Kamen Rider
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Kamen Rider

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Synonyms: Masked Rider
Japanese: 仮面ライダー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: , 1971
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, Super PowerSuper Power
Authors: Ishinomori, Shoutarou (Story & Art)


Score: 6.741 (scored by 530530 users)
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Ranked: #103842
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Popularity: #7964
Members: 1,500
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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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Feb 11, 2015
CptSpace (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 22, 2016
YabukiJoe (All reviews)
Kamen Rider 1971: A good introduction to one of Japan's most iconic popcultural franchises.

I had heard of the Kamen Rider character through many references in contemporary manga and anime series and so I was looking for a series that would provide a basic sense of what it's all about.
I was aware that the franchise was/is primarily based on a long-running life action TV series, but since this manga was created in the same year as the first TV series and by the original author, I thought I'd give this a try.

I was not disappointed. The manga offers a very straightforward, fast-paced & classic superhero-saves-the-world-from-evil story read more

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