Kamen Rider Drive

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Kamen Rider Drive
Kamen Rider Drive logo.png
Kamen Rider Drive series logo
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Police drama
Slapstick
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Voices ofChris Peppler
Masakazu Morita
Narrated byChris Peppler
Opening theme"SURPRISE-DRIVE" by Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE
Ending theme
  • "Full throttle" by S.S.P.D. ~Steel Sound Police Dept~
  • "Don't lose your mind" by S.S.P.D. ~Steel Sound Police Dept~
  • "UNLIMITED DRIVE" by Kamen Rider Girls
  • "Spinning Wheel" by Shinnosuke Tomari, Go Shijima, & Chase
Composer(s)
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes48 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Motoi Sasaki (TV Asahi)
  • Takahito Ōmori (Toei)
  • Taku Mochizuki (Toei)
Running time24–25 min. (per episode)
Production company(s)Toei Company
DistributorToei Company
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 5, 2014 (2014-10-05) –
September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
Chronology
Preceded byKamen Rider Gaim
Followed byKamen Rider Ghost
External links
Website
Production website

Kamen Rider Drive (仮面ライダードライブ, Kamen Raidā Doraibu) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series serving as the 16th Heisei Kamen Rider Series, and 25th series over all. Riku Sanjo returns to the Kamen Rider Series to serve as Drive's lead screenwriter, with Ryuta Tasaki as director. It premiered on TV Asahi and affiliate stations throughout Japan on October 5, 2014, the week following the finale of its preceding series Kamen Rider Gaim, and joining Ressha Sentai ToQger then Shuriken Sentai Ninninger in the Super Hero Time programming block, until Drive concluded on September 27, 2015. Drive is peculiar among the heroes in the Kamen Rider franchise, as his motif and main mode of transportation is a car, rather than the signature motorcycles used by his predecessors.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Story[edit]

Kamen Rider Drive, in his default Type Speed form, and his car Tridoron.

Shinnosuke Tomari is a former elite police officer in the Metropolitan Police, who, after an event that crippled one of his colleagues, has been "demoted" into the Special Investigations Division. This division looks into the stranger happenings in the city, particularly the recent "Density Shift" events. These events, termed "Slowdown" by the public, leave people unable to move. When he is chosen by the Drive Driver and Tridoron, Shinnosuke transforms into Kamen Rider Drive and is tasked with battling the Roidmudes who plan to rise against humanity and take over the world. He is aided by Kiriko Shijima and her brother Go, who transforms into Kamen Rider Mach. Chase, a special Roidmude with a strange past who was then known as Proto Drive and later became an evil warrior known as Machine Chaser, also reassumes his Rider identity and reclaims his 'justice' to protect humanity as he transforms into Kamen Rider Chaser. However, a greater threat later appears in the form of Kiriko and Go's father, Tenjuro Banno, the scientist who created the Roidmudes, who despite having long lost his human body, revives in the form of the evil Gold Drive, intending to make use of the remaining Roidmudes in his own plan to bring down the whole world at his mercy.

Production and development[edit]

The series marks the first time that a Kamen Rider's main vehicle is a car rather than a motorcycle, which has been remarked upon by entertainment news as a shock and a major change from previous Kamen Rider television series.[1][3][5][6]

Episodes[edit]

