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A wiki page for collecting miscellaneous Kamen Rider trivia, records, and noteworthy firsts.

Records[edit]

  • Series with the most deaths in it - Kamen Rider Ryuki, with all 13 deaths including Femme in the movie Episode Final and Verde in TV special.
  • Most in-universe Riders - Kamen Rider Hibiki with 19 (14 in the series, 5 in the movie).
  • Most alternative endings - Kamen Rider Ryuki with 4 (TV ending, 2 for the special, movie ending).
  • Rider designation with most users - Trooper-type Riders like Riotrooper (555), ZECTrooper (Kabuto), Mage (Wizard) and, Kurokage (Gaim). Kamen Rider Delta (555) is the one main universe Rider with 9 people having transformed into it. Followed by Kamen Rider IXA (Kiva), with 6 people having transformed into it (3 transformed in 1986 (prototype version), the other 3 in 2008 (stable version including the Rising Form). Kamen Rider TheBee (Kabuto) is the third, with transformation made by 3 people.
  • Series with most movies for it - Kamen Rider Den-O, with 8.
  • Series with the largest number of Riders appearing on it - Kamen Rider Decade, due to the cast traveling to different Rider universes and meeting a lot of resident Riders.
  • Series with most female Riders - Kamen Rider Decade. In total, 3 female characters transformed into a Rider form: Akira (Hibiki's World) transforms into Amaki, Miwa Haruka (Diend's World) transforms into L'arc, and Natsumi transforms into Kivaara.
  • Rider with the largest number of forms - Kamen Rider OOO. Due to the nature of his Rider suit, he could transform himself into up to 128 different forms. If one only counts for OOO's Combos/Random Combos that receive bigger focus, then the Riders from Gaim series have the record, due to the nature of the Lock Seeds reacting to their Drivers.
  • Longest Kamen Rider Series - Kamen Rider (98 episodes). For Heisei-era, Kamen Rider Wizard being the longest, lasted for 53 episodes with its two-part post-finale for Kamen Rider Gaim's introduction.
  • Shortest Kamen Rider Series - Kamen Rider Amazon (24 episodes). For Heisei-era, Kamen Rider Decade being the shortest, lasted for 31 episodes.
  • Oldest Kamen Rider Actor - Kataoka Tsurutaro - Kamen Rider Jun (December 21, 1954) was 60 years old when he transformed in Kamen Rider Drive Episode 44. Followed by Jinnai Takanori - Kamen Rider Sorcerer (August 12, 1958) who was 54 years old when he acted for the role in 2013.
  • Youngest Kamen Rider Actor - Mizoguchi Takuya - Kamen Rider Mini Den-O (from the Ore Tanjou! movie) whose character was only 11 years old.
  • Rider with most gadgets/equipments/weapons/gears - Kamen Riders Decade and DiEnd for their use of cards to either transform or summon the form of another Rider.
  • Rider with most vehicles - Kamen Rider Den-O having four different train locomotives for his DenLiner (Gouka, Isurugi, Rekkou and Ikazuchi) plus its bike, the DenBird, to a total of five vehicles.

Recurring Themes[edit]

