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Shinobu Katsuragi (葛城 忍 Katsuragi Shinobu) was a former member of INSET, the husband of Kyoka Katsuragi and the father of Takumi Katsuragi. Later, it was revealed that Shinobu was working with Evolto. He is later revealed to have his own Build Driver, which he uses to become another Kamen Rider Build.

History

Ten years prior, Shinobu was the leading member of the Mars exploration group. When Evolto-possessed Soichi Isurugi touched the Pandora Box and caused the Sky Wall Disaster, all three nations put the blame onto him. He faked his suicide, and (with the aid of Reika Kine), he smuggled himself out of Touto on the day he supposedly died. The Final Revolution. Shinobu was a huge influence on his son, Takumi.

He was also in charge of examining Ryuga Banjo due to his extraterrestrial origins. He later created Lost Bottles, man-made Fullbottles that allows a human to transform into a Smash, although this made said human become more aggressive and easier to control and manipulate.

During the first initial years that Evolto was on Earth, he was tasked with repairing his Evol-Driver under Project Evol. However, the Driver was taken and hidden away by his son Takumi, where Sento would later find it and reluctantly return it to Evolto. The Final Weapon: Evol

He was later resurfaced at a Faust hideout in Hokuto where he sided with Evolto while searching for the Lost Bottles. The Truth of the Best Match

Personality

Prior to Sky Wall Incident, Shinobu was a good-hearted man that cared for his son a lot. However, since he was the nearest to Pandora Box during the Sky Wall Incident, Shinobu's good nature was gone, him becoming a cold-hearted person with no qualms to do inhumane experiments as shown when he simply said that Misora could just die if Vernage was defeated. He also became nihilistic, as he openly admitted that he faked his death to his son and his wife, after siding with Evolto and supporting his plan to create a new world.

Family members

Forms

As the inventor and original intended user of the Build Driver, Shinobu Katsuragi can use the full potential of the Rider System. Since his Hazard Level is much higher, the stats reflected are much higher than when Sento Kiryu had used them. As Shinobu's Build Driver is a prototype based on the original schematics, it does not announce Best Matches.

In any form that uses the Rabbit Fullbottle, Build is armed with the Rabbit Foot Shoes (ラビットフットシューズ Rabitto Futto Shūzu) on his left leg for increased jumping, and can summon the Drill Crusher.

RabbitTank Form
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RabbitTank Form

"Rabbit! Tank! Are you ready? RabbitTank!"
―RabbitTank's transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 196.0 cm.
  • Rider Weight: 99.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching Power: 14.7 t. (right arm)/25.2 t. (left arm)
  • Kicking Power: 35.1 t. (right leg)/26.3 t. (left leg)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 71.5 m.
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 1.9 sec.

RabbitTank Form (ラビットタンクフォーム Rabitto Tanku Fōmu) is Build's red and blue primary and default Best Match form form accessed from the Rabbit and Tank Fullbottles, hence known as the Moonsault of Steel (鋼のムーンサルト Hagane no Mūnsaruto). It is themed after a rabbit and a tank.

RabbitTank is considered to be the most well balanced; having a good amount of power and agility in all of his Ability Perimeters, thus making it Build's default form, despite it being capable of initiating transformation with any set of Build's Fullbottles. This is also Build's second fastest form.

In this Best Match form, Build is armed with the Tank Roller Shoes (タンクローラーシューズ Tanku Rōrā Shūzu) on his right leg for kicking attacks, and can also act as a working tread to roll along on a flat foot.

This form's weapon is the Drill Crusher.

This form's finisher is the Vortex Finish (ボルテックフィニッシュ Borutekku Finisshu): Build leaps with one foot before sending a white energy chart flying up to the surface with the dotted line securing the enemy. Build then leaping back up, and delivering a kick whilst riding the chart's line.


Shinobu lost access to this form after the Rabbit Fullbottle was stolen by Sento, and converted into the Golden Rabbit Fullbottle by Sento reaching a Hazard Level of 7.

Appearances: Build Episodes 42-43


In any form that uses the Taka Fullbottle, Build is armed with the Solstall Wings (ソレスタルウィング Soresutaru Wingu) on his back that grant him the ability to fly, along with the Hawk Gatlinger. [1]

HawkGatling Form
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HawkGatling Form

Kamen Rider Build HawkGatling Form (Extended Wings)

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"Taka! Gatling! Are you ready? HawkGatling!"
―HawkGatling's transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 193.0 cm.
  • Rider Weight: 107.0 kg.

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 14.4 t. (right arm)/14.8 t. (left arm)
  • Kicking Power: 20 t. (right leg)/20.1 t. (left leg)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 54.2 m.
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 3.9 sec.

HawkGatling Form (ホークガトリングフォーム Hōku Gatoringu Fōmu) is Build's orange and gray Best Match form accessed with the Taka and Gatling Fullbottles, hence known as the Rampage of the Skies (天空の暴れん坊 Tenkū no Abarenbō). It is a Touto Best Match, and is themed after a hawk and a gatling gun.

While this Best Match has low stats compared to RabbitTank, this is made up for by the Solstall Wings on his back which grant him flight capabilities, as well as the utilization of the Gatling Fullbottle's Hawk Gatlinger that was designed for this particular Best Match.


Appearances: Build Episode 43-44


In any form that uses the Ninjya Fullbottle, Build wields the 4Koma Ninpoutou. It also grants Build the Onmitsu Scarf (オンミツスカーフ Onmitsu Sukāfu) on the right side of his back.

NinninComic Form
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NinninComic Form

"Ninjya! Comic! Are you ready? NinninComic!"
―NinninComic's transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 194.0 cm.
  • Rider Weight: 90.5 kg.

