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Shun Kageyama (影山 瞬 Kageyama Shun) was Kamen Rider Punch Hopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchi Hoppā, Masked Rider PunchHopper). He was also the third user to become Kamen Rider TheBee (仮面ライダーザビー Kamen Raidā ZaBī, Masked Rider TheBee).

Shun Kageyama

He, for most of the series, operated as Kamen Rider TheBee, acquiring the TheBee Zecter after Kagami relinquished it. Prior to it, Kageyama was originally under Yaguruma's command and a good friend of his, believing deeply in his superior's philosophy of teamwork and "Perfect Harmony" (完全調和 Kanzen Chōwa). After TheBee Zecter rejected Yaguruma and chose Kagami, Kageyama attempted to make Kagami understand his new responsibilities. He was baffled when Kagami rejected TheBee Zecter in favor of his friendship with Tendou, whom he developed a grudge against.

Becoming the new leader of Shadow, Kageyama turned his back on Yaguruma and used many methods that contradict his former mentor's beliefs of "Perfect Harmony", Tendou saw Kageyama unfit to be a leader. Overtime, Mishima also sees Kageyama as being unable handle the missions assigned to him. Eventually, Kageyama is defeated by a vengeful Yaguruma who relieved him of the TheBee Zecter which ended up in Tendou's possession. No longer qualified as TheBee, Kageyama was ousted from the Shadow elite and cast into humiliation and shame. Battered and broken in both body and mind after being facially scarred in the crossfire between Shadow and the Worms, Kageyama is saved by Yaguruma, who once again invites Kageyama to hell, this time giving him his own Hopper Zecter as a present which allows him to transform into Kamen Rider PunchHopper. Now under Yaguruma's wing, he refers to him as "Aniki" (Brother or boss).

Once their partnership formed, both Kageyama and Yaguruma set out for revenge against Kabuto by ambushing him and Gatack within an abandoned factory. Kick and PunchHopper demonstrate their new abilities, easily defeating Kabuto and Gatack in a matter of minutes after the two were weakened by the activation of the 'Red Shoes' system. Unlike Yaguruma, Kageyama is not completely into the darkness yet and Yaguruma often corrects his way of thinking whenever Kageyama shows signs of 'reaching the light'. This is first shown when he tries to grab onto a bit of light after meeting a young girl who he defends from Leptophyes Worm. Yaguruma tells him that his way of thinking is wrong and even the slightest bit of light will destroy them. After discovering the girl Kageyama saved early had become a Worm, PunchHopper along with KickHopper annihilate the Worms together, and they manifest in their own power. Kageyama once again questions the value of the light, but Yaguruma tells him that they live in a world of darkness, and that he should not seek the light.

Kageyama works with Yaguruma in an attempt to destroy a confused and weakened Rena Mamiya during episode 40, in hopes of eliminating her early. Their attempt almost works, but Rena is saved by Kamen Rider Drake along with Gon, who distracts them, allowing their party to escape. Their plan did have a side effect however, resulting in a recovery of Rena's Worm memories. Kageyama later asks Yaguruma why he didn't kill her, and an extremely happy Yaguruma answers by saying that he has indeed taken a liking to her. Even more so, Yaguruma protects Rena from Subst Worm when she is endangered. This led to an infuriated Kageyama, as it went against their beliefs of abandoning the light. Yaguruma is shocked however, when he gets rejected by a temporary Uca Worm, and his bond with Kageyama is restored.

During episode 41, Kageyama and Yaguruma defeated Tsurugi, and through depressed, Tsurugi is tricked into joining them. The trio then eventually encounters Reiji Nogi who makes short work of them using "reflect" to use all their Rider Finishers against them. Kageyama and Yaguruma watch as Reiji Nogi advances on Area Z during episode 44, and Kageyama wants to help them fight, but Yaguruma laughs at him for trying to be an ally of justice. Kageyama reverts to his old self briefly and picks up the abandoned TheBee Brace, until after being defeated by Reiji Nogi. Ultimately, he returns to his old style and becomes PunchHopper again. Kageyama also follows Yaguruma's way of regaining the darkness by binding himself with chains. He ignores Tendou's request for help, stating that he will not help humans. Along with PunchHopper, KickHopper defeats Cassis Worm Clipeus in episode 46. The two Hoppers utilize the Rider Jump function to send Cassis Worm flying into the air, destroying him with a Rider Kick and Punch as he falls down.

Kageyama later becomes one of the many looking for the Worm identification necklaces, believing them to be useful in his mission. Upon seeing Kageyama with a Worm identification necklace, Tendou warned Kageyama about the side effects of the necklaces but failed. In episode 48, Kageyama tells Yaguruma that he has become a Native and can no longer control himself due to fact that having three Native necklaces sped up his transformation. As a show of pity, Yaguruma used a Rider Kick to end Kageyama's suffering. As Kageyama dies in Yaguruma's arms, Yaguruma mentions that after all they've gone through, the two will always be partners. They will look to the light for a new future.

