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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, joining Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger 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 Kiramager on March 8, 2020. After Kamen Rider Zero-One concluded on August 30, 2020, Kiramager was joined by 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! And 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!).
Development for the show had begun during the summer of 2018. Producer Takahito Omori had visited several technological institutes and spoke with many professors and experts on the topic of artificial intelligence. The suit's design was completed in time before the Reiwa-era change, but a name had not been decided on yet. Omori came up with the idea of "Rei-One", which was a shortening of "Reiwa's first Rider." It was later pointed out that "rei" could also be read as "zero", and that there was already a superhero named Kikaider with the "01" moniker. With the show being heavily-themed in technology, the name "Zero-One" was chosen as a reference to binary code and the trademark was filed on April 19, 2019.
From this time until May, head writer Yuya Takahashi had completed the scripts for the first two episodes, while auditions for the cast were held. Filming began in mid-June 2019, and the cast were introduced through a scheduled press conference in July. The series premiered on September 1, 2019.
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a state of emergency was declared in Japan on April 16, 2020, which delayed the broadcasting of new episodes following the airing of Superhero Time on May 10, 2020, which included Episode 35 of Zero-One and Episode 10 of Mashin Sentai Kiramager. Ultimately, the release of Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME which was originally scheduled to premiere that summer, was postponed until December in place of what would have been the premiere slot for the potential Movie War film between Zero-One and Kamen Rider Saber.
Further filming was temporarily ceased after the conclusion of Episode 39's production. Due to Toei accelerating the production speed of Kamen Rider Saber, Zero-One was given an episode count of 45, which forced the production crew to make several script alterations to fit the reduced episode count.
- Several major plot-lines were scrapped, including an extended redemption arc for Gai Amatsu and ZAIA Enterprise's relationship with the original scripted version of Kamen Rider Ark-One.
- Kamen Rider Ark-Zero was introduced much earlier than anticipated, making its first appearance in the President Special miniseries.
- A Televi-Kun scan reveals that the initial identities of both Kamen Rider Ark-One and Kamen Rider Zero-Two were originally two different people, but the delays and reduced episode count resulted in the identities of both Riders being the same person instead.
- Owing to long time Kamen Rider suit actor Seiji Takaiwa being casted as Horobi's suit actor, the long-term plan for the show's ending would be to have Horobi fight against Zero-One, but the process of how they would get there was undetermined at the time.
- Takahashi himself had stated that in the final arc of the show, Aruto, AIMS, and MetsubouJinrai.net would have come together to defeat the Ark.
To allow time for the production team to rewrite scripts, a series of recap episodes were aired for five consecutive weeks from May 17, 2020, to June 14, 2020: the two-part "President Special", focusing on Aruto and Izu, the "Shooting Special" focusing on Isamu and Yua, and the two-part "Super Work War" focusing on the Humagears throughout the series. At this time, Japan's government had lifted its state of emergency on May 25, 2020, allowing Toei to resume filming Zero-One and Kiramager under newly placed guidelines to control any further spreading of the COVID-19 virus. The series resumed broadcasting full-length episodes on June 28, 2020 starting with Episode 36. Filming wrapped up on August 4, 2020 and the finale aired on August 30, 2020.
- "Humagears, robots 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, 42-44[src]
Humagear, created by the leading company for A.I., Hiden Intelligence, serve humanity's every convenience. But a cyber-terrorist organization begins hacking the Humagears in a conspiracy that turns them into monsters. Aruto Hiden has taken over at Hiden Intelligence, and along with the CEO's post, he also takes over the responsibility for Kamen Rider Zero-One by using his company's technology. Aruto tries to keep the peaceful world between humans and Humagears with his Humagear secretary, while A.I.M.S., a military squad, pursues the terrorists!
