This article is about a/an Rider in Kamen Rider Gaim.

"Here's my stage now!"
―Maja's word after he transforms into Gaim Yami[src]

Maja (魔蛇 Māja, Demon Snake) is a villain in that appears in Kamen Rider Gaim: Final Stage. He is the evil counterpart of DJ Sagara who sought to conquer the world by using an army of the dead.


He appeared in front of dead Riders in some sort of "world of the dead", calling himself a "snake". He subdues all of the dead Riders and Over Lords and turns them into his servants. However, Gaim Kiwami Arms appears and attempts to stop him, but he's summoned more dead Riders and overpowers Gaim easily, taking his power sending his Rider servants into the world of the living.

Sagara tells the Riders that there is another "snake" besides him known as Maja, who slipped into the realm of the dead, and speculates that Maja was the cause of Kouta's memory loss. He also explains that Maja's aim is to revive the dead and take over the world. Oren tries to help Kouta to regain his memories, starting with their names, but to no avail. The mysterious figure, revealing himself to be Maja, appears. The Riders are no match for Maja, who transforms into Gaim-Yami and summons all the revived Riders. The living Riders are overpowered by Maja's servants, and as Maja prepares to destroy Gaim, he is stopped by the Kureshima brothers. Mitsuzane finds the Orange Lockseed and throws it to Gaim, allowing him to remember who Mitsuzane is, and regain his basic form.

As the living Riders escape from Maja, Takatora realises that the only way for Kouta to fully regain his memories would be to recover all of his Lockseeds.

Maja appears and summons Demushu and Redyue to take on Gridon and Bravo, while Maja himself battles the Kureshimas. Though Maja has the advantage, Gaim appears, having remembered the path he took on. Takatora passes him the Lemon Energy Lockseed, allowing Gaim to transform into Jimber Lemon Arms. However, even with Jimber Lemon Arms' enhanced strength, he is still overpowered by Maja. In a twist of events, Kaito appears, revealing that he wasn't under Maja's control after all. Maja unleashes Helheim vines on Kaito, but the latter breaks free, and transforms into Lemon Energy Arms. Kouta somehow still doesn't remember who Kaito is. Zack arrives and hands to Kouta the Kachidoki Lockseed, telling him that Kaito pretended to be under Maja's control so that he could catch him off guard. Kouta transforms into Kachidoki Arms, and helps Kaito take on Maja, having remembered who Kaito is. Maja summons more Over Lord Inves -- Dyudyuonshu, Shinmugurun and Grinsha to attack the two, but the Over Lords are pushed off to the side easily. Kaito subdues Maja and tells Kouta to fire at him, to which he does, regaining the Kiwami Lockseed.

Angered, Maja transforms from Gaim-Yami into another Armored Rider form. As Kouta begins to fully remember everything, he hears Mai's voice, telling him that he has mastered fate, and encouraging him to make a miracle. Borrowing everyone's strength, Kouta transforms into Kiwami Arms. All of the Armored Riders gather together and do a roll call. Maja summons all the Over Lords once more for the final battle. The Over Lords are defeated by the Armored Riders, as Gaim faces Maja. With the power of Rosyuo's sword, Gaim finally defeats Maja. Kamen Rider Gaim: Final Stage

Appearances in other media

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Powers and Abilities

Realm of the Dead Traveling
He was able to enter the realm of the dead easily and revive them by bringing them back to the world.
Soul Control
He was able to control the spirits of Kamen Riders and Overlords alike. However, unknown to him, Kumon Kaito's indomitable will prevents him from being controlled.
He seems to be able to bind his target.
Power Stealing
He was able to steal even the god-like power of the Man of the Beginning Kouta Kazuraba.


Like with the other Armored Riders, Kamen Rider Maja/Gaim Yami's forms are called Arms (アームズ Āmuzu). As Maja, it is unknown what sound his Sengoku Driver makes before every transformation or how his personal Lockseeds are styled. As Gaim Yami, 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, Maja/Gaim Yami 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).

Ride Wear

The Ride Wear (ライドウェア Raido Uēa) is Gaim Yami's default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during Gaim Yami'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. This Ride Wear is essentially a dark version of Gaim's Jimber Ride Wear.

As with the original Gaim, Gami Yami is defaultly equipped with the Musou Saber side weapon, held in a holster, and a Lockseed Holder containing three Lockseeds (Dark Orange, Pine, and Ichigo) on the left and right sides of his belt respectively.

