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EX-AID LOGO
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Number: 27
18 (Heisei)
Number of episodes: TBA
First episode: I'm a Kamen Rider!
Last episode: TBA
Intro: EXCITE
Original airing: October 2, 2016 - TBA
Producer: Toei Company
Ex-Aid Poster
Production Order
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For the series' main character, Ex-Aid, see Emu Hojo.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (仮面ライダーエグゼイド Kamen Raidā Eguzeido) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the eighteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-seventh series overall. The series started on October 2, 2016, joining Doubutsu Sentai ZyuohgerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Ghost. Starting on February 12, 2017, the series was joined by Uchu Sentai KyurangerIcon-crosswiki in the Super Hero Time line-up.

The motif of the series is retro video gaming, as the Riders of the show utilize game cartridges called Rider Gashats and have gear and form motifs inspired by retro video games. The series also integrates medical drama into the story because one of the main settings is a hospital and some of the main Riders are doctors. The tagline of the show is Game Start!

Story

5 years ago, a new type of virus, named the Bugster Virus, infected humanity and turned them into creatures called Bugsters. In the present day, Emu Hojo, an intern and a genius gamer, receives the Gamer Driver and the Mighty Action X Gashat to transform into Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Along with several other Riders, Emu must compete to save people from the Bugster Virus and become the "super doctor" who'll save humanity!

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

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The main Doctor Riders (From Left to Right: Snipe, Lazer, Ex-Aid and Brave)

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Brave Hiiro Kagami
Kamen Rider Snipe Taiga Hanaya
Kamen Rider Lazer Kiriya Kujo
Kamen Rider Genm Kuroto Dan
Kamen Rider Para-DX
Parad
Kamen Rider Poppi Poppi Pipopapo/Asuna Karino [1]
Kamen Rider Chronos TBA[1]

Movie/Special-exclusive

Kamen Rider True Brave Hiiro Kagami (Game World)
Akarider Emu Hojo (Other candidates)
Aorider Yakumo KatouIcon-crosswiki (Other candidates)
Kirider Masato JinIcon-crosswiki (Other candidates)
Momorider Momotaros (Other candidates)
Midorider Shuichi Kitaoka (Other candidates)

Rider Troops

Ride Player Ride Players

Allies

Kamen Riders

Another Agito Kaoru Kino
Kamen Rider Zolda Shouichi Kitaoka
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Hibiki Hitoshi Hidaka
Kamen Rider Den‑O Sword Momotaros
Kamen Rider Double
Philip & Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma
Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Ryugen Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Marika Yoko Minato
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari
Kamen Rider Ghost Takeru Tenkuji
Kamen Rider Specter Makoto Fukami
Kamen Rider Necrom Alain
Kamen Rider Amazon Omega Haruka Mizusawa
Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha Jin Takayama
Kamen Rider Amazon Neo Chihiro

Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki

Momorenger Peggy MatsuyamaIcon-crosswiki
Yellow Owl Raita OoishiIcon-crosswiki
RyuuRanger Ryo of the Heavenly Fire StarIcon-crosswiki
ShishiRanger Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom StarIcon-crosswiki
TenmaRanger Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity StarIcon-crosswiki
KirinRanger Kazu of the Heavenly Time StarIcon-crosswiki
HououRanger Rin of the Heavenly Wind StarIcon-crosswiki
MegaRed Kenta DateIcon-crosswiki
Bouken Pink Sakura NishihoriIcon-crosswiki
Shinken Blue Ryunosuke IkenamiIcon-crosswiki
Beet Buster Masato JinIcon-crosswiki
AoNinger Yakumo KatouIcon-crosswiki
Zyuoh Tiger AmuIcon-crosswiki
Shishi Red LuckyIcon-crosswiki
Sasori Orange StingerIcon-crosswiki
Ookami Blue GaruIcon-crosswiki
Tenbin Gold BalanceIcon-crosswiki
Oushi Black ChampIcon-crosswiki
Hebitsukai Silver Nāga ReiIcon-crosswiki
Chameleon Green HammyIcon-crosswiki
Washi Pink Raptor 283Icon-crosswiki
Kajiki Yellow SpadaIcon-crosswiki

Villains

Bugsters

Main article: Bugsters
Graphite Bugster Graphite
Dark Graphite Bugster
Lovrica Bugster Ren Amagasaki [2]

Next Genome Institute

Dr. Pac-Man Michihiko Zaizen
Genomes
Robol Bugster Soji Kuruse
Doral Bugster Kazushige Ryuzaki
Giril Bugster Ageha Takeda

Beast Rider Squad

Kamen Rider Ouja Takeshi Asakura
Kamen Rider Tiger N/A
Kamen Rider Sasword N/A
Kamen Rider Dark Kiva N/A
Kamen Rider Beast N/A

Other

Other characters

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Episodes

Half of each episode's title is written in English and the other in kanji, usually ending in a question mark or exclamation. This is like in most Japanese video game covers.

