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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 rider form used by several identities in Kamen Rider W.

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, Gel Shocker.
  • Many manga based on the original Kamen Rider series have been published, but only one was penned and drawn by Ishinomori himself.

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Ishinomori was also the author of one chapter of the Kamen Rider Amazon manga and the entire Kamen Rider Black manga. However, those manga were based on sequels to Kamen Rider, rather than the original series. The original manga, published in 1971, initially follows a path resembling the first few episodes of the TV series, from basic plot to creature designs.

However, when Takeshi leaves the story, the series diverge greatly. In the TV show, Takeshi travels abroad to fight Shocker in other countries, leaving Japan's protection to Hayato Ichimonji, a freelance cameraman who was experimented on by Shocker but saved by Takeshi, becoming the second Kamen Rider. In the manga, Takeshi never left Japan. He was confronted by twelve "Shocker Riders" and was subsequently mortally wounded during his battle against them. Hayato Ichimonji, one of the twelve Shocker Riders, receives a head injury during the fight and regains his conscience as a result.

He then turns against Shocker and takes Takeshi's role as Kamen Rider. 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].

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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
In Kamen Rider ZX, the Ambassador of Darkness, the Ambassador from Hell's younger cousin, appeared as a Badan Empire leader. Shocker Combatants (ショッカー戦闘員, Shokkā Sentōin): Black uniformed soldiers, some of the later versions having skeleton markings on their torsos. 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. He has a fully mechanized body and is behind Shocker's "October Project", which involves using a supercomputer to brainwash the population of Japan. He's able to match up the Riders in combat and launch attacks that disrupt electronic equipment, including Rider 1's and 2's own bodies. The design of his body was the base of the Ambassador from Hell's design in the TV show, although it was altered to allow a human face and, unlike Big Machine, the Ambassador from Hell was kept a separate character from the Shocker Leader. 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. Gel Shocker (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.
The Murderous Yamogeras (殺人ヤモゲラス, Satsujin Yamogerasu) (Original Airdate: June 19, 1971). Tokageron and the Monster Army! (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). Deathmatch in the Ring! Defeat Pirasaurus (リングの死闘倒せ!ピラザウルス, Ringu No Shitō Taose! Pirazaurusu) (Original Airdate: July 24, 1971). Fossil Man Hitodanger (化石男ヒトデンジャー, Kaseki-Otoko Hitodenjā) (Original Airdate: July 31, 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). 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!
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). 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!! Kyōfu no Saikin Adobarūn) (Original Airdate: April 15, 1972). 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). 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). 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). 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).
(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). Ambassador from Hell!! His Fearsome True Form? (地獄大使!!恐怖の正体?, Jigoku-taishi!! Kyōfu no Shōtai?) (Original Airdate: September 30, 1972). Gelshocker's Debut! The Last Day of Kamen Rider!! (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). Kamen Rider Dies Twice!! (仮面ライダーは二度死ぬ!, Kamen Raidā wa Nido Shinu!) (Original Airdate: October 14, 1972). The Monstrous Kuragewolf, the Rush Hour of Terror (怪人クラゲウルフ 恐怖のラッシュアワー, Kaijin Kurageurufu Kyōfu no Rasshuawā) (Original Airdate: October 21, 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 Monstrous Washikamagiri's Human Hunt (怪人ワシカマギリの人間狩り, Kaijin Washikamagiri no Ningen Gari) (Original Airdate: November 18, 1972). Gelshocker's Deliveryman of Death! (ゲルショッカー 死の配達人!, Gerushokkā Shi no Haitatsunin!) (Original Airdate: November 25, 1972).
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). 2005: Kamen Rider: The First. 2007: Kamen Rider: The Next. 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). 2016: Kamen Rider 1 (仮面ライダー1号, Kamen Raidā Ichigō). 2021: Saber + Zenkaiger: Super Hero Senki (セイバー+ゼンカイジャー スーパーヒーロー戦記, Seibā Zenkaijā Sūpā Hīrō Senki). 2021: Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations (仮面ライダー ビヨンド・ジェネレーションズ, Kamen Raidā Biyondo Jenerēshonzu). 2023: Shin Kamen Rider. Published in Monthly Hobby Japan, the S.I.C. Hero Saga stories illustrated by S.I.C. figure dioramas portray stories featuring the characters from the Shotaro Ishinomori series. Kamen Rider has had three different stories: Missing Link, Special Episode: Escape (SPECIAL EPISODE -脱出-, Supesharu Episōdo Dasshutsu), and From Here to Eternity (ここより永遠に, Koko yori Towa ni). Missing Link ran in the July to October 2002 issues, From Here to Eternity was featured in the special issue HOBBY JAPAN MOOK S.I.C.
