Kamen Rider V3

television series

Kamen Rider V3 is a Japanese television series.

Kamen Rider V3
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Developed byMasaru Igami
Directed byMinoru Yamada
StarringHiroshi Miyauchi
Hizuru Ono
Hideki Kawaguchi
Akiji Kobayashi
Takehisa Yamaguchi
Narrated byShinji Nakae
Composer(s)Shunsuke Kikuchi
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes52
Running time30 minutes
Original networkMBS TV
TV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 17, 1973 (1973-02-17) –
February 9, 1974 (1974-02-09)
Preceded byKamen Rider
Followed byKamen Rider X


It is the second installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series. It is also the direct sequel to the original Kamen Rider. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori productions and Toei, and was shown on Mainichi Broadcasting System and NET from February 17, 1973, to February 2, 1974.


Every episode of Kamen Rider V3 begins with the following opening narration: "Kamen Rider V3, Shiro Kazami, is an altered human. Mortally wounded by Destron, he is rebuilt by Kamen Riders 1 and 2, reborn as Kamen Rider V3".


Shiro Kazami saw a murder by the evil organization Destron, making him their next target. After several failed attempts on his life, Shiro rescues Junko Tama, a woman who also becomes Destron's target after stumbling upon the organization's main base. In an attempt to kill both, one of Destron's monsters storm Shiro's house and kills all members of his family, the duo rescued from certain death by Shiro's high school teacher, Takeshi Hongo, also known as Kamen Rider 1 and his partner, Hayato Ichimonji Kamen Rider 2. Driven with vengeance, Shiro asks the Riders to be transformed into a cyborg to fight Destron. At first they refuse, but were forced to comply to save his life after he is injured while saving them from danger. Becoming Kamen Rider V3, Shiro swears to protect humankind against Destron. Later on, he is joined by Joji Yuki, a former Destron scientist who fights as Riderman to get his revenge on Destron for being accused of treason.

Kamen Rider The NextEdit

As of 2007, a reimagined Kamen Rider V3 appears in Kamen Rider The Next, a movie loosely based on the TV series, following the Reboot (fiction) of the franchise started with the 2005 movie Kamen Rider The First.



Opening theme
  • "Tatakae! Kamen Rider V3" ("Fight! Kamen Rider V3")
    • Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori
    • Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Vocals: Hiroshi Miyauchi and The Swingers
Ending themes
  • "Shōnen Kamen Rider Tai no Uta" ("Song of the Kamen Rider Boys Squad")
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Vocals: Ichirou Mizuki and the Columbia Yurikago-kai
    • Episodes: 1-42
  • "Hashire Hurricane" ("Run, Hurricane")
    • Lyrics: Sukeo Nōmi
    • Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artist: Masato Shimon and the Columbia Yurikago-kai
    • Episodes: 43-52