This article is about a/an reoccurrence in the Kamen Rider Series.

The first eyecatch for Kamen Rider, the original series, from episode 1, The Mysterious Spider Man.

An eyecatch (アイキャッチ aikyatchi) or internal eyecatch is a scene or illustration used to begin and end a commercial break in a Japanese TV program, especially in anime and tokusatsu shows, such as Kamen Rider, similar to how "bumpers" into/out of commercial breaks are used in the United States. The term is used, in Japan, to refer to all kinds of bumpers.


Showa Era

Eyecatches of Showa era Kamen Rider Series featured illustrations of the protagonist Kamen Riders.

Heisei Era

Beginning with the Heisei Kamen Rider series, eyecatches are no longer a prominent feature in the show. Instead, the Heisei era started the trend of closing screens to mark the end of an episode.

However, the web series Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Brain is an exception to this since it is made to commemorate the end of the Heisei era while ironically parodying elements from the Showa era.

Reiwa Era

Kamen Rider Saber reintroduced eyecatches for the first time since Black RX. Much like the Closing Screens, the eyecatch of each episode shows one of the Wonder Ride Books or Alter Ride Books used by the Riders or Megid Mamonos in the episode. And the spell on it are also shown.

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