Kamen Rider Hibiki

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Kamen Rider Hibiki
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Title Screen.
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Supernatural
Fantasy
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Opening theme
  • "Kagayaki" composed by Toshihiko Sahashi
  • "Hajimari no Kimi e" by Akira Fuse
Ending theme"Shōnen yo" by Akira Fuse
Composer(s)Toshihiko Sahashi
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes48 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Atsushi Kaji (TV Asahi)
  • Shigenori Takatera (Toei)
  • Shinichiro Shirakura (Toei)
  • Masamichi Tsuchida (Toei)
Running time24–25 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s)Toei Company
DistributorToei Company
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30) –
January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
Chronology
Preceded byKamen Rider Blade
Followed byKamen Rider Kabuto
External links
Website

Kamen Rider Hibiki (仮面ライダー響鬼(ヒビキ), Kamen Raidā Hibiki, Masked Rider Hibiki) is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series, serving as the fifteenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs. It is a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei. Kamen Rider Hibiki first aired on January 30, 2005 and aired its final episode on January 22, 2006.

Synopsis[edit]

An 8 Hours of Suzuka Honda Bike with Kamen Rider Hibiki sponsorship

The Kamen Riders, known as Oni, battle man-eating beasts called Makamou with "pure sound". One of the Oni, a man named Hibiki, ends up having a "teacher-and-apprentice"-like relationship with Asumu Adachi. A young boy unsure of himself and is at a crossroads in his life as he transitions to high school, Asumu learns to be an adult through watching Hibiki and the other Oni as they all train together to hone their skills in fighting the Makamou and the homunculi aiding them. However, the sudden rise of Makamou numbers proves to be a prelude to an upcoming calamity.

Staff changes[edit]

Kamen Rider Hibiki began with Shigenori Takatera as the Toei producer, however, Shinichiro Shirakura, who though having participated in other Heisei Kamen Rider series, had no involvement whatsoever in the Hibiki production, was appointed producer of the film Kamen Rider Hibiki & the Seven Senki, eventually replacing Takatera in the TV production from episode 30. The writing staff also changed; Tsuyoshi Kida and Shinji Ōishi were replaced by Toshiki Inoue and Shōji Yonemura, who had worked with Shirakura on Sh15uya and other Heisei Kamen Rider series.

In addition, personalities such as Sensha Yoshida, a renowned manga artist; Hiroshi Yamamoto, a video game designer; Masao Higashi, a seasoned television and movie critic; and many others published severe criticisms in their personal blogs because of this. Even the show's star, Shigeki Hosokawa, who portrayed Hibiki, stated in his personal website that Inoue's scripts "needed adjustments" and that this whole staff change was "fraudulent". With the first production staff, Hosokawa would join the writers' meetings and give suggestions, however Hosokawa could not give his opinion in the second production staff meetings due to time restraints.

In an interview published on TV Asahi's main website, Hosokawa stated that the script for the final episode was rewritten on the final day of filming. He later said that the script was sent in so late that it arrived on set as the final battle was being filmed. This finale was scrapped and then a new ending that, according to Hosokawa, was nothing like the intended ending, was filmed. Later in the interview, Hosokawa said that the Oni suit used by Kiriya was a kitbash of two new suits made especially for the characters of Asumu and Kiriya. Hosokawa said that this was the most upsetting change to him as the final script had been rewritten six times at that point and all but the filmed version contained both Asumu and Kiriya becoming Oni.

In January 2006, at the Kamen Rider Super Live, Hosokawa stated that the series was "essentially an incomplete process" and that "it should not have ended that way". Mitsu Murata, who portrayed the Douji characters, declared on his blog: "I cannot forgive them, I want to continue his idea", complaining about the removal of Takatera as producer. These declarations caused an unprecedented storm within the professional tokusatsu market and many of Toei's executives were berated for allowing a series to be handled in such a manner.

