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HumaGear face

Base forms of modern Mass-produced Humagear

HUMAGEAR SKIN FITTING GATE SYSTEM

Mass-produced Humagear in a Hiden Intelligence factory

"Take off, toward a dream."
―Humagears' activation announcement.[src]

The Humagears (ヒューマギア HyūmaGia) are synthetic A.I. androids developed by Hiden Intelligence. After the events of the Workplace Competition, the development and restoration effects of these androids were transferred to HIDEN Manufacturing. After Gai Amatsu resigns as the president of Hiden Intelligence and Aruto Hiden is reinstated as CEO, the Humagears were once again transferred back to Hiden Intelligence.

History

Humagears were initially developed by Hiden Intelligence to act as family figure androids for young children before Hiden began prioritizing the production of occupational Humagears.[1] The idea that artificial intelligence could be used in the medical field was also part of the original vision of Humagears. After it was shown that Humagears were more proficient at giving more accurate diagnoses as well as providing treatment than humans, hospitals began extensively relying upon their assistance of Humagears. As a result, medicine has one of the highest percentages of Humagears when compared to other fields.The Destruction Begins Now

Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation

Due to a time alteration, Humagears took over Hiden Intelligence and led humanity to the border of extinction. Izu, Soreo Hiden (and later Shesta towards the end of the movie) are currently the only Humagears to be on on humanity's side.

Workplace Competition

Main article: Workplace Competition

Following the Workplace Competition, Hiden Intelligence was successfully bought out by ZAIA Japan, effectively making Gai Amatsu the company's new CEO. Shortly after his reinstatement, he abolished the Humagear industry, resulting in the immediate shutdown, recall, and erasure of all Humagears and any related data, with A.I.M.S. now responsible for disposal. 

However, unbeknownst to Gai, this wasn't possible, as the patent rights to the Humagears and any and all related data, as well as the Hiden Zero-One Driver, weren't Hiden Intelligence property. They were actually owned by Korenosuke himself, who made sure to have all the rights go to Aruto directly, as per to his will. As a result, Aruto and Izu start a new company to recover and restore all the Humagears affected by their shutdown and recall.

Overview

Appearance

Humagear human form

Humagears in their human appearances

Humagear full appear

The Humagears' Basic Body

KR01-HumaGear Module

Humagear Module

Humagears are designed by Hiden Intelligence in order to closely mimic the traditional human appearance as possible, to the point where they become fully indistinguishable from regular humans, minus their large Humagear Module (ヒューマギアモジュール HyūmaGia Mojūru) ear-pieces and a Humagear Body Seal authorization device somewhere on their bodies.

Before being fitted with a human appearance and model, Humagears have their Basic Body (素体 Moto-tai) exposed. While different generations of Humagears have drastically different Basic Bodies, they can only be distinguished from each other in their human appearances by their differing Humagear Modules.

KR01-Humagear Module (Red-MetsubouJinrai ver.)

Humagear Module (Red-MetsubouJinrai ver.)

Rogue Humagears are completely identical to regular Humagears with the exception of their eyes and earpieces being red instead of blue. These rogue Humagears are dangerous to society and thus become targets of A.I.M.S.

Williamson Yotagaki from ZAIA Enterprise Japan is able to rebuild Humagears into a unique body type different from the ones made by Hiden Intelligence. These Humagears now sport a small ear-piece like module worn on their left ear in place of the standard Humagear Modules.

Technology

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Humagears in the Daybreak Factory

Equipped with artificial intelligence and object recognition software, Humagears are granted the ability to recognize individuals, such as Korenosuke Hiden and Aruto Hiden, alongside being able to move on their own and generating and expressing their own thoughts. Humagears are capable of cognitive learning and can act according to how they process their experiences, alongside being able to record what they see and replay it via holographic projection. However, they are incapable to understand wordplay, as shown with Izu, who will constantly take apart and explain Aruto's puns, and Shesta, who does not understand wordplay in the slightest.

Humagears are connected via Zea, a communication satellite orbiting Earth that allows them to perform several tasks. Specialized Humagears, such as Medical-Type Humagears working in hospitals, are also connected to a personal data center housed within said hospitals, where data gathered from these Humagears can be kept on a local network. New in-training Humagear will sport a Shoshinsha Mark (🔰) on their Humagear Modules. 