Mika: Yōko Sugibayashi (杉林 陽子, Sugibayashi Yōko). Tokko: Machiko Nakajima (中島 真智子, Nakajima Machiko). Naoki: Tomonori Yazaki (矢崎 知紀, Tomonori Yazaki). 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). Ambassador from Hell: Kenji Ushio (潮 健児, Ushio Kenji). General Black: Matasaburō Niwa (丹羽 又三郎, Niwa Matasaburō). Shocker/Gelshocker Leader (Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗, Naya Gorō). Narration: Shinji Nakae (中江 真司, Nakae Shinji). 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. 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).
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. 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].
The twelfth installment in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows, it was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and it was shown on TV Asahi from February 3, 2002 to January 19, 2003. The series marked the franchise's switch from Columbia Music Entertainment to Avex Group, which continues to produce music for the series today. The series aired along with Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger. In 2008, Ryuki was adapted into the American television series Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, the first adaptation of a Kamen Rider Series in the United States since Saban's Masked Rider in 1996. Thirteen Rider Decks (カードデッキ, Raidā Dekki) were created for thirteen Kamen Riders. They form contracts with monsters from the mysterious Mirror World (ミラーワールド, Mirā Wārudo), a parallel dimension opposite to our own in which only the Kamen Riders can exist. The Riders draw on their monsters' strength in exchange for feeding them the life force of the creatures they destroy. The creator of the Advent Cards (アドベントカード, Adobento Kādo) has only one rule: that there can be only one Kamen Rider. The others must be killed, and the sole victor will be granted a single wish, which leads to a conflict known as the Rider War. All over the city, innocent people are being mysteriously abducted, never to be seen again. During his investigations of these incidents, Shinji Kido – an intern at the online news service ORE Journal – discovers one of the Advent Card decks at an apartment where every reflective surface has been covered by a newspaper. He is soon sucked into the Mirror World, discovering the terrifying truth behind the disappearances: people are being pulled through mirrors by the monsters of the Mirror World so that they may feed. He is about to be killed by a powerful dragon named Dragreder when he is saved by a Kamen Rider Knight: Ren Akiyama. Ren seeks to win the Rider War at all costs. He works with a young woman named Yui Kanzaki, who seeks her missing brother: the master of the Rider War, Shiro Kanzaki.
He discovers that some people cannot be saved and that he must sometimes fight to stop the fighting. The extent to which he must go if he wants his deepest wish to come true, and the sacrifices that he must make. In the end, there can be only one Kamen Rider. The Secret Story's Birth (誕生秘話, Tanjō Hiwa, 2/3/2002). Giant Spider Counterattack (巨大クモ逆襲, Kyodai Kumo Gyakushū, 2/10/2002). School Ghost Story (学校の怪談, Gakkō no Kaidan, 2/17/2002).
A New Species is Born? (新種誕生?, Shinshu Tanjō?, 3/17/2002). The Fourth, Zolda (4人目ゾルダ, Yoninme Zoruda, 3/24/2002). Shinji's Arrested!? (真司が逮捕!?, Shinji ga Taiho!?, 3/31/2002). Knight's Crisis (ナイトの危機, Naito no Kiki, 4/7/2002). The Mysterious Empty Train (謎の無人電車, Nazo no Mujin Densha, 4/14/2002). Ren Akiyama's Lover (秋山蓮の恋人, Akiyama Ren no Koibito, 4/21/2002).
The second S.I.C. Hero Saga story Masked Rider Ryuki: World of If (MASKED RIDER RYUKI -IFの世界-, Kamen Raidā Ryūki -Ifu no Sekai-) is an alternate telling that features Ouja Survive from Advent Calendar and also introduces Kamen Rider Ryuga Survive (仮面ライダーリュウガサバイブ, Kamen Raidā Ryūga Sabaibu). Advent Calendar ran from August to December 2004 and World of If ran from June to August 2005. Advent 4 (待降節・4, Taikōsetsu 4). Advent 3 (待降節・3, Taikōsetsu 3). Advent 2 (待降節・2, Taikōsetsu 2). Advent 1 (待降節・1, Taikōsetsu 1). Nightmare Before (ナイトメア・ビフォア, Naitomea Bifoa). Ryuga (リュウガ, Ryūga). Alternative (オルタナティブ, Orutanatibu). Odin (オーディン, Ōdin). Kamen Rider Ryuki (仮面ライダー龍騎, Kamen Raidā Ryūki), written by Toshiki Inoue, is part of a series of spin-off novel adaptions of the Heisei Era Kamen Riders. The novel was released on August 30, 2013. A video game based on the series, developed by Digifloyd and published by Bandai, was released in Japan during 2002 for the PlayStation. It is a basic fighting game where all thirteen Riders are playable with all the forms seen in the show, movie and specials (with the exception of the Alternatives and Ouja's Blank Form, seen in the Episode Final movie). Four of the Contract Monsters (Volcancer, Metalgelas, Destwilder and Gigazelle), the two Zebraskulls (Iron and Bronze) and Megazelle are also playable. Shinji Kido (城戸 真司, Kido Shinji): Takamasa Suga (須賀 貴匡, Suga Takamasa). Ren Akiyama (秋山 蓮, Akiyama Ren): Satoshi Matsuda (松田 悟志, Matsuda Satoshi). Yui Kanzaki (神崎 優衣, Kanzaki Yui): Ayano Sugiyama (杉山 彩乃, Sugiyama Ayano). Shiro Kanzaki (神崎 士郎, Kanzaki Shirō): Kenzaburo Kikuchi (菊地 謙三郎, Kikuchi