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Nitoh
Kamen Rider Beast
Kosuke Nitoh
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Wizard
Motif: Ancient Wizard
Lion
Chimera
Jewelry
Rider Type: Anti-Hero (First)
Hero (Current)
Homeworld: Earth (Main Timeline Continuity)
First Appearance: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum
Last Appearance: Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
Number of Episode
Appearances:
37 (Wizard)
4 (movie)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Tasuku Nagase
Kirato Wakayama (child)
Kamen Rider Beast
Beast
"Now, It's breakfast time!"
―pre-battle catchphrase when it is morning time[src]
"Now, It's lunchtime!"
―pre-battle catchphrase when it is noon[src]
"A pinch is a chance."
―Kosuke's words of hope[src]

Kosuke Nitoh (仁藤 攻介 Nitō Kōsuke?) was the secondary rider of Kamen Rider Wizard, Kamen Rider Beast (仮面ライダービースト Kamen Raidā Bīsuto?). He lost his powers during the final battle with Wiseman. He made his first appearance in the 2012 Movie War film, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum. He regained his powers sometime before Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle. Referred to as "the ancient magician" (古の魔法使い Inishie no Mahōtsukai?) by the Wiseman due to his ancient Belt, he needs to absorb the mana of the defeated Phantoms in order to regain his strength.

In Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land, his counterpart is referred to as the Golden Magician (金の魔法使い Kin no Mahōtsukai?), a nickname he shares with Orma.

Kosuke Nitoh

Kosuke Nitoh is a student archaeologist who is rather optimistic, believing staunchly that danger & opportunity are two sides of the same coin.

Kosuke Nitoh Child

Kosuke as a child

Ever since he found a fossil near a lake as a child, Kosuke dreamed of becoming an archaeologist. Though his parents approved his ambition, his grandmother did not.  Because she also scolded his adventurous behavior, Kosuke grew up thinking of her as strict and mean.

During one of his expeditions, Kosuke accidentally discovered the Beast Driver in ancient ruins. He also has an unusual liking for mayonnaise, constantly carrying a bottle of it with him and putting it on any food he eats, including doughnuts, oden and foods that already have mayo. Haruto and Shunpei refer to him as "Mayonnaise" because of this unique habit. When he finds Phantoms or Ghouls, he refers them as his "food" due to his ability and need to absorb Mana from them. It's shown that when Haruto finds Phantoms and tries to defeat them, Kosuke will get angry for interfering with his "feeding time". He also constantly leaves everyone around him speechless due to his tendency to interrupt others and express his thoughts without breaks.

While he originally saw Haruto as a nuisance, he was nevertheless willing to cure him of the poison injected into him by Manticore through the use of Dolphi Mantle's powers. After the incident with Oikawa, he gradually warms up to Haruto and sees him as a rival as well as a friend. Initially homeless and having to camp in places until he got chased away, he found a permanent spot to set up his camp at the roof of a building belonging to a woman whom he had once saved. Though, he still prefer to camp in many places.

Later, Kosuke revealed to Haruto, Shunpei, and Rinko that he received Kamen Rider Beast's powers from Beast Chimera. The Beast Chimera made a contract with Kosuke, granting Kosuke his magic. In exchange, Kosuke must absorb mana by defeating Phantoms and ghouls, or he will be eaten by Beast Chimera. Unlike Haruto who is knowledgeable about how Phantoms come about and operate, Kosuke initially knows nothing other than they can take human forms and he needs to eat them to survive. Later, Haruto offers Kosuke to get rid off Beast Chimera. However, Kosuke refuses and prefers to retain his powers and the status of being both a rival and an ally to Haruto. Even when he lost his Beast Driver. Kosuke refuses to destroy Chimera, as he won't find any important discovery, like Beast Chimera.

History

Rise of Beast

Kosuke meets Haruto, Shunpei, and Rinko by chance during a Ghoul attack, when he was about to have his lunch. Kosuke is then mistaken as a Gate by Haruto. He decides to keep eye on him, much to Kosuke's chagrin, who sees Haruto's intervention to have "ruined his meal". However, the Phantom Manticore was also sent by Wiseman to attack Kosuke. Haruto transforms during the attack into Wizard to guard Kosuke, while Shunpei and Rinko takes Kosuke away from the scene.

Meanwhile, Kosuke, annoyed by the trio's attempt to keep him safe, ran off on his own and met a tarot fortune teller, whom he had taken an interest in. Kosuke then decide to let the fortune teller predict his future. The fortune teller tells Kosuke that his future is bleak, but Kosuke, due to his super positive mindset, retorts in a cheerful manner that wherever there is a danger, there is an opportunity waiting. He further irks the fortune teller by saying that even hope can be found within despair. The fortune teller is later revealed to be Manticore when Haruto arrives to save Kosuke, and chokes Kosuke as Manticore revealed himself.

Instead of feeling afraid like victims usually do, Kosuke is overjoyed instead. Due to Haruto's inability to fend off Manticore in his current state, and that Kosuke desperately "needs to feed", he transforms into Kamen Rider Beast. After making short work of the Ghouls (and devouring their magical energy), Kamen Rider Beast takes on Manticore and uses Chameleo Mantle to attack the Phantom unseen and gives him a hard time.

When Haruto tries to warn Kosuke of Manticore's poison attack, Kosuke was caught off-guard and the Phantom successfully poisons Kamen Rider Beast. However, Beast uses Dolphi Mantle shortly afterwards to cure himself and Haruto, further angering Manticore. Kamen Rider Beast then uses Falco Mantle and overpowers Manticore, and finally finishing the Phantom off with Falco Saber Strike and absorbing his Mana.

Though greeted by Haruto over his victory, Kosuke says nothing to reveal his origins as Kamen Rider Beast, but warns Haruto in a peculiar manner to never again interrupt his "meal". Another Magician

Magical Food

Kosuke was seen having his camp set up and enjoying a barbeque in a shrine, but was asked to leave by a temple elder. He then sees an artist, Hiroshi Oikawa, being attacked by the Hydra Phantom. Haruto also arrives at the scene and immediately transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to engage the Phantom. Since he was the first to spot the phantom, Kosuke is annoyed by Haruto's interference yet again, and he tranforms into Kamen Rider Beast to proceed to fight Hydra Phantom as well. Upon realisation that he has to fight two magicians at once, the Hydra Phantom decided that his chance of coming on top is too slim and escapes in the midst of Wizard and Beast's bickering over who should fight the Phantom. Kosuke then accused Haruto, saying that it was his fault that his "meal" escaped again.