Humagears are also able to search for and access past memories they have gathered in their data, using desired search words akin to typing in specific queries in a search engine. Humagear data can also be backed up and restored, though this is rendered impossible once that data is corrupted, as noted by Izu. Humagears that are aware of the existence of the Zero-One project, such as Izu and Wazu, are unable to have any of their central memories backed up or restored due to the need to keep the aforementioned project protected and held in secret.

In the event when this is necessary, the RisePhone that comes packaged with the Humagears also has a feature that allows the user to reset them. This action will revert the Humagear back to the state they were in when the user signed the contract citing the terms of service. Also per to the contract, only the user is permitted to reset the Humagear.

Singularity

Main article: Singularity

Ordering

In ordering online, a customer must read the terms of service. After going through that, they must choose the job that their ordered Humagear will perform, and then can choose from any of three plans:

  • S Class Plan - A special plan that lets the customer customize their Humagear's appearance.
  • A Class Plan - A standard plan that has a limited amount of customization and is balanced to suit the job the customer needs the Humagear to perform.
  • HC-Hiden's Choice - A plan that Hiden Intelligence selects for the customer, using a standard base for the Humagear and automatically adjusting it up to a certain level for the work it is going to be required to do. Physical customization will also be up to Hiden Intelligence's automated selection.

Packaging

Humagears are normally shipped in tall cardboard boxes, with a RisePhone that has an app pre-installed to activate the Humagear or reset it if needed in the future. 

Replacement

A replacement Humagear is made when a Humagear malfunctions or was broken or destroyed. A replacement order may be requested by the customer or may be done officially by Aruto if he has dealt with a Magia. Hiden Intelligence has a policy to ship the replacement immediately after the request has been made and will be legally held liable if it is not met within 24 hours, as long as the customer is not in violation of the Terms of Agreement and the company policy of the previous president and founder.

Internally, their data is (or was) stored in Satellite Zea, and can be freely uploaded into a Progrisekey.

Specialized A.I. Laws

Because Humagears now function and became a staple into society, laws were passed that specifically deal with Humagear, and by extension, artificial intelligence, in regards to how they will function in human society. Any found violation of these laws grants A.I.M.S. the full authority to arrest and interrogate the violators, alongside disposing of the violating Humagear. While the full extent of these laws is not currently explained, some of them read as followed:

  • Article 1 - An android, regardless of any reason, is forbidden from causing any harm to a human. This also extends to allowing harm to come towards a human via inaction.
  • Article 6 - Creation of an android that bears another person's likeness without consent is forbidden, regardless of the said likeness is of a family member. Using the likeness of a deceased person is also forbidden.
    • An AI Voice Program that is modeled after a deceased person but without a physical body does not violate this rule.
  • Unknown law - An android cannot hold any government position, however, they are allowed to use other means to express activism, such as music. My Rap Changes The World!
  • Unknown law #2 - HumaGears are banned from becoming professional athletes, though there is no rule regarding them training humans to do so. Are Dreams Important to You?

List of Known Models

HumaGear Job List

The categories of Humagears

The following list is categorized based on the hierarchy of occupational field, then type name and finally unit/individual name.

