Kamen Rider Black RX

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Kamen Rider Black RX
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Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori
Starring Tetsuo Kurata
Jun Koyamaki
Rikiya Koyama
Narrated by Issei Masamune
Composer(s) Eiji Kawamura
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 47
Production
Running time 30 minute
Broadcast
Original channel Mainichi Broadcasting System
Original run October 23, 1988 – September 24, 1989
Chronology
Preceded by Kamen Rider BLACK
Followed by Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue

Kamen Rider Black RX (仮面ライダーBLACK RX Kamen Raidā Burakku Āru Ekkusu?, Masked Rider Black RX) is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series. The ninth show in the franchise, it was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei Company, and aired on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and the Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 23, 1988 to September 24, 1989 with a total of 47 episodes. The series was a direct sequel to Kamen Rider Black and the first to feature a team-up with the past Riders since the 1984 TV special Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!.

The series was adapted by Saban in North America as Masked Rider. The Americanization featured a heavily altered story and all new characters, in an attempt to fit the series in as a spin-off of 'the Power Rangers series.

This was the last installment of the Kamen Rider Series to be produced in the Shōwa period and the first to be produced in the Heisei period—Episode 11 was delayed by one week following Emperor Hirohito's death.

Story[edit]

Half a year after the downfall of Gorgom, Kohtaro Minami has gotten a job of a helicopter pilot in a business owned by the Sahara family. Kohtaro is later captured by the Crisis Empire and offered a place in their group. When Kohtaro refused, his King Stone was shattered and he was thrown into space where the sun's radiation mutated his King Stone and he mutated into Kamen Rider Black RX. With his new powers, he battles the Crisis Empire and thwarts their plans to take over Earth.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 11 ended up airing on January 15, 1989 because Emperor Shōwa died on January 7, 1989.