Taking a break at the donut shop, Haruto is curious about how Kosuke obtained Beast's powers. Kosuke then tells Haruto and friends about the story regarding him and Kamen Rider Beast. Apparently some time ago, Kosuke was an archeologist who went on expedition discovering some ancient ruins. Soon, he chanced upon the Beast Driver and met the Beast Chimera, who then forced a pact on the then dumb-founded Kosuke. To his utter surprise, several Ghouls were released within the cavern's vicinity, but he managed to transform for the very first time and defeat them as Kamen Rider Beast.

Some time later, Haruto is alerted that the Hydra Phantom is going to attack Hiroshi once again. On the other hand, while sending Griffin to look for the Phantom, Kosuke meets Misa, who is actually trying to make use of him by lying that Haruto is trying to destroy the Hydra Phantom so that he can absorb the phantom's mana, as well as telling him that Gates have Phantoms ready to be harvested in them, though expectedly leaving out the additional detail of require the Gate in question to fall into despair and die first. Acting on impulse and choosing to believe Medusa despite her being a Phantom, Kosuke rushed to the scene of battle quickly to stop Wizard. While Wizard in his Water Dragon form is engaging the Hydra Phantom, Kosuke then transforms into Kamen Rider Beast with the Buffa Mantle in an attempt to stop the battle. In the midst of the skirmish, Kosuke wants to know which side, Wizard or Phantom, can offer him a better deal in providing him the mana of Phantoms. The Magic of Food

Today's Life, the Life of Tomorrow

After battling Wizard Water Dragon, Kamen Rider Beast decides to retreat, but he kidnaps Hiroshi also. Kosuke then asks Oikawa how to unleash his inner Phantom. However, Oikawa leaves as he had no idea what Kosuke is referring to. In spite of that, Kosuke still accompanies Oikawa to his home. At Oikawa's home, Kosuke found out that the source of Oikawa's hope is his portrait of his late wife. Since his wife had passed away, Oikawa had stopped drawing due to the lack of encouragement. A moment later, Haruto, Rinko and Shunpei reached Oikawa's home. Kosuke then meets Haruto, who told him that Gates are not merely Phantom lures. Instead, they are humans with magical potential, and can be turned into Phantom if they fall into despair. Kosuke was dumbfounded by this, as he must keep eating Phantoms that conflicted with what Gates are. However, sacrificing a human to become the Phantoms will leave a bad aftertaste.

Later, Rinko and Shunpei proceeds to move Oikawa's wife picture to a safer location for fear that a Phantom may destroy his source of hope. On their way, they encountered Hydra Phantom and Ghouls. Rinko and Shunpei are helpless against the numerous Ghouls, as one of them took the opportunity to grab the picture. Hydra Phantom then destroys it in order to let Oikawa fall into despair. However, Kosuke arrives in fashion with a flying kick on one of the Ghouls. Kosuke then transforms into Kamen Rider Beast, and Haruto arrives and also changes to Wizard. The two then use Buffa Mantle and Land Style respectively to defeat the Ghouls. Wizard then decides to let Beast to take care the Underworld Phantom, while he battle Hydra Phantom. While Wizard Land Dragon defeats the Hydra Phantom, Beast encounters Bandersnatch Phantom in Oikawa's underworld. Kamen Rider Beast tried his best to defeat the Underworld Phantom, but then it became apparent that he is not so strong enough to do it alone. Hence, Beast summoned Beast Chimera, which overpowered the Bandersnatch Phantom without much effort. Beast Chimera then defeat the Underworld Phantom using its finishing attack.

Kosuke then meet Haruto, who thanked him for helping to defeat the Underworld Phantom. Haruto then offers Kosuke to get rid of his inner Phantom, the Beast Chimera. However, Kosuke refuses the Engage Ring at last second for two reasons. First, it is very awkward if a man takes a ring from another man. Second, Beast Chimera is very strong, it will leaves a bad aftertaste if Haruto dies battling his inner Phantom. In addition, Kosuke prefers staying as Haruto's eternal rival. However, the question is how long will Kosuke live. Today's Life, the Life of Tomorrow

Beelzebub Plans & Dragons' Wild Dance

On a windy night, Kosuke still doesn't eat any Phantoms and swear to Haruto that he will find the Phantom first. When Wizard fights Beelzebub, Kosuke joins the fray for eating some Ghouls. Kosuke then changes into Beast and use Chameleo Mantle to defeat all Ghouls. He then uses Buffa Mantle to easily handle the Ghouls. However, when Wizard Flame Dragon attempted to attack Beelzebub, it redirected through a portal to Beast. The attacks kept injuring Beast much to the Rider's annoyance. After Wizard Flame Dragon is defeated, The White Wizard easily dispatches Beelzebub. White Wizard then states that Beast is an archetype Wizard. The White Wizard  then disappears, before Beast could ask any questions. Rinko arrives to inform Kosuke and co. that Beelzebub can control people with his slugs. Kosuke and Shunpei rush to destroy the slugs. However, destroying the slugs proves useless as Beelzebub can control people directly. Kosuke then battles Beelzebub as Beast again, but is easily overpowered. However, Haruto arrives with Drago Timer to summon the Dragon Styles clones. Beelzebub is then defeated by the combined power of the Wizard Dragon Styles. Learning the Truth The Dragons' Wild Dance

On Phoenix's Rampage

Kosuke is having trouble finding the Phantom since Haruto always finding it first. So he decided to ask Haruto to see if he find any Phantom lately. As Haruto is going to the location where Phoenix is, Kosuke follows him. Kosuke as Beast arrive in the to distract Phoenix as Wizard takes Rinko to the Hospital. Just as Beast finish Phoenix off, the attack wasn't strong enough and Phoneix defeated Beast. After Kosuke is defeated by Phoenix, he got injured and went to Antique Shop Omokagedo. While Haruto is in the hospital, Kosuke arrive and fought Phoenix before he tell Beast that he wants to fight Wizard on the location where they first fought. After that, he tell the gang about Phoenix's message and wanted them not to tell Haruto. However, Haruto got the message thanks to Koyomi, so he decide to let Haruto to settle things off from Phoenix. The Phoenix's Rampage The Decisive Battle

Reunion with his Grandmother and the Choosing of the Lives

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Kosuke saying goodbye to his grandmother.

