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*** Played straight that the Philippines didn't get any AT ALL. Pinoy Kamen Rider fans are not pleased.

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*** Played straight that the Philippines didn't get any AT ALL.ALL outside of Clips. Pinoy Kamen Rider fans are not pleased. Fortunately, there's YouTube.


** The series had been brought out to the Asian market, with mainly a Cantonese dub for the Heisei Riders currently airing in Hong Kong complete with some of its movies. There was also English dubs produced for English-speaking Asian countries such as Singapore, starting from ''Ryuki'' and had mostly continued (''Hibiki'' and ''Kiva'' were skipped over) up till ''Wizard'', however it was played straight for all series beyond Wizard ever since.

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** The series had been brought out to the Asian market, with mainly a Cantonese dub for the Heisei Riders currently airing in Hong Kong complete with some of its movies. There was also English dubs produced for English-speaking Asian countries such as produced by ''Voiceovers Unlimited'' in Singapore, starting before the company was shut off and the production was passed on to a Hong Kong-based company. It started from ''Ryuki'' and had mostly continued (''Hibiki'' and ''Kiva'' were skipped over) up till ''Wizard'', however it was played straight for all series beyond Wizard ever since.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Kamen Rider 2 exists is because of this trope - Creator/HiroshiFujioka was involved in a motorcycle accident while he was doing his own stunts, and while he was recovering, the producers chose to create another Kamen Rider with a different suit. Once Fujioka recovered, rather than write 2 out of the show, the writers kept him around, albeit eventually putting him on a bus so that Takeshi Hongo could be the center of focus again.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Kamen Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2 exists is because of this trope - Creator/HiroshiFujioka was involved in a motorcycle accident while he was doing his own stunts, and while he was recovering, the producers chose to create another Kamen Rider with a different suit. Once Fujioka recovered, rather than write 2 Hayato out of the show, the writers kept him around, albeit eventually putting him on a bus so that Takeshi Hongo could be the center of focus again.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Kamen Rider Nigo exists is because of this trope - Creator/HiroshiFujioka was involved in a motorcycle accident while he was doing his own stunts, and while he was recovering, the producers chose to create another Kamen Rider with a different suit. Once Fujioka recovered, rather than write Nigo out of the show, the writers kept him around, albeit eventually putting him on a bus so that Takeshi Hongo could be the center of focus again.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Kamen Rider Nigo 2 exists is because of this trope - Creator/HiroshiFujioka was involved in a motorcycle accident while he was doing his own stunts, and while he was recovering, the producers chose to create another Kamen Rider with a different suit. Once Fujioka recovered, rather than write Nigo 2 out of the show, the writers kept him around, albeit eventually putting him on a bus so that Takeshi Hongo could be the center of focus again.


** Ex-Aid had the justification of an exceptionally rare non-video game case of IntegrationOfStoryAndGameplay: the Riders could select what "stage" they wanted to fight in, being the same seaside dock, gravel pit, and park locations that have been used extensively in the franchise for years.

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** Ex-Aid had the justification of an exceptionally rare non-video game case of IntegrationOfStoryAndGameplay: GameplayAndStoryIntegration: the Riders could select what "stage" they wanted to fight in, being the same seaside dock, gravel pit, and park locations that have been used extensively in the franchise for years.


** Later Heisei-era and Reiwa-era series don't feature as much motorcycle use as earlier series. In large part this is due to [[https://youtu.be/4Hra_DZ42Us increasingly strict Japanese traffic laws no longer allowing non-street-legal stunt motorcycles to be filmed on public streets]]. Any motorcycle sequences must be filmed on private roads. Hence, recent Kamen Riders are more often [[NonIndicativeName Kamen ''Walkers'']].

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** Later Heisei-era and Reiwa-era series don't feature as much motorcycle use as earlier series. In large part this is due to [[https://youtu.be/4Hra_DZ42Us increasingly strict Japanese traffic laws no longer allowing non-street-legal stunt motorcycles to be filmed on public streets]]. Any motorcycle sequences must be filmed on private roads. Hence, recent Kamen Riders are more often [[NonIndicativeName ''[[NonIndicativeName Kamen ''Walkers'']].
Walkers]]''.

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** Later Heisei-era and Reiwa-era series don't feature as much motorcycle use as earlier series. In large part this is due to [[https://youtu.be/4Hra_DZ42Us increasingly strict Japanese traffic laws no longer allowing non-street-legal stunt motorcycles to be filmed on public streets]]. Any motorcycle sequences must be filmed on private roads. Hence, recent Kamen Riders are more often [[NonIndicativeName Kamen ''Walkers'']].

