Kamen Rider Stronger

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Kamen Rider Stronger
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori
Starring Shigeru Araki
Kyōko Okada
Akiji Kobayashi
Narrated by Shinji Nakae
Opening theme "Kamen Rider Stronger no Uta"
Ending theme "Kyō mo Tatakau Stronger"
"Stronger Action"
Composer(s) Shunsuke Kikuchi
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 39
Production
Running time 25 minutes approx. per episode
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
MBS
Original run April 5, 1975 – December 27, 1975
Chronology
Preceded by Kamen Rider Amazon
Followed by Kamen Rider (Skyrider)

Kamen Rider Stronger (仮面ライダーストロンガー Kamen Raidā Sutorongā?, Masked Rider Stronger in English) is a Japanese Tokusatsu television show. It is the fifth entry in the Kamen Rider Series, the show was broadcast on TBS and MBS from April 5, 1975 to December 27, 1975, lasting 39 episodes, and aired every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Stronger was a co-production between Ishinomori Productions and Toei, and was created by Shōtarō Ishinomori.

Story[edit]

Following the death of his close friend and mentor Gorō Numata (沼田 五郎 Numata Gorō?), Shigeru Jō joins the evil organization Black Satan. With the promise of great power, and fueled by a desire for revenge, Jō undergoes surgery to become one of Black Satan's super-warriors. Secretly, Jō knows that Black Satan were in fact responsible for Numata's murder, and he uses the organization as a means to gain the power he needs to exact his vengeance. The newly transformed Jō escapes from the Black Satan headquarters before they can brainwash him, and becomes Kamen Rider Stronger. Shortly after his escape, Stronger meets Yuriko Misaki, another cyborg warrior created by Black Satan who has the ability to transform into Electro-Wave Human Tackle. Together they combat Black Satan, and later the Delza Army, to restore peace in Japan. During battle against the Delza Army, Tackle sacrifices herself to protect Stronger, and Stronger performs a special procedure on himself to achieve his "Charge-Up Form". Later, the previous riders (Kamen Rider 1, Kamen Rider 2, Kamen Rider V3, Riderman, Kamen Rider X, and Kamen Rider Amazon) return to Japan and join Stronger to finally topple the evil Delza Army.

Characters[edit]

Black Satan[edit]

Black Satan (ブラックサタン Burakku Satan?) is a restoration of Shocker.

  • Great Boss of Black Satan (ブラックサタン大首領 Burakku Satan Dai Shuryō?, 26): The leader of Black Satan who is the boss of Satan Bug (サタン虫 Satan Mushi?). Destroyed by Stronger's Stronger Electro Kick.
  • Titan (Mr. Titan)/One-Eyed Titan (タイタン/一つ目タイタン Taitan/Hitotsume Taitan?, 1-13): A high-ranking officer of Black Satan. He and General Shadow are rivals. He can assume a human form. He was thrown into the sea by Stronger and destroyed. However, Black Satan learn performs a ritual that revives Titan into Hundred-Eyed Titan (百目タイタン Hyakume Taitan?, 17-23). Destroyed by Stronger's Stronger Double Kick.
  • Dead Lion (デッドライオン Deddo Raion?, 24-26): A lion monster from Egypt who is known as the strongest great commander of Black Satan. He took over after Mr. Titan's death. After the Black Satan's destruction, his whereabouts are unknown.
  • Black Satan Soldiers (ブラックサタン戦闘員 Burakku Satan Sentōin?): Black owl footsoldiers of Black Satan. Scientists wear the white gown.

General Shadow[edit]

General Shadow (ジェネラルシャドウ Jeneraru Shadō?, 14-38) is a high-ranking officer who is rivals with Titan. Armed with the Shadow Sword, his trademark attack is Trump Shoot. After abandoning the Black Satan, he forms the Delza Army. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electro Lightning Kick.

Delza Army[edit]

The Delza Army (デルザー軍団 Deruzā Gundan?) is created by General Shadow after he leaves Black Satan. After its destruction, he forms the Delza Army to fight Kamen Rider Stronger and his group. The first eight of his officers schemed against him, but never challenged General Shadow, but soon General Shadow was overthrown by Great Mashal Machine. The organization was destroyed by the combined efforts of Kamen Rider #1, Kamen Rider #2, Kamen Rider V3, Riderman, Kamen Rider X, Kamen Rider Amazon, and Kamen Rider Stronger.