  1. The Child of the Sun! RX (太陽の子だ!RX Taiyō no Ko da! Āru Ekkusu?)
  2. Bathed in Light! RX (光を浴びて!RX Hikari o Abite! Āru Ekkusu?)
  3. RX vs. the Knight of the Wind (RX対風の騎士 Āru Ekkusu Tai Kaze no Kishi?)
  4. The Car of Light, Rideron (光の車ライドロン Hikari no Kuruma Raidoron?)
  5. The Cave Exploration's Falling Hole (洞窟探検の落し穴 Dōkutsu Tanken no Otoshiana?)
  6. The Kaima Extraterrestrials' Great Riot! (怪魔ET大暴れ! Kaima Ī Tī Ōabare!?)
  7. SOS! The Circle of Friendship (SOS!友情の輪 Esu Ō Esu! Yūjō no Wa?)
  8. Dad's And Mom's Secret (パパとママの秘密 Papa to Mama no Himitsu?)
  9. Maribaron's Witchcraft (マリバロンの妖術 Maribaron no Yōjutsu?)
  10. Surprised With Replicas (ニセ者でドッキリ Nisemono de Dokkiri?)
  11. The Scraps' Revolt (スクラップの反乱 Sukurappu no Hanran?)
  12. The Assassin in Dreams (夢の中の暗殺者 Yume no Naka no Ansatsusha?)
  13. The Targeted Kaima Girl (狙われた怪魔少女 Nerawareta Kaima Shōjo?)
  14. The Kidnapped Hitomi-chan (ひとみちゃん誘拐 Hitomi-chan Yūkai?)
  15. Robo Rider Is Born (ロボライダー誕生 Robo Raidā Tanjō?)
  16. The Miraculous Valley's Princess (奇跡の谷の姫君 Kiseki no Tani no Himegimi?)
  17. Bio Rider! (バイオライダー! Baio Raidā!?)
  18. The Mystery! Swimming in the Air of Dreams (怪!夢の空中遊泳 Kai! Yume no Kūchū Yūei?)
  19. The Artificial Sun of Terror! (恐怖の人工太陽! Kyōfu no Jinkō Taiyō?)
  20. The Banana Eating Ogre (バナナを喰う鬼 Banana o Kū Oni?)
  21. The Front of Love And Friendship (愛と友情の戦線 Ai to Yūjō no Sensen?)
  22. Shadow Moon! (シャドームーン! Shadō Mūn!?)
  23. RX Became a Pig (ブタになったRX Buta ni Natta Āru Ekkusu?)
  24. Dad Is Dracula (パパはドラキュラ Papa wa Dorakyura?)
  25. The Bride of Scorpio (さそり座の花嫁 Sasoriza no Hanayome?)
  26. Bosgan's Revenge (ボスガンの反撃 Bosugan no Hangeki?)
  27. Huge Counterattack! The Prince of Shadows (大逆襲!影の王子 Daigyakushū! Kage no Ōji?)
  28. The Agent of the Majestic Emperor (皇帝陛下の代理人 Kōtei Heika no Dairinin?)
  29. A World Without Water (水のない世界 Mizu no Nai Sekai?)
  30. Tokyo Desert Without a Tomorrow (明日なき東京砂漠 Asu Naki Tōkyō Sabaku?)
  31. The Woman Who Saw the Kaima World (怪魔界を見た女 Kaimakai o Mita On'na?)
  32. The Sky of Love And Hope (愛と希望の大空 Ai to Kibō no Ōzora?)
  33. Decisive Battle on the Great Seto Bridge (瀬戸大橋の大決戦 Seto Ōhashi no Daikessen?)
  34. Making a Plan For The Shikoku Aircraft!! (四国空母化計画!! Shikoku Kūboka Keikaku!!?)
  35. Kohtaro Wanted!! (光太郎指名手配!! Kōtarō Shimeitehai!!?)
  36. Who's the Hero!? (ヒーローは誰だ!? Hīrō wa Dare da!??)
  37. Skinning With Tusks, the Beastman Ninja Troop (牙むく獣人忍者隊 Kiba Muku Jūjin Ninja Tai?)
  38. The Wicked Dance Troop of the White Bone Field (白骨ケ原の妖舞団 Hakkotsugahara no Yōbudan?)
  39. A Running Explosion! Mini 4WD (爆走!ミニ4WD Bakusō! Mini Yon Daburu Dī?)
  40. The Trap of the Ghostly Housing Development (ユーレイ団地の罠 Yūrei Danchi no Wana?)
  41. The Terror of the 100 Eyed Hag (百目婆ァの恐怖 Todome Babaa no Kyōfu?)
  42. The 4 Commanders Are Banished (四隊長は全員追放 Yon Taichō wa Zen'in Tsuihō?)
  43. Defeated! RX (敗れたり!RX Yaburetari! Āru Ekkusu?)
  44. Fight! All Riders (戦え!全ライダー Tatakae! Zen Raidā?)
  45. The Fake Rider's Last Days (偽ライダーの末路 Nise Raidā no Matsuro?)
  46. The Riders' All Out Charge (ライダーの総突撃 Raidā no Sōtotsugeki?)
  47. A Shining Tomorrow! (輝ける明日 Kagayakeru Ashita?)

3D Film[edit]

Kamen Rider: Run All Over the World (仮面ライダー 世界に駆ける Kamen Raidā Sekai ni Kakeru?) is a short 3D film originally screened in the Coal History Village in Yubari between April 29 throughout October 31, 1989.[1] The film involves a team-up between Kohtaro Minami's four Kamen Rider alter-egos (Black, RX, Robo Rider, and Bio Rider) to fight against the Crisis Empire. Tetsuo Kurata plays Kohtaro Minami and voices all four of his Kamen Rider alter-egos. General Jark, the four commanders of Crisis, and three high priests of Gorgom also appear in the movie, all played by their original actors with the exception of Bosgan (who is unvoiced) and Darom (who is voiced by Eisuke Yoda). Yoshio Urasawa wrote the film's plot.

In the film, the Crisis Empire devise a plan to defeat Kohtaro Minami by reverting him back to his old form of Kamen Rider Black and sending out several revived monsters after him. However, Kamen Rider Black is assisted by another Black RX, who used a time warp to help his past self.[2] The two are joined by Black RX's alternate forms of Robo Rider and Bio Rider, and the four Kamen Riders combine their powers to defeat the revived monsters.

