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For the series' main character, Agito, see Shoichi Tsugami.

Kamen Rider Agito (仮面ライダーアギト, Kamen Raidā Agito, Masked Rider ΑGITΩ), is a Japanese Tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the second to debut in the Heisei Era and the fifteenth overall. Created as a joint collaboration to celebrate the franchise's 30 anniversary, the series premiered on January 28, 2001, joining Mirai Sentai TimerangerIcon-crosswiki for a brief moment, in the Super Hero TimeIcon-crosswiki lineup.

After Mirai Sentai TimerangerIcon-crosswikiended, Timeranger got replaced with Hyakuju Sentai GaorangerIcon-crosswiki.

The catchphrase for the series is: "Awaken the soul" (目覚めろ、その魂, Mezamero, sono tamashii).

The average rating of the series was 11.7%.[1]

Connection with Kuuga[]

Agito explicitly states that the show takes place two years after the eradication of Unidentified Lifeforms, with Kuuga himself later being the basis for Kamen Rider G3, indicating that amount of time has passed since the end of Kamen Rider Kuuga. However Agito is set in 2001, meaning only a year at most would have passed since Kuuga, creating a continuity error.[2][3] Producer Shin-ichiro Shirakura later stated that Agito takes in a parallel universe where their own variation of events from Kuuga had occurred in a similar way. This was done to meet the demands of fans who either asked for a sequel to Kuuga or a new Rider with a new theme relevant to the year 2001.[4][5]

The connection between the two series were referenced in Kamen Rider Decade, where the World of Agito is shown to be a parallel world of World of Kuuga due to the appearances of the "Unknown", Gurongi, as well as both Ai Yashiro and Tohko Yashiro being direct counterparts to each other. In future crossovers, Kuuga and Agito are both seen fighting alongside each other in the same vein as both Kamen Riders Black and Black RX, with RX being a confirmed direct sequel to its predecessor.

The connection is also acknowledged in the Kamen Rider Kuuga manga series where it also adapts Agito and its contemporary elements into the story's canonicity.

Story[]

A man named Shoichi Tsugami has lost his memories. He doesn't know who he is, where he came from, or how he came upon his peculiar circumstances.

Tsugami, seemingly for no reason, transforms into a powerful superhuman, Agito, whenever in the presence of the beings referred by the police as the "Unknown", a race of powerful monsters that have been causing murders around Tokyo, targeting certain people as their prey.

In response, the police department unleash their newest weapon: the G3 powersuit, originally developed to fight against the "Unidentified Lifeforms", the enemies of No.4 (Kamen Rider Kuuga). G3 and Agito don't know whether they should join up and defeat the Unknowns, their common enemy, or to combat each other, keeping the mysteries that entwine them separate. Ultimately, even more mysteries unfold, with the appearance of Kamen Rider Gills, who is on a search to uncover why his father committed suicide.

These mysteries and others collide, as the true nature of Agito would ultimately determine the fate of humanity.

Characters[]

Agito Riders

Agito's TV series Riders (from left to right): G3-X, Gills, Agito (Ground Form), and Another Agito

Kamen Riders[]

TV Show[]

Kamen Rider Agito Shoichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider G3 Makoto Hikawa (Other users)
Kamen Rider Gills Ryo Ashihara
Kamen Rider Another Agito Kaoru Kino

Movie/Special-exclusive[]

Kamen Rider G3 Mild Takahiro Omuro
Kamen Rider G4 Shiro Mizuki (Other users)

Novel-exclusive[]

Kamen Rider Agito AgitoShoichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider G3 Makoto Hikawa
Kamen Rider Gills Ryo Ashihara

S.I.C. Hero Saga-exclusive[]

Kamen Rider Agito Shouichi Maguichi
Kamen Rider G4‑X Makoto Hikawa
Kamen Rider Another Agito Koji Majima

Debatable Riders[]

TV Show[]

Agito Yukina Sawaki, Kana Okamura
V-1 Toru Hojo

Other media[]

