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This article is about a/an series entry (the 28th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
For the series' main character, Build, see Sento Kiryu.

Kamen Rider Build (仮面ライダービルド Kamen Raidā Birudo) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the nineteenth and final series for a full Heisei period run and the twenty-eighth series overall. The series started on September 3, 2017, joining Uchu Sentai KyurangerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. After Kyuranger concluded on February 4, 2018, the series was joined by Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai PatrangerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up. After the finale of Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Zi-O joined Lupinranger VS Patranger on the Super Hero Time block.

The tagline of the series is "Now, shall we begin the experiment?" (さぁ、実験を始めようか。 Sa, jikken o hajimeyou ka?). One of the underlying motifs of this season is science and scientific principles.

Plot

"It has been 10 years since the Pandora Box was discovered on Mars and caused the Skywall tragedy. Our country was divided into Touto, Seito, and Hokuto, resulting in untold chaos."
―Narrator (episode 2-28)[src]

"It has been 10 years since the Skywall tragedy. In the attempt to open the Pandora Box and release its massive amount of energy capable of destroying the world...a new battle has begun."
―Narrator (episode 29-35)[src]

"The Pandora Box, which contains enough energy capable to destroy the Earth, has finally been opened. The alien lifeform Evolto controls that power...but the Kamen Riders stand against him!"
―Narrator (episode 36-Present)[src]

10 years ago, the “Pandora Box” was found on Mars. On Earth, it created walls that divided Japan into Touto (Eastern Capital), Hokuto (Northern Capital) and Seito (Western Capital) and brought along the Smash, unidentified lifeforms that attack people.

Sento Kiryu, a prodigy physicist, transforms into Kamen Rider Build to fight the Smash.

The Touto government requests his help in deciphering the mystery behind the Pandora Box and the Smash. There is one mystery not even Sento can solve: his own past. The only memory he has left for more than 20 years is the existence of a sinister figure called Night Rogue. There is one man who holds the key to Sento’s memories: A prison escapee by the name of Ryuga Banjo, who adamantly denies committing the murder he is accused of. Misora Isurugi, who works with Sento, has the ability to purify the harmful components the Smash are made of.

Sento transforms into Kamen Rider Build in order to uncover the mystery surrounding the Pandora Box, the Smash and his amnesia.

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Build44

From Left to Right: Cross-Z Magma, Build Genius Form, Grease, and Rogue

Kamen Rider Build
Takumi Katsuragi ►◄ Sento Kiryu
Shinobu Katsuragi
Kamen Rider Cross-Z Ryuga Banjo
Kamen Rider Grease Kazumi Sawatari
Kamen Rider Rogue
Gentoku Himuro
Kamen Rider Evol
Evolto ►◄ Evolto/(Soichi IsurugiRyuga BanjoSento Kiryu)
Kamen Rider MadRogue
Nariaki Utsumi ►◄ Evolto/Nariaki Utsumi

Movie/special-exclusive

Kamen Rider Blood
Kengo Ino
Kamen Rider Build
Cross-ZBuild Form
Sento Kiryu & Ryuga Banjo[1]
Kamen Rider Killbas Killbas[2]

Allies

Touto

Guardian Touto Guardians

Nascita

Seito University Hospital

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Godai
Kamen Rider Agito Shouichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider Ryuki Shinji Kido
Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Hibiki Hitoshi Hidaka
Kamen Rider Kabuto Souji Tendou
Kamen Rider Den‑O Ryotaro Nogami
Kamen Rider Kiva Wataru Kurenai
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rider Double
Philip & Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma
Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari
Kamen Rider Ghost Takeru Tenkuji
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Genm Kuroto Dan
Kamen Rider Brave Hiiro Kagami
Kamen Rider Snipe Taiga Hanaya
Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo Kiriya Kujo
Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Geiz
Geiz Myoukouin

Others

Ankh
Ankh

Villains

Faust

Night Rogue Gentoku Himuro
Blood Stalk Evolto/Soichi Isurugi
Guardian Faust Guardians

Namba Heavy Industries Ltd.

