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For the 45th anniversary movie in 2016, see Kamen Rider 1 (film).

Kamen Rider 1

Kamen Rider 1 (仮面ライダー1号, Kamen Raidā Ichi-Gō, Masked Rider No.1), or simply Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー, Kamen Raidā, Masked Rider) is the main protagonist in the original Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider The First, Kamen Rider The Next, and the movie Kamen Rider 1.


Kamen Rider 1 uses the power of the wind to fight. To transform, Hongo originally speed on his motorcycle, Cyclone, and leaps into the air, creating wind-pressure against his Typhoon belt. The pressure spins the wheel in the center of his belt which then activates the micro-nuclear engine and allows him to transform.

Later on as he grew more powerful he learned to transform by absorbing the wind by himself (although he can still use any source of wind generated outside of his powers) thus getting rid of a major weakness. Like Kamen Riders 2 and V3, Hongo has a crippling weakness to the cold and can't transform properly when hit by sub-zero coldness as shown in episode 98 of his series.

The "old" Rider did not have a shout or a pose when he transforms.

Rider Transformation

―Hongo's most recent transformation call into Kamen Rider 1[src]

In his upgraded forms, Hongo shouts and throws his right arm at a diagonal to his right then rotates it clockwise until it’s a diagonal to his left, then he retracts it to his waist and thrusts out his left arm at a diagonal to his right. After that pose Hongo leaps into the air where the wind-pressure activates his transformation.


Kamen Rider 1

Original Kamen Rider 1

Original Kamen Rider 1 (modern suit)

Rider Statistics
Rider Senses
Ability Parameters (Initial → Trained)

Because he was meant to be Shocker’s greatest altered human, Kamen Rider 1's capabilities are far greater than a normal man. He has the ability to hear at distances up to 4 kilometers away. He can break a meter thick tree trunk or a metal rod 10 cm thick with his Rider Chop. His Rider Kick has enough power to bend steel supports of buildings. Even when he wasn't fully transformed, this form was strong enough to withstand a 50 thousand volt electric shock.

Unlike in his later forms, Takeshi can't transform automatically in this form, needing external wind to jump start the Typhoon's turbine and give him access to his suit and most of his fighting strength. That wind is generally generated by riding his bike, but it also can come from other sources, like an explosion that pushes hot wind towards the Typhoon belt. It is thinkable that becoming Kamen Rider 1 has granted him a degree of immortality and immunity to organic diseases, viruses, bacteria and poison due to becoming a cybernetic human.

The original manga gives an in-depth analysis of the entire schematics used by Hongo, Ichimonji, and the manga Shocker Riders.

  • Ultrasensitive Antenna: Sense the presence of enemies and incoming attacks
  • Cat's Eye: Allows infrared night vision
  • Signal O: A brainwave transmission device that can detect other cyborgs
  • Crusher: The face plate that can break chains
  • Artificial Lungs: Can recycle oxygen for two hours
  • Pulmonary Converter: Catches wind power to convert it to energy, also acts as a radiator
  • Power Converter: Capsules on the belt that store energy
  • Typhoon: Transformation belt which is an anemometer which measures the Rider's energy
  • Artificial Muscle: Gives the Rider the strength to jump like a giant grasshopper
  • Jump Shoes: The soles are elastic-like springs.

As seen in the middle of Hongo's transformation in Kamen Rider Taisen.

The original form of Kamen Rider 1 returned in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai, as a cameo during Hongo's transformation into his current "New" Rider 1 form before the battle between the Showa Riders and Heisei Riders.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Episode 1, Special Episode: Escape, Kamen Rider 2-13, Missing Link, April 3, 1971, Kamen Rider Taisen, Saber + Zenkaiger: Superhero SenkiIcon-crosswiki.png.

Sakurajima 1

Kamen Rider 1 Sakurajima version

Rider Statistics
  • Rider Height: 180 cm
  • Rider Weight: 70 kg

The form Takeshi shows after fighting against Shocker in Europe for some time. His appearance changed due to the effects of the constant fighting on his physical appearance and acceptance of himself.

