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This article is about a/an series entry (the 4th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
Kamen Rider Amazon
Number 4
Number of episodes: 24
First episode: Man or Beast? The Cool Guy Who Came From the Jungle!
Last episode: You Did It, Amazon!! The End of Great Emperor Zero!!
Intro: Amazon Rider Koko ni Ari
Original airing: October 19, 1974–March 29, 1975
Producer: Toei Company
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This article is about the television series. For the series' main character, see Daisuke Yamamoto.

Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā Amazon?, Masked Rider Amazon in English) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. The fourth installment to be produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series, the series aired in Japan from late 1974 to early 1975 on the Mainichi Broadcasting System. It was the shortest Kamen Rider series ever, lasting only 24 episodes, and starred Tōru Okazaki as the title character. The series was very distinct because of its fight scenes which were more violent compared to other seasons. While it was cut short due to its violence, today it is praised as unique and beloved by the Kamen Rider fandom.

Plot

A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, leaving young Amazon (Daisuke Yamamoto) stranded without his parents. Soon adopted by an Incan tribe, Amazon becomes a wild child, living off the land. However, Amazon's idyllic existence is cut short when Gorgos, the Ten Faced Demon, massacres his village, slaughtering everyone except himself in search for the powerful "GiGi Armlet", which gives the bearer fantastic power. Elder Bago, last of the Incas, gives the GiGi Armlet to Amazon for safekeeping while using his knowledge of Incan science and magic to perform a mystical "operation" on Daisuke, transforming him into the powerful "Kamen Rider Amazon" before he died. Arriving at Japan, Amazon battles Geddon without full knowledge of their reason of pursuing him. Befriending the nephew and niece of Professor Kousaka, Amazon learns the nature of the GiGi Armlet as he defeats Geddon and then the Garanda Empire.

Characters

Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto

Geddon

Geddon (ゲドン Gedon?) is the evil organization based in the Amazon before moving to Japan, bent on world dominion and fueled by human blood.

  • Ten-Faced Demon Gorgos (十面鬼ゴルゴス Jūmenki Gorugosu?, 1-14)
  • Akajusha (赤ジューシャ Akajūsha?, "Red followers"): Geddon's female foot soldiers, serving as his eyes and ears.

Garanda Empire

The Garanda Empire (ガランダー帝国 Garandā Teikoku?) makes its appearance prior to Gorgos's death, taking the Gaga Bracelet for their own use as they go on a campaign of terrorist attacks on Tokyo to make it into their seat of power before going after the rest of the world. Led by the mysterious "Ruler" and stationed underground in trap-filled base, the Garanda Empire also uses Beastmen as their kaijin.:

  • Ruler (Real Great Emperor Zero) (支配者 (真のゼロ大帝) Shihaisha (Shin no Zero Taitei)?, 24)
  • "Great Emperor Zero" (ゼロ大帝 Zero Taitei?, 14-24)
  • Kurojusha (黒ジューシャ Kurojūsha?, "Black Follower")

