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Icon-shinkrThis article is about a Rider in Shin Kamen Rider.

For the version from the original Kamen Rider series, see Takeshi Hongo.
For the version from the reboot Kamen Rider The First, see Takeshi Hongo (The Series).
"It's... Rider. Call me Kamen Rider! (僕の名はライダー、仮面ライダーと名乗らせてもらう!, Boku no na wa…… Raidā! 'Kamen Raidā' to nanora sete morau…!)"
―Hongo proclaiming himself as the Kamen Rider[src]

Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛, Hongō Takeshi) is the main protagonist of the 2023 film, Shin Kamen Rider. He is a brilliant young man who was kidnapped and upgraded by SHOCKER through their augmentation, converting him into Batta Augment-01 (第1バッタオーグ, Dai Ichi Batta Ōgu). Hongo escaped and pledged to fight against SHOCKER to ensure human beings stay human, as the Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー, Kamen Raidā).

After Hongo lost his life in the final battle against Ichiro Midorikawa, his Prana continued to reside in his mask. Together with Hayato Ichimonji, the pair continue their crusade against Shocker as Kamen Rider No. 2+1 (仮面ライダー第2+1号, Kamen Raidā Dai Ni Purasu Ichi-gō).

History

Background

Takeshi Hongo witnessed his father, who was a policeman, being stabbed to death by a violent criminal he tried to ease. The strong despair he felt at that time and his father's willingness to help even criminals led Hongo to wish for the power to protect those he loved.

Shocker Augmentation

Hongo was abducted by Shocker under the recommendation of Dr. Hiroshi Midorikawa, a biochemist whom he studied under as a university student. His body was upgraded against his will by Midorikawa's research group into Batta Augment-01, the masterpiece of the Synthetic Insect-Hybrid Augmentation Project.

Personality

Before being augmented, Hongo was a person who liked to travel by motorcycle. He was not good at talking to others, so he was unemployed, but he was an excellent sportsman and a good student. Above all, he had a kind heart. That's why he became the Kamen Rider. He really doesn't like violence, but his strong desire to protect people has made him determined to continue fighting against Shocker.[2]

Forms

Batta Augment-01
SKR-Batta Augment-01

Batta Augment-01

Rider Statistics
  • Rider Height:
  • Rider Weight:
Ability Parameters
  • Punching Power:
  • Kicking Power:
  • Maximum Jump Height: 66.30 m
  • Maximum Running Speed:
Special Attacks
  • Rider Kick:

Kamen Rider consists of the following parts:

  • Mask (マスク, Masuku): The mask. It contains a system that boosts his survival instincts, making him more aggressive and suppresses any aversion to killing. It can also receive and store data by connecting to a computer. The back of the head reads "BATTA-AUG BAA-01".
  • Protective Gear (防護服, Bōgo-fuku): The suit.
    • Converter Lung (コンバーターラング, Konbātā Rangu): The chest. The vents on the chest work in conjunction with the integrated belt and mask to capture wind into the Prana Absorption-Amplification System inside his body, condensing and converting Prana into bioenergy.
    • Converter Wing (コンバーターウィング, Konbātā Wingu)
  • Gloves (グローブ, Gurōbu)
  • Typhoon (タイフーン, Taifūn): The belt.
    • Energy Converter (エナージ・コンバーター, Enāji Konbātā)
  • Boots (ブーツ, Būtsu)
Abilities
  • Rider Kick: After making a large leap using his strong legs, he accelerates and controls his posture while emitting prana from his back, then crushes the enemy with a high-power kick.
Appearances: Shin Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider

SKR-Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider

SKR-Kamen Rider (With Coat)

Kamen Rider (with coat)

Rider Statistics
  • Rider Height:
  • Rider Weight:
Ability Parameters
  • Punching Power:
  • Kicking Power:
  • Maximum Jump Height: 66.30 m
  • Maximum Running Speed:
Special Attacks
  • Rider Kick:

Kamen Rider consists of the following parts:[3][4]

