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Kamen Norider is a series of skits parodying the original [1] series, starring the Japanese comedy duo Tunnels (Takaaki Ishibashi and Noritake Kinashi). The skits were broadcast on Tunnels's Fuji TV variety show Tunnels no Minasan no Okage desu ("Tunnels's Thanks to Everyone") from March 8, 1988 to May 5, 1990, with special episodes in 1992 and 1993.

While Kamen Norider was not officially sanctioned by Toei, Noritake Kinashi reprised his role as the eponymous protagonist in Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer.


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  • Affectionate Parody: To Kamen Rider, particularly the original series.
  • All There in the Manual: As was done with the classic Kamen Riders, Kamen Norider's anatomy was revealed in a contemporary magazine.
  • Antagonist Title: Episode titles bear the name of the Monster of the Week.
  • Expy: Takeshi Kinashi is the show's answer to Takeshi Hongo, the original Kamen Rider #1.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode titles take the form of "Terrifyingnote  [MOTW]".
  • Kid Hero: Chibi Norider, Kinashi's younger incarnation.
  • Monster of the Week: Like Shocker, Jocker's monsters are humans with animal motifs and are named under the format "[animal] Mannote ".
  • Nebulous Evil Organization: Jocker, named in homage to Kamen Rider's Shocker.
  • Protagonist Title: Played straight for the show name, this being based on Kamen Rider.
  • Shout-Out: There are many many shout-outs to classic tokusatsu shows and tropes, most prominently Kamen Rider:
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    • The debut of Chibi Norider is a parody on the capsule monsters from Ultraseven.


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