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This article is about a/an series entry (the 30th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
Red alert WARNING: This series contains scenes of gun violence. Viewer discretion is advised!
For the series' main character, Zero-One, see Aruto Hiden.

Kamen Rider Zero-One (仮面ライダーゼロワン Kamen Raidā Zerowan) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the first series to debut during the Reiwa period and the thirtieth overall. The series premiered on September 1, 2019[1], joining Kishiryu Sentai RyusoulgerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Zi-O. After Ryusoulger's conclusion, it will be joined by Mashin Sentai KirameigerIcon-crosswiki at an unknown date.[2]

The catchphrase for the series is "There's only one strongest company president in the world! It's me! (世界最強の社長はただひとり!オレだ! Sekai saikyō no shachō wa tada hitori! Ore da!) [3]

Plot

Japan has entered a new era. Hiden Intelligence, the leading company in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has developed a way to utilize these A.Is in human form, known as HumaGear. They're no different from humans and have become a staple in both public and private life. However a terrorist organization known as "MetsubouJinrai.net" has hacked into several of these HumaGears and turned them against society for the sake of eliminating humanity. In an effort to combat this, the government has established the Artificial Intelligence Military Squad, or A.I.M.S., to destroy these sabotaged HumaGears.

Meanwhile, a young but failing stage comedian named Aruto Hiden has suddenly been appointed the chairman of Hiden Intelligence after his grandfather's death. Although he was initially uninterested, he witnessed firsthand of the terrorist attacks by "MetsubouJinrai.net" and decided to fight as Kamen Rider Zero-One for the sake of keeping up appearances as chairman. From here on out, an explosive war has been ignited between Aruto, MetsubouJinrai.NET, and A.I.M.S.

Characters

Kamen Riders

5 Main Reiwa Riders

Main Riders (Left to right: Zero-One, Vulcan, Valkyrie, Horobi, and Jin)

TV Show

Kamen Rider Zero-One
Aruto Hiden
Kamen Rider Vulcan
Isamu Fuwa
Kamen Rider Valkyrie
Yua Yaiba
Kamen Rider Jin
Jin
Kamen Rider Horobi
Horobi
Kamen Rider Thouser
TBA [4]

Allies

Hiden Intelligence

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa

Villains

MetsubouJinrai.net

Magia
Trilobite Magia
Various
Berotha Magia
Gut Buster Taro
Kuehne Magia
Okureru
Ekal Magia
Mamoru
Neohi Magia
Scissormenz
Onycho Magia
BursUnnamed taxi driver
Vicarya Magia
Forest Brush G-Pen
Gaeru Magia
Seine Kanasawa
Mammoth Magia
Kobe Sakamoto
Dodo Magia
Little Assassin

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Zero-One Episodes
  1. I am the President and a Kamen Rider (オレが社長で仮面ライダー Ore ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā)
  2. Is AI The Enemy? The Ally? (AIなアイツは敵?味方? AI na Aitsu wa Teki? Mikata?)
  3. That Man, Sushi Chef (ソノ男、寿司職人 Sono Otoko, Sushi Shokunin)
  4. The Bus Guide Saw It! Anna's Truth (バスガイドは見た!アンナ真実 Basu Gaido wa Mita! An'na Shinjitsu)
  5. His Passionate Path of Manga (カレの情熱まんが道 Kare no Jōnetsu Mangadō)
  6. I Want to Hear Your Voice (アナタの声が聞きたい Anata no Koe ga Kikitai)
  7. I am a Hot-Blooded HumaGear Teacher! (ワタシは熱血ヒューマギア先生! Watashi wa Nekketsu Hyūmagia Sensei)
  8. The Beginning of Destruction From Here (ココからが滅びの始まり Kokokaraga Horobi no Hajimari)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (仮面ライダー 令和 ザ・ファースト・ジェネレーション Kamen raidā Reiwa Za Fāsuto Jenerēshon)[5]

