Kamen Rider Den-O

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Kamen Rider Den-O
Kamen Rider Den-O-title.jpg
Title screen
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Voices of
Theme music composer Shuhei Naruse
Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "Double-Action" by Ryotaro Nogami & Momotaros
  • "Double-Action Rod form" by Ryotaro Nogami & Urataros
  • "Double-Action Ax form" by Ryotaro Nogami & Kintaros
  • "Double-Action Gun form" by Ryotaro Nogami & Ryutaros
  • "Action-ZERO" by Yuto Sakurai & Deneb
  • "Real-Action" by Ryotaro Nogami
Composer(s) Toshihiko Sahashi
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 49 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
Running time 24–25 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) Toei Company
Distributor Toei Company
Broadcast
Original channel TV Asahi
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 28, 2007 (2007-01-28) – January 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)
Chronology
Preceded by Kamen Rider Kabuto
Followed by Kamen Rider Kiva
External links
Website

Kamen Rider Den-O (仮面ライダー電王 Kamen Raidā Den'ō?, Masked Rider Den-O) is the seventeenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs. It is a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei. It premiered January 28, 2007 on TV Asahi, and concluded airing on January 20, 2008. Its lead actor Takeru Satoh is the first Kamen Rider Series lead born in the Heisei period of Japanese history.

Along with the usual film adaptation that Heisei Kamen Rider series have released during the late summer of their broadcast run, Den-O had a second film released in the spring following its broadcast run which grossed 730 million yen (approximately US$6.8 million)[1] and a series of ten OVA shorts, both of which are firsts for any Kamen Rider. Continuing the trend, Kamen Rider Den-O also had a third film released in October 2008, the first for any Kamen Rider series[1][2] and a second series of 12 OVA shorts was released in November 2008. Takeru Satoh claims that the reason that Den-O has amassed such popularity is because of its comedic timing.[2] A fourth film was released on May 1, 2009,[3] and three more released in the summer of 2010.

The catchphrases for the series are "Traveling through time, here I come!" (時を超えて 俺、参上! Toki o koete ore, sanjō!?) and "The time train, DenLiner! Will its next stop be in the past or the future?" (時の列車デンライナー!次の駅は過去か?未来か? Toki no ressha Denrainā! Tsugi no eki wa kako ka? mirai ka??).

Synopsis[edit]

Ryotaro Nogami is a young man with a lot of bad luck. One day, he finds a strange pass and things got stranger from a mysterious girl and a large time-traveling train to being possessed by an entity called an Imagin, beings from an alternate future whose kind are attempting to change the past. Though slightly confused about the nature of the crisis, Ryotaro, along with the aid of the hot-headed, violent Imagin, dubbed Momotaros, becomes Kamen Rider Den-O, traveling to different times on the DenLiner to battle the evil Imagin to prevent them from altering the past to affect the present and future. During his adventure, Ryotaro is joined by other Imagin who aid him as well; the lying, manipulating and womanizing Urataros, the herculean (and narcoleptic) Kintaros, and the childish yet powerful Ryutaros. He later meets the mysterious Yuto Sakurai and his bumbling Imagin partner Deneb. Yuto is not only Kamen Rider Zeronos but is the younger incarnation of Ryotaro's older sister Airi's fiancé, Sakurai, who mysteriously disappeared and is tied to the mysteries involving the Imagin and a person known as the Junction Point.

Imagin[edit]

Main article: Imagin

Imagin (イマジン Imajin?) are creatures from the future who have come to the year 2007 in hopes of changing the past to alter the future that is their extinction. To reach this goal, Imagin grant the wishes of weak-hearted humans and then go back in time to that individual's most precious memory and begin to rampage there. When they lose control of their humanoid forms, Imagin grow into massive proportions known as Gigandeath.

Episodes[edit]

