This article is about a/an ally and manga-exlusive rider in Kamen Rider Kuuga.

Kaoru Ichijo (一条 薫 Ichijō Kaoru): The police inspector who is leading operative of the Science Police force formed for fighting the Gurongi. He is one of Yusuke's most trusted allies, often providing him with equipment and forensic research.


Ichijo was born on April 18, 1974. On his tenth birthday, his father, also a police officer, drowned trying to save people who had fallen in a river. As an adult, Ichijo would return home to his mother on his birthday to spend time with her, as she worked as a nurse and often works holidays. Like his father, Ichijo is a model policeman who firmly believes in doing the right thing. Though he is very strict with himself, he will do everything he can, even bend police rules, to help Yusuke fight the Gurongi. After the Gurongi were defeated, Ichijo returns to Nagano.


Ichijo is a dedicated, hard-working policeman. He puts his job and duty above his personal life, and is almost always working. Despite this, he is friendly and insightful.

Kamen Rider Decade: The World of Tsukasa Kadoya ~The Garden Inside the Lens~

In the novel which is the reimagination of the TV Series, Ichijo is the only person to acknowledge Yusuke/Kuuga as an ally to humanity though the rest of the police forces consider Kuuga as a threat. Kamen Rider Decade: The World of Tsukasa Kadoya ~The Garden Inside the Lens~

Kamen Rider Kuuga (Manga)

In the manga, Ichijo is a police detective working to stop the Unidentified Lifeforms. He is one of the first to live through an encounter with them, due to the mysterious bandaged person turning into Kuuga and saving him when he encounters Zu-Gumun-Ba. Said person later passes on their power to Godai.

Ichijo has a sister in the manga, named Karina Ichijo, who is afflicted with serious PTSD due to an encounter with Baruba 2 years prior.

Kamen Rider G1

G1 is the earliest model of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's G-Series program, which was designed to fight the unidentified lifeforms. The G1 model is an armored exosuit that is designed to emulate Unidentified Lifeform #4, even resembling him in appearance.

In the manga adaptation, Ichijo is the user of the G1 suit.

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