Well.... it seems like there is lot of kamen rider now. I lost the track of the series. so i decided to make a special page for kamen rider history. Make it easy for my reference. Here goes... ^___^V
TV seriesSHOWA ERA
- 1971 - Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー Kamen Raidā )
- Kamen Rider was the very first show in the franchise,
airing from 1971 to 1973, the series set up many themes that are still
used today. The series followed the battles of the first two Kamen
Riders against Shocker and later Gelshocker. The series ran for 98
episodes, making it the longest series to date.
-> A college student Takeshi Hongo with his quest to defeat the world-conquering Shocker organization.
- Kamen Rider V3 (仮面ライダーV3 Kamen Raidā Buisurī )
- Airing from 1973 to 1974, the series ran for 52 episodes and followed Shiro Kazami on his quest to gain revenge against the group that murdered his family. Later on, Riderman, the fourth Kamen Rider is introduced as the first long term anti-hero Kamen Rider. The original Kamen Riders also make various appearances over the course of the series to help Kazami.
- Kamen Rider X (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu )
- The series aired in 1974 and ran for 35 episodes. Keisuke Jin and his father Kentaro Jin are attack by the Government Of Darkness (GOD), Keisuke and Kentaro are both mortally wounded in the attack, but before he dies, Kentaro transforms his son into Kamen Rider X. Many of the monsters Kamen Rider X faced were based on Greek mythology and later on various animals and historic figures.
- Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā Amazon )
- Kamen Rider Amazon aired from 1974 to 1975, airing just 24 episodes, it is the shortest Kamen Rider series to date. Daisuke Yamamoto, an orphan lost in the Amazon has grown up with an Amazon tribe and lead a peaceful life until his tribe was attacked by Gorgos. Before dying, his tribe elder turned Daisuke into Kamen Rider Amazon. This was the first Kamen Rider not to use a belt to transform and the first series not to have any previous Kamen Riders appear, although Amazon meets his seniors in the next series.
- Kamen Rider Stronger (仮面ライダーストロンガー Kamen Raidā Sutorongā )
- Airing in 1975, this was intended to be the final Kamen Rider series and aired 39 episodes. Shigeru Jou joins Black Satan after the murder of his best friend and mentor. Knowing the organization to be the culprits, he allows himself to undergo an operation that changes him into Kamen Rider Stronger. Later on, Black Satan is defeated and a new group known as Delza becomes the series enemy. Stronger is later joined by Electro Wave Human Tackle, a female warrior who later sacrifices herself to save Stronger from a powerful opponent. This was also the first series to have a temporary power up for the main character.
1979 - Kamen Rider (Skyrider) (仮面ライダー（スカイライダー） Kamen Raidā (Sukairaidā) )
- Airing 54 episodes from 1979 to 1980, Kamen Rider was a revival of the franchise after four years off of broadcast. Intended to be a remake of the original series, the idea was slowly phased out as references to the past were made and senior Kamen Riders made guest appearances. Hiroshi Tsukaba is kidnapped and transformed into Kamen Rider as a means to help Doctor Shiro escape Neoshocker. During the course of the series, former Kamen Riders appear and Kamen Rider is dubbed Skyrider by Kamen Rider Stronger to differentiate him from the original Kamen Riders.
1980 - Kamen Rider Super-1 (仮面ライダースーパー１ Kamen Raidā Sūpā Wan )
- Airing from 1980 to 1981, the series ran for 48 episodes. Wanting to become an astronaut, Kazuya Oki undergoes an operation that allows him to survive in space. The area were he is operated in is attacked by the Dogma Empire and Kamen Rider Super-1's peers are all killed. Super-1 has special gloves that allow for different attack types.
1984 - Kamen Rider ZX SP : Birth of the 0th Kamen Riders All Together
1987 - Kamen Rider Black (仮面ライダーBLACK Kamen Raidā Burakku )
- Airing from 1987 to 1988, the series ran for 51 episodes. After being kidnapped by the cult Gorgom on the night of their 19th birthday, stepbrothers Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki are submitted to a mutant surgery with the purpose of becoming the candidates to be the next Creation King. Kotaro escapes before the brainwashing, with help from his foster father, and turned against Gorgom. He soon finds out the horrific truth from his stepfather: Gorgom originally killed his true parents. Later on, Kamen Rider Black must battle with his brother, who has become the trump card of Gorgom, Shadow Moon.