Ep# Title Writer Original airdate
1 "Here I Come!"
"Ore, Sanjō!" (俺、参上!) 
Yasuko Kobayashi January 28, 2007
2 "Ride on Time"
"Raido On Taimu" (ライド・オン・タイム) 
Yasuko Kobayashi February 4, 2007
3 "Outlaw Momotarō"
"Autorō Momotarō" (アウトロー・モモタロー) 
Yasuko Kobayashi February 11, 2007
4 "Get Out, Oni! I'm Serious"
"Oni wa Soto! Boku wa Maji" (鬼は外!僕はマジ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi February 18, 2007
5 "Will You Let Me Fish You?"
"Boku ni Tsuraretemiru?" (僕に釣られてみる?) 
Yasuko Kobayashi February 25, 2007
6 "A Swindler's Dignity"
"Sagishi no Hinkaku" (サギ師の品格) 
Yasuko Kobayashi March 4, 2007
7 "Jealousy Bomber"
"Jerashī Bonbā" (ジェラシー・ボンバー) 
Yasuko Kobayashi March 11, 2007
8 "Sad Melody, Loving Memory"
"Ai Merodī Ai Memorī" (哀メロディ・愛メモリー) 
Yasuko Kobayashi March 18, 2007
9 "You Wept Over My Strength"
"Ore no Tsuyosa ni Omae ga Naita" (俺の強さにお前が泣いた) 
Yasuko Kobayashi March 25, 2007
10 "Hana in a Stormy Singularity Point"
"Hana ni Arashi no Tokuiten" (ハナに嵐の特異点) 
Yasuko Kobayashi April 1, 2007
11 "Madness, Delusion, Baby's Breath"
"Bōsō Mōsō Kasumisō" (暴走・妄想・カスミ草) 
Shōji Yonemura April 8, 2007
12 "Run Taros!"
"Hashire Tarosu!" (走れタロス!) 
Shōji Yonemura April 15, 2007
13 "Okay? Your Answer Doesn't Matter"
"Ii? Kotae wa Kiitenai" (いい?答えは聞いてない) 
Yasuko Kobayashi April 22, 2007
14 "Dance With Dragon"
"Dansu Wizu Doragon" (ダンス・ウィズ・ドラゴン) 
Yasuko Kobayashi April 29, 2007
15 "Bath Jack Panic"
"Basu Jakku Panikku" (銭湯(バス)ジャック・パニック) 
Shōji Yonemura May 6, 2007
16 "Star of Happiness, Criminal's Surrender"
"Kōfuku no Hoshi, Kōfuku no Hoshi" (幸福の星、降伏の犯人(ホシ)) 
Shōji Yonemura May 13, 2007
17 "That Guy Just Now! Already in the Past?"
"Ano Hito wa Ima! Mo Kako?" (あの人は今!も過去?) 
Yasuko Kobayashi May 20, 2007
18 "A Clockwork Fiance"
"Tokei Jikake no Fianse" (時計じかけの婚約者(フィアンセ)) 
Yasuko Kobayashi May 27, 2007
19 "That Man, Zero's Start"
"Sono Otoko, Zero no Sutāto" (その男、ゼロのスタート) 
Yasuko Kobayashi June 3, 2007
20 "Let Me Say This to Start"
"Saisho ni Itte Oku" (最初に言っておく) 
Yasuko Kobayashi June 10, 2007
21 "Fighting Style"
"Kenka no Ryūgi" (ケンカのリュウ儀) 
Yasuko Kobayashi June 24, 2007
22 "An Unspeakable Future"
"Hanasenai Mirai" (ハナせない未来) 
Yasuko Kobayashi July 1, 2007
23 "Enter the Prince, Kneel Down to Him!"
"Ōji Kōrin, Zu ga Takai!" (王子降臨、頭が高い!) 
Yasuko Kobayashi July 8, 2007
24 "The Prince's Goodbye Lullaby"
"Gubbai Ōji no Rarabai" (グッバイ王子のララバイ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi July 15, 2007
25 "Climax Double Jump"
"Kuraimakkusu Daburu Janpu" (クライマックスW(ダブル)ジャンプ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi July 22, 2007
26 "The Ticket to God's Line"
"Kami no Rosen e no Chiketto" (神の路線へのチケット) 
Yasuko Kobayashi July 29, 2007
27 "Schedule-Disrupting Fang"
"Daiya o Midasu Kiba" (ダイヤを乱す牙) 
Yasuko Kobayashi August 5, 2007
28 "Too Lucky, Too Excited, Too Strange"
"Tsuki Sugi, Nori Sugi, Kawari Sugi" (ツキすぎ、ノリすぎ、変わりすぎ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi August 12, 2007
29 "Lucky Horror Show"
"Rakkī Horā Shō" (ラッキー・ホラー・ショー) 
Yasuko Kobayashi August 19, 2007
30 "Madam, How About the Fireworks?"
"Oku-san Hanabi dō?" (奥さん花火どう?) 
Yasuko Kobayashi August 26, 2007
31 "Ai Need Yu"
"Ai Nīdo Yū" (愛(アイ)・ニード・侑(ユウ)) 
Yasuko Kobayashi September 2, 2007
32 "Last Train Card Zero"
"Shūden Cādo Zero!" (終電カード・ゼロ!) 
Yasuko Kobayashi September 9, 2007
33 "Time Troubler Kohana"
"Taimu Toraburā Kohana" (タイムトラブラー・コハナ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi September 16, 2007
34 "The Time Interval Pianist"
"Toki no Hazama no Pianisuto" (時の間のピアニスト) 
Yasuko Kobayashi September 23, 2007
35 "Tragic Resurrection Card Zero"
"Higeki no Fukkatsu Kādo Zero" (悲劇の復活カード・ゼロ) 
Yasuko Kobayashi September 30, 2007
36 "No Possession, No Secession, Train Slash!"
"Tsukazu, Hanarezu, Densha Giri!" (憑かず、離れず、電車斬り!) 
Yasuko Kobayashi October 7, 2007
37 "I Have The Face For It, Don't I?"
"Ore, Sōiu Kao Shiterudaro?" (俺、そういう顔してるだろ?) 
Yasuko Kobayashi October 14, 2007
38 "The King Train Within the Train Terminal"
"Densha no Naka no Denshaō" (電車の中の電車王) 
Yasuko Kobayashi October 21, 2007
39 "The Rider Disappears As Well"
"Soshite Raidā mo Inakunaru" (そしてライダーもいなくなる) 
Yasuko Kobayashi October 28, 2007
40 "Change Imagin World"
"Chenji Imajin Wārudo" (チェンジ・イマジン・ワールド) 
Yasuko Kobayashi November 11, 2007
41 "Candy Scandal"
"Kyandi Sukyandaru" (キャンディ・スキャンダル) 
Yasuko Kobayashi November 18, 2007
42 "Memory Update"
"Omoide Appudēto" (想い出アップデート) 
Yasuko Kobayashi November 25, 2007
43 "Something Missing"
"Samushingu Misshingu" (サムシング・ミッシング) 
Yasuko Kobayashi December 2, 2007
44 "Resolution of a Single-Action"
"Ketsui no Shinguru Akushon" (決意のシングルアクション) 
Yasuko Kobayashi December 9, 2007
45 "Reliving a Blank Day"
"Yomigaeru Kūhaku no Ichinichi" (甦る空白の一日) 
Yasuko Kobayashi December 16, 2007
46 "Now to Reveal Love and Truth"
"Ima Akasu Ai to Kotowari" (今明かす愛と理) 
Yasuko Kobayashi December 23, 2007
47 "You Wept Over My End"
"Ore no Saigo ni Omae ga Naita" (俺の最期にお前が泣いた) 
Yasuko Kobayashi January 6, 2008
48 "Opposite Goodbyes..."
"Urahara na Wakare..." (ウラ腹な別れ・・・) 
Yasuko Kobayashi January 13, 2008
49 "The Climax Goes on No Matter What"
"Kuraimakkusu wa Tsuzuku yo Dokomademo" (クライマックスは続くよどこまでも) 
Yasuko Kobayashi January 20, 2008

