|This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider W.|
|Kamen Rider Accel|
|Series:||Kamen Rider W|
|Motif:||A, Motorcycle, Engine|
|Rider Type:||Anti-Hero (former)|
|Homeworld:||Earth (Main Timeline Continuity)|
|First Appearance:||Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010|
|Last Appearance:||Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum|
|Number of Episode|
|30 (W) |
|Actor:|| Minehiro Kinomoto|
Kōji Yusa (Voice in Super Hero Taisen)
|Kamen Rider Accel|
- "Despair awaits you on the finish line!"
- ―proclamation after a Maximum Drive[src]
Ryu Terui (照井 竜 Terui Ryū?) is a Superintendent appointed to the Futo Police Department's Paranormal Crime Investigation Division (超常犯罪捜査課 Chōjō Hanzai Sōsaka?), and is Mikio Jinno and Shun Makura's superior. Prior to arrving in Futo, Ryu lost his family; his father Ryuji Terui, his mother and his younger sister when a Dopant froze them solid. They shattered at Ryu's touch, killing them. In his final moments, Ryu's father warned him to beware the "Man with the W Memory". Ryu, however, goes the opposite direction and is driven for revenge with the aid of the mysterious Shroud. Because it is the source of Memories, he develops a hatred of Futo and seeing it as a gathering place of all kinds of scum.
Ryu recieved his heavy Engine Blade from Shroud early on. He spies on the Narumi Detective Agency using his Beetle Phone while he waits for his Driver to be completed. Soon after, a new crime wave starts, eerily similair to his parents' death. Thinking he has finally found his families' murderer, he steps out of hiding, revealing that he has been spying on the Agency. He then gets his Driver and transforms into Kamen Rider Accel for the first time. However, Ryu goes overboard with the case, almost killing an innocent person he believed to be the Dopant. It turns out at the end of the case that the Dopant was Ice Age, and the W Dopant was still at large, putting things in perspective for Ryu.
Though he and Shotaro Hidari clash at first, Ryu becomes an ally to the Narumi Detective Agency when it comes to investigating the Dopant crime wave, as well as picking up some of Shotaro's habits in dealing with Dopants even after losing it upon finally finding his family's killer: the Weather Dopant, Dr. Shinkuro Isaka. After obtaining the Trial Memory from Shroud and learning to use it, Ryu is able to finally take his revenge on the Weather Dopant, using the Trial Maximum Drive to destroy his Gaia Memory, after which Isaka dissolved as a result of his long term abuse of Gaia Memories.
After Isaka's death, Ryu becomes more open to the others and continues his role as a Kamen Rider to fight off the Dopant crime wave prior to learning that it was Shroud who gave Isaka the Weather Memory, though she had no idea that his family would suffer as a result. Furthermore, Ryu learns he has a unique physiology, enabling him to withstand the intense power of certain Gaia Memories and was selected by Shroud because he can resist the Terror Dopant's Terror Field. Because of this, Shroud wants him to assume Shotaro's place as Double using his hatred to enable Double to reach full power. However, Ryu has shown Shroud that he can fight with compassion and does not need to be Double to fight. Furthermore, after Philip's disappearance after Jun Kazu's defeat, Ryu had grown to love Futo with a desire to protect it, overall a complete turnabout from his initial personality.
Although he eventually rejected her advances to stay professional, he eventually started a romantic relationship with landlady/head of the Narumi Detective agency Akiko Narumi. Giving her the affectionate nickname "Chief" (署長 Shōchō?) to reference her status at the Agency and to give her authority, which she found cute. During the events of W Forever Akiko tells him the story of how people watch the Fuuto Fireworks and fall in love, and she wants someone to watch it. So, just before he and Shotaro go to fight NEVER, he promises he will watch them with her. He fulfills his promise, and they fall in love. In Movie War Core, Akiko tries to stop him from being a Kamen Rider, saying it was getting in the way of their life (and their wedding day), and causing them too much pain. However, he says he is a Rider to protect her. That, coupled with what she saw through the Memory Memory about her father, drives her to allow him to keep his Driver and Memories. They then marry.