In the TV show, this form doesn't seem to be any stronger than the original 1 form, but with stronger combat power due to Hongo's experience by this point. However, in the movie Kamen Rider vs. Shocker, this form was shown to be able to transform without needing external wind sources.

This version of Rider 1 is referred to as Sakurajima 1 (桜島 1号, Sakurajima Ichigō), due to the story arc where it debuted mostly taking place there. [Quiz! Distinguishing the First Rider]

Appearances: Kamen Rider Episodes 40-41, 49, 51, Kamen Rider vs. Shocker, 52, From Here to Eternity.

New 1

New Kamen Rider 1

Giant Kamen Rider 1

Rider Statistics[2][4][5]
  • Rider Height: 180 cm
  • Rider Weight: 70 kg
Rider Senses
Ability Parameters (Initial → Trained)

New 1 (新1号, Shin Ichigō) is the third form of Kamen Rider 1. Takeshi Hongo is captured by Shocker and taken for a second reconstruction surgery, which gives him abilities surpassing his original ones. Hongo uses self-hypnosis to escape Shocker's brainwashing, turning their own power against them once again. [From Here to Eternity]

The upgrade allows Hongo to transform instantly, without needing external wind sources, gives him enough power and durability to survive a subzero trap and even a nuclear bomb close range with no apparent damage, and gives Hongo the versatility for different techniques that can satisfy demands otherwise unattainable in his previous forms, giving Takeshi the nickname "Skill of #1" (技の1号, Waza no Ichigō); this capability was later passed to Kamen Rider V3.

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This form also gives Hongo access to Rider Power, a temporary boost in Rider 1's battle power, triggered with a switch in his new Typhoon belt, that greatly increases his strength, making Rider 1 superior to Shocker's other creations.

In Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider, Rider 1 gains the ability to grow to Ultraman's size in order to balance out their size differences.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Episodes 53-68, Kamen Rider vs. Jigoku Taishi, Kamen Rider 69-98, V3 Episode 1, Kamen Rider Episode 99, V3 2, 21, V3 vs. Destron Mutants, V3 33-34, Riderman Another After, Five Riders vs. Kingdark, Stronger Episodes 38-39, All Together! Seven Kamen Riders!!, Skyrider Episodes 27-28, 54, Eight Riders vs. GingaOh, Kamen Rider Super-1: The Movie, Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!, Dragon Road, Black RX Episodes 41-47, 11 Kamen Riders Senki, Space-Time Hero: Kamen Rider, Space 11: Kamen Rider Galaxy Great Decisive Battle, Kamen Rider Live 2000, Cho Henshin Battle, April 3, 1971, All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, All Riders vs. Dr. Shinigami, The Fearful Global Warming Plan, Let's Go Kamen Riders, Fourze Episode 2, Movie War Mega Max, Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png, Fourze Special Event, Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki.png, Wizard Special Event ZIcon-crosswiki.png, ToQger Vs. GaimIcon-crosswiki.png, Kamen Rider Taisen, Super Hero Taisen GPIcon-crosswiki.png, Drive Special Event.

Power Up Kamen Rider 1

Power Up Kamen Rider 1

Rider Statistics[4][11]
  • Rider Height: 219 cm
  • Rider Weight: 219 kg
Ability Parameters[4][11]
  • Punching Power: 100 t
  • Kicking Power: 145 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 20 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.5 seconds[4][11]

In the Kamen Rider 1 film, which celebrates the franchise's 45th anniversary, Kamen Rider 1 is given another stronger Power Up (パワーアップ, Pawā Appu) upgrade version of his final form, which sports a bulkier suit fitted with a lot more armored sections, to fit Takeshi's current aged physique. The suit also takes on a color scheme similar to the one used by the Sakurajima 1 suit. The suit also sports a modern version of the Typhoon, which has a shielded metal cover to protect the belt's fan turbine when Takeshi isn't transformed.

It is currently unknown how this upgrade was obtained, nor if this upgrade is permanent or simply a one-off.

Appearances: Ghost Episode 24, Kamen Rider 1.

