Kamen Rider Kiva

television series

Kamen Rider Kiva is the 2008 Kamen Rider Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company and Ishimori Productions.

Kamen Rider Kiva
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Supernatural
Drama
Horror
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Developed byIshimori Productions
Toei Company
Written byToshiki Inoue
Shōji Yonemura
Directed byRyuta Tasaki
Hidenori Ishida
Kenzo Maihara
Naoki Tamura
Takao Nagaishi
Shojiro Nakazawa
StarringKōji Seto
Kouhei Takada
Keisuke Kato
Rina Koike
Nana Yanagisawa
Yu Takahashi
Shouma Yamamoto
Kazuhiko Kanayama
Houka Kinoshita
Kenji Matsuda
Yuuki Ogoe
Eiji Takigawa
Yuria Haga
Mitsu Murata
Saki Kagami
Kohei Kumai
Shinya Niiro
Sohto
Tomohide Takahara
Voices ofTomokazu Sugita
Narrated byTomokazu Sugita
Akira Ishida (30-48)
Theme music composerShuhei Narase
Opening theme"Break the Chain" by Tourbillon
Ending theme"Destiny's Play"
"Individual-System"
"Shout in the moonlight"
"Innocent Trap"
"Supernova"
"Roots of the King" by TETRA-FANG
"Fight for Justice" by Keisuke Nago
Composer(s)Tsuneyoshi Saito
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes48
Production
Producer(s)Atsushi Kaji
Naomi Takebe
Takaaki Utsunomiya
Takahito Ōmori
Running time24–25 minutes
Production company(s)Toei Company
DistributorToei Company
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseJanuary 27, 2008 (2008-01-27) –
January 18, 2009 (2009-01-18)
Chronology
Preceded byKamen Rider Den-O
Followed byKamen Rider Decade
Other websites
Website

ScheduleEdit

It is the series' ninth season in its Heisei era. It is also the 18th season overall since the debut of Kamen Rider in 1971. It premiered on January 27, 2008, following the finale of Kamen Rider Den-O. It was aired as a part of TV Asahi's 2008 Super Hero Time block with Engine Sentai Go-onger. The series was known to have Horror movie themes, such as Kamen Rider Kiva being a Vampire. The first episode began with a commemoration of the series in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Shotaro Ishinomori's birthday.

ActorsEdit

2008 side
  • Wataru Kurenai / Kamen Rider Kiva: Kōji Seto
  • Keisuke Nago / Kamen Rider Ixa Ver.X: Keisuke Kato
  • Megumi Aso / Kamen Rider Ixa: Nana Yanagisawa
  • Kengo Eritate / Kamen Rider Ixa: Kohei Kumai
  • Shizuka Nomura: Rina Koike
  • Taiga Nobori / Kamen Rider Saga: Shouma Yamamoto
  • Mio Suzuki: Yuria Haga
  • Tatsulot (Voice): Akira Ishida
1986 side
No side

Guest actorsEdit

King of the Castle in the Demon World castEdit

  • Takato Shiramane / Kamen Rider Rey: Shouma Yamamoto
  • Natsuki Tsukue: Rei Okamoto
  • Towa Sakakibara (Natsumi Tsukue): Sayuri Anzu
  • Sayaka: Gal Sone
  • Rey Kivat, Arc Kivat (Voice): Norio Wakamoto
  • Takashi Sugimura / Kamen Rider Arc: Ken Horuichi

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • "Break the Chain"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Shuhei Naruse
    • Arrangement: Tourbillon, Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: Tourbillon
Insert themes
  • "Destiny's Play"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: NKMD
    • Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 8 – 14, 17, 18, 22
  • "Individual's System"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 15, 16, 20, 21
  • "Innocent Trap"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 19
    Toei's website for Kiva lists "Innocent Trap" as Basshaa Form's ending theme.
  • "Shout in the Moonlight"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Ryo (of defspiral)
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 23
    "Shout in the Moonlight" is Garulu Form's ending theme.
  • "Supernova"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: NAOKI MAEDA
    • Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 24 – 27, 29, 31 – 33, 37 – 39, 41, 42, 45, Finale
    "Supernova" is Emperor Form's ending theme.
  • "Fight for Justice"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: Keisuke Nago (Keisuke Kato)
    • Episodes: 28, 30, 40, 44
  • "Roots of the King"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shuhei Naruse
    • Artist: TETRA-FANG
    • Episodes: 34 – 36, 43