|Kamen Rider Zero-One||Aruto Hiden|
|Kamen Rider Vulcan||Isamu Fuwa (Other users)|
|Kamen Rider Valkyrie||Yua Yaiba|
|Kamen Rider Jin||Jin|
|Kamen Rider Horobi||Horobi|
|Kamen Rider Ikazuchi||Uchuyaro Raiden|
|Kamen Rider Thouser||Gai Amatsu|
|Kamen Rider Ark-Zero||Ark (Other users)|
|Kamen Rider Naki||Naki|
|Kamen Rider Ark-One||Aruto Hiden (Other users)|
|Kamen Rider Eden||S|
|Kamen Rider ZeroZero-One||Aruto Hiden|
|Kamen Rider Ichi-Gata||Soreo Hiden|
Soreo Hiden (alternate timeline)
|Kamen Rider Vulcan||Isamu Fuwa (alternate timeline)|
|Kamen Rider Valkyrie||Yua Yaiba (alternate timeline)|
|Kamen Rider Jin||Jin (alternate timeline)|
|Kamen Rider Horobi||Horobi (alternate timeline)|
|Kamen Rider Abaddon Behru||Behru|
|Kamen Rider Lucifer|
|Kamen Rider Abaddon Mua||Mua|
|Kamen Rider Abaddon Lugo||Lugo|
|Kamen Rider Abaddon Buga||Buga|
|Kamen Rider Abaddon||Takuji Maeda (Other users)|
|Kamen Rider Zero-Two||Izu|
|Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai||MetsubouJinrai|
|Kamen Rider Zaia||Lyon Arkland|
|Kamen Rider Thousand Ark||Gai Amatsu|
|Kamen Rider Ark-Zero-One||Ark/Azu|
|Kamen Rider Ark-Zero||Little Assassin|
|Kamen Rider Zi-O||Asobinin|
|Kamen Rider Ex-Aid|
|Kamen Rider Build||Trilobite Magia|
|Kamen Rider OOO||Trilobite Magia|
|Kamen Rider Ark-Zero||Ark/Naki|
|Kamen Rider Ark-One||Ark-Zero|
- Jun Fukuzoe
- Sanzo Yamashita
- Korenosuke Hiden
- Soreo Hiden
- Wazu Nazotoku
- Uchuyaro Subaru
- Hakase Bot
- Dr. Omigoto
- Shinya Owada
- Matsurida Z No. 5
- Naoto Ichimori
- Yuto Sakaki
- Chiharu Ebii
- Takeshi Homura
- Higashishinagawa no Haha
- Williamson Yotagaki
|Kamen Rider Zi-O||Sougo Tokiwa|
|Kamen Rider Geiz||Geiz Myokoin|
|Kamen Rider Woz||Woz|
|Kamen Rider Tsukuyomi||Tsukuyomi|
|Kamen Rider Genm||Kuroto Dan|
|Kamen Rider Cronus||Masamune Dan|
|Berotha Magia||Fukkinhoukai Taro (Other users)|
|Onycho Magia||Burs ► Unnamed taxi driver ► Boketarou Tendon|
|Vicarya Magia||Morifude G-Pen ► Boketarou Tendon ► Bengoshi Bingo|
|Gaeru Magia||Seine Kanasawa ► Boketarou Tendon (Other users)|
|Mammoth Magia||Kobe Sakamoto ► 119nosuke|
|Dodo Magia||Little Assassin ► MC Che.ck-It-Out|
|Arsino Magia||Enji Matsuda|
|Dodo Magia Chick||Various|
|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|
|Ark Magia (Ekal Type)||Unnamed Humagear|
|Ark Magia (Arsino Type)||Unnamed Humagear|
|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|
|Dire Wolf Sold Magia||Sold9|
|Serval Tiger Sold Magia||Sold20|
|Crushing Buffalo Sold Magia||Sold404|
|Splashing Whale Sold Magia||Unnamed Sold|
|Storming Penguin Sold Magia||Unnamed Sold|
|Scouting Panda Sold Magia||Unnamed Sold|
|Invading Horseshoe Crab Sold Magia||Unnamed Sold|
|Kamen Rider Zonjis||Kagen|
- Main article: Kamen Rider Zero-One Episodes
The series is divided into four story arcs:
- Episode 01-16 - Story Arc: Secret Maneuvering of Metsuboujinrai.net (「暗躍する滅亡迅雷.net」編, An'yakusuru Metsubōjinrai.net Hen), this arc introduces the main characters of the story and features the internal conflicts between Hiden Intelligence, A.I.M.S., and MetsubouJinrai.net, whom the latter seeks the extinction of the human race.
