Kamen Rider Hibiki

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Kamen Rider Hibiki
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Supernatural
Fantasy
Musical
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Developed byIshimori Productions
Toei Company
Written byTsuyoshi Kida
Shinji Ōishi
Toshiki Inoue
Shōji Yonemura
Directed byHidenori Ishida
Satoshi Morota
Taro Sakamoto
Osamu Kaneda
Masataka Takamaru
Naoki Tamura
Nohubiro Suzumura
StarringShigeki Hosokawa
Rakuto Tochibana
Mayu Gamō
Miyuki Kanbe
Atomu Shimojo
Ekira Mori
Jouji Shibue
Nana Akiyama
Shingo Kawaguchi
Kenji Matsuda
Yuichi Nakamura
Opening theme"Kagayaki" composed by Toshihiko Sasashi
"Hajimari no Kimi e" by Akira Fuse
Ending theme"Shōnen yo" by Akira Fuse
Composer(s)Toshihiko Sasashi
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes48
Production
Producer(s)Atsushi Kaji
Shigenori Takatera
Shinichiro Shirakura
Masamichi Tsuchida
Running time24–25 minutes
Production company(s)Toei Company
DistributorToei Company
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30) –
January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
Chronology
Preceded byKamen Rider Blade
Followed byKamen Rider Kabuto
Other websites
Website

Kamen Rider Hibiki (lit. "Masked Rider Echo Ogre") is a Japanese television series, serving as the fifteenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs. It is a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei. Kamen Rider Hibiki first aired on January 30, 2005 and aired its final episode on January 22, 2006. TV Asahi's Super Hero Time alongside with Mahō Sentai Magiranger.

Plot[change | change source]

The Kamen Riders, known as Oni, battle man-eating beasts called Makamou with "pure sound". One of the Oni, a man named Hibiki, ends up having a "teacher-and-apprentice"-like relationship with Asumu Adachi, a young boy unsure of himself and is at a crossroads in his life as he transitions to high school. Asumu learns to be an adult through watching Hibiki and the other Oni as they all train together to hone their skills in fighting the Makamou and the homunculi aiding them. However, the sudden rise of Makamou numbers proves to be a prelude to an upcoming calamity.

Cast[change | change source]

Guest cast[change | change source]

  • Konosuke Kogure (32, 33): Akira Fuse
  • Shuki / Kamen Rider Shuki (36, 37): Reiko Kataoka

The Seven Senki cast[change | change source]

Songs[change | change source]

Opening themes
  • "Kagayaki" ("Radiance")
    • Composition & Arrangement: Toshihiko Sahashi
    • Episodes: 1 - 33, 48
  • "Hajimari no Naka e" ("To the Original You")
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Toshihiko Sahashi
    • Artist: Akira Fuse
    • Episodes: 34 - 47
Ending theme
  • "Shōnen yo" ("Boy!")
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Toshihiko Sahashi
    • Artist: Akira Fuse
    • Episodes: 1 - 33, 48