  • Riders with most main Riders are technologically modified - All Shouwa-era Kamen Riders (Plus, the movie Riders)
  • Riders with dragon-themes - Kamen Rider Agito, Ryuki, Wizard.
  • Riders with insect-themes - All Shouwa-era Kamen Riders, Kuuga, Kabuto.
  • Riders with Western mythical themes - Kamen Rider Kuuga, Kiva, OOO, Wizard.
  • Riders with space-themes - Kamen Rider Super-1, Fourze.
  • Riders with a beetle-theme - Kamen Rider Stronger, Blade and Garren, Kabuto and Gatack.
  • Grasshoppers: Kamen Rider Ichigou and Nigou, Skyrider, Black, Black RX, the Alternatives (Ryuki) and, the Hoppers (Kabuto) are based on this insect. Kamen Rider OOO has legs with a grasshopper motive.
  • Kamen Riders using cards: The Riders in Kamen Rider Ryuki, Kamen Rider Blade, and Kamen Rider Decade all utilized cards to initiate transformations, summon weapons or use special techniques.
  • Multiform Kamen Riders: Kamen Rider Black RX, Kuuga, Agito, Kabuto, Den-O, Kiva, W, OOO, Wizard, and Gaim are all capable of taking on forms that are not upgrades per se, but rather specialized forms useful in certain situations. Most of the time, these Riders have a balanced form without really distinct advantages, a strong but slow form and a weak but fast form.
  • Riders directly gaining powers from their respective enemy races: All Shouwa-era Kamen Riders, ZO, J, Ryuki, 555, Blade, Kabuto, OOO and Birth, and Wizard and Beast.
  • Riders that can grow into a larger size: Kamen Rider J, Kamen Rider Core from Movie Taisen Core.
  • Riders accidentally getting their powers: Kamen Rider Kuuga, Ryuki, Faiz, Den-O, W, OOO, Fourze, Gaim, Ghost and Ex-Aid just stumble on their transformation devices without having any prior knowledge of the supernatural conflict going on or being forced to transform by other people (except Fourze, when Gentarou volunteer himself to become Kamen Rider Fourze instead of Kengo).
  • Members of an inhuman race gaining human emotions: Aikawa Hajime/Kamen Rider Chalice who is one of the Undead from Kamen Rider Blade and Ankh, a Greeed from Kamen Rider OOO both start out as ruthless and uncaring, but both end up realizing that living as a human feels far better than living as their own race. Chase from Kamen Rider Drive started out as a Roidmude who wanted to destroy humanity, but eventually chose to live alongside the humans and fight the Roidmudes, gaining human emotions along the way.
  • Riders who turn into their respective enemy races: In a fun twist, both of the series mentioned in the previous record also featured Riders who lost their humanity. Kenzaki Kazuma/Kamen Rider Blade was turned into an Undead, while Hino Eiji was turned into a Greeed. It could also be argued that the original Kamen Rider also uses this trope, since Shocker was planning on turning Hongou into a cyborg in the same way their monster army was.
  • Non-humans being Kamen Riders:
    • Inui Takumi and Kiba Yuuji (555) were Orphenochs, but regularly donned Rider suits.
    • Aikawa Hajime (Blade), is an Undead, who is able to transform into Kamen Rider Chalice.
    • Kamishiro Tsurugi/Kamen Rider Sasword is revealed to be a Worm in Kamen Rider Kabuto. Also, the character Tachikawa Daigo, who only appeared in one episode, is a Native Worm and is able to transform into Drake and Sasword.
    • In Kamen Rider Kiva, Wataru is a half Fangire, while Nobori Taiga and the Fangire King are full Fangires, donning the Saga and Dark Kiva suits respectively.
    • In Kamen Rider W, Philip is a part of an avatar in the Planetary Bookshelves.
    • Chase (Drive), who is a Roidmude, a "mechanical lifeform", is able to transform into Kamen Rider Chaser.
    • Alain (Ghost), is a Gamma, an "extradimensional creature", who transforms into Kamen Rider Necrom.
    • Parado (Ex-Aid), a Bugster, a "computer virus", can transform into Kamen Rider Paradox.
  • Rider Systems developed and produced by secret society, corporations or organizations: MPD/SAUL (Agito), Smart Brain (555), BOARD (Blade), Takeshi (Hibiki), ZECT (Kabuto), Wonderful Aozora Organization (Kiva), Kougami Foundation (OOO), OSTO (Fourze), Anti-Zodiarts Union (Fourze), Yggdrasill (Gaim) and GENM (Ex-Aid).
  • Rider's key people in Rider System's development: Ozawa Sumiko (Agito), Hanagata (555), Karasuma Kei (Blade), Takizawa Midori (Hibiki), Native Worms (Kabuto), Shroud (W), Doctor Maki Kiyoto (OOO), Utahoshi Rokuro (Fourze), Tachibana (Fourze), Sengoku Ryouma (Gaim), Krim Steinbelt (Drive) and Dan Kuroto (Ex-Aid).

Firsts[edit]

Kamen Rider Ichigou[edit]

  • First Kamen Rider.
  • First Rider to have a crossover movie with another Tokusatsu Production House.
  • First Rider to ride something besides a bike, namely a horse.
  • First Rider to use a weapon he took from an enemy.
  • First Rider to fight on giant size (in "Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider", which is non-canon).
  • First Rider whose belt and system was mass-produced afterwards (for Nigou and the Shocker Riders).

