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Kamen Rider ran April 3, 1971 - February 10, 1973 (98 episodes)

Character Actor
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
Mari Linda Yamamoto
Mich Nakajima, Katsumi
Em Emily Takami
Mika Sugibayashi, Yoko
Tokko Machiko, Nakajima
Yokko Nakada, Yoshiko
Choco Mimi Hagiwara
Naoki Yazaki, Tomonori
Naoki Yazaki, Tomonori
Mitsuru Yamada, Hoichi
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˘
Narrator Nakae, Shinji

Kamen Rider 2 (old)

"Kamen Rider #2 Ichimonji, Hayato is a reconstructed human. Shocker who reconstructed him, is a secret evil orginization that wants to conquer the world. Kamen Rider #2 fights against Shocker in the name of human rights and justice."
--from Immortal Kamen Rider English subtitled version

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.

Ichimonji, Hayato Ichimonji, Hayato

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.

'Henshin' Ichimonji, Hayato on his motorcycle

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 (old) on Cyclone Kamen Rider 2 (old) on New Cyclone

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 2 (new)

    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.
    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.

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˘).

Double Riders: Kamen Riders 2 and 1

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.

Colonel Zol - episodes 26-39, V3 episodes 27-28 Dr. Death - episodes 40-52, 61, 63, 68, 1st movie, V3 episodes 27-28 Black Shogun - episodes 80-98, V3 episodes 27-28

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

The Ratings

Other appearances of Kamen Rider Two


Kamen Rider vs. Shocker (March 18, 1972) - same date as episode 51
Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Demons (July 18, 1973)
Five Riders vs. King Dark (July 25, 1974)
8 Riders vs. Milky Way King (March 15, 1980)
Kamen Rider Super-1 (March 14, 1981)
Kamen Rider-SD (January 25, 1993) - animation


Kamen Rider V3 (1973-1974) - episodes 1, 2, 33, 34
Kamen Rider X (1974) - episodes 33, 34
Kamen Rider Stronger (1975) - episodes 38, 39
Kamen Rider All Back Again! 7 Riders (January 3, 1976) - 45 minute special
New Kamen Rider (1979) - episodes 27, 28, 36, 37, 39, 40, 53, 54
Kamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together (January 3, 1984) - 45 minute special
Kamen Rider Black RX (1989) - episodes 41-47

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

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