Night Rogue Nariaki Utsumi
Hell Bro's
Washio Brothers
Remocon Bro's Fu Washio
Hell Bro's
Engine Bro's Rai Washio

Touto

Smash
Ordinary
Fang Smash Unidentified person
Needle Smash Unidentified man
Strong Smash Kyoichi Shimizu
Burn Smash Kasumi Ogura
Flying Smash Reika Kine
Shingo Kuwata
Mirage Smash Masahiro Nabeshima
Square Smash
Press Smash Tatsuya Kishida
Ice Smash Takehiko
Stretch Smash Sawa Takigawa
Hazard
Strong Smash Hazard Kyoka Katsuragi
Unidentified Faust guard
Press Smash Hazard

Eita Kawai

Stretch Smash Hazard Unidentified Faust guard

Hokuto

Guardian Hokuto Guardians
Hokuto Three Crows
Castle Hard Smash Akaba
Castle Hazard Smash
Stag Hard Smash Aoba
Stag Hazard Smash
Owl Hard Smash Kiba
Owl Hazard Smash
Smash
Press Smash Hazard Unidentified man
Flying Smash Hazard Unidentified man
Ice Smash Massugu Ubukata

Seito

Guardian Seito Guardians
Hard Guardian Hard Guardians
Clone Smash
Press Clone Smash Press Clone Smash
Stretch Clone Smash Stretch Clone Smash
Strong Clone Smash Strong Clone Smash
Flying Clone Smash Flying Clone Smash
Other
Nebula Hell Bro's Unidentified man
Remocon Bro's Yoshikazu Takahashi
Engine Bro's Norio Matsui
Hell Bro's
Clone Hell Bro's

Other

Lost Smash
Owl Lost Smash Yoshiko Tajimi
Kiba (imitation)
Stag Lost Smash Kyoichi Shimizu
Aoba (imitation)
Zebra Lost Smash Mitsuomi Gohara
Scissors Lost Smash Ryoka Saiga
CD Lost Smash Misora Isurugi/Vernage
Castle Lost Smash Akaba (imitation)
Bugsters
Foundation X
Kaiser Kaisei Mogami
Kaiser Reverse Kaisei Mogami (World of Ex-Aid)
Bikaiser
Kaisei Mogami & Kaisei Mogami (World of Ex-Aid)
Guardian X Guardians
Uva Uva
Kazari Kazari
Gamel Gamel
Mezool Mezool

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Build Episodes

Similar to the previous series, half of each episode's title is an English word, though spelled in katakana instead of English letters, and the other is written in kanji. Most of the episodes contain formulas from mathematics or physics to form each episode number in the onscreen titles.

