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Icon-kr.pngThis article is about a series entry (the 4th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
Red alert.jpg WARNING: This series contains scenes of graphic violence, blood, body mutilation, and scary images. Viewer discretion is advised!

For the series' main character, see Daisuke Yamamoto.

Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon, "Masked Rider Amazon" in English) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama and the fourth installment of the Kamen Rider Series. Debuting as the forth entry of the Showa Era, the series aired from October 19, 1974 to March 29, 1975 on NET and the Mainichi Broadcasting System. With 24 episodes produced and aired, it is the shortest Kamen Rider series ever.

Today Kamen Rider Amazon is considered to be a cult classic due to its violence, which attributed to its short run. A modern-day re-imagination titled Kamen Rider Amazons was released in 2016.

Story

A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, leaving young Amazon (Daisuke Yamamoto) stranded without his parents. Soon adopted by an Incan tribe, Amazon becomes a wild child, living off the land. However, Amazon's idyllic existence is cut short when Golgos, the Jyumenki, massacres his village, slaughtering everyone except himself in search for the powerful "GiGi Armlet", which gives the bearer fantastic power. Elder Bago, last of the Incas, gives the GiGi Armlet to Amazon for safekeeping while using his knowledge of Incan science and magic to perform a mystical "operation" on Daisuke, transforming him into the powerful "Kamen Rider Amazon" before he died. Arriving at Japan, Amazon battles Gedon without full knowledge of their reason of pursuing him. Befriending the nephew and niece of Professor Kousaka, Amazon learns the nature of the GiGi Armlet as he defeats Gedon and then the Garander Empire.

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto

Concepts

Allies

Villains

Gedon

Main article: Gedon

Garander Empire

Main article: Garander Empire
Fake Amazon Salamander Beastman

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Amazon Episodes
  1. Man or Beast? The Cool Guy Who Came From the Jungle! (人か?野獣か?密林から来た凄い奴!, Hito ka? Yajū ka? Mitsurin Kara Kita Sugoi Yatsu!)
  2. Jyumenki! God or Devil? (十面鬼!神か?悪魔か?, Jūmenki! Kami ka? Akuma ka?)
  3. The Strong, Naked, Fast Guy! (強くてハダカで速い奴!, Tsuyokute Hadaka de Hayai Yatsu!)
  4. Run! The Raging Jungler (走れ!怒りのジャングラー, Hashire! Ikari no Jangurā)
  5. The Weirdo Who Came From Underground!! (地底から来た変なヤツ!!, Chitei Kara Kita Hen na Yatsu!!)
  6. The Inca Rope-Pattern Writing Mystery!! (インカ縄文字の謎!!, Inka Jōmon Ji no Nazo!!)
  7. Melt! Melt! The Terrifying Snake Beastman (とける!とける!恐怖のヘビ獣人, Tokeru! Tokeru! Kyōfu no Hebi Jūjin)
  8. The Crocodile Beastman Who Attacked the School (学校を襲ったワニ獣人, Gakkō o Osotta Wani Jūjin)
  9. Go, Amazon! The Crab Beastman's Island! (ゆけアマゾン!カニ獣人の島へ!, Yuke Amazon! Kani Jūjin no Shima e!)
  10. Black Cat Beastman Aiming at the Nursery School! (黒ネコ獣人保育園をねらう!, Kuro Neko Jūjin Hoikuen o Nerau!)
  11. The Golden Snail's the Reaper's Envoy!? (金色のカタツムリは死神の使い!?, Kin'iro no Katatsumuri wa Shinigami no Tsukai!?)
  12. Seen! Gedon's Beastman Modification Room (見た!ゲドンの獣人改造室!!, Mita! Gedon no Jūjin Kaizō Shitsu)
  13. Approaching! Jyumenki! Danger, Amazon!! (迫る!十面鬼!危うしアマゾン!!, Semaru! Jūmenki! Ayaushi Amazon!!)
  14. The Jyumenki Dies! And a New Enemy? (十面鬼死す!そして新しい敵?, Jūmenki Shisu! Soshite Atarashii Teki?)
  15. He Came Forth! The Terrible Zero the Great (出たぞ!恐怖のゼロ大帝, Deta zo! Kyōfu no Zero-taitei)
  16. Garander's Tokyo Sea of Flames Operation!! (ガランダーの東京火の海作戦!!, Garandā no Tōkyō Hi no Umi Sakusen!!)
  17. Mt. Fuji Big Explosion? The Tokyo Fry Pan Operation (富士山大爆発?東京フライパン作戦!, Fujisan Dai Bakuhatsu? Tōkyō Furaipan Sakusen!)
  18. Zero's Terror! The Massive Earthquake Operation!! (ゼロの恐怖!大地震作戦!!, Zero no Kyōfu! Ōjishin Sakusen!!)
  19. Going into Action, The Garander Youth Squad (出動、ガランダー少年部隊, Shutsudō, Garandā Shōnen Butai)
  20. Mole Beastman's Last Activity!! (モグラ獣人最後の活躍!!, Mogura Jūjin Saigo no Katsuyaku!!)
  21. Cannibal Beastman to Eat the Frozen Rider (冷凍ライダーを食べる人食い獣人!, Reitō Raidā o Taberu Hitokui Jūjin)
  22. Inca Doll's Day to Annihilate Greater Tokyo (インカ人形大東京全滅の日!?, Inka Ningyō Dai Tōkyō Zenmetsu no Hi!?)
  23. Imitation Riders vs. Amazon Rider! (にせライダー対アマゾンライダー!, Nise Raidā Tai Amazon Raidā!)
  24. You Did It, Amazon!! The End of Zero the Great!! (やったぞアマゾン!ゼロ大帝の最後!!, Yatta zo Amazon! Zero-taitei no Saigo!!)