There has never been any official statement from Toei, but many critics point out several facts might have caused it, the main reason being the low toy sales. It is not usual for a Toei production to have two different producers for the TV series and the movie. It is likely that a different producer was appointed for the movie because Toei was suffering from schedule problems with Takatera.

Changes

  • Asumu's opening narration at the start of every episode was removed starting with episode 30.
  • A new opening was introduced in episode 34 and following.
  • The use of kanji being flashed on screen during scenes was removed altogether by episode 30.
  • The ending sequence was removed altogether.
  • The characters of Kyosuke Kiriya and Shuki were introduced to the series.
  • Originally Eiki and Shouki were both supposed to be the main cast members, but had their parts completely removed.
  • The fire-breathing (Onibi) and the clawed Oni (Onizume) abilities' sequences were completely removed along with Ibuki opening his mouth for his attack. The Makamou that opened their mouths too wide or spurted liquids were also removed. There had been complaints about these sequences from parent advocacy groups who claimed that they scared children.
  • Things as complicated-to-animate CG Makamou and shooting in mountains were almost entirely reduced probably due to cost issues, leading critics to believe that Takatera was forcefully removed from the project due to his unwillingness to change his script to adapt to these changes.

Characters[edit]

Hibiki (ヒビキ)
Real name Hitoshi Hidaka (日高 仁志, Hidaka Hitoshi), Hibiki is among the most seasoned Oni with a strong sense of ethics and believes in constantly training oneself to keep up with their strength while being somewhat of a mentor figure. He takes Asumu under his wing, helping in anyway that includes giving him needed advice. Using the Transformation Tuning Fork Onkaku (変身音叉・音角, Henshin Onsa Onkaku), he transforms into Kamen Rider Hibiki (仮面ライダー響鬼, Kamen Raidā Hibiki) and use his Ongekibou Rekka (音撃棒・烈火, Ongekibō Rekka) drumsticks as bludgeoning weapons. He later acquires the ability to become Hibiki Kurenai (響鬼紅, Hibiki Crimson) from his summoning training, and then Armed Hibiki (装甲(アームド)響鬼, Āmudo Hibiki) with a modified ancient weapon known as the Armed Saber (装甲声刃(アームドセイバー), Āmudo Seibā).
Asumu Adachi (安達 明日夢, Adachi Asumu)
A high school student who Hibiki took under his wing for advice and decides to become his apprentice before resolving to live a normal life and support Hibiki instead.
Ibuki (イブキ)
Real name Iori Izumi (和泉 伊織, Izumi Iori), he is a composed member of an Oni family that oversee TAKESHI's Yoshino branch and takes that position of protecting others and taking extremely dangerous missions with pride. But Ibuki gradually begins fearing death while realizing he was not as strong as he assumed himself to be, though he musters the courage to help Hibiki during the Orochi event. Using the Transformation Demon Whistle Onteki (変身鬼笛・音笛, Henshin Onibue Onteki), he can transform into Kamen Rider Zanki (仮面ライダー斬鬼, Kamen Raidā Zanki) and use his Ongekikan Reppu (音撃管・烈風, Ongekikan Reppū) trumpet gun as a weapon.
Akira Amami (天美 あきら, Amami Akira)
Ibuki's apprentice, who wanted to become an Oni out of revenge after her parents were killed by Makamou. While able to become Kamen Rider Amaki (仮面ライダー天鬼, Kamen Raidā Amaki), she eventually gives up her goal of being an Oni following her time with Shuki and resumes a normal life.
Zanki (ザンキ)
Real name Zaoumaru Zaitsuhara (財津原 蔵王丸, Zaitsuhara Zaōmaru), he is among the most seasoned of the Oni with Todoroki as his apprentice. Using the Transformation String Brace Onka (変身鬼弦・音伽, Henshin Kigen Onka) bracelet, he can transform into Kamen Rider Zanki (仮面ライダー斬鬼, Kamen Raidā Zanki) and uses his OngekiShingen Retsuzan (音撃真弦・烈斬, OngekiShingen Retsuzan) guitar as his weapon. Due to an injury he suffered from mentor Shuki during his days as her apprentice, Zanki resolves to serve as Todoroki's support while his apprentice takes over his duties as an Oni. While he ended up dead when forced to transform again, he uses a forbidden spell Shuki taught him to remain among the living until Todoroki is able to stand on his own two feet.
Todoroki (トドロキ)
Real name Tomizo Todayama (戸田山 登己蔵, Todayama Tomizō), he was originally an apprentice to Zanki who resolved to make a name for himself as the present-day Kamen Rider Todoroki (仮面ライダー轟鬼, Kamen Raidā Todoroki) rather than inherit his master's title. After becoming an official Oni, Todoroki is given his mentor's OngekiShingen Retsuzan guitar for his own.
Kyosuke Kiriya (桐矢 京介, Kiriya Kyōsuke)
A high school student who becomes Asumu's rival after becoming an apprentice to Hibiki. After Asumu stepped down from becoming an Oni, Kyosuke became both Hibiki’s only apprentice and a full-fledged Oni a year after the events of Orochi.