Films[edit]

A rarity for the Kamen Rider Series, Kamen Rider Den-O has had multiple theatrical releases, the most recent being a trilogy of films released on May 22, June 5, and June 19, 2010.

I'm Born![edit]

Kamen Rider Den-O The Movie: I'm Born! (劇場版 仮面ライダー電王 俺、誕生! Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Den'ō Ore, Tanjō!?) premiered on August 4, 2007. This is the second Heisei era film in the Kamen Rider Series to be part of the storyline of its television series since Kamen Rider Agito. The film features scenes from the birthing of Kamen Rider Den-O,Zeronos,Gaoh.[4][5] Alongside I am Born!, the Juken Sentai Gekiranger movie Juken Sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hō-Hō! Hong Kong Decisive Battle was shown as double feature. A short animated feature called Momotaros's Summer Vacation was shown along with the films, as well. The event of the movie take place between episode 27 and 28.

Climax Deka[edit]

A movie titled Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva The Movie: Climax Deka (劇場版 仮面ライダー電王&キバ クライマックス刑事(デカ) Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Den'ō ando Kiba Kuraimakkusu Deka?) appeared in theaters on April 12, 2008. It features a meeting between the characters of Den-O and the characters of Kamen Rider Kiva. The animated short Momotaros's Let's Go Kiva! (モモタロスのキバっていくぜ! Momotarosu no Kiba tte Ikuze!?) was shown as double feature.[6][7][8][9] Climax Deka grossed 730 million yen in box office and DVD sales.[1]

Final Countdown[edit]

A third film adaptation of Kamen Rider Den-O titled Farewell Kamen Rider Den-O The Movie: Final Countdown (劇場版 さらば仮面ライダー電王 ファイナル・カウントダウン Gekijōban Saraba Kamen Raidā Den'ō Fainaru Kauntodaun?) was released in Japanese theaters on October 4, 2008.[10] The film features characters such as Kamen Rider New Den-O (仮面ライダーNEW電王 Kamen Raidā Nyū Den'ō?), Kamen Rider Yuuki (仮面ライダー幽汽 Kamen Raidā Yūki?), the Imagin Teddy (テディ Tedi?), and the Ghost Imagin (ゴーストイマジン Gōsuto Imajin?), the Phantom Imagin (ファントムイマジン Fantomu Imajin?), and the Shadow Imagin (シャドウイマジン Shadō Imajin?). The animated short Imagin Anime: Be Forever Momotaros -Imagin Terminal Station-/The Movie (イマジンあにめ「モモタロスよ永遠に -イマジン終着駅-/劇場版」 Imajin Anime Momotarosu yo Towa ni -Imajin Shūchakueki-/Gekijōban?) was shown as double feature.[1]