- Episode 17-30 - Story Arc: Workplace 5-turns Competition, ZAIA Enterprise (「お仕事5番勝負、ZAIAエンタープライズ」編, Oshigoto Goban Shōbu, ZAIA Entāpuraizu Hen), this arc features the Workplace Competition, where Hiden Intelligence competes against its corporate rival, ZAIA Enterprise Japan in a battle of A.I. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure requires ZAIA's contestants to be Raiders.
- Episode 31-41 - Story Arc: Struggle! HIDEN Manufacturing (「奮戦！飛電製作所」編, Funsen! Hiden Seisakusho Hen), this arc features the aftermath of the Workplace Competition, Aruto establishes HIDEN Manufacturing after ZAIA Japan took over Hiden Intelligence, while MetsubouJinrai.net has revived the Ark as Kamen Rider Ark-Zero.
- Episode 42-45 - Story Arc: Take Off Towards Future! Hiden Intelliegence (「明日へ向かって飛べ！飛電インテリジェンス」編, Ashitae Mukatte Tobe! Hiden Interijensu Hen), this arc features the final battle to determine the fates between humans and humanity as Horobi wages war against Aruto Hiden, who had fallen from grace and became the Ark itself.
Each Japanese episode title includes a pronoun written in katakana instead of hiragana. They also include puns and references to Aruto's own speaking style and jokes. The English titles are taken from Shout! Factory's website.
- I'm the President and a Kamen Rider (オレが社長で仮面ライダー, Ore ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā)
- Is AI the Enemy? Or an Ally? (AIなアイツは敵？味方？, AI na Aitsu wa Teki? Mikata?)
- That Man Is A Sushi Chef (ソノ男、寿司職人, Sono Otoko, Sushi Shokunin)
- 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)
- His Passionate Manga Path (カレの情熱まんが道, Kare no Jōnetsu Mangadō)
- I Want to Hear Your Voice (アナタの声が聞きたい, Anata no Koe ga Kikitai)
- I'm a Hot-Blooded Humagear Teacher! (ワタシは熱血ヒューマギア先生！, Watashi wa Nekketsu Hyūmagia Sensei)
- The Destruction Begins Now (ココからが滅びの始まり, Kokokaraga Horobi no Hajimari)
- Entrusted With That Life (ソノ生命、預かります, Sono Seimei, Azukarimasu)
- I Am the Actor, Shinya Owada (オレは俳優、大和田伸也, Ore wa Haiyū, Ōwada Shin'ya)
- Don't Stop the Camera, Stop Him! (カメラを止めるな、アイツを止めろ！, Kamera o Tomeru na, Aitsu o Yamero!)
- The Great Detective Has Arrived (アノ名探偵がやってきた, Ano mei Tantei ga Yattekita)
- My Job Is the President's Secretary (ワタシの仕事は社長秘書, Watashi no Shigoto wa Shachō Hisho)
- 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!)