Number English title
Original Japanese title
Writer Original airdate
1"Why Has My Time Stopped?"
Transcription: "Ore no Jikan wa Naze Tomatta no ka" (Japanese: 俺の時間はなぜ止まったのか)
Riku SanjoOctober 5, 2014 (2014-10-05)
2"What Is a Kamen Rider?"
Transcription: "Kamen Raidā to wa Nani ka" (Japanese: 仮面ライダーとはなにか)
Riku SanjoOctober 12, 2014 (2014-10-12)
3"Who Stole Her Smile?"
Transcription: "Dare ga Kanojo no Egao o Ubatta no ka" (Japanese: だれが彼女の笑顔を奪ったのか)
Riku SanjoOctober 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)
4"What Is the Proud Chaser Thinking About?"
Transcription: "Hokoritakaki Tsuisekisha wa Nani o Omou no ka" (Japanese: 誇り高き追跡者はなにを思うのか)
Riku SanjoOctober 26, 2014 (2014-10-26)
5"What Are the Steel Robbers After?"
Transcription: "Hagane no Gōtōdan wa Nani o Nerau no ka" (Japanese: 鋼の強盗団はなにを狙うのか)
Riku SanjoNovember 9, 2014 (2014-11-09)
6"Who Does the Warrior Fight For?"
Transcription: "Senshi wa Dare no Tame ni Tatakau no ka" (Japanese: 戦士はだれのために戦うのか)
Riku SanjoNovember 16, 2014 (2014-11-16)
7"How Was That Decisive Moment Captured?"
Transcription: "Ketteiteki Shunkan wa Ika ni Satsuei-sareta no ka" (Japanese: 決定的瞬間はいかに撮影されたのか)
Keiichi HasegawaNovember 23, 2014 (2014-11-23)
8"What Is the Secret That Dwells in the Heart?"
Transcription: "Sono Mune ni Yadoru Himitsu to wa Nani ka" (Japanese: その胸に宿る秘密とはなにか)
Keiichi HasegawaNovember 30, 2014 (2014-11-30)
9"How Can I Get Used to the Cool Body?"
Transcription: "Dō Sureba Kūru Bodi ni Nareru no ka" (Japanese: どうすればクールボディになれるのか)
Riku SanjoDecember 7, 2014 (2014-12-07)
10"What Is in the Belt's Past?"
Transcription: "Beruto no Kako ni Nani ga Atta no ka" (Japanese: ベルトの過去になにがあったのか)
Riku SanjoDecember 14, 2014 (2014-12-14)
11"Who Can Prevent the Dark Eve?"
Transcription: "Ankoku no Ibu o Fusegu no wa Dare ka" (Japanese: 暗黒の聖夜を防ぐのはだれか)
Riku SanjoDecember 21, 2014 (2014-12-21)
12"Where Did the White Kamen Rider Come From?"
Transcription: "Shiroi Kamen Raidā wa Doko kara Kita no ka" (Japanese: 白い仮面ライダーはどこから来たのか)
Riku SanjoDecember 28, 2014 (2014-12-28)
13"Why Won't My Little Brother Put On the Brakes?"
Transcription: "Watashi no Otōto ni wa Naze Burēki ga Nai no ka" (Japanese: 私の弟にはなぜブレーキがないのか)
Riku SanjoJanuary 11, 2015 (2015-01-11)
14"Who Is the Black Shadow Chasing Her?"
Transcription: "Kanojo o Nerau Kuroi Kage wa Dare ka" (Japanese: 彼女を狙う黒い影はだれか)
Keiichi HasegawaJanuary 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)
15"When Will These Feelings Reach You?"
Transcription: "Sono Omoi ga Todoku no wa Itsu ka" (Japanese: その想いが届くのはいつか)
Keiichi HasegawaJanuary 25, 2015 (2015-01-25)
16"Why Is Rinna Sawagami Fidgeting?"
Transcription: "Sawagami Rinna wa Naze Sowasowa-shiteita no ka" (Japanese: 沢神りんなはなぜソワソワしていたのか)
Riku SanjoFebruary 1, 2015 (2015-02-01)
17"Who Will Control the Dead Heat?"
Transcription: "Deddo Hīto o Seisuru no wa Dare ka" (Japanese: デッドヒートを制するのはだれか)
Riku SanjoFebruary 8, 2015 (2015-02-08)
18"Why Is Lieutenant Otta Following That Guy?"
