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Kamen Rider Kuuga
Number: 10
1 (Heisei)
Number of episodes: 49
4 specials
First episode: Revival
Last episode: Yusuke
Intro: Kamen Rider Kuuga!
Original airing: January 30, 2000-January 21, 2001
Producer: Toei Company
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For the series' main character, Kuuga, see Yusuke Godai.

Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga, Masked Rider Kuuga) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the tenth installment of the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows and the first of the series to air entirely in the Heisei period. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and was shown on TV Asahi from January 30, 2000 to January 21, 2001. Kamen Rider Kuuga is the first Kamen Rider Series to be broadcast in widescreen format (albeit presented in a letterbox format). The catchphrase for the series is "A New Hero, A New Legend".

Story

Long ago, the Gurongi Tribe terrorized the Linto (リント Rinto) until a warrior named Kuuga appeared and defeated the Gurongi, sealing their leader within a cave. In present day, a multi-talented man named Yusuke Godai finds himself linked to the mysterious stoned belt that was found within the excavated cave as the Gurongi are resurrected and resume their murderous game on the descendants of the Linto, humanity itself.

It is up to Yusuke, along with the assembled Science Police, to use the various powers of Kuuga in order to stop and defeat the Gurongi Tribesmen from their continuous killing and ensure the happiness of others. However, as the endgame draws near, Yusuke learns that there is a horrible revelation behind Kuuga and the Gurongis' leader.

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Rider Kuuga RikuYusuke Godai

Novel-exclusive

Kamen Rider Proto-Kuuga Mika Natsume

Manga-exclusive

Kamen Rider Agito Yukina Sawaki
Kamen Rider G1 Kaoru Ichijo

Allies

Gurongi

Main article: Gurongi
N-Daguva-Zeba N-Daguva-Zeba

Ra Group

Zu Group

Me Group

Go Group

Others

Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga Episodes
  1. Revival (復活 Fukkatsu)
  2. Transformation (変身 Henshin)
  3. Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō)
  4. Sprint (疾走 Shissō)
  5. Distance (距離 Kyori)
  6. Azure Dragon (青龍 Seiryū)
  7. Grief (傷心 Shōshin)
  8. Archer (射手 Shashu)
  9. Siblings (兄妹 Kyōdai)
  10. Fierceness (熾烈 Shiretsu)
  11. Promise (約束 Yakusoku)
  12. Teacher (恩師 Onshi)
  13. Suspicion (不審 Fushin)
  14. Omen (前兆 Zenchō)
  15. Armor (装甲 Sōkō)
  16. Creed (信条 Shinjō)
  17. Preparation (臨戦 Rinsen)
  18. Loss (喪失 Sōshitsu)
  19. Artifact (霊石 Reiseki)
  20. Smile (笑顔 Egao)
  21. Secrets (暗躍 An'yaku)
  22. Game (遊戯 Yūgi)
  23. Uneasiness (不安 Fuan)
  24. Strengthening (強化 Kyōka)
  25. Wandering (彷徨 Hōkō)
  26. Myself (自分 Jibun)
  27. Ripple (波紋 Hamon)
  28. Clarification (解明 Kaimei)
  29. Crossroads (岐路 Kiro)
  30. Fate (運命 Unmei)
  31. Retaliation (応戦 Ōsen)
  32. Obstacle (障害 Shōgai)
  33. Cooperation (連携 Renkei)
  34. Tremble (戦慄 Senritsu)
  35. Emotion (愛憎 Aizō)
  36. Complication (錯綜 Sakusō)
  37. Approach (接近 Sekkin)
  38. Transition (変転 Henten)
  39. Gooma (強魔 Gōma)
  40. Impulse (衝動 Shōdō)
  41. Control (抑制 Yokusei)
  42. Battlefield (戦場 Senjō)
  43. Reality (現実 Genjitsu)
  44. Crisis (危機 Kiki)
  45. Archenemy (強敵 Kyōteki)
  46. Indomitable (不屈 Fukutsu)
  47. Decision (決意 Ketsui)
  48. Kuuga (空我 Kūga)
  49. Yusuke (雄介 Yūsuke)

Specials

  1. Special Chapter (新春スペシャル Shinshun Special)
  2. Kamen Rider Kuuga: First Dream Of The New Year (初夢 Hatsuyume)
  3. Good Job (乙彼 Otsukare)
  4. Kamen Rider Kuuga vs. the Strong Monster Go-Jiino-Da (仮面ライダークウガVS剛力怪人ゴ・ジイノ・ダ Kamen Raidā Kūga Bāsasu Gōriki Kaijin Go Jiino Da)

S.I.C. Hero Saga

Kuuga had two S.I.C. Hero Saga stories published in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine. The first titled Kamen Rider Kuuga: Odyssey (仮面ライダークウガ -オデッセイ- Kamen Raidā Kūga: Odessei) written by series producer Shigenori Takatera expands upon the mythology of Kuuga featuring original characters Riku (リク), the previous Kuuga chosen by the Linto, and the original N-Daguva-Zeba (Incomplete) (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ(不完全体) N Daguba Zeba (Fukanzentai)). The second story Kamen Rider Kuuga: Dark Side (仮面ライダークウガ -DARK SIDE- Kamen Raidā Kūga: DARK SIDE) continues the expansion of the series mythology. Odyssey ran from February to May 2002. Dark Side ran in a separate special issue titles Hobby Japan Mook S.I.C. Official Diorama Story S.I.C. Hero Saga vol.2.

Odyssey chapter titles
  1. Linto (リント Rinto)
  2. Gurongi (グロンギ Gurongi)
  3. Gouram (ゴウラム Gōramu)
  4. Daguva (ダグバ Daguba)

Novel

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga (novel)

Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga), written by Naruhisa Arakawa, is part of a series of spin-off novel adaptations of the Heisei Era Kamen Riders. The story takes place 12 years after the series, where Yusuke Godai defeated the Gurongi as Kamen Rider Kuuga. Ichijou is still trying to research the remains of the Gurongi Tribe until rumors of a mysterious "white warrior" (白い戦士 shiroi senshi) surfaces the internet, which reminds Ichijou of Godai. The novel was originally planned to be released on November 30, 2012, however it was delayed.


Manga

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga (manga)

Cast

Suit actors

Songs

Opening theme
Ending theme

Notes

References

External links

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