Kenzaburo). Shuichi Kitaoka (北岡 秀一, Kitaoka Shūichi): Ryohei (涼平, Ryōhei). Goro Yura (由良 吾郎, Yura Gorō): Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久, Yuge Tomohisa). Takeshi Asakura (浅倉 威, Asakura Takeshi): Takashi Hagino (萩野 崇, Hagino Takashi). Masashi Sudo (須藤 雅史, Sudō Masashi): Takeshi Kimura (木村 剛, Kimura Takeshi). Miyuki Tezuka (手塚 海之, Tezuka Miyuki): Hassei Takano (高野 八誠, Takano Hassei). Jun Shibaura (芝浦 淳, Shibaura Jun): Satoshi Ichijo (一條 俊, Ichijō Satoshi). Satoru Tojo (東條 悟, Tōjō Satoru): Jun Takatsuki (高槻 純, Takatsuki Jun). Mitsuru Sano (佐野 満, Sano Mitsuru): Takashi Hyuga (日向 崇, Hyūga Takashi). Daisuke Okubo (大久保 大介, Ōkubo Daisuke): Kanji Tsuda (津田 寛治, Tsuda Kanji). Reiko Momoi (桃井 令子, Reiko Momoi): Sayaka Kuon (久遠 さやか, Kuon Sayaka). Nanako Shimada (島田 奈々子, Shimada Nanako): Hitomi Kurihara (栗原 瞳, Kurihara Hitomi). Megumi Asano (浅野めぐみ, Asano Megumi): Chisato Morishita (森下千里, Morishita Chisato). Sanako Kanzaki (神崎 沙奈子, Kanzaki Sanako): Kazue Tsunogae (角替 和枝, Tsunogae Kazue). Eri Ogawa (小川 恵里, Ogawa Eri): Mahiru Tsubura (つぶら まひる, Tsubura Mahiru). Hajime Nakamura (仲村 創, Nakamura Hajime): Junichi Mizuno (水野 純一, Mizuno Jun'ichi). Hideyuki Kagawa (香川 英行, Kagawa Hideyuki): Satoshi Jinbo (神保 悟志, Jinbo Satoshi). Kamen Rider Odin (仮面ライダーオーディン, Kamen Raidā Ōdin, Voice), Visor Voice: Tsuyoshi Koyama (小山 剛志, Koyama Tsuyoshi). Slash Visor Voice: Midori Edamura (枝村 みどり, Edamura Midori). Narration: Eiichiro Suzuki (鈴木 英一郎, Suzuki Eiichirō). Mirror Monsters (majority of episodes) (voice): Hiroyuki Shibamoto (柴本 浩行, Shibamoto Hiroyuki), Katsumi Shiono (塩野 勝美, Shiono Katsumi), Yoshimasa Chida (千田 義正, Chida Yoshimasa), Shigenori Sōya (宗矢 樹頼, Sōya Shigenori), Yumi Takada (高田 由美, Takada Yumi), Izumi Kikuchi (菊池 いづみ, Kikuchi Izumi), Mie Odagi (尾田木 美衣, Odagi Mie), Mako Hyōdō (兵藤 まこ, Hyōdō Mako), Jin Yamanoi (山野井 仁, Yamanoi Jin). "Alive A life"Lyrics: Yuko Ebine (海老根 祐子, Ebine Yūko)Composition: Kohei Wada (和田 耕平, Wada Kōhei)Arrangement: Kohei Wada & Kazuya Honda (本田 嘉津也, Honda Kazuya)Artist: Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香, Matsumoto Rika). Lyrics: Yuko Ebine (海老根 祐子, Ebine Yūko). Composition: Kohei Wada (和田 耕平, Wada Kōhei). Arrangement: Kohei Wada & Kazuya Honda (本田 嘉津也, Honda Kazuya).
Lyrics: Keiko Terada & Yoshihiko Ando (安藤 芳彦, Andō Yoshihiko). Composition: Yoshio Nomura (野村 義男, Nomura Yoshio). Arrangement: RIDER CHIPS. Artist: RIDER CHIPS featuring Keiko Terada (寺田 恵子, Terada Keiko). "Revolution"Lyrics: Yuko EbineComposition & Arrangement: Mikio SakaiArtist: Hiroshi KitadaniEpisodes: 34-37, 39-50, TV Special. Lyrics: Yuko Ebine. Composition & Arrangement: Mikio Sakai. Artist: Hiroshi Kitadani. Episodes: 34-37, 39-50, TV Special. "Lonely Soldier"Lyrics: Yuko EbineComposition: Yo TsujiArrangement: Akio Kondo (近藤 昭雄, Akio Kondō)Artist: Ren Akiyama (Satoshi Matsuda)Episodes: 38. Lyrics: Yuko Ebine. Composition: Yo Tsuji. Arrangement: Akio Kondo (近藤 昭雄, Akio Kondō). Artist: Ren Akiyama (Satoshi Matsuda). In addition to the Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight adaptation, Ryuki has been broadcast in its original form in many languages and nations.
It was dubbed into Korean as Masked Rider Dragon (가면라이더 드래건Gamyeon Raideo Deuraegeon) in South Korea on January 14, 2005,[12]Filipino in the Philippines as Masked Rider Ryuki on ABS-CBN 2, Malaysia on NTV7, and in Indonesian on RCTI and Indosiar. It is also the first ever Kamen Rider Series to be dubbed in Arabic after its run on Space Toon. ^"仮面ライダー龍騎スペシャル [13RIDERS]". Retrieved 2010-09-13. ^"TVM 仮面ライダー龍騎 スペシャル[13RIDERS] - allcinema". Retrieved 2010-09-13. ^"仮面ライダー龍騎スペシャル 13 RIDERS - 映画 - livedoor ニュース". Retrieved 2010-09-13.[permanent dead link].
Thor: Love and Thunder - The Loop. Do you like this video? For detailed information about this series, visit the Kamen Rider Wiki. The legacy of the Heisei Kamen Riders has carried on throughout the era.And now, they pass their power on to the new generation!Rejoice! For the birth of a new king! The age of the HumaGear, where robots imbued with Artificial Intelligence work in most fields.The young President of the world's top A.I. company stands to protect humanity! The Kamen Rider Series (Japanese: 仮面ライダーシリーズ Hepburn: Kamen Raidā Shirīzu, translated as Masked Rider Series) is a metaseries of manga and tokusatsu television programs and films created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. The Kamen Rider media generally features a motorcycle-riding superhero with an insect motif who fights supervillains, often known as kaijin (怪人). The franchise began in 1971 with the Kamen Rider television series, which followed college student Takeshi Hongo and his quest to defeat the world-conquering Shocker organization. Its popularity has grown; the original series spawned television and film sequels and launched the Second Kaiju Boom (also known as the Henshin Boom) on Japanese television during the early 1970s, impacting the superhero and action-adventure genres in Japan. Kamen Rider: The story took place in a world plagued by Shocker, a mysterious terrorist organization. To further its plans for world domination, Shocker recruited its agents through kidnapping, turning their victims into mutant cyborgs, and, ultimately, brainwashing them.

