Kamen Rider Build

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Kamen Rider Build
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Created by Shotaro Ishinomori
Written by Shogo Muto
Directed by
  • Ryuta Tasaki
  • Kazuya Kamihoriuchi
  • Satoshi Morota
  • Shojiro Nakazawa
  • Kyohei Yamaguchi
  • Takayuki Shibasaki
Voices of Tetsuo Kanao
Narrated by Bucky Koba
Opening theme "Be The One" by PANDORA feat. Beverly
Composer(s) Kenji Kawai
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 49 (list of episodes)
  • Motoi Sasaki (TV Asahi)
  • Chihiro Inoue (TV Asahi)
  • Ayumi Kanno (TV Asahi)
  • Takahito Ōmori (Toei)
  • Toshinari Yanaka (Toei)
Running time 24–25 min. (per episode)
Production company(s)
Distributor Toei Company
Original network TV Asahi
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 3, 2017 – August 26, 2018
Preceded by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Followed by Kamen Rider Zi-O[1]
External links
Production website

Kamen Rider Build (仮面ライダービルド, Kamen Raidā Birudo)[2] is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider series.[3] It is the nineteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-eighth series overall. Toei registered the Kamen Rider Build trademark on June 5, 2017.[4] The show premiered on September 3, 2017, following the finale of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, joining Uchu Sentai Kyuranger and later, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger in the Super Hero Time line-up. Unlike the previous "Heisei Phase 2" series which all takes place in the same universe, Kamen Rider Build takes place in an alternate universe.


Ten years ago, a Martian expedition crew brought a mysterious artifact nicknamed the "Pandora Box" to Earth. The artifact was activated during a national conference which caused a massive catastrophe in the form of a Skywall which split Japan into three regions: Seito in the west, Hokuto in the north, and Touto in the east, with each region holding onto the fragments of the Pandora Box. In the present day, a genius physicist named Sento Kiryū is hired by the government-funded Touto Institute of Advanced Matter Physics in uncovering the Pandora Box's secrets. But Sento, having no memory of his past other than being held captive by the mysterious Night Rogue of the Faust organization, secretly moonlights on the side as Kamen Rider Build to fight the Smash monsters created from victims of Faust's experiments. Aided by cafe owner Sōichi Isurugi and his daughter Misora, who can purify Smash elements, Sento also befriended a framed fugitive named Ryūga Banjō who escaped while being experimented on by Faust and who eventually gained the ability to transform into Kamen Rider Cross-Z.

The two Kamen Riders eventually learn that Night Rogue is none other than Gentoku Himuro, the son of Touto's Prime Minister, Taizan Himuro and that his former ally Blood Stalk is Sōichi, who caused the Skywall disaster and works with industry mogul Jūzaburō Namba in manipulating the nations into declaring a civil war, which in reality is a ploy in order to reassemble the Pandora Box. The revelation worsens when Sento learns he was actually Faust's founding member, Takumi Katsuragi, Sōichi having wiped his memories while altering his face into that of the deceased musician Tarō Satō. Hokuto sends Kazumi Sawatari, a soldier who can transform into Kamen Rider Grease, along with their own army to steal Touto's Pandora Box and fullbottles. Though Sento managed to defeat Kazumi after their nations agreed to settle things in a decisive duel, Seito seized this moment to conquer a defenseless Hokuto. Seito then turns it attention to invade Touto, assisted by an exiled Gentoku who gain the ability to transform into Kamen Rider Rogue, with Kazumi joining Sento's group to liberate Hokuto. But it was during this battle that Sōichi is revealed to be an unwilling host to Evolto, a mysterious extraterrestrial entity responsible for wiping all life on Mars and the true mastermind of all the catastrophes.