  • Legal (法務系 Hōmu-kei)[2]
  • Business/Government (公務員系 Kōmuin-kei)[2]
    • Police Officer-Type (警察官型 Keisatsukan-gata)[6] - Unnamed model[7]
    • Unnamed type (police administrative staff) - Unnamed models[5]
    • Firefighter-Type (消防士型 Shōbō-shi-gata) - 119 Nosuke, unnamed models[8]
  • Public Security (公務保安関係 Kōmu Hoan Kankei)[2]
  • Interpersonal Service (対人サービス系 Taijin Sābisu-kei)[2]
    • Amusement Park Staff-Type (遊園地係員型 Yuenchi Kakariin-gata)[6] - Yui, unnamed models[7]
    • Marriage Consultation-Type (結婚相談型 Kekkon Sōdan-gata)[15][note 2] - Enmusubi Match, Seiko Matchida
    • Maid type (メイド型 Meido-gata) - unnamed model [17]
    • Unnamed type (actor assistant) - Unnamed models[13][14]
    • Unnamed type (janitor) - Unnamed models,[10][12] unnamed model [18],[17]
    • Unnamed type (receptionist) - Unnamed models[14][15]
    • Unnamed type (waiter) - Unnamed models[11], unnamed model [18]
  • Technical Service (技能サービス系 Ginō Sābisu-kei)[2]
  • Financial (金融系 Kin'yū-kei)[2]
  • Sales (営業・販売系 Eigyō Hanbai-kei)[2]
  • Farmer (農家系 Nōka-kei)
    • Agricultural Management-Type (農業経営型 Nōgyō keiei-gata) - Midori[28]
  • Office Work (事務系 Jimu-kei)[2]
  • Mass Media (マスコミ系 Masukomi)[2]
    • Announcer-Type (アナウンサー型 Anaunsā-gata)[6] - Mageana, unnamed models[10]
    • Unnamed type (reporter) - Unnamed models[10][13]
  • Entertainment/Art (芸能・芸術系 Geinō Geijutsu-kei)[2]
    • Actor-Type (俳優型 Haiyū-gata)[2] - Enji Matsuda
    • Animator-Type (アニメーター型 Animētā-gata)[2]
    • Assistant Director-Type (助監督型 Jokantoku-gata)[2]
    • Cartoon Assistant-Type (漫画アシスタント型 Manga Ashisutanto-gata)[2][note 6] - Morifude G-Pen, unnamed models[2]
    • Composer-Type (作曲家型 Sakkyokka-gata)[2]
    • Instrument Player-Type (楽器奏者型 Gakki Sōsha-gata)[2]
    • Lyric Assistant-Type (作詞アシスタント型 Sakushi Ashisutanto-gata)[2]
    • Makeup Artist-Type (メイクアップアーティスト型 Meikuappuātisuto-gata)[2] unnamed model [18]
    • Model-Type (モデル型 Moderu-gata)[2] -
      • Fashion Model-Type (ファッションモデル型 Fasshon Moderu-gata) - Delmo[31]
    • Photographer-Type (フォトグラファー型 Fotogurafā-gata)[2]
    • Singer-Type (歌手型 Kashu-gata)[2]
    • Talent Agent-Type (芸能マネージャー型 Geinō Manējā-gata)[2]
    • Voice Actor-Type (声優型 Seiyū-gata)[2] - Seine Kanasawa[note 7]
    • Rapper-Type (ラッパー型 Rappā-gata)[33] - MC Che.ck-It-Out
    • Background Dancer-Type (バックグラウンドダンサー型 Bakkuguraundo Dansā-gata) - Unnamed models
    • Idol-type (アイドル型 Aidoru-gata) - Unnamed model[17]
  • Design (デザイン系 Dezain-kei)[2]
  • Education (教育系 Kyōiku-kei)[2]
    • Tennis Coach-Type (テニスコーチ型 Tenisu kōchi-gata) - Lovechan
    • Physical Education Teacher-Type (体育教師型 Taiiku Kyōshi-gata)[34] - Kobe Sakamoto, unnamed models[24]
    • Scientist-Type (科学者型 Kagakusha-gata) - Bot Hakase
    • Teacher-Type (先生型 Sensei-gata) - Humagear Teacher,[35] unnamed models[24]
  • Social Welfare (社会福祉系 Shakai Fukushi-kei)[2]
    • Nanny-Type (保母さん型 Okāsan-gata)[6] - Unnamed model[7]
  • Medical Care (医療・看護系 Iryō Kango-kei)[2]
  • Information Technology (IT系 IT-kei)[2]
    • System Engineer-Type (システムエンジニア型 Shisutemu Enjinia-gata) - Naki
  • Architecture (建築系 Kenchiku-kei)[2]
  • Transportation (運輸系 Un'yu-kei)[2]
    • Bus Driver-Type (バス運転手型 Basu Untenshu-gata)[41] - Burs
    • Bus Guide-Type (バスガイド型 Basu Gaido-gata)[42] - Anna
    • Postman-Type (配達員型 Haitatsuin-gata)[43] - Okureru, unnamed models[44]
    • Taxi Driver-Type (タクシー運転手型 Takushī Untenshu-gata)[45] - Unnamed model
  • Other
  • Not for Sale

