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|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Wizard.|
|The Ringed Magician|
|Kamen Rider Wizard, Episode 1|
|Air date September 2, 2012|
|Written by Tsuyoshi Kida|
|Directed by Shojiro Nakazawa|
Final Episode: Youthful Galaxy
I Want to Be a Magician
The Ringed Magician (指輪の魔法使い Yubiwa no Mahōtsukai) is the first episode of Kamen Rider Wizard. It introduces the protagonist Haruto Soma following his cameo at the end of Fourze's finale as well as debuting Hurricane Style and Land Style in addition to Flame Style which first appeared in Wizard's initial debut in Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here!.
When strange magical creatures including something resembling the Minotaur begin to attack in Toriizaka, they are all confronted by a man with a strange ring and belt calling himself "Wizard".
A police squad led by Detective Amino arrives at a warehouse, where workers are being attacked by a platoon of Ghouls. When rookie Detective Rinko Daimon and the police are outmatched by the Phantom Minotauros and his forces, Haruto Soma arrives at the scene and transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to combat the threat. He swiftly dispatches the Ghouls and breaks Minotauros' left horn, forcing the Phantom to retreat. After summoning his PlaMonsters to search for Minotauros, Haruto is confronted by Rinko. He explains to her that humans with magic potential, known as Gates, are being targeted by Phantoms, who are Gates themselves that have given in to their own despair.
Demanding more information from him and seeing him as a potential threat after Haruto said he is holding a Phantom inside of him, she arrests him. At the police station, Rinko is informed by Amino - who now wears a bandage around his head - and their superior that they are dropping the case due to their inability to handle the threat. On her way to free Haruto, Koyomi passes by both Rinko and Amino, and detects a strange aura within the latter. The Blue Unicorn Plamonster breaks into Haruto's cell to deliver him a message from Koyomi, warning him that Amino is the Phantom. After deducing that Rinko is the Gate, he promptly uses the Small Magic Ring to shrink himself and ride on Blue Unicorn to break out of jail. Meanwhile at a park, Rinko explains to Amino that she became a detective because her father was a policeman himself. Suddenly, Amino grabs Rinko's locket and slaps her to the ground before revealing himself to be Minotauros and stomping on the locket, forcing her into despair.
Haruto and Koyomi arrive to intervene; while Koyomi looks after Rinko, Haruto transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to battle the Phantom. Kamen Rider Wizard uses his Land Style and Hurricane Style attacks before finishing off Minotauros with Flame Style's Rider Kick. When Rinko's body begins to show signs that a Phantom will break out from her, Kamen Rider Wizard places an Engage Ring on her right hand and enters her Underworld to neutralize it using his Winger WizarDragon and the WizarSwordGun.
No longer a Gate, Rinko wakes up on a park bench and looks at the Engage Ring on her hand, while Haruto and Koyomi ride back home
- Haruto Soma (操真 晴人 Sōma Haruto): Shunya Shiraishi (白石 隼也 Shiraishi Shun'ya)
- Koyomi (コヨミ): Makoto Okunaka (奥仲 麻琴 Okunaka Makoto)
- Rinko Daimon (大門 凛子 Daimon Rinko): Yuko Takayama (高山 侑子 Takayama Yūko)
- Shigeru Wajima (輪島 繁 Wajima Shigeru): Hisahiro Ogura (小倉 久寛 Ogura Hisahiro)
- Misa (Medusa) (ミサ (メデューサ) Misa (Medyūsa)): Erina Nakayama (中山 絵梨奈 Nakayama Erina)
- Yugo (Phoenix) (ユウゴ (フェニックス) Yūgo (Fenikkusu)): Atsumi (篤海)
- Chief of Police (署長 Shochō): Takayasu Komiya (小宮 孝泰 Komiya Takayasu)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki)
- Amino (網野)/Minotauros (ミノタウロス Minotaurosu, Voice): RIKIYA
- Rinko Daimon (child) (大門 凛子 Daimon Rinko): Ichino Suehara (末原 一乃 Suehara Ichino)
- Rinko Daimon's father: Masaki Matsui (松井 正樹 Matsui Masaki)
- Police Officer: Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
- Kamen Rider Wizard: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
- Phoenix: Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun)
- Medusa: Toshihiro Ogura (おぐら としひろ Ogura Toshihiro)
- Minotauros: Yugo Fujii (藤井 祐伍 Fujii Yūgo)
- Ghouls: ?
- Rings used:
- Transformation: Flame, Land, Hurricane
- Magic: Connect, Unicorn, Kraken, Small, Driver On, Defend, Kick Strike, Engage, Dragorise
- Style Used:
- Flame Style, Land Style, Hurricane Style
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters episode 28, Beware of Chickens.
- Similar to the first episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, instead of the opening sequence being shown, the opening theme plays over Wizard's first fight.
- In this episode, Wizard is shown to be using a red magic circle despite having changed into other Styles. This was fixed by the next episode.
- An apparent earlier take of the scene where Rinko falls to despair before being saved by Wizard can be glimpsed in the initial trailer for Wizard released prior to the series' premiere.