- Their Respective Ends (ソレゾレの終わり, Sorezore no Owari)
- This Is the Dawn of ZAIA (コレがZAIA（ザイア）の夜明け, Kore ga ZAIA no Yoake)
- It Is I, the President and a Kamen Rider (ワタシこそが社長で仮面ライダー, Watashi Koso ga Shachō de Kamen Raidā)
- This Is My Flowery Way of Life (コレがワタシのいける華, Kore ga Watashi no Ikeru Hana)
- 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)
- That Is 1000% the Best House (ソレが1000％のベストハウス, Sore ga Sen Pāsento no Besuto Hausu)
- I Object to That Trial! (異議あり！ソノ裁判, Igiari! Sono Saiban)
- He Still Didn't Do It (ソレでもカレはやってない, Soredemo Kare wa Yattenai)
- I'm in Love With Your Intelligence! (キミの知能に恋してる！, Kimi no Chinō ni Koishiteru!)
- It's Our Turn (ワタシたちの番です, Watashi-tachi no Ban desu)
- I'll Save the Humagears (ボクがヒューマギアを救う, Boku ga HyūmaGia o Sukuu)
- We Are the Blazing Fire Brigade (ワレら炎の消防隊, Ware-ra Honōnoshōbōtai)
- I Won't Give Up on a Life (ボクは命を諦めない, Boku wa Inochi wo Akiramenai)
- My Rap Will Change the World! (オレのラップが世界を変える！, Ore no Rappu ga Sekai o Kaeru!)
- Our Dream Can't Be Broken (オレたちの夢は壊れない, Ore-tachi no Yume wa Kowarenai)
- 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)
- Take Off Toward Your Dream! (キミの夢に向かって飛べ！, Kimi no Yume ni Mukatte Tobe!)
- My Pride! Runway of Dreams (ワタシのプライド！夢のランウェイ, Watashi no Puraido! Yume no Ran'u~ei)
- Are Dreams That Important? (夢がソンナに大事なのか？, Yume ga Son'na ni Daijina no ka?)
- This Is Horobi's Way of Life (コレが滅の生きる道, Kore ga Horobi no Ikiru Michi)
- 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?)
- 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)
- No One Can Stop It (ソレはダレにも止められない, Sore wa Dare ni mo Tomerarenai)
- I Am 1000% Your Friend (ボクは1000％キミの友だち, Boku wa Sen-Pāsento Kimi no Tomodachi)
- The Conclusion Cannot Be Predicted (ソノ結論、予測不能, Sono Ketsuron, Yosoku Funō)
- Towards Our Dream (オレとワタシの夢に向かって, Ore to Watashi no Yume ni Mukatte)
- Thou, Take Thy Neighbor's Hand! (ナンジ、隣人と手をとれ!, Nanji, Rinjin to Te o Tore!)
- As Long as There Is Malice (ソコに悪意がある限り, Soko ni Akui ga aru Kagiri)
- That Is a Heart (ソレが心, Sore ga Kokoro)
- There Is Only One Person Who Can Stop You (オマエを止められるのはただひとり, Omae o Tome Rareru no wa Tada Hitori)
- Their Respective Futures (ソレゾレの未来図, Sorezore no Mirai-zu)
- 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)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン リアル タイム, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zerowan Riarutaimu)
- Zero-One Others (ゼロワン Others, Zerowan Others)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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!)
- Project Thouser (プロジェクト・サウザー, Purojekuto Sauzā)
- Hidden Video: Perfect Secretary Izu's Lecture Room (隠し映像 カンペキ秘書イズの説教部屋, Kakushi Eizō: Kanpeki Hisho Izu no Sekkyō Heya)
- 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)
- 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)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One: Super Work War (仮面ライダーゼロワン：超お仕事大戦, Kamen Raidā Zerowan: Sūpā Oshigoto Taisen)
- What Created MetsubouJinrai? (ナニが滅亡迅雷を創ったのか？, Nani ga MetsubōJinrai o Tsukutta no ka?)
