This article is about a/an series entry (the 20th) in the Kamen Rider Series.

For the series' main character, W, see Kamen Rider Double.
For the main users of W, see Phillip and Shotaro Hidari.

Kamen Rider W (仮面ライダーW[ダブル] Kamen Raidā Daburu) is a 2009-2010 Japanese tokusatsu drama, the eleventh series in the Heisei period run of the Kamen Rider Series. It premiered following the finale of Kamen Rider Decade on September 6, 2009,[1] and aired alongside Samurai Sentai ShinkengerIcon-crosswiki.png in TV Asahi's Super Hero Time programming block. Following Shinkenger's finale, it aired alongside Tensou Sentai GoseigerIcon-crosswiki.png, until W concluded on August 29, 2010. The series is described as the "Heisei Kamen Rider 10th Anniversary Project: Fall Campaign" (平成仮面ライダー10周年プロジェクト 秋の陣 Heisei Kamen Raidā Jusshūnen Purojekuto: Aki no Jin). The catchphrases for the series are "We are the two-in-one Kamen Rider" (俺たちは/僕たちは、二人で一人の仮面ライダーさ Ore-tachi wa/Boku-tachi wa, futari de hitori no Kamen Raidā sa) and "This clinches it!" (これで決まりだ! Kore de kimari da!).

The average ratings of the series was 8.0%.[2]

In 2017, the series received a sequel manga named Futo Detective (風都探偵 Fūto Tantei).


In the ecologically-minded city of Futo (風都 Fūto, the "Windy City"), where nearly everything is powered by windmills, the people live in harmony. However, the Sonozaki Family sell mysterious devices resembling USB flash drives called Gaia Memories to criminals and other interested parties who use them to become monsters called Dopants, committing crimes with the police force powerless to stop them. To make matters worse, the Gaia Memories carry a dangerous toxin that cause their users to go insane to the point where they could die from the life-threatening devices. After the death of his boss, the self-proclaimed hard-boiled (actually half-boiled) detective Shotaro Hidari works with the mysterious Philip, who possesses the true Gaia Memory, to investigate crimes which involve Dopants. Using their own Gaia Memories, Shotaro and Philip use the Double Driver belts to transform and combine into Kamen Rider Double to fight the Dopant menace and keep Futo safe. While joined in their fight by investigator Ryu Terui, who transforms into Kamen Rider Accel, the mystery of Philip's past, his relation to the Sonozaki Family, and their Museum organization are revealed.[3][4]


Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Double
Kamen Rider Double (Philip & Shotaro Hidari)
Akiko Narumi & Shotaro Hidari (dream only)
Kamen Rider Accel Ryu Terui
Kamen Rider Double
Ryu Terui & Philip
Kamen Rider Joker Shotaro Hidari


Kamen Rider Skull Sokichi Narumi
Sokichi Narumi (A.R. World)
Kamen Rider Eternal Jun KazuKatsumi Daido


Kamen Rider Cyclone Philip

S.I.C. Hero Saga-exclusive

Kamen Rider Double
Philip & Shotaro Ishinomori


Narumi Detective Agency

Futo Irregulars

Futo Police Department


Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rider Diend Daiki Kaito
Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Onodera
Kamen Rider Kiva-la Natsumi Hikari
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Birth
Shintaro Goto
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Nadeshiko Nadeshiko Misaki
Kamen Rider Meteor Ryusei Sakuta


Main article: Dopants

Sonazaki Family

Terror Dopant Ryubee Sonozaki
Taboo Dopant Saeko Sonozaki
Claydoll Dopant Wakana Sonozaki
Nasca Dopant Kirihiko Sudo/Sonozaki ► Saeko Sonozaki
Smilodon Dopant Mick

Foundation X

Utopia Dopant Jun Kazu
Eyes Dopant Doctor Prospect
Unicorn Zodiarts Solaris


Cyclone Dopant Maria S. Cranberry
Heat Dopant Reika Hanehara
Luna Dopant Kyosui Izumi
Metal Dopant Gozo Domoto
Trigger Dopant Ken Ashiwara


