List of Kamen Rider Blade characters

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This is a list of characters from the Japanese tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Blade.

BOARD[edit]

Short for the "Board Of Archaeological Research Department", BOARD uncovered the seal Undead Cards and developed the first two Rider Systems.

Kazuma Kenzaki[edit]

The statue of Kazuma Kenzaki aka Kamen Rider Blade outside a Toy Kingdom store in the Philippines.

Kazuma Kenzaki (剣崎 一真 Kenzaki Kazuma?) was chosen by the B.O.A.R.D. organization to use the sealed Category Ace of Spades (Change Beetle) to become Kamen Rider Blade (仮面ライダーブレイド Kamen Raidā Bureido?). He has a good heart and believes in fighting to protect humanity. He would ultimately sacrifice his own human existence by mutating into the second Joker after excessive use of his Rider form's King Form transformation. This forces a stalemate in the Battle Fight while there is more than one Undead, keeping mankind safe, but more importantly, allowing his friend, Hajime (Chalice/Joker) to continue his life as a human.

Kazuma Kenzaki is portrayed by Takayuki Tsubaki (椿 隆之 Tsubaki Takayuki?).

Sakuya Tachibana[edit]

Sakuya Tachibana (橘 朔也 Tachibana Sakuya?) was originally a researcher of BOARD's Humanity Foundation who graduated from the Sazahaibu University and was selected to be the user of Rider System 01, using the sealed Category Ace of Diamond (Change Stag) to become Kamen Rider Garren (仮面ライダーギャレン Kamen Raidā Gyaren?). From the beginning of the series, Tachibana begins to suffer a form of cellular breakdown, and only by sealing the Undead did the process slow down. Tachibana blames Karasuma for his condition, and the fact that Kenzaki was appointed as his backup rider in case he could not cope on his own did not improve his relationship with Karasuma. When he attempted to seal the Locust Undead before it attacked BOARD, Tachibana is forced to abduct Karasuma for answers prior to him going into a coma. However, it is only revealed later that the "Karasuma" he safeguarded was only a decoy as Tachibana learns that it is actually his subconscious fear that is causing the breakdown.

Tachibana encounters Isaka, the Peacock Undead, who recruits him by removing his fears with exposure to Schuld Kestner seaweed, an extinct plant that intensifies the aggressive nature of the subject. Though he became more aggressive and worked under Isaka for more of the seaweed, Tachibana was unaware of the eventual damage it would do to his nervous system. Though his dear friend Sayoko Fukasawa tries to warn him, Tachibana does not listen until he learns that Isaka murdered Sayoko for meddling in his affairs. Tachibana overcomes his fear while defeating the Peacock Undead and sealing him.

Later in the series, as restitution for being manipulated by an Undead, Tachibana takes Mutsuki under his wing, attempting to help him stay in control of the Spider Undead. During the final few episodes, Kamen Rider Garren came face to face with the Giraffa Undead and battled it out with him. Despite the Undead warning him the consequences of Hajime being the last Undead standing, thus making him champion of the Battle Fight, Garren insists on believing in his friend before the two fall off a cliff. The battle ended with Garren nowhere to be found and the King Undead sealed leaving the Joker as the winner. He is found upon the arrival of the Chief telling Kenzaki that he was saved because of him.

Sakuya Tachibana is portrayed by Kousei Amano (天野 浩成 Amano Kousei?).

Shiori Hirose[edit]

Shiori Hirose (広瀬 栞 Hirose Shiori?) is a 20-year-old lady who is one of the few remaining BOARD members after it was attacked by the released Undead, helping the Riders by detecting the Undead on her Undead-searching computer. She seems to care for Kenzaki very much.

Shiori Hirose is portrayed by Yumi Egawa (江川 有未 Egawa Yumi?).

