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WataruKurenai
Kamen Rider Kiva
Wataru Kurenai
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Kiva
Motif: Vampire, Bat
Rider Type: Protagonist
Hero (Current)
Anti-Hero (Kamen Rider Decade episode 31, Temporarily)
Homeworld: Earth (Main Timeline Continuity)
First Appearance: Fate: Wake Up!
Last Appearance: Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
Number of Episode
Appearances:
48 (Kiva)
2 (Decade)
2 (Wizard)
7 (Movie)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Koji Seto
Kamen Rider Kiva
Kiva
For the child Wataru who appears in Kamen Rider Decade (in World of Kiva), see Wataru.

Wataru Kurenai is Kamen Rider Kiva. He is the older brother of Koichi Kurenai and the half-brother of Taiga Nobori.

Fictional character biography

Left by Maya as a child to protect him from the retribution she would face, Wataru lived in the European-style manor that his father lived in. However, as the building has since said to be haunted, Wataru was referred to by his neighbors as Obaketaro (お化け太郎 Obaketarō?, literally "Ghost Boy") for his strange appearance, donning a mask and glasses to protect him from the "world's allergies" and using a notebook to express himself without talking. His only friend during his childhood was a boy named Taiga, who helped Wataru when he was bullied and mysterious disappeared.

In 2008, while gathering fish bones in a third attempt to create the ultimate varnish for the ultimate violin like his father, Wataru comes across Megumi Aso, who manages to show him that his "allergies" are all in his head. He later saves her from the Horse Fangire as Kiva, countering her attempt to kill him soon after before leaving her stupefied and later saving her a second time from the Octopus Fangire. During the events of "Climax Deka", Wataru offers some aid to Ryotaro Nogami during his fight against Nega Den-O and the Nega Den-Liner.

When a female lawyer named Aya Natsukawa arrives to Wataru's home with a list of the various people that Otoya had victimized with his antics, Wataru is devastated to know a side of his father his mother never told him. After meeting Keisuke Nago and getting his advice, Wataru performs acts of moral obligation for his father's sins, until he learns that Natsukawa is the Moth Fangire and Otoya's most wounded victim. Unable to fight her, Kivat is forced to summon Garulu to supplant Wataru with his feral rage in Garulu Form so Kiva can kill the Fangire.

When Nago requests that Wataru keep an eye on Megumi in his stead, he meets a young man named Noboru, who is obsessed with Megumi himself. When Noboru reveals himself to be the Sheep Fangire, Wataru learns of Nago's hatred towards Kiva. Saddened but undaunted, Wataru manages to rescue Megumi when she is captured by the Sheep Fangire, destroying him in Basshaa Form. Since the incident, Wataru took to heart what Megumi learned from her mother: the same ideology Otoya follows: "All humans are music". Eventually, Wataru is forced to lose all of Nago's respect for him when he tries to protect the Frog Fangire, Takeo Ōmura. However, Wataru did learn from Ōmura that he needs to make a violin to call his own.

It was later that Wataru meets Kengo, whose rock and roll helps him in becoming more confident in himself. Though Wataru and Kengo have separate dreams, the two promise to help the other out so that both their dreams come true. Wataru ensures his part by protecting Kengo from the Rhinoceros Fangire, accessing Dogga Form. However, Wataru's world is turned upside again when he encounters the Lion Fangire Rook, whom he met when he was suffering amnesia. However by meeting Mami Kurasawa, a former student under his father (of which he is unaware), Wataru learns to cope with the recent Fangire events of who's evil and not by "listening to the voice in his heart."

After begrudgingly following Kengo to a fortune teller to find out who Kiva really is, Wataru loses consciousness. When he awakens, he is more confident in his abilities, but has a very sarcastic attitude. It is revealed that he is possessed, albeit unknowingly, by his father Otoya as a result of the fortune teller's ritual. While using Wataru's body, although unable to maintain possession at times, Otoya teaches Megumi how to overcome her fears of using the Ixa Knuckle and she is able to help Ixa defeat the Ladybug Fangire. When Otoya finally leaves, Wataru has no recollection on what has happened under the influence of his father's spirit.

Forms

Kiva has multiple forms that provide him with different weapons and abilities. Kiva's motif is that of a vampire, with his final attacks inherited from Maya. However, unlike his predecessor, Wataru's nature as a human-fangire hybrid leaves him unable to fully utilize Kiva's full power with the Catena Chains. Additionally, Tatsulot and Zanbat serve as restraints to keep the power of Kiva from taking complete control of Wataru.

