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"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 former 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). Formerly affiliated with the Northern Base, he was manipulated by Reika Shindai into staying with the Southern Base before ultimately joining Touma's team for good.


Early Life

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, who would eventually perish in battle against Zooous. Rintaro would then inherit his master's Seiken and Lion Senki Wonder Ride Book, becoming the second Water Swordsman.

Witnessing and Befriending Touma

When the Golem Megid arrived, he witnessed Touma Kamiyama, a “Homo Sapien”, becoming Kamen Rider Saber. He tracks him down at his bookstore and asks him to hand over the Seiken Swordriver and Kaenken Rekka, fearing that Touma’s newfound great power would become dangerous. Chapter 1: In The Beginning, There Was a Flame Swordsman.Kamen Rider Saber Prologue

Rintaro made a surprising entrance to Touma's bookstore by riding a blue lion, as he made an apology for doing it because he thought that it was an ethic of people from the normal realm to not enter someone's home with shoes on. Mei and Touma immediately told Rintaro in panic that it was true but that doesn't mean for him to enter with riding a lion since it looked weirder. In panic, Rintaro called back his lion to return to his Lion Senki Ride Book and tried to confirm Touma and Mei that he wasn't a suspicious person. While Touma and Mei told him that they couldn't believe it, Rintaro immediately explain about Touma's Brave Dragon and Rintaro's mission as the member of Sword of Logos to protect the world and anyone who wielded the power of Wonder Ride Book would have their life in danger. Rintaro begged Touma to hand over his Ride Book and Seiken Swordriver, but Touma refused as he claimed that it was important.

As Touma ultimately decided to help fight against the Megid, Rintaro took him to the Sword of Logos Northern Base located at 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. After introducing him to the organization, Rintaro immediately accepted Touma as a new member because Sophia declared that Touma was deemed worthy to be the successor of Kamen Rider Saber.

The next day, the Megid started to make their move and set a new plan so their mission wouldn't be halted. Rintaro and Touma entered the site alongside Mei, forcing herself to join the fray because it seemed to be fun for a live sight. Once they have entered, Rintaro yelled at Mei before he finally showed his form as Kamen Rider Blades, the water swordsman. While Rintaro fought an army of Ari Megid, the current monsters that were making the uproar, Touma and Mei helped evacuating the civilians until the queen of the Ari Megid and Kirigirisu Megid, a mantis Megid which lead the fray appeared. While Touma and Rintaro had the advantage to face them all, they were forced to retreat when Mei was caught in an attack from Kirigirisu Megid.

Touma and Rintaro returned to the battlefield with Touma using the new Ridebook, Diago Speedy. In the last fight, Touma hunted the queen of Ari Megid while Rintaro used his Gatrikephone as a ride to hunt the Kirigirisu Megid. Touma succeeded to destroy the queen, but Rintaro got distracted by the many Ari Megid army. During the fight, Touma handed Jackun-to-Domamenoki to Rintaro as a sign of his target's defeat. Rintaro used the new Ride Book to show Touma on how to use it, destroying the army in a second by scanning the book towards the point of his Suiseiken Nagare.

Rintaro was happy to have a reliable ally and permitted Touma to call him 'Rintaro-san' as a sign that they were close. Mei came to them and said that she would help by gathering information and scammed Rintaro with a chocolate cake as she noticed that Rintaro wanted to taste it during their first encounter. Chapter 2: The Water Swordsman, Along With a Blue Lion.

Rintaro and Touma, after meeting with Kento who is Kamen Rider Espada, meet with Ryo who is a father and also Kamen Rider Buster. As Blades, he fought Hanzaki Megid with the Lion Fantasista Form. Chapter 3: A Father, and a Swordsman.

After the Hanzaki Megid's defeat, Calibur appeared from out of nowhere and attacked Saber and Blades. Thankfully, Espada intervened and stopped Calibur's attack long enough for the three to escape.Chapter 4: I Opened the Book, Therefore.

Chapter 5: My Friend, the Thunder Swordsman.