Cho-Den-O Series[edit]

Main article: Cho-Den-O Series

Initially, a press release from Toei Company released on January 29, 2009, announced that there will be a fourth film for Kamen Rider Den-O. It was in production as of January 29, 2009, and was scheduled to be released in April 2009.[3] On February 9, 2009, Toei revealed that this film was to be the first in the "Cho-Den-O" Series (「超・電王」シリーズ "Chō-Den'ō" Shirīzu?), a new multimedia franchise featuring the cast and characters of Kamen Rider Den-O and its films.[11]

The Onigashima Warship[edit]

The first of the films in this series is titled Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations The Movie: The Onigashima Warship (劇場版 超・仮面ライダー電王&ディケイド NEO ジェネレーションズ 鬼ヶ島の戦艦 Gekijōban Chō-Kamen Raidā Den'ō ando Dikeido Neo Jenerēshonzu Onigashima no Senkan?), featuring the cast and characters of I'm Born!, Final Countdown, Kiva, and Kamen Rider Decade.

Cho-Den-O Trilogy[edit]

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー THE MOVIE 超・電王トリロジー Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Za Mūbī: Chō Den'ō Torirojī?) is the name given to a series of three films released in a four-week period between May 22 and June 19, 2010. The films, Episode Red, Blue, and Yellow, each focus on a different Kamen Rider's story. Episode Red is Kamen Rider Zeronos's chapter, and Yuichi Nakamura reprises his role for the film. Episode Blue is Kamen Rider New Den-O's chapter, and Dori Sakurada reprises his role for the film. Episode Yellow is Kamen Rider Diend's chapter, and Kimito Totani reprises his role for the film.[12]

Let's Go Kamen Riders[edit]

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders (オーズ・電王・オールライダー レッツゴー仮面ライダー Ōzu Den'ō Ōru Raidā: Rettsu Gō Kamen Raidā?),[13] released on April 1, 2011, commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series featuring the cast and characters of Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider OOO, and other characters from the past franchise series.[14]

Super Hero Taisen[edit]

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊 スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Sūpā Sentai: Sūpā Hīrō Taisen?) is a film which features a crossover between the characters of the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai Series. The protagonists of Kamen Rider Decade and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger will be featured, but the casts of Kamen Rider Fourze, Kamen Rider OOO, and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters will also participate. Rina Akiyama and Kenjirō Ishimaru had reprise their roles as Naomi and Owner, along with the Tarōs (Toshihiko Seki, Kōji Yusa, Masaki Terasoma and Kenichi Suzumura).[15][16]

Other visual media[edit]

Shin-chan special[edit]

Crayon Shin-chan aired a special episode on August 3, 2007, where Shin-chan meets Ryotaro, Hana, Naomi, the Owner, and Momotaros on the DenLiner. This special is titled "Crayon Shin-chan Midsummer Night: Here I Come! The Storm is Called Den-O vs. Shin-O 60 Minute Special!!" (クレヨンしんちゃん 真夏の夜に オラ 参上! 嵐を呼ぶ 電王VSしん王 60分スペシャル!! Kureyon Shinchan Manatsu no Yoru ni Ora Sanjō! Arashi o Yobu Den'ō VS Shin'ō Rokujuppun Supesharu!!?).[17][18]

In a later rerun of the special, Shin-chan and Nene meet up with Den-O, again, although to act as a teaser for the final episodes of Kamen Rider Den-O and to introduce Kamen Rider Kiva along with Ryotaro Nogami (Takeru Satoh) and Wataru Kurenai (Koji Seto).[19] The live action Shin-chan also meets with the cast of Juken Sentai Gekiranger for the teaser of their final episodes and later with the cast of Engine Sentai Go-onger to air the trailer for their series.

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation by Takayuki Sakai (坂井 孝行 Sakai Takayuki?) appeared in the November 2007 issue of Shōgaku Ichinensei (小学一年生?). It features a series of events involved with Hana's upcoming birthday and an evil Kamen Rider appearing with an army of Imagin at his disposal.

Hyper Battle DVD[edit]

Taking place between episodes 44 and 45, Kamen Rider Den-O: Singing, Dancing, Great Training!! (仮面ライダー電王 うたって、おどって、大とっくん!! Kamen Raidā Den'ō: Utatte, Odotte, Daitokkun!!?) is a series of exercises that Ryotaro Nogami, Kohana, Momotaros, Urataros, Kintaros, Ryutaros, Deneb, and Sieg join in to get Ryotaro into shape so he can fight. But when the additional help (the Spider Imagin, the Wolf Imagin, and Ari the Anthopper Imagin) go rogue, Ryotaro becomes Kamen Rider Den-O Liner Form to use his training against the evil Imagin.

