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Kamen Rider (Japanese: 仮面ライダー, Hepburn: Kamen Raidā, lit.'
Masked Rider') is a tokusatsusuperhero television series and weekly science fictionmanga created by manga artistShotaro Ishinomori.
This article is about a set of all the shows and films in the Kamen Rider Series.
This article is about the franchise as a whole. For other uses of the term "Kamen Rider", see Kamen Rider (disambiguation).

The original airing consisted of a total of 98 episodes and were broadcast from April 3, 1971 to February 10, 1973 on Mainichi Broadcasting System and NET (now TV Asahi). The manga adaptation was also featured in Shōnen Magazine around the same period. The series has evolved into a franchise with many subsequent annual iterations. The series takes place in a world plagued by Shocker, a mysterious worldwide terrorist organization formed by remaining members of the Nazis. To further its plans for world domination, Shocker recruited its agents through kidnapping, turning their victims into mutantcyborgs and, ultimately, brainwashing them. However, one victim named Takeshi Hongo escaped just before the final brainwashing. With his sanity and moral conscience intact, Takeshi wages a one-man war against Shocker's minions as the grasshopper-themed cyborg (改造人間, kaizō ningen)superhero Kamen Rider.

  • Another victim of the cyborg process, freelance photographer Hayato Ichimonji, became Kamen Rider 2 after Kamen Rider, who eventually renamed himself "Kamen Rider 1", saved him from Shocker's brainwashing.
  • Assisted by motorcycle race team manager Tobei Tachibana and FBI agent Kazuya Taki, the Kamen Riders fought in both solo and partnered missions against Shocker and its replacement organization, Gelshocker.
  • Ishinomori was also the author of one chapter of the Kamen Rider Amazon manga and the entire Kamen Rider Black manga.
  • In the manga, Takeshi never left Japan. He was confronted by twelve "Shocker Riders" and was subsequently mortally wounded during his battle against them.
  • In spite of the damage to his body, Takeshi's brain survives and guides Hayato, the two fighting as one.


Takeshi eventually returns as a Rider in both stories, but starting with Hayato's debut, villains and even basic story development greatly diverge between the two versions. The manga portrays a seemingly hopeless battle against Shocker, an organization with ties to governmental conspiracies that seems much bigger than either of the two Riders. The live action TV shows portray the Riders as heroes strong enough to bring down Shocker, only to see it replaced by similar organizations led by Shocker's mysterious leader. The Shocker Riders eventually appear in the TV series, too, but they looked different and had different abilities. There were also only six Shocker Riders, rather than the manga's 12. In February 2021, Seven Seas Entertainment announced they licensed the original manga for publication in one omnibus edition.[1].

Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1 (本郷 猛/仮面ライダー1号, Hongō Takeshi/Kamen Raidā Ichigō, 1-13, 40, 41, 49 & 51-98): The first main protagonist. A biochemistry lab student at Jonan University who also races motorcycles as part of the Tachibana Racing Club. Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2 (一文字 隼人/仮面ライダー2号, Ichimonji Hayato/Kamen Raidā Nigō, 14-52, 72, 73, 93, 94 & 98): The other main protagonist.

A freelance photographer who becomes the second Kamen Rider after Takeshi saves him from Shocker. Tobei Tachibana (立花 藤兵衛, Tachibana Tōbee): Takeshi's racing mentor and confidant. He is often called "Boss" by other members of his racing club. He runs a small café named Snack Amigo where Hongo and other members of Tachibana's racing club gather in early episodes, and its employees occasionally assist Hongo in countering Shocker's plans. At the same time as Takeshi's departure, he opens a motorcycle goods shop named Tachibana Auto Corner and sets up the Tachibana Racing Club.

He is often seen smoking a pipe. Kazuya Taki (滝 和也, Taki Kazuya, 11, 13-19, 21-82 & 84-98): An FBI agent assigned to investigate Shocker activities in Japan.


While not himself a cyborg, Kazuya was skilled in martial arts, and often used them alongside both Kamen Riders to battle the combatants who invariably accompanied a Shocker commander. Hiroshi Midorikawa (緑川 弘, Midorikawa Hiroshi, 1): Takeshi's teacher in university and an authority on biochemistry.

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He is a Shocker scientist, but freed Takeshi and was killed by Spider Man, an agent of Shocker.


Ruriko Midorikawa (緑川 ルリ子, Midorikawa Ruriko, 1-13): The daughter of Doctor Midorikawa, she initially blames Takeshi for her father's death, but eventually learns the truth and becomes his ally.

  • In episode 14, it is revealed that she accompanied Takeshi on his quest to defeat Shocker activities in Europe.
  • Hiromi Nohara (野原 ひろみ, Nohara Hiromi, 1, 2, 4-25 & 34): Ruriko's fellow student, who works as a waitress at Snack Amigo.
  • Shiro (史郎, Shirō, 2 & 4-15): A bartender at Snack Amigo. Yuri (ユリ, 14-59, 61-64, 66, 67 & 69-98): Hiromi's friend, who is a first-degree black belt in karate.



Mari (マリ, 14-25 & 29-38): Hiromi's friend, who has experience in fencing. Michi (ミチ, 14-18, 20, 21, 24 & 25): Hiromi's friend, who has experience in aikido and is a small-displacement rider.

Emi (エミ, 40-66 & 68): Takeshi's assistant from Switzerland, who has experience in aikido. Mika (ミカ, 40-52): Takeshi's assistant from Switzerland, who is good at fortune-telling with playing cards. Tokko (トッコ, 53-69): She is in charge of cooking in the Tachibana Racing Club. Yokko (ヨッコ, 70-98): After the Kamen Rider Kid Corps was set up, she is in charge of communication and administration. Choko (チョコ, 70-98): She likes food.


Goro Ishikura (石倉 五郎, Ishikura Gorō, 14-62 & 65): A bright boy who frequents the Tachibana Racing Club. Kamen Rider Kid Corps (少年仮面ライダー隊, Shōnen Kamen Raidā-tai): A nationwide organization, with Tobei as the president and Kazuya as the captain, that is composed of boys and girls in episode 74.Naoki & Mitsuru (ナオキ&ミツル, 62-64, 68-70 & 72-98): Boys who serve as leading members. Naoki & Mitsuru (ナオキ&ミツル, 62-64, 68-70 & 72-98): Boys who serve as leading members. Shocker (ショッカー, Shokkā) is a terrorist organization formed by former Nazis. Shocker's goal is to conquer the world. To this end, their scientists turn humans into superhuman cyborgs by surgically altering them with animal and insect DNA with robotic cybernetics. Virtually all of its members are modified the same way.


Even a Shocker Combatant is tougher, faster, and stronger than an ordinary human civilian. The original manga showed that Shocker had influence over the governments of the world.




