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Kengo Eritate
Kengo Eritate
Kamen Rider Ixa
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Kiva
Motif: Knight/Christian Crusader Cross
Rider Type: Anti-hero (former)

Hero (current)

Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Rolling Stone: Door of Dreams
Last Appearance: Finale: The Inheritors of Kiva
Number of Episode
Appearances:
25 (Kiva)
1 (movie)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Kouhei Kumai
Ixarider

Kengo Eritate (襟立 健吾 Eritate Kengo) is one of the Ixa System's users. He assumed the title of Ixa after Keisuke Nago is injured in action.

Kengo Eritate

He is an independent rock guitarist and vocalist from Tokyo who lied about coming from Osaka out of shyness. Although he formed a band called IKEMENS (イケメンズ Ikemenzu), other members got tired of his character and dropped out. After that, he befriends Wataru, who joins his band along with Shizuka; Kengo aims at the major debut as a new IKEMENS as part of his lifelong dream to be a rockstar, even playing the series' insert theme Destiny's Play in a small concert. Though he learns that Wataru's lifelong dream is not like his, Kengo remains Wataru's friend as the two promise to help each other out with their dreams. However, when nearly devoured by the Rhinoceros Fangire, Kengo encounters Kiva and begins to idolize him and then Keisuke after seeing him fight the Ladybug Fangire, wishing to be the latter's apprentice. When he is deputized as a temporary Fangire Hunter, Kengo has to be hospitalized after shoulder and hand injuries from fighting the Crab and Cicada Fangires when his chain whip is knocked back at him.

Once released from the hospital, he learns that due to his injuries, he can no longer play the guitar, and as a result, gets angry at Wataru from hiding this truth from him. The rage gets worse when Kengo overhears Nago naming Wataru his apprentice instead of him, with Kengo being taken Shima's wing and made into an official Fangire Hunter, now bitter and harsh with no respect for Nago and very distrustful of Wataru. He even went so far as to cut and dye his hair back to black, along with discarding the Kansai accent he used to maintain the charade of being from Osaka. When Nago is injured in action, Kengo eagerly takes his place as the Ixa System's user. However due to the incident where Kiva's Fangire nature takes over, Kengo is forced to return the Ixa System back to Nago after he attempted to redeem himself by fighting the Seamoon Fangire and almost getting killed by the Bishop. Kengo, in a last-ditch effort to bring back Wataru to battle, plays his guitar with what ability he has left and then begs Wataru to come back, apologizing for his recent behavior and coming clean about why he behaved like he did recently. It was not that much because of Wataru hiding the fact that he could no longer play the guitar from him, but that he needed to blame someone for his own weakness - he was actually relieved that he could no longer play the guitar as he eventually knew that he has little talent in music, but could not live with himself as someone who gave up on his dreams. At first, Wataru initially refuses, stating that he cannot be friends with anyone due to his heritage, but after Wataru returns to being Kiva, he relents and both he and Kengo become friends again. He later is a guest in Nago's wedding and helped carry the presents to the wedding.

Modes

KRKiva-ixa save

Save Mode

"Fist On!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider height: 218 cm
  • Rider weight: 160 kg
  • Ability perimeters:
    • Punching power: 4.2t
    • Kicking power: 1.8t
    • Maximum jump height: 18m
    • Maximum running speed: 100m/9.6s

Save Mode (セーブモード Sēbu Mōdo) is the mode used by Ixa mostly in the year 1986 in one of its early prototypes. In the 2008-era models, it is usually quickly passed by after transforming, skipping directly into Burst Mode.

KRKiva-ixa

Burst Mode

"Fist On!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider height: 220 cm
  • Rider weight: 160 kg
  • Ability perimeters:
    • Punching power: 7t
    • Kicking power: 3t
    • Maximum jump height: 30m
    • Maximum running speed: 100m/6s

Burst Mode (バーストモード Bāsuto Mōdo) is the first of Ixa's modes to appear. As the name suggests, Burst Mode creates a burst of heat that damages everything in range when transforming from Save Mode. It uses the Ixa Calibur to perform Ixa Judgement (イクサ・ジャッジメント Ikusa Jajjimento) and the Ixa Knuckle to perform Broken Fang (ブロウクン・ファング Burōkun Fangu). When performing the Ixa Judgment, a vision of the sun appears behind Ixa.

Rising IXA

Ixa Rising

"Rising!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider height: 215 cm
  • Rider weight: 120 kg
  • Ability perimeters:
    • Punching power: 20t
    • Kicking power: 12t
    • Maximum jump height: 70m
    • Maximum running speed: 100m/3s

Kamen Rider Rising Ixa (仮面ライダーライジングイクサ Kamen Raidā Raijingu Ikusa) is the upgrade to Ixa System, known as Intercept X Attacker Ver.XI. As it is the perfected version, Ixa's power is at maximum strength. This mode is accessed through the new Ixariser and the Ixa Knuckle Ver.XI. After inputting the code of 1-9-3 ("i"-"ku"-"sa"), Ixa's outer armor is ejected and the head crest changes once again. In this form, Ixa can perform the Final Rising Blast (ファイナルライジングブラスト Fainaru Raijingu Burasuto). The armor of this form has far more blue on the arms, legs, and head. The chest is primarily white with a red sun-like shape in the center, the core exposed due to the removal of most of the armor plating. The Ixa system would receive one final upgrade which allows for the user to access Rising Ixa from the initial transformation.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Kengo Eritate is portrayed by Kouhei Kumai (熊井 幸平 Kumai Kōhei). As Kamen Rider Ixa, his suit actor was Jiro Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō).

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