- Airing from 1988 to 1989 for 47 episodes, Kamen Rider Black RX
is the ninth and final show in the Shōwa era of shows. Years after the
defeat of Gorgom, Minami Kotaro is kidnapped by the Crisis Empire.
After refusing to join them, he is thrust out into space where he
undergoes the change to become Kamen Rider Black RX. This series marked
the end of the Shōwa era of shows.
-> RX's finale showed the ten previous Riders return to help Black RX defeat the Crisis Empire. Kamen Rider Black RX was the final show to be produced during the Shōwa era, its broadcast spanning from the Shōwa era and into the beginning of the Heisei era
1992 - Shin
1993 - ZO
1994 - J
1999 - Kamen Rider Kuuga
2001 - Kamen Rider Agito
2002 - kamen Rider Ryuuki
2005 - Kamen Rider the First
- Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ, Kamen Raidā Kūga )
- Airing from 2000 to 2001 for 49 episodes, this was the first Kamen Rider series in 11 years and the start of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series of shows. Yuusuke Godai finds an ancient artifact that allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Kuuga to battle the Grongi forces, while deciphering the relationship between Kuuga and the Grongi.
- Kamen Rider Agito (仮面ライダーアギト, Kamen Raidā Agito , Masked Rider ΑGITΩ)
- Kamen Rider Agito ran from 2001 to 2002 for 51 episodes. This was the first series to feature more than one Kamen Rider as the main character at the same time. Shouichi Tsugami has lost his memories, he lives with a foster family and fights against the Unknown as Kamen Rider Agito. Looking for the origin of his power and his lost memories, this series follows Kamen Rider Agito, G3, and Gills who deal with the Unknown and learn the true nature behind Agito.
- Kamen Rider Ryuki (仮面ライダー龍騎, Kamen Raidā Ryūki )
- Airing from 2002 to 2003, Kamen Rider Ryuki ran for 50 episodes and drastically changed the mold of Kamen Rider. Shinji Kido, a reporter, forms a bond with a creature known as a "Contract Beast". Becoming Kamen Rider Ryuki, Shinji joins the war of the 13 Kamen Riders. All fighting for various reasons, the winner of the war will be granted a single wish. Due to low ratings, the series was on the verge of cancellation for a time. This was the last series to have any form of continuity with a previous series, albeit in a Hyper Battle Video.
- Kamen Rider 555 (仮面ライダー555（ファイズ）, Kamen Raidā Faizu , Masked Rider Φ's)
- Airing from 2003 to 2004, Kamen Rider 555 aired for 50 episodes. A group of evolved humans known as Orphnoch are starting to take control of the world. It is unknown how much of the human population is not an Orphnoch. The Orphnoch are protected by a company called Smart Brain, the creators of the three Rider Gears. A young loner, Takumi Inui, is unwillingly drawn into the conflict between the Orphnoch and humans and becomes Kamen Rider Faiz to save the life of Mari Sonada. Among the Orphnoch are renegades who wish to fight to protect humans rather than kill them. The series follows Takumi, a group of renegade Orphnoch, and two other Kamen Riders who are both enemies upon their entrance to the series.
- Kamen Rider Blade (仮面ライダー剣（ブレイド）, Kamen Raidā Bureido , Masked Rider ♠)
- Airing from 2004 to 2005 for 49 episodes, Kamen Rider Blade returned to the card motif introduced in Ryuki. Kazuma Kenzaki has just recently become the user for the Kamen Rider Blade system. Months after becoming a Kamen Rider, the BOARD agency that he is a part of is attacked and nearly wiped out. Trying to discover the reason behind the attack, Kenzaki unwittingly becomes part of the Battle Royale. Joined by three other Kamen Riders, Kenzaki ultimately has to make the toughest decision in his life and make a choice between his friends' happiness and the safety of the human race.
- Kamen Rider Hibiki (仮面ライダー響鬼（ヒビキ）, Kamen Raidā Hibiki )
- Airing from 2005 to 2006, Kamen Rider Hibiki ran for 48 episodes. Kamen Rider Hibiki's main focus is the story of the teacher and apprentice-like relationship of Asumu Adachi and the title character. Asumu Adachi is a young boy who is unsure of his own skill and worth, and at a crossroads in his life as he transitions to high school. As the series progresses, he learns what it is to be a man, more confident in his own power. The secondary focus of the series is the age old battle of the Kamen Riders (referred to as Oni in this program) and the Makamo, demons that can only be defeated using "pure sound". The series follows the training and changes of the four main Oni: Hibiki, Ibuki, Todoroki and Zanki. The series was plagued by controversy off camera, starting with the firing of the principal writers and directors, later leading to drastically altered stories.
