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Spirits That Manipulate Darkness (暗闇を操る魂 Kurayami o Ayatsuru Tamashii) is the eighteenth episode of Kamen Rider Blade. It features the debut of Go Kiryu as Kamen Rider Leangle.


While fighting Blade, Leangle unseals three more of Blade's cards. Leangle suddenly reverts back to Mutsuki, who was unaware of what he was doing, and Kenzaki takes his belt away. Tachibana meets up with Kiryu and sees what a cruel person he's become. The belt finds its way back to Mutsuki and he falls even more under the Spider Undead's control. Mutsuki tries to throw the belt away but it returns to him and transforms into Leangle. The Boar, Deer, Locust, and Jaguar Undead show up and Leangle, Blade and Chalice go to fight them. While fighting with Blade, Leangle is defeated and Kiryu picks up the belt.


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Guest cast


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Ace of Clubs: Change Spider (improper seal)


  • A scene of the convenience shop's old female worker alerting a robbery by calling Mutsuki to catch him has become a subject for the Ondol language, given the lady's near-unintelligible line "追っかけてん 睦月 (Okkake ten Mutsuki)", which sounds like "オッペケテンムッキー! (Oppeketen Mutsuki)"

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 5

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 5, DVD cover

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 5 features episodes 17-20: The Evil Belt, Spirits That Manipulate Darkness, One Who Conquers Darkness and The Target is Kotaro. It was released on DVD on December 10th 2004, with a total run time of 93 minutes.

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Kamen Rider Blade Box 2, Blu-ray cover

Blu-ray Box 2 comes with 16 episodes.

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