Kamen Rider Kuuga

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Kamen Rider Kuuga
仮面ライダークウガ
Genre Kamen Rider
Creator Ishinomori Shoutarou
Writer Arakawa Naruhisa, others
Director Ishida Hidenori, others
Starring Odagiri Joe
Katsuyama Shingo
Murata Kazumi
Ootsuka Yoshitaka
Mizushima Kaori
Narrator Tachiki Fumihiko
Opening theme Kamen Rider Kuuga!
by: Tanaka Masayuki
Ending theme Aozora ni Naru
by: Hashimoto Jin
Composer(s) Sahashi Toshihiko
No. of episodes 49
Production
Producer(s) Shimizu Yuumi (TV Asahi)
Suzuki Takeyuki
Takadera Shigenori (Toei)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) TV Asahi
Toei Company
ADK
Broadcast
Original channel TV Asahi
Time 8:00 am Sun
Original run January 30, 2000 (2000-01-30) – January 21, 2001 (2001-01-21)
Chronology
Followed by Kamen Rider Agito
1st Heisei Rider Series
Kamen Rider Kuuga Characters Chronology Trivia
Attacks and Mecha Guests

Grongi

Discography Media
< Kamen Rider J Kamen Rider Agito >
KAMENRIDE-KUUGA-BACK.jpg

仮面ライダークウガ Masked Rider Kuuga

January 30, 2000 - January 21, 2001 (49 episodes)

Catchphrase: "A New Hero. A New Legend."

Series Synopsis[edit]

An ancient race, the Grongi, have revived in the modern day. Godai Yuusuke is a young man who discovers the power of Kuuga that dwells within an ancient belt. He is the only one who can fight against the monstrous threat of the Grongi.

Characters[edit]

The Linto (リント)

Godai Family and Friends[edit]

Godai Yuusuke 五代雄介 / Kamen Rider Kuuga 仮面ライダークウガ
Actor: Odagiri Joe
An adventurer who possesses 2000 skills.
Godai Minori 五代 みのり
Actress: Aoi Wakana
Godai Yuusuke's younger sister who works at the Wakaba Nursery.
Sawatari Sakurako 沢渡桜子
Actress: Murata Kazumi
A good friend of Godai Yuusuke. She deciphers the ancient text to learn about Kuuga.
Jean ジャン・ミッシェル・ソレル
Actor: セルジュ・ヴァシロフ
A university student who shares the office with Sakurako. He is responsible for researching the fragments of Gouram.
Oyassan (Boss) おやっさん
Actor: Kitarou
Owner of the Pore-Pore Tea Cafe. His real name is Kazari Tamasaburou (飾 玉三郎).
Asahina Nana 朝比奈奈々
Actress: Mizuhara Shio
Kazari Tamasaburou's niece who helps out in the Pore-Pore Tea Cafe.

Police[edit]

Ichijou Kaoru 一条 薫
Actor: Katsuyama Shingo
Godai's main ally in fighting the Grongi. He was a detective in the Nagano Police Department before being transferred to the Police Headquarters in Tokyo.
Enokida Hikari 榎田ひかり
Actress: Mizushima Kaori
A scientist who works to aid the police department. She's also the mother of a young son.
Sugita Morimichi 杉田守道
Actor: Matsuyama Takashi
A cop who works alongside Ichijou.
Sasayama Nozomi 笹山望見
Actress: Tanaka Eri MegaYellow, Female Police Officer in Kuuga
She is responsible for reporting urgent messages via the radio.
Matsukura Sadao 松倉 貞雄
Actor: Ishiyama Yuudai
The Police Chief of the Police Headquarters in Tokyo.
Sakurai Tsuyoshi 桜井 剛
Actor: Yoneyama Nobuyuki
A field cop.
Kashiwabara Hitoshi 柏原仁、警察官
Actor: Kikuchi Takashi
Ebisawa Tatsuhiko 海老沢達彦
Actor: Mori Fujio
A middle aged cop who works in Nagano.
Kameyama Tsurumaru 亀山鶴丸
Actor: 西手勝秋
Works in Nagano with Ebisawa. Ichijou's underling before Ichijou is transferred to the Police Headquarters in Tokyo.

Police Related Agencies[edit]

Tsubaki Shuuichi 椿秀一
Actor: Ootsuka Yoshitaka
Ichijou's old friend who works as a doctor in Kantou University Hospital.

Others[edit]

Natsume Mika 夏目 実加
Actress: Takeshima Yuka
Professor Natsume's daughter. She had a fragment of Gouram which her father sent to her before his death. She was disappointed at the police for being unable to find her father's killer.
Kanzaki Shouji 神崎 昭二
Actor: Inoue Takashi
Godai Yuusuke's elementary school teacher.
Chouno Junichi 蝶野 潤一
Actor: 内田大介
A mysterious man who tried to abandon his humanity.
Enokida Atsuko 榎田篤子
Actress: Naka Machiko
Enokida Hikari's mother.
Enokida Sayuru 榎田冴
Actor: Niibo Kentaro 新穂健太郎
Enokida Hikari's only child.
Motoshiro Keiko 元城恵子
Actress: Okada Rie
Godai Minori's colleague at the Wakaba Nursery.
Yashiro Hiroyuki 社広之 - Kamata Yuutarou
Terashima Shuto 寺島周斗 - 高木智晃
Suyama Kanako 須山可奈子 - Mino Yukako

Voice Work[edit]

Grongi[edit]

グロンギ

Also known as the Unidentified Lifeforms in modern day.

