Icon-krorig.pngThis article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider, the original series.

The Eerie Spider Man (怪奇蜘蛛男 Kaiki Kumo Otoko), is the first episode of Kamen Rider, and the first episode of the Kamen Rider franchise overall.


Takeshi Hongo is abducted by the evil organization Shocker. They turn him into a cyborg in order to conquer the world, only for him to escape and turn against his captors.


Takeshi Hongo practices for an important race with his mentor, Tobei Tachibana. Spider Man is watching from the sidelines looking for a chance to catch his assigned target. In the middle of practice, Takeshi is ambushed by Shocker grunts and kidnapped for cyborg conversion. While the physical modification is successful, he is saved by Professor Midorikawa before the brainwashing begin.

Meanwhile, Professor Midorikawa's daughter, Ruriko, feels the presence of a stalker. She goes with a friend to Cafe Amigo, but before they can go, their boss tells Ruriko that her father has been found. Ruriko asks her friend to switch clothes with her, then borrows Tachibana's car to find her father.

Ruriko excitedly mentions her father's hideout along the way there. Unknown to her, a tracking device is attached to the car, allowing Shocker Inhumanoid Spider Man to find Professor Midorikawa.

The professor nervously awaits his daughter at a warehouse with Takeshi, who tries to calm him down. Ruriko overhears a conversation between the two, but mistakes it for a heated argument. While Takeshi isn't looking, Spider Man kills the professor, and before Takeshi can save him, Ruriko arrives and mistakes him for her father's killer. Spider Man then attacks Takeshi with a poisoned dart, but it goes instead to the professor, who dissolves in his daughter's full view.

As his cover has been blown, Spider Man attacks the duo head-on and abducts Ruriko. Spider Man uses her as bait to make Takeshi follow him. Takeshi then transforms into Kamen Rider and defeats Spider Man and his grunts. He later contacts Tachibana so he can take Ruriko home, as he can't face her due to the misunderstanding involved in her father's death.


Guest Cast


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Digital Releases

  • Kamen Rider DVD Volume 1 features episodes 1-7.[1]
  • Kamen Rider Blu-ray Volume 1 features episodes 1-26.[2]


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