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The primary riders of the Heisei Phase 2 period.

Heisei Kamen Rider Series Phase 2 (平成仮面ライダーシリーズ第2期, Heisei Kamen Raidā Shirīzu Dai Ni-Ki), is a subsection of the Heisei era of the Kamen Rider Series that comprises its second half.

The Heisei Phase 2 is specifically used to refer to the post-Decade era, with Kamen Rider Decade having been the 10th Anniversary Kamen Rider show of the Heisei period.

After the Decade series, "Kamen Rider" is the official term for Riders while pre-Decade Riders have been called "Masked Rider" in official localization releases, merchandise such as the S.H. Figuarts toyline, and Kamen Rider 4.

The Heisei Phase 2 started with Decade's successor, Kamen Rider W, which premiered in September 2009 and ended in August 2010. W was followed by Kamen Rider OOO (September 2010 - August 2011), then Kamen Rider Fourze (September 2011 - August 2012), Kamen Rider Wizard (September 2012 - September 2013), Kamen Rider Gaim (October 2013 - September 2014), Kamen Rider Drive (October 2014 - September 2015), Kamen Rider Ghost (October 2015 - September 2016), Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (October 2016 - August 2017), Kamen Rider Build (September 2017 - August 2018), and finally Kamen Rider Zi-O (September 2018 - August 2019).

On April 1, 2016, the original net series Kamen Rider Amazons was aired. It marks the Heisei Era's first time since Faiz that the franchise has gone back to a darker and more adult-oriented style of storytelling, resulting in a rating of R15+. However, it is only available on Amazon Prime . A second season was released in 2017, and a movie that concludes the series was released in theaters in 2018.

