Kamen Rider Kiva

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Kamen Rider Kiva
KR Kiva Title Card.jpg
The logo for Kamen Rider Kiva
Genre
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Voices of Tomokazu Sugita
Narrated by
Theme music composer Shuhei Naruse
Opening theme "Break the Chain" by Tourbillon
Ending theme
  • "Destiny's Play"
  • "Individual-System"
  • "Shout in the moonlight"
  • "Innocent Trap"
  • "Supernova"
  • "Roots of the King" by TETRA-FANG
  • "Fight for Justice" by Keisuke Nago
Composer(s) Tsuneyoshi Saitō
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 48 (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 27, 2008 (2008-01-27) – January 18, 2009 (2009-01-18)
Chronology
Preceded by Kamen Rider Den-O
Followed by Kamen Rider Decade
External links
Website

Kamen Rider Kiva (仮面ライダーキバ Kamen Raidā Kiba?, Masked Rider Kiva) is the title of the 2008 Kamen Rider Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company and Ishimori Productions. It premiered on January 27, 2008, following the finale of Kamen Rider Den-O. It aired as a part of TV Asahi's 2008 Super Hero Time block with Engine Sentai Go-onger. Advertisements showed a horror film theme to the series, with the motif for Kamen Rider Kiva as a vampire. The advertising slogan for the series is "Wake up! Break the chains of destiny!!" (覚醒(ウェイクアップ)! 運命(さだめ)の鎖を解き放て!! Weiku appu! Sadame no kusari o tokihanate!!?). The first episode began with a commemoration of the series in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Shotaro Ishinomori's birthday.

Synopsis[edit]

Twenty-two years after the disappearance of his father, Wataru Kurenai lives in an infamous "haunted house" where he is destined as Kamen Rider Kiva to fight life-draining monsters called Fangires, the very race his father fought years ago before his disappearance. Wataru must also deal with Kamen Rider Ixa who is part of an organization seeking to destroy the Fangire menace, as well as the Fangires' own Rider, Kamen Rider Saga. The story is split between the actions of Wataru in the present (2008–09) and his father Otoya in the past (1986–87), slowly revealing the link between the Fangire Race and Kiva.

The characters of Kamen Rider Kiva are spread throughout two time periods, each related to one another. There are the actions of Otoya Kurenai and the Fangire Hunter Yuri Aso with the Wolfen Jiro in the year 1986 with the first Ixa Ver.I that result in the various Fangires that persist to the current day, in 2008, with Otoya's son Wataru (as Kamen Rider Kiva) along and Keisuke Nago (as Kamen Rider Ixa Ver.X) and Yuri's daughter Megumi (also a Fangire Hunter), dealing with the Fangires to prevent deaths.

Fangire[edit]

Main article: Fangire

The Fangires (ファンガイア Fangaia?) are stained glass-based vampires who feed off of the Life Energy (ライフエナジー Raifu Enajī?) of humans to survive, with which they can disguise themselves as humans. Because of this, aware humans have formed a group to hunt the Fangires. Though Kiva usually captures a Fangire's soul to feed to Castle Doran, Fangires can be completely destroyed when shattered as seen by Ixa and stronger Fangires.

Episodes[edit]

Each episode's title is a word or phrase relating to music and a phrase describing the episode separated by a symbol from musical notation. For example, the second episode's title is written in Japanese as "組曲♪親子のバイオリン", using the eighth note. An exception is the finale, which uses the music end barline at the end of the title. From episode 2 onward, Kivat begins each episode by stating a piece of trivia about music, art, chess, and other subjects. From episode 30 onward, Tatsulot joins the opening statement as he and Kivat provide recaps of the previous episode.