Agito Hiroki Kunieda
Generation 1 Hydrozoa Tegula
Evil Eye The Competitor of Creation King

Allies[]

Akatsuki[]

JGSDF's GA Division[]

The Lords[]

Main article: Lords

Episodes[]

Main article: Kamen Rider Agito Episodes

The series is divided into two story arcs[6]:

  • Episode 01-28 - "Impossible Crime" Arc (「不可能犯罪」編, "Fukanō Hanzai"-Hen), this arc introduces most of the main characters and plot. Makoto Hikawa as Kamen Rider G3 investigates a series of inexplicable murders, Shoichi Tsugami fights the Unknown as Agito and Ryo Ashihara discovers his powers as Gills.
  • Episode 29-46 - "Revealed Past" Arc (「明かされる過去」編, "Akasareru Kako"-Hen), this arc makes Shoichi discover his past and his true identity by regaining his memories, while also discovering that this is linked to Makoto and Ryo's pasts. It also leads to the movie Project G4.
  • Episode 47-51 - "Agito and the Future of Mankind" Arc (「アギトと人類の未来」編, "Agito to Jinrui no Mirai"-Hen), this arc concludes the story with the fact that mankind was fated to evolve endlessly, for every human to become an Agito.
  1. The Warrior's Awakening (戦士の覚醒, Senshi no Kakusei)
  2. Blue Storm (青の嵐, Ao no Arashi)
  3. My Transformation (俺の変身, Ore no Henshin)
  4. Puzzle Decoding (パズル解読, Pazuru Kaidoku)
  5. The Third Warrior (第3の戦士, Dai-San no Senshi)
  6. Sorrowful Monstrous Fist (哀しき妖拳, Kanashiki Yōken)
  7. A Piece of a Memory (記憶の一片, Kioku no Ippen)
  8. Sword of Red Flames (赤い炎の剣, Akai Honō no Tsurugi)
  9. The Two G3s (2人のG3, Futari no Jī Surī)
  10. Silver Points and Lines (銀の点と線, Gin no Ten to Sen)
  11. The Past Tied Together (繋がる過去, Tsunagaru Kako)
  12. The Crash in the Lake! (湖の激突!, Mizuumi no Gekitotsu!)
  13. Dad's Clue (父の手掛かり, Chichi no Tegakari)
  14. The Strongest Kick (最強キック, Saikyō Kikku)
  15. A Trap Begins (罠の始まり, Wana no Hajimari)
  16. A Suspicious Woman… (怪しい女…, Ayashii Onna…)
  17. Capture Tactics! (捕獲作戦!, Hokaku Sakusen!)
  18. The New Boss (新しいボス, Atarashii Bosu)
  19. Breakup Decision? (解散決定?, Kaisan Kettei?)
  20. That Awakening (或る目覚め, Aru Mezame)
  21. Rampaging Power (暴走する力, Bōsō Suru Chikara)
  22. Fateful Showdown (運命の対決, Unmei no Taiketsu)
  23. The Qualified Person (資格ある者, Shikaku Aru Mono)
  24. The Flawless Machine (完璧マシン, Kanpeki Mashin)
  25. Another Clash! (激突再び!, Gekitotsu Futatabi!)
  26. Restored Memories (甦った記憶, Yomigaetta Kioku)
  27. Ryo Dies… (涼、死す…, Ryō, Shisu…)
  28. That Summer Day (あの夏の日, Ano Natsu no Hi)
  29. A Numerical Mystery?! (数字の謎?!, Sūji no Nazo?!)
  30. Hidden Power (隠された力, Kakusareta Chikara)
  31. A Person's Whereabouts (人の居場所, Hito no Ibasho)
  32. Gills' Resurrection (ギルス復活, Girusu Fukkatsu)
  33. The Enemy Who Appeared (現れた敵, Arawareta Teki)
  34. Summoning Souls to Meet (呼び逢う魂, Yobiau Tamashii)
  35. The Mysterious Messiah (謎の救世主, Nazo no Kyūseishu)
  36. The Fourth Man (4人目の男, Yoninme no Otoko)
  37. The Warrior of Darkness (暗闇の戦士, Kurayami no Senshi)
  38. The True Form… (その正体…, Sono Shōtai…)
  39. Gills' Howl (ギルス咆哮, Girusu Hōkō)
  40. United Front! (共同戦線!, Kyōdō Sensen!)
  41. Light and Darkness (光と闇, Hikari to Yami)
  42. The Akatsuki (あかつき号, Akatsuki-Gō)
  43. The Darkness that Begins to Move (動きだす闇, Ugokidasu Yami)
  44. Dad and Older Sister and… (父と姉と…, Chichi to Ane to…)
  45. Stolen Power (奪われた力, Ubawareta Chikara)
  46. Warriors, Those Bonds (戦士その絆, Senshi Sono Kizuna)
  47. The Mystery of the Sky! (天空の怪!, Tenkū no Kai!)
  48. The Governor of Stars (星の支配者, Hoshi no Shihaisha)
  49. Footsteps of Destruction (絶滅の足音, Zetsumetsu no Ashioto)
  50. Now, Time to Battle (今、戦う時, Ima, Tatakau Toki)
  51. AGITΩ (AGITΩ, Agito)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 (劇場版 仮面ライダーアギト PROJECT G4, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Agito Purojekuto Jī Fō)