- 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)
- Kamen Rider Genms (仮面ライダーゲンムズ, Kamen Raidā Genmuzu)
- Kamen Rider Genms -The Presidents- (仮面ライダーゲンムズ ─ザ・プレジデンツ─, Kamen Raidā Genmuzu ─ za Purejidentsu ─)
- Kamen Rider Genms -Smart Brain and the 1000% Crisis- (仮面ライダーゲンムズ-スマートブレインと1000%のクライシス, Kamen Raidā Genmuzu ─ Sumātoburein to 1000-Pāsento no Kuraishisu ─)
- Kamen Rider Super Live 2020 (仮面ライダースーパーライブ2020, Kamen Raidā Sūpāraibu 2020)
- Super Hero Festival: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai LIVE & SHOW 2020 (超英雄祭 KAMEN RIDER×SUPER SENTAI LIVE&SHOW 2020, Cho Eiyu Sai Kamen Raidā x Sūpā Sentai Raivu Ando Shō 2020)
- 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)
- Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai Special Event (ゼロワン Others 仮面ライダー滅亡迅雷 スペシャルイベント, Zerowan Others: Kamen Raidā Metsuboujinrai Supesharu Ibento)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One: Intelligence Counterattack Chapter (幪面超人ZERO-ONE【智能逆襲篇】, Mung Min Chiu Yan Zero One Ji Nang Yik Jaap Pin)
- Untitled comic book series
- Aruto Hiden (飛電或人, Hiden Aruto): Fumiya Takahashi (高橋文哉, Takahashi Fumiya)
- Isamu Fuwa (不破 諫, Fuwa Isamu): Ryutaro Okada (岡田龍太郎, Okada Ryūtarō)
- Izu (イズ), Azu (アズ): Noa Tsurushima (鶴嶋乃愛, Tsurushima Noa)
- Yua Yaiba (刃 唯阿, Yaiba Yua): Hiroe Igeta (井桁弘恵, Igeta Hiroe)
- Jin (迅): Daisuke Nakagawa (中川大輔, Nakagawa Daisuke)
- Horobi (滅): Shuya Sunagawa (砂川脩弥, Sunagawa Syuya)
- Gai Amatsu (天津垓, Amatsu Gai): Nachi Sakuragi (桜木 那智, Sakuragi Nachi)
- Ikazuchi (雷): Daichi Yamaguchi (山口 大地, Yamaguchi Daichi)
- Naki (亡): Satsuki Nakayama (中山咲月, Nakayama Satsuki)
- Ark (アーク, Āku): Show Hayami (速水 奨, Hayami Shō)
- Jun Fukuzoe (福添 准, Fukuzoe Jun): Kazuya Kojima (児嶋一哉, Kojima Kazuya)
- Shesta (シェスタ, Shesuta): Asumi Narita (成田愛純, Narita Asumi)
- Sanzo Yamashita (山下三造, Yamashita Sanzō): Arata Saeki (佐伯 新, Saeki Arata)
- Zat (ザット, Zatto, Voice): Noriko Hidaka (日高 のり子, Hidaka Noriko)
- Hiden Zero-One Driver, A.I.M.S. Shotriser, MetsubouJinrai Forceriser, ZAIA Thousandriver, ZAIA Slashriser, Zetsumeriser, Raidriser, Attache Weapons: Maynard Plant (メイナード・プラント, Meinādo Puranto), Blaise Plant (ブレイズ・プラント, Bureizu Puranto)
- Narration: Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一, Yamadera Kōichi)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One, Kamen Rider Zero-Two, Kamen Rider Ark-One: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉, Nawata Yūya)
- Kamen Rider Vulcan, Kamen Rider Thouser: Kosuke Asai (浅井 宏輔, Asai Kōsuke)
- Kamen Rider Valkyrie, Fighting Jackal Raider: Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧, Fujita Satoshi)
- Kamen Rider Jin, Kamen Rider Thouser: Eitoku (永徳, Eitoku)
- Kamen Rider Horobi: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二, Takaiwa Seiji)
- Kamen Rider Ikazuchi, Kamen Rider Jin Burning Falcon: Hajime Kanzaki (神前 元, Kanzaki Hajime)
- Kamen Rider Thouser, Kamen Rider Vulcan: Yuji Nakata (中田 裕士, Nakata Yūji)
- Kamen Rider Naki: Yuichi Hachisuka (蜂須賀 祐一, Hachisuka Yūichi)
- Main article: Kamen Rider Zero-One CD Box
- Artist: Tsuyoshi Himura
- Artist: Tsuyoshi Himura
- Artist: Tsuyoshi Himura
- Artist: Hiroyuki Takami
- Special: Kamen Rider Genms -The Presidents-, Kamen Rider Genms -Smart Brain and the 1000% Crisis-
- Kamen Rider Zero-One premiered in Japan on TV Asahi on September 1, 2019 and went on hiatus after the broadcast of Episode 35 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several recap specials aired in place for five weeks before Episode 36 premiered on June 28, 2020.
