Kamen Rider Black RX ran October 23, 1988 - Sept. 24, 1989 (47 episodes)
|Minami, Kotaro||Kurata, Tetsuo|
|RX, Roborider, Biorider||Okamoto, Jiro|
|Crisis Warlord Jak||Takahashi, Toshimichi|
|Crisis Warlord Jak (voice)||Kat˘, Seiz˘|
|Colonel Maribaron||Takahata, Junko|
|Captain Gedorian||Watanabe, Minoru|
|Captain Gatenzone||Kitamura, Takayuki|
|Naval Captain Bosgan||Fujiki, Yoshikazu|
|General Dasmada||Tetsuya, Matsui|
|Grand Lord Crisis (voice)||Naya, Gor˘|
The Kamen Rider Black RX series rather than introducing a totally new Kamen Rider character took an existing Kamen Rider and changed him. Rougly 1 year after the defeat of Gorgom by Kamen Rider Black earth is invaded by the Crisis Empire, aliens from another planet. Miniami, Kotaro (Kurata, Tetsuo) is captured by Crisis Empire and jetisioned into space, towards the sun. The solar radiation cracks the King Stone in his belt, changing him from Kamen Rider Black to Kamen Rider Black RX.
Kamen Rider Black RX was the first Kamen Rider to have multipe forms: Kamen Rider Black RX, Prince of Sadness: Roborider (introduced in episode 15) and Prince of Anger: Biorider (introduced in episode 17), each armed with a different weapon.
RX used "RX Kick" had was armed with the Riblocane, essentially a lightsaber.
The RX, Roborider and Biorider costumes were worn by stuntman/actor Okamoto, Jiro.
Kamen Rider RX's motorcycle, Acrobatter, was actually
a modified version of Battlehopper.
If RX transformed into either Robrider or Biorider then Acrobatter
would transform into Roboizer or Mach Jabba.
Kamen Rider RX was also the only Kamen Rider to drive a car, Ridron.
Shunkichi and Utako look upon Kotaro as another son.
Shigeru and Hitomi treat Kotaro as an older brother. Shigeru is the first to figure out that Kotaro is Kamen Rider Black RX.
Joining Miniami, Kotaro in the battle against Crisis Empire were: Matoba, Kyoko (introduced in episode 29), skilled with the bow and possessing the telekinetic power to cause water to raise up from under the ground; Kasumi No Joe (episodes 15-26, 37-47), a cyborg originally under the control of Crisis, who freed by RX considers Kotaro to be his brother; and Kotaro's girlfriend photographer Shiratori, Reiko. At first only Joe knew that Kotaro was RX, but the others find out later.
In episodes 22 and 27 Shadow Moon returns, seaking revenge against Minami, Kotaro.
In episode 27 Shadow Moon is armed with the twin Shadow Sabers.
Kamen Rider Black RX Episodes
Kamen Rider Black RX Songs
Kamen Rider Black RX seems to have been the least popular of the Kamen Rider series.
An Americanized version of Kamen Rider Black RX, called Masked Rider was produced and from what I've heard was a dismal failure.