EntryYearSeriesImageEpisodesSummaryTotal Episodes
No.011971-1973Kamen Rider98Aired from 1971 to 1973 and ran for 98 episodes, making it the longest series to date. This series set up many themes that are still used today. This series followed the battles of the first two Kamen Riders against Shocker and later Gel Shocker.98
No.021973-1974Kamen Rider V352Aired from 1973 to 1974 and ran for 52 episodes. This series followed Shiro Kazami on his quest to gain revenge against Destron, the group that murdered his family. Later on, Riderman, the fourth Kamen Rider is introduced as the first long term anti-hero Kamen Rider. The original two Kamen Riders also make various appearances over the course of the series to help Shiro.150
No.031974Kamen Rider X35Aired in 1974 and ran for 35 episodes. Keisuke Jin and his father Keitaro Jin are attacked by the Government Of Darkness (GOD), Keisuke and Keitaro are both mortally wounded in the attack. However, before he dies, Keitaro transforms his son into Kamen Rider X. Many of the monsters Kamen Rider X faced were based on Greek mythology and later on various animals and historic figures.185
No.041974-1975Kamen Rider Amazon24Aired from 1974 to 1975 and ran with just 24 episodes - making it the shortest Kamen Rider series to date. Daisuke Yamamoto, an orphan lost in the Amazon has grown up with an Amazon tribe and lead a peaceful life until his tribe was attacked by Golgos. Before dying, his tribe elder turned Daisuke into Kamen Rider Amazon. This was the first Kamen Rider not to use a belt to transform. This was also the first series not to have any previous Kamen Riders appear, although Amazon meets his seniors in the next series.209
No.051975Kamen Rider Stronger39Aired in 1975 and ran for 39 episodes. This was intended to be the final Kamen Rider series. Shigeru Jou joins Black Satan after the murder of his best friend and mentor. Knowing the organization to be the culprits, he allows himself to undergo an operation that changes him into Kamen Rider Stronger. Later on, Black Satan is defeated and a new group known as Delzer becomes the series enemy. Stronger is joined by Electronic Wave Humanoid Tackle, a female warrior who later sacrifices herself to save Stronger from a powerful opponent. This was also the first series to have a temporary power up for the main character.248
No.061979-1980Kamen Rider (Skyrider)54Aired from 1979 to 1980 and ran for 54 episodes. Hiroshi Tsukaba is kidnapped and transformed into Kamen Rider as a means to help Doctor Shiro escape Neo Shocker. During the course of the series, previous Kamen Riders appear and Kamen Rider is dubbed Skyrider by Kamen Rider Stronger to differentiate him from the original Kamen Riders. This was a revival of the franchise after four years off of broadcast. Intended to be a remake of the original series, the idea was slowly phased out as references to the past were made and senior Kamen Riders made guest appearances.302
No.071980-1981Kamen Rider Super-148Aired from 1980 to 1981 and ran for 48 episodes. Wanting to become an astronaut, Kazuya Oki undergoes an operation that allows him to survive in space. The area were he is operated in is attacked by the Dogma Empire and Kamen Rider Super-1's peers are all killed. Super-1 has special gloves that allow for different attack types.350
EX1984Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!1Aired as a 1984 television special introduced the character of Ryo Murasame, Kamen Rider ZX (仮面ライダーZX(ゼクロス),Kamen Raidā Zekurosu), who fights the Badan Empire after they brainwashed and cyberized him and killed his sister. The special shows his meeting with three of his nine predecessors, after much of his story was told in the Kamen Rider Spirits manga and a radio show.351
No.081987-1988Kamen Rider Black51Aired from 1987 to 1988 and ran for 51 episodes. After being kidnapped by the cult Gorgom on the night of their 19th birthday, stepbrothers Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki are submitted to a mutant surgery with the purpose of becoming the candidates to be the next Creation King. Kotaro escapes before the brainwashing, with help from his foster father, and turned against Gorgom. He soon finds out the horrific truth from his stepfather: Gorgom originally killed his true parents. Later on, Kamen Rider Black must battle with his brother, who has become the trump card of Gorgom, Shadow Moon. Kamen Rider Black is the first Rider to not wear a scarf (which was synonymous with past Riders and Ishinomori's other works).402
No.091988-1989Kamen Rider Black RX47Aired from 1988 to 1989 and ran for 47 episodes. After the defeat of Gorgom, Kotaro Minami is kidnapped by the Crisis Empire. Refusing to join them, he is thrown out into space where he undergoes a change becoming Kamen Rider Black RX. This is the final show in the Shōwa era. Kamen Rider Black RX is also the first Rider to introduce form changes, a trend that continued with the Heisei Riders.449
EX1992Shin Kamen Rider: PrologueN.A.Released in 1992 and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider. Kamen Rider Shin was more similar to the original designs for Kamen Rider.449
EX1993Kamen Rider ZON.A.Released in 1993 and also celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider.449
EX1994Kamen Rider JN.A.Released in 1994. Kamen Rider J was the first Rider to have the ability to grow in size.449

Kamen Riders[edit]

