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The Kamen Rider Series (仮面ライダーシリーズ, Kamen Raidā Shirīzu, translated as Masked Rider Series) is a franchise of manga and tokusatsu television programs and films created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. The various Kamen Rider media generally feature a motorcycle-riding superhero with a varying motif who fights supervillains often referred to as kaijin (怪人). The franchise began in 1971 with the Kamen Rider television series which followed college student Takeshi Hongo and his quest to defeat the world-conquering Shocker organization. Over the years, the popularity of the franchise has grown and the original series has spawned many television and theatrical sequels. The cultural impact of the series in Japan resulted in Akimasa Nakamura naming two minor planets in honor of the series: 12408 Fujioka, after actor Hiroshi Fujioka, known for his portrayal of Kamen Rider, and 12796 Kamenrider, after the series, itself.


Although each entry in the series is different, each one shares similar traits with one and another. All generally involve at least one young adult male transforming into a Kamen Rider to fight various monsters and organizations linked to that specific Kamen Rider's origin. As the series progresses, the Rider often learns more about the monsters in the series, other Kamen Riders, or the origin of his powers. Early Kamen Riders were generally based on grasshoppers and other insects, but this practice has declined in the newer set of shows in favor of other motifs. Usually referred to as Rider Machines, motorcycles are an integral part of the series. Since 1971, Suzuki originally provided motorcycles for the series until Kamen Rider Agito when Honda became involved and the single Ducati featured in Kamen Rider W. Early Kamen Riders wore scarves along with their costumes, but this practice was dropped after Kamen Rider Black until the appearance of Double.

A trait shared among recent Kamen Riders is their ability to change forms and become stronger versions of themselves. The first power up appeared in Kamen Rider Stronger which was used by the title character. Kamen Rider Black RX had multiple forms, Roborider and Biorider. Since then, every title Kamen Rider in the Heisei era has had at least one power up with Build having the most with 1607 form combinations following by OOO with 334.

All Shōwa era Riders gained their powers through some form of surgical alteration to their bodies, a practice seen only a few times. Heisei Riders on the other hand, starting with Ryuki, are armored suits powered by magic, advanced technology or sometimes both. The Heisei era of Kamen Rider varies greatly in its use of Kamen Riders. Whereas all early Kamen Riders fought on the side of justice and peace, there have been numerous Kamen Riders in the Heisei era that have fought for personal reasons such as greed, revenge and the personal enjoyment of battle. Because of this, recent Kamen Riders have become less eager to immediately join the battle of justice.

The one thing that all Riders have in common is the fact that their powers are all linked to the series' villains in one way or another.

Rider finishers

Combat techniques generally remain somewhat consistent between series. The "Rider Kick" has become known as the signature attack for Kamen Riders. Although no Heisei era Kamen Rider before Kamen Rider Blade named their Rider Kick, it has still been a staple for every Kamen Rider series. Other variations include the Rider Chop and Rider Punch.

Adaptations outside Japan


In 1974, Chaiyo Productions in Thailand produced the Hanuman and the Five Riders.


In 1975 to 1976, the Tong Hsing Company Limited in Taiwan produced the Super Riders series based on the Japan version.

United States

Kamen Rider Black RX and Kamen Rider Ryuki were adapted in America as Saban's Masked Rider and Kamen Rider Dragon Knight respectively.

Saban's Masked Rider

In 1995, Saban produced the first American Kamen Rider adaptation after his success in adapting Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki.png into Power RangersIcon-crosswiki.png and the Metal Hero SeriesIcon-crosswiki.png (VR TroopersIcon-crosswiki.png & Beetleborgs).

Airing from 1995 to 1996, Masked Rider was originally presented as a spin-off of Mighty Morphin Power RangersIcon-crosswiki.png. Dex, prince of the planet Edenoi, is granted the ancient Masked Rider powers from his grandfather to protect them from the evil Count Dregon who wants to use them to take over the universe. Dex finds his way to Earth where he lives with the Stewart family, while protecting the planet from Dregon's attacks. The footage in this series came from Kamen Rider Black RX, as well as the movies Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J.

Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight

In 2009, a new series was broadcast, produced by brothers Michael and Steve Wang. Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight features 12 warriors known as Kamen Riders who protect the parallel world of Ventara from the evil General Xaviax by using their Advent Decks. Xaviax begins seeking out corrupt humans on the Earth to give them the Advent Decks of Kamen Riders he has defeated in battle to act as his subordinates. Kit Taylor, who finds the Advent Deck to allow him to become Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, teams up with Len, who can transform into Kamen Rider Wing Knight, to defeat General Xaviax and save Kit's father who was captured by Xaviax and is held in Ventara. The footage in Dragon Knight comes from Kamen Rider Ryuki. While the series was cancelled before it finished its run, it later won the first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination at the 37th Daytime Emmy Awards. The series was also exported back to Japan where it was shown on Toei's pay-per-view channel and later shown on TV Asahi.

Power Rider

In 2011, Saban applied the copyright for Power Rider, but the license has been abandoned since 2014. Since then, a third adaptation of a Kamen Rider show has yet to be produced or announced as of 2021.


TV series

The first twenty-seven main Kamen Riders, with Kamen Rider New Den-O.

Shōwa Era

Entry Year Series Image Episodes Summary Total Episodes
No.01 1971-1973 Kamen Rider TOS Logo.png 98 Aired from 1971 to 1973 and ran for 98 episodes, making it the longest series to date. This series set up many themes that are still used today. This series followed the battles of the first two Kamen Riders against Shocker and later Gel Shocker. 98
No.02 1973-1974 Kamen Rider V3 V3 Logo.png 52 Aired from 1973 to 1974 and ran for 52 episodes. This series followed Shiro Kazami on his quest to gain revenge against Destron, the group that murdered his family. Later on, Riderman, the fourth Kamen Rider is introduced as the first long term anti-hero Kamen Rider. The original two Kamen Riders also make various appearances over the course of the series to help Shiro. 150
No.03 1974 Kamen Rider X X Logo.png 35 Aired in 1974 and ran for 35 episodes. Keisuke Jin and his father Keitaro Jin are attacked by the Government Of Darkness (GOD), Keisuke and Keitaro are both mortally wounded in the attack. However, before he dies, Keitaro transforms his son into Kamen Rider X. Many of the monsters Kamen Rider X faced were based on Greek mythology and later on various animals and historic figures. 185
No.04 1974-1975 Kamen Rider Amazon Amazon Logo.png 24 Aired from 1974 to 1975 and ran with just 24 episodes - making it the shortest Kamen Rider series to date. Daisuke Yamamoto, an orphan lost in the Amazon has grown up with an Amazon tribe and lead a peaceful life until his tribe was attacked by Golgos. Before dying, his tribe elder turned Daisuke into Kamen Rider Amazon. This was the first Kamen Rider not to use a belt to transform. This was also the first series not to have any previous Kamen Riders appear, although Amazon meets his seniors in the next series. 209
No.05 1975 Kamen Rider Stronger Stronger Logo.png 39 Aired in 1975 and ran for 39 episodes. This was intended to be the final Kamen Rider series. Shigeru Jou joins Black Satan after the murder of his best friend and mentor. Knowing the organization to be the culprits, he allows himself to undergo an operation that changes him into Kamen Rider Stronger. Later on, Black Satan is defeated and a new group known as Delzer becomes the series enemy. Stronger is joined by Electronic Wave Humanoid Tackle, a female warrior who later sacrifices herself to save Stronger from a powerful opponent. This was also the first series to have a temporary power up for the main character. 248