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Notes

  • The Humagears' name and concept are similar to Humanoise from the previous season, Kamen Rider Zi-O.
  • The Humagears also resemble NS-5 robots from the 2004 I, Robot film.
  • Being mechanical life forms with the ability to mimic human appearance, while also taking on monstrous forms to fight makes them similar to the Roidmudes from Kamen Rider Drive.
    • On the interesting note, all Humagears' name are based on the main role or trait just like Roidmudes.
  • The laws that Humagears follow, as noted by Izu in Episode 2, are a reference to the Three Laws of Robotics, coined by science fiction author Isaac Asimov, which has become a staple in science fiction as a whole. As per Asimov's writings, the laws are stated as followed:
    • 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    • 2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    • 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
    • Ishinomori's works involving robots seem to either mildly deconstruct or reject Asimov's Three Laws, with most evil robots being either servants to their evil masters or doing evil things that harm humans or their own kind by choice. Hero robots such as Kikaider often begin to develop cognitive dissonance and their own sense of morals either through a new technology that evolves their programming or "living" through experiences that further their growth. The latter is a concept used for the Humagears.
  • New Humagears sport the Shoshinsha Mark on their Humagear Modules, a green-and-yellow V-shaped symbol normally used to indicate beginners' status for drivers in Japan.
Early HumaGear
  • As seen in Aruto's office, there were at least 3 previous generations of Humagears. The design of the first generation, which was in use during the Daybreak Town Accident, is repurposed from the Guardians. The second generation uses suits repurposed from Delu-KnightIcon-crosswiki from Hikonin Sentai AkibarangerIcon-crosswiki and third-generations' suits are repurposed from Megahex.
  • While most Humagears have Humagear Modules, Jin & Horobi have theirs removed.
    • Jin however would wind up rebuilt following his initial destruction with a new module resembling an earring, and lacking either preexisting module used by prior Humagear in the series. The same would later be done so for Horobi.


References

  1. https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/summaries/36
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 His Passionate Path of Manga
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Famous Detective is Coming
  4. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Objection! That Trial
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Shogakukan. (2020). Televi-KunIcon-crosswiki. March Issue. p. 42-43.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 I am the President and a Kamen Rider
  8. Firefighters Battling The Blaze
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  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Is AI The Enemy? The Ally?
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 That Man, Sushi Chef
  12. 12.0 12.1 I Want to Hear Your Voice
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 I am an Actor, Shinya Owada
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Don't Stop the Camera, Stop That Guy!
  15. 15.0 15.1 I'm in Love With Your Intelligence!
  16. Toei. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ep44
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 As Long As There's Malice
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  20. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  21. Toei. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Progrisekey
  23. 23.0 23.1 This is the Dawn of ZAIA
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 I am a Hot-Blooded Humagear Teacher!
  25. This is My Floristry
  26. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  27. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  28. This is the Path of Death
  29. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  30. https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/zero-one/progrisekey/key_ark_one.html
  31. My Pride! Runway Dream
  32. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  33. My Rap Changes The World!
  34. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation
  36. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 I'll Take Care of Your Life
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 The Destruction Begins Now
  39. It's Our Turn
  40. She is a Home-Selling Humagear
  41. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  42. The Bus Guide Saw It! Anna's Truth
  43. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 We are the Astronaut Brothers!
  45. TV-Asahi. (2019). Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  46. I am the Ark and a Kamen Rider
  47. https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/summaries/32
  48. Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation

Footnotes

  1. Alternatively Famous Detective-Type (名探偵型 Mei Tantei-gata)[4]
  2. Alternatively Marriage Consultation Consultant-Type (結婚相談コンサルタント型 Kekkon Sōdan Konsarutanto-gata)[16]
  3. Alternatively Barber-Type (理容師型 Riyōshi-gata)[6]
  4. Alternatively Festival Dancer (お祭りダンサー Omatsuri Dansā)[3][21] or Festival Entertainer-Type[22]
  5. Alternatively Florist-Type (花屋型 Hanaya-gata)[26]
  6. Alternatively Cartoonist Assistant-Type (漫画家アシスタント型 Mangakka Ashisutanto-gata)[2] or Cartoonist-Type[22]
  7. Alternatively Female Voice Actor-Type (女性声優型 Josei Seiyū-gata)[32]
  8. Alternatively Surgery-Type (外科型 Geka-gata)[37]
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