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8th Jul '13 3:48:04 PM Kayube
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In 2005, Toei's latest entry in its ''KamenRider'' series, ''KamenRiderHibiki'', fell victim to [[ExecutiveMeddling the conflicting desires of executives and storytellers.]]

Also in 2005, Toei decided to reintroduce the very first Rider to modern audiences. Thus, was born ''Kamen Rider The First'', a theatrical remake of [[Series/KamenRider the first series]].

As per the series, motorcyclist and college student Takeshi Hongo is nabbed by agents of the evil Shocker organization. Without Prof. Midorikawa to save him this time, Hongo is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy inducted into Shocker's ranks]] as a SuperSoldier called "Hopper." He is instructed to kill all witnesses to Shocker's activities; however, after an encounter with a young woman and her fiancé, Hongo begins to resist his mental reconditioning. He is then double-crossed by Shocker and eventually leaves the organization; but then, he meets the fiancé, now named Hayato Ichimonji, AKA "Hopper 2"...

Followed by KamenRiderTheNext in 2007.
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!!This film features examples of:

* ActorAllusion: Hongo Takeshi as a DoggedNiceGuy only makes sense if you know that Kikawada Masaaya was also one in PrettyGuardianSailorMoon.
* AllegedLookalikes: The two Hopper operatives get confused at night, despite the PaletteSwap.
* BattleCouple: Snake and Cobra.
* CallingYourAttacks: Averted by the Double Riders. Old fans can still name them by heart anyway.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: The Kaijin must undergo regular blood transfusions to avoid their bodies fatally rejecting their implants. [[spoiler:Somehow, this trope is [[PlotArmor avoided with Hongo]], but played straight with Ichimonji.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Of the original series. Which was fairly dark to begin with...
* FakeShemp: Hideyo Amamoto posthumously reprises his role as Dr. Shinigami via archive footage.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Hassei Takano, AKA [[KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Raia]], is Ichimonji.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* NotMyDriver: Spider's Modus Operandi at the beginning of the film.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film renders aspects of the original series more realistically; for starters, rather than casting PeopleInRubberSuits as [[MonstersOfTheWeek the Kaijin]], they are now armored humans like the Riders.
* RedStringOfFate: Literally, with Haruhiko inadvertently getting hooked on an unraveling thread from Miyoko's red sweater as he tries to run away.
* RemakeCameo: Hiroshi Miyauchi(Shiro Kazami/Kamen Rider V3 in the original series) as Tobei Tachibana.
* ScienceMarchesOn: The film makes repeated references to a famous experiment involving ice crystals that has since been discredited (and most serious scientists thought was a bunch of NewAge-y hippy crap from the get-go, anyway). In their defence, the film is just being poetic about it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Ichimonji is noticeably alot more meaner than in the original show.
* TragicMonster: The Hoppers/Riders, as well as [[spoiler:Shocker's agents Snake and Cobra.]]
* TransformationSequence: Averted. When Hongo spins the wheel on his driver, we cut to the already-suited Rider as he puts his helmet on. (You'll hardly even notice at that point that he ''is'' suited, as the suit is less spandexy than the {{Toku}} norm. It fits the darker, more "realistic" film.
* WhatIf: The film answers the question of what if Hongo didn't escape getting BrainwashedAndCrazy.
** Answer: He's still gonna kick Shocker's ass anyway.
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In 2005, Toei's latest entry in its ''KamenRider'' series, ''KamenRiderHibiki'', fell victim to [[ExecutiveMeddling the conflicting desires of executives and storytellers.]]

Also in 2005, Toei decided to reintroduce the very first Rider to modern audiences. Thus, was born ''Kamen Rider The First'', a theatrical remake of [[Series/KamenRider the first series]].

As per the series, motorcyclist and college student Takeshi Hongo is nabbed by agents of the evil Shocker organization. Without Prof. Midorikawa to save him this time, Hongo is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy inducted into Shocker's ranks]] as a SuperSoldier called "Hopper." He is instructed to kill all witnesses to Shocker's activities; however, after an encounter with a young woman and her fiancé, Hongo begins to resist his mental reconditioning. He is then double-crossed by Shocker and eventually leaves the organization; but then, he meets the fiancé, now named Hayato Ichimonji, AKA "Hopper 2"...