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  • However, one victim named Takeshi Hongo escaped just before the final brainwashing.
  • With his sanity and moral conscience intact, Hongo battled Shocker's minions as the grasshopper-themed altered human (改造人間 kaizō ningen) superhero Kamen Rider 1. Another of Shocker's victims, freelance photographer Hayato Ichimonji, had also been given cyborg implants but was saved by Kamen Rider from the brainwashing process to become Kamen Rider #2.
  • When he returned home, he found his family being murdered by the Hasami Jaguar, a jaguar monster with blades for hands.

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  • Hasami Jaguar then prepares to kill Junko and Shiro but is stopped by Shiro's high school teacher, Takeshi Hongo, who transformed into Kamen Rider 1. Shortly after he drove off the Destron forces, Kamen Rider 2 shows up, but too late. A vengeance-fueled Shiro asked the Riders to turn him into a cyborg. The next day, the Riders infiltrate the base, only to get caught in a trap.

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  • They are attacked, and the professor's technology stolen, but before Keitaro dies, he is still able to perform surgery on his son.
  • With the very last of his robotics technology, he transforms his son into "Kamen Rider X."
  • To avenge his father's death and ensure the safety of the entire world, Keisuke uses this technology as he battles the monstrous minions of G.O.D.
  • Kamen Rider Amazon: A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, leaving young Amazon (Daisuke Yamamoto) stranded without his parents.

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Soon adopted by an Incan tribe, Amazon becomes a wild child, living off the land. However, Amazon's idyllic existence is cut short when Gorgos, the Ten Faced Demon, massacres his village, slaughtering everyone except himself in search of the powerful "GiGi Armlet," which gives the bearer extreme power.
Elder Bago, last of the Incas, gives the GiGi Armlet to Amazon for safekeeping while using his knowledge of Incan science and magic to perform a mystical "operation" on Daisuke, transforming him into the mighty "Kamen Rider Amazon" before he died.

Arriving at Japan, Amazon battles Geddon without full knowledge of their reason for pursuing him. Befriending the nephew and niece of Professor Kousaka, Amazon learns the nature of the GiGi Armlet as he defeats Geddon and then the Garanda Empire. Kamen Rider Stronger: Shigeru Jo joins the evil organization Black Satan after the death of his close friend Goro Numata, who he considered his mentor. He, promised power, and fueled by a desire for revenge, undergoes surgery to become one of Black Satan's super warriors. However, Shigeru knows that Black Satan was, in fact, the murderers of his friend; he was using Black Satan to gain new powers.

The newly powered up Shigeru escapes from the Black Satan headquarters before they can brainwash him into following their campaign of evil and becomes Kamen Rider Stronger.
New Kamen Rider (Skyrider): Doctor Keitarō Shido, an acclaimed scientist, has been kidnapped by the terrorist organization Neo-Shocker to exploit his expertise in robotics technology.
Desperate to escape, he convinces Neo-Shocker command to allow him to operate on an injured camper.
Explaining that he can turn the camper, Hiroshi Tsukuba into a powerful Neo-Shocker warrior, they let Doctor Shido operate.
However, he quickly turns the tables on them, transforming Hiroshi not into an evil monster, but the mighty warrior Skyrider, using his newfound abilities to combat the evil Neo-Shocker menace.

Kamen Rider Super-1: Kazuya Oki volunteers to undergo cybernetic surgery in the International Space Development Program in the United States to become an astronaut who can survive in outer space without the need for a bulky external suit. After a successful operation, he is given the codename "Super-1".

  • Before he can depart for space, however, the base where he received his operation is attacked by the Dogma Kingdom. Only Kazuya can escape and determined to avenge the deaths of the scientists, he returns to Japan and is trained by a martial arts expert, Master Genkai.
Kohtaro escaped before getting brainwashed (which is the final step in the surgery), with help from his foster father, and turned against Gorgom.
He soon finds out the horrific truth from his stepfather: Gorgom originally killed his real parents and, since both Kohtaro and Nobuhiko were born on the day of a solar eclipse, referred as "Black Sun" and "Shadow Moon."

Kohtaro, taking on the name of Kamen Rider Black. Kamen Rider Black RX: After the downfall of Gorgom, Kohtaro Minami has gotten a job as a helicopter pilot in a business owned by the Sahara family, who have also taken him into their home. Kohtaro is later captured by the Crisis Empire and offered a place in their group.