"Bite!"
―Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
KRK-Kiva

Kiva Form

  • Rider height: 200 cm.
  • Rider weight: 98 kg.
  • Ability parameters
    • Punching power: 6 tons
    • Normal kicking power: 8 tons
      • Darkness Moon Break: 30 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 85 meters
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 6.5 seconds

Kiva Form is Kiva's default form, accessed through a bite from Kivat, who status determines Kiva's ability in a battle. He is able to see in the dark with his visor called the Omnilens. In this form, Kiva can use any of the Fuestles, with the Wake Up Fuestle to open up the Catena Chains on his right leg known as the Hell's Gate made of {{nihongo|Lucifer Metal so Kiva can use his Darkness Moon Break attack. The kick has an impact of 30,000 kg., enough to leave a crater in the shape of a bat's wings (Kiva's insignia) on any surface upon contact; the glass body of a Fangire shatters almost instantly.

Kiva can also perform a stronger variation of the Darkness Moon Break when engulfed in Castle Doran's fire. When the Darkness Moon Break is performed, day turns into night and a crescent moon appears in the sky.

In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, Kiva is able to perform the Bloody Punch, which involves Kiva jumping into the air and striking the opponent with a superman punch.

Kiva Form's ending theme is entitled "Destiny's Play".

"Garulu Saber!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
Not Agito Storm Form

Garulu Form

  • Rider height: 200 cm.
  • Rider weight: 90 kg.
  • Ability parameters
    • Punching power: 5 tons
    • Kicking power: 9 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 40 meters
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 1.5 seconds


Garulu Form is Kiva's form accessed from being energized by the Demon Beast-Sword Garulu Saber. In this form, the Omnilens and Kiva's chest/left arm armor turn a shade of blue called Garulu Cobalt which places Kiva under the influence of Garulu. This form's power is linked to the phases of the moon, and is at its peak when the moon is naturally full.

The Garulu Form is capable of unleashing a blast of sound, has increased speed and cunning due to the form's animalistic ferocity and is able to perform the Garulu Howling Slash.

When it is performed, day turns to night and a full moon appears in the sky, as it references a human's transformation into a werewolf. Its motif is that of a Wolf Man.

In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, Kiva in Garuru Form is able to perform the Wolfen Full Moon - a powerful slash from the Garulu Saber backed by the moon's power.

Garulu Form's ending theme is entitled "Shout in the Moonlight".

Appearances: Episode 4

"Basshaa Magnum!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
Merman Rider Is Green With Envy

Basshaa Form

  • Rider height: 200 cm.
  • Rider weight: 92 kg.
  • Ability parameters
    • Punching power: 3 tons
    • Kicking power: 3 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 20 meters
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 6 seconds.
    • Maximum swimming speed: 162 kt.

Basshaa Form is Kiva's form accessed from the Basshaa Fuestle and granting him access to the Demon Sea Gun Basshaa Magnum. In this form, the Omnilens and Kiva's chest/right arm armor turn a shade of green called Basshaa Emerald which places Kiva under the influence of Basshaa.

While in this state, Kiva loses most of his strength and agility, but gains a mastery of long range combat and is able to analyze an opponent's weak point to target with accurate marksmanship. Basshaa Form can also manipulate water, able to create rain as well as a pool of water necessary to perform the Basshaa Aqua Tornado.

When it is performed, day turns to night and a half moon forms in the sky, as it references the change ebb and flow of the tides during its phase.

Its motif is that of the Gill-man.

In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, Kiva in Basshaa Form is able to perform the Basshaa Finger - an attack that consists of quick pulling on the Basshaa Magnum's hammer to launch fast and powerful water projectiles.

Basshaa Form's ending theme is entitled "Innocent Trap".

Appearances: Episode 6

"Dogga Hammer!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
Eye Think It's Hammer Time

Dogga Form

  • Rider height: 200 cm.
  • Rider weight: 150 kg.
  • Ability parameters
    • Punching power: 15 tons
      • Dogga Thunder Slap: 30 tons
    • Kicking power: 4 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 10 meteres
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 10 seconds

Dogga Form is Kiva's form accessed from the Dogga Fuestle and granting him access to the massive Demon Iron Hammer Dogga Hammer. In this form, Kiva's entire upper body gains bulky armor and the Omnilens turn a shade of violet called Dogga Purple, placing Kiva under Dogga's influence.

In this form, Kiva loses most of his speed but gains unbelievable strength, able to overpower a Fangire easily. Dogga Form is able to manipulate electricity, using it as part of his finisher, the Dogga Thunder Slap. The Dogga Hammer can see through the invisibility of Fangires, thanks to the True Eye gaffed into the warhammer.

When it is performed, day turns to night while a hazy moon and thunderbolt form in the sky, the latter referencing its motif of Frankenstein's monster and how it was brought to life.

In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, Kiva in Dogga Form is able to perform the Armor Hammer - a powerful hammer strike from Kiva with his Dogga Arm.

Dogga Form's ending theme is entitled "Silent Shout".

