Kamen Rider Black RX

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Kamen Rider Black RX
Kamen rider black rx title banner.jpg
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
StarringTetsuo Kurata
Jun Koyamaki
Rikiya Koyama
Narrated byIssei Masamune
Composer(s)Eiji Kawamura
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes47
Running time30 minutes
Original networkMainichi Broadcasting System
Original releaseOctober 23, 1988 –
September 24, 1989
Preceded byKamen Rider BLACK
Followed byShin 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 is 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. The series is 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 also the last installment of the Kamen Rider Series to be produced in the Shōwa period and the first to be produced in the Heisei era—Episode 11 was delayed by one week following Emperor Hirohito's death.


After the downfall of Gorgom, Kohtaro Minami has gotten a job as a helicopter pilot in a business owned by the Sahara family, who have also given him a new home. Kohtaro is later captured by the Crisis Empire and offered a place in their group. When Kohtaro refuses, his King Stone is shattered and he is thrown into space where the sun's radiation mutates his King Stone and he turns into Kamen Rider Black RX. With his new powers, he battles the Crisis Empire and thwarts their plans to take over Earth.


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

  1. The Child of the Sun! RX (太陽の子だ!RX, Taiyō no Ko da! Āru Ekkusu) (Original Airdate: October 23, 1988)
  2. Bathed in Light! RX (光を浴びて!RX, Hikari o Abite! Āru Ekkusu) (Original Airdate: October 30, 1988)
  3. RX vs. the Knight of the Wind (RX対風の騎士, Āru Ekkusu Tai Kaze no Kishi) (Original Airdate: November 6, 1988)
  4. The Car of Light, Rideron (光の車ライドロン, Hikari no Kuruma Raidoron) (Original Airdate: November 13, 1988)
  5. The Cave Exploration's Falling Hole (洞窟探検の落し穴, Dōkutsu Tanken no Otoshiana) (Original Airdate: November 20, 1988)
  6. The Kaima Extraterrestrials' Great Riot! (怪魔ET大暴れ!, Kaima Ī Tī Ōabare!) (Original Airdate: November 27, 1988)
  7. SOS! The Circle of Friendship (SOS!友情の輪, Esu Ō Esu! Yūjō no Wa) (Original Airdate: December 4, 1988)
  8. Dad's And Mom's Secret (パパとママの秘密, Papa to Mama no Himitsu) (Original Airdate: December 11, 1988)
  9. Maribaron's Witchcraft (マリバロンの妖術, Maribaron no Yōjutsu) (Original Airdate: December 18, 1988)
  10. Surprised With Replicas (ニセ者でドッキリ, Nisemono de Dokkiri) (Original Airdate: December 25, 1988)
  11. The Scraps' Revolt (スクラップの反乱, Sukurappu no Hanran) (Original Airdate: January 15, 1989)
  12. The Assassin in Dreams (夢の中の暗殺者, Yume no Naka no Ansatsusha) (Original Airdate: January 22, 1989)
  13. The Targeted Kaima Girl (狙われた怪魔少女, Nerawareta Kaima Shōjo) (Original Airdate: January 29, 1989)
  14. The Kidnapped Hitomi-chan (ひとみちゃん誘拐, Hitomi-chan Yūkai) (Original Airdate: February 5, 1989)
  15. Robo Rider Is Born (ロボライダー誕生, Robo Raidā Tanjō) (Original Airdate: February 12, 1989)
  16. The Miraculous Valley's Princess (奇跡の谷の姫君, Kiseki no Tani no Himegimi) (Original Airdate: February 19, 1989)
  17. Bio Rider! (バイオライダー!, Baio Raidā!) (Original Airdate: February 26, 1989)
  18. The Mystery! Swimming in the Air of Dreams (怪!夢の空中遊泳, Kai! Yume no Kūchū Yūei) (Original Airdate: March 5, 1989)
  19. The Artificial Sun of Terror! (恐怖の人工太陽!, Kyōfu no Jinkō Taiyō) (Original Airdate: March 12, 1989)
  20. The Banana Eating Ogre (バナナを喰う鬼, Banana o Kū Oni) (Original Airdate: March 19, 1989)