Heisei Phase 2 trends

  • Beside two main Riders, more Riders are introduced in the series since the appearance of Supporting Riders (Kamen Rider Proto-Birth) in Kamen Rider OOO.
  • Each series has a white-colored Rider (with the exception of Ex-Aid, (though Genm, referred as the Black Ex-Aid though he later assumes a form that is white in color and plays a similar role), Build, and Zi-O (though Tsukuyomi becomes a white Kamen Rider, she is never referred to as such)), specially referred to as white.
  • Each series has a character who is the closest friend of the protagonist and a relative of the series' white Rider. Since Ghost, this trend is sometimes inverted where the white Rider is also a relative to one of the main antagonists.
  • With the exception of Zi-O, each series has a mad and treacherous scientist who dedicated his life to research the series' monsters, and can transform into a Kamen Rider.
  • Each series has a red-colored villain general who can use heat power and become stronger when defeated. Up to Drive, and also later in Build, their role and importance gradually increase after each series.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: Phoenix (He was defeated by the main Rider's Super Form)
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Demushu (He was defeated by the main Rider's Final Form)
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Heart (He is the leading general and is stronger than the main Rider's Final Form)
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: While there is no recurring red villain general in the show, Gammaizer Fire does share some trends with this trope, as it has pyrokinesis and can resurrect itself after each defeat, even having first appeared briefly possessing Jabel. Adel also stated in Episode 33 that the Gammaizers become more powerful after every defeat.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Initially, there was no recurring red villain general in the show. Graphite, however, later obtained a red form, making him fit for this trope. As well, he made a unique return from death prior to obtaining his red form, alluding to this trope's knack for becoming stronger when defeated.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Evolto (He is revealed to be the true villain of the show, having already begun his schemes since before the start of the series.)
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Swartz (Though the show has no red-colored villain as with Ex-Aid, he likewise orchestrated the events of the series. He transforms into Another Decade, who has the ability to control space-time and dimensions to his will.)
  • Each series has a calm and calculative, but psychotic green-colored villain general. In contrast, their role and importance gradually decrease after each series up to Drive.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: Gremlin, the manipulative usurper who was one of Wizard's final opponents.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Redyue, a treacherous Over Lord Inves who was a secondary villain.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Brain, the comic relief of the Roidmude generals.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: While there is no recurring green villain general in the show, Alain, the regular villain general since the beginning, can transform into a Kamen Rider with a green default form. He has gradually changed from a calculative villain to a fully heroic Kamen Rider. In contrast, Adel has become the more psychotic and calculative villain general in Alain's place, although he does not wear green.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: While Graphite was initially green, he doesn't fit into this trope. Instead, this role is fulfilled by Masamune Dan, who can transform into a green Kamen Rider.
    • Kamen Rider Build: While Nariaki Utsumi fulfills the qualities of being calm and calculative, he is rarely associated with the color green, instead transforming into a white and purple-accented Kamen Rider.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: White Woz, who was the first user of Kamen Rider Woz, a cunning manipulator who tried to goad Geiz into becoming GeizRevive in hopes of making his future come true that only lasted in the show's middle chunk.
  • Each series' endgame has a character who defeats the main villain instead of the Primary Rider.
  • Between their Main Forms and their Super Forms, all main Riders also have a set of forms that are upgraded from their base forms. In the toylines, all of these forms have the ability to somewhat interchange.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: Dragon Styles. One Wizardragon part can be attached to each of the Dragon Styles.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Jimber Arms. All of the Jimber Arms share the same Armor Parts, which have four sides. Each side represents a respective Energy Lockseed.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Type Dead Heat. Its helmet is designed to transform between Drive and Mach, although this is only for accuracy to the Tire Koukan figure series and never happens on-screen. Additionally, Type Dead Heat's tire burns out upon loss of control of the form.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: Toucon Boost Damashii, which is an upgraded version of Ore Damashii. It can also don any Damashii used by the Ore Transient, as well as the three Damashii that debut for it.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Most of Ex-Aid's forms fit this trope: The Level 3, 4, and 5 forms are all theoretically interchangeable between Riders; Level 5 in particular being an extra strong form that can have Rider-specific modes or its fully-armored single-Rider mode; and Mighty Brothers XX is a direct upgrade to Mighty Action X that can split into two Riders.
    • Kamen Rider Build: RabbitTank Sparkling is a direct upgrade to RabbitTank Form. While it features no unique transformation gimmicks, Build's true Super Forms, RabbitRabbit Form and TankTank Form, are armor attachments on top of RabbitTank Hazard Form.