No.06 1979-1980 Kamen Rider (Skyrider) Skyrider Logo.png 54 Aired from 1979 to 1980 and ran for 54 episodes. Hiroshi Tsukaba is kidnapped and transformed into Kamen Rider as a means to help Doctor Shiro escape Neo Shocker. During the course of the series, previous Kamen Riders appear and Kamen Rider is dubbed Skyrider by Kamen Rider Stronger to differentiate him from the original Kamen Riders. This was a revival of the franchise after four years off of broadcast. Intended to be a remake of the original series, the idea was slowly phased out as references to the past were made and senior Kamen Riders made guest appearances. 302
No.07 1980-1981 Kamen Rider Super-1 Super1 Logo.png 48 Aired from 1980 to 1981 and ran for 48 episodes. Wanting to become an astronaut, Kazuya Oki undergoes an operation that allows him to survive in space. The area were he is operated in is attacked by the Dogma Empire and Kamen Rider Super-1's peers are all killed. Super-1 has special gloves that allow for different attack types. 350
EX 1984 Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! ZXlogo.png 1 Aired as a 1984 television special introduced the character of Ryo Murasame, Kamen Rider ZX (仮面ライダーZX(ゼクロス), Kamen Raidā Zekurosu), who fights the Badan Empire after they brainwashed and cyberized him and killed his sister. The special shows his meeting with three of his nine predecessors, after much of his story was told in the Kamen Rider Spirits manga and a radio show. 351
No.08 1987-1988 Kamen Rider Black Black Logo.png 51 Aired from 1987 to 1988 and ran for 51 episodes. After being kidnapped by the cult Gorgom on the night of their 19th birthday, stepbrothers Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki are submitted to a mutant surgery with the purpose of becoming the candidates to be the next Creation King. Kotaro escapes before the brainwashing, with help from his foster father, and turned against Gorgom. He soon finds out the horrific truth from his stepfather: Gorgom originally killed his true parents. Later on, Kamen Rider Black must battle with his brother, who has become the trump card of Gorgom, Shadow Moon. Kamen Rider Black is the first Rider to not wear a scarf (which was synonymous with past Riders and Ishinomori's other works). 402
No.09 1988-1989 Kamen Rider Black RX RX Logo.png 47 Aired from 1988 to 1989 and ran for 47 episodes. After the defeat of Gorgom, Kotaro Minami is kidnapped by the Crisis Empire. Refusing to join them, he is thrown out into space where he undergoes a change becoming Kamen Rider Black RX. This is the final show in the Shōwa era. Kamen Rider Black RX is also the first Rider to introduce form changes, a trend that continued with the Heisei Riders. 449
EX 1992 Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue Shinlogo.png N.A. Released in 1992 and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider. Kamen Rider Shin was more similar to the original designs for Kamen Rider. 449
EX 1993 Kamen Rider ZO ZOlogo.png N.A. Released in 1993 and also celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider. 449
EX 1994 Kamen Rider J Jlogo.png N.A. Released in 1994. Kamen Rider J was the first Rider to have the ability to grow in size. 449

