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"My strength and justice won't lose to anyone!"
―Kenzan's pre-battle catchphrase[src]

Ren Akamichi (緋道 蓮 Akamichi Ren) is a former member of the Sword of Logos who transforms into Kamen Rider Kenzan (仮面ライダー剣斬 Kamen Raidā Kenzan, lit. "Sword Slash"). Formerly affiliated with the Northern Base, he operated under the orders of Reika Shindai and Master Logos in the Southern Base until he leaves to confront Kento Fukamiya independently.[3]

History

Meeting Touma

Ren first appeared after finishing his training in the Liberation, greeting Kento and meeting his childhood friend Touma, developing a rivalry with the new Saber.Chapter 6: Like the Wind, He Arrives.

The Loss of Kento

Ren was devastated by Kento's death, becoming erratic and short-tempered. After Reika assumed authority over the Northern Base swordsmen and ousting Touma by painting him as a traitor, he began festering a feeling of irrational hatred for the swordsman of fire.Chapter 16: Saving the World, A Ray of Light.

Kento's Revival & Seiken Sealing

After Kento's revival as the new Calibur, he was frustrated when Reika labelled Kento as an enemy. Wishing to fight alongside Kento once again, he left the Sword of Logos to confront Kento himself. They fought, and ended with one of Fusouken Hayate's blades being sealed. Chapter 28: Writing the Past, Drawing the Future.

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing

Kamen Rider Kenzan in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing

Kamen Rider Kenzan is a playable character (previously a boss) in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing.

Personality

Ren is a childish and hot-headed person, often smiling and laughing during a fight. He loves to challenge people to battles out of the blue, as well as accepting them from others. His rashness is so intense that it results in a very stubborn personality that ignores advice from others, even from those he cares aboutChapter 16: Saving the World, A Ray of Light..

Ren has a close relationship with Kento. Due to his mutual friendship in Kento with Touma, Ren developed a fierce rivalry with him. His obsession with Kento is so great, that he continues to blindly trust the Sword of Logos over Touma regarding Kento's death. Even after death his actions, are guided by what he thinks Kento would have done.

While he is a talented swordsman, he is very obsessed with strength. He believes that only the strong can bring justice. He becomes extremely determined to emerge victorious, though this recklessness leaves him open in that his rage can be easily exploited by his opponent. Ren has even showed how little he cares for civilians in need and only focuses on his battlesChapter 20: To Destroy the Stronghold, the Will of the Sword.. These are traits Kento finds negative and worries that they would prove detrimental to Ren in the long run.

When Tetsuo and Ryo left Northern Base, their defection confused Ren on what he should doChapter 24: On My Father's Back, the Future He Carried..

Kento's previous worries would come to head much later on when he disagrees with Southern Base and Kento returns as Calibur. His extreme belief in Kento caused him to butt heads with him when Kento eventually returned as a completely different person with widely different goals from Ren. His inability to reconcile his past version of Kento and his current version eventually leads to one half of Hayate being sealed, causing Ren to break down emotionally. Even then he still believes that the strong bring justice, so he left the Sword of Logos to be by himself and to grow stronger, so that he can eventually defeat Kento. Chapter 28: Writing the Past, Drawing the Future.

Abilities

  • Skilled Swordsman: As a member of the Sword of Logos Ren is a trained swordsman, demonstrating mastery at using Fuusouken Hayate when fighting his enemies. He usually relies on its Nitouryu Mode in fights.
  • Expert Acrobat: In line with being a ninja, Ren has shown to be an expert acrobat in battle. Even when Ren was untransformed, he was able to dodge Kento's attacks when the latter was Calibur.

Kamen Rider Kenzan

"(Wonder Ride Book name)! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no te, Shuriken! Ni no te, nitouryuu! Fuusouken Hayate! Hayate no maki, Kouga fuuton no souken ga shinsoku no ninjitsu de teki o utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

These forms are compatible with the Fuusouken Hayate.

