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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[3], joining Kishiryu Sentai RyusoulgerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Zi-O. After Ryusoulger concluded on March 1, 2020, the series was joined in the Super Hero Time lineup with Mashin Sentai KiramagerIcon-crosswiki on March 8, 2020.[4] After the finale of Kamen Rider Zero-One concludes on August 30, 2020, Kiramager will air alongside Kamen Rider Saber in the Super Hero Time block.

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!) [5]

Production

The show's name was trademarked on April 9, 2019.[6] In July 2019, a press conference was held to introduce the main cast of the show.

Impact of the 2019-20 COVID-19 pandemic

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, filming schedules were altered and broadcasting of new episodes were delayed following the airing of Super Hero Time on May 10, 2020, which included Episode 35 of Zero-One and Episode 10 of Mashin Sentai KiramagerIcon-crosswiki.

From May 17, 2020 to June 14, 2020, Zero-One aired a series of recap episodes for five consecutive weeks, the two-part "President Special", focusing on Aruto and Izu, the "Shooting Special" focusing on Isamu and Yua, and the two-part "Super Job War" focusing on the Humagears throughout the series. In Kiramager, similar recap episodes alongside a televised broadcast of Episode ZERO and a special director's cut of Episode 1 and 2 were aired. During the airing of these recap episodes, both shows featured early bird appearances from futureIcon-crosswiki characters.

Shortly after Japan lifted its state of emergency on May 25, 2020, Toei announced that both Zero-One and Kiramager would resume filming with newly placed guidelines during filming to control any further spreading of the virus.[7] New episodes of both series resumed airing on June 21, 2020.[8]  On June 22, 2020, Toei announced that both Zero-One and Kiramager's summer films would be postponed until a new release date can be determined.[9]. The series wrapped up filming on August 4, 2020.

Plot

"Humagears, androids equipped with artificial intelligence, offer direct job support in our day and age. A young president of a technology company specializing in A.I. technology fights to protect the dreams of others!"
―Opening Narration Episode 1-28[src]

"Humagears, androids equipped with artificial intelligence. Will they bring hope or despair to humanity? A young president of a new company specializing in A.I. technology fights to bring his dreams to life!"
―Opening Narration Episode 31-present[src]

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 Humagear. 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 named 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 ZAIA Japan, led by Gai Amatsu who wishes to rid the Humagear from society and take over the world.

Characters

Kamen Riders

ZeroOneTVRiders

Kamen Riders (Clockwise from top-left): Zero-One, Vulcan, Valkyrie, Thouser, Ark-Zero, Naki, Ikazuchi, Horobi, Jin

TV Show

Kamen Rider Zero-One Aruto Hiden
Kamen Rider Vulcan
Isamu Fuwa ►◄ Isamu Fuwa/Naki
Kamen Rider Valkyrie
Yua Yaiba
Kamen Rider Jin
Jin
Kamen Rider Horobi
Horobi
Kamen Rider Ikazuchi
Ikazuchi
Kamen Rider Thouser
Gai Amatsu
Kamen Rider Ark-Zero Ark/(Horobi ►◄ Jin ►◄ Ikazuchi)
Kamen Rider Naki
Naki

Movie/Special-exclusive

Kamen Rider ZeroZero-One Aruto Hiden
Kamen Rider Ichi-Gata
Soreo Hiden
Soreo Hiden (alternate)
Kamen Rider Vulcan
Isamu Fuwa (alternate)
Kamen Rider Valkyrie
Yua Yaiba (alternate)
Kamen Rider Jin
Jin (alternate)
Kamen Rider Horobi
Horobi (alternate)

Allies

Hiden Intelligence/HIDEN Manufacturing

Other

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Geiz
Geiz Myokoin
Kamen Rider Woz
Black Woz
Kamen Rider Tsukuyomi
Tsukuyomi

Villains

MetsubouJinrai.net

Magia
Trilobite Magia
Various
Berotha Magia
Fukkinhoukai Taro (Other users)
Kuehne Magia
Okureru
Ekal Magia
Mamoru
Neohi Magia
Scissormenz
Onycho Magia
BursUnnamed taxi driverBoketarou Tendon
Vicarya Magia
Morifude G-PenBoketarou TendonBengoshi Bingo
Gaeru Magia
Seine KanasawaBoketarou Tendon (Other users)
Mammoth Magia
Kobe Sakamoto119nosuke
Dodo Magia
Little Assassin ► MC Che.ck-It-Out
Arsino Magia
Enji Matsuda
Dodo Magia Chick Various
Ark Magia
Ark Magia (Berotha Type)
Unnamed Humagear
Ark Magia (Dodo Type)
Unnamed Humagear
Ark Magia (Kuehne Type)
Unnamed Humagear
Ark Magia (Onycho Type)
Sakuyo Ichirin
Ark Magia (Neohi Type)
Smile Sumida
Ark Magia (Mammoth Type)
Saikyo Takumi Oyakata
Ark Magia (Gaeru Type)
Enmusubi Match