Kamen Rider Nigou[edit]

  • The Rider introducing Henshin movements and the usage of the transformation-announcement "Henshin!".

Kamen Rider V3[edit]

  • First Rider to inherit the attributes of the former Riders.
  • First Rider to not be remodeled by an evil organization, but by his predecessor using the technology of an organisation.

Riderman[edit]

  • First evil Rider who turned good (in the series).
  • First Rider who died (in the series).
  • First Rider who could vary parts of his body (right arm).

Kamen Rider X[edit]

  • First rider to have a main weapon.
  • First rider to be able to breathe and fight underwater.

Kamen Rider Amazon[edit]

  • First Rider without Insect-Theme (Amazon is based on a piranha).
  • First Rider to be a biological cyborg.
  • First Main Rider who didn't use the Rider Kick as the usual finisher.
  • First series with the shortest number of episodes.

Kamen Rider Stronger[edit]

  • First Rider to be able to transform to an upgraded version of his Rider form.
  • First series to feature a side-kick who is a Cyborg but not a Rider (Electro Wave Human Tackle).
  • First Rider series to feature a female Henshin-Hero (Electro Wave Human Tackle).

Kamen Rider Skyrider[edit]

  • First series that is considered as a reboot of the original Kamen Rider series.
  • First Rider who could truly fly.
  • First series to feature a person wearing full armour (yet neither a Cyborg, Kaijin, or Rider) to support the Rider (GanGan G).

Kamen Rider Super-1[edit]

  • First space-themed Rider series.
  • First Rider being remodeled to survive in space.
  • First Rider Machine created by American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson (V-Machine).

Kamen Rider ZX[edit]

  • First Rider who didn't have their own TV series, but just one special and a radio show.
  • First Rider to celebrate an anniversary of the Kamen Rider series.

Kamen Rider Black[edit]

  • First Rider without scarf.
  • First Series which has an evil organisation without foot-soldiers.
  • First Rider to become the main/only rider of the next season

Kamen Rider Black RX[edit]

  • First Rider to utilize a multiform system of specialized transformations.
  • First Rider to own a specialized car.
  • First Kamen Rider series to be adapted in the US.

Kamen Rider Shin[edit]

  • First Rider of the Heisei period.
    • Also, the first Rider movie released in Heisei period.
  • First Rider that can mutate himself to transform.
  • First Rider not to use a belt in any way.

Kamen Rider ZO[edit]

  • First Rider to teaming up with the future Rider. In this case, ZO is teaming up with J in Kamen Rider World movie.

Kamen Rider J[edit]

  • First Rider to achieve giant size. (Unless one counts the Kamen Rider VS Ultraman special)

Kamen Rider Kuuga[edit]

  • First series of the Heisei period.
  • First multiform Rider to have upgrades for his base forms.
  • First (and only) Rider to use motorcycle provided by Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, GAS.
  • First series to feature the police force plays a big role in fighting the enemy.
  • First series in which enemies murdered humans for ritual purposes.

Kamen Rider Agito[edit]

  • First series to use a dragon motive for one of the Kamen Riders. Agito is based on an eastern dragon.
  • First series that has a connection with the previous series.
  • First series that has a summer movie.
  • First series in the Heisei era to feature multiple Riders.
  • First Rider series in which the plot reveals that the original person transforming into the Main Rider was female (Sawaki Yukina), yet commited suicide afterwards and thus never received the title "Kamen Rider".
  • First Heisei Rider series in which a Rider (Another Agito) wears a scarf.
  • First series to credit Honda is the permanent company to supply motorcycles.

Kamen Rider Ryuki[edit]

  • First series not to have the Kamen Riders be clear cut allies of justice.
  • First series to have truly villainous Kamen Riders.
  • First series with Riders without the bug-eye visors.
  • First series where the Riders do not have their own specialized motor cycles for most of the series.
  • First Rider series to use bat, crab, snake, bull, rhino, tiger, swan, phoenix, and manta ray motifs for Kamen Riders.
  • First series to feature a female Kamen Rider (Femme).
  • First series that used device to activate and to announce attacks. The device is also in English language.
  • First series since Masked Rider adapted in the US entitled Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.

