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Ziku-Driver

Ziku-Driver

"Ziku-Driver!"
―Activation announcement[src]

"(Clock ticking noise followed by a clock chime) Rider Time! Kamen Rider (Rider name)!"
―Standard transformation announcement[1][src]

"(Clock ticking noise followed by a clock chime) Rider Time! Kamen Rider (Rider name)! Armor Time! (phrase relating to the Kamen Rider that the Rider Armor represents, followed by the Rider's name)"
―Rider Armor form transformation announcement[src]

"Finish Time! Time Break!"
―Zi-O's standard finisher announcement[src]

"Finish Time! (Name of Kamen Rider the Rider Armor represents)! (phrase relating to the Kamen Rider the Rider Armor represents) Time Break!"
―Zi-O's Rider Armor form finisher announcement[src]

"Finish Time! Time Burst!"
―Geiz's standard finisher announcement[src]

"Finish Time! (Name of Kamen Rider the Rider Armor represents)! (phrase relating to the Kamen Rider the Rider Armor represents) Time Burst!"
―Geiz's Rider Armor form finisher announcement[src]

The Transformation Belt Ziku-Driver (変身ベルトジクウドライバー Henshin Beruto Jikū Doraibā, lit. Space-Time Driver) [2] is the transformation device used by both Kamen Rider Zi-O and Kamen Rider Geiz. It uses Ridewatches as its primary collectible device.[3]

Design

The Ziku-Driver is composed of the following parts:

  • The D '9 Slot (D‘9スロット D ‘9 Surotto) is the right-hand slot for inserting transformation Ridewatches.
  • The D '3 Slot (D‘3スロット D ‘3 Surotto) is the left-hand slot for inserting Ridewatches to access Rider Armors.
  • The Ride On Ruser (ライドオンリューザー Raido On Ryūzā) is a button which unlocks the Ziku Circular and the approval key of each Ridewatch that was inserted.
  • The Ziku Circular (ジクウサーキュラー Jikū Sākyurā) is the main unit of the Ziku Driver. By rotating it 360 degrees, it spreads and loads the data of the Ridewatches set into the slots at both ends into concentric circles and transfers it to the Ziku Matrix. The energy generated by its rotary motion that is accelerated and amplified for use in transformation and finishers.
  • The Ziku Matrix (ジクウマトリクス Jikū Matorikusu) is the theoretical realization device of the Ziku Driver located behind the Ziku Circular.It realizes the data of the inserted Ridewatches, transmitted by the Ziku Circular, as equipment and armor.
  • The Sight Window (ザイトウインドー Zaito Uindō) is the display of the Ziku Driver. In addition to the time coordinates of Ridewatches, the Rider's current form is also displayed.

Functionality

Transformation

To transform, the user inserts the Ridewatch into the D '9 Slot before pressing the Ride On Ruser and rotating the Ziku Circular 360 degrees. To assume a Rider Armor form, the user inserts a second Ridewatch into the D '3 Slot and performs the same procedure.

Finishers

To activate a finisher, the user presses the Ride On Starter on any Ridewatches inserted into the Ziku Driver before pressing the Ride On Ruser and rotating the Ziku Circular 360 degrees.

Users (chronological order)

User Kamen Rider Episode Obtained Description
Geiz Myoukouin
Kamen Rider Geiz

Pre-Series

Geiz acquired his Ziku-Driver some time before the start of the series.
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Zi-O
Kingdom 2068 Sougo received his Ziku-Driver from Woz, who had encouraged him to become the king he wanted to be, despite Tsukuyomi's objections.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

The reading announcement part of Ziku-Driver is voiced by Rikiya Koyama (小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya), who also voiced Oma Zi-O and previously voiced Paradox Roidmude in Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future, Kamen Rider Bujin Gaim in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle and physically portrayed Joe the Haze in Kamen Rider Black RX.

The song announcement part of Ziku-Driver is voiced by Yohei Onishi (大西 洋平 Ōnishi Yōhei).[4]

Notes

Hacking Zikudriver

The Music and LCD that doesn't belong to either Zi-O or Geiz was found by inserting the Lock Fullbottle into the Driver.

  • As the DX Ziku-Driver utilizes the same pin system as the DX Build Driver uses, it is possible to activate its different displays by using DX Fullbottles.
  • The Ziku-Driver is based on wrist watches.
  • After a Rider transforms using the Ziku-Driver the screen on the Driver shows the year of the Rider whose power they are using or of their own power this might represent a clock going ahead or back in time.
    • The transformation special effect with big clocks in the background and rotating circles around the user is very similar to two past Kamen Riders: Kamen Rider Cronus and Kamen Rider Evol.
      • Coincidentally, Cronus is a Kamen Rider who also possesses time-manipulation abilities.
Ziku-Driver Beruto

"belt"

  • The battery slot cover of the DX toy has the katakana for "belt" (ベルト Beruto) on it.
    • While this makes sense for Zi-O's katakana motif, it would clash against Geiz's Hiragana motif (i.e. the katakana for "belt" should be written in all hiragana (べると)).



Appearances


References

Sougo Tokiwa - Geiz Myoukouin - Oma Zi-O - Woz
Future Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Shinobi - Kamen Rider Quiz - Kamen Rider Kikai

Ridewatches - Ziku-Driver - Miridewatches - BeyonDriver - Zikan Girade - Zikan Zax - Ride HeiSaber - Zikan Despear - Saikyo Girade - Zikan Zaclaw - Faizphone X - Taka Watchroid - Kodama Suika Arms - Ride Striker - Time Mazine
Others/Terminology
Rider Armors - Ridewatch Holder - Great Calamity Coming Calendar - Time Break/Burst
Allies
Kujigoji-do: Geiz Myoukouin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Others
Resistance: Resistance Captain
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
OOO: Eiji Hino
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kuroto Dan
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo
Others
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi
Sworz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Den-O - Another Double
Other Villains
Imagins: Futaros