Weather Dopant Shinkuro Isaka
Dummy Dopant Father Roberto Shijima
Dummy Skull
Spider Dopant Seiichiro Matsui
Bat Dopant Eren Komori
Commander Dopant Hiroshi Sagami
Kamen Rider Core Kamen Rider Core
Beast Dopant Roidmude 077


Main article: Kamen Rider W Episodes

The episodes of Kamen Rider W have two titles per episode matching the overall motif of the number two: a story arc title and a subtitle directly relating to the story of that episode. The Latin letter in the story arc title has a double meaning: the name of a Kamen Rider, Dopant, or an important character featured in the story arc and another word that indicates the theme of the arc. The series follows the hardboiled crime fiction genre, although the comedic nature of the series makes it more half-boiled, as its protagonist is described.

  1. The W Search/Two Detectives in One (Wの検索/探偵は二人で一人 Daburyū no Kensaku/Tantei wa Futari de Hitori)
  2. The W Search/Those Who Make the City Cry (Wの検索/街を泣かせるもの Daburyū no Kensaku/Machi o Nakaseru Mono)
  3. Don't Touch the M/How to Get to Heaven (Mに手を出すな/天国への行き方 Emu ni Te o Dasu na/Tengoku e no Ikikata)
  4. Don't Touch the M/Play With a Joker (Mに手を出すな/ジョーカーで勝負 Emu ni Te o Dasu na/Jōkā de Shōbu)
  5. The Girl... A/Papa Is a Kamen Rider (少女…A/パパは仮面ライダー Shōjo... Ei/Papa wa Kamen Raidā)
  6. The Girl... A/The Price of Lying (少女…A/嘘の代償 Shōjo... Ei/Uso no Daishō)
  7. Find the C/Philip Can't Stand It (Cを探せ/フィリップはそれを我慢できない Shī o Sagase/Firippu wa Sore o Gaman Dekinai)
  8. Find the C/Dancing Hero (Cを探せ/ダンシングヒーロー Shī o Sagase/Danshingu Hīrō)
  9. The S Terror/The Maid Detective Witnessed It! (Sな戦慄/メイド探偵は見た! Esu na Senritsu/Meido Tantei wa Mita!)
  10. The S Terror/The Great Detective's Daughter (Sな戦慄/名探偵の娘 Esu na Senritsu/Meitantei no Musume)
  11. The Revenge V/Infected Car (復讐のV/感染車 Fukushū no Buī/Kansensha)
  12. The Revenge V/Grudge Beast (復讐のV/怨念獣 Fukushū no Buī/Onnenjū)
  13. The Q on the Radio/Targeted Princess (レディオでQ/狙われたプリンセス Redio de Kyū/Nerawareta Purinsesu)
  14. The Q on the Radio/Live Catastrophe (レディオでQ/生放送大パニック Redio de Kyū/Namahōsō Daipanikku)
  15. The F Afterglow/Burglary Rider (Fの残光/強盗ライダー Efu no Zankō/Gōtō Raidā)
  16. The F Afterglow/Reclaim Your Partner (Fの残光/相棒をとりもどせ Efu no Zankō/Aibō o Torimodose)
  17. Farewell N/Memory Kids (さらばNよ/メモリキッズ Saraba Enu yo/Memori Kizzu)
  18. Farewell N/The Friend with the Wind (さらばNよ/友は風と共に Saraba Enu yo/Tomo wa Kaze Totomoni)
  19. The I Doesn't Stop/That Guy's Name Is Accel (Iが止まらない/奴の名はアクセル Ai ga Tomaranai/Yatsu no Na wa Akuseru)
  20. The I Doesn't Stop/Kamen Rider Style (Iが止まらない/仮面ライダーの流儀 Ai ga Tomaranai/Kamen Raidā no Ryūgi)
  21. The T Returns/A Melody Not Intended for Women (還ってきたT/女には向かないメロディ Kaettekita Tī/Ona ni wa Mukanai Merodi)
