Mitsuzane Kureshima is the younger brother of Takatora Kureshima and a major villain in Kamen Rider Gaim. He starts off as a hero though over time becomes much more villainous. Eventually though, he turns back to good after realizing that he betrayed his friends for nothing.

Armored Rider Ryugen


When he was young, Mitsuzane was raised by his older brother, Takatora Kureshima, as his parents spent most of their time overseas.

Mitsuzane later became a member of Team Gaim in his teenage years, becoming Armored Rider Ryugen and competing alongside Armored Rider Gaim in the Inves Games. The team quickly ascends to the top of the rankings, allowing Mitsuzane to discover the conspiracy revolving around Helheim Forest and the Inves. However, after realizing that Yggdrasill framed the Beat Rider Teams for the Helheim conspiracy, Mitsuzane discards his Sengoku Driver. He reclaims it when Kouta and Kaito are captured by Yggdrasill and uses it to save them.

At the same time, Mitsuzane unintentionally reveals to Takatora on camera that he is an Armored Rider, causing Takatora to confront Mitsuzane. Takatora confesses the truth about Helheim. Mitsuzane decides not to tell his friends, which leads to him to betraying them several times.

After Ryoma's group ousts Takatora, Mitsuzane takes his Genesis Driver, allowing him to become New Generation Rider Zangetsu Shin. Mitsuzane begins to blame Kouta for all of his hardships and, after Takatora allies with Kouta, he uses Zangetsu Shin to attack Kouta in order to break up their alliance. Though this fails, Mitsuzane allies himselfs once Project Ark fails and becomes more sadistic as everyone continues to protect Kouta.

After the failure of Project Ark, Micchy allies himself with the Overlord Inves, assisting Redyue in her plans. When he discovers that Takatora is still alive, Mitsuzane attacks and seemingly kills his brother, as well as permanently destroying his Sengoku Driver.

Mitsuzane later learns that Rosyuo is dead and that Mai is the current bearer of the Forbidden Fruit. This causes him to ally with Ryoma and is sent by him to kill Kouta. When he returns, having succeeded, he finds that Ryoma vivissected Mai to recover the Forbidden Fruit. Realizing that everything he accomplished nothing but apparently kill his friends, he breaks down, but is comforted by Takatora after he returns.

In the aftermath of the Helheim invasion, Mitsuzane becomes the last person wielding a Sengoku Driver and becomes a hero once again.

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Foundation X
Neon Ulsland | Jun Kazu | Tabata | Doctor Prospect | Lem Kannagi

Sonozaki Family: Ryubee Sonozaki | Saeko Sonozaki | Wakana Sonozaki | Kirihiko Sudo | Mick

Ankh | Uva | Kazari | Gamel | Mezool | Ankh (Lost) | Kiyoto Maki | Shocker Greeed

Horoscopes: Sagittarius Zodiarts | Virgo Zodiarts | Libra Zodiarts | Scorpion Zodiarts | Leo Zodiarts | Cancer Zodiarts | Aries Zodiarts | Capricorn Zodiarts | Aquarius Zodiarts | Taurus Zodiarts | Gemini Zodiarts

Wiseman | Phoenix | Medusa | Gremlin

Yggdrasill Corporation
Takatora Kureshima | Ryoma Sengoku | Lock Dealer Sid | Yoko Minato | Mitsuzane Kureshima | Oren Pierre Alfonzo | Kurokage Troopers

Overlord Inves
Rosyuo | Redyue | Demushu | Dyudyuonshu

Helheim Forest

Executives: Freeze | Heart | Brain | Roidmude 004 | Roidmude 006 | Medic | Mashin Chaser | Gold Drive
Reaper Legion: Roidmude 013 | Roidmude 015 | Roidmude 019 | Roidmude 021 | Roidmude 022 | Roidmude 028 | Roidmude 032 | Roidmude 034 | Roidmude 035 | Roidmude 044 | Roidmude 045 | Roidmude 054 | Roidmude 059 | Roidmude 070 | Roidmude 075 | Roidmude 081 | Roidmude 092 | Roidmude 094 | Roidmude 100 | Roidmude 101 | Roidmude 104 | Roidmude 105
Other Roidmudes: Roidmude 016 | Roidmude 036 | Roidmude 057 | Roidmude 060 | Roidmude 062 | Roidmude 074 | Roidmude 076 | Roidmude 098