Transcription: "Naze Otta Keibuho wa Soitsu o Otta no ka" (Japanese: なぜ追田警部補はそいつを追ったのか)
Keiichi HasegawaFebruary 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)
19"What Can Judge a Detective?"
Transcription: "Nani ga Keiji o Sabaku no ka" (Japanese: なにが刑事を裁くのか)
Keiichi HasegawaFebruary 22, 2015 (2015-02-22)
20"When Did Kyu Saijo Become a Roidmude?"
Transcription: "Saijō Kyū wa Itsu kara Roimyūdo Datta no ka" (Japanese: 西城究はいつからロイミュードだったのか)
Riku SanjoMarch 1, 2015 (2015-03-01)
21"What Do the Unusual Dead Speak About?"
Transcription: "Fuzoroi no Shisha-tachi wa Nani o Kataru no ka" (Japanese: 不揃いの死者たちはなにを語るのか)
Riku SanjoMarch 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)
22"How Do I Fight With the F1 Body?"
Transcription: "Efu Wan Bodi de Dō Yatte Tatakaeba Ii no ka" (Japanese: F1ボディでどうやって戦えばいいのか)
Riku SanjoMarch 15, 2015 (2015-03-15)
23"Who Can Stop the Mischievous Smile?"
Transcription: "Itazura na Emi o Tomeru no wa Dare ka" (Japanese: 悪戯な笑みを止めるのはだれか)
Junko KomuraMarch 22, 2015 (2015-03-22)
SP"Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. Kamen Rider Drive: Spring Break Combined 1 Hour Special"
Transcription: "Shuriken Sentai Ninninjā Tai Kamen Raidā Doraibu Haruyasumi Gattai Ichijikan Supesharu" (Japanese: 手裏剣戦隊ニンニンジャーvs仮面ライダードライブ 春休み合体1時間スペシャル)
Riku SanjoMarch 29, 2015 (2015-03-29)
24"What Is Making Mach Run?"
Transcription: "Nani ga Mahha o Hashiraseru no ka" (Japanese: なにがマッハを走らせるのか)
Junko KōmuraApril 5, 2015 (2015-04-05)
25"Why Has a New Battle Begun?"
Transcription: "Aratanaru Tatakai wa Naze Hajimatta no ka" (Japanese: 新たなる闘いはなぜ始まったのか)
Riku SanjoApril 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)
26"Where Will Chaser Proceed?"
Transcription: "Cheisā wa Doko e Mukau no ka" (Japanese: チェイサーはどこへ向かうのか)
Riku SanjoApril 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)
27"What Is Go Shijima's Reason to Fight?"
Transcription: "Shijima Gō ga Tatakau Riyū wa Nani ka" (Japanese: 詩島剛が戦う理由はなにか)
Keiichi HasegawaApril 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
28"Why Were the Families Targeted?"
Transcription: "Naze Kazoku wa Nerawareta no ka" (Japanese: なぜ家族は狙われたのか)
Keiichi HasegawaMay 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)
29"What Really Happened During the Robbery?"
Transcription: "Gōtō Jiken de Hontō wa Nani ga Atta no ka" (Japanese: 強盜事件で本当はなにがあったのか)
Junko KōmuraMay 10, 2015 (2015-05-10)
30"Who will Reveal the True Culprit?"
Transcription: "Shin Hannin o Kataru no wa Dare ka" (Japanese: 真犯人を語るのは誰か)
Junko KōmuraMay 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
31"Why Did the Important Memories Disappear?"
Transcription: "Taisetsu na Kioku wa Dōshite Kesareta no ka" (Japanese: 大切な記憶はどうして消されたのか)
Keiichi HasegawaMay 24, 2015 (2015-05-24)
32"What Is Waiting at the End of Evolution?"
Transcription: "Shinka no Hate ni Matsumono wa Nani ka" (Japanese: 進化の果てに待つものはなにか)
Keiichi HasegawaMay 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)
33"Who Claimed the Life of Shinnosuke Tomari?"