  22. The T Returns/The Man Who Cannot Die (還ってきたT/死なない男 Kaettekita Tī/Shinanai Otoko)
  23. L on the Lips/Singer-SongRider (唇にLを/シンガーソングライダー Kuchibiru ni Eru o/Shingā Songuraidā)
  24. L on the Lips/The Liar Is You (唇にLを/嘘つきはおまえだ Kuchibiru ni Eru o/Usotsuki wa Omae da)
  25. The P's Game/The Doll Has Sticky Fingers (Pの遊戯/人形は手癖が悪い Pī no Yūgi/Ningyō wa Tekuse ga Warui)
  26. The P's Game/Akiko on the Run (Pの遊戯/亜樹子オン・ザ・ラン Pī no Yūgi/Akiko On Za Ran)
  27. The D Was Watching/The Transparent Magical Lady (Dが見ていた/透明マジカルレディ Dī ga Miteita/Tōmei Majikaru Redi)
  28. The D Was Watching/Twin Maximum Suicide (Dが見ていた/決死のツインマキシマム Dī ga Miteita/Kesshi no Tsuin Makishimamu)
  29. The Nightmarish H/The Melancholy of the Sleeping Princess (悪夢なH/眠り姫のユウウツ Akumu na Aichi/Nemuri Hime no Yūutsu)
  30. The Nightmarish H/Who Is the Prince? (悪夢なH/王子様は誰だ? Akuma na Aichi/Ōjisama wa Dare da?")
  31. The Wind Called B/One Must Chase The Beast (風が呼ぶB/野獣追うべし Kaze ga Yobu Bī/Yajū Oubeshi)
  32. The Wind Called B/Now, in the Radiance (風が呼ぶB/今、輝きの中で Kaze ga Yobu Bī/Ima, Kagayaki no Naka de)
  33. Y's Tragedy/The Woman Looking For Yesterday (Yの悲劇/きのうを探す女 Uwai no Higeki/Kinō o Sagasu Onna)
  34. Y's Tragedy/Brother & Sister (Yの悲劇/あにいもうと Uwai no Higeki/Ani Imōto)
  35. Beyond the R/The Rain Called Monster Approaches (Rの彼方に/やがて怪物という名の雨 Āru no Kanata ni/Yagate Kaibutsu toiu Na no Ame)
  36. Beyond the R/Surpass Them All (Rの彼方に/全てを振り切れ Āru no Kanata ni/Subete o Furikire)
  37. Visitor X/The Bridge of Promises (来訪者X/約束の橋 Raihōsha Ekkusu/Yakusoku no Hashi)
  38. Visitor X/In the Name of the Museum (来訪者X/ミュージアムの名のもとに Raihōsha Ekkusu/Myūjiamu no Na no Moto ni)
  39. The Potential of G/Bad Cinema Paradise (Gの可能性/バッドシネマパラダイス Jī no Kanōsei/Baddo Shinema Paradaisu)
  40. The Potential of G/I Can't Forgive You (Gの可能性/あなたが許せない Jī no Kanōsei/Anata ga Yurusenai)
  41. The J Labyrinth/The Psychotic Villainess (Jの迷宮/猟奇的な悪女 Jei no Meikyū/Ryōkiteki no Akujo)
  42. The J Labyrinth/The Diamond Is Hurt (Jの迷宮/ダイヤモンドは傷ついて Jei no Meikyū/Daiyamondo wa Kizutsuite)
  43. O's Link/The Old Detective (Oの連鎖/老人探偵 Ō no Rensa/Rōjin Tantei)
  44. O's Link/Shroud's Confession (Oの連鎖/シュラウドの告白 Ō no Rensa/Shuraudo no Kokuhaku)
  45. Who the K Needs/The Devil's Tail (Kが求めたもの/悪魔のしっぽ Kei ga Motometa Mono/Akuma no Shippo)
  46. Who the K Needs/The Last Supper (Kがもとめたもの/最後の晩餐 Kei ga Motometa Mono/Saigo no Bansan)
  47. The Abandoned U/A Request From Philip (残されたU/フィリップからの依頼 Nokosareta Yū/Firippu kara no Irai)
  48. The Abandoned U/Eternal Partners (残されたU/永遠の相棒 Nokosareta Yū/Eien no Aibō)
  49. Goodbye to the E/A Bouquet of Justice to This City (Eにさよなら/この街に正義の花束を Ī ni Sayonara/Kono Machi ni Seigi no Hanataba o)