In his Rider form, Ryu tends to say "Now, let's break away!" (さあ、振り切るぜ! Saa, furikiru ze!?) whenever he assumes his Rider forms and states "Despair awaits you (all) at the finish!" (絶望がお前（たち）のゴールだ! Zetsubō ga omae (-tachi) no gōru da!?, as Accel) and "[0.1-9.9] seconds, that is the time left until your despair!" (○○秒、それがお前の絶望までのタイムだ！ [0.1-9.9]-byō, sore ga omae no zetsubō made no taimu'da!?, as Accel Trial) upon executing a Maximum Drive attack. The words on the back of his jacket read "spiritual state of nothingness makes even fire itself cool" which is a phrase derived from Buddhist philosophy.
Ryu Terui makes a cameo appearance at the end of Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 proclaiming that Kamen Rider Double is not the only Kamen Rider in Futo City any more.
Let's Go Kamen Riders
Kamen Rider Accel was 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, with Accel assuming his Bike Form, and performed the All Rider Break attack which destroyed the Great Leader.
Super Hero Taisen
Accel was among the Kamen Riders caught up in the 'Super Hero Taisen' incident. He was presumably sent to the dimensional rift, under the pretense of being defeated, by Captain Marvelous while he was apparently hunting the Riders. When his and Tsukasa's ruse was revealed, Accel and the other Riders appeared through the dimensional wall. Accel then fought alongside all the other Kamen Riders and Super Sentai against Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack's Shocker-Zangyack Alliance.
Movie War Ultimatum
Ryu returned along with Shotaro and Philip also with Eiji and Gotou in Movie Wars Ultimatum by Kamen Rider Wizard's summon ring which can summon any Kamen Rider. In Ultimatum, Ryu changed into Accel Bike Form that Kamen Rider Nadeshiko uses.
Super Hero Taisen Otsu
to be added
- Main article: Hideyoshi
Hideyoshi (ヒデヨシ?) is the lord of the Double Army (W（ダブル）軍 Daburu Gun?), who greatly resembles Ryu Terui. He leads Kamen Rider Bujin Double, who becomes CycloneJokerXtreme, into battle against Kamen Rider Bujin Gaim, until he was defeated by Kamen Rider Zangetsu.
Video Game appearances
Kamen Rider Battride War
Kamen Rider Batton-Line
Kamen Rider Accel's ending theme is entitled "Leave all Behind".
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Rider Height: 194cm
- Rider Weight: 93kg
- Punching Power: 10t
- Kicking Power: 12t
- Maximum Jump Height: 47m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m/3s
- Accel Glanzer: 35t
Like Kamen Rider Double, Ryu Terui transforms into Kamen Rider Accel through the use of USB flash drive-like objects called Gaia Memories. However, Accel only has access to a single form with which he fights through the use of the Accel Memory which he inserts into the AccelDriver. His Maximum Drive is the Accel Glanzer (アクセルグランツァー Akuseru Gurantsā?), after charging up to a point when Accel is engulfed in orange flames he executes a jumping spinning heel kick. This can be used with Kamen Rider Double FangJoker's Fang Strizer to perform the Rider Twin Maximum (ライダーツインマキシマム Raidā Tsuin Makishimamu?) finisher. While armed with the Engine Blade, Kamen Rider Accel has additional Maximum Drives.
Yellow Signal Version (イエローシグナルバージョン Ierō Shigunaru Bājon?) is a form Accel gains briefly during his transformation into Trial Form, which is similar in appearance to his main form, but being yellow in color.
- Overall Length: 2.650m
- Width: 0.82m
- Height: 0.98m
- Weight: 98kg
- Highest Speed: 920km/h
The power of the Accel Memory allows Accel to change into a motorcycle-like form called Bike Form (バイクフォーム Baiku Fōmu?). This form is accessed by removing the Accel Driver buckle from the belt when the Face Flasher (フェイスフラッシャー Feisu Furasshā?) lights up. Bike form can also combine with Double's Boilder, Turbler, and Splasher units to become the AccelBoilder (Start Dash mode too), AccelTurbler, and AccelSplasher. In Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate, Bike Form has its own Maximum Drive after the Engine Memory is inserted in the Accel Driver and Accel switches to Bike Form. The Maximum Drive is a super-powered dash as Bike Form through the target and it is called the Bike Engine Dasher.