Followed by KamenRiderTheNext in 2007.
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!!This film features examples of:

* ActorAllusion: Hongo Takeshi as a DoggedNiceGuy only makes sense if you know that Kikawada Masaaya was also one in PrettyGuardianSailorMoon.
* AllegedLookalikes: The two Hopper operatives get confused at night, despite the PaletteSwap.
* BattleCouple: Snake and Cobra.
* CallingYourAttacks: Averted by the Double Riders. Old fans can still name them by heart anyway.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: The Kaijin must undergo regular blood transfusions to avoid their bodies fatally rejecting their implants. [[spoiler:Somehow, this trope is [[PlotArmor avoided with Hongo]], but played straight with Ichimonji.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Of the original series. Which was fairly dark to begin with...
* FakeShemp: Hideyo Amamoto posthumously reprises his role as Dr. Shinigami via archive footage.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Hassei Takano, AKA [[KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Raia]], is Ichimonji.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* NotMyDriver: Spider's Modus Operandi at the beginning of the film.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film renders aspects of the original series more realistically; for starters, rather than casting PeopleInRubberSuits as [[MonstersOfTheWeek the Kaijin]], they are now armored humans like the Riders.
* RedStringOfFate: Literally, with Haruhiko inadvertently getting hooked on an unraveling thread from Miyoko's red sweater as he tries to run away.
* RemakeCameo: Hiroshi Miyauchi(Shiro Kazami/Kamen Rider V3 in the original series) as Tobei Tachibana.
* ScienceMarchesOn: The film makes repeated references to a famous experiment involving ice crystals that has since been discredited (and most serious scientists thought was a bunch of NewAge-y hippy crap from the get-go, anyway). In their defence, the film is just being poetic about it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Ichimonji is noticeably alot more meaner than in the original show.
* TragicMonster: The Hoppers/Riders, as well as [[spoiler:Shocker's agents Snake and Cobra.]]
* TransformationSequence: Averted. When Hongo spins the wheel on his driver, we cut to the already-suited Rider as he puts his helmet on. (You'll hardly even notice at that point that he ''is'' suited, as the suit is less spandexy than the {{Toku}} norm. It fits the darker, more "realistic" film.
* WhatIf: The film answers the question of what if Hongo didn't escape getting BrainwashedAndCrazy.
** Answer: He's still gonna kick Shocker's ass anyway.
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14th Jul '12 3:03:10 PM nombretomado
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* AllegedLookalikes: The two Hopper operatives get confused at night, despite the PaletteSwap.
12th Jun '12 4:16:02 PM movie007
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* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: Hassei Takano, AKA [[KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Raia]], is Ichimonji.

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* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: HeyItsThatGuy: Hassei Takano, AKA [[KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Raia]], is Ichimonji.
12th Jun '12 4:14:11 PM movie007
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10th Jun '12 2:45:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TransformationSequence: Averted. When Hongo spins the wheel on his driver, we cut to the already-suited Rider as he puts his helmet on. (You'll hardly even notice at that point that he ''is'' suited, as the suit is less spandexy than the {{Toku}} norm. While it fits the darker, more "realistic" film, YourMileageMayVary if the look of the transformations is something you wait for with each new HenshinHero.

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* TransformationSequence: Averted. When Hongo spins the wheel on his driver, we cut to the already-suited Rider as he puts his helmet on. (You'll hardly even notice at that point that he ''is'' suited, as the suit is less spandexy than the {{Toku}} norm. While it It fits the darker, more "realistic" film, YourMileageMayVary if the look of the transformations is something you wait for with each new HenshinHero.film.
20th Nov '11 9:09:54 AM CCharmanderK
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Of the original series.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Of the original series. Which was fairly dark to begin with...
14th Sep '11 8:43:26 PM nombretomado
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* YourMileageMayVary: Some people praised the movie and calls it a great tribute to the original Kamen Rider TV series, whereas others find the film dull and criticize the plot and the pacing.
15th Apr '11 2:38:15 PM ThatOtherGriffin
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Ichimonji is noticeably alot more meaner than in the original show.
12th Mar '11 1:53:50 PM ThatOtherGriffin
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* YourMileageMayVary: Some people praised the movie and calls it a great tribute to the original Kamen Rider TV series. Others find the film dull and often criticize the plot and the pacing.

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* YourMileageMayVary: Some people praised the movie and calls it a great tribute to the original Kamen Rider TV series. Others series, whereas others find the film dull and often criticize the plot and the pacing.
12th Mar '11 1:53:21 PM ThatOtherGriffin
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*YourMileageMayVary: Some people praised the movie and calls it a great tribute to the original Kamen Rider TV series. Others find the film dull and often criticize the plot and the pacing.
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