Act # Title Writer Original airdate
1 "Fate: Wake Up!"
"Unmei: Weiku Appu!" (運命・ウェイクアップ!) 
Toshiki Inoue January 27, 2008
2 "Suite: Father/Son Violin"
"Kumikyoku: Oyako no Baiorin" (組曲・親子のバイオリン) 
Toshiki Inoue February 3, 2008
3 "Heroic: Perfect Hunter"
"Eiyū: Pāfekuto Hantā" (英雄・パーフェクトハンター) 
Toshiki Inoue February 10, 2008
4 "Reverie: Wild Blue"
"Musō: Wairudo Burū" (夢想・ワイルドブルー) 
Toshiki Inoue February 17, 2008
5 "Duet: Stalker Panic"
"Nijūsō: Sutōkā Panikku" (二重奏・ストーカーパニック) 
Toshiki Inoue February 24, 2008
6 "Replay: Humans Are All Music"
"Ripurei: Ningen wa Minna Ongaku" (リプレイ・人間はみんな音楽) 
Toshiki Inoue March 2, 2008
7 "Hymn: Three Star Full Course of Darkness"
"Sanka: Mitsuboshi Yami no Furukōsu" (讃歌・三ツ星闇のフルコース) 
Toshiki Inoue March 9, 2008
8 "Soul: The Angered Dragon Castle"
"Sōru: Doragon-jō, Ikaru" (ソウル・ドラゴン城、怒る) 
Toshiki Inoue March 16, 2008
9 "Symphony: Ixa, Fist On"
"Kōkyō: Ikusa, Fisuto On" (交響・イクサ・フィストオン) 
Toshiki Inoue March 23, 2008
10 "Sabre Dance: Glassy Melody"
"Tsurugi no Mai: Garasu no Merodi" (剣の舞・硝子のメロディ) 
Toshiki Inoue March 30, 2008
11 "Rolling Stone: Door of Dreams"
"Rōringu Sutōn: Yume no Tobira" (ローリングストーン・夢の扉) 
Toshiki Inoue April 6, 2008
12 "First Live: Golden Speed"
"Hatsu Raibu: Ōgon no Supīdo" (初ライブ・黄金のスピード) 
Toshiki Inoue April 13, 2008
13 "Unfinished: Daddy Fight"
"Mikansei: Dadi Faito" (未完成・ダディ・ファイト) 
Toshiki Inoue April 20, 2008
14 "Pomp and Circumstance: Thunderstrike Purple Eye"
"Ifū Dōdō: Raigeki Pāpuru Ai" (威風堂々・雷撃パープルアイ) 
Toshiki Inoue April 27, 2008
15 "Resurrection: Checkmate Four"
"Fukkatsu: Chekkumeito Fō" (復活・チェックメイトフォー) 
Toshiki Inoue May 4, 2008
16 "Player: The Rules of Cruelty"
"Pureiyā: Hijō no Rūru" (プレイヤー・非情のルール) 
Toshiki Inoue May 11, 2008
17 "Lesson: My Way"
"Ressun: Mai Wei" (レッスン・マイウェイ) 
Shōji Yonemura May 18, 2008
18 "Quartet: Listen to Your Heart's Voice"
"Karutetto: Kokoro no Koe o Kike" (カルテット・心の声を聴け) 
Shōji Yonemura May 25, 2008
19 "Fusion: Aura Storm"
"Fyūjon: Ōra no Arashi" (フュージョン・オーラの嵐) 
Toshiki Inoue June 1, 2008
20 "Nocturne: The Lovely Messiah"
"Yasōkyoku: Ai no Kyūseishu" (夜想曲・愛の救世主) 
Toshiki Inoue June 8, 2008
21 "Rhapsody: The Fate of the Ring"
"Rapusodī: Yubiwa no Yukue" (ラプソディー・指輪の行方) 
Toshiki Inoue June 22, 2008
22 "Overture: Fateful Intersection"
"Jokyoku: Unmei no Kōsaten" (序曲・運命の交差点) 
Toshiki Inoue June 29, 2008
23 "Variation: Fugitives Forever"
"Hensōkyoku: Eien no Tōbōsha" (変奏曲・永遠の逃亡者) 
Toshiki Inoue July 6, 2008
24 "Emperor: Golden Fever"
"Kōtei: Gōruden Fībā" (皇帝・ゴールデンフィーバー) 
Toshiki Inoue July 13, 2008
25 "Fanfare: The Queen's Awakening"
"Fanfāre: Joō no Mezame" (ファンファーレ・女王の目醒め) 