Kei Karasuma[edit]

Kei Karasuma (烏丸 啓 Karasuma Kei?) is the President of BOARD. A 48-year-old professor who created the Rider systems 01 and 02 (Garren and Blade), as well as the Leangle System (03), while he was under control of Isaka. During his travels, he befriends Noboru Shima, whom he entrusted the Rouze Absorbers to despite knowing he was an Undead. He is also aware of the side effect of Kenzaki's King Form as well as Tennoji's plans of the fake Battle Fight. 4 years after the series end he and Tachibana tried to cover 52 cards, when Albino Joker appeared and unsealed Undeads, who attacked and killed Karasuma.

Kei Karasuma is portrayed by Kazuhiro Yamaji (山路 和弘 Yamaji Kazuhiro?).

Yoshito Hirose[edit]

Yoshito Hirose (広瀬 義人 Hirose Yoshito?) is Shiori's father, the one responsible for breaking the Undead's seal in a fit of madness, dying in the process. He created the Trial-series Undead Trial B (トライアルB Toraiaru Bī?) in his image to protect Shiori, possessing all his creator's memories. However, Trial B was reprogrammed by Tennōji to continue to monitor the fixed Undead battle and remove potential threats before he sacrifices to protect Shiori from Trial G.

Yoshito Hirose is portrayed by Junichi Haruta (春田 純一 Haruta Jun'ichi?), who previously portrayed Ryu Hoshikawa in Kagaku Sentai Dynaman and Kanpei Kuroda in Dai Sentai Goggle V.

Hiroshi Tennoji[edit]

Hiroshi Tennoji (天王路 博史 Ten'nōji Hiroshi?) is the chairman of BOARD who intentionally set up the series of events in the fake Battle Fight and the creation of the Category Ace Kerberos, so that he could have his warped dream of a new world order with himself as its ruler. In the end, he was murdered by the Giraffa Undead after he was defeated by the Riders with his dreams shattered.

Hiroshi Tennoji is portrayed by Kohji Moritsugu (森次 晃嗣 Moritsugu Kōji?), who previously portrayed Dan Moroboshi in Ultra Seven.

Hajime Aikawa[edit]

Hajime Aikawa (相川 始 Aikawa Hajime?) is a mysterious man who is the Joker Undead, the most feared of the Undead as his victory in the Battle Fight would mark the end of all life on Earth. Unsealed around the time the other Undead were released, Joker battled The Mantis Undead and uses the sealed Category Ace of Hearts (Change Mantis) to become the wild card Kamen Rider Chalice (仮面ライダーカリス Kamen Raidā Karisu?). He later seals the Human Undead, who willingly surrendered to him without resistance, using the card to assume human form. The effect of prolonged use of both of these cards to assume their forms resulted with both the Human Undead's compassion for life and the Mantis' Undead's fighting spirit collectively suppressing Chalice's natural destructive impulse as the Joker. However, many of the Royal Club Undead who knew his true identity made attempts to dispose of him. One such attempt by the Giraffa Undead ended with an innocent bystander witnessing the battle being mortally wounded by accident in the skirmish. The dying photographer handed him a photograph of his family and Joker decide to protect his family in which he did to atone for his death. The Joker took on the identity of freelance photographer Hajime Aikawa since then. Though he thought less of humans originally, Hajime's time in lives at Jacaranda Cafe with Kurihara's family warmed him up to humans and eventually, he wish for himself to be human instead of being the Joker.

Though he and Kenzaki disliked each other earlier, Hajime's growing humanity eventually warms up to Kenzaki, who became a dear friend of his, then Garren and later to a limited extent, Mutsuki as well. But when the Caucasus Undead takes most of his cards, the sealed Mantis Undead among them, it causes Hajime to regress back into the Joker after attempting to resist until Leangle unseals Hajime's cards and use the Undead against him. Even after managing to reseal them all, the Joker failed to regain control and goes on a rampage until he is provided with the Evolution Paradoxa, allowing Hajime to finally have full control of himself. This lasted until the Giriffa Undead was sealed, leaving the Joker the final victor of the Battle Fight. Hajime loses control once more and his impulse as Joker comes forth with the Stone of Sealing creating his army of DarkRoaches to eliminate all life. In the end, Kenzaki is the only one to fight him head on, with Hajime pleading Kenzaki to defeat and seal him.

