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Kamen Rider Drive
Number: 25
16 (Heisei)
Number of episodes:
First episode: Why Did My Time Stop?
Last episode:
Intro: SURPRISE-DRIVE
Original airing: October 5, 2014
Producer: Toei Company
Production Order
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Kamen Rider Gaim
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Kamen Rider Ghost
For the series' main character, Drive, see Shinnosuke Tomari.

Kamen Rider Drive (仮面ライダードライブ?)[1] is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the sixteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-fifth series overall. The series started on October 5, 2014, joining Ressha Sentai ToQger in the Super Hero Time line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Gaim. After ToQger concluded on February 15, 2015, the series was joined by Shuriken Sentai Ninninger in the Super Hero Time line-up. After the finale of Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Ghost will join Ninninger in the Super Hero Time line-up. Its series tagline is "Start Your Engine!"

StoryEdit

Shinnosuke Tomari is a former elite police officer in the Metropolitan Police who after an event that traumatized one of his colleagues has been "demoted" into the Special Investigations Division, a group that looks into the more peculiar happenings in the city, particularly the "Heavy Acceleration" events that leave people unable to move that the public have termed the "Slowdown." When he is chosen by the Drive Driver and Tridoron, Shinnosuke transforms into Kamen Rider Drive and is tasked with battling the Roidmudes who wish to take over the world by eliminating humanity.

CharactersEdit

Kamen RidersEdit

TV ShowEdit

Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari
Kamen Rider Mach Go Shijima
Kamen Rider Protodrive Chase
Kamen Rider Chaser

Movie-exclusiveEdit

Kamen Rider Lupin Zoruku Tojo
Kamen Rider Dark Drive ?
Kamen Rider 3 Kyoichiro Kuroi
Kamen Rider 4  Kamen Rider 4

AlliesEdit

Drive Driver Krim Steinbelt

Special Investigation UnitEdit

OthersEdit

Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami
Kamen Rider Black Kotaro Minami
Kamen Rider Black RX
Kamen Rider Faiz Takumi Inui
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Chalice Hajime Aikawa
Kamen Rider Garren Sakuya Tachibana
Kamen Rider Leangle Mutsuki Kamijo
Kamen Rider Zeronos Yuto Sakurai
Kamen Rider Gaim Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Ryugen Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Takatora Kureshima
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin
AkaNinger Takaharu Igasaki
AoNinger Yakumo Katou
KiNinger Nagi Matsuo
ShiroNinger Fuuka Igasaki
MomoNinger Kasumi Momochi

VillainsEdit

RoidmudesEdit

Main article: Roidmudes
  • Commanders
Heart Roidmude Heart
Brain Roidmude Brain
Mashin Chaser Chase
Medic Roidmude Medic
Freeze Roidmude Freeze

OthersEdit

Kamen Rider Ouja Takeshi Asakura
Kamen Rider Sasword Tsurugi Kamishiro
Kamen Rider Dark Kiva King
  • Mechanical Life Form
Megahex Megahex/ZZZ Megahex

EpisodesEdit

Kamen Rider Drive Episodes

CastEdit

Guest castEdit

Suit actorsEdit

SongsEdit

Opening themeEdit

SURPRISE-DRIVE

Insert themesEdit

NotesEdit

  • This is the first Kamen Rider season to have an automobile motif, and the second series to have an element of detective story since Kamen Rider W. It is also the fifth Kamen Rider season to involve the police into matters, though with a heavier influence akin to Kamen Rider Kuuga and Kamen Rider Agito than Kamen Rider W and Kamen Rider Wizard.
  • This is the first Kamen Rider series since Kamen Rider Decade without a cameo appearance from any of its characters during either the previous Rider's summer movie or final episode.
  • The producer of the show calls it a tribute to the 1982 American television series, Template:W, quoting it as "Kamen Rider meets Knight Rider".
  • This is the first Kamen Rider season to have the opening theme be sung by a singer who has portrayed a Kamen Rider in the past. In this case, Mitsuru Matsuoka, who played Katsumi Daido (Kamen Rider Eternal), and later, Kamen Rider 4.
  • This is the first Kamen Rider season with a "monster of the fortnight" format to have three-part episode plots (9-11, 31-33) that is not close to the final episode.

External linksEdit

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