First Struggle against Zooous

Rintaro and Mei encounter Zooous, and engage a fight with him to avenge his master, while Touma seeks for the King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book at Avalon. Chapter 6: Like the Wind, He Arrives.

After his fight against Zooous, Rintaro returns to the library of Sword of Logos with several wounds on his body, but without saying a word. As Blades, he fought Medusa Megid with Fantastic Lion Form. Chapter 7: The Sword of the King, Lies in Avalon.

Rintaro was able to harness a new power from within Liberation, and soon rescued Mei. Chapter 8: The One That Is Sealed Is, Arthur.

Calibur approaches Touma with a special Megid created by Storious, while Blades and Espada have their Wonder Ride Books stolen after Calibur's vicious attack. Chapter 9: Overlap, the Swordsman's Timbre.

Touma and Rintaro notice that Kento thinks of his father and continues to ponder the situation further, but he remembers what his father did 15 years ago, and tries to distance himself from the others. Chapter 10: Crossing Swords, and Crossing Feelings.

Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin

Fighting back against Calibur

Kento confronts Rintaro after he tries to calm him down over his feelings with his father, and his new obsession with Kamijo. Chapter 11: Disturbed Thunder, Spreading Dark Clouds.

When Kento confronted Calibur, Rintaro came and took the attack for him, and fell, severely injured. Chapter 12: The Promise, in that Place.

Chapter 13: I, Will Stay True, To My Convictions.

Rintaro discovers his new form, King Lion Dai Senki. Chapter 14: These Feelings, Dwell in this Blade.

Chapter 15: Beyond The Resolution, and Beyond.

An episode of Kamen Rider Blades

Outing Touma, and Joining the Southern Branch

After the death of Kamijo and Sophia's disappearance, Saber tells the other swordsmen that Kamijo had a plan to find the traitor within the Sword of Logos. Nobody believed him, including Rintaro who had faith in the organization, since it was like a family to him. Chapter 16: Saving the World, A Ray of Light.

Chapter 17: The Ancient Messenger, of Either Light or Shadow.

Chapter 18: The Flame's Obsession, Defeating the Megid.

Chapter 19: Flame and Light, Sword and Sword.

Chapter 20: To Destroy the Stronghold, the Will of the Sword.

Chapter 21: Shine the Best, Full Color.

Chapter 22: Nevertheless, I Want to Save People.

Chapter 23: Raging, Hand of Ruin.

Chapter 24: On My Father's Back, the Future He Carried.

Chapter 25: Clad in Smoke, the Crimson Assassin.

Kento's Return, and Defection from the South

Chapter 26: Deep Darkness, With a Sword.

Chapter 27: Sorrow, Turn It Into a Smile.

Chapter 28: Writing the Past, Drawing the Future.

Vowing to Mei that he will rejoin Touma's side, Rintaro decides to infiltrate further into the Southern Base in order to prove that there's a mole within the organization itself. Chapter 29: At That Moment, the Swordsman Made His Move.


Rintaro appears to be serious and difficult to approach from a first glance, but on the contrary 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. However due to his upbringing, Rintaro has little to no practical experience in everyday culture in general, despite being extremely knowledgeable about it through books. 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. Rintaro also has a keen eye for good food, especially after his love for sweets was discovered.

As a child, Rintaro was orphaned at a young age and was raised solely by the Sword of Logos. Through his life-long devotion to the organization, he holds them to a high regard and feels indoctrinated into disbelieving or refusing to hear out any claims of corruption within the organization itself. As a result, Rintaro became unable to leave the organization for the longest time, despite knowing the organization's wrongdoings. When Touma did not hesitate to risk giving up his powers to save Rintaro's life from Ryoga Shindai, proclaiming their close and strong familial friendship. Touma act of kindness, coupled by the revelation of Master Logos treachery convinced Rintaro to ultimately leave the Sword of Logos for good and joining his team.

