The first eyecatch for Kamen Rider, the original series, from episode 1, The Mysterious Spider Man.

An eyecatch (アイキャッチ aikyatchi) or internal eyecatch is a scene or illustration used to begin and end a commercial break in a Japanese TV program, especially in anime and tokusatsu shows, such as Kamen Rider, similar to how "bumpers" into/out of commercial breaks are used in the United States. The term is used, in Japan, to refer to all kinds of bumpers.


Showa Era

Eyecatches of Showa era Kamen Rider Series featured illustrations of the protagonist Kamen Riders.

Heisei Era

For the majority of the time, eyecatches are completely absent in the Heisei-era Kamen Rider programs.