After unleashing the true power of a nearly complete Pandora Box, Evolto eventually managed to gain back the Evol Driver and Evol-Trigger to transform into the nigh-omnipotent Kamen Rider Evol. He also revealed that Ryuga is actually a part of himself, transferring himself into Ryuga's body in order to gain even more strength. Evolto also kills Namba and his cohorts after no longer needing them. A repentant Gentoku joins Sento to stop the alien as the latter regained his memory as Takumi and acquires the means to fight a fully corporeal Evolto on equal ground. While Evolto is aided by Namba's former aide Nariaki Utsumi after becoming Kamen Rider Mad Rogue and Takumi's father Shinobu Katsuragi, the alien was unaware that the two are acting against him as Shinobu gives Takumi the means for him and Ryūga to destroy Evolto once for all. With Evolto managing to fully restore the Pandora Box, the final battle for humanity ends with the alien's demise when Sento caused the Pandora Box to assimilate his reality into the "Prime" Kamen Rider world, creating a new world where the Skywall incident and the resulting tragedies never happened. While saddened that none of their friends remembered them and their times together, Sento and Ryūga resolves to start making a new life for themselves in this new reality.


No. Title Original air date
1"The Ones Who Were The Best Match"
"Besuto Matchi na Yatsu-ra" (ベストマッチな奴ら)
September 3, 2017
2"Innocent Runaway"
"Mujitsu no Rannawei" (無実のランナウェイ)
September 10, 2017
3"Borderline of Justice"
"Seigi no Bōdārain" (正義のボーダーライン)
September 17, 2017
4"The Testimony Will Be Zero"
"Shōgen wa Zero ni Naru" (証言はゼロになる)
September 24, 2017
5"Dangerous Identity"
"Ayaui Aidentitī" (危ういアイデンティティー)
October 1, 2017
6"Moonsault of Anger"
"Ikari no Mūnsaruto" (怒りのムーンサルト)
October 8, 2017
7"The Devil's Scientist"
"Akuma no Saientisuto" (悪魔のサイエンティスト)
October 15, 2017
8"Memory Starts to Talk"
"Memorī ga Katarihajimeru" (メモリーが語りはじめる)
October 22, 2017
9"The Trap of Project Build"
"Purojekuto Birudo no Wana" (プロジェクトビルドの罠)
October 29, 2017
10"Technology of Destruction"
"Metsubō no Tekunorojī" (滅亡のテクノロジー)
November 12, 2017
11"Burn, Dragon"
"Moero Doragon" (燃えろドラゴン)
November 19, 2017
12"Conspiracy Theory"
"Inbō no Seorī" (陰謀のセオリー)
November 26, 2017
13"Who Takes Off the Veil?"
"Bēru o Nugu no wa Dare?" (ベールを脱ぐのは誰?)
December 3, 2017
14"The False Kamen Rider"
"Itsuwari no Kamen Raidā" (偽りの仮面ライダー)
December 10, 2017
15"Judge Sento Kiryū!"
"Kiryū Sento o Jajji Shiro!" (桐生戦兎をジャッジしろ!)
December 17, 2017
16"The Weaponry Hero"