Imagin Anime[edit]

Animate in conjunction with Ishimori Productions, TV Asahi, ADK, and Toei, have produced a series of OVA shorts for Den-O titled Kamen Rider Den-O: Collection DVD: "Imagin Anime" (仮面ライダー電王 コレクションDVD「イマジンあにめ」 Kamen Raidā Den'ō Korekushon Dī Bui Dī Imajin Anime?) featuring super deformed versions of the main Imagin that have been used in Animate's products for the series.[20] A second set of animated shorts called Imagin Anime 2 (イマジンあにめ 2 Imajin Anime Tsū?) was released for sale on November 22, 2008, including cameos by the Wolf and the Ghost Imagin.[21] A third set of animated shorts called Imagin Anime 3 (イマジンあにめ 3 Imajin Anime Surī?) was to be released in December 2009, but has been pushed back to Spring 2010 and then again to October 21, 2010. This miniseries made more references to other Toei shows and included Ultraman Taro making a cameo appearance.

Shorts[edit]

Imagin Anime
  1. Momotaros's Momotarō (モモタロスのももたろう Momotarosu no Momotarō?)
  2. Urataros's Deceitful Vacation (ウラタロスのずるやすみ Uratarosu no Zuru Yasumi?)
  3. Kin-chan's First Love (キンちゃんの初恋 Kin-chan no Hatsukoi?)
  4. Ryutarō's Secret (リュウタローのひみつ Ryūtarō no Himitsu?)
  5. How is Deneb Candy Made? (デネブキャンディができるまで? Denebu Kyandi ga Dekiru made??)
  6. Maagi Magi: Masieg (マージマジ・マジーク Māji Maji: Majīku?)
  7. Momotaros's Momotarō: Part 2 (モモタロスのももたろう・パート2 Momotarosu no Momotarō: Pāto Tsu?)
  8. A Letter from Sis (お姉ちゃんからの手紙 Oneechan kara no Tegami?)
  9. Super Doctor Momo (スーパードクター・モモ Sūpā Dokutā Momo?)
  10. Imagin Space Travel (イマジン宇宙旅行 Imajin Uchū Ryokō?)
Imagin Anime 2
  1. Teru-teru Ryuta (てるてるリュウタ Teruteru Ryūta?)
  2. Kin-chan's Tufts (キンちゃんのふっさり Kin-chan no Fussari?)
  3. Momotaros' Flower Fortune Telling (モモタロスの花占い Momotarosu no Hana Uranai?)
  4. Let's Decide Upon a Catchphrase (決めゼリフを考えよう Kime Zerifu o Kangaeyō?)
  5. Ura-san is a Great Detective! (ウラさんは名探偵! Urasan wa Meitantei!?)
  6. Best of Luck Wolf! (がんばれウルフ! Ganbare Urufu!?)
  7. Imagin Mart (イマジンマート Imajin Māto?)
  8. Sieg is Oookaaay (ジークはだいじょうぶだぁ Jīku wa Daijōbu daa?)
  9. Stupid Momo vs. Nosy Woman (バカモモVSハナクソ女 Baka Momo Baasasu Hanakuso Onna?)
  10. Document: The Bullet Train Rider (ドキュメント・ザ・電車ライダー Dokyumento Za Densha Raidā?)
  11. Urashima Taro (ウラ島太郎 Urashima Tarō?)
  12. Be Forever Momotaros: Imagin Terminal Station (モモタロスよ永遠に ~イマジン終着駅 Momotarosu yo Towa ni ~Imajin Shūchakueki?)
Imagin Anime 3
  1. Momotaros's Pudding Shop (モモタロスのプリン屋さん Momotarosu no Purin'yasan?)
  2. Imagin in Wonderland (イマジン イン ワンダーランド Imajin In Wandārando?)
  3. Google it! Kintarō (ぐぐれ!金太郎 Gugure! Kintarō?)
  4. I'm Contagious! (俺、伝染! Ore, Densen!?)
  5. Kamen Rider Secret Room (仮面ライダー秘密部屋 Kamen Raidā Himitsu Beya?)
  6. Episode Red: Yuto's Life (EPISODE RED ユートの一生 Episōdo Reddo Yūto no Isshō?)
  7. Episode Blue: Teddy-san is a Great Detective (EPISODE BLUE テディさんは名探偵 Episōdo Burū Tedisan wa Meitantei?)
  8. Episode Yellow: Imagin Anime 3D (EPISODE YELLOW イマジンあにめ3D Episōdo Ierō Imajin Anime Surī Dī?)
  9. Imagin Family Drifting Story (イマジン一家漂流記 Imajin Ikka Hyōryūki?)
  10. Ryutaros and an Autumn Flower (リュウタロスと秋の花 Ryūtarosu to Aki no Hana?)
  11. J-MEN's Pudding Shop (J-MENのプリン屋さん Jei Men no Purin'yasan?)
  12. You Will Find the Ultra Planet (きみにも見えるウル○ラの星 Kimi ni mo Mieru Urutora no Hoshi?)