When his grandmother, Toshie visits Tokyo, she came there to pick her grandson back home. As Kosuke is surprise to see Toshie, he tells the gang not to tell her that he is a Wizard because he thinks that he will get scolded. As he ran away from Toshie, Shunpei take her a tour in Tokyo until they were attack by the Weretiger Phantom. Shunpei calls Haruto that Toshie is a Gate which Kosuke is surprise to hear. As the Phantom is about to attack her, Haruto and Kosuke arrive in time and fight the Phantom. Before fighting the Phantom, Kosuke hide somewhere to transform while Haruto as Wizard fought Weretiger. After Kosuke transform, he started to act different so Toshie won't notice him. As the Phantom escape, the gang went back to Antique Shop Omokagedo as the fight continues between Toshie and Kosuke. Kosuke leave the store angrily as Haruto ask him why does he hate Toshie. While Haruto takes to Kosuke, Toshie thinks that she might be too forceful to her grandson and knows that Kosuke doesn't care for her, but Shunpei thinks that her grandson have some feeling for her. On the next day, Haruto and Shunpei takes Toshi back to Fukui Prefecture, while Kosuke, in disguise seeing her grandmother going back home. As they enter the bus, the door closes on Haruto and drove away. Haruto chase the bus to wait until the driver reveal himself as the Phantom. In the bus, Weretiger summon some Ghouls to attack the Gate. However, Kosuke attack the Ghouls before revealing himself to Toshie that he is Beast. After fighting some Ghouls in the bus, Wizard arrive using the Big Ring to stop the bus. As the bus stop, the Phantom got out and attack the Wizards, which they accidentally swap rings. While the Wizards fighting the Phantom, Toshie tell the Phantom to put her into despair which got the Wizards confuse. Before the Phantom put Toshie in Despair, Shunpei protected her, but he got injured badly. As the Wizards are going to rescue Shunpei, Gremlin appeared and make a bet to them so they use Shunpei as a hostage, if they bring Toshie to the Phantoms. After that, they went back to the store, and worried which one to save. Toshie then explain her reasoning why she wants to be a Phantom is to feed Kosuke. However he thinks that it is stupid, so he ran out of the store. As he went outside, he started to see why Toshie is too forceful on him: she wants her grandson to be safe. Kosuke went back to the store and tell his grandmother not to sacrifice herself because it will make him fall into despair. After the talk, they started to plan to save Shunpei and Toshie. On the next day, when Kosuke gave his grandmother along with the Beast Driver to Gremlin, Weretiger attack Kosuke so Toshie can fall in despair. Just as Weretiger deliver the final blow, Kosuke scattered into feathers. While that happens, Haruto attack the Phantom saving Shunpei and retrieving the Beast Driver. After that, they reveal their plan the Phantoms before fighting them. After the fight, Kosuke take Toshie back to Fukui Prefecture. The Magician's Grandmother Choosing the Life

Identifying Medusa and the Bond of Sisters

Before Kosuke can eat his breakfast, the girl approach him and walked over from him. As he saw her face, he thinks that she was the Phantom that they met before. So Kosuke chase after her, before he saw people are running away from the Phantom. As he arrive, Medusa is about to put the Gate in despair, but he interfere and fights her. After the fight, Medusa flee off and Kosuke found her human form, but he got arrested for harassing a student. In the Toriizaka Police Station, Kosuke beg Rinko to believe him that the high school girl is a Phantom. So Rinko do her research, until she find out that Mayu has a twin sister, Misa. As Rinko freed Kosuke, he arrive where Wizard and Medusa are fighting and fight off some Ghouls.

As Medusa manage to escape, Kosuke, Rinko, and Shunpei take the Gate to the police station for her safety. On the next day, the Ghouls started to attack where the Gate is and Kosuke fought the Ghouls. As they were running from the Ghouls, Gremlin appeared and fight Beast, until Wizard arrives. While they are fighting, Gremlin reveal to the magicians that Mayu is also a Gate and she is with Medusa. After that, Wizard in Hurricane Dragon flees off along with Rinko to Mayu's old house, while Beast fight Gremlin, before he takes off. Academy Infiltration Big Sister and Little Sister

The Stolen Belt and Beast Hyper

Kosuke read an article about an archeologist named Osamu Nakamoto, who recently found two new items for Beast. When Kosuke finds Osamu, he asks him to see the ring and the stone that he found, but Osamu leaves. As he is exiting out the parking lot, the Spriggan Phantom attack him, who turns out to be a Gate. Kosuke arrives just in time to fight the Phantom.

While they are fighting, Osamu notices the ring has a lion on, which is similar to Beast. After the fight, Osamu asks Kosuke to come with him. When they arrive in Osamu's room, he does some research on Beast. After that, Osamu and Kosuke celebrate, until Kosuke passes out drunk. The day after Kosuke hears Osamu scream as the Phantom attack. Before he transforms, Kosuke is shocked that his belt and ring were missing. Gremlin appears and Kosuke wants him to return his things. However, Gremlin doesn't know what he is talking about and challenges Kosuke to a fight. As the fight continues outside the building, Wizard appeared fighting Spriggan.

When Kosuke is seriously injured by Gremlin and Osamu is being attack by Ghouls, Wizard use the Drago Timer to summon his clones. As the Phantoms escaped, Haruto, Kosuke, and Osamu went back to Antique Shop Omokagedō, as Haruto decide to give some of his mana to Kosuke, but it doesn't work. After that, they went to Osamu's room and question him about how the Phantom entered his room and stole Beast's equipment. After Osamu answesr their question, Haruto and Rinko think that he took the belt and rings from Kosuke. Kosuke ask Osamu if he took his belt and ring while he was sleeping.