"Heiki no Hīro" (兵器のヒーロー)
December 24, 2017
17"The Outbreak of the Rider Wars"
"Raidā Wōzu Kaisen" (ライダーウォーズ開戦)
January 7, 2018
18"The Golden Soldier"
"Ōgon no Sorujā" (黄金のソルジャー)
January 14, 2018
19"The Forbidden Item"
"Kindan no Aitemu" (禁断のアイテム)
January 21, 2018
20"Devil's Trigger"
"Akuma no Torigā" (悪魔のトリガー)
January 28, 2018
21"The Unstoppable Hazard"
"Hazādo wa Tomaranai" (ハザードは止まらない)
February 4, 2018
22"Victory of Tears"
"Namida no Bikutorī" (涙のビクトリー)
February 11, 2018
23"The Phantom of the West"
"Nishi no Fantomu" (西のファントム)
February 18, 2018
24"The Man Called Rogue"
"Rōgu to Yobareta Otoko" (ローグと呼ばれた男)
February 25, 2018
25"The Idol's Awakening"
"Aidoru Kakusei" (アイドル覚醒)
March 4, 2018
26"The Treacherous Deathmatch"
"Uragiri no Desumatchi" (裏切りのデスマッチ)
March 11, 2018
27"The Counterattack Hero"
"Gyakushū no Hīrō" (逆襲のヒーロー)
March 18, 2018
28"The Genius Arrives With a Tank"
"Tensai ga Tanku de Yattekuru" (天才がタンクでやってくる)
March 25, 2018
29"The Opening Bell Rings"
"Kaimaku no Beru ga Naru" (開幕のベルが鳴る)
April 1, 2018
30"The Truth of the Pandora Box"
"Pandora Bokkusu no Shinjitsu" (パンドラボックスの真実)
April 8, 2018
31"Surge Out, Magma!"
"Hotobashire Maguma!" (ほとばしれマグマ!)
April 15, 2018
32"A Programmed Tragedy"
"Puroguramu Sareta Higeki" (プログラムされた悲劇)
April 22, 2018
33"The Final Weapon: Evol"
"Saishū Heiki Eboru" (最終兵器エボル)
April 29, 2018
34"The Best Match is Dissolved"
"Hanarebanare no Besuto Matchi" (離れ離れのベストマッチ)
May 6, 2018
35"The Tower of Destruction"
"Hametsu no Tawā" (破滅のタワー)
May 13, 2018
36"Evolto Hunts Planets"
"Eboruto wa Hoshi o Karu" (エボルトは星を狩る)
May 20, 2018
37"The Ultimate Phase"
"Kyūkyoku no Fēzu" (究極のフェーズ)
May 27, 2018
38"Mad World"
"Maddo na Sekai" (マッドな世界)
June 3, 2018
39"The Unstoppable Genius"
"Jīniasu wa Tomaranai" (ジーニアスは止まらない)
June 10, 2018
40"The Final Revolution"
"Shūmatsu no Reboryūshon" (終末のレボリューション)
June 17, 2018
41"The Truth of the Best Match"
"Besuto Matchi no Shinjitsu" (ベストマッチの真実)
June 24, 2018
42"Legacy of Doubt"
"Giwaku no Regashī" (疑惑のレガシー)
July 1, 2018
43"Another Build"
"Mō Hitori no Birudo" (もう一人のビルド)
July 8, 2018
44"The End of Evolto"
"Eboruto no Saigo" (エボルトの最期)
July 15, 2018
45"The Scientist of Hope"
"Kibō no Saientisuto" (希望のサイエンティスト)
July 22, 2018
46"An Oath to Be the One"
"Chikai no Bī Za Wan" (誓いのビー・ザ・ワン)
July 29, 2018
47"Zero Degree Flames"
"Zero-do no Honō" (ゼロ度の炎)
August 12, 2018
48"To a World of Love & Peace"
"Rabu Ando Pīsu no Sekai e" (ラブ&ピースの世界へ)
August 19, 2018
49 (Finale)"The Tomorrow Build Will Create"
"Birudo ga Tsukuru Ashita" (ビルドが創る明日)
August 26, 2018


