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This article is about a/an series entry (the 4th) in the Kamen Rider Series.
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Kamen Rider Amazon
Number 4
Number of episodes: 24
First episode: Man or Beast? The Cool Guy Who Came From the Jungle!
Last episode: You Did It, Amazon!! The End of Great Emperor Zero!!
Intro: Amazon Rider Koko ni Ari
Original airing: October 19, 1974–March 29, 1975
Producer: Toei Company
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This article is about the television series. For the series' main character, see Daisuke Yamamoto.

Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā Amazon?, Masked Rider Amazon in English) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. The fourth installment to be produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series, the series aired in Japan from late 1974 to early 1975 on the Mainichi Broadcasting System. It was the shortest Kamen Rider series ever, lasting only 24 episodes, and starred Tōru Okazaki as the title character. The series was very distinct because of its fight scenes which were more violent compared to other seasons. While it was cut short due to its violence, today it is praised as unique and beloved by the Kamen Rider fandom.

PlotEdit

A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, leaving young Amazon (Daisuke Yamamoto) stranded without his parents. Soon adopted by an Incan tribe, Amazon becomes a wild child, living off the land. However, Amazon's idyllic existence is cut short when Gorgos, the Ten Faced Demon, massacres his village, slaughtering everyone except himself in search for the powerful "GiGi Armlet", which gives the bearer fantastic power. Elder Bago, last of the Incas, gives the GiGi Armlet to Amazon for safekeeping while using his knowledge of Incan science and magic to perform a mystical "operation" on Daisuke, transforming him into the powerful "Kamen Rider Amazon" before he died. Arriving at Japan, Amazon battles Geddon without full knowledge of their reason of pursuing him. Befriending the nephew and niece of Professor Kousaka, Amazon learns the nature of the GiGi Armlet as he defeats Geddon and then the Garanda Empire.

CharactersEdit

Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto

GeddonEdit

Geddon (ゲドン Gedon?) is the evil organization based in the Amazon before moving to Japan, bent on world dominion and fueled by human blood.

  • Ten-Faced Demon Gorgos (十面鬼ゴルゴス Jūmenki Gorugosu?, 1-14)
  • Akajusha (赤ジューシャ Akajūsha?, "Red followers"): Geddon's female foot soldiers, serving as his eyes and ears.

Garanda EmpireEdit

The Garanda Empire (ガランダー帝国 Garandā Teikoku?) makes its appearance prior to Gorgos's death, taking the Gaga Bracelet for their own use as they go on a campaign of terrorist attacks on Tokyo to make it into their seat of power before going after the rest of the world. Led by the mysterious "Ruler" and stationed underground in trap-filled base, the Garanda Empire also uses Beastmen as their kaijin.:

  • Ruler (Real Great Emperor Zero) (支配者 (真のゼロ大帝) Shihaisha (Shin no Zero Taitei)?, 24)
  • "Great Emperor Zero" (ゼロ大帝 Zero Taitei?, 14-24)
  • Kurojusha (黒ジューシャ Kurojūsha?, "Black Follower")

List of episodes Edit

Main article: Kamen Rider Amazon Episodes

Kamen Rider Amazon Episodes

S.I.C. Hero SagaEdit

The S.I.C. Hero Saga story for Amazon as published in the May through July 2004 issues of Monthly Hobby Japan magazine is titled Kamen Rider Amazon: Pre-Stage (仮面ライダーアマゾン-プレ・ステージ- Kamen Raidā Amazon: Pure Sutēji?). It serves as a prologue to the Amazon series, and features the original characters Pre-Amazon (プレ・アマゾン Pure Amazon?), the Ten-Faced Demon (Complete) (十面鬼(完全体) Jūmenki (Kanzentai)?), Kitty (キティ Kiti?), and the Jungler (Bagoh Production) (ジャングラー(バゴー製作) Jangurā (Bagō Seisaku)?).

Chapter titles
  1. Human-Faced Stone (人面岩 Jinmen'iwa?)
  2. Meteorite (隕石 Inseki?)
  3. Armlet (腕輪 Udewa?)

CastEdit

SongsEdit

Opening theme
Ending theme

NotesEdit

  • This is the first season to not feature previous Riders appearing.
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By Toei Company
Kamen Rider  • V3  • X  • Amazon  • Stronger  • Skyrider  • Super-1  • ZX (TV special)  • Black  • Black RX  • Shin (movie)  • ZO (movie)  • J (movie)  • Kuuga  • Agito  • Ryuki  • 555  • Blade  • Hibiki  • Kabuto  • Den-O  • Kiva  • Decade  • G (unofficial)  • W  • OOO  • Fourze  • Wizard  • Gaim

Remakes
The First (remake)  • The Next (remake)

Adaptations
Masked Rider  • Dragon Knight

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