Ishinomori, Shoutarou

Ishinomori, Shoutarou
b. January 25, 1938 d. January 28, 1998

No tribitute to the Kamen Riders would be complete without the man who invented them

Ishinomori, Shoutarou was the comic book artist repsonsible for creating most of the Japanese superheroes of the 1970s, including the Kamen Riders.

Besides creating the Kamen Riders Ishinomori Shoutarou also wrote the words to opening theme songs for Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider V3, Kamen Rider X, Kamen Rider Amazon, New Kamen Rider (Skyrider) and Kamen Rider Super-1. He wrote the words to a background song from Kamen Rider Stronger and the main theme for the TV special Kamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together, which introduced Kamen Rider RX, as well. He also wrote the words to four background songs from Kamen Rider Black and one background song from Kamen Rider Black RX.

Here is a (partial) list of other television series Ishinomori Shoutarou created and theme songs he wrote.

My thanks to Asfar Sadewa for the photo.

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