TAKESHI[edit]

TAKESHI (猛士) is a secret organization based in Yoshino, Nara, having been established two centuries ago as a partnership between the Oni and a select group of humans to defend Japan from the Makamou. In the present day, TAKESHI has offices across Japan composed of Oni and a backup team that provided intelligence and support.

Ichiro Tachibana (立花 勢地郎, Tachibana Ichirō)
The current head official of TAKESHI's Higashitsukuba branch and father of the Tachibana sisters, a cheerful man who gives the Oni under him thoughtful advice while sending them out on their missions while having a personal library where he researches the Makamou.
Kasumi Tachibana (立花 香須実, Tachibana Kasumi)
The eldest Tachibana sister, a very intelligent individual who usually acts aa a field support by providing the Oni supplies and extra Disc Animals.
Hinaka Tachibana (立花 日菜佳, Tachibana Hinaka)
The youngest Tachibana sister, a cheerful girl who usually hangs around TAKESHI Headquarters to track the Makamou and rarely goes out into the field.
Midori Takizawa (滝澤 みどり, Takizawa Midori)
TAKESHI's Equipment and Weapons designer. She is responsible for creating the sound weapons for the Oni and the Disc Animals. She is an old friend of Hitoshi, who has been friends since childhood and joined TAKESHI to aid him once he became the current Hibiki.
Konosuke Kogure (小暮 耕之助, Kogure Kōnosuke)
The head of TAKESHI's Weapon Design section and Midori's mentor, a former Oni who is said to have defeated twenty Makamou single-handedly. He is also a singer in his spare time. Much of TAKESHI, including Ichirō, fears him because of his strict disciplinary personality (with the exception of a few people). When he is angered, he chases his "victim" and hits them with a paddle. He also travels using a motorcycle with the newly improved Armed Saber which he made and was almost too powerful for any Oni to control, causing them to lose their transformation abilities for a month. When Torodoki and Hibiki were affected by the Armed Saber, Kōnosuke trained the two with his special training to improve their powers. The training, utilizing energy from the gut while singing, paid off for Hibiki because it enabled him to wield the Armed Saber. After that, Kōnosuke left for Yoshino.

Oni Kamen Rider[edit]

The combatant agents of Takeshi are known as Oni, who have long protected humans from the Makamou for centuries. The title of every Oni bears the -ki suffix (鬼), which is semantically identical to "Oni" in Japanese. It also has some resemblance with the real name of the Oni. Among making many changes to the Kamen Rider look, Kamen Rider Hibiki introduced Kamen Rider Shuki, the third officially recognized female Heisei Kamen Rider in a Kamen Rider series after Kamen Rider Femme from Ryuki and Kamen Rider Larc from Blade.