This upset Osamu and he go out. Haruto then comes up with a plan to make a fake Beast Driver and trick Osamu into thinking that they found it. As they succeed, Osamu reveals that he doesn't want others taking his credit. As Spriggan enters the room, Haruto keeps him distracted as Kosuke get his stuff back. Before he leaves, Osamu gives him new items and realizes his dream. Kosuke arrives where Wizard and Spriggan are fighting and transform into Beast and fights some Ghouls. Realizing that his body got weaker, he use the Hyper Ring and change into Beast Hyper. With his new form, he overpowers the Phantom and finishes off with a Magnum Strike. After the fight, Osamu leaves Japan to discover new things. The Stolen Belt The Evolving Wild Beast

The Day Magic Vanished and Tears

Kosuke saw Legion attack a human, so he transform and fights him. After the fight, Beast ask him why he attack a Gate, until Legion respond that he had no interest of the Gate, instead he only thinks what's beautiful. Sometimes later, Rinko and Haruto arrive as Kosuke tells them that Legion is the one that made the victims went into a coma and he will be attacking random people when they do something beautiful. Kosuke as Beast arrive where Wizard and Legion are as he joins the fry. However, Legion was shown to be too powerful for the magicians as he slash through Wizard, which opens a portal to Haruto's Underworld. Legion enters the Underworld as Beast follows him so he can stop him from destroying Haruto's Underworld. As Legion is about to finish Beast off, WizarDragon blocks the attack which destroys him and meaning that Haruto can no longer use magic as his inner Phantom was destroyed.

Beast was ejected out after WizarDragon was destroyed along with Legion. Kosuke and Shinpei take Haruto back to the shop as he tell the gang what happen to him. While searching for Legion, he found Haruto and tells him to let him fight Legion alone and also saying that only magician can defeat Phantoms. As he find Legion, he fights him, but he trapped Beast, so he can continue to search for Haruto in order to destroy his mind. As Rinko and Shunpei manage to free Kosuke from the trap, they arrive where Haruto was and witness his magic returning and accessing into Infinity Style. The Day Magic Vanished Tears

The Dangerous Part-Time and Money Shouldn't Buy

Kosuke was surprise to see his high school friend, Masataka Tsuchiya living in Tokyo in a run down shack. Masataka tell him that a job offer that promises to pay ¥1 million for each day of work and Kosuke joins him on the interview. At the job interview, Masataka and two other canidates tells a gloomy man all dressed in black why they want to take the job. Sometimes later, Masataka got accepted while Kosuke didn't make it. Kosuke visit the shop and tell the gang about the job that his friend is taking. They decide to see what job it is until Haruto notice that recognizes one of them among he saved from the Ghouls the other day. So Haruto and Kosuke sneak into the building with their Magic Rings. As they enter the building, they couldn't find any Gates, until they confront Medusa. She tells them the plan and where the Gates are going. As they arrive in Yokohama where the Gates are, they see that the gloomy man is the Bogy Phantom. They transform and fought Bogy while getting the Gates to safety. After Bogy was destroyed, he tells Masataka to get away from Tokyo as he gave Kosuke a charm that represent their friendship.

Sometimes later, Kosuke was surprise that Masataka didn't leave Tokyo. He tell Kosuke that he will leave Tokyo, however his luck rises which stops Masataka from leaving the city. Kosuke got a call from Haruto which he tells him that Bogy is the one that can control luck for the Gate. After the call, he tell Masataka that the Phantom was controlling his luck, however he didn't believe him and thinking that Kosuke was jealous of his luck. As he trying to stop him, Masataka pay some thugs to beat him up and tells Kosuke that they are no longer friends. Knowing that his friend have change, he arrive where Masataka is and save him before the car explodes. As Masataka finally comes to his senses, he ask Kosuke to destroy Bogy. After Bogy was destroyed, Masataka vows to never forget about their friendship again.Dangerous Part-Time Job Things Money Cannot Buy

Super Hero Taisen Z

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Kamen Rider Beast and Kyoryu Gold join forces.

Beast appears in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z, where he fights Space Sheriff Sharivan. He also teams up with Kyoryu Gold fighting Space Reider.

Super Hero Taisen Otsu

KR Beast & Souji

When Amy wakes up, she found Beast sleeping next to her which shocked Gentle and the male members of the Kyoryuger. Souji then figure out that the reason that Beast sleeps next to her was to keep his mayonnaise to be warm. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Otsu: Heroo! Answers

Protecting the Model

Nitoh and Shunpei witnessed a young woman being attacked by the Phantom Argus and while Shunpei took her to safety, Nitoh confronted the enemy, which ended up being forced to flee. They later discover that the woman they helped on was none other than their favorite fashion model Chiaki Shimizu. With Chiaki being targeted by the Phantoms, Shunpei and Nitoh offered themselves as bodyguards to protect Chiaki who insisted to keep working despite the risks. While watching over Chiaki, Nitoh and Shunpei found that she was not the lovely lady they believed her to be, as she was only focused on her work, with no consideration for anything else and a photographer sent to take pictures of her was attacked by Argus, and soon after, Chiaki was approached by a man who took his place. After taking some pictures of her in a separate location, the photographer revealed himself as Argus and prepared to destroy her appearance to drive her into despair until Nitoh appeared in the nick of time to rescue her, with Haruto appearing soon after to assist him. However, Argus sent some Ghouls to keep the two Kamen Riders busy while he attacked Chiaki, until Gremlin, who was watching the situation from afar, stood between them to protect her. Argus then fought Gremlin instead and sent him to a huge fall into the water and decided to flee. Leaving Chiaki under Nitoh's care, Haruto assumed Kamen Rider Wizard's Water Style and jumped into the water to rescue Gremlin. The Reverse Side of a Popular Model