Kamen Rider 555[edit]

  • First series to feature a bike that can changed into mecha.
  • First series to feature fully technological-equipped Rider.
  • First series to feature Riders that are also Kaijin.
  • First Rider who can manipulate time and space (Faiz Accel).
  • First Hyper Battle DVD based on musical.
    • Also, the first HBD to include Rider's special weapon that didn't appeared in the series itself.

Kamen Rider Blade[edit]

  • First series to use a playing card motif.
  • First series to feature a completely inhuman rider, as the previous inhuman riders were once fully human. Hajime, on the other hand, is one of the immortal Undead, who are unrelated to the human race.
  • First series to have a high school student becoming a Kamen Rider. Kamijou Mutsuki (Kamen Rider Leangle) was shown going to high school before the Spider Undead fully took control of him.

Kamen Rider Hibiki[edit]

  • First series that does not use the bug-eye visor at all.
  • First series where all the Riders do not shout Henshin upon transforming.
  • First Heisei series in which the Riders do not use a variant of the traditional Rider Kick as finisher (but still in battle).
  • First series to have the main protagonist (Asumu) not to be a Rider himself.
  • First series with two opening theme songs.
  • First series not to feature Takaiwa Seiji as the main Rider suit's actor since Kuuga.

Kamen Rider Kabuto[edit]

  • First series being brocasted in HD format.
  • First series in which the summer movie has direct ties to the series, instead of being a full alternate universe.
  • First series to feature Tokyo Tower on the background.
  • First series that most of the sub-plot involves... cooking.
  • First Rider who can travel back in time.
  • First Rider who can remove or reattach the armour during the battle (the bike Kabuto Extender also applies to this system).
  • First (and only) secondary Rider to obtain the final form that is only appeared in Hyper Battle Video but not in this series.

Kamen Rider Den-O[edit]

  • First series to feature train as the motif of this series.
  • First series in which the summer movie takes place within the series itself.
  • First Heisei-era series to include episode titles instead of number of episodes.
  • First Rider who has a finite amount of transformations to spend. (Zeronos)
  • First Rider who possessed by a monster that can switch Rider's personality.
  • First Rider who has a form based from fruit (Den-O Sword Form - Peach).
  • First series to use time travel as a recurring plot element.

Kamen Rider Kiva[edit]

  • First vampire-themed Rider series.
  • First Rider whom their assistants are based on fictional mystic horror movies (Werewolf/Frankenstein/Swamp monster).
  • First series to feature two story arcs separated in different times (1986/2008).
  • First series to place two newly introduced riders in the Shouwa era (1986 version of Ixa & Dark Kiva).
  • First series to feature two words separated by music note symbol to form one episode, representing the current events happened in different times.
  • First series to feature a recap mostly involving the subjects of art, music, philosophy and Western culture.
  • First Adventure DVD with concept of choose-your-own-adventure.

Kamen Rider Decade[edit]

  • First Heisei-era anniversary series.
  • First series with a cliffhanger at the end of the series.
  • First series to feature a magenta-coloured Rider.
  • First series to ever team up with a Sentai team (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger).
  • First Rider who can travel to Alternate Rider Worlds.
  • First Rider who can transform into previous nine Heisei-era Riders.

Kamen Rider G[edit]

  • First ever rider to use a beverage to transform.
  • First unofficial Kamen Rider.

Kamen Rider W[edit]

  • First series to start in late summer, instead of winter.
  • First series set in a fictional city instead of Tokyo itself or an undefined one.
  • First series to feature a (secondary) Rider who can change into a bike form.
  • First series to have two people to transform into a single kamen rider.
  • First series to introduce crossover movies known as Movie Taisen.
  • First series to get V-Cinema treatment.
  • First (and only) series to own radio talking show inspired from this series (Wakana's Healing Princess).
  • First (and only) series to own mini-drama based on "What if?" concept.
  • First Rider series to be released on Blu-Ray.

Kamen Rider OOO[edit]

  • First series to feature dinosaur motif as the Rider's final form.
    • Also the first Rider to obtain a new final form after the original final form was destroyed in the episode finale.
  • First Rider to create a new variant of Rider Kick - the slide kick.
  • First Rider to use tail as the finisher.
  • First Rider who travels around the world to help poor people.
    • Also, the first Rider with his bigger dreams: to create a better place for all children around the world.
  • First (and only) Rider in the Neo-Heisei era who didn't have any battle quote.
  • First series to feature most of the Riders and allies (Ankh, Gotou, etc.) using a bike of the same kind as the Main Rider.
  • The only Rider who defeated the final villain in Super form (Movie Taisen Megamax).

