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For the series' main character, Faiz, see Takumi Inui.

Kamen Rider 555 (Faiz) (仮面ライダー555ファイズ, Kamen Raidā Faizu, Masked Rider Φ's) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama and the 13th installment of the Kamen Rider Series. Debuting as the fourth entry of the Heisei Era, the series premiered on January 26, 2003 alongside Bakuryu Sentai AbarangerIcon-crosswiki.png on TV Asahi's Super Hero Time block, and ended its 50-episode run on January 18, 2004.

The catchphrase for the series is "Dashing Instinct" (「疾走する本能」, "Shissō suru Honnō").

The average ratings of the series is 9.3%.[1]


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The series trademark was filled on October 29, 2002. It was made public on November 21, 2002.[2]


The Smart Brain corporation, the world's most powerful corporation, is trying to take over the world using Orphnoch, the next stage in humanity's evolution, to covertly kill off the human population. In pursuit of this, they develop three suits of power armor, called Rider Gear (Delta, Faiz, and Kaixa), to find and protect the Orphnoch King, who can fix a defect within Orphnoch DNA which causes their genetic structure to break down, leading to death.

The Rider Gears are stolen by Hanagata, the Goat Orphnoch and former chief of Smart Brain. He sends them to his foster children (dubbed the Ryuseiji, after the school they attended) so they can stop the Orphnoch from achieving their goal. However, Rider Gears were designed to be worn by Orphnoch, and humans are unable to activate the systems without undergoing genetic modification.

A young loner, Takumi Inui, is unwittingly drawn into the conflict between the Orphnoch and humans, eventually becoming Kamen Rider Faiz to save the life of Mari Sonoda, one of the Ryuseiji. Smart Brain begins targeting him in an attempt to retrieve the Faiz Gear.

However, there is division amongst the Orphnoch. There are those who wish to co-exist with humans rather than kill them, where they begin resisting Smart Brain, who in turn targets them as well. Most of these "renegade" Orphnochs are either killed, remain in hiding, or begin siding with the Ryuseiji against the Smart Brain.

When the Tokyo police discover the Orphnoch are behind a series of bizarre murders, they begin operations to defeat the creatures, largely unaware of the various factions involved. They even begin performing experiments on captured Orphnoch in an attempt to find ways of destroying them, though this does not go well.

The Orphnoch King eventually awakens within a young boy named Teruo Suzuki, whom Naoya Kaido and Keitaro Kikuchi saved and befriended. Now, it is up to the holders of the Rider Gears to band together and fight for humanity's survival.


The 555 Riders in the series: (left to right) Delta, Faiz and Kaixa as seen in the episode Proof of Humanity

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui ►◄ Yuji Kiba (Other users)
Kamen Rider Kaixa Masato KusakaYuji Kiba (Other users)
Kamen Rider Delta Saya KimuraKitazakiSyuji Mihara (Other users)


Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui (Paradise Lost)
Kamen Rider Kaixa Masato Kusaka (Paradise Lost)Keitaro Kikuchi (Paradise Lost)
Kamen Rider Psyga Leo
Kamen Rider Orga Yuji Kiba (Paradise Lost)


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Kamen Rider Alpha Special Force Member
Kamen Rider Beta Special Force Member
Kamen Rider Gamma Special Force Member
Kamen Rider Delta Miruma
Dark Rider Smart Brain Member
Dark Slasher Smart Brain Member
Kamen Rider Zeta Kamen Rider Zeta

S.I.C. Hero Saga-exclusive

Kamen Rider Delta Syuji Mihara (Paradise Lost)


Kamen Rider Faiz Yusuke
Kamen Rider Kaixa Kaixa Corps


Kamen Rider Kaixa HigashinoNishijimaMayuMasato Kusaka (913)Nozomi Munemiya
Kamen Rider Faiz
Takumi Inui (913)
Kamen Rider Delta Kikyou Nonomura


Kamen Rider Neo‑Alpa Kamen Rider Neo-Alpa
Kamen Rider Pyron Kamen Rider Pyron
Kamen Rider Seeda Kamen Rider Seeda