Momotaros's King of the Castle in Burning Red[edit]

As a tie in with Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World, the Tarōs starred in a series of four short episodes called Momotaros's King of the Castle in Burning Red (モモタロスのまっかっか城の王 Momotarosu no Makkakka-jō no Ō?), where they get into another crazy adventure as they take the Ginjiro out for a spin. The first three episodes are one-minute-long, airing from July 20 to August 3 after Kamen Rider Kiva, depicting the Taros in reviewing the Go-onger and Kiva movies before Ryutaros is kidnapped by Kamen Rider Rey. The fourth two-minute-long episode showed in theaters after Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World and Engine Sentai Go-onger: Boom Boom! Bang Bang! GekijōBang!!, with Ryutaros found by Momotaros as reenactments of the two movies by the Taros are played on the movie screen. Toshihiko Seki will reprise his role as the Imagin Momotaros[22][23][24][25] and Kōji Yusa, Masaki Terasoma, and Kenichi Suzumura also reprise their roles as Urataros, Kintaros, and Ryutaros, respectively. There was a "Burning Red Ver." (まっかっかVer. Makkakka Bā?) and a "Yellow Ver." (まっきっきVer. Makkikki Bā?) of the short film, shown at specific theaters based on the announcement that Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown would be playing at that theater.

Mini episodes[edit]

  1. The Castle in the Demon World Mystery is Solved! (魔界城の謎を解け! Makaijō no Nazo o Toke!?)
  2. Samurai World's Warriors (サムライワールドの戦士 Samurai Wārudo no Senshi?)
  3. Fight! Kaijin Army (戦え!怪人軍団 Tatakae! Kaijin Gundan?)
  4. Momotaros's King of the Castle in Burning Red (モモタロスのまっかっか城の王 Momotarosu no Makkakkajō no Ō?)

April 3, 1971[edit]

The S.I.C. Hero Saga side story published in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine for Den-O is titled Masked Rider Den-O: April 3, 1971 (MASKED RIDER DEN-O -1971年4月3日- Kamen Raidā Den'ō: Ichisen Kyūhyaku Nanajū Ichi-nen Shigatsu Mikka?). Running from December 2008 to October 2009, the story expands upon the events of Climax Deka and Kamen Rider Nega Den-O's travel through time joining forces with the Great Leader of Shocker, with Den-O and Zeronos joining forces with the original Shōwa Kamen Riders to fight them. It features original characters Negataros Spirit Form (ネガタロス精神体 Negatarosu Seishintai?) and Negataros's form as Great Leader Rock (岩石大首領 Ganseki Daishuryō?).

Chapter titles
  1. Imagin Revival (復活のイマジン Fukkatsu no Imajin?)
  2. Negataros Army (ネガタロス軍団 Negataros Gundan?)
  3. Shocker Leader (ショッカー首領 Shokkā Shuryō?)
  4. The Capture of Yuto Sakurai (囚われの桜井侑斗 Toraware no Sakurai Yūto?)
  5. Five Plus One (5+1 Go Tasu Ichi?)
  6. Comrade (仲間 Nakama?)
  7. True Form (正体 Shōtai?)
  8. Great Leader Rock (岩石大首領 Ganseki Daishuryō?)
  9. Seven Riders (7人ライダー Shichinin Raidā?)
  10. Ten Riders (10人ライダー Jūnin Raidā?)
  11. From the Window of the Den-Liner (デンライナーの車窓から Denrainā no Shasō kara?)

"DenLiner, Into Space!"[edit]

"Kamen Rider Kiva & Den-O: DenLiner, Into Space!" (仮面ライダーキバ&電王 デンライナー、宇宙へ! Kamen Raidā Kiba ando Den'ō Denrainā, Uchū e!?) is a planetarium show using the cast of Kiva and Den-O to teach children about the universe. It is being shown at the Kagoshima Municipal Science Hall's planetarium between January 2 and March 30, 2009.[25][26][27]

Parodies[edit]

Kamen Rider Den-O has been parodied and referenced in recent episodes of various anime.