Kamen Rider Fourze[edit]

  • First series to feature the first Kamen Rider-inspired school club.
  • First series to feature high-school life as the theme of the whole series.
  • First series to feature a secondary Rider is a Jeet Kune Do practitioner.
  • First Rider in the Heisei era to ally with Showa-era Rider in the Hyper Battle DVD release.
  • First Rider to use movie-exclusive form in this series.
  • First (and only) series to feature most of the villains are principal, teachers and students.
    • Also, the first (and only) series to feature an actor (Kousei Amano) who once played a Rider (Kamen Rider Garren) who now plays a villan (Libra Zodiarts).

Kamen Rider Wizard[edit]

  • First Rider to feature a main Rider wearing a trench-coat.
  • First Rider who uses magic to fight a monster.
  • First Rider who can summon all four Forms of his own for a limited time (Dragon Styles).
  • First secondary Rider coloured in gold.
    • Also, the first (and only) secondary Rider to share the same Final Form name with the Rider's Final Form in the previous series (Kabuto).

Kamen Rider Gaim[edit]

  • First fruit-themed Rider series.
  • First series since Den-O to break the two-parter episode-arc format.
  • First series to team-up with other tokusatsu heroes out of Rider or Sentai franchise (Kikaider).
  • First Neo-Heisei Rider who did not make his transformed debut in the previous series' summer movie, but in the final episodes of the previous season.
  • First Rider who can summon all weapons while donning a final form.
    • Also, first Rider who can use power of their successor to the previous season (Gaim Drive Arms in Movie Taisen Full Throttle).
  • First series to get not one, but two V-Cinemas treatment instead.
  • First series since Den-O not to receive any net movies to promote the film.

Kamen Rider Drive[edit]

  • First automobile-themed Rider series.
  • First policeman to become a main Rider.
  • First Kamen Rider since Black RX to drive a car instead of riding a motorcycle.
  • First Rider who can use the power of predecessor to the next series (Drive Type Fruits in Movie Taisen Full Throttle).
  • First Rider series' theme song performed by former Rider's actor (Matsuoka Mitsuru was previously Kamen Rider Eternal from W Summer Movie).
  • First Rider who did Sentai roll call pose from the previous Sentai series (Drive performs Carranger's roll call pose in episode 20).
  • First Neo-Heisei Rider who did not make his transformed debut neither in the previous series' summer movie, nor in the final episodes of the previous season.
  • First series to include special episodes available only with the purchase of Blu-Rays (Secret Missions).

Kamen Rider Ghost[edit]

  • First ghost-themed Rider series.
  • First Rider to feature a main (and secondary) Rider wearing a hoodie jacket.
  • First Neo-Heisei Rider who did make his transformed debut both in the previous series' summer movie and in the final episodes of the previous season.
  • First Kamen Rider to die (and be revived) in Episode 1 of the series.
  • First Rider to use forms based on both fictional and real-life historical figures.

Kamen Rider Amazons[edit]

  • First series exclusively aired on streaming channels (Amazon Prime).
  • First series made for adult viewers.
  • First series to receive a second season.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid[edit]

  • First Main Rider who is doctors (for the main 4).
  • First game-themed Rider series.
  • First Main Rider that can split into two, with two different personas.
  • First Main Rider that can combine with the armor that resemblance the Rider itself.

Kamen Rider Build[edit]

  • First bottle-themed Rider series.
  • First Main Rider that can split into two, with two different personas.
  • First Main Rider that can combine with the armor that resemblance the Rider itself.

Kamen Rider Zi-O[edit]

  • First time-travel-themed Rider series.
  • First Main Rider that can split into two, with two different personas.
  • First Main Rider that can combine with the armor the resemblance the Rider itself.

Kamen Rider Zero-One[edit]

  • First animal military-themed Rider series.
  • First Main Rider that can split into two, with two different personas.
  • First Main Rider that can combine with the armor the resemblance the Rider itself.

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