This article is about a/an monstrous Rider in Kamen Rider Zi-O.

"I am Hiryu Kakogawa. Sougo Tokiwa! We're fated to cross paths countless times."
―Another Zi-O introducing himself to Sougo.[src]

"Live for the present? Don't make me laugh! You have no idea what a tragedy this has been for those who weren't chosen! Which is why I have a test for you: can you still spout that same nonsense... after I've taken everything from you?"
―Hiryu to Sougo after becoming Another Zi-O II[src]

Hiryu Kakogawa (加古川 飛流 Kakogawa Hiryu) is a young man who transforms into Another Zi-O (アナザージオウ Anazā Jiō), an Another Rider derived from Kamen Rider Zi-O.

Character History

Early Life

On April 24, 2009, Hiryu and his parents were amongst the passengers on a bus tour, which had included Sougo Tokiwa and his family, and Tsukuyomi. Mid-ride, the bus was hijacked by Swartz, who had held Sougo hostage. Tsukuyomi pulled out her gun and shot Swartz in order to free Sougo, but the shot was ricocheted by Swartz’s fedora and knocked Hiryu unconscious. As the bus explodes in a tunnel, Swartz sends the children, including Sougo and Hiryu to a timeline where Dai-Mazines destroy the Earth. Sometimes after that, Hiryu and Sougo were hospitalized in the same room. However, Sougo was picked up by his uncle, while Hiryu had no one left. Since then, Hiryu blames Sougo for his misfortune, unaware of the whole truth behind the incident.

Confronting Zi-O

Obtaining the Zi-O Anotherwatch from Swartz, Hiryu went on a hunting spree against former Another Rider hosts to harvest their Anotherwatches and clashing paths with Zi-O, Geiz and Woz along the way. During his hunt on Hayase, Hiryu fought against all three Riders and demonstrated the ability to outmatch Woz Futurering Quiz. With Another Ghost as his final transformation, Hiryu unveiled his Another Zi-O form and engaged in a battle against Zi-O II.

After wearing himself out, he runs off to chase Hayase and steals what remains of Another Wizard's powers. He then confronts Sougo, explaining to him that the incident from 10 years ago on the bus cost him his life and his parents, blaming the girl in the white dress for the accident. Sougo realizes that nothing he says will change his mind and they both transform and fight. However, the fight is interrupted by Geiz as he transforms into GeizRevive and soundly defeats him. Swartz appears at the last second however and saves him.

He confronts Geiz later on but is once again defeated by his new power, wondering how to become stronger when Heure arrives and has a plan to help him get stronger: taking White Woz's Kamen Rider powers. He then shows Hiryu how to infuse the Anotherwatch with unsuspecting civilians and control the Another Riders. Creating Another Ghost and Another Gaim, Hiryu sends them out to confront White Woz. As he is about to defeat his Another Riders, Hiryu uses a blank Ridewatch to absorb White Woz's powers. During this exchange, it's revealed that stealing White Woz's powers was a plan orcustrated by Black Woz to gain his powers and confront Geiz. Eventually, Hiryu and Heure create more Another Riders to do his bidding and confront Sougo. They fight for a while, but Sougo manages to get away and meet up with Geiz. Soon though, Hiryu confronts both of them and tries to kill Sougo but Geiz grabs his arm and defends him, saying that they are friends and will keep their promise. Hiryu sees little wrong with this as both of them are exhausted from using their powers so much recently and he is still at full power and has his Another Rider Army. Despite these overwhelming advantages, both Geiz and Sougo manage to overcome and defeat Hiryu.

Despite the fact Sougo didn't clearly remember the past, he decides to apologize to Hiryu, suggesting he keep on living in the present and not dwell in the past forever. Hiryu finally breaks down, and the Another Zi-O watch is destroyed... only for it to return back to normal.

New Time, Another Zi-O II

Another Zi-O II

Hiryu came back as Another Zi-O II

After a long absence, Hiryu came back again with a new power, Another Zi-O II. He declared to Sougo that he had a new goal, to take what Sougo should have obtained instead and had changed the timeline. After becoming Another Zi-O II, he also can summon other Another Riders and reverse time.

After his plans were mostly stopped thanks to Sougo's persistence, Hiryu finally demands Sougo for one last duel, with him bringing forth a whole army of Another Riders (save for Another Drive & Another Decade), with Sougo, Geiz, Black Woz, and Tsukasa were facing him. In the end, Hiryu was defeated once again after Sougo, as GrandZi-O executes the All Twenty Time Break on him. Although his another watch still remains intact, Daiki Kaito stole it from him, claiming the another watch as one of his new treasure collections. Swartz also appeared and proceeds to cruelly tell Hiryu the whole truth and exclaimed that he never had a quality of a king to begin with, further disheartening him in disbelief. With his revenge motivation and power now gone, his fate is now unknown.