  • Part A of episode 169 of Sgt. Frog (ケロロ軍曹 Keroro Gunsō?) was titled "Urere: King of the Trains" (ウレレ 電車の王様 であります Urere Densha no Ōsama de Arimasu?) and featured the Keroro Platoon piloting various frog-themed bullet trains similar to the control of the DenLiner. The episode featured phrases such as "Here I come!" (僕、参上! Boku, sanjō!?), "I am from the start, at the climax" (僕は最初からクライマックスだよ Boku wa saisho kara kuraimakkusu dayo?), and "My finishing attack…" (僕の必殺技… Boku no hissatsu waza…?) spoken by Urere (Urere replaced Momotaros's boastful "Ore" (?) with the more humble "Boku" (?)). Urere is also voiced by Toshihiko Seki, who also provides the voice of Momotaros in Den-O. The phrase "It's good! It's great! It's awesome!" (いーじゃん!いーじゃん!スゲーじゃん?! Ī jan! Ī jan! Sugē jan?!?) is spoken by Giroro, as these are the lyrics of "Climax Jump", the opening theme song of Den-O. Keroro also re-enacts the opening sequence of Den-O on his "KeroLiner" (ケロライナー Kerorainā?).
  • Episode 16 of Hayate the Combat Butler (ハヤテのごとく! Hayate no Gotoku!?) featured "guest" appearances of the DenGasher Sword, Rod, and Ax Modes as well as cameo appearances of the Owner, Momotaros, and Hana on a train very similar to the DenLiner Gouka.
  • In episode 65 of Gintama, Okita uses Ryutaros' catchphrase "Is it okay if I beat you? Your answer doesn't matter!" (倒してもいい?答えは聞いてないけど! Taoshite mo ii? Kotae wa kiitenai kedo!?) and his eyes flash purple while battling Kagura. Episode 89 of Gintama also features this visual gag. Kenichi Suzumura, who voices Ryutaros in Den-O, voices Okita in Gintama.

Cast[edit]

  • Ryotaro Nogami (野上 良太郎 Nogami Ryōtarō?): Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健 Satō Takeru?)
  • Hana (ハナ Hana?): Yuriko Shiratori (白鳥 百合子 Shiratori Yuriko?)
  • Kohana (コハナ Kohana?): Tamaki Matsumoto (松元 環季 Matsumoto Tamaki?)
  • Naomi (ナオミ Naomi?): Rina Akiyama (秋山 莉奈 Akiyama Rina?)
  • Owner/Opening Narration, Station Master (オーナー/オープニングナレーション、駅長 Ōnā/Ōpuningu Narēshon, Ekichō?): Kenjirō Ishimaru (石丸 謙二郎 Ishimaru Kenjirō?)
  • Airi Nogami (野上 愛理 Nogami Airi?): Wakana Matsumoto (松本 若菜 Matsumoto Wakana?)
  • Seigi Ozaki (尾崎 正義 Ozaki Seigi?): Akira Nagata (永田 彬 Nagata Akira?) of RUN&GUN
  • Issē Miura (三浦 イッセー Miura Issē?): Ryo Ueno (上野 亮 Ueno Ryō?)
  • Yuto Sakurai (桜井 侑斗 Sakurai Yūto?): Yuichi Nakamura (中村 優一 Nakamura Yūichi?)
    • Past Man (過去の男 Kako no Otoko?): Tomonobu Okano (岡野 友信 Okano Tomonobu?)
  • Kai (カイ Kai?): Hideo Ishiguro (石黒 英雄 Ishiguro Hideo?)

Voice actors[edit]

For the portrayals of the Tarōs by Toshihiko Seki, Kōji Yusa, Masaki Terasoma, and Kenichi Suzumura, Kamen Rider Den-O was given the Synergy Award at the second Seiyu Awards.[28]

  • Momotaros (モモタロス Momotarosu?): Toshihiko Seki (関 俊彦 Seki Toshihiko?)
  • Urataros (ウラタロス Uratarosu?): Kōji Yusa (遊佐 浩二 Yusa Kōji?)
  • Kintaros (キンタロス Kintarosu?): Masaki Terasoma (てらそま まさき Terasoma Masaki?)
  • Ryutaros (リュウタロス Ryūtarosu?): Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi?)
  • Deneb (デネブ Denebu?): Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū?)
  • Sieg (ジーク Jīku?, 23-24, 49): Shin-ichiro Miki (三木 眞一郎 Miki Shin'ichirō?)

