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History of Kamen Riders

KAMEN RIDER (1971)

Shocker is a terrorist organization bent on world domination that recruits it's agents through kidnapping, turning their victims into cyborgs; however, one victim named Takeshi Hongo escaped just before the final brainwashing. With his sanity and moral conscience intact, Hongo battled Shocker's minions as the hero Kamen Rider. A little later, when Hongo leaves Japan to fight Shocker overseas, he is replaced by Kamen Rider 2, Hayato Ichimonji.

V3 (1973)

A young university student, Shiro Kazami vows to avenge the murder of his family by taking on the sinister Destron organization. After suffering a near-fatal attack, Shiro is revived by Kamen Riders 1 and 2 as the mighty cyborg Kamen Rider V3, to take on the ruthless Destron syndicate!

X (1974)

Robotics scientist Keitaro Jin gets caught up in the campaign of terror by an evil organization known as G.O.D. He is attacked and his technology stolen, but before dying, Keitaro is able to perform surgery on his son, Keisuke Jin. With the last of his robotics technology, he transforms his son into Kamen Rider X! To avenge his father's death and ensure the safety of the entire world, he battles the monstrous minions of G.O.D.

AMAZON (1974)

After his family died in a plane crash, young Daisuke Yamamoto is left stranded in the Amazon, becoming a wild child living off the land. When a nearby Inca tribe is massacred by the evil organization Geddon, a dying Elder performs a mystical operation on Daisuke, transforming him into the powerful and fierce Amazon Rider. Amazon then travels to Japan to defeat the Geddon threat!

STRONGER (1975)

Following the death of a close friend, Shigeru Jo joins the evil organization Black Satan. Jo undergoes surgery to become one of Black Satan's electric cyborgs but secretly, Jo knows that Black Satan were in fact responsible for his friend's murder, and he uses the organization as a means to gain the power he needs to exact his vengeance as Kamen Rider Stronger. Yuriko Misaki, another cyborg known as Electrowave Human Tackle soon joins Shigeru in his fight for justice.

SKYRIDER (1979)

Desperate to escape from the evil organization Neo-Shocker, Doctor Shido convinces them to allow him turn an injured camper, Hiroshi Tsukuba, into a monster. They allow Shido to operate but he turns the tables on them, transforming Hiroshi into the powerful flying warrior Skyrider! Using his new found abilities, Hiroshi combats the evil Neo-Shocker menace.

SUPER-1 (1980)

Kazuya Oki volunteers to undergo cybernetic surgery in the International Space Development Program in the United States in order to become a cyborg astronaut, code-name "Super-1", however, the base where he received this operation is attacked by the evil organization Dogma Kingdom. Being the only survivor, Kazuya returns to Japan and is trained by a martial arts expert, Master Genkai. With this knowledge, he is able to transform into the powerful Kamen Rider Super-1 to fight for justice.

ZX (1984)

Ryo Murasame and his sister were shot down while flying over the Amazon and got captured by the terrorist organization Badan. His sister is killed and Ryo gets turned into a cyborg warrior named ZX; however, an accident enables him to regain his memory. Ryo then becomes a Kamen Rider to avange his sister, teaming up with the past 9 Riders to fight Badan.

BLACK (1987)

After being kidnapped by the cult Gorgom on the night of their 19th birthday, stepbrothers Minami Kotaro and Nobuhiko Akizuki were submitted to a cyborg surgery to become the candidates to be the next Gorgom "Creation King". Kotaro escapes before getting brainwashed, taking the name of Kamen Rider BLACK and was determined to rescue his stepbrother from Gorgom, but... Whatever happened to Nobuhiko'?

BLACK RX (1988)

It has been five years since Gorgom was defeated. Kotaro Minami has gotten a job as a helicopter pilot in a business owned by the Sahara family. Suddenly he is captured by the alien Crisis Empire and forced to serve them. When Kotaro refused, his "King Stone" was destroyed and he was thrown into space to die. There, solar radiation mutated his King Stone and he transformed into Kamen Rider BLACK RX! With his new powers, he battles the Crisis Empire and thwarts their plans to take over Earth.

SHIN (1992)

Doctors Kazamatsuri and Onizuka are geneticists researching cures on diseases such as AIDS and cancer by strengthening the human body. The test subject is Shin, motorcycle racer son of Doctor Kazamatsuri. Unknown to them, their operation is funded by a syndicate group, who plan to use this research for their own gain. As if the syndicate were not enough, a CIA agent tracks Shin and wants him eliminated, for he doesn't know the true threat he could pose.

ZO (1993)

Masaru Aso was the young lab assistant of geneticist Doctor Mochizuki, but was used against his will on experiments related to the creation of the Neo Organism, enabling him to transform into Kamen Rider ZO. After escaping he went into a coma just to awake two years later with an unconscious urge to protect the Doctor's son from the evil creatures made by the powerful Neo Organism.

J (1994)

The three oldest children of the Fog Mother, a giant alien crature, arrive to earth and hunt down Kana, the young sister of environmentalist reporter Kouji Segawa, in order to feed her to their newly hatched siblings. Kouji is thrown over a cliff trying to protect his sister from the fiends, but gets resurrected by the Earth spirits as the size changing warrior Kamen Rider J, with the purpose of fighting the Fog Mother.