Chiaki insisted to move on with her work, despite her manager's worries. Both Shunpei and Nitoh arrived in the nick of time to protect her from another attack by Argus. However, while Kamen Rider Beast fought the Phantom, Gremlin appeared and took Chiaki away, promising to keep her safe while treating her hair. As Kamen Rider Beast sent Green Griffon to look for her, he and Shunpei learned that Chiaki's reason for her to keep working was to reunite with her father, who was missing since her mother died, as she believed he may eventually contact her upon learning about her success. At Section Zero, Haruto realized the truth that even before becoming a Phantom, Sora was a serial killer. Elsewhere, Gremlin started ruining Chiaki's hair and revealed that his first victim was a woman who rejected him, whose appearance was similar to the other women he murdered and he intended to also dispose of Chiaki while driving her into despair and converting her into a Phantom. However, Haruto and Nitoh appeared to stop him and Nitoh fled with her while Haruto confronted Gremlin. While running away with Chiaki, Nitoh came across Argus and fought him, finishing the enemy with Kamen Rider Beast Hyper's Shooting Mirage while Haruto assumed Kamen Rider Wizard's Infinity Style to overpower Gremlin, who ran away just as he was about to finish him with Axcalibur's Shining Strike. Some time later, Chiaki, who assumed a short haircut after her hair was partially ruined by Gremlin, finally received a letter from her father, and decided to keep working, waiting for the day when he appeared to meet her in person. The Other Side of Sora

The Myna Bird Phantom

Nitoh bumped into Shunpei, who as with Rinko was looking for an arson suspect who appeared with a myna bird. Shunpei asked for his assistance while the myna bird, that usually only uttered the word "despair", surprised Rinko and Shunpei when it started repeating an address, leading them to the Gate's apartment, and learning that his name was Kazuyoshi Nemoto, but he was nowhere to be found. The bird then told about other places where Nemoto could be until they find him. Instead of answering their questions, Nemoto was happy to meet his bird again. They were later found by Haruto and Nitoh, but the bird revealed itself as the Phantom Raum and attacked them. Gremlin appeared to them and told that Raum had the ability of transforming itself into a bird, and now branded as a suspect of arson, the unstable Nemoto might fall into despair upon being arrested. Haruto wanted to question Gremlin further, but he refused, sending some Ghouls to assist Raum instead. As some policemen appeared to arrest Nemoto, both Raum and Gremlin fled and Haruto decided to use the Drago Timer to help him, but he found himself running out of mana and collapsed. While Nitoh finished the Ghouls to protect Haruto, Shunpei stole a police car to help Nemoto escape. Rinko tried to stop him, just to be taken along and the policemen reported that both Rinko and Shunpei were escaping with the suspect. The Myna Speaks

As Rinko, Shunpei, and Nemoto were pursued by the police and escaped through the sewers, Haruto's Red Garuda and Nitoh's Green Griffon found Raum and combined themselves to fight him, Giving enough time for Haruto and Nitoh to reach the enemy, that flew away upon finding itself in a disadvantage. Raum then changed back to the myna bird and reunited with Nemoto. The next day, both Rinko and Shunpei brought Nemoto to the police, claiming that they had the criminal into their custody. Haruto and Nitoh arrived, trying to dissuade them, and Nemoto believed for an instant that he was betrayed, until Rinko revealed that the data they obtained shows that the real culprit was Raum. Raum then revealed his true form and fled, but Haruto and Nitoh catched up to him, and the Phantom threw some Ghouls at them. With Kamen Rider Beast's help, Kamen Rider Wizard transformed into Infinity Style and used the Shining Strike to defeat both Raum and the Ghouls. Rinko and Shunpei apologized to Nemoto for not revealing their plan to him, as they could not have Raum become suspicious of them, but instead of getting relieved upon being cleared of the charges against him, Nemoto fell into despair with the loss of his bird and started turning into a Phantom. Wanted: Despair

What happened to Nemoto was never revealed, but it is assumed that Wizard or Beast, or both, entered his Underworld and destroyed his Inner Phantom before it could break out.

Yuzuru's Dreams and 2nd Encounter with the White Wizard

Kosuke meets Shunpei when walking around, surprised by his appearance by bike from winning a prize. When both are talking about the bike suddenly, both find a group Ghouls are attacking people. Kosuke in rush, borrowing Shunpei new bike and fights Ghouls while transforming into Beast. The Phantom later revealed himself as Sylphi, fights Kosuke after introducing himself. While Beast caught off guard on the Gate, Haruto as Wizard is just in time for saving the Gate. Later after the Gate is saved, his named is revealed to be Yuzuru and he wishing for Kosuke to teach him how to ride a bike so he can redeem himself for making Akari, his best friends to be forced to leave him.

Kosuke agrees and helps him. After the training is suceed, Yuzuru shows Akari how compatible he is to ride a bike. However, unbest known to Kosuke and Yuzuru, Yuzuru's training is being interupted by Sylphi. After he manipulates the show by injuring Akari with the bicycle, makes it like an accident, he drives Yuzuru to despair. Beast is trying to persuade him but not reach his ears while Sylphi just makes it worse. Miraculously, Akari's word of "don't" makes Yuzuru regains his hope and it irrignates Sylphi and kidnaps Akari.

Later, Yuzuru is brought to Omokagedo and being told the whole situation by Kosuke to Haruto and Mayu (with surprised to see her now as a magician). Kosuke discuss about what should they do until Yuzuru finally goes out and being accompanied by Kosuke. Kosuke tells him that it's better not becoming magician because even though it's great, it's also annoying. Suddenly, a paper blown by a manipulated air is sent to them. Kosuke read the letter and just in time that Haruto and Mayu. See their decision to save Akari, Yuzuru forces himself to join so he can decide the decision to become a magician.

Kosuke, Haruto, and Yuzuru are coming but are being crossed by Sylphi by hitting Akari with amount of heavy metals. But they double cross him by hiding Mayu and let her to use Gravity Ring to stop the plan. Angered, Sylphi calls out Ghouls and all of them are defeated by Kosuke as Beast and Haruto as Wizard Hurricane Style. Both of them also fight on the air and later destroyed Sylphi with combination attack of Shining Dragon and Shooting Mirage.