Sarutobi Ninjaden

Sarutobi Ninjaden

Rider Statistics[4]

  • Rider Height: 200.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 84.7 kg

Ability Parameters[4]

  • Punching Power: 8.8 t
  • Kicking Power: 17.6 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 38.6 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.7 seconds

Sarutobi Ninjaden (猿飛忍者伝 lit. "Sarutobi Ninja Legend") is Kenzan's Sarutobi Sasuke-based primary form accessed by using the Sarutobi Ninjaden Wonder Ride Book in the Fuusouken Hayate.

In this form, Kenzan has lower kicking and punching power than most of the riders, but makes it up with his highest running speed and jumping height when compared to others.

Sarutobi Ninjaden consists of the following parts:

  • Kenzan Helm Sarutobi Ninjaden (剣斬ヘルム 猿飛忍者伝 Kenzan Herumu Sarutobi Ninjaden): The helmet.
    • Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun) - The two swords on the right side of the visor. It is proof that the user has been selected by the Seiken. It has the role of adjusting the states of both Kamen Rider Kenzan and the Seiken, adjusting the power balance for both and canceling transformation in an emergency. Additionally, it is a blade with a sharp edge, and can be used in battle.
    • Vane Visor (ベーンバイザー Bēn Baizā) - The shuriken-style visor. It allows Kenzan to look at and confront the headwinds of Sarutobi Ninjaden. It has high dynamic visual acuity that can read the wind and catch objects moving at high speed.
    • Sense Reader (センスリーダー Sensu Rīdā) - A sensory gem on the forehead. It plays the role of a radar by sensitively detecting various data such as temperature change and odor carried by the wind, allowing Kenzan to search for the state of an opponent.
    • Sarutobi Mask (サルトビマスク Sarutobi Masuku) - The faceplate. It contains the power of the story "Sarutobi Ninjaden", improves athletic ability by adjusting the breathing of the user, and suppresses stamina consumption. Additionally, the time when Kenzan can be active on the ground and underwater is greatly increased.
  • Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu) - The bodysuit. It is an armor worn by those who have been selected as the Seiken Fuusokuen Hayate. Put on at the same time the Seiken is activated, it gives Kenzan the power to fight, such as improved sword skills, strengthened physical abilities, and activating special abilities. As it is based on the form with the power of the "Sarutobi Ninjaden" Wonder Ride Book, various abilities can be added by reading the Wonder Ride Book.
  • Blast Wrapper (ブラストラッパー Burasuto Rappā) - The scarf. It can manipulate the airflow by using the wind, and add wind to a body technique to increase its power and speed. This sublimates it into a fearsome martial art that can be likened to a storm.
  • Aeria Mail (エアリアメイル Earia Meiru, play on "Aerial Mail") - The chest armor. It contains the power of the story "Sarutobi Ninjaden", and by filling the inside with ultra-high density air via a wind ninja technique, it demonstrates high strength while being ultra-lightweight. Furthermore, by manipulating internal pressure, it can absorb shocks, generate a heat insulation effect, buoyancy, and protects Kenzan.
  • Ride Blast Arm (ライドブラストアーム Raido Burasuto Āmu) - The arms. It possesses the power of the story "Sarutobi Ninjaden", and endows Kenzan with the power of god-speed hand coordination and gust-like wind ninjutsu.
  • Ride Blast Glo (ライドブラストグロー Raido Burasuto Gurō, play on "Ride Blast Gloves") - The hands. Gives Kenzan correct finger coordination to allow him to properly wield the Fuusouken Hayate. It also functions as an ability transmission road that connects the Seiken and the "Sword Robe" to convey the power of the holy sword and the abilities of the read Wonder Ride Book into Kenzan.
  • Ride Blast Legs (ライドブラストレッグ Raido Burasuto Reggu) - The legs. It contains the power of the story "Sarutobi Ninjaden", and brings a god-speed footstep and a big leap comparable to a gust of wind. Additionally, it has quiet characteristics and suppresses operating noise to the utmost limit, allowing for covert operations.
  • Ride Blast Boots (ライドブラストブーツ Raido Burasuto Būtsu) - The feet. The kick’s destructive power is greatly increased as a whirlwind is infused.
  • Sword of Logos Buckle (ソードオブロゴスバックル Sōdo Obu Rogosu Bakkuru) - The buckle. In addition to deploying the "Sword Robe", it receives the power of the Wonder Ride Book from the Seiken to generate energy and control to allow Kenzan to carry out various abilities.
  • Sword of Logos Holders (ソードオブロゴスホルダー Sōdo Obu Rogosu Horudā): Storage for extra Wonder Ride Books. Mounted on the sides of the Sword of Logos Buckle, it can hold two books; on the right and one on the left. Additionally, when the special move is activated, it has the role of improving the technique's sharpness by putting in and drawing out the Seiken, polishing it at the same time.

