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This is the Dawn of ZAIA (コレがZAIA（ザイア）の夜明け Kore ga ZAIA no Yoake) is the sixteenth episode of Kamen Rider Zero-One, and the end of the MetsuboJinrai.net saga that started with Episode 1. It features the debut of the Amazing Caucasus Progrisekey, the Awaking Arsino Zetsumerisekey, and the ZAIA Thousandriver, as well as the full debut of Zero-One Shining Assault Hopper. It also features Jin's first death and the debut of the Ark Magia.
Zero-One has just transformed into Shining Assault Hopper thanks to the assistance of Vulcan's Assault Wolf form! The final battle against Jin of MetsubouJinrai.net has finally begun! But just why did Jin come to accept his mission to destroy humanity? Furthermore, what will become of Izu who was nearly destroyed by Jin's deadly attack? And what will be the outcome of Zero-One vs Jin's final battle? This is the moment where endings and beginnings are starting to intersect!
Zero One Shinning Assault Hopper, the unexpected form to be accessed by the rest of the war participant appears in front of Jin. Aruto starts to make his move and beat up most of the Thrilobyte Magia and takes down Jin until Jin summons the Gigers to knock Aruto down, making him unconscious.
However, Aruto's consciousness is taken by Zea and Aruto meets Izu as she has been kept in there at the moment Aruto becomes Zero One Shinning Assault Hopper. Izu explains to Aruto that there is a new function in his form and its potential, giving more confidence to Aruto after his beaten from the packs of the Gigers and returns to the battle.
Right after waking up, Aruto activates the new power from the form, the Shine System. The Shine system is the six flying Shine Crysters to aid him during the battle, making Aruto able to finish off the Gigers and leaving Jin to be the only fighter left. Jin in anger tries his best to fight back Aruto, only to be defeated and uttering the will of the Ark after losing from the Shinning Assault Impact. Jin becomes the dust and marks the end of the Metsuboujinrai.net reign. Aruto's deed is soon shown in news and Jun gives his praise, but Jun also warns Aruto that he is still wishing for taking the president's chair shall Aruto mess up. But during the end of the fight, Ark creates Amazing Caucasus and Awaking Arsino in the Metsuboujinrai's base with Gai arrives and takes both of the keys while smiling.
On the next day, Aruto walks and is happy seeing the citizens able to enjoy the Christmas day in peace. Meanwhile, Yua reports the end of the Metsuboujinrai.net crisis towards Gai with Gai smirks and tells Yua that Metsuboujinrai.net is not over as long as Ark exists which is shocking Yua. Aruto in the plaza hears a scream and finds a Berotha and a Dodo Magia without the Zetsumeriser make an uproar. With Isamu's arrival and takes back the Assault Grip for Isamu to become Vulcan Assault Wolf, Aruto as Zero One Shinning Hopper makes a quick work to finish the Magias off alongside Isamu.
The uproar becomes quick attention and a public press starts in Hiden Intelligence with Jun asks Aruto in a panic about the reason it is still continuing and Aruto can't give any answer as he doesn't know. At that moment, Gai arrives on the scene and mocks Aruto in front of the public for being an amateur president and announcing to buy off Hiden as the problem solving, shocking the rest of Hiden's staff. After the public press, Gai returns to his ZAIA office and declared to himself that his era is about to start while opening his case, containing a driver.
- Aruto Hiden (飛電或人 Hiden Aruto): Fumiya Takahashi (高橋文哉 Takahashi Fumiya)
- Isamu Fuwa (不破 諫 Fuwa Isamu): Ryutaro Okada (岡田龍太郎 Okada Ryūtarō)
- Izu (イズ): Noa Tsurushima (鶴嶋乃愛 Tsurushima Noa)
- Yua Yaiba (刃 唯阿 Yaiba Yua): Hiroe Igeta (井桁弘恵 Igeta Hiroe)
- Jin (迅): Daisuke Nakagawa (中川大輔 Nakagawa Daisuke)
- Horobi (滅): Shuya Sunagawa (砂川脩弥 Sunagawa Syuya)
- Gai Amatsu (天津垓 Amatsu Gai): Nachi Sakuragi (桜木 那智 Sakuragi Nachi)
- Jun Fukuzoe (福添 准 Fukuzoe Jun): Kazuya Kojima (児嶋一哉 Kojima Kazuya)
- Shester (シェスタ Shesuta): Asumi Narita (成田愛純 Narita Asumi)
- Sanzo Yamashita (山下三造 Yamashita Sanzō): Arata Saeki (佐伯 新 Saeki Arata)
- Hiden Zero-One Driver, A.I.M.S. Shot Riser, MetsubouJinrai Force Riser, Attache Weapons: Maynard Plant (メイナード・プラント Meinādo Puranto), Blaise Plant (ブレイズ・プラント Bureizu Puranto)
- Narration: Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一 Yamadera Kōichi)
- Akiko Yasui (安生明子 Yasui Akiko): Moeka Amemiya (雨宮萌果 Amemiya Moeka)
- Reporter: Kenji Takagi (髙木建二 Takagi Kenji), Kimiko Koizuka (小井塚 希美子 Koizuka Kimiko), Ryo Terasawa (寺沢了 Terasawa Ryō)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Kamen Rider Vulcan: Kosuke Asai (浅井 宏輔 Asai Kōsuke)
- Kamen Rider Jin: Eitoku (永徳)
- Ark Berotha Magia: Hajime Kanzaki (神前元 Kanzaki Hajime)
- Ark Dodo Magia: Yasuhiko Imai (今井 靖彦 Imai Yasuhiko)
Forms and Collectibles Used
- Key Used:
- Form Used:
- Shining Assault Hopper, Shining Hopper
- Assault Wolf
- Flying Falcon
- to be added
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger episode 39, Ep. 39: Stolen Holy Night.
- Viewership: 2.9%
- Closing Screen Progrisekeys:
- Kamen Riders: Zero-One, Vulcan
- Zero-One: Shining Assault Hopper
- Vulcan: Assault Wolf
- Ending Sponsors Progrisekeys
- 1. Amazing Hercules
- 2. Sting Scorpion
- 3. Flaming Tiger
- Count at episode end
- Progrisekeys in Zero-One's possession: Rising Hopper, Biting Shark, Flying Falcon, Flaming Tiger, Freezing Bear, Breaking Mammoth, Shining Hopper, Hopping Kangaroo
- Progrisekeys in Vulcan's possession: Shooting Wolf, Punching Kong, Gatling Hedgehog, Assault Wolf, Trapping Spider
- Progrisekeys in Valkyrie's possession: Rushing Cheetah, Lightning Hornet
- Progrisekeys in Gai Amatsu's possession: Amazing Caucasus, Sparking Giraffe, Exciting Stag, Crushing Buffalo, Splashing Whale, Dynamaiting Lion, Storming Penguin, Scouting Panda, Sting Scorpion
- Zetsumerisekeys in Gai Amatsu's possession: Awaking Arsino, Berotha, Kuehne, Ekal, Neohi, Onycho, Vicarya, Gaeru, Mammoth, Dodo, Arsino
- This episode features the final TV appearance of Jin Flying Falcon, not counting any flashbacks that appeared in later episodes.
- It is the first episode to air after the premiere of Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation and the last Kamen Rider episode to air in the 2010s.
- Yua does not appear to transform in this episode.
- This is the first episode to use the Find A New Life theme twice.
- TV Asahi's official episode guide for コレがZAIA（ザイア）の夜明け
- KR Official's official episode guide for コレがZAIA（ザイア）の夜明け
- JAE's official episode guide for コレがZAIA（ザイア）の夜明け