Shuki (シュキ)
Real name unknown, Shuki is a former Oni Rider with a knowledge of Oni lore who uses ancient Oni techniques that include the Firebird shikigami and means to appear in her early 30s. Unlike the other Oni Riders who fight the Makamou to protect humans, Shuki's motivation was to track down and kill the Makamou Notsugo after it slaughtered her family years ago. Because of her personal vendetta, and inflicting her former apprentice Zanki with a crippling injury when her chance to kill Notsugo presented itself, Shuki was stripped of her Oni title as she was being gradually consumed by her Oni power. Shuki resurfaced years later in a suit of Oni Armor before stealing Todoroki's Henshin Kigen to resume her form as Kamen Rider Shuki (仮面ライダー朱鬼, Kamen Raidā Shuki), taking Akira as her apprentice due to their similarities. Shuki succeeds in exacting her revenge on Natsugo by sacrificing herself so Zanki can kill it, and Shuki requesting Zanki to bury her under flowers to conceal her true face.

Douji and Hime[edit]

The term used for a pair of Homunculi servants that aid a Makamou, revealed to be clones created by a couple known as The "Man and Woman of the Western-Style House" (洋館の男と女, Yōkan no Otoko to Onna), who are the antagonists of most of the series despite preferring to act from behind the scenes. It is assumed they were humans who achieved a means of immortality long ago and have been modifying the Makamou to wipe out the Oni and destroy humanity. The Douji (童子, Dōji) are the clones of the Man while the Hime () are clones of the Woman, the Parent clones who care for the Makamou having swapped voices and the ability to transform into humanoid versions of their "children". The Parents are created by Kugutsu (クグツ) clones, the ones in black trench coats creating the Giant-Type Makamou Parents with the black Kugutsu Hime providing them with armor modification, while the ones in white robes create the Summer-Type Makamou Parents. The Kugutsu were executed by Super Douji and Super Hime. Eventually, the Man and Woman are forced into a ceasefire with the Oni as the Makamou were becoming too uncontrollable during the Orochi Phenomenon. A year after the Orochi Phenomenon was stopped, they created Satori to abduct an ideal human (Hitomi) so they can use her to create more stable clones. At the end of the series, they are revealed to be the clones of the "Real Man and Woman", who still need them to carry on their work.

Super Douji (スーパー童子, Sūpā Dōji) and Super Hime (スーパー姫, Sūpā Hime)
The "perfected" version of the Douji and Hime clones that replace the obsolete clones in supporting Makamou, originally childish in personality before they "matured" into homicidal psychopaths wanting to taste Oni blood. But they need to eat a special "Armor orb" at a regular basis to prolong their lives. During the Orochi Phenomenon, the clones started to develop a sense of self as they begin, with Super Hime starting to question their existence and their creators' intent, to Super Douji's annoyance. After being told to protect the Oni, they attempted a rebellion against their creators' will which resulted in them dying from losing the method that prolonged their short lives.

Makamou[edit]

The regular antagonists of the series; the Makamou (魔化魍, Makamō) are an assortment of monstrous creatures that usually dwell in the rural areas and consume human beings as food. Chimerical in appearance with their size and shape depending on the environment they are born in, and serving as the basis of the Yōkai myths, the Makamo are a naturally created phenomena though some have been modified by the Man and Woman to be stronger and unpredictable. But the Makamou can destabilize and explode when exposed to pure sound produced by the Oni's attacks.

In the final arc, a chain of events called the Orochi Phenomenon (オロチ現象, Orochi Genshō) occurs. Marked by the appearance of Kodama's Forest, every known Makamou appears at the same time, increasing in massive numbers to the point where not even the "Man and Woman" can control them. By the climax, the Makamou start to dissolve into a purple miasma and killing by the hundreds. Hibiki eventually stopped Orochi by performing the sealing ritual, dealing with a massive army of Makamou bent on stopping him from ending their era before it could begin. In the end, the Orochi was halted and Makamou numbers dwindled back to normal.

