List of Kamen Rider Kabuto characters

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A list of the various characters throughout the 2006-2007 Japanese tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Kabuto. These characters play a major role within the series and often influence many key events.

Souji Tendou[edit]

User of the Kabuto Zecter, Souji Tendou (天道 総司 Tendō Sōji?) serves as the main protagonist of the series. He's a wildcard who merely fights for his own needs, provoking ZECT as a result.

Souji Tendou is portrayed by Hiro Mizushima (水嶋 ヒロ Mizushima Hiro?). As a child, Souji is portrayed by Sean Wiig (ショーン・ウィーグ Shōn Wīgu?).

ZECT[edit]

ZECT is a mysterious organization that seemingly acts in order to destroy Worms. However, they seem to have very secret agenda and connections with Worms. This is shown in episode 41 as the Natives were the ones who originally founded ZECT and created the Masked Rider System to work with humans. The true head counsel of ZECT is a group of Native Worms.

Arata Kagami[edit]

Main article: Kamen Rider Gatack

Arata Kagami (加賀美 新 Kagami Arata?) is the son of ZECT's leader who works under ZECT for the betterment of humanity, unaware of ZECT's true agenda. He briefly used the TheBee Zecter and eventually becomes the user of the Gatack Zecter.

Arata Kagami is portrayed by Yuuki Sato (佐藤 祐基 Satō Yūki?).

Shuichi Tadokoro[edit]

Misaki and Kagami's direct superior in the field, he is a very stern man who commands numerous amounts of ZECT Trooper platoons. It is hinted at that he was once the mentor of the first TheBee, Sou Yaguruma. He was seriously injured when he tried to use the Gatack Zecter in order to save Kagami from being chosen. Despite his appearance, he does care a great deal about his team, especially Kagami and Misaki and will do anything to help them. He has a younger brother who runs the buckwheat-noodle restaurant which was once his father's business. Although he was the better cook, his brother inherited it anyways. After shielding Kagami, it became clear in episode 41 that his true form is a Native Worm. However, he has no intention of conquering humanity like Negishi. During the epilogue, it is shown that he has taken over the running of the aforementioned family business. 35 years old.

Shuichi Tadokoro is portrayed by Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (山口 祥行 Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki?).

Yuzuki Misaki[edit]

A technician and agent for ZECT, she travels with Kagami in the field tracking the movements of the Worms. Later on, she is given the assignment to track Tendou and the stolen Kabuto Zecter. At first she is a "by-the-book" tough as nails character; however, she soon begins to question the actions of ZECT and eventually gains respect for Tendou after he rescues her from the Worms. However, she was still irritated by Tendou when he implies that she and Kagami make a cute couple. She used herself as bait by disguising herself as Phantom Thief Shadow and tended to Kagami when the Gatack Zecter attacked him. She loves buckwheat soba, and can chow down entire ramen bowls in seconds. A Worm disguised as her was sent to attack Tendou's sister, but ended up meeting Tsurugi. The Worm reminded Tsurugi of his dead sister, but he ended up destroying the Worm. However, because of this, he gained a strong attraction to Misaki. As the series progressed, Misaki slowly began to reciprocate to Tsurugi's feelings, and accepted his request to spend Christmas Day with him. Unfortunately, Tsurugi became aware of the fact he was Scorpio Worm and was eventually destroyed in battle by Kabuto, despite Misaki's please to stop. During the epilogue, Misaki becomes the head of Tsurugi's corporation to honor his name. 23 years old.

Yuzuki Misaki is portrayed by Anna Nagata (永田 杏奈 Nagata Anna?).

Sou Yaguruma[edit]

Sou Yaguruma (矢車 想 Yaguruma Sō?) is a former ZECT member who was the original user of the TheBee Zecter until it abandoned him and he was kicked out of ZECT. Since then, Sou went insane, now fighting for his own agenda upon gaining his own green Hopper Zecter, not caring about the well-being of other humans.