- Zero-One was released on three separate Blu-Ray collections on April 8, 2020, November 11, 2020, and January 13, 2021 in order.
- On October 8, 2021, it was announced during the New York Comic-Con panel for Team Rider that Shout! Factory had acquired the North American distribution rights to Zero-One, with all 45 episodes and as well REAL×TIME streaming on TokuSHOUTsu beginning January 1, 2022. However, due to popular demand, the streaming release occurred a week earlier at midnight on December 24, 2021.
- A physical Blu-Ray release was also announced, and pre-orders began on November 1, 2021.. Containing all 46 episodes, five recap episodes, REAL×TIME, and an exclusive poster, the set was released on January 25, 2022.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the same phrase in their titles.
- Currently, Kamen Rider Zero-One holds the record for the most transformation devices with a total of 15 units.
- Owing to COVID-19, Kamen Rider Zero-One is the first series since Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to conclude with 45 episodes and, alongside Ex-Aid, it is the shared fifth-shortest Kamen Rider series overall.
- Coincidentally, both series share the same head writer.
- This is the first series to have its standalone film to be released after the end of the series, as Kamen Rider Saber would be airing at that time. Originally, the film was planned for a summer release, double-billed with Kiramager's standalone movie. Instead, both will be released separately after having been delayed. Zero-One's film is set to premiere in December, the month where annual Movie War films are traditionally released.
- This is also the first series to have an international airing start a week after the end of the series.
- Zero-One is the first series since Kamen Rider Decade to not be featured in more than one Movie War film, a decision made due to the COVID-19 pandemic that occurred during the latter half of the series.
- ajnb 2020, pp. 116-121, "Kamen Rider Zero One x Kamen Rider Vulcan Dialogue / Yuya Nawata x Kosuke Asai" (ajnb 2020, pp. 116-121, 「仮面ライダーゼロワン×仮面ライダーバルカン対談／縄田雄哉×浅井宏輔」)
- ajnb 2020, pp. 126-135, "Kamen Rider Jin x Kamen Rider Thouser Talk / Daisuke Nakagawa x Eitoku x Nachi Sakuragi" (ajnb 2020, pp. 126-135, 「仮面ライダー迅×仮面ライダーサウザー鼎談／中川大輔×永徳×桜木那智」)
- Zero One Reader 2021, pp. 66-68, "ZERO-ONE ACTION DIRECTOR INTERVIEW Jun Watanabe" (ゼロワン読本 2021, pp. 66-68, 「ZERO-ONE ACTION DIRECTOR INTERVIEW 渡辺淳」)
- ajnb 2020, pp. 58-63, "GRAVURE CROSS TALK Fumiya Takahashi × Ryutaro Okada" (ajnb 2020, pp. 58-63, 「GRAVURE CROSS TALK 高橋文哉×岡田龍太郎」)
|Kamen Rider Series|
|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 • Saber • Revice|
|Remakes, Spin-Offs and Other Series|
|Kamen Rider SD (OVA) • Imagin Anime • G • The First (remake) • The Next (remake) • Amazons • Black Sun • Shin Kamen Rider • Fuuto PI|
|Masked Rider • Dragon Knight|
|View • Talk • Edit|