- Kamen Rider Kabuto (仮面ライダーカブト, Kamen Raidā Kabuto )
- Airing from 2006 to 2007 for 49 episodes, Kamen Rider Kabuto was seen as a "return to the basics" after years of new styles and themed gimmicks. Kamen Rider Kabuto revolves around the story of a man named Souji Tendou. He has trained his entire life while waiting for the Kabuto Zecter so that he may properly take up the name of Kamen Rider Kabuto. Making many enemies while at the same time meeting other Riders with mysterious origins, Tendou attempts to accomplish his goal at all costs; Protecting a girl named Hiyori by destroying all other Worms that would make life difficult for her. Making a friend in Arata Kagami, who later becomes Kamen Rider Gatack, the two work together and protect Hiyori along with humanity from the alien Worms that arrived from a meteorite seven years ago.
- Kamen Rider Den-O (仮面ライダー電王, Kamen Raidā Den'ō )
- Airing from 2007 to 2008 for 49 episodes, Kamen Rider Den-O follows the story of Ryotaro Nogami, a young man with incredibly bad luck who is discovered to be a Singularity Point, a human who can exist separate from time itself. When he is possessed by a future life-form called an Imagin, he reluctantly becomes Den-O to fight the malignant Imagin that are traveling back in time to 2007 to grant the wishes of weak-hearted humans so they can travel back further and alter the course of history in their favor. He also tries to protect his sister Airi from the past that she cannot remember. He boards the time-traveling train called the DenLiner and meets the brash and tomboyish Hana, the eccentric Owner, the waitress Naomi, and his own team of Imagin: Momotaros, Urataros, Kintaros, and Ryutaros. Soon enough, a man named Yuto Sakurai appears and is another Kamen Rider who fights to protect time with the aid of his Imagin Deneb and the ZeroLiner.
- Kamen Rider Kiva (仮面ライダーキバ, Kamen Raidā Kiba )
- Airing from 2008 to 2009 for 48 episodes, Kamen Rider Kiva revolves around two characters and two storylines: Wataru Kurenai who becomes Kamen Rider Kiva to battle the stained glass energy vampires known as Fangires in the year 2008, and his father Otoya Kurenai whose interactions with the Fangires and Fangire Hunters in the year 1986 directly affects the life of his son.
- Kamen Rider Decade (仮面ライダーディケイド, Kamen Raidā Dikeido , Masked Rider DCD)
- Decade premiered following the finale of Kiva in 2009 and was billed as the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Rider Series. In Decade, with no memory of his past, Tsukasa Kadoya must protect his dimension from being destroyed by the dimensions of the previous nine Kamen Riders by traveling to them to solve a problem and befriend the Kamen Rider. This in turn restores Decade's ability to transform into that Kamen Rider. Decade only aired for 31 episodes, the shortest amongst the year-long productions of previous series. It also has two movies, the second serving as an epilogue. Decade also featured a crossover with Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
- Kamen Rider Double (仮面ライダーＷ（ダブル）, Kamen Raidā Daburu )
- Double premiered in late 2009 following the finale of Decade and is the first series to feature two people, Shotaro Hidari and Philip, who transform to a single-body Rider. The two work together as "half-boiled" detectives in the ecologically-minded city of Futo to solve crimes perpetrated by humans who use special USB flash drives to transform into superpowered monsters called Dopants.
- Kamen Rider OOO (仮面ライダーＯＯＯ（オーズ）, Kamen Raidā Ōzu )
- OOO, pronounced similar to O's (more than one letter O), premieres in late 2010. Eiji Hino is unwillingly drafted by a being known as Ankh to be his representative in the fight between the Greed, monsters seeking to obtain all of the Medals to become the destined Multi King. To get the Medals, Greed use the desires of humans to turn them into monsters known as Yummy; Ankh has lost most of his Medals, and gives Eiji a belt and three Medals he has left, allowing Eiji to become Kamen Rider Ooz.
- Shōwa era
- 1976: All Together! Seven Kamen Riders
- 1979: Immortal Kamen Rider Special
- 1984: Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!