EntryYearSeriesImageEpisodesSummaryTotal Episodes
No.012000-2001Kamen Rider Kuuga49Aired from 2000 to 2001 and ran for 49 episodes. Yuusuke Godai finds an ancient artifact that allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Kuuga to battle the Gurongi forces, while deciphering the relationship between Kuuga and the Gurongi. This was the first Kamen Rider series in 11 years and the start of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series of shows.498
No.022001-2002Kamen Rider Agito51Aired from 2001 to 2002 and ran for 51 episodes. This was the first series to feature more than one Kamen Rider as the main character at the same time. Shoichi Tsugami has lost his memories, he lives with a foster family and fights against the Unknown as Kamen Rider Agito. Looking for the origin of his power and his lost memories, this series follows Kamen Rider Agito, G3, and Gills who deal with the Unknown and learn the true nature behind Agito.549
No.032002-2003Kamen Rider Ryuki50Aired from 2002 to 2003 and ran for 50 episodes. Shinji Kido, a reporter, finds his way into a parallel world that exists within reflective surfaces. In this parallel world, Shinji forms a contract with a creature known as a Mirror Monster, allowing him to transform into Kamen Rider Ryuki and join a tournament with twelve other Kamen Riders who are fighting to be granted a single wish.599
No.042003-2004Kamen Rider 55550Aired from 2003 to 2004 and ran for 50 episodes. A strange new form of humanity known as the Orphnoch, who are people who have mysteriously been brought back to life, begin to appear and in Kyushu. Young man Takumi Inui crosses paths with Mari Sonoda who is being chased by an Orphnoch enforcer of the Smart Brain Organization, and he uses the device she stole from them to transform into Kamen Rider Faiz. Inui is unwittingly drafted into the fight against Smart Brain, who are trying to eliminate mankind in favor of the Orphnoch race, along with a group of rogue Orphnoch and two other Kamen Riders who see Faiz as their enemy.649
No.052004-2005Kamen Rider Blade49Aired from 2004 to 2005 and ran for 49 episodes. Kazuma Kenzaki is hired by the mysterious BOARD organization to combat the Undead, a series of 52 creatures who ten thousand years ago fought between each other in what was known as the Battle Royale to determine the dominant species on the Earth. They were all sealed away by an Undead known as the Joker until archaeologists in the present day undo the seal. As Kamen Rider Blade, Kazuma must end the new Battle Royale by sealing away the Undead once more, cementing humanity as the dominant species, and is joined by three other Kamen Riders in the fight.698
No.062005-2006Kamen Rider Hibiki48Aired from 2005 to 2006 and ran for 48 episodes. Throughout Japanese history, there have been people who undergo intense training to use the purity of sound to transform into beings known as Oni to battle monstrous creatures known as the Makamou. Asumu Adachi, a student ready to transfer into high school, is unsure as to how he should proceed in his life when he meets a man only known as Hibiki, one of the Oni. Hibiki takes Asumu under his wing and trains him in the way of the Oni in the fight against the Makamou, joining fellow Oni Ibuki, Todoroki, and Zanki and their apprentices.746
No.072006-2007Kamen Rider Kabuto49Aired from 2006 to 2007 and ran for 49 episodes. Soji Tendo has been training his entire life to be the recipient of a device known as the Kabuto Zecter that allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Kabuto. The ZECT organization initially developed the technology to combat the aliens known as the Worms who came to Earth on a meteor that struck in Shibuya in 1999, but have been hiding in plain sight ever since. He uses his powers to protect Hiyori Kusakabe from the Worms, but has to deal with ZECT officers trying to regain the Kabuto Zecter from him. He befriends ZECT agent and Hiyori's coworker Arata Kagami, who is the first person to know his identity as Kabuto, and combats ZECT's other affiliated and rogue Kamen Riders, all the while dealing with the Worm menace.795
No.082007-2008Kamen Rider Den-O49Aired from 2007 to 2008 and ran for 49 episodes. Ryotaro Nogami is a young man with incredibly bad luck who one day is possessed by a mysterious creature known as an Imagin and discovers the Rider Pass, a device that enables him to transform into Kamen Rider Den-O. When the Rider Pass's owner Hana approaches him, they are attacked by another Imagin, one who comes from a possible future to 2007 who grant wishes to weakwilled humans in order to go back further in time to change the past to favor the Imagin's own future. Hana has Ryotaro transform, and the Imagin who possessed him takes pity on him and offers to take over his body and fight in his place. Ryotaro joins Hana, the Imagin Momotaros, and the crew of the DenLiner, which soon includes other Imagin who open contracts with Ryotaro, to protect the flow of time so the future of humanity remains as the one true future.844
No.092008-2009Kamen Rider Kiva48Aired from 2008 to 2009 and ran for 48 episodes. Wataru Kurenai is a young man who transforms into Kamen Rider Kiva to fight the vampiric Fangire Race in the year 2008, while dealing with the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization who sees Kiva as a threat. Otoya Kurenai is a violin virtuoso and Wataru's father who encounters the Fangire in the year 1986 and assists the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization in their fight with the Fangire. The actions Otoya takes in the past in regards to the Fangire affect how Wataru must deal with the same Fangire in the present.892
No.102009Kamen Rider Decade31Aired in 2009 after the finale of Kiva and was billed as the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Rider Series, lasting for only 31 episodes. Tsukasa Kadoya is a photographer with no memory of his past and whose photos never turn out quite right. When dimensional portals open up, trapping his only friend Natsumi Hikari with the various monsters other Kamen Riders have faced, she finds the Decade Driver which Tsukasa instinctively uses to transform into Kamen Rider Decade, a being Natsumi has seen in her nightmares. While the world seems to collapse around him, everything freezes and he is approached by Wataru Kurenai who tells him that the multiverse is collapsing, and this world will be destroyed unless he travels to the worlds of the other Kamen Riders and fix them in order to prevent the destruction of every world. However, the mysterious Narutaki disseminates rumors throughout the other realities that Tsukasa will be the destroyer of all worlds, causing the Kamen Riders to turn on him. Eventually, it's revealed that Decade's role as the destroyer and connector of worlds, as Tsukasa would destroy the Riders he would connect the other worlds preventing their collapse and does anything he is needed for as a hero or a villain to finish the Rider's story.923
No.112009-2010Kamen Rider W49Aired in late 2009 to 2010 following the finale of Decade. Shotaro Hidari is a private investigator in the ecologically-minded city of Futo who works with his partner Philip to investigate crimes that involve users of Gaia Memories which transform them into monstrous beings known as Dopants. Shotaro and Philip have their own set of Gaia Memories that they use in conjunction with the Doubledriver belt, with Philip's mind traveling into Shotaro's body to fight as Kamen Rider Double. With their landlord (and daughter of their mentor) Akiko Narumi, Shotaro and Philip protect Futo all while discovering more about the past that Philip cannot remember.972
No.122010-2011Kamen Rider OOO48Aired in late 2010 to 2011 following the finale of W. Eiji Hino is unwillingly drafted by a being known as Ankh to be his guard in the fight amongst the Greeed, monsters whose powers stem from mystical coins known as Core Medals. When they awoke, several of their Core Medals were missing; Ankh having lost most and thus stole some from his kin. As the Greeed hunt down their Core Medals, they use Cell Medals to create monsters called Yummy to produce more Cell Medals to sustain their incomplete bodies. However, Ankh uses Eiji and gives him the OOO Driver, allowing Eiji to transform into Kamen Rider OOO to get the Medals for him. However, a third party is also after the Medals for mysterious reasons in the form of the mysterious Kougami Foundation.[1]1,020
No.132011-2012Kamen Rider Fourze48Aired in late 2011 to 2012 following the finale of OOO. The series has a spaceflight motif and is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's and mankind's first flight into space as well as the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series.[2] Gentaro Kisaragi has recently transferred to Amanogawa High School, where he seeks to make everyone there his friend. After he meets with childhood friend Yuki Jojima, and runs afoul of her friend Kengo Utahoshi, a monster known as a Zodiarts attacks. After Gentaro takes the Fourze Driver Kengo intended to use himself, he transforms into Kamen Rider Fourze and fights the Zodiarts. Yuki convinces Kengo to begrudingly allow Gentaro to assist them in their fight, even as Gentaro transforms the lunar base they can transport to into the headquarters for a Kamen Rider Club to gather friends and supporters in the fight.1,068
No.142012-2013Kamen Rider Wizard53Aired in late 2012 to 2013 following the finale of Fourze. The series is based on magic. When Haruto Soma is used as a sacrifice for a ritual, mysterious demons called Phantoms appear, attacking humans to increase their numbers; a mysterious girl, Koyomi, unaffected by the Phantoms, saves him. Haruto gains the powers to Kamen Rider Wizard by a mysterious robed figure called White Wizard. Haruto then transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to save people from despair caused by the Phantoms, supported by Koyomi, his apprentice Shunpei Nara, police officer Rinko Daimon, the Rings' creator Shigeru Wajima, and later on a mysterious agent named Masanori Kizaki. Eventually, another person named Kosuke Nitoh meets the group and later fights alongside Haruto as Kamen Rider Beast.1,121
No.152013-2014Kamen Rider Gaim47Aired in late 2013 to 2014 following the finale of Wizard. In the world of Kamen Rider Gaim, because of a large company known as the Yggdrasill Corporation setting up shop in the once bustling city of Zawame (沢芽市,Zawame-shi), it now feels like everyone is living in a jōkamachi (城下町 castle town). To escape this feeling, young people throughout the city have formed dance crews to bring joy back into their lives. Another popular event is a game that uses Lockseeds that contain small animals known as Inves that are said to come from another dimension. However, as this game becomes more and more popular, it seems to be causing tears in reality to an actual alternate dimension from which monsters are invading the Earth. Kouta Kazuraba, who gives up time in his dance crew to start a job to help out his sister, uses a special Lockseed in his Sengoku Driver belt to transform into Kamen Rider Gaim to battle these monsters, but he must also contend with other rival Kamen Riders, transforming a fight against monsters from another dimension into a Kamen Rider warring states period.1,168
No.162014-2015Kamen Rider Drive48Aired in late 2014 to 2015 following the finale of Gaim. Mysterious incidents known as "Density Shift" or "Slowdown" are caused by monsters called Roidmudes, 108 rogue AIs that steal people's identities. During these periods, time is dilated for normal people and makes them sluggish and heavy, leaving the Roidmudes free to cause havoc. Ace cop Shinnosuke Tomari severely injured his partner Akira Hayase by accident during one of these incidents, making him lose all motivation for his work. Demoted and transferred to a special investigations unit, he finds out six months later about Shift Cars, sentient toy cars that grant him special powers and allow him to move normally during Slowdown. With the help of the Drive Driver Mr. Belt, his new partner Kiriko Shijima, his car Tridoron and the Shift Cars plus the aid of the Special Investigations Unit, he fights against Roidmudes and the mysterious Chase as Kamen Rider Drive.1,216
No.172015-2016Kamen Rider Ghost50Aired in late 2015 to 2016 after the finale of Drive. This series ran through the 45th anniversary of the franchise in 2016. However, much like OOO it will not be counted as the official anniversary show, as that title will fall to its eventual successor. A young ghost hunter named Takeru Tenkuji is killed on his 18th birthday by an evil spirit called a Ganma after receiving an item called a Ghost Eyecon from his late father. A mysterious hermit spirit offers Takeru a second chance at life by finding the 15 Eyecons of legendary heroes in 99 days, or he will die permanently. He then gives him the Ghost Driver to become a Kamen Rider to battle the evil Ganma with the help of a little spirit called Yurusen. As Ghost, Takeru must protect the lives and innocence of humans from the corruption of the Ganma while trying to find Eyecons to restore his own life.1,266
No.182016-2017Kamen Rider Ex-Aid45Aired in late 2016 to 2017 after the finale of Ghost. The series was also part of the 45th anniversary celebration for part of the 2016 year. The series revolves around a trio of doctors who must fight a mutated computer virus called the Bugster virus using video game themed equipment to become Kamen Riders to save the lives of patients infected with the disease.1,311
No.192017-2018Kamen Rider Build49Aired in late 2017 to 2018 after the finale of Ex-Aid. 10 years ago, a mythical object known as Pandora's Box was brought back to Earth from Mars during an expedition of Martian caverns at the time. However when the Box was activated, it caused a three-way wall known as the Sky Wall to emerge from the grounds of Earth and divided the country of Japan into three, Hokuto, Touto, and Seito. During present day, an amnesiac genius physicist named Sento Kiryu secretly operates as Kamen Rider Build while fighting alongside Ryuga Banjou, a prison escapee, and Misora, a girl who purifies his Fullbottles in order to unlock the secrets of Pandora's Box and eventually his own memories.1,360
No.202018-2019Kamen Rider Zi-O49

