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For the series' main character, see Keisuke Jin.

Kamen Rider X (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu, translated as "Masked Rider X") is a Japanese tokusatsu drama and the third installment of the Kamen Rider Series. Debuting as the 3rd entry of the Showa Era, it aired from February 16, 1974 to October 12, 1974 for 35 episodes on NET (now known as TV Asahi).

On December 5, 2019, Kamen Rider X would receive a Japanese Blu-ray box set split into two parts, Box 1 contained episodes 1-18 of the series, while Box 2 contained episodes 19-35 of the series. Each box set cost 22,000 yen with the first box set released on March 11, 2020, and the second box set on May 13, 2020.

Story

Robotics scientist Keitaro Jin and his son Keisuke become caught up in the campaign of terror by an evil organization known as "G.O.D.". They are attacked and the professor's technology stolen, but before Keitaro dies, he is still able to perform surgery on his son. With the very last of his robotics technology, he transforms his son into "Kamen Rider X". To avenge his father's death and ensure the safety of the entire world, Keisuke uses this technology as he battles the monstrous minions of G.O.D.

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin

Concepts

Allies

Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami

Villains

G.O.D.

Main article: G.O.D.
G.O.D. Rider Chameleon-Phantom

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider X Episodes
  1. X-X-X-Rider is Born!! (X・X・Xライダー誕生!! Ekkusu Ekkusu Ekkusu Raidā Tanjō!!)
  2. Run, Cruiser! X-Rider!! (走れクルーザー!Xライダー!! Hashire Kurūzā! Ekkusu Raidā!!)
  3. Assassination Dark Spider Operation!! (暗殺 黒ぐも作戦!! Ansatsu Kurogumo Sakusen!!)
  4. G.O.D., the Shadow of Fear!! (ゴッド恐怖の影!! Goddo Kyōfu no Kage!!)
  5. The One-Eyed Monster's Human Review Operation! (一つ目怪人の人さらい作戦! Hitotsume Kaijin no Hitosarai Sakusen!)
  6. The Japanese Islands Fragmentation Plan! (日本列島ズタズタ作戦! Nihon Rettō Zutazuta Sakusen!)
  7. The Terrible Genius Human Project! (恐怖の天才人間計画! Kyōfu no Tensai Ningen Keikaku!)
  8. Mystery!? Little Earth - Middle Earth - Big Earth (怪!?小地球・中地球・大地球 Kai!? Shōchikyū Chūchikyū Daichikyū)
  9. X-Rider's Great Deadly Training (Xライダー必殺大特訓 Ekkusu Raidā Hissatsu Dai Tokkun)
  10. G.O.D. Secret Police! Apollogeist!! (ゴッド秘密警察!アポロガイスト!! Goddo Himitsu Keisatsu! Aporo Gaisuto!!)
  11. The Invulnerable Water Snake Monster Hydra! (不死身の水蛇怪人ヒュドラー! Fujimi no Mizuhebi Kaijin Hyudorā!)
  12. Sweep the ESPer Girl Away! (超能力少女をさらえ! Chōnōryoku Shōjo o Sarae!)
  13. G.O.D. Radamus's Great Prophecy! (ゴッドラダムスの大予言! Goddo Radamusu no Dai Yogen!)
  14. Apollogeist's Mad Insect Underworld (アポロガイスト くるい虫地獄 Aporo Gaisuto Kuruimushi Jigoku)
  15. G.O.D.'s Secret Base! X-Rider Sneaks In!! (ゴッド秘密基地!Xライダー潜入す!! Goddo Himitsu Kichi! Ekkusu Raidā Sennyū su!!)
  16. Counterattacking Apollogeist! X-Rider in Danger!! (逆襲アポロガイスト!Xライダー危うし!! Gyakushū Aporo Gaisuto! Ekkusu Raidā Ayaushi)
  17. Scary! Humans are Being Made into Books!! (恐い!人間が木にされる!! Kowai! Ningen ga Ki ni Sareru!!)
  18. Scary! It's G.O.D.'s Cat Disguise Operation!! (恐い!ゴッドの化けネコ作戦だ!! Kowai! Goddo no Bakeneko Sakusen da!!)
  19. The Corpses at the Ghost Mansion Call!! (ゆうれい館で死人がよぶ!! Yūrei Yakata de Shinin ga Yobu!!)
  20. A Ghost!? The Mysterious Snake Man Appears!! (おばけ!?謎の蛇人間あらわれる!! Obake!? Nazo no Hebi Ningen Arawareru!!)
