|This article is about a/an crossover character who appeared in an anniversary movie in the Kamen Rider Series.|
Kikaider (キカイダー Kikaidā) is a hero from one of Shotaro Ishinomori's other works. Kikaider has a cameo in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders where he teams up with Kikaider 01, Inazuman and Zubat to destroy General Shadow as he attempted to escape from the riders.
Kikaider was an android created by Professor Komoyojii to protect his children from the evil Professor Gill and the robots of DARK. He often stays in his human form named Jiro and has an advanced device known as a "conscience circuit" that allows him to feel emotions as well as tell the difference between right and wrong. While the conscience circuit was left incomplete, it still allowed him to barely resist Professor Gill`s evil flute in human form as well as completely allowed him to resist it as Kikaider. It also stopped him from hurting innocent humans regardless of his own safety. While fighting Dark and learning more as the series progressed, Kikaider surpasses his programming and becomes more human. After eventually defeating Dark, Jiro decided to travel across Japan and become a better person. He would soon appear in his brother`s series where he assisted him from time to time until they defeated the enemy and saved the world.
A kind and courageous hero, Jiro helps others who require his help. Even from the start Jiro was quite mature compared to some other heroes. While technically a robot, Jiro has shown himself to be more than mere machinery as he showed human like qualities which went against his programming. He also showed the ability to mature as evidenced when he later resisted Professor Gill`s flute which was increased three hundred times in human form. He can also be emotional as he cried tears at his brother Moon Dew`s death in his Kikaider persona.
Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride
Kikaider appears as a guest character in the arcade game Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride.
In quick succession, all four heroes used their finisher attacks on General Shadow. Kikaider was the first to go, using his "Denji End" attack, an electromagnetically charged double handed chop finisher.
Behind the scenes
While OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders primarily commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series, the film also marked the 60th Anniversary of the Toei Company and to commemorate it, the film featured characters from other works of Shotaro Ishinomori: Kikaider, Kikaider 01, Inazuman, and Zubat.
In his appearance in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, Kikaider was voiced by Tomokazu Seki in place of Daisuke Ban, the original actor who played the tokusatsu Kikaider. Tomokazu Seki previously voiced the anime incarnation of the character in Android Kikaider: The Animation. Tomokazu Seki has had several voice roles in both the Kamen Rider Series and Super Sentai, recently he has taken to voicing older characters in the place of their original actors, this includes past Kamen Riders and Sentai heroes, in Let's Go Kamen Riders alone, along with Kikaider, he also voiced Ikadevil, Kamen Rider Amazon, and Kamen Rider Stronger.
Kikaider originated in Android Kikaider (人造人間キカイダー Jinzō Ningen Kikaidā), a tokusatsu superhero TV series. Created by Japanese manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, the show was produced by Toei Company Ltd., and was broadcast on NET (now TV Asahi) from July 8, 1972 to May 5, 1973, the same time as the second half of the original Kamen Rider and the early days of Kamen Rider V3, with a total of 43 episodes. A week after the finale of Android Kikaider emerged a sequel series, Kikaider 01, the titular hero being a second Kikaider. Kikaider also appeared in a manga series which was released alongside the tokusatsu show, and later appeared in an anime series in the early 2000s.
Kikaider & Kamen Riders in Sentai
Kamen Rider Double's HeatTrigger Half Change is reminiscent of Kikaider in that one half of it is red and the other half is blue. Kikaider's outer shell is half-blue and half-red because of his incomplete conscience circuit (if it was complete he would only be blue, as blue signifies "good" in the Japanese culture. while red represents "evil"). However, while Kikaider's (the original) left side his red and his right side is blue, HeatTrigger's right side is red and his left side is blue like Kikaider 01.