  • Great Leader of Delza Army (デルザー軍団大首領 Deruzā Gundan Dai Shuryō?): A stone giant controlled by the one-eyed brain-like Great Leader; later revealed to be the true form of Great Leader of Shocker from the original series. He takes on the form of a giant rock, impervious to the attacks of the Riders. Self-destructs himself in an attempt to kill all seven Rider.
  • Delza Army Corps (デルザー軍団戦闘員 Deruzā Gundan Sentōin, 26-39?): The foot soldiers of the Delza Army. Each foot soldier wear different mask depending the one who lead them.
  • Staff Officer Steel (鋼鉄参謀 Kōtetsu Sanbō?, 27-29): An armour monster. Destroyed by Stronger's Stronger Electro Kick.
  • Division Commander Wild Eagle (荒ワシ師団長 Arawashi Shidanchō?, 27, 28, 39): An eagle monster. Destroyed by Stronger's Underwater Electro Fire.
  • Doctor Kate (ドクターケイト Dokutā Keito?, 27-30): A plumed cockscomb monster that shoots poisonous liquid. She is destroyed by the poisoned Tackle's Ultra Cyclone.
  • Major Skull (ドクロ少佐 Dokuro Shōsa?, 27-31): A skull monster. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electron Drill Kick.
  • Baron Rock (岩石男爵 Ganseki Danshaku?, 27-32): A rock monster. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electron Drill Kick (head) and Super Electro Three-step Kick (body).
  • General Wolf (狼長官 Ōkami Chōkan?, 27-33, Movie 2): A wolf monster. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electro Lightning Kick.
  • Commanding Officer Brank (隊長ブランク Taichō Buranku?, 27-34): A Frankenstein's monster monster. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electro Speed Diving Punch.
  • Snake Woman (ヘビ女 Hebi Onna?, 34-35, Movie 2): A snake monster who has ability to bloodsucking. Her cape also has ability to drain energy as it seen when she throw it to Kamen Rider Stronger until Kamen Rider V3 returned from Egypt and remove her cape from Kamen Rider Stronger. Destroyed by Stronger (Charge Up)'s Super Electro Big Wheel Kick.
  • Marshal Machine (マシーン大元帥 Mashīn Dai Gensui?, 35-39): A mummy monster from Egypt who later alongside with his follower Commander Jishaku and Armored Knight overthrown General Shadow when he failed to capture Kamen Rider Stronger while Commander Jishaku and Armored Knight able to capture Kamen Rider V3 and Riderman. Destroyed by Stronger's Electro Punch.
  • Commander Magnet (磁石団長 Jishaku Danchō?, 36-39): A magnet monster who become Marshal Machine follower and has ability to throw magnet and make the target move to direction where he's aiming. Destroyed with Revived Kaijin Corps.
  • Armored Knight (ヨロイ騎士 Yoroi Kishi?, 36-39): An armour monster who become Marshal Machine follower and has ability to make fire from his two pair sword but later one of his two sword missing by Kamen Rider X's Ridol with help from Kamen Rider Amazon. Destroyed with Revived Kaijin Corps.

Special guest stars[edit]

  • Kamen Rider 1/Takeshi Hongo from Kamen Rider
  • Kamen Rider 2/Hayato Ichimonji from Kamen Rider
  • Kamen Rider V3/Kazami Shiro from Kamen Rider V3
  • Riderman/Joji Yuki from Kamen Rider V3
  • Kamen Rider X/Keisuke Jin from Kamen Rider X
  • Kamen Rider Amazon/Daisuke Yamamoto from Kamen Rider Amazon

List of episodes[edit]