Sou Yaguruma is portrayed by Hidenori Tokuyama (徳山 秀典 Tokuyama Hidenori?).

Shun Kageyama[edit]

Shun Kageyama (影山 瞬 Kageyama Shun?) is a former ZECT member under Yaguruma who was the final user of the TheBee Zecter until he was kicked out of ZECT. Since then, he formed a partnership with his former leader after receiving his own red Hopper Zecter from him.

Shun Kageyama is portrayed by Masato Uchiyama (内山 眞人 Uchiyama Masato?). Uchiyama previously portrayed Ren Senjyu in Ultraman Nexus.

Masato Mishima[edit]

The aide of ZECT HQ's leader, Riku Kagami. At times he does communicate with Yaguruma and Tadokoro to brief the ZECT teams about the Worms. Eventually, he was upset with Yaguruma botching a mission and Tadokoro questioning him about ZECT's agenda. There's implication that he has no faith in Kageyama as TheBee, despite Kageyama being loyal to ZECT and is looked down upon by Kamishiro. He has no sense of taste, and finishes eating by taking a supplement. He forcefully became TheBee at one time despite the TheBee Zecter's attempt to reject him. He truly thinks Kageyama is an eyesore because he can only complain and has lost the TheBee Zecter. He also seems to have a connection to Rena Mamiya/Uca Worm and had always kept the Hyper Zecter with him. Renge manages to steal the case with the Hyper Zecter, but Uca Worm takes it back only to find that the case has been rigged with a bomb. Mishima tries to destroy the Hyper Zecter with the bomb. After the explosion, he taunts Tendou for failing to obtain the Hyper Zecter, so he saved the Hyper Zecter when he used Clock-Up. However, he doesn't realize the power of the Zecter as it manages to finds its way to Tendou, much to his chagrin. He then tosses his glasses to the ground in anger. He gradually loses respect for Riku Kagami's servile manner toward the Natives. After realizing Negishi found out about the Red-Shoes system, he makes a pact with Negishi and overthrows Riku Kagami as leader of ZECT. Using the Natives' pendants, he regains the ability to turn his true form named Gryllus Worm, the strongest Native. He is defeated by Hyper Kabuto's and Gatack's Rider Kick and then destroyed by the meteorite explosion that obliterated the studio set.

Masato Mishima is portrayed by Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久 Yuge Tomohisa?).

Riku Kagami[edit]

Arata and Ryo's father, Riku Kagami is a high-ranked official in ZECT, and serves as a figurehead to hide their connection to the natives. Arata seems to despise him because of Ryo's disappearance, as well as the lack of concern or activity done in order to find Ryo. Arata is also unaware that his father is even part of the organization, ZECT, let alone the leader. A mysterious person who always quotes animal bibles, he is also the chief of police. He is a highly trained fencer and plays the cello. It seems that he has a very secret agenda and would even sacrifice his sons to achieve his goals. Tendou later confronted Riku; the confrontation ended with Riku telling him that Tendou's sister (actually refers to Hiyori, not Juka) was not in good hands, which naturally made Tendou lose his composure, and Riku walked off, joking about Tendou's "walking down the path to heaven to rule over all".

During the end of episode 36, he displays that he indeed knows about the Hopper Riders, saying they have opened the Gates of Hell. He also says the Rider's grand plan will be completed by our sons, showing that he did indeed know Tendou's father. He tells Kagami of the secrets behind the Masked Rider System in episode 41, displaying his knowledge of the Natives and how they created the system. He also tells Tendou that his father was the one who installed the Red Shoes system in the Zecters, and in turn, Tendou decides to trust him because he too desires to walk the path his father took. He is overthrown from his leadership position at ZECT by Mishima after revealing to Negishi the Red-Shoes system implemented into the Zecters. He is still alive in the epilogue watching his son grow up. It is likely he is now simply the chief of police. 52 years old.