Kamen Rider 1
Rider Statistics[12]
  • Rider Height: 187 cm
  • Rider Weight: 74 kg
Ability Parameters[12]
  • Punching Power: 3 t
  • Kicking Power: 10 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 15.3 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 5 seconds
Special Attacks
  • Rider Kick: 30 t





The "old" Rider did not have a shout or a pose when he transforms.

Rider Transformation

―Hongo's most recent transformation call into Kamen Rider 1[src]

In his upgraded forms, Takeshi shouts and throws his right arm at a diagonal to his right then rotates it clockwise until it’s a diagonal to his left, then he retracts it to his waist and thrusts out his left arm at a diagonal to his right. After that pose Takeshi leaps into the air where the wind-pressure activates his transformation.


  • Rider Nage
    Used to destroy Bat Man [The Terrifying Bat Man]
  • Rider Scissors (ライダーシザース, Raidā Shizāsu)
    Used to destroy Scorpion Man [The Monster Scorpion Man]

  • Rider Chop (ライダーチョップ, Raidā Choppu)
    Used along with Rider Kick to destroy Shinigami Chameleon [The Shinigami Chameleon, Showdown! Old World's Fair]
    Used to weaken Ika Devil [Dr. Shinigami, The Terrifying Truth Form?]
  • Rider Sharin (ライダー車輪, Raidā Sharin)
    Rider 1 and Rider 2 used a combination of Rider Sharin, Rider Gaeshi, and Rider Double Kick to destroy Isoguinchack [The Man-Eating Monster Isoguinchack]

  • Rider Head Crusher (ライダーヘッドクラッシャー, Raidā Heddo Kurashā)
    Used to destroy Jaguarman [The Monster Jaguarman, Decisive Deadly Autobike Battle]
    Used to destroy Beaded Lizard Man [The Monster Beaded Lizard, Deathmatch in Fear Valley!!]

  • Rider Jump (ライダージャンプ, Raidā Janpu)
    Used numerous times throughout the series
  • Rider Hammer (ライダーハンマー, Raidā Hanmā)
    Used alongside Rider Hammer to destroy Owl Man [The Eerie Owl Man's Killer X-Rays]

  • Rider Crash (ライダークラッシュ, Raidā Kurasshu)
    Used to destroy the revived Zanjioh throwing him into Harinezras [The Shocker Graveyard, The Revived Monsters]
    Used to destroy the revived Beaded Lizard Man [The Shocker Graveyard, The Revived Monsters]
    Used to destroy the revived Harinezras throwing him into Zanjioh [The Shocker Graveyard, The Revived Monsters]

  • Rider Knee Block (ライダーニーブロック, Raidā Nī Burokku)
    Used to destroy Guiller Koorogi [The Monster Guiller Koorogi, Nails of Death]
    Used to destroy Abugomes [The Monster Abugomes, Mount Rokko Great Pursuit!]

  • Rider Screw Block (ライダースクリューブロック, Raidā Sukuryū Burokku)
    Used to destroy Bararanga [The Poison Flower Monster Bararanga, Secret of the Terrifying House]

  • Combined Techniques
  • Imitations



    Legend Rider Devices

    KamenRide: 1

    With the KamenRide: 1 (カメンライド1号, Kamenraido Ichigō) card, Kamen Rider Decade transforms into Kamen Rider 1 as seen in Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png. Previously, in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, Decade Complete Form Jumbo Formation performed the Final Dimension Kick, a variation of the Dimension Kick, transforming the Shōwa, including Kamen Rider 1, and Heisei Riders into Kamen Ride cards for Decade to travel through as opposed to Final Attack Ride cards before hitting the target. Unlike his other Kamen Rides, Decade's Decadriver changes along with his costume, taking on the appearance of the Typhoon Belt. However, when Captain Marvelous (as Akarenger) strikes the "Typhoon" during battle, it seems to short out and changes back into the Decadriver, revealing "Rider 1" to be Decade after all.

    In World of OOO, this Rider Card is consists of a modified green-colored Batta Medal. Used as O Medal by Eiji to utilize Legend TaToBa Combo (Batta Leg).

