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This article is about a/an reimagined take on a rider in the reboot film series
which includes Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next.
For the version from the original Kamen Rider series, see Takeshi Hongo.

Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛 Hongō Takeshi), who appears in the reboot movies Kamen Rider The First (2005) and Kamen Rider The Next (2007), is an alternate version of the original Takeshi Hongo from Kamen Rider, the original series.

Biography

The First

Much like the series, Takeshi Hongo was a college biochemistry student, but he was captured by the Shocker's agent Bat due to being an "ideal" candidate for their experiment, forced to undergo a procedure that turns him into a super-powered Inhumanoid cyborg code-named Hopper, whose purpose was to eliminate any witnesses to Shocker's actions. Hopper later proves to be Shocker's finest work as he lacks the need for transfusion to survive like other Shocker Inhumanoids. 'Hopper's' first mission was to assassinate two witnesses who coincidentally were the journalist who had interviewed him prior to his kidnapping, Asuka Midorikawa, and her fiancé Katsuhiko Yano. It was during the assault that Hongo reclaimed his sense of humanity, though too late to save Katsuhiko as Asuka finds Hongo next to Katsuhiko's lifeless body, believing he was the murderer as she attempts to uncover how a seemingly normal college student could become a murderer. The incident left Hongo with an epiphany, deciding to use his new found power to stop Shocker's evil and protect all that he holds dear from them. Meanwhile, Shocker uses the body of Katsuhiko to create a second Hopper known as Ichimonji Hayato to destroy the traitorous "Hopper I". The two Riders eventually team up to save Asuka, when she uncovered the existence of Shocker itself. In the end, Hongo and Asuka confessed their love for each other.

Kamen Rider Kabuto

Back of the Back of the Back

The First Hongo in Kabuto

Takeshi Hongo as seen in Kamen Rider Kabuto

Takeshi Hongo appears in Kamen Rider Kabuto, when Souji Tendou see the store temporarily closed, then look at the same sign and leaves on his bike. Back of the Back of the Back

The Next

Hongo returned in the movie's sequel, Kamen Rider The Next, taking place two years after the original film. Hongo has severed ties with Asuka, and is now a science teacher at a Japanese high school, to which he is severely disrespected and mocked by his rowdy students until a public display of his abilities as a reconstructed human scares the student body into fearing him. During this time, helping his student Kotomi in the mystery behind Chiharu, Hongo becomes involved with Shocker's latest plot to use nanomachines to remodel all of Japan instantaneously, forcing him to resume his fight against them. Reuniting with an ailing Ichimonji and later making an ally of Shocker's newest soldier, Hopper Version 3, Hongo puts an end to Shocker's plot once again. In the end, due to the various complaints received by the parents of his frightened students, Hongo is forced to quit his position as a teacher, but gains a friend in Kotomi.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

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Kamen Rider 1

Kamen Rider 1

Kamen Rider 1 The First Version

Kamen Rider 1 (Kamen Rider The First)


Kamen Rider 1 The Next Version

Kamen Rider 1 (Kamen Rider The Next)


Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 187 cm
  • Rider Weight: 74 kg

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 3 t
  • Kicking Power: 10 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 15.3 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 5 seconds

Special Attacks:

  • Rider Kick: 30 t


Transformation

Kamen Rider 1 uses the power of the wind to fight. His belt is, in fact, a micro-nuclear engine powered by a turbine in the center of the Typhoon Belt.

Rider Transformation

Hongo simply opens up his leather jackets (or polo shirt), revealing the Typhoon Belt. Wind then blows into the turbine on the belt, activating his body armor, then he puts on his helmet and snaps his faceplate to it, completing the transformation. In the sequel, Kamen Rider The Next, Hongo does a new transformation style much like his TV series counterpart, leaping into the air and then landing on the ground already transformed. It was seen when he battles the Chainsaw Lizard and the six Shocker Riders.

Rider Suit

Though his suit is redesigned, Rider 1's outfit aged poorly by the events of the 2nd movie, going from blue to a darker shade of dull green (in conjunction with the events of the original TV series costume) as well as sporting numerous scars and dents. The single stripe on the side was also changed to two stripes.

Equipment

Typhoon

Hongo's transformation belt. Unlike the Typhoon from the original series where the belt strap changes color at some point, this Typhoon's belt strap remains white in all of its appearances.