Heisei Era

Entry Year Series Image Episodes Summary Total Episodes
No.01 2000-2001 Kamen Rider Kuuga Kuuga Logo.png 49 Aired from 2000 to 2001 and ran for 49 episodes. Yuusuke Godai finds an ancient artifact that allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Kuuga to battle the Gurongi forces, while deciphering the relationship between Kuuga and the Gurongi. This was the first Kamen Rider series in 11 years and the start of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series of shows. 498
No.02 2001-2002 Kamen Rider Agito Agito Logo.png 51 Aired from 2001 to 2002 and ran for 51 episodes. This was the first series to feature more than one Kamen Rider as the main character at the same time. Shoichi Tsugami has lost his memories, he lives with a foster family and fights against the Unknown as Kamen Rider Agito. Looking for the origin of his power and his lost memories, this series follows Kamen Rider Agito, G3, and Gills who deal with the Unknown and learn the true nature behind Agito. 549
No.03 2002-2003 Kamen Rider Ryuki Ryuki Logo.png 50 Aired from 2002 to 2003 and ran for 50 episodes. Shinji Kido, a reporter, finds his way into a parallel world that exists within reflective surfaces. In this parallel world, Shinji forms a contract with a creature known as a Mirror Monster, allowing him to transform into Kamen Rider Ryuki and join a tournament with twelve other Kamen Riders who are fighting to be granted a single wish. 599
No.04 2003-2004 Kamen Rider 555 Faiz Logo.png 50 Aired from 2003 to 2004 and ran for 50 episodes. A strange new form of humanity known as the Orphnoch, who are people who have mysteriously been brought back to life, begin to appear and in Kyushu. Young man Takumi Inui crosses paths with Mari Sonoda who is being chased by an Orphnoch enforcer of the Smart Brain Organization, and he uses the device she stole from them to transform into Kamen Rider Faiz. Inui is unwittingly drafted into the fight against Smart Brain, who are trying to eliminate mankind in favor of the Orphnoch race, along with a group of rogue Orphnoch and two other Kamen Riders who see Faiz as their enemy. 649
No.05 2004-2005 Kamen Rider Blade Blade Logo.png 49 Aired from 2004 to 2005 and ran for 49 episodes. Kazuma Kenzaki is hired by the mysterious BOARD organization to combat the Undead, a series of 52 creatures who ten thousand years ago fought between each other in what was known as the Battle Royale to determine the dominant species on the Earth. They were all sealed away by an Undead known as the Joker until archaeologists in the present day undo the seal. As Kamen Rider Blade, Kazuma must end the new Battle Royale by sealing away the Undead once more, cementing humanity as the dominant species, and is joined by three other Kamen Riders in the fight. 698
No.06 2005-2006 Kamen Rider Hibiki Hibiki Logo.png 48 Aired from 2005 to 2006 and ran for 48 episodes. Throughout Japanese history, there have been people who undergo intense training to use the purity of sound to transform into beings known as Oni to battle monstrous creatures known as the Makamou. Asumu Adachi, a student ready to transfer into high school, is unsure as to how he should proceed in his life when he meets a man only known as Hibiki, one of the Oni. Hibiki takes Asumu under his wing and trains him in the way of the Oni in the fight against the Makamou, joining fellow Oni Ibuki, Todoroki, and Zanki and their apprentices. 746
No.07 2006-2007 Kamen Rider Kabuto Kabuto logo.png 49 Aired from 2006 to 2007 and ran for 49 episodes. Soji Tendo has been training his entire life to be the recipient of a device known as the Kabuto Zecter that allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Kabuto. The ZECT organization initially developed the technology to combat the aliens known as the Worms who came to Earth on a meteor that struck in Shibuya in 1999, but have been hiding in plain sight ever since. He uses his powers to protect Hiyori Kusakabe from the Worms, but has to deal with ZECT officers trying to regain the Kabuto Zecter from him. He befriends ZECT agent and Hiyori's coworker Arata Kagami, who is the first person to know his identity as Kabuto, and combats ZECT's other affiliated and rogue Kamen Riders, all the while dealing with the Worm menace. 795
No.08 2007-2008 Kamen Rider Den-O DenO Logo.png 49 Aired from 2007 to 2008 and ran for 49 episodes. Ryotaro Nogami is a young man with incredibly bad luck who one day is possessed by a mysterious creature known as an Imagin and discovers the Rider Pass, a device that enables him to transform into Kamen Rider Den-O. When the Rider Pass's owner Hana approaches him, they are attacked by another Imagin, one who comes from a possible future to 2007 who grant wishes to weakwilled humans in order to go back further in time to change the past to favor the Imagin's own future. Hana has Ryotaro transform, and the Imagin who possessed him takes pity on him and offers to take over his body and fight in his place. Ryotaro joins Hana, the Imagin Momotaros, and the crew of the DenLiner, which soon includes other Imagin who open contracts with Ryotaro, to protect the flow of time so the future of humanity remains as the one true future. 844