Guest actors[edit]

  • Yū Yamagoshi (山越 佑 Yamagoshi Yū?) (3-4): Kazuki Namioka (波岡 一喜 Namioka Kazuki?)
  • Yumi Saitō (斉藤 優美 Saitō Yumi?) (7-8): Hitomi Kurihara (栗原 瞳 Kurihara Hitomi?)
  • Masaru Honjō (本条 勝 Honjō Masaru?) (9-10): Kenta Uchino (内野 謙太 Uchino Kenta?)
  • Shūji Toyama (戸山 秀二 Toyama Shūji?) (13-14): Shun Ueda (うえだ 峻 Ueda Shun?)
  • Shūjirō Hakamada (袴田 秀次郎 Hakamada Shūjirō?) (15-16): Hayato Ōshiba (大柴 隼人 Ōshiba Hayato?)
  • Yuka Sawada (沢田 由香 Sawada Yuka?) (17-18, 33): Hikari Mitsushima (満島 ひかり Mitsushima Hikari?)
  • Gaoh (牙王 Gaō?) (25-28): Hiroyuki Watanabe (渡辺 裕之 Watanabe Hiroyuki?)
  • Masashi Aoki (青木 雅史 Aoki Masashi?) (25-26): Kōhei Yamamoto (山本 康平 Yamamoto Kōhei?)
  • Machida (町田 Machida?) (29): Takuma Sugawara (菅原 卓磨 Sugawara Takuma?)
  • Tooru Terasaki (寺崎 トオル Terasaki Tōru?) (30): Tsuyoshi Hayashi (林 剛史 Hayashi Tsuyoshi?)
  • Yamaguchi (山口 Yamaguchi?) (35-36): Yōichi Furuya (古屋 暢一 Furuya Yōichi?)

Guest voice actors[edit]

For all of the guest voice actors, see Imagin.
  • Bat Imagin (バットイマジン Batto Imajin?, 1-2): Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之 Yanada Kiyoyuki?)
  • Crust Imagin (クラストイマジン Kurasuto Imajin?, 5-6): Kyousei Tsukui (津久井 教生 Tsukui Kyōsei?)
  • Crow Imagin (クロウイマジン Kurou Imajin?, 7-8): Rintarō Nishi (西 凛太朗 Nishi Rintarō?)
  • Rhino Imagin (ライノイマジン Raino Imajin?, 9-10): Tsuyoshi Koyama (小山 剛志 Koyama Tsuyoshi?)
  • Owl Imagin (オウルイマジン Ouru Imajin?, 13-14), Albinoleo Imagin (アルビノレオイマジン Arubinoreo Imagin?, 43-46): Takaya Kuroda (黒田 崇矢 Kuroda Takaya?)
  • Wolf Imagin (ウルフイマジン Urufu Imajin?, 17-18): Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山 修之 Hiyama Nobuyuki?)
  • Jelly Imagin (ジェリーイマジン Jerī Imajin?, 19-20): Ryūsei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao Ryūsei?)
  • Tortoice Imagin (トータスイマジン Tōtasu Imajin?, 21-22), Panda Rabbit Imagin (パンダラビットイマジン Panda Rabitto Imajin?, 39): Kōji Ochiai (落合 弘治 Ochiai Kōji?)
  • Molech Imagin (モレクイマジン Moreku Imajin?, 27): Hidenori Tokuyama (徳山 秀典 Tokuyama Hidenori?)
  • Kraken Imagin (クラーケンイマジン Kurāken Imajin?, 33-34): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu?)
  • Leo Imagin (レオイマジン Reo Imajin?, 37-38): Kazuhiro Yamaji (山路 和弘 Yamaji Kazuhiro?)
  • Death Imagin (デスイマジン Desu Imajin?, 48-49): Hiroshi Yanaka (家中 宏 Yanaka Hiroshi?)

Songs[edit]

The cover for the "Climax Jump" single featuring Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form.

The initial songs for the series, opening theme "Climax Jump" and ending theme "Double-Action", had multiple rearrangements to be used for other characters that were featured in the series. For all information on musical releases for Kamen Rider Den-O, see Kamen Rider Den-O discography.

Opening themes
Ending themes
  • "Double-Action"
  • "Double-Action Rod form"
  • "Double-Action Ax form"
  • "Double-Action Gun form"
  • "Action-ZERO"
  • "Real-Action"
  • "Double-Action Wing form"
Insert songs
  • "Climax Jump HIPHOP ver."
  • "Double-Action Piano form (1-4)"
  • "Double-Action Coffee form"
  • "Climax Jump Dark HIPHOP ver."
Other songs
  • "Yume de Aeta Nara…" (夢で逢えたなら…?, If We Met in a Dream…)
  • "Double-Action GAOH form"
  • "DEN-O VOCAL TRACKS LINER (C-J D-A nonstop re-connection)"
  • "Action-ZERO Piano form"
  • "Double-Action CLIMAX form"
  • "Climax Jump the Final"
  • "Cho Climax Jump" (超 Climax Jump Chō Kuraimakkusu Janpu?)
  • "Action-ZERO 2010"
  • "Double-Action Strike form"
  • "Climax-Action ~The Den-O History~" (Climax Action ~The 電王 History~?)

International broadcasts[edit]

In 2009, South Korean broadcasters began airing Den-O under the title Masked Rider Den-O (가면라이더 덴오 Gamyeon Raideo Deno).[29]

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