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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 Northern Base-branch of the Sword of Logos who transforms into Kamen Rider Blades (仮面ライダーブレイズ Kamen Raidā Bureizu).

History

Rintaro training with his master, Kenshin.

Rintaro was born orphaned and raised by the Sword of Logos guild. He was trained by the previous Kamen Rider Blades, Kenshin Nagamine.The latter eventually died in battle against Zooous. Rintaro would then inherit his master's Seiken and Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book, becoming the second Water Swordsman.

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. However, 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. While he is extremely knowledgable about human and Japanese culture in general, he has no actual practical experience in it. 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. He also demonstrates this through his first time winning and holding an instant camera.

As Rintaro was an orphan from an early age where he was literally raised by the Sword of Logos, he sees everyone as if they were his own family. He particularly saw his mentor Kenshin Nagamine as a father, and grew a deep desire for revenge against Zooous for his death. However soon enough, Rintaro realized that revenge isn't an answer. This is shown through him attempting to stop Kento Fukamiya from enacting such revenge on Daichi Kamijo for his father's death. When Kento ultimately perished, Rintaro was struck with guilt for not being strong enough to protect him.

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

Powers and Abilities

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Power Strain (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 to the battle 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

These forms are accessed through the usage of Books compatible with Suiseiken Nagare. As such, the Swordriver will announce a number of pages when accessing such transformations.

The Swordriver will announce "Nagare Issatsu" when accessing the following transformations:

Lion Senki

Lion Senki

"Nagare Battou! Lion Senki! Nagare Issatsu! Hyakujuu no Oh to Suiseiken Nagare ga Majiwaru Toki Konpeki no Tsurugi ga Kiba wo Muku!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[1]

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

Ability Parameters[1]

  • 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 mask on 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 center mask. 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 visor. 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 mask on 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.
    • Blades delivers a series of water-enhanced slashes, leaves a explosion of water upon impact.
    • Blades delivers a donward slash covered in water current.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 2-4, 6-8, 10-12, 15-16, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin


The Swordriver will announce "Nagare Nisatsu" when accessing the following transformations:

Lion Fantasista

Lion Fantasista

"Nagare Battou! Kagayaku Lion Fantasista~! Nagare Nisatsu! Gao! Kirakira! Genso no Tsume ga Ima Aoki Kenshi no Sonomi ni Yadoru!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[2]

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

Ability Parameters[2]

  • 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' lion and 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 mask on 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 has five finishers:

  • Seiken Swordriver finishers:
    • Hydro Pendulum (ハイドロ振り子 Haidoro Pendo~um): Only seen in Ganbarizing. Blades uses the Capture Hook' to go into the air. Blades then slashes at the enemy, with a water charged Nagare.
    • Hyrdo Divide (ハイドロディバイド Haidoro Dibaido): Blades coats the area with water, before performing Hydro Pendulum, he then does a powerful slash that cuts the enemy, along with dividing the water.
    • 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.
    • Leo Cascade (レオ・カスケイド Reo Kasukeido): Blades traps the target in a water bubble fired from his hand before jumping after it, and delivering a kick.
  • Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Hydro Stream (ハイドロ・ストリーム Haidoro Sutorīmu)[2]: Only seen in Ganbarizing. While in the air Blades descends with a water-enhanced slash.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 3-4, 9-10


The Swordriver will announce "Nagare Sansatsu" when accessing the following Wonder Combo:

Fantastic Lion

Fantastic Lion

"Nagare Battou! Aoki Yajuu (Aoki Yajuu 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!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[3]

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

Ability Parameters[3]

  • 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' lion, Peter Pan and Pegasus-based form accessed by using the Tenkuu no Pegasus, Lion Senki and Peter Fantasista Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver.

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. He has also shown to be able to stand up to Daichi Kamijo as Calibur.

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 mask on 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・ブレイザー Fantasutikku Burezā)[3]: Only seen in Ganbarazing. Blades creates multiple orbs of water that turn into copies of himself, they jump into the air and all Rider Kick the enemy, with stars shooting down, before Blades kicks the enemy.
    • 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・ボルテックス Haidoro Borutekkusu): Has two variations.
      • Blades summons a whirlpool of water that lift the enemy up. Blades then levitates before sending a slash to the enemy, thus destroying the enemy in question into water explosion.
      • Blades delivers a water-enhanced slash to the enemy.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 7-10, 13, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin


King Lion Daisenki

"Nagare Battou! Rhyming! Riding! Rider! Juoh Raiou! Rising! Lifull! King Lion Daisenki! Sore Sunawachi Hougeki no Senshi!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