List of episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Amazon Episodes
  1. Man or Beast? The Cool Guy Who Came From the Jungle! (人か?野獣か?密林から来た凄い奴! Hito ka? Yajū ka? Mitsurin Kara Kita Sugoi Yatsu!?)
  2. Ten-Faced Demon! God or Devil? (十面鬼!神か?悪魔か? Jūmenki! Kami ka? Akuma ka??)
  3. The Strong, Naked, Fast Guy! (強くてハダカで速い奴! Tsuyokute Hadaka de Hayai Yatsu!?)
  4. Run! The Raging Jungler (走れ!怒りのジャングラー Hashire! Ikari no Jangurā?)
  5. The Weirdo Who Came From Underground!! (地底から来た変なヤツ!! Chitei Kara Kita Hen na Yatsu!!?)
  6. The Inca Rope-Pattern Writing Mystery!! (インカ縄文字の謎!! Inka Jōmon Ji no Nazo!!?)
  7. Melt! Melt! The Terrifying Snake Beastman (とける!とける!恐怖のヘビ獣人 Tokeru! Tokeru! Kyōfu no Hebi Jūjin?)
  8. The Crocodile Beastman Who Attacked the School (学校を襲ったワニ獣人 Gakkō o Osotta Wani Jūjin?)
  9. Go, Amazon! The Crab Beastman's Island! (ゆけアマゾン!カニ獣人の島へ! Yuke Amazon! Kani Jūjin no Shima e!?)
  10. Black Cat Beastman Aiming at the Nursery School! (黒ネコ獣人保育園をねらう! Kuro Neko Jūjin Hoikuen o Nerau!?)
  11. The Golden Snail's the Reaper's Envoy!? (金色のカタツムリは死神の使い!? Kin'iro no Katatsumuri wa Shinigami no Tsukai!??)
  12. Seen! Geddon's Beastman Modification Room (見た!ゲドンの獣人改造室!! Mita! Gedon no Jūjin Kaizō Shitsu?)
  13. Approaching! Ten-Faced Demon! Danger, Amazon!! (迫る!十面鬼!危うしアマゾン!! Semaru! Jūmenki! Ayaushi Amazon!!?)
  14. The Ten-Faced Demon Dies! And a New Enemy? (十面鬼死す!そして新しい敵? Jūmenki Shisu! Soshite Atarashii Teki??)
  15. He Came Forth! The Terrible Great Emperor Zero (出たぞ!恐怖のゼロ大帝 Deta zo! Kyōfu no Zero-taitei?)
  16. Garander's Tokyo Sea of Flames Operation!! (ガランダーの東京火の海作戦!! Garandā no Tōkyō Hi no Umi Sakusen!!?)
  17. Mt. Fuji Big Explosion? The Tokyo Fry Pan Operation (富士山大爆発?東京フライパン作戦! Fujisan Dai Bakuhatsu? Tōkyō Furaipan Sakusen!?)
  18. Zero's Terror! The Massive Earthquake Operation!! (ゼロの恐怖!大地震作戦!! Zero no Kyōfu! Ōjishin Sakusen!!?)
  19. Going into Action, The Garander Youth Squad (出動、ガランダー少年部隊 Shutsudō, Garandā Shōnen Butai?)
  20. Mole Beastman's Last Activity!! (モグラ獣人最後の活躍!! Mogura Jūjin Saigo no Katsuyaku!!?)
  21. Cannibal Beastman to Eat the Frozen Rider (冷凍ライダーを食べる人食い獣人! Reitō Raidā o Taberu Hitokui Jūjin?)
  22. Inca Doll's Day to Annihilate Greater Tokyo (インカ人形大東京全滅の日!? Inka Ningyō Dai Tōkyō Zenmetsu no Hi!??)
  23. Imitation Riders vs. Amazon Rider! (にせライダー対アマゾンライダー! Nise Raidā Tai Amazon Raidā!?)
  24. You Did It, Amazon!! The End of Great Emperor Zero!! (やったぞアマゾン!ゼロ大帝の最後!! Yatta zo Amazon! Zero-taitei no Saigo!!?)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Amazon (theatrical edit of episode 16)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

The S.I.C. Hero Saga story for Amazon as published in the May through July 2004 issues of Monthly Hobby Japan magazine is titled Kamen Rider Amazon: Pre-Stage (仮面ライダーアマゾン-プレ・ステージ- Kamen Raidā Amazon: Pure Sutēji?). It serves as a prologue to the Amazon series, and features the original characters Pre-Amazon (プレ・アマゾン Pure Amazon?), the Ten-Faced Demon (Complete) (十面鬼(完全体) Jūmenki (Kanzentai)?), Kitty (キティ Kiti?), and the Jungler (Bagoh Production) (ジャングラー(バゴー製作) Jangurā (Bagō Seisaku)?).

Chapter titles
  1. Human-Faced Stone (人面岩 Jinmen'iwa?)
  2. Meteorite (隕石 Inseki?)
  3. Armlet (腕輪 Udewa?)

Cast

Songs

Opening theme
Ending theme

Notes

  • This is the first season to not feature previous Riders appearing.
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Kamen Rider  • V3  • X  • Amazon  • Stronger  • Skyrider  • Super-1  • ZX (TV special)  • Black  • Black RX  • Shin (movie)  • ZO (movie)  • J (movie)  • Kuuga  • Agito  • Ryuki  • 555  • Blade  • Hibiki  • Kabuto  • Den-O  • Kiva  • Decade  • G (unofficial)  • W  • OOO  • Fourze  • Wizard  • Gaim

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