  1. I am the Electric Human Stronger!! (おれは電気人間ストロンガー!! Ore wa Denki Ningen Sutorongā!!?)
  2. The Secret of Stronger and Tackle! (ストロンガーとタックルの秘密! Sutorongā to Takkuru no Himitsu!?)
  3. The Thriller House Calls for Children!! (スリラーハウスが子どもを呼ぶ!! Surirā Hausu ga Kodomo o Yobu!!?)
  4. The Demonic Motorbike Reckless Driving Operation! (悪魔のオートバイ暴走作戦!! Akuma no Ōtobai Bōsō Sakusen!!?)
  5. Black Satan's School Lunch!? (ブラックサタンの学校給食!? Burakku Satan no Gakkō Kyūshoku!??)
  6. The Jellyfish Kikkaijin Who Took the Form of a Teacher! (先生に化けたクラゲ奇械人! Sensei ni Baketa Kurage Kikkaijin!?)
  7. Rider Great Reversal!! (ライダー大逆転!! Raidā Dai Gyakuten!!?)
  8. Don't Melt, Rider! The Final Blow, Electro Kick!! (溶けるなライダー!とどめの電キック!! Tokeru na Raidā! Todome no Den Kikku!!?)
  9. The Band of Demons Has Come!! (悪魔の音楽隊がやって来た!! Akuma no Ongakutai ga Yattekita!!?)
  10. The Frightful Gummer Bug! It Targets Humans!! (恐怖のガンマー虫!人間を狙う!! Kyōfu no Ganmā Mushi! Ningen o Nerau!!?)
  11. Chameleorn! Demonic Film!? (カメレオーン!悪魔のフィルム!? Kamereōn! Akuma no Firumu!??)
  12. Duel! Stronger's Grave!? (決闘!ストロンガーの墓場!? Kettō! Sutorongā no Hakaba!??)
  13. The One-Eyed Titan! The Final Counter Attack!! (一ツ目タイタン!最後の逆襲!! Hitotsume Taitan! Saigo no Gyakushū!!?)
  14. The Appearance of Enigmatic Chief Executive Shadow! (謎の大幹部シャドウの出現! Nazo no Dai Kanbu Shadō no Shutsugen!?)
  15. Shadow's Trump That Calls Death!! (死を呼ぶシャドウのトランプ!! Shi o Yobu Shadō no Toranpu!!?)
  16. The Bloodsucking Bubunger's Demonic Present! (吸血ブブンガー悪魔のプレゼント! Kyūketsu Bubungā Akuma no Purezento!?)
  17. Ghost Story, The Demonic Easter (怪談 悪魔の復活祭 Kaidan Akuma no Fukkatsusai?)
  18. Ghost Story, The Bottomless Swamp (怪談 底なし沼 Kaidan Sokonashi Numa?)
  19. Ghost Story: The Cursed Old Castle! (怪談 呪われた古城! Kaidan Norowareta Kojō!?)
  20. The Great Scary Desert! Two Tōbeis?! (恐怖の大砂漠!二人の藤兵衛!? Kyōfu no Dai Sabaku! Futari no Tōbei!??)
  21. Samegashima, Decisive Battle in the Sea! (鮫ヶ島海中大決戦! Samegashima Kaichū Dai Kessen!?)
  22. Rider Execution at 12:00!? (12時00分ライダー処刑!? Jūniji Zerofun Raidā Shokei!??)
  23. The Devil of the Underground Kingdom!! (地底王国の魔王!! Chitei Ōkoku no Maō!!?)
  24. Bizarre! The Unmanned Train Runs!! (怪奇!無人電車が走る!! Kaiki! Mujin Densha ga Hashiru!!?)
  25. Don't Die!! Shigeru Jō in the Electric Chair (死ぬな!!電気椅子の城茂 Shinu na!! Denki Isu no Jō Shigeru?)
  26. Seen!! The Great Leader's True Identity!! (見た!!大首領の正体!! Mita!! Dai Shuryō no Shōtai!!?)
  27. Remodelled Majin! The Delza Army Appears!! (改造魔人!デルザー軍団現わる!! Kaizō Majin! Deruzā Gundan Arawareru!!?)
  28. Oh! Stronger...into Small Pieces?! (あ!ストロンガーがこなごなに…?! A! Sutorongā ga Konagona ni...?!?)
  29. The Curse of Majin Kate's Blood! (魔人ケイト血ののろい! Majin Keito Chi no Noroi!?)
  30. Goodbye, Tackle! Her Last Activity!! (さようならタックル!最後の活躍!! Sayōnara Takkuru! Saigo no Katsuyaku!!?)
  31. Stronger's Great Remodelling!! (ストロンガー大改造!! Sutorongā Dai Kaizō!!?)
  32. Deadly! Super Electro Three-step Kick!! (必殺!超電三段キック!! Hissatsu! Chō Den Sandan Kikku!!?)
  33. Stronger Dies in the Full Moon!? (ストロンガー満月に死す!? Sutorongā Mangetsu ni Shisu!??)
  34. The Snake Woman's Bloodsucking Hell! (ヘビ女の吸血地獄! Hebi Onna no Kyūketsu Jigoku!?)
  35. The Man Who Returned! The Name is V3!! (帰って来た男!その名はV3!! Kaettekita Otoko! Sono Na wa Bui Surī!!?)
  36. Three Riders Vs. The Powerful Delza Army! (三人ライダー対強力デルザー軍団! Sannin Raidā Tai Kyōryoku Deruzā Gundan!?)
  37. Riders Captured! Long Live Delza!! (ライダー捕らわる!デルザー万才!! Raidā Torawaru! Deruzā Banzai!!?)
  38. Appearance! Riders 1, 2!! (出現!ライダー1号2号!! Shutsugen! Raidā Ichigō Nigō!!?)
  39. Goodbye! The Glorious Seven Riders! (さようなら!栄光の七人ライダー! Sayōnara! Eikō no Shichinin Raidā!?)