KUUGA (2000)

Long ago, a violent tribe known as The Grongi terrorized the peaceful ancestors of humanity, until they were defeated by Kuuga, a warrior who sealed their leader within a cave. In present day, a multi-talented man by the name Yuusuke Godai finds himself linked to a mysterious stone belt that was found in an excavated cave. When the Grongi are resurrected and start murdering people, Yuusuke, along with the assembled Science Police fight the menace while discovering the various powers of Kuuga.

AGITO (2001)

After the end of Kamen Rider Kuuga, the police dep. developed an armor called G3 Unit, wear by Hikawa Makoto, to fight monster threats. However, a new kind of evil Unknown lifeforms appear. Tsugami Shouichi, a carefree amnesic man mysteriously transform into the super-human Agito and fight the Unknowns. How is his past linked to this strange power? What do the people murdered by the Unknowns have in common? Ashihara Ryo, an ex-swimmer also transforms into a different super human, Gills.

RYUKI (2002)

13 "Advent Card" decks were created for 13 Kamen Riders who battle each other in the mysterious Mirror World. The sole victor of this Rider War will be granted a single wish. Shinji Kido, a naive journalist trainee discovers one of the decks and becomes Kamen Rider Ryuki to protect innocent people from the Mirror Monsters, but this becomes a difficult task when the other Kamen Riders, each with his/her own ambitions see him as a threat.

FAIZ (2003)

A young loner, Takumi Inui gets unwittingly involved with a girl named Mari Sonoda as she's being hunted down by monsters called Orphnochs, who are behind top-secret items developed by the Smart Brain Corporation that she holds in possession. Takumi reluctantly uses these items and becomes Kamen Rider Faiz to combat the Orphnoch threat. Meanwhile, a man by the name Yuji Kiba comes back from the dead as an Orphnoch but decides to protect humans and fight Smart Brain.

BLADE (2004)

An ancient seal is broken and the ancient Undead monsters were released. To counter this situation, BOARD created the Rider systems. Kenzaki Kazuma and Tachibana Sakuya were chosen to fight the Undead as Kamen Riders Blade and Garren, but a mysterious third Kamen Rider, Chalice, appears. His real identity and purpose remains unknown.

HIBIKI (2005)

Adachi Asumu is a boy who is almost done with middle school. During a trip, he meets a man just loosely named Hibiki. When Asumu's cousin is kidnapped by the monstrous Makamou, Hibiki saves the day in his true form, an Oni that fights with the power of music. From that day on, Asumu follows Hibiki's steps and discovers Takeshi, a Makamou extermination group.

KABUTO (2006)

Tendou Souji, the man who walks the path of heaven has been training his whole life to become the super-speed warrior Kamen Rider Kabuto to fight the alien Worms that arrived from a meteorite seven years ago. Right away he meets Kagami Arata of ZECT, a mysterious organization that seemingly acts in order to destroy Worms. The two soon work together to fight the alien threat but not before uncovering the conspiracies within ZECT and meeting other Riders with mysterious origins.

DEN-O (2007)

Ryotaro Nogami, a very unlucky man finds himself involved with the Imagin, beings from the future who attempt to change the past. Ryotaro, possessed by the hot-headed Imagin Momotaros, becomes Kamen Rider Den-O, traveling to different time periods on a time traveling train, the "Den-Liner", to battle the evil Imagin and protect the present and the future.

KIVA (2008)

Wataru Kurenai, a shy violinist is destined as Kamen Rider Kiva to fight life-draining monsters known as Fangires, the very race his missing father fought 22 years ago. Wataru must also deal with Kamen Rider Ixa who is part of an organization seeking to destroy the vampiric monsters, as well as the Fangire's own Rider, Kamen Rider Saga.

DECADE (2009)

The 9 previous worlds of the Kamen Riders are merging into one, something that would destroy them all. To prevent this, the amnesiac Tsukasa Kadoya must transform into Kamen Rider Decade, destroyer of worlds, and travel along with his friend Natsumi Hikari, to the other Rider Worlds to eliminate the anomaly. Along the way confronting the mysterious man called Narutaki, they are joined by Kamen Rider Kuuga and Kivala from the World of Kiva.

DOUBLE (2009)

In the ecologically-minded city of Futo, the Sonozaki Family is selling "Gaia Memories" to criminals who use them to become monsters called Dopants. The "half-boiled"private detective Shotaro Hidari and the mysterious boy just known as Phillip who possesses all of earths memory inside himself, use the "Double Driver" belt to combine into one as Kamen Rider Double and fight the Dopant menace.

OOO (2010)

Eiji Hino is a man who has no dreams. When ancient monsters called Greed awaken to feed off of human desire, a bird-type Greed named Ankh gives Eiji a belt and three "Medals" that he uses to become Kamen Rider OOO. The mysterious Kougami Foundation begins assisting him in his fight against the Greed, but their true motives are not clear.