Hiryu is described as a young man with a vindictive nature of obsession, vengeance, and animosity towards Sougo, due to the sequences of traumatic events which resulted in the death of his parents, to which he has long since held Sougo responsible for. This single-minded enmity for Sougo contributes to his lack of understanding over the actual circumstances of the events, making him easily susceptible to manipulation, as Swartz was easily able to recruit him upon discovering Sougo was a mutual target. This singular focus makes Hiryu a troublesome, and deadly adversary for Sougo and his ferocious drive makes him one of the more dangerous Another Riders. Yet beneath the darker emotions, Hiryu is essentially an emotionally wounded man consumed by grief as evident when Sougo extends his sincerest apologies, invoking deeply rooted sadness.

Unfortunately, his first defeat from Sougo does not stop him, instead making him even worse than before. Rather than focusing on dealing with Sougo, he instead set a new goal to take over of what Ohma Zi-O (since so far only Ohma Zi-O's future was clear) should have obtained. This would eventually become his undoing when Swartz steals his Another Rider powers to become Another Decade after stealing the Time Jackers' and Decade's powers.


Another Zi-O
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Another Zi-O

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 200.0 cm[1]
  • Weight: 92.0 kg[1]
  • Creator: Swartz
  • Year of Origin: 2019.
  • Position of year: Forehead crest, left visor, sternum crest, left trapezius, and belt.
  • Name and position: "Zi-O"; Right visor and right trapezius

Another Zi-O is Hiryu's main Another Rider form. Unlike other Another Riders, his Anotherwatch is held by a black variant of the Ziku-Driver instead of being absorbed into his body, which can be used by pressing the button on top of the Anotherwatch to activate an unnamed "Rider Slash".

Powers and Abilities
  • Clairvoyance: Paralleling Kamen Rider Zi-O II's Precedence Blades, Another Zi-O can perceive future events once the clock hands above his eyes spin.
  • Watch Creation: Another Zi-O can produce Anotherwatches simply using a blank watch to capture remaining powers out of previous hosts. He can also steal powers of existing Kamen Riders, like what he did with Kamen Rider Woz.
  • Clock Hand Swords: Another Zi-O's favored weapons are a pair of swords themed after clock hands. They can merge into a single naginata and can perform a counterpart of Zi-O II's King Girigiri Slash, which can also be activated by pressing the Another Watch and then swipe it to the other side of the belt. Geiz Revive! 2019

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25-28

Another Zi-O II
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Another Zi-O II

"Zi-O! II!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 200.0 cm[2]
  • Weight: 92.0 kg[2]
  • Creator: Swartz (Original ridewatch), Himself (Revived ridewatch)
  • Year of Origin: 2019.
  • 'Position of year': Forehead crest, left visor, sternum crest, left trapezius, and belt.
  • Name and position: "Zi-O"; Right visor and right trapezius

Another Zi-O II is Hiryu's upgraded Another Rider form.

Powers and Abilities
  • Another Rider Manifestation: Another Zi-O II can create Another Riders at will once the clock hands above his eyes spins.
  • Past Manipulation: Another Zi-O II can rewrite past events in his favor. A side effect of this ability causes the daylight to switch into night and vice-versa.
  • Clairvoyance: Taken from it's predecessor, Another Zi-O II can perceive future events once the clock hands above his eyes spin.
  • Clock Hand Swords:Another Zi-O II can still use his clock hand swords for combat.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 41-43

