Ishinomori Shotaro

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Name can be romanized Shoutarou, but official material seems to drop the "u".

Real name: Onodera Shotaro 小野寺 章太郎.
Also known as Ishimori Shotaro 石森 章太郎 before 1986.

Birth Date: January 25, 1938 - January 28, 1998 (age 60)

Son: Actor and writer Onodera Joe

Hometown: Toyoma-gun, Miyagi Prefecture

A Japanese manga artist who became an influential figure in manga, anime, and tokusatsu, creating several immensely popular long-running series such as Cyborg 009 and Himitsu Sentai GoRanger, what would go on to become part of the Super Sentai series, and the Kamen Rider Series.

Shotaro Ishinomori was an original creator of all Kamen Rider Series, as well as Himitsu Sentai GoRanger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai.


For the Heisei Rider's 10th anniversary, various characters were named after Ishinomori. In Kamen Rider Decade, Kuuga's family name, Onodera, is Ishinomori's original family name. Later in 2009, Kamen Rider W's protagonist, Hidari Shoutarou (Shotaro), uses Ishinomori's given name.


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