Kamen Rider World is a short 3-D Movie produced by Toei Company based on the Kamen Rider series that premiered on August 6, 1994 and was shown in amusement parks and special events nationwide in Japan. It was shown as a triple feature alongside Super Sentai World and Toei Hero Daishugo (a crossover between Tokusou Robo Janperson and Blue SWAT which also used footage from Super Sentai World).
This movie contains examples of the following tropes:
- Badass Biker: ZO and J make their entrances on their respective motorcycles, ZO Bringer and J-Crosser.
- Big Bad: Shadow Moon
- Big Damn Heroes: ZO is the first of the two Riders to appear on his bike, saving Masato and Ayumi from the monster quintet, soon followed by J on his motorcycle, bursting into the abandonded warehouse ZO is fighting to assist him.
- Crossover: Includes the two then recent Movie Riders Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J.
- The villains are led by Shadow Moon from Kamen Rider BLACK and Kamen Rider BLACK RX. The monster quintet is composed of Sai Mutant, a Monster of the Week from Black, Cyborg Soldier Level 2 from Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue, and the Terrible Trio from Kamen Rider J, Agito, Garai, and Zu. See World Building
- Aside from that, the characters Masato and Ayumi also appear in Super Sentai World, linking the two movies after the Rider cameos in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Goranger as well as predating the crossover between Kamen Rider Decade and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, as well as Super Hero Taisen.
- Fake Shemp: A minor example. ZO and J (who appear only in suit), along with Berry and Shadow Moon, are all voiced by their original actors. However, the five revived monsters are voiced by stand-ins, with Garai from Kamen Rider J voiced by Jurota Kosugi.
- Make My Monster Grow: Shadow Moon is shown to enlarge himself, something which he never did in Kamen Rider BLACK or Kamen Rider BLACK RX. Of course this
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: A villainous example this time. The only reason Shadow Moon grows to giant size here is so he can fight Kamen Rider J in his trademark "Jumbo Formation". See Make My Monster Grow.
- Victim of the Week: A man named Masato and his sister Ayumi who stumble onto an injured Berry by chance and are chased by the revived mutant army as a result before being saved by ZO.
- Villain Team-Up: Shadow Moon from Kamen Rider BLACK and Black RX returns leading a group of five monsters: Sai Mutant, a Monster of the Week from Kamen Rider Black; Cyborg Soldier Lv. 2, from Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue; and Agito, Garai, and Zu, from Kamen Rider J.
- World Building: While all of the Kamen Rider from the original to Black RX were already connected via various crossovers, this crossover between the last two of the three movie riders, ZO and J, adds the 90s movies to the mix. With Shadow Moon from Kamen Rider BLACK and Black RX as the Big Bad, and the appearance of the monster from Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue, the entire Showa era of the Kamen Rider Series is in the same universe, it just gets complicated when you get into the Heisei era, specifically Kamen Rider Decade.