Its founders had ties to the Nazis, Illuminati and the Kamen Rider Spirits manga makes references to the group's support by the Badan Empire. Ruthless and merciless, Shocker would often kidnap prominent scientists and force them to work for the organization, then kill them when their usefulness was at an end, or if they attempted to escape. The decision to kidnap and modify college student Takeshi Hongo proved to be their undoing. He was intended to be another of Shocker's powerful cyborg warriors, a grasshopper-human hybrid, but he escaped and opposed them as Kamen Rider 1. A later attempt to create a second, more powerful Kamen Rider backfired when the intended victim, Hayato Ichimonji, was rescued by the original Rider before he was brainwashed.


Anti-Shocker Alliance

EntryYearSeriesImageEpisodesSummaryTotal Episodes
No.012019-2020Kamen Rider Zero-One45Aired in late 2019 to 2020 after the finale of Zi-O. Japan has entered a new era. Hiden Intelligence, the country's most thriving technology company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI), has developed a way to utilize these A.I.s in a humanoid form, known as the Humagears. These virtually identical humanoid androids have become a staple in everyday life, to the general public as well as the private sectors. After his grandfather's death, a young but failing stage comedian Aruto Hiden bears witness to several terrorist attacks orchestrated by MetsubouJinrai.net, prompting the creation of an anti-Humagear military squad, A.I.M.S.. Upon inheriting his late grandfather's company and the Zero-One Driver, Aruto becomes Kamen Rider Zero-One and finds himself caught in the crossfire between MetsubouJinrai.net and later ZAIA Japan, led by Gai Amatsu who wishes to rid Humagears from society and take over the world.1,454
No.022020-2021Kamen Rider Saber48Aired in late 2020 to 2021 after the finale of Zero-One. Long ago, an ancient sect of swordsmen protected the Almighty Book that had transcribed everything known to man. However, they were betrayed by one of their own, who tried to take the book for himself and joined the Megid. Fast forward to present day, a young but amnesiac novelist Touma Kamiyama interprets his lost memories of the Wonder World through his writing. One day as the Megid appeared and caused portions of the city to disappear, Touma decided to harness the power of Kaenken Rekka and write an ending to this story.1,502
No.032021-2022Kamen Rider ReviceTBAAired in late 2021 after the finale of Saber. Deadmans is an organization that worships demons. Through the use of mysterious Vistamps, monsters called Deadman are born from within humans. Fighting to protect his family from Deadmans’ clutches is Ikki Igarashi. He himself has a contract with Vice, a devil that lives within Ikki’s body. Together, they transform into two Kamen Riders: Ikki as Kamen Rider Revi, and Vice as Kamen Rider Vice. Together, they are Kamen Rider Revice.TBA

Original Title: 仮面ライダ

2005Kamen Rider The FirstPremiered in 2005. It is a reimagining of the original Kamen Rider show, and adds a touch of romance to the story.
2007Kamen Rider The NextPremiered in 2007 as a sequel to The First. It is a reimagining of Kamen Rider V3, and replaces the romance of the previous movie with horror.
2016-2017Kamen Rider AmazonsA dark reimagining of Kamen Rider Amazon that exists outside of the main Kamen Rider continuity. It is exclusive to Amazon Prime. The first season premiered on April 1, 2016 and the second season premiered on April 7, 2017.
2022Kamen Rider Black SunA dark reboot of Kamen Rider Black, set to premiere sometime in 2022.
2023Shin Kamen RiderAnother reboot of the original Kamen Rider show, set to premiere sometime in 2023.

S.I.C. Hero Saga[edit]

Shōwa era
  • Hayato joined Takeshi as Kamen Rider 2.
  • The pair, known as the Double Riders, put an end to Shocker, and later its remnants, who formed Gelshocker after their disbandment.
  • In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, Shocker, although with a membership and leadership covering Gelshocker members from the original TV series, obtained a Core Medal and modified it into the Shocker Medal.
  • Though they were originally unable to use it, the appearance of the Greed Ankh in their time enabled the organization to obtain one of his Cell Medals and create the Shocker Greed.
  • This altered time so that Shocker defeated the Double Riders and managed to conquer all of Japan and eventually the world, setting up a union with many of the other organizations that originally emerged after Shocker's destruction.
Heisei era
  • The group is ultimately defeated by the Kamen Riders.
  • But as revealed in Kamen Rider OOO onwards, there are some surviving members of the Shocker organization, even from Badan Empire who went into hiding to gather data of the Kamen Riders' battles against some of their respective monsters many years ago.
  • But during the events of Superhero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3, Shocker's remaining scientists created a History Modification Machine that they use to send a time displaced cyborg called Kamen Rider Three back in time to destroy the Double Riders in the aftermath of Gelshocker's defeat, creating a new timeline where Shocker rules the world with some Kamen Riders in their service.
  • Luckily, the apparent destruction of the History Modification Machine restores the timeline (with the exception of Go Shijima/Kamen Rider Mach who was killed by Cheetahkatatsumuri), only to be found out during the events of D-Video Special: Kamen Rider Four that Shocker secretly uses it to create time loops and alters the timeline once more, allowing to create Kamen Rider Four, as well as the revelation that they have been targeting Takumi Inui, due to his sacrifice-less wish to ensure that no one dies like what happened to one of his old allies to create a loop.
  • As Takumi is about to destroy the machine, the Shocker Leader appears with an appearance identical to Takumi's.
  • In the end, Takumi destroys the machine and disappears alongside the modified timeline, restored back to its original timeline once more.