Specials

  1. S&L URA Kamen Rider (S&Lウラ仮面ライダー S&L Ura Kamen Raidā)
  2. Kamen Rider Zero-One: Transformation Lessons (仮面ライダーゼロワン変身講座 Kamen Raidā Zerowan Henshin Kōza)

Cast

Suit Actors

Notes

  • With "zero" in Japanese and "one" in Japanized-English, Zero-One can be read as Rei Wan (零 ワン) in Japanese, referencing the fact that he is the Kamen Rider of the Reiwa era.
    • The characters "zero" and "one" are known in tech, electronic and the mathematic world as Binary numbers, which is fitting for the series due to its theme of artificial intelligence.
  • Coincidentally the series' release date matches the name of the show/rider (September 1st, Zero-One/01).
Kuuga-ZeroOne Concept

From upper left to lower right, Leon, Lady, Rider 3-Changes, Mecha Rider

  • Being the first Reiwa series, the rider designs contain several elements taken from the discarded concepts of Heisei's first, Kamen Rider Kuuga. For example:
    • The main rider is based on insects (Kuuga and Zero-One), a second rider based on land creatures (Leon and Vulcan), and a third female rider (Lady and Valkyrie).
    • Three base forms of birds (eagle and falcon), tiger, shark, and a form of transforming robots.
  • The promotion video of Zero-One uses a new beginning style similar to Marvel Cinematic Universe's early introduction version.
  • Coincidentally, Zero-One shares the name with the Phone Braver from sci-fi detective series K-tai Investigator 7.
  • This series opening credits use the same font style that was used in Kamen Rider Zi-O.
  • This series marks the first time since Hibiki where Seiji Takaiwa is not the suit actor of the main protagonist's Rider form. Instead, Takaiwa portrays Kamen Rider Horobi starting in episode 4 while Yuya Nawata took on the titular role of Zero-One.[6]
  • This is the first season since Kamen Rider Kuuga to not use the (vocal/instrumental) opening for the next episode preview. Instead, they used a standalone instrumental for the next episode preview.

References

External Links

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Showa Era (1971-1994)
Kamen Rider  • V3  • X  • Amazon  • Stronger  • Skyrider  • Super-1  • ZX (TV special)  • Black  • Black RX

Shin (movie)  • ZO (movie)  • J (movie)

Heisei Era (2000-2009)
Kuuga  • Agito  • Ryuki  • 555  • Blade  • Hibiki  • Kabuto  • Den-O  • Kiva  • Decade
Heisei Era Phase 2 (2009-2019)
W  • OOO  • Fourze  • Wizard  • Gaim  • Drive  • Ghost  • Ex-Aid  • Build  • Zi-O
Reiwa Era (2019-)
Zero-One
Remakes and Other Series
G  • The First (remake)  • The Next (remake)  • Amazons
English Adaptations
Masked Rider  • Dragon Knight
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Kamen Riders
Aruto Hiden - Isamu Fuwa - Yua Yaiba - Horobi - Jin - Kamen Rider Thouser
Hiden Zero-One Driver - A.I.M.S. ShotRiser - MetsubouJinrai ForceRiser - ZetsumeRiser - Zaia ThousanDriver - Progrise Keys - Progrise Holder - Progrise Key Connector - Hiden Risephone - Attache Calibur - Attache Shotgun - Attache Arrow - Authorise Buster - Assault Trigger - Thousand Jacker
Allies
Hiden Intelligence: Korenosuke Hiden - Soreo Hiden - Jun Fukuzoe - Sanzo Yamashita
HumaGears: Izu - Shester
A.I.M.S.: Isamu Fuwa - Yua Yaiba
Legend Riders: Sougo Tokiwa
Others:
Humans: Norio Uozumi - Go Sakurai - Satoshi Sakurai - Choichiro Ishizumi - Seiji Tazawa
HumaGears: MaGe Ana - Nigiro Ikkan - Anna
A.I.s: Zea - Zat
Horobi - Jin
Magia:
Trilobite Magia - Berotha Magia - Kuehne Magia - Ekal Magia - Neohi Magia - Onycho Magia - Vicarya Magia - Gaeru Magia - Mammoth Magia - Dodo Magia
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