Kamen Rider Decade

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PunchHopper in the World of Kuuga.

Kageyama later appears in Kamen Rider Decade episodes 2 and 3 with his partner KickHopper appear in the World of Kuuga during a dimensional distortion caused by Narutaki to fight Decade. However, when they start focusing their rage on Kuuga, Narutaki causes another dimensional distortion that sends the two to another world where Kamen Riders Delta and Tiger appeared to be waiting.

Diend later summons Punch Hopper in the World of Decade to fight Kick Hopper. They fight and Kick Hopper appears to have the upper hand, but the result of the fight is not shown. Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker

This Kageyama also might be an A.R. version of Shun Kageyama as the one in the original series died during the last episode of Kamen Rider Kabuto or simply was summoned from an earlier point in time during the original Shun Kageyama's life.

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider PunchHopper in Legend War

Kamen Rider PunchHopper was part of a group of reinforcement riders led by Akira Date/Kamen Rider Birth to aid the primary riders in defeating the Rock Great Leader. All the Kamen Riders got on their bikes and performed the All Rider Break attack which destroyed the Great Leader. OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders It is unknown whether this PunchHopper is the A.R. World version or the revived original version from the main series.

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Kabuto video game

Kageyama appears with the other Kamen Riders in the Kamen Rider Kabuto video game, selectable as either Kamen Rider TheBee or Kamen Rider Punchhopper. Due to the game's playing mechanics, this is the only known instance of PunchHopper using kick attacks.

All Rider Generation 2

Kageyama, alongside Yaguruma, are unlockable characters after the game is cleared.

Fighting Style

As either TheBee or PunchHopper, Kageyama uses a fighting style themed around punching attacks.

Forms

Originally, Shun fought as Kamen Rider TheBee, but after losing those powers, he became Kamen Rider PunchHopper, alongside Sou Yaguruma, who became Kamen Rider KickHopper.

Masked Form
TheBeeMF

Masked Form

"Henshin!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 127kg

Ability Perimeters

  • Punching Power: 8t
  • Kicking Power: 9t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 21m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100m/8.6s

Masked Form (マスクドフォーム Masukudo Fōmu) is TheBee's strong, heavily armored, but less offensive form resembling a beehive. This is the default form until the rider rotates TheBee Zecter around the wrist to initiate the Cast Off command.

Appearances: Kabuto Episode 13-18, 20-22, 24-28, 32-33, 44

Rider Form
Krk-TheBee

Rider Form

"Cast Off: Change Wasp!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider Height: 192cm
  • Rider Weight: 92kg

Ability Perimeters

  • Punching Power: 3t
  • Kicking Power: 6t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 39m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100m/5.6s
  • Finisher Power: 17t

Rider Form (ライダーフォーム Raidā Fōmu) is TheBee's sleeker, faster, and more offensive form which morely resembles the wasp motif. In this form, TheBee can initiate the Clock Up command to travel at near light speeds match the speed of Worms. By pressing a button on TheBee Zecter, the Rider Sting (ライダースティング Raidā Sutingu) tachyon-powered punch is activated, allowing the user to pierce through a Worm with the stinger on the TheBee Zecter.

Appearances: Kabuto Episode 13-18, 20-22, 24-28, 32-33, 44


PunchHopper
Krk-PunchHopper

Kamen Rider PunchHopper

Kamen Rider Punch Hopper

Rider Jump & Rider Punch

"Henshin: Change PunchHopper!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Statistics

  • Rider Height: 192cm
  • Rider Weight: 93kg
  • Ability Perimeters:
  • Punching Power: 6.5t
  • Kicking Power: 4t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 39m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100m/5.6s
  • Finisher Power: 19t

Unlike all of the other Riders in Kamen Rider Kabuto, the Kamen Rider Hopper Series Riders only have one form that they transform into. Kamen Rider PunchHopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchihoppā) has a black Acrida cinerea motif and by raising the legs on the Hopper Zecter (ホッパーゼクタ ーHoppā Zekutā), PunchHopper can jump high into the sky. By lowering the legs on the Hopper Zecter, the energy is concentrated into a tachyon-powered Rider Punch (ライダーパンチ Raidā Panchi). The impact upon landing on the ground again powers up another punch.