Rintaro holds great emotional attachment to those he considers friends and family, which extends to not only Touma's team but also to the members of the Sword of Logos itself. He sought revenge against Zooous for the death of Kenshin Nagamine, who he saw not only as a mentor, but also a teacher and a father. Since learning that revenge wasn't the answer, Rintaro fell into guilt for not being strong enough to save Kento Fukamiya from his own acts of revenge. Since learning of Master Logo's treachery and being saved from Ryoga Shindai, Rintaro suffered an emotional breakdown, recognizing his own fears of losing more people he loved. Rintaro also began to evaluate his own self worth after becoming desperate and unable to save Mei from the Neko Megid, believing that saving her was more important than his own life when Touma chose to rescue him instead. When given a full-display of Touma's emotions during their 1-vs-1 duel, Rintaro understood Touma's belief in him and regained his faith in himself, ultimately being rewarded with Tategami Hyoujuu Senki.

Powers and Abilities


  • Megid Seperation: During the training duel with Touma, Rintaro began to showcase further mastery over Suiseiken Nagare after some rough guidance, which allows him alongside Touma to successfully separate Mei from the Neko Megid.



  • 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 Battle: Ganbarizing

Kamen Rider Blades in Ganbarizing

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

Kamen Rider City Wars

Kamen Rider Blades as seen in City Wars

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

Battle Spirits

Kamen Rider Blades Lion Senki in Battle Spirits

Kamen Rider Blades Lion Senki is a playable character in Battle spirits with other Kamen Riders {

Kamen Rider Blades

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

Blades Elemental Mashimashi

"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.

Using the Elemental Dragon Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Swordriver temporarily activates the Elemental Mashimashi (エレメンタルマシマシ Erementaru Mashimashi) state which further enhances a Rider's elemental abilities, allowing Blades to transform his entire body into water that he can freely control.

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.
      • Jackun-to-Domamenoki: Blades delivers a slash that sends green bean-like projectiles flying at the enemy.
      • Lion Senki: Has two variations.
        • 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, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin, 11-12, 15-16, 29

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 soki 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:
    • 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.
    • Hydro Pendulum (ハイドロペンデュラム Haidoro Pendyuramu): 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.

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 no (Aoki Yajuu 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, Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin, 13, 23

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, as well as momentarily handle Legeiel in his Forbidden form.

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): Blades leap into the air as four pillars of water flow around Blades' foot. He then perform a flying kick with water covering his' foot. The attack sends the opponent flying before setting them on fire.
  • Suiseiken Nagare finishers:
    • Lionel Hydro Stream (ライオネル・ハイドロ・ストリーム Raioneru Haidoro Sutorīmu): Blades charges the Suiseiken Nagarde with blue energy before him clash with an opponent's attack. Upon breaking through, the enemy is struck with an blue energy slash.
  • 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 three 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.
      • Blades thrusts the Suiseiken Nagare forward, blasting the enemy with a spiralling stream of water.
  • Suiseiken Nagare + Kaenken Rekka Finishers:
    • King Lion Hissatsu Giri + Rekka Iai: Blades charges the Suiseiken Nagare with water and Kaenken Rekka with fire before launching two energy slashes colored blue and red, respectively. However, instead of striking the opponent, the clashing elements creates a bright flash of light that allows Blades to escape with an ally in a cloud of water vapor.
  • 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 bites the Suiseiken Nagare and slashes the enemy with it.[6]

Appearances: Saber Episodes 14-15, 18, 23, 27, 30-32

Tategami Hyoujuu Senki
"Nagare Battou! Subete o hikiishi tategami! Hyōjū Senki! Tategami tenkai!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Tategami Hyoujuu Senki

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height:
  • Rider Weight:

Ability Parameters

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

Tategami Hyoujuu Senki (タテガミ氷獣戦記 Tategami Hyōjū Senki)[7] is Blades' lion-based final form accessed by using the Tategami Hyoujuu Senki Wonder Ride Book[8] in the Seiken Swordriver.

In this form, Blade's water powers are expanded, allowing him to control ice. It is also the combination of his previous forms.