"Nagare Houkou! King Lion Daichange! Sore Sunawachi Hougeki no Senshi! Sarani wa Lion Henkei!"
―Lion Mode transformation announcement[src]

King Lion Daisenki


King Lion Daisenki Lion Mode


Rider Statistics[4]

  • Rider Height: 217.0 cm
  • Rider Weight: 135.1 kg

Ability Parameters[4]

  • Punching Power: 26.9 t
  • Kicking Power: 46.0 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 47.0 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.3 seconds

King Lion Daisenki (キングライオン大戦記 Kingu Raion Daisenki) is Blades' lion-based upgrade form accessed by using the King Lion Daisenki Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver.

In this form, Blades is armed with the King Lion Cannon (キングライオンカノン Kingu Raion Kyanon) on each shoulder to fire pressurized streams of water, also proves to be on par with Saber in his Dragonic Knight form, even being able to take on the three general Megids.

King Lion Daisenki consists of the following parts:

  • Blades Helm King Lion Daisenki (ブレイズヘルム キングライオン大戦記 Bureizu Herumu Kingu Raion Daisenki): The helmet.
    • Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun)
    • King Lion Visor (キングライオンバイザー Kingu Raion Baizā): The visor. It enhances the eyesight to allow the user to see beyond the distant horizon and a viewing angle that captures a wide range.
    • King Lion Top (キングライオントップ Kingu Raion Toppu): The sensory organs. It alters the user's hearing to be utilized as a radar to map out hidden enemies.
    • King Lion Mask (キングライオンマスク Kingu Raion Masuku): The facial armor. With the power of the King Lion Daisenki Wonder Ride Book, the user's eyesight and hearing are sharpened to the point of capturing multiple enemies' movements at the same time.
    • Biadintake (ビアドインテーク Biadointēku): The respiratory organs. The large intake port allows the user to take in a lot of oxygen at once, and boasts a sufficient amount of oxygen supply that can handle fierce battle motions.
  • Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Seiken Suiseiken Nagare. Following the evolution through the King Lion Daisenki Wonder Ride Book, all of the user's sword skills have been improved, physical abilities have been strengthened, and special abilities have been activated.
  • Breas King Lion (ブレスキングライオン Buresu Kingu Raion): The chest armor. It possesses the power of the animal "King Lion Daisenki", and brings supple and high athletic ability to the user as a rule of thumb possessed by the King of Beasts. It also functions as a head when it changes to Lion Mode in response to the operation of King Lion Daisenki Wonder Ride Book.
  • Breaking Tasset (ブレイキングタセット Bureikingu Tasetto): The armor extending from the front end of the suit. With a smooth finish that is not cloudy, like a water mirror added to high hardness, the user can avoid all kinds of assaults. In addition, it has the role of bringing lightness like a feather to the whole body and reinforcing the fierce battle motion.
  • Breaking Doyle (ブレイキングドイル Bureikingu Doiru): The shoulder armor. The armor, reminiscent of flowing fur, has the power to dispel all impacts and resistances due to the sacred water on the surface.
  • Breaking Arm (ブレイキングアーム Bureikingu Āmu): The arms. It uses the violent water flow inside to bring about physical abilities like a beast, and exerts a ferocious strength to defeat any strong enemy.
  • Breaking Fore (ブレイキングフォア Bureikingu Foa): The forearms and hands. Roughly clenching the Seiken like a lion, the user shoots a powerful and dynamic sword technique.
  • Breaking Leg (ブレイキングレッグ Bureikingu Reggu): The legs. Utilizing the violent water flow that flows inside, it brings physical strength like a beast, and enables wild physique that has both power and suppleness.
  • Breaking Hind (ブレイキングハインド Bureikingu Haindo): The shin guards and feet. The ultra-hard claw "Lio Solid" (ライオソリッド Raio Soriddo) provided at the tip enhances the running performance on rough roads and improves the destructive power of footwork with its sharp sharpness.