This form's finisher is the Shippuu Kenbu (疾風剣舞 Shippū Kenbu, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance"):

  • Fuusouken Hayate Ittouryu Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Ichiren (疾風剣舞 一連 Shippū Kenbu Ichiren, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: One Sequence")
    • Kobuta 3 Kyoudai: Kenzan summons the apparitions of 3 Little Pig Brothers that starts building 3 separate brick walls to surround the enemy while Kenzan runs around the wall to confuse the said enemy. Kenzan then delivers a surprise attack to the enemy after hiding behind one of those walls.
    • Sarutobi Ninjaden: Kenzan charges the Fuusouken Hayate with lime green energy, then delivers a green and yellow horizontal slash to the enemy.
    • Tri Cerberus: Kenzan charges the Fuusouken Hayate with electricity, then delivers an electric slash that generates the Tri Cerberus God Beast.
  • Fuusouken Hayate Nitouryu Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Niren (疾風剣舞 二連 Shippū Kenbu Niren, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: Two Sequence")
    • Sarutobi Ninjaden: Kenzan charges the Fuusouken Hayate with lime green energy, followed by a light-green cyclone surrounds him, he then slashes the enemy multiple times, before delivering a surprise X-shaped slash to the enemy after hiding behind them.
  • Fuusouken Hayate Shuriken Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Kaiten (疾風剣舞 回転 Shippū Kenbu Kaiten, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: Spinning Sequence")
    • Sarutobi Ninjaden: Has three variations.
      • A green tornado surrounds Kenzan before he throws the Fuusouken Hayate at the enemy. The weapon then multiplies into several green-energy shurikens to attack the said enemy. While the enemy gets distracted by the shuriken projections, Kenzan then performs a spinning downward slash to finish the enemy off, surrounded by a light-green cyclone.
      • Kenzan delivers a light-green cyclone to the enemy.
      • Kenzan throws the Fuusouken Hayate at the enemy. The weapon then transform into a green-energy shurikens to attack the said enemy several times.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 6-8, Kamen Rider Saber Spin-off: Swordsmen Chronicles Episode 2, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin, 11-12, 14-16, 20, 22-23, 28


Ninja Butasan

Ninja Butasan (Brick house)


Ninja Butasan (Straw house)


Ninja Butasan (Wooden house)


Rider Statistics[5]

  • Rider Height: 200.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 91.2 kg

Ability Parameters[5]

  • Punching Power: 10.1 t
  • Kicking Power: 21.4 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 40.7 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.4 seconds

Ninja Butasan (忍者ぶた3) is Kenzan's 3 Little Pigs-based form accessed by using the Kobuta 3 Kyoudai Wonder Ride Book in the Fuusouken Hayate.

In this form, Kenzan’s stats are higher than his base form.

