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

"I swear on Suiseiken Nagare that I shall protect this world!"
―Blades' catchphrase[src]

Rintaro Shindo (新堂 倫太郎 Shindō Rintarō) is a member of the Sword of Logos who transforms into Kamen Rider Blades (仮面ライダーブレイズ Kamen Raidā Bureizu), the secondary Rider in Kamen Rider Saber.

History

After witnessing Touma Kamiyama, a “Homo Sapien” becoming Kamen Rider Saber, he tracks him down at his bookstore and asks him to hand over the Driver and Sword, fearing that Touma’s newfound great power would become dangerous. Chapter 1: In The Beginning, There Was a Flame Swordsman. Chapter 2: The Water Swordsman, Along With a Blue Lion.

When Touma ultimately decided to help fight against the Megid, Rintaro took him to the Sword of Logos HQ in the North Pole. Chasing after the Ari Megid, Rintaro transformed first to give Touma a demonstration on a Kamen Rider's default powers and abilities. After they entered Wonder World, Rintaro suggested Touma to use the newly acquired Jackun-to-Domamenoki book. When they defeat both the Ari and Kirigirisu Megid, Touma acquires the Peter Fantasista Ridebook.

Personality

Rintaro places the Sword of Logos organization and rules above all else, and at first glance, he appears to be serious and difficult to approach. He is actually quite down-to-earth and was willing to teach Touma the ins-and-outs of becoming an effective Kamen Rider, though Touma's rather unorthodox methods of fighting often leaves him flabbergasted.

Because of his status as a member within the Sword of Logos, Rintaro has yet to acclimate to Earth, and isn't very knowledgeable about Japanese culture in general, in the applicable sense. This is made apparent when he arrives at Touma's bookstore for the first time while riding a blue lion because he had read that it is rude to enter with his shoes on.

Rintaro isn't without a dark side as he harbors a deep desire for revenge against Zooous for the death of his own master Kenshin Nagamine. Once consumed, he will stop at nothing to get it, though he ultimately realized that revenge is never the answer.

He has a keen eye for good food, especially after his love for sweets is discovered.

Powers and Abilities

Abilities


Weaknesses

  • Three Books Wonder Rider Forms (Formerly): During his training at Liberation, Rintaro had to train himself to harness Tenkuu no Pegasus, Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista, which were three Ride Books of the same element. Although attempting to transform placed a heavy strain on body during his early attempts, he was successfully able to return the battle having overcoming the strain. Chapter 7: The Sword of the King, Lies in Avalon.

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Blades is a playable character in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing.

Kamen Rider Blades is a playable character alongside the other Kamen Riders in Kamen Rider City Wars.

Forms

Lion Senki

Kamen Rider Blades Lion Senki

"Nagare battō! Lion Senki! Nagare issatsu! Hyakujū no ō to Suiseiken Nagare ga majiwaru toki konpeki no tsurugi ga kiba wo muku![1]"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[2]

  • Rider Height: 217.0 cm
  • Rider Weight: 99.7 kg

Ability Parameters[2]

  • Punching Power: 10.4 t
  • Kicking Power: 17.8 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 17.8 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 4.3 seconds

Lion Senki (ライオン戦記 Raion Senki) is Blades' lion-based primary form accessed by using the Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver.

In this form, Blades has slightly higher punching power and running speed when compared to Saber Brave Dragon, but has lower kicking power and maximum jump height.

Lion Senki consists of the following parts:

  • Blades Helm Lion Senki (ブレイズヘルム ライオン戦記 Bureizu Herumu Raion Senki): The helmet.
    • Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun): It is installed on the top of the head as a proof of being selected by a Seiken. It has the role of adjusting the state of Kamen Rider Blades and the Seiken, and adjusts the power balance between them and cancels transformation in an emergency. It is also a blade with a sharp edge, and can also be used in battle.
    • Right Mask (ライトマスク Raito Masuku): The right side of the helmet. It has the property of strongly acting on the sword technique of the user and exerts various abilities by applying the power of the Wonder Ride Book stored in the right shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. In particular, it is said to be compatible with the God Beast-based Wonder Ride Books.
    • Lion Senki Mask (ライオンセンキマスク Raion Senki Masuku): The helmet's forehead. With the power of the Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book, your eyesight and hearing will be sharpened, and you will be able to catch your prey sensitively.
    • Horizon Visor (ホライゾンバイザー Horaizon Baizā): The eyes. Accurately grasp the object like a water mirror and calmly assess the situation.
    • Left Mask (レフトマスク Refuto Masuku): The left side of the helmet. It has a characteristic that strongly affects the activation of special abilities by the user and exerts various abilities by putting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the left shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. It is said to be particularly compatible with the Story-based Wonder Ride Book.
  • Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Seiken "Suiseiken Nagare". It is attached at the same time as the awakening of the Seiken and gives the user the power to fight such as improving sword skills, strengthening physical abilities, and activating special abilities. This characteristic is assigned to the right half of the body, the center of the body, which is based on the Animal "Lion Senki", and the left half of the body.
  • Breas Lion (ブレスライオン Buresu Raion): The chest armor. It possesses the power of the animal "Lion Senki", and brings supple and high athletic ability to the user as a rule of thumb possessed by the King of Beasts. In addition, it is possible to release a violent torrent from the mouth of Lion Senki, which can be diverted to protect or capture the subject by adjusting the torrent.
  • Maned Il (メインドイル Meindo Iru, short for "Maned Mail"): The armor that extends from the front to the back, reminiscent of a flowing coat, sheds all shocks and resistance. As a result, it is possible to obtain the effect of speeding up running power and even combat motion.
  • Noble Sault (ノーブルソルト Nōburu Soruto): The legs and feet of the suit. Brings agile leg strength like a lion, runs through the ground, and accurately kills prey with sharp claws. Also, when the Special Move is activated, the destructive power of the kick is greatly increased by putting together a tremendous stream of water.
  • Ride Right (ライドライト Raido Raito): The right side of the body. It has the property of strongly acting on the sword technique of the user and exerts various abilities by applying the power of the Wonder Ride Book stored in the light shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. In particular, it is said to be compatible with the God Beast-based Wonder Ride Books.
  • Ride Left (ライドレフト Raido Refuto): The left side of the body. It has the property of strongly acting on the activation of special abilities by the user and exerts various abilities by applying the power of the Wonder Ride Book stored in the left shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. Especially, it is said that it goes well with the story-based Wonder Ride Books.
  • Ride Arm (ライドアーム Raido Āmu): The arms. The exterior of the armor "Sword Robe" is laminated armor called "Page Armor" (ページアーマー Pēji Āmā), which is formed by stacking trained plate armor in multiple layers. As a result, it has acquired strong defense and the flexibility to follow various actions.

This form has four finishers:

  • Seiken Swordriver finishers:
    • Leo Cascade (レオ・カスケイド Reo Kasukeido): Blades traps the target in a water bubble fired from the Brace Lion on his chest before jumping after it, and delivering a kick.
    • Lion Wonder (ライオン・ワンダー Raion Wandā): Blades taps on the Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book, surrounding himself with water. Then delivers a water-enhanced slash that summons a blue mechanical lion that rams into the target.
  • Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Hydro Stream (ハイドロ・ストリーム Haidoro Sutorīmu): Blades delivers a water-enhanced slash.
    • Shutoku Issen (習得一閃 Shūtoku Issen, Lit. "Learning Flash"): Blades scans a Wonder Ride Book against the tip of the blade, and performs an attack based off of it.
      • Jackun-to-Domamenoki: Blades delivers a slash that sends green bean-like projectiles flying at the enemy.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 2-4, 6-8


Lion Fantasista

Kamen Rider Blades Lion Fantasista

"Nagare battō! Kagayaku Lion Fantasista~! Nagare nisatsu! Gao! Kirakira! Genso no tsume ga ima aoki kenshi no sonomi ni yadoru![3]"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[4]

  • Rider Height: 217.0 cm
  • Rider Weight: 104.8 kg

Ability Parameters[4]

  • Punching Power: 13.1 t
  • Kicking Power: 20.3 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 21.8 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 4.0 seconds

Lion Fantasista (ライオンファンタジスタ Raion Fantajisuta) is Blades' Peter Pan-based form accessed by using the Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver.

In this form, Blades has higher punching and kicking power, and a slight increase in speed. He can combine the powers of Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista to form water portals to attack the enemy. Unlike Saber, Blades is able to fully control this form due to using Wonder Ride Books of matching elements.