Toshiki Inoue July 20, 2008
26 "Metronome: Miraculous Memory"
"Metoronōmu: Kioku no Kiseki" (メトロノーム・記憶のキセキ) 
Toshiki Inoue July 27, 2008
27 "80's: Angry Rising Blue"
"Eitīzu: Ikareru Raijingu Burū" (80’s・怒れるライジングブルー) 
Toshiki Inoue August 3, 2008
28 "Request: Time-Altering Battle"
"Rikuesuto: Toki o Kaeru Tatakai" (リクエスト・時を変える戦い) 
Toshiki Inoue August 17, 2008
29 "When the Saints Go Marching In: I Am King"
"Seija no Kōshin: Ware koso Kingu" (聖者の行進・我こそキング) 
Toshiki Inoue August 24, 2008
30 "Curtain Raising: Kiva's Identity"
"Kaien: Kiba no Shōtai" (開演・キバの正体) 
Toshiki Inoue August 31, 2008
31 "Applause: Motherly Dedicated Transformation"
"Kassai: Haha ni Sasageru Henshin" (喝采・母に捧げる変身) 
Toshiki Inoue September 7, 2008
32 "New World: Another Kiva"
"Shinsekai: Mō Hitori no Kiba" (新世界・もう一人のキバ) 
Toshiki Inoue September 14, 2008
33 "Supersonic: Saga's Fight"
"Sūpāsonikku: Tatakai no Saga" (スーパーソニック・闘いのサガ) 
Toshiki Inoue September 21, 2008
34 "Noise: Melody of Destruction"
"Noizu: Hakai no Senritsu" (ノイズ・破壊の旋律) 
Toshiki Inoue September 28, 2008
35 "New Arrangement: Flying Rose"
"Nyū Arenji: Hishō no Bara" (ニューアレンジ・飛翔のバラ) 
Toshiki Inoue October 5, 2008
36 "Revolution: Sword Legend"
"Kakumei: Sōdo Rejendo" (革命・ソードレジェンド) 
Toshiki Inoue October 12, 2008
37 "Triangle: Behead the King"
"Toraianguru: Kingu ga Kiru" (トライアングル・キングが斬る) 
Toshiki Inoue October 19, 2008
38 "Erlking: Mother and Child Reunion"
"Maō: Haha to Ko no Saikai" (魔王・母と子の再会) 
Toshiki Inoue October 26, 2008
39 "Shout: Targeted Brother"
"Shauto: Nerawareta Kyōai" (シャウト・狙われた兄弟) 
Toshiki Inoue November 9, 2008
40 "Encore: Nago Ixa Explosively Returns"
"Ankōru: Nago Ikusa Bakugen" (アンコール・名護イクサ爆現) 
Toshiki Inoue November 16, 2008
41 "Lullaby: Release the Heart"
"Rarabai: Kokoro o Tokihanate" (ララバイ・心を解き放て) 
Toshiki Inoue November 23, 2008
42 "The Power of Love: The King's Anger"
"Pawā Obu Rabu: Ō no Ikari" (パワー・オブ・ラブ・王の怒り) 
Toshiki Inoue November 30, 2008
43 "Wedding March: Time of Parting"
"Kekkon Kōshinkyoku: Wakare no Toki" (結婚行進曲・別れの時) 
Toshiki Inoue December 7, 2008
44 "Punk: Back to Father"
"Panku: Bakkutu Fāzā" (パンク・バックトゥ・ファーザー) 
Toshiki Inoue December 14, 2008
45 "With You: Final Transformation"
"Wizuyū: Saigo no Henshin" (ウィズユー・最後の変身) 
Toshiki Inoue December 21, 2008
46 "Full Stop: Farewell, Otoya"
"Shūshifu: Saraba Otoya" (終止符・さらば音也) 
Toshiki Inoue January 4, 2009
47 "Break the Chain: Obey Me!"
"Bureiku za Chēn: Ware ni Shitagae!" (ブレイク・ザ・チェーン・我に従え!) 
Toshiki Inoue January 11, 2009
Finale "Finale: The Inheritors of Kiva"
"Fināre: Kiba o Tsugu Mono" (フィナーレ・キバを継ぐ者) 
Toshiki Inoue January 18, 2009

