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Kamen Rider G (仮面ライダーG, Kamen Raidā Jī, Masked Rider G) was a television special featured on Japanese boy band SMAP's television show SmaSTATION on January 31, 2009. Produced in association with Toei Company, TV Asahi, and Ishimori Productions, the special celebrated TV Asahi's 50th year being on the air as well as acting as a promotional piece for the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider Series, Kamen Rider Decade.


Goro is a sommelier who transforms into the titular Kamen Rider G to fight the former anti-terrorism unit Shade, who captured and brainwashed him into a soldier, before the unit went underground due to the use of kidnapped people as supersoldiers. During a raid at TV Asahi led by Daidō Oda, who demands the release of their imprisoned leader, Seizan Tokugawa, Goro encounters his girlfriend Eri Hinata. She jogs his memory and he attacks his former comrades while getting Eri out of harm's way. This makes Oda reveal his true form as the Phylloxera Worm while his subordinates transform into the Acarina Worm, the Subst Worm, the Brachypelma Worm Viridis, and the Cochlea Worm to attempt to destroy the traitor. After an extended fight across the city and countryside, G manages to defeat Phylloxera Worm thanks to the encouragement of Decade and the other primary Heisei Riders appearing before him. Running off, Goro vows to save the world from Shade before returning to Eri.


Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider G with the Riders.

Kamen Rider G Goro

Original Riders

Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Onodera
Kamen Rider Agito Shoichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider Ryuki Shinji Kido
Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Hibiki Hitoshi Hidaka
Kamen Rider Kabuto Soji Tendo
Kamen Rider Den-O Momotaros
Kamen Rider Kiva Wataru Kurenai
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya


Main article: Shade


Voice cast

Suit actors


  • Several references can be made to past Kamen Rider series, mainly Kamen Rider Kabuto.
    • Kamen Rider G's transformation pose is similar to that of Kamen Rider Gatack and the transformation sequence is similar to that of Kamen Rider Faiz. Also, his arms get an "echo" after-effect, which was also done for Skyrider's and ZX's transformations.
    • The enemy fought is a Worm.
    • The soundtracks used are from Kamen Rider 555, (The Faiz Blaster music is used for the transformation music) and Kamen Rider Kabuto.
    • When executing Swirling Rider Kick, the energy charged to power the kick is similar to how Kamen Rider Kabuto's and Gatack's Rider Kicks are charged.
    • The rose of death is a reference to Kamen Rider Caucasus, who leaves a blue rose near the body of his murdered victim.
    • Tokyo Tower can be seen near the ending, another reference to Kamen Rider Kabuto.
    • During the helicopter chase scene, Kamen Rider G is riding Kamen Rider V3's Hurricane from the film Kamen Rider The Next.
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  • During the beginning of the mall scene, a statue of Doraemon and a movie poster for Engine Sentai Go-Onger vs. GekirangerIcon-crosswiki.png, which premiered the same month as G, can be seen.
  • Due to SMAP being part of Johnny & Associates, an infamous agency that illegally hoards and manipulates copyright on their talent and music, this special has never been rebroadcast or re-released on home video. It was 10 years until G was even seen again in the Kamen Rider Zi-O summer film, but only as a suit as actor Goro Inagaki was unable to appear.

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