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The Kamen Rider Series (仮面ライダーシリーズ Kamen Raidā Shirīzu?) is a popular tokusatsu series and a sister series of the Super Sentai series. The two series make up the Super Hero Time programming block on TV Asahi. Several actors in Super Sentai have also appeared in Kamen Rider.

Super Sentai

Kamen Rider has several shoutouts and references to Super Sentai as well as a crossover.

Kamen Rider is mentioned in JAKQ Dengekitai vs. Goranger. It is said that Kamen Rider V3 is fighting Baron Iron Mask and Kamen Rider Amazon is fighting in South America.

Super Sentai and Kamen Rider movies are often billed together. On one such instance, in 1994, the two movies were linked together. Super Sentai World and Kamen Rider World were shown as a triple feature alongside a Metal Heroes movie which did not share this connection. Both Super Sentai World and Kamen Rider World featured the supporting characters, Masato, played by Shiro Izumi of Changeman and Zyuranger fame, and his younger sister Ayumi.

The Hyper Battle Video Kamen Rider Ryuki: Ryuki vs Kamen Rider Agito, sees Shinji Kido having a dream where, as Kamen Rider Ryuki, he joins up with Kamen Riders Knight, Zolda, and Ouja. They then team up with Agito. The riders act out of character in the dream, more like a Super Sentai team.

The Abaranger movie, Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger: Abare Summer is Freezing!, included a reference to the Kamen Rider movie it was double-billed with, Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost (mostly as a breaking the fourth-wall joke), where Disciple of Dawn Lije tells Visionary Messenger Voffa there isn't enough time to use his Giganoid with the movie over.

Episodes of Kamen Rider Decade on July 12 and July 19, 2009, as well as Act 21 of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, featured a crossover between the two series.

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Kamen Rider Decade are similar in that both feature warriors changing into those of the past, they are both anniversey seasons, and both feature one of their movies being a big gathering of all heroes of their respective shows.

All Super Sentai and All Kamen Riders

All 36 Super Sentai teams with all main Kamen Riders, united against their various foes, as seen in Super Hero Taisen.

A crossover movie between Super Sentai and Kamen Rider has been announced, Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen. The movie will feature Gokaiger and Decade as the lead, with Go-Busters and Fourze having a more minor role.

Aside from on-screen crossovers, Kamen Riders and Super Sentai have joined forces numerous times in stage shows over the years.

Super Hero Time Line-ups

Year Super Sentai Kamen Rider
2003 Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger Kamen Rider 555
2004 Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Kamen Rider Blade
2005 Mahou Sentai Magiranger Kamen Rider Hibiki
2006 GoGo Sentai Boukenger Kamen Rider Kabuto
2007 Juken Sentai Gekiranger Kamen Rider Den-O
2008 Engine Sentai Go-Onger Kamen Rider Kiva
2009 Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Kamen Rider Decade
Kamen Rider W
2010 Tensou Sentai Goseiger
Kamen Rider OOO
2011 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Kamen Rider Fourze
2012 Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Kamen Rider Wizard
2013 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
Kamen Rider Gaim
2014 Ressha Sentai ToQger

Actors who have appeared in both franchises

Numerous actors have had roles for episodes and/or films in both the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series. Note this list does not included actors who have played Super Sentai characters in a crossover with Kamen Rider, such as Kamen Rider Decade: Shinkenger World and Super Hero Taisen. For example, Yui Koike, who plays Ahim de Famille in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and in Super Hero Taisen is counted due to her role in Kamen Rider W, while her co-star, Ryota Ozawa, who plays Captain Marvelous in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Super Hero Taisen, is not counted as he has not played an original Kamen Rider character.

Actor Super Sentai role Super Sentai series (episode/film) Date Kamen Rider role Kamen Rider series (episode/film) Date
Hiroshi Miyauchi Akira Shinmei/AoRenger
Soukichi Banba/Big One
Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (plus various reprisals)
1975-1977
1977-1978
Shiro Kazami/Kamen Rider V3 Kamen Rider V3 (plus various reprisals) 1973-1974
Kenji Ohba Various, most notably Shiro Akebono/Battle Kenya
Daigorou Oume/DenziBlue
Battle Fever J (reprised role in Gokaiger)
Denshi Sentai Denziman (reprised role in Gokaiger)
1979-1980
1980-1981
Various, most notably Masaru Kujo
Kuroda
Kamen Rider Black RX: (episode 34)
Kamen Rider ZO
1989
1993
Yūta Mochizuki Yamato Tribe Prince Geki/TyrannoRanger Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger 1992-1993 Koji Segawa/Kamen Rider J Kamen Rider J 1994
Atsushi Harada Shou Tatsumi/GoGreen Kyukyu Sentai GoGo-V 1999-2000 Shuji Mihara/Kamen Rider Delta Kamen Rider 555 2003
Hidenori Tokuyama Hiroto Sutou/Go-On Gold Engine Sentai Go-Onger 2008-2009 Sou Yaguruma/Kamen Rider Kick Hopper Kamen Rider Kabuto 2006
Mitsuru Karahashi Juzo Fuwa Samurai Sentai Shinkenger 2009-2010 Naoya Kaido/Snake Orphnoch Kamen Rider 555 2003
Yui Koike Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger 2011-2012 Yui Aoyama Kamen Rider W 2009-2010
Nao Nagasawa Nanami Nono/HurricaneBlue Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger 2002-2003 Lily Shirogane/Invisible Dopant
Haruka Utsugi (ep 21,22,48)
Kamen Rider W
Kamen Rider Fourze
2009-2010
2012
Ayumi Kinoshita

Marika Reimon/DekaYellow

Yuko Fukui/Kyoryu Cyan

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

2004-2005

2013-2014

Aya Kujo/Triceratops Dopant
Shizuka Shiroyama
Kamen Rider W
Kamen Rider Fourze
2009-2010
2012

Adaptation

When Saban acquired the rights to create a adaptation of Kamen Rider similar to Power Rangers, they created "Masked Rider". Masked Rider was introduced in a three part episode of Power RangersA Friend in Need that paved the way for Masked Rider. In 1996, Marvel Comics published a one shot issue of Masked Rider, which was the last time the character teamed up with the Power Rangers.

In 2009, another American Kamen Rider adaptation was broadcast, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. However, this adaptation had no connection with Power Rangers, being conducted by Adness Entertainment.

Saban had registered a trademark for "Power Rider" in 2011, which had led some fans to believe that a new Kamen Rider adaptation is coming. However, by Jan 2014, without any further news of development from any team under Saban's developments, the trademark expired, with the project likely abandoned long before the expiration date.

Gallery

'Super Hero Time' Gallery

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