Kamen Rider Build makes his debut appearance as a cameo in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid the Movie: True Ending, prior to his first chronological debut in episode 44 of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.

Heisei Generations Final[edit]

A Movie War film, titled Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ FINAL ビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru Birudo Ando Eguzeido Wizu Rejendo Raidā) was released on December 9, 2017. Aside from the casts of Kamen Rider Build and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Shu Watanabe and Ryosuke Miura (Kamen Rider OOO), Sota Fukushi, Shion Tsuchiya and Takushi Tanaka (Kamen Rider Fourze), Gaku Sano (Kamen Rider Gaim), and Shun Nishime and Takayuki Yanagi (Kamen Rider Ghost) return to reprise their respective roles. The musician and writer Kenji Ohtsuki will portray the main antagonist of the movie, Mogami Kaisei/Kaiser.[5] The events of the movie take place between Episodes 14 and 15.

Be the One[edit]

Kamen Rider Build the Movie: Be the One (劇場版 仮面ライダービルド Be The One, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Birudo Bī Za Wan) was released in Japan on August 4, 2018, double billed with the film for Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.[6] Actors Masanobu Katsumura, Takashi Fujii, and Rena Matsui will portray the main antagonists of the movie. It also features a cameo appearance of the next titular character, Kamen Rider Zi-O, before his proper debut in his own series. The events of the movie take place between Episodes 45 and 46.[7][8][9]

Heisei Generations Forever[edit]

A Movie War film, titled Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ FOREVER, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fōebā) will be released on December 22, 2018, featuring the casts of Kamen Rider Build and Kamen Rider Zi-O.[10]

Special episodes[edit]

  • Kamen Rider Build: Birth! KumaTelevi!! Vs. Kamen Rider Grease (仮面ライダービルド 誕生! クマテレビ!! VS仮面ライダーグリス, Kamen Raidā Birudo Tanjō! Kuma Terebi!! Bāsasu Kamen Raidā Gurisu) is Televi-Kun's "Hyper Battle DVD" (超(ハイパー)バトルDVD, Haipā Batoru Dī Bui Dī). It takes place between Episodes 19 and 20.
  • Kamen Rider Build: Raising the Hazard Level With 7 Best Matches (仮面ライダービルド ~ハザードレベルを上げる7つのベストマッチ~, Kamen Raidā Birudo Hazādo Reberu o Ageru Nanatsu no Besuto Matchi) is a web-exclusive series released on Toei's official YouTube channel. It comprises three episodes, but the final episode is exclusive to the DVD. It takes place during Episode 21.
  • Rogue is included as part of the Blu-ray releases of Kamen Rider Build. It comprises three episodes and is a side story focusing on Gentoku Himuro. The first episode takes place three years prior to the main series, and the second and final episodes take place after Episode 20.[11][12]
  1. Night Rogue Rises
  2. Dark Night Fall
  3. Kamen Rider Rogue
  • Kamen Rider Prime Rogue (仮面ライダープライムローグ, Kamen Raidā Puraimu Rōgu) is Televi-Kun's "Hyper Battle DVD". It takes place during the main series.

Build New World[edit]

Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z (ビルド NEW WORLD 仮面ライダークローズ, Birudo Nyū Wārudo Kamen Raidā Kurōzu) is a V-Cinema release focusing on Ryūga Banjō. It takes place after the main series' final episode. The film features a new villain Rider named Kamen Rider Killbas (仮面ライダーキルバス, Kamen Raidā Kirubasu). The V-Cinema will be released on April 24, 2019.

Video game[edit]

  • Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters (仮面ライダー クライマックスファイターズ, Kamen Raidā Kuraimakkusu Faitāzu), is the sixth installment of the Kamen Rider: Climax series, was released on December 7, 2017 for PlayStation 4. It will be a role-playing fighting game and features characters from Kamen Rider Gaim to Kamen Rider Build. It will also be the first Kamen Rider game to be localized in South East Asia & Korea regions.[13][14]
  • Kamen Rider City Wars (仮面ライダー シティウォーズ, Kamen Raidā Shiti Wōzu) is a mobile City Building game.[15][16]


