Motoi Sasaki (TV Asahi). Ayumi Kanno (TV Asahi).
- Takahito Ōmori (Toei).
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (仮面ライダーエグゼイド, Kamen Raidā Eguzeido) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series.
It is the eighteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-seventh series overall. Toei registered the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid trademark on June 13, 2016. The show premiered on October 2, 2016, one week after the finale of Kamen Rider Ghost, joining Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger and later, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger in the Super Hero Time line-up.. Emu Hojo is an intern in the Pediatrics Department at Seito University Hospital and a genius video gamer who goes by the alias "M".
Emu was inspired to practice medicine after a doctor, the future minister of health Kyotaro Hinata saved his life from an illness when he was a child.
Recently, a video game company known as the Genm Corporation, or Genm Corp. for short, has become aware of the existence of the Bugsters, a form of computer virus that spawns from their company's software bugs.
Once a Bugster fully manifests, the human host gradually fades away as a consequence from stress experienced by the host. Genm Corp counters the Bugster threat by developing the Gamer Driver belts and a series of transformation and summon type trinkets, the Rider Gashats, for doctors who underwent a special procedure to be allowed to use its powers.
But Ex-Aid learns of other doctors who are also Riders besides himself: elite surgeon Hiiro Kagami/Kamen Rider Brave, the unlicensed "dark doctor" Taiga Hanaya/Kamen Rider Snipe, and coroner Kiriya Kujo/Kamen Rider Lazer, who can transform into a motorcycle form.
Revealing himself to be the creator of the Bugsters after deleting Kiriya, Kuroto has been using them and the Doctor Riders to create "The Ultimate Game", an AR MMO called "Kamen Rider Chronicle", where everyone is given the power to become a Kamen Rider known as a Ride-Player in a fight for survival.
The group is then joined by Nico Saiba, Emu's gaming rival known as "N" who becomes Taiga's assistant. Once being defeated for good by Emu, Kuroto is killed off by Parad who gained the ability to become Kamen Rider Para-DX as he completes Kamen Rider Chronicle with a revived Graphite and a briefly reprogramed Poppy, who becomes a Kamen Rider herself while Nico becomes a Ride-Player.
Not long after, a new threat to both the Riders and Bugsters appeared in the form of the powerful Kamen Rider Cronus, revealed to be Kuroto's father Masamune Dan who is both the true mastermind of the first Zero Day and the "other" patient zero.
Later on, Kiriya is revived as Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo. In the final story arc, the Riders learn that the only way to stop Kamen Rider Chronicle is by destroying the Bugster who serves as its final boss: Gamedeus.
The Kamen Rider Ex-Aid trademark was registered by Toei on June 1, 2016.. The show features Lupin the Third Part 4 chief script writer Yuya Takahashi serving as chief script writer on a Kamen Rider series for the first time.TV Asahi producer Motoi Sasaki, who has produced various Kamen Rider shows as co-producer with a Toei producer in the past serves as chief producer for the first time.
Given the show's video-game theme, each episode's title is written part in English, part in kanji, similar to that of most Japanese video game covers. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid made his debut as a cameo in Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fated Moment.
Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ Dr.パックマン対エグゼイド&ゴーストwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Dokutā Pakkuman Tai Eguzeido Ando Gōsuto Wizu Rejendo Raidā), was released in Japan on December 10, 2016.
The events of the movie take place between Episodes 10 and 11. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid the Movie: True Ending (劇場版 仮面ライダーエグゼイド トゥルー・エンディング, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Eguzeido Turū Endingu) was released in the Japanese theaters on August 5, 2017, double billed with the film for Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. The events of the movie took place a few days after the main series' final episode. It features the movie-exclusives Kamen Rider Fuma and his Ninja-Players, as well as the movie version of the series' final antagonist Gamedeus.
The movie is part of Toei's partnership with Sony to release a special Gamer Driver's color scheme of PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4. The PlayStation VR Movie was released on July 13, 2017..
A Movie War film, titled Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ FINAL ビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru Birudo Ando Eguzeido Wizu Rejendo Raidā) was announced to be released on December 9, 2017.
The events of the movie took place a week after the film Kamen Rider Ex-Aid the Movie: True Ending. The "Tricks" ([裏技], Urawaza) is a series of special episodes of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Virtual Operations (ヴァーチャルオペレーションズ, Vācharu Operēshonzu) was a web-exclusive series distributed through Toei's official YouTube channel.