This article is about a/an movie in Kamen Rider X.

Five Riders vs. King Dark (五人ライダー対キングダーク Gonin Raidā Tai Kingu Dāku) is the second movie based off the Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider X. It unites the first five Kamen Riders.


During a motocross practice, Keisuke Jin is ambushed by two Myth Cyborgs created by a secret organization that's attempting to control Japan, G.O.D. He transforms into Kamen Rider X, but little does he know that his battle is recorded and analyzed by King Dark, G.O.D.'s commander, to create a super cyborg. Other G.O.D. cyborgs are attacking all over Tokyo and in the middle of the crisis, the original four Riders return to Japan from different countries around the world. The five Riders unite to lead a counter attack against G.O.D. and fight its newest monster.


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Kamen Riders

Five Riders

The Five Riders.

Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin
Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami
Riderman/"Kamen Rider 4" Joji Yuki


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Continuity and Placement

Because of Dialogue from the later episodes of 27 and 33 it is unclear when this specifically takes place. Hayato in 33 is confused when he meets Keisuke as if it was for the first time. However his dialog could be taken as he's confused that Keisuke specifically is X-Rider and not that he has never met him, only never seen his human form. 27 also shows that a meeting has happened before thus further proving this notion. The movie either takes place after 33 or is best put after 23. It's also of note that This is the re-appearance of Joji Yuki despite his apparent death witch is neither questioned in this movie or his subsequent mentioning in 27.


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Hanuman and the Five Riders

Hanuman and the Five Riders

Hanuman and the Five Riders.

Main article: Hanuman and the Five Riders

Hanuman and the Five Riders (หนุมาน พบ 5 ไอ้มดแดง - Hanuman pob Har Aimoddaeng - literally "Hanuman and the Five Ant Men") is a tokusatsu superhero film produced in 1974 by Chaiyo Productions of Thailand. Chaiyo's own Kamen Rider film, half of it uses footage from the Five Riders vs. King Dark. Although it has never been released in Japan, Kamen Rider fans in Japan refer to it unofficially as Hanuman and the 5 Kamen Riders (ハヌマーンと5人の仮面ライダー Hanumān to Gonin no Kamen Raidā).

The film teamed the first five Kamen Riders with the Hindu god Hanuman (fresh from his appearance in The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army) against X's adversary King Dark (who appears in his regular giant moving statue form and alternately in a human-sized one), who drinks the fresh blood of young women. He captures a scientist and his girlfriend and threatens to drain her of her blood unless he use his technology to create an army of mutant animal men to confront the five Riders.

Unlike Chaiyo's two official co-productions with Tsuburaya Productions in 1974 (namely The 6 Ultra Brothers Vs. the Monster Army and Jumborg Ace & Giant), this production was unauthorized by Toei Company, Ltd., which produced the Kamen Rider shows. Chaiyo had initially approached Toei, who turned down their plans for producing their own Kamen Rider movie.


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X with Rider 2 and V3

Rider #2 and V3 also appeared to help X-Rider in his series.

Digital Releases

Kamen Rider The Movie Vol 2

Kamen Rider: The Movie Volume 2, DVD cover.

Rider Movies Volume 1

Kamen Rider: The Movie Volume 1, Blu-ray cover.

Kamen Rider The Movie Blu-ray Box

1972-88 Boxset.

  • Five Riders vs. King Dark is included in Kamen Rider: The Movie Blu-ray Box 1972-1988, a Blu-ray compilation boxset of Showa Rider movies.[2]