Another Build
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Another Build

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 196 cm[3]
  • Weight: 99 kg[3]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2017.
  • Position of year: Back (left Trapezius).
  • Name and position: "BUILD"; Right Hypochondrium.
Powers and Abilities
  • Invulnerability: Another Riders' possess the ability to continually revive as their existence is sustained by the Another Ridewatch. Best Match 2017
  • Original Features of Rabbit and Tank Fullbottle: His version of Build's Tank Roller Shoe is fully functional, being able to use the thread's movement to enhance the damage of his kicks. His version of the Hop Springer also works similarly to the real Build's allowing him to make quick high jumps.
  • Flaming Basketball Projection: Since his host is a basketball player, Another Build can manifest his host's proficiency in basketball into a form of attack.
  • Fullbottle Creation: He can capture people in empty Fullbottles, creating new functional Fullbottles based on their athletic abilities. Since his human form is a basketball player, by default he can use energy basketballs as projectiles, and by using other Bottles he has access to other abilities, like firing quick projectiles after creating a Baseball Bottle.
    • Fullbottle Augmentation: In order to use a Best Match, he needs to eat the Bottles, which briefly shine on his belt, replacing the standard Rabbit and Tank looking ones, before fading away. Although there aren't physical changes to his form or belt, his abilities are completely changed. Once consuming the Swimmer and Archery Best Match, Another Build was able to swim through land, leaping around and diving into solid ground to avoid enemy attacks and launch surprise strikes through the archery's Fullbottle power to attack with energy arrows.[3]

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25

Another Ex-Aid
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Another Ex-Aid

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 205 cm[4]
  • Weight: 97 kg[4]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2016.
  • Position of year: Back (left Trapezius).
  • Name and position: "EX-AID"; Chest, Back(right Trapezius).
Powers and Abilities
  • The game that cannot be cleared by anyone (誰もクリアしたことのないゲーム Dare mo Kuria shita koto no nai Gēmu): Another Ex-Aid creates a modified version of Mighty Action X which becomes known as an unbeatable game.[4]
  • Game World Travel: Another Ex-Aid can use the Game World as a means of traveling into portable consoles.
  • Game Area Manipulation: Befitting Ex-Aid’s Kimewaza Slot Holder, Another Ex-Aid can affect the reality of the real world using Game Areas.
  • Bugster Virus A (バグスターウイルスA Bagusutā Uirusu Ē): A specialized strain of virus that the original Another Ex-Aid used to infect young boys who are potential heart donors to his son. Additionally, he can summon them as his footsoldiers, appearing as monks with harpoons. His Bugster Virus grunts are of the same kind as Aranbura Bugster and Brave Fantasy Gamer Level 50.
  • Self Revival: So long that the Ridewatch used to counter him is not from the same power, Another Ex-Aid can endlessly revive himself.
  • Platform Game Capabilities: Paralleling Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Another Ex-Aid has the abilities of playable characters in platform games, such as inhuman agility and superhuman jump.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25

Another Ghost
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Another Ghost

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 204.0 cm[5]
  • Weight: 96.0 kg[5]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2015.
  • Position of year: Back of his jacket.
  • Name and position: "GHOST"; back in his jacket.
Powers and Abilities
  • Soul Absorption: Another Ghost can extract human’s soul out of their body and capture them in the eye-like symbol on his chest. Then he can release and absorb the stored souls to empower himself.
  • Invisibility/Intangibility: Due to Another Ghost’s original host being dead, Another Ghost can make himself visible and solid at will. Another Ghost can also phase through solid objects and re-emerge elsewhere, usually from thin air. However, it seems that this ability can be negated by the Ghost Ridewatch.
  • Parka Ghosts Summoning: Like Ghost, Another Ghost can summon any of the heroic Parka Ghosts to assist him in battle.
  • "Gamma Commandos" Summoning: Like the Empowered Gamma, Another Ghost can summon multiple monsters that resemble Gamma Commandos.
  • Omega Drive Rider Kick: Another Ghost can perform a dark version of Kamen Rider Ghost's Omega Drive (Ore).
  • Ore Damashii Mimicry: A unique ability to Hiryu's Another Ghost, he can split himself into three darker copies of Ore Damashii.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25

Another Gaim
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Another Gaim

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 203.0 cm[6]
  • Weight: 105.0 kg[6]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2013.
  • Position of year: Left sode (shoulder protection made of plates).
  • Name and position: "GAIM"; Right sode.
Powers and Abilities
  • Helheim Crack Manipulation: Another Gaim can willingly open cracks into Helheim and drag anyone into it or move the crack over the person. He is also capable of calling Inves-like monsters through the cracks as well.
  • Monster Control: Another Gaim has full control over his Inves-like monsters[6]
  • Sword Manifestation: Another Gaim can manifest his zanbatō at will after transforming.
  • Energy Bolts: Another Gaim can generate orange energy and launch it at his opponents.
  • Teleportation: Another Gaim can teleport himself to another location at will.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25