While in the series ends with Hajime being allowed to live as a human thanks to Kenzaki sacrificing his own humanity and becoming another Joker to put the Battle Fight in a stalemate, the movie provides an alternate ending to the fight that has him sealed by Blade. However, the actions of the Albino Joker four years later forces Kenzaki to have Leangle unseal Hajime to aid in protecting Amane as his true self and later as Chalice. In the end, Hajime sacrificed himself by switching places with Amane to save her and give the other Riders an advantage over their enemy. His spirit was later shown watching over Amane, the girl assured by Kenzaki that Hajime will always be there.

Hajime Aikawa is portrayed by Ryōji Morimoto (森本 亮治 Morimoto Ryōji?).

Kotaro Shirai[edit]

Kotaro Shirai (白井 虎太郎 Shirai Kotarō?) is an 23-year-old aspiring writer, helping Kenzaki and Shiori's mission by giving them hospitality. He loves to drink milk.

Kotaro Shirai is portrayed by Terunosuke Takezai (竹財 輝之助 Takezai Terunosuke?).

Jacaranda Cafe[edit]

Haruka Kurihara[edit]

Haruka Kurihara (栗原 遥香 Kurihara Haruka?) is Kotaro's older sister and owner of Jacaranda Cafe.

Haruka Kurihara is portrayed by Kaori Yamaguchi (山口 香緒里 Yamaguchi Kaori?).

Amane Kurihara[edit]

Amane Kurihara (栗原 天音 Kurihara Amane?) is Haruka's 9-year-old daughter and Kotaro's niece. She is a rude girl who has feelings for Hajime, and is the reason he discovers what it means to be human. In the original ending, she reunites and lives with Hajime happily.

In the Missing Ace ending, because of Hajime's disappearance after he made her a promise that he would return, she became a delinquent, but later realized that Hajime was watching over her and turned over a new leaf.

Amane Kurihara is portrayed by Hikari Kajiwara (梶原 ひかり Kajiwara Hikari?). As a teenager, Amane is portrayed by Miku Ishida (石田 未来 Ishida Miku?), who later portrayed Kotomi Kikuma in Kamen Rider: The Next.

Mutsuki Kamijo[edit]

Mutsuki Kamijo (上城 睦月 Kamijō Mutsuki?) is a weak-willed 17-year-old high-school kid was chosen by the improperly sealed Category Ace of Clubs (Change Spider/Spider Undead) to use the Rider System 03 and become Kamen Rider Leangle (仮面ライダーレンゲル Kamen Raidā Rengeru?), though reluctantly at first. He gains a thirst for power as the Spider Undead takes over his mind, using him to attack the other Riders. But, later he is redeemed thanks to the sealed Tiger and Tarantula Undead giving Mutsuki the strength to force the Spider Undead out and the chance to fight on his own power, eventually allowing him to seal the Spider Undead properly and using the Rider System without any adverse effects, while psychologically properly completes him as a man capable of being a rider. Soon after, Mutsuki becomes a valuable ally to the other Kamen Riders. He is also the only Kamen Rider in the show that is based on an arachnid.

Mutsuki Kamijo is portrayed by Takahiro Hōjō (北条 隆博 Hōjō Takahiro?).

Nozomi Yamanaka[edit]

Nozomi Yamanaka (山中 望美 Yamanaka Nozomi?) is the 17-year-old girlfriend of Mutsuki. She got indirectly involved with things through him, and though she did not understand what was happening to him regarding the Spider Undead taking over his mind, she worried about and cared for him regardless. Her love was one of the main reasons he was able to resist the Spider's influence. After the influence is cleared and she learned the full truth of the situation, she continued to stand by him.

