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This article is about a/an series entry (the 22nd) in the Kamen Rider Series.
For the series' main character, Fourze, see Gentaro Kisaragi.

Kamen Rider Fourze (仮面ライダーフォーゼ Kamen Raidā Fōze) is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series, being the thirteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-second overall. It began airing on September 4, 2011, the week following the conclusion of Kamen Rider OOO, joining Kaizoku Sentai GokaigerIcon-crosswiki, later Tokumei Sentai Go-BustersIcon-crosswiki, in the Super Hero Time lineup. Trademarks on the title were filed by Toei in April 2011. The series commemorates not only the Kamen Rider Series' 40th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of spaceflight, which began with Yuri Gagarin's Vostok 1 flight in 1961. The show's catchphrase is "Switch on youth 'cause space is here!" (青春スイッチオンで宇宙キター! Seishun suitchi on de uchū kitā!), referencing the Fourze Driver transformation belt which gets its various powers from devices called Astroswitches to conjure attachments to Fourze's limbs. As with the two previous series, the protagonist of Fourze made his debut in the annual summer film of the show's direct predecessor, appearing in Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals.

On April 9, 2016, TV Japan began broadcasting the series in the United States and Canada to paid subscribers.[1][2]

Story

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Kamen Rider Club group photo

"Space, the limitless bounds of cosmic energy, and it's a wonderful world. This youth uses the Astroswitch to open the gates to the future. Space on your hands! Seize the youth and open your hands to grab the space!"
―Narrator[src]

Amanogawa High School has become the center of strange happenings, and things only get stranger when the bad boy styled transfer student Gentaro Kisaragi attempts to make friends in his own unique way, reuniting with childhood friend and self-professed space travel otaku Yuki Jojima, all while gaining the ire of loner Kengo Utahoshi. When the campus becomes overrun with monstrous constructs called Zodiarts, Kengo and Yuki attempt to use the strange devices they have found in the Rabbit Hatch lunar base that they access through a locker on an off-limits part of campus to fight them. However, Gentaro interferes in their plans, in part due to Kengo's body unable to handle the strains of battle, and uses the devices to transform into Fourze. Upon learning of other heroes called Kamen Riders, Gentaro creates the Kamen Rider Club whose membership includes Yuki, Kengo, the school's queen bee Miu Kazashiro, Miu's jock ex-boyfriend Shun Daimonji, garishly styled social butterfly JK and goth girl Tomoko Nozama. Later joined by Ryusei Sakuta, a transfer student who transforms into Kamen Rider Meteor, and their teacher Mr. Chuta Ohsugi, the Kamen Rider Club and Kamen Rider Fourze learn of the Horoscopes, an evolved group of Zodiarts who have been orchestrating events on the school grounds to build up their ranks. As the battle escalates, the Horoscopes sets their motions to their final phase of their master plan before Kengo discovers his true existence.

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Meteor Ryusei Sakuta

Movie-exclusive

Kamen Rider Nadeshiko Nadeshiko Misaki

Novel-exclusive

Kamen Rider Icarus Kamen Rider Icarus

Stageshow-exclusive

Boot Boot
Kamen Rider Fourze Elek States JK
Kamen Rider Fourze Fire States Tomoko Nozama
Kamen Rider Fourze Magnet States
Shun Daimonji
Kamen Rider Fourze Cosmic States Miu Kazashiro

Kamen Rider Club

Main article: Kamen Rider Club

Horoscopes

Main article: Horoscopes
Sagittarius Zodiarts Mitsuaki Gamou
Scorpion Zodiarts Sarina Sonoda
Libra Zodiarts Kouhei Hayami
Cancer Zodiarts Natsuji Kijima
Aries Zodiarts Tatsumori Yamada
Leo Zodiarts Kou Tatsugami
Capricorn Zodiarts Tojiro Goto
Aquarius Zodiarts Erin Suda
Taurus Zodiarts Yuta Sugiura
Virgo Zodiarts Kuniteru Emoto
Gemini Zodiarts Dark Yuki Yuki Jojima
Pisces Zodiarts Ran Kuroki

Monster League

Sanagiman Saburo Kazeta
Inazuman

Space Ironmen

Main article: Space Ironmen
Groundain Harumi Saeba
Skydain Shizuka Shiroyama
Black Knight Black Knight
XVII XVII