After the incident is finished, Kosuke asks if he going to destroy the Phantom inside of him. While agreed and put the ring, Kosuke is attacked by Fueki as White Wizard. Fueki forces Yuzuru by chained him and later defeats the angered Kosuke easily and told him that it's the fate of the one who can conquering their inner Phantom to become a magician, leaves him while faint. I Want to Ride a Bike A Magician's Fate

The 2nd Sabbath

As the White Wizard begins the Sabbath, Kosuke finds himself the only person capable of stopping it, as his fellow wizards have been imprisoned in order to unwillingly aid the White Wizard while the people of Tokyo are incapacitated by the magical energy being released. Kosuke goes to the ritual location at the center of the magic circle and fights the White Wizard, but is outmatched and defeated easily. When it looks like all is lost, Kosuke has a mental conversation with Chimera in which he realizes that there's still one thing he can do. Stealing the White Wizard's Hamel Cane, he stabs it into the Beast Driver, destroying it and releasing Chimera into the real world, where it disrupts the Sabbath by devouring all the mana being released. Chimera returns and a powerless Kosuke asks if it's going to eat him as promised when he first donned the Driver; however, Chimera simply laughs and says that Kosuke is too entertaining to kill, telling the young man that he's free now and flying off into the world. An enraged White Wizard prepares to kill Kosuke for ruining his plans, but he's saved by the sudden appearance of Haruto once he said that the hope (Haruto) is already in front of him. The Beginning of the Sabbath

Haruto's Last Hope and Search For Beast Chimera

When Gremin and his Ghouls attack the city, Kosuke tries to help and fights face to face with Gremlin even without his powers but is no match for the powerful Phantom. After Gremlin's defeat and the end of Phantom incident, Kosuke decided to search for Beast Chimera to know more about it's origins, with Yuzuru following him as his apprentice. The Last Hope

Lost World

While fighting some Ghouls an indeterminate amount of time after he had obtained Hyper Mode and before the Beast Driver was destroyed and freeing Beast Chimera, he got dragged into a parallel world by the Magic Stone similar to the one that Haruto found. Haruto was surprised to see Kosuke as they meet Amadum. After Amadum tells of needing the Rider Rings, they decided to give him the Rider Rings. They return to the shop as they found their friends being trapped in the Mirror World. They enter the Mirror World when Wajima tells them that the Rings are with the children. As they manage to find the children, they are under attack by monsters, so Haruto and Kosuke transform. The children are surprised that they are Kamen Riders, but thinking that they are not trusted, so they summon Hibiki, Den-O, Kiva, Kuuga, Agito, and Blade. While fighting, a mysterious Rider arrives, finishing off the monsters as he introduced himself as Gaim. The Kamen Rider Rings

Gaim then return to his world before the portal closes, as Amadum gaining back the Rider Rings. Just before he attacks Haruto, Kosuke and the children along with his monsters, Kosuke gives Haruto two of his rings so he can escape with the children. As Kosuke sneaks into Amadum's lair, he already knows Kosuke is in the lair as he tells him what was his true plan in using the Rider Rings. After hearing his plan, Kosuke transforms into Beast to stop him, but Amadum is shown to be too powerful, as Beast started to dissolve into dust, presumably returned to his timeline. Neverending Story

Sengoku Movie Battle

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Beast, Wizard and the Armored Riders

Kosuke had recaptured Beast Chimera in the Beast Driver in order to research the belt and magic. With the appearance of the Ogre Phantom and the Fake Koyomi, Kosuke reaffirms his contract with Beast Chimera and becomes Beast again. While he manages to overpower the Fake Koyomi as Kamen Rider Wiseman but Ogre intervenes and escapes. Kosuke then goes out to search for the Fake Koyomi before Haruto as Wizard fights her and Beast faces Ogre again. Overpowered, he watches Haruto stop the Fake Koyomi by making the real Koyomi's feelings surface from within the Hope Ring before Ogre forces his way into Haruto's underworld and Beast has to fight more of the Carbuncle Phantoms. He finishes them off as Beast Hyper before going to Haruto's side and is relieved that he survived. Picking up the WizarSwordGun, Kosuke was captured by the Nepenthes Monster. Kosuke, along with Mitsuzane was then freed by Wizard as he joins the battle with the Riders. After the battle was over, Kosuke pluck a bunch of Helheim's fruits to feed Chimera, stating that he would rather eat the fruit than consuming mana, before he and Haruto teleported back to the main world. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Battride Wars

Kamen Rider Beast appears as a Second Rider in the video game Kamen Rider Battride Wars. He is the one of the four second Neo-Heisei Riders who can be recruited into the Rider gang. He is first appeared as a brainwashed boss, until he was freed and unlike the movie Riders, he apparently made it way to join the other remaining main and secondary Neo-Heisei Riders, including surviving second Heisei Riders (such as Kaixa, IXA, and Garren) whom appeared as assist characters only.

In the game, Beast's mantle used for specials and finishing moves. While the mantles are unused for long, they will disappear. Ironically when Beast using his ultimate attack while wearing some of his mantles, the screen will shows a mantleless Beast.

His Hyper form is often usedas a separate DLC character, like Wizard Infinity Style to original Wizard, the form has no connection to original Beast. Same thing with Wizard, Beast Hyper is still voiced by Tasuku Nagase.

Unlike the other Riders whom has a bike (while Accel is a bike himself) Beast's Falco Mantle is used as his bike & moves like a normal walking inputs, as well as able to used dash attack, including an aerial attack, which the normal attacks can do in one hit (while without Bike Mode as original Beast can do 2-string normal aerial attacks like Blade, Decade and Wizard Infinity Style does). If playing Beast Hyper during Bike Mode, he will change into his Falco Mantle with the Bike Mode playterm being the same as original Beast. When Beast Hyper (suring Bike Mode as original Beast + Falco Mantle) deactivates Bike Mode or using original Beast's special aerial attack, Beast will revert back to Beast Hyper.

Kamen Rider Batton-Line

Kamen Rider Beast becomes avaliable in the Rider roster in the online PC game, Kamen Rider Batton-Line, after defeating the boss at level 10.