Transcription: "Dare ga Tomari Shinnosuke no Inochi o Ubatta no ka" (Japanese: だれが泊進ノ介の命を奪ったのか)
Riku SanjoJune 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
34"Who Claimed the Life of Eisuke Tomari?"
Transcription: "Dare ga Tomari Eisuke no Inochi o Ubatta no ka" (Japanese: だれが泊英介の命を奪ったのか)
Riku SanjoJune 14, 2015 (2015-06-14)
35"Why Did the Besiege Incident Happen?"
Transcription: "Rōjō Jiken wa Naze Okita no ka" (Japanese: ろう城事件はなぜ起きたのか)
Keiichi HasegawaJune 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)
36"Where Will the Bullet Guide Justice?"
Transcription: "Jūdan wa doko ni Seigi o Michibiku no ka" (Japanese: 銃弾はどこに正義を導くのか)
Keiichi HasegawaJuly 5, 2015 (2015-07-05)
37"Who Is Searching for the Ultimate Flavor?"
Transcription: "Kyūkyoku no Mikaku o Nerau no wa Dare ka" (Japanese: 究極の味覚を狙うのはだれか)
Riku SanjoJuly 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)
38"Why Does the Devil Still Want to Evolve?"
Transcription: "Akuma wa Naze Shinka o Motometsuzukeru no ka" (Japanese: 悪魔はなぜ進化を求め続けるのか)
Riku SanjoJuly 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)
39"Where Will the Whirlwind Kidnappers Strike Next?"
Transcription: "Senpū no Yūkaihan wa Itsu Osottekuru no ka" (Japanese: 旋風の誘拐犯はいつ襲って来るのか)
Riku SanjoJuly 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)
40"Why Did the Two Genius Researchers Clash?"
Transcription: "Futari no Tensai Kagakusha wa Naze Shōtotsu-shita no ka" (Japanese: 2人の天才科学者はなぜ衝突したのか)
Riku SanjoAugust 2, 2015 (2015-08-02)
41"How Was the Golden Drive Born?"
Transcription: "Ōgon no Doraibu wa Dōyatte Umareta no ka" (Japanese: 黄金のドライブはどうやって生まれたのか)
Keiichi HasegawaAugust 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)
42"Where is the Goddess' Truth?"
Transcription: "Megami no Shinjitsu wa Doko ni Aru no ka" (Japanese: 女神の真実はどこにあるのか)
Keiichi HasegawaAugust 16, 2015 (2015-08-16)
43"When Will the Second Global Freeze Start?"
Transcription: "Dai-Ni no Gurōbaru Furīzu wa Itsu Okiru no ka" (Japanese: 第二のグローバルフリーズはいつ起きるのか)
Riku SanjoAugust 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
44"Who Had Loved Heart the Most?"
Transcription: "Dare ga Hāto o Ichiban Aishiteita ka" (Japanese: だれがハートを一番愛していたか)
Riku SanjoAugust 30, 2015 (2015-08-30)
45"What Is the Roidmudes' Final Dream?"
Transcription: "Roimyūdo no Saigo no Yume to wa Nani ka" (Japanese: ロイミュードの最後の夢とはなにか)
Riku SanjoSeptember 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)
46"Why Did They Have to Fight?"
Transcription: "Karera wa Naze Tatakawanakereba Naranakatta no ka" (Japanese: 彼らはなぜ戦わなければならなかったのか)
Riku SanjoSeptember 13, 2015 (2015-09-13)
47"Who Will You Entrust the Future to, My Friend?"
Transcription: "Tomo yo, Kimi wa Dare ni Mirai o Takusu no ka" (Japanese: 友よ、君はだれに未来を託すのか)
Riku SanjoSeptember 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
48"The Case of Ghost"
Transcription: "Gōsuto no Jiken" (Japanese: ゴーストの事件)
Nobuhiro MouriSeptember 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)