Ninja Butasan adds on the following parts:

  • Kenzan Helm Ninja Butasan (剣斬ヘルム 忍者ぶた3 Kenzan Herumu Ninja Butasan): The helmet.
    • Triple Sense Reader (トリプルセンスリーダー Toripuru Sensu Rīdā) - A sensory gem on the forehead. By sensitively detecting various information such as odors and temperature changes carried by the wind, it plays the role of a radar that searches for surrounding information and the state of the enemy. In addition, with the power of the Kobuta 3 Kyoudai Wonder Ride Book, it will be possible to create an alter ego, and coordinate attacks.
  • Bros Arm (ブロスアーム Burosu Āmu): The left arm. It possesses the "Steppig Wise" (ステッピッグワイズ Suteppiggu Waizu) shield on the forearm can be enlarged to the size of a house. Furthermore, by changing to the three different properties of straw, wood and brick, it functions as a shield to protect multiple people at once.

This form's finisher is the Shippuu Kenbu (疾風剣舞 Shippū Kenbu, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance"):

  • Fuusouken Hayate Ittouryu Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Itton (疾風剣舞 一豚 Shippū Kenbu Itton, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: One Pig")
    • Kobuta 3 Kyoudai: Kenzan splits into 3 clones with 3 different shields before unleashing a barrage of slashes and kicks on enemy.
  • Fuusouken Hayate Nitouryu Mode:Shippuu Kenbu: Niton (疾風剣舞 二豚 Shippū Kenbu Niton)[5]
  • Fuusouken Hayate Shuriken Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Santon (疾風剣舞 三豚 Shippū Kenbu Santon)[5]
  • Unkown Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Kuruton (疾風剣舞 来豚 Shippū Kenbu Kuruton)[5]

Appearances: Saber Episodes 8, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin, 13, 20


Ninja Jackun

Ninja Jackun

"Jackun-to-Domamenoki! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no te, shuriken! Ni no te, nitouryuu! Fuusouken Hayate! Hayate no maki, Kouga fuuton no souken ga shinsoku no ninjitsu de teki o utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[6]

  • Rider Height: 200.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 89.5 kg

Ability Parameters[6]

  • Punching Power: 9.6 t
  • Kicking Power: 19.9 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 38.8 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.6 seconds

Ninja Jackun (忍者ジャッ君 Ninja Jakkun) is Kenzan's Jack and the Beanstalk-based form, accessed by using the Jackun-to-Domamenoki Wonder Ride Book in the Fuusouken Hayate.[7]

Ninja Jackun adds on the following parts:

  • Kenzan Helm Ninja Jackun (剣斬ヘルム 忍者ぶた3 Kenzan Herumu Ninja Jakkun): The helmet.
    • Botanical Sense Reader (ボタニカルセンスリーダー Botanikaru Sensu Rīdā) - A sensory gem on the forehead.By sensitively detecting various information such as odors and temperature changes carried by the wind, it plays the role of a radar that searches for surrounding information and the state of the enemy. In addition, by gaining the power of Jackun-to-Domamenoki Wonder Ride Book, it is possible to manipulate the vitality of the Domamenoki tree and activate Wood Release Ninjutsu.
  • Domamenoki Arm (ドマメノキアーム Domamenoki Āmu): The left arm. It has the power of the story "Jackun-to-Domamenoki" and brings a mysterious power to manipulate the vitality of the Domamenoki tree.
  • Entangle Gaunt (インタングルガント Intanguru Ganto, short for "Entangle Gauntlet"): The gauntlet. It has the ability to eject Domame (ドマメ Earthen Beans) beans, which have outer skins harder than steel, at high speeds like bullets. In addition, by expanding and contracting the entwined vines and deploying them like a whip or rope, it can be used for various purposes such as catching distant objects and changing direction in the air.

This form's finisher is an unnamed Rider Slash: Kenzan charges the Fuusouken Hayate with lime green energy, then delivers a green vine-like tornado to the enemy.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 14-15


Ninja Bremen

Ninja Bremen

"Bremen no Rock Band! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no te, shuriken! Ni no te, nitouryuu! Fuusouken Hayate! Hayate no maki, Kouga fuuton no souken ga shinsoku no ninjitsu de teki o utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Ninja Bremen (忍者ブレーメン Ninja Burēmen) is Kenzan's Town Musicians of Bremen-based form, accessed by using the Bremen no Rock Band Wonder Ride Book in the Fuusouken Hayate.[8]

This form is exclusive to the Rider Kick's Figure toyline.