    Final AttackRide: 1

    Final AttackRide: 1 (ファイナルアタックライド1号, Fainaru Attakuraido Ichigō)

    1 Switch

    1 Switch (1号 スイッチ, Ichigō Suitchi, Cross): An Astroswitch bearing the likeness of Kamen Rider 1. In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, it can be used by Kamen Rider Fourze to arm him with the 1 Module (1号モジュール, Ichigō Mojūru) on his right leg, boosting his kicking power and jumping height.

    The 1 Switch appears on-screen in Movie War Mega Max, when the Seven Legendary Riders are captured by Lem Kannagi. Rider 1, along with Rider 2, V3, and Riderman, were turned into Switches (while X, Amazon, and Stronger were turned into Core Medals) and kept in a suitcase by a member of Foundation X. The Riders were able to return back to normal when Fourze inserted the Switches into the Fourze Driver and performed a Limit Break.

    1 Ring

    This Rider Ring which bears the likeness of Kamen Rider 1 is exclusive to Kamen Rider Wizard's Wizard Ring toyline. When used by a Wizardriver wearer, it would be able to summon Kamen Rider 1.

    Kamen Rider 1 Lockseed (仮面ライダー1号ロックシード, Kamen Raidā Ichigō Rokkushīdo): A Lockseed bearing the likeness of Kamen Rider 1, created when Rider 1 was defeated in the battle between the Showa Riders and Heisei Riders. [Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai] The core image depicts the Typhoon while the lid backside image depicts Kamen Rider 1's Rider Kick gesture. When inserted into a Sengoku Driver or when channeled through the Showa Rider Lockseed, it would allow an Armored Rider to assume 1go Arms (1号アームズ, Ichigō Āmuzu). It is styled for Gaim, Kurokage, Bujin Gaim, and Kamuro in the toyline.

    • Transformation: 1 (Ichigō) Arms: Waza no Ichigō, Let's go!
      • Squash: Rider Punch (ライダーパンチ, Raidā Panchi)
      • Au Lait: Cyclone (サイクロン号, Saikuron-gō)
      • Sparking: Rider Kick (ライダーキック, Raidā Kikku)

    Legend 1 Signal Bike

    • Signal Legend 1 (シグナルレジェンド1号, Shigunaru Rejendo Ichigō, Based on Rider 1's New Cyclone): Allows Mach to activate a Kourin Signal Legend. When used in the DX Drive Driver, it gives the sound for a Tire Exchange into Showa Rider.

    "Let's Go Ichi Gou! (Typhoon warble to deep-pitched flashing sound)"
    ―Activation announcement[src]

    "Gashat! Let's Ride! Metcha Ride! Mutcha Ride! What's your Ride!? I'm a Legend Rider!"
    Level 1 announcement[src]

    "Gachan! Level Up! Rider Punch! Rider Kick! Rider, Rider, Action Go! (Mighty Action X-styled song and Typhoon activation noise)"
    Level 2 announcement[src]

    "A Gacha! Cy-Cy-Cy-Cyclone de Gekisou! Henshin da! Iku ze, Rider Fight! (Bakusou Bike-styled song and Heavy Metal and Typhoon mid-transformation noise)"
    Level 3 announcement[src]

    "Kimewaza! Let's Go Critical Strike!"
    ―Gamer Driver finisher announcement[src]

    "Kimewaza! Let's Go Critical Finish!"
    ―Weapon finisher announcement[src]

    "Kimewaza! (Word from other Gashat's name) Ichi Gou Critical Finish!"
    Gashacon Key Slasher finisher announcement[src]

    Let's Go Ichigou Gashat

    • Let's Go Ichi Gou! Gashat (レッツゴー1号!ガシャット, Rettsu Gō Ichigō! Gashatto, lit. Let's Go 1 Gashat): Based on Kamen Rider 1. Used to activate Ichi Gou Gamer Level 1, advances to Level 2 after pulling the lever on the Gamer Driver.

    "(Digital beeping) 1!"
    ―Activation announcement[src]

    1 Ridewatch (1号ライドウォッチ, Ichigo Raidowotchi): Based on Kamen Rider 1, this Ridewatch would provide access to the 1Armor. It is dated 1971.