Films[edit]

Movie War Full Throttle[edit]

The Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダードライブ&鎧武 MOVIE大戦フルスロットル, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Doraibu Ando Gaimu Mūbī Taisen Furu Surottoru) was released in Japanese theaters on December 13, 2014. It features a crossover with the previously aired Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Gaim. The Kamen Rider Drive portion of the film guest stars Yūji Ayabe of the owarai duo Piece as the antagonist Kamen Rider Lupin (仮面ライダールパン, Kamen Raidā Rupan). The events of the movie took place between episodes 9 and 10.

The first million ticket buyers would also receive a special DVD featuring Type Zero Episode 0: Countdown to Global Freeze, one of the Secret Mission series of Drive.[10][11][12][13]

Super Hero Taisen GP[edit]

Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 (スーパーヒーロー大戦GP 仮面ライダー3号, Supā Hīrō Taisen Guranpuri Kamen Raidā Sangō) is the 2015 entry of the "Super Hero Taisen" film series, featuring the cast of Kamen Rider Drive and the appearance of Kamen Rider 3, which was originally created by Shotaro Ishinomori for the one-shot 1972 manga Rider #3 VS. General Black (3ごうライダーたい ブラックしょうぐんのまき, Sangō Raidā Tai Burakku Shōgun no Maki). Tetsuo Kurata, (Kamen Rider Black, Kamen Rider Black RX), Yuichi Nakamura (Kamen Rider Den-O), Kousei Amano, Takayuki Tsubaki, Ryoji Morimoto and Takahiro Hojo (Kamen Rider Blade), and Kento Handa (Kamen Rider 555) reprised their roles in the film, which opened in theaters on March 21, 2015.[14][15] A new actor Mitsuhiro Oikawa, confirmed to perform his role as Kamen Rider 3, as well as Shuriken Sentai Ninninger cast also appeared. The events of the movie took place between Episode 22 and 23.

Surprise Future[edit]

Kamen Rider Drive the Movie: Surprise Future (劇場版 仮面ライダードライブ サプライズ・フューチャー, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Doraibu Sapuraizu Fyūchā)) is a Summer Movie for Kamen Rider Drive. It was released in Japanese theaters on August 8, 2015, double-billed with the film for Shuriken Sentai Ninninger and featuring a new enemy Rider known as Kamen Rider Dark Drive, driving a Rider Machine labeled the "NEXTridoron", based on a real life Mercedes-AMG GT car.[16] It also featured the first on-screen appearance of the 17th Heisei Kamen Rider: Kamen Rider Ghost, who later reappeared in two last episodes of this TV series, followed by the appearance of some Gamma Assaults and Yurusen in the final/special episode. The events of the movie took place between episodes 40 and 41, with the flashback scene in the final/special episode shown was after this movie event is over and before episode 41 starts.

Super Movie War Genesis[edit]

Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ゴースト&ドライブ 超MOVIE大戦ジェネシス, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gōsuto Ando Doraibu Chō Mūbī Taisen Jeneshisu) was released in Japanese theaters on December 12, 2015. It featured a crossover between Kamen Rider Drive and Kamen Rider Ghost.

Heisei Generations[edit]

A Movie War film, titled Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ Dr.パックマン対エグゼイド&ゴーストwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Dokutā Pakkuman Tai Eguzeido Ando Gōsuto Wizu Rejendo Raidā), was released in Japan on December 10, 2016. The film features Kamen Rider Drive teaming up with Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Ghost, Kamen Rider Gaim, and Kamen Rider Wizard as they battle against a virus based on Bandai Namco Entertainment's video game character, Pac-Man.[17][18][19] The professional wrestler Hiroshi Tanahashi was announced to be one of the main antagonists of the movie.[20]

Kamen Rider Zi-O the Movie: Over Quartzer[edit]

Kamen Rider Zi-O the Movie: Over Quartzer (劇場版 仮面ライダージオウ Over Quartzer, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Jiō Ōvā Kwōtsā) was released on July 26, 2019. The film features Go Shijima and Krim Steinbelt teaming up with Time Riders to stop Quartzers from erasing Krim's family ancestors from 1575 of the Sengoku period.

Secret Missions[edit]

The Secret Missions (シークレット・ミッション, Shīkuretto Misshon) are a series of special episodes.

