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Kamen Rider Black 

Kamen Raidâ Burakku (original title)
Kidnapped foster brothers Kôtarô Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki were turned into cyborgs by the evil empire Golgom. Having managed to escape, Kôtarô transforms into Kamen Rider Black, dedicated to fighting Golgom, and searching for Nobuhiko.




1988   1987  




Series cast summary:
Tetsuo Kurata Tetsuo Kurata ...  Kamen Rider Black / ... 51 episodes, 1987-1988
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ...  High Priest Darom 48 episodes, 1987-1988
Toshimichi Takahashi Toshimichi Takahashi ...  Baraom 46 episodes, 1987-1988
Hitomi Yoshii Hitomi Yoshii ...  Bishium 45 episodes, 1987-1988
Takahito Horiuchi Takahito Horiuchi ...  Nobuhiko Akizuki 21 episodes, 1987-1988


Continuing the adventures of the "Kamen Rider" genre. Minami Kotaro is chosen by Golgom to be the Century King along with his best friend. Kotaro escapes and transforms into the 11th Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Black. Unfortunately, his best friend never got away and slowly became "Shadowmoon." Kotaro battles Golgom and "Shadowmoon" for 51 in-your-face-action-packed episodes. Written by Hongou

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The first Kamen Rider series created by Shotaro Ishinomori alone. Franchise co-creator/former producer Tôru Hirayama was involved early in production (and was in a conference with Toei Studios executives and a group of fans, to discuss ideas for a new Kamen Rider movie, which instead resulted in this series), but was ultimately uncredited. This may also explain the lack of Golgom having henchmen (which were a staple of Hirayama's in all past entries). Instead, in a few cases, Black fights multiple clones of one monster, as was the case in the first episode. See more »


Followed by Kamen Rider Faiz (2003) See more »


Black Action
Lyrics by Shotaro Ishinomori
Composed by Chumei Watanabe
Sung by Toshiya Igarashi
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First and favorite!
11 July 2019 | by featherofanemberSee all my reviews

I'm a new Kamen Rider fan who's only in his early 20s, so I only recently watched Black. Most KR fans I talked to said that Black was really good, but also warned me about how dated it was. I'm very glad I chose to watch it anyway! The plot features Kotaro Minami (Played by Tetsuo Kurata) directly after escaping from Golgom, a cult that kidnapped and experimented on himself and his adoptive brother. The story, when it shows up, is very good and kept me entertained the whole way through. The one downside to the storytelling style is how "Monster of the Week" it feels. Most of the time, this isn't an issue. but keep in mind that some episode's villains are more entertaining than others. The soundtrack is fantastic, and my friends and I got genuinely pumped up when the Henshin or Fight themes came on. The acting is pretty typical for the Showa era Riders, which is to say that while the main character and main villains are fantastic, some of the supporting cast and side characters are...not. I personally find that this adds to the charm of the show. ONE LAST WARNING, if you are prone to seizures/epileptic, TREAD CAREFULLY. This is an old show with old special effects, meaning extremely bright flashing lights and high contrast. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the show nearly as much as I did!

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3 October 1987 (Japan) See more »

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