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* BigNameFan: Creator/JamesGunn, well known for his work in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is [[https://twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1282127139211341824 a fan of the franchise]].


** One particular warehouse got used so often in ''Zi-O'' that it must have been a running gag - and then ''Zero One'' kept on using it as well. It had been used previously in other seasons, but no to the extent these two have.
** Ex-Aid had the justification of an exceptionally rare non-video game case of IntegrationOfStoryAndGameplay: the Riders could select what "stage" they wanted to fight in, being the same seaside dock, gravel pit, and park locations that have been used extensively in the franchise for years.
* LateExportForYou: With Shout Factory finally getting the license to distribute the series in the US, the original and ''Kuuga'' got released decades after their initial airing in Japan - 50 for the original, 20 for ''Kuuga''.



** As of 2020, this was averted both by Creator/ShoutFactory running subtitled episodes of the original series in the United States and Canada with the Pluto TV channel [=TokuSHOUTsu=], and by Toei themselves starting up a Youtube channel where they upload episodes of their Tokusatsu and anime classics from the 70s through the 90s.
* OutOfHolidayEpisode: A uniqueness of their mutual seasons means that while ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' normally do feature a ChristmasEpisode, the tone of each episode is completely different. Kamen Rider season premiere in mid-October and Super Sentai premier in Mid-February. Given the serial nature of each show, Kamen Rider's Christmas episodes tend to fall right around the time of a much needed breather episode and typically feature some light-hearted plot (in fact, the dark twist at the end of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'''s plot was exceptionally notable and had a more than a few complaints). Conversely, while Super Sentai tries to get a breather in if it can be worked, the Christmas Episode falls right around the final 10 episodes of the season, whit the results typically being darker as they are now in the build-up phase to the finale.
* PromotedFanboy: Given the series' status as a LongRunner, more and more actors playing Heisei Riders grew up watching Showa and early Heisei Riders. The greatest among these has to be Ryouta Murai, who grew up watching Kuuga, and got to ''be'' Kuuga for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''.
** Similarly, Gaku Sano, actor for protagonist [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Kouta Kazuraba]], grew up watching Kuuga and wanted to become a Kamen Rider when he grew up. Having snagged the role of Gaim, he stated that he wants to invoke this, inspiring a new generation of fans for the series.

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** As of 2020, this was averted both by Creator/ShoutFactory running subtitled episodes of the original series in the United States and Canada with the Pluto TV channel [=TokuSHOUTsu=], and by Toei themselves starting up a Youtube channel where they upload episodes of their Tokusatsu and anime classics from the 70s through the 90s.
90s. ''Kuuga'', notoriously difficult to watch due to Toei's very specific legal action against streamers and torrenters being laser guided at this one series while leaving all others alone, even made it onto the Shout Factory site.
* OutOfHolidayEpisode: A uniqueness of their mutual seasons means that while ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' normally do feature a ChristmasEpisode, the tone of each episode is completely different. Kamen Rider season premiere in mid-October and Super Sentai premier in Mid-February. Given the serial nature of each show, Kamen Rider's Christmas episodes tend to fall right around the time of a much needed breather episode and typically feature some light-hearted plot (in fact, the dark twist at the end of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'''s plot was exceptionally notable and had a more than a few complaints). Conversely, while Super Sentai tries to get a breather in if it can be worked, the Christmas Episode falls right around the final 10 episodes of the season, whit with the results typically being darker as they are now in the build-up phase to the finale.
* PromotedFanboy: Given the series' status as a LongRunner, more and more actors playing Heisei Riders grew up watching Showa and early Heisei Riders. Riders.
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The greatest among these has to be Ryouta Murai, who grew up watching Kuuga, ''Kuuga'', and got to ''be'' Kuuga for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''.
** Similarly, Gaku Sano, actor for protagonist [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Kouta Kazuraba]], grew up watching Kuuga ''Kuuga'' and wanted to become a Kamen Rider when he grew up. Having snagged the role of Gaim, he stated that he wants to invoke this, inspiring a new generation of fans for the series.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: There's a fair number of actors who, for whatever reason, are unable to/unwilling to reprise their roles, and as such, are portrayed by a FakeShemp in any future appearances.
** [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Takehisa Yamaguchi (Riderman)]], [[Series/KamenRiderStronger Shigeru Araki (Stronger), Kyoko Okada (Tackle)]], Gorō Naya (The Great Leader), [[Series/KamenRider555 Masayuki Izumi (Yuji Kiba)]], and Akiji Kobayashi (Tobei Tachibana) [[AuthorExistenceFailure have passed away]].
** Shunsuke Takasugi (Super-1) and Shigeki Hosokawa (Hibiki) are both fired and blacklisted from their agencies - the former due to scamming his fans out of 50 million yen and disappearing in early 2017, and the latter due to sexual abuse accusations[[note]]Though Hosokawa swore not to return following the ExecutiveMeddling that ''Hibiki'' suffered, he apparently reversed his stance a decade later to reprise his role for ''Battride War Genesis'' shortly before his blacklisting[[/note]].
** Joe Odagiri (Kuuga) is an interesting example -- though he didn't hate his time as Kuuga[[note]]He doesn't list it on his website but that's only due to it not being his debut role; since he was acting in a lot of other things, he doesn't have everything listed[[/note]] and was up for reprising the role in the summer movie that never got made, Odagiri famously isn't a fan of Tokusatsu as a genre and only took the role as a favor to producer Shigenori Takatera. However, Takatera was fired following the TroubledProduction of ''Hibiki'', meaning Odagiri had no interest in reprising the role (hence the reason ''Kuuga'' is the only show not to get a tribute in ''Zi-O'').