Nozomi Yamanaka is portrayed by Arisa Miyazawa (宮澤 亜理沙 Miyazawa Arisa?).

Undead[edit]

Main article: Undead (Kamen Rider)

The Undead (アンデッド Andeddo?) are the series' antagonists, with the major members, the Royal Club, among those who play a bigger part in the story.

Isaka[edit]

Isaka (伊坂?) is the human form of the Peacock Undead (ピーコックアンデッド Pīkokku Andeddo?) and the first Jack (of Diamonds) Undead that appears and creator of the Leangle Buckle. He deceives Garren into working for him, until he killed Sayako for meddling in his affairs. His power in human form is telekinesis, as well as summoning fireballs and mass hypnosis he used to recruit humans to his aid in the creation of Leangle, with the Spider Undead's help in finding an ideal host for him to control. He was sealed by Garren.

Isaka is portrayed by Yasukaze Motomiya (本宮 泰風 Motomiya Yasukaze?).

Takahara[edit]

Takahara (高原?) is the human form of the second Jack (of Spades) Undead, the Eagle Undead (イーグルアンデッド Īguru Andeddo?). He made a pact with Chalice to fight as the two last Undeads standing 10,000 years ago. In the present day, he misidentifies Hajime as the Mantis Undead as he saw Hajime transform into Chalice. He took the Change Mantis card from him with intend on avenging his comrade. He summons feathers which he uses as throwing daggers. He was sealed by Blade.

Takahara is portrayed by Yasufumi Hayashi (林 泰文 Hayashi Yasufumi?).

Yazawa[edit]

Yazawa (矢沢?) is the human form of the Capricorn Undead (カプリコーンアンデッド Kapurikōn Andeddo?), the first of the two Queen (of Spades) Undead to appear. Despite the category name, Absorb Capricorn is male. He teams up with the Orchid Undead to get the Blay Buckle from Kenzaki but fails when Chalice interferes with the battle. He possesses a high pitch scream which can obliterate anything, as the Centipede Undead challenged him to a fight. He was sealed by Blade.

Yazawa is portrayed by Atsushi Korechika (是近 敦之 Korechika Atsushi?).

Miyuki Yoshinaga[edit]

Miyuki Yoshinaga (吉永 みゆき Yoshinaga Miyuki?) is the human form of a cunning second Queen (of Hearts) Undead, the Orchid Undead (オーキッドアンデッド Ōkiddo Andeddo?), using others to get what she wants. Kotaro, who has a crush on her, continues to befriend her despite what she has done to him and rescues her from Hajime. This resulted with her unable to cope with human emotion. She can summon vines to bind victims. She was sealed by Chalice.

Miyuki Yoshinaga is portrayed by Mika Hijii (肘井 美佳 Hijii Mika?).

Daichi[edit]

Daichi (大地?) is the human form of the third Jack (of Clubs) Undead, the Elephant Undead (エレファントアンデッド Erefanto Andeddo?). Though he is pacifistic, he has an enormous physical strength, which is also evident while he is human. He usually found sunbathing near a pool; he wants to lie low until the Battle Fight is complete, thus he being the winner by taking out the victor. He seems it pointless to fight an enemy unless he knew the limits of the opponent's ability. He was sealed by Blade Jack Form's Lightning Slash.

Daichi is portrayed by Kairi Narita (成田 浬 Narita Kairi?).

Noboru Shima[edit]

Noboru Shima (嶋 昇 Shima Noboru?) is the human form of the Tarantula Undead (タランチュラアンデッド Taranchura Andeddo?), the first King (of Clubs) Undead to appear. Shima is different from other Undead as he has a good heart and loves humanity, bringing the Rouze Absorber to Blade during his fight with the Elephant Undead. He helps Mutsuki to relinquish Spider Undead's influence by leaving himself be sealed by Leangle's Blizzard Crush. It was only when the Tiger Undead sacrificed herself that Shima was able to finally lend his power to Mutsuki to help him defeat the Spider Undead.