  • Type TV-Kun Hunter & Monster! Chase the Mystery of the Super Thief! (type TV-KUN ハンター&モンスター! 超怪盗の謎を追え!, Taipu Terebi-kun Hantā Ando Monsutā! Chō Kaitō no Nazo o Oe!) is a special DVD packaged with the January 2015 issue of the Televi-Kun magazine. It is connected to the Kamen Rider Drive portion of Movie War Full Throttle and Type Zero and features Roidmude 005. The events of the episode took place between episodes 4 and 5.
  • Type Zero Episode 0: Countdown to Global Freeze (type ZERO 第0話 カウントダウン to グローバルフリーズ, Taipu Zero Dai-zero-wa Kauntodaun to Gurōbaru Furīzu) is a special DVD given to the first million ticket buyers for Movie War Full Throttle. It serves as a prequel episode to the Kamen Rider Drive series and features Kamen Rider Proto Drive.
  • Type Tokujo (type TOKUJO) is included as part of the Blu-ray releases. It comprises four episodes and features the origin of the Special Investigations Division. The events of the episode took place between episodes 22 and 23.
  1. How Were the Members of the Special Investigations Division Selected? (特状課はどうやって集められたのか, Toku-jō-ka wa Dō Yatte Atsumerareta no ka)
  2. Just What Is the Anima System? (アニマシステムとは一体なにか, Anima Shisutemu to wa Ittai Nani ka)
  3. Who Killed Professor Odagiri? (だれが小田桐教授を殺したのか, Dare ga Odagari-kyōju o Koroshita no ka)
  4. Why Did Professor Banno Aim for Global Freeze? (なぜ蛮野博士はグローバルフリーズを狙ったのか, Naze Banno-hakase wa Gurōbaru Furīzu o Neratta no ka)
  • Type High Speed! The True Power! Type High Speed Is Born! (type HIGH SPEED! ホンモノの力! タイプハイスピード誕生!, Taipu Hai Supīdo! Honmono no Chikara! Taipu Hai Supīdo Tanjō!) is a "Hyper Battle DVD" ( (ハイパー)バトルDVD, Haipā Batoru Dī Bui Dī) special. While investigating reports of counterfeit Televi-Kun magazines, Shinnosukes finds himself outmatched by a Roidmude that replicates his Kamen Rider Drive Type Speed form and overpowers him. To counter the fraud Kamen Rider, Shinnosuke has the Speed Shift Car remodeled to fight back as Kamen Rider Drive Type High Speed.
  • Type Lupin! ~Lupin, the Last Challenge~ (type LUPIN! ~ルパン、最後の挑戦状~, Taipu Rupan! Rupan, Saigo no Chōsenjō) is a "Hyper Battle DVD" special. It features the return of Kamen Rider Lupin, since his last appearance in Movie War Full Throttle.

Drive Saga[edit]

Drive Saga (ドライブサーガ, Doraibu Sāga) is a hybrid set with the combination of V-Cinema, CD audio drama and web releases that serve as spin-offs of characters from the Kamen Rider Drive series.

  • Kamen Rider Chaser (仮面ライダーチェイサー, Kamen Raidā Cheisā) focuses on a side story of Chase as Kamen Rider Chaser. The V-Cinema was released on April 20, 2016. The events of the episode take place between Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future and episode 41. In addition, Minehiro Kinomoto reprised his role as Ryu Terui/Kamen Rider Accel from Kamen Rider W in a crossover with Drive. The theme song is "good bye little moon" performed by Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE. It is written by Riku Sanjo, with Hidenori Ishida as director of the film.
  • Kamen Rider Mach/Kamen Rider Heart (仮面ライダーマッハ/仮面ライダーハート, Kamen Raidā Mahha/Kamen Raidā Hāto) focuses on side stories of Go Shijima as Kamen Rider Mach and Heart, fighting as Kamen Rider Heart against a new enemy that is threatening individuals who served as models for the other Roidmudes. The V-Cinemas were released on November 16, 2016. The events of the episodes take place after the events of Kamen Rider Drive: Mach Saga and Kamen Rider Heisei Generations. The theme song is "eternity (~from SURPRISE-DRIVE)" performed by Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE. It is written by Sanjo (Heart) and Keiichi Hasegawa (Mach), while Ishida directed both films.
  • The Story of Kamen Rider Mach's Dream (仮面ライダーマッハ夢想伝, Kamen Raidā Mahha Musōden) focuses on a side story of Go Shijima as Kamen Rider Mach. The CD audio drama was released on November 25, 2016. The events of the episode take place between Mach Saga and Kamen Rider Heart.
  • Kamen Rider Brain (仮面ライダーブレン, Kamen Raidā Buren) focuses on a side story of Brain, becoming Kamen Rider Brain. Originally announced as an April Fool's joke in 2017, the web series comprises two episodes and was released on Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club on April 28, 2019. It is written by Riku Sanjo and directed by Kyohei Yamaguchi.[21][22]