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There's a fair number of actors who, for whatever reason, are unable to/unwilling to reprise their roles, and as such, are portrayed by a FakeShemp in any future appearances.
** *** [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Takehisa Yamaguchi (Riderman)]], [[Series/KamenRiderStronger Shigeru Araki (Stronger), Kyoko Okada (Tackle)]], Gorō Naya (The Great Leader), [[Series/KamenRider555 Masayuki Izumi (Yuji Kiba)]], and Akiji Kobayashi (Tobei Tachibana) [[AuthorExistenceFailure have passed away]].
** *** Shunsuke Takasugi (Super-1) and Shigeki Hosokawa (Hibiki) are both fired and blacklisted from their agencies - the former due to scamming his fans out of 50 million yen and disappearing in early 2017, and the latter due to sexual abuse accusations[[note]]Though Hosokawa swore not to return following the ExecutiveMeddling that ''Hibiki'' suffered, he apparently reversed his stance a decade later to reprise his role for ''Battride War Genesis'' shortly before his blacklisting[[/note]].
** *** Joe Odagiri (Kuuga) is an interesting example -- though he didn't hate his time as Kuuga[[note]]He doesn't list it on his website but that's only due to it not being his debut role; since he was acting in a lot of other things, he doesn't have everything listed[[/note]] and was up for reprising the role in the summer movie that never got made, Odagiri famously isn't a fan of Tokusatsu as a genre and only took the role as a favor to producer Shigenori Takatera. However, Takatera was fired following the TroubledProduction of ''Hibiki'', meaning Odagiri had no interest in reprising the role (hence the reason ''Kuuga'' is the only show not to get a tribute in ''Zi-O'').


* FanNickname: Seiji Takaiwa is known to the fans as Mr. Kamen Rider due to the fact that he's been the suit actor for nearly every Hesei Rider (He didn't act Kuuga and Hibiki[[note]]he was busy as [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timered]] and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magired]] respectively while those shows aired[[/note]]). Considering the fact that he's somehow managed to choreograph ''14'' different personalities, making them recognizable characters even behind the suits, he definitely deserves the title.

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Seiji Takaiwa is known to the fans as Mr. Kamen Rider due to the fact that he's been the suit actor for nearly every Hesei Rider (He didn't act Kuuga and Hibiki[[note]]he was busy as [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timered]] and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magired]] respectively while those shows aired[[/note]]). Considering the fact that he's somehow managed to choreograph ''14'' different personalities, making them recognizable characters even behind the suits, he definitely deserves the title.



** Takehisa Yamaguchi (Riderman), Shigeru Araki (Stronger), Kyoko Okada (Tackle), Gorō Naya (The Great Leader), Masayuki Izumi (Yuji Kiba), and Akiji Kobayashi (Tobei Tachibana) [[AuthorExistenceFailure have passed away]].