- 1987: This Is Kamen Rider Black
- 1988: Kamen Rider Ichigou through RX: Big Gathering
- Heisei era
- 1993: Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider (Co-production with Tsuburaya Productions)
- 2000: Kamen Rider Kuuga: New Year's Special
- 2001: Kamen Rider Agito Special: Another New Henshin
- 2002: Kamen Rider Ryuki Special: 13 Riders
- 2004: Kamen Rider Blade: New Generation
- 2006: 35th Masked Rider Anniversary File
- 2009: Kamen Rider G
- Shōwa era
- 1971: Go Go Kamen Rider
- 1972: Kamen Rider Vs. Shocker
- 1972: Kamen Rider Vs. Hell Ambassador
- 1973: Kamen Rider V3
- 1973: Kamen Rider V3 vs. the Destron Monsters
- 1974: Kamen Rider X
- 1974: Kamen Rider X: Five Riders Vs. King Dark
- 1975: Kamen Rider Amazon
- 1975: Kamen Rider Stronger
- 1980: Kamen Rider: Eight Riders vs. Galaxy King
- 1981: Kamen Rider Super-1
- 1988: Kamen Rider Black: Hurry to Onigashima
- 1988: Kamen Rider Black: Fear! Evil Monster Mansion
- 1989: Kamen Rider: Stay in the World - 3-D theme park special
- Heisei era
- 1993: Kamen Rider ZO (1)
- 1994: Kamen Rider J (1)
- 1994: Kamen Rider World - 3-D theme park special
- 2001: Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4
- 2002: Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final
- 2003: Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost
- 2004: Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace
- 2005: Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki
- 2005: Kamen Rider The First
- 2006: Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love
- 2007: Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!
- 2007: Kamen Rider The Next
- 2008: Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka
- 2008: Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World
- 2008: Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown
- 2009: Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship
- 2009: Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
- 2009: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Double & Decade: Movie Wars 2010
- Kamen Rider Decade: The Last Story
- Kamen Rider Double: Begins Night
- Movie War 2010
- 2010: Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy
- Episode Red: Zero no Star Twinkle
- Episode Blue: The Dispatched Imagin is Newtral
- Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates
- 2010: Kamen Rider Double Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate
V-Cinema releasesV-Cinema releases began appearing during the Heisei era of the franchise. Previously depicting independent Riders and storylines, current releases have been shorts that serve as a series recap relating to Rider abilities and the rider showing off a exclusive power within the special. Since 2002's Ryuki release, they have come to be commonly known by fans as "Hyper Battle Videos".
- Heisei era
- 2000: Kamen Rider Kuuga: vs. the Strong Monster Go-Jiino-Da
- 2001: Kamen Rider Agito: Three rider TV-kun Special
- 2002: Kamen Rider Ryuki Hyper Battle: Kamen Rider Ryuki vs. Kamen Rider Agito
- 2003: Kamen Rider 555: The Musical
- 2004: Kamen Rider Blade: Blade vs Blade
- 2005: Kamen Rider Hibiki: Asumu Henshin: You can be an Oni too
- 2006: Kamen Rider Kabuto: Birth! Gatack Hyper Form!
- 2007: Kamen Rider Den-O: Singing, Dancing, Great Time!!
- 2008: Kamen Rider Kiva: You Can Also be Kiva
- 2009: Kamen Rider Decade: Protect!
- 2010: Kamen Rider Double: Donburi's α/Farewell Recipe of Love
Adaptations outside Japan
United StatesIn 1995, Saban produced the first American Masked Rider series after his success adapting Super Sentai into Power Rangers and the Metal Hero Series (VR Troopers & Beetleborgs). In 2009, a new series is being broadcast and produced by brothers Michael and Steve Wang.
- Saban's Masked Rider
- Airing from 1995 to 1996, Masked Rider was originally presented as a spin-off of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Dex, prince of the planet Edenoi, is granted the ancient Masked Rider powers from his grandfather to protect them from the evil Count Dregon who wants to use them to take over the universe. Dex finds his way to Earth where he lives with the Stewart family, while protecting the planet from Dregon's attacks. The footage in this series came from Kamen Rider Black RX, as well as the movies Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J.
- Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight
- Airing in 2009, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight features 12 warriors known as Kamen Riders who protect the parallel world of Ventara from the evil General Xaviax by using their Advent Decks. Xaviax begins seeking out corrupt humans on the Earth to give them the Advent Decks of Kamen Riders he has defeated in battle to act as his subordinates. Kit Taylor, who finds the Advent Deck to allow him to become Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, teams up with Len, who can transform into Kamen Rider Wing Knight, to defeat General Xaviax and save Kit's father who was captured by Xaviax and is held in Ventara. The footage in Dragon Knight comes from Kamen Rider Ryuki. While the series was cancelled before it finished its run, it later won the first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination at the 37th Daytime Emmy Awards. The series was also exported back to Japan where it is shown on Toei's pay-per-view channel and later shown on TV Asahi.