No.09 2008-2009 Kamen Rider Kiva Kiva Logo.png 48 Aired from 2008 to 2009 and ran for 48 episodes. Wataru Kurenai is a young man who transforms into Kamen Rider Kiva to fight the vampiric Fangire Race in the year 2008, while dealing with the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization who sees Kiva as a threat. Otoya Kurenai is a violin virtuoso and Wataru's father who encounters the Fangire in the year 1986 and assists the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization in their fight with the Fangire. The actions Otoya takes in the past in regards to the Fangire affect how Wataru must deal with the same Fangire in the present. 892
No.10 2009 Kamen Rider Decade Decade Logo.png 31 Aired in 2009 after the finale of Kiva and was billed as the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Rider Series, lasting for only 31 episodes. Tsukasa Kadoya is a photographer with no memory of his past and whose photos never turn out quite right. When dimensional portals open up, trapping his only friend Natsumi Hikari with the various monsters other Kamen Riders have faced, she finds the Decade Driver which Tsukasa instinctively uses to transform into Kamen Rider Decade, a being Natsumi has seen in her nightmares. While the world seems to collapse around him, everything freezes and he is approached by Wataru Kurenai who tells him that the multiverse is collapsing, and this world will be destroyed unless he travels to the worlds of the other Kamen Riders and fix them in order to prevent the destruction of every world. However, the mysterious Narutaki disseminates rumors throughout the other realities that Tsukasa will be the destroyer of all worlds, causing the Kamen Riders to turn on him. Eventually, it's revealed that Decade's role as the destroyer and connector of worlds, as Tsukasa would destroy the Riders he would connect the other worlds preventing their collapse and does anything he is needed for as a hero or a villain to finish the Rider's story. 923
No.11 2009-2010 Kamen Rider W W Title.png 49 Aired in late 2009 to 2010 following the finale of Decade. Shotaro Hidari is a private investigator in the ecologically-minded city of Futo who works with his partner Philip to investigate crimes that involve users of Gaia Memories which transform them into monstrous beings known as Dopants. Shotaro and Philip have their own set of Gaia Memories that they use in conjunction with the Doubledriver belt, with Philip's mind traveling into Shotaro's body to fight as Kamen Rider Double. With their landlord (and daughter of their mentor) Akiko Narumi, Shotaro and Philip protect Futo all while discovering more about the past that Philip cannot remember. 972
No.12 2010-2011 Kamen Rider OOO OOO Logo.png 48 Aired in late 2010 to 2011 following the finale of W. Eiji Hino is unwillingly drafted by a being known as Ankh to be his guard in the fight amongst the Greeed, monsters whose powers stem from mystical coins known as Core Medals. When they awoke, several of their Core Medals were missing; Ankh having lost most and thus stole some from his kin. As the Greeed hunt down their Core Medals, they use Cell Medals to create monsters called Yummy to produce more Cell Medals to sustain their incomplete bodies. However, Ankh uses Eiji and gives him the OOO Driver, allowing Eiji to transform into Kamen Rider OOO to get the Medals for him. However, a third party is also after the Medals for mysterious reasons in the form of the mysterious Kougami Foundation.[1] 1,020
No.13 2011-2012 Kamen Rider Fourze Fourze Logo.png 48 Aired in late 2011 to 2012 following the finale of OOO. The series has a spaceflight motif and is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's and mankind's first flight into space as well as the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series.[2] Gentaro Kisaragi has recently transferred to Amanogawa High School, where he seeks to make everyone there his friend. After he meets with childhood friend Yuki Jojima, and runs afoul of her friend Kengo Utahoshi, a monster known as a Zodiarts attacks. After Gentaro takes the Fourze Driver Kengo intended to use himself, he transforms into Kamen Rider Fourze and fights the Zodiarts. Yuki convinces Kengo to begrudingly allow Gentaro to assist them in their fight, even as Gentaro transforms the lunar base they can transport to into the headquarters for a Kamen Rider Club to gather friends and supporters in the fight. 1,068