  • When Kohtaro refused, his King Stone was shattered, and he was thrown into space where the sun's radiation mutated his King Stone, and he mutated into Kamen Rider BLACK RX. With his new powers, he battles the Crisis Empire and thwarts their plans to take over Earth.
However, as the endgame draws near, Yusuke learns that there is a horrible revelation behind Kuuga and the Gurongis' leader.
Kamen Rider Agito: A man named Shouichi Tsugami has lost his memories.
  • He doesn't know who he is, where he came from, or how he came upon his peculiar circumstances. Tsugami, seemingly for no reason, transforms into a powerful superhuman, Agito, whenever in the presence of the beings referred by the police as the "Unknown," a race of powerful monsters that have been causing murders around Tokyo, targeting certain people as their prey.
"Kaigan! Double! (Doubledriver activation) Futari de hitori! Gaia Memory! (CycloneJoker transformation music)"
―Ghost Driver transformation announcement[src]
"Tengan! Ghost! Mega Ulord!"
―Mega Ulorder transformation announcement[src]
  • In response, the police department unleashes their newest weapon: the G3 powersuit, originally developed to fight against the "Unidentified Lifeforms," the enemies of No.4 (Kamen Rider Kuuga).
G3 and Agito don't know whether they should join up and defeat the Unknowns, their common enemy, or to combat each other, keeping the mysteries that entwine them separate.
Ultimately, even more mysteries unfold, with the appearance of Kamen Rider Gills, who is on a search to uncover why his father committed suicide.
These mysteries and others collide, as the true nature of Agito would ultimately determine the fate of humanity.
Kamen Rider Ryuki: Thirteen Card Decks (カードデッキ Kādo Dekki) were created for thirteen Kamen Riders.
They make Contracts with monsters from the mysterious Mirror World (ミラーワールド Mirā Wārudo), a parallel world opposite to the real one in which only the Kamen Riders can exist.
"Meitantei Double! (Cyclone-Joker transformation music)"
―Gashat activation announcement[src]
"Gashat! Let's Ride! Metcha Ride! Mutcha Ride! What's your ride?! I'm a Legend Rider!"
―Level 1 transformation announcement[src]
"Gachan! Level Up! (Gaia Memory inserting noise) Half-boiled! Kazoero! Omae no Tsumi O! Meitantei Double! (Gekitotsu Robots-styled song)"
―Level 2 transformation announcement[src]
"A Gacha! Cyclone! Joker! Futari de Hitori! Cyclone! Joker! Futari de Extreme! (Mighty Brothers XX-styled song ending with Xtreme Memory transformation noises)"
―Level 3 transformation announcement[src]
"Kimewaza! Meitantei Critical Strike!"
―Gamer Driver finisher announcement[src]
"Kimewaza! Meitantei Critical Finish!"
―Weapon finisher announcement[src]
"Kimewaza! (Word from other Gashat's name) Double Critical Finish!"
―Gashacon Key Slasher finisher announcement[src]
  • The Riders draw on their monsters' strength in exchange for feeding them the life force of the creatures they destroy. The creator of the Advent Cards (アドベントカード Adobento Kādo) has only one rule: that there can be only one Kamen Rider.
"Double!"
―Build Driver insertion announcement[src]
"Are you ready?! Double! (CycloneJoker transformation sound)"
―Double Form transformation[src]
  • The others must be killed, and the sole victor will be granted a single wish, which leads to a conflict known as the Rider War. Kamen Rider 555: The Smart Brain corporation, the world's most powerful corporation, is trying to take over the world using Orphnoch, the next stage in humanity's evolution, to covertly kill off the human population.
"Tantei! USB Memory! Best Match!"
―Build Driver insertion announcements[src]
"Tantei! USB Memory! Evol Match!"
―Evol-Driver insertion announcements[src]
"Are you ready?! Double! (CycloneJoker transformation sound)"
―Double Form transformation[src]
"Ready, go! Voltech Finish! Yeah!"
―Build Driver finisher announcement[src]
"Ready, go! Evoltech Attack! Ciao!"
―Evol-Driver finisher announcement[src]
  • In pursuit of this, they develop three suits of power armor, called Rider Gear (Delta, Faiz, and Kaixa), to find and protect the Orphnoch King, who can fix a defect within Orphnoch DNA which causes their genetic structure to break down, leading to death.
  • The Rider Gears are stolen by Hanagata, the Goat Orphnoch, and former chief of Smart Brain.
He sends them to his foster children (dubbed the Ryuseiji, after the school they attended) so they can stop the Orphnoch from achieving their goal.
However, Rider Gears were designed to be worn by Orphnoch, and humans are unable to activate the systems without undergoing genetic modification.
"(Digital beeping) W!"
―Activation announcement[src]
"Memory no chikara de tatakau futari de hitori no tantei Rider wa... Double da!
Translation: The two-in-one detective Rider who fights with the power of Memories is...(clock ticking noise) W! (メモリの力で戦う二人で一人の探偵ライダーは…ダブルだ!)"
―Secondary activation announcement[src]
"Rider Time! (Cyclone Memory-styled rock music) Cyclone! Joker! W! (Joker Memory orchestral hit)"
―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's right-hand slot[src]
"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! (Cyclone Memory-styled rock music) Cyclone! Joker! W! (Joker Memory orchestral hit)"
―Rider Armor transformation announcement[src]
"Finish Time! W! Maximum Time (Break/Burst/Jack)!"
―Finisher announcement in left-hand slot[src]

A young loner, Takumi Inui, is unwittingly drawn into the conflict between the Orphnoch and humans and becomes Kamen Rider Faiz to save the life of Mari Sonoda, one of the Ryuseiji.

The Smart Brain begins targeting him in an attempt to retrieve the Faiz Gear. Kamen Rider Blade: Ten thousand years ago, a massive battle known as the Battle Royal was fought by fifty-two demons known as the Undead, each representing a species fighting for dominance over all others.

The winner was the Human Undead, known as Category Two of Hearts, giving dominion of the Earth to humanity. In the present day, archaeologists discover the sealed Undead, and accidentally set them free.

Thus, a new Battle Royal begins.
Having developed the Rider System, based on the Joker's ability to copy sealed Undead, the organization BOARD (Board Of Archaeological Research Department) equips two young men, who become Kamen Riders: Kazuma Kenzaki and Sakuya Tachibana fight together as Kamen Rider Blade and Kamen Rider Garren to protect humans from Undead and seal them.
"(Digital beeping) FangJoker!"
―Activation announcement[src]
"Fang Memory de kogeki kyoka! Moukou no Double, FangJoker!
Translation: Strengthened attacks with the Fang Memory! The fierce-attacking W, FangJoker! (ファングメモリで攻撃強化!猛攻のダブルファングジョーカー!)"
―Secondary activation announcement[src]
"Rider Time! Fang! Fang~! (Fang Memory screech)"
―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's right-hand slot[src]
"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! Fang! Fang~! (Fang Memory screech)"
―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's left-hand slot[src]
"Finish Time! W! Maximum Time (Break/Burst/Jack)!"
―Rider Armor finisher announcement[src]

Also fighting Undead is the mysterious Chalice, a Kamen Rider whose purpose is unknown. Also, a young man struggles to free himself from the control of the sealed Undead powering his own Undead-made Rider System, fighting as Kamen Rider Leangle.

Kamen Rider Hibiki: The Kamen Riders, known as Oni, battle man-eating beasts called Makamou with "pure sound."
One of the Oni, a man named Hibiki, ends up having a teacher and apprentice-like relationship with Asumu Adachi.
"(Digital beeping) CycloneJokerXtreme!"
―Activation announcement[src]
"Chikyu no kioku to hitotsu ni naru! Futari de hitori no kyuukyoku senshi! Double Xtreme!
Translation: Become one with the memories of the Earth! The two-in-one ultimate warrior! W Xtreme! (地球の記憶と一つになる!二人で一人の究極戦士!ダブルエクストリーム!)"
―Secondary activation announcement[src]
"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! Kyuukyoku kyokugen W! Xtre~me! Xtreme!"
―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's left-hand slot[src]
"Finish Time! W! Xtreme Time (Break/Burst/Jack)!"
―Finisher announcement in left-hand slot[src]

A young boy unsure of himself and is at a crossroads in his life as he transitions to high school, Asumu learns to be an adult through watching Hibiki and the other Oni as they all train together to hone their skills in fighting the Makamou and the homunculi aiding them.