Specials

  1. A New Transformation (新たなる変身, Aratanaru Henshin)
  2. Kamen Rider Agito: Three Great Riders (仮面ライダーアギト 3大ライダー, Kamen Raidā Agito San Dai Raidā)

Stageshows

  1. Kamen Rider Super Live: Agito vs. Kuuga (仮面ライダースーパーライブ アギトVSクウガ, Kamen Raidā Sūpā Raibu Agito VS Kūga)

Other media[]

Manga[]

  1. Kamen Rider Agito (manga) (仮面ライダーアギト, Kamen Raidā Agito)
  2. Kamen Rider Agito: G3-X VS Mobile Equipment G2 (仮面ライダーアギト G3-X VS 機動装備G2, Kamen Raidā Agito G3-X VS Kidō Sōbi G2)
  3. Kamen Rider Agito: Decisive Battle!! 3 Great Riders vs. Super Lord (仮面ライダーアギト 決戦!!3大ライダーVS超ロード, Kamen Raidā Agito Kessen!! 3 Dai Raidā VS Chō Rōdo)
  4. Kamen Rider Kuuga (manga) (仮面ライダークウガ, Kamen Raidā Kūga)

S.I.C. Hero Saga[]

  1. Heaven's Door
  2. Project G1
  3. Kamen Rider Gills: The Man that has Become a Kamen Rider (仮面ライダーギルス -仮面ライダーになってしまった男-, Kamen Raidā Girusu: Kamen Raidā ni natte shimatta Otoko)

Novel[]

  1. Kamen Rider Agito (novel) (小説 仮面ライダーアギト, Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Agito)

Cast[]

Project G4 cast[]

Suit Actors[]

Songs[]

  • "Kamen Rider AGITO" (仮面ライダーAGITO, Kamen Raidā AGITO)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi (藤林 聖子, Fujibayashi Shōko)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kazunori Miyake (三宅 一徳, Miyake Kazunori)
    • Chorus: Lisa Ooki (大木 理紗, Ōki Risa)
    • Artist: Shinichi Ishihara (石原 慎一, Ishihara Shin'ichi)
    • Episodes: 2-35
  • "Kamen Rider AGITO ~24.7 version~" (仮面ライダーAGITO ~24.7 version~, Kamen Raidā AGITO ~24.7 bājon~)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kazunori Miyake
    • Remix: Kazunori Miyake, Hiroyuki Suzuki (鈴木 浩之, Suzuki Hiroyuki), Takashi Sasaki (篠笥 孝, Sasaki Takashi)
    • Chorus: Lisa Ooki
    • Artist: Shinichi Ishihara
    • Episodes: 36-50, TV Special, Project G4