Giant-Type Makamo
The most common type of Makamou, essentially daikaiju with heights that vary from 22 ft. to 75 ft. Makamou that fall under this listing include Tsuchigumo (ツチグモ) and Bakegani (バケガニ).
Summer-Type Makamou
Human-sized Makamou that normally appear during the summer, apparently starting the Japanese legend of ghosts and Youkai appearing on Earth during the summer. While the Summer-Type Makamou lack in size, they make it up in their ability to replicate themselves in large numbers and when one is destroyed they can easily be replaced. The key to destroying them is to destroy the original so no more replicates can be created. Ongekida (Drum Weapons) are the most efficient way of destroying them.
Experimental-Type Makamou
Makamou developed by The Man and The Woman to suppress the other two types, modified to be resistant to Oni attacks after The Man and The Woman analyzed the Armed Saber.
Kodama (コダマ)
A treelike Makamou whose appearance marks the beginning of an Orochi event, able to traps its victims within a forest it spawns. Todoroki was dispatched to investigate, only to be ambushed by a wooden puppet Kodama created. The puppet managed to overpower Armed Hibiki and drive the Oni out of its forest. The Kodama later reappeared, trapping Ibuki and Kasumi, whom the monster intended to eat. While Ibuki and Todoroki battle the medium, Asumu and Kiriya find Kodama and manage to free Kasumi from it, the medium feeling its master's pain before being quickly destroyed by Ibuki while Kodama is destroyed by Armed Hibiki.

Novel[edit]

A set of six novels published under the title Kamen Rider Hibiki: Compass to Tomorrow (仮面ライダー響鬼 明日への指針(コンパス), Kamen Raidā Hibiki Asu e no Konpasu) was released shortly after the end of the series. The novels followed relatively the same plot as the TV series but added new characters and enemies towards the end of its run.

Video game[edit]

Kamen Rider Hibiki was released by Bandai for the PlayStation 2 on December 1, 2005. It featured a unique cross compatibility with the Taiko no Tatsujin Tatacon controller, where the taiko-like controller could be used in the rhythm game-like sections of Hibiki. It was also released alongside a special edition of the Taiko no Tatsujin series which included the theme songs of the Kamen Rider Hibiki TV show ("Kagayaki" and "Shōnen yo"). A release for the Nintendo GameCube was planned, but ultimately scrapped.[1][2]

Episodes[edit]