Other Villains

Other Heroes

Other Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami
Riderman Joji Yuki
Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin
Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto
Kamen Rider Stronger Shigeru Jo
Kamen Rider Den‑O Sword Momotaros
Kamen Rider Den‑O Rod Urataros
Kamen Rider Den‑O Ax Kintaros
Kamen Rider Den‑O Gun Ryutaros
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rider Diend Daiki Kaito
Kamen Rider Double
Philip & Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider Joker Shotaro Hidari
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Birth Shintaro Goto
Kamen Rider Birth Prototype Akira Date
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma
Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Ghost Takeru Tenkuji
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Build
Sento Kiryu
Kamen Rider Cross-Z Ryuga Banjou

Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki

Akarenger Tsuyoshi KaijoIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Red Captain MarvelousIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Blue Joe GibkenIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Yellow Luka MillfyIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Green Don DogoierIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Pink Ahim de FamilleIcon-crosswiki
Gokai Silver Gai IkariIcon-crosswiki
Red Buster Hiromu SakuradaIcon-crosswiki
Blue Buster Ryuji IwasakiIcon-crosswiki
Yellow Buster Yoko UsamiIcon-crosswiki
Kyoryu Red Daigo KiryuIcon-crosswiki
Kyoryu Black Ian YorklandIcon-crosswiki
Kyoryu Blue Nobuharu UdouIcon-crosswiki
Kyoryu Green Souji RippukanIcon-crosswiki
Kyoryu Pink Amy YuzukiIcon-crosswiki

Other Allies

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Fourze Episodes


  1. Youthful Transformation (青・春・変・身 Sei・Shun・Hen・Shin)
  2. Space Superiority (宇・宙・上・等 U・Chū・Jō・Tō)
  3. Queen Election (女・王・選・挙 Jo・Ō・Sen・Kyo)
  4. Changing Illusion, Secret Maneuver (変・幻・暗・躍 Hen・Gen・An・Yaku)
  5. Friendship, Inside and Outside (友・情・表・裏 Yū・Jō・Hyō・Ri)
  6. Electric Shock, Steadily (電・撃・一・途 Den・Geki・Ichi・Zu)
  7. King Jerk (王・様・野・郎 Ō・Sama・Ya・Rō)
  8. Iron Calvary's Cooperation (鉄・騎・連・携 Tek・Ki・Ren・Kei)
  9. Witch's Awakening (魔・女・覚・醒 Ma・Jo・Kaku・Sei)
  10. Moonlight Clash (月・下・激・突 Gek・Ka・Geki・Totsu)
  11. Disappearing Moon Door (消・失・月・戸 Shō・Shitsu・Tsuki・To)
  12. Mission: Ken's Life (使・命・賢・命 Shin・Mei・Ken・Mei)
  13. School Refusal (学・校・拒・絶 Gak・Kō・Kyo・Zetsu)
  14. Stinger Onslaught (毒・針・猛・襲 Doku・Bari・Mō・Shū)
  15. Christmas Eve Choir (聖・夜・合・唱 Sei・Ya・Gas・Shō)
  16. Right and Wrong Conflict (正・邪・葛・藤 Sei・Ja・Kat・Tō)
  17. Meteor Appearance (流・星・登・場 Ryū・Sei・Tō・Jō)
  18. Gen/Ryu Showdown (弦・流・対・決 Gen・Ryū・Tai・Ketsu)
  19. Steel Dragon, Unmatched (鋼・竜・無・双 Kō・Ryū・Mu・Sō)
  20. Transcendent Magnetism (超・絶・磁・力 Chō・Zetsu・Ji・Ryoku)
  21. Mislead Course (進・路・誤・導 Shin・Ro・Go・Dō)
  22. True Self Dismissal (馬・脚・一・蹴 Ba・Kyaku・Is・Shū)
  23. Swan Alliance (白・鳥・同・盟 Shira・Tori・Dō・Mei)
  24. Hero's Desire (英・雄・願・望 Ei・Yū・Gan・Bō)
  25. Graduation Reluctance (卒・業・後・髪 Sotsu・Gyō・Ushio・Gami)
  26. Perfect Round Dance (有・終・輪・舞 Yū・Shū・Rin・Bu)
  27. Transformation Rejected (変・身・却・下 Hen・Shin・Kyak・Ka)
  28. Star Storm Comeback (星・嵐・再・起 Sei・Ran・Sai・Ki)
  29. Junior Silence (後・輩・無・言 Kō・Hai・Mu・Gon)
  30. Senior, Useless (先・輩・無・用 Sen・Pai・Mu・Yō)
  31. Subaruboshi Kingdom (昴・星・王・国 Subaru・Boshi・Ō・Koku)
  32. Super Space Sword (超・宇・宙・剣 Chō・U・Chū・Ken)
  33. Ancient City Mayhem (古・都・騒・乱 Ko・To・Sō・Ran)
  34. Heavenly Hole, Offensive and Defensive (天・穴・攻・防 Ten・Ketsu・Kō・Bō)
  35. Monster's Broadcast (怪・人・放・送 Kai・Jin・Hō・Sō)
  36. Serious Legend Song (本・気・伝・歌 Hon・Ki・Den・Ka)
  37. Star Follower Selection (星・徒・選・抜 Hoshi・To・Sen・Batsu)
  38. Winner Determination (勝・者・決・定 Shō・Sha・Ket・Tai)
  39. Campus Decree (勝・者・決・定 Gaku・En・Hat・To)
  40. Principle or Pathos (理・念・情・念 Ri・Nen・Jō・Nen)
  41. Club Collapse (部・活・崩・壊 Bu・Katsu・Hō・Kai)
  42. Archer's Reign (射・手・君・臨 I・Te・Kun・Rin)
  43. Light and Dark Twins (双・子・明・暗 Futa・Go・Mei・An)
  44. Star Luck Ritual (星・運・儀・式 Hoshi・Un・Gi・Shiki)
  45. Scale's Estrangement (天・秤・離・反 Ten・Bin・Ri・Han)
  46. Aloof Archer (孤・高・射・手 Ko・Kō・I・Te)
  47. Parting Friends (親・友・別・離 Shin・Yū・Betsu・Ri)
  48. Final Episode: Youthful Galaxy (青・春・銀・河 Sei・Shun・Gin・Ga)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ&オーズ MOVIE大戦 MEGA MAX Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Fōze ando Ōzu: Mūbī Taisen Mega Makkusu)
  2. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊: スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Supā Hīrō Taisen)
  3. Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here! (仮面ライダーフォーゼ THE MOVIE みんなで宇宙キターッ! Kamen Raidā Fōze Za Mūbī Min'nade Uchū Kitā!)
  4. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ウィザード&フォーゼ MOVIE大戦アルティメイタム Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Wizādo ando Fōze Mūbī Taisen Arutimeitamu)
  5. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊×宇宙刑事 スーパーヒーロー大戦Z Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai × Uchū Keiji: Sūpā Hīrō Taisen Z)
  6. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFINALビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru: Birudo ando Eguzeido wizu Rejendo Raidā)