  • "Burnin' your heart"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Shinichi Ishihara
  • "Extremes meet"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Naoto Fuuga
  • "NEVER DIE"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Jin Hashimoto
  • "Emergency Guard Chaser"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Jin Hashimoto
  • "Home sweet Home"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Rina Akiyama (秋山 莉奈, Akiyama Rina)
  • "Sitting On The Dynamite"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Jin Hashimoto
  • "One & Only"
    • Lyrics: to be added
    • Composition: to be added
    • Arrangement: to be added
    • Artist: Naoto Fuuga

Albums[]

A few albums were released for Kamen Rider Agito, mostly original soundtracks for the series and film.


International broadcasts[]

  • In the Philippines, it was aired on ABS-CBN with a Tagalog dub from 2003 to 2004 as Masked Rider Agito.
  • The series was released on the TOKU network on November 3, 2020. It is the third Kamen Rider series released in the United States and the first not released by Shout Factory.[7]
  • On April 24th, 2021, Agito, alongside Faiz and Ryuki, appeared dubbed in Spanish on Latin American countries except Brasil and Puerto Rico in the streaming service FreeTV.
  • An English dub of the series, for viewers in the United States, was released in FreeTV on May 2023. [8]

Notes[]

  • Agito is the first Kamen Rider series to feature the three main types of Riders: a mystical Rider (one that draws power from ancient technology or mystical methods), an organic Rider (one whose anatomy changes to become a Rider), and a high-technology Rider (one who is either a cyborg or uses advanced technology to fight).
  • This is the last series where the Kamen Riders transform using the traditional Ishinomori style henshin belt, as future installments would use the modular "Rider System" type.
  • This is the first Heisei Rider series with more than one titular Kamen Rider appearing in the series, as everyone who has been bestowed the power of Overlord of Light has the potential to transform into Agito. In the series timeline Shouichi is the second Agito, with his sister Yukina Sawaki being the first Agito, and followed by numerous people slowly becoming it, but most of them failed to transform into Agito, either because they commit suicide or are killed by The Lords.
  • This is the first Heisei Era Kamen Rider series that has it's own movie. Originally, the preceding series was going to have it's own until it was scrapped due to lack of enough funding. Kamen Rider Agito would start the tradition of summer movies as seen in the later entries of the franchise.
  • This is the first Rider series with a "speaking device", in the form of G3-X's GX-05 Kerberos. This would begin a significant usage of speaking devices within Kamen Rider; all of the Visors of the Riders in Kamen Rider Ryuki would likewise speak, while the Drivers of Kamen Rider 555 would be the first transformation device to speak.
  • This is the last series that is associated with Nippon Music Group. From Kamen Rider Ryuki onwards, Avex Entertaiment became the new music label for Kamen Rider Series.
  • At Japan World Heroes 2017, after revealing he auditioned for Kuuga but didn't get the part, Noboru KanekoIcon-crosswiki revealed at a panel that he then auditioned for two roles in Agito: Shoichi Tsugami and Makoto Hikawa. But he failed to pass the final auditions. After a try at getting a villain role, including growing his hair and nails and trying to "act mean" to do the role, Noboru was called by his agent who said he got the role as GaoRed of the then-new Sentai series: GaorangerIcon-crosswiki.
  • The word "Agito" is Latin for "I put in motion", "keep going", "move", fitting the theme of endless evolution of the titular Kamen Rider and the show itself.
  • This was the first show to include a romanized title "MASKED RIDER AGITΩ" to the show's logo, a title that would continue to this day.
  • Among others, Toshiki Kashu's casting as Shoichi Tsugami was intended to emulate the "Odagiri effect", which was created following Joe Odagiri's casting in Kamen Rider Kuuga. According to Toei, the phenomenon was working as intended as they attracted a large enough female audience, much to the dismay of most male viewers.
  • This is the first Rider series to abandon the concept of one or two Riders against evil, this time featuring more than 4 Riders. This new tradition would continue on through the Heisei and later Reiwa Rider series aswell.

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