Noboru Shima is portrayed by Kazunari Aizawa (相澤 一成 Aizawa Kazunari?), who previously portrayed Katsuhiko Hayami in Choukou Senshi Changéríon.

Azumi[edit]

Azumi (あずみ?) is the human form of the Serpent Undead (サーペントアンデッド Sāpento Andeddo?). A medusa-like monster that is hunting for the Joker, having the Tortoise Undead to aid her. Her hair changes to snakes and can be used as whips, and she has that hysterical laugh all the time, even in public, somewhat a psychotic person. She was wounded by Ryo Mikami, Hajime's look alike, and sealed by Chalice, who gives the seal Absorb Serpent card to Garren assume his own Jack Form.

Azumi is portrayed by Mio Fukuzumi (福澄 美緒 Fukuzumi Mio?), who previously portrayed Wendinu in Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger.

King[edit]

King (キング Kingu?) is the human form of King (of Spades) Undead, the Caucasus Undead (コーカサスアンデッド Kōkasasu Andeddo?), who poses as a teenage boy with an annoying personality. He loves to cause trouble and mess with everybody. He also steals Hajime's Rouze Cards to push him back into Joker form, giving the deck to Mutsuki in order to enjoy the "mess" to result. He uses telekinesis and can summon his shield by clapping his hands. Though he managed to take his deck from him, Blade managed to beat him and sealed Caucasus with the Blay Rouzer.

King is portrayed by Makoto Kamijo (上條 誠 Kamijō Makoto?).

Hikaru Jō[edit]

Hikaru Jō (城 光 Jō Hikaru?) is the human form of the Tiger Undead (タイガーアンデッド Taigā Andeddo?), a Queen (of Clubs) Undead, she has a great pride and fights with dignity. While in human form, she possesses uncanny speed and strength. Once learning the Battle Fight is fake, therefore fighting without purpose, she infiltrates BOARD, only to encounter Titan and learn of Hiroshi's intent. She attempted to hurt Nozomi out of rage of the Battle Fight being a fake. She asks Tachibana to borrow his Rouze Absorber, later fighting Leangle to have herself intentionally impaled on the Leangle Rouzer and taking the Proper Blank to seal herself. In Mutsuki's subconscious, she encourages him to continue to fight with both light and darkness.

Hikaru Jō is portrayed by Akane Hamasaki (浜崎 茜 Hamasaki Akane?).

Kanai[edit]

Kanai (金居?) is the human form of the Giraffa Undead (ギラファアンデッド Girafa Andeddo?), the last King (of Diamonds) Undead to appear. He is the first Undead to learn the truth about the fake Undead battle and the last Royal Club Undead to be sealed. He kills Tennōji, after using the Riders to fight for him, and steals the Kerberos card to possess the power to seal the Black Joker himself, blackmailing Hajime with the event of their fight tied to the death of Amane's father to finish the fight. Shot numerous times with the Garren Rouzer, but resisted being sealed until Garren grabbed him and both plunged off the cliff they battled on.

Kanai is portrayed by Akira Kubodera (窪寺 昭 Kubodera Akira?), who previously portrayed Kunzite in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

Other characters[edit]

Sayoko Fukasawa[edit]

Sayoko Fukasawa (深沢 小夜子 Fukasawa Sayoko?) is Tachibana's girlfriend from college. Being a nurse, her office was open to Tachibana whenever he needed to rest. She attempted to help him before she was killed by Isaka/Peacock Undead for her interference in his plan. Because of her death, Tachibana's fear ceased, and she was avenged when he sealed Isaka.

Sayoko Fukasawa is portrayed by Urara Awata (粟田 麗 Awata Urara?).

Jin Ichinose[edit]

Jin Ichinose (一之瀬 仁 Ichinose Jin?) is a young street musician who befriended Hajime after the latter had left Amane for personal reasons. Jin is a prodigal son of a prominent composer who wants him to become a musician like his older brother. But Jin, being a misanthrope, wants to be independent and away from mankind on the boat he worked hard to get and ready. After seeing Hajime turn into Chalice, Jin eventually severed his ties with Hajime after his battle with the Shell Undead resulted with Jin's boat being burned down, killing the young man's dream.

