|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider V3.|
Rider No. 3: His Name is V3! (ライダー３号 その名はＶ３！ Raidā Sangō Sono Na wa Buisurī!) is the first episode of Kamen Rider V3. The first part of the opening arc which sees the creation of a third Kamen Rider by Kamen Riders #1 and #2, it was initally conceived as the ninety-ninth episode of the original series.
The hard-won peace obtained with the defeat of Gel Shocker by Kamen Riders #1 and #2, is now shattered by a more powerful secret society known as Destron. Disposing of all those who witness their sinister movements, they target Shiro Kazami, a young motorcross racer. After Scissors Jaguar murders his family, Shiro vows vengeance and becomes Kamen Rider V3.
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- Shiro Kazami (風見 志郎 Kazami Shirō): Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi)
- Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛 Hongō Takeshi): Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘、 Fujioka Hiroshi)
- Hayato Ichimonji (一文字 隼人 Ichimonji Hayato): Takeshi Sasaki (佐々木 剛 Sasaki Takeshi)
- Tachibana Tobee (立花 藤兵衛 Tachibana Tōbee): Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二 Kobayashi Akiji)
- Junko Tama (珠 純子 Tama Junko): Hizuru Ono (小野 ひずる Ono Hizuru)
- Great Leader of Destron (デストロン首領 Desutoron Shuryō): Gorō Naya (納谷悟朗 Naya Gorō)
- Scissors Jaguar (ハサミジャガー Hasami Jagā)
- Turtle Bazooka (カメバズーカ Kame Bazūka)
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- This episode aired on NET alongside episode 32 of Android Kikaider, Blue Electric Eel's Evil Arms Glow.
- The opening credits for this episode conclude with merely more footage of V3 driving on Hurricane; the opening narrative explaining his origin will not be added until the next episode.
- Footage from this episode, depicting V3's creation and Scissors Jaguar, is featured as part of Tobee Tachibana's retrospective in episode 27 of Kamen Rider X.
- This episode would receive a prequel 41 years after its premiere in the form of the SIC Hero Saga story, Kamen Rider: Episode 99, its name being based on this episode's initial number. Following Takeshi Hongo and Hayato Ichimonji from the events of the original series finale as well as introducing Scissors Jaguar and never-before seen Shocker cyborgs Kenji/Macrophandes and Mieko/Hidoragen.
- This episode is revisited among other Kamen Rider Series premieres in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis (2016).
- The DVD Release of Kamen Rider V3 Volume 1 features episodes 1-6.
- The complete Kamen Rider V3 series was released in a boxset by Hawaii's Generation Kikaida, with English subtitles provided by JN Productions.
- The Blu-ray Release of Kamen Rider V3 Volume 1 features episodes 1-18.
- The Invasion of Leawood - counterpart in Saban's Masked Rider. See comparison page. (Kamen Rider V3's first apperance)