Accel Bike Form can combine with Gunner A to become the AccelGunner (アクセルガンナー Akuseru Gannā?). The Accel Memory links with the Gaia Cannon (ガイアキャノン Gaia Kyanon?) to release energy similar to a Maximum Drive called the Gunner Full Break (ガンナーフルブレイク Gannā Furu Bureiku?). It is also armed with the Gattling Wheel (ガトリングホイール Gatoringu Hoīru?), Bike Form's back wheel turned into a machine gun.
Bike Form can also combine with RevolGarry's Boilder unit to become the AccelBoilder (アクセルボイルダー Akuseru Boirudā?, Start Dash Mode, as well). However, this form was not shown in the series.
AccelTurbuler (アクセルタービュラー Akuseru Tāburā?): Kamen Rider Accel Bike Form can combine with the RevolGarry's Turbuler unit to become the AccelTurbuler. Not only does Accel have use of the Scramble Cutter (スクランブルカッター Sukuranburu Kattā?) guns, he can also assume a humanoid form in order to execute his AccelTurbuler Phoenix (アクセルタービュラーフェニックス Akuseru Tāburā Fenikkusu?) Maximum Drive, where he pierces through his target while covered in flames forming the English letter A.
Bike Form can also combine with RevolGarry's Splasher unit to become the AccelSplasher (アクセルスプラッシャー Akuseru Supurashā?). However, this form was not shown in the series.
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Rider Height: 197cm
- Rider Weight: 82kg
- Punching Power: 2.5t
- Kicking Power: 3t
- Maximum Jump Height: 90m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m/0.27s
Accel Trial (アクセルトライアル Akuseru Toraiaru?) is the first evolved form of Kamen Rider Accel. It is significantly faster than Accel's normal form, but it sports weaker armor and overall power. It is more than enough to make up for its weakness by being able to punch and kick at blinding speeds, as well as increasing his overall movement speed (running, dodging, etc.) to a great degree. Once the Maximum Drive is initiated, Accel Trial can only be used for another 10 seconds before being forcibly reverted back to human form, but the transformation is retained if the Trial Maximum Drive is successful before the 10 seconds are up. This form's Maximum Drive is the Machine Gun Spike (マシンガンスパイク Mashingan Supaiku?), a series of multiple kicks in a row which leave a series of energy treadmarks in the form of a T, only limited by the amount of kicks Accel uses before time runs out.
While transforming from into Accel Trial, Kamen Rider Accel changes colors from red, to yellow, and then finally to blue as Accel Trial. The yellow colored form has been labeled as Kamen Rider Accel Yellow Signal Version in the toy line.
CycloneAccelXtreme is a hypothetical form of Kamen Rider Double described by Shroud as being the ultimate form, with the change being that Ryu Terui becomes one with Philip instead of Shotaro, as their physiology make them immune to the psychological attacks of the Old and Terror Dopants. Shroud states that Ryu's hatred and rage is needed for Double to fight at its full potential. However this form was never utilized in the series as Ryu decides not to fight as part of this form while showing Shroud that they can fight with compassion rather than hatred.
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
Accel Booster (アクセルブースター Akuseru Būsutā?) is a second evolved form of Kamen Rider Accel that appears in Accel's version of the Kamen Rider W Returns DVD releases. This yellow-colored form of Accel uses the Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter (ガイアメモリ強化アダプター Gaia Memori Kyōka Adaputā?) stolen from the Commander Dopant, which is attached over the top of the Accel Memory to increase its power output threefold.
Accel Booster's most notable feature is its additional armoring compared to Accel Trial, which hides a plethora of jet boosters enabling Accel to fly with great mobility, leaving large contrails of fire due to the tripled thermal energy output. Like Accel's other forms, it can utilize the Engine Blade and perform the Booster Slasher (ブースタースラシャー Būsutā Surasshā?) Maximum Drive, where the Engine Blade project a large golden energy blade to slice through the target.
