Trivia / Kamen Rider Blade

  • Actor Allusion - The Serpent Undead gets hit in the face with a taiyaki plate, leaving her face messed up; this was actually a Running Gag when the actress playing her was in the role of Wendinu in Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (but with less harmful implements like paint brushes, sooty explosions etc.).
  • Contractual Purity: Around the time Blade first aired, there was a flap over the fact that Takayuki Tsubaki, who plays Kenzaki, had previously appeared in a gay porn film. For a while some fans speculated that he would get quietly shuffled out of existence, but the fact that Tsubaki returned to play Kenzaki in the final episodes of Kamen Rider Decade and again for Kamen Rider Climax Heroes and Kamen Sentai Gorider proved the fears were baseless.
  • Fan Nickname: Fans on both sides of the Pacific refer to Kenzaki's unseen Joker form as the Navy Joker, after the primary color of the Blade suit. The S.I.C saga DID show a Joker form for him, but it was just the same color as Hajime's. Most prefer the Navy Joker.
  • What Could Have Been - Each of the 52 normal Undead is pretty much this. Each had the chance to be the one whose species could've ruled the Earth, the Human Undead just managed to win out. This includes lions, tigers, spiders, grasshoppers, and even some species of plants. Yeah, Orchids could've ruled the world.
    • There were plans to have a torch passing between Blade and Blade's predecessor, Faiz, similar to the one done in Super Sentai, which was reportedly filmed, as proved by the few screenshots of it that are floating around the internet, but for whatever reason, the passing was never aired.
  • You Look Familiar - Yuki Kurota (Junichi/Glaive in The Movie) makes a cameo in the penultimate episode of the TV series as a police officer whose life is saved by Blade.