No.14 2012-2013 Kamen Rider Wizard Wizard Logo.png 53 Aired in late 2012 to 2013 following the finale of Fourze. The series is based on magic. When Haruto Soma is used as a sacrifice for a ritual, mysterious demons called Phantoms appear, attacking humans to increase their numbers; a mysterious girl, Koyomi, unaffected by the Phantoms, saves him. Haruto gains the powers to Kamen Rider Wizard by a mysterious robed figure called White Wizard. Haruto then transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to save people from despair caused by the Phantoms, supported by Koyomi, his apprentice Shunpei Nara, police officer Rinko Daimon, the Rings' creator Shigeru Wajima, and later on a mysterious agent named Masanori Kizaki. Eventually, another person named Kosuke Nitoh meets the group and later fights alongside Haruto as Kamen Rider Beast. 1,121
No.15 2013-2014 Kamen Rider Gaim Gaimulogo.png 47 Aired in late 2013 to 2014 following the finale of Wizard. In the world of Kamen Rider Gaim, because of a large company known as the Yggdrasill Corporation setting up shop in the once bustling city of Zawame (沢芽市, Zawame-shi), it now feels like everyone is living in a jōkamachi (城下町 castle town). To escape this feeling, young people throughout the city have formed dance crews to bring joy back into their lives. Another popular event is a game that uses Lockseeds that contain small animals known as Inves that are said to come from another dimension. However, as this game becomes more and more popular, it seems to be causing tears in reality to an actual alternate dimension from which monsters are invading the Earth. Kouta Kazuraba, who gives up time in his dance crew to start a job to help out his sister, uses a special Lockseed in his Sengoku Driver belt to transform into Kamen Rider Gaim to battle these monsters, but he must also contend with other rival Kamen Riders, transforming a fight against monsters from another dimension into a Kamen Rider warring states period. 1,168
No.16 2014-2015 Kamen Rider Drive DriveOfficialLogo.png 48 Aired in late 2014 to 2015 following the finale of Gaim. Mysterious incidents known as "Density Shift" or "Slowdown" are caused by monsters called Roidmudes, 108 rogue AIs that steal people's identities. During these periods, time is dilated for normal people and makes them sluggish and heavy, leaving the Roidmudes free to cause havoc. Ace cop Shinnosuke Tomari severely injured his partner Akira Hayase by accident during one of these incidents, making him lose all motivation for his work. Demoted and transferred to a special investigations unit, he finds out six months later about Shift Cars, sentient toy cars that grant him special powers and allow him to move normally during Slowdown. With the help of the Drive Driver Mr. Belt, his new partner Kiriko Shijima, his car Tridoron and the Shift Cars plus the aid of the Special Investigations Unit, he fights against Roidmudes and the mysterious Chase as Kamen Rider Drive. 1,216
No.17 2015-2016 Kamen Rider Ghost Ghost Logo.png 50 Aired in late 2015 to 2016 after the finale of Drive. This series ran through the 45th anniversary of the franchise in 2016. However, much like OOO it will not be counted as the official anniversary show, as that title will fall to its eventual successor. A young ghost hunter named Takeru Tenkuji is killed on his 18th birthday by an evil spirit called a Ganma after receiving an item called a Ghost Eyecon from his late father. A mysterious hermit spirit offers Takeru a second chance at life by finding the 15 Eyecons of legendary heroes in 99 days, or he will die permanently. He then gives him the Ghost Driver to become a Kamen Rider to battle the evil Ganma with the help of a little spirit called Yurusen. As Ghost, Takeru must protect the lives and innocence of humans from the corruption of the Ganma while trying to find Eyecons to restore his own life. 1,266
No.18 2016-2017 Kamen Rider Ex-Aid EX-AID LOGO.png 45 Aired in late 2016 to 2017 after the finale of Ghost. The series was also part of the 45th anniversary celebration for part of the 2016 year. The series revolves around a trio of doctors who must fight a mutated computer virus called the Bugster virus using video game themed equipment to become Kamen Riders to save the lives of patients infected with the disease. 1,311
No.19 2017-2018 Kamen Rider Build BUILD LOGO.png 49 Aired in late 2017 to 2018 after the finale of Ex-Aid. 10 years ago, a mythical object known as Pandora's Box was brought back to Earth from Mars during an expedition of Martian caverns at the time. However when the Box was activated, it caused a three-way wall known as the Sky Wall to emerge from the grounds of Earth and divided the country of Japan into three, Hokuto, Touto, and Seito. During present day, an amnesiac genius physicist named Sento Kiryu secretly operates as Kamen Rider Build while fighting alongside Ryuga Banjou, a prison escapee, and Misora, a girl who purifies his Fullbottles in order to unlock the secrets of Pandora's Box and eventually his own memories. 1,360
No.20 2018-2019 Kamen Rider Zi-O Zi-O Logo.png 49