Accel Booster's first appearance was in Kamen Rider W Returns Accel and reappeared in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum.
- Main article: Accel Driver
The Accel Driver (アクセルドライバー Akuseru Doraibā?) is Kamen Rider Accel's transformation belt. It is a third generation Memory Driver given to Ryu Terui by the mysterious woman known only as "Shroud". The AccelDriver resembles a set of motorcycle handlebars. By inserting the Accel Memory into the Mono Slot (モノスロット Mono Surotto?) and revving the Power Throttle (パワースロットル Pawā Surottoru?) on the right handlebar, Ryu Terui transforms into Kamen Rider Accel. By squeezing the Maximum Clutch Lever (マキシマムクラッチレバー Makishimamu Kuratchi Rebā?) on the left handlebar and revving the Power Throttle, Kamen Rider Accel initiates his Maximum Drive (マキシマムドライブ Makishimamu Doraibu?) finisher attack.
- Main article: Gaia Memories
Like Kamen Rider Double, Kamen Rider Accel possesses his own set of Gaia Memories (ガイアメモリ Gaia Memori?).
- Accel Memory (アクセルメモリ Akuseru Memori?): The Accel Memory, or the Acceleration Memory (加速の記憶 Kasoku no Kioku?), is Kamen Rider Accel's primary Gaia Memory. This enables Terui to transform into Kamen Rider Accel and access his primary Maximum Drive, as well as allow him to assume Bike Form.
- Engine Memory (エンジンメモリ Enjin Memori?): The Engine Memory is a Gaia Memory that gives the Engine Blade its various different powers. It is not a true Gaia Memory however, and its powers are linked to the Accel Memory. This allows the Engine Blade to have three different elemental abilities imbued in it, each based on a different type of engine:
- Cyclone Memory (サイクロンメモリ Saikuron Memori?): Ryu is briefly lent Philip's Cyclone Memory to battle the Weather Dopant. When inserted into the Engine Blade, it allows Kamen Rider Accel to perform a wind-powered Maximum Drive.
- Main article: Maximum Counter Trial Memory
The Maximum Counter Trial Memory (マキシマムカウンタートライアルメモリ Makishimamu Kauntā Toraiaru Memori?), also known as the Challenge Memory (挑戦の記憶 Chōsen no Kioku?), is a special Gaia Memory that allows Kamen Rider Accel to become Kamen Rider Accel Trial. While in Memory Mode (メモリモード Memori Mōdo?), the Trial Memory enables Accel to transform; the transformation is complete once the light on the traffic light-like Trans-Signal (トランスシグナル Toransu Shigunaru?) goes from red to blue (with a 3-second countdown sound effect).
While in its stop watch-like Maximum Mode (マキシマムモード Makishimamu Mōdo?), once the Maximum Switch (マキシマムスイッチ Makishimamu Suitchi?) timer button is pressed, Accel Trial has 10 seconds to perform as many kicks as possible before pressing the Maximum Switch again to activate the Maximum Drive.
If the Maximum Switch is not pressed within 10 seconds, the Maximum Drive fails and Accel's transformation is forcibly and painfully reverted. To handle this, Accel normally tosses the Trial Memory into the air as the Maximum Drive begins, pressing the Maximum Switch as soon as it is caught and declaring the time received.
- Main article: Engine Blade
The Engine Blade (エンジンブレード Enjin Burēdo?) is Kamen Rider Accel's main weapon. The weapon can be wielded outside of Accel's transformation, though it is extremely heavy. Through the use of the Engine Memory, Kamen Rider Accel can perform different elemental powers by pulling the trigger. It also allows Accel to perform two unique Rider Slash Maximum Drives with the Engine Blade.
The first is the Dynamic Ace (ダイナミックエース Dainamikku Ēsu?) in which a concentration of energy in the shape of the letter A is sent out from the Engine Blade. The second is called the A-Slasher (エースラッシャー Ē Surasshā?) where Kamen Rider Accel performs three consecutive slashes that form the letter A in a horizontal or vertical plane, slashing through the Dopant to destroy it. The Engine Blade can be used with any of Double's Memories for a Maximum Drive.
