|This article is about a/an series entry (the 27th) in the Kamen Rider Series.|
|Kamen Rider Ghost|
|Number of episodes:|
|First episode:||Awaken! Self!|
|Intro:||Warera Omou, Yue ni Warera Ari|
|Original airing:||October 4, 2015 - ?|
Kamen Rider Drive
Kamen Rider Ghost (仮面ライダーゴースト Kamen Raidā Gōsuto?) is the twenty-seventh entry of the Kamen Rider Series. Toei registered the copyright and trademark of the series, joining Shuriken Sentai Ninninger in the Super Hero Time line-up one week after the finale of Kamen Rider Drive.
Shun Nishime is the lead actor of Kamen Rider Ghost, portraying the hero Takeru Tenkuji. At only 17 years old, he is one of the youngest actors to portray the leading role in a Kamen Rider Series, coming after Masaki Suda from Kamen Rider W who was 16 at the time of filming and tieing with Takeru Satoh from Kamen Rider Den-O. The rest of the cast includes female lead Hikaru Ohsawa, the rival Kamen Rider Ryosuke Yamamoto, Takayuki Yanagi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Hayato Isomura, and Naoto Takenaka.
Japanese rock band Kishidan performs the television series' opening theme song. When Kishidan's involvement was announced, lead singer Show Ayanocozey joked that he was very worried about writing the song, but consulted with Takashi Niigaki on how to write songs about ghosts.
Takeru Tenkuji, whose father is a ghost hunter who died 10 years earlier, dies at the hands of an evil monster known as a Ganma (眼魔? Eye Demon) when trying to protect his childhood friend Akari Tsukimura from an attack. A mysterious hermit brings Takeru back to life and bestows upon him the Ghost Driver transformation belt and the Eyecons (眼魂（アイコン） Aikon?) Eye Souls, a device which can see ghostly creatures like spirits of dead creatures, Ganma, and the other Riders like Ghost.
The hermit tells Takeru that he has 99 days to gather the remaining 15 Eyecons in order to be brought back to life permanently, and he must fight the Ganma as Kamen Rider Ghost to obtain them. He is assisted by the Buddhist priest Onari, who previously supported his father as a ghost hunter, and Akari as she is trying to find more scientific reasons behind their supernatural encounters. In his way are Makoto Fukami, a mysterious living young man capable of utilizing a Ghost Driver to transform into Kamen Rider Specter (仮面ライダースペクター Kamen Raidā Supekutā?), and the Ganma led by Alan and his mysterious benefactor.
The Kamen Riders of Kamen Rider Ghost use Eyecons to transform and to summon the hooded jacket-like spirits called Parka Ghost (パーカーゴースト Pākā Gōsuto?) like the spirits of historical figures such as Miyamoto Musashi, Thomas Edison, and Isaac Newton to grant them new powers.
|Kamen Rider Ghost||Takeru Tenkuji|
|Kamen Rider Specter||Makoto Fukami|
- Akari Tsukimura
- Yasushi Onodera
- Ryu Tenkuji
- Special Investigation Unit
- Kamen Riders
|Kamen Rider Drive||Shinnosuke Tomari|
|Kamen Rider Mach||Go Shijima|
|Kamen Rider Chaser||Chase|
- Main article: Kamen Rider Ghost Episodes
Much like some Gaim's episodes, the episode titles for this season are all in the form of a exclamatory sentence, with two simple words.
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Chou Movie War Genesis (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ゴースト＆ドライブ 超MOVIE大戦ジェネシス Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gōsuto ando Doraibu Chō Mūbī Taisen Jeneshisu?)
- Kamen Rider Ghost Special Preceding Video (【カイガン！】仮面ライダーゴースト 特別先行動画【バッチリミナー！】[公式] [Kaigan!] Kamen Raidā Gōsuto Tokubetsu Senkō Dōga [Batchiriminā!] [Kōshiki]?)
- Takeru Tenkuji (天空寺 タケル Tenkūji Takeru?): Shun Nishime (西銘 駿 Nishime Shun?)
- Akari Tsukimura (月村 アカリ Tsukimura Akari?): Hikaru Ohsawa (大沢 ひかる Ōsawa Hikaru?)
- Makoto Fukami (深海 マコト Fukami Makoto?): Ryosuke Yamamoto (山本 涼介 Yamamoto Ryōsuke?)
- Onari (御成?): Takayuki Yanagi (柳 喬之 Yanagi Takayuki?)
- Mysterious Man (謎の男 Nazo no otoko?): Yoshiyuki Morishita (森下 能幸 Morishita Yoshiyuki?)
- Aran (アラン?): Hayato Isomura (磯村 勇斗 Isomura Hayato?)
- Hermit (仙人 Sennin?): Naoto Takenaka (竹中 直人 Takenaka Naoto?)
- Shibuya (シブヤ?): Takuya Mizoguchi (溝口 琢矢 Mizoguchi Takuya?)
- Narita (ナリタ?): Reo Kansyuji (勧修寺 玲旺 Kanshūji Reo?)
- Yasushi Onodera (小野寺 靖 Onodera Yasushi?): Yasuomi Sano (佐野 泰臣 Sano Yasuomi?)
- Ryu Tenkuji (天空寺 龍 Tenkūji Ryū?): Kazuhiko Nishimura (西村 和彦 Nishimura Kazuhiko?)
- Yurusen (ユルセン? Voice): Aoi Yuki (悠木 碧 Yūki Aoi?)
- Opening theme
- "Warera Omou, Yue ni Warera Ari" (我ら思う、故に我ら在り? We Think, Therefore We Are)
Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis (仮面ライダー バトライド・ウォー 創生 Kamen Raidā Batoraido Wō Sōsei?), a third installment of the Kamen Rider: Battride War series, will be released in 2016 for the Playstation consoles (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita). It will feature characters from Kamen Rider Ghost, Kamen Rider Drive, characters in previous versions of the game that were included as NPCs or assistants, as well as the Showa era Kamen Riders.
- Once it premieres and if there are no setbacks to the TV scheduling, the series will air one of its episodes on the 45th anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise on Sunday April 3, 2016.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/trademark_bot/status/602855603246080000
- ↑ "“ジュノンボーイ”西銘駿、新仮面ライダーに抜てき". Oricon. August 18, 2015. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2057736/full/. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- ↑ "氣志團が「仮面ライダーゴースト」の主題歌を担当". Nikkan Sports. August 18, 2015. http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/1524811.html. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- ↑ http://tokusatsunetwork.com/2015/07/17/rakuten-reveals-first-quarter-kamen-rider-ghost-toy-listings-2/
- ↑ http://tokusatsunetwork.com/2015/08/17/cast-members-plot-details-and-opening-song-announced-for-kamen-rider-ghost/
- ↑ http://www.orendsrange.com/2015/07/kamen-rider-ghost-logo-plot-revealed.html
- ↑ http://tokusatsunetwork.com/2015/08/18/kazuhiko-nishimura-and-aoi-yuuki-cast-in-kamen-rider-ghost/
- ↑ http://tokusatsunetwork.com/2015/07/30/staff-details-revealed-for-kamen-rider-ghost/
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