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Mutsuki Kamijo (上城 睦月 Kamijō Mutsuki) is Kamen Rider Leangle (仮面ライダーレンゲル Kamen Raidā Rengeru, Masked Rider Leangle), the fourth and final Rider to appear in the Kamen Rider Blade TV series, the strongest rider in Ace Form.
He is a troubled teenage highschool boy who was selected to become Leangle by the evil will of the Spider Undead (Category Ace of Clubs). There was an instance, however, when Go Kiryu, the initial candidate to become Kamen Rider Garren, took it from him and, with the will of the Spider Undead's parasite spiders, used the system to assault Kamen Riders Blade and Chalice. Although initially afraid of the dark when fighting the Mole Undead, Mutsuki overcame his fear when he saw the smiles on the peoples' faces he rescued.
Unlike Kamen Riders Blade and Garren, the first BOARD-created Riders, he gets no Jack form mainly because of a lack of a Rouze Absorber, but unseals other Undead to aid him, especially in the battle against the Keroberos Undead. This ability was removed from him when Joker was the only remaining Undead.
Mutsuki's high-class Undead seem to be the kindest of all the high-class Royals. His Category King is a pacifist, his Category Queen has a strong sense of honor and loyalty (and even has developed feelings for him), and his Category Jack is really laid back, and sometimes lazy, only fighting to defend himself. All of them tend not to fight, unless it was necessary. And with the help of his Category King and Queen, only then he is able to suppress the power of the Spider Undead and properly seal him. Mutsuki's girlfriend Nozomi provided a significant amount of help as well; though she couldn't assist with fully suppressing the Spider Undead's power, her love for Mutsuki enabled him to at least partially resist the mind control over the course of the series.
Mutsuki was able to figure out that Kamen Rider Chalice is really the 53rd Undead: Joker Undead and that he will become the strongest enemy when the rest of the Undead are sealed. In episode 31, he says to Garren that he will defeat him before that happens. Mutsuki at one time had all of Kamen Rider Chalice's sealed cards because of the Category King Caucacus Undead (in episode 35, he uses Chalices Spinning Dance to defeat the Jellyfish Undead). He tells Mutsuki that he should stop caring for his girlfriend if he really wanted to become stronger. He continued being controlled by the darkness of the Category Ace until episode 42 when he sealed the Tiger Undead who now encourages him to fight only for the sake of others.
Eventually, when Kenzaki is not able to defeat Joker/Hajime, Mutsuki decided that it was he who would seal the Joker. He battled Joker with all his might and despite that, he lost the battle. He was last seen with his girlfriend playing some basketball.
In an alternate continuity, after Joker/Hajime was sealed, four years have passed and Mutsuki has tried to forget about being a Kamen Rider, working to have a normal life again. His first day of work turns out to be a disaster as both of his employers fight much to Mutsuki's dismay. This was abruptly put aside when he witnesses the Category Ace of Clubs and was compelled to transform into Kamen Rider Leangle. Together with Kenzaki, Tachibana, Kotaro, and Shiori, they figure out that Kamen Rider Glaive is really the Albino Joker that everyone is looking for. But he still manages to take the ancient power and use it on the Riders. But thanks to Hajime's sacrifice, he, Blade, and Garren were able to defeat the Albino Joker and save the world once again. He is last seen at Amane's fourteenth birthday party.
Leangle was also part of a group of reinforcement riders led by Akira Date/Kamen Rider Birth to aid the primary riders in defeating the Rock Great Leader. All the Kamen Riders got on their bikes and performed the All Rider Break attack which destroyed the Great Leader.
Super Hero Taisen GP
When the history is changed, Mutsuki becomes one of the brainwashed Riders leading Shocker members.
But later, Mutsuki, alongside Sakuya, Hajime and Kenzaki, aided the riders against Shocker after they despise how Shocker act and also had themselves free from brainwashing after Takeshi Hongo alongside Hayato Ichimonji broke free from Shocker Tower.
Unfortunately, Leangle was among the Riders whose existence was erased by the Rider Robo. This fate, however, was rendered moot when the Rider Robo was finally destroyed by Shurikenjin Tridoron, restoring Chalice's place in history.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Video Game appearances
Kamen Rider Blade (video game)
The Leangle system was developed through tricks and manipulation by Isaka, the Peacock Undead, who needed the sealed Spider Undead to complete it. However, as later revealed, the Undead was not sealed properly and thus manipulated his users for his own agenda. For Mutsuki to change into Leangle, he has to insert the sealed ♣A: Change Spider card into his Leangle Buckle and position his buckle in front of his waist. The belt then expands automatically around his waist. Mutsuki makes a motion with his right hand across his face and says "Henshin!", then manually opens a portion of his buckle. The buckle announces "Open Up!" at this point. This would also cause a violet projection with a spider image to come out before him. Unlike Blade and Garren's method of transformation (running into their projections), Mutsuki's projection comes to him and completes his transformation into Leangle.
