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Transform! The Orange from the Sky!? (変身！空からオレンジ！？ Henshin! Sora kara Orenji!?) is the first episode of Kamen Rider Gaim. It features Kouta Kazuraba's full transformation into Armored Rider Gaim which had been withheld during his initial appearance in the final two episodes of Kamen Rider Wizard, this episode foreshadows a future unknown war, which would be later revealed in the penultimate episode.
While in Zawame's Free Performance Zone, Mai and Mitsuzane of the dance team Team Gaim are having a free-spirited dance when members of rival Team Baron scare them away when an Inves Game gets out of hand. When Mai goes to former teammate Kouta Kazuraba to reveal something strange has happened, he reveals that Team Gaim's leader Yuya gave him a strange Lockseed, and Mai reveals Yuuya informed her of it as well. The two eventually find a way into the Helheim Forest that has appeared in the Free Performance Zone.
- "Pluck the fruit of heaven. That the world may be dyed in your image. Is that the glory you seek? Is that burden one you can bear? Know this. The lives of men are not ours to control, not even our own. We cannot defy the inexorable current of fate that carries us. But what if fate itself were to call you... To change the world? To turn the course of the future? You cannot defy your fate. But the fate of the world is in your hands!"
- ―Opening narration.[src]
A mysterious blonde woman rises from her slumber to bear witness to a massive battle about to occur between two armies. The first is led by Armored Rider Gaim, while the second is led by Armored Rider Baron. A third army, led by Armored Riders Zangetsu and Ryugen, simply watch the proceedings. Gaim and Baron soon launch into their predestined and inevitable battle.
In other time and place, at the Free Performance Zone in the planned city of Zawame, the dance group Team Gaim are having a free-spirited dance when members of rival Team Baron demand the stage. Team Gaim's member Mai Takatsukasa accepts the challenge of Team Baron's Zack in settling their dispute with an Inves Game. However, with Peko helping his team cheat, Team Baron gets an advantage when Mai's Inves manifests in reality and runs amok.
Luckily, a former become Team Gaim member named Kouta Kazuraba arrives and sends the monster back, but Team Baron wins by default. Upon meeting with Team Gaim's leader Yuya Sumii, Kouta learns of how the Inves Game is gaining popularity before he returns home to see his older sister Akira Kazuraba, asking her when he will be able to transform.
The next day, Kouta gets a call from Yuya that he has found something interesting. Finding Mai instead, Kouta sees an Inves portal and they find themselves in a forest of Inves and fruit that turn out to be Lockseeds. Upon finding the item that Yuya told him about, a belt like object that the Lockseeds can attach to, Kouta and Mai find themselves running from an Inves.
Realizing that the monster followed them, Kouta decides to distract the Byakko Inves long enough for Mai to escape and get help. Out of instinct, Kouta uses the Orange Lockseed on the belt and transforms to a samurai-like figure before overwhelming the Byakko Inves while quickly learning his arsenal. As they take their fight up a building, Kouta sees a mysterious girl resembling Mai who tells him that he is know bound by fate until he dyes the world in his colors.
With the mysterious girl showing him how to use his belt, Kouta uses the Orange Charge attack to destroy the Byakko Inves. Negating the transformation, Kouta is found by Mai as he realizes he actually transformed.
- Kouta Kazuraba (葛葉 紘汰 Kazuraba Kōta): Gaku Sano (佐野 岳 Sano Gaku)
- Kaito Kumon (駆紋 戒斗 Kumon Kaito): Yutaka Kobayashi (小林 豊 Kobayashi Yutaka)
- Mitsuzane Kureshima (呉島 光実 Kureshima Mitsuzane): Mahiro Takasugi (高杉 真宙 Takasugi Mahiro)
- Mai Takatsukasa (高司 舞 Takatsukasa Mai): Yuumi Shida (志田 友美 Shida Yuumi)
- Takatora Kureshima (呉島 貴虎 Kureshima Takatora, Voice): Yuki Kubota (久保田 悠来 Kubota Yūki)
- Chucky (チャッキー Chakkī): KANON
- Rica (リカ Rika): MIINA
- Rat (ラット Ratto): Ren Ozawa (小澤 廉 Ozawa Ren)
- Zack (ザック Zakku): Gaku Matsuda (松田 岳 Matsuda Gaku)
- Peko (ペコ Peko): Saku Momose (百瀬 朔 Momose Saku)
- Akira Kazuraba (葛葉 晶 Kazuraba Akira): Rika Izumi (泉 里香 Izumi Rika)
- Kiyojiro Bando (阪東 清治郎 Bandō Kiyojirō): Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久 Yuge Tomohisa)
- Lock Dealer Sid (錠前ディーラー シド Jōmae Dīrā Shido): Kazuki Namioka (波岡 一喜 Namioka Kazuki)
- DJ Sagara (DJサガラ Dī Jei Sagara): Tomomitsu Yamaguchi (山口 智充 Yamaguchi Tomomitsu)
- Sengoku Driver Equipment Voice (戦極ドライバー各種アイテム音声 Sengoku Doraibā Kanren Aitemu Onsei): Seiji Hiratoko (平床 政治 Hiratoko Seiji)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū)
- Iyo (イヨ): Yui Natsuki (那月 結衣 Natsuki Yui)
- Yuya Sumii (角居 裕也 Sumii Yūya): Hiromi Sakimoto (崎本 大海 Sakimoto Hiromi)
- Boy: Naito Yoshida (吉田 騎士 Yoshida Kishi)
- Mother: Emi Takano (高野 絵美 Takano Emi)
- Additional Voice: Kanako Seno (瀬乃 加奈子 Seno Kanako)
- Lock Used:
- Arms Change:
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger episode 32 Brave 32: Victory! The Sports Game.
- At the end of the Super Hero Time, Kouta takes the Hero Quick-List Challenge, having to quickly list the first five Gaim Riders (Kamen Riders Gaim, Baron, Zangetsu, Ryugen, and Gridon) and the six main Kyoryugers (Kyoryu Red Carnival, Kyoryu Black, Kyoryu Blue, Kyoryu Green, Kyoryu Pink, Kyoryu Gold) in eight seconds. He successfully manages to list all eleven heroes.
- Viewership: 6.4%
- Closing Screen Lockseed Collection:
- As this is Gaim's first episode, it begins the Beat Riders Saga, the first story arc of the series.
- Kamen Rider Gridon can be seen in Kamen Rider Baron's faction before the opening of the episode.
- The scene where Kouta was calming a kid who was separated while searching for his parents is an homage to Yusuke Godai, who did the exact same thing in Kamen Rider Kuuga Episode 1.
- The text message Kouta gets from Yuya concerning the Sengoku Driver places the events of this episode as taking place on October 6th, 2013, the same day it aired, however the time is different.
- The scene where Kouta spins the Daidaimaru Naginata Mode rapidly to defend himself from a laser barrage from the Byakko Inves is likely a homage to Jotaro Kujoh's Stand, Star Platinum from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, as Kouta was saying "Ora" in a very rapid manner.
- This episode is very similar to the first episode of Power Rangers Megaforce, as they introduce the characters and plotline, while also foreshadowing a war that may or may not happen.
- The commercial for Yggdrasill Corporation in this first episode contains several fruits (in slices or halves), including an apple, a durian, a strawberry, a watermelon, a lemon, a peach, a blood orange, a pineapple, and a kiwi.