Jin Ichinose is portrayed by Sora Touma (藤間 宇宙 Tōma Sora?).

Go Kiryu[edit]

Go Kiryu (桐生 豪 Kiryū Gō?) is a former member of BOARD which was supposed to be the first user of Garren, but was incompatible. Kiryu had a warped sense of justice, using his prosthetic hand to electrocute petty crooks. Eventually, upon the discovery of Leangle, he briefly used the Leangle belt, recognized by the Spider Undead as a more suitable vessel out of like-mindedness. But once defeated, Spider Undead abandoned Kiryu for Mutsuki as the Locust, Deer and Jaguar Undeads mauled Kiryu on command.

Go Kiryu is portrayed by Nozomu Masuzawa (増沢 望 Masuzawa Nozomu?).

Rei Kaimioka[edit]

Rei Kamioka (神丘 令 Kamioka Rei?) is a photographer who is a close friend of the Kurihara Family who employs Hajime as an apprentice. When she examined the picture of the place where Amane's father had died, she found out that Hajime is in the picture. She at first thought that Hajime killed Mr. Kurihara but later realized his innocence. She also saw Hajime transform into Chalice, who saved her when she was under attack by the Eagle Undead.

Rei Kaimioka is portrayed by Tōko Fujita (藤田 瞳子 Fujita Tōko?), who previously portrayed Sumiko Ozawa in Kamen Rider Agito.

Tatsuya Yamaguchi[edit]

Tatsuya Yamaguchi (山口 辰也 Yamaguchi Tatsuya?) is a motorcycle racer who aids the Riders to stop the Wolf Undead, but attempting to block off the creature so the Riders could catch up with it.

Tatsuya Yamaguchi portrays himself.

Ryo Mikami[edit]

Ryo Mikami (三上 了 Mikami Ryō?) is an exact look-alike of Hajime, who make takoyaki as a member of the Iroha clan, having a forbidden romance with Michi. Fed up with his life, he swapped identities with an amnesiac Hajime. However, he returns to reclaim his place, fighting as Taiyaki Master Ultimate Form (タイヤキ名人アルティメットフォーム Taiyaki Mejin Arutimetto Fōmu?), which was a training suit used by the Hoheta Clan, aiding Hajime in fighting the Serpent Undead. He also has a switch on his suit which is called the Ultimate Form Special Turbo (アルティメットフォームスペシャルターボ Arutimetto Fōmu Supesharu Tābō?) which lights up a fish and allows him to move faster.

Ryo Mikami is portrayed by Ryōji Morimoto (森本 亮治 Morimoto Ryōji?), who also portrayed Hajime Aikawa.

Michi[edit]

Michi (未知?) is Ryo's girlfriend. Although she is a daughter of the Iroha's taiyaki-making rival clan, the Hoheto clan, she also makes takoyaki and supports Ryo. When Ryo and Hajime changed their identities for a while, she discovers that her boyfriend (actually an amnesiac Hajime) has hidden abilities, and eventually fell in love with him for a second time. Through Hajime, she made the two rival clans reconcile with each other. In the end, she and Ryo were married after they discovered that Ryo and Hajime were two different people.

Michi is portrayed by Michie Kitaura (北浦 実千枝 Kitaura Michie?).

Umi Ikuhara[edit]

Umi Ikuhara (生原 羽美 Ikuhara Umi?) is a young girl whose parents and brother died in an earthquake, she saw Kenzaki transform into Blade. She made a lot of trouble to Kenzaki, because she wants Kenzaki to be her "superhero." Through Kenzaki, she learned the true meaning of protecting people, since she believes that no one will protect her.

Umi Ikuhara is portrayed by Megumi Shoji (東海林 愛美 Shōji Megumi?).