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

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

Ren Akamichi (緋道 蓮 Akamichi Ren) is a member of the Northern Base-branch 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").

History

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

Personality

Ren is a childish, ever-jolly person, often smiling and laughing during battles. However, at the same time, he is a righteous, talented swordsman who is obsessed with strength, to a point where he believes that only the strong one can bring justice. He develops a fierce rivalry with Touma, both of them having Kento's close friendship in common.

Ren also seemingly enjoys challenging people out of the blue, as well as accepting them. Once caught in one, he is extremely determined to emerge as the victor, resulting in a very stubborn personality as well as a tendency to ignore people, even Kento whom he admires.

Forms

These forms are compatible with the Fuusouken Hayate.

Sarutobi Ninjaden

Sarutobi Ninjaden

"Sarutobi Ninjaden! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no Te, Shu~ri~ken~! Ni no Te, Ni~tou~ryuu, Fuu~souken Hayate~! Hayate no Maki, Kouga Fuuton no Souken ga Shinsoku no Ninjitsu de Teki o Utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[1]

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

Ability Parameters[1]

  • 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 Three Little Pigs that starts building 3 separate brick walls to surround the enemy while Kenzan running around the wall to confuse the said enemy. Kenzan then deliver 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.
  • Fuusouken Hayate Nitouryu Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Niren (疾風剣舞 二連 Shippū Kenbu Niren, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: Two Sequence")
  • Fuusouken Hayate Shuriken Mode: Shippuu Kenbu: Kaiten (疾風剣舞 回転 Shippū Kenbu Kaiten, Lit. "Hurricane Sword Dance: Spinning Sequence")
    • Sarutobi Ninjaden: 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 said enemy. While the enemy is getting distracted by the shuriken projections, Kenzan then performs a spinning downward slash to finish the enemy off, surrounded by a light-green cyclone.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 6-8, 11-12, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin


Ninja Butasan

Ninja Butasan

"Kobuta 3 Kyoudai! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no Te, Shu~ri~ken~! Ni no Te, Ni~tou~ryuu, Fuu~souken Hayate~! Hayate no Maki, Kouga Fuuton no Souken ga Shinsoku no Ninjitsu de Teki o Utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[2]

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

Ability Parameters[2]

  • 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 unleasing a barrage of slashes and kicks on enemy.
  • Shippuu Kenbu: Niton (疾風剣舞 二豚 Shippū Kenbu Niton)[2]
  • Shippuu Kenbu: Santon (疾風剣舞 三豚 Shippū Kenbu Santon)[2]
  • Shippuu Kenbu: Kuruton (疾風剣舞 来豚 Shippū Kenbu Kuruton)[2]

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


Ninja Jackun
"Jackun-to-Domamenoki! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no Te, Shu~ri~ken~! Ni no Te, Ni~tou~ryuu, Fuu~souken Hayate~! Hayate no Maki, Kouga Fuuton no Souken ga Shinsoku no Ninjitsu de Teki o Utsu!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: TBA
  • Rider Weight: TBA

Ability ParametersTBA

  • Punching Power: TBA
  • Kicking Power: TBA
  • Maximum Jump Height: TBA
  • Maximum Running Speed: TBA

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.[3]

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.
  • 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) Seeds, 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.

Ninja Bremen

Ninja Bremen

"Bremen no Rock Band! Sou Tou Bundan! Ichi no Te, Shu~ri~ken~! Ni no Te, Ni~tou~ryuu, Fuu~souken 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.[4]

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)

Equipment

Devices

Relationships

Allies

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 manages to defeat the Megid.
  • Legeiel: TBA
  • Daichi Kamijo/Kamen Rider Saber (I)/Kamen Rider Calibur (II): Former mates of the Sword of Logos turned bitter enemies.

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.

Concept Art

to be added

Notes

  • Similar to Kamen Rider Woz’s Zikan Despear, Kamen Rider Kenzan's weapon can change between three modes.
    • Woz also happens to have the ability to transform into a ninja themed form.
  • 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.[5]
  • Kenzan is the first ninja motif Rider in the Reiwa era.
  • Kenzan is the only Kamen Rider in Saber to have his Sword Crown not facing forward. Instead, he has 2 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 Ride Books of same categories (in this case, the Story category) to utilize two forms (Sarutobi Ninjaden and Ninja Butasan).

Appearances

References

Current Swordsmen: Touma Kamiyama - Rintaro Shindo - Kento Fukamiya - Ryo Ogami - Ren Akamichi - Tetsuo Daishinji - Daichi Kamijo
Previous Swordsmen: Kenshin Nagamine - Hayato Fukamiya
Movie-exclusive: Bacht
Gear
Seiken Swordriver - Jaken Caliburdriver - Wonder Ride Books - Kaenken Rekka - Suiseiken Nagare - Raimeiken Ikazuchi - Dogouken Gekido - Fuusouken Hayate - Onjuuken Suzune - Ankokuken Kurayami - Mumeiken Kyomu - Dragonic Booster - King Lion Booster - Sword of Logos Buckle - Hissatsuholder - Sword of Logos Holders - Brave Dragon - Lion Senki - Lamp Majin - Jaaku Dragon - Jaou Dragon - Kingexcalibur - Ride Book Hondana
Other
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Allies
Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama: Mei Sudo
Sword of Logos: Sophia - Reika Shindai
Other: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami - Fighting Fairy - Oren Pierre Alfonzo - Hideyasu Jonouchi
Storious - Legeiel - Zooous - Daichi Kamijo - Desast
Mamono:
Monsters: Golem Megid - Ari Megid - Kirigirisu Megid - Hanzaki Megid - Piranha Megid - Medusa Megid - Ahiru Megid - Goblin Megid
Footsoldiers: Shimi
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