The film is included as a bonus on the Region 2 DVD releases of Kamen Rider Black Vol. 2 and Kamen Rider Ichigō/Nigō Box set. Both DVD versions lack the original 3D effects of the theatrical release. A bonus Blu-ray 3D disc containing the movie is included in the upcoming Kamen Rider The Movie Blu-ray Box 1972-1988 set.

After 0[edit]

The S.I.C. Hero Saga story for Black RX ran in Montly Hobby Japan in the December 2002 through March 2003 issues. Titled Masked Rider Black RX: After 0 (MASKED RIDER BLACK RX -After 0- Kamen Raidā Burakku Āru Ekkusu: Afutā Zero?), it tells the story of what happened after the finale of Black RX. It features the original characters the White RX (Another RX) (白いRX(アナザーRX) Shiroi Āru Ekkusu (Anazā Āru Ekkusu)?), Shadow Moon with RX powers, and the Creation King (Another Shadow Moon) (創生王(アナザーシャドームーン) Sōseiō (Anazā Shadō Mūn)?), the result of Shadow Moon absorbing both King Stones.

Chapter titles
  1. Ceremonial Day (式日 Shikijitsu?)
  2. Dazzling (眩惑 Genwaku?)
  3. Earth's Demise (終焉の地 Shūen no Chi?)
  4. King of Dreams (夢幻の王 Mugen no Ō?)

Cast[edit]

  • Kohtaro Minami (南 光太郎 Minami Kōtarō?): Tetsuo Kurata
  • Reiko Shiratori (白鳥 玲子 Shiratori Reiko?): Jun Koyamaki (高野槇 じゅん Kōyamaki Jun?)
  • Shunkichi Sahara (佐原 俊吉 Sahara Shunkichi?): Makoto Akatsuka (赤塚 真人 Akatsuka Makoto?)
  • Utako Sahara (佐原 唄子 Sahara Utako?): Eri Tsuruma (鶴間 エリ Tsuruma Eri?)
  • Joe of Haze (霞のジョー Kasumi no Jō?): Rikiya Koyama
  • Kyoko Matoba (的場 響子 Matoba Kyōko?): Megumi Ueno (上野 めぐみ Ueno Megumi?)
  • Goro (吾郎 Gorō?): Joe Onodera (小野寺 丈 Onodera Jō?)
  • Shigeru Sahara (佐原 茂 Sahara Shigeru?): Go Inoue (井上 豪 Inoue Gō?)
  • Hitomi Sahara (佐原 ひとみ Sahara Hitomi?): Shoko Imura (井村 翔子 Imura Shōko?)
    • Princess Garonia (Teenager Hitomi): Maho Maruyama (丸山 真歩 Maruyama Maho?)
  • Hayato Hayami (速水 隼人 Hayami Hayato?): Minoru Sawatari (佐渡 稔 Sawatari Minoru?)
  • Grand Lord Crisis (クライシス皇帝 Kuraishisu Kōtei?, Voice): Goro Naya
  • General Jark (ジャーク将軍 Jāku Shōgun?, Voice): Seizō Katō (1-44) and Hidekatsu Shibata (45 & 46)
  • Maribaron (マリバロン Maribaron?): Atsuko Takahata
  • Bosgan (ボスガン Bosugan?, Voice): Shōzō Iizuka
  • Gatezone (ガテゾーン Gatezōn?, Voice): Toshimichi Takahashi (高橋 利道 Takahashi Toshimichi?)
  • Gedorian (ゲドリアン Gedorian?, Voice): Kazunori Arai (新井 一典 Arai Kazunori?)
  • Chakram (チャックラム Chakkuramu?, Voice): Atsuo Mori (森 篤夫 Mori Atsuo?)
  • Dasmader (ダスマダー Dasumadā?): Tetsuya Matsui (松井 哲也 Matsui Tetsuya?)
  • Shadow Moon (シャドームーン Shadō Mūn?, Voice): Masaki Terasoma
  • King Stone (キングストーン Kingu Sutōn?, Voice): Teiji Ōmiya
  • Narrator (ナレーター Narētā?): Issei Masamune (政宗 一成 Masamune Issei?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "Dareka ga Kimi o Aishiteru" (誰かが君を愛してる?, "Someone Loves You")

Notes[edit]

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