  • Besides the normal humanoid monsters, the main Riders also occasionally have to fight against giant CGI monsters. This was first featured in Kamen Rider Hibiki.
  • Unlike the first three series in the Phase 2 era where the monster-of-the-week is directly created by the villain generals, the main villain groups since Wizard are loose and not well-organized.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: All Phantoms, including the generals, were created at the same time.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Most Inves, including the generals, were randomly mutated from creatures eating the fruit of Helheim.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: All Roidmudes, including the generals, were created at the same time.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: Most of the Gamma were randomly converted from humans whose souls were stolen into the Gamma world. It is later revealed that the Gamma were once humans from a village tribe in the past; the earliest Gamma (the Gamma royal family among others) being created at the same time.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: While all Bugsters are parts of the game Kamen Rider Chronicle, they don't have a real leader, and only act as how they were programmed.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Smash are nearly mindless in their destructive rampages, while the Faust that created them endures infighting at the hands of Blood Stalk.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: All Another Riders created by the Time Jackers are based on the 20 Heisei Kamen Riders, their appearances can be also derived to the monsters the Riders are associated to. Their creation leads to the erasure of that Rider from history. However, Another Riders created in the present prevents the Rider from losing their powers.
  • Unlike Double and Fourze who don't have any weapons in their primary forms or OOO whose Medajalibur was received as a present by the Kougami Foundation, all of the main Riders have a default sidearm.
  • While some advanced weapons in the previous three series (Double's Prismbicker, OOO's Taja Spinner, and Fourze's Barizun Sword) can be loaded with different Collectible Devices to unleash different effects, the ability to use Collectible Devices together with the main Rider's primary weapon has become a standard since Wizard. Ghost is the only season to break this trend, although the series still has weapons that utilize collectible devices (Sunglasseslasher, Gan Gun Catcher).
  • Unlike Double, OOO, Fourze, Build and Zi-O whose default Main Forms consist of cold/neutral colors, the rest of the main Riders from Wizard to Ex-Aid have warm colors for their default Main Forms.
  • As a tribute to Kamen Rider Stronger and Kuuga Rising Form's electric attributes,some of the seasons feature forms and items which produces electric effects.
  • There are Rider Troops for each series, with the exception of Build and Zi-O.
  • Each series has a transformation belt that is utilized by at least two in-series Riders.
  • The series will usually take a secondary rider out of the action for various reasons and various lengths or even fights with the villains for multiple episodes.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: Nitoh's Beast Driver is destroyed near the end of Wizard, though he temporarily joined the villains for one episode.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Takatora nearly gets killed by Ryoma and his Genesis Driver is taken from him by Mitsuzane. After hanging with Rosyuo for a bit, he comes back as Kamen Rider Zangetsu, but his Sengoku Driver is destroyed and is knocked into a coma by Mitsuzane until the end of the show. He was also an antagonist for the majority of the show.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Go feigns an alliance to the Roidmudes in order to get closer to them and retrieve Banno. By the end of the show, both Chase and Go are killed and incapacitated respectively in the final battle.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: Makoto at one point is brainwashed by the Necrom Eyecon and in another point, his body is destroyed, leaving him out of the show for a couple of episodes.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Hiiro Kagami is briefly incapacitated due to strain placed on his body by his Level 50 form. He later briefly allies himself with Masamune Dan in a bid to restore his girlfriend, though he returns to the heroes' side after a while.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Ryuga Banjo is possessed by Evolto for two episodes due to him having a piece of Evolto's DNA inside of him.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Geiz Myokoin briefly sides with White Woz and became GeizRevive to kill Zi-O. After the ordeal with Another Zi-O, he returns to the 9 5DO. And in the altered timeline, he has no memory of Sougo whatsoever until he defeated Another Zi-O II.
  • The leader of the main villain group is usually betrayed and sometimes, if not usually, killed by one of their subordinates.
  • The plot of each season's summer movie usually involves an alternate world or timeline being shown in contrast with the present world or timeline, somewhat harking back to the early Heisei Phase 1 summer movies of Ryuki, 555, Blade and Kabuto, which feature alternate endings to the main series storyline.
  • Each series includes a golden evil Kamen Rider:
  • With the exception of Gaim's Kiwami Arms and Ex-Aid's Muteki Gamer, all protagonist Riders lose their final form at the end of the series, though most would later regain said form at some point after their season's end.