  1. That One with the Best Match (ベストマッチな奴ら Besuto Macchi na Yatsu ra)
  2. The Innocent Runaway (無実のランナウェイ Mujitsu no Rannawei)
  3. Borderline of Justice (正義のボーダーライン Seigi no Bōdārain)
  4. The Testimony Will Be Zero (証言はゼロになる Shōgen Wa Zero ni naru)
  5. Dangerous Identity (危ういアイデンティティー Ayaui Aidentitī)
  6. Moonsault of Anger (怒りのムーンサルト Ikari no Mūnsaruto)
  7. The Devil's Scientist (悪魔のサイエンティスト Akuma no Saientisuto)
  8. Memory Starts To Talk (メモリーが語りはじめる Memorī Ga Katari Hajimeru)
  9. The Trap of Project Build (プロジェクトビルドの罠 Purojekuto Birudo no Wana)
  10. Technology of Destruction (滅亡のテクノロジー Metsubō no Tekunorojī)
  11. Burning Dragon (燃えろドラゴン Moero Doragon)
  12. Theory of Conspiracy (陰謀のセオリー Inbō no Seorī)
  13. Who Takes Off The Veil? (ベールを脱ぐのは誰? Bēru o Nugu no wa Dare?)
  14. The False Kamen Rider (偽りの仮面ライダー Itsuwari no Kamen Raidā)
  15. Judging Sento Kiryu! (桐生戦兎をジャッジしろ! Kiryu Sento wo Jajji Shiro!)
  16. The Weaponry Hero (兵器のヒーロー Heiki no Hīro)
  17. Rider Wars Start (ライダーウォーズ開戦 Raidā Wōzu Kaisen)
  18. The Golden Soldier (黄金のソルジャー Ōgon no Sorujā)
  19. The Forbidden Item (禁断のアイテム Kindan no Aitemu)
  20. The Devil's Trigger (悪魔のトリガー Akuma no Torigā)
  21. The Unstoppable Hazard (ハザードは止まらない Hazādo wa Tomaranai)
  22. Victory of Tears (涙のビクトリー Namida no Bikutorī)
  23. The Phantom of the West (西のファントム Nishi no Fantomu)
  24. A Man Called Rogue (ローグと呼ばれた男 Rōgu to Yoba Reta Otoko)
  25. The Idol Awakens (アイドル覚醒 Aidoru Kakusei)
  26. The Treacherous Deathmatch (裏切りのデスマッチ Uragiri no Desumatchi)
  27. The Counterattack Hero (逆襲のヒーロー Gyakushū no Hīrō)
  28. The Genius Arrives With a Tank (天才がタンクでやってくる Tensai ga Tanku de Yattekuru)
  29. The Opening Bell Rings (開幕のベルが鳴る Kaimaku no Beruganaru)
  30. The Truth of the Pandora Box (パンドラボックスの真実 Pandora Bokkusu no Shinjitsu)
  31. Surging Magma! (ほとばしれマグマ! Hotobashire Maguma!)
  32. Programmed Tragedy (プログラムされた悲劇 Puroguramu sa Reta Higeki)
  33. The Final Weapon: Evol (最終兵器エボル Saishū Heiki Eboru)
  34. The Severing Best Match (離れ離れのベストマッチ Hanarebanare no Besuto Matchi)
  35. Tower of Destruction (破滅のタワー Hametsu no Tawā)
  36. Evolto Hunts the Stars (エボルトは星を狩る Eboruto wa Hoshi O Karu)
  37. The Ultimate Phase (究極のフェーズ Kyūkyoku no Fēzu)
  38. Mad World (マッドな世界 Maddo na Sekai)
  39. The Unstoppable Genius (ジーニアスは止まらない Jīniasu wa Tomaranai)
  40. The Final Revolution (終末のレボリューション Shūmatsu no Reboryūshon)
  41. The Truth of the Best Match (ベストマッチの真実 Besuto Matchi no Shinjitsu)
  42. Legacy of Doubt (疑惑のレガシー Giwaku no Regashī)
  43. Another Build (もう一人のビルド Mōhitori no Birudo)
  44. The End of Evolto (エボルトの最期 Eboruto no Saigo)
  45. The Scientist of Hope (希望のサイエンティスト Kibō no Saientisuto)
  46. An Oath to Be The One (誓いのビー・ザ・ワン Chikai no Bī za Wan)
  47. Zero Degree Flames (ゼロ度の炎 Zero-do no Honō)
  48. To The World of Love & Peace (ラブ&ピースの世界へ Rabu & Pīsu no Sekai e)
  49. The Tomorrow Build Will Create (ビルドが創る明日 Birudo ga Tsukuru Ashita)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFINALビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru: Birudo ando Eguzeido wizu Rejendo Raidā)
  2. Kamen Rider Build: Be The One (劇場版 仮面ライダービルド: ビー・ザ・ワン Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Birudo: Bī Za Wan)
  3. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFOREVER)[3]
  4. Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z (仮面ライダービルド NEW WORLD 仮面ライークローズ Kamen Raidā Birudo Nyū Warudo Kamen Raidā Kurōzu)[4]

Specials

  1. Transformation Lessons ~The Laws Of Transformation Are Set!~ (仮面ライダービルド 変身講座~変身の法則は決まった!~ Kamen Raidā Birudo Henshin Kōza Henshin No Hōsoku Wa Kimatta!)
  2. Kamen Rider Build: Birth! KumaTelevi!! VS Kamen Rider Grease! (仮面ライダービルド 誕生!クマテレビ!! VS仮面ライダーグリス Kamen Raidā Birudo: Tanjō! Kuma Terebi! ! VS Kamen Raidā Gurisu)
  3. Kamen Rider Build: Raising the Hazard Level ~7 Best Matches~ (仮面ライダービルド ハザードレベルを上げる ~7つのベストマッチ~ Kamen Raidā Birudo Hazādoreberu o Ageru Nanatsu no Besuto Matchi)
  4. ROGUE (ROGUE Rōgu)
  5. Kamen Rider Prime Rogue (仮面ライダープライムローグ Kamen Raidā Puraimu Rogu)[5]

Stageshows

  1. Kamen Rider Build: Special Event (仮面ライダービルド スペシャルイベント Kamen Raidā Birudo Supesharu Ibento)
  2. Kamen Rider Build: Final Stage (仮面ライダービルド ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Birudo Fainaru Sutēji)

Games

The following video games feature characters from Build.

