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The Red and Blue Kikaider (赤と青のキカイダー Aka to Ao no Kikaidā) is the thirtieth episode of Kamen Rider Gaim. It is the debut of Kurokage Troopers's Suika Arms.This episode is a crossover between Kamen Rider Gaim and Kikaider to promote Kikaider REBOOT. It also features a non-Rider form for Ryoma Sengoku as Hakaider.

This is the first episode that is not written by series head writer Gen Urobuchi.

Synopsis

Kouta and Mai meet a young man who can remember nothing about himself other than his name, Jiro. During a rain storm, Kota tries to pull Jiro out of the rain, but noticed his hand feels like metal instead of skin, bringing up the question if Jiro is a robot. Elsewhere, Ryoma looks over the schematics for an android developed by a colleague. Its model name is Hakaider.

Plot

Two weeks prior to Demushu entering the human world, Kouta and Mai come across a strange street performer that they later learn is an immobilized android. But once he is hit by lightning, the android regains mobility as Kouta and Mai take him to the garage where they notice a Reboot button on his back. Upon learning that the android is named Jiro and has no memory, Kouta decides to help him find his purpose. After convincing his sister to let Jiro stay them, Kouta tries to help Jiro before fighting off a Goat Inves attacking people. Watching Gaim fight the Inves stirs feelings in Jiro as he drives the monster off, causing him to remember that there is someone he must protect but does not want to remember as he does not wish trouble. After being called by Zack, Kouta finds Kamen Rider Knuckle fighting another android. After learning that Ryoma Sengoku has transplanted his brain into the android body of Hakaider, Gaim learns that Jiro is a battle android called Kikaider.

After researching Dr. Komyoji and the mysterious events of his death, Kouta tells Jiro of what he has learned while thinking that the Reboot button could restore his memory. But Jiro refuses to restore his memory out of fear that he may become a threat like Hakaider. Later while watching Gaim fight, Jiro is attacked by Sengoku-Hakaider. Once the fights mingle, Jiro decides to be Rebooted and transforms into Kikaider while Gaim equips Kachidoki Arms before they destroy the Inves after driving Sengoku-Hakaider off. Upon finding that Jiro no longer remembers him as the result of the Reboot, Kouta sees the android off as he leaves to fulfill his programming. At that time, still horrified of the android's programming influencing him, Ryoma is curious of what purpose the brainless Haikaider serves for his colleague in the DARK organization.

Cast

Guest Stars

Lockseeds

Continuity and Placement

  • This episode takes place sometime after Kouta talks to Mai about her concerns with him avoiding her, but before the two attempt to tell Zawame City about Helheim during Episode 26.
    • Evidence that shows this takes place sometime during Episode 26 is the fact that Kouta and Mai went shopping to replace and clean Drupers due to the incident in Episode 25 regarding Oren Pierre Alfonzo ruining the place in an attempt to get Hideyasu Jonouchi back to Charmant.

Notes

Gaim 24 Lockseeds screen

Armored Rider Gaim's Lockseed Collection: 10

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"Pinocchio REBOOT" poster and tickets

  • In the end, Akira shows a poster for a film with REBOOT in the title, showing Pinocchio, one of the main inspirations of Kikaider.
  • This is the first episode where during the closing screen Lockseed collection, it does not feature any zipper sound effect, and the BGM from the last scene of the episode does not end. However the music does end in time for the preview of the next episode to kick in.
    • The background music is Jiro's Guitar, and the melody he is playing in his final scene is the theme his original counterpart used to announce his arrival in the original 1972 series. This is a bit of fan-service to those who watched the original show as children.
  • This is the second episode that Kaito doesn't appear in.

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Gaim Volume 8 features episodes 29-32: The Over Lord King, The Red and Blue Kikaider, Whereabouts of the Forbidden Fruit and The Strongest Power! Kiwami Arms. [1]

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