Another OOO
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Another OOO

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 194.0 cm[7]
  • Weight: 86 kg[7]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2010.
  • Position of year: Back.
  • Name and position: "OOO"; chest.
Powers and Abilities
  • Animal Abilities: Like the Kamen Rider he is based on, he has the powers of a hawk, tiger and grasshopper, including large tiger claws that he uses as weapons.
  • Cell Medal Reproduction: In the similar vein to Greeed, Another OOO also can produce cell medals which can be used to create monsters that resemble Waste Yummies, but with higher durability than the originals.[7] Like actual Waste Yummies, they can exist by themselves or with a human host and follow their creator’s will.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25

Another Faiz
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Another Faiz

―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 186.0 cm[8]
  • Weight: 91.0 kg[8]
  • Creator: Himself
  • Year of Origin: 2003
  • Position of year: Left shoulder
  • Name and position: "FAIZ"; Right shoulder.
Powers and Abilities
  • Lifespan Manipulation: Another Faiz is able to absorb people and convert them into energy, which can then be used to revive the deceased. However, the revived subject can only use energies made from people sharing their age and astrological sign and must receive these "life injections" regularly to maintain their form.
  • Rider Kick: Another Faiz can shroud his entire body with red aura to perform his variation of Faiz Blaster's Crimson Smash.

Appearances: Zi-O Episodes 25



  • Black Ziku-Driver - A black variant that appears after putting the Zi-O Anotherwatch on his waist. 
  • Anotherwatch - Transformation trinket. As Hiryu already possessed the Zi-O Anotherwatch, he can create past versions of Anotherwatches by targeting past contract holders and absorb the essence with a blank Anotherwatch.

Behind the Scenes


Hiryu Kakogawa is portrayed by Yu Sakuma (佐久間悠 Sakuma Yu). As Another Zi-O, his suit actor is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya).


Kako (加古) is a homophone of the Japanese word for Past (過去 Kako), reflecting on his character unable to get over from his past.


  • Another Zi-O is the first Another Rider who doesn't have a "twisted" version of the original rider's belt but instead uses a recolor of the belt of the rider he is based on.
    • He is also the first Another Rider to have a different year than his Kamen Rider counterpart; Kamen Rider Zi-O was created in 2018.
    • He is the second Another Rider to have an upgrade form (Another Zi-O II), The first is Another Kuuga (Another Ultimate Kuuga)
      • However, while Another Zi-O requires a different Anotherwatch to achieve Another Zi-O II, Another Kuuga has to use the same Anotherwatch and put it into another person to fuse with him into Another Ultimate Kuuga.
  • Another Zi-O II's shoulder pads are similar to Ohma Zi-O's shoulder pads.
  • He is the second person to use more than one Anotherwatch. The first was Ryuichi Sakuma.
  • Despite being based on Kamen Rider Zi-O, Another Zi-O's ability to transform into past Another Riders makes him more analogous to Kamen Rider Decade due to his ability to transform directly into past Riders rather than a form based on them.
  • Another Zi-O's undersuit has an inverse color scheme of the original Zi-O.
  • Another Zi-O's swords are likely based on Timeranger's Double Vector than Zi-O's weapons, as those weapons possess a clock hand motif, and can combine and form into a staff/naginata mode.
  • As with every Another Rider, Hiryu as Another Zi-O is the polar opposite to Sougo, and to an extent, Geiz.
    • Sougo: Hiryu was given the power of Another Zi-O by Swartz to enact his revenge against Sougo, whom he believed to be responsible for his parents' deaths. Ironically, they are both unknowingly manipulated by Swartz himself. Sougo was destined to become Ohma Zi-O, and he became Zi-O to change his destiny by becoming a benevolent king. Hiryu is unable to get over from his past, while Sougo is more willing to move on.
      • And by extension, Hiryu is also a stark contrast to Sougo's future self, Ohma Zi-O. The future Sougo became a tyrant most likely to assert his dominance and his power of all 20 Heisei Kamen Riders at his disposal. Another Zi-O has the power of 20 Another Riders who became a tyrant just purely to spite the present Sougo.
    • Geiz: Both of them want to defeat Sougo. Geiz's motivation in doing so is justified in that he wants to prevent the tyranny of Ohma Zi-O, while Hiryu's case is more of a personal vendetta. Geiz, however, is more willing to set aside his grudge against Sougo and work together with him if needed. Hiryu would go as far as to turn innocent people into Another Riders out of pure spite so he could get revenge on Sougo.
  • Hiryu's ability to turn into any of his predecessors from his monster group makes him similar to Kou Tatsugami and Igor.



