|This article is about a/an villain in Kamen Rider Drive.|
Shinji Koba (古葉 進次 Koba Shinji) is a deputy officer of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. During the events of Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future, he ordered the police to execute Shinnosuke at the height of the crisis caused by Dark Drive. Later, after Kiriko Shijima confronted him, he gave the order for the police to assist Shinnosuke in fighting Dark Drive and the Future Roidmudes.
Behind the scenes
Shinji Koba is portrayed by Shingo Yanagisawa (柳沢 慎吾 Yanagisawa Shingo), who previously played Mimihiko in Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship.
- Shinji Koba was one of the suspects for the identity of Kamen Rider Dark Drive, which was the subject of mystery in the run-up to the premiere of Surprise Future, with a trailer following the Drive episode airing on the Sunday before the film's release offering a list of six suspects which also included Go Shijima, Krim Steinbelt, Chase, Kiriko Shijima and Eiji Tomari. Ultimately, it turned out to be Paradox Roidmude disguised as Eiji.
- It's unknown if, after the events of the movie, he was still working as Deputy Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department, or if he was destitued (and likely even arrested by treason) due to his behaviour.