Shōwa era
  • Though most of his allies who do not originate from the Kamen Rider 555 TV series like from Kamen Rider Drive, and even Kamen Rider Den-O's Kamen Rider Zeronos don't remember if they had encountered Takumi, only some of Takumi's old friends from the Kamen Rider 555 TV series, including Naoya Kaido still remember Takumi.
  • In the movie Kamen Rider 1, there is a civil war between the original Shocker and a newly formed organization called Nova Shocker in an attempt to kidnap Mayu, Tobei Tachibana's granddaughter, and release the Alexander Gamma Eyecon from her body, in order to obtain its power.
  • As all of the revived the Ambassador from Hell's Shocker faction had been annihilated completely, leaving only himself, and also after he witnessed how dangerous the Alexander Gamma Eyecon is, he makes an uneasy alliance with Kamen Riders Ghost, Specter and a newly improved Kamen Rider 1.
  • Shocker Leader (ショッカー首領, Shokkā Shuryō): The high ruler of the organization and main antagonist of the series.
  • He appears for the first time in short video footage shown in episode 34, although his appearance there is mostly hidden by shadows.
  • He talks with his followers through speakers on Shocker's emblems in the multiple outposts.
  • The Shocker Leader is a cruel being who does not have qualms in sacrificing his minions during moments of crisis or failure.[2] He takes various forms, his first being a cyclopean gorgon in crimson robes in the original series, his second being a skeletal creature in Kamen Rider V3, following a skull-faced insect who leads a mini-restoration of Shocker known as Black Satan, and his true form is known as the Great Leader Rock (岩石大首領, Ganseki Daishuryō) in Kamen Rider Stronger a giant humanoid rock man controlled by a large one-eyed cybernetic brain.
  • Colonel Zol/Wolf-Man (ゾル大佐/狼男, Zoru-taisa/Ōkami Otoko, 26-39, Kamen Rider vs.
  • Shocker & V3 27 & 28) (a.k.a.
  • Golden Wolf-Man (黄金狼男, Ōgon Ōkami Otoko)): From Shocker's Near and Middle East Branch, his true form was a wolflike monster.
  • He was also a disguise specialist, able to mimic Taki's appearance almost perfectly using only makeup during his debut.
  • His personal mark, worn by the Combatants of his own Shocker outpost and used in his official correspondence, was the Shocker emblem, but with the bird's head replaced by a wolf's.[3] He confronted Kamen Rider 2 himself in episode 39 and after a lengthy fight was toppled off a cliff by Kamen Rider 2's Rider Punch, destroying him.
  • Gold Wolf-Man briefly appeared in Kamen Rider vs Shocker among the members of the resurrected monster army.
  • In Kamen Rider V3, episode 27, Colonel Zol is resurrected alongside the other three great Shocker and Gelshocker commanders from the original TV series by Destron.
Heisei era
  • He aims to become a Destron commander, replacing Doctor G.
  • However, in episode 28, after Kamen Rider V3 escaped from Destron's base, a self-destruction sequence was activated, and Colonel Zol was unable to escape, dying again with it.
  • In the Kamen Rider Spirits manga, he is revived with other Shocker commanders as a soulless pawn of the Badan Empire.
  • Doctor Death/Ikadevil (死神博士/イカデビル, Shinigami-hakase/Ikadebiru, 40-52, Kamen Rider vs.
  • Shocker, 61, 63 & 68, V3 27 & 28, Decade: All Riders vs Great-Shocker & Let's Go Kamen Riders): From Shocker's branch in Switzerland, he took over Japan's command after Zol's death until the Ambassador from Hell appeared.
  • However, he returned to Japan in episode 61, working together with the Ambassador from Hell and also attempting his own plans.
  • He had cold and calculating behavior.
  • In episode 68, he captured Tobei to help train him for his battle with Kamen Rider 1, but that only resulted in Tobei learning about his weak point, his head.
  • Discarding his cape when he faced Takeshi for the last time, Death assumed his squidlike monster form to fight Rider 1 with his tentacle whip, while Taki was held off by the Shocker Combatants.
  • With Tobei's guidance, Kamen Rider 1 managed to overpower Ikadevil and weaken him with a Rider Chop before sending Squiddevil falling to his death with his Rider Drill Shoot.
  • Ikadevil tried to rise once more, only to fall down and explode.
  • Doctor Death was resurrected by Destron in Kamen Rider V3, episode 27, and speculated about how he had been brought back to replace Doctor G, only to learn that he was there just for a new operation.
  • Shortly afterwards, in episode 28, he died when Destron's base accidentally self-destructed.
  • He is revived as a soulless pawn of the Badan Empire alongside Colonel Zol and the Ambassador from Hell in the Kamen Rider Spirits manga.
  • Ambassador Hell/Garagaranda (地獄大使/ガラガランダ, Jigoku-taishi/Garagaranda, 53-62, 64-67, Kamen Rider vs.
  • the Ambassador from Hell & 69-79, V3 27 & 28, Decade: All Riders vs Great-Shocker & Let's Go Kamen Riders): Summoned from Shocker's branch in Southeast Asia, he took command of the organization in Japan.
  • His true name was Damon (ダモン) according to Kamen Rider Spirits. He used an electromagnetic whip and an iron claw as his weapons.
  • In episode 79, after capturing the Riders' friends, he called Hongo out as he assumed his rattlesnake-like monster form, able to burrow underground and use his whip arm as a weapon.
  • Kamen Rider 1 battled Garagaranda while Kazuya freed Tobei and the others, managing to use his Rider Kick on the monster. Reverting to his normal form, Hell cursed the Riders and screamed to Shocker's perseverance before he died, exploding.
  • Soon afterwards, the Ambassador from Hell returned to the base, only to die in its self-destruction. the Ambassador from Hell returns in the Kamen Rider Spirits manga, working for the Badan Empire.
  • They are normally easily defeated by the Riders, often without even needing to transform.
  • Their trademark is a high-pitched battle-cry. Big Machine (ビッグマシン, Biggu Mashin): A character who only appears in Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga.
  • Big Machine is Shocker's highest commander and main antagonist in the manga. He also seems to be the one called "Shocker Leader" by some of the lower ranking Shocker members.
  • In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Superhero Taisen, Big Machine is reimagined as a project of the Shocker/Zangyack Alliance to create a giant robot from the Crisis Fortress and the Gigant Horse.
  • Gelshocker (ゲルショッカー, Gerushokkā) was formed after the disbandment of Shocker, with the remnants of the organization absorbing another organization Geldam (ゲルダム団, Gerudamu-dan) trained in the deserts of Africa.
  • After the Ambassador from Hell's defeat, the Shocker Leader reorganized the organization from the ground up, destroying all remaining secret bases and even killing the remaining troop contingent in a bloody forest massacre witnessed by unfortunate campers. Gelshocker Combatants wore bright purple and yellow costumes, were capable of traveling from one place to another by transforming into sheets that would drop down onto unsuspecting victims and were capable of taking more blunt abuse than their predecessors.
  • The Eerie Spider Man (怪奇蜘蛛男, Kaiki Kumo Otoko) (Original Airdate: April 3, 1971).
  • The Terrifying Bat Man (恐怖蝙蝠男, Kyōfu Kōmori Otoko) (Original Airdate: April 10, 1971).
  • The Monstrous Scorpion Man (怪人さそり男, Kaijin Sasori Otoko) (Original Airdate: April 17, 1971). The Man-Eating Sarracenian (人喰いサラセニアン, Hitokui Sarasenian) (Original Airdate: April 24, 1971).
  • Showdown at the Old World's Fair!
  • (死神カメレオン決闘!万博跡, Shinigami Kamereon Kettō! Banpaku Ato) (Original Airdate: May 15, 1971).
  • The Creepy Wasp Woman! Hachi Onna) (Original Airdate: May 22, 1971).
  • The Monstrous Cobra Man (恐怖コブラ男, Kyōfu Kobura Otoko) (Original Airdate: May 29, 1971).
  • The Reborn Cobra Man (よみがえるコブラ男, Yomigaeru Kobura Otoko) (Original Airdate: June 5, 1971). Blood-Sucking Monster Gebacondor (吸血怪人ゲバコンドル, Kyūketsu Kaijin Gebakondoru) (Original Airdate: June 12, 1971).
  • (トカゲロンと怪人大軍団, Tokageron to Kaijin Dai Gundan) (Original Airdate: June 26, 1971).
  • The Devilish Saboteguron Attacks! (魔人サボテグロンの襲来, Majin Saboteguron no Shūrai) (Original Airdate: July 3, 1971).
  • Saboteguron Strikes Back (逆襲サボテグロン, Gyakushū Saboteguron) (Original Airdate: July 10, 1971). The Devil Wrestler Pirasaurus (悪魔のレスラーピラザウルス, Akuma no Resurā Pirazaurusu) (Original Airdate: July 17, 1971).
  • The Monstrous Kanibubbler Appears in Hokkaido (怪人カニバブラー北海道に現る, Kaijin Kanibaburā Hokkaidō ni Arawaru) (Original Airdate: August 7, 1971).
  • The Fire-Breathing Caterpillar Monster, Dokugandar (火を吹く毛虫怪人ドクガンダー, Hi o Fuku Kemushi Kaijin Dokugandā) (Original Airdate: August 14, 1971).
  • Dokugandar, Battle at Osaka Castle! (ドクガンダー 大阪城の対決!, Dokugandā Ōsaka-jō no Taiketsu!) (Original Airdate: August 21, 1971).
  • Monstrous Merman Amazonia (怪魚人アマゾニア, Kai Kyojin Amazonia) (Original Airdate: August 28, 1971).
  • Soaring Monster Masasabedle (空飛ぶ怪人ムササビードル, Soratobu Kaijin Musasabīdoru) (Original Airdate: September 4, 1971).
  • Poisonous Monster Kinokomorgue Attacks! (猛毒怪人キノコモルグの出撃!, Mōdoku Kaijin Kinokomorugu no Shutsugeki!) (Original Airdate: September 11, 1971).
  • Defeat Kinokomorgue! (キノコモルグを倒せ!, Kinokomorugu o Taose!) (Original Airdate: September 18, 1971).
  • The Terrifying Antlion Pit (恐怖のあり地獄, Kyōfu no Arijigoku) (Original Airdate: September 25, 1971).
  • Mukaderas's Monster School (ムカデラス怪人教室, Mukaderasu Kaijin Shōshitsu) (Original Airdate: October 2, 1971).
  • Underground Monster Mogurang (地底怪人モグラング, Chitei Kaijin Mogurangu) (Original Airdate: October 9, 1971).
  • The Electric Monster Kuragedarl (電気怪人クラゲダール, Denki Kaijin Kuragedāru) (Original Airdate: October 16, 1971).
  • Reborn Fossil: The Bloodsucking Trilobite (よみがえる化石吸血三葉虫, Yomegaeru Kaseki Kyūketsu San'yōchū) (Original Airdate: October 23, 1971).
  • The Ant-eating Devil Arigabari (死斗!ありくい魔人アリガバリ, Shitō!
  • Arikui Majin Arigabari) (Original Airdate: October 30, 1971).
Reiwa era
  • The Man-Eating Flower, Dokudahlian (人喰い花ドクダリアン, Hitokui Hana Dokudarian) (Original Airdate: November 6, 1971).
  • Steel Monster Armadillong (鋼鉄怪人アルマジロング, Kōtetsu Kaijin Arumajirongu) (Original Airdate: November 13, 1971).
  • Japan in Peril! Gamagiller's Invasion (日本危うし!ガマギラーの侵入, Nihon Ayaushi!
  • Gamagirā no Shin'nyū) (Original Airdate: November 20, 1971).
  • The Killer Queen Ant, Arikimedes (殺人女王蟻アリキメデス, Satsujin Joōari Arikimedesu) (Original Airdate: November 27, 1971).
  • The Revived Mummy Monster, Egyptus (いきかえったミイラ怪人エジプタス, Ikikaetta Miira Kaijin Ejiputasu) (Original Airdate: December 4, 1971).
  • Poison Gas Monster Torikabuto's Operation: G (毒ガス怪人トリカブトのG作戦, Dokugasu Kaijin Torikabuto no Jī Sakusen) (Original Airdate: December 11, 1971).