    This Ridewatch was obtained by Hiryu Kakogawa through unknown means and was one of the Ridewatches absorbed by him to become Another Ohma Zi-O.

    1 Anotherwatch

    Another 1 Watch (アナザー1号ウォッチ, Anazā Ichigō Wotchi): A twisted version of the 1 Ridewatch used to transform into Another 1.

    "Hajimari no Kamen Rider 1gou!"
    ―Activation announcement[src]

    "Toaru otoko wa jiyū to heiwa no tame ni aku to notatakai o kakenuketa.[13]

    Translation: A certain man runs through a fight against evil for the sake of freedom and peace. (とある男は自由と平和のために悪との戦いを駆け抜けた.)"
    ―Story announcement[src]

    Hajimari no Kamen Rider 1gou Wonder Ride Book (はじまりの仮面ライダー1号ワンダーライドブック, Hajimari no kamen raidā 1-gō wandāraidobukku, lit. "Kamen Rider 1 of the Beginning Wonder Ride Book") is based on Kamen Rider 1. The Book's name is shortened to "1" the Swordriver's announcements.

    "Batta! (バッタ!)"
    ―Activation announcement[src]

    "Dominate up! Batta! Genomix! (ドミネートアップ!バッタ!ゲノミクス!, Dominēto Appu! Batta! Genomikusu!)"
    ―Genomix Change announcement with the Demons Driver[src]

    "Batta Demons Requiem! (バッタデモンズレクイエム, Batta Demonzu Rekuiemu!)"
    ―Genomix finisher announcement[src]

    "Come on! Ba-Ba-Batta! (カモン!バ!バ!バッタ!, Kamon! Ba-Ba-Batta)"
    ―Looping standby announcement with the Revice Driver[src]

    "Buddy Up! Densetsu to natta! Saisho no batta! Top batta! Semaru hopper! Henshin!
    (バディアップ! 伝説となつた!最初のバッタ!トップバッター!迫るホッパー!変身!, Badi Appu! Densetsu to natta! Saisho no batta! Toppu batta! Semaru hoppā! Henshin!)

    Translation: Buddy Up! It's a legend! The first grasshopper! Top grasshopper! Hopper approaching! Transform!"
    ―Transformation announcement with the Revice Driver[src]

    "Batta Stamping Finish! (バッタスタンピングフィニッシュ!, Batta Sutanpingu Finisshu!)"
    ―Revice Driver finisher announcement[src]

    "Remix! Buddy Up! Hissatsu! Rider! Kick da! Batta!
    (リミックス!バディアップ!必殺!ライダー!キックだ!バッタ!, Rimikkusu! Badi Appu! Hissatsu! Raidā! Kikku da! Batta!)

    Translation: Remix! Buddy Up! Certain kill! Rider! It's a kick! Grasshopper!"
    ―Remix transformation announcement[src]

    "Hissatsu Shonin! Batta Stamping Strike! (必殺承認!バッタスタンピングストライク!, Hissatsu Shōnin! Batta Sutanpingu Sutoraiku!, Deadly Approval! Grasshopper Stamping Strike!)"
    ―Finisher announcement with the Ohinbuster50 in Gun Mode[src]

    "Hissatsu Shonin! Batta Stamping Slash! (必殺承認!バッタスタンピングスラッシュ!, Hissatsu Shōnin! Batta Sutanpingu Surasshu!, Deadly Approval! Grasshopper Stamping Slash!)"
    ―Finisher announcement with the Ohinbuster50 in Axe Mode[src]

    Batta Vistamp[14] (バッタバイスタンプ, Batta Baisutanpu, lit. "Grasshopper Vistamp"): Allows Demons to access his Batta Genomix. It contains the genetic information of a grasshopper and is based on Kamen Rider 1.




    1. 3 times human[2]; conversion: 8 times human = 40 km
    2. 2.0 2.1 1/4 of New 1[5]
    3. 15.5 t according to one source[4]
    4. 1/2 of standard[2]
    5. 22 t according to one source[4]
    6. 30 km/h.[2][8]
    7. 20 kn.[2]
    8. Eyesight 4.5[6]; conversion: eyesight 4.5 = 3 times human, 8 times human = 40 km