Debatable Riders

TV Show

Riotrooper Naoya Kaido (Other users)

Other media

Riotrooper Various
Riotrooper V2 Kyouji Murakami (Paradise Lost)


Kikuchi Cleaning

Rogue Orphonochs

Ryusei School


Smart Brain

Lucky Clover


Main article: Orphnoch

The series kaijin; they are humans who are resurrected either naturally or by the Smart Brain, with enhanced physical attributes and the ability to transform into monsters. Their goal is to annihilate humanity either by turning other humans into more Orphnoch or killing them off completely. However, there are those who believe they can still live peacefully alongside humans; those who possess that mind set quickly become targets for elimination by the Smart Brain.

Rider Gears

Rider Gears
Belt Greek letter Main wearer
TV Series
Faiz Gear Φ Takumi Inui
Kaixa Gear Χ Masato Kusaka
Delta Gear Δ Syuji Mihara
Riotrooper Gear Ο Naoya Kaido
Psyga Gear Ψ Leo
Orga Gear Ω Yuji Kiba
Stage Show
Alpha Gear α Takuma Itsurou
Beta Gear β Male Performer
Gamma Gear γ Male Performer
Dark Rider Gear α Dark Rider
Dark Slasher Gear ι Dark Slasher
Neo-Alpa Gear α Male User
Seeda Gear ϑ Male User
Pyron Gear π Male User

The equipment used in the series to transform is referred to as Rider Gear. It was created to be worn by the Orphenoch to protect their Orphenoch King. Each Rider Gear contains a belt known as a Driver used to form armor that protects the wearer and amplifies their strengths and abilities. The armor's theme is based on a letter from the Greek alphabet, and contains the letter somehow within the aesthetic design. The Gears also have a method to input command codes, a cell phone number keypad for most, which can activate armor and various weapons. The sound effects of a dialing in any of the Rider Gear phones were later referenced in episode 17 of Kamen Rider Kabuto.

The TV series focused on three sets of Rider Gear: Faiz Gear, Kaixa Gear, and Delta Gear. During the TV series, Hanagata, the foster father of the Ryuseiji and former chief executive of Smart Brain, attempted to create several new Rider Gears, using two lost people to test out the first two. The two belts failed to create Rider armor, resulting in the wearer’s deaths. When Itsuro Takuma of Lucky Clover wore the third one it disabled him for a few seconds before it dissolved. The fourth dissolved without ever being worn. The Kamen Rider 555 movie, Paradise Lost, introduced two additional sets of Rider Gear: Psyga Gear and Orga Gear

Naming Conventions

Each set of Rider Gear is code-locked, in addition to being only usable by Orphnoch. These codes, input through the phone of each Gear, are a set of numbers that relate to the theme of each Gear. For the Faiz Gear, the code is "5-5-5", or "fives", phonetically similar to the word Faiz. For the Kaixa Gear, the code is "9-1-3". In Japanese, 9 is "Kyuu" ("K" or "Ka" sound taking ) 1 is "Ichi" ("I" or "Ii" sound) 3 is "San" ("Sa" sound) Thus "Ka-i-sa" ("9-1-3"). Delta Gear's phone was voice-activated, yet nonetheless also was coded with "3-3-3", a reference to the Greek letter delta, a triangle.

The Japanese pronunciation of Psyga's number uses the same method as Kaixa: 3 is "San" ("Sa" sound), 1 is "Ichi" ("I" or "Ii" sound, similar to Kaixa's name) and 5 is "Go" ("Ga" sound, taken from the letter "G" in Go ), thus: "Sa-i-ga" ("3-1-5"). The Orga Gear, patterned after Greek omega, the final letter, is code-locked to "0-0-0".