Episode list[edit]


  • Lightning Monster Rayking's Worldwide Blackout Operation (稲妻怪人エイキングの世界暗黒作戦, Inazuma Kaijin Eikingu no Sekai Ankoku Sakusen) (Original Airdate: December 18, 1971).
  • The Monstrous Snowman vs. The Two Riders!
  • (死斗!怪人スノーマン対二人のライダー, Shitō! Kaijin Sunōman Tai Futari no Raidā) (Original Airdate: January 1, 1972).
  • The Demonic Assassin, the Eerie Fly Man (悪魔の使者 怪奇ハエ男, Akuma no Shisha Kaiki Hae Otoko) (Original Airdate: January 15, 1972).
  • Graveyard Monster Kabibinga (墓場の怪人カビビンガ, Hakaba no Kaijin Kabibinga) (Original Airdate: January 29, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Namekujira's Gas Explosion Plan (怪人ナメクジラのガス爆発作戦, Kaijin Namekujira no Gasu Bakuhatsu Sakusen) (Original Airdate: February 5, 1972).
  • Snowy Mountain Monster Bearkonger (対決!!雪山怪人ベアーコンガー, Taiketsu!!
  • Yukiyama Kaijin Beākongā) (Original Airdate: February 12, 1972).



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Production Information

  • The Deadly Ice Devil Todogiller (死を呼ぶ氷魔人トドギラー, Shi o Yobu Kōri Majin Todogirā) (Original Airdate: February 19, 1972).
  • Hiruguerrilla of the Vampire Swamp (吸血沼のヒルゲリラ, Kyūketsu Numa no Hirugerira) (Original Airdate: February 26, 1972).
  • The Man-Eating Monster, Isoginchak (人喰い怪人イソギンチャック, Hitokui Kaijin Isoginchakku) (Original Airdate: March 4, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Kamestone's Killer Aurora Plan (怪人カメストーンの殺人オーロラ計画, Kaijin Kamesutōn no Satsujin Ōrora Keikaku) (Original Airdate: March 11, 1972).



  • Rock Monster Unicornos Versus the Double Rider Kick (石怪人ユニコルノス対ダブルライダーキック, Ishi Kaijin Yunikorunosu Tai Daburu Raidā Kikku) (Original Airdate: March 18, 1972).
  • My Name is Monster Bird Gilgalass! (おれの名は 怪鳥人ギルガラスだ!, Ore no Na wa Kai Chōjin Girugarasu da!) (Original Airdate: March 25, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Jaguar Man's Deadly Motorcycle Battle (怪人ジャガーマン決死のオートバイ戦, Kaijin Jagāman Kesshi Ōtobai Ikusa) (Original Airdate: April 1, 1972).
  • Umihebiotoko of the Ghost Village (ユウレイ村の海蛇男, Yūrei Mura no Umihebi Otoko) (Original Airdate: April 8, 1972).

Different with TV Series

  • Cockroach Man!! The Dreadful Germ-Filled Ad Balloon (ゴキブリ男!!恐怖の細菌アドバルーン, Gokiburi Otoko!!


Series Stunts

  • Kyōfu no Saikin Adobarūn) (Original Airdate: April 15, 1972).

Series Cinematography by


Series Produced by

  • Poison Butterfly of the Amazon, Gireela (アマゾンの毒蝶ギリーラ, Amazon no Doku Chō Girīra) (Original Airdate: April 22, 1972).
  • Purseweb Man Dokumondo (土ぐも男ドクモンド, Tsuchigumo Otoko Dokumondo) (Original Airdate: April 29, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Dokutokageotoko, Deathmatch in Fear Valley!!
  • (怪人毒トカゲ おそれ谷の決闘!!, Kaijin Doku Tokage Osoredani no Kettō!!) (Original Airdate: May 6, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Mimizuotoko of the Bottomless Swamp!
  • (底なし沼の怪人ミミズ男!, Sokonashi Numa no Kaijin Mimizu Otoko!) (Original Airdate: May 13, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Owl Man's Killer X-Rays (怪奇フクロウ男の殺人レントゲン, Kaiki Fukurō Otoko no Satsujin Rentogen) (Original Airdate: May 20, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Namazugiller's Electric Hell (怪人ナマズギラーの電気地獄, Kaijin Namazugirā no Denki Jigoku) (Original Airdate: May 27, 1972).

S1 E96 - Takeshi Hongo, Cactus Monster Exposed!?

  1. The Monstrous Harinezuras's Killer Skull Plan (怪人ハリネズラス 殺人どくろ作戦, Kaijin Harinezurasu Satsujin Dokuro Sakusen) (Original Airdate: June 3, 1972).

Series Visual Effects by

  • The Monstrous Saigang's Deadly Auto Race (怪人サイギャング 死のオートレース, Kaijin Saigyangu Shi no Ōto Rēsu) (Original Airdate: June 10, 1972).

Shocker Monsters

  • The Monstrous Semiminga's Song of Slaughter!
  • (怪人セミミンガ みな殺しのうた!, Kaijin Semiminga Mina Koroshi no Uta!) (Original Airdate: June 17, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Beetle Professor and the Shocker School (怪人昆虫博士とショッカースクール, Kaijin Konchū Hakase to Shokkā Sukūru) (Original Airdate: June 24, 1972).
  • The Shocker Graveyard: Monsters Revived (ショッカー墓場よみがえる怪人たち, Shokkā Hakaba Yomigaeru Kaijin-tachi) (Original Airdate: July 1, 1972).