Appearances: Kabuto Episode 35-48, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders


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Equipment

Devices

  • TheBee Zecter: TheBee's Transformation device
  • Rider Brace: TheBee's Transformation Brace
  • Hopper Zecter: PunchHopper's Transformation device (uses the red side)
  • ZECT Buckle: TheBee's Clock Up belt, and PunchHopper's transformation-Clock Up hybrid belt

Weapon

  • Anchor Jack: The gold-joints installed onto the right arm of PunchHopper

Vehicle

Legend Rider Devices

Kamen Ride Punch Hopper

Kamen Ride: Punch Hopper


This Rider Ring which bears the likeness of Kamen Rider PunchHopper is exclusive to Kamen Rider Wizard's Wizard Ring toyline. When used by a WizarDriver wearer, it would be able to summon Kamen Rider PunchHopper.


Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Shun Kageyama is portrayed by Masato Uchiyama (内山 眞人 Uchiyama Masato), he previously portrayed Ren SenjyuIcon-crosswiki, one of the human hosts of Ultraman NexusIcon-crosswiki, who was also a J-hero with multiple users. As Kamen Rider PunchHopper, his suit actor was Naoki Nagase (永瀬 尚希 Nagase Naoki).

Notes

  • As TheBee, Kageyama is the first rider in the series whose Masked Form and Rider Form debut in the same episode.
  • For unexplained reasons, the Hopper Zecter lacks the ability to assumed a Masked Form, transforming directly into Rider Form and instead having the ability to assume either Punch Hopper or Kick Hopper, depending on the side used. Throughout the show, neither Yaguruma or Kageyama demonstrated a Clock Up ability using the Hopper Zecters, although they have the ability to in the Kamen Rider Kabuto Playstation 2 video game, leaving it up to question as to whether this was a game-specific mechanic, or the Hopper Riders had it and simply did not use it.
  • Out of all Original Riders that returned in Decade, he's one of the two already deceased Riders to make a return in Decade, along with Masato Kusaka (Kamen Rider Kaixa).