Films[edit]

Climax Deka[edit]

A movie titled Movie Edition: Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: 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?) opened in theaters on April 12, 2008. It features a meeting between the characters of Kiva and the characters of Kamen Rider Den-O. They team up to fight a new evil Imagin who has teamed up with the Fangire Clan. Alongside Climax Deka, a short film titled Momotaros's Let's Go Kiva! (モモタロスのキバっていくぜ! Momotarosu no Kiba tte Ikuze!?) will be shown as double feature.[1][2][3][4]

King of the Castle in the Demon World[edit]

Movie Edition: Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World (劇場版 仮面ライダーキバ 魔界城の王 Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Kiba Makaijō no Ō?) opened in Japanese theaters on August 9, 2008. It featured two new Riders who have been shown in silhouettes in Japanese children's magazines, Kamen Rider Rey (仮面ライダーレイ Kamen Raidā Rei?),[5] who is a monster hunter named Takato Shiramine (白峰 天斗 Shiramine Takato?) played by Shouma Yamamoto (山本 匠馬 Yamamoto Shōma?), partnered to Rey Kivat (レイキバット Reikibatto?, voiced by Norio Wakamoto) and the villain of the movie Takashi Sugimura (杉村 隆 Sugimura Takashi?), a death-row inmate who transforms into Kamen Rider Arc (仮面ライダーアーク Kamen Raidā Āku?) with Arc Kivat (アークキバット Āku Kibatto?, voiced by Norio Wakamoto), portrayed by Ken Horiuchi of the comedy troupe Neptune. The movie takes place in an alternate universe, as trying to place the story of the movie anywhere within the story of the series always leaves events out of place and would cancel out other events. Furthermore, Shouma Yamamoto plays Takato Shiramine in the Kamen Rider Kiva movie, but he also plays Taiga Nobori in the actual series.

"Den-Liner, Into Space!"[edit]

"Kamen Rider Kiva & Den-O: Den-Liner, 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 was being shown at the Kagoshima Municipal Science Hall's planetarium between January 2 and March 30, 2009.[6]

Adventure Battle DVD[edit]

The Hyper Battle DVD Kamen Rider Kiva: You Can Also be Kiva (仮面ライダーキバ キミもキバになろう Kamen Raidā Kiba: Kimi mo Kiba ni Narō?) Wataru Kurenai, Keisuke Nago, and Otoya Kurenai introduce themselves to a boy (the viewer) who has wandered into the Café mald'amour and offer to teach him how he can be like each of them. This DVD is referred to as an Adventure Battle DVD (アドベンチャーバトルDVD Adobenchā Batoru Dī Bui Dī?) and it takes on the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure story. After having an "Ixa-cise" with Nago and a special lesson from Otoya, a Fangire attacks and the viewer can choose to transform Kiva into Garulu Form, Basshaa Form, Dogga Form, or the secret DoGaBaKi Emperor Form.

King of Vampire[edit]

For Kiva '​s S.I.C. Hero Saga side story Masked Rider Kiva: King of Vampire (MASKED RIDER KIVA -KING OF VAMPIRE- Kamen Raidā Kiba -Kingu ovu Vanpaia-?), the story follows the life of the characters following the finale while expanding on other instances in the history of the 1986 storyline. The story is set to begin running in the January 2010 issue of Monthly Hobby Japan magazine. Like the series' episode titles, the titles of the first three chapters of the S.I.C. Hero Saga follow a similar format, but features two musically themed titles separated by an item from musical notation (the former is an opera while the latter is a song from said opera, the third names the composer and one of his songs). The first chapter uses the Segno. The last chapter is a retelling of the final scene of the TV series, except instead of Masao and the Neo-Fangires, Kiva-la comes to warn them about the Lion Fangire having turned into a giant Sabbat.