  1. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー W(ダブル)&ディケイド MOVIE大戦2010 Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā: Daburu ando Dikeido Mūbī Taisen Nisenjū)
  2. Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) FOREVER AtoZ/運命のガイアメモリ Kamen Raidā Daburu Fōebā: Ē tu Zetto/Unmei no Gaia Memori)
  3. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W feat. Skull: Movie War Core (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダーオーズ&ダブル feat.スカル MOVIE大戦CORE Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Ōzu ando Daburu Fīcharingu Sukaru: Mūbī Taisen Koa)
  4. Kamen Rider W Returns (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) RETURNS Kamen Raidā Daburu Ritānzu)
    1. Kamen Rider Accel (仮面ライダーアクセル Kamen Raidā Akuseru)
    2. Kamen Rider Eternal (仮面ライダーエターナル Kamen Raidā Etānaru)


  1. Kamen Rider: The Fearful Global Warming Plan (仮面ライダー 恐怖の地球温暖化計画 Kamen Raidā Kyōfu no Chikyū Ondanka Keikaku)
  2. Kamen Rider W: Donburi's α/Farewell Beloved Recipe (仮面ライダーW 超バトルDVD 丼のα/さらば愛しのレシピよ Kamen Raidā Daburu Donburi no Arufa/Saraba Itoshi no Reshipi yo)
  3. Kamen Rider W DVD: Gaia Memory Field Guide (仮面ライダーW(ダブル) DVD ガイアメモリ大図鑑 Kamen Raidā Daburu Dī Bui Dī Gaia Memori Daizukan)
  4. Shotaro Hidari Hardboiled Delusion Diary (左翔太郎ハードボイルド妄想日記 Hidari Shotaro Hādoboirudo Mōsō Nikki)

Net movies

  1. Kamen Rider W Forever: From A to Z, 26 Rapid-Succession Roars of Laughter (ネット版 仮面ライダーダブル FOREVER AtoZで爆笑26連発 Nettoban Kamen Raidā Daburu Fōebā: Ē tu Zetto de Bakushō Nijū Rokū Renpatsu)


  1. Futo Presents: Kamen Rider W Special Event Supported by Windscale (風都presents 仮面ライダーWスペシャルイベント Supported by WINDSCALE Fūto Purezento Kamen Raidā Daburu Supesharu Ibento Sapoto Bai Uindozukēru)
  2. Kamen Rider W: Final Stage (仮面ライダーW ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Daburu Fainaru Sutēji)


Other media


  1. Kamen Rider W: Futo Crisis Chapter (幪面超人W【風都危機篇】 Mung Min Chiu Yan W Fung Dou Ngai Gei Pin)
  2. Futo Detective (風都探偵 Fūto Tantei)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

  1. Playback


  1. The Beginning of N/Blood and Dreams (Nのはじまり/血と夢 Enu no Hajimari/Chi to Yume)
  2. Kamen Rider W: ~The One Who Continues After Z~ (小説 仮面ライダーW 〜Zを継ぐ者〜 Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Daburu ~Zetto o Tsugu Mono~)


The following video games feature characters from W.

