Kamen Rider ran April 3, 1971 - February 10, 1973 (98 episodes)
|Hongo, Takeshi||Fujioka, Hiroshi|
|Ichimonji, Hayato||Sasaki, Takeshi|
|Kamen Rider 1||Nakayashiki, Tetsuya|
|Voice of Kamen Rider 1 (episodes 9-13)||Naya, Rokur˘|
|Kamen Rider 2||Bunya, Nakamura|
|Tachibana, Tobei||Kobayashi, Akiji|
|Taki Kazuya||Chiba, Jir˘|
|Midorikawa, Ruriko (episodes 1-13)||Maki, Chieko|
|Nohara, Hiromi (episodes 1, 2, 4-25 & 34)||Shimada, Yoko|
|Ishikura, Yuri||Oki, Wakako|
|Ishikura, Goro||Miura, Yasuharu|
|Colonel Zol (episodes 26-39)||Miyaguchi, Jiro|
|Doctor Death (episodes 40-52, 61, 63, 68)||Amamoto, Eisei|
|Hell Ambassador (episodes 53-62, 64-67, 69-79)||Ushio, Kenji|
|Black Shogun (episodes 80-98)||Matasaburo, Tamba|
|Voice of Great Leader||Naya, Gor˘|
Fujioka, Hiroshi was involved in an accident which made it necessary to temporarly replace him in order to continue the series -- thus Kamen Rider 2 appeared in episode 14.
Shocker captured photographer Ichimonji, Hayato (Sasaki, Takeshi) in order to convert him into a cyborg more powerful than Kamen Rider. It was there intention that this new cyborg would defeat Kamen Rider, however before Shocker surgeons could alter Ichimonji, Hayato's brain Kamen Rider broke into their base to rescue Hayato. Still in his right mind, Ichimonji, Hayato used his new abilities as Kamen Rider 2 to fight Shocker. At first he fought alone, Kamen Rider 1 having left Japan to battle Shocker mutants elsewhere. Eventually however Riders 1 and 2 fought Shocker together.
Ichimonjo was the first Kamen Rider to have a henshin movement and word. His Henshin Belt like Hongo's is called "Typhoon". He rode an ordinary motorcycle which transformed when he did.
Kamen Rider 2 is 172 cm (5 ft, 7 inches) tall, weighs 65 kg (143 lbs) and can jump up to 15 meters (49 feet).
Kamen Rider 2's special combat techniques include "Rider Kick", "Rider Kaiten (Rotating) Kick", "Rider Punch", and with Kamen Rider 1, "Rider Sharin (Wheel)" and "Rider Double Kick".
Kamen Rider 2's motorcycle was Cyclone 2. Cyclone 2's top speed was 400km/h (approx. 249 mph). Cyclone 2 would later be replaced by New Cyclone 2 (top speed 500km/h or 310 mph). Ichimonji, Hayato rode an ordinary looking motorcycle which could transform into Cyclone 2 or New Cyclone 2 when he transformed into Kamen Rider 2.
Kamen Rider II: When he was defeated by Dead Mangas, he left the safety of Japan to Kamen Rider I and headed for South America to strength[en] his body. In the deep Amazon jungles, he purposely was bitten by a deadly poisonous snake and other poisonous animals in order to build an immunity against the lethal serums.Ichimonji, Hayato was assisted in his battle against Shocker (and later Gel-Shocker) by Tachibana, Tobei founder of the Tachibana Motorcycle Club, mentor to the first seven Kamen Riders and FBI agent Taki Kazuya (played by Chiba, Jir˘).
He also battled crocodiles to build his strength. His intense training resulted in the birth of a new body.
-- from an article in the Star-Bulletin & Advertiser, 1970 something.
At the end of episode 52 Ichimonji, Hayato hands his camera to Hongo, Takeshi and leaves Japan, going to South America to fight another terrorist group, Geldam. Geldam was formed in Africa but had agents in South America, Europe, the United States, Australia and some parts of Asia (but not Japan). Kamen Rider 2 will return to Japan for episodes 72, 73, 93, 94, 98 (the final episode).
The "Double Riders" would eventually defeat Shocker only to see a new group appear, Gel-Shocker. After the defeat of Shocker and Geldam surviving members of both groups would form Gel-Shocker. Kamen Rider 2 returns to Japan and the "Double Riders" destroy Gel-Shocker only to see yet another new group form, Destron, introduced in the second Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider V3.
Kamen Rider 2 confronts two (out of three) Shocker officers, Colonel Zol and Doctor Death (Shinigami Hakase); and the one officer of Gel-Shocker, Black Shogun.
Kamen Rider Episodes
Kamn Rider Songs
Other appearances of Kamen Rider Two
TVKamen Rider V3 (1973-1974) - episodes 1, 2, 33, 34
Ichimonji, Hayato is last seen in the final episode of New Kamen Rider, the other tv programs and movies do not show Kamen Rider 2 unmasked.
Kamen Rider is now available for free, with English subtitles, at Shout Factory TV