Kamen Rider

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On April 4th, 1971 in Japan episode one of the television program Kamen Rider
first aired, introducing the first of what would become Japan's second
most popular series of super heroes (after the Ultras):

The Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider 1 icon Kamen Rider 2 iconKamen Rider V3 iconRiderman iconKamen Rider X iconKamen Rider Amazon iconKamen Rider Stronger iconSkyrider iconKamen Rider Super-1 icon Kamen Rider ZX iconKamen Rider Black iconKamen Rider Black RX iconShin iconKamen Rider ZO iconKamen Rider J iconKamen Rider Kuuga icon

Rider       Name       Motorcycle(s)       Enemy
Kamen Rider One       Hongo, Takeshi       Cyclone & New Cyclone       Shocker & Gel-Shocker
Kamen Rider Two       Ichimonji, Hayato       Cyclone 2 & New Cyclone 2       Shocker & Gel-Shocker
Kamen Rider V3       Kazami, Shiro       Hurricane       Destron
Riderman       Yuki, Joji       Rider Machine       Destron
Kamen Rider X       Jin, Keisuke       Cruiser       Government of Darkness
Kamen Rider Amazon       Yamamoto, Daisuke       Jungler       Geddon & Garanda Empire
Kamen Rider Stronger       J˘, Shigeru       Kabutoroh       Black Satan & Delza Army
Skyrider       Tsukuba, Hiroshi       Sky Turbo       Neoshocker
Kamen Rider Super-1       Oki, Kazuya       V Machine, V Jet & Blue Version       Dogma Kingdom & Jin Dogma
Kamen Rider ZX       Murasama Ryou       Hell Diver       Badan Empire
Kamen Rider Black       Minami, Kotaro       Battle Hopper & Road Sector       Gorgom
Kamen Rider Black RX       Minami, Kotaro       Acrobatter, Roboizer, Mach Jabba       Crisis Empire
Shin Kamen Rider       Kazamatsuri,Shin       n/a       The Syndicate
Kamen Rider ZO       Asou, Masaru       Z Bringer       Neo Organism
Kamen Rider J       Segawa, Kouji       J Crosser       Fog Mother
Kamen Rider Kuuga       Godai, Yuusuke       Trychaser 2000, Try-Goran,       Gurongi
             Beat Chaser 2000, Beat-Goran       

Riders One and Two had several different versions of their Cyclones.
Black RX was the first Kamen Rider to also have a car (Ridon),
as well as the first to have multiple forms and a different motorcycle for each form.

Kamen Rider 1 through Skyrider

The TV Series

(Italics indicates guest appearance(s) by that Kamen Rider.)

Series Rider(s) Length
Kamen Rider (1971-1973) One (1-13, 40, 41, 49, 51-98), 98 episodes
Two (14-52, 72, 73, 93, 94, 98)
Kamen Rider V3 (1973-1974) V3, Riderman (43-51), One & Two (1, 2, 33, 34) 52 episodes
Kamen Rider X (1974) X, Two (33, 34), V3 (27, 28, 33, 34) 35 episodes
Kamen Rider Amazon (1974-1975) Amazon 24 episodes
Kamen Rider Stronger (1975) Stronger, 1 [38, 39], 2 [38, 39], V3 [35, 37, 39], 39 episodes
Riderman [37, 39], X [36, 39], Amazon [36, 39]
Skyrider (1979-1980) Skyrider, 1 [27, 28, 54], 2 [27, 28, 36, 37, 39, 40, 53, 54], 54 episodes
V3 [23, 27, 28, 34, 35, 54], Riderman [26, 27, 28, 33, 54],
X [26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 54]], Amazon [27, 28, 54],
Stronger [20, 21, 27, 28, 38, 52, 53, 54]]

Mogura J¨jin appeared in Kamen Rider Amazon 5-20.
Electro-Magnetic Wave Human Tackle appeared in Kamen Rider Stronger 1-30.