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 16.4 t. (right arm)/13 t. (left arm)
  • Kicking Power: 14.9 t. (right leg)/32.9 t. (left leg)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 59 m.
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100m. per 2.8 sec

NinninComic Form (ニンニンコミックフォーム Ninnin Komikku Fōmu) is Build's purple and yellow Best Match form accessed with the Ninjya and Comic Fullbottles, hence known as the Stealthy Entertainer (忍びのエンターテイナー Shinobi no Entāteinā). It is a Touto Best Match, and is themed after a ninja and a comic book.

This form grants Build well-balanced abilities akin of RabbitTank. Furthermore, it has increased kicking and punching power with the cost of jumping power and speed. The 4Koma Ninpoutou was designed for this particular Best Match. This is also Build's fourth fastest form.

As a Best Match, this form has several finishers:

  • Build Driver finisher:
    • Vortex Finish (ボルテックフィニッシュ Borutekku Finisshu)
  • 4Koma Ninpoutou finishers:
    • Clone Jutsu (分身の術 Bunshin no Jutsu, Art of Cloning): Build presses the Vortex Trigger one time and creates a number of clones of himself that attack together.
    • Fire Jutsu (火遁の術 Katon no Jutsu, Art of Fire Releasing): Build presses the Vortex Trigger two times and delivers a flaming slash attack. While performing this attack, the 4Koma Ninpoutou announces Blazing Slash (火炎斬り Kaen Giri).
    • Wind Jutsu (風遁の術 Fūton no Jutsu, Art of Wind Releasing): Build presses the Vortex Trigger three times and creates a tornado around the blade. While performing this attack, the 4Koma Ninpoutou announces Tornado Slash (竜巻斬り Tatsumaki Giri).
    • Stealth Jutsu (隠れ身の術 Kakuremi no Jutsu, Art of Camouflage): Build presses the Vortex Trigger four times and teleports a short distance away in a puff of smoke. While performing this attack, the 4Koma Ninpoutou announces Doron (ドロン Doron, lit. "Abscond"), with a heavy drumbeat when he disappears and reappears. In Shinobu case, he uses Stealth Jutsu to deliver several strikes without the enemy knowing.

Appearances: Build Episode 42 (off-screen), 43-44


In any form that uses the Kaizoku Fullbottle, Build wields the Kaizoku Hassyar.

KaizokuRessya Form
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KaizokuRessya Form

"Kaizoku! Densya! Are you ready? KaizokuRessya!"
―KaizokuRessya's transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 189.0 cm.
  • Rider Weight: 95.8 kg.

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 17.8 t. (right arm)/18.8 t. (left arm)
  • Kicking Power: 22.2 t. (right leg)/20.4 t. (left leg)
  • Maximum Jump Height: 51.2 m.
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 1.7 sec.

KaizokuRessya Form (海賊レッシャフォーム Kaizoku Ressha Fōmu, lit. PirateTrain Form)[2] is Build's azure and lime green Best Match form accessed with the Kaizoku and Densya Fullbottles, hence known as the Punctual Rebel (定刻の反逆者 Teikoku no Hangyakusha). It is a Touto Best Match, and is themed after a pirate and a train.

Being based on a train, this form is Build's fastest Best Match form, only being outpaced by Trial Form NinjyaTank by 0.2 seconds. The Kaizoku Hassyar was designed for this Best Match.

In this form, Build is armed with the Train Gauntlet (トレインガントレット Torein Gantoretto) on his left arm for increased speed.

Using the Kaizoku Hassyar, Build can perform three different special attacks by pulling back the Build Arrow and holding it before letting go. Charging the Kaizoku Hassyar escalates its shot through three of the four tiers. While performing any of this attacks, the Kaizoku Hassyar announces Shuppatsu (出発 lit. Departure).

The Kaizoku Hassyar's finisher is the Kaizoku Densya (海賊電車): After charging the Kaizoku Hassyar by pulling back the Build Arrow and holding it until it reaches the final tier, Build fires a green and azure energy train from the Kaizoku Hassyar that not only rams into the enemy, but shoots azure energy discs as well. While performing this finisher, the Kaizoku Hassyar announces Hassha (発射 lit. Fire).


Appearances: Build Episode 43


Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Handheld weapons

  • 4Koma Ninpoutou - Build's katana-like weapon accessed by any form that uses the Ninjya or Comic Fullbottle.
  • Kaizoku Hassyar - Build's bladed bow-like weapon accessed by any form that uses the Kaizoku Fullbottle.

Suit-equipped weapons

  • Rabbit Foot Shoes - Build's rabbit-like spring shoe accessed by any form that uses the Rabbit Fullbottle.
  • Tank Roller Shoes - Build's tank-like tread shoe accessed by any form that uses the Tank Fullbottle.
  • Onmitsu Scarf - Build's ninja scarf accessed by any form that uses the Ninjya Fullbottle.
  • Train Gauntlet - Build's train-like wrist guard accessed by any form that uses the Densya Fullbottle.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Shinobu Katsuragi was portrayed by Joji Kokubo (小久保 丈二 Kokubo Jōji). As Kamen Rider Build, his suit actor is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya).

Notes

  • As Build, Shinobu has demonstrated the ability to disguise his voice via voice modulation similar to that of the Transteam System, something that was not demonstrated by the primary user.
  • Alternatively to RabbitTank, Shinobu has been observed to have a preference for NinninComic Form, which he has been shown to use a total of three times, more than any other Form avaliable to him. Indeed, after he loses access to RabbitTank, it is this form that Shinobu resorts to.

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