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** [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Takehisa Yamaguchi (Riderman), (Riderman)]], [[Series/KamenRiderStronger Shigeru Araki (Stronger), Kyoko Okada (Tackle), (Tackle)]], Gorō Naya (The Great Leader), [[Series/KamenRider555 Masayuki Izumi (Yuji Kiba), Kiba)]], and Akiji Kobayashi (Tobei Tachibana) [[AuthorExistenceFailure have passed away]].


* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The subtitle translation work for the Southeast Asian release of recent ''Kamen Rider'' films have shown that the translators don't follow the series' context in general; while most TransformationTrinket announcements went untranslated, those that ''do'' get translated became serious {{mondegreen}} that were published as they were heard. Notable examples include:

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The subtitle translation work for the Southeast Asian release of recent ''Kamen Rider'' films have shown that the translators don't follow do research on the series' context in general; while most TransformationTrinket announcements went untranslated, those that ''do'' get translated became serious {{mondegreen}} that were published as they were heard. Notable examples include:


** In ''Film/KamenRiderReiwaTheFirstGeneration'', Shooting Wolf's activation was literally translated as ''"Barette"'', while Rushing Cheetah's became ''"Meteor"'', despite the original word[[note]]Dash[[/note]] sounding nothing like it.

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** In ''Film/KamenRiderReiwaTheFirstGeneration'', Shooting Wolf's activation was literally translated as ''"Barette"'', while Rushing Cheetah's became ''"Meteor"'', ''"Meteor"'' despite the original word[[note]]Dash[[/note]] sounding nothing like it.


* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The subtitle translation work for the Southeast Asian release of recent ''Kamen Rider'' films have shown that the translators don't follow the series' context in general; while most TransformationTrinket announcements went untranslated, those that ''do'' get translated became serious {{mondegreen}} that were published as they were heard. Notable examples include:
** In ''Film/KamenRiderHeiseiGenerationsForever'', the Den-O Anotherwatch's announcement was translated as ''"Game On"''.
** In ''Film/KamenRiderReiwaTheFirstGeneration'', Shooting Wolf's activation was literally translated as ''"Barette"'', while Rushing Cheetah's became ''"Meteor"'', despite the original word[[note]]Dash[[/note]] sounding nothing like it.



*** Another media company still managed to bring the ''Heisei Generations FOREVER'' movie out to some Asian cinemas in 2019 in English subs. Played straight that the Philippines didn't get any AT ALL. Pinoy Kamen Rider fans are not pleased.

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*** Another A media company still named Purple Plan managed to bring the ''Heisei Generations FOREVER'' movie out to some Southeast Asian cinemas in 2019 in English subs. Due to the positive response garnered, they have also since exported all subsequent ''Kamen Rider'' films.
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Played straight that the Philippines didn't get any AT ALL. Pinoy Kamen Rider fans are not pleased.


* AscendedFanon: The common FanNickname when talking about Riders before the year 2000 are called Showa Riders, while Riders afterwards are named Heisei Riders. Toei took the naming to heart and thus called Riders 1-J the 'Showa Riders' and Riders Kuuga-Gaim the 'Heisei Riders' when it came time for the two to [[LetsYouAndHimFight clash]]. TheMovie for ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'' goes further and references how the franchise has its own definition of Showa and Heisei by introducing three Riders that are based on Riders that are technically Heisei Riders but aren't considered as such; two of them, Barx and Zonjis, represent ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' and the three 90s movie Riders respectively. Based on the real world definitions of Showa and Heisei, all four should be considered Heisei Riders, but aren't because the death of Shotaro Ishinomori and the debut of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' are more important to the franchise.

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* AscendedFanon: The common FanNickname when talking about Riders before As with most Tokusatsu fandoms, Kamen Rider fans divided the year 2000 are called Showa Riders, while Riders afterwards are named franchise up into distinct periods based off of eras of the Japanese calendar. However, rather strictly following the official calendar (the Heisei Riders. era began in 1989, midway through ''Black RX''[='s=] run) it's tied to creator Shotaro Ishinomori: works made while he was alive are considered Showa and those made after his death are Heisei. Toei took this to heart, officially classifying the naming to heart and thus called Riders 1-J movies made in the 'Showa Riders' and Riders Kuuga-Gaim the 'Heisei Riders' 90s as Showa when it came was time for the two eras to [[LetsYouAndHimFight clash]]. TheMovie for throw down in ''Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai''. ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'' goes further and references how took it a step further, with TheMovie featuring villains based off of "lost Heisei" productions[[note]]Works made during the franchise has its own definition of Showa and actual Heisei by introducing three Riders era that are based on Riders that are technically Heisei Riders but aren't not officially considered as such; two of them, Barx "Heisei Rider" works[[/note]] ''Black RX'', the 90s movies, and Zonjis, represent ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' and ''Amazons'' while the three 90s movie stage show had the Riders respectively. Based on from ''The First'' and ''The Next'' (modern reboots of the real world definitions of Showa original series and Heisei, all four should be considered ''V3'') and ''Amazons'' identify themselves as "Showa Riders who belong to the Heisei Riders, but aren't because the death of Shotaro Ishinomori and the debut of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' are more important to the franchise.era".