  21. The Front of Love And Friendship (愛と友情の戦線, Ai to Yūjō no Sensen) (Original Airdate: March 26, 1989)
  22. Shadow Moon! (シャドームーン!, Shadō Mūn!) (Original Airdate: April 2, 1989)
  23. RX Became a Pig (ブタになったRX, Buta ni Natta Āru Ekkusu) (Original Airdate: April 9, 1989)
  24. Dad Is Dracula (パパはドラキュラ, Papa wa Dorakyura) (Original Airdate: April 16, 1989)
  25. The Bride of Scorpio (さそり座の花嫁, Sasoriza no Hanayome) (Original Airdate: April 23, 1989)
  26. Bosgan's Revenge (ボスガンの反撃, Bosugan no Hangeki) (Original Airdate: April 30, 1989)
  27. Huge Counterattack! The Prince of Shadows (大逆襲!影の王子, Daigyakushū! Kage no Ōji) (Original Airdate: May 7, 1989)
  28. The Agent of the Majestic Emperor (皇帝陛下の代理人, Kōtei Heika no Dairinin) (Original Airdate: May 14, 1989)
  29. A World Without Water (水のない世界, Mizu no Nai Sekai) (Original Airdate: May 21, 1989)
  30. Tokyo Desert Without a Tomorrow (明日なき東京砂漠, Asu Naki Tōkyō Sabaku) (Original Airdate: May 28, 1989)
  31. The Woman Who Saw the Kaima World (怪魔界を見た女, Kaimakai o Mita On'na) (Original Airdate: June 4, 1989)
  32. The Sky of Love And Hope (愛と希望の大空, Ai to Kibō no Ōzora) (Original Airdate: June 11, 1989)
  33. Decisive Battle on the Great Seto Bridge (瀬戸大橋の大決戦, Seto Ōhashi no Daikessen) (Original Airdate: June 18, 1989)
  34. Making a Plan For The Shikoku Aircraft!! (四国空母化計画!!, Shikoku Kūboka Keikaku!!) (Original Airdate: June 25, 1989)
  35. Kohtaro Wanted!! (光太郎指名手配!!, Kōtarō Shimeitehai!!) (Original Airdate: July 2, 1989)
  36. Who's the Hero!? (ヒーローは誰だ!?, Hīrō wa Dare da!?) (Original Airdate: July 9, 1989)
  37. Skinning With Tusks, the Beastman Ninja Troop (牙むく獣人忍者隊, Kiba Muku Jūjin Ninja Tai) (Original Airdate: July 16, 1989)
  38. The Wicked Dance Troop of the White Bone Field (白骨ケ原の妖舞団, Hakkotsugahara no Yōbudan) (Original Airdate: July 23, 1989)
  39. A Running Explosion! Mini 4WD (爆走!ミニ4WD, Bakusō! Mini Yon Daburu Dī) (Original Airdate: July 30, 1989)
  40. The Trap of the Ghostly Housing Development (ユーレイ団地の罠, Yūrei Danchi no Wana) (Original Airdate: August 6, 1989)
  41. The Terror of the 100 Eyed Hag (百目婆ァの恐怖, Todome Babaa no Kyōfu) (Original Airdate: August 13, 1989)
  42. The 4 Commanders Are Banished (四隊長は全員追放, Yon Taichō wa Zen'in Tsuihō) (Original Airdate: August 20, 1989)
  43. Defeated! RX (敗れたり!RX, Yaburetari! Āru Ekkusu) (Original Airdate: August 27, 1989)
  44. Fight! All Riders (戦え!全ライダー, Tatakae! Zen Raidā) (Original Airdate: September 3, 1989)
  45. The Fake Rider's Last Days (偽ライダーの末路, Nise Raidā no Matsuro) (Original Airdate: September 10, 1989)
  46. The Riders' All Out Charge (ライダーの総突撃, Raidā no Sōtotsugeki) (Original Airdate: September 17, 1989)
  47. A Shining Tomorrow! (輝ける明日, Kagayakeru Ashita) (Original Airdate: September 24, 1989)

TV special[edit]

  • 1988: Kamen Rider 1 Through RX: Big Gathering (仮面ライダー1号~RX大集合, Kamen Raidā Ichigō~Āru Ekkusu Daishūgō) - It covers all the Heroes, from Kamen Rider 1 until ZX, and introduces Kamen Rider Black RX.

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 RX 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 "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 Monthly 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)



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


  1. ^ "Ishinomori Pro. - Movies in the 80s". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13.
  2. ^ "Toei's Kamen Rider Decade episode guide - Episode 27" (in Japanese).

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