Ep# Title Writer Original airdate
1"The Echoing Oni"
Transcription: "Hibiku Oni" (Japanese: 響く鬼)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)
2"The Roaring Spider"
Transcription: "Hoeru Kumo" (Japanese: 咆える蜘蛛)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiFebruary 6, 2005 (2005-02-06)
3"Falling Voice"
Transcription: "Ochiru Koe" (Japanese: 落ちる声)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiFebruary 13, 2005 (2005-02-13)
4"Running Ichiro"
Transcription: "Kakeru Ichirō" (Japanese: 駆ける勢地郎)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiFebruary 20, 2005 (2005-02-20)
5"Melting Sea"
Transcription: "Tokeru Umi" (Japanese: 熔ける海)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiFebruary 27, 2005 (2005-02-27)
6"Beating Soul"
Transcription: "Tataku Tamashii" (Japanese: 叩く魂)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiMarch 6, 2005 (2005-03-06)
7"The Blowing Oni"
Transcription: "Ibuku Oni" (Japanese: 息吹く鬼)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)
8"Screaming Wind"
Transcription: "Sakebu Kaze" (Japanese: 叫ぶ風)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiMarch 20, 2005 (2005-03-20)
9"Wriggling Evil Heart"
Transcription: "Ugomeku Jashin" (Japanese: 蠢く邪心)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiMarch 27, 2005 (2005-03-27)
10"The Oni Standing in a Line"
Transcription: "Narabitatsu Oni" (Japanese: 並び立つ鬼)
Tsuyoshi Kida, Shinji ŌishiApril 3, 2005 (2005-04-03)
11"Swallowing Wall"
Transcription: "Nomikomu Kabe" (Japanese: 呑み込む壁)
Tsuyoshi KidaApril 10, 2005 (2005-04-10)
12"Revealed Secrets"
Transcription: "Hiraku Himitsu" (Japanese: 開く秘密)
Shinji ŌishiApril 17, 2005 (2005-04-17)
13"Berserk Fate"
Transcription: "Midareru Sadame" (Japanese: 乱れる運命)
Shinji ŌishiApril 24, 2005 (2005-04-24)
14"Devouring Douji"
Transcription: "Kurau Dōji" (Japanese: 喰らう童子)
Shinji ŌishiMay 1, 2005 (2005-05-01)
15"Weakening Thunder"
Transcription: "Niburu Ikazuchi" (Japanese: 鈍る雷)
Shinji ŌishiMay 8, 2005 (2005-05-08)
16"The Roaring Oni"
Transcription: "Todoroku Oni" (Japanese: 轟く鬼)
Shinji ŌishiMay 15, 2005 (2005-05-15)
17"A Targeted Town"
Transcription: "Nerawareru Machi" (Japanese: 狙われる街)
Shinji ŌishiMay 22, 2005 (2005-05-22)
18"Unbroken Hurricane"
Transcription: "Kujikenu Shippū" (Japanese: 挫けぬ疾風)
Shinji ŌishiMay 29, 2005 (2005-05-29)
19"Strumming Warrior"
Transcription: "Kakinarasu Senshi" (Japanese: かき鳴らす戦士)
Tsuyoshi KidaJune 5, 2005 (2005-06-05)
20"The Pure Sound"
Transcription: "Kiyomeru Oto" (Japanese: 清める音)
Tsuyoshi KidaJune 12, 2005 (2005-06-12)
21"Demons Drawn Together"
Transcription: "Hikiau Mamono" (Japanese: 引き合う魔物)
Tsuyoshi KidaJune 26, 2005 (2005-06-26)
22"Changing into a Cocoon"
Transcription: "Bakeru Mayu" (Japanese: 化ける繭)
Tsuyoshi KidaJuly 3, 2005 (2005-07-03)
23"Summer of Training"
Transcription: "Kitaeru Natsu" (Japanese: 鍛える夏)
Shinji ŌishiJuly 10, 2005 (2005-07-10)
24"Burning Crimson"
Transcription: "Moeru Kurenai" (Japanese: 燃える紅)
Shinji ŌishiJuly 17, 2005 (2005-07-17)
25"Running Azure"
Transcription: "Hashiru Konpeki" (Japanese: 走る紺碧)
Shinji ŌishiJuly 24, 2005 (2005-07-24)
26"Counting the Days"
Transcription: "Kizamareru Hibi" (Japanese: 刻まれる日々)
Shinji ŌishiAugust 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
27"Passing Down the Bond"
Transcription: "Tsutaeru Kizuna" (Japanese: 伝える絆)
Shinji ŌishiAugust 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
28"Unending Malice"
Transcription: "Taenu Akui" (Japanese: 絶えぬ悪意)
Shinji ŌishiAugust 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
29"Shining Boy"
Transcription: "Kagayaku Shōnen" (Japanese: 輝く少年)
Shinji ŌishiAugust 28, 2005 (2005-08-28)
30"Premonition of Training"
Transcription: "Kitaeru Yokan" (Japanese: 鍛える予感)
Toshiki InoueSeptember 4, 2005 (2005-09-04)
31"Surpassing Father"
Transcription: "Koeru Chichi" (Japanese: 超える父)
Toshiki InoueSeptember 11, 2005 (2005-09-11)
32"Bursting Song"
Transcription: "Hajikeru Uta" (Japanese: 弾ける歌)
Toshiki InoueSeptember 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)
33"The Armed Blade"
Transcription: "Matō Yaiba" (Japanese: 装甲う刃)
Toshiki InoueSeptember 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
34"Beloved Bonito"
Transcription: "Koisuru Katsuo" (Japanese: 恋する鰹)
Toshiki InoueOctober 2, 2005 (2005-10-02)
35"Confusing Angel"
Transcription: "Madowasu Tenshi" (Japanese: 惑わす天使)
Toshiki InoueOctober 9, 2005 (2005-10-09)
36"Starving Shuki"
Transcription: "Ueru Shuki" (Japanese: 飢える朱鬼)
Toshiki InoueOctober 16, 2005 (2005-10-16)
37"Revived Lightning"
Transcription: "Yomigaeru Ikazuchi" (Japanese: 甦る雷)
Toshiki InoueOctober 23, 2005 (2005-10-23)
38"Broken Ongeki"
Transcription: "Yabureru Ongeki" (Japanese: 敗れる音撃)
Shōji YonemuraOctober 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)
39"Your Beginning"
Transcription: "Hajimaru Kimi" (Japanese: 始まる君)
Shōji YonemuraNovember 13, 2005 (2005-11-13)
40"Nearing Orochi"
Transcription: "Semaru Orochi" (Japanese: 迫るオロチ)
Toshiki InoueNovember 20, 2005 (2005-11-20)
41"The Awakening Mentor and Student"
Transcription: "Mezameru Shitei" (Japanese: 目醒める師弟)
Toshiki InoueNovember 27, 2005 (2005-11-27)
42"Ferocious Demons"
Transcription: "Takeru Yōma" (Japanese: 猛る妖魔)
Toshiki InoueDecember 4, 2005 (2005-12-04)
43"An Unchangeable Body"
Transcription: "Kawarenu Karada" (Japanese: 変われぬ身)
Toshiki InoueDecember 11, 2005 (2005-12-11)
44"Forbidden Secret"
Transcription: "Himeru Kindan" (Japanese: 秘める禁断)
Toshiki InoueDecember 18, 2005 (2005-12-18)
45"Dying a Glorious Death, Zanki"
Transcription: "Sangesuru Zanki" (Japanese: 散華する斬鬼)
Toshiki InoueDecember 25, 2005 (2005-12-25)
46"Mastering the Oni Way"
Transcription: "Kiwameru Onidō" (Japanese: 極める鬼道)
Toshiki InoueJanuary 8, 2006 (2006-01-08)
47"The Talking Back"
Transcription: "Kataru Senaka" (Japanese: 語る背中)
Toshiki InoueJanuary 15, 2006 (2006-01-15)
48"Dreaming of Tomorrow"
Transcription: "Asunaru Yume" (Japanese: 明日なる夢)
Toshiki InoueJanuary 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)

