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This article is about a/an villain in the reboot film series
which includes Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next.

Shocker Staff: Elderly Gentleman (ショッカー幹部・老紳士 Shokkā Kanbu Rōshinshi): Depicted in the film as the figurehead of Shocker, he is a mysterious elderly man with vampire-like fangs and dons a long black and red cape. During the course of the film, he appears only via satellite on screens in the Shocker headquarters. His physical whereabouts are unknown. He is an adaptation of the original television series' character Doctor Shinigami (死神博士 Shinigami Hakase).

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

In Kamen Rider The First, Elderly Gentleman is portrayed via archive footage of the late Hideyo Amamoto (天本 英世 Amamoto Hideyo), who played the original Dr. Shinigami. Hideyo Amamoto's appearance in the film is only through various pieces of footage recorded before his death in 2003, including several from Kamen Rider, the original series. He was overdubbed by Eiji Maruyama (丸山 詠二 Maruyama Eiji).

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