FOURZE (2011)

Gentaro Kisaragi is a second year transfer student who seeks to make friends with everyone at Amanogawa High, a school were students turn into Zodiarts, monsters powered by strange switches. The loner Kengo Utahoshi and space otaku Yuki Jojima attempt to fight the monsters but Gentaro interferes in their plans, using their "Astro Switches" to transform into Kamen Rider Fourze. Upon learning of other heroes called Kamen Riders, Gentaro creates the Kamen Rider Club with his new friends.

WIZARD (2012)

A mysterious ritual is held on the day of the solar eclipse, releasing a group of magical creatures called Phantoms into the world through human Gates who were people who gave into despair. Haruto Souma, the survivor of the ritual, is tasked by the mysterious White Wizard to use magic rings and become Kamen Rider Wizard in order to fight the Phantoms and save humanity from despair.

GAIM (2013)

The city of Zawame is apparently controlled by the huge Yggdrasill Corporation. The bored youth express themselves by forming dance crews and holding battles using creatures from another dimension called Inves that they summon through the mysterious "Lock Seeds". Kota Kazuraba, a former Team Gaim dancer becomes the Armored Rider Gaim to fight the Inves. However, Kota finds himself facing other Armored Riders in what becomes a Kamen Rider warring states period.

DRIVE (2014)

Shinnosuke Tomari is a former elite police officer who, after a traumatizing event, gets demoted into the Special Investigations Division, a group that looks into strange phenomena in the city that people call "Slowdown". When he is chosen by the "Drive Driver" AI system, Shinnosuke uses "Shift Cars" to transform into Kamen Rider Drive and is tasked with battling evil creatures called Roidmudes who wish to take over the world by eliminating humanity.

GHOST (2015)

Takeru Tenkuuji is a cheerful and carefree young man who’s father, Ryu, was a ghost hunter who died 10 years ago. While with his friends Akari and Onari, a Ganma ghost appears before them. Takeru dies in order to protect them, but is revived by a mysterious hermit. This gives him the ability to transform into Kamen Rider Ghost. He now must find 15 Eyecons within 99 days in order for his wish to be granted. He is now a ghost hunter like his father.

KAMEN RIDER 4 (2015)

Web miniseries that takes places after the events of the Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 movie. Shocker creates a time loop that resets whenever someone dies, but whenever the loop resets Shocker itself somehow grows stronger and stronger. Thus, it is up to the Kamen Riders Drive, Faiz, Mach and Zeronos to decide whether to keep on fighting a useless battle... Or end the loops for good by sacrificing one of their own. Introducing Shocker's Kamen Rider 4.

KAMEN RIDER 1 (2016)

​ Takeshi Hongo, the very first Kamen Rider has spent all of his life fighting Shocker around the world. 45 years since his transformation, he returns to Japan to recruit junior Kamen Riders Ghost and Specter, in order to help him protect a girl who seems to be crucial to Shocker's plans to resurrect Ambassador Hell. However, Hongo's cyborg body has become weaker with time. They must also contend with a new evil organization calling itself Nova Shocker. Will this be the final chapter in the story of Kamen Rider 1?

AMAZONS (2016)

First Kamen Rider web series aimed at an older audience. Haruka Mizusawa, a meek youth becomes infected with Amazon Cells created by the shady Nozama Pharmacy, this causes Haruka to transform into the feral berserker Amazon Omega. As he strives to assert his humanity while fighting similarly infected creatures called the Amazonz, he encounters Nozama Peston, a special forces team of Amazon hunters, and Jin Takayama, a mysterious man who can transform into Amazon Alpha.

Five years later Chihiro (Kamen Rider Amazon Neo) is a teenage loner who suffers from cannibalistic urges, and hunts down Amazons despite being raised by their kind. One day he meets Iyu, a girl who is able transforms into the powerful Crow Amazon. Chihiro is amazed by Iyu and is quickly attracted to her as she becomes the first person he wants to get close to. The story follows their developing relationship and their inevitable collision with those involved with Nozama in the past.

EX-AID (2016)

Hojo Emu, a young pediatric med student at Seito University Hospital who is also a genius gamer under the code name “M”, is given the ability to transform into Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to fight the Bugsters, video game viruses that are able to manifest themselves in the physical world by infecting people. However, he will also have to face the rivalry of many other doctors turned Riders with various video game inspired powers.

BUILD (2017)

In an alternate timeline, the “Pandora Box” was found on Mars. On Earth, it created walls that divided Japan into Touto (Eastern Capital), Hokuto (Northern Capital) and Seito (Western Capital) and brought along the Smash, unidentified lifeforms that attack people. The Touto government requests Sento Kiryu, a prodigy physicist, to help in deciphering the mystery behind the Pandora Box and the Smash. There is one mystery not even Sento can solve: his own past. The only memory he has left of more than 20 years is the existence of a sinister figure called, Knight Rogue. There is one man who holds the key to Sento’s memories. A prison escapee by the name of Ryuga Banjo, who adamantly denies committing the murder he is accused of. Misora Isurugi who works with Sento, has the ability to purify the harmful components the Smash are made of. Sento transforms into Kamen Rider Build in order to uncover the mystery surrounding the Pandora Box, the Smash and his amnesia.