Blade's Ace Form that is accessed through the Blade Lockseed.

While assuming Blade Arms, Kurokage dons the Blade Armor Part (ブレイドアーマーパート Bureido Āmā Pāto) and his Arms Weapon is the Blay Rouzer.



  • Sengoku Driver - Transformation device
  • Lockseeds - Gives access to Kurokage's Arms changes, depending on which lock is used


Legend Rider Lockseeds


See also

  • 1.0 1.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Kurokage Matsubokuri Arms". https://web.archive.org/web/20131204160832/http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/gaimu/rider/matsubokkuri_00.html. 
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