Riku Kagami is portrayed by Hirotaro Honda (本田 博太郎 Honda Hirotarō?), who later portrayed Strategist Raider in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z.

Renge Takatori[edit]

Formerly a Bright Trooper, a trainee of ZECT and Tendou's second in command who was sent by Mishima in order to spy on and assassinate Tendou. However, she yearns for Tendou as a master after she tasted his delicious cooking. Prior to meeting Tendou, she had eaten nothing but dry boiled rice for the last seven years of her life, considering the concept of taste and deliciousness a sin. Tendou went out of the way to make sure she would be well fed. She was also the person that booted Kageyama out from the ZECT HQ. Afterwards, Mishima orders her to kill Tendou, but she is persuaded by Tendou to forget Mishima and help him steal the Hyper Zecter. She is eventually knocked over the building by the Uca Worm only to be saved by Tendou. Despite her sweet and innocent demeanor, she is a fearsome fighter armed with a wire which can cut through almost anything; however, she is still relatively weak against Worms, but tries to fight anyway. After accepting Tendou as her superior, she began to work at the Bistro la salle, although she often misinterpreted recipes and created horrible dishes as a result. Due to her harsh bring up as a Bright Trooper, her perception of training is rough. This was seen in Episode 38 when she began to time Juka and her classmates in setting up tents before their camping field trip. She was hit by a bullet that ricocheted off Kabuto's Kunai Gun, but thankfully hitting her in the shoulder. As an apology, Tendou made a meal for her while she was recovering in the hospital, also giving her a letter to Kagami. During the epilogue, Renge continues to work at the Bristo La Salle. 18 years old.

Renge Takatori is portrayed by Yuka Teshima (手嶋 ゆか Teshima Yuka?).

Negishi[edit]

One of the leaders of the Natives, Negishi seems like a fun loving person despite the deep respect ZECT offers to him. When he first meets Tendou, he almost admires Tendou, asking if he can be Tendou's fan. Despite his innocent look, Negishi actually has his own agenda and later carries it out once the Worms had been almost decimated. Believing Natives and humans would be unable to co-exist, Negishi sets up the plan to turn all of humanity into Native and thus achieve his ideal peace. To that, he placed Mishima as leader of ZECT and disposes Riku Kagami. However, Negishi didn't count on Tendou's words to sway his comrades to have second thoughts of his plan. In the end, Dark Kabuto manages to capture him, dragging him inside the TV studio explosion that killed them off.

Negishi is portrayed by Masahiro Kobayashi (小林 正寛 Kobayashi Masahiro?).

ZECTroopers[edit]

ZECTroopers (ゼクトルーパー Zeku Torūpā?) are foot soldiers of the organization ZECT, they are armed with the Machine Blade Gun, a weapon that draws some concepts from Riderman's Machine Gun Arm and Power Arm. The weapon consists of an automatic machine gun with a retractable blade, which they use for close-quarters combat. In addition, they also carry a grenade launcher-like shotgun as a last resort and means of retreating, also they use flash bombs which disable Worms and seem to prevent them from molting. Like the Riotroopers from Kamen Rider 555, they're only Rider-like, acting as cannon fodder for emergencies when a Rider cannot arrive in time. They are transported to the Worm hotspots via black, white, or silver HUMVEEs. Unfortunately, as seen in the first episode, they lack any concern for civilians. The special team known as Shadow (シャドー Shadō?) assists Kamen Rider TheBee. Unlike regular ZECTroopers, they have yellow pin stripes on their uniforms. Shadow is able to prevent the Worms from molting, enabling TheBee to kill them. During a training mission, the ZECTrooper trainees, Bright Troopers (ブライトトルーパー Buraito Torūpā?), are revealed. They wear white armor instead of the standard black. During episode 41, the AM bomb is revealed, forcing current Worms disguised as humans back into their original forms. It's revealed that the majority of ZECTroopers are Native Worms. However, after a speech by Tendou, they turn on Negishi and Mishima, aiding the Riders.[1]

