Kamen Rider Kabuto 01

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Episode 01
The Strongest Man
Kamen Rider Kabuto episode
Writer Yonemura Shouji
Director Ishida Hidenori
Action Director Miyazaki Takeshi
Original air date January 29, 2006 (2006-01-29)
Viewership 10.9%
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Aired with MagiRanger Stage 47

Important things that happened

  • Hiyori narrates the prologue in which a meteorite crashed into Shibuya seven years ago. She implies that her family was killed in the incident.
  • ZECT initiates the activation of the Masked Rider System to anticipate the threat against the Worms.
  • Tendou mysteriously has a Rider Belt. He physically trained in advance because he knew he would use the belt someday.
  • The Kabuto Zecter chooses Tendou over Kagami. Tendou transforms into Kabuto.

TV Asahi site


  • Grandmother said this... "Walking the Path of Heaven, the Man who will Rule Everything... My name is Tendou Souji."
おばあちゃんはこう言ってた。天の道を行き、総てを司る男… 俺の名は天道総司。
  • Grandmother was right. "If I wish it, fate will always be on my side."
やっぱりおばあちゃんの言うとおりだ。 俺が望みさえすれば、運命は絶えず俺に味方する。


Aracnea Worm Rubor

アラクネアワーム・ ルボア
Aracnea Worm Rubor.jpg

  • A spider type Worm.
  • This Worm molts to fight the ZECTroopers. Hiyori becomes its target when she witnesses it killing a detective.

Aracnea Worm Nigritia

Aracnea Worm Nigritia.jpg

  • A spider type Worm.
  • This Worm molts to fight the ZECTroopers.

TV Asahi site


Song Used



  • Kabuto is the 35th anniversary for the Kamen Rider series.
  • Hiyori uses the boyish term for "I" in Japanese, "boku".
  • When Tendou announces his name, he points to Tokyo Tower and the sun. The path of heaven is another way of saying the path of the sun through the sky.
  • When Tendou is exercising, he does his signature kick as Kabuto, which won't appear till episode 2.
  • Hiyori appears at the beginning of the B part. After she meets Tendou, we see the flicker of the sun through some trees. Hiyori's last name means "Under the sun".

Actor Trivia


Original Creator: Ishinomori Shoutarou (石ノ森章太郎)
Supervisor: Onodera Akira (小野寺章)
Writer: Yonemura Shouji (米村正二)
Director: Ishida Hidenori (石田秀範)
Music: Haishima Kuniaki (蓜島邦明)
Cinematographer: Inokuma Masao (いのくままさお)
Editor: Osada Naoki (長田直樹)
Action Director: Miyazaki Takeshi (宮崎剛)
(Japan Action Enterprise)
Tokusatsu Director: Butsuda Hiroshi (佛田洋)
  • TV Asahi (テレビ朝日)
  • Toei (東映)
  • ADK (エーディーケー)


Kamen Rider Kabuto 01 Transcript