- "Open Up!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 205cm
- Weight: 111kg
- Punching Power: 3.0t (300 AP)
- Kicking Power: 4.9t (490 AP)
- Maximum Jump Height: 30m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m per 5 seconds
Ace Form (エースフォオム Esu Foomu) is the default transformation of all Rider Systems. Rider System-03 harnesses the DNA of the Spider Undead sealed within the ♣A: Change Spider Rouze Card and fuses Mutsuki's DNA with the Spider Undead's via the Leangle Buckle Rider System, transforming him into Kamen Rider Leangle. This Rider form has no distinguishing capabilities or attributes apart from any other Rider except its lancer-oriented design.
- "Absorb Queen: Fusion Jack!!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 205cm
- Weight: 131kg
- Punching Power: 3.7t (370 AP)
- Kicking Power: 5.8t (580 AP)
- Maximum Jump Height: 25m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m per 6 seconds
Similar to Garren's King Form, Leangle's Jack Form (ジャックフォーム Jakku Fōmu) is not shown in any of the shows except for the S.I.C. toy line and manga. This form is accessed through the ♣Q: Absorb Tiger and ♣J: Fusion Elephant cards. Unlike other Jack Forms, this form is not as maneuverable and lacks flight capability, but makes up for it in strength and defensive abilities. Leangle gains a chest plate with an engraved clover suit and is adorned with orichalcum tusk shoulder pads.
The Evolution Tarantula (エボルーショントランチュラ Evorushon Toranchura) is Leangle's King Form manifestation that resulted of the collaborating consciousness of Hikaru Jō and the pacifist Noboru Shima usurping control from the Spider Undead. A mind-controlled Mutsuki, attempting to initiate King Form with Garren's Rouze Absorber, inadvertently brought the combined presence of the Tiger & Tarantula Undead to the forefront and, with their combined wills, exorcised the Spider Undead from Mutsuki. In the ensuing battle against the released Spider Undead, Mutsuki morphed inbetween his human form and Shima's Undead form. With this form, along with Kenzaki's King Rouzer, enabled Shima-Mutsuki to defeat the Spider Undead and give it a 'Proper Seal'.
- Leangle Buckle: Transformation Belt
- Rouze Cards: Allow Leangle to attack, depending on which card is used
- Leangle Rouzer: Personal Weapon
Rouze Cards: Club Suit
|Card||Card||Undead Avatar||Buckle, Rouzer and Absorber announcements||Effects||Normal AP Cost|
Initiates the Kamen Rider transformation when inserted into the Leangle Buckle. Unlike the other Change cards, due to not being properly sealed the first time, the Spider Undead influences the one who uses the card.
|♣2||Bee Undead||"STAB"||Enhances the efficiency of stabbing attacks.||400 AP|
|♣3||"SCREW"||Enhances the striking power of a screw punch and supplements attacks with a drill-like attack.||600 AP|
|♣4||Rhinoceros Undead||"RUSH"||Enhances the momentum behind tackle-attacks and enhances speed.||800 AP|
|♣5||Cobra Undead||"BITE"||Enhances leg strength and power behind scissors kicks.||1200 AP|
|♣6||Polar Undead||"BLIZZARD"||Supplements the next attack with an ice-attribute.||1200 AP|
|♣7||"GEL"||Enhances resilience to physical harm by transmutation into organic liquid. Never used in the series.||1400 AP|
|♣8||"POISON"||Supplements the next attack with a deadly poison.||1800 AP|
|♣9||"SMOG"||Supplements the next attack with a smoke-attribute.||2000 AP|
|♣10||Tapir Undead||"REMOTE"||Enables ability to unseal targetted Undead cards and control them as servants. This card's ability is negated when there is only one Undead remaining.||2200 AP|
|♣J||"FUSION JACK"||Though it's ability never shown in the series, but Leangle once unseal the Undead in a request to fight the Kerberos although it failed.||+2800 AP|
|♣Q||"ABSORB QUEEN"||Triggers Leangle's ability to transform into either Jack or King forms when inserted into the Rouze Absorber.||+2400 AP|
|♣K||"EVOLUTION KING"||Set into the Rouze Absorber, this card was vainly used in conjunction with the Absorb Tiger card to initiate a King form.||+4000 AP|
Rouze Cards: Heart Suit
|Card||Card||Undead Avatar||Rouzer/Absorber announcement||Effects||Normal AP Cost|
|♥4||"FLOAT"||Enables flight (Leangle received this card along with the other Suit of Heart cards during episode 34,35,36 and 37, later regain this card again in Missing Ace when Hajime had sacrifice himself to weaken Jashin-14)||1000 AP|
- Cards Required: Bite Cobra (5) + Blizzard Polar (6)
Leangle's signature card combo; The combo enables Leangle to blast a snowstorm at his opponent while doing his scissors kick, coupling 5's "BITE" effect imbued with the ice-attribute of the 6's "BLIZZARD" effect. In Missing Ace, Leangle can also initiate this attack only by rouzing 6's "BLIZZARD" card.