Novel[edit]

Kamen Rider Drive: Mach Saga (仮面ライダードライブ マッハサーガ, Kamen Raidā Doraibu Mahha Sāga), written by Takahito Ōmori and Keiichi Hasegawa, is part of a series of spin-off novel adaptions of the Heisei Era Kamen Riders. The events of the episode take place two years after the final episode, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis, along with the final episode of Kamen Rider Ghost in 2018. The novel was released on April 20, 2016.

Video game[edit]

Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis (仮面ライダー バトライド・ウォー 創生, Kamen Raidā Batoraido Wō Sōsei), a third installment of the Kamen Rider: Battride War series, was released in 2016 for the PlayStation consoles (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita). It features characters from Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Ghost, characters in previous versions of the game that were included as NPCs or assistants, as well as the Shōwa era Kamen Riders.

Cast[edit]

  • Shinnosuke Tomari (泊 進ノ介, Tomari Shinnosuke): Ryoma Takeuchi (竹内 涼真, Takeuchi Ryōma)
  • Kiriko Shijima (詩島 霧子, Shijima Kiriko): Rio Uchida (内田 理央, Uchida Rio)
  • Chase (チェイス, Cheisu), Koichi Kano (狩野 洸一, Kano Kōichi, 47): Taiko Katono (上遠野 太洸, Katōno Taikō)
  • Go Shijima (詩島 剛, Shijima Gō): Yu Inaba (稲葉 友, Inaba Yū)
  • Rinna Sawagami (沢神 りんな, Sawagami Rinna): Rei Yoshii (吉井 怜, Yoshii Rei)
  • Kyu Saijo (西城 究, Saijō Kyū), Roidmude 072 (ロイミュード072, Roimyūdo Zero Nana Ni, 20): Kenta Hamano (浜野 謙太, Hamano Kenta)
  • Genpachiro Otta (追田 現八郎, Otta Genpachirō): Taira Imata (井俣 太良, Imata Taira)
  • Krim Steinbelt (クリム・スタインベルト, Kurimu Sutainberuto), Mr. Belt (ベルトさん, Beruto-san, Voice), Roidmude 004 (ロイミュード004, Roimyūdo Zero Zero Yon), Drive Driver Equipment Voice, Narration: Chris Peppler (クリス・ペプラー, Kurisu Pepurā)
  • Heart (ハート, Hāto), Businessman (40): Tomoya Warabino (蕨野 友也, Warabino Tomoya)
  • Brain (ブレン, Buren), Mitsuharu Kineta (杵田 光晴, Kineta Mitsuharu, 43): Shota Matsushima (松島 庄汰, Matsushima Shōta)
  • Medic (メディック, Medikku), Misuzu Hatori (羽鳥 美鈴, Hatori Misuzu, 41, 42): Fumika Baba (馬場 ふみか, Baba Fumika)
  • Akira Hayase (早瀬 明, Hayase Akira): Yukihiro Takiguchi (滝口 幸広, Takiguchi Yukihiro)
  • Harley Hendrickson (ハーレー・ヘンドリクソン, Hārē Hendorikuson): Ulf Ōtsuki (大月 ウルフ, Ōtsuki Urufu)
  • Eisuke Tomari (泊 英介, Tomari Eisuke): Tareyanagi (たれやなぎ)
  • Mitsuhide Nira (仁良 光秀, Nira Mitsuhide): Kisuke Iida (飯田 基祐, Iida Kisuke)
  • Soichi Makage (真影 壮一, Makage Sōichi): Masami Horiuchi (堀内 正美, Horiuchi Masami)
  • Tenjuro Banno (蛮野 天十郎, Banno Tenjūrō), Sigma Circular (シグマサーキュラー, Shiguma Sākyurā, Voice; 46, 47): Masakazu Morita (森田 成一, Morita Masakazu)
  • Jun Honganji (本願寺 純, Honganji Jun): Tsurutaro Kataoka (片岡 鶴太郎, Kataoka Tsurutarō)