1984 Kamen Rider ZX (movie, raw).
1988 Kamen Rider Movie Collection 1 (12 movies, 2 discs, subs).
-1971 Go Go Kamen Rider!
-1972 Kamen Rider vs. Shocker
-1972 Kamen Rider vs. Hell Ambassador
-1973 Kamen Rider V3
-1973 Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Demons
-1974 Kamen Rider X
-1974 Kamen Rider X: Five Riders vs. King Dark
-1975 Kamen Rider Amazon
-1975 Kamen Rider Stronger
-1976 Kamen Rider: All Back Again!, 7 Riders
-1981 Kamen Rider Super-1
-1984 Kamen Rider: 8 Riders vs. Galaxy King
-1984 Kamen Rider #10's Birth!, 10 Riders Come Together
1988 Kamen Rider Movie Collection 2 (2 movies, 1 disc, subs).
-1988 Kamen Rider Black
-1988 Kamen Rider Black: Panic!, Evil Monster Mansion
1992 Shin Kamen Rider (1 disc, subs).
1993 Kamen Rider ZO (1 disc, subs).
1994 Kamen Rider J (1 disc, subs).
2001 Kamen Rider Agito Special: Another New Transformation! (1 disc, subs).
2001 Kamen Rider Agito Movie: G4 Project (1 disc, subs).
2002 Kamen Rider Ryuki Special: 13 Riders (1 disc, subs).
2002 Kamen Rider Ryuki Movie: Episode Final (1 disc, subs).
2003 Kamen Rider Faiz Movie: Paradise Lost (1 disc, subs).
2004 Kamen Rider Blade Movie: Missing Ace (1 disc, subs).
2005 Kamen Rider Hibiki Movie: The 7 War Demons Director's Cut (1 data disc, subbed).
2006 Kamen Rider Kabuto Movie: God Speed Love (1 disc, subs).
2007 Kamen Rider Den-O Movie: Ore Tanjou! (1 data disc, subs).
2005 Kamen Rider The First (1 disc, subs).
2007 Kamen Rider The Next: Extended Edition (1 data disc, subs).
2008 Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka (1 data disc, subs).
2008 Kamen Rider Kiva Movie: King of Hell's Castle (1 data disc, subs).
2008 Kamen Rider Den-O Movie: Saraba (1 mix data disc, subs).
►New Kamen Rider (1979~1980)
● Skyrider <-- yang ni pun sama dlm movie..7 kamen rider bergabung melawan org jahat...
►Number Ten's Birth! Kamen Riders Back Together
Again!! (1984) <--- tak silap movie ni lah yg aku tgk tue heheh
● Kamen Rider ZX
Kamen Rider (4/3/1971~2/10/1973) 98 episode + 3 movies
● Kamen Rider V3 (2/17/1973~2/9/1974) 52 episodes + 2 movies
● Kamen Rider X (2/16/1974~10/12/1974) 35 episodes + 2 movies
● Kamen Rider Amazon (10/19/1974~3/29/1975) 24 episodes + 1 movie
● Kamen Rider Stronger (4/5/1975~12/27/1975) 39 episodes + 1 movie + 1 TV special
● New Kamen Rider (10/5/1979~10/10/1980) 54 episodes + 1 movie
● Kamen Rider Super-1 (10/17/1980~10/3/1981) 48 episodes + 1 movie
● Kamen Rider BLACK (10/4/1987~10/9/1988) 51 episodes + 2 movies + 2 TV specials
● Kamen Rider BLACK RX (10/23/1988~9/24/1989) 47 episodes + 1 movie
● Kamen Rider Kuuga (1/30/2000~1/21/2001) 49 episodes + 1 movie + 1 TV special + 1 video special
● Kamen Rider Agito (1/28/2001~1/27/2002) 51 episodes + 1 movie + 1 TV special + 1 video special
● Kamen Rider Ryuki (2/3/2002~1/19/2003) 50 episodes + 1 movie + 1 TV special + 1 video special
● Kamen Rider Faiz (1/26/2003~1/18/2004) 50 episodes + 1 movie + 1 video special
● Kamen Rider Blade (1/25/2004~1/23/2005) 49 episodes + 1 movie + 1 video special
● Kamen Rider Hibiki (1/30/2005~1/22/2006) 48 episodes + 1 movie + 1 video special