However, the sudden rise of Makamou numbers proves to be a prelude to an upcoming calamity.
Kamen Rider Kabuto: The story revolves around a man named Souji Tendou.
"Double! (Distorted digital beeping)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • He has trained his entire life while waiting for the Kabuto Zecter so that he may properly take up the name of Kamen Rider Kabuto.
"Double's ability!"
―Second activation announcement[src]
"Authorise!"
―Transformation standby announcement[src]
"Progrise! Cyclone! Joker! CrimeCounting Double! Two minds, one great detective."
―Transformation announcement with the Hiden Zero-One Driver[src]
"CrimeCounting Impact!"
―Finisher announcement with the Hiden Zero-One Driver[src]
"CrimeCounting (Bit/Byte/Kilo/Mega/Giga/Tera) Impact!"
―Empowered finisher announcement with the Hiden Zero-One Driver[src]
"Shotrise! CrimeCounting Double! Two minds, one great detective."
―Transformation announcement with the A.I.M.S. Shotriser[src]
"Memory! CrimeCounting Blast!"
―Finisher announcement with the A.I.M.S. Shotriser in Gun Mode[src]
"Memory! CrimeCounting Blast Fever!"
―Finisher announcement with the A.I.M.S. Shotriser in Belt Mode[src]
"Forcerise! CrimeCounting Double! Two minds, one great detective. Break down."
―Transformation announcement with the MetsubouJinrai Forceriser[src]
"CrimeCounting Dystopia!"
―Finisher announcement with the MetsubouJinrai Forceriser[src]
"CrimeCounting Utopia!"
―Secondary finisher announcement with the MetsubouJinrai Forceriser[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Strash!"
―Uncharged finisher announcement with the Attache Calibur[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Dynamic!"
―Charged Finisher announcement with the Attache Calibur[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Shot!"
―Uncharged finisher announcement with the Attache Shotgun[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Buster!"
―Charged Finisher announcement with the Attache Shotgun[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Shoot!"
―Uncharged finisher announcement with the Attache Arrow in Arrow Mode[src]
"CrimeCounting Kaban Strike!"
―Charged finisher announcement with the Attache Arrow in Arrow Mode[src]

Making many enemies while at the same time meeting other Riders with mysterious origins of how they got there, Tendou attempts to accomplish his goal at all costs: destroying all Worms that otherwise threaten humanity.

He meets Arata Kagami, who later becomes Kamen Rider Gatack, the two work together to save humanity from the alien Worms that arrived from a meteorite seven years ago.
Kamen Rider Den-O: Ryotaro Nogami is a young man with a lot of bad luck.
"Double Tantei Nisshi!"
―Activation announcement[src]

One day, he finds a strange pass and things got stranger from a mysterious girl, and a large time-traveling train to being possessed by an entity called an Imagin, beings from an alternate future whose kind are attempting to change the past. Though slightly confused about the nature of the crisis, Ryotaro, along with the aid of the hot-headed, violent Imagin, dubbed Momotaros, becomes Kamen Rider Den-O, traveling to different times on the DenLiner to battle the evil Imagin to prevent them from altering the past to affect the present and future.

Kamen Rider Kiva: Twenty-two years after the disappearance of his father, Wataru Kurenai lives in an infamous "haunted house" where he is destined as Kamen Rider Kiva to fight life-draining monsters called Fangires, the very race his father fought years ago before his disappearance.
Wataru must also deal with Kamen Rider Ixa, who is part of an organization seeking to destroy the Fangire menace, as well as the Fangires' own Rider, Kamen Rider Saga.
The story is split between the actions of Wataru in the present (2008-09) and his father Otoya in the past (1986-87), slowly revealing the link between the Fangire Race and Kiva.
"Eagle! (イーグル!,Īguru!)"
―Activation announcement[src]
"Come on! E-E-E-Eagle! (カモン!イ!イ!イ!イーグル!,Kamon! I! I! I! Īguru!)"
―Looping standby announcement with the Revice Driver[src]
"Buddy Up! Araburu! Takaburu! Sora kake meguru! Eagle! Omae no hane o kazoero!
(バディアップ!荒ぶる!高ぶる!空駆け巡る!イーグル!お前の羽を数えろ!,Badi Appu! Araburu! Takaburu! Sora kake meguru! Īguru! Omae no hane o kazoeru!)
Translation: Buddy Up! Raging! Soar! Fly in the Sky! Eagle! Count your wings!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
"Eagle Stamping Finish! (イーグルスタンピングフィニッシュ!,Īguru Sutanpingu Finisshu!)"
―Revice Driver finisher announcement[src]
"Remix! Buddy Up! Hissatsu! Miracle! Guruguru! Eagle!
(リミックス!バディアップ!必殺!ミラクル!グルグル!イーグル!,Rimikkusu! Badi Appu! Hissatsu! Mirakuru! Guruguru! Īguru!)
Translation: Remix! Buddy Up! Certain kill! Miracle! Round and round! Eagle!"
―Remix transformation announcement[src]
"Hissatsu Shonin! Eagle Stamping Strike! (必殺承認!イーグルスタンピングストライク!,Hissatsu Shōnin! Īguru Sutanpingu Sutoraiku!, Deadly Approval! Eagle Stamping Strike!)"
―Finisher announcement with the Ohinbuster50 in Gun Mode[src]
"Hissatsu Shonin! Eagle Stamping Slash! (必殺承認!イーグルスタンピングスラッシュ!,Hissatsu Shōnin! Īguru Sutanpingu Surasshu!, Deadly Approval! Eagle Stamping Slash!)"
―Finisher announcement with the Ohinbuster50 in Axe Mode[src]

Kamen Rider Decade: The story revolves around the nine previous universes of the Kamen Riders from the Heisei era merging into one, something that would destroy all the worlds.

To prevent this, Tsukasa Kadoya transforms into Kamen Rider Decade and is told that to protect his own world; he must travel with Natsumi and her grandfather to the other Kamen Riders' Worlds (referred to as an A.R.
World or Another Rider's World) and eliminate the anomaly in that world.