  • The main Rider usually uses a disproportionately high number of collectible transformation devices as compared to the other Riders.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Gaim has altogether used a total of 18 Lockseeds (counting borrowed, stageshow-exclusive and Legend Rider), as compared to the other Riders who at most, have not used more than 10 different Lockseeds.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Drive possesses a total of 31 Shift Cars in his arsenal (counting Tire Exchange Shift Cars which were not used in battle), as compared to the Signal Bikes' small number of 7.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: Out of the 15 heroic Ghost Eyecons, Ghost has 10, while Specter has 3 and Necrom only has 2.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: In a slightly less extreme case, Ex-Aid makes use of a total of 15 Gashats across all episodes, movies, and specials, with Brave in second place at 8, and Snipe in third at 6 (7 counting his appearance as Cronus).
    • Kamen Rider Build: There are a total of 60 regular Fullbottles that Build can potentially use for his Best Match forms, plus 3 other unique Bottles for his power-up forms, while all other Riders and Rider-like warriors have only used standalone Fullbottles or variants of those (Sclashjellies, Gears, Evolbottles etc.)
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Of the Ridewatches based on the 19 main Heisei Riders, although both Zi-O and Geiz could potentially use any of them to access their corresponding Rider Armors, 16 Rider Armors have been designed for Zi-O, whilst Geiz only has 6 forms designed for him.
  • Each season usually has the third main Rider originally start off as good during or before the start of the series, then become evil for a period of time before finally redeeming themselves and going on the side of good again. Their Rider forms usually have either purple or green accents (or both in Ryugen's case).
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Mitsuzane Kureshima, originally a friend of Kouta, later joins and eventually takes over Yggdrasill, betraying everyone around him. At the end of the series, he redeems himself for the sins he had committed.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Chase was originally Protodrive, the warrior who fought the Roidmudes during the Global Freeze, before being brainwashed into becoming Mashin Chaser. Later, he regains his memories and becomes Kamen Rider Chaser.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: It is not known if Alain was originally good at first, but he grew to believe that his world was perfect and that the human world was flawed. Later, after the death of his father Adonis, Alain finally accepts that his world is not perfect, and joins the side of good as Kamen Rider Necrom.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Taiga Hanaya was originally a kind doctor who was part of CR. However, the effects of the Proto Gashats had affected his mind and body, turning him into a somewhat anti-heroic Rider, though he later comes to respect the other Kamen Riders over the course of their fight against the Bugsters. This also applies to Kuroto Dan, who is first introduced as a villain for the first half of the season, until he joins with the heroes when his father took over Kamen Rider Chronicle.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Kazumi Sawatari started out as hostile towards the protagonists as he was the representative Rider whose government opposing Touto. He joins with them following the deaths of his three comrades. This also applies to Gentoku Himuro, who started out as one of the members of Faust and subsequently the Kamen Rider of Seito, he joins with the heroes following the death of his father.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O is a unique and inverted case as White Woz (the first Kamen Rider Woz) was more (secretly) villainous whereas Black Woz (the second Kamen Rider Woz) was more of an ally to the heroes at the time of becoming a Rider.
  • The main villains usually possess an omnipotent object or entity of great power, which can possibly inflict mass destruction on the world.
  • A certain transformation device from each season has either a prototype or a mass-produced version.
  • The main villains use a unique way of moving from one place to another in an instant.
  • With the exception of Zi-O, each season has a spring movie which focuses more heavily on the Kamen Riders rather than other tokusatsu seasons, as compared to the first two Super Hero Taisen films. Incidentally, Kamen Rider 1 plays a significant role in each of these films.
  • Each season has a spinoff side story focusing on one of the main characters apart from the primary Rider.
  • The secondary Riders' super/final forms are actually equivalent to the protagonist Riders' Upgrade Forms.
  • The primary Riders' final form no longer has its own designated weapon. Instead, it uses the weapon used by the upgrade/super form to generate more powerful attacks.
  • Legend Rider collectible items from Gaim onwards allow the users to transform into special forms that are themed after those legend Riders, unlike previous Legend Rider collectible items, which merely summoned the corresponding Riders.
    • The Legend Rider Fullbottles from Kamen Rider Build allow Build to transform into the respective Legend Rider itself, much like Decade's main ability of transforming into past Riders.
    • As the 20th and final Heisei Kamen Rider season, the Legend Rider collectible items become the main gimmick of Kamen Rider Zi-O.
  • With the exception of Drive and Zi-O, all series have at least one Rider having a music-related power/weapon:
  • There is at least one ninja-based Rider or Rider form:
  • Though the trend of Net Movies has stopped since Gaim, each season's summer movie now has tie-in episodes which now directly relate to the plot of the summer movie. This was originally preceded by Kamen Rider Blade: New Generation, a tie-in miniseries to Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid breaks this trend.
  • All series feature Kamen Riders with purple/violet color dominant in their main form. They're usually third or fourth Rider to appear in series.
  • There is at least 1 sentient Rider Machine in each series, with the exception of Build's Machine Builder & Zi-O's Ridestriker:
  • With the exception of Zi-O, there is at least 1 Rider who can combine with his Rider Machine to obtain a form:
  • The Blu-ray releases of each season have a mini-series tied in, often as an additional side story within the series' narrative.
  • Each season features initial conflict or some form of a rivalry between the series' secondary and tertiary rider before becoming comrades.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: Go Shijima (Kamen Rider Mach) previously had immense hatred for the Roidmudes, even Chase (Kamen Rider Chaser), despite the android's return to his original heroic personality. This hostility ended after Chase sacrificed himself at an attempt to stop Gold Drive, with Go finally acknowledging Chase as a comrade and avenged his death as Chaser Mach.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: Makoto Fukami (Kamen Rider Specter) was previously friends with Alain (Kamen Rider Necrom) in the Gamma World. After Makoto joined the Daitenku Temple to fight the Gamma, Alain took it himself to become Kamen Rider Necrom and fought against his former friend as a means to forcibly bring him back to the Gamma World. Their clashing ended after Alain's banishment and he eventually rekindled his friendship with Makoto.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Hiiro Kagami (Kamen Rider Brave) initially had a grudge against Taiga Hanaya (Kamen Rider Snipe) being the one responsible for the death of his girlfriend. After Taiga was badly injured by Graphite. Hiiro decide to save him, forfeiting the chance to save Saki, rekindling their comradeship and ending their grudge to one another.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Ryuga Banjo (Kamen Rider Cross-Z) and Kazumi Sawatari (Kamen Rider Grease) didn't get along at first and started off as enemies during the Touto-Hokuto war. After Kazumi joined Team Build to fight against Seito, the two soon became friends. Kazumi is the only rider to call Ryuga Banjo by his first name while everyone else calls him by his last name.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Geiz Myokoin (Kamen Rider Geiz) and Black Woz (Kamen Rider Woz) were previously "old friends" in the Resistance before the latter betrayed them and joined Ohma Zi-O. Both have an uneasy relationship because of this, but would later put aside their differences and reconcile after some instigation from Sougo Tokiwa.
  • Except Zi-O, each season's villain group has a monster who chooses to befriend humans rather than attack them. With the exception of the Gazai Gamma, the monster eventually gets killed by the main villain groups for their perceived betrayal.
  • Each season's spring movie has a web-exclusive miniseries accompanying their release.
  • Most of the major villains at the start of the series would turn good at the end of it, and the last boss is usually another person (Tenjuro Banno, Gammaizers, and Masamune Dan) appearing much later. Evolto (to an extent) and Swartz broke the trend by being around the show's first quarter to the very end.
  • With the exception of Ghost, all series introduced an evil Rider-like character with a mysterious identity at the start of the series.
  • Each season has Kamen Riders with same name as the user's civilian identity.
  • The opening sequence of each season would have a short clip which would be reused directly in the season's later episodes, or have some of its elements used to make similar scenes in the season's endgame arc. This has led to the opening sequence somewhat "foreshadowing" certain events in each season.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: The opening features a short scene with Tridoron driving through several giant teeth-like structures emerging from the ground. This scene would be reused in episode 45 as Drive, Mach, and Chaser race towards the Sigma Circular's location, with the giant structures being generated by the Sigma Circular itself to deter the three Riders' pursuit.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: The opening features a scene with Takeru flying in the sky together with the Ore, Musashi, Edison, Robin Hood, and Newton Parka Ghosts, while Akari and Onari look up at him from the ground. A similar scene occurs right after Takeru comes back to life in episode 49, with Takeru flying together with the 15 heroic Damashii, with all of his friends watching him from the ground.
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The opening features a short scene with Ex-Aid, Brave, Snipe, and Lazer standing together at night. This scene is first used in episode 1 right before the show's logo appears, and is used again in the finale after the four Riders transform together in the final battle against Cronus.
    • Kamen Rider Build: The opening features a snippet showing giant, physical manifestations of mathematical equations colliding with the Sky Wall and demolishing it. This snippet is reused in the finale during the sequence where the two worlds are merged to create the new world.
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: The opening features a short scene set in 2068, where the rusted surface of the Legend Rider statues begin to break and flake off, revealing the original statues in their pristine condition. Starting from Grand Zi-O's debut in episode 40, a similar sequence would be featured in Grand Zi-O's transformation, with the addition of a Zi-O statue alongside the previous 19 Heisei Rider statues.
      • There is also another short snippet featuring Tsukuyomi together with the three Time Jackers. While this scene is not directly reused, it eventually foreshadows Tsukuyomi's own heritage and abilities as a Time Jacker.
  • With exception of Ghost and Ex-Aid, the final villain of each season is one of the major villains who had been around since the very beginning.
  • With the exception of Zi-O, the main rider has a super form that is usually berserk before having something that would regain the rider's control.
  • The main rider has an extra final form appearing in the series finale.
    • Kamen Rider Build: RabbitDragon Form
    • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Oma Zi-O
      • Although Oma Zi-O is Zi-O's true final form, it's still an extra final form since Grand Zi-O is considered as a final form.