References

Icon-kabuto Kamen Rider Kabuto
Masked Rider System Users
Souji Tendou - Arata Kagami - Daisuke Kazama - Tsurugi Kamishiro - Sou Yaguruma - Shun Kageyama - Souji Kusakabe
Gear: The Zecters -Rider Belt - Rider Brace - Drake Grip - ZECT Kunai Gun - ZECT Mizer - Perfect Zecter - Gatack Double Calibur - Sasword Yaiver - Kabuto Extender - Gatack Extender - Machine Zectron
ZECT
Riku Kagami - Masato Mishima - Renge Takatori - Yuzuki Misaki - ZECTroopers
Worm
The Natives: Daigo Tachikawa - Shuichi Tadokoro - Negishi - Masato Mishima - Hiyori Kusakabe
Worms: Aracnea Worms (Aracnea Rubor - Aracnea Flavus - Aracnea Nigritia) - Lanpyris Worm - Bellcricetus Worm - Epilachna Worm - Pulex Worm - Verber Worms (Verber - Verber Rota) - Coleoptera Worms (Coleoptera Aeneus - Coleoptera Croceus - Coleoptera Argentum) - Musca Worm - Sectio Worms (Sectio - Sectio Acuere) - Formicaalubus Worms (Formicaalubus - Formicaalubus Oculus - Formicaalubus Maxilla) - Brachypelma Worms (Brachypelma Aurantium - Brachypelma Viridis) - Tarantes Worm Purpura - Geophilid Worms - Acarina Worms (Acarina - Acarina Amber) - Viella Worm - Sepultura Worm - Genomyas Worm - Culex Worm - Foliatus Worm - Cammarus Worm - Camponotus Worms (Camponotus Oculus - Camponotus Maxilla) - Cochlea Worm - Leptophyes Worm - Subst Worm
Executive Worms: Uca Worm - Cassis Worm
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Icon-decade Kamen Rider Decade
Kamen Riders
Primary: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito - Natsumi Hikari (movie only)
A.R. World Heroes: Yusuke Onodera - Wataru - Shinji Tatsumi - Kazuma Kendate - Takumi Ogami - Shouichi Ashikawa - Momotaros - Ryotaro Nogami - Souji - Asumu - Kotaro Minami (Black RX) - Kotaro Minami (Black) - Daisuke Yamamoto - Samurai Sentai Shinkenger - Joji Yuki
A.R. World Evil Riders: Chinomanako - Mimihiko - Kuchihiko - Kamen Rider Abyss - Dark Kiva - Ryuga - Orga - Dark Kabuto - Alternative
Other A.R. World Riders: Ren Haguro - Scissors - Zolda - Verde - Tiger - Imperer - Odin - Raia - Gai - Sakuya Hishigata - Mutsuki Kuroba - G3-X - Yuto Sakurai - Kotaro Nogami - Arata - Ibuki - Zanki - Todoroki - Akira - Junichi Kaito - Haruka Miwa - Shin Magaki - X - Ixa - Saga
Prime Universe Kamen Riders: Shun Kageyama - Sou Yaguruma - Masato Kusaka - Takeshi Asakura - Wataru Kurenai - Kazuma Kenzaki - Shouichi Tsugami - Kohtaro Minami - Kotaro Nogami
Hikari Studio
Natsumi Hikari - Kiva-la - Eijiro Hikari
Other Allies
Ai Yashiro - Kivat-bat the 3rd - Garulu - Basshaa - Dogga - Reiko Momoi - Ai - Mai - Mi - Yuri Tomoda - Toko Yashiro - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Sieg - Deneb - Teddy - Kohana - Naomi - Owner - Toki - Yu - Grandma - Mayu - Natsumi Hikari - Chinatsu - Hikoma KusakabeIcon-crosswiki - KurokoIcon-crosswiki - Kurando TaniIcon-crosswiki - Masahiko Okamura (A.R. World) - Ritsuko Okamura (A.R. World)
Dai-Shocker
Doctor Shinigami - Ambassador Hell - Apollo Geist - Ten-Faced Demon Llumu Qhimil - Shadow Moon - King Dark - General Jark - Bishium - Yuki - Schwarian - Televi Bae-Kun
Worlds of Black & Black RX: Scorpion Imagin - Seamoon Fangire - Mantis Fangire - Rhinoceros Mutant - Ox Orphnoch - Worm Orphnoch - Frilled Lizard Orphnoch - Brachypelma Worm Aurantium - Brachypelma Worm Viridis - Tarantes Worm Purpura
World of Decade: Shiomaneking - Ganikomol - Doras - Garai - Me-Badjisu-Ba - Zu-Mebio-Da - Me-Ginoga-De - Go-Gadoru-Ba - Leiurus Acutia - Formica Regia - Formica Pedes - Sheerghosts - Raydragoons - Psycorogue - Butterfly Orphnoch - Giraffe Orphnoch - Longhorn Orphnoch - Slug Orphnoch - Wild Boar Orphnoch - Pelican Orphnoch - Stinkbug Orphnoch - Arch Orphnoch - Elephant Undead - Giraffa Undead - Darkroaches - Kappa - Bakeneko - Hitotsumi - Coleoptera Worm Aeneus - Coleoptera Worm Croceus - Coleoptera Worm Argentum - Geophilid Worm - Subst Worm - Cassis Worm Gladius - Albinoleo Imagin - Mole Imagin - Rat Fangire - Sungazer Fangire - Bat Fangire
World of Amazon: Go-Jaraji-Da - Propheta Cruentus - Camponotus Worm Maxilla - Bakeneko - Yobuko
Dai-Shocker Combatmen - Dai-Shocker Scientists - Destron Combatmen
Super Shocker
Narutaki - Bee Woman - Neo Organism
Zanjioh - Jaguarman - Poison Lizard Man - Hiruchameleon - Zu-Gooma-Gu - Go-Jaraji-Da - Volucris Falco - Solospider - Scorpion Orphnoch - Titan Undead - Kodama - Sectio Worm Acuere - Cobra Imagin - Gecko Imagin - Sungazer Fangire
Super Shocker Combatmen
Gurongi
N-Gamio-Zeda
World of Kuuga: Me-Gyarido-Gi - Ra-Dorudo-Gu - Go-Baberu-Da - Go-Bemiu-Gi - Me-Biran-Gi
World of Agito: Me-Badjisu-Ba - Zu-Mebio-Da - Me-Ginoga-De
The Lords
Taurus Ballista
Formica Regia - Formica Pedes
Mirror Monsters
The Contract Monsters
World of Ryuki: Darkwing - Volcancer - Destwilder - Gigazelle - Abyssodon (Abysshammer - Abysslasher)
World of Negatives: Dragblacker
Wild Mirror Monsters
World of Ryuki: GuldThunder - Zebraskull Bronze - Megazelle - Negazelle - Omegazelle - Magazelle
World of Den-O: Gelnewt
World of Negatives: Raydragoons
Orphnochs / Lucky Clover
Momose - Shukawa - Genda - Shirogane
Butterfly Orphnoch
The Undead
World of Blade: Kamata - Hajime Shijo
Buffalo Undead - Elephant Undead - Capricorn Undead
World of Diend: Fourteen - Bossroach - Darkroaches
World of the Rider War: Deer Undead - Scarab Undead - Lizard Undead
魔化魍 Makamou
Gyuki - Bakegani
Kappa - Bakeneko - Ooari - Tengu - Ubume
Worm
Sou Otogiri
Coleoptera Worm Argentum - Geophilid Worm - Subst Worm
The Imagin
Alligator Imagin - New Mole Imagin
The Fangires
Beetle Fangire - Yuki
World of Kiva: Ryo Itoya - Swallowtail Fangire - Lion Fangire
World of the Rider War: Shark Fangire - Silkmoth Fangire - Horsefly Fangire - Warthog Fangire
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