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Zi-O On Parade 2018 (ジオウ·オン·パレード2018 Jiō On Parēdo Nisen-Jūhachi) is the eleventh episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O. It is the first part of the Kamen Rider Gaim tribute arc. Thus, it features the return of Kouta Kazuraba and Kaito Kumon, portrayed by Gaku Sano and Yutaka Kobayashi, respectively, and the debut of the Gaim Ridewatch and Zi-O GaimArmor used by a second Zi-O who also debuted in this episode.
Continuity and Placement
- The opening scene of the episode takes place in 2013 where Sougo is already in possession of the Gaim Ridewatch in which he received from Kouta on November 21, 2018. Due to Kouta's status as a god, he is not affected by the appearance of Another Gaim and sends Sougo back to November 18, 2018 to meet a present day non-God Kouta and Sougo's past self.
Zi-O fighting... with GaimArmor?! Woz begins his celebration, however, when did Sougo acquire the Gaim Ridewatch? Time proceeds as normal. There are suddenly reports of popular dance team members disappearing one after another. Sougo comes to terms with the fact that Another Rider must be behind these sudden disappearances. However, Sougo seems to be acting somewhat different than usual...
Back in 2018, Sougo and Tsukuyomi prepare to look for Geiz, who is leaving the group after their confrontation at Kuroto Dan's Castle. Suddenly, Woz appears with a busted clock to distract Junichiro Tokiwa; then he tells Sougo that Geiz is not needed on his path of conquest to be an Demon King. Sougo disagrees as he needs Geiz company to help him ascend into a good Demon King, and departs. As Woz said that an unneeded item must be discarded, Sougo comes back and drags Tsukuyomi with him to find Geiz, leaving a confused Woz with Junichiro.
Somewhere in town, Geiz meets Sworz and Ora, who tried to invite him to join the Time Jackers, as their goal at dethroning Ohma Zi-O is aligned. Sworz then explained that he already created Another Gaim in 2013, as Kouta the original Kamen Rider Gaim is losing his powers. Geiz ponders about it, and decide to follow them for the time being.
Near them, Team Baron is preparing for a live stream event where a member asks if their current leader, Asura, is a monster. Asura, enraged, transforms into Another Gaim and sends the helpless member into Helheim Forest. He is still angry, however, as he proceeds to attack other people, as Geiz appears to help. Geiz says that he won't be joining the Time Jackers as he doesn't agree about their methods to choose King candidates. As Sougo, Tsukuyomi and even Woz come, Geiz is thrown into the Helheim Forest. Sougo then takes the victim to the hospital.
In the Helheim Forest, Geiz is attacked by a group of Elementary Inves, and he meets Kaito Kumon, the original leader of Team Baron. He is thrown to the forest 5 years ago by Asura, somehow retaining his humanity. Geiz asks Kaito about how to escape the forest, in which Kaito answers no one knows. Geiz then says that he must escape to stop Zi-O, but Kaito feels that the younger rider is still hesitating.
Tsukuyomi returns to the clock shop, where she meets Sougo that somehow returns from the hospital faster than she. In fact, Tsukuyomi wonders about how Sougo knew about Another Gaim's circumstances, as Sougo evading the question and went out from the shop... only to return just a moment later. Tsukuyomi then finally realizes that Sougo's shirt colors are different, and something is definitely amiss.
Tsukuyomi drags Sougo to Team Baron's stage and interrupts their dancing event. Asura transforms into Another Gaim and he fights Zi-O, gaining upper hand even as Zi-O equips the OOOArmor. As the kaijin prepares to send Sougo into the Helheim Forest, a second Zi-O appears to assist him by using Zikan Gilade Gun mode. Tsukuyomi and an observing Woz is utterly confused by this turn of event. The twin Zi-O tag team pummels Another Gaim, but when Zi-O in OOOArmor prepares to finish him, the second Zi-O stops him, saying that it's not the time yet to do so and they're defeated as a result, Another Gaim also manage to flee successfully. In the explosion aftermath, Sougo wakes up... and meets another Sougo Tokiwa! Tsukuyomi and Woz are also rendered speechless by this turn of events.
Elsewhere, a part-time worker is cleaning the glass of cafe Drupers and later also the Camera, as we see both the Gaim Ridewatch and Kodama Suika Arms on him...
- Sougo Tokiwa (常磐 ソウゴ Tokiwa Sōgo): So Okuno (奥野 壮 Okuno Sō)
- Geiz Myokoin (明光院 ゲイツ Myōkōin Geitsu): Gaku Oshida (押田 岳 Oshida Gaku)
- Tsukuyomi (ツクヨミ): Shieri Ohata (大幡 しえり Ōhata Shieri)
- Woz (ウォズ Wozu): Keisuke Watanabe (渡邊 圭祐 Watanabe Keisuke)
- Ora (オーラ Ōra): Ayaka Konno (紺野 彩夏 Kon'no Ayaka)
- Swartz (スウォルツ Suworutsu): Kentarou Kanesaki (兼崎 健太郎 Kanesaki Kentarō)
- Junichiro Tokiwa (常磐 順一郎 Tokiwa Jun'ichirō): Katsuhisa Namase (生瀬 勝久 Namase Katsuhisa)
- Ziku-Driver, Ridewatch Voices: Rikiya Koyama (小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya)
- Ziku-Driver Voice: Yohei Onishi (大西 洋平 Ōnishi Yōhei)
- 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)
- Asura (アスラ)/Another Gaim: Yūki Tomotsune (友常 勇気 Tomotsune Yūki)
- Team Baron Member: Mahiro Sugiyama (杉山真宏 Sugiyama Mahiro)
- Dancer: Takahiro Masutani (桝谷昂洸 Masutani Takahiro), Rintaro Ito (伊東凛太郎 Itō Rintarō), YUMA, Ryo Kamon (嘉門亮 Kamon Ryō), Takuro Kakefuda (掛札拓郎 Kakefuda Takurō)
- Kamen Rider Zi-O: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji), Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
- Kamen Rider Geiz: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Another Gaim: Yasunari Tsukagoshi (塚越 靖誠 Tsukagoshi Yasunari)
- Elementary Inves: Takahito Sadoyama (佐渡山 貴仁 Sadoyama Takahito)
Forms and Collectibles Used
- to be added
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger episode 40, Number 40: I Can't Stop Worrying.
- Viewership: 2.8%
- Closing Screen Ridewatches:
- Kamen Rider: Zi-O & Geiz
- Zi-O: OOO, Gaim
- Geiz: Geiz
- Count at episode end
- Watches in Zi-O's possession: Zi-O, Build, Ex-Aid, Fourze, OOO, OOO Tajadol Combo, Gaim, Bike, Phone, Taka
- Watches in Geiz's possession: Geiz, Ghost, Drive, Cross-Z, Faiz, Wizard, Genm, Bike, Phone
- Watches in Tsukuyomi's possession: Phone
- The episode title, and Sougo's announcement after finished transforming into GaimArmor, refers to the transformation announcement of Gaim Arms: "Gaim Arms: Fruits Yoroi Musha on Parade!" (鎧武アームズ！フルーツ鎧武者オンパレード！ Gaimu Āmuzu! Furūtsu Yoroi Musha On Parēdo!)
- The reference is likely because GaimArmor itself is modeled after not only an orange, but also Gaim Arms.
- Sougo returning to the past under Kouta's advisement is a homage on how Mai Takatsukasa went back to the past as the Woman of Beginning during Gaim's TV series.
- TV Asahi's official episode guide for ジオウ·オン·パレード2018
- Heisei 20's official episode guide for ジオウ·オン·パレード2018