Discussions

  • Along the way, confronting the mysterious Narutaki and the thief Daiki Kaito, they are joined by Yusuke Onodera of the World of Kuuga and Kivala of the World of Kiva.
  • Kamen Rider W: In the ecologically-minded city of Futo (風都 Fūto, the "Windy City"), where nearly everything is powered by windmills, the people live in harmony. However, the Sonozaki Family sells mysterious devices resembling USB flash drives called Gaia Memories to criminals and other interested parties who use them to become monsters called Dopants, committing crimes with the police force powerless to stop them. To make matters worse, the Gaia Memories carry a dangerous toxin that causes their users to go insane to the point where they could die from the life-threatening devices.
  • When coin-based homunculi known as the Greeed awaken after their 800-year slumber to attack humans and feed off of their desires, the disembodied arm of the Greeed named Ankh gives Eiji a belt and three Medals to fight the other Greeed as Kamen Rider OOO.
  • As Eiji fights the Greeed and their Yummy monsters, learning more of the Greeed and Ankh, he starts to find a purpose beyond his journey. Kamen Rider Fourze: Amanogawa High School has become the center of strange happenings, and things only get stranger when the bad boy styled transfer student Gentaro Kisaragi attempts to make friends in his own unique way, reuniting with childhood friend and self-professed space travel otaku Yuki Jojima, all while gaining the ire of loner Kengo Utahoshi.
  • When the campus becomes overrun with monstrous constructs called Zodiarts, Kengo, and Yuki attempt to use the strange devices they have found in the Rabbit Hatch lunar base that they access through a locker on an off-limits part of campus to fight them.
  • However, Gentaro interferes in their plans, in part due to Kengo's body unable to handle the strains of battle, and uses the devices to transform into Fourze. Upon learning of other heroes called Kamen Riders, Gentaro creates the Kamen Rider Club, whose membership includes Yuki, Kengo, the school's queen bee Miu Kazashiro, Miu's jock ex-boyfriend Shun Daimonji, garishly styled social butterfly JK and goth girl Tomoko Nozama.
  • Chuta Ohsugi, the Kamen Rider Club and Kamen Rider Fourze learn of the Horoscopes, an evolved group of Zodiarts who have been orchestrating events on the school grounds to build up their ranks.
  • As the battle escalates, the Horoscopes set their motions to the final phase of their master plan before Kengo discovers his actual existence.
  • Kamen Rider Wizard: A mysterious ceremony held on the day of a solar eclipse released demons called Phantoms into the world. Haruto Soma, a survivor of the ritual, obtains mystical powers and receives the WizarDriver belt and Wizard Rings from a mysterious White Wizard so that he may protect the hopes of the people, as Kamen Rider Wizard.
  • Later on, a man named Kosuke Nitoh appears as the "ancient wizard" Kamen Rider Beast to feed on the Phantom's magical power to survive and becomes both a rival and ally to Haruto.
  • Kamen Rider Gaim: Because of the large company, Yggdrasill Corporation setting up shop in the once bustling city of Zawame (沢芽市 Zawame-shi); the community started to become more like a jōkamachi (城下町 castle town).
  • To escape the feeling of being under castle authority, dance crews were formed by young people to bring joy back to the public. Along with this is a popular game that uses the mysterious Lockseeds that contain strange monsters called Inves that are said to come from another dimension.

