Kamen Rider X

television series

Kamen Rider X is a Japanese television series. It was broadcast in 1974 on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and NET, now known as TV Asahi. It is the third entry in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It starred Ryo Hayami in the title role.

Kamen Rider X
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Developed byShukei Nagasaka
Masaru Igami
Directed byItaru Orita
StarringRyo Hayami
Naoko Miyama
Akiji Kobayashi
Yasuhiko Uchida
Chisako Kosaka
Miyuki Hayata
Narrated byShinji Kanae
ComposerShunsuke Kikuchi
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes35
Running time30 minutes
Original release
NetworkMBS TV
TV Asahi
ReleaseFebruary 16 (1974-02-16) –
October 12, 1974 (1974-10-12)

Robotics scientist Keitaro Jin and his son Keisuke become caught up in the campaign of terror by an evil organization known as "G.O.D.". They are attacked and the professor's technology gets stolen, but before Keitaro dies, he is able to perform surgery on his son. With the last of his robotics technology, he transforms his son into "Kamen Rider X". To avenge his father's death and ensure the safety of the entire world, Keisuke uses this technology as he battles the monstrous minions of G.O.D.

Opening theme
  • "Set Up! Kamen Rider X"
    • Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori
    • Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artist: Ichirou Mizuki
Ending theme
  • "Ore wa X X Rider" ("I am X X Rider")
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
    • Artist: Ichirou Mizuki