|This article is about a/an reoccurrence in the Kamen Rider Series.|
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.
- The TV special Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! (1984), which introduced Kamen Rider ZX, forgone the eyecatch. Instead, the title Kamen Rider Special (仮面ライダースペシャル Kamen Raidā Supesharu) appears to the bottom right of the screen before the break and to the top left of the screen after the break, with a eyecatch sting from a previous series (Kamen Rider X for the first break, Kamen Rider (Skyrider) for the second, and Kamen Rider Super-1 for the last) accompanying the latter.
- Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX only shows the yellow and red (Black)/blue (Black RX) bar scrolling to the right side of the screen until a logo appears. However, the first two episodes of Kamen Rider Black RX only has the logo appearing.
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.
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.