Summons

  • 3 Little Pig Brothers (こぶたの3兄弟 Kobuta no 3 Kyōdai)[9]

Equipment

Devices

Relationships

Allies

  • Sophia: Sophia is Ren's mentor in Sword of Logos. Ren himself casually calls Sophia as "Sophia-chan", in which the latter doesn't mind.
  • Hayato Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Calibur (I): Former comrade of the Sword of Logos. Hayato was initially thought to have betrayed the Sword of Logos as the current Calibur, until it was revealed that Daichi was the Calibur at the time all along.

Enemies

  • Desast: During their initial meeting, Ren asks Desast whether he's strong or not, in which Desast taunts him to find out himself. Ren exclaimed that Desast is pretty strong and entertaining to him, much to his dismay as Ren managed to defeat the Megid. After Desast gained his freedom Desast showed interest in Ren, touting him as being similar to himChapter 20: To Destroy the Stronghold, the Will of the Sword..
  • Storious: Ren is enemies with Storious due to the other being a Megid general.
  • Legeiel: Ren is enemies with Legeiel due to the other being a Megid general. Even then Ren's anger somewhat skews his priorities, as against him and Touma both, he prioritized beating ToumaChapter 20: To Destroy the Stronghold, the Will of the Sword..
  • Zooous: Ren is enemies with Zooous due to the other being a Megid general.
  • Daichi Kamijo/Kamen Rider Saber (I)/Kamen Rider Calibur (II): Former comrade of the Sword of Logos turned bitter enemies. As Daichi "killed" Kento, Ren grew very resentful of Daichi. This resentment extended to Touma when he resonated with what Daichi said about the Sword of Logos.
  • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber: Ren sees Touma as a rival because he was Kento's childhood friend. Due to Reika telling him that Touma will betray the Sword of Logos, Ren turned against him. Even when Touma reaches out to him, Ren's extreme stubbornness turns down all of his advances with hostility.
  • Rintaro Shindo/Kamen Rider Blades (II): Former comrade of the Sword of Logos.
  • Yuri/Kamen Rider Saikou: When Ren tries to kill Touma along with Mei, Yuri defends them from his wrath.
  • Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: Their relationship becomes strained after Tetsuo defects from the Sword of Logos and aligns with Touma.
  • Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster (II): After Ryo leaves the Sword of Logos as well, Ren does not know what to do, being confused by what is happening. When Ryo went to find him and joins Touma's team against Master Logos, Ren lashed out at him refusing to and wanted to be left alone.
  • Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada (II)/Kamen Rider Calibur (III): They both belong to the Sword of Logos. Ren admires Kento deeply, to the point of obsession. After his death, almost all of Ren's actions revolved on what he thought Kento would do, and to bring justice to him. Upon learning that Kento returned, Ren does not know what to do because he must face him. When he hoped that he and Kento should fight together again like the old days, Kento turns him down coldly, sealing half of Hayate but not without begging for forgiveness, leaving Ren crushed emotionally.
  • Reika Shindai/Kamen Rider Sabela: She manipulates him by telling him that Touma still has Kento's Seiken and that he must retrieve it as well as the Sword of Light (Yuri). Ren later leaves the Sword of Logos on his own path for strength.
  • Ryoga Shindai/Kamen Rider Durendal: TBA
  • Master Logos: Once served under him, now left on his own path for strength.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Ren Akamichi is portrayed by Eiji Togashi (富樫慧士 Togashi Eiji). As Kamen Rider Kenzan, his suit actor is Satoshi Fujita (藤田慧 Fujita Satoshi).

Etymology

  • As with the naming scheme of all the Saber Riders, Kenzan's name is a combination of the Japanese words for Sword ( Ken) and Slash ( Zan), the striking motion of a sword. It is also a pun on the word 見参 (Kenzan), a phrase used to announce someone's arrival.
  • As with the surname scheme of other members of Sword of Logos, Ren's surname, Akamichi, contains a homophone of the kanji Kami () meaning "god" or "deity".