Lion Fantasista adds on the following parts:

  • Blades Helm Lion Fantasista (ブレイズヘルム ライオンファンタジスタ Bureizu Herumu Raion Fantajisuta): The helmet.
    • Peter Fan Mask (ピーターファンマスク Pītā Fan Masuku): The left side of the helmet. With the power of the Peter Fantasista Wonder Ride Book, you can dispel illusions and discover the truth.
  • Peter Fan Bauld (ピーターファンボールド Pītā Fan Bōrudo, play on words "Peter Fan Pauldron"): The left shoulder. It possesses the power of the story "Peter Fantasista" and brings the wings to reveal the fairy and the wisdom to enjoy the adventure.
  • Illusio Mail (イリュージョメイル Iryūjo Meiru): The left side of the suit. Wielding the "Peter Acrobat" (ピーターアクロバット Pītā Akurobatto), it allows the user to achieve flight.
  • Duel Gaunt (デュエルガント Deyueru Ganto): The left arm. Equipped with the "Capture Hook" (キャプチャーフック Kyapuchā Fukku) claw that catches the target with an extendable chain, it can be pulled into its own area.

This form's finisher is Lion Fantasista Wonder (ライオンファンタジスタ・ワンダー Raion Wandā): By pressing on the Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista Wonder Ride Books, Blades summons several water portals, and goes through them, attacking the enemy with slaves and a mechanical blue lion.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 3-4


Fantastic Lion

Kamen Rider Blades Fantastic Lion

"Nagare battō! Aoki yajū (Aoki yajū no) no tategami ga (Tategami ga) sora ni nabiku~! (Sora ni nabiku!) Fantastic Lion~! Nagare sansatsu! Konpeki no tsurugi ga kiba wo muki ginga wo seisu![5]"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[6]

  • Rider Height: 217.0 cm
  • Rider Weight: 120.8 kg

Ability Parameters[6]

  • Punching Power: 19.5 t
  • Kicking Power: 32.8 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 30.5 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.4 seconds

Fantastic Lion (ファンタスティックライオン Fantasutikku Raion) is Blades' Pegasus and Peter Pan-based form accessed by using the Tenkuu no Pegasus, Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver.[7]

In this form, Blades surpasses his previous forms, due to the three compatible books, Blades had to train to be able to control the form completely. Not only can Blades stand even with a Megid general like Zooous in this form, but he can also fly, transform into a water-like state, and manipulate water to a high enough degree to create mirrors.

Fantastic Lion adds on the following parts:

  • Blades Helm Fantastic Lion (ブレイズヘルム ファンタスティックライオン Bureizu Herumu Fantasutikku Raion): The helmet.
    • Tenkuu no Pegasus Mask (テンクウノペガサスマスク Tenkuu no Pegasasu Masuku): The right side of the helmet. With the power of the Tenkuu no Pegasus Wonder Ride Book, the spatial recognition ability to dance in the sky has been expanded.
  • Pegasus Bauld (ピーターファンボールド Pegasasu Bōrudo, play on the words "Pegasus Pauldron"): The right shoulder. It possesses the power of the God Beast "Tenkuu no Pegasus", and brings the power and speed of heaven.
  • Firmamen Mail (ファーマメンメイル Fāmamen Meiru, play on the words "Firmament Mail"): The right side of the suit. The armor wrapped in majestic wings dispels all disasters with its flapping wings. In addition, the wings can combine with the "Peter Acrobat" from the "Illusio Mail" to allow the user achieve full flight.
  • Starry Bracer (スターリーブレーサー Sutārī Burēsā): The right arm. The wonder combo further strengthens the user's strength, and brings straightness and speed like a comet to the right arm when wielding the Seiken Suiseiken Nagare, increasing Blades' sword technique beyond.

This form has two finishers:

  • Seiken Swordriver finishers:
    • Fantastic Blazer (ファンタスティックブレザー Fantasutikku Burezā):
    • Lion Wonder (ライオン・ワンダー Raion Wandā): Blades taps on the Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book, charging himself with water energy. Blades then temporarily changes into mass of water than penetrates the enemy defenses, inflicting the enemy in question damage before materializing once more.
  • Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Hydro Vortex (ハイドロ・ボルテクス Haidoro Borutekusu): Blades summons a whirlpool of water that lifts the enemy up. Blades then levitates before sending a slash to the enemy, thus destroying the enemy in question with a watery explosion.
Appearances: Saber Episodes 7-9

Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Vehicles

Relationships

Allies

  • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber: Rintaro's new friend and member of the Sword of Logos. Rintaro introduces Touma to his world and their duties in protecting the Wonder Ride Books from the Megid. He eventually teams up with Touma and become his close ally ever since, albeit he's usually flabbergasted with Touma unorthodox method of fighting.
  • Mei Sudo: Rintaro keeps Mei out of the riders' activities, but tempted by sweets she's eating. However, Rintaro does admit that Mei is a good information searcher as she was more familiar with modern technology. After Rintaro saved Mei from being eaten by Zooous, Mei developed a crush on Rintaro.
  • Sophia: Rintaro's mentor and mystic of the Sword of Logos. Rintaro held her with high regards.
  • Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster: Even though they both belong to the Sword of Logos, Ryo at first looked down on Rintaro by not taking his advice seriously to keep his son out of battle.
  • Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada: Fellow member of the Sword of Logos.
  • Ren Akamichi/Kamen Rider Kenzan: Fellow member of the Sword of Logos.
  • Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: The mechanic and a fellow member of the Sword of Logos.

Enemies

  • Zooous: Zooous was responsible for the death of Rintaro's teacher, the previous Water Swordsman, thus earning Rintaro's hatred, causing him to swear to defeat the Megid general at all cost. Rintaro's hatred further intensified after Zooous defeated and belittled him, thanks to the Megid's sheer power. But Rintaro persisted and was able to defeat him after achieving Fantastic Lion.
  • Hayato Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Calibur: Fellow member of the Sword of Logos until Hayato's betrayal.
  • Desast: TBA

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Rintaro is portrayed by Takaya Yamaguchi (山口貴也 Yamaguchi Takaya). As Kamen Rider Blades, his suit actor is Eitoku (永徳 Eitoku)[10], who was the suit-actor for the secondary Heisei riders from Diend to Cross-Z (excluding Beast, Mach, Specter, and Brave).

Etymology

  • As with the naming scheme of all the Saber Riders, Blades' name is the plural form of the word "blade", the razor portion of a sword.

Concept Art

Notes

  • Kamen Rider Blades is the second lion-based secondary Rider after Kamen Rider Beast.
  • Kamen Rider Blades is the first Water element-themed Rider in the Reiwa era.
    • To an extent, he is the first Water element-themed Rider since Kamen Rider Aqua.
  • Kamen Rider Blades shares a similar name with Kamen Rider Blade, albeit pluralized.
  • Kamen Rider Blades is the first secondary Rider to be played by Eitoku since Kamen Rider Cross-Z.
  • Kamen Rider Blades is the first secondary Rider in the Reiwa era to have his own Rider Machine.
    • He is also the first since Kamen Rider Specter to not use the same Rider Machine as the primary Rider of the series.
  • Rintaro is one of the few secondary Riders, following Iori Izumi & Akira Date, to not antagonize the primary Rider and instead act on friendly terms during their first appearance.
  • Similar to Hiiro Kagami, Rintaro has a liking for sweets and desserts.
  • Rintaro's forms have a theme of stars.
    • Lion Senki could represent the constellation Leo, Peter Fantasista represents the star that is the gateway to Neverland, and Tenkuu No Pegasus could represent the Pegasus constellation.
      • This is referenced in the Fantastic Lion jingle when it says "Controls the galaxy".
  • So far Rintaro is the only Rider in the show to have a real world animal theme.

Appearances


References

Curent Swordsmen: Touma Kamiyama - Rintaro Shindo - Kento Fukamiya - Ryo Ogami - Ren Akamichi - Hayato Fukamiya - Tetsuo Daishinji
Previous Swordsmen: Daichi Kamijo - Kenshin Nagamine
Movie-exclusive: Immortal Swordsman
Gear
Seiken Swordriver - Jaken Caliburdriver - Wonder Ride Books - Kaenken Rekka - Suiseiken Nagare - Raimeiken Ikazuchi - Dogouken Gekido - Fuusouken Hayate - Ankokuken Kurayami - Onjuuken Suzune - Sword of Logos Buckle - Hissatsuholder - Sword of Logos Holders - Kingexcalibur - Ride Book Hondana
Other
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Allies
Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama: Mei Sudo
Sword of Logos: Sophia - Tetsuo Daishinji - Reika Shindai
Other: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami - Fighting Fairy
Storious - Legeiel - Zooous - Hayato Fukamiya - Desast
Mamono:
Monsters: Golem Megid - Ari Megid - Kirigirisu Megid - Hanzaki Megid - Piranha Megid - Medusa Megid
Footsoldiers: Shimi
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