Kamen Rider (partially found English dubs of Japanese tokausatsu; 1971-present)

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Poster for Kamen Rider Kabuto.

Status: Partially Found

Kamen Rider or Masked Rider is a long-running franchise of live action tokusatsu television programs and films created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. The Kamen Rider franchise mainly consists of motor-cycle riding masked superheroes/cyborgs, mainly with an insect motif, who fight a large variety of supervillains. The franchise is considered one of the most beloved icons in children's entertainment in Japan and has made several attempts to establish itself globally.

In 1995, Saban produced an American adaptation of Kamen Rider Black RX and dubbed it Masked Rider. The show incorporated many elements from previous Saban tokusatsu adaptation, such as Power Rangers, VR Troopers, and Big Bad Beetleborgs. This adaptation, however, would not be the last. In 2009, Adness Entertainment produced an American adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki and dubbed it under the title Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight. They broadcast it on the CW4Kids Channel.

Since these adoptions, America has never seen another attempt to bring the popular franchise to American television; however, that hasn't stopped other English speaking countries from doing so themselves. To that note, there are many Asian-English dubs of multiple Kamen Rider series; such as the original Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider X,[1] Kamen Rider OOO,[2] Kamen Rider Kabuto, Kamen Rider Ryuki,[3] Kamen Rider Wizard, Kamen Rider Fourze, Kamen Rider Decade, etc. There is no current source of information whether these dubs were distributed onto DVD/Blu-Ray or not, but the only evidence proving their existence are several random video/audio clips that have circulated around a multitude of websites. The most common countries brought up in producing these dubs have been the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore;

Videos

Kamen Rider Kuuga

Clip

Kamen Rider Kuuga dub clip
Kamen Rider Kuuga dub main theme

Kamen Rider Kabuto

On September 27, 2017, Lost Media Wiki user AlexHerald uploaded the full English dub of Kamen Rider Kabuto onto MEGA.[4]

Kamen Rider Den-O

Clips

Kamen Rider Den-O dub clip 1
Kamen Rider Den-O dub clip 2

Kamen Rider Decade

Clips

Kamen Rider Decade dub clip 1
Kamen Rider Decade dub clip 2

Kamen Rider OOO

Clip

Kamen Rider OOO dub clip

Kamen Rider Fourze

Clips

Kamen Rider Fourze dub clip 1
Kamen Rider Fourze dub clip 2

References