Kamen Rider Spirits
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Kamen Rider Spirits

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Masked Rider Spirits
Japanese: 仮面ライダーSPIRITS

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 25, 2000 to Jan 26, 2009
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Ishinomori, Shoutarou (Story), Muraeda, Kenichi (Art)
Serialization: Magazine-Z

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Ranked: #9332
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Popularity: #6785
Members: 1,556
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Synopsis

Taki Kazuya, an Interpol agent living in New York City, is currently investigating a string of disappearances and murders which seem to have been caused by something inhuman. He always tells stories of his friend, a cyborg hero named Kamen Rider, who years ago in Japan brought down the evil organization Shocker, saving people from monsters and never seeking any reward for his deeds. However, the only ones who believe his tales are a group of orphans he has befriended.

When one of the orphans is transformed into a monster, Taki tracks down the creature responsible and attempts to fight it in his own costume, calling himself a new Kamen Rider. However, he fares poorly against it and is on the verge of being killed. At that moment, none other than Takeshi Hongo, the original Kamen Rider, comes to his rescue. Hongo and a newly inspired Taki team up and manage to defeat the creatures.

Afterward, Hongo informs Taki that a new danger is rising to threaten humanity and asks for his help before setting off to find more allies, the eight other Kamen Riders with whom he was once a team. Taki continues his work with Interpol, along with assisting Hongo's search.

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Background

Kamen Rider Spirits is a sequel to many entries in the tokusatsu franchise Kamen Rider, bringing together characters from the franchise's first seven installments. It was originally serialized in Magazine Z and ended when the magazine ceased publication. The story was later resumed in Monthly Shonen Magazine with a sequel series titled Shin Kamen Rider Spirits. It currently holds the record for the longest running manga based on a tokusatsu show.

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Oct 28, 2010
swordfish-san (All reviews)
For a Japanese cult classic like Kamen Rider, this manga has been revolutionary. Comparing this to showa era riders is like comparing a base of a pizza with a fresh out of the oven pepperoni pizza. It is innovative, stayed true to the original series and linked all these shows together like a spear gutting several fish with a single strike.

In order oto understand what this manga is really about, you need to have a firm but basic knowledge of the original showa riders. Most fans of the original kamen rider know what to expect in this manga, its bloody, dark and turned the read more
Oct 7, 2008
zombihead1 (All reviews)
Preliminary
One thing that you have to note is that, unless you have at least a basic idea of the overall story of the Showa-Era Kamen Riders, then you might be pretty lost for a bit.

The story is sort of a really amazingly badass retelling of the movie "Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together" in which Kamen Ride ZX was introduced.

This darker interpretation is very very cool, the art is absolutely fantastic, and the story is insteresting as hell.

The arc about Kamen Rider Super-1 even caused the shedding of some Manly Tears.

If you want an action filled story about heroes fighting for justice go read more

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