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Junichi Shimura
Junichi Shimura
Junichi Shimura
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Blade
Motif: Ace and Cerberus
Rider Type: Villain
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Kamen Rider Blade: New Generation
Last Appearance: Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace
Number of Episode
Appearances:
1 (Movie)
1 (Special)
1 (Decade)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Yuuki Kuroda
Kamen Rider Glaive
Albino Joker
Mighty Glaive
For the A.R. World version, see Junichi Kaito.
"So... Become mine. Grand power. In order to revive you, I sacrifice a human life!"
―Junichi's proclamation[src]

Junichi Shimura (志村 純一 Shimura Jun'ichi) is Kamen Rider Glaive (仮面ライダーグレイブ Kamen Raidā Gureibu, Masked Rider Glaive), a character from the Kamen Rider film Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace.

Overview

Missing Ace

Like Hajime Aikawa, he is a Joker-class Undead with a white and pink color scheme, as opposed to Aikawa's black and green colors - thus the Albino Joker name. When the previous fight ended with Kenzaki sealing Hajime, he rose out of the shadows. The first step in his plan was to release all of the Undead again by forcefully taking the Rouze Cards from Kei Karasuma.

Time passes, and he eventually joins BOARD, which is now operated by Sakuya Tachibana. He takes up the role of Kamen Rider Glaive, being the new Blade. He is armed with the Glaive Rouzer, a modified version of the Blay Rouzer. He then recruits two subordinates to help him, Shin Magaki and Natsumi Miwa after saving them from Peacock Undead.

When all the Undead are sealed, he kills his own subordinates and disguises himself as Shin to fool the other riders, but Shiori figures out Shimura's plan and he is exposed. His plan is to obtain the power of Jashin 14 using the Vanity Card, his main target is Amane Kurihara because it's revealed that her father entered the location of Jashin 14, so only one of his blood can be sacrificed. During the fight with the Albiroaches, Kenzaki tells Mutsuki to unseal Hajime, which he does. With Hajime released, he goes out and protects Amane, taking her to safety. Shimura catches up with them and Hajime transforms into the Black Joker to fight Shimura; unfortunately, still exhausted after being unsealed, Shimura defeats him. In some magazines, there are shots of the Albino Joker wielding a red scythe at the location of this scene; however, this weapon was never seen in the movie. Although Black Joker is the most powerful of all possible Jokers, the Black Joker is extremely exhausted and therefore is defeated.

He then uses the Category King cards to create the Vanity Card and seals Amane in it. He then goes on to revive Jashin 14 by inserting it into an ancient tablet, fusing with the beast to obtain its power. He then appears to the Riders in his new form and attempts to kill them. Hajime concocts a plan to free Amane and stop Shimura: to trade places with Amane. Hajime tells Kenzaki to destroy the tablet. Kenzaki hesitates knowing he'll kill Hajime, but Hajime convinces him and destroys it, weakening Shimura. Kenzaki then changes into King Form and uses his Royal Straight Flush attack to split Jashin, thus Shimura dies in the explosion that insured from the monster's death.

Decade

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Forms

Rouse Cards: Glaive Suit

Card Card Undead Avatar Rouzer/Absorber announcement Effects Normal AP Cost
A

Change Kerberos

ChangeKerberosGlaive

Change Kerberos

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"CHANGE" Initiates the Kamen Rider transformation when inserted into the Glaive Buckle. Unlike the other Change cards, the Change Keroberos card is a prototype Rouze card created by Tennoji. In the movie's storyline, Junichi obtains the card. 0 AP

Mighty Gravity

MightyGravity

Mighty Gravity

"MIGHTY" Combines the attributes of Blade's Slash Lizard and Thunder Deer cards.


Rider Cards

Kamen Ride Glaive

Kamen Ride: Glaive

Glaive in Episode Yellow

Glaive as summoned by Diend Complete Form.


Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Junichi Shimura is portrayed by Yuuki Kuroda (黒田 勇樹 Kuroda Yūki). As Kamen Rider Glaive and Albino Joker, his suit actor was Naoki Nagase (永瀬尚希 Nagase Naoki).

Notes

  • His name, "glaive", refers to the modern French term for the gladius, the Roman short sword, as his arsenal is based on Blade's.
  • Albino Joker is a negative color swap of Joker and bodies are opposite.
    • In some playing card decks, there are two Jokers, one Black, and the other one Red. In this case Hajime would represent the suits of Spades and Clover (Black Joker) while Junichi would represent the suits of Hearts and Diamonds (Red Joker); note the color of Hajime's body and Junichi's visor in their Undead forms.
      • Since Red Jokers usually outrank Black Jokers, this would be fitting for Junichi being the most powerful Undead.
  • Unusually, for an Undead, instead of being sealed into a card, the Albino Joker met his demise by being destroyed alongside Jashin 14.

References

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