Hiyori Kusakabe[edit]

Hiyori Kusakabe is first shown as a co-worker of Kagami's at the Bistro La Salle. She was involved in the meteor crash seven years ago along with Tendou. Due to the accident, her parents were killed. She believed that they were murdered by a person wearing a Rider Belt, but after a period of uncertainty she concludes that Tendou, despite owning the belt, would never do something like that. After seeing Gatack wear another belt and discovering that he was Kagami, she also began to doubt him. In the end however, she decides to trust both of them as they have helped her so much. She carries a green crystal that originated from Area X, ground zero of the meteor crash. She seems to be able to talk with and read the emotions of inanimate objects, such as drawings and machines. She's quite clumsy and tends to zone out while working, resulting in complaints by customers. Through several mishaps and accidents, she was able to discover the identities of all the Riders besides Drake. Later in the series, it was discovered that Hiyori is the child of a Native Worm who impersonated Tendou's mother down to her pregnancy, and later gave birth to Sisyra Worm. This technically makes her Tendou's younger sister. During episode 33, the energy charge from the Hyper Zecter sent her along with the Souji Kusakabe to the edge of time and space. The Hyper Zecter later appeared in the normal dimension, showing one of Hiyori's drawings to Tendou and Kagami.

She reappeared during episode 38, being led away by Kusakabe Souji, at the edge of time and space. She returns to the real world in episode 43 to defend Dark Kabuto from Hyper Kabuto, stating that she no longer desires to live in the human world. Ultimately however, after a compelling speech by Tendou saying that she will not be hated in the human world, even though she is a Worm, she abandons Kusakabe Souji and returns to the human world. However, she is then attacked by Dark Kabuto. After being saved by Tendou, she returns to an almost normal life, and begins making her own menu and dream of owning a restaurant come true. During the epilogue, she returns to her normal life in working at the Bistro, and now has Juka as a sister. As a human, she is 18 years old.

Hiyori Kusakabe is portrayed by Yui Satonaka (里中 唯 Satonaka Yui?). As a child, Hiyori is portrayed by Reina Fujii (藤井 玲奈 Fujii Reina?).

Jyuka Tendou[edit]

Jyuka Tendou (天道 樹花 Tendō Jūka?) is presented as Souji's younger sister, but in truth she seems to be his younger cousin. They were both taken in by their grandmother after the Shibuya meteorite crash. She's really close to Souji, who she calls "older brother", and tends to act the same way he does; such as talking about her grandmother and pointing to the sky. She was injured in a car crash caused by Kamishiro, but blows it off to her brother's concern. She also assists her brother in running noodle carts across town. She has different ways of saying "Good Morning" to Tendou and loves his cooking. Lately, she has been targeted by ZECT and the Worms. So far two Worms, disguised as Misaki and Daisuke, tried to either kidnap or kill her.

She seems to be aware of the Zecters as the Kabuto, TheBee, and Drake Zecters fly around the entire Tendou household, while the Sasword Zecter crawls on the dining table. It is unclear, however, whether she knows that Souji is a Kamen Rider. During the epilogue, it is shown that she has accepted Hiyori as her "sister" and is now working with her at the Bistro La Selle. 13 years old.

Jyuka Tendou is portrayed by Natsumi Okumura (奥村 夏未 Okumura Natsumi?).

Yumiko Takemiya[edit]

Hiyori and Kagami's boss at Bistro La Salle, she seems to tolerate Hiyori's clumsiness and Kagami's tardiness. She sometimes requests Tendou to be her cook as he is a usual customer. 36 years old.

Yumiko Takemiya is portrayed by Megumi Nishimuta (西牟田 恵 Nishimuta Megumi?).