  • Kamen Rider in the Heisei Phase 2 era

    The crossover between a Kamen Riders from a different series was all started from the Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka in Phase 1, as a starter up for the next Rider crossover within Phase 2, starting from Movie War series.

    Advertisements throughout the months of May, June, and July 2009 built up to the debut of Kamen Rider W who was introduced as the eleventh addition of the Heisei Era, first appearing at the 10th Anniversary Project MASKED RIDER LIVE & SHOW event, and was featured in Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker. The title characters star as detectives investigating crime waves about kaijin known as Dopants in the fictional city of Futo. Like much of the previous entries of the Heisei Era, the titular Rider, Kamen Rider Double, can transform into multiple forms, using devices shaped like USB hard drives called Gaia Memories. The Dopants that they fight are really people that use unrefined Gaia Memories for their own purposes. Double is also the first Kamen Rider to transform from two people at once. This series is also the first instance where the show airs on the same day it's predecessor (in this case, Decade) airs it's finale. The series premiered on September 6, 2009. Continuing into 2010 with Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010, W ran for a full year from September 2009 to September 2010, instead of January to January. Also in 2010 were the second, third, and fourth films of the Cho-Den-O Series, collectively known as Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy. Along with Den-O and Kabuto, it became one of the most successful Heisei Kamen Rider series.

    In late 2010, Kamen Rider OOO was introduced as the twelfth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. The title character is a world traveler that is pulled into a fight with kaijin called the Greeed that was resurrected from a 800-year sleep to find themselves incomplete by such a Greeed, reduced to the status of a forearm, who gives him the means to transform into Kamen Rider OOO. Like Kamen Riders BLACK RX to Agito, and Den-O to Double, Kamen Rider OOO can change forms, but unlike the others, OOO can transform using three Core Medals, special coin-based artifacts based on animals that make up a Greeed's ability to stay alive without falling apart. There are nine Core Medals for each set, three each designated for Head, Arms, or Legs. As so far, OOO has the most transformations in Kamen Rider history, having able to use a possible 126 different combinations of Core Medals.

    The year 2011 celebrated the 40th anniversary of the franchise. The festivities included the Kamen Rider Girls idol group, the film OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Rider, released on April 1, 2011, and OOO's successor Kamen Rider Fourze, which references the previous heroes in its characters' names and within the plot. OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Rider was the first starter up of the Taisen movie series, which was included Super Sentai's Akaranger, Other heroes like Zuban, original Kikaiders and original Inazuman, resulting a development of the first Super Hero Taisen crossover film titled Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png, which was released in 2012, featuring the main heroes from all Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series produced until then, then becomes expanded with the other heroes like Metal Heroes (particularly Space Sheriffs) and the other heroes like new Inazuman from Movie War Ultimatum, sans in Gaim and Drive's own spring movies, which focused on all Kamen Riders with less Super Sentai team that focused on the sophomore and the current ones.

    In late 2012, Kamen Rider Wizard was introduced as the fourteenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. As the series ran for 53 episodes, it was marked as the longest run in the Heisei Era, beating Agito with two episodes. Chisato Akita joined the Kamen Rider Girls that year, representing Wizard. As the series ran for 53 episodes, it was marked as the longest run in the Heisei Era, beating Agito with two episodes. The final two episodes of Wizard featured the first 14 Heisei Riders and introduced Kamen Rider Gaim as the 15th.

    In late 2013, Kamen Rider Gaim was introduced as the fifteenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. Unlike the recent series, it started off with multiple Riders appearing and it did not follow the two-part episode format. Tomomi Jiena Sumi joined the Kamen Rider Girls group that year, and would later appear as Masako Suzuka seven years after the end of Gaim. Gaim would not meet his successor until the events of Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle.

    In late 2014, Kamen Rider Drive was introduced as the sixteenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. Unlike most of the Kamen Riders, the title character drives a car instead of a bike. The Kamen Rider Girls did not have a new member representing Drive. Drive would not meet his successor until the events of the final episode and Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie Wars Genesis.

    In late 2015, Kamen Rider Ghost was introduced as the seventeenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. Ayako Kuroda had joined Kamen Rider Girls in the year Ghost began airing. Ghost would act as a bridge between Drive and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid where they'd meet in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders. Ghost himself would later continuously appear in all future installments of Heisei Generations.

    In late 2016, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid was introduced as the eighteenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. Towards the end of its summer film Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending, it introduced a cliffhanger ending featuring Kamen Rider Build himself, which chronologically led into their Movie War film Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders.