Main article: Kamen Rider 555 Episodes
  1. The Beginning of the Journey (旅の始まり, Tabi no Hajimari)
  2. The Belt's Power (ベルトの力, Beruto no Chikara)
  3. The King's Sleep… (王の眠り…, Ō no Nemuri…)
  4. My Name (おれの名前, Ore no Namae)
  5. Original (オリジナル, Orijinaru)
  6. Trio × Trio (3人×3人, Sannin × Sannin)
  7. The Power of Dreams (夢の力, Yume no Chikara)
  8. The Protector of Dreams (夢の守り人, Yume no Mamoribito)
  9. Enter, the President (社長登場, Shachō Tōjō)
  10. The Enigmatic Rider (謎のライダー, Nazo no Raidā)
  11. The Enigmatic Belt (謎のベルト, Nazo no Beruto)
  12. Ryūsei School (流星塾, Ryūsei Juku)
  13. Friend or Foe? (敵か味方か, Teki ka Mikata ka)
  14. Takumi's Spirit (巧の意地, Takumi no Iji)
  15. The Fallen Idol ~ φ's vs. χ (落ちた偶像~ φ's vs χ, Ochita Gūzō ~ Faizu Tai Kai)
  16. Human Heart (人間の心, Ningen no Kokoro)
  17. Takumi, Revival (巧、復活, Takumi, Fukkatsu)
  18. Narrow Escape from Death (九死に一生, Kyūshi ni Isshō)
  19. Pure White Justice (純白の正義, Junpaku no Seigi)
  20. The Beautiful Assassin (美しき刺客, Utsukushiki Shikaku)
  21. Accelerating Spirits (加速する魂, Kasoku Suru Tamashii)
  22. Masato's Confession (雅人の告白, Masato no Kokuhaku)
  23. False Friendship (偽りの友情, Itsuwari no Yūjō)
  24. The Door to Darkness (闇への扉, Yami e no Tobira)
  25. The Dark Laboratory (闇の実験室, Yami no Jikkenshitsu)
  26. Enter, Delta (デルタ登場, Deruta Tōjō)
  27. Ryūsei School Breaks Up (流星塾分裂, Ryūsei Juku Bunretsu)
  28. Dark Clover (暗黒の四葉, Ankoku no Yotsuba)
  29. Excellent Bike (超絶バイク, Chōzetsu Baiku)
  30. Masato's Trap (雅人の罠, Masato no Wana)
  31. Origami Tears (折り紙の涙, Origami no Namida)
  32. Intertwined Threads (絡み合う糸, Karamiau Ito)
  33. Mari Dies (真理、死す, Mari, Shisu)
  34. True Form (真実の姿, Shinjitsu no Sugata)
  35. The Resurrection Riddle (復活の謎, Fukkatsu no Nazo)
  36. Restored Memories (蘇る記憶, Yomigaeru Kioku)
  37. Kaixa's Justice (カイザの正義, Kaiza no Seigi)
  38. The Wandering Spirit (彷徨える魂, Samayoeru Tamashii)
  39. Faiz 2 (ファイズ2, Faizu Tsū)
  40. Proof of Humanity (人間の証, Ningen no Akashi)
  41. Capture Commences (捕獲開始, Hokaku Kaishi)
  42. Broken Wings (折れた翼, Oreta Tsubasa)
  43. Red Balloon (赤い風船, Akai Fūsen)
  44. Final Mail (最後のメール, Saigo no Mēru)
  45. King's Awakening (王の目覚め, Ō no Mezame)
  46. A New President Appears (新社長登場, Shin Shachō Tōjō)
  47. King's Appearance (王の出現, Ō no Shutsugen)
  48. Masato, Dying A Glorious Death (雅人、散華, Masato, Sange)
  49. A Sign of Destruction (滅びゆく種, Horobi Yuku Shu)
  50. My Dream (俺の夢, Ore no Yume)


  1. Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost (劇場版 仮面ライダー555[ファイズ] パラダイス・ロスト, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Faizu: Paradaisu Rosuto)


  1. Kamen Rider 555: Hyper Battle Video (仮面ライダー555[ファイズ] ハイパーバトルビデオ, Kamen Raidā Faizu Haipā Batoru Bideo)
  2. D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4 (dビデオスペシャル 仮面ライダー4号, Dī Bideo Supesharu Kamen Raidā Yongō)