Chapter titles
  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March (夏の夜の夢・結婚行進曲 Natsu no Yoru no Yume: Kekkon Kōshinkyoku?)
  2. Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus 2 (ローエングリン・結婚行進曲2 Rōengurin: Kekkon Kōshinkyoku 2?)
  3. Saint-Saëns: Marche Héroïque (サン・サーンス・英雄行進曲 San Sānsu: Eiyū Kōshinkyoku?)
  4. The Last Scene Again (ラストシーンをもう一度 Rasuto Shīn o Mō Ichido?)

Cast[edit]

2008 side
  • Wataru Kurenai (紅 渡 Kurenai Wataru?): Koji Seto (瀬戸 康史 Seto Kōji?)[7][8][9]
  • Keisuke Nago (名護 啓介 Nago Keisuke?): Keisuke Kato (加藤 慶祐 Katō Keisuke?)
  • Megumi Aso (麻生 恵 Asō Megumi?): Nana Yanagisawa (柳沢 なな Yanagisawa Nana?)
  • Kengo Eritate (襟立 健吾 Eritate Kengo?): Kouhei Kumai (熊井 幸平 Kumai Kōhei?)
  • Shizuka Nomura (野村 静香 Nomura Shizuka?): Rina Koike (小池 里奈 Koike Rina?)
  • Taiga Nobori (登 太牙 Nobori Taiga?): Shouma Yamamoto (山本 匠馬 Yamamoto Shōma?)
  • Mio Suzuki (鈴木 深央 Suzuki Mio?): Yuria Haga (芳賀 優里亜 Haga Yuria?)
  • Tatsulot (タツロット Tatsurotto?, Voice): Akira Ishida (石田 彰 Ishida Akira?)
1986 side
  • Otoya Kurenai (紅 音也 Kurenai Otoya?): Kouhei Takeda (武田 航平 Takeda Kōhei?)
  • Yuri Aso (麻生 ゆり Asō Yuri?): Yu Takahashi (高橋 優 Takahashi Yū?)
  • King (キング Kingu?): Shinya Niiro (新納 慎也 Niiro Shin'ya?)
No side
  • Mamoru Shima (嶋 護 Shima Mamoru?): Kazuhiko Kanayama (金山 一彦 Kanayama Kazuhiko?)
  • Akira Kido (木戸 明 Kido Akira?): Houka Kinoshita (木下 ほうか Kinoshita Hōka?)
  • Jiro (次狼 Jirō?): Kenji Matsuda (松田 賢二 Matsuda Kenji?)
  • Ramon (ラモン Ramon?): Yuuki Ogoe (小越 勇輝 Ogoe Yūki?)
  • Riki ( Riki?): Eiji Takigawa (滝川 英治 Takigawa Eiji?)
  • Maya (真夜 Maya?): Saki Kagami (加賀美 早紀 Kagami Saki?)
  • Rook (ルーク Rūku?): Tomohide Takahara (高原 知秀 Takahara Tomohide?)
  • Bishop (ビショップ Bishoppu?): Mitsu Murata (村田 充 Murata Mitsu?)
  • Ryo Itoya (糸矢 僚 Itoya Ryō?): Sohto (創斗 Sōto?)
  • Kivat-bat the 3rd, Kivat-bat the 2nd (キバットバットⅢ世、キバットバットⅡ世 Kibattobatto Sansei, Kibattobatto Nisei?, Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu?)
  • Fangire (ファンガイア Fangaia?, Vocal effects): Katsumi Shiono (塩野 勝美 Shiono Katsumi?)

