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Kamen Rider

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Synonyms: Masked Rider
Japanese: 仮面ライダー
English: Kamen Rider
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 1971
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Ishinomori, Shoutarou (Story & Art)


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Popularity: #5968
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /8


The series takes place in a world plagued by Shocker, a mysterious world-wide terrorist organization formed by remaining members of the Nazis. To further its plans for world domination, Shocker recruited its agents through kidnapping, turning their victims into mutant cyborgs and, ultimately, brainwashing them. However, one victim named Takeshi Hongo escaped just before the final brainwashing. With his sanity and moral conscience intact, Hongo battled Shocker's minions as the grasshopper-themed altered human superhero Kamen Rider.

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Kamen Rider was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment as a 4-in-1 omnibus volume on January 4, 2022.

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Feb 11, 2015
So...the 1971 Kamen Rider manga.

Well, it's even darker than the way the TV show began, for one thing, and even if Ichimonji's introduction does, as in the show, bring some moments of levity, the darker parts are still just as dark. The art, being pretty old, is dated in quite a few panels, with proportions and such, but when Ishinomori wants to draw something detailed for an emphasis or large panel, he does it well. Kind of like a proto-Kurumada (Kurumada is the mangaka of, among other things, Saint Seiya and Ring ni Kakero) in that respect, I guess.

The story (which is entirely separate from ...
Jul 20, 2023
Kamen Rider has a cult following, and its author Shotaro Ishinomori has done a lot for Tokusatsu, making his authorial fixations (armored heroes, futuristic technology, monsters, SF and cyborgs) quickly become genre codes, but even the biggest fans of the license mistakenly forget that this manga was the Rider's first foray into Japanese fiction, and that's a shame, because well, it's a great manga!

The Kamen Rider manga lays the foundations for the character: a man turned cyborg with the grasshopper as his motif, facing off against an evil organization (Shocker) and its cyborgs with links to animals, having to protect a character who is often ...
Aug 11, 2022

For reference: I am reading the 50th Anniversary Edition. YMMV.

Good Lord what a mess. Where do I even start with this?

The art is good... when it is anything but the human body. And don't get me wrong I am not talking about the overly cartoony nature of some of the characters (although that was also very distracting at times). I mean that Ishinomori cannot draw the human form in a believable way. Looking at the panel on page 19: Kamen Rider's chest is comically large. He looks like Bob with bitch tits from Fight Club. If Kamen Rider wasn't wearing his outfit this wouldn't even ...

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