Skyrider ran October 5, 1979 - October 10, 1980 (54 episodes)
|Tsukuba, Hiroshi||Murakami, Hiroaki|
|Skyrider (motorcycle stunts)||Kumasawa, Tushiaki|
|Tanihara, Jiro (episodes 14-54)||Tsukamoto, Nobuo|
|General Monster (episodes 1-17)||Shinzo, Hota|
|Admiral Majin (episodes 17-53)||Naka, Yosuke|
|Voice of Great Leader||Naya, Gor˘|
While hang gliding Tsukuba, Hiroshi (Murakami, Hiroaki) witnesses the attempted abduction of a scientist by soldiers of the terrorist organization Neo Shocker. Landing, Tsukuba, Hiroshi drives of the abductors.
Later when Tsukuba, Hiroshi is critically wounded by a Neo Shocker mutant the scientist, Dr. Shiba Keitarou, who has been captured by Neo Shocker, convinces General Monster that he should be allowed to convert Tsukuba, Hiroshi into a cyborg warrior. Dr. Shiba Keitarou does this to save Tsukuba, Hiroshi's life. Tsukuba, Hiroshi awakes as the warrior of justice, Kamen Rider(later Skyrider).
Unlike most of the Kamen Riders who are grasshoppers Skyrider is a moth. As the name implies, Skyrider could fly.
Skyrider's abilit to fly came from the switches on his henshin belt.
At first Skyrider has only two special combat techniques, "Sky Kick" and "Sky Punch". He also the special power, "Sky Drill", using his hand to drill through solid rock. Using his motorycle Sky Turbo he can smash through walls with "Sky Break". In episode 21 Kamen Rider Stronger helps Skyrider to learn "Kaiten (Rotating) Sky Kick".
In episode 28 the seven previous Kamen Riders put Tsukuba, Hiroshi through intense training before energizing Skyrider, making him stronger and causing Skyrider to change colors.
After the charge up Skyrider gains "Dai Hanten (Mid-Air) Sky Kick", "Sandan (Gun) Drop", "Sky Screw Kick", "Rider Spin", "Sky Chop", Sky Flying Saucer", "Sky Double Kick" etc.
Skyrider's motorcycle was called Sky Turbo and was used in to peform the wall smashing "Sky Break".
Towards the end of the series comic relief is provided by the bumpling, suphero want-to-be, Gangangy
In episode 48 Skryrider has to fight 3 fake Skyriders. As usual the evil Riders wear yellow scarves.
In the movie Kamen Rider: 8 Riders vs. Milky Way King the first 7 Kamen Riders show up to help Skyrider fight Neo Shocker.
8 Riders vs. Milky Way King (March 15, 1980) - between episodes 24 & 25
New Kamen Rider Episodes
New Kamen Rider Songs
Other appearances of Skyrider
TVKamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together (January 3, 1984) - 45 minute special
Tsukuba, Hiroshi was last seen in the last episode of New Kamen Rider. Skyrider did not appear unmasked in the later movies or tv shows.