Kamen Rider (1971– )
"Kamen Raidâ" (original title)

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A grasshopper-like, motorcycle-riding cyborg (joined by another one later in the show) fights the evil organization that transformed him for their evil deeds.

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Series cast summary:
Takeshi Sasaki ...
 Hayato Ichimonji / ... (8 episodes, 1971)
Akiji Kobayashi ...
 Tôbei Tachibana (8 episodes, 1971)
Chieko Morikawa ...
 Ruriko Midorikawa (7 episodes, 1971)
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 Hiromi Nohara (7 episodes, 1971)
Gorô Naya ...
 Shocker / ... (7 episodes, 1971)
Hiroshi Fujioka ...
 Kamen Rider 1 / ... (6 episodes, 1971)
Ritsuo Sawa ...
 Chameleon (2 episodes, 1971)
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This series debuted 2 Kamen Riders. Kamen Rider 1, and Kamen Rider 2. This 98 episode series depicted Hongou Hayato's battles against Shocker, and Rider 1 and 2 had allies, specifically, FBI Agent Take, played by Sonny Chiba's brother, Jirou. Written by Hongou

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This show has similarities with another creation by Shôtarô Ishinomori: "Cyborg 009," where the nine heroes are turned into cyborgs by the villains, but escape to fight them. This time, it's one hero (and later, two). See more »

Quotes

Hayato Ichimonji: [his "henshin" phrase] Henshin!
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Connections

Followed by Kamen Rider Blade (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ronrî Kamen Raidâ
(Lonely Masked Rider)
Performed by Masato Shimon
Lyrics by Tôru Hirayama (as Mamoru Tanaka)
Music and arrangement by Shunsuke Kikuchi
(Third ending theme episodes #89-98)
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What every superhero should be like!
28 December 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

The first Kamen Rider series, titled "Kamen Rider" is what every american superhero series should be like. It's dark, it's action packed, it has a gloomy atmosphere. All the Kamen Rider movies and shows are like that, but this series went under fire for the excessive violence. This show is great, Hiroshi Fujioka and the rest of the cast do a great job in this 98-episode saga against Shocker, and Gel-Shocker. The action is great, but gets better as the show progresses. Hiroshi Fujioka did most of his own stunts in and out of costume, but got into a stunt accident early in the show, and left for a while. So they brought in a couple new characters, Special Agent Taki, and the next Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider 2!


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