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Masato, Dying A Glorious Death (雅人、散華 Masato, Sange) is the forty-eighth episode of Kamen Rider 555. This is the second episode of the endgame arc, with the death of Masato Kusaka. It also features the first appearance of Yuji Kiba as Kamen Rider Kaixa.


After fighting with a Riotrooper with Kusaka's disease that he will die soon, he confronts Kiba that he will fight the Orphnoch King. Mari talks briefly with Rina before getting kidnapped, once again to lure Kusaka. Hanagata dies from his rapid evolution. As Kusaka confronts Kiba that he joined Smart Brain, Takumi, Kaido, and Mihara kill all Riotroopers as Faiz Axel Form, the Snake Orphnoch, and Delta respectively. With Kusaka killed by Kiba as Kaixa, Mari searches for Kusaka's whereabouts, but he dies before she manages to find him.


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Guest Cast


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Kusaka's death as depicted in Kamen Rider Taisen.

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Faiz Volume 13

Kamen Rider 555 Volume 13, DVD cover

Kamen Rider 555 Volume 13 features episodes 48-50: Masato, Dying A Glorious Death, A Sign of Destruction and My Dream.

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Kamen Rider 555 Box 3, Blu-ray cover

Blu-ray Box 3 comes with 16 episodes.

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