- Cards Required: Blizzard Polar (6) + Screw Mole (3)
The combo enables Leangle to throw a screw punch or blasting snowflakes from his hand, freezing his opponent, coupling 3's "SCREW" effect imbued with the ice-attribute of the 6's "BLIZZARD" effect.
- Cards Required: Rush Rhinoceros (4) + Blizzard Polar (6) + Poison Scorpion (8)
The combo enables Leangle leaps into the air and strike with his Rouzer which is tipped with an icy poison; weakening his opponent to toss up, coupling 4's "RUSH" effect imbued with both attributes of 6's "BLIZZARD" and 8's "POISON".
- Cards Required: Rush Rhinoceros (4) + Screw Mole (3)
The combo enables Leangle to use his Rouzer as a drill while charging at his opponent, coupling both effects of 3's "SCREW"' and 4's "RUSH". This combo was only used once, and it failed.
- Cards Required: Smog Squid (9) + Stab Bee (2)
The combo enables Leangle to use shoot a smokescreen from his Rouzer to catch his opponent off guard before impaling him, coupling 2's "STAB" effect imbued with the smoke-attribute of the 9's "SMOG" effect. This combo was only used once, and it failed.
- Cards Required: Smog Squid (9) + Poison Scorpion (8)
The combo enables Leangle to use shoot a poisonous smoke from his Rouzer to weaken his opponent, coupling both attributes of 9's "SMOG" and 8's "POISON".
- Cards Required: Float Dragonfly (Heart 4) + Drill Shell (Heart 5) + Tornado Hawk (Heart 6)
This combo, originally used by Chalice, was once used by Leangle when he stole Chalice's deck. It allows Leangle to spin and levitate through a wind cyclone, then delivering a wind-powered drill kick to his opponent. Used to defeat the Jellyfish Undead.
Behind the scenes
- The irony surrounding Mutsuki's weak will throughout most of the series despite Leangle being said to be strongest Rider has been the subject of mockery and parody, particularly within the Japanese fandom. It is most defined by a line he says in episode 42 as he battles the Tiger Undead: I am the strongest! (俺は最強だー！ Ore wa saikyō da!)
- Even before Mutsuki made his proper debut in the series, his character already appeared in the show's opening sequence right from the very first episode. However, it was edited such that his face was partially obscured by his hat, later showing his face in full after he made his debut.
- As acknowledged in the hero change battle between Kamen Rider Decade and Gokai Red in Super Hero Taisen, the Riders of Kamen Rider Blade share their card motifs with the heroes from Shotaro Ishinomori's second and last Sentai series J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai. Leangle's Clubs motif would make him Blade's equivalent of Clover King.
- The name "Leangle" is the derived from 'leangle" (pronounced "liangle") which is an Aboriginal club/polearm-type weapon, which is related to the Minor Arcana version of the Suit of Clubs: the Suit of Wands.
- The "Open Up" his belt does upon transformation is similar to that of Kamen Rider Super-1.
- Mutsuki briefly stole Hajime's Heart deck, granting him access to Chalice's cards and attacks. Mutsuki used the 4, 5 and 6 of Hearts to perform Chalice' Spinning Dance attack, although he is not seen swiping the cards through the Leangle Rouzer and announces the attack himself. This may be due to the fact the Leangle Rouzer toy is unable to read cards from Chalice's Heart deck.
- He is the only Rider in the main Blade series not to have any upgrade forms, only having his Jack and King forms being used in the SIC Saga. Although he attempted to transform into King Form within the television series using Garren's Rouze Absorber, the attempt failed to produce a new form due to the intervention of the Tarantula Undead.
- Like a previous "tournament-style Rider series" had the franchise's first bat Rider, Leangle is the first associated with the spider, one of the most notable of all animals associated with Kamen Rider kaijin.