Hyper Battle DVD[edit]

In Kamen Rider Hibiki: Asumu Henshin! You Can Be an Oni, too!! (仮面ライダー響鬼 明日夢変身!キミも鬼になれる!!, Kamen Raidā Hibiki: Kimi mo Oni ni Nareru!!), Asumu Adachi imagines if he could be like Kamen Rider Hibiki, and are approached by talking Disc Animals who teach him how to be like Hibiki, eventually allowing Asumu to transform into Kamen Rider Armed Hibiki. Kamen Rider Sabaki also appears in the DVD.

Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki[edit]

The movie spin-off of the 2005 Kamen Rider series, entitled Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki the Movie (劇場版 仮面ライダー響鬼と7人の戦鬼, Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Hibiki to Shichinin no Senki) takes place in the Warring States Period. The film serves as a prequel to the Makamou war and features five movie-only Oni known as Kabuki, Kirameki, Habataki, Nishiki, and Touki.

Seven Ogres[edit]

The S.I.C. Hero Saga side story for Hibiki is titled Masked Rider Hibiki: Seven Ogres (MASKED RIDER HIBIKI -SEVEN OGRES-, Kamen Raidā Hibiki: Sebun Ōgazu), which is an alternate telling of the film Hibiki & The Seven Senki. It features the original character Kamen Rider Armed Hibiki (Sengoku Period ver.) (仮面ライダー装甲響鬼(戦国時代ver.), Kamen Raidā Āmudo Hibiki (Sengoku Jidai ver.)). The Seven Ogres storyline ran in the June through September 2006 issues of Monthly Hobby Japan magazine.