  • Kenshin Nagamine/Kamen Rider Blades (I): His predecessor and mentor who was killed by Zooous. Rintaro had great respect for him, and took him as a father.
  • Sophia: Rintaro's mentor and mystic of the Sword of Logos. Rintaro held her with high regards.
  • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber (II): Rintaro's new friend and former 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. Their relationship would end up greatly strained after Reika Shindai denounces Touma as a traitor. Unfortunately for Touma, Rintaro refuses to hear out his claims that a traitor exists within the Sword of Logos, believing that they, the very organization who raised him since childhood, are incapable of such evil. While Rintaro would still refuse to hear out Touma's claims, the former still very much cares for him as a friend regardless of their allegiances. It was not until Rintaro saw the full extent of the corruption within the Sword of Logos for himself did he finally decide to defect and join Touma, mending their relationship for good.
  • 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. Their relationship is greatly strained after Mei decided to follow Touma, who was denounced by the Sword of Logos as a traitor. Regardless, Mei still cares about Rintaro. Eventually, he returns to Mei's side along with Touma for good as their relationship was rekindled.
  • Yuri/Kamen Rider Saikou: Because Yuri is faithful to Touma he has no choice but to consider him an enemy. However, because he returned to Touma's side, they are allies.
  • Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: After Tetsuo leaves the group, Rintaro goes into despair over what is happening to the Sword of Logos. Returning to Touma's side, their friendship was restored.
  • Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster (II): 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. When Ryo leaves the group he gets more depressed because Tetsuo left and now Ryo. Returning to Touma's side, their friendship was restored.


  • 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.
  • Desast: An enemy of the riders.
  • Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada (II)/Kamen Rider Calibur (III): 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. He was stunned to discover that Kento was alive and is the new Calibur.
  • Ren Akamichi/Kamen Rider Kenzan (II): Fellow member of the Sword of Logos.
  • Reika Shindai/Kamen Rider Sabela: Companion of the Southern Base who takes advantage of Rintaro against Touma. Reika is very much aware of Rintaro's indoctrinated loyalty to the organization and uses that to manipulate him in staying. He would later discover that she lied to him about Sophia's capture.
  • Ryoga Shindai/Kamen Rider Durandal: Fellow member of Sword of Logos who cut him off by the orders of the current Master Logos. He even used Rintaro as a human shield.
  • Master Logos: As a swordsman, Rintaro answers to him and held him in high regards. However, upon discovering that he is in fact the traitor within Sword of Logos, Rintaro turned on him and seeks to defeat him to set things right.

Behind the Scenes


Rintaro is portrayed by Takaya Yamaguchi (山口貴也 Yamaguchi Takaya). As Kamen Rider Blades, his suit actor is Eitoku (永徳 Eitoku)[9], who was the suit-actor for the secondary Heisei riders from Diend to Cross-Z (excluding Beast, Mach, Specter, and Brave).


  • 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.
  • As with the surname scheme of other members of Sword of Logos, Rintaro's surname, Shindo, contains a homophone of the kanji Shin () meaning "god" or "deity".

Concept Art


  • Rintaro is one of the few secondary Riders, following Iori Izumi and Akira Date, to not antagonize the primary Rider and instead act on friendly terms during their first appearance.
  • Rintaro is the only Seiken Swordriver user to only have one of his Nisatsu combos appear in any kind of media such as the TV show and Ganbarizing.
  • Rintaro is the second Saber rider to dual wield two Seikens simultaneously, after Touma.
  • Rintaro is reminiscent of another Pre-Anniversary Secondary Rider, Kamen Rider Specter.



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
Seiken Swordriver - Jaken Caliburdriver - Haken Bladriver - Seiken Saikou Driver
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
Kingexcalibur - Dragonic Booster - King Lion Booster
Brave Dragon - Lion Senki - Fighting Fairy - Lamp do Alangina - Tri Cerberus - 3 Little Pig Brothers - Jaaku Dragon - Jaou Dragon - Primitive Dragon
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Wonder World - Great Book - Avalon - Northern Base - Southern Base - Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama
Touma Kamiyama's team: Mei Sudo - Yuri - Tetsuo Daishinji - Ryo Ogami
Others: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami
Northern Base: Sophia - First Master Logos - Mr. Daishinji
Southern Base: Master Logos - Reika Shindai - Ryoga Shindai
Storious - Legeiel - Zooous - Daichi Kamijo - Desast
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
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