Hongo, Takeshi and Ichimonji, Hayato appear in Kamen Rider V3 episodes 1, 2, 33, 34.
Ichimonji, Hayato appears in Kamen Rider X episodes 33 and 34.
Kazami, Shiro appears in Kamen Rider X episodes 27, 28, 33, 34.
Hongo, Takeshi and Ichimonji, Hayato appear in Kamen Rider Stronger episode 39.
Kazami, Shiro appears in Kamen Rider Stronger 35, 37, 39.
Yuki, Joji appears in Kamen Rider Stronger episoded 37 and 39.
Jin, Keisuke appears in Kamen Rider Stronger episodes 36 and 39.
Yamamoto, Daisuke appears in Kamen Rider Stronger episodes 36 and 39.

Kamen Rider Super-1, Kamen Rider Black, Kamen Rider Black RX, Kuuga
Kamen Rider Super-1 (1980) Super-1 48 episodes
Kamen Rider Black (1987-1988) Black 51 episodes
Kamen Rider Black RX (1988-1989) Black RX, Roborider [introduced in 15], 47 episodes
Biorider [introduced in 17], 1-ZX [41-47]
Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000-2001) Growing, Mighty [introduced in 3], Dragon [introduced in 5], 49 episodes
Pegasus (intrdouced in 7), Titan (introduced in 10),
Rising Titan (introduced in 24), Rising Pegaus (introduced in 25)
Rising Dragon (introduced in 28), Rising Mighty (introduced in 30)
Amazing Mighty (episode 46), Ultimate (episode 49)

Hongo, Takeshi does not appear in Skyrider.
Ichimonji, Hayato appears in Skyrider episodes 36, 37, 39, 40, 53, 54.
Miyauchi, Hiroshi dubs the voice of V3 in Skyrider episode 23.
Kazami, Shiro appears in Skyrider episodes 34 and 35.
Yuki, Joji appears in Skyrider episode 33.
Jin, Keisuke appears in Skyrider episodes 31 and 32.
Yamamoto, Daisuke does not appear in Sky Rider`.
J˘, Shigeru appears in Skyrider episodes 38, 52, 53, 54.

Kamen Rider ZX

TV Specials

Title Riders Length
Kamen Rider All Back Again! 7 Riders (January 3, 1976) One through Stronger 45 minutes
Immortal Kamen Rider (September 8, 1979) One through Stronger & introduces Skyrider 45 minutes
Kamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together (January 3, 1984) One through Super-1 & introduces ZX 45 minutes
This Is Kamen Rider Black (September 27, 1987) Introduces Black 25 minutes
Kamen Rider Ichigo through RX ~ Big Gathering (October 16, 1988) One through Black & introduces RX 23 minutes
Kamen Rider Kuuga: Year's First Dream (January 2, 2001) Kuuga 120 minutes

Hongo, Ichimonj, Kazami, Yuki, Jin, Yamamoto and J˘ appear in Kamen Rider All Back Again! 7 Riders.
Kazami, Shiro; Yuki, Joji and Oki, Kazuya appear in Kamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together.
The others are shown from clips from the movies and tv series.

Shin, SD Riders, ZO and J

The Movies

Title Rider(s) Length
Go Go Kamen Rider (July 18, 1971) One (old) 24 minutes
Kamen Rider vs. Shocker (March 18, 1972) One (old), Two (old) 36 minutes
Kamen Rider vs. Hell Ambassador (July 16, 1972) One 32 minutes
Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Demons (July 18, 1973) One, Two, V3 32 minutes
Kamen Rider X: Five Riders vs. King Dark (July 25, 1974) One, Two, V3, Riderman, X 29 minutes
Kamen Rider: 8 Riders vs. Milky Way King (March 15, 1980) One through Skyrider 44 minutes
Kamen Rider Super-1 (March 14, 1981) One through Super-1 45 minutes
Kamen Rider Black: Hurry To Evil Island (March 12, 1988) Black 25 minutes
Kamen Rider Black Fear! Evil Monster Mansion (July 9, 1988) Black 25 minutes
Kamen Rider: Stay In The World (April 29, 1989) Black, Black RX, Roborider, Biorider 17 minutes
Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue (Feburary 20, 1992) Shin 90 minutes
Kamen Rider SD Mysterious!? Spiderman (January 25, 1993) 1 through ZX & RX in animation 29 minutes
Kamen Rider ZO (April 17, 1993) ZO 48 minutes
Kamen Rider J (April 16, 1994) J 45 minutes
Kamen Rider World (August 6, 1994) ZO, J 08 minutes
Kamen Rider Kuuga vs. Strong Monster Go Jiino Da (2000) Kuuga 12 minutes

Go Go Kamen Rider was just episode 13 shown as movie, not an original film.
Kamen Rider Black RX: Stay In The World was 3-D and was shown at an amusement park show.
Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue< was a directo to video release.
Kamen Rider Kuuga vs. Gouriki Kaijin Go Jiino Da was released by Telebi Kun magazine.