Series Cast

  • The Shocker Leader Appears!!

Magazine publications

  • Rider in Danger (ショッカー首領出現!!ライダー危うし, Shokkā Shuryō Shutsugen!!


  • Raidā Ayaushi) (Original Airdate: July 8, 1972).


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Series Directed by

Series Writing Credits

  • The Terrifying Truth of Doctor Death? (死神博士恐怖の正体?, Shinigami-hakase Kyōfu no Shōtai?) (Original Airdate: July 15, 1972).
  • (怪人エレキボタル火の玉攻撃!!, Kaijin Erekibotaru Hi no Tama Kōgeki!!) (Original Airdate: July 29, 1972).
  • Rokko Pursuit of the Monstrous Abugomes!
  • (怪人アブゴメス六甲山大ついせき!, Kaijin Abugomesu Rokkōsan Daitsuiseki!) (Original Airdate: August 5, 1972).
  • The Blood-Sucking Mosquilas Versus the Two Riders (吸血モスキラス対二人ライダー, Kyūketsu Mosukirasu Tai Futari Raidā) (Original Airdate: August 12, 1972).
  • Defeat Shiomaneking (ダブルライダー!倒せシオマネキング, Daburu Raidā!
  • Taose Shiomanekingu) (Original Airdate: August 19, 1972).

Derivative products

Household games


  • The Deadly Blood-Sucker! Give It Your All, Rider Kid Corps (死の吸血魔 がんばれ!!ライダー少年隊, Shi no Kyūketsuma Ganbare!!
  • Raidā Shōnentai) (Original Airdate: August 26, 1972).
  • The Monstrous Poison Flower Bararanga Secret of the Terror House (毒花怪人バラランガ 恐怖の家の秘密, Dokubana Kaijin Bararanga Kyōfu no Ie no Himitsu) (Original Airdate: September 2, 1972).
  • Three Electric Monsters: the Seadragons!! (三匹の発電怪人シードラゴン!!, Sanbiki no Hatsuden Kaijin Shīdoragon!!) (Original Airdate: September 9, 1972).


Black Satan
Initial works
Main series
Gaiden work
Derivative works
S1 E98 - Gel-Shocker Annihilated! The End of the Leader!!
  • The Monster Imoriges, Showdown at Hell Ranch!!
  • (怪人イモリゲスじごく牧場の決闘!!, Kaijin Imorigesu Jigoku Bokujō no Kettō!!) (Original Airdate: September 16, 1972).
  • The Terrifying Unidogma + Ghost Monsters (恐怖のウニドグマ+ゆうれい怪人, Kyōfu no Unidoguma + Yūrei Kaijin) (Original Airdate: September 23, 1972).
Series Makeup Department
  • Ambassador from Hell!!
  • His Fearsome True Form?
Series Music by
  • (地獄大使!!恐怖の正体?, Jigoku-taishi!! Kyōfu no Shōtai?) (Original Airdate: September 30, 1972).

Series Music Department

  • (ゲルショッカー出現!仮面ライダー最後の日!!, Gerushokkā Shutsugen! Kamen Raidā Saigo no Hi!!) (Original Airdate: October 7, 1972).
  • Monstrous Inokabuton, Defeat Kamen Rider With Insanity Gas (怪人イノカブトン 発狂ガスでライダーを倒せ, Kaijin Inokabuton Hakkyō Gasu de Raidā o Taose) (Original Airdate: October 28, 1972).
  • Rider in Peril! Isoginjaguar's Hellish Trap (危うしライダー!イソギンジャガーの地獄罠, Ayaushi Raidā!
  • Isoginjagā no Jigoku Wana) (Original Airdate: November 4, 1972).
  • The Sludge Monster's Terrifying Killer Smog (ヘドロ怪人恐怖の殺人スモッグ, Hedoro Kaijin Kyōfu no Satsujin Sumoggu) (Original Airdate: November 11, 1972).
  • The Bloodthirsty Black Cat Paintings!
  • (怪奇!血をよぶ黒猫の絵, Kaiki!
  • Chi o Yobu Kuroneko no E) (Original Airdate: December 2, 1972).
  • The Terrifying Pet Operation, Rider SOS (恐怖のペット作戦 ライダーSOS, Kyōfu no Petto Sakusen Raidā Esu Ō Esu) (Original Airdate: December 16, 1972).
  • Enroll in the Gelshocker Terror School (ゲルショッカー恐怖学校に入学せよ, Gerushokkā Kyōfu Gakkō ni Nyūgaku Seyo) (Original Airdate: December 23, 1972). The Fake Kamen Rider!!
  • The Truth Behind Gelshocker's Leader!!
  • (ゲルショッカー首領の正体, Gerushokkā Shuryō no Shōtai) (Original Airdate: January 13, 1973).
  • The Monstrous Garaox's Flying Cars!! (怪人ガラオックスの空飛ぶ自動車, Kaijin Garaokkusu no Sora Tobu Jidōsha) (Original Airdate: January 20, 1973).
  • Takeshi Hongo Becomes a Cactus Monster!?
  • (本郷猛 サボテン怪人にされる!?, Hongō Takeshi Saboten Kaijin ni Sareru!?) (Original Airdate: January 27, 1973).


  • Takeshi Hongo Cannot Transform!!
  • (本郷猛 変身不可能, Hongō Takeshi Henshin Fukanō) (Original Airdate: February 3, 1973).
  • Gelshocker Destroyed! The Leader's End!!
  • (ゲルショッカー全滅!首領の最後!!, Gerushokkā Zenmetsu!
  • Shuryō no Saigo!!) (Original Airdate: February 10, 1973).
  • 1971: Go Go Kamen Rider (ゴーゴー仮面ライダー, Gō Gō Kamen Raidā) - A movie version of episode 13.
  • 1972: Kamen Rider vs. Shocker (仮面ライダー対ショッカー, Kamen Raidā Tai Shokkā).
  • 1972: Kamen Rider vs.
  • The Ambassador from Hell (仮面ライダー対じごく大使, Kamen Raidā Tai Jigoku-taishi).
  • 1975: Five Riders vs. King Dark (五人ライダー対キングダーク, Gonin Raidā Tai Kingu Dāku).

Social games

  • 2005: Kamen Rider: The First.
  • 2007: Kamen Rider: The Next.

Trading card related

Pachinko / Pachislot

  • 2011: OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders (オーズ・電王・オールライダー レッツゴー仮面ライダー, Ōzu Den'ō Ōru Raidā Rettsu Gō Kamen Raidā)[4]. 2014: Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai (平成ライダー対昭和ライダー 仮面ライダー大戦 feat.スーパー戦隊, Heisei Raidā Tai Shōwa Raidā Kamen Raidā Taisen Fīcharingu Sūpā Sentai).
  • OFFICIAL DIORAMA STORY S.I.C. HERO SAGA vol.1 Kakioroshi, and Special Episode: Escape was featured in the October 2006 issue of Hobby Japan.

Toy planning / other

  • Takeshi Hongo: Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘, Fujioka Hiroshi).
  • Hayato Ichimonji: Takeshi Sasaki (佐々木 剛, Sasaki Takeshi).
  • Kazuya Taki: Jirō Chiba (千葉 治郎, Chiba Jirō).

