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Kamen Rider Kuuga
Number 11
Number of episodes: 49
First episode: Revival
Last episode: Yusuke
Intro: Kamen Rider Kuuga!
Original airing: January 30, 2000 - January 21, 2001
Production Order
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Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga?, translated as Masked Rider Kuuga) is the eleventh entry of the Kamen Rider Series. It the first of the series to air entirely in the Heisei period.

It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and was shown on TV Asahi from January 30, 2000 to January 21, 2001, replacing Moero!! Robocon in its timeslot.

Kamen Rider Kuuga is the first series to be broadcast in widescreen presented in a letterbox format. The catchphrase for the series is "A New Hero, A New Legend".

PlotEdit

Long ago, the Gurongi Tribe terrorized the Linto (リント Rinto?) until a warrior named Kuuga appeared and defeated the Gurongi, sealing their leader within a cave. In present day, a multi-talented man named Yusuke Godai finds himself linked to the mysterious stoned belt that was found within the excavated cave as the Gurongi are resurrected and resume their murderous game on the descendants of the Linto, humanity itself.

It is up to Yusuke, along with the assembled Science Police, to use the various powers of Kuuga in order to stop and defeat the Gurongi Tribesmen from their continuous killing and ensure the happiness and safety of others. However, as endgame draws near, Yusuke learns that there is a horrible revelation behind Kuuga and the Gurongis' leader.

CharactersEdit

Kamen RidersEdit

Kamen Rider Kuuga RikuYusuke Godai

Novel exclusiveEdit

Kamen Rider Proto-Kuuga Mika Natsume

AlliesEdit

GurongiEdit

N-Daguva-Zeba N-Daguva-Zeba

Ra GroupEdit

Zu GroupEdit

Me GroupEdit

Go GroupEdit

OthersEdit

EpisodesEdit

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga Episodes

The title of each episode of this Kamen Rider Series is written with only two Kanji.

  1. Revival (復活 Fukkatsu?)
  2. Transformation (変身 Henshin?)
  3. Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?)
  4. Sprint (疾走 Shissō?)
  5. Distance (距離 Kyori?)
  6. Azure Dragon (青龍 Seiryū?)
  7. Grief (傷心 Shōshin?)
  8. Archer (射手 Shashu?)
  9. Siblings (兄妹 Kyōdai?)
  10. Fierceness (熾烈 Shiretsu?)
  11. Promise (約束 Yakusoku?)
  12. Teacher (恩師 Onshi?)
  13. Suspicion (不審 Fushin?)
  14. Omen (前兆 Zenchō?)
  15. Armor (装甲 Sōkō?)
  16. Creed (信条 Shinjō?)
  17. Preparation (臨戦 Rinsen?)
  18. Loss (喪失 Sōshitsu?)
  19. Artifact (霊石 Reiseki?)
  20. Smile (笑顔 Egao?)
  21. Secrets (暗躍 An'yaku?)
  22. Game (遊戯 Yūgi?)
  23. Uneasiness (不安 Fuan?)
  24. Strengthening (強化 Kyōka?)
  25. Wandering (彷徨 Hōkō?)
  26. Myself (自分 Jibun?)
  27. Ripple (波紋 Hamon?)
  28. Clarification (解明 Kaimei?)
  29. Crossroads (岐路 Kiro?)
  30. Fate (運命 Unmei?)
  31. Retaliation (応戦 Ōsen?)
  32. Obstacle (障害 Shōgai?)
  33. Cooperation (連携 Renkei?)
  34. Tremble (戦慄 Senritsu?)
  35. Emotion (愛憎 Aizō?)
  36. Complication (錯綜 Sakusō?)
  37. Approach (接近 Sekkin?)
  38. Transition (変転 Henten?)
  39. Gooma (強魔 Gōma?)
  40. Impulse (衝動 Shōdō?)
  41. Control (抑制 Yokusei?)
  42. Battlefield (戦場 Senjō?)
  43. Reality (現実 Genjitsu?)
  44. Crisis (危機 Kiki?)
  45. Archenemy (強敵 Kyōteki?)
  46. Indomitable (不屈 Fukutsu?)
  47. Decision (決意 Ketsui?)
  48. Kuuga (空我 Kūga?)
  49. Yusuke (雄介 Yūsuke?)

Specials

  1. Special Chapter (新春スペシャル Shinshun Special?)
  2. Kamen Rider Kuuga: First Dream Of The New Year (初夢 Hatsuyume?)
  3. Good Job (乙彼 Otsukare?)
  4. Kamen Rider Kuuga vs. the Strong Monster Go-Jiino-Da (仮面ライダークウガVS剛力怪人ゴ・ジイノ・ダ Kamen Raidā Kūga Bāsasu Gōriki Kaijin Go Jiino Da?)

CastEdit

Suit actorsEdit

SongsEdit

Opening theme
Ending theme

MangaEdit

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga (manga)

A manga adaptation of Kamen Rider Kuuga has been announced to be published in the magazine HERO’S, alongside the UltramanIcon-crosswiki manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, starting in the December issue. It will be written by the veteran tokusatsu writer Toshiki Inoue (Kamen Rider Agito, 555, Kiva) and drawn by Hitoshi Yokoshima (Bateren XX, Akuto-ACT). The project was planned by Shinichiro Shirakura.

NovelEdit

Main article: Kamen Rider Kuuga (novel)

Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga?), written by Naruhisa Arakawa, is part of a series of spin-off novel adaptations of the Heisei Era Kamen Riders. The story takes place 12 years after the series, where Yusuke Godai defeated the Gurongi as Kamen Rider Kuuga. Ichijou is still trying to research the remains of the Gurongi Tribe until rumors of a mysterious "white warrior" (白い戦士 shiroi senshi?) surfaces the internet, which reminds Ichijou of Godai. The novel was originally planned to be released on November 30, 2012, however it was delayed.

S.I.C. Hero SagaEdit

Kuuga had two S.I.C. Hero Saga stories published in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine. The first titled Kamen Rider Kuuga: Odyssey (仮面ライダークウガ -オデッセイ- Kamen Raidā Kūga: Odessei?) written by series producer Shigenori Takatera expands upon the mythology of Kuuga featuring original characters Riku (リク?), the previous Kuuga chosen by the Linto, and the original N-Daguva-Zeba (Incomplete) (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ(不完全体) N Daguba Zeba (Fukanzentai)?). The second story Kamen Rider Kuuga: Dark Side (仮面ライダークウガ -DARK SIDE- Kamen Raidā Kūga: DARK SIDE?) continues the expansion of the series mythology. Odyssey ran from February to May 2002. Dark Side ran in a separate special issue titles Hobby Japan Mook S.I.C. Official Diorama Story S.I.C. Hero Saga vol.2.

Odyssey chapter titles
  1. Linto (リント Rinto?)
  2. Gurongi (グロンギ Gurongi?)
  3. Gouram (ゴウラム Gōramu?)
  4. Daguva (ダグバ Daguba?)

NotesEdit

  • This is the last Rider Series to have only a Primary Rider.

External linksEdit

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