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[[caption-width-right:336: No Gods or Buddha, just Kamen Rider.]]

A manga started in 2001, drawn by Muraeda Ken'ichi and based off of the original Showa era ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series (well, except for [[Series/KamenRiderBlack BLACK]]/[[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX RX]]). Essentially an alternative version of ''Film/KamenRiderZX'', depicting everything as the original shows would have done with an A-movie budget, it [[{{Revival}} revives]] the first ten Riders for a CrisisCrossover.

Takes place in the present day (to the extent possible). It begins with Taki Kazuya (still an FBI agent) in New York City investigating a series of grisly vampire-like murders. As it is clear he can't rely on the Riders for help (Hongo Takeshi tends to appear and disappear like the wind), he has built his own Rider Suit, homaging Manga/SkullMan and informally known as "Taki-Rider". Taki is more than man enough to take on the Mooks, but when the man behind the plot shows up... so does Hongo and his ScarfOfAsskicking.

Following that, we then see the other Riders battle various [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] on their own, leading up to the appearance of the evil Badan Empire and their new champion, Kamen Rider ZX. However, Badan didn't expect the seemingly amnesiac ZX to regain his memories...

This series, more than anything else, is about reminding modern readers just how awesome the original characters were, without needing a revision. It's currently complete in 16 volumes, followed by a sequel ''Manga/ShinKamenRiderSpirits''.

You can read the manga in English [[http://www.mangareader.net/911-37551-1/kamen-rider-spirits/chapter-1.html here]]

!!The following tropes apply to this {{manga}} series:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The untransformed characters aren't usually drawn as realistic renditions of the actors but are stylized to match the art style. Thus, this tends to occur.
* AdaptationalBadass: The Riders were already very badass, but the manga [[UpToEleven took it even further]] by making all of them capable of performing stunts that would make {{Superman}} jealous.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** What did you expect when they're making a serialized {{manga}} out of a 45-minute TV special?
** The manga also helps explaining the various PlotHoles in the Showa era shows, such as the unexplained return of Riderman in various reunions despite him dying in the original show.
* AssPull: Lampshaded hilariously in-universe when Skyrider and Stronger show up at Badan's aerial base. Skyrider can clearly fly, but Stronger apparently just kicked his way in.
*** "How the hell did you get in here?"
** Later in in the chapter Skyrider says he carried him
%% * BackStab: TONS of them.
%% * BadassArmy: SPIRITS. Especially Platoon 10.
%% * BadassBiker: ...take a guess.
* BadassBookworm: Riderman by default, as he is nowhere near as powerful as the other Riders. He thus tends to fight indirectly or at a range, and above all ''strategically''.
* BadassCrew: When all ten riders are in the same place at the same time. It says something about them that this is ''very rarely necessary''.
%% * BadassNormal: Taki, Anri, and [=GanGanG=] especially. Later followed by SPIRITS, to a lesser level.
%% * BackToBackBadasses: What else would you expect from a CrisisCrossover?
%% * BigDamnHeroes: Sometimes the plural isn't even necessary.
* BloodierAndGorier: Not just Series/KamenRiderAmazon here. And no, it's not [[SpecialEffectFailure foam and Kool-Aid blood]].
* CarFu: The Riders, naturally, but even [[BadassNormal Anri]] gets into the action by crashing a damaged helicopter into Crabroid.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The BigBad has the power to [[PowerCopying transform into any of the nine Kamen Riders and use their abilities]]. [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Where have I heard that before?]] [[spoiler:They're also both personifications of the Great Leader for the ''Kamen Rider'' eras they're getting {{Crisis Crossover}}'d against.]]
* DynamicEntry: Taki crashing his bike through a church window... and then Hongo Takeshi suddenly appearing in the open door to save Taki sticks out: the "Dynamic" part is more his subsequent ''Henshin'' - in '''color!'''
* EvolutionaryLevels: When [[BigBad JUDO]] fight ZX, he transform into Ichigo. Then shift to other riders, in chronologial order (skipping Riderman), each form are more powerful than previous one. He claims these forms represent a step of evolution, with ZX being his perfect body.
%% * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Riderman]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe:
** The Rider Kick now rips monsters in half. Usually followed by [[MadeOfExplodium the traditional explosion]].
** Topped by Amazon's Super Daisetsudan, which cuts a mutated Salamander the size of a T-Rex in two. Down the middle.
%% * HeelFaceTurn: ZX
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Stronger, usually. Subverted, in that when he does say it this time, [[BadassCreed he's visibly battered and broken, with no obvious chance of winning.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And then he does.]]
* MilitariesAreUseless: The JGSDF was mobilized to take on Badan's forces in Tokyo. They just tear through them like they were nothing.
* MythologyGag:
** Hellroid responds to a punch in the face by saying "No fear! No pain!", which is part of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga''[='=]s theme song.
** On the same note, the very first monster is a [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga vampire bat monster who disguises himself as a priest.]]
* RuleOfDrama: Some monsters have tragic backstories, and as such get to have a dramatic death scene. Others don't, and simply explode.
* SerialEscalation: We get to see the individual Riders face off with individual members of Badan earlier on, and then start taking on veritable armies of their (revived) [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] - at which point this trope kicks into high gear.
* TimeSkip: 4 months forwards shortly after ZX's first battles
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Later on in the series, when something major happens or when the starring Rider ''really'' starts throwing down, it's marked with song lyrics on-page.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: When Badan starts their invasion of Earth, they concentrate entirely on Japan; Mikage explain that this is because the island was the seat of Badan's power in the past and they're just reclaiming what's theirs.
* OhCrap: One MOTW has this when he realizes that a single spot on his near-impenetrable armor is weakened from repeated attacks by Riderman... as the latter slams a machine gun into the weak point and blasts away at point blank range. Turns out that impenetrable armor means the bullets can't get out = death by ricocheting bullets aplenty!
* YouAreNotAlone: In the first chapter, Taki is despairing because he's the only person in New York who had an inlinking of what was going down, but he's powerless before the MOTW. And then Hongo Takeshi [[DynamicEntry strides through the door]]:
-->"Tonight, we are Double Riders."