Guest actors[edit]

  • Kaoru Tsugami (津上 カオル Tsugami Kaoru?, 1): Nobuo Kyō (姜 暢雄 Kyō Nobuo?)
  • Hitomi Miyazawa (宮澤 ひとみ Miyazawa Hitomi?, 2): Masako Umemiya (梅宮 万紗子 Umemiya Masako?)
  • Takeo Ōmura (大村 武男 Ōmura Takeo?, 9–10): Katsuyuki Murai (村井 克行 Murai Katsuyuki?)
  • Tohru Miyake (三宅 徹 Miyake Tōru?, 13–14): Satoshi Jinbo (神保 悟志 Jinbo Satoshi?)
  • Ladybug Fangire (レディバグファンガイア Redibagu Fangaia?, 19–20): Ryūsei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao Ryūsei?)
  • Tanahashi (棚橋 Tanahashi?, 27–28): Atsushi Ogawa (小川 敦史 Ogawa Atsushi?)
  • Aberu (阿鐘 Aberu?, 29–31): Akira Kubodera (窪寺 昭 Kubodera Akira?)
  • Kurosawa (黒沢 Kurosawa?, 32–33): Kazuoki (和興 Kazuoki?)
  • Kaede ( Kaede?, 34–35): Tomomi Miyashita (宮下 ともみ Miyashita Tomomi?)
  • Masao Kurenai (紅 正夫 Kurenai Masao?, Finale): Kouhei Takeda (武田 航平 Takeda Kōhei?)

Suit actors[edit]

  • Kamen Rider Kiva, Kamen Rider Dark Kiva, Garulu, Kamen Rider New Kiva: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji?)
  • Kamen Rider Ixa: Jiro Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō?)
  • Kamen Rider Ixa (Yuri/Megumi Aso): Yūichi Hachisuka (蜂須賀 祐一 Hachisuka Yūichi?)
  • Basshaa, Pearlshell Fangire: Naoko Kamio (神尾 直子 Kamio Naoko?)
  • Kamen Rider Saga, Dogga, Kamen Rider Dark Kiva (Otoya Kurenai/Taiga Nobori): Eitoku (永徳 Eitoku?)
  • Fangire: Eitoku, Hiroyuki Muraoka (村岡 弘之 Muraoka Hiroyuki?)
  • Grizzly Fangire (ep. 23–24): Yasuhiko Imai (今井 靖彦 Imai Yasuhiko?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Break the Chain"
    The single "Break the Chain" was released on March 26, 2008.[11] In its first day of sales, it hit No. 3 on the Oricon daily charts for singles. It then reached No. 3 on the weekly charts.[12] In the finale, "Break the Chain" is used as a true ending theme, playing over the end credits, instead of over the battle.
Ending theme
  • "Destiny's Play"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: NKMD
    • Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 8–14, 17–18, 22
    The single "Destiny's Play" was released on April 23, 2008. A special edition CD/DVD single was also released containing the music video.[13][14] TETRA-FANG is a "Limited Rock Unit" for Kiva, with KOJI on vocals, YUJI on guitar, ROY on bass, and SHUHEI on keyboard.[15][16][17] Unlike with Den-O, Kiva will not have a different ending arrangement of Destiny's Play for each of Kiva's form changes.[18] It entered at No. 15 the Oricon Daily Charts on its release date, went on place No. 24 in its first week in the Oricon Weekly Charts and in the second week to place No. 44. On the Kamen Rider Kiva Original Soundtrack was included a track titled "Destiny's Play IKEMENS Ver. ~feat. Kengo Eritate~ (Destiny's Play イケメンズVer.~feat.襟立健吾~ Destiny's Play Ikemenzu Ver. ~feat. Eritate Kengo~?), the performance from episode 12.
  • "Individual-System"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 15–16, 20–21
    "Individual-System" is described as having a blend of 1980s pop music and contemporary music. It was initially revealed to be the second ending theme when a posting on the Avex blog for Kiva mentioned that an ending theme song for Kamen Rider Ixa was to be arranged by Naruse with lyrics by Fujibayashi,[19] initially called "Individual System."[20] The single was released on June 25, 2008.[21] "Individual-System" is still performed by TETRA-FANG with KOJI on vocals, but there will be multiple versions of the song to reflect the different users of the Ixa System.[22]
  • "Innocent Trap"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 19
    Toei's website for Kiva lists "Innocent Trap" as Basshaa Form's ending theme.[23]
  • "Shout in the Moonlight"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Ryo (of defspiral)
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 23
    "Shout in the Moonlight" is Garulu Form's ending theme.
  • "Supernova"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: NAOKI MAEDA
    • Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 24–27, 29, 31–33, 37–39, 41–42, 45, Finale
    "Supernova" is Emperor Form's ending theme.
  • "Fight for Justice"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: Keisuke Nago (Keisuke Kato)
    • Episodes: 28, 30, 40, 44
    This arrangement of "Individual-System" is the first ending theme to be performed by someone other than TETRA-FANG. The single was released on July 30, 2008, with Keisuke Kato providing the vocals.[24] This version was initially titled "Individual-System~Fight for justice~,"[23] however the single has since been renamed "Fight for Justice" on the single "Fight for Justice ~Individual-System NAGO ver.~" The song was sampled for a preview in the "Individual-System NAGO advance fist" track on the "Individual-System" single. In its first week on the charts, "Fight for Justice ~Individual-System NAGO ver.~" peaked at 28 on the Oricon Charts.
  • "Roots of the King"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 34–36, 43
    "Roots of the King" is the theme song for Kamen Rider Dark Kiva and his son Kamen Rider Saga. On September 13, 2008, Naruse announced on the Avex Movie blog for Kiva that the next single to be released by TETRA-FANG is to be titled "Roots of the KING."[25] He also refers to the song as "Roots of the King" on his personal blog,[26] which has since become the title of the song.