ZAIA Japan

Raiders
Crushing Buffalo Raider
Rentaro Tachibana
Splashing Whale Raider
Tatsumi Arayashiki
Dynamaiting Lion Raider
Masuji Narusawa
Storming Penguin Raider
Teruo Nikaido
Scouting Panda Raider
Daiki Kyogoku
Fighting Jackal Raider
Yua Yaiba
Invading Horseshoe Crab Raider
Various

Other

Kamen Rider Zonjis
Kagen
Another Zero-One
Will
Another 1
Finis
Battle Magia
Various

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Zero-One Episodes

Each episode of Zero-One includes in its title a pronoun written in katakana.

Similar to Gaim, the series is divided into 4 story arcs, much like an anime/manga series.

  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 Destruction Begins Now (ココからが滅びの始まり Kokokaraga Horobi no Hajimari)
  9. I'll Take Care of Your Life (ソノ生命、預かります Sono Seimei, Azukarimasu)
  10. I am an Actor, Shinya Owada (オレは俳優、大和田伸也 Ore wa Haiyū, Ōwada Shin'ya)
  11. Don't Stop the Camera, Stop That Guy! (カメラを止めるな、アイツを止めろ! Kamera o Tomeru na, Aitsu o Yamero!)
  12. The Famous Detective is Coming (アノ名探偵がやってきた Ano mei Tantei ga Yattekita)
  13. I Work as the President's Secretary (ワタシの仕事は社長秘書 Watashi no Shigoto wa Shachō Hisho)
  14. We are the Astronaut Brothers! (オレたち宇宙飛行士ブラザーズ! Ore-tachi Uchū Hikō-shi Burazāzu!)
  15. The End of Each (ソレゾレの終わり Sorezore no Owari)
  16. This is the Dawn of ZAIA (コレがZAIA(ザイア)の夜明け Kore ga ZAIA no Yoake)
  17. I am the Only President and Kamen Rider (ワタシこそが社長で仮面ライダー Watashi Koso ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā)
  18. This is My Floristry (コレがワタシのいける華 Kore ga Watashi no Ikeru Hana)
  19. She is a Home-Selling Humagear (カノジョは家売るヒューマギア Kanojo wa Ie Uru HyūmaGia)
  20. That is 1000% the Best House (ソレが1000%のベストハウス Sore ga Sen Pāsento no Besuto Hausu)
  21. Objection! That Trial (異議あり!ソノ裁判 Igiari! Sono Saiban)
  22. He Still Didn't Do It (ソレでもカレはやってない Soredemo Kare wa Yattenai)
  23. I'm in Love With Your Intelligence! (キミの知能に恋してる! Kimi no Chinō ni Koishiteru!)
  24. It's Our Turn (ワタシたちの番です Watashi-tachi no Ban desu)
  25. I'll Save the Humagears (ボクがヒューマギアを救う Boku ga HyūmaGia o Sukuu)
  26. Firefighters Battling the Blaze (ワレら炎の消防隊 Ware-ra Honōnoshōbōtai)
  27. I Won't Give Up These Lives (ボクは命を諦めない Boku wa Inochi wo Akiramenai)
  28. My Rap Changes the World! (オレのラップが世界を変える! Ore no Rappu ga Sekai o Kaeru!)
  29. Our Dreams Don't Break (オレたちの夢は壊れない Ore-tachi no Yume wa Kowarenai)
  30. After All, I am the President and a Kamen Rider (やっぱりオレが社長で仮面ライダー Yappari Ore ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā)
  31. Take Off Toward Your Dream! (キミの夢に向かって飛べ! Kimi no Yume ni Mukatte Tobe!)
  32. My Pride! Runway Dream (ワタシのプライド!夢のランウェイ Watashi no Puraido! Yume no Ran'u~ei)
  33. Are Dreams Important to You? (夢がソンナに大事なのか? Yume ga Son'na ni Daijina no ka?)
  34. This is the Path of Destruction (コレが滅の生きる道 Kore ga Horobi no Ikiru Michi)
  35. What Do Humagears Dream Of? (ヒューマギアはドンナ夢を見るか? Hyūmagia wa Don'na Yumewomiru ka?)
  36. I am the Ark and a Kamen Rider (ワタシがアークで仮面ライダー Watashi ga Āku de Kamen Raidā)
  37. It Can't Be Stopped (ソレはダレにも止められない Sore wa Dare ni mo Tomerarenai)
  38. I'm 1000% Your Friend (ボクは1000%キミの友だち Boku wa Sen-Pāsento Kimi no Tomodachi)
  39. This Conclusion, Unpredictable (ソノ結論、予測不能 Sono Ketsuron, Yosoku Funō)
  40. Towards My Dream And Mine Alone (オレとワタシの夢に向かって Ore to Watashi no Yume ni Mukatte)
  41. Thou, Take Thine Neighbor's Hand! (ナンジ、隣人と手をとれ! Nanji, Rinjin to Te o Tore!)
  42. As Long As There's Malice (ソコに悪意がある限り Soko ni Akui ga aru Kagiri)