Movie

  1. Kamen Rider Amazon (劇場版仮面ライダーアマゾン, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Amazon) (theatrical edit of episode 16)

Other media

Manga

  1. Kamen Rider Amazon (manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  2. Kamen Rider Amazon (Adventure King manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  3. Kamen Rider Amazon (TV Land manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  4. Kamen Rider Amazon (Tanoshi Youchien manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  5. Kamen Rider Amazon (O Tomodachi manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  6. Kamen Rider Amazon (Disneyland manga) (仮面ライダーアマゾン, Kamen Raidā Amazon)
  7. Kamen Rider (1978 manga) (仮面ライダー, Kamen Raidā)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

  1. Pre-Stage (プレ・ステージ, Pure Sutēji)

Cast

Suit Actors

  • Kamen Rider Amazon: Kazuo Niibori (新堀 和男, Niibori Kazuo), Yutaka Nakamura (中村裕, Nakamura Yutaka, Sub)
  • Kamen Rider Amazon (sub), Golgos' rock face, Beastmen, Black Follower: Bunya Nakamura (中村 文弥, Nakamura Bun'ya)
  • Kamen Rider Amazon (sub), Golgos' rock face, Beastman: Tetsuya Nakayashiki (中屋敷 哲也, Nakayashiki Tetsuya)
  • Kamen Rider Amazon (trampoline): Takumi Sato (佐藤巧, Satō Takumi), Yasuo Yukawa (湯川 泰男, Yukawa Yasuo)
  • Jyumenki Golgos, Beastmen, Golgos' rock face: Hiroo Kawarazaki (河原崎 洋夫, Kawarazaki Hiroo)
  • Beastmen, Golgos' rock face: Masaru Okada (岡田 勝, Okada Masaru)
  • Mole Beastman, Golgos' rock face: Shoji Ozawa (小沢 章治, Ozawa Shōji)
  • Golgos rock face: Shigeru Yamada (山田 茂, Yamada Shigeru)
  • Red Followers:
    • Keiko Mita (三田 恵子, Mita Keiko)
    • Yasue Toyama (遠山 康江, Tōyama Yasue)
    • Kyoko Yoshida (吉田 恭子, Yoshida Kyōko)
    • Chieko Takeshita (竹下 千恵子, Takeshita Chieko)
    • Michiko Masuda (増田 美智子, Masuda Michiko)
    • Toshiko Watanabe (渡辺 敏子, Watanabe Toshiko)
    • Maki Kiyota (清田 真妃, Kiyota Maki)
    • Akiyo Hirata (平田 晃代, Hirata Akiyo)
    • Kazue Takahashi (高橋 和恵, Takahashi Kazue)
    • Miyako Takagi (高木 美弥子, Takagi Miyako)
    • Mayumi Shishido (宍戸 真由美, Shishido Mayumi)
  • Unknown: Naoko Maeda (前田 直高, Maeda Naokō), Masato Amano (天野 正登, Amano Masato)

Songs

Opening theme
Ending theme

Other Songs

Notes

  • This is the first season to not feature previous Riders appearing.
  • This would be the last Kamen Rider season to air on NET until the series' revival in 2000 with Kamen Rider Kuuga, which aired on the channel now known as TV Asahi.
  • This is the last Kamen Rider Series to not have a Sentai episode air alongside.
  • This is the shortest Kamen Rider season, running for only 24 episodes.

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