Avex's blog for Kiva mentions a song entitled "Bite There Soul" that was written by Naruse and YUJI as a heavy metal song played by street musicians in episode 9 which was planned to be released at a future date,[27] and was subsequently put on the final CD box set as "Bite Their Soul"[28] set for release on January 21, 2009.[29] A mini-album released on August 6, 2008, titled SUPERNOVA[30] features the theme songs for Kiva's four additional forms performed by TETRA-FANG. The tracks include "Innocent Trap,",[23][24] "Shout in the Moonlight," and "Supernova," which has a music video included on a special DVD edition of SUPERNOVA.[31] An unfeatured song from SUPERNOVA titled "Silent Shout" is Dogga Form's theme.[32] Another track from the album "Message" is a tribute song for the character Otoya Kurenai.

Kouhei Takeda has recorded a song titled "This love never ends" as the theme song for Otoya as Ixa.[33] Nana Yanagisawa and Yu Takahashi have also provided their voices for tracks to be included on an album for all characters who have become Kamen Rider Ixa.[34] This song has since been revealed to be titled "Feel the same" on an album titled Inherited-System.[35] Other songs on this album include "Don't Lose Yourself" performed by Keisuke Kato as Keisuke Nago and "Inherited-System" performed by the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization (素晴らしき青空の会 Subarashiki Aozora no Kai?).[36] Kenji Matsuda as Jiro performs the song "Keep alive" for the album.[37] For a TETRA-FANG album titled DESTINY,[35] Koji Seto has recorded the vocals for a song titled "Mind garden."[33] Several songs from this album are theme songs for the members of the Checkmate Four group: "Lightning to Heaven" for the Rook, "Exterminate Time" for the King (Kamen Rider Dark Kiva), "Eternity Blood" for the Bishop, and "Rainy Rose" for the Queen (Maya). Also on the album is "Prayer~Message 2", another tribute to Otoya.

An album titled Masked Rider Kiva Re-Union was released on June 24, 2009, with some original Kiva songs to be rearranged. "Destiny's Play" will be rearranged, Koji Seto & Shouma Yamamoto will sing "Roots of the King" together, Koji Seto shall give his own rendition of "This love never ends", and in turn Kouhei Takeda will give his own rendition of "Supernova".

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