The original actors do not make guest appearances in these films and in most cases do not dub the voices.
Miyauchi, Hiroshi does dub the voice of V3 in the Kamen Rider Super-1 movie.
The henshin sequences in "Five Riders vs. King Dark" are clips taken from others films and the tv series.

Kamen Rider 1 through Skyrider

The Scarves

Starting with Kamen Rider 1 it was traditional for each Kamen Rider to wear a scarf (Kamen Rider V3 & Skyrider wore two). This tradition was broken in 1987 by Kamen Rider Black.

      Rider      Scarf
  1.  Kamen Rider One       red
  2.  Kamen Rider Two       red
  3.  Kamen Rider V3       white (2)
  4.  Riderman       yellow
  5.  Kamen Rider X       Black and yellow with red X
  6.  Kamen Rider Amazon       white
  7.  Kamen Rider Stronger       white
       Electro-Magnetic Wave Human Tackle       yellow
  8.  Skyrider       red (2)
  9.  Kamen Rider Super-1       red
10.  Kamen Rider ZX       green
11.  Kamen Rider Black       none
12.  Kamen Rider Black RX       none
13.  Shin Kamen Rider       none
14.  Kamen Rider ZO       none
15.  Kamen Rider J       none
16.  Kamen Rider Kuuga       none

It's probably a coinsidence but I think the best Kamen Rider series involved those who wore a scarf (or two).

Singing Their Own Songs

Rider Actor (Character) Song
Kamen Rider 1 (episodes 1-13) Fujioka, Hiroshi (Hongo, Takeshi) OP: "Let's Go! Rider Kick"
Kamen Rider V3 (all 52 episodes) Miyauchi, Hiroshi (Kazami, Shiro) OP: "Fight! Kamen Rider V3"
Kamen Rider Amazon Kobayashi, Akiji (Tachibana, Tobei)        "I Am Tachibana Tobei"
Kamen Rider Super-1 (all 48 episodes) Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya) OP: "Kamen Rider Super-1"
Kamen Rider Super-1 (episodes 1-23) Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya) ED: "The Fiery Rider Fist"
Kamen Rider Super-1 Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya)       "Go! Super Machine"
Kamen Rider Super-1 Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya)       "Five Hand Rock"
Kamen Rider Super-1 Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya)       "Invincible Champion Super-1"
Kamen Rider Super-1 Takasugi, Shunsuke (Oki, Kazuya)       "Secret Heart Shaolin Fist"
Kamen Rider Black (all 51 episodes) Kurata, Tetsuo (Minami, Kotaro) OP: "Kamen Rider Black"
Kamen Rider Black Kurata, Tetsuo (Minami, Kotaro)        "My Youth"
Kamen Rider Black RX Kurata, Tetsuo (Minami, Kotaro)        "Black Hero"

Best Friend & Greatest Enemy

Tachibana, Tobei    The Great Leader

The Songs

Kamen Rider    Kamen Rider V3    Kamen Rider X

Kamen Rider Amazon    Kamen Rider Stronger

Skyrider    Kamen Rider Super-1    Kamen Rider ZX

Kamen Rider Black    Kamen Rider Black RX

Behind The Scenes

Their Creator

The Men Behind The Masks

The Music Men

The Narrators

The Ratings

Never Filmed Kamen Rider Team Ups

Kamen Rider Birthdays

Kamen Rider Deaths

This page is dedicated to Ishinomori, Shoutarou's "Champions of Justice", the original 15 Kamen Riders. Ishinomori, Shoutarou died January 28, 1998 and although there were series with "Kamen Rider" in the title produced after this date, they were produced without him and most have straid from his vision. These new characters are not the "Champions of Justice" he imagined and I love. As far as I am concered the Kamen Rider series has come to an end. Say˘nara Kamen Rider.

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