Air in late 2018 to 2019 after the finale of Build. In the year 2068, the world has fallen under the tyrannical rule of Ohma Zi-O, a powerful demon king with the powers of the past Kamen Riders. For years the resistance has attempted to fight back but to no avail. A young warrior named Geiz goes back in time to 2018 in an attempt to kill Ohma Zi-O's younger self, Sougo Tokiwa in order to bring peace to his timeline, however fellow Resistance member Tsukuyomi also followed him back to stop him from killing Sougo. Now realizing his destiny, Sougo attempts to defy it by becoming a good demon king through kindness, although Geiz gets friendly with him, he will stop at nothing to make sure Sougo does not become the evil Ohma Zi-O.


Reiwa Era

Entry Year Series Image Episodes Summary Total Episodes
No.01 2019-2020 Kamen Rider Zero-One Kamen rider zero one logo.png 45 Aired in late 2019 to 2020 after the finale of Zi-O. Japan has entered a new era. Hiden Intelligence, the country's most thriving technology company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI), has developed a way to utilize these A.I.s in a humanoid form, known as the Humagears. These virtually identical humanoid androids have become a staple in everyday life, to the general public as well as the private sectors. After his grandfather's death, a young but failing stage comedian Aruto Hiden bears witness to several terrorist attacks orchestrated by MetsubouJinrai.net, prompting the creation of an anti-Humagear military squad, A.I.M.S.. Upon inheriting his late grandfather's company and the Zero-One Driver, Aruto becomes Kamen Rider Zero-One and finds himself caught in the crossfire between MetsubouJinrai.net and later ZAIA Japan, led by Gai Amatsu who wishes to rid Humagears from society and take over the world. 1,454
No.02 2020-2021 Kamen Rider Saber Saber Logo.png 48 Aired in late 2020 to 2021 after the finale of Zero-One. Long ago, an ancient sect of swordsmen protected the Almighty Book that had transcribed everything known to man. However, they were betrayed by one of their own, who tried to take the book for himself and joined the Megid. Fast forward to present day, a young but amnesiac novelist Touma Kamiyama interprets his lost memories of the Wonder World through his writing. One day as the Megid appeared and caused portions of the city to disappear, Touma decided to harness the power of Kaenken Rekka and write an ending to this story. 1,502
No.03 2021-2022 Kamen Rider Revice KRRe-Revice Show Logo.png TBA Aired in late 2021 after the finale of Saber. Deadmans is an organization that worships demons. Through the use of mysterious Vistamps, monsters called Deadman are born from within humans. Fighting to protect his family from Deadmans’ clutches is Ikki Igarashi. He himself has a contract with Vice, a devil that lives within Ikki’s body. Together, they transform into two Kamen Riders: Ikki as Kamen Rider Revi, and Vice as Kamen Rider Vice. Together, they are Kamen Rider Revice. TBA
No.04 2022-2023 Kamen Rider Geats Geats-show-logo.jpg TBA TBA TBA


Year Title Image Summary
2005 Kamen Rider The First The First Logo.jpg Premiered in 2005. It is a reimagining of the original Kamen Rider show, and adds a touch of romance to the story.
2007 Kamen Rider The Next The Next Logo.png Premiered in 2007 as a sequel to The First. It is a reimagining of Kamen Rider V3, and replaces the romance of the previous movie with horror.
2016-2017 Kamen Rider Amazons Kamen Rider Amazons.png A dark reimagining of Kamen Rider Amazon that exists outside of the main Kamen Rider continuity. It is exclusive to Amazon Prime. The first season premiered on April 1, 2016 and the second season premiered on April 7, 2017.
2022 Kamen Rider Black Sun BLACKSUN Logo.png A dark reboot of Kamen Rider Black, set to premiere sometime in 2022.
2023 Shin Kamen Rider ShinKamenRiderLogoPNG.jpg Another reboot of the original Kamen Rider show, set to premiere sometime in 2023.