Appearances: Episode 14

"Garulu Saber! Next is Basshaa Magnum! And Dogga Hammer!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
How Many Times Did This Even Get Used

DoGaBaKi Form

  • Rider height: 200 cm.
  • Rider weight: 140 kg.
  • Ability parameters
    • Punching power: 10 tons
    • Normal kicking power: 15 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 50 meters
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 5 seconds

DoGaBaKi Form, shortened from "Dogga/Garulu/Basshaa/Kiva Form", is Kiva's rarely seen form, accessed by the summoning of all three Arms Monsters. In this form, Kiva's left arm turns into the Garulu Arm, his right arm turns into theBasshaa Arm, and his upper body turns into the Dogga Breast. In this form, Kiva can use all three Arms Monster weapons at once and the Darkness Moon Break. However, due to the danger it presents to Kiva and the Arms Monsters, Kiva can only assume this form for five minutes before its power becomes lethal to him.

In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, Kiva in DoGaBaKi Form is able to perform the Gate Crasher - A powerful slash with the Garulu Saber enforced from the brute strength of DoGaBaKi Form.

Appearances: Episode 18

"Henshin!"
―Tatsulot's transformation announcement[src]
Overused

Emperor Form

  • Rider height: 210 cm.
  • Rider weight: 100 kg.
  • Ability perimeters
    • Punching power: 18 tons
    • Normal kicking power: 32 tons
      • Emperor Moon Break 150 tons
    • Maximum jump height: 180 meters
    • Maximum running speed: 100 meters per 3.0 seconds

Emperor Form is the true form of Kiva, referred to as the Golden Kiva and the most powerful form at Wataru's disposal. The fifth form accessed, the first emergence of Emperor Form comes about from the reaction to Wataru's rage from the harm coming to Mio, his girlfriend, which summoned the Demon Imperial Dragon Tatsulot to awaken the form. By pulling the switch on Tatsulot's head, Wataru can activate Tatsulot's Imperial Slot and activate one of several "Fever" finishing attacks through a roulette system. With this form, Kiva can destroy both the body and the soul of a Fangire.

Because of this, Wataru has gradually abandoned using his other forms in favor of Emperor Form. Emperor Form initially appeared in promotions for Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World at the Tokyo Toy Show 2008.

On the album SUPERNOVA by TETRA-FANG, Emperor Form is oddly referred to as "Empire form."

Emperor Form's ending theme is entitled "Supernova".

Appearances: Episode 24

Kiva Emperor Fangire Form

Fangire Emperor Form

Fangire Emperor Form is the Fangire form of Emperor Form. When Wataru's Fangire blood is awakened by the Swallowtail Fangire he temporarily became a Fangire version of Emperor Form gaining the Fangire's signature stained glass appearance and becoming a berserker attacking friend or foe. This caused Wataru to go into isolation until encouraged to fight again.

"Garulu Saber! Next is Basshaa Magnum! And Dogga Hammer! Henshin!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
DoGaki

DoGaBaKi Emperor Form

DoGaBaKi Emperor Form is actually a true final form of Emperor Form seen the Hyper Battle DVD, when Kiva accesses Emperor Form while in DoGaBaKi Form. In this form, Kiva can use all three Arms Monster weapons and execute the DoGaBaKi Emperor Break.

Had Style Before Wizard

Flight Style

  • Height: 1.8 meters
  • Wing span: 3.8 meters
  • Weight: 100 kg.
  • Ability perimeters
  • Top flight speed: Mach 3.4
    • Punching power: 10 tons
    • Kicking power: 18 tons
    • Maximum jump height: ∞m (Able to fly)

Resulting from infusing his own desire into the Bloody Rose, Wataru's Fangire nature is triggered as Kiva transforms from Emperor Form into Flight Style, a dragon-like form called the Emperor Bat which is similar to the Fangires' ability to become Sabbats.

In Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World, Arc uses his Legendorga baptism to turn Wataru form a Human/Fangire hybrid into a full Legendorga by forcing him to assume the form in an attempt to kill his father, Otoya Kurenai, though his father managed to bring him back with Wataru reverts back to his Human/Fangire hybrid. Wataru later re-accesses Flight Style to defeat the giant Rider. Ironically, the Legendorga version of Flight Style has a darker colour scheme as it's golden accent turns brown and the red on his wing becomes maroon.

Flight Style uses the blades on his wings called the Sonic Claws to perform the Demon Pliers attack and breathes the Hell's Flame from his Big Jaw. These abilities come into play for its finishing attack, the Bloody Strike.

Appearances: King of the Castle, Episode 35

Bloody Rose

Bloodyrose

Bloody Rose

Main article: Bloody Rose

A unique violin, the Bloody Rose was created by Otoya and Maya as the "ultimate violin", later rumored to be a product of Otoya selling his soul to the devil himself, which is not entirely false, in a sense. The Bloody Rose only sounds whenever a violent Fangire is detected in the area, its music only heard by Kivat and Wataru, who hears it as a voice commanding him to "Fight", as it pinpoints the exact location the Fangire could be found. When played, the Bloody Rose can also disrupt a Fangire's activity. However, the Bloody Rose is sympathic to Wataru's mentality as it cracked when he fell into a deep depression. However, after repairing it, Wataru learns the Bloody Rose holds the desires of his father, placing in it his own desire to assume Flight-Style.

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