This form has five finishers:

  • Seiken Swordriver finishers:
    • Lionel Grand Cascade (ライオネル・グランド・カスケード Raioneru Gurando Kasukēdo)[4]
  • Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Lionel Hydro Stream (ライオネル・ハイドロ・ストリーム Raioneru Haidoro Sutorīmu)[4]
  • King Lion Booster finishers:
    • Burst (バースト Bāsuto)
    • Tansan Burst (タンサンバースト Tansan Bāsuto, lit. "Carbonated Burst"):
      • Lion Senki: Blades blasts a concentrated stream of water from the King Lion Booster.
    • Mix Burst (ミックスバースト Mikkusu Bāsuto)
    • Lionic Burst (ライオニックバースト Raionikku Bāsuto): When Blades scans one book three times or three books at once: Blades can do an attack based on the book or books.
      • Tri Cerberus + Needle Hedgehog + Lamp do Alangina: Blades launches several yellow energy quills in the enemy's direction followed by projections of Tri Cerberus and Lamp do Alangina rams at enemy. [5]
      • Jackun-to-Domamenoki + Bremen no Rock Band + Kobuta 3 Kyoudai: Blades launches comets of violet-green energy from his King Lion Cannon.
      • Tenkuu no Pegasus + Lion Senki + Peter Fantasista: Blades launches a concentrated stream of water from the King Lion Booster.
    • Lionic Full Burst (ライオニックフルバースト Raionikku Furu Bāsuto): Blades coats the Suiseiken Nagare in water before thrusting forward, launching an supercharged watery energy construct of a lion's head.
  • King Lion Booster + Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Lionel Sol Splash (ライオネル・ソウル・スプラッシュ Raioneru Sōru Supurasshu)[4]: Has two variations.
      • Blades summons a whirlpool of water that lift himself up, before sending a horizontal slash to the enemy covered in stream of water, destroying the enemy and leaves a trail of water upon impact.
      • Blades delivers a powerful slash covered in water current.
  • Lion Mode finishers:
    • King Lion Grenature (キングライオングレネイチャー Kingu Raion Gureneichā): Blades in his Lion Mode, biting the Suiseiken Nagare and slashes the enemy with it.[6]

Appearances: Saber Episodes 14-15, 18


Summons

Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Vehicles

Relationships

Allies

  • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber (II): 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.
  • Kenshin Nagamine/Kamen Rider Blades (I): His predecessor and mentor, Rintaro had great respect for him before he was killed by Zooous.
  • Mei Sudo: Rintaro keeps Mei out of the riders' activities, but he is tempted by sweets when 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: After seeing that Kento was desperate to find out what happened to his father, wanting Daichi to answer him, Rintaro tries to stop Kento from making a mistake, saying that Sword of Logos are family. Seeing Kento in trouble, Rintaro saves him and is seriously injured.
  • 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.
  • Reika Shindai: Companion of the south base.


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.
  • Daichi Kamijo/Kamen Rider Saber (I)/Kamen Rider Calibur (II): At first, Rintaro thought the current Calibur was Hayato until Daichi reveals himself to have been the current Calibur all along.

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)[8], 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

A screenshot on Bandai's merchandising website where the Wonder World script spells Blades' name as "Blaze".

  • Before the season's premiere, Blades' Rider name was originally mistaken to be Kamen Rider Blaze, in part due to the transliteration of the katakana. Oddly enough, even in the season's run, there have been instances in promotional material where the "Blaze" mistranslation is still present.[9]
  • 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.
  • 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 Leo constellation, 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".
    • One of the homophones of his sword's title is "彗星剣", which means "Comet Sword".
      • Oddly enough, Blades' Wonder Combo has a similarity to Fourze's Cosmic States. It is unknown if Blades gained the power of outer space despite having the Tenkuu no Pegasus Wonder Ride Book.
  • Rintaro's Wonder Combo is the only one of the three Seiken Swordriver users where its name doesn't include a color representing its element.

Appearances


References

Current Swordsmen: Touma Kamiyama - Rintaro Shindo - Kento Fukamiya - Ryo Ogami - Ren Akamichi - Tetsuo Daishinji - Daichi Kamijo - Yuri
Previous Swordsmen: Kenshin Nagamine - Hayato Fukamiya
Movie-exclusive: Bacht
Gear
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
Wonder Ride Book-related
Wonder Ride Books - Ride Book Hondana - Hissatsuholder - Sword of Logos Buckle - Sword of Logos Holder
Weapons
Kingexcalibur - Dragonic Booster - King Lion Booster
Summons
Brave Dragon - Lion Senki - Lamp do Alangina - Tri Cerberus - 3 Little Pig Brothers - Jaaku Dragon - Jaou Dragon
Vehicles
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Terminology
Wonder World - Avalon - Greater Book
Allies
Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama: Mei Sudo
Sword of Logos: Sophia - Reika Shindai
Other: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami - Fighting Fairy
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
Footsoldiers: Shimi
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