YMMV / Masked Rider

  • Adaptation Displacement: Not just to the Kamen Rider franchise, but to the name "Masked Rider" itself. In Japan, Masked Rider is just Kamen Rider written in English, but overseas it is mostly associated with Saban's adaptation of RX than anything else. When Steve Wang produced Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, he refused to use the "Masked Rider" name despite Ishinomori Production's insistence and he had to convince them to keep it as "Kamen Rider" instead.
  • Awesome Music: The opening theme is surprisingly good (it almost sounds like a tribal tune with the heavy use of drums and the "MASKED RIDER!" chants, while the horns make it sound appropriately superheroic). Take a listen.
  • Cut-and-Paste Translation: A look at the differences and similarities between an episode and its Japanese counterpart can be seen here.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The idea of a Kamen Rider who goes to high school might have seemed ridiculous at the time - then Kamen Rider Fourze came along.
  • Macekre
  • Memetic Mutation: The Masked Rider Warriors. Particularly Skyrider calling himself Amazon.
  • Narm:
    • At least for those familiar with Kamen Rider. The episode "The Invasion Of Leawood" features the Showa Riders as "The Masked Rider Warriors". In one scene they give a roll call of their names, only to mix them up with the other Riders. The only ones who didn't suffer from this were the ones who got new names (Warrior Commander, Warrior Leader, Strongman [which even then was likely meant for Stronger and not Super-1]), and Kamen Rider ZX, who alone escapes with his name intact.
    • It gets even worse when Skyrider announces his name (I AM AMAZON!!!!!!). This video probably will cause some Memetic Mutation.
    • Also, they had Stronger, the dude with the giant "S" on his chest, announce himself as "Masked Rider X." Bwuh...?
    • This may have been due to the rider names being read off in chronological order, which didn't match up with the footage. The script seemed to assume that Kamen Rider 2 and Riderman would be there, but they weren't filmed doing their roll call (Rider 2 did appear at the start of the scene but never got to say a name), so V3 got the line that would have gone to Rider 2, X got the line that would have gone to V3, and all the others were moved up two slots.
  • The Scrappy: Ferbus.