  1. I'm a Kamen Rider! (I’m a 仮面ライダー! Aimu a Kamen Raidā!)
  2. Another Prodigy with No Thank You? (天才二人は no thank you? Tensai Futari wa Nō Sankyū?)
  3. BANG, That Jerk is Coming! (BANしたあいつがやってくる! Ban shita Yatsu ga Yatte Kuru!)
  4. An Operation Called Dash! (オペレーションの名はDash! Operēshon no Na wa Dasshu!)
  5. Everyone Gathers for a Clashing Crash! (全員集合、激突Crash! Zen'in Shūgō, Gekitotsu Kurasshu!)
  6. A Hollow Beating in the Heart! (鼓動を刻め in the heart! Kodō wo Kizame in za Hāto!)
  7. The Reason for Some Lies! (Some lieの極意! Samu Rai no Gokui!)
  8. Men, Fly High! (男たちよ、Fly high! Otoko-tachi yo, Furai Hai!)
  9. Beat Up the Dragon! (Dragonをぶっとばせ! Doragon wo Buttobase!)
  10. Uneven Doctors! (ふぞろいのDoctors! Fuzoroi no Dokutāsu!)
  11. Who's the Black Kamen Rider? (Who’s黒い仮面ライダー? Husu Kuroi Kamen Raidā?)
  12. Christmas Special: Targeting the Silver X mas! (クリスマス 特別編: 狙われた白銀のX mas! Kurisumasu Tokubetsu-hen: Nerawareta Shirogane no Kurisumasu!)
  13. Defined Destiny (定められたDestiny Sadamerareta Desutini)
  14. We're Kamen Riders! (We’re 仮面ライダー! Wia Kamen Raidā!)
  15. A New Challenger Appears! (新たなChallenger現る! Aratana Charenjā arawaru!)
  16. The Paradox of Defeating M (打倒MのParadox Datō Emu no Paradokkusu)
  17. A Nonstandard BURGSTER? (規格外のBURGSTER? Kikaku-gai no Bāgusutā?)
  18. The Truth Exposed (暴かれしtruth Abakareshi Turūsu)
  19. A Sudden Fantasy!? (Fantasyは突然に!? Fantajī wa Totsuzen ni!?)
  20. Take Off Against the Direction of the Wind! (逆風からのtake off! Gyakufū kara no Teiku Ofu!)
  21. Chasing the Mystery! (mysteryを追跡せよ! Misuteri wo Tsuiseki seyo!)
  22. Engineered History! (仕組まれたhistory! Shigumimareta hisutorī!)
  23. To The Max, Dead or Alive! (極限の dead or alive! Kyokugen no Deddo oa Araibu!)
  24. Go Together, Embracing Your Ambitions! (大志を抱いて go together! Taishi wo Daite Go Togedā!)
  25. Start the New Game! (New game起動! Nyū Gēmu Kidō!)
  26. Players Who Bet on Survival (生存を賭けたplayers Seizon wo Kaketa Pureiyāzu)
  27. Love & Peace for the Winner! (勝者に捧ぐlove & peace! Shōsya ni Sasagu Rabu ando Pīsu!)
  28. Beyond Your Identity (Identityを超えて Aidentiti o Koete)
  29. We're Me!? (We’re 俺!? Wia ore!?)[3]

Movies

  1. 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)
  2. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊: 超スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Chō Supā Hīrō Taisen)
  3. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The Movie (劇場版 仮面ライダーエグゼイド Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Eguzeido)[4]

Specials

  1. Kamen Rider Information Program: Poppi Pipopapo's Room (仮面ライダー情報番組「ポッピーピポパポの部屋」 Kamen Raidā Jōhō Bangumi `Poppī Pipopapo No Heya')
  2. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks" (仮面ライダーエグゼイド [裏技] Kamen Raidā Eguzeido [Urawaza])
    1. Virtual Operations (ヴァーチャルオペレーションズ Vuācharu Operēshonzu')
    2. Kamen Rider Genm (仮面ライダーゲンム Kamen Raidā Genmu)
    3. Kamen Rider Brave: ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~ (仮面ライダーブレイブ ~Surviveせよ! 復活のビーストライダー·スクワッド~ Kamen Raidā Bureibu ~Sabaibu Seyo! Fukkatsu no Bīsuto Raidā Sukuwaddo~)
    4. Kamen Rider Snipe: Episode ZERO (仮面ライダースナイプ エピソードZERO Kamen Raidā Sunaipu Episōdo Zero)[5]
    5. Kamen Rider Lazer (仮面ライダーレーザー Kamen Raidā Rēzā)[6]
  3. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen: Movie Release Anniversary SpecialIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊: 超スーパーヒーロー大戦: 映画公開記念スペシャル Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Chō Supā Hīrō Taisen Eiga Kōkai Kinen Supesharu)
  4. Kamen Sentai Gorider (仮面戦隊ゴライダー Kamen Sentai Goraidā)

Cast

Suit actors

Notes

  • Most of the Riders of this series have four multi-colored "Buttons" on their chestplates. This is a possible gaming reference to the popular Super Famicom controller, as that had similarly colored buttons on its controls.
  • The show's title is a multiple form of word play, as the "aid" in Ex-Aid is an allusion to First Aid. Another hidden pun is the Japanese pronunciation in katakana is "E-gu-zei-do", which has a close similar sound to the English word "Excite" when pronounced in Japanese, "E-ku-sai-to". This is even referenced by the title of the show's opening theme. The final wordplay contains the Japanese pronunciation of the .EXE file extension ("E-gu-ze").
  • Similarly, the Bugsters' nature as sentient viruses, is a play on the concept of computer viruses as well as biological pathogens, hence the heroes' civilian identities as doctors.
  • This Kamen Rider series shares some similar elements with its first Super Hero Time partner, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger:
    • It uses pixelated graphic effect, similar one used for Cube effects in Zyuohger.
    • Its theme of "game" is similar to the Deathgalien's Blood Game.

External links

References

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