Specials

  1. Kamen Rider Fourze Hyper Battle DVD: Rocket Drill States of Friendship (仮面ライダーフォーゼ 超バトルDVD 友情のロケットドリルステイツ Kamen Raidā Fōze Haipā Batoru Dī Bui Dī Yūjō no Roketto Doriru Suteitsu)
  2. Kamen Rider Fourze Special Bonus DVD: Astroswitch Secret Report (仮面ライダーフォーゼ 特性ふろくDVD アストロスイッチひみつレポート Kamen Raidā Fōze Tokusei Furoku Dī Bui Dī Asutorosuitchi Himitsu Repōto)
  3. Kamen Rider Fourze × Crayon Shin-chan (仮面ライダーフォーゼ×クレオンしんちゃん Kamen Raidā Fōze × Kureon Shin-chan)
  4. Kamen Rider Fourze: Climax Episode (仮面ライダーフォーゼ クライマックスエピソード Kamen Raidā Fōze Kuraimakkusu Episōdo) (director's cut of episodes 31 and 32)
  5. Kamen Rider Fourze: Final Episode (仮面ライダーフォーゼ ファイナルエピソード Kamen Raidā Fōze Fainaru Episōdo) (director's cut of last two episodes)

Net movies

  1. Kamen Rider Fourze the Net Edition: Everyone, Class is Here! (ネット版 仮面ライダーフォーゼ みんなで授業キターッ! Nettoban Kamen Raidā Fōze Minna de Jugyō Kitā!)

Stageshows

  1. Kamen Rider Fourze Special Event: Amanogawa High School Spring School Festival Special (仮面ライダーフォーゼ スペシャルイベント 天ノ川学園高等学校 春の学園祭スペシャル Kamen Raidā Fōze Supesharu Ibento Amanogawa Gakuen Kōtō Gakkō Haru No Gakuen-sai Supesharu)
  2. Kamen Rider Fourze: Final Stage (仮面ライダーフォーゼ ファイナルステージ Kamen Raidā Fōze Fainaru Sutēji)

Other media

Manga

Main article: Kamen Rider Fourze (manga)