Daisuke Kazama[edit]

Daisuke Kazama (風間 大介 Kazama Daisuke?) is a metro-sexual make-up artist who openly befriends women, seeing them as the treasure of life. His partner, a little girl named Gon, always follows him around, completing sentences for him since Daisuke seems to be in eloquent at times. Prior to his first appearance, he accidentally found the means to become Kamen Rider Drake (仮面ライダードレイク Kamen Raidā Doreiku?).

Daisuke Kazama is portrayed by Kazuki Kato (加藤 和樹 Katō Kazuki?), who later portrayed Shiro Kazami in Kamen Rider: The Next.

Gon[edit]

Real name: Yuriko Takayama (高山 百合子 Takayama Yuriko?), Gon is a girl whom Kazama has accompanied, she seems to have amnesia but at the beginning of episode 17, she slowly remembers time before she met Kazama Daisuke. Gon also pictures her mother Junko (順子 Junko?), but cannot make out who it is. She always completes Kazama's sentences for him, usually after make-up sessions. She is incredibly mature for her age, often taking initiatives which surprise even Tendou. In the end, after remembering her mother's face on the day that they were attacked at the bus by the same Worm that tried to kill her mother, she was finally reunited with her mother. Drake killed the Worm, and Gon completely remembered her past but unfortunately forgot about Daisuke and treated him as a complete stranger afterwards. However, she regained her memories of being Gon while reading an article on Daisuke in a teen magazine. She also helps Daisuke regain his Drake Zecter from his Worm imitation. She recently discovered the identities of the first five Riders, when they ganged up on Daisuke, who they believed was a Worm. In her latest appearance, she has given the Drake Grip to Tendou after stealing it from Daisuke. She returns to help both Daisuke and Rena with the Hopper Riders by spraying them with a fire extinguisher; however, when Rena gains her Worm memories, she is attacked by Rena. During the epilogue, she is still working with Daisuke, although no longer wearing her trademark hat. She also insists that she now be called Yuriko, not Gon. 8 years old.

Gon is portrayed by Airu Kanzaki (神崎 愛瑠 Kanzaki Airu?).

Tsurugi Kamishiro[edit]

Tsurugi Kamishiro (神代 剣 Kamishiro Tsurugi?) is a descendant of the Discabil family of England. However, the real Tsurugi Kamishiro is actually killed by Scorpio Worm, and the person living as him and wielding the Sasword Zecter is merely Scorpio Worm, the very Worm that murdered Tsurugi and his sister a year ago when they were having a picnic in a garden and completely overtaken by former's memories. With the Sasword Yaiber in conjunction with his Sasword Zecter, Tsurugi transforms into Kamen Rider Sasword (仮面ライダーサソード Kamen Raidā Sasōdo?). He is destroyed by Hyper Kabuto after Tsurugi told him that his promised needed to be fulfilled, that to destroy all Worms.

Tsurugi Kamishiro is portrayed by Yusuke Yamamoto (山本 裕典 Yamamoto Yūsuke?).

Jiiya[edit]

A butler who serves the Kamishiro family, He serves Tsurugi and often acts as a parental figure to him. He remains loyal to Kamishiro despite many of his rude actions. It seems that the Kamishiro wealth is no more, but Jiiya hides this fact from Tsurugi, finding ways to get money such as getting monetary reward for Sasword's killing of Worms, and after that transaction was cancelled, opening a ramen shop (which Tendou decides to take over as he sees Jiiya as too worthy to be doing this). He tells Kagami about Kamishiro's sister and her death at the hands of the Scorpio Worm. He has a younger twin brother who keeps the Legendary White Knife. He knows that Scorpio Worm is Tsurugi's true form but has chosen not to tell him because Tsurugi, as the last of the famous British Discabil family, must, in one form or another, carry on its name. Jiiya is respected by Tendou who refers to him as "Humanity's Treasure" due to his incredible skill as a chef. He has several students who hold him and high respect, and has published a cook book, which Tendou carries a copy of at all times. During the epilogue, it is revealed that he is the head cook for the Discabil Restaurant, which is owned by Misaki and named in his master's honor. 65 years old.

Jiiya is portrayed by Yasukiyo Umeno (梅野 泰靖 Umeno Yasukiyo?).

Souji Kusakabe[edit]

Souji Kusakabe (日下部 総司 Kusakabe Sōji?) is a Native who uses the Dark Kabuto Zecter, this mimic version of Tendou was actually a human infant that was captured by Mishima and used for his experiments after being turned into a Native.

Souji Kusakabe is portrayed by Hiro Mizushima (水嶋 ヒロ Mizushima Hiro?), who also portrayed Souji Tendou.

Executive Worms[edit]

Main article: Worm (Kamen Rider)

Playing a much larger role than acting as "Monster of the Week", these are Worms that had a major impact on the story.

Rena Mamiya[edit]

Her true form is Uca Worm, the first executive Worm. A cruel and clever planner, she is the one who ordered a Worm to capture (or kill) Juka. In Worm form, she is very powerful and on her debut, she defeated both TheBee and Drake. She is also the only Worm to "truly" defeat Tendou and make him involuntarily power down. Soon after, she discovers the existence of the Hyper Zecter and attempts to retrieve it after she shoved Renge off a building. Despite retrieving the suitcase, Mishima sets off a bomb which seemingly destroys the Hyper Zecter. Despite the massive explosion, her Worm form was apparently enough to handle and survive the explosion.

Her human form is a 25-year-old woman always dressed in black. At episode 39, she was hit by Hyper Kabuto's Hyper Sting finisher, causing amnesia with the persona of the very woman she imitated. The original Rena was a talented singer with a kind heart that wanted to help people. Believing herself to be Rena, she chases after her dream of being an opera singer until her Worm persona eventually resurfaced. She is able to sing one more requiem for Daisuke on stage, expressing her gratitude to him. Ultimately, she is fatally wounded by Kamen Rider Drake's using the Rider Shooting twice in their final battle, ending with Uca Worm ultimately dying in Daisuke's arms as a human.

Rena Mamiya is portrayed by Hitomi Miwa (三輪 ひとみ Miwa Hitomi?).

Reiji Nogi[edit]

Reiji Nogi is the boss class of the Worm army. He is dressed in a black trench coat and wields a cane which he uses in battle. Possessing uncanny martial art skills, he is powerful enough to take on Kagami and Tendou in his human form, while they are in their Rider forms. His first form, Cassis Worm Dimidius, has the capability of "Freeze", which is activated by clenching his left fist. Through this, he can completely stop the flow of time to the point in which even the power of Hyper Clock Up is purposeless. During his debut, he is able to completely neutralize Hyper Kabuto, even with the Perfect Zecter. He then later was destroyed by Hyper Kabuto's Maximum Hyper Cyclone. After his demise, he evolved into a stronger form Cassis Worm Gladius by use of the ability, "Life of Immortality". In this form, he is able to absorb Worms and tachyon energy alike to gain their powers as shown when he absorbs two subordinate Worms and Gatack's Rider Kick. He later absorbs Sasword's Rider Slash, TheBee's Rider Sting, and Gatack's Rider Cutting; but failed to absorb a triple rider kick by Kabuto, Gatack, and KickHopper. He then later was destroyed by Hyper Kabuto's Maximum Hyper Cyclone. After his demise, he evolved split into two entities and assumes a new form of Cassis Worm Clipeus. When Tsurugi's Worm identity exposed, the Nogis tried to recruit Scorpio Worm as their minions, but instead Scorpio Worm turned them into his minions after showing he was superior to them in power. Ultimately, they face defeat after being defeated by Gatack, KickHopper, and PunchHopper.

Reiji Nogi is portrayed by Tak Sakaguchi (坂口 拓 Sakaguchi Taku?).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV Asahi's page on the ZECTroopers". Retrieved 2010-08-03.