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Kamen Rider World

  1. Kamen Rider World 01
  2. Kamen Rider World 02: The Legend of The Strongest Hero, Henshin! Use Advent!

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Notes: Due to various reason, many of past Kamen Rider manga were unable to find easily on internet such as licensed monthly/weekly magazine published manga, short promotional manga, 4-koma comic and non-Japanese comic. This wiki recommends users from all over the world to contribute or provide any information of these manga, better with at least one picture of them. Thank you.

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Kodansha (Only Kamen Rider Hibiki in 2005, credits, note that there is no publication of Kamen Rider BLACK in 1987)
  • TV Magazine (First issue of 1971 (December issue) - January 1976, October 1979 - October 1981, July 1982 - 1984 February issue, February 1989 - 10 Month number, January 2000 issue - Currently, non credit after 2006)
  • Fun Kindergarten (May 1971 - January 1976, November 1979 - October 1981, 1982 - 1984 February issue, 1988 November issue - October 1989, 2000 February issue - present)
  • Friends (First issue of 1972 - November 1979 issue - October 1981, 1988 November issue - October 1989, March 2000 issue - present)
Tokuma Shoten
  • TV Land (1973 - January 1976, October 1979 - October 1981, July 1982 - 1984 February issue, October 1987 - October 1989)
Shogakukan (Only credit for "Masked Rider Hibiki" in 2005)
  • Televi-Kun (October 1987 - October 1989, February 2000 - Currently, non credit since 2006)
  • Learning magazine by elementary school of Shogakkan (1987 - 1989, 2000 - present)
    • Kindergarten
    • Meowing
  • Weekly Shonen Sunday (serialized a manga version of Kamen Rider Black from 1987 to 1988)
Akita Shoten
  • Adventure King (1971 - October 1981, July 1982 - April 1983)
  • TV Anime Magazine (May 1983 - August issue, February 1984)



Main article: Kamen Rider Motifs

The most commonly seen theme in the Shōwa era was the grasshopper, a symbol that early Kamen Riders have become synonymous with. The Heisei era, however, explored other insects and sometimes even more extreme motifs such as other animals, the Greek alphabet, Card suits, musical instruments and vehicles.

Homages and parodies

Main article: List of references to Kamen Rider in popular culture

The Kamen Rider franchise has been parodied in various productions, both in and outside of Japan. One of the main trademarks being parodied is the Kamen Rider henshin pose. In video games, Skullomania (from Street Fighter) and May Lee (from King of Fighters) are some examples of Kamen Rider parodies, as well as Viewtiful Joe. In anime, various aspects of Kamen Rider are noticeable. Examples range from Tokyo Pig to My-HiME and its sequel My Otome to Crayon Shin-chan to Dragonball Z to Bleach to Franken Fran; either being used as a comical parody or homage. In live action, known parodies of the Kamen Rider series include "Kamen Renaider" (by SMAP's Takuya Kimura and Shingo Katori), which is a parody skit of Ryuki, "Kamen Zaiber" a parody of the original; "Kamen Norida" by the Tunnels, a parody of Kamen Rider 1 and the first series; "Kamen Rider HG" Hard Gay's parody of the original for a Japanese TV show; and "Ridermen", a short skit of a man who obvious parody of the Riderman on the set of Kamen Rider Kuuga.

Akimasa Nakamura named two minor planets in honor of the series: 12408 Fujioka, after actor Hiroshi Fujioka, known for his portrayal of Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1, and 12796 Kamenrider, after the series, itself.


  • Some series of the franchise have monsters in common. In Kamen Rider, Amazon, Black, Kuuga, Ryuki, and Hibiki, the first episode's monsters are based off of spiders, or have the ability to drop webs.
  • Something in common between the Heisei Riders is that in every movie (since Ryuki to Kabuto) were pre-submitted Final Forms of Riders.
  • Starting the Neo Heisei period, these "pre-shows" started on December's crossovers, and the forms are shown to be the Super Forms (except Fourze, Gaim, and Drive).

External links

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