New Kamen Rider

Skyrider ran October 5, 1979 - October 10, 1980 (54 episodes)

Character Actor
Tsukuba, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroaki
Skyrider Nakayashiki, Tetsuya
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˘
Narrator Nakae, Shinji


New Kamen Rider aka Skyrider was the first Kamen Rider series not to include the character Tachibana, Tobei. It was also the first series not to start the week after the previous series had ended, there was a period of almost four years without a Kamen Rider series after Kamen Rider Stronger. This series was intially intended to reboot the series so the character was originally refered to as "Kamen Rider". Later, after decling ratings, the previous Kamen Riders were brought in to try and save the series, starting with Kamen Rider Stronger who was the first to call him "Skyrider".

Tsukuba, Hiroshi

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.

Dr. Shiba Keitarou Skyrider

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 belt

Skyrider's abilit to fly came from the switches on his henshin belt.

Tanihara, Jiro

Dr. Shiba Keitarou disappears after episode 13. In episode 14 Tsukuba, Hiroshi meets Tanihara, Jiro (played by the late Tsukamoto, Nobuo) who becomes the mentor to Skyrider (and later Kamen Rider Super-1). For the first 19 episodes of New Kamen Rider the hero is known as "Kamen Rider", but in episode 20 Kamen Rider Stronger addresses him as "Skyrider". All of the previous Kamen Riders call him Skyrider and the Neo Shocker kaijin do so as well after episode 20. Originally Tsukuba, Hiroshi said "Henshin" to transform but starting in episode 35 he says "Sky Henshin". Like Riders 1 2 and V3, Skyrider is wind powered through his "Tornado" 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".

New Kamen Rider

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.

Sky Turbo

Skyrider's motorcycle was called Sky Turbo and was used in to peform the wall smashing "Sky Break".

Gangangy and Tsukuba, Hiroshi Gangangy on scouter Gangangy out of costume

Towards the end of the series comic relief is provided by the bumpling, suphero want-to-be, Gangangy

fake Skyriders vs real Skyrider

In episode 48 Skryrider has to fight 3 fake Skyriders. As usual the evil Riders wear yellow scarves.

Kamen Rider 1 - Skyrider

In the movie Kamen Rider: 8 Riders vs. Milky Way King the first 7 Kamen Riders show up to help Skyrider fight Neo Shocker.

New Kamen Rider Episodes

New Kamen Rider Songs

Other appearances of Skyrider


8 Riders vs. Milky Way King (March 15, 1980) - between episodes 24 & 25
Kamen Rider Super-1 (March 14, 1981)
Kamen Rider-SD (January 25, 1993) - animation


Kamen Rider #10'S Birth! Riders Come Together (January 3, 1984) - 45 minute special
Kamen Rider Black RX (1989) - episodes 41-47

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.

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