2007's New Hero
Part 2 of the Blitzkrieg Block
Kamen Rider Den-O
Part 2 of the Blitzkrieg Block
Kamen Rider Den-O
Kamen Rider Den-O tells the story of Ryoutarou Nogomi, a young boy who seems to attract all sorts of bad luck. After finding an item known as the Rider Pass, he is able to bond with various Imagin and become Kamen Rider Den-O to battle the evil Imagin.
Every good series has to have a set of villains, this year we’ve got the Imagin. They come from a wrecked future and plan to do the same in this timeline. Imagin form a "contract" with various people and offer one wish. They often take certain details of the wish too literal or go about harmful methods of achieving the wishes. Once the wish is fulfilled, the Imagin dive into a person's past and head to their most treasured moment, where they cause havoc in hopes of altering the future.
If defeated in their smaller forms, some Imagin have the ability to change shape and grow to massive proportions. Once in these forms, the Imagin are known as Gigandeath.
With the help of the gigantic time traveling train, the DenLiner, Den-O is able to go into the past and fight the Gigandeath. The DenLiner is armed with various weapons sprouting from each of its carts. The DenLiner is made up of cars 1~4, alone with every new form, access to cars 5~8 is granted. As an ultimate attack, all 8 cars can link up for a multitude of attacks.
Ryoutarou Nogomi/Kamen Rider Den-O - Takeru Sato
Not the world's luckiest person, far from it. Ryotaro is a guy who happens to be down and out on his luck. Although he'll do whatever he can to help those in need, he's a pretty weak guy himself. All this is about to change as he soon discovers the Imagin and gains the power of Kamen Rider Den-O. As he becomes Den-O, he is possessed by various Imagin. Each time an Imagin enters his body, they take control of his attitude and his body, leading to odd circumstances.
Sakurai Yuuto - Yuuichi Nakamura
Sakurai Yuuto is a man who shares the same name as Airi's fiance, but does not appear to be the same person. He believes protecting the natural flow of time doesn't necessarily mean saving the lives of the innocent. Yuuto is arrogant and seems to have a grudge against Ryoutarou.
Hana - Shiratori Yuriko
Hana is the one who convinces Nogami to become a Kamen Rider. She also explains to him the uses of the Rider Tickets. Hana is from a ruined future and has a contract with the Owner.
Naomi - Rina Akiyama
She is a member of the DenLiner crew and serves as the caretaker and maid on the train, taking care of daily maintenance. She has a happy-go-lucky attitude and is generally oblivious to any danger.
Owner - Kenjirou Ishimaru
The Owner of the DenLiner.
Airi Nogami - Wakana Matsumoto
Works at the Milk Dipper and is the older sister of Ryoutarou. She is very popular among the Milk Dipper's male customers and has many suiters. For some reason, she does not remember Yuuto at all.
Ozaki Masayoshi - Akira Nagata
Chief Editor of Kasutori Magazine and resident womanizer.
Mirua Isse - Ueno Ryo
One of Airi's many suiters, though he seems to genuinely care for Airi and Ryoutarou.
Momotaros - Toshihiko Seki (voice)
The first Imagin that Ryotaro makes a contract with. Momotaros gets a rush from battles and is simply out to find the strongest opponents to fight with.
Urataros - Kouji Yusa (voice)
Urataros is the second Imagin to to enter Ryoutarou's body. By forming a contract with Ryotaro, the two are able to call Rod Form. Urataros is a womanizer who uses his charm to gather many fans.
Kintaros - Masaki Terasoma (voice)
Kintaro is the fourth Imagin to enter Ryoutarou's body. Before forming a contract with Ryoutarou, he was in one with a martial artist named Honjou. Honjou had lost the ability to fight and Kintaros joined with him to let him fight again. Unlike other Imagin, Kintaros never tried to harm other humans. During an attack, he was fatally injured and only bonding with Ryoutarou would save him. He was taken in by Ryoutarou to become Axe form. He is sometimes careless, which leads to certain problems, though he generally tries to fix whatever trouble he causes.