  1. Kamen Rider Battle Stage: Faiz vs Delta (仮面ライダーバトルステージ ファイズ vs デルタ, Kamen Raidā Batoru Sutēji Faizu vs Deruta)
  2. Kamen Rider 555 Stage: Ultimate Battle, Kamen Rider Super Decisive Battle (仮面ライダー555[ファイズ]ステージ 究極バトル 仮面ライダー超決戦, Kamen Raidā Faizu Sutēji Kyūkyoku Batoru Kamen Raidā Chō Kessen)
  3. Kamen Rider Super Live: Cho Henshin Battle (仮面ライダースーパーライブ 超変身バトル, Kamen Raidā Sūpāraibu Chō Henshin Batoru)
  4. Kamen Rider 555 & Delta VS AbareRed (仮面ライダー555[ファイズ]&デルタVSアバレッド, Kamen Raidā Faizu & Deruta VS Abareddo)

Other media


  1. Kamen Rider 555 (manga) (仮面ライダー555, Kamen Raidā Faizu)
  2. Kamen Rider 555 (comic) (幪面超人555, Mung Min Chiu Yan Ng Ng Ng)
  3. Kamen Rider 913 (仮面ライダー913 (カイザ), Kamen Raidā Kaiza)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

  1. Lost World (ロスト・ワールド, Rosuto Wārudo)


  1. 555 (novel)
  2. Kamen Rider Faiz True Story: Deformed Flowers (仮面ライダーファイズ正伝 異形の花々, Kamen Raidā Faizu Seiden Igyō no Hanabana)
    1. Kamen Rider Faiz (novel) (小説 仮面ライダー555, Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Faizu)

Video game

Main article: Kamen Rider 555 (video game)

A video game based on the series was produced by Bandai for the PlayStation 2. It was a fighting game which featured many of the characters from the TV series. There were several modes of gameplay for either a single play and two players. It was released only in Japan near the end of the TV series on December 18, 2003.


Guest actors

Suit Actors


Opening theme
Insert themes
  • "EGO ~ eyes glazing over"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Cher Watanabe
    • Artist: ICHIDAI (of ROLL DAYS)
    • Episodes: 33-38, 41-48
  • "Justiφ's -Accel Mix-"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Kazuto Sato
    • Arrangement: Kazunori Miyake
    • Artist: ISSA (of DA PUMP)
    • Episodes: 40, Movie
  • "Red rock"
    • Lyrics:Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition:Kazutoyo Satou
    • Arrangement:Kenji Ogura
    • Artist:Tomoaki Takehara
  • "Pray for you"
    • Lyrics:Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition:Takashi Hayato
    • Arrangement:Tsuji Yo
    • Artist: Yoshika Katō
  • "Taiyou No Kage Tsuki No Yoru" (太陽の影 月の夜, "Shadow of the Sun Moon Light")
    • Lyrics:Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement:Kazutoyo Satou
    • Artist:Yuria Haga (Mari Sonoda) & Yoshiko Katou

International broadcasts

  • From October 29th 2005- November 4th 2006, 555 aired in Hong Kong on TVB as Masked Rider 555 (幪面超人555, Méng Miàn Chāorén 555) dubbed in Cantonese.
  • From September 18th 2005- August 27th 2006, 555 aired in Taiwan on YoYo TV as Masked Rider 555 (假面騎士555, Jiǎ Miàn Qíshì 555) with a Taiwanese Mandarin dub.
  • On April 24th, 2021, 555, alongside Agito and Ryuki, appeared dubbed in Spanish in Latin America on the streaming service FreeTV.


Director Nobuhiro Suzumura's cameo in Episode 17.

  • In various episodes, Nobuhiro Suzumura, the director, would have cameos through the use of a television playing in the background. Oftentimes, only the audio of his voice can be heard instead of the onscreen televised recording. One such instance was the usage in Kamen Rider 555's 17th episode. The broadcast was later reused in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.[3]



External links


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