Magazine expansions

Kodansha (Only Kamen Rider Hibiki in 2005, credits, note that there is no publication of Kamen Rider BLACK in 1987)
  • Tōbei Tachibana: Akiji Kobayashi (小林 昭二, Kobayashi Akiji). Ruriko Midorikawa: Chieko Maki (真樹 千恵子, Maki Chieko). Hiromi Nohara: Yoko Shimada (島田 陽子, Shimada Yōko). Shiro: Jō Honda (本田 じょう, Honda Jō).
  • Yuri: Wakako Oki (沖 わか子, Oki Wakako). Mari: Linda Yamamoto (山本 リンダ, Yamamoto Rinda). Michi: Katsumi Nakajima (中島 かつみ, Nakajima Katsumi).
  • Goro Ishikura: Yasuharu Miura (三浦 康晴, Miura Yasuharu). Emi: Emily Takami (高見 エミリー, Takami Emirī). Mika: Yōko Sugibayashi (杉林 陽子, Sugibayashi Yōko).
Tokuma Shoten
  • Tokko: Machiko Nakajima (中島 真智子, Nakajima Machiko). Naoki: Tomonori Yazaki (矢崎 知紀, Tomonori Yazaki).
Shogakukan (Only credit for "Masked Rider Hibiki" in 2005)
  • Mitsuru: Yoshikazu Yamada (山田 芳一, Yamada Yoshikazu). Yokko: Yoshiko Nakada (中田 喜子, Nakada Yoshiko).
  • Choko: Mimy (ミミー, Mimī). Colonel Zol: Jirō Miyaguchi (宮口 二朗, Miyaguchi Jirō). Doctor Death: Hideyo Amamoto (天本 英世, Amamoto Hideyo).
  • Shocker/Gelshocker Leader (Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗, Naya Gorō). Narration: Shinji Nakae (中江 真司, Nakae Shinji).
Akita Shoten
  • Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori. Scriptwriters: Masaru Igami, Shinichi Ichikawa, Masayuki Shimada, Mari Takizawa, Hisashi Yamazaki, Takao Nagaishi, Masahiro Tsukada, Ikurō Suzuki, Takeo Ōno, Fumio Ishimori, Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Kimio Hirayama, Minoru Yamada, Gorō Oketani, Shotaro Ishinomori.
  • Directors: Kōichi Takemoto, Itaru Orita, Hidetoshi Kitamura, Minoru Yamada, Issaku Uchida, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Masahiro Tsukada, Shotaro Ishinomori, Atsuo Okunaka.



Main article: Kamen Rider Motifs

Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Rider Kick" (レッツゴー!!ライダーキック, Rettsu Gō!! Raidā Kikku)Lyrics: Shotaro IshinomoriComposition & Arrangement: Shunsuke KikuchiArtist: Hiroshi Fujioka/Koichi Fuji, Male Harmony (メール・ハーモニー, Mēru Hāmonī)Episodes: 1 - 13 (Fujioka), 14 - 88 (Fuji).

Homages and parodies

Main article: List of references to Kamen Rider in popular culture

Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori. Composition & Arrangement: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Artist: Hiroshi Fujioka/Koichi Fuji, Male Harmony (メール・ハーモニー, Mēru Hāmonī). Episodes: 1 - 13 (Fujioka), 14 - 88 (Fuji). "Rider Action" (ライダーアクション, Raidā Akushon)Lyrics: Shotaro IshinomoriComposition & Arrangement: Shunsuke KikuchiArtist: Masato ShimonEpisodes: 89 – 98. Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori. Composition & Arrangement: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Artist: Masato Shimon. Episodes: 89 – 98. "Kamen Rider no Uta" (仮面ライダーの歌, Kamen Raidā no Uta, "The Song of Kamen Rider")Lyrics: Saburō YatsudeComposition & Arrangement: Shunsuke KikuchiArtist: Koichi Fuji, Male HarmonyEpisodes: 1 – 71. Lyrics: Saburō Yatsude. Composition & Arrangement: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Artist: Koichi Fuji, Male Harmony. Episodes: 1 – 71. "Rider Action"Lyrics: Shotaro IshinomoriComposition & Arrangement: Shunsuke KikuchiArtist: Masato ShimonEpisodes: 72 – 88.

Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori. Composition & Arrangement: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Artist: Masato Shimon. Episodes: 72 – 88. "Lonely Kamen Rider" (ロンリー仮面ライダー, Ronrī Kamen Raidā)Lyrics: Mamoru TanakaComposition & Arrangement: Shunsuke KikuchiArtist: Masato ShimonEpisodes: 89 – 98.


  • Lyrics: Mamoru Tanaka. Composition & Arrangement: Shunsuke Kikuchi. Artist: Masato Shimon. Episodes: 89 – 98. The Kamen Rider original series famously spearheaded launched the "Second Kaiju Boom" or "Henshin Boom" on Japanese television in the early 1970s, greatly impacting the superhero and action-adventure genre in Japan.[5] The famous "henshin sequence", in which the title hero performs ritualistic poses and shouting a keyword to transform into his superhero form has since become a staple in Japanese pop-culture, inspiring superheroes, and magical girl genres.
  • Kamen Rider went later produce a great number of spin-offs which remain in production today. Several Kamen Rider series were aired in Japan after the first Kamen Rider finished.
  • After Kamen Rider Black RX ended production in 1989, the series was put on hold. There were three movies released as the 1990s "Movie Riders", which were Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue, Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J.

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  • After the original creator Shōtarō Ishinomori's death, the Kamen Rider franchise continued in 2000 with Kamen Rider Kuuga.
  • As of 2021, thirty-two Kamen Rider series have been made, with the newest being Kamen Rider Revice which premiered in September 2021.
  • As of 2005, a remake of the Kamen Rider series was made and reimagined with Kamen Rider The First and continued with Kamen Rider The Next released in 2007.
  • The cultural impact of the series in Japan resulted in astronomer Akimasa Nakamura naming two minor planets in honor of the series: 12408 Fujioka, after actor Hiroshi Fujioka, known for his portrayal of Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1,[6][7] and 12796 Kamenrider, after the series itself.[6][8].
  • As of 2021, starting from Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations, Hiroshi Fujioka's son, Maito will portray Takeshi Hongo's younger self.[9].
  • ^"Seven Seas Licenses Shotaro Ishinomori's Original Kamen Rider Manga".
  • Anime News Network. February 28, 2021.
  • Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  • ^Kamen Rider Episode 80.
  • ^Kamen Rider Episode 39.
  • ^"新着情報|三宮シネフェニックス". Archived from the original on 2011-08-24.
  • Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  • ^Takeshobo, ed. "BonusColumn「変身ブーム到来!!」" [Bonus Column 'The Henshin Boom Arrives!'


  • 超人画報 国産架空ヒーロー四十年の歩み [The Super Heroes Chronicles: The History of Japanese Fantastic Televisions, Movies and Videos, 1957-1995] (in Japanese).
  • ISBN4-88475-874-9. ^ abSchmadel, Lutz D.
  • Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.
  • Germany: Springer. ^"JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 12408 Fujioka (1995 SP2)".
  • Archived from the original on 2016-01-12.
  • Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  • ^"JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 12796 Kamenrider (1995 WF)".
  • Archived from the original on 2016-01-12.



  • Retrieved 2008-04-06. ^"藤岡弘、の息子・藤岡真威人、仮面ライダー1号/本郷猛役に挑戦!「やらなきゃならない宿命」" (in Japanese).
  • 29 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021. [email protected] - Shotaro Ishinomori on Ishimori Productions official website.
  • Kamen Rider series on Region 2 DVD - A complete list of all official releases to date. Toei Kyoto Studio Park - A theme park with official events, exhibitions and shops related to the Kamen Rider.
  • Kamen Rider at Curlie. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kamen_Rider_(1971_TV_series)&oldid=1083912141".
  • As with Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1965), this series, created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, gave birth to another popular type of modern Japanese superhero: The "Henshin" (Japanese for "transformation") Hero.


  1. These are normal-sized superheroes who transform into a cyborg, android or mutant by performing a "henshin pose," and usually fight their enemies with martial arts, minimal weaponry and a finishing attack (usually a flying kick).
  2. The Sentai Series (starting with Ishinomori's Secret Squadron Gorenger (1975)), Metal Heroes (starting with Space Sheriff Gavan (1982)) and hundreds of other contemporary Japanese superheroes were an offshoot of this historically-important genre.
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