Ryuutarous - Kenichi Suzumara (voice)
Ryuutaros is the third Imagin to enter Ryoutarou's body. He secretly entered after Ryoutarou bonded with Urataros for the first time and stayed dormant for a long while. After being released, he took over Ryoutarou in order to defeat him. Someone unknown told Ryuutaros that he would become conductor of the DenLiner if he defeated Ryoutarou. He eventually decides not to do it because it would make Airi cry. Ryuutarous is generally the wild child of the bunch, often seen dancing with his followers when in Ryoutarou's body.
Deneb - Houchou Outsuka (voice)
Deneb is a gentle giant of an Imagin, caring for most anyone. He sticks by Yuuto because he believes that deep down inside Yuuto is a kind person who just wants to make friends. He'll often advise Yuuto not to do certain things, which Yuuto usually ignores. When Yuuto is hurt, Deneb is quick to worry about his contract holder. Because he believes Yuuto doesn't spend wisely, he keeps his wallet. Deneb is also able to fully appear in the real world.
Yasuko Kobayashi - Head writer - Credits: Kamen Rider Ryuki, Timeranger, Gear Fighter Dendou, Cyborg 009 - 2001 version
Other writers: Shoji Yonemura - Credits: Kamen Rider Kabuto, Shi15ya, Berserk
Music: Toshihiko Sahashi - Credits: Carranger, Gingaman, Ultraman Gaia, Kamen Rider Agito, Kamen Rider Hibiki
Opening: Climax Jump (Full) - AAA [DEN-O FORM]
1. Double Action - Momotaros and Ryoutarou
2. Double Action Rod Form - Urataros and Ryoutarou
3. Double Action Axe Form - Kintaros and Ryoutarou
4. Double Action Gun Form - Ryuutaros and Ryoutarou
5. Zero Action - Deneb and Yuuto.
Toei's Official site
TV Asahi's official site
Bandai Japan's Den-O Site
Igadevil's Kamen Rider Blog
The main Wikipedia page for Kamen Rider Den-O
Episode summary page
TV Nihon's front page for fansubs
Hobby Link Japan's toy selection
Takeru Sato's blog
Yuriko Shiratori's blog
Kenjiro Ishimaru's site
Promo 1 Promo 2 Download of the OP video
1. I Have Arrived! 8.5% Yasuko Kobayashi
2. Ride on Time 8.6% Yasuko Kobayashi
3. Outlaw Momotaros 8.3% Yasuko Kobayashi
4. Out Oni! I'm Serious! 7.1% Yasuko Kobayashi
5. May I String You Along? 7.4% Yasuko Kobayashi
6. A Swindler's Dignity 8.7% Yasuko Kobayashi
7. Jealousy Bomber 9.4% Yasuko Kobayashi
8. Sad Melody, Love Melody. 8.0% Yasuko Kobayashi
9. My Strength Will Bring You to Tears 8.4% Yasuko Kobayashi
10. Hana, the Stormy Singularity Point 8.2% Yasuko Kobayashi
11. Madness, Delusion, Baby's Breath 8.1% Shoji Yonemura
12. Run, Taros! 7.2% Shoji Yonemura
13. Okay? I Can't Hear You 8.7% Yasuko Kobayashi
14. Dance With Dragon - 9.0% Yasuko Kobayashi
15. Bath Jack Panic - 8.6% Yasuko Kobayashi
16. Star of Happiness, Surrendered Criminal - 7.7% Yasuko Kobayashi
17. That Person Just Now! Already in the Past? - 8.3% Yakuso Kobayashi
18. A Clockwork FiancÃ© - 6.7% Yakuso Kobayashi
19. That Man, Zero Starts - 6.9% Yakuso Kobayashi
20. For Starters, Let Me Say This... - 7.8% Yakuso Kobayashi
21. Fighting Style - 7.1% Yakuso Kobayashi
22. An Unspeakable Future Yakuso Kobayashi
23. Advent of the Prince, the Head is Held High Yakuso Kobayashi
24. Goodbye Prince's Lullaby
25. Climax Double Jump
26. Ticket to God's Line - Yakuso Kabayashi
27. The Diamond Snatching Fang - Yakuso Kobayashi
28. Too Lucky, Too Carried Away, Too Many Changes
29. Lucky Horror Show
30. Ai Need You
31. Last Train Card Zero!
32. Time Traveler, Kohana
33. Time Interval of a Pianist
34. Tragic Revival Card Zero