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  1. As the game becomes more popular, tears in reality, begin to open that bring the Inves from their home dimension to Earth. Kouta Kazuraba, a young man who recently quit his dance crew Team Gaim (to help his sister Akira Kazuraba), finds a special Lockseed and the Sengoku Driver to become an Armored Rider, named Armored Rider Gaim.
  2. He must fight the sudden appearance of the Inves, but also against other the armored-Kamen Riders known as Armored Riders, effectively becoming a Sengoku period-like conflict for only one victor to prove themselves that they have the right to possess the power of the Helheim Forest, the proverbial forbidden fruit.
  3. But while adamant to obtain the Golden Fruit to save the world, Kouta's goal involves him having a predestined confrontation with Kaito, who desires the fruit's power to shatter the status quo of the world. Kamen Rider Drive: Shinnosuke Tomari is a former elite police officer in the Metropolitan Police who after an event that traumatized one of his colleagues has been "demoted" into the Special Investigations Division, a group that looks into the strange happenings in the city, particularly the "Heavy Acceleration" events that leave people unable to move that the public have termed the "Slowdown."
  4. When he is chosen by the Drive Driver and Tridoron, Shinnosuke transforms into Kamen Rider Drive and is tasked with battling the Roidmudes who wish to take over the world by eliminating humanity. Kamen Rider Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji is a teen who aspires to be a Ghost Hunter just like his late father.
  5. On his eighteenth birthday, he is murdered by two monsters who are part of a race known as the Gamma. He is miraculously revived; however, he must gather fifteen Ghost Eyecons based on fifteen historical figures within 99 days; otherwise, he will permanently cease to exist.
  6. Along his quest, he battles more of the Gamma monster race, who also seeks the Eyecons for an unknown evil purpose. Takeru must defeat the Gamma and at the same time, find a way to save himself in time. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: 5 years ago, a new type of virus, named the Bugster Virus, infected humanity and turned them into creatures called Bugsters.
  7. In the present day, Emu Hojo, an intern, and a genius gamer receive the Gamer Driver and the Mighty Action X Gashat to transform into Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Along with several other Riders, Emu must compete to save people from the Bugster Virus and become the "super doctor" who'll save humanity!
  8. Kamen Rider Build: 10 years ago, the “Pandora Box” was found on Mars. On Earth, it created walls that divided Japan into Touto (Eastern Capital), Hokuto (Northern Capital), and Seito (Western Capital) and brought along the Smash, unidentified lifeforms that attack people.
  9. Sento Kiryu, a prodigy physicist, transforms into Kamen Rider Build to fight the Smash. The Touto government requests his help in deciphering the mystery behind the Pandora Box and the Smash. There is one mystery not even Sento can solve: his past.
  10. The only memory he has left for more than 20 years is the existence of a sinister figure called Night Rogue. There is one man who holds the key to Sento’s memories: A prison escapee by the name of Ryuga Banjo, who adamantly denies committing the murder he is accused of.
  11. Misora Isurugi, who works with Sento, can purify the harmful components the Smash are made of. Sento transforms into Kamen Rider Build to uncover the mystery surrounding the Pandora Box, the Smash, and his amnesia.
  12. Kamen Rider Zi-O: In the fall of 2018, a time machine appears before Sougo Tokiwa, a high schooler that has always dreamed of becoming a king.
  13. Then, Tsukuyomi appears from the time machine, telling the hero, “I come from the year 2068, a world without hope where the Oma Zi-O, the king of demons reigns supreme.” She has come from the future in a desperate effort to change her own time.
  14. She then gives the hero an ominous warning “You will become Kamen Rider Zi-O, King of Time, the demon destined to rule the world.” Can this really be the hero’s fate?
  15. This is the story of a Kamen Rider who would be king, who will fight to save the past, present, and future, encountering the various Heisei Kamen Riders throughout space-time.
  16. Kamen Rider Zero-One: Japan has entered a new era. Hiden Intelligence, the leading company in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), has developed a way to utilize these A.Is in human form, known as HumaGear.
Narumi Detective Office
Shotaro Hidari - Philip - Akiko Narumi - Sokichi Narumi† - Tokime
Gear
Memory Drivers
Doubledriver - Acceldriver - Lostdriver
Gaia Memory-related
Gaia Memories - Memory Gadgets - Fang Memory - Xtreme Memory - Trial Memory - Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter
Weapons
Metalshaft - Triggermagnum - Engineblade - Skullmagnum - Prismbicker - Eternaledge - Shroudmagnum
Vehicles
Revolgarry - Hardboilder - Gunner A - Diablossa - Skullboilder - Skullgarry - Hardmammother
The Futo Irregulars
Santachan - Watcherman- Queen & Elizabeth - Isamu Bito
Futo Police Department
Ryu Terui - Mikio Jinno - Shun Makura
Museum and the Dopants
Foundation X
The Sonozaki Family:Terror - Claydoll - Taboo/R Nasca - Nasca - Smilodon - Masquerade Dopants
Dopants:Magma Dopant - T-Rex Dopant - Money Dopant - Anomalocaris Dopant - Cockroach Dopant - Sweets Dopant - Virus Dopant - Violence Dopant - Arms Dopant - Bird Dopant - Ice Age Dopant - Triceratops Dopant - Liar Dopant - Puppeteer Dopant - Invisible Dopant - Nightmare Dopant - Beast Dopant - Zone Dopant - Yesterday Dopant - Quetzalcoatlus Dopant - Gene Dopant - Jewel Dopant - Old Dopant - Utopia Dopant - Energy Dopant
Movie Exclusive Villains:Dummy Dopant - Heat Dopant - Trigger Dopant - Metal Dopant - Luna Dopant - Cyclone Dopant - Bat Dopant - Spider Dopant - Kamen Rider Eternal - Commander Dopant - Eyes Dopant
Novel-Exclusive Villains (The One Who Continues After Z):Zoo Dopant - Zero Dopant - Queen Bee Dopant - Flower Dopant - Elephant Dopant - Dolphin Dopant - Salamander Dopant - Fish Dopant - Bird Dopant - Ape Dopant - Bee Dopants
Manga Exclusive Villains (Futo Tantei):Road Dopant - Aurora Dopant - Meganeura Dopant -Brachiosaurus Dopant - Scream Dopant - Alcohol Dopant - Puzzle Dopant - Reactor Dopant - Antlion Dopant - Owl Dopant - Trash Dopant - Caracal Dopant - Toadstool Dopant
Street
Yukiji Bando - Kazuha - Hideo - Mamoru Nikaido - Sabu
NEVER
Katsumi Daido - Maria S. Cranberry - Reika Hanehara - Kyosui Izumi - Gozo Domoto - Ken Ashiwara
Fuuto PI Chapters
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46
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The Mages
Good:Haruto Soma - Kosuke Nitoh - Mayu Inamori - Yuzuru Iijima - Masahiro Yamamoto - Koyomi Fueki
Evil:Sou Fueki - Ogma - Amadum
Arsenal
Drivers
WizarDriver - White Wizard Driver - Beast Driver - Mage's Belt - Sorcerer's Belt
Gear
Magic Stones - Wizard Rings - Magical Portals - PlaMonsters - Wizard Ring Box - Drago Timer
Weapons
WizarSwordGun - Dice Saber - Mirage Magnum - AxCalibur - Hamel Cane - Scratch Nail - Dis Halberd
Vehicles
Ridescraper - Machinewinger
Allies
WizarDragon - Chimera -Shigeru Wajima - Rinko Daimon - Shunpei Nara
Kamen Riders: Kamen Rider X - Kamen Rider Faiz - Kamen Rider Den-O - Kamen Rider Decade - Kamen Rider Double - Kamen Rider Accel - Kamen Rider OOO - Kamen Rider Birth - Kamen Rider Fourze - Kamen Rider Meteor - Kamen Rider Nadeshiko - Kamen Rider Gaim - Kamen Rider Drive - Kamen Rider Ghost - Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Donut Shop Hungry: Yu Kamimura - Ryu
Other: Young Masked Bell Poitrine
The Phantoms
Gate - World within the Magic Stone
Commanders:Medusa - Phoenix - Gremlin
Minor Phantoms:Minotauros - Hellhound - Caitsìth - Gnome - Gargoyle - Valkyrie - Lizardman - Manticore - Hydra - Beelzebub - Weretiger - Spriggan - Legion - Bogy - Argus - Raum - Bahamut - Sylphi - Sphinx - Siren - Arachne - Khepri - Ogre
Underworld Phantoms:WizarDragon - Beast Chimera - Jabberwock - Cyclops - Jörmungandr - Hekatonkheir - Bandersnatch - Gigantes - Ouroboros
Akumaizer:Xatan - Eel - Gahra
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