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This article is about a/an series entry (the 29th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
For the series' main character, Zi-O, see Sougo Tokiwa.

Kamen Rider Zi-O (仮面ライダージオウ Kamen Raidā Jiō) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the twentieth and final series in the Heisei period run and the first series in an currently unknown new era and the twenty-ninth series overall. The series started on September 2, 2018, joining Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai PatrangerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Build.

The tagline of the show is "Go beyond space-time!" (時空を超えろ! Jikū wo koero!). Much like Kamen Rider Decade, it commemorates all of the Heisei-era Kamen Riders to date.

Plot

KR Heisei 20th Slider

Heisei Kamen Rider 20th Anniversary logo

"The Heisei Kamen Riders have passed through this era. It's time to pass that power down to the future. Rejoice at the birth of the new king!"
―Opening narration by Rikiya Koyama.[src]

In the fall of 2018, a time machine appears before Sougo Tokiwa, a high schooler that has always dreamed of becoming a king. Then, Tsukuyomi appears from the time machine, telling the hero “I come from the year 2068, a world without hope where the Oma Zi-O, the king of time reigns supreme.” She has come from the future in a desperate effort to change her own time. She then gives the hero an ominous warning “You will become Kamen Rider Zi-O, King of Time, the overlord destined to rule the world.” Can this really be the hero’s fate? This is the story of a Kamen Rider who would be king, who will fight to save the past, present, and future, encountering the various Heisei Kamen Riders throughout space-time.

Characters

Kamen Riders[1]

TV Show

Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Geiz
Geiz Myoukouin
Oma Zi-O
Oma Zi-O
Kamen Rider Woz
Woz
Kamen Rider Shinobi TBA
Kamen Rider Quiz TBA
Kamen Rider Kikai TBA
Another Build
Unnamed basketball player
Another Ex-Aid Ida
Another Fourze Ryuichi Sakuma
Another Faiz
Another Wizard Hayase
Another OOO
Kuroto Dan
Another Gaim Asura
Another Ghost Makimura

Movie/Special-exclusive

Another Den-O TBA
Another Double
TBA
Another Kuuga TBA

Allies

Amanogawa High School

Imagin

Daitenku Temple

Other Allies

Legend Riders

555
Kamen Rider Faiz
Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Kaixa
Masato Kusaka
Den-O
Kamen Rider Den‑O Momotaros
Decade
Kamen Rider Decade
Tsukasa Kadoya
OOO
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Fourze
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi (stand-in)
Kamen Rider Meteor Ryusei Sakuta (mentioned/picture)
Wizard
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma (stand-in)
Kamen Rider Beast Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim
Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Ghost
Kamen Rider Ghost Takeru Tenkuji
Kamen Rider Specter Makoto Fukami
Ex-Aid
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Brave Hiiro Kagami
Kamen Rider Lazer Kiriya Kujo
Kamen Rider Genm Kuroto Dan
Kamen Rider Cronus Masamune Dan (stand-in)
Build
Kamen Rider Build
Sento Kiryu
Kamen Rider Cross-Z Ryuga Banjo
Kamen Rider Grease Kazumi Sawatari
Kamen Rider Rogue
Gentoku Himuro

Other Legend Riders

Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Godai
Kamen Rider Agito Shouichi Tsugami
Kamen Rider Ryuki Shinji Kido
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Hibiki Hitoshi Hidaka
Kamen Rider Kabuto Souji Tendou
Kamen Rider Kiva Wataru Kurenai
Kamen Rider Double
Philip & Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari

Villains

Time Jackers

Other

Kazari Kazari
Scorpion Zodiarts Sarina Sonoda
Virgo Zodiarts Kuniteru Emoto
Phoenix Yugo Fujita
Lord Baron Kaito Kumon

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Zi-O Episodes

Each episode in Kamen Rider Zi-O ends with the year (except the episode's event happend in the present and is related to Zi-O himself) that relates to the time of the original Legend Rider. Like the first two Rider series, each episode still use the English language in most of their parts of the episode's title.

  1. Kingdom 2068 (キングダム2068 Kingudamu Nisen-rokujūhachi)
  2. Best Match 2017 (ベストマッチ2017 Besuto Matchi Nisen-jūnana)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Build.
  3. Doctor Gamer 2018 (ドクターゲーマー2018 Dokutā Gēmā Nisen-jūhachi)
  4. No Continue 2016 (ノーコンティニュー2016 Nō Kontinyū Nisen-jūroku)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
  5. Switch On! 2011 (スイッチオン!2011 Suitchi On! Nisen-jūichi)
  6. 555・913・2003 (555・913・2003 Faizu Kaiza Nisen-san)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider 555.
  7. Magic Showtime 2018 (マジック・ショータイム2018 Majikku Shōtaimu Nisen-jūhachi)
  8. Beauty & Beast 2012 (ビューティ&ビースト2012 Byūti & Bīsuto Nisen-Jūni)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Wizard.
  9. Genm Master 2016 (ゲンムマスター2016 Genmu Masutā Nisen-Jūroku)
  10. Hawk, Tiger, and Grasshopper 2010 (タカとトラとバッタ2010 Taka to Tora to Batta Nisen-Jū)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
  11. Zi-O On Parade 2018 (ジオウ·オン·パレード2018 Jiō On Parēdo Nisen-Jūhachi)[2]
  12. My × My Stage 2013 (オレ×オレのステージ2013 Ore × Ore no Sutēji Nisen-Jūsan)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Gaim.
  13. Ghost Hunter 2018 (ゴーストハンター2018 Gōsuto Hantā Nisen-Jūhachi)
  14. GO! GO! Ghost 2015 (GO!GO!ゴースト2015 GO! GO! Gōsuto Nisen-Jūgo)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Ghost and Kamen Rider Decade.
  15. Back to 2068 (バック・トゥ・2068 Bakku to~u Nisen-rokujūhachi)
    • Tribute to Kamen Rider Decade.

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFOREVER)[3]

Specials

  1. Kamen Rider Zi-O: Supplementary Plan (仮面ライダージオウ 補完計画 Kamen Raidā Jiō Hokan Keikaku)
  2. Kamen Rider Zi-O: Transformation Lessons (仮面ライダージオウ変身講座 Kamen Raidā Jiō Henshin Kōza)

Cast

Guest stars

Build

Ex-Aid

555

Fourze

Wizard

OOO

Gaim

Ghost

Decade

Notes

  • Following only Kamen Rider Black RX before it, the final Showa era series, Zi-O will be broadcast through two eras of Japanese history. However, while Black RX entered the Heisei era with the death of Emperor Hirohito on January 7th of 1989, Zi-O shall enter the new era with the scheduled abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30th in 2019.
  • This is the first series since Fourze to have the titular rider only appear at the predecessor's summer film while OOO is the first have the transformation device appearing at the predecessor's series only.
  • On Zi-O's official Twitter page, there is an error on the banner that shows Ryuki wearing the Decadriver. This error was fixed as the banner have several Riders covering Ryuki's lower body. However, the image of Ryuki wearing the Decadriver remains on the banner.
  • This is the first series since Ghost to feature secondary writers plotting the episodes.

References

External Links

Icon-krorig 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-present)
W  • OOO  • Fourze  • Wizard  • Gaim  • Drive  • Ghost  • Ex-Aid  • Build  • Zi-O
Remakes and Other Series
G  • The First (remake)  • The Next (remake)  • Amazons
English Adaptations
Masked Rider  • Dragon Knight
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