Shy, anxious, fearful, Wataru Kurenai would rather craft violins like his father Otoya. But as the son of the Fangire Queen as well, he was destined to become Kamen Rider Kiva, the Fangire King! And like the King’s before him Wataru has one trusted partner, a member of the Kivat family, Kivat Bat III. With Kivat in tow, Wataru sets out to fight Fangires and protect humanity, just as his father did (occasionally) 20 years prior. Now it’s time to break the chains on a review we’ve waited years for with S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Kiva!
As the Heisei Era ends, Tamashii Nations has at long last delivered on the promise of completing the 20 Heisei Riders! With Kamen Rider Kiva, the entire lineup of main riders is complete, and let me say, it’s incredibly satisfying. Kiva brings to a close an era of incredible heroes and does so in gorgeous fashion. With the trademark accuracy and engineering of the Seihou line, Kiva looks as though he walked right off the set. Including his 6 Fuestles, the Hell’s Gate leg for his Rider Kick, a Ridewatch Tamashii Stage, and the ever present Kivat Bat III, Kiva is a tremendously welcome sight to any Kamen Rider collection.
You can check out our full 100 image gallery below by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums at the bottom of this post. It features not only the 20 Heisei Riders, but also as many Kiva cameos as I could make happen including TV riders Ixa, Rising Ixa, Emperor Kiva, & Dark Kiva, movie villains Kamen Riders Rey and Arc, & even Decade’s own Kiva-La! Please join in the discussion and let us know what you think of this release which finally closes out the Heisei Era. Next time, it’s Armor Time with a brand new gallery from Kamen Rider Zi-O!