** As of March 2020, Creator/ShoutFactory has managed to avert this for the United States and Canada with the Pluto TV channel [=TokuSHOUTsu=], which will be showing subtitled episodes of the original series.

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** As of March 2020, this was averted both by Creator/ShoutFactory has managed to avert this for running subtitled episodes of the original series in the United States and Canada with the Pluto TV channel [=TokuSHOUTsu=], which will be showing subtitled and by Toei themselves starting up a Youtube channel where they upload episodes of their Tokusatsu and anime classics from the original series.70s through the 90s.



** Shunsuke Takasugi (Super-1) and Shigeki Hosokawa (Hibiki) are both fired and blacklisted from their agencies - the former due to scamming his fans out of 50m Yen and disappearing in early 2017, and the latter due to power struggles[[note]]it's worth noting that due to the ExecutiveMeddling that Hibiki suffered, Hosokawa swore not to return anyways, meaning he'd likely be on here anyways but under a separate bullet point if he wasn't blacklisted[[/note]].
** Joe Odagiri (Kuuga) is an interesting example - although he ''does'' dislike Tokusatsu, he did not hate his time as Kuuga[[note]]he doesn't list it on his website but that's only due to it not being his debut role; since he was acting in a lot of other things, he doesn't have everything listed[[/note]], and was up for reprising the role in the summer movie that never got made, but due to the producer he took the role as a favor for (Shigenori Takatera) being fired during the TroubledProduction of ''Hibiki'', he had no interest in reprising the role (hence the reason ''Kuuga'' is the only show not to get a tribute in ''Zi-O'').

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** Shunsuke Takasugi (Super-1) and Shigeki Hosokawa (Hibiki) are both fired and blacklisted from their agencies - the former due to scamming his fans out of 50m Yen 50 million yen and disappearing in early 2017, and the latter due to power struggles[[note]]it's worth noting that due to the ExecutiveMeddling that Hibiki suffered, sexual abuse accusations[[note]]Though Hosokawa swore not to return anyways, meaning he'd likely be on here anyways but under a separate bullet point if following the ExecutiveMeddling that ''Hibiki'' suffered, he wasn't blacklisted[[/note]].
apparently reversed his stance a decade later to reprise his role for ''Battride War Genesis'' shortly before his blacklisting[[/note]].
** Joe Odagiri (Kuuga) is an interesting example - although -- though he ''does'' dislike Tokusatsu, he did not didn't hate his time as Kuuga[[note]]he Kuuga[[note]]He doesn't list it on his website but that's only due to it not being his debut role; since he was acting in a lot of other things, he doesn't have everything listed[[/note]], listed[[/note]] and was up for reprising the role in the summer movie that never got made, but due to the producer he Odagiri famously isn't a fan of Tokusatsu as a genre and only took the role as a favor for (Shigenori Takatera) being to producer Shigenori Takatera. However, Takatera was fired during following the TroubledProduction of ''Hibiki'', he meaning Odagiri had no interest in reprising the role (hence the reason ''Kuuga'' is the only show not to get a tribute in ''Zi-O'').


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** The Riders' signature motorcycles have been hit by this trope a few times over the franchise's run, mostly due to safety concerns. This includes Toei requiring all Rider actors to be licensed drivers (after ''Skyrider'' star Hiroaki Murakami accidentally drove the Sky Turbo into a wall), the phasing out of Showa's iconic [[ScarfOfAsskicking Scarves of Asskicking]], and the diminished role of motorcycles in general in the Heisei era (this last example coupling with filming restrictions).


* LateExportForYou: After After nearly 50 years since it premiere, it finally found a North American release via Creator/ShoutFactory.

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* LateExportForYou: After After nearly 50 years since it premiere, it finally found a North American release via Creator/ShoutFactory.

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