Movies[edit]

  • Kamen Rider Stronger

Reedited episode 7. Waniida from Black Satan attacks a young boy and long-time Kamen Rider ally Tōbei Tachibana, but Kamen Rider Stronger and Electro Wave Human Tackle run in to make the save. However, Shigeru and Yuriko fall into separate traps and are captured by Black Satan. Yuriko fights for her life as Shigeru is brainwashed by the organization.

  • All Together! Seven Kamen Riders!! (集合!7人の仮面ライダー!! (Zen'in Shūgō! Shichinin no Kamen Raidā!!?))

This 45-minute special, first broadcast on January 3rd 1976 (one week after the series' finale), opens with Tachibana Tōbei taking some children to a Kamen Rider roadshow. Just as he's reminiscing about all the heroic modified humans he's lived alongside- Ichigō, Nigō, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon, Stronger and Tackle- the first seven Riders gradually show up to greet him in their human guises, unrecognised by the crowds. When it's revealed that the kaijin onstage are 'real', not actors, the Riders henshin to save the crowd and Rider actors, uniting their power to defeat the Delzer Army's true leader, Great General Darkness (暗黒大将軍 (Ankoku Daishōgun?)) in his hideout beneath the stadium.

Cast[edit]

  • Shigeru Jō (城 茂 Jō Shigeru?): Shigeru Araki (荒木 茂 Araki Shigeru?) (now deceased)
  • Yuriko Misaki (岬 ユリ子 Misaki Yuriko?): Kyōko Okada (岡田 京子 Okada Kyōko?) (Died in 1986 at the age of 27 due to severe asthma attack)
  • Tōbei Tachibana (立花 藤兵衛 Tachibana Tōbee?): Akiji Kobayashi (小林 昭二 Kobayashi Akiji?) (now deceased)
  • Yōichirō Masaki (正木 洋一郎 Masaki Yōichirō?): Hiroshi Ogasawara (小笠原 弘 Ogasawara Hiroshi?)
  • Titan (タイタン Taitan?): Akira Hamada (浜田 晃 Hamada Akira?)
  • Dead Lion (デッドライオン Deddo Raion?, Voice): Mahito Tsujimura (辻村 真人 Tsujimura Mahito?)
  • The Great Leader of Black Satan, The Great Leader of Delza Army, Great Leader Rock (ブラックサタン大首領、デルザー軍団大首領、岩石大首領 Burakku Satan Dai Shuryō, Deruzā Gundan Dai Shuryō, Ganseki Dai Shuryō?, Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗 Naya Gorō?)
  • General Shadow (ジェネラルシャドウ Jeneraru Shadō?, Voice): Hidekatsu Shibata (柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu?)
  • Marshal Machine (マシーン大元帥 Mashīn Dai Gensui?, Voice): Osamu Ichikawa (市川 治 Ichikawa Osamu?)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Narētā?): Shinji Nakae (中江 真司 Nakae Shinji?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "Kyō mo Tatakau Stronger" (今日もたたかうストロンガー Kyō mo Tatakau Sutorongā?, "Stronger Fights Today")
    • Lyrics: Saburō Yatsude
    • Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artists: Masato Shimon & Mitsuko Horie, Ichirou Mizuki & Mitsuko Horie
    • Episodes: 1-2, 3-31
  • "Stronger Action" (ストロンガーアクション Sutorongā Akushon?)
    • Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori
    • Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artists: Ichirou Mizuki & Mitsuko Horie
    • Episodes 32-39

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]