Novels

  1. Kamen Rider Fourze: Ama High Graduation (小説 仮面ライダーフォーゼ 天・高・卒・業 Shōsetsu Kamen Raidā Fōze: Ama・Kō・Sotsu・Gyō)

Cast

Guest cast

  • Toshiya Miura (三浦 俊也 Miura Toshiya, 1, 2, 13, 14): Masanori Mizuno (水野 真典 Mizuno Masanori)
  • Takashi Satake (佐竹 剛 Satake Takashi, 7, 8): Satoshi Jinbo (神保 悟志 Jinbo Satoshi)
  • Takato Daimonji (大文字 高人 Daimonji Takato, 7, 8): Ryo Kamon (加門 良 Kamon Ryō)
  • Ritsuko Usaka (鵜坂 律子 Usaka Ritsuko, 9, 10): Hikari Kajiwara (梶原 ひかり Kajiwara Hikari)
  • Junta Abe (阿部 純太 Abe Junta, 15, 16): Tokimasa Tanabe (田辺 季正 Tanabe Tokimasa)
  • Haruka Utsugi (宇津木 遥 Utsugi Haruka, 21, 22): Nao Nagasawa (長澤 奈央 Nagasawa Nao)
  • Man at Kick Boxing Gym (キックボクシングジムの男 Kikku Bokushingu Jimu no Otoko, 21, 22): Koji Nakamura (中村 浩二 Nakamura Kōji)
  • Yayoi Tokuda (徳田 弥生 Tokuda Yayoi, 25, 26): Kasumi Suzuki (鈴木 かすみ Suzuki Kasumi)
  • Members of Light Music Club (軽音部員 Keionbuin, 26): Kamen Rider Girls (仮面ライダーGIRLS Kamen Raidā Gāruzu)
    • Nao Yasuda (安田 奈央 Yasuda Nao)
    • Erika Yoshizumi (吉住 絵里加 Yoshizumi Erika)
    • Kaori Nagura (名倉 かおり Nagura Kaori)
    • Hitomi Isaka (井坂 仁美 Isaka Hitomi)
    • Mitsuki Endo (遠藤 三貴 Endō Mitsuki)
  • Member of Light Music Club (26): tatsuo (of everset)
  • Member of Light Music Club (26), JK's Father (Young) (JKの父親 Jeiku no Chichioya, 35): Ryo (of defspiral)
  • Member of Light Music Club (26): Masaki (of defspiral)
  • Member of Light Music Club (26): AYANO (of FULL AHEAD)
  • Mei Shirakawa (白川 芽以 Shirakawa Mei, 30-32): Runa Natsui (夏居 瑠奈 Natsui Runa)
  • Yuki's Father (ユウキの父 Yūki no Chichi, 43, 44): Yuu Kamio (神尾 佑 Kamio Yū)
  • Yuki's Mother (ユウキの母 Yūki no Haha, 43, 44): Mari Takahashi (高橋 麻理 Takahashi Mari)
  • Haruto Soma (操真 晴人 Sōma Haruto, 48): Shunya Shiraishi (白石 隼也 Shiraishi Shun'ya)

Suit actors

Notes

  • This season was originally going to have been about the Kamen Rider Club investigating various urban legends about Kamen Riders, and would have featured appearences of many past Kamen Rider actors, however, this was scrapped due to it being too similiar to Kamen Rider Decade.
  • This series contains the most used Ending Themes of the Neo-Heisei period, being used in almost every episode, except for some occasions. The others just use Ending Themes for rare occasions.
  • This is the last series to have its opening be sung by a female singer since the succeeding series have their opening to be sung by a male singer again all the way until Kamen Rider Build.
  • This is the first series since Kamen Rider Agito to not feature an original evil Rider/Anti-hero Rider in its films or respective show.
  • This is the only post-Kamen Rider Kuuga Heisei series to not include a Supporting Rider.
  • This series has, so far, the second fewest amount of Riders in the Hesei period of Kamen Rider. Not counting the novel, Kamen Rider Fourze has 3 Riders: Fourze himself, Meteor, and Nadeshiko.
    • The series that holds the number one fewest amount of Riders in a Hesei series is the first Hesei series, Kamen Rider Kuuga, which only had one Rider being Kuuga himself.

References

  1. https://twitter.com/TVJAPAN/status/718932820924739584
  2. https://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2016/10/14/tv-japan-freeview/
  3. Hero Vision, vol. 43
  4. 4.0 4.1 The episode 5 of Kamen Rider Fourze the Net Edition: Everyone, Let's Go to Class!
  5. Uchusen, Vol. 136
  6. "色々。|面白ければオールOK!". http://ameblo.jp/yabezo/entry-11171007957.html. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 

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