  • Mask (マスク, Masuku): The mask. It contains a system that boosts his survival instincts, making him more aggressive and suppresses any aversion to killing. It can also receive and store data by connecting to a computer. The back of the head reads "BATTA-AUG BAA-01".
  • Muffler (マフラー, Mafurā)
  • Protective Gear (防護服, Bōgo-fuku): The suit.
    • Converter Lung (コンバーターラング, Konbātā Rangu): The chest. The vents on the chest work in conjunction with the integrated belt and mask to capture wind into the Prana Absorption-Amplification System inside his body, condensing and converting Prana into bioenergy.
    • Converter Wing (コンバーターウィング, Konbātā Wingu)
  • Gloves (グローブ, Gurōbu)
  • Typhoon (タイフーン, Taifūn): The belt.
    • Energy Converter (エナージ・コンバーター, Enāji Konbātā)
  • Boots (ブーツ, Būtsu)
Abilities
  • Rider Kick: After making a large leap using his strong legs, he accelerates and controls his posture while emitting prana from his back, then crushes the enemy with a high-power kick.
Appearances: Shin Kamen Rider

Equipment

Device

Vehicle

Relationships

Family

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Takeshi Hongo is portrayed by Sousuke Ikematsu (池松 壮亮, Ikematsu Sōsuke) who also performed his own stunts as the Kamen Rider, with Shoki Kakegawa (掛川 将希, Kake'gawa Shoki) as a stand-in and for motion capture.

Design

The costume was designed by Isao Tsuge[6]

Notes

  • The Kamen Rider's suit is a refined version of the original Kamen Rider suit seen in the first thirteen episodes of the original series, with additional detail that emphasizes on the Rider's cyborg nature whilst still remaining faithful to the original suit design. It retains some of its classic features such as the exposed hair and neck, as well as the leather suit, gloves and boots.
    • While designing the suits for the Riders, the designers commented that it was difficult to produce a modernized suit design that could surpass those featured in past reimaginations such as Kamen Rider The First/The Next and Kamen Rider Black,[7] whilst several other approaches gave an impression that was too similar to the Heisei and Reiwa-era Riders. In the end, the final design went back to basics, retaining the original design with minor refinements and modifications.[8]
  • While his official designation is simply "Kamen Rider", Takeshi's transformed form is also unofficially referred to as Kamen Rider No. 1 (仮面ライダー第1号, Kamen Raidā Dai Ichi-gō)[9] by fans to distinguish him from the other Kamen Riders in the film.

Appearances

See also

References

  1. https://twitter.com/Shin_KR/status/1525264948305473536
  2. 2023カルビー シン・仮面ライダーチップスカード No.25/こころやさしき 本郷猛
  3. 週刊文春エンタ+ 特集 10倍楽しむ!『シン・仮面ライダー』 (文春ムック)
  4. シン・仮面ライダー デザインワークス
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK-bYPfSkv0
  6. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2022-05-13/shin-kamen-rider-film-teaser-reveals-more-cast-staff/.185627
  7. https://twitter.com/khara_inc2/status/1443893856538267657
  8. https://twitter.com/khara_inc2/status/1443894503048298501
  9. https://dic.pixiv.net/a/仮面ライダー第1号

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Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo (Batta Augment-01) - Hayato Ichimonji (Batta Augment-02) - Ichiro Midorikawa (Chou Augment-01)
Gear
Drivers
Typhoon (Kamen Rider, No. 2/No. 2+1, Ultimate Half Typhoon, Simplified Typhoon)
Vehicles
Cyclone (Double Riders - Shin-Cyclone - Phase Variation Batta Augments)
Terminology
Prana
Allies
Ruriko Midorikawa - Hiroshi Midorikawa - Taki - Tachibana - Shoko Midorikawa
Shocker
Leader: I - Daizo Ishigami
Augments
Ichiro Midorikawa (Chou Augment-01) - Kumo Augment-01 - Koumori Augment-01 - Hachi Augment-01 - Sasori Augment-01 - Kamakiri Kamereon Augment-01 - Sarracenia Augment-01 - Cobra Augment-01 - Phase Variation Batta-Augments
Henchmen: Shocker Low-Class Members
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