Guest cast[edit]

  • Niina Kisaragi (如月 仁奈, Kisaragi Niina, 2, 13, 14): Hitomi Isaka (井坂 仁美, Isaka Hitomi, of Kamen Rider Girls)
  • Satsuki Yamabuki (山吹 沙月, Yamabuki Satsuki, 2, 13, 14): Mitsuki Endo (遠藤 三貴, Endō Mitsuki, of Kamen Rider Girls)
  • Kazuhiro Asaya (浅矢 一広, Asaya Kazuhiro, 3, 4): Lou Oshiba (ルー大柴, Rū Ōshiba)
  • Crush (クラッシュ, Kurasshu, 4-6): HIRO (of Yasuda Dai Circus)
  • Roidmude 060 (ロイミュード060, Roimyūdo Zero Roku Zero, 5): Danchō Yasuda (団長安田, of Yasuda Dai Circus)
  • Roidmude 074 (ロイミュード074, Roimyūdo Zero Nana Yon, 5, 6): Kuro-chan (クロちゃん, of Yasuda Dai Circus)
  • Mitsuru Kuramochi (倉持 満, Kuramochi Mitsuru, 5, 6): Tomonori Mizuno (水野 智則, Mizuno Tomonori)
  • Yuzo Ichikawa (市川 勇蔵, Ichikawa Yūzō, 5, 6): Kohei Yamamoto (山本 康平, Yamamoto Kōhei)
  • Kenta Takasugi (高杉 憲太, Takasugi Kenta, 6-8): Kenta Uchino (内野 謙太, Uchino Kenta)
  • Shunsuke Kusaka (久坂 俊介, Kusaka Shunsuke, 6-8): Takuya Nagaoka (永岡 卓也, Nagaoka Takuya)
  • Koya Nishihori (西堀 光也, Nishihori Kōya, 11): Toru Nomaguchi (野間口 徹, Nomaguchi Tōru)
  • Gunman (ガンマン, Ganman, 12, 13): Bernard Ackah (ベルナール・アッカ, Berunāru Akka)
  • Rira Nanao (七尾 リラ, Nanao Rira, 14, 15): Haruka Suenaga (末永 遥, Suenaga Haruka)
  • Hiroki Nikaido (二階堂 弘樹, Nikaidō Hiroki, 15): Masashi Mikami (三上 真史, Mikami Masashi)
  • Shu Amagi (甘城 秀, Amagi Shū, 16): Hiroshi Matsunaga (松永 博史, Matsunaga Hiroshi)
  • Takuro Mogi (茂木 拓郎, Mogi Takurō, 23, 24): Naoki Takeshi (武子 直輝, Takeshi Naoki)
  • Kamen Rider Ghost (仮面ライダーゴースト, Kamen Raidā Gōsuto, Voice; 47, 48): Shun Nishime (西銘 駿, Nishime Shun)
  • Yurusen (ユルセン, Voice; 48): Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧, Yūki Aoi)
  • Keisuke Okamura (岡村 敬助, Okamura Keisuke, 48): Hassei Takano (高野 八誠, Takano Hassei)

Theme songs[edit]

Opening theme
Insert themes
  • "Full throttle"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: tatsuo (of everset)
    • Artist: S.S.P.D. ~Steel Sound Police Dept~
    • Episodes: 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 24, 46
    "Full throttle" is the theme for Kamen Rider Mach.
  • "Don't lose your mind"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: tatsuo (of everset)
    • Artist: S.S.P.D. ~Steel Sound Police Dept~
    • Episodes: 15, 16, 18, 30
    "Don't lose your mind" is the theme for Kamen Rider Drive Type Speed.
  • "UNLIMITED DRIVE"
    "UNLIMITED DRIVE" is the theme for Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron.
  • "Spinning Wheel"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: Shinnosuke Tomari, Go Shijima, & Chase (Ryoma Takeuchi, Yu Inaba, & Taiko Katono)
    • Episodes: 36, 38, 40, 45

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