Cast

Suit actors

Notes

  • This series ran through 2018, the 80th anniversary of Shotaro Ishinomori's birth.
  • This series will be the final Rider series to have a full televised run in the Heisei Era; the series after Build will be in a similar position to Kamen Rider Black RX in that it will run during the transition of reigning emperors. Emperor Akihito will abdicate the throne in April 30, 2019[6] to his son Prince Naruhito, thus beginning a new era of Japan.
  • With this series, Kamen Rider's timeslot changes from 8am to 9am starting in October.
  • This series opening credits reuse the same font style that was used in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
  • This Kamen Rider series shares some similar elements with its first Super Hero Time partner, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.
    • Both take place in separate universes from their respective franchises.
    • The heroes from both series visited their respective franchises' main universes and they met and fought alongside some of their predecessors who live there.
    • Additionally, while Kamen Rider Decade explored the concept of alternate universes and continuities, Build is the first Kamen Rider season to fully exist in a unique, independent universe that is not based on a past Kamen Rider season.
    • The main villains of both series are evil entities of extraterrestial origin with devices that have the power to destroy planets (Don Armage's Moraimars for Kyuranger and Evolto's Evol-Driver and the Pandora Box for Build).
      • They're capable of possessing someone else's body as well (Quervo, Tsurugi Ohtori & Later People across the Universe in Don Armage's case and Soichi Isurugi, Ryuga Banjo, Sento Kiryu, Kazumi Sawatari and Nariaki Utsumi in Evolto's case).
      • They also have Black Hole themed items (Black Hole Kyutama and Evol Trigger).
    • Both series' collectibles have a sliding gimmick prior to their usage for transformation.
    • Both series have the father of a Hero working for the Villain Factions in some way (Lucky's father Aslan was brainwashed to work for Jark Matter while Sento's father Shinobu Katsuragi pretended to work for Evolto in order to create the Black and White Pandora Panels to destroy Evolto).
      • Both fathers die after the rencountering with their sons.
    • Both series involves alien civilizations and uses space theme in some way.
  • This is the first series since:
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to have every episode of the TV series written by the head writer alone.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost to not have a Super Hero Taisen film air during its run.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard to premiere in September and to not have a Spring Crossover with a co-airing Super Sentai series.
    • Kamen Rider Fourze to have a female vocalist sing its opening theme and to not have a female Rider in the TV series.
    • Kamen Rider W to not appear in the Spring film during its run.
    • Kamen Rider Decade to use only "Form" in naming the Rider's forms instead of using a unique term like Combo, States, etc.
    • The entirety of the franchise to have its opening theme song performed by a non-native Japanese vocalist.
  • In keeping with the science motif, a few of the equations, graphs, formula and matrix seen in the background or Rider's finisher in the show are based on math, scientific theories or scientific principles. These objects are provided by professors from Keio University, Kyushu University, Kyoto University and JSPS after a discussion of how to show characters' emotion symbolically.[7]
  • Some elements of the show has similarities to past Rider seasons
    • The Rider's in the show need to have a physical change in order to use transformation belts similar to the Riders in 555, and Ex-Aid.
      • The Riders in Kamen Rider 555 need to be orphnochs in order to become a Rider.
      • The Riders in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid need to undergo a special surgery in order to use a gamer driver.
      • The Riders in Kamen Rider Build need to have a Hazard Level of 3 or higher in order to transform.
    • The Smash being humans unwillingly turned into monsters is similar to the Bugsters, and the Phantoms.
  • As revealed in the final episode, Sento Kiryu wrote his adventure into a script
    • Since it's revealed that the 4th wall breaking interludes of each episode are said by the characters, it may imply that the friendships they made, may be restored

References

External Links

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