Kamen Rider Travelers Record

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Personality

Unlike Haruto, Kosuke is a much lighter character. He contrasts Haruto by being much more sensible and open to the others. Kosuke often places mayonnaise on all food, claiming that mayonnaise is the tastiest food. He even teases Haruto by placing mayonnaise on his doughnut; something that Haruto dislikes. Despite his lighter personality, Kosuke is a very stubborn guy and never listens to the others. He usually says "Don't say it!", to cut his conversation with the others. This can cause trouble for him and others, as in the first few episodes he appears in he often cuts off any conversation about Phantoms and Gates. He also doesn't take battles very seriously until the last few episodes, particularly after Yuzuru was kidnapped by the White Wizard. Despite claiming Haruto as a rival in the first place, Kosuke in the end helps Haruto in exterminating Phantoms. Kosuke is also easily or usually swayed by girls, like Rinko and Mayu. Despite this, his habit only happens for one person at a time.

Mantles

Unlike Wizard, Beast doesn't use alternate forms to combat the Phantoms he consumes. Instead, he uses single shoulder mantle armaments called Mantles (マント Manto?) to help him gain an advantage over his foes.

Kamen Rider Beast's ending theme is entitled "BEASTBITE".

Beast
"Set, Open! L-I-O-N, Lion!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
L-i-o-n lion

Beast

  • Height: 198 cm.
  • Weight: 94 kg.

Rider Stats

  • Punching Power: 5.5 tons
  • Kicking Power: 7.6 tons
  • Highest Jump: 40 m.
  • Fastest Speed: 100 m. per 4.6 seconds

He has the ability to absorb the Mana (magical energy) of defeated Phantoms and Ghouls, which take the form of his personal symbol in order to be absorbed into the Beast Driver, allowing the mana to be consumed by his inner Chimera Phantom. When the Beast Ring is set into the Beast Driver, he can initiate the Kick Strike (キックストライク Kikku Sutoraiku?) finisher.

Falco Mantle
"Falco! Go, Fa-Fa-Fa-Falco!"
―Activation announcement[src]
Beast Falcon Mant

Falco Mantle

The Falco Ring allows Beast to gain the orange Falco Mantle (ファルコマント Faruko Manto?), which gives him the ability to fly.

Falco Mantle is the second fastest Mantle at Beast's disposal, trumped only by the Dolphi Mantle. It is not usually used for battle, but rather for quick getaways or to finish off an already weakened opponent.

Appearances: Movie War Ultimatum, Episodes 17, 19, 26-27, 33-34, 37, 41, 43, 45

Chameleo Mantle
"Chameleo! Go, Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Chameleo!"
―Activation announcement[src]
Beast Chameleon Mant

Chameleo Mantle

The Chameleo Ring allows Beast to gain the green Chameleo Mantle (カメレオマント Kamereo Manto?), which gives him the ability to camouflage into his surroundings and become invisible. The Chameleo's tongue can also be used as a whip to attack enemies or constrict them.

Chameleo Mantle is only effective in fighting Ghouls and weaker Phantoms. Some Phantoms can see Beast, even in his camouflage state, making this Mantle rarely used in fighting Phantoms. It is also Beast's second slowest Mantle, only faster then the Buffa Mantle. Despite this, he can also become more nimble and faster when it comes to jumping and climbing with this Mantle on.

Appearances: Episodes 17, 20, 23-24, Super Hero Taisen Z, 30, 34, 37-38, 44, 48, 52, Sengoku Movie Battle

Buffa Mantle
"Buffa! Go, Bu-Bu-Bububu-Buffa!"
―Activation announcement[src]
Buffa

Buffa Mantle

The Buffa Ring allows Beast to gain the red Buffa Mantle (バッファマント Baffa Manto?), which enhances his physical strength and endurance.

Buffa Mantle is Beast's strongest Mantle (in regards to physical attacks and durability). It can not only easily overpower Phantoms, but the Mantle can also be used to protect Beast from attacks. However, it is Beast's slowest Mantle, as well as the one that drains his mana the most. Though, this Mantle is often used, due to the great power of this Mantle, compared to the others.

In Ganbaride, he can initiate an attack with this Mantle called Beast Magic Buffa (ビーストマジック・バッファ Bīsuto Majikku Baffa?), where he dashes towards the enemy with incredible speed and rams into the target, causing them to explode.

Appearances: Episodes 18-21, 23-25, 27, Super Hero Taisen Z, 28, 30-31, 36, 39, 41, 45, 52, Sengoku Movie Battle

Dolphi Mantle
"Dolphi! Go, Do-Do-Do-Do-Dolphi"
―Activation announcement[src]
Beast Dolphi Mant

Dolphi Mantle

The Dolphi Ring allows Beast to gain the purple Dolphi Mantle (ドルフィマント Dorufin Manto?), which gives him the ability to swim and emit purple magical energy to heal any ailment.

Dolphi Mantle is Beast's fastest Mantle. It grants him incredible swimming speed, as well as the ability to cure injuries or poisons. However, the healing ability can drain Beast's mana quickly, making it a last resort tactic. This Mantle is rarely used, as Beast rarely needs to heal the others and healing costs more mana.

In Ganbaride, he can initiate an attack with this Mantle called Beast Magic Dolphi (ビーストマジック・ドルフィ Bīsuto Majikku Dorufi?), where he shoots a current of water from the Dolphi Mantle at the target that explodes into a blast of water.

Appearances: Episodes 17, 26, 35


Beast Hyper
"Hyper! Go, Hy-Hy-Hy-Hyper"
―Transformation announcement[src]
KRWi-Kamen Rider Beast Hyper

Beast Hyper

  • Height: 208 cm.
  • Weight: 99 kg.

Rider Stats

  • Punching Power: 15 tons
  • Kicking Power: 20.3 tons
  • Highest Jump: 30 m.
  • Fastest Speed: 100 m. per 4.0 seconds

Beast Hyper (ビーストハイパー Bīsuto Haipā?) is the ultimate form of Kamen Rider Beast. Accessed through the Hyper Ring.

In this form, Beast's kicking and punching power has nearly doubled from his standard form, making him a force to be reckoned with. He has now fringes on his forearms that are both offensive and defensive weapons. However, he loses some of his maximum jumping height as a result, as well as the ability to access his Mantles. On another note, his speed has only been heightened slightly. Before transforming, Beast regains mana through a surge of mana while transforming into Hyper.