As Accel Trial, he is able to perform a variation of his Machine Gun Spike Maximum Drive by using the Trial Memory in combination with the Engine Blade's Maximum Drive. When Accel Trial combines the Engine Maximum Drive with the Trial Maximum Drive, he can perform the Machine Gun Slasher (マシンガンスラッシャー Mashingan Surasshā?) Maximum Drive, repeatedly slashing the target in the time limit rather than kicking.
Gaia Memory Enhancement Adapter
- Main article: Gaia Memory Enhancement Adapter
The Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter (ガイアメモリ強化アダプター Gaia Memori Kyōka Adaputā?) is a special device that increases a Gaia Memory's power output threefold.
When a Memory is placed into it, the Adapter displays "Download Complete" on it's screen as it upgrades the Memory placed into it. The symbol of the Memory placed into it is then displayed.
The Adapter was also used by the Commander Dopant before it was taken by Aoi Katsuragi, who gives it to Kamen Rider Accel to become Kamen Rider Accel Booster.
- Main article: Memory Gadget
Like Double, Kamen Rider Accel has his own Memory Gadget (メモリガジェット Memori Gajetto?), an item powered by an artificial Gaia Memory called a Giji Memory (ギジメモリ Giji Memori?, "Pseudo Memory") that allows it to switch between its Gadget Mode (ガジェットモード Gajetto Mōdo?) and its Live Mode (ライブモード Raibu Mōdo?).
- The Beetle Phone (ビートルフォン Bītoru Fon?) is a mobile phone that switches between Cell Phone Mode (携帯モード Keitai Mōdo?) and Beetle Mode (ビートルモード Bītoru Mōdo?) with the use of the Beetle Memory (ビートルメモリ Bītoru Memori?). It looks similar to the Stag Phone, except it has a blue Japanese rhinoceros beetle design. Prior to its appearance in the series, Ryu Terui used the Beetle Phone to spy on the Narumi Detective Agency.
- Main article: Diablossa
The Diablossa (ディアブロッサ Diaburossa?) is Kamen Rider Accel's personal Ducati 999 motorcycle. It also has a holder for the EngineBlade. Its name comes from the Italian words "Diavolo" (devil) and "Rosso" (red); fitting, as Ducati is an Italian company.
- Main article: Revol-Interchange Gunner A
The Revol-Interchange Gunner A (リボル換装 ガンナーA Riboru Kansō Gannā Ē?) is a robotic tank that serves as Kamen Rider Accel's support droid. Its AI allows it to operate on its own from Accel. The technology is similar to Kamen Rider Double's HardBoilder and the front unit can also combine with the Gunner A to become the HardGunner (ハードガンナー HādoGannā?).
Behind the scenes
Ryu Terui is portrayed by Minehiro Kinomoto (木ノ本 嶺浩 Kinomoto Minehiro?). In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, Kamen Rider Accel is voiced by Kōji Yusa (遊佐 浩二 Yusa Kōji?), who voices Urataros of Kamen Rider Den-O. As Kamen Rider Accel, his suit actor was Eitoku (永徳?).
- His Rider name comes from the English word "accelerate".
- Ryu is the first secondary Rider to make his debut in a movie instead of an episode of his series.
- "TV Asahi's page on Kamen Rider Accel". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "TV Asahi's page for the MotoShell (Accel's mask)". Retrieved 2010-01-23.
- "TV Asahi's page on Kamen Rider Accel Bike Form". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- Hyper Hobby, June 2010
- Toei Hero Max, vol. 33
- "TV Asahi's page on Kamen Rider Accel Trial". http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/double/rider/accel_trial.html. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- "TV Asahi's page on the AccelDriver". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "TV Asahi's page for the Trial Memory". http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/double/rider/trialmemory.html. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- "TV Asahi's page on the EngineBlade". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "TV Asahi's page on the Diablossa". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "TV Asahi's page on the Gunner A". Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- "TV Asahi's page on the AccelGunner". Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- ↑ Hyper Hobby, February 2011