See Also

Sougo Tokiwa (Ohma Zi-O, Mirror World, Leader of Quartzer) - Geiz Myokoin - Woz (black, white, red) - Tsukuyomi
Future Kamen Riders
2022 (Rentaro Kagura - Isamichi Konjo) - 2040 (Mondo Douan) - 2121 (Rento Makina) - Kamen Rider Ginga
Rider Time Ryuki Riders
Ishihashi - Tozuka - Kimura - Ishida - Abyss - Odin
Another World Riders
G4 - Fuma - Dark Ghost - Rey - Katsumi Daido - White Woz - Yuuki
Other Riders
G3 Team - Shun Kageyama (Worm)
Movie-exclusive Riders
SOUGO Tokiwa - Kagen - Jogen - Soreo Hiden
Stageshow-exclusive Riders
Hiryu Kakogawa - Red Woz
Ziku-Driver - Ohma Zi-O Driver - Ridewatches - BeyonDriver - Mirai Driver (Shinobi, Hattari, Quiz, Kikai, Ginga) - Zikan Girade - Zikan Zax - Ride HeiSaber - Zikan Despear - Saikyo Girade - Zikan Jaclaw - Faizphone X - Taka Watchroid - Kodama Suika Arms - Ride Striker - Time Mazine - Dai Mazine - Karakuri Robos (Kurogane Oogama - Unnamed Wasp-based Karakuri Robo) - Neo Decadriver - Neo Diendriver - Barlckxs' Sword - Zamonas' Bowgun
Rider Armors - Ridewatch Holder - Ridewatch Daizer - Oma Advent Calendar - Future Note - Time Finishers
9 5 DO: Geiz Myokoin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Futaros - Ataru Hisanaga - Shingo Hisanaga - Iroha Kagura - Master Gamano - Sara - Ms. Sailor - Oda Nobunaga - Clara Steinbelt - Gyuzo - Pietro
Resistance: Resistance Captain
Kuuga: Yusuke Godai
Agito: Shouichi Tsugami - Takahiro Omuro
Ryuki: Shinji Kido - Dark Shinji - Ren Akiyama - Takeshi Asakura - Miyuki Tezuka - Jun Shibaura - Goro Yura
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
Blade: Kazuma Kenzaki - Hajime Aikawa
Hibiki: Hitoshi Hidaka - Tomizo Todayama - Kyosuke Kiriya
Kabuto: Soji Tendo - Arata Kagami - So Yaguruma
THE FIRST/THE NEXT: Takeshi Hongo - Katsuhiko Yano - Shiro Kazami
Den-O: Ryotaro Nogami - Yuto Sakurai
Kiva: Wataru Kurenai - Jiro
Decade: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito
G: Goro
W: Philip & Shotaro Hidari - Ryu Terui
OOO: Eiji Hino - Michal Minato - Akira Date - Shintaro Goto
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Haruto Soma - Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon - Takatora Kureshima
Drive: Shinnosuke Tomari - Go Shijima - Chase - Brain
Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Kuuga (manga): Yusuke Godai
Amazons: Haruka Mizusawa - Jin Takayama
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kiriya Kujo - Kuroto Dan - Masamune Dan
Kamen Sentai Gorider: Aka-Rider - Ao-Rider - Ki-Rider - Momo-Rider - Mido-Rider
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo - Kazumi Sawatari - Gentoku Himuro - Evolto
Zero-One: Aruto Hiden - Isamu Fuwa - Yua Yaiba - Jin - Horobi
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi - Shibuya Hachioji - Narita Kisarazu - Misora Isurugi - Master of Fumen - Owner - Momotaros - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Eri Ogawa - Daisuke Okubo - Amane Kurihara - Mana Kazaya - Riki - Ramon - Deneb - Krim Steinbelt - Takeshi Kinashi - Izu - Shesta - Jun Fukuzoe - Sanzo Yamashita
Swartz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid - Finis
SOUGO Tokiwa - Kagen - Jogen - Woz
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Ghost - Another Double - Another Den-O - Another Kuuga - Another Shinobi - Another Quiz - Another Ryuga - Another Kikai - Another Zi-O (II) - Another Ryuki - Another Blade - Another Agito (troops) - Another Hibiki - Another Kiva - Another Kabuto - Another Drive - Another Decade
Movie-exclusive Another Riders
Another Zero-One - Another 1 - Another Diend
Stageshow-exclusive Another Riders
Another Rider - No Rider - Another Ohma Zi-O
Other Villains
Kasshine - Humanoise - Worms - Trilobite Magia - Battle Magia
Niji no Hebi: Yaminin - Dustards
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