His weapon in this form is the Mirage Magnum. When Beast Hyper opens the mouth of the Hyper Ring and inserts it into the Mirage Magnum's ring slot, he can initiate an attack called Shooting Mirage (シューティングミラージュ Shūtingu Mirāju?), where Beast Hyper shoots Beast Chimera as a beam of energy to destroy the enemy.

If Beast enters a Gate's Underworld while in this form, he can summon Beast Chimera by releasing him through force of will instead of using the Chimarise Ring. However, this will revert Beast back to his original form.

Appearances: Episodes 29-33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45-47, 49, 52, Sengoku Movie Battle

Wizard Style
"Beast! Land Dragon! Dan Den Don Zu Dogon! Dan Den Dogon!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
Kr beast wizard style

Wizard Style

Wizard Style (ウィザードスタイル Wizādo Sutairu?) is a special form exclusive to Kamen Rider Wizard Hyper Battle DVD: Showtime with the Dance Ring. Accessed when Beast scans Kamen Rider Wizard's Land Dragon Ring on the Beast Driver after the latter took his Buffa Ring.

In this form, Beast dons the Land Overcoat (ランドオーバーコート, Rando Ōbākōto) from Wizard's Land Dragon form and is equipped with the Drago Hell Claws (ドラゴヘルクロー Dorago Heru Kurō?) on his arms.

This form is able to use the cleaving capabilities of the Drago Hell Claws. Its finishing move is the Dragon Beast Torn (ドラゴンビーストトーン Doragon Bīsuto Tōn?), which involves Beast charging at an enemy before going through a Magical Portal that forms WizarDragon to destroy the Phantom.

As revealed in episode 24, Beast is unable to use Wizard's rings. In this case, how Beast is able to do this is unknown.


In a feature exclusive to the S.H. Figuarts, Beast can be armed with Two Mantles (any combination). He can also use a single or Two Mantles in Hyper.

Arsenal

Devices

Quotes

  • "Now, it's lunchtime!" - pre-battle catchphrase.
  • "Now, the main dish!" - Beast's catchphrase, before executing a finisher.
  • "Now it's breakfast time" - pre-battle catchphrase said in the mornings when he has not eaten yet.
  • "A pinch is a chance" - a catchphase usually said when he finds himself in trouble.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Kosuke Nitoh is portrayed by Tasuku Nagase (永瀬 匡 Nagase Tasuku?). As a child, Kosuke is portrayed by Kirato Wakayama (若山 耀人 Wakayama Kirato?).

As Kamen Rider Beast, his suit actor is Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun?), which the role he reprises first in Movie War Ultimatum. His first secondary rider role, he is also the suit actor of the White Wizard, as well as Phoenix and Wiseman. His understudy is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya?), who is also Gremlin's suit actor. [1][2]

Rider Machine

Beast on bicycle

Beast fighting Ghouls on a bicycle.

Notes

  • He is the first secondary rider to be colored gold, and the fourth in general after Agito, Odin, and Caucasus.
  • He is similar to Kamen Rider OOO in his Latorartar Combo, as they both are yellow/gold in color and have a lion motif.
  • Him using a Griffin as a PlaMonster is probably alluding to how Griffins have the same relationship with Chimeras as they have the torso of a lion.
  • Beast's relationship to Beast Chimera is similar to the relationship with the Kamen Riders from Kamen Rider Ryuki and their Contract Monsters.
  • Beast's ability to absorb mana from the Phantoms echoes Beet and Stag Buster, the additional heroes of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, the first Super Sentai show that Wizard aired alongside, whose respective mechas (BC-04 and SJ-05) are able to siphon Enetron from Enetron tanks and Vaglass MegaZords.
  • His unusual liking to mayonnaise is similar to Toshiro Hijikata from Gintama.
  • Kosuke is the second individual to be mistaken as a Gate after being attacked by Phantoms, with the first being Satoshi Ishii from episodes 14 and 15.
  • According to Kosuke's actor, he wanted to call the Phantoms "Yummies" because of how Kosuke eats their mana, but the director told him no, in order to avoid confusion with the monsters from Kamen Rider OOO.
  • He's the only Kamen Rider to share his Final Form's name with that of the Final Form of a Rider from a previous series, that being the Primary and Secondary Riders from Kamen Rider Kabuto.
    • Coincidentally, he is the first Secondary Rider since Gatack to receive a Hyper Battle DVD-exclusive form.
  • The color scheme and design of Beast Hyper is strikingly similar to "Sea Jetter KaitoIcon-crosswiki" a local hero mascot of a theme park whose costume design came from early drafts from Shotaro Ishinomori.
    • The difference is that Sea Jetter Kaito is cyan and Beast Hyper is regular blue.
    • The blue/gold color scheme of Beast Hyper is also the same as the Final Form of his Secondary Rider predecessor, Kamen Rider Meteor Storm.
  • Similar to how Wizard's different Styles each involve a different mystical element, Beast's different Mantles involve different biomes of the Earth.
    • Falco: Sky
    • Chameleo: Forest
    • Buffa: Land
    • Dolphi: Sea
  • Beast is the only Wizard Rider that has the standard compound eyes of the Kamen Riders, while the other Wizard Riders have rarely-used visor eyes, shaped like jewels.
  • Since the Beast Driver was created in ancient times, it is possible that there was a previous Kamen Rider Beast before Nitoh, like with Kuuga and OOO.
  • Four of the five animals associated with Beast are four of the five animals associated with the LivemenIcon-crosswiki.
  • While various Secondary and beyond Riders have assumed new forms (normally Final Forms) since G3 and Gills in Kamen Rider Agito, Beast is the first to truly alternate between different forms (though technically they are attachments) just as main Riders have.
  • He is the second rider (not counting Gatack) to have a final form named Hyper.
  • Nitoh owns a mirror that let him spot Phantoms through the eyes of the Griffin PlaMonster, similar to Koyomi's crystal ball.

External Links

References

  1. Kamen Rider Wizard Character Book: Magic Starts
  2. "夏がくるー". 渡辺 淳のブログ ~気ままに渡辺 淳~. 2013-07-02. http://ameblo.jp/47-71ze/entry-11564852066.html. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

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