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)[10]
  2. Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Movie (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zerowan)[11]

Specials

  1. S&L Inside 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)
  3. Kamen Rider Zero-One: What Will Pop Out of the Kangaroo? Think About It by Yourself! Yes! It must be me, Aruto! (仮面ライダーゼロワン カンガルーからナニが飛び出す?そんなの自分でカンガルー!はい、或人じゃないと! Kamen Raidā Zerowan: Kangarū Kara Nani ga Tobidasu? Son'na no Jibun de Kangarū! Hai! Aruto Ja... Naito)
  4. A Miraculous Rematch!? Aruto VS Fukkinhoukai Taro: Fateful Gag Battle! (奇跡の転身!?アルトVS.腹筋崩壊太郎 宿命のギャグバトル! Kiseki no Tenshin! ? Aruto VS. Fukkinhōkai Tarō Shukumei no Gyagubatoru!)[12]
  5. Project Thouser (プロジェクト・サウザー Purojekuto Sauzā)[13]
  6. Kamen Rider Zero-One: President Special (仮面ライダーゼロワン: プレジデント・スペシャル Kamen Raidā Zerowan: Purejidento Supesharu)
  7. Kamen Rider Zero-One: Shooting Special (仮面ライダーゼロワン: シューティング・スペシャル Kamen Raidā Zerowan: Shūtingu Supesharu)[14]
  8. Kamen Rider Zero-One: Super Job War (仮面ライダーゼロワン: 超(スーパー)お仕事大戦 Kamen Raidā Zerowan: Chō (Sūpā) Oshigoto Taisen)
  9. Kamen Rider Zero-One Short Anime: Everyone's Daily Life (仮面ライダーゼロワン・ショートアニメ: EVERYONE’S DAILY LIFE Kamen Raidā Zerowan Shōto anime)

Stageshows

  1. Kamen Rider Zero-One: Final Stage (仮面ライダーゼロワン ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Zerowan Fainaru Sutēji)

Other Media

Video Games

  1. Kamen Rider: memory of heroez

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).
    • Different from the Kabuto series, the transformation item also indicates the group side which the characters were sided on. 
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).
  • The opening credits use the same font as Kamen Rider Zi-O but only in the episodes where the opening song is not played at the beginning of the episode.
  • 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.[15]
  • 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.
  • Interestingly, the first episode of each story arc has some variation of same phrase in their titles.
  • Currently, Kamen Rider Zero-One holds the record for the most transformation devices with a total of 10 units.

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Allies
Hiden Intelligence: Korenosuke Hiden - Soreo Hiden - Jun Fukuzoe - Sanzo Yamashita
Humagears: Izu - Shesta - Soreo Hiden - Wazu Nazotoku - Subaru - Hakase Bot - Fukkinhoukai Jiro
Legend Riders: Sougo Tokiwa - Geiz Myokoin - Woz - Tsukuyomi
Others:
Humans: Norio Uozumi - Go Sakurai - Satoshi Sakurai - Choichiro Ishizumi - Seiji Tazawa - Satō - Yuta Yomura - Isao - Shinya Owada - Ichikyo Amatsu
Humagears: Mageana - Ikkan Nigiro - Anna - Mashirochan - Dr. Omigoto - Z #5 - Delmo - Love-chan - Midori
A.I.s: Zea - Zat - Ai-chan - Thouser
Ark - Horobi - Naki - Jin - Ikazuchi - Little Assassin - Azu
Magia:
Monsters: Berotha Magia - Kuehne Magia - Ekal Magia - Neohi Magia - Onycho Magia - Vicarya Magia - Gaeru Magia - Mammoth Magia - Dodo Magia - Arsino Magia
Footsoldiers: Trilobite Magia - Dodo Magia Chick - Battle Magia
Other Villains:
Finis - Will
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ZAIASpec Representatives: Rentaro Tachibana - Tatsumi Arayashiki - Naoto Ichimori - Takeshi Homura - Masamitsu Yudo
Other: Daiki Kyogoku
A.I.M.S.: Eida - Ono - Degawa - Shida - Eifuku - Ito
Monsters: Crushing Buffalo Raider - Splashing Whale Raider - Dynamaiting Lion Raider - Storming Penguin Raider - Scouting Panda Raider - Fighting Jackal Raider
Footsoldiers: Invading Horseshoe Crab Raiders
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