Black Jimber Arms

Black Jimber Arms

"Soiya! Mix: Jimber Lemon! Ha-Ha! "
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 206 cm.
  • Weight: 110 kg.

Ability Perimeters (Kouta Yami's usage, may vary with Maja)[1]:

  • Punching power: 16 t.
  • Kicking power: 22 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 21 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 5.7 sec.

Black Jimber Arms (ブラックジンバーアームズ Burakku Jinbā Āmuzu) is Gaim Yami's default orange/lemon-based armored Japanese Samurai/Archer form, which is accessed through the simultaneous use of the Dark Orange Lockseed and Dark Lemon Energy Lockseed via the Genesis Core replacing his Sengoku Driver's Rider Indicator.

While assuming Black Jimber Arms, Gaim Yami dons the Black Jimber Armor Part (ブラックジンバーアーマーパート Burakku Jinbā Āmā Pāto) and his enhanced skill is identical to the original Jimber Lemon Arms; increased strength and a boost in power. Unlike Gaim's Jimber Arms, Gaim Yami utilizes the Musou Saber instead of the Sonic Arrow (though he does utilize it in Ganbarizing).

Maja's Gaim Yami appears to be slightly different from Kouta's Gaim Yami form as the visor is tinted yellow rather than the one portrayed in Golden Fruits Cup.

The Ride Wear (ライドウェア Raido Uēa) is Maja's default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during Maja'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. The Ride Wear that Maja's Sengoku Driver has is easily identifiable through its Rider Indicator (ライダーインジケーター Raidā Injikētā) faceplate. 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.

Maja Arms
"Maja Arms! Ja no Michi wa Hebi!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Maja Arms

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

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

Maja Arms (魔蛇アームズ Mājā Āmuzu) is Maja's default form. Accessed through the Maja Lockseed, this form bears an unnamed helmet with an unnamed visor.

While assuming Maja Arms, Maja dons an unknown Armor Part and his Arms Weapon is his own version of Yomimaru.




Behind the scenes


Maja is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū), who was the narrator of the Kamen Rider Gaim series. He was portrayed by an unidentified suit actor.



  1. 2014.11.07 - Chozenshu 2014. Kamen Rider Yoroi-take Chozenshu. pages 108-110.
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Armored Riders
TV Series: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Takatora Kureshima - Hideyasu Jonouchi - Ryoji Hase - Oren Pierre Alfonzo - Zack - Kurokage Troopers
Movie/Special/Stageshow-exclusive: Bujin Gaim - Ren Aoi - Lapis - Kougane - Touka Akatsuki - Shura - Kugai Kudo - Maja - Masako Suzuka
New Generation Riders
TV Series: Takatora Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Yoko Minato - Lock Dealer Sid - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima
Movie-exclusive: Peko - Alfred
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TV Series: Mai Takatsukasa - Yuya Sumii - Akira Kazuraba - Chucky - Rica - Rat - Peko - Kiyojiro Bando - Iyo - Kikaider (REBOOT)
Movie-exclusive: Ieyasu - Shu Aoi - Saki Aoi - Shapool - Azami
Beat Rider Teams: Team Gaim - Team Baron - Team Raid Wild - Team Invitto - Team Red Hot - Team Soten - Team Pop Up - Team Spingere - Team Boost - Team Mouryou - Team Severe Beat
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Locations: Zawame - Charmant - Yggdrasill Tower

Yggdrasill Corporation
Takatora Kureshima - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Lock Dealer Sid - Yoko Minato - DJ Sagara - Amagi Kureshima
Remnant groups: Black Bodhi - Neo Baron

Zawame City Restoration Bureau

Femushinmu (Over Lord Inves): Rosyuo - Demushu - Redyue - Dyudyuonshu - Grinsha - Shinmugurun - Over Lord Queen
Lapis - Kougane
Other Over Lords: Lord Baron - Tyrant
Advanced Inves: Byakko Inves - Seiryu Inves - Hekija Inves - Shika Inves - Kamikiri Inves - Komori Inves (Mutant) - Inoshishi Inves - Lion Inves - Yagi Inves
Elementary Inves

Helheim (Forest) - Forbidden Fruit - Man of the Beginning - Woman of the Beginning - Femushinmu Planet - Planet of Helheim

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