Chapter titles
  1. Takeshi (猛士)
  2. Kabuki (歌舞鬼)
  3. Kurenai ()
  4. Orochi (オロチ)

Cast[edit]

  • Hibiki (ヒビキ): Shigeki Hosokawa (細川 茂樹, Hosokawa Shigeki)
  • Asumu Adachi (安達 明日夢, Adachi Asumu): Rakuto Tochihara (栩原 楽人, Tochihara Rakuto)
  • Kasumi Tachibana (立花 香須実, Tachibana Kasumi): Mayu Gamō (蒲生 麻由, Gamō Mayu)
  • Hinaka Tachibana (立花 日菜佳, Tachibana Hinaka): Miyuki Kanbe (神戸 みゆき, Kanbe Miyuki)
  • Hitomi Mochida (持田 ひとみ, Mochida Hitomi): Erika Mori (森 絵梨佳, Mori Erika)
  • Akira Amami (天美 あきら, Amami Akira): Nana Akiyama (秋山 奈々, Akiyama Nana)
  • Ibuki (イブキ): Joji Shibue (渋江 譲二, Shibue Jōji)
  • Todoroki (トドロキ): Shingo Kawaguchi (川口 真五, Kawaguchi Shingo)
  • Zanki (ザンキ): Kenji Matsuda (松田 賢二, Matsuda Kenji)
  • Midori Takizawa (滝澤 みどり, Takizawa Midori): Masako Umemiya (梅宮 万紗子, Umemiya Masako)
  • Kyosuke Kiriya (桐矢 京介, Kiriya Kyōsuke): Yuichi Nakamura (中村 優一, Nakamura Yūichi)
  • Ikuko Adachi (安達 郁子, Adachi Ikuko): Kaoru Mizuki (水木 薫, Mizuki Kaoru)
  • Ichiro Tachibana (立花 勢地郎, Tachibana Ichirō): Atomu Shimojō (下條 アトム, Shimojō Atomu)
  • Man of the Western-Style House (洋館の男, Yōkan no Otoko), Douji (童子, Dōji), Kugutsu (クグツ), Parent Hime (Voice): Mitsu Murata (村田 充, Murata Mitsu)
  • Woman of the Western-Style House (洋館の女, Yōkan no Onna), Hime (), Kugutsu, Parent Douji (Voice): Sei Ashina (芦名 星, Ashina Sei)
  • Next Preview Narration: Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉, Nakai Kazuya)
  • Junction Narration: Koji Nakata (中田 浩二, Nakata Kōji)

Guest cast[edit]

  • Konosuke Kogure (小暮 耕之助, Kogure Kōnosuke, 32, 33): Akira Fuse (布施 明, Fuse Akira)
  • Shuki (シュキ, 36, 37): Reiko Kataoka (片岡 礼子, Kataoka Reiko)

Songs[edit]

Opening themes
  • "Kagayaki" (, "Radiance")
  • "Hajimari no Kimi e" (始まりの君へ, "To the Original You")
Ending theme
  • "Shōnen yo" (少年よ, "Boy!")
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Toshihiko Sahashi
    • Artist: Akira Fuse
    • Episodes: 1 - 33, 48
Character and insert songs
  • "Kiwamareba Ongeki!!" (極めれば音撃!!, "Reach the Extreme Ongeki!!") performed by Jin Hashimoto
  • "Fūga Yūden" (風雅勇伝, "Refined Brave Confidant") performed by Tomokazu Seki for Kamen Rider Ibuki
  • "Raibu Gōgō" (雷武轟々, "Thunderous War Rumblings") performed by Eizo Sakamoto for Kamen Rider Todoroki
  • "Hibiki Kenzan!!" (響鬼見参!!, "Arrival of Hibiki!!") performed by Masatoshi Ono for Kamen Rider Hibiki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "バンダイ、PS2「仮面ライダー響鬼」初回版に「太鼓の達人 スペシャルバージョン」を同梱". 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ "ITmedia +D Games:バンダイ、PS2「仮面ライダー響鬼」で「太鼓の達人」とコラボ". 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2011-07-27.

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