Wind Wave Internet radio

Main article: Wind Wave FM

To tie into the show, TV Asahi, Toei, and Avex Trax have produced the Wind Wave FM Internet radio station. Only one of the shows, Wakana's Healing Princess (園咲若菜のヒーリングプリンセス Sonozaki Wakana no Hīringu Purinsesu), also exists within the fiction of Kamen Rider W. The other programs, DJ Hurry Kenn's FU-TO Hit on Groove music show and Tsuyoshi and Ayano's Head Wind: One-Game Match!! (向い風 一本勝負!! Mukaikaze Ipponshōbu!!) show, treat the television series as fiction, explicitly referring to the songs they play as theme songs (as part of a mail in request, DJ Hurry Kenn played AAA DEN-O form's "Climax Jump", and referred to it as the theme song for Kamen Rider Den-O). All of W's theme songs have been played as part of the various radio shows, several of which were first heard on the "radio" before being utilized as part of an episode's soundtrack. On March 7, a new radio show featuring Queen & Elizabeth titled Queen & Elizabeth's White Hearts!! (QueenとElizabethの白抜きハートマーク!! Kuīn to Erisabesu no Shironuki Hātomāku!!) began "airing", but was discontinued a month later. To mirror the current events in the show's story, Healing Princess was cancelled on June 13, 2010.


Guest stars

Suit actors


Opening theme
Ending themes
  • "Cyclone Effect"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: AYANO (of FULL AHEAD)
    • Arrangement: Labor Day
    • Artist: Labor Day
    • Episodes: 3-6, 9, 21, 23, 24, 25, 45
  • "Free your Heat"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Ryo (of defspiral)
    • Artist: Galveston 19
    • Episodes: 10, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21
  • "Cyclone Effect (acoustic edit.)"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: AYANO (of FULL AHEAD)
    • Arrangement: Labor Day
    • Artist: Labor Day
    • Episodes: 48
      • First heard in the background of episode 21.

During the events of episode 8, the song "Glorious Street (Eikō no Michi)" (Glorious street 〜栄光の道〜) by Florida Keys was played within the show by a character. During episodes 23 and 24, the character Jimmy Nakata performed an original song titled "Futo Tower" (風都タワー Fūto Tawā); this song was included as a bonus track on the standard DVD release version of the "Love♡Wars" single. During episode 23, Shotaro and Philip cover "Finger on the Trigger" in the Fuuuuuutic Idol contest. In addition to these songs, Head Wind One-Game Match!! DJs Tsuyoshi & Ayano (つよしとあやの Tsuyoshi to Ayano) have written and performed the song "WIND WAVE" as a theme song for the fictional radio station. This song, as well as "Glorious Street (Eikō no Michi)", and "Extreme Dream" will be included on the complete CD box set.[9]

The bands that perform the series ending themes are also featured in the programs as being local bands in the fictional city of Futo: crossover rock band Labor Day's "Cyclone Effect", heavy metal/hard rock band Galveston 19's "Free Your Heat", and hip-hop group Florida Keys' "Finger on the Trigger". Each of these bands is named after a major early 20th century hurricane: the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, the 1900 Galveston hurricane, and the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane. The newest group, the visual kei band Wilma-Sidr, is named after Hurricane Wilma and Cyclone Sidr.


  • This series acts as a huge callback to Shotaro Ishinomori and the original Kamen Rider.
  • As the first Heisei Phase 2 series, it is based on the number 2. Double base form is made of two powers (Cyclone and Joker).
  • Despite being the fourth tokusatsu show to feature a character with two halves being different colors (the other three being Android Kikaider, Kikaider 01, and Metalder), this is the first show to utilize two heroes using the same body to fight.
  • This is the first Japanese entry in the series to officially use the term "Kamen Rider" in romanized English. All previous series and riders were referred to in official English materials as "Masked Rider".
  • First series since Kamen Rider Kabuto to have the series opening sung by a female singer and the first to being sung by both male and female singer.
  • First series to not have any characters appearing in the Spring film during the series run.


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