    In late 2017, Kamen Rider Build was introduced as the nineteenth addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. Unlike the previous installments, Build took place in a parallel world. The characters from this universe would later interact with characters from the prime universe in Heisei Generations FINAL. Both worlds would merge by the end of Build's season, leading up to the events of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER and Build's own NEW WORLD series of V-Cinema films.

    In late 2018, Kamen Rider Zi-O was introduced as the twentieth and final addition of the Heisei Era Kamen Rider Series. The series serves an anniversary season like Decade, where it commemorates its predecessors by using collectible devices based on previous Riders. The summer film, Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer would set-up the Reiwa Series by introducing Kamen Rider Zero-One and crossing over with him in Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation.

    Number Theory?

    The Numerical Motif presumably present within Heisei Phase 2's main Riders, starting with Decade.

    A fan theory about Phase 2 is that each series seems to follow an increasing numbered theme, although this gradually became less obvious with each season:

    • Kamen Rider Double : A Kamen Rider formed from TWO people using a Driver with TWO slots.
    • Kamen Rider OOO: A Kamen Rider who uses THREE Medals to transform.
    • Kamen Rider Fourze: A Kamen Rider with weapons on his FOUR limbs, using a Driver with FOUR slots. Also, the forty anniversary of the series, with the word FOURZE in its name.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: A Kamen Rider who uses magic via FIVE-fingered hand-shaped scanners.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Lockseeds are shaped like number 6.
    • Kamen Rider Drive: The shape of part of the Katagana ve (, bu) of the title logo shaped like the number SEVEN. Also Shift Cars when in their lever modes are shaped like the number 7
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: The Infinity symbol ∞, which looks like a horizontal number 8, appears in many ways in the series (Sunglasseslasher/Deep Slasher's slots, Mugen Damashii, etc.)

    This theory is later conflicted with Takahito Omori's claim that Ex-Aid's number is 10.[1]. On February 13, 2019, Shinichiro Shirakura on his Twitter officially denied and put an end to the theory.[2]

    Heisei Phase 2 Rider productions

    At Super Hero Time:

    At late night:

  • 2009: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010
    • Kamen Rider Decade: The Last Story
    • Kamen Rider W: Begins Night
    • Movie War 2010
  • 2010: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy
    • Episode Red: Zero no Star Twinkle
    • Episode Blue: The Dispatched Imagin is Newtral
    • Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates
  • 2010: Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate
  • 2010: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W feat. Skull: Movie War Core
    • Kamen Rider Skull: Message for Double
    • Kamen Rider OOO: Nobunaga's Desire
    • Movie War Core
  • 2011: OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
  • 2011: Kamen Rider OOO WONDERFUL: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals
  • 2011: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max
    • Beginning: Fight! The Legendary Seven Riders
    • Kamen Rider OOO: Ankh's Resurrection, the Medals of the Future, and the Leading Hope
    • Futo: The Conspiracy Advances: Gallant! Kamen Rider Joker
    • Kamen Rider Fourze: Nadeshiko, Descend
    • Movie War Mega Max: Gather! Warriors of Glory
  • 2012: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
  • 2012: Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone! Let's Feel The Universe!
  • 2012: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum
    • ​Kamen Rider Fourze
    • Kamen Rider Wizard
    • Movie War Ultimatum
  • 2013: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z
  • 2013: Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land
  • 2013: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: The Promised Place
    • Kamen Rider Gaim: Sengoku Battle Royale
  • 2014: Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
  • 2014: Kamen Rider Gaim the Movie: The Great Soccer Match! The Golden Fruit Cup!
  • 2014: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle
    • ​Kamen Rider Gaim: Advancing to the Last Stage
    • Kamen Rider Drive: The Challenge from Lupin
    • Movie War Full Throttle
  • 2015: Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
  • 2015: Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future
  • 2015: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie Wars Genesis
  • 2016: Kamen Rider 1
  • 2016: Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment
  • 2016: Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders
  • 2017: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen
  • 2017: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending
  • 2017: Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders
  • 2018: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending
  • 2018: Kamen Rider Amazons: The Last Judgement
  • 2018: Kamen Rider Build: Be The One
  • 2018: Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER
  • 2019: Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z
  • 2019: Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer
  • 2019: Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Grease

  • References

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