  21. Apollogeist's Last General Attack!! (アポロガイスト 最後の総攻撃!! Aporo Gaisuto Saigo no Sōkōgeki!!)
  22. The Terrible Great Giant! King Dark Appears!! (恐怖の大巨人!キングダーク出現!! Kyōfu no Dai Kyojin! Kingu Dāku Shutsugen!!)
  23. King Dark! The Demon's Invention!! (キングダーク!悪魔の発明!! Kingu Dāku! Akuma no Hatsumei!!)
  24. Revenge Demon Geronimo! The Silent Attack!! (復しゅう鬼ジェロニモ!音もなく襲う!! Fukushūki Jeronimo! Oto mo Naku Osō!!)
  25. The Mysterious Thief, Rhinocerous Beetle Lupin!! (謎の怪盗カブト虫ルパン!! Nazo no Kaitō Kabutomushi Rupan!!)
  26. Underworld's Dictator, Starfish Hitler!! (地獄の独裁者ヒトデヒットラー!! Jigoku no Dokusaisha Hitode Hittorā!!)
  27. Special Edition, Full Force of Five Riders!! (特集 5人ライダー勢ぞろい! Tokushū Gonin Raidā Seizoroi!!)
  28. Look! X-Rider's Great Transformation!! (見よ!Xライダーの大変身!! Mi yo! Ekkusu Raidā no Dai Henshin!!)
  29. Deathmatch!! X-Rider vs. X-Rider!! (死闘!!Xライダー対Xライダー!! Shitō! Ekkusu Raidā Tai Ekkusu Raidā!!)
  30. I Want Blood! The Monster of the Corpse Swamp!! (血がほしいー!しびと沼の怪人!! Chi ga Hoshī! Shibito Numa no Kaijin!!)
  31. Stand! King Dark!! (立て!キングダーク!! Tate! Kingu Dāku!!)
  32. Showdown! King Dark vs. X Rider (対決!キングダーク対Xライダー Taiketsu! Kingu Dāku Tai Ekkusu Raidā)
  33. Fear! King Dark's Revenge!! (恐怖!キングダークの復しゅう!! Kyōfu! Kingu Dāku no Fukushū!!)
  34. The Weapon of Terror Aims at Three Riders!! (恐怖の武器が三人ライダーを狙う!! Kyōfu no Buki ga Sannin Raidā o Nerau!!)
  35. Farewell, X-Rider (さらばXライダー Saraba Ekkusu Raidā)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider X (劇場版 仮面ライダーX Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Ekkusu) (theatrical edit of episode 3)
  2. Five Riders vs. King Dark (五人ライダー対キングダーク Gonin Raidā Tai Kingu Dāku)
  3. Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai (平成ライダー対昭和ライダー 仮面ライダー大戦 feat.スーパー戦隊 Heisei Raidā Tai Shōwa Raidā Kamen Raidā Taisen feat. Sūpā Sentai)

Other media

Manga

  1. Kamen Rider X (TV Magazine manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  2. Kamen Rider X (Adventure King manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  3. Kamen Rider X (TV Land manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  4. Kamen Rider X (Tanoshi Youchien manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  5. Kamen Rider X (O Tomodachi manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  6. Kamen Rider X (Disneyland manga) (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu)
  7. Kamen Rider (1978 manga) (仮面ライダー Kamen Raidā)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

  1. Son of Zeus (ゼウスの息子 Zeusu no Musuko)

Cast

Suit Actors

Songs

Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "Ore wa X X Rider" (俺はX.X.ライダー Ore wa X X Raidā, "I am X X Rider")
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artist: Ichirou Mizuki

Other Songs

Notes

Kamen Rider X on a calendar.

  • In a chapter of the Inazuman manga, Kamen Rider X appeared on a calendar, six months prior to Kamen Rider X's reveal on television, giving fans a sneak preview. One notable difference from the final version is the belt does not have the Ridol buckle.
  • Due to tough competition from anime in the Super Robot genre that were popular at the time airing in similar or close time slots, X didn’t achieve the same high ratings as its predecessors, hence why it lasted only 35 episodes. [1]


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