Cyclone

  • Maximum Speed: 400 km/h
  • Jump Power: 30 m (40 m after alteration)
  • Horsepower: 367 kw
  • Designer: Tobei Tachibana (The First/The Next)
  • Base Model: Honda CBR1000RR (The First/The Next)

Unlike the original, in Kamen Rider The First, Cyclone was designed and created by his mentor Tobei Tachibana. He rides the Cyclone even in human form or rider form.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

This version of Takeshi Hongo was portrayed by Masaya Kikawada (黄川田 将也 Kikawada Masaya). As Hopper 1, his suit actor was Hiroshi Maeda (前田 浩 Maeda Hiroshi).

Kabuto

The First Hongo in Kabuto

The First's Takeshi Hongo's cameo in Kabuto.

This Takeshi Hongo (not in suit) also made a cameo appearance in episode 14 of Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006), in between The First and The Next. Kamen Rider Kabuto marked the 35th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series.

Appearances

References

See also

Icon-first Kamen Rider The First & The Next
Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo - Katsuhiko Yano - Shiro Kazami
Gear
Typhoon - Double Typhoon - Cyclone - Hurricane
Allies
The First: Asuka Midorikawa - Tōbei Tachibana
The Next: Kotomi Kikuma
Enemies
Shocker
Great Leader of Shocker
Shocker Staff (The First): Youth - Lady - Elderly Gentleman
Inhumanoids (The First): Spider - Bat - Haruhiko Mitamura - Miyoko Harada
Inhumanoids (The Next): Scissors Jaguar - Chainsaw Lizard
Henchmen: Shocker Combatmen - Shocker Riders
Other Enemies: Chiharu
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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 - ZECT Kunai Gun - Kabuto Kunai Gun - Drake Grip - 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
minor characters: Takeshi Hongo - Jyuka Tendou - Renge Takatori - Jiiya
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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Sougo Tokiwa (Ohma Zi-O, Mirror World, Leader of Quartzer) - Geiz Myokoin - Woz (black, white, red) - Tsukuyomi
Future Kamen Riders
2022: Rentaro Kagura - Isamichi Konjo
2040: Mondo Douan
2121: Rento Makina
Ginga
Rider Time Ryuki Riders
Ishihashi - Tozuka - Kimura - Ishida - Abyss - Odin
Another World Riders
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Other Riders
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Others/Terminology
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Allies
9 5 DO: Geiz Myokoin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Others
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Resistance: Resistance Captain
Kuuga: Yusuke Godai
Agito: Shouichi Tsugami - Takahiro Omuro
Ryuki: Shinji Kido - Dark Shinji - Ren Akiyama - Takeshi Asakura - Miyuki Tezuka - Jun Shibaura - Goro Yura
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
Blade: Kazuma Kenzaki - Hajime Aikawa
Hibiki: Hitoshi Hidaka - Tomizo Todayama - Kyosuke Kiriya
Kabuto: Souji Tendou - Arata Kagami - Sou Yaguruma
THE FIRST/THE NEXT: Takeshi Hongo - Katsuhiko Yano - Shiro Kazami
Den-O: Ryotaro Nogami - Yuto Sakurai
Kiva: Wataru Kurenai - Jiro
Decade: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito
G: Goro
W: Philip & Shotaro Hidari - Ryu Terui
OOO: Eiji Hino - Michal Minato - Akira Date
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Haruto Soma - Kosuke Nitoh
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Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Kuuga (manga): Yusuke Godai
Amazons: Haruka Mizusawa - Jin Takayama
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kuroto Dan
Kamen Sentai Gorider: Aka-Rider - Ao-Rider - Ki-Rider - Momo-Rider - Mido-Rider
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo - Kazumi Sawatari - Gentoku Himuro
Zero-One: Aruto Hiden - Isamu Fuwa - Yua Yaiba - Horobi - Jin
Others
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi - Shibuya Hachioji - Narita Kisarazu - Misora Isurugi - Master of Fumen - Owner - Momotaros - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Daisuke Okubo - Amane Kurihara - Mana Kazaya - Riki - Ramon - Deneb - Krim Steinbelt - Takeshi Kinashi - Izu
Swartz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid - Finis
SOUGO Tokiwa - Kagen - Jogen - Woz
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Den-O - Another Double - Another Kuuga - Another Ghost - Another Shinobi - Another Quiz - Another Ryuga - Another Kikai - Another Zi-O (II) - Another Ryuki - Another Blade - Another Agito (troops) - Another Hibiki - Another Kiva - Another Kabuto - Another Drive - Another Decade - Another Diend - Another Zero-One - Another 1
Stageshow-exclusive Another Riders
Another Rider - No Rider - Another Ohma Zi-O
Other Villains
Kasshine - Humanoise - Yaminin - Dustards - Worms
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