List of Grongi in Kuuga

Links to pages explaining the Grongi language

Terms[edit]

Ruins of Mountain Kurogatake - The mountain in Nagano where the Unidentified Lifeforms were revived.

Locations[edit]

  • Bunkyou District - Pore-Pore Tea Cafe
  • Chiba - Police Science Research Institute
  • Jounan College - Archeology Research Lab
  • Toshima District - Wakaba Nursery

Chronology[edit]

Episode Title 日本語 Air date Writer Director Viewership
Episode 01 Revival 復活 January 30, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Ishida Hidenori 8.9%
Episode 02 Henshin 変身 February 6, 2000 9.2%
Episode 03 Tokyo 東京 February 13, 2000 Watanabe Katsuya 10.8%
Episode 04 Sprint 疾走 February 20, 2000 9.2%
Episode 05 Distance 距離 February 27, 2000 Nagaishi Takao 10.3%
Episode 06 Blue Dragon 青龍 March 5, 2000 8.6%
Episode 07 Grief 傷心 March 12, 2000 Ishida Hidenori 9.7%
Episode 08 Archer 射手 March 19, 2000 9.2%
Episode 09 Siblings 兄妹 March 26, 2000 Watanabe Katsuya 9.1%
Episode 10 Violence 熾烈 April 2, 2000 8.4%
Episode 11 A Promise 約束 April 9, 2000 Nagaishi Takao 8.6%
Episode 12 Indebted Teacher 恩師 April 16, 2000 8.5%
Episode 13 Doubt 不審 April 23, 2000 Inoue Toshiki Ishida Hidenori 9.3%
Episode 14 Omen 前兆 April 30, 2000 9.5%
Episode 15 Armored 装甲 May 7, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Watanabe Katsuya 9.5%
Episode 16 Faith 信条 May 14, 2000 10.8%
Episode 17 Battle Preparations 臨戦 May 21, 2000 Suzumura Nobuhiro 8.5%
Episode 18 Loss 喪失 May 28, 2000 Inoue Toshiki Nagaishi Takao 10.4%
Episode 19 Spirit Stone 霊石 June 4, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Ishida Hidenori 11.0%
Episode 20 Smile 笑顔 June 11, 2000 8.1%
Episode 21 Secret Maneuvers 暗躍 June 25, 2000 Watanabe Katsuya 10.0%
Episode 22 Game 遊戯 July 2, 2000 10.9%
Episode 23 Unease 不安 July 9, 2000 Inoue Toshiki Nagaishi Takao 7.2%
Episode 24 Augmentation 強化 July 16, 2000 10.7%
Episode 25 彷徨 July 23, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Ishida Hidenori 8.9%
Episode 26 自分 July 30, 2000 10.1%
Episode 27 波紋 August 6, 2000 Inoue Toshiki Watanabe Katsuya 8.5%
Episode 28 解明 August 13, 2000 8.1%
Episode 29 岐路 August 20, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Nagaishi Takao 7.6%
Episode 30 運命 August 27, 2000 9.1%
Episode 31 応戦 September 3, 2000 Suzumura Nobuhiro 9.7%
Episode 32 障害 September 10, 2000 Inoue Toshiki Kaneda Osamu 11.1%
Episode 33 連携 September 17, 2000 9.6%
Episode 34 戦慄 October 1, 2000 Arakawa Naruhisa Ishida Hidenori 10.2%
Episode 35 愛憎 October 8, 2000 9.3%
Episode 36 錯綜 October 15, 2000 Watanabe Katsuya 10.4%
Episode 37 接近 October 22, 2000 11.7%
Episode 38 変転 October 29, 2000 Nagaishi Takao 11.2%
Episode 39 強魔 November 12, 2000 11.3%
Episode 40 衝動 November 19, 2000 Ishida Hidenori 10.4%
Episode 41 抑制 November 26, 2000 10.2%
Episode 42 戦場 December 3, 2000 Kaneda Osamu 10.9%
Episode 43 現実 December 10, 2000 11.0%
Episode 44 危機 December 17, 2000 Watanabe Katsuya 11.4%
Episode 45 強敵 December 24, 2000 10.9%
Episode 46 不屈 December 31, 2000 8.1%
Episode 46.5 初夢 January 2, 2001 Takenaka Kiyoshi Kofuji Kouichi 5.1%
Episode 47 決意 January 7, 2001 Arakawa Naruhisa Ishida Hidenori 8.4%
Episode 48 空我 January 14, 2001 10.5%
Episode 49 雄介 January 21, 2001 11.8%

Average Viewership: 9.7% (SP excluded) Highest: 11.85% (#49) Lowest: 7.2% (#23) [1]

Other Releases[edit]

Kamen Rider Kuuga Himitsu Video

仮面ライダークウガ超ひみつビデオ「仮面ライダークウガVS剛力怪人ゴ・ジイノ・ダ」

EPISODE 50 乙彼
Special Version 特別篇

Episode 1-2 Director's Cut

超古代語対訳版

Trivia[edit]

  • Kuuga is the only series featuring a single Rider in the Heisei era.

Staff[edit]

Staff
Original Creator: Ishinomori Shoutarou (石ノ森章太郎)
Supervisor: Onodera Akira (小野寺 章)
Writer:
Director:
Producer:
Music: Sahashi Toshihiko (佐橋 俊彦)
Action Director:
Tokusatsu Director: Butsuda Hiroshi (佛田 洋)
Production:
  • TV-Asahi (テレビ朝日)
  • Toei (東映)
  • ADK

External Links[edit]

T-N Release List[edit]

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