Concept Art

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Notes

  • Kamen Rider Kenzan is the first Reiwa Rider with a ninja motif.
  • Kenzan is the first Rider in the series whose first onscreen transformation does not use the typical CGI background or effects of the series, instead going straight to its shortened version.
    • His CGI background transformation is first shown in the Kamen Rider Saber: 7 Riders Transform! Finisher! special video on YouTube.[10]
      • The Japanese Kanji that appear during said transformation have actual meaning: When fighting, the warriors always stood in line at the forefront.
  • Kenzan is the first Saber Rider to have his Sword Crown not facing forward. Instead, he has two swords facing sideways.
    • This might be a nod to his Holy Sword's speciality i.e. being able to split into two swords and combine to form a large-sized shuriken.
  • Kenzan is the first Rider to have used two Wonder Ride Books of the same category to utilize two forms (Sarutobi Ninjaden and Ninja Butasan), the second being Slash.
    • Additionally, both of their main books and the book they use for form changes are of the Story category.
      • As per latest episode, Similar to Saber, Blades, and Espada with their respective Wonder Combo, Kenzan is the fourth Saber Rider and the first Sword of Logos Buckle user to utilize his forms using all green Wonder Ride Books (Sarutobi Ninjaden, Ninja Butasan, and Ninja Jackun).
  • Kenzan using the Sengoku Gaimu Emaki Wonder Ride Book could reflect him dual wielding swords that can combine.
  • Currently, Ren is the only Northern Base rider who defected from the Sword of Logos but does not side with Touma.

Appearances

References

Current Swordsmen: Touma Kamiyama - Rintaro Shindo - Kento Fukamiya - Ryo Ogami - Ren Akamichi - Tetsuo Daishinji - Yuri - Reika Shindai - Ryoga Shindai
Previous Swordsmen: Daichi Kamijo - Kenshin Nagamine - Kyoichiro Shinsen - Toshikazu Kamikawa - Amane Kagami - Hayato Fukamiya
Movie-exclusive: Bacht
Drivers
Seiken Swordriver - Jaken Caliburdriver - Haken Bladriver - Seiken Saikou Driver
Seiken
Kaenken Rekka - Suiseiken Nagare - Raimeiken Ikazuchi - Dogouken Gekido - Fuusouken Hayate - Onjuuken Suzune - Ankokuken Kurayami - Mumeiken Kyomu - Kougouken Saikou - Eneiken Noroshi - Jikokuken Kaiji
Wonder Ride Book-related
Wonder Ride Books - Ride Book Hondana - Hissatsuholder - Sword of Logos Buckle - Sword of Logos Holder - Royal Sword of Logos Buckle
Weapons
Kingexcalibur - Dragonic Booster - King Lion Booster
Summons
Brave Dragon - Lion Senki - Fighting Fairy - Lamp do Alangina - Tri Cerberus - 3 Little Pig Brothers - Jaaku Dragon - Jaou Dragon - Primitive Dragon
Vehicles
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Terminology/Locations
Wonder World - Great Book - Avalon - Northern Base - Southern Base - Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama
Allies
Touma Kamiyama's team: Mei Sudo - Yuri - Tetsuo Daishinji - Ryo Ogami
Sword of Logos (Northern Base): Sophia - First Master Logos - Mr. Daishinji
Others: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami
Storious - Legeiel - Zooous - Daichi Kamijo - Desast
Monsters
Summoned Megid Monsters: Golem Megid - Ari Megid - Kirigirisu Megid - Hanzaki Megid - Piranha Megid - Medusa Megid - Ahiru Megid - Goblin Megid
Human Transformed Megid Monsters: Yeti Megid - Ousama Megid - Charybdis Megid - Neko Megid
Footsoldiers: Shimi
Master Logos - Reika Shindai - Ryoga Shindai
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