Trivia / Kamen Rider Den-O

  • Cash Cow Franchise: Den-O has been living on well beyond the year-long expectancy of its fellow Rider series, and doesn't look to be dying anytime soon. Lampshaded in the opening Imagin skit in Farewell, Den-O.
    "Well, for all the talk of 'Last' and 'Farewell', it's always common practice to make a sequel, isn't it?"
  • The Cast Showoff: Takeru Satoh portrays 1 character who's gained a total of 7 different possessed personalities (some of them by force), sings in every version of Double-Action (except Gaoh Form, Coffee Form, Climax Form, and Strike Form), his own solo song, Real-Action, and, thanks to Ryutaros, has an excuse to demonstrate his breakdancing skills.
  • Fan Nickname: Thanks to the Egyptian-looking collar and other elements, Shiro is sometimes called Kamen Rider Phara-Oh.
    • Because of his skull and crossbones mask and resemblance to Gaoh, he's also sometimes known as Gaoh Pirate Form.
  • Irony: The premise of the Cho Den-O trilogy: the films shine the spotlight on Zeronos, New Den-O and Diend, shoving Den-O himself in a supporting role instead. (Fans did complain about Den-O becoming a Cash Cow Franchise, after all...)
  • Prop Recycling: The movie Riders use reworked Den-O suits; taking it a step further, Gaoh's suit was used to create Yuki, which is the reason Diend Complete Form doesn't have a Den-O representativenote 
    • The Mooks in Onigashima Warship are Gelnewts from Kamen Rider Ryuki; in an amusing crossover with Real Life Writes the Plot, Detail of Heroes explains that this is entirely because the makers of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight ordered Gelnewt costumes in bulk to use as the Mook in their series.
    • Speaking of Onigashima, the suits worn by the main villains, Kuchihiko and Mimihiko, are modified versions of the suits worn by Reboot! Kamen Rider Nigo and Reboot! Kamen Rider V3.
    • A few of the Imagin were reworked from others; for example, the Owl Imagin from Ryutaros' character focus episodes was turned into the Bluebird Imagin that appears late in the series. More obvious examples include the Leo and Albinoleo Imagin (both of whom are Kai's subordinates) and their Leo Soldiers (reworked from ZECTroopers).
  • Romance on the Set: Takeru Sato (Ryotaro) and Rina Akiyama (Naomi) dated for a while in 2008.
  • Star-Making Role: Of all the Kamen Rider main actors, Takeru Satoh is the actor with the most abundant post-Rider career.
  • What Could Have Been: Promotional materials for The Onigashima Battleship showed Ryutaros-possessed Ouja wielding G3-X's GX-05 Cerberus Gatling Gun, presumably loaned to him by an Urataros-possessed G3-X. However, in the movie, R-Ouja only wields the Ryuvolver. One possible reason for this change is that in the movie, Diend ends up summoning G3 instead of G3-X, and plans to have R-Ouja use the GX-05 were scrapped due to G3 not having access to the GX-05, as U-G3 is never seen using any of G3's weaponry. Alternatively, it could be that G3 was the rider that Diend was intended to summon all along, and the GX-05 was included in the promotional material by accident.
    • As hard as it might be to believe, Final Countdown WAS originally intended to be the end of Den-O. However, then along came the Chou Den-O films...and the rest is history. It was the last movie Takeru Satoh was contracted to do for Den-O, hence the reason why Takuya Mizoguchi plays Ryotaro in every one of the Chou Den-O movies and the World of Den-O, as it would have been too expensive to rehire Satoh by that point.
  • You Look Familiar: If Naomi reminds you of someone from another Heisei Kamen Rider Series, it's because her actress, Rina Akiyama, previously played Mana Kazaya from the first Kamen Rider series Yasuko Kobayashi wrote an episode for, Kamen Rider Agito. Coincidentally enough, the next role she would play would be in a work by Agito's writer, Toshiki Inouenote .