Raizo Yamada
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Name Raizo Yamada
Personal Information
Gender Male
Age 16-17
Birthday December 10th
Blood type O
Student ID B0693
Year Second Year
Height 184cm
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Species Homo Sapiens Novus
Occupation Student
Affiliation JIOR
Sakimori Academy
Module 77
Current Status Deceased (Blown in Half)
First Appearance
Manga Kakumeiki Valvrave (Manga)
Anime The Revolutionary Transfer Student
Mobile Weapons
Mecha Piloted RM-031 Valvrave III Hikaminari
Voice Actor
Voice Actor Yūichi Nakamura
Image Gallery

Raizo Yamada (山田 ライゾウ Yamada Raizō?), otherwise self-proclaimed as "Thunder" was a 2nd year student and is infamously known for being a part of the gang of misfits that he leads. He was known for his hot-blooded actions and his persistence in getting the things that he wants.

Personality & CharacterEdit

Raizo is a very hot-headed person and often rebels against the school council, but he cares about friendship.

Skills & AbilitiesEdit

Piloting Skills

  • He has good piloting skills, not amazing. This is shown off in the ninth episode where he took down multiple units of full-fledged soldiers who carry more battle experience than him.


  • Upon being injected with an unknown substance when entering the Valvrave Three, he became immortal.

Body Swapping

  • Another effect of the unknown substance allows him to swap bodies by directly biting onto another person's bare skin. Those he switches with become unconscious, like his body. He also obtains any abilities that their body has, such as good aim and piloting skills.


Warning! Spoilers are Ahead!

L-elf's TakeoverEdit

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Raizo tries to stop L-elf's takeover.

After Sakimori Academy's declaration of independence, Raizo becomes highly determined to defeat the enemy and violently tosses his opponents on the floor during "training". When L-elf holds the school hostage, Raizo manages to climb up a drain pipe against all odds and enters through the window of the cooking class on the third floor where L-Elf is forcing Shoko to sign plans for New JIOR. Raizo brandishes his cane at L-elf, however Raizo is knocked out cold. (Season 1: "The Revolutionary Transfer Student")

On episode 9, he became the pilot of Valvrave Three (Hikaminari) to avenge his friend who died due to the Dorssia attack. Later on episode 11, Yamada named his Valvrave "Nobu Lightning" based on his dead friend's name and his own title.


Raizo Yamada/Image Gallery

Notes & TriviaEdit

  • Raizo has a similar hairstyle as Gentaro Kisaragi, also known as Kamen Rider Fourze.