  • Sento Kiryū (桐生 戦兎, Kiryū Sento): Atsuhiro Inukai (犬飼 貴丈, Inukai Atsuhiro)[17]
  • Ryūga Banjō (万丈 龍我, Banjō Ryūga): Eiji Akaso (赤楚 衛二, Akaso Eiji)
  • Misora Isurugi (石動 美空, Isurugi Misora): Kaho Takada (高田 夏帆, Takada Kaho)
  • Kazumi Sawatari (猿渡 一海, Sawatari Kazumi): Kouhei Takeda (武田 航平, Takeda Kōhei)
  • Nariaki Utsumi (内海 成彰, Utsumi Nariaki): Yuki Ochi (越智 友己, Ochi Yūki)
  • Taizan Himuro (氷室 泰山, Himuro Taizan): Meikyo Yamada (山田 明郷, Yamada Meikyō)
  • Yoshiko Tajimi (多治見 喜子, Tajimi Yoshiko): Ryoko Gi (魏 涼子, Gi Ryōko)
  • Masakuni Midō (御堂 正邦, Midō Masakuni): Norimasa Fuke (冨家 規政, Fuke Norimasa)
  • Akaba (赤羽): Eishin (栄信)
  • Aoba (青羽): Tateto Serizawa (芹澤 興人, Serizawa Tateto)
  • Kiba (黄羽): Takuya Yoshimura (吉村 卓也, Yoshimura Takuya)
  • Fū Washio (鷲尾 風, Washio Fū): Osamu Adachi (足立 理, Adachi Osamu)
  • Rai Washio (鷲尾 雷, Washio Rai): Yuudai Nasuda (奈須田 雄大, Nasuda Yūdai)
  • Eita Kawai (河合 栄多, Kawai Eita): Tsukasa Honjo (本庄 司, Honjō Tsukasa)
  • Masuzawa (増沢): Taro Nakatani (中谷 太郎, Nakatani Tarō)
  • Shinobu Katsuragi (葛城 忍, Katsuragi Shinobu): Zyouzi Kokubo (小久保 丈二, Kokubo Jōji)
  • Takumi Katsuragi (葛城 巧, Katsuragi Takumi): Yukiaki Kiyama (木山 廉彬, Kiyama Yukiaki)
  • Jūzaburō Namba (難波 重三郎, Nanba Jūzaburō): Akira Hamada (浜田 晃, Hamada Akira)
  • Sawa Takigawa (滝川 紗羽, Takigawa Sawa): Yukari Taki (滝 裕可里, Taki Yukari)
  • Gentoku Himuro (氷室 幻徳, Himuro Gentoku): Kensei Mikami (水上 剣星, Mikami Kensei)
  • Sōichi Isurugi (石動 惣一, Isurugi Sōichi): Yasuyuki Maekawa (前川 泰之, Maekawa Yasuyuki)
  • Evolto (エボルト, Eboruto, Voice), Evol Driver Voice: Tetsuo Kanao (金尾 哲夫, Kanao Tetsuo)
  • Vernage (ベルナージュ, Berunāju, Voice): Sora Amamiya (雨宮 天, Amamiya Sora)
  • Build Driver and Nebula Steam Gun Voices: Katsuya Kobayashi (小林 克也, Kobayashi Katsuya)
  • Sclash Driver, Crocodile Crack Fullbottle, Cross-Z Magma Knuckle, and Great Cross-Z Dragon Voices: Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫, Wakamoto Norio)
  • Narration: Bucky Koba (バッキー木場, Bakkī Koba)

Guest cast[edit]

  • Kasumi Ogura (小倉 香澄, Ogura Kasumi, 2, 11, 49): Risako Itō (伊藤 梨沙子, Itō Risako)
  • Kyōka Katsuragi (葛城 京香, Katsuragi Kyōka, 7, 8): Hiro Komura (古村 比呂, Komura Hiro)

Theme songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Be The One"
    Episodes 1, 12, 16, 17, 38, and 49 do not feature the show's opening sequence. This song is used as the ending theme in episodes 1, 12, 38, and 49 and an insert song in episodes 16, 17, and 39.
Insert themes
  • "Ready Go!!"
    • Lyrics: Mio Aoyama
    • Composition & Arrangement: ats-, Takehito Shimizu, Toru Watanabe
    • Artist: ats-, Takehito Shimizu & Toru Watanabe Feat. AXL21
    • Episodes: 27, 28
  • "Burning My Soul"
    • Lyrics: BOUNCEBACK
    • Composition & Arrangement: fo(u)r Scream
    • Artist: J-CROWN & TaKu from 1 FINGER
    • Episodes: 31, 32
  • "Evolution"
    • Lyrics: Kyasu Morizuki, Mio Aoyama
    • Composition & Arrangement: ats-, Takehito Shimizu, Toru Watanabe
    • Artist: ats-, Takehito Shimizu & Toru Watanabe Feat. AXL21
    • Episodes: 33
  • "Build up"
    • Lyrics: Chisato Akita
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kikuo Sato
    • Artist: Kamen Rider Girls
    • Episodes: 40, 41
  • "Law of the Victory"
